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32 Organizations Receive the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Gallup announces 32 distinguished organizations, including the Beloit-based ABC Supply and several companies with A Rockford-area presence, are recipients of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Each year Gallup recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that employee engagement drives real business outcomes and who have mastered how to engage their workforces.

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RACVB Hires PR Etc.

Posted: 04/03/2013 - PR Etc., a full-service public relations firm with offices in Rockford, IL and Madison and Racine, WI, was hired by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) to provide marketing, event planning and public relations services on an interim basis.

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R&L Auto Body Joins Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted: 04/02/2013 - R&L Auto Body has joined the Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at their new location at 5414 Edith Lane in Roscoe.

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Rockford Council Halts Some Liquor Applications

Updated: 04/01/2013 - Rockford City Council has put a hold on certain applications. Aldermen want new guidelines for businesses hoping to install video gaming machines.

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Kish. College Offering Free Workshop for Local Entrepreneurs and Inventors

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Mark Schwendau, instructor for Computer Aided Design (CAD) at Kishwaukee College, will be offering a free workshop for local entrepreneurs and inventors on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 – 7:30p.m. in Room A-415 at the College to assist them in preparation for the Stateline FastPitch Competition.

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Downtown Rockford Parking Problems

Updated: 03/28/2013 - the City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Board are weighing different parking options in Downtown Rockford.

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Madigan: Friday Deadline for Countrywide Settlement Claims

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today reminded Illinois borrowers who are eligible for compensation under the $335 million national settlement with Countrywide over lending discrimination to submit their claim forms by Friday to benefit from the settlement.

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Boeing Tests New 787 Batteries

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner hit the air Monday for the first time with a redesigned battery system.

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Janesville Mall Announces More New Stores to Open Soon

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The Janesville Mall has announced that there are newly executed leases for two new stores to open this spring. The new additions for 2013 will introduce Tiger Lily and Yankee Candle an all-time favorite and highly requested store for Janesville Mall.

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Ribbon Cutting for the Red Shed Preschool in Roscoe

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Red Shed Preschool has joined the Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, March 19th at their location of 13535 Metric Road in Roscoe.

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Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Announces New Executive Director

Posted: 03/20/2013 - At its monthly meeting on March 20, 2013 the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners will announce the hiring of the agency’s new Executive Director. Michael Holan will replace retiring Executive Director, Tom Kalousek, beginning April 10, 2013.

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Kieper Appointed to YWCA USA Council

Posted: 03/20/2013 - YWCA USA CEO, Dara Richardson-Heron, appointed Kris Kieper, YWCA of Rockford, to the inaugural YWCA USA CEO Advisory Council.

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Committee OKs Bipartisan Pension Plan for Illinois

Posted: 03/15/2013 - A House committee has approved a bi-partisan pension overhaul that requires more employee contributions and floats the issue of shifting pension costs to local school districts.

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98th Annual Belvidere Chamber Dinner

Updated: 03/15/2013 - Boone County's largest employer sent a big wig from Detroit to speak to a big crowd at 98th Annual Belvidere Chamber Dinner.

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I-90 Expansion Update

Updated: 03/15/2013 - Changes to I 90 between Rockford and Elgin are already underway.

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