Northwest Business Magazine
reveals its plans to invest $130 million to construct a new women’s and children’s tower and make additional renovations to its Midtown Rockford campus.

Area Health Systems Build for the Future


Several projects are underway at our region’s hospitals, with large investments fueling new buildings and renovations. Check in with the CEOs of these medical centers to find out how these projects bolster our regional economy and health care options.

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Transform Rockford: Building a Workforce From Within

What happens when your community has job openings, but your neighbors lack the skills needed to fill them? It’s a question that, if answered, could unlock a wave of opportunity for the Rockford region.

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Joel Kortemeier, Nik Maffioli, Louie Maffioli, Paul Maffioli and Steve Drummond believe Wilson Electric is well-positioned for continued success.

Success Stories: Wilson Electric Company

There’s something to be said for consistency, and it’s one of many reasons this Rockford-based specialist has enjoyed a long and prosperous history of serving local customers.

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Owner Cynthia Faulkner opened her Freeport coffee shop nearly 13 years ago.

Success Stories: Higher Grounds

Thirteen years after setting out to make her patrons’ days better, the friendly face behind this beloved coffeehouse is still finding ways to improve the experience.

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Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

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Northwest Business Magazine NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – October 4, 2017

  Scarecrow Harvest Festival at Midway Village Right in Our Region: All the fun that comes with autumn harvest season will be in full swing during the Scarecrow Harvest Festival…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 27, 2017

  Autumn at the Arboretum Right in Our Region: One of the most enjoyable family-oriented events of the season returns to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, on Sunday, Oct. 8,…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 20, 2017

  6th Annual Nik’s Home Run on Oct. 14 Right in Our Region: The sixth annual Nik’s Home Run 7K Race, 1.5 mile Fun Walk, Virtual Run and Silent Auction…
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