Milestones: Rockford Bank & Trust Celebrates 10 Years

Meet a team of commercial bankers who determined to try a different approach to serving local businesses, and learn how they’ve found success during a challenging first decade.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.






Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight two places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.






Milestones: Premier Woodwork Celebrates 20 Years

Meet a custom carpentry group that began amidst a recession and continues to grow, even through the latest downturn. Find out how this group continues to find success.






10 Places to Play This Winter

With so many events and destinations to explore this winter, we don’t see any excuse for cabin fever. Explore some of our region’s best reasons to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.






Success Stories: Gibbons Electric

Meet an entrepreneur whose visionary spark has led to a vibrant and growing business in electrical work, and discover what unique niche this business has filled.






Mike Dunn, The Dealmaker

He’s blunt and a little abrasive, but the’s also darned effective at making deals that are good for the Rockford region. Meet “The Dealmaker,” who is presently engaged with leading Rockford’s airport to greater heights.






Dr. Ehren Jarrett: Setting a Positive Example for Change

Rockford’s new superintendent is no stranger to education. Learn how his experience with coaching and teaching have helped him to lead a series of exciting changes for our public schools.






Transform Rockford

303 N Main, Suite 110 Rockford, IL 61101 www.transformrockford.org 815.977.5840

NWQ 10th Anniversary: A Look Back in Time

Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and we’ve had a lot of it over the past decade, writing about our beautiful and fascinating region. Here, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories.