Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — January 14, 2010

  Batting average Last week I received a complimentary letter from Jean Caldwell. In addition, I got a phone call from someone else complaining about my views on providing health care. That’s a batting average of .500. Not bad, wouldn’t you say? Profile me! Airport security people don’t dare profile travelers, because they might overlook […]

Birthdays — January 16–22

16th Nichole Brinkman, McKinsey Reeds 17th Patrick Dean, Barb Gard 18th Mary Bell, Bekah Cutler, Tom Doane, Darlene Elder, Jeanette Rieckman, Mark Tidey Jr. 19th Shea Caverley 20th Juliette Gauss, Carter James, Kenzee Palazzolo 22nd Alekzandr Corvers, Sam Luft, Anne Mawby, Jessi TenBrink, Julie Anne Wieland

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — January 14, 2010

My intent this week was to continue writing on what a taxpayer should do if he or she receives an incorrect W-2 or 1099. However, the Internal Revenue Service has interrupted my plans. Since the first day I entered the tax business in 1978, the IRS has, off and on, announced plans to formulate a […]

Heart of Rockford Business Association helps to raise funds for Strong Kids Scholarships

The Heart of Rockford Business Association (HRBA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA for HRBA’s January 15-31 Community Unity program. The HRBA launched Community Unity in April 2009 to provide nonprofits with the opportunity to raise money for their organizations by shopping and dining locally, rather than […]

News Bits — January 14, 2010

Reds to partner with REF for Second City event Reds on the River is kicking off the New Year by partnering with the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) to help raise money for educational opportunities for persons of all ages in Rockford. Reds will be donating 10 percent of food sales for guests who present their […]