SwedishAmerican President & CEO Dr. Bill Gorski to Retire on July 1

Dr. Bill Gorski who for the past 16 years has been president and CEO of SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, will retire from his position effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Michael Born, currently SwedishAmerican’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer, will succeed Dr. Gorski as president and CEO. “Dr. Gorski has been an […]

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Local Lender Receives USDA Rural Development Award

BELOIT– USDA Rural Development State Director, Dave Schwobe, named First National Bank and Trust Company as a recipient of the 2016 Silver Million Dollar Lender Award. The Award is presented each year to lenders who have partnered with, and made a significant contribution to, supporting Wisconsin rural residents looking to become homeowners through the USDA […]

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Ryan Renz Joins First National Bank and Trust as Controller

BELOIT – First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Ryan Renz has joined the company as controller and officer. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Renz sits on the board of directors for the university’s […]

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B.C.’s Powerhouse project is underway

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY For Stateline Business BELOIT — Beloit College’s Powerhouse project is underway, following a light-hearted groundbreaking ceremony recently held at the college. All interests involved with the $38 million private-public partnership to revamp the former Blackhawk Generating Station on Riverside Drive met for a triumphant ceremony on campus at Aldrich Field. The partnership […]

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Parking study topic of meeting

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Officials from Beloit and South Beloit will meet today to go over the results from a parking study conducted by a consultant hired by the Stateline Area Transportation Study (SLATS) group. The study assessed parking needs for downtown Beloit and the northern part of South Beloit. Walker Parking […]

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Company wants to build power line in town

By KEVIN MURPHY For the Daily News MADISON — American Transmission Co. Tuesday sought approval from utility regulators to construct a five-mile transmission line to connect the new Riverside Energy Center in the Town of Beloit to the region’s power grid. ATC wants to begin construction in April 2018 and complete the 345,000 kilovolt line […]

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Powerhouse project kicks off on Friday

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY For Stateline Business BELOIT — All interests in Beloit College’s Powerhouse project will be recognized at a ceremony Friday, signaling the start of work on one of Beloit’s foremost public-private partnerships. The project will revamp the former Alliant Energy plant on Riverside Drive, with a price tag of $38 million. Work is […]

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Area Dem, GOP officials lash out over Illinois budget

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY For Stateline Business Journal ROCKFORD — Illinois is headed for three years without a state budget and area legislators on both sides of the aisle are speaking out against the extensive impasse. Illinois officials failed again to make any comprehensive fiscal reforms when this year’s session ended June 1. Republicans are criticizing […]

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After 100 years, a new place to rest

By HILLARY GAVAN For Stateline Business BELOIT — They called themselves the Austin Barbershop Bench Bandits. And they had a big surprise in store for Austin’s Barbershop owner Rod Gottfredsen Monday afternoon. As he gathered at the business located at 316 State St., celebrating the 100th anniversary open house of the shop, the bandits quickly […]

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The next generation of entrepreneurs

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer ROCKTON — A chance to introduce the Stateline Area to up-and-coming Hononegah Community High School student entrepreneurs kicked off seamlessly Tuesday, with around 100 family members, friends and business leaders hearing presentations on three different student business ideas. The Incubator EDU program through the school’s entrepreneurship class is in its […]

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