May 8, 2019

Well-liked? Instagram doesn’t want you to worry about it

If an Insta post is liked, but no one can see how much (e.g., by the tally of “likes” by fellow Instagram users prominently displayed at […]
April 19, 2019

Failure, core culture, and the stories we tell

It’s a scene that’s been skewered so many times it’s almost tiresome to type it out—the idea of start-up culture in the tech arena, replete with […]
April 5, 2019

Crandall Stats and Sensors stars in Made In The Stateline

Eric Wilson of WTVO-17 TV in Rockford does an excellent job highlighting the manufacturing community with his Made In The Stateline series. At the end of […]
April 5, 2019

Does your business have a Talk Trigger?

“Buzz” has been a buzzword for a couple of decades. Companies strive to create a “buzz” about their business. Lately, now that so much of marketing […]
March 22, 2019

Time is your most valuable resource

Trevor Gibbs of Naperville, Illinois, was two years into his anesthesiology practice when the inventing bug bit him. Apparently, the operating room can be a pretty […]
March 21, 2019

Fitzgerald employee wins trip to Kentucky Derby

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS – An employee for Rockford’s Fitzgerald Equipment will get to experience VIP treatment at this year’s Kentucky Derby courtesy of Yale Materials Handling Corp. […]
March 18, 2019

Iverson Painting honored for mentorship

ROCKFORD – Paul Iverson has been running Iverson Painting of Rockford for more than 30 years. He’s helped thousands of home owners improve the look and […]
March 7, 2019

Finding the right jockey

If you have a business with a five-year-plus record of strong cash flows, a large base of equipment or a building, and a clean credit rating, […]
March 1, 2019

Machesney Park heat-treating-furnace builder plans open house

MACHESNEY PARK, IL — Diablo Furnaces, which repairs and builds heat-treating furnaces for companies that manufacture gears, is holding an open house March 5-7 to celebrate two […]