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Stateline Chamber Hosts HHPhotography’s Ribbon Cutting

On January 8th the Stateline Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for HHPhotography at the chamber office. HHPhotography is owned by Matt Sloniker in Beloit, WI. With a specialty in drone photography, those who attended the ribbon cutting got to see a demonstration. “When connected to my Wi-Fi I am able to legally fly the drone […]

NLI Seeking Nominations for the George and Barbara Fell Award

Natural Land Institute (NLI) recently announced that nominations for the George and Barbara Fell Award will be accepted through January 17, 2020. The land conservation award, named for George Fell, who founded the Natural Land Institute in 1958, and his wife, Barbara, recognizes accomplishments that have significantly advanced natural area preservation, protection, management and restoration […]

New Restoration Ecologist Joins NLI Staff

New Restoration Ecologist Joins NLI Staff Tyler Pellegrini joined the Natural Land Institute staff on Dec. 2 as the Restoration Ecologist. Tyler assists the Director of Stewardship with all aspects of managing NLI’s preserves; including native seed collection, invasive species control, prescribed burning, greenhouse cultivation, and developing management plans. Tyler is originally from Sandwich, Illinois. […]

FNBT’s David McCoy Named President & Chief Executive Officer

First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that David N. McCoy, CPA, has been appointed to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First National Bank and Trust Company, as approved by the Board of Directors of Centre1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of FNBT. Steve Eldred will continue as Executive Chairman […]

Savant Capital Management Adds Chris Walters as Midwest Manager of Advisory and Business Development

Current Employees Recognized for Educational Accomplishments Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, is pleased to announce that Chris Walters recently joined its team as the Midwest manager of advisory and business development. Additionally, Savant today shared that two of its current employees, Grant Moore and Bradley Stewart, have been recognized for their educational achievements. Walters […]

First National Bank and Trust Raises Money for Caritas

Beloit, WI, December 23, 2019 – The holidays were made just a little brighter for Caritas Community Resource Center this holiday season. First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) raised $634 for the nonprofit organization as part of the annual Holidazzle event in downtown Beloit. “For the past several years, we’ve hosted artists and craftspeople at our downtown branch […]

Wendy’s Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday December 12th, the Stateline Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the new Wendy’s location in Roscoe. This new Wendy’s is connected to the Thorntons off of I90 and is the first to have this partnership.  This is the 35th franchise under the current owner and the first of them to also offer breakfast. […]

Hassan Jamal Joins First National Bank and Trust as Information Security Officer

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Hassan Jamal has joined the bank as the Information Security Officer. In this role, Hassan is responsible for developing and implementing an information security and information technology (IT) risk management program and will assist with overall business technology planning. He will work with FNBT’s business […]

Beloit Financial Institutions Lend $1 Million to Support Homeownership

Beloit area financial institutions are stepping up to support homeownership in a big way. With First National Bank and Trust as the lead, six area financial institutions have created a $1 million credit facility that will allow Acts Lending to finance the purchase and rehab of distressed homes for families with barriers to homeownership. Acts Housing has […]

FNBT Announces Promotion of Two Branch Manager

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the promotion of two branch managers. Amanda McMahon has been promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager of FNBT’s Beloit-Madison Road office located at 1795 Madison Road. McMahon originally joined FNBT in 2010 as a teller services supervisor at the bank’s Roscoe branch and later worked as […]

Savant’s Ryan Monette Named to the 40 Leaders Under Forty Class of 2019

Recognized as an outstanding leader and mentor in the Stateline community  Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, today announced that Financial Advisor Ryan Monette has been named one of the region’s “40 Leaders Under Forty” by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Monette was recognized for his leadership and mentorship within Savant […]

Stateline Chamber Members Standing Out

Recently two organizations had award ceremonies at which a number of Stateline Chamber Members were honored.   The Rockford Chamber of Commerce celebrated 40 Leaders Under 40. A reception was held on November 7th with over 300 in attendance. According to their website, “40 Under Forty recipients have distinguished themselves in their professional field or […]