Welcome to the new SBJ!

With this edition several changes debut, to better serve our readers. Some are visible immediately — like this publication. Others are evolving and will be fully operative soon — like the publication’s brand new website (statelinebusiness.com). And, the product has a new name — Stateline Business Journal. This is the first of four quarterly editions […]

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February 2013 Bankruptcies

ROCK COUNTY   CHAPTER 7   Feb. 1 Patricia A. Kemper; 4521 Hearthstone Drive, Janesville; Case No. 3-13-10440   Feb. 4 Francisco Suarez-Delfin and Jodi Wirth; 509 Kentucky Drive, Janesville; Case No. 3-13-10470   Feb. 7 Timothy A. & Hope A. Lund; 18402 W. Croft Road, Evansville; Case No. 3-13-10528   Feb. 12 Susan M. […]

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Snow brings much needed moisture to Stateline

While the almost weekly snowstorms might cause havoc for travelers, farmers in the Stateline Area are pleased to welcome the snow.  Jim Stute, crops and soils agent for UW-Extension Rock County, said the snow covering will help recharge the soil with moisture.  The area is still in a drought, but it has been downgraded from […]

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UW-Rock County offers BAAS program

JANESVILLE — The University of Wisconsin – Rock County will be one of six campuses to start enrolling students in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) degree program. The University of Wisconsin Colleges recently was granted approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a new degree completion program in the fall […]

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Sweet shop opens up in downtown Beloit

Beloit’s downtown will be a little sweeter thanks to Scott and Teala  Lamoreux.  The couple opened a candy, chocolate and popcorn shop in Beloit’s downtown at 314 State St.  Celebrating five years in business, Northwoods Premium produces hand-made candies including toffee, fudge and brittle, fine chocolates such as turtles and meltaways and a variety of […]

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Chamber holds annual dinner

The snow was piling up outside the Eclipse Center, but it didn’t stop hundreds of people from gathering for the 86th Annual Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Tuesday, March 5. Chamber President Randall Upton thanked all the guests for showing up at the dinner and braving the snow storm for the event, and […]

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Main Street Meats has a new home in Roscoe

ROSCOE — Summer cookouts may seem a ways off, but Stateline Area residents can be assured, when the days do grow longer, a local favorite shop will be ready to help out. Main Street Meats recently expanded its offerings and moved to a new location at 9515 2nd St., Roscoe.  “We have been running out […]

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Business Bits

Lonnie’s Carpet Max opens at new location JANESVILLE — Lonnie’s Carpet Max, based in Rockford, has opened a new location in Janesville. The new store, called Lonnie’s Flooring Outlet, is at 2834 Pontiac Drive, Janesville. It features flooring products including carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, area rugs and laminates. “When we have excess inventory, it just […]

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On the Move

Bruce Graham of Spectrum Insurance Agency, Inc., 5301 E State St., Rockford, IL earned the gold key award with Pekin Life Insurance for 2012 for Superior life insurance production.  Brenda Ziegler has joined the growing team at Spectrum Insurance Agency, Inc. of Rockford as Agency/Human Resources Administrator. Spectrum Insurance Agencies has provided Service Beyond All […]

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Milton site selected for BTC manufacturing programs

By Shaun Zinck For SBJ Eight advanced manufacturing programs at Blackhawk Technical College will move into a new building in Milton, Wis.  The BTC board unanimously approved leasing out a vacant building at 15 N. Plumb St. in Milton during a meeting last month. The lease would be for 10 years along with two five-year […]

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