Rockford REALTORS® help revitalize downtown

Attendees on their way to their first stop of the tour.

The Rockford Area Association of REALTORS® presented “Raise the Roof,” a walking tour of five of Rockford’s most historic buildings with a rooftop party at each stop. The fundraiser attracted more than 375 attendees with proceeds helping to install a new roof at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent house.

Steve Bois, CEO of the Rockford Area Association said in a release that Rockford is pushing for more downtown living options. “Why is there so much action?” he asked, “Simply because there’s demand for it. Rockford-area residents want more downtown living options, but until now there’s been very little to choose from.”

Rockford Area Association Executive Steve Bois speaking at the event.

(Photos courtesy of the Rockford Register Star.)

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Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.