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Award Archives

There are so many fantastic individuals and businesses in Rockford who deserve the "It's a Great Day in Rockford" award! Take a look at these past winners from years before:

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January

 (Celebrating those who helped with Stroll on State)
Heartland Volunteers (Heartland Community Church)
Lee Erickson (Lighting and sound technician at Life Church)
Jordan Chance (Lighting technician at Luxe Productions)
Nick Ethimiou (Owner of Uncle Nick's)
Ben Hunter (Engineer at Woodward)
Ova Parr (Power Road Autobody)
John Taphorn (Owner of PNC Bank Plaza)
Brent Hayes (Lighting/sound technician at SVL Productions)
Meghan O'Kelly (Midwest Region Corp Relations at Allstate Insurance)
Alison Leslie (Owner of Broadway Florist)
Julia Valdez (Director of Human Resources for the City of Rockford)
Joesph Vettore (Butitta Corp)
Brad Martin (Lighting Engineers)
Rob Warren (Videographer at Northeast Christian Church)
Jenny Caiozzo (Group Services Manager at the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Creig Day (Director of Strategic Initiatives at Heartland Community Church)
Josh Peigh (Lead Pastor at Heartland Community Church)
Mike Craig & Jill Ellis-Craig (Branch Managers at Allstate Insurance)
Matthew Ellingson (Branch Manager at Allstate Insurance)

February 

Major Robert McClintock (Volunteer at Salvation Army)
Sarah Bursley McNamara (Museum Coordinator at Rockford Art Museum)

March

Judy & Dave Bieck (Owners of Candle Crest Soy Candles)
Chris Wachowiak (Owner of Kryptonite)

April 

Wired Cafe (Shanna and Crystal Douglas) 
Chad Bryden (Director of Sales and Marketing at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort & Lexington Hotel)

May

Vee Jevremovic (Rockford Chamber of Commerce)
Jacob Lee Bradt (Rockford Buzz) 

December 

Kelly Delamater (Owner/Designer at Backyard Soiree)
Joe Larkin (Branch Manager at Chase Bank)

February

Debbie Hutchinson (Sales & Event Specialist at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort & Lexington Hotel)
Leticia Camarillo (Administrative Assistant at Chicago Rockford International Airport)

March

Susan Smolarek (Director of Sales at Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center)
Kip Hartsfield (Owner of Crimson Ridge)
Cristy Giacone (Manager at Crimson Ridge)

April

Terri Davis & Carolina Ruldacaba (Housekeeping Service at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center)

May

Emily Plumb, Tina Sumner, & Andy Conway (Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express)

June

Anthony DiTuilo (Owner of DiTulio's)
Sinuhe Pena (Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe)

July

Olga Cuevas (Housekeeping at Residence Inn)
MariAnn Larson (Rockford Park District)

August

Mike & Jennifer Davenport (Owners of Fatt Cat in Rockton)

September

Pec Playhouse (Pecatonica)

October

Jay Graham and his team (Graham Spencer)

November

Paul & Betsy Hornick (Owners of Red Mango)

December

Andrea Mandala (Marketing Director at Orput Companies Edgebrook Shopping Center)

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