• Most eye injuries can be prevented

    Eye injuries happen nearly 1,000 times a day in the workplace and 100,000 times a year during recreational activities. These figures are especially staggering considering that 90 percent of eye injuries could be prevented with protective eyewear. People often take... Read More

  • Newell Rubbermaid new chief returns to the Old Economy

    FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) _ Joseph Galli, the former Black & Decker executive who moved on to top jobs with Amazon.com and VerticalNet Inc., is abandoning the Internet sector and returning to the Old Economy to head Newell Rubbermaid Inc. The... Read More

  • Fate of economy rests with customers

    NEW YORK (AP) _ The fate of the American economy over the next few months rests with the consumer, the same average individual who thinks such power resides only with higher ups in Washington. It is easy to see why... Read More

  • Resolve to do homework before investing in 2001

    Every year about this time many investors decide that in the coming year finally they'll do their homework all the time and make rational, intelligent and well thought out investments. Really, people can act like that. I say "can act"... Read More

  • Council of 100 leads economic climb

    ROCKFORD _ When Columbia Pipe and Supply Company bought Mott Brothers Company in July 1996, company officials knew tough decisions would need to be made within a couple of years. John Wadlington, Columbia Pipe and Supply Co. segment manager for... Read More

  • Stateline Area Building Permits

    Beloit Addition 1554 Grant St., Amezqiuita, addition, $25 Remodel 2408 Pioneer Drive, Sandow, $19 2810 Kennedy Drive, Frito-Lay Inc., $1,129 2513 Bootmaker Drive, Raddatz, $87 1768 Fayette Ave., Dulin, $39 1544 Moore St., Onsgard, $47 1405 Portland Ave., Mears, $51... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness WebWatch

    The featured Web site for this month is www.knowthis.com. Describing itself as the "Internet's Reference and Resource Web Site for Marketing, Research, Advertising, Selling, Promotion and more," this site was created in 1998 by two professors from West Chester University... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness Briefs

    Training funds now available BELOIT _ The Business Employees' Skills Training (BEST) program now is accepting applications for training grants. The program offers small businesses grants of up to $10,000 to provide skills training for their employees. Rep. Dan Schooff,... Read More

  • Customer appreciation never goes out of style in business

    By Judith Mowris   Listening to a client recently, I learned that some business owners believe their customers aren't often right.   A retail shop owner complained that customers expected low prices, great food and outstanding service, but seldom appreciate... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness News In Brief

    Chambers to host business seminar ROSCOE _ The Roscoe and Rockton chambers of commerce are offering a joint seminar to help small business owners on March 16. A "Strategic Planning for the Growing Business" seminar is set to be held... Read More

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