Northwest Business Magazine
Mercyhealth’s New Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Riverside (Photos provided by Mercyhealth)
Mercyhealth’s Hospital: Inside Rockford’s Biggest Development

Bringing a vision to life in northeast Rockford, Mercyhealth has spent more than $505 million on its new hospital, all the while investing at its longtime west Rockford home.

Some of the motors shipped by Ipsen during the third quarter
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: Branding is Part of the Comeback

The rapid changes happening all around the Rockford region are fueling a renewed sense of optimism and a growing “sense of place.” Turns out, that evolving identity is a key part of Rockford’s narrative to out-of-towners.

Ethan Johnson (left) and Sam Fisher are earning four-year engineering degrees from Northern Illinois University without having to leave the campus of Rock Valley College, in Rockford. Outside their classes, the pair are also working as interns at local manufacturers.
Pathways to Prosperity: Feed the Engineering Pipeline with NIU@RVC

Students with a knack for math and science are discovering it’s possible to enter a well-paying career track while earning an affordable four-year degree – all while studying at their community college.

John Chadwick and Josh Morgan helped 13 WREX to win the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence this year.
Success Stories: 13 WREX

The Rockford area’s NBC affiliate is standing tall after netting recognition for its work on the national stage. Meet the leadership behind this station and how they’ve distinguished their brand against competitors.