6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way

Dogs with Jobs

Today, more than ever, man’s best friend has become an integral part of our families, jobs and health. Take a look at some of the ways in which we put dogs to work, such as policing, therapy and service.

Business Milestone: Bryden Motors

A longtime face in the region’s car dealing business is making his debut in Beloit. See how George Shaffner landed his latest gig, and why it’s a perfect fit to be with a family-owned company that separates itself from the competition.

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.

Warriors Forever: Telling the Story of Rockford’s Greatest Basketball Team

Growing up in Rockford, author John Gile had always admired the fabled Rockford West High School basketball teams that won back-to-back championships in the 1950s. But his journey to tell the story about the Warriors took an odyssey all its own.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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

A Great One-Two Punch at Patriots Boxing Club

Meet Jimmy Goodwin Jr., the owner of Patriots Boxing Club, and his star student, Angel Martinez, who’s a boxing national champion.

Transform Rockford: A Region Loaded with Opportunity

Many signals indicate that Rockford is on an upward trajectory. Mike Schablaske, executive director of Transform Rockford, highlights some of these indicators, what they mean, and how they can be influenced by the challenges that lay ahead.

Smart Living Weekly – November 22, 2017

  Klehm Celebrates the Sweetest of Seasons Right in Our Region: Sweet sounds and sweet treats are equally essential to a joyous holiday season. So, too, are winter wonderland walks…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 1, 2017

  5th Stroll on State Bigger Than Ever Right in Our Region: Stroll on State, this year on Saturday, Nov. 25th, will celebrate its fifth year of lighting up and…
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