“Rockford’s On the Waterfront festival ends 29-year run” – 2012, Mike Dunn

Source:  The Rock River Times, December 19 – 25,  2012

“Hotels lose without Waterfront, Airfest” – 2013


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Source: Rockford Register Star 8/11/2013



BMO Harris Bank Center

“The BMO Harris Bank Center”  (pp 138-145)    14 pictures

Mike Dunn is head of Rockford’s downtown venues board.  Dunn is one of the leading architects in revival of the Metro Centre, BMO Harris.

Gordon Kaye, arena director, former manager of hockey team in Reading, PA.  In 2009 Dunn was recruited from the board at Chicago Rockford International Airport.  Kaye arrived in August 2010.

Heather Storm, director of booking and marketing, arrived October 2010.

The building is 30 years old and has been ignored from a capital standpoint for several years.

Source:  Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2011-2012  Vol. 8,  No.4



MetroCentre 2010

“Akron’s Overhaul could be rock and role model for Davis Park”

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/20/2010

MetroCentre ice skating

Outdoor ice-skating

Outdoor ice-skating

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/2/2010

MetroCentre Hockey

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/10/2010

MetroCentre IceHogs

MetroCentre naming

Source: Rockford Register Star 11/7/2010

MetroCentre finances

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/5/2010