• Insurance changes prompt company switches

    Many local companies either switched away from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin network or offered another alternative to employees as the final deadline for termination approached. Of Beloit Memorial Hospital's (BMH) major clients, roughly 60-75 percent had found... Read More

  • Bake-Line plant abruptly ceases operations

    Bake-Line Group announced it would be shutting down its plants in South Beloit and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, leaving hundreds of South Beloit employees without jobs. South Beloit employees were alerted at the beginning of their shifts Jan.... Read More

  • Stateline Area Bankruptcies

    Winnebago County CHAPTER 7 November 3 Julie A. Miranda; 1330 Greenwood Ave., Apt. 2, Rockford; Case 03-75723 Clarence Greer III; 1923 Ridgeland Road, Rockford; Case 03-75739 Kristopher K. Wolf; 4841 Linden Road, No. 1616, Rockford; Case 03-75741 Susann I. Wright;... Read More

  • From the editor: Exports can help build business successes

    What's a business to do, when the national economy is in a slump and competitors are pressing in from all directions? Find new markets, that's what. Often, those new markets are overseas and involve the complicated process of learning to... Read More

  • Best selling business books for 2003

    "Purple Cow," by Seth Godin (Portfolio) led the way when 800-CEO-READ announced best-selling business books for 2003. A close second is "Attitude is Everything," by Keith Harrell (Harper Business); followed by "Authentic Leadership," by Bill George (Jossey-Bass); "Less is More,"... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness People OnTheMove

    ROCKFORD _ Robert Lindwall has been promoted to a Sr. Associate at RSM McGladrey. He will work in the integrated risk managment group. Daniel Fernstaedt has joined RSM McGladrey's tax staff as a paraprofessional. He will be responsible for assisting... Read More

  • New dealership owner takes on regional sales

    One of Beloit's oldest motor dealerships is being remade into a regional outlet for Ford product sales by its new owner and general manager, Javier Sanchez. Sanchez brings more than 25 years' experience in the automotive industry to bear on... Read More

  • Good friends open brotherly antique store

    Kevin Larson and Todd Rongstad are not brothers, but they are good friends. The two also grew up in Osseo, Wis. So when the pair met up again after about 20 years, one thing lead to another and they decided... Read More

  • Airline parent changes name

    MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Midwest Express Holdings Inc., the parent company of Midwest Airlines, officially changes its name Thursday to Midwest Air Group Inc. Shareholders approved the name change at the holding company's annual meeting in April. The change reflects the... Read More

  • Local companies taking a global view

    The federal government spends more than $200 billion a year in buying goods and services from private companies, Carter said. "We need to make sure our businesses in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin are part of that," he added. From... Read More

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