Cliffbreakers Hires KMK Media Group

Rockford– KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm, was hired by Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center to publicize various aspects of its $2.5 million facility renovation that includes the meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,200 guests, the lobby, restaurant, bar and hotel rooms. The iconic riverfront facility expects all upgrades and construction to be […]

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City agrees to Staples tax refund

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A property assessment dispute started last year was settled this week after Staples and the City of Beloit reached an agreement. The deal resolves differing assessed property values for the distribution center on East Colley Road and partially refunds 2016 property taxes paid by the company. Councilors approved […]

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Hendricks Commercial Properties nominated for award

BELOIT– Hendricks Commercial Properties has been nominated for a Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse award by the Rock County Economic Development Agency. The award is part of the Community and Economic Development Awards program created by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to recognize individuals, businesses, projects and organizations that are making significant contributions to […]

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Learning by doing

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — For youngsters, building things can translate into building confidence. Area youth attended the Hendricks CareerTek Engineering and Construction Academy last week and were eager to show off their new creations, which included picnic tables and planter boxes. The youngsters said they learned a lot from Corporate Contractors, […]

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Staples, city may be near agreement

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A tax assessment dispute between the Staples Distribution Center in Beloit and the City of Beloit may be nearing settlement, with the Beloit City Council set to meet tonight in executive session to hear an update on negotiations. The company filed its objection to its city assessment in […]

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SwedishAmerican awards 15 scholarships to associates’ children

As college tuition costs continue to rise, the good news is that SwedishAmerican is here to ease some of the burden through our Associates’ Children Scholarship Program, which recently provided 15 one-year $1,000 scholarships to children of SwedishAmerican associates. To be considered for the scholarship, each applicant submitted an application, written essay, ACT scores, class […]

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Mercyhealth to present $250,000 check to University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford for expansion

Mercyhealth will present a $250,000 gift to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. The check presentation will be held at the College, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford. Javon Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth will present the check Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the University of Illinois College […]

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Pearson Fastener receives IATF 16949:2016 First Edition Certification

ROCKFORD— Pearson Fastener has achieved 16949:2016 First Edition Certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) as a supplier of high-quality custom fasteners to automotive manufacturers. ITAF 16949:2016 First Edition certification defines the requirements of quality management systems for organizations in the automotive supply chain. The IATF, which oversees this particular standard, based it on […]

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SwedishAmerican Foundation supports Midtown organization

The SwedishAmerican Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Patriot’s Gateway. The check was presented during Patriot’s Gateway Capital Campaign luncheon at Rockford Country Club on June 14. Patriots Gateway provides youth programs to develop each child’s unique talents and the skills needed to become a productive citizen. They also provide opportunities for adults and families. […]

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102-room hotel set for Beloit

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Plans have been submitted for a 102-room extended stay hotel in Beloit. Plans have been submitted to the city to build a Home2 Suites hotel by Hilton adjacent to the Hampton Inn on Reynolds Drive, officials confirmed Tuesday. The hotel is expected to have site preparation work start […]

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