Northwest Business Magazine
Our local health care systems are driving innovations, but several economic factors are making it more challenging, say area leaders.

The 2018 Health Care Leaders Roundtable


In this latest roundtable session, we hear from area leaders about the impact of our health systems, evolving policy choices and the importance of networking with the community at large.

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J. Earl Wilsey, vice president of Schmeling Construction Co., in Rockford, worked his way up from a carpentry job to the main office.

Pathways to Prosperity: Skills Matter in Construction Trades

Employers in the construction industry are waiting for talented young people who are ready to work, but in order to begin, one must acquire the right experiences. Here, we map out how to get started.

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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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Transform Rockford: A Collective Approach to Teaching Literacy

There’s general agreement that improving youngsters’ reading skills can impact our region’s transformation. But what does it take to get started? The collective input of multiple players, for starters.

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Cultivating a Brand in the Health Care Industry

In today’s health care industry, having a brand is critical. A local expert explains the significance of branding and why it’s so critical to businesses in this field.

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Northwest Business Magazine NEWS & EVENTS
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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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Smart Living Weekly – October 3, 2018

  Enjoy ‘Autumn at the Arboretum’ Oct. 14 Right in Our Region: Autumn at the Arboretum is a free gift to the community and another opportunity for everyone to get…
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