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  • A Work In Progress - Please Read

    Welcome to what I affectionately refer to as the website version 2.0. If you enjoyed the original version of the website you might notice that some of the articles that you were used to seeing on it are missing. This is just a temporary situation as those pages are currently being updated to bring you an even more accurate and informational website.


    I have spent countless hours on doing research, and I have spent a lot of money on finding original pictures and content. As I do so I have been trying hard to implement it into the new website, but I have reached the conclusion that since I am always acquiring new material, that if I continue on this path the new version of the website would never be launched. After working on the new version of the website for over three years, I reached the decision to launch the site as it stands right now. Please be patient as new items are added, pages are updated and new galleries are opened.


    We have come a long way since I launched the first website. Although it was a great site for education and entertainment, I probably was my hardest critic and always sought improvement. I hope that you enjoy this new version of the site and continue to check back for updated content.

  • Award Winning Website

       I am honored to have been recognized for my achievements with the website and Facebook page.


    The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, aka Go Rockford honored me with an “It’s A Great Day In Rockford” award in March 2016. The award was presented to me at the Rockford Roasting Company in downtown Rockford by Addie Longberry and Andrea Mandala, two wonderful representatives from the RACVB . Thank you so much, I am truly humbled by this kind gesture.






















                                                                      Addie Longberry ~ Doug Cohen ~ Andrea Manadala



                                                     Rockfordreminisce.Com Receives 2015 Best of Rockford Award

                                                                           Rockford Award Program Honors the Achievement


    ROCKFORD July 11, 2015 -- has been selected for the 2015 Best of Rockford Award in the Education category by the Rockford Award Program.


    Each year, the Rockford Award Program identifies companies or individuals that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rockford area a great place to live, work and play.


    Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Rockford Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rockford Award Program and data provided by third parties.


                                                                                   About Rockford Award Program

    The Rockford Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Rockford area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

    The Rockford Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U. S. economy.


                                                                            SOURCE: Rockford Award Program

  • Follow Us On Facebook

    I invite you to check out the Facebook page where I try to have a little fun as well as post a variety of things, I love sharing with you and enjoy interacting with you as well. Sometimes we learn from each other. Please feel free to participate by commenting on posts and sharing with others knowledge and photos that you may have in your possession. It is a site for everyone, I like to refer to all of us as the Rockford Reminisce family.


    Follow my posts on my Facebook page for new content that I have not yet implemented into the website.

Looking north from the 400 block of South Main Street around 1912

Looking north from the 400 block of South Main Street around 1912

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