Do-it-yourself versus hire a pro

Michelle Wise

  Rockford photographer discusses elements of professional portraits by MICHELLE WISE owner, Wise Photography  So how’s business? How have digital cameras affected the market for the professional photographer? Sure, I get the phone call once in a great while: “We’re canceling our aappointment because we’re trying to save money,” or “We’re going to give our […]

Swap your dress for homecoming

Double Take Resale will be hosting its first Homecoming Dress Swap event this Sunday, Sept. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Cindy Palmreuter, owner of Double Take, said “We’ve had tons of interest in buying or selling homecoming and prom dresses during our first year in business, but since our model involves purchasing mainly casual […]

Health care reform: Is it in our best interest?

by ANDREW GREMEL, J.D. The Gremel Group While health care reform has been at the forefront of our public debate these past months, the underlying issues have been plaguing business owners and individuals for well over a decade. As an independent insurance and employee benefit firm, we are keeping a close eye on developments coming […]

Volunteer Police look for families to adopt

“We hope to find families that are not already receiving services through another organization. We would like to find a few that have fallen through the cracks,” said Rockford Volunteer Police member Linda Crone. She is asking that people who might know of a Rockford-area family that is having financial difficulties to tell the group. […]

Pink Power returns to local post offices

Post-Office

Last year’s Pink Power at the Post Office proved to be not only a success for breast cancer awareness, but it was a success in terms of bringing postal employees and customers together as they joined forces in the fight. This year, from September 28 to October 2, the Rockford Post Office will be getting […]