Trio honored at annual dinner

JANESVILLE — Three men will be honored during the Ag Business Council of Rock County Annual Dinner and Hall of Fame Presentation, set for March 28. The program will take place at the Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the […]

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South Beloit Inn gets new name

The old South Beloit Inn has a new name. Ariva Hospitality will manage the hotel on a day-to-day basis, and the inn will now be called Ariva Hotel, said co-owner Michael Zhang. “It will be a full-service hotel with a bar and restaurant,” Zhang said. “Ariva Hospitality currently manages multiple four-star hotels in China and […]

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Video gaming takes off in Illinois

Video gaming has taken off in Illinois like a wildfire. The latest report by the Illinois Gaming Board shows the Village of Roscoe has 48 gambling machines operated by 10 businesses as of January. In January 2013 the business had 12 machines operated by three businesses. Rockton currently has four businesses operating 20 machines compared […]

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Pets priceless for many

People love their pets. In a priceless kind of way. A national trend shows spending on pets has increased 4 to 6 percent every year since 1996. About $55.7 billion was spent on pets last year, and spending is expected to reach near $60 billion this year. About $21 billion was spent on healthier foods. […]

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Business Bits

Volcano Falls unveils Lazer Maze LOVES PARK — Volcano Falls Adventure Park has unveiled its newest attraction — The Vault Lazer Maze Challenge. The grand opening for the attraction was held March 15 when everyone’s first attempt at the Vault cost only $1. The Vault Lazer Maze Challenge is an interactive, timed event. Participants enter […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Tourism secretary speaks WILLIAMS BAY — Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism Stephanie Klett will be the featured guest speaker at an event presented by the Williams Bay Business Association and the Walworth County Visitors Bureau on April 22 at Pier 290, 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay. The luncheon event will be held from 11 a.m. – […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Beloit welcomes AccuLynx AccuLynx, a software development company based in Rockton, has relocated to the Ironworks Campus in downtown Beloit. The company is leasing a 12,000-square-foot space in the former Beloit Corporation facility with an option for an additional 9,000 square feet. Acculynx employees 30 people and could more than double its staffing over the […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

DBA party planned The Downtown Beloit Association Annual Awards Party will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at La Casa Grande Banquet Hall, 618 Fourth St., Beloit. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and awards recognizing accomplishments of the past year. There also will be a gift basket raffle. For more […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

ABC opens in La Crosse ABC Supply Co., the building products distributor based in Beloit, plans to open a new branch in La Crosse, Wis. on Feb. 17. The branch, at 2325 Enterprise Ave., will offer steep-slope and low-slope roofing products and systems, siding, gutter, windows, doors and related products and services. ABC Supply had […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Auction service honored United Country Beloit Auction & Realty received the prestigious Best of Show media/marketing award at the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association annual convention held recently in Appleton, Wis.  U.C. Beloit Auction & Realty has offices in Beloit and in Palatine, Ill. Workforce paradox discussed The Workforce Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Foundation, in partnership with […]

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