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.






25 Local People Who Inspire

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small.






Positive Signals Indicate a Year of Growth

Around our region, sprigs of new business growth are leafing out. Discover what projects are in the works and what key metrics point to a good year for economic development.






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.