Northwest Business Magazine
Students at the College of Medicine-Rockford use a high-tech Anatomage table to perform digital dissections of a human body and analyze various pathologies. It’s one of several new additions at the UIC Health Sciences Campus - Rockford.
The Economic Impact of Education

When you add up student expenses, professor salaries, research spending and the many other activities happening at the UIC Health Sciences Campus – Rockford, what does it really mean for our economy? Take a peak inside.

A group of Next Rockford members meet with Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey during a winter session.
Next Rockford: Engaging Millennials in Rockford’s Future

Millenials are becoming an ever-larger part of the working world, and as they take over, they’re living a very different set of work values from their predecessors. See how these young leaders are stepping up locally.






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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: Transformational Change Begins with Civility

Good examples of civility, and the lack thereof, are all around us. Meet a group of Rockford leaders who believe a more civil community is one on the path toward positive change.






M45 Marketing Services won two gold ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) northern Illinois branch at an awards celebration held Feb. 18 at Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford. Gold award winners Peggy Drane and  Julie Beach (first and third from left) were honored for their work on a direct mail postcard campaign completed for FHN’s Ob/Gyn team. Marilyn Smit and Mindy Becker (second and fourth from left) were awarded gold for a brochure they produced for Interpro Translation Solutions, a Lisle, Ill.-based company that delivers world-class language translation services to a global audience.
Business Milestone: M45 Marketing Services

When opportunity arose, this brave band of marketers jumped. Meet this Freeport team and discover how they’ve built success over the past 15 years by leaping into uncharted territory.