Neil Blakeslee

City codes cannot be ignored when they don’t serve your personal agenda

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

To the Rockford Council: City Manager Michael Young, Mayor Jerry Coon, Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Bergstrom, Council Members Steve Jazwiec, Brien Dews and Gail Mancewicz.   Dear Council Members, I am writing you as chairperson of your Rockford Economic Development Corporation (EDC). In case you are not familiar with the EDC and for the benefit of those copied by this [...]

Full house at Rockford Business Center good economic news

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Rockford Business Center professionals Neil Blakeslee of Blakeslee Rop, PLC; Ryan DeVries of White Insurance Agency, Lynda Nance, Rick Hansen, Lisa Hansen of HS&C Wealth Management and Tim Caywood of Ameriprise Financial Inc. Photo by ASHLEY CLONAN A year ago the restructure of the law firm which is now Blakeslee Rop PLC at 240 Northland Drive resulted [...]

Sponsors stepping up to Healing Fields memorial

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Art Johnson speaks at a press conference this spring to announce the Healing Fields of West Michigan memorial to those lost on September 11, 2001. United Bank’s CEO and president Art Johnson, honorary chair of the West Michigan Healing Fields, has stepped up to present his bank as Field Sponsor for the memorial tribute to those killed on 9/11. The [...]