Realtors from around the country got a chance to see what the Rockford region has to offer the retail and restaurant industry during a Wednesday event.
Members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, one of the nation's primary retail associations, made a stop at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center for a half day event featuring a panel discussion and networking opportunities.
A panel discussion titled "Rockford: A Land of Opportunities" was moderated by Andy Stein, principal at Clark Street Development, and Bharat Puri, Director of Finance and Commercial Development at First Rockford Group. Panelists included Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey and Alan Waxenburg, Senior Leasing Representative at CBL & Associates Properties.
The event was the first of its kind in Rockford.