Annual Guide 2019

 

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Every time, every place, has its own complement of interesting people. Our region is no different. We are all surrounded by people who are making a difference, leaders who work to the benefit of those around them. We strive to do this for our families, friends and fellow neighbors. This issue is dedicated to some of the most interesting people in our region and the positive difference we all can make in its transformation.

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25 Most Interesting People of 2019


These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region – and the everyday heroes who provide a guiding light.




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.




Legacy at Giovanni’s: The Fine Dining Experience ‘Rockford Deserves’


This intimate and upbeat steakhouse looks like a modern, upscale fixture you’re more likely to see in a larger city, like Chicago or New York. Step inside this trendy new hangout and find out what else sets it apart from the local scene.




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.




2019 Guide to Senior Living Communities


One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.




2019 Annual Healthcare Guide


Looking for a certain kind of hospital, specialty clinic, or expert physician within our region? Find what you’re looking for in the region’s most comprehensive guide to health care services.




Peak Fitness/Sports Club: Stick With Your Workout for a Healthier Life


Staying healthy requires a lifestyle change and not just a quick New Year’s resolution. If you want to maintain a healthy way of life, Peak Fitness is here to help.




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.




Many Ways to Experience the Rock River Trail


Whether you decide to drive it, paddle it or even hike it, you can explore a wide variety of sights as you traverse through northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin’s Rock River Valley.




2019 Guide to Professional Services Providers


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.




Economic Development: 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.




Transform Rockford: Preparing the Entire Family for Success


Many children come to school unprepared to learn – and that’s a warning sign for our future. Find out how Transform Rockford seeks to strengthen and support the well-being of local families, in turn readying young minds to reach their full potential.




2019 Guide to Commercial Lending Services


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.

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