Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce

Events under 'Member Events'
Monday, May 22, 2017

 

 

Event Name

Date

IL Manufacturers' Association Workshop

Area Organizations Team Up to Host IL Manufacturing Association

 

The Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Morrison Area Development Corporation and Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce are joining again to co-host another great event for local businesses.

 

Tuesday, May 2 the President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Greg Baise, will be in Sterling for a manufacturing update. This special presentation will focus on the association’s current middle-class manufacturing agenda to improve the state’s manufacturing climate and revitalize the middle class. Mr. Baise is currently traveling the state sharing this message and meeting with local manufacturers.

 

According to Vicki Carlson, Dixon Chamber of Commerce, “We work with our local manufacturers frequently, but this event is a unique opportunity for them to meet with Mr. Baise and gain stronger insight into their initiatives and how they are trying to address manufacturing needs in the current business environment.”

 

The May 2 presentation will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by calling 815-625-2400 or email .

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
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Shop Talk

Informational talks for downtown business owners the first Tuesday of each month at Books on First, 5 pm
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Every Month until November 07, 2017

Chamber Gala

Guys In Ties to perform at Dixon Chamber's Annual Gala

Save the Date - Plan to Attend 

Friday evening, May 5, 2017
 
Guys In Ties, an elite traveling improv comedy troupe, will present a hilarious and unforgettable show combining wit, intelligence, humor and 18 years of experience.
 
More details will be added soon. Save the date by adding it to your calendar now.  We'll offer tables of eight and ten again this year, so invite friends and associates to join you for this truly unique performance. 
Friday, May 05, 2017 (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in downtown Dixon Dixon Main Street is gearing up for an exciting event season downtown. On Saturday, May 6, we will introduce a new event, Cinco de Mayo. A downtown favorite, Salamandra Restaurant, is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year and has partnered with Dixon Main Street to present this family friendly event. We encourage you to visit the 100 block of West First Street from 11am-8pm to help celebrate this milestone. There will be plenty of kids activities, food and drink for purchase by Salamandra, live entertainment, mariachi bands, Spanish dancers, DJ, and vendors. Free admission. Please visit our website at www.dixonmainstreet.com for more information or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Saturday, May 06, 2017 (11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
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2017 Lee County Sheriff's Department Torch's 5K

The Lee County Sheriff's Department and its Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 220 welcomes you to come out and run or walk 3.1 miles and raise money for Special Olympics! All proceeds from the event go to the Special Olympics of Illinois-Region 1. Race will start promptly at 9:00. Registration will open at 7:30 AM. Award Winners: Top 3 in 5 Year Age groups and top overall male and female winner.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9:00 am - 10:04 am)
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BAB

The Dixon Chamber's May Business After Business (BAB) will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Timber Creek Golf & Banquet, 729 Timber Creek Road, Dixon.  The BAB is hosted by Timber Creek Golf & Banquet and All-Safe Storage Center. This networking event is free for Dixon Chamber members and their guests. Bring your business cards!

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
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Dixon Make A Wish 5k

Join a little race for a BIG cause! Come race with us and raise funds for Make-a-Wish families and kids! We're making a difference, one race at a time....

The race begins and ends at Washington Elementary School, 703 East Morgan Street, Dixon, IL

The race features a fast flat course on Lowell Park Trail with water station.

Awards ceremony immediately following race.

Awards presented to the overall male and female finishers. Awards also presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories:
10 & Under
11-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70 & Over

Race will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, thank you for your donation.

Race is featured as a 2016 Rock River Road Runner's Circuit Race. Discount for early registration applies to RRRR Club members only.

Race shirts will be C2 Sport Performance Tee's featuring moisture management.
Shirts are guaranteed with early registration; late registration shirts are available on first come, first serve basis.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (8:00 am - 9:00 am)
May 14, 2017

Riverfront Yoga

Riverfront Yoga Fridays at 11 am on the riverfront, May 26-September 1
Friday, May 26, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

Musical Fridays

Musical Fridays at noon at the riverfront pavilion, May 26-September 1
Friday, May 26, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

City Market

City Market - Wednesday evenings on the Riverfront May 31-August 30, 2017, 5-8 pm Food, vendors, entertainment
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Every Week until September 01, 2017

Riverfront Yoga

Riverfront Yoga Fridays at 11 am on the riverfront, May 26-September 1
Friday, June 02, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

Musical Fridays

Musical Fridays at noon at the riverfront pavilion, May 26-September 1
Friday, June 02, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the waters of Rock River in Dixon on June 3rd

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will return to the Rock River at Dixon, June 3, 2017.  This is the opportunity for catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championships. This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22 & 23, 2017 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6 & October 7, 2017 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.

Registration

Late registration will be held Friday, June 2 the day before competition at Ace Hardware & Outdoor Center, 900 N. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL from 5-7 PM. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. Anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event.  A one year membership is $30.00. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call (502) 384-5924.

Legal waters for the event will be: Anglers may fish from Steel Mill Dam at Milan to the Hwy 72 Bridge at Byron on the Rock River.

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held at Page Park, Dixon, IL. Tournament hours are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 4:00 PM with a 5-fish limit per team. To help preserve the sport only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament. For a complete list of rules visit our website: www.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela's King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924. 

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The City of Dixon and Ace Hardware would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information please call: (815) 284-2308 or visit their website at: www.discoverdixon.org. Host lodging for the event will be the Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, Dixon, IL. For reservations call: (815) 284-0500. The number of rooms may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

Free Kids Fishing Rodeo

In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event on Saturday, June 3 at Page Park, Dixon, IL. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8:00 AM till                    9:00 AM with the Kid's Fishing Event starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. All children will receive a prize just for entering. Bring your favorite rod, reel and bait and show your true fishing ability. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Outdoor Promotions $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.


Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $342,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.

“GET OUT AND PLAY”

The City of Dixon, working with the Dixon Park District will offer many family and kids activities from Noon – 4 PM in Page Park following the kids fishing rodeo. If you wish to promote your outdoor business, summer camps or events by having a booth, please contact Stephanie at City Hall by phone at (815)288-1485 or by email at stephanie.terranova@discoverdixon.org.   A complete list of all the activities will be posted several weeks before the event.  Mayor Li Arellano and Rich Kelly from Ace Hardware want to expand this event to not only anglers.  “Dixon has a lot of outdoor activities in the summer and we want to promote these opportunities. We want people in and out of the area to get outside and play. We hope that people will come to Page Park and stay until the anglers come off the Rock River for the Weigh-In.” 

                                    

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SPONSORS:

Cabela's, Adventure Products EGO Nets, RigRap, B 'n' M Poles, Minn Kota, Mercury Marine, Mustad Hooks, Driftmaster Rodholders, Gamma Line, Humminbird Electronics, World Fishing Network – WFN, Rippin' Lips, Keep Alive, Cat River Anchors, Sunsect Sunscreen & Insect Repellent, Humminbird Lakemaster Maps, Digital EFX Wraps, Tentology, Crown Trophy, Gill Rainwear, Catfish Now and Whisker Wear.

Saturday, June 03, 2017 (6:30 am - 4:00 pm)
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Shop Talk

Informational talks for downtown business owners the first Tuesday of each month at Books on First, 5 pm
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Every Month until November 07, 2017

City Market

City Market - Wednesday evenings on the Riverfront May 31-August 30, 2017, 5-8 pm Food, vendors, entertainment
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Every Week until September 01, 2017

BAB

The Dixon Chamber's June Business After Business (BAB) will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Sauk Valley Bank, located at 300 Walton Drive in Dixon.  Along with Sauk Valley Bank, the Dixon Family YMCA and Culver's of Dixon will co-sponsor.  This networking event is free for Dixon Chamber members and their guests. Bring your business cards!

Thursday, June 08, 2017 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
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Riverfront Yoga

Riverfront Yoga Fridays at 11 am on the riverfront, May 26-September 1
Friday, June 09, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

Musical Fridays

Musical Fridays at noon at the riverfront pavilion, May 26-September 1
Friday, June 09, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

City Market

City Market - Wednesday evenings on the Riverfront May 31-August 30, 2017, 5-8 pm Food, vendors, entertainment
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Every Week until September 01, 2017

Riverfront Yoga

Riverfront Yoga Fridays at 11 am on the riverfront, May 26-September 1
Friday, June 16, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Every Week until September 04, 2017

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