Business Milestone: Cellusuede Celebrates 80 Years

On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, this longtime Rockford-area manufacturer is enjoying something of a rejuvenation, as it turns its sights toward business growth.

Smart Living Weekly – March 14, 2018

  Cirque du Soleil Comes to BMO April 5-8 Right in Our Region: More than 8 million people have seen “Corteo,” a Cirque du Soleil production that has toured the…
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Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

Success Story: Certified Parts Corporation

For more than 30 years, this business has made its living by manufacturing parts and buying up service parts divisions of other companies. See how leader Jimm Grafft’s keen senses have led to big developments.

Smart Living Weekly – April 20, 2016

  ‘Ragtime’ Comes to Coronado May 4 Right in Our Region: On a multi-city tour, JAM Theatricals returns to the road with a revamped Broadway production of “Ragtime the Musical,”…
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Slidematic Fastener Division Has Its Eye on Growth

This Rockford manufacturer has found a sweet spot in perpetual growth. See how a philosophy that’s geared toward product evolution has kept this company ahead of its competitors.

Mrs. Fisher’s Delicious Business

Manufacturing isn’t just about mechanical products. Food processing is big business, especially in our agriculture-rich region, where thousands of employees make it possible to get food from the farm to your table.