Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Roscoe Chamber dinner ROCKFORD — The Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Hoffman House, 17550 E. State St., Rockford. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program. The evening […]

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FurstSearch goes the extra mile

By Clint Wolf For Stateline Business Journal ROCKFORD — FurstSearch President Keri Benhoff said her executive search firm is different from other firms. “We spend time with the client and develop a position profile that sometimes can be up to 50 pages long,” she said. The very detailed description of the position businesses and municipalities […]

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Business Bits

H&M celebrates 20th anniversary MACHESNEY PARK — H&M Machining Inc., celebrated its 20th anniversary on Oct. 31. H&M Machining, a provider of quality machined parts and services, began doing business in a small industrial space off Forest Hills Road with two employees in 1993. The operation now is at a 15,000-square-foot building at 1209 Shappert […]

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On the Move

Eve Whitaker of Spectrum Insurance Agency, Inc, 5301 E. State completed her ‘ Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals’ exam, leading toward her Associate in General Insurance designation. The AINS program empowers outstanding individuals with comprehensive knowledge of insurance principles, practices, policies, and coverages. Spectrum Insurance Agencies has provided Service Beyond All Expectations to clients in […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Business After Hours The next Business After Hours event will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Beloit Memorial High School Knight Spot Honors Lounge and Cafe, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit. Students will escort guests down to the Knight Spot where they will enjoy refreshments served by BMHS culinary arts students. […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Main Street honors Beloit The Downtown Beloit Association and the City of Beloit earned an honorable mention for Best Public-Private Partnership in Downtown Revitalization during the Wisconsin Main Street Awards event held Oct. 25 in Wausau. The Downtown Beloit Association and the City of Beloit earned the honorable mention for providing grant funds to businesses […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Blackhawk honored Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.’s Financial Institutions Division (RJFS-FID) recently recognized Blackhawk Investment Group for its record third quarter revenue.  Services offered through the advisors at Blackhawk Investment Group include asset allocation, asset management, retirement planning and more. Blackhawk Investment Group’s Financial Advisors have offices inside Blackhawk’s Banking Centers. Nancy Heidt is at […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Bank earns PayItGreen First National Bank and Trust Company based in Beloit recently earned the Electronic Payments Association’s 2013 PayItGreen Seal of Approval.  The Association recognizes financial institutions that champion environmentally sustainable practices to remove paper from payments, bills and statements and motivate customers and business to make electronic their first choice. The PayItGreen Seal […]

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Big changes in downtown Beloit

The Phoenix Building in downtown Beloit is about 55 percent complete, sporting a new brick facade, topped off with a flag flying high over the building. The building is quickly taking shape, revealing its unique architectural features which will grace Beloit’s downtown when it is completed in October. Corporate Contractors Inc. (CCI) Senior Project Manager […]

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How can the housing market be improved?

One way to help improve the housing market is to tear down old, blighted homes, said Peter Bildsten, Secretary for the Department of Financial Institutions. The department oversees the state-charted banks and credit unions working to ensure the companies are following all state and federal regulations. In a sit down discussion with the Beloit Daily […]

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