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Here you can get up-to-date information on all of the latest news events happening in the Rockford Area. Feel free to visit our archives section to view past articles.



September 25, 2014

PCI Announces Acquisition of Biotec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PCI ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BIOTEC PCI significantly expands Global Clinical Services business through Biotec acquisition Philadelphia, PA – September 19, 2014 - PCI is pleased to announce it has acquired Biotec Services International (Biotec).  Biotec is a leading provider of Clinical Trial Services and Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Services headquartered in...

September 25, 2014

Riverside Community Bank Announces Plan to Rebrand As Illinois Bank & Trust

Bank also announces plan to merge with sister bank, Galena State Bank Rockford, Illinois - - September 25, 2014—Riverside Community Bank, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) announced today that it will change its name to “Illinois Bank & Trust.”  Additionally, the bank announced plans to merge with...

September 24, 2014

WREX Reports: Exports rise to record levels out of Rockford region

WREX reported on the recent rise in regional exports, which rose 32% in 2013. To read the full article, click here....

September 23, 2014

Community Action Agency Announces 2015 Program Plans

Rockford - The City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, has announced their 2015 proposed plans for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs.  This proposal is a draft proposal at this time as it will still require Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approval. To view...

September 12, 2014

I-39 Logistics Corridor Association Brings Back Its Festivus 2014 Event on October 29th

ROCKFORD, IL - On Wednesday, October 29, the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association will kick off the holiday season when it hosts its "Festivus 2014" event between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Hofbräuhaus Chicago restaurant in Rosemont, IL, announced Carrie Zethmayr, Executive Director of the Rockford, IL-based association.   "The purpose...

September 10, 2014

WREX Reports: More fast food chains in Rockford could mean a more inviting business climate

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September 8, 2014

Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association 2015 Scholarships

Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the 2015 academic year. Local college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing a degree in a construction-related field and are planning to work in the Rockford, IL area are eligible to apply. To read the full press release,...

August 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Supplier Symposium Reaches 38 Companies in the Rockford Region

Congressman Kinzinger Hosts Event to Reach Out to Suppliers in Area August 20, 2014, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS – The Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC), Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger welcomed Lockheed Martin to Rockford for a supplier symposium on August 13, 2014. Thirty-eight regional companies participated and...