OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center announces new vice president of operations and special projects

Contacts: Rose Rementer | Public Relations and Communications Coordinator | (815) 395-5347 (ROCKFORD, Ill. / March 29, 2022) – OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce Jedediah Cantrell, FACHE, MBA, has accepted the position of vice president of Operations and Special Projects for OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. She will begin her role on March 31. In her role, Jedediah … Read More

First National Bank and Trust to Host Free Shred Days in 2022

Beloit, WI, March 30, 2022 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has announced plans to host five free shred days in 2022. Paper Recovery will be on hand to ensure secure destruction of paper documents containing personal information. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates: Saturday, April 30 – FNBT … Read More

Edward Jones Celebrates Centennial Anniversary and Continued Commitment to Making a Positive Impact for Clients, Colleagues and Communities

From one man, Edward D. Jones, and one office, to 50,000 associates across 15,000 locations – the firm is poised for the next 100 years. Financial-services firm Edward Jones announces today the celebration of its Centennial, marking a century of transformative growth and the positive impact it has made for its clients, colleagues, communities and society. This year and beyond, … Read More

Forest City Gear Announces Death of Wendy Young

Roscoe, IL (February 24, 2022) – It is with great sadness that Forest City Gear announces the death of Wendy Young, President & CEO. Wendy passed away on Tuesday, February 22nd, peacefully, with her family at her side, after a tenacious battle with cancer. Although semi-retired for the past 2 years, Wendy has been an integral part of the company, alongside … Read More

Rock Valley Credit Union Receives Award; Announces New Hires, Promotions

LOVES PARK, Ill. (Feb. 15, 2022) – Rock Valley Credit Union (RVCU), a local and independent financial institution that offers personal solutions for individual and family banking needs, is pleased to announce a recent award, several internal promotions and the addition of new team members. RVCU has been honored by the Stateline Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its “Large Business of … Read More

Jerry Ritzert Joins FNBT as Chief Financial Officer

Beloit, WI – David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jerry Ritzert has joined the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Ritzert will be responsible for the overall financial management of the bank, aligning financial goals and reporting with the bank’s strategic … Read More

Thank You for Another Great Awards Gala

The 2022 Awards Gala was finally back in person and I think we can all agree that it felt good. We had such a great time recognizing local faces and even meeting some new ones. This celebration with everyone was one to remember. Congratulations to all of our award recipients and finalists – the commitment and dedication that you bring … Read More

FNBT Announces Promotions

Beloit, WI, January 20, 2022 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following promotions in the commercial lending and credit departments. Kyle Lamb has been promoted to Senior Vice President (SVP) Director of Credit Services. With experience in both commercial and retail banking at various levels throughout his 20 year-career in banking, Lamb has proven himself to be an … Read More


ROSCOE, IL (January 13, 2022) – Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to congratulate Wendy Young, President & CEO, for being named the 2021 Individual Business Catalyst of the Year by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Young began her career at Forest City Gear in 1983 as a Delivery Driver, Machine Operator … Read More