On the Move— Spring 2018

Rockford Mutual Insurance Company recently announced Kent B. Shantz, CIC, former C.O.O., as their new Acting President and CEO. Shantz joined Rockford Mutual Insurance January of 2012 as Vice President of Operations before being promoted to Chief Operations Officer April 2013. During this time, he has developed a strategic plan and created a roadmap to […]

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Business Bits — Spring 2018

V2 Marketing achieves Silver Certified Agency Partner status Rockford’s V2 Marketing recently announced that it has achieved Silver Certified Agency Partner status with HubSpot. As the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform, HubSpot works hand-in-hand with Agency Partners to grow their businesses through software, services, and support. “We are thrilled to see V2 Marketing’s […]

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Revitalizing the past

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Beloit was once home to a luxury downtown hotel in the mid-19th century. A recent effort to restore a historic space on Pleasant Street looks to bring another premiere business and tourism lodging option to the city with a modern twist. The Goodwin Hotel and accompanying Velvet Buffalo […]

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On the Move Winter 2017

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome Advanced Practice Nurse Monica Longnecker who joins Dr. Bruce Stiles at SwedishAmerican Valley Clinic, 6824 Newburg Road, Rockford. Longnecker will partner with Stiles to expand his practice and provide extended patient care and enhanced chronic disease management to its patients. Longnecker received both a Bachelor […]

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Business Bits Winter 2017

KMK Media completes recruitment video for Rock Valley College KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm, completed production of a recruitment video showcasing student life, extracurricular activities and the fun, social opportunities available at Rock Valley College. The grant-funded project will be shown to prospective students and their families during visits and online. KMK Media […]

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Helping doctors, patients with perfectly applied technology

By TONI ROCHA Special to the Daily News MACHESNEY PARK — Practice Velocity might just be one of the region’s best-kept secrets. The progressive Internet-based provider of electric medical record (EMR) services to immediate care facilities is a hidden asset, tucked behind the old Machesney Park Mall in an expansive space that originally housed a […]

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Business Bits Fall 2017

Varilek, Anderson win Henry C. Anderson Quality Award  The Henry C. Anderson Quality Award recipients were Luann Varilek, BSN, RN in SwedishAmerican’s Nursing Resources Department and Dr. Henry C. Anderson. Varilek has worked for SwedishAmerican for 33 years, taking on many roles over the years and having a vast amount of impact on all areas […]

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On the Move Fall 2017

Mary Kay Morrison, of Rockford, Illinois, was honored with a plaque and gavel during the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, for completing two years as association president. Kathy Velasco, President of V-2 Marketing, was presented with AATH’s 2017 Wilde About Humor Award. This award goes to a company […]

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For generations, the family commitment has been strong

By Debra Jensen-De Hart Special to the Daily News JANESVILLE — Mark Cullen and his brothers David and Richard Cullen know full well the meaning of “standing on the shoulders of those who have come before you.” As members of the fourth generation of Cullens, they have taken a construction business with a strong foundation […]

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JP Cullen’s 125 years of building it right

By Debra Jensen-De Hart Special to the Daily News JANESVILLE — Some might say it’s the luck of the Irish. But those close to the heart of the JP Cullen Company know it has taken more than luck to achieve the monumental success of the business that has grown for 125 years. This year marks […]

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