For 10 years, area residents have started their day at this cozy coffee shop. Step inside this destination in downtown Rockford and find out how this mother-daughter team makes everyone feel like part of the family. ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Get an inside look at some of our region's top venues and the experiences of couples who recently said “I do.” ...

In a region that lives and dies by manufacturing, you can safely bet this critical sector is playing a role in the Rockford region’s economic recovery. From parts big and small to clients near and far, our manufacturers are producing valuable jobs while keeping the world on the move. ...

This firm provides a wealth of knowledge and education to help clients plan their financial future. And they do it while maintaining a family-like atmosphere. ...

Bird watching is one of North America’s fastest growing and most popular hobbies. But signs suggest wild birds are in serious trouble. Is it possible they could go the way of their ancestors, the dinosaurs, and disappear? ...

This firm has spent the past decade helping area companies grow their businesses. Meet a dedicated owner and find out how he continues to grow his company through service to others. ...

Since Prohibition ended, Mary’s Place has been serving customers at its humble location on the Rock River. Owner Becky Haddad and her son, Jason, have a plethora of tales to tell about the storied history of making it Rockford’s oldest continuously operated bar. ...

He finds joy in the spiritual life as the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford. ...

In the shifting reality of this new economy, regional leaders are embracing the uncertainty and doubling down on the strategies and mindsets that have led to serious growth over the past decade. ...

As they respond to COVID-19, Rockford-area health systems are finding they have a lot in common. The inside story on local preparations. ...