Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.

SBDC Programs deliver professional, high-quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs. SBDCs provide problem-solving assistance to help small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for small business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation.


ROSC The ROSC’s mission is to engage the community in hopes that all community members will understand, or seek to understand, that addiction and mental health does not affect only the person afflicted, but also the family and the community as a whole.

The ROSC looks to unites several current local efforts into a Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Council. The Council includes individuals from a variety of sectors to build upon efforts already in place. We will ultimately seek to mobilize within the recovery community to provide the necessary support of individuals and families to achieve and continue recovery.


Transform Rockford is a community-driven, grassroots movement with the goal of rallying and guiding our residents to see the Rockford Region in a new light.

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The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is America’s largest Hispanic business organization, representing over 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

The USHCC hosts Business Matchmaking sessions to match members directly with corporate procurement leaders from America’s largest corporations and federal contracting representatives from across all government agencies.


At over 110 years old, the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce has been helping local companies and organizations grow and expand for generations.

Greater Freeport Partnership is a collaboration designed to promote economic development, tourism, downtown and business services to grow Freeport and Stephenson County.

The Greater Freeport Partnership is the place where organizations and people unite to advocate for the region, drive economic growth and champion a talented, workforce-ready community.


Welcome to Education Design Development and Research Corporation (EDDR), a leading provider of educational and business training resources. EDDR’s mission is to be your partner in learning – providing innovative resources and instructional tools that lead to financial, professional and educational success.
Our consultants provide educational and business resources through strategic and practical online and in-person professional development and training.  Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small to mid-sized businesses, colleges, universities, k-12 schools and government agencies.
EDDR consultants partner with you to provide unique and customizable resources that give your employees opportunities to learn in the way that best fits their needs.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an interracial American organization created to work for the abolition of segregation and discrimination in housing, education, employment, voting, and transportation; to oppose racism, and to ensure African Americans their constitutional rights.

Comcast- Chamber of Commerce

Comcast- Chamber of Commerce is a driving force in the development and promotion of our membership and the communities in which we do business. The program is designed with advanced business technologies to meet your demands, scalability to grow