Northwest Business Magazine
Members of NIBCA’s predecessor, the Associated Builders and Contractors, during a gathering circa 1924. These men laid the foundation for NIBCA. (NIBCA/Glen Turpoff photo)

NIBCA: 100 Years of Advocating for Local Contractors


Widely known as the voice of the construction industry, the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association represents 109 member contractors who have completed more than $1.5 billion worth of construction work over the past year alone.

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The HopperStand was recently launched with help from NIU EIGERlab’s Center for Product Development.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

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Financial Advice: When Will the Stock Market Finally Drop?

Keith Akre, a trust officer at Stillman Bank, advises on how to prepare for potential stock market plunges and other unforeseen challenges in stock market behavior.

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Transform Rockford: A ‘Sense of Place’ Starts at Home

Where we live matters, and it’s important to sell those unique qualities about our neighborhoods. Meet two teams from Transform Rockford that are showing residents across the region how to build a sense of place and belonging.

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Pathways to Prosperity: Meet the Growing Demand for Skilled Nurses

The need for skilled nurses is growing exponentially, and there’s an easy pathway for those who want to work while furthering their education. Best of all, it’s available right here in our region.

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Northwest Business Magazine NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – October 24, 2018

  Jingle Bell Rockton Rings in the Holidays Right in Our Region: Get a jump start on your buy-local holiday shopping with a visit to Jingle Bell Rockton, coming up…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 17, 2018

  It’s Apple Season Again at Ten Eyck Orchard Right in Our Region: Ten Eyck family members have been nurturing apple trees all year long. Now, the fruit of their…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 10, 2018

  Rockford IceHogs Open 20th Season Right in Our Region: Hockey fans rejoice! The Rockford IceHogs are back for another season of thrills on the ice. It’s been two decades…
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