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Two New Businesses Are Coming To Beloit’s Downtown

Things are looking up for Beloit, as two more business are coming to their downtown.

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is Working for a Better Rockford

I don't think you'll get much argument from anyone if you point out that the last few years have been very tough years, economically speaking. Rockford has been hit as hard, or harder, than any community I can think of. That's why it's good to be reminded that the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and its president/CEO, Einar Forsman, continue to work tirelessly to improve and promote business in our city.

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Where Does Rockford Rank on the List of Fastest Growing Cities in the US?

Since the Great Recession, it's been a very tough comeback for many, many communities across the nation, Rockford included. For some, that comeback has been slow and steady, but for others...not so much.

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What’s Going into the Old K-Mart and Sears Essentials Building

Well this is a bit of good news. The old K-Mart and Sears Essentials building has been sold.

Now the question is what will be going in there?

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Study: Business Investment Rebounding in Illinois

Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network

A majority of Illinois business owners and managers plan to invest in their business this year.

This is according to a study by BMO Harris Bank, with 54 percent in Illinois saying they plan to upgrade or purchase new equipment, hire new employees or modernize technology or systems...

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Upcoming Class To Help Local Entrepreneurs

I’ve mentioned many times on the show how much I love “Shark Tank”. It is the only TV show that I do not miss. And if I’m too busy to watch it live (quite often) I make sure to catch it a week or two later on the DVR...

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Illinois Begins Taking Marijuana Business Applications

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be considered...

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Schnucks to Close Two Rockford Stores

Schnuck Markets, Inc. announced today it will close its stores at 2514 S. Alpine Road and 1715 Rural St. at 5 p.m. May 31.

According to a press release from the company, all 139 employees at the stores will be offered positions at neighboring Schnucks stores prior to the closings...

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"Weather's beautiful, working for you...not so much. I quit! LOL!
"Weather's beautiful, working for you...not so much. I quit! LOL!
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Quit Your Job Via Text

Apparently the traditional letter of resignation (or even more traditional "I quit!!" shouted at the top of your lungs at your boss) is going the way of the dinosaur...

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