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Business notebook: Rock Falls Chamber realigns resources

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – If you visit the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce over the next few months, you’re likely to see some new faces.

That is because some jobs are being redefined as the chamber grows in some different directions, President and CEO Bethany Bland says. During the transition, Bland is getting help from some temporary employees.

The biggest change is more clearly separating the administrative and special events duties. To better service chamber members, Bland is looking for a full-time special events and services coordinator.

“Our board is focused on providing more events and services for our members,” Bland said. “With one person focused on special events, I can concentrate more on administration and membership.”

In addition to its social events, the chamber plans to ramp up its educational services, including workshops, webinars, and other training opportunities, Bland said.

In the meantime, temp worker Stephanie Dalrymple is lending some administrative support. Intern Jordyn Vickers will start at the chamber as soon as she gets home from college. Vickers will help with special events, particularly Summer Splash, which will make its run June 27-29 on the riverfront.

A new ‘Attic’ to explore

DIXON – Digging around an attic for lost treasures is a pleasure that not everyone gets to experience.

A visit to the new antique store, Attic Treasures, might scratch that itch a bit, though.

Longtime antiquer Tammi Lehman, of Franklin Grove, opened her store at 639 Palmyra Road, next to the former White House restaurant, about a month and a half ago “to get rid of some stuff and have some fun,” she said.

Lehman sells all kinds of vintage, collectible and antique items, will sell some things on consignment, and is happy to help customers track down special items.

Attic Treasures is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Call 815-973-9062 for more information.

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