Maybe you've got friends or family coming in from out-of-town for the holidays, and they don't know anything about our city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released a really cool video to introduce Rockford to newcomers, while reintroducing it to those who might be unaware of the cool things Rockford offers.

We've talked before about how Rockford has the misfortune to show up on lists that highlight crime, unemployment, and other things that cities wish to avoid, and how we don't often make the lists of things a town can take pride in. Unfortunately, for those who don't live here, the image that Rockford projects outward is not always a positive.

Take a moment to share this with those that in your life who only know about Rockford's negatives. While you're at it, you may see a few things that you didn't know were happening here: