Life Insurance and Your Financial Plan

Nobody likes to think about death, but it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Michael Hibbard, of Alpine Bank in Rockford, explains how life insurance can help your family.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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






2016 Guide to Professional Services Providers

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.






2016 Guide to Commercial Lending Services

Growth is happening in our region. However you choose to join the new markets that are springing up around our region, you’re sure to need some help from committed lenders.






Transforming Rockford … And Our Region

It’s no secret that the Rockford region could be much greater than it is. Meet the leadership behind the “Transform Rockford” movement, and learn how you can take part.






How to Start Your Own Enterprise

Have you ever thought about going into business yourself? Whether or not you’re employed, this may be a good time to branch out on your own. Here’s what you need to know about becoming your own job creator.






Five Things to Know Before You Grow

Despite waves of uncertainty in today’s marketplace, opportunities abound. Many small businesses and civic organizations are expanding operations or acquiring weaker competitors. Local marketing and finance professionals offer five things to consider before growing your enterprise.






Identity Theft: Precaution is the Best Medicine

Identity thieves can strike anywhere, any time. While they seem like nameless, faceless boogeymen, they really can be deterred. Learn how to protect yourself.






RAEDC Selects 2012 Board Members

Leaders from Alpine Bank, Kaney aerospace among top picks.






Alpine Bank

Serving 15 locations around the greater Rockford, Ill. area
(815) 398-6500
www.bankalpine.com