Northwest Business Magazine
Commercial Builders for Your Big Expansion

As our region rebounds and organizations continue investing in capital projects, you may be planning for your own growth project. We present some of the region’s top-notch firms for construction and contracting.

Jean Crosby, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Crosby Starck Real Estate, in Rockford, has sold many properties during her lengthy career. Her attention to detail has become a hallmark of her work.
Success Stories: Crosby Starck Real Estate

They said she’d never make it in real estate, and yet, nearly 35 years later, she’s still proving them wrong. See how the right mindset has made all the difference for Jean Crosby.

At Cornerstone Credit Union, Lorna Cote (left) and Gail Clore (right) provide solutions to people with financial struggles. They also give back to the community by awarding scholarships to high school students and providing aid to those in poverty.
Success Stories: Cornerstone Credit Union

Consistency isn’t the only thing this 80-year-old credit union has in its arsenal of financial tools. Discover how values and customer service separate this local institution from its rivals.

George Schaffner recently joined Bryden Motors as the new general manager. The experienced leader plans to grow the service department to work with more customers, expand site management, grow the sales department and train his replacement.
Business Milestone: Bryden Motors

A longtime face in the region’s car dealing business is making his debut in Beloit. See how George Shaffner landed his latest gig, and why it’s a perfect fit to be with a family-owned company that separates itself from the competition.

Event Floral is settling in well to its newly opened location in Loves Park, Ill., a facility custom-designed for floral arranging and event planning.
Success Stories: Event Floral

The right combination of creativity and business savvy are driving this Rockford-area florist to play an ever-larger role in event planning. See how it’s grown and what it’s taken to make this rare bloom.