Northwest Business Magazine
To address challenges in recruiting engineers to the Rockford region, some companies maintain overseas design teams, says Paul Von Driska (center), of Bergstrom Inc.
The 2018 Engineering Leaders Roundtable

Exactly what role does engineering play in this region, and what makes it an important player in our prosperity? We met up with eight area leaders for a frank conversation on their impact to the region.

As an apprentice at Advanced Machine & Engineering, in Rockford, Nick Roeling spent four years balancing on-the-job training with evening classes at Rock Valley College.
Pathways to Prosperity: In Manufacturing, Apprenticeships Build Careers

In our region’s return to well-being, apprenticeships offer one pathway for area workers to improve their situation while developing skills on the job. Meet one Rockford man whose apprenticeship set him on a course toward prosperity.

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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: Breaking Barriers for Regional Success

In the effort to transform our region from the inside, there’s been plenty of work breaking down the “silos” that have kept others from aligning resources and goals. And yet, not everyone is ready to think in new ways.

Dr. Stephen Minore (left) and Dr. Howard Weiss were board-certified anesthesiologists with Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated when the group started Medical Pain Management Services 25 years ago. MPMS treats several conditions, including degenerative disc disease and diabetic neuropathy.
Business Milestones: Medical Pain Management Celebrates 25 Years

For more than a quarter-century, this trio of doctors has been helping patients to live happier, healthier lives. Meet the physicians behind this operation and learn how their work has grown and changed with the industry.