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Beloit Health System’s Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) recently announced the recipients of seven $1,500 scholarships awarded to high school graduates who are entering the field of medicine. The following are the scholarship recipients, their high school, the college or university they’ll be attending in the fall, and their major:     Alison Lawrence, from Hononegah […]

Savant Capital Management Adds to its Rockford Team and Recognizes Current Employee

ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 30, 2019) – Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm, is pleased to recognize Stephen Lorence for receiving the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and to announce it has added several new employees to its Rockford headquarters, including to its growing Retirement Plan Services Team, which is responsible for building […]


SwedishAmerican has been named to the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list from the national industry magazine, Becker’s Healthcare. This is the fifth consecutive year SwedishAmerican has been recognized.   The national list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. Becker’s Healthcare […]


Beloit Health System’s Volunteers in Partnership (VIP’s) are happy to celebrate a multitude of accomplishments this past year. The annual Appreciation Luncheon is a tradition and thank you to the volunteer organization from everyone at Beloit Health System.   The event celebrated all health system volunteers and the many services they provide. Flowers, laughter, and […]

Stateline Chamber Awards Four Scholarships

On Thursday, May 16th the Stateline Chamber awarded four Hononegah Community High School students with $500 scholarships. These students submitted transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an essay on overcoming a challenge to qualify. Branda LaBuy, co-chair of the Ambassadors Committee,  was present at Hononegah to hand out the scholarships to the deserving winners. Winners this […]


Beloit Memorial Hospital is proud to now offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. In utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers and are also decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing. […]

Edward Jones is Hiring Financial Advisors

At a time when many U.S. businesses are experiencing zero growth or are actually downsizing, the financial services firm Edward Jones is aggressively expanding its number of financial advisors who serve individual investors in the communities where those investors live, according to Lea Evers, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Roscoe, Illinois. The St. Louis-based firm is […]

Savant Capital Management Team Members Earn CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification

Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, announced today that Financial Planner Sobhi Baghdadi and Senior Investment Research Analyst Eamon Verdone earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification. The CFP® certification process, administered by the CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individuals who have been authorized to use the CFP® certification marks […]

New Managers Join Cornerstone Credit Union Team

Cornerstone Credit Union announces the addition of Julianne Johnson as Human Resources Manager, and Melissa Rippy as Branch Manager, to their experienced Management Team. Johnson brings to Cornerstone excellent staff management skills, with over 20 years of experience in human resources for area healthcare and manufacturing companies. A Freeport native, Julianne currently resides in Dakota […]

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM)

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm recently announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full service investment firms based on eight factors, including financial advisor, account information, investment performance, firm interaction, product […]

Beloved Local Doctor of over 50 years voted 2019 Physician Citizen of the Year

Dr. Kenneth Gold, MD, has been awarded a most prestigious award, 2019 Physician Citizen of the Year. It is with great honor that he is bestowed with this recognition by the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Medical Society.   This exemplary award is given to an individual who has displayed tremendous contributions to their […]

Laurie S. Miller, MBA – President 2 HB Human Resources & Benefits Solutions – named 2019 National Risk and Insurance Magazine Power Broker.

When Kaney Aerospace acquired a company twice its size, the benefits challenges were substantial. Ramping up quickly, Laurie S. Miller, MBA, president of 2HB HR & Benefits Solutions, found a far less expensive benefits program that did not sacrifice coverage levels or provider networks, implemented a free on-line employee enrollment platform and communicated the new […]