Putting Hands-On Talent to Work

Enterprising women have accomplished many feats around our region. Meet four women who’ve followed their passions into truly exceptional callings.

Success Stories: Event Floral

You never know when fate might reveal its plans. Meet one young businesswoman who landed in a field that’s the perfect combination of creative outlet and business acumen.

HR Strategies: 5 Personality Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs carry a disctinctive set of skills and personality traits, which you can encourage among your team. Here are some ideas for harnessing the power of personality.

EIGERlab: A Home-Grown Engine For Job Growth

In a city where manufacturing is our greatest industry, it’s easy to forget the impact of generating our own jobs and wealth. Step inside Rockford’s EIGERlab, where home-grown entrepreneurialism is the basis for a new economic paradigm

Clear Vision, for a Life Lived Well

At 93 years young, optician Earl Fulling still reports to work each day at Northern Illinois Optical, the business he established in downtown Rockford in 1949. Today, with son Mike, he’s serving second-, third- and fourth-generation customers.