When it comes to selecting a financial professional, bank, attorney or insurance company, relationships matter. We’ve found some of the region’s top providers, who pride themselves on building trust. ...

Risk is an inherent part of your stock investment portfolio, and lately it's been paying off. But that risk has a downside, too. Keith Akre, of Stillman Bank, explains. ...

Keith J. Akre from Stillman Bank unpacks how investing in yourself and your community can pay off financially. ...

It takes a lot of partners working toward a common goal to keep your financial aspirations a reality. Meet a few of our region's trusted experts in the realm of law, finance, investment, insurance and accountancy. ...

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. ...

Learn why inner peace is the key to investing, according to Keith Akre from Stillman Bank. ...

Keith Akre, a trust officer at Stillman Bank, advises on how to prepare for potential stock market plunges and other unforeseen challenges in stock market behavior. ...

With a 135-year history of serving the greater Rockford region, this community bank continues to pride itself on the fundamentals of good banking: relationships, service and the ability to respond to changing demands. ...

In your personal and business finances you’re drafting a team of players who include attorneys, investment advisors, insurance advisors and certified public accountants (CPAs) all focused on helping you to attain your important goals. ...