Winnebago Buy Local is putting a bunch of LOCAL businesses into ONE place to let the folks in our community support their local businesses in a big way, in one single shopping day!
Why shop local? Statistics show that for every $100 spent at your LOCAL stores, services and businesses, 68% stays in your local economy. For every $100 spent in a national chain, only 32% stays in your local community.
Free parking is in Main Lot A off of the Rockford University Entrance Drive. Follow the Candy Cane Path.
The first 200 families will receive a reusable shopping bag with Winnebago Buy Local's logo (printed locally by Metro Ltd) and filled with LOCAL gifts from Winnebago County businesses (1 bag per family, please). Doors will open promptly at 10am.
Rosie's Birthday Club will be wrapping YOUR gifts purchased at A Local Holiday Market for a donation. 100% of your donation benefits Rosie's Birthday Club, a local non-for-profit that gives birthday parties and gifts to under-served children in our community.
Subarea:Rockford East State
Directions: Rockford University is located a half mile east of the intersection of Business Route 20/East State Street and Alpine Road in Rockford. --FROM THE EAST-- Take I-90 west (Jane Addams Tollway) to Business Route 20/State Street Exit. Go right/west on State Street. Cross Perryville Road and Mulford Road. Rockford University is the fourth stoplight past Mulford Road on the right-hand side. --FROM THE NORTH--Take I-90 east to Business Route 20/State Street. Go right/west on State Street. Cross Perryville Road and Mulford Road. Rockford University is the fourth stoplight past Mulford Road on the right-hand side. –FROM THE SOUTH OR WEST--Take I-80 or I-88 to I-39 north. Exit I-39 north on U.S. 20 west to Alpine Road. Go right/north on Alpine Road to State Street and turn right/east. Rockford