Business Bits — Summer 2018

KMK Media Group develops file sharing component of website KMK Media Group, a Rockford-based marketing communications firm, completed the development of a file sharing component for a website for Civil Engineering Services located in Belvidere. The web application allows Civil Engineering Services to set up custom accounts for its clients so both the company and […]

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Foxconn reaches agreement to open Green Bay office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group announced Friday that it plans to open an office in Green Bay, a key area for Gov. Scott Walker as he runs for re-election and amid doubts the company’s massive southeastern Wisconsin campus will boost the economy statewide. The governor has been promising for months that the display […]

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Family celebrates 100 years at the farm 

By ERICA PENNINGTON Features Editor JANESVILLE — From June until October, the Skelly family plays host to thousands of visitors eager to see their farm at 2713 S. Hayner Road. Nobody could’ve guessed that the homestead would become the agri-tourism destination that it has grown into, said third-generation owner Tom Skelly. “It’s really hard to […]

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Medical equipment store opens

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Although purchasing a medical device can be a new experience, people will feel comfortable and informed after a trip to Integrated HomeCare Services where the staff will teach them how to use their device. Owners John and Mark Hatch held a ribbon cutting for Integrated HomeCare Services […]

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Senate approves $20M to support production of medical isotope in US

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer WASHINGTON — A bipartisan measure to include $20 million to support domestic production of a commonly used medical isotope in combating cancer and heart disease was approved in the U.S. Senate last week. The amendment to the 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriation Bill was led by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, […]

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SwedishAmerican Hospital announces new director of physical medicine and rehab services

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce Shannon Stubbs will serve as Director of Physical Medicine and Rehab Services. She will provide oversight for the health system’s inpatient and outpatient therapy programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation services. Shannon has worked as a speech language pathologist for more than 20 years […]

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Two ABC Supply Co. managers earn top honor

When Ken and Diane Hendricks founded ABC Supply Co. Inc. in 1982, it was with a dream of putting contractors first, treating them with respect and giving them access to the products, service, and expertise they need to succeed. Each year, ABC Supply recognizes associates who best exemplify this commitment and the company’s seven guiding […]

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Hansen joins Rockford Mutual Insurance Company

Eric Hansen joined Rockford Mutual Insurance Company as Network Engineer earlier this month. Hansen has many years of experience in his field joining the Rockford Mutual team after spending several years with C.B. Distributors, Inc. and other regional entities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University. Hansen is a retired U.S. […]

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FNBT announces promotions

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) recently announced the promotions of four employees in the Human Resources and Marketing departments. Anna Toye has been promoted to Vice President – Human Resources Manager. Toye is responsible for all areas of human resources including employee relations, staffing, and payroll, as well as administration of the UltiPro HRIS system. She joined […]

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MetLife contributes $15K to NIDA

The Greater Freeport Partnership, designed to promote economic development, tourism, Main Street, and business services to grow the Freeport and Stephenson County region, announced recently that MetLife, Inc., has contributed $15,000 to the Northwest Illinois Development Alliance (NIDA) for the Greater Freeport Partnership. The contribution is in addition to MetLife’s annual financial investments to the NIDA as a significant business investor […]

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