In a region that lives and dies by manufacturing, you can safely bet this critical sector is playing a role in the Rockford region’s economic recovery. From parts big and small to clients near and far, our manufacturers are producing valuable jobs while keeping the world on the move. ...

This firm provides a wealth of knowledge and education to help clients plan their financial future. And they do it while maintaining a family-like atmosphere. ...

Born from a growing niche and a need to expand, Brenda Blumenladen's newest extension continues many of the same qualities that made the original a local favorite. These days, it's becoming a major competitive advantage. ...

This firm has spent the past decade helping area companies grow their businesses. Meet a dedicated owner and find out how he continues to grow his company through service to others. ...

Leaders from across our region are positioning for a fast and more full recovery, and they're beginning with a look back as they set their sights on a prosperous future. ...

Business owners have plenty to think about, and it's so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that they're not always thinking about retirement. Mike Donnelly, of Edward Jones, offers a few pointers on preparing for the inevitable. ...

In the shifting reality of this new economy, regional leaders are embracing the uncertainty and doubling down on the strategies and mindsets that have led to serious growth over the past decade. ...

Who’s better equipped to share the good things happening in Rockford than the people who live here? Find out how you can help promote the positive stories happening in Rockford. ...

When it comes to selecting a financial professional, bank, attorney or insurance company, relationships matter. We’ve found some of the region’s top providers, who pride themselves on building trust. ...

Are your retirement assets arranged in a way that will allow you to live the lifestyle you desire? David Cyrs, of Cyrs Wealth Advisors, explains one technique to keep your assets working for you. ...