Business Milestones: Klehm Arboretum’s New Attractions

Children who visit Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Gardens now have a new place to explore. Learn more about an exciting water feature and find out why it hits home for one local family.

Smart Living Weekly – May 15, 2019

  New Summer Events at Midway Village Right in Our Region: Whether you’re interested in history, education, gardening, volunteering or just having fun with others, there’s something for you this…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 8, 2019

  26th Klehm Garden Fair is June 1 & 2 Right in Our Region: The 26th annual Garden Fair Weekend at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden will supply gardeners with…
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Springtime Tips for Outdoor Bliss

Warmer weather calls for an outdoor project. Improve the appearance of your yard with the help of local experts, who share tips inside.

Nooks & Crannies, Annual Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Ways You Can Volunteer in Our Region

There are numerous ways to help others in our community. Browse the following organizations to see if you’re familiar with the many volunteering opportunities in our region.

An Economic Development Report: This Year’s Wins Build on Last Year’s Successes

New construction and expanding redevelopment opportunities – coupled with investment in workforce development – have kept the region humming. Experts in Beloit, Freeport and Rockford sound off on the big ideas for the year ahead.

Arts Hot Spots You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

You don’t have to visit a large entertainment venue to see an amazing show by a nationally touring artist. Read about some intimate hot spots off the beaten path that are putting on some high-caliber productions, often in unexpected places.

Local Commercial Lenders

As the business climate changes in our region, enterprising individuals are preparing to spread their wings and grab new opportunities. Our region’s commercial bankers stand at the ready to provide critical capital.

Smart Living Weekly – April 3, 2019

  Plenty to Celebrate in 20th IceHog Year Right in Our Region: The Rockford IceHogs season is drawing to a close and excitement is at a record level, with the…
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