Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

4 Proven Strategies to Get and Keep Customers

Working in sales can be complicated, but experts Dave Stein and Steve Anderson have some advice. Here are four strategies to master the art of getting and keeping customers.

Success Stories: Event Floral

The right combination of creativity and business savvy are driving this Rockford-area florist to play an ever-larger role in event planning. See how it’s grown and what it’s taken to make this rare bloom.

Success Stories: Sundberg Funeral Home

Sundberg Funeral Home has been a thriving business for more than 100 years. Learn why the brand has a trustworthy reputation.

Embracing the 21st Century at Practice Velocity

Dancing in the office, wearing costumes to work, and a flat organizational structure? What is this, Google? No, these are part of the unique workplace culture at one of the Rockford area’s biggest software design firms.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

Success Story: Zavius Jewelers

This Chilean native learned his trade from his father and has been sharing quality custom jewelry with the Rockford area for nearly three decades.

Meet Amy Ott: Boylan Catholic High School’s First President

Amy Ott is giving back to her alma mater by embracing a new leadership position at Boylan Catholic High School. Learn how she’s made an impact on students, staff and the community this past year.

Case Study: To Manage Discord, Empower Your Team

From its earliest days as a two-man team, Crimson Valley Landscaping endured bous of uncertainty – until it became clear that a new paradigm was needed. The result is a company culture that puts a premium on improvement.

Why We Choose to ‘Buy Local’

We can think of many reasons to buy local, from the feel-good to the economically good. Here’s an argument for why supporting locally owned businesses can boost our region’s economic health.