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Trails Study RFQ

BHRC has issued an RFQ for its ongoing Trails Study.  Qualified entities should respond by 3:30 p.m. on August 11, 2017. BHRC RFQ 3-2017

Volunteer to Shape Northwest Illinois’ Future

See our solicitation for qualified persons to serve on our board of directors: Volunteer to Shape Northwest Illinois’ Future.

BHRC Executive Committee Meeting – June 21

Scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on June 21st at 309 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL.  The agenda is available here.

BHRC Annual Meeting & BHRC Spring Summit – May 24

The public is invited to attend BHRC’s “Brand or Bust: Avoiding the Great Place to Live, Work, & Play Trap” – our Annual Meeting/Spring Summit (May 24, 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Manny’s Too, Fulton).  Please register here:  Details for the event are included at the link provided.  If you have any questions, please contact  We …

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Freight Study Take the Business Survey

          Are you an area business owner or manager? Do you ship and receive goods? Take the 8-County Freight Study business survey and support local economic development.  Click here to take the survey. What is the Eight-County Freight Plan? The study will help the eight-county region (counties in Iowa and Illinois, …

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Trails Study Kick-Off Meeting – March 15

The kick-off meeting for the regional Trails Study will be held at 1 p.m. on March 15, 2017, at the Freeport Chamber of Commerce (27 W Stephenson St, Freeport, IL).  The agenda is available here.

Trails Study RFQs

BHRC has issued two RFQs for its ongoing Trails Study.  Qualified entities should respond by 3:30 p.m. on March 13, 2017. BHRC RFQ 1-2017 BHRC RFQ 2-2017

BHRC Board Meeting – November 28

To view the November 28th meeting agenda, click here.

Blackhawk Waterways Tourism Grant

The purpose of the BWCVB Grant Program is to assist their tourism partners in the promotion of tourism related businesses, attractions and events/festivals located within their 4 county (Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside) region. The intent of the BWCVB Grant Program is to provide matching funds for projects that will promote the region as a tourism …

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Fall Summit Recap – October 28

Thank you to those who joined us at last Friday’s Fall Development Summit.  The theme was Be Resilient, and topics consisted of millennial, as well as business, retention and expansion, cyber security and fraud awareness, and the impact of public lands on local economies.  There were sixty-two attendees, four speakers, and a panel discussion.  We …

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