Rosecrance recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

Rosecrance was recently recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, at an awards program presented by Springbuk. Locally, Rosecrance won the Illinois’ healthiest employer award for 500-1,499 employees and nationally, Rosecrance ranked 26th out of 100. The top one hundred workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on Sept. […]

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SwedishAmerican hires KMK Media

KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm, was hired by SwedishAmerican to assist with public relations efforts in promoting its  healthcare services, physicians and patient care.

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Goodwill seeks volunteers for free tax preparation program

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is seeking volunteers for its GoodTAXES program located in the Rockford regional area, DeKalb, Belvidere and Beloit, WI. The GoodTAXES Program offers free income tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income area residents from January to April each year. The program is entering its 10th year at Goodwill with over 18,000 […]

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Explore public safety programs and careers at Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College (RVC) will be hosting an Explore RVC Public Safety Programs and Careers event from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15,  in the Student Center Atrium on RVC’s main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road. Area law enforcement agencies, security, and cyber security employers will host tables showcasing their current job openings as well […]

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GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford names new Executive Director

The board of directors of GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford named Karen Carlson as its new executive director. GiGi’s Playhouse, 8801 N. 2nd Street in Machesney Park, serves those with Down syndrome and their families in a five county region by providing educational, therapeutic, social and job opportunities. Carlson, a Rockford native, previously served as executive director […]

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Spectrum School of Rockford named ‘2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit’ by GreatNonprofits

Spectrum School announced recently it has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that Spectrum received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. The complete list of 2018 Top Rated Nonprofits can […]

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Local Banker Earns National Certification

Lisa Zeimetz, senior vice president and compliance officer, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) was recently awarded the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) designation from the American Bankers Association (ABA). Zeimetz joined FNBT in August 2015 and now has nearly 20 years of banking experience. In her role, Lisa manages the administration of compliance and […]

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Blackhawk Bank appoints new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Blackhawk Bank recently announced the addition of Mary King McGovern as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Her appointment fills the position most recently held by Todd James who was recently named as President and CEO of Blackhawk Bancorp Inc. McGovern has more than 25 years of banking experience. Graduating summa cum laude from […]

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Greg Wilson joins First National Bank and Trust as residential loan originator

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT)  announced that Greg Wilson has joined the company as a residential loan originator serving the Walworth, Wisconsin community. Wilson will be responsible for providing advice to consumers seeking mortgages, building relationships with the bank’s customers, assisting borrowers with credit counseling and finding lending programs that fit the individual needs […]

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First National Bank and Trust collects over 35,000 pounds of electronic donations to benefit Goodwill

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) recently collected 35,176 pounds of unwanted electronics through three free electronic recycling events held at FNBT branches in Beloit, Clinton and Rockton. First National Bank and Trust recently presented a check totaling $1,373.55 to Goodwill to help with the administration costs of running the donation drive. Goodwill plans to […]

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