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Address: 769 N. Blakhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL 61072
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Learn the history of Advia Credit Union

Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives, designed to offer lower cost financial products and services. Credit Union membership is growing, and our industry has flourished since the philosophy of “people helping people” was founded with the first credit union in 1908. The services we offer are similar to those provided by banks, but our operating structure is very different. Our members are our owners; earnings are returned to them in the way of lower fees, better rates on deposits and loans and free access to convenient services.

Introducing Advia Credit Union ! On January 1, 2014, we became Advia Credit Union. This is the result of a powerful partnership between two very healthy and thriving credit unions – formerly First Community Federal Credit Union and E & A Credit Union. We are excited to offer our members new advantages, operating regionally throughout Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

With headquarters in Parchment, Michigan, we hold a total of twenty-four (24) full-service branch locations, as well as a growing number of our own ATMs. Members have access to surcharge-free ATM transactions via the CO-OP Network throughout the US and nearly 5,000 Service Center locations for basic transactions such as deposits and withdrawals. Our field of membership is available to those who live, work, or worship in the lower peninsula of Michigan, the counties of Green, Rock and Walworth, Wisconsin, as well as Winnebago County, Illinois. Our credit union is chartered by the state of Michigan and deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 per depositor by the National Credit Union Administration.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee made up of representatives from our field of membership. These individuals help guide and oversee our business operations to ensure that we fulfill our mission of providing lower cost and innovative financial services, and contribute to the sustainability of the communities where we live and work!

The recent partnership of our credit unions to become Advia Credit Union positions us within the top 3% of credit unions nationally in terms of financial soundness and asset size. Now serving over 100,000 members with assets over $1 Billion, we are poised to bring even better advantages to our communities and members. We are led by our President & CEO, Cheryl A. DeBoer, and employ a team of nearly 400 dedicated staff. We are committed to providing amazing service to our members no matter where they bank: in-branch, over the phone, or online 24 hours a day!

Experience the advantage via innovative financial solutions.

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Blackhawk Bank
Address: 5206 Elevator Road, Roscoe, IL 61073
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5206 Elevator Road, Roscoe, IL 61073 | PO Box 522
Phone: 815.623.3323 | Fax: 815.623.8879 | View Map

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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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(815) 623-3323
Address: 640 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080
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Cornerstone Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. When you join a credit union, you own a piece of it and have a say in how it’s run. Credit unions exist to serve their members, not to make a profit. That means their number one concern is not money, but members. That translates into great rates, low fees and exceptional service.


Today, we serve more than 13,600 members and are open for membership to anyone who lives or works in the following northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties. Illinois: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, JoDaviess, Ogle, Lee, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties. Wisconsin: Green and Rock Counties. Family members of current CCU members also can join. We are the only local credit union in South Beloit and look forward to serving you.

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(800) 711-3277
Address: 5302 Williams Drive Roscoe, IL 61073
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Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know. Contact Holly Muth today to help  develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you.

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(815) 623-3624
Edward Jones – Lea Evers, AAMS®, CRPS®, Financial Advisor
Address: 5412 Bridge Street, Suite B Roscoe, IL 61073
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I am truly blessed to be one of the few people to have found my true calling in life. Finance intrigued me even as a child – how to control it rather than having it control us. I saw times of prosperity and times of struggle in my family, and this led me to a career as a financial advisor. I joined Edward Jones as such in 2015 after spending over 12 years in financial services, including three years in fraud prevention. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals and enjoy being able to make a difference in the multiple generations of the families we serve.

I received my MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and my bachelor’s degree from Rockford University. To better serve my clients, I earned the AAMS® and CRPS® professional designations. I am active in the community in such organizations as the Stateline Chamber, Rockford Woman’s Club, American Heart Association and March of Dimes, an organization dear to my heart since my son was born prematurely.

In my work, I use an established process that begins by gaining an understanding of what’s important to you. Only then can I build personalized strategies designed to help achieve your goals. Once these strategies are implemented, I am passionate about partnering with you throughout your life, helping you be prepared for and protected from the pitfalls in life that could knock you off track. Life happens and goals change, but this partnership allows us to adjust strategies with the purpose of your money in mind.

I am proud that when clients call our office, they reach one of my team members, not an automated service or call center. It is just one of the ways we strive to personalize your experience. Julie Tesluk, our Branch Office Administrator, is a former librarian who strives to provide excellent service to our clients. Don’t be surprised if she offers a book recommendation or leads you to our office library!

Together, we can build and protect a future for your family. We’d love to hear from you.

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(815) 623-8966
Address: 5023 Rockrose Ct. Roscoe, IL 61073
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(815) 623-3344
Northwest Bank
Address: 1100 Ralston Road Machesney Park, Il 61111
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Get to Know Northwest Bank

Our Mission

We strive to be a high performance Community bank dedicated to building relationships which lead to financial success, Customer satisfaction and Team Member commitment.

Our Beliefs

We believe… in attracting, training, and retaining Team Members who are professional and knowledgeable, providing them with a system of above average recognition and rewards, and an enjoyable work environment in return for their commitment to high performance and teamwork.

We believe… in meeting or exceeding our Customer’s expectations in the delivery of superior service and providing quality products whereby we commit to developing a mutually beneficial relationship.

We believe… in preserving and enhancing our financial soundness and providing a superior return for our Shareholders in the form of a steady and sustainable growth in earnings and dividends.

We believe… in providing personal and economic support for the Communities we serve and actively participating with a visible presence to promote growth and social prosperity.

Our Shared Values

Shared Values are the principles that guide an organization’s actions; they form the foundation of the organizational culture. Shared Values guide the behavior of all individuals in the organization. Each Team Member should be aware of, accept and integrate our Shared Values into their daily decisions and behaviors.

Respect – We will treat every person with dignity and courtesy. We will encourage and praise others for their accomplishments.
Enthusiasm – We will approach our customers, co-workers and jobs with a positive, can-do spirit and winning attitude.
Caring – We will demonstrate empathy and concern for others. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Integrity – We commit to doing what we say we will do. We must be honest and
forthright in all of our dealings with customers and with each other.
Teamwork – We will work together, effectively and efficiently toward a common goal. We believe our success depends on the contributions and engagement of everyone.
Expertise – We are committed to being knowledgeable, proficient and skilled in our area of responsibility.

Our History

Northwest Bank has been serving the Rockford area since 1972. Throughout those years, we’ve remained dedicated to helping you find the banking services you need while supporting community causes that make the places we live and work better. Learn more about the history of Northwest Bank by seeing how our presence has grown over the years in Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park.

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Address: 2601 Reid Farm Rd, Suite A Rockford, IL 61114
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Rock Valley Credit Union
Address: 1201 Clifford Avenue Loves Park, IL 61111
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Our Purpose

Rock Valley Credit Union’s primary purpose is to promote thrift and financial stability among the membership by providing loans at the least possible cost, paying a fair rate of return on savings, and providing helpful member service. Rock Valley Federal Credit Union is committed to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” because we really do care about our members. Like all credit unions, Rock Valley Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial cooperative.

Our History

Rock Valley Credit Union is a member-owned and operated financial cooperative. The credit union was formed in 1968 by a small group of Barber-Colman Company employees and was so named Barber-Colman Employees Federal Credit Union. The credit union’s name changed to Rock Valley Federal Credit Union in 1991.
The credit union now serves approximately 13,500 members. Our main office is located in Loves Park, IL with branch offices in Machesney Park and Rochelle, IL.

Our Vision

“Taking the fear out of banking”

Our Mission

Educate. Relate. Serve. Grow

Rock Valley Credit Union Member Services

At Rock Valley Credit Union you get better rates, fewer fees and more personal service than you’ll find at a bank! Our goal is to make your financial transactions as easy and convenient as possible. From loan approvals in minutes to knowledgeable Financial Services Representatives, our services are designed to make your life easier while you achieve your financial goals.

Financially Sound
If you are looking for a financial institution that offers a safe and secure place to keep your money, then Rock Valley Credit Union is a wise choice.

Competitive Loan Rates
Membership is good for you and your money at Rock Valley. We offer lower loan rates than most banks. That’s because all profits come back to the members—not to a board of directors.

Our low rate Auto Loans makes it easy for you to get into the car you want.

  • New and Used Auto Loans – Take advantage of our flexible terms and low rates to fit your financial needs
  • Refinance – Lower your monthly payment when you bring your high rate auto loan from another financial institution to Rock Valley.

Open to Anyone
Many people are eligible to join Rock Valley and benefit from the advantages of a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union—and you probably are too! If you live, work, worship or attend school in Winnebago County or the City of Rochelle, you can become a member. If that doesn’t include you, then check out these other ways you are eligible.

Find a Branch Near You
With 5 convenient branch locations, over 5,500 shared branch locations and 30,000 Fee-Free ATMs, it’s easy to start banking your way. Get all the convenience without all the cash robbing fees!

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(815) 282-7438
Savant Wealth Management
Address: 190 Buckley Drive Rockford, IL 61107
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Getting to your destination requires planning, focus, coordination, and the ability and willingness to adapt as you encounter challenges along the way. Your first step is to determine what type of future you desire – where do you really want to go? From there, Savant can serve as your financial guide by helping you identify your starting point, where you are heading, and the best route.

Since 1986, Savant has been committed to providing you with the advice, experience, and value you deserve. We use wisdom and experience gained from working 30 years in the investment industry to help you navigate your personal vision of an ideal future.

We want to be a part in helping you build your ideal future.

Often our clients know where they want to be, but they need the collective wisdom and insight of a team of professionals to help them get there. Whether you want to retire early to travel the world, buy a second home, fund higher education for your family’s next generation, or leave a legacy for multiple generations, we want to help you navigate your personal vision of an ideal future.

Getting to your destination requires planning, focus, coordination, and the ability and willingness to adapt as you encounter challenges along the way. Your first step is to determine what type of future you desire.

From there, Savant can serve as your financial guide by helping you identify your starting point, where you are heading, and the best route to get there, especially in the face of planned and unpredicted critical life events. Building ideal futures is more than just a tag line; it is the reason we come to work every day.


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