Chamber to host small business mentoring organization

In these tough economic times it is smart for business owners to arm themselves with as much information about business operations as they can and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce wants to help. The RCC has partnered with SCORE, a nonprofit organization and a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, to bring helpful […]

Varsity softball team defeats Jenison 2-0 on senior night

Celebrating a senior-night win is (l–r) Alex Fulbright, Coach Casey Dunham, Sadie Jensen, Taylor Sergent, Assistant Coach Ralph Munger, and Carly Shutich.

It was the same old story for the Rockford Rams varsity softball team Monday afternoon, May 11, as they once again defeated the Jenison Wildcats by the score of 2-0. This time, the Rams got it done in the standard seven innings, unlike the 13-inning marathon the teams engaged in earlier this season. Although the […]

Wolverine World Wide to win award

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. will be honored with the Excellence in Lifestyle Branding Award at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s (AAFA) 31st annual American Image Awards to be held on May 12, 2009 in New York City. Blake W. Krueger, the Company’s CEO and President, will accept the award, which recognizes Wolverine’s success in building […]

Tannery workers see little future in their profesion, hope for fairness

Harvey White, a second-generation tannery worker who himself has put in 37 years at Wolverine, stood at the annual Wolverine World Wide shareholders meeting on Thursday, April 23. Outside his co-workers were picketing for a fair settlement after losing their jobs as the tannery closed after 125 years in operation. He said the company’s CEO […]

Tradition continues at family business

Byrne Electric St. Patrick's Day breakfast/party.

Thirty nine years ago, to celebrate their Irish Heritage, Norm and Rosemary Byrne of Byrne Electric decided to do something nice for their employees on St. Patrick’s Day. They invited all of their employees for breakfast at their home. “They set it up in their basement. Everyone was invited,” said Mike Lomonaco, Customer Relationship Manager. […]