Jacek and Gretchen Peczkowski love to share their metal artwork and some incredible stories with devoted customers. Since moving to one of Harvard’s oldest properties, the couple have fully embraced the story of House of Seven Gables. For nearly a quarter century, Jacek and Gretchen Peczkowski of Harvard have provided patrons across the U.S. and Canada exquisite, handcrafted metal garden ...

In a region that lives and dies by manufacturing, you can safely bet this critical sector is playing a role in the Rockford region’s economic recovery. From parts big and small to clients near and far, our manufacturers are producing valuable jobs while keeping the world on the move. ...

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If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. Call us old-fashioned, but we think there’s something irresistible about locally owned stores. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started. ...

Six brothers set out to find their fortunes, each guided by his work in the family bakery. This is the story of how those brothers have carried the lessons and work of their youth into successful enterprises that all lead back to home. ...

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Each month, from January through August, Starline Factory's juried art show draws hundreds of visitors. Discover the dynamics behind this elite art attraction. ...

Meet a couple who stumbled onto a crafty new business, and find out how their work is international in scope. ...

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