PlayMonster up for three Toy of the Year awards

BELOIT — PlayMonster announced it’s acquiring a new company and has been named a finalist for three Toy of the Year (TOTY) 2020 Awards. Playmonster has acquired the assets of Kahootz in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kahootz is behind 17 award-winning brands including Spirograph, Colorforms, Fashion Plates, LatchKits and more. Founded in 2012, Kahootz relaunched the […]

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Amazon site plans given the all-clear in Beloit

BELOIT — The final site plans for a proposed Amazon distribution center in the city’s industrial area were approved Thursday in a meeting of the Gateway Business Park Review Board. The site plans, which shed additional details on the development, known by the code name “Project W”, reveal a 1,077,643-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility at […]

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Fairbanks Morse to supply engines for US Navy ships

BELOIT — Fairbanks Morse will supply the main propulsion diesel engines for the T-AO 208 Robert F. Kennedy. The ship represents the fourth of the new John Lewis Class of fleet replenishment ships designed to service ships and aircraft at sea. “When the U.S. Navy needs to deliver fuel to its global fleet, it trusts […]

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Van Galder celebrates long-term employees

Van Galder Bus Company recently took time to recognize and celebrate the employees who have been with the company for 20 or more years. The following employees were honored. Motor Coach Drivers  Ted Elder (25 years), Dan Gillitzer (22 years), Jeff Hageman (32 years), Jeff Huffman (22 years), Scot Hudson (20 years), Ron Morgan (23 years), Rick Rebout (23 years), Frank […]

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First National Bank and Trust announces new promotions.

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) recently announced the following promotions. Anna Toye has been promoted to senior vice president and human resources director. In her position, she is responsible for all areas of human resources (HR) including compensation, benefits, training, employee relations, staffing and payroll, as well as administration of the UltiPro HRIS system […]

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Wisconsin bankers travel to D.C. to meet with regulatory agencies

The Wisconsin Bankers Association and 11 Wisconsin bankers recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with senior staff at four regulatory agencies. David McCoy, President of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) headquartered in Beloit was one of the representatives that met with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), […]

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First National Bank and Trust announces new promotions

First National Bank and Trust in Beloit has announced the promotion of Amanda McMahon and Toni Hinds. McMahon has been promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager of First National Bank and Trust’s branch at 1795 Madison Road. McMahon originally joined FNBT in 2010 as a teller services supervisor at the bank’s Roscoe branch […]

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Eric Thornton named president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville

Eric Thornton has been named president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville. Thornton has nearly 20 years of experience in health care. He got his start as the director of human resources for Dean Health Plan, before moving to a similar role in human resources when St. Mary’s Hospital opened in Janesville. In […]

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Forest City Gear expands gear shaping capacity

Forest City Gear of Roscoe has expanded its capacity for the shaping of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of the latest Gleason GP300ES Gear Shaping Machine. The GP300ES features an increased cutter spindle speed of 1,500 strokes per minute, giving Forest City Gear a significant new capability for the production of precision […]

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Daniel Huntley honored as one of the Region’s 40 Leaders Under 40

WilliamsMcCarthy LLP announced that Associate Daniel Huntley has been honored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the “40 Leaders Under Forty” award. Huntley dedicates his legal expertise to organizations throughout the region. He is a prolific pro bono attorney in the community, serving as counsel to Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, […]

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