Northwest Business Magazine
Quantum Design has expanded beyond engineered control systems and now serves the steel manufacturing and printing industries, as well.
An Era of Expansion: Manufacturing Basks in a Golden Age

It’s no mirage: In this economic recovery, Rockford’s manufacturers are growing in leaps and bounds, bringing with them renewed prosperity for local workers, numerous opportunities for area suppliers, and plenty of growing pains, to boot.

Det. Jeff Barabasz, now a full-time teacher at Guilford High School in Rockford, spent 24 years on the Rockford Police Department. He now shares his experiences while introducing his students to criminal justice and crime scene investigation.
Pathways to Prosperity: Criminal Justice Careers Take Many Routes

After 24 years on the police force, one local officer has retired his badge – only to begin a new career path in which he’s preparing the next generation of public safety and criminal justice experts.

Superior Joining Technologies recently purchased a modular laser deposition technology welding system (photo provided)
Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

Transform Rockford: Cultivating True Connection through Civility

Looking far beyond mere respectfulness, one Transform Rockford group is setting out to improve relationships by encouraging personal responsibility and a deeper-level bonding between neighbors and strangers.

Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, owner/operator of Orthodontic Experts, has grown his practice from a single clinic to 14 locations in two states.
Success Stories: Orthodontic Experts

In just three years, Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk has expanded Orthodontic Experts from one location to 14. Learn his strategies for business growth.