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theFranaGroup presents scholarships to local students

theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, announced today the award of two $1,000 scholarships to local individuals. The firm established the scholarships in 2015 in collaboration with the Crusader Community Health Foundation as part of its celebration in helping clients achieve the $1 billion milestone in funding. Both scholarships are funded by […]

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Rockford wealth manager earns CPFA credential

John O’Connor of CYRS Wealth Advisors in Rockford, an independent boutique financial planning and wealth management firm, recently earned the designation of Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) from the National Association of Plan Advisors. O’Connor has over ten years of retirement planning experience and holds additional earned designations of Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment […]

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First National Bank and Trust announces promotions

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) announced the promotion of three individuals in the cash management, commercial, and wealth management departments as approved at a recent board meeting. Julie Miller has been promoted to vice president, cash management officer. She brings over 40 years of banking experience to First National Bank and Trust, with 20 […]

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US Secretary of the Navy visits Fairbanks Morse’s Beloit facility

Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, announced that the company has received a visit from Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary addressed Fairbanks Morse employees at its Beloit facility and acknowledged the company’s decades-long dedication to supporting the United States Navy with their critical power solutions. Secretary Spencer recently named the […]

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Brian Wagner receives Faculty of the Year Award at RVC

Rock Valley College (RVC) Assistant Professor of Philosophy Brian Wagner was honored in April as the 31st recipient of the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year award. Wagner has taught at RVC since 2010. He received his Associate of Arts in foreign languages from Vincennes University and his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from […]

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SwedishAmerican achieves Level III Perinatal Status, will open NICU

SwedishAmerican announced it has received Level III Perinatal Status from the Illinois Department of Public Health, allowing the hospital to operate a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first time. Level III neonatal designation is the highest level of neonatal care currently recognized by the state. SwedishAmerican’s Level III NICU will feature 10 beds, […]

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Rosecrance experts present at national conference

Kelly Epperson, Rosecrance vice president and general counsel, and David Gomel, president of Rosecrance Inc., presented at the 41st annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference hosted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). The conference was held May 5-7 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. Epperson participated in a Quality Assurance panel, […]

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Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. reports earnings for 2018

The annual meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company, was held in Beloit on May 9 . The meeting was the 37th for the holding company and the 137th for the family-focused bank, chartered in 1882. Steven Eldred, chairman and CEO, and David McCoy, […]

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SwedishAmerican president and CEO receives FACHE credential

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce that President and CEO Dr. Michael Born has earned the distinction of board certification in healthcare management with the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) Credential. Born joins an esteemed group of healthcare leaders who have successfully earned the credential, signifying expertise, experience and commitment to continuing […]

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SwedishAmerican receives ‘Award of Hope’ from UW OTD

SwedishAmerican was one of 17 hospitals recently recognized by the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) for its commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation. SwedishAmerican Hospital received the Bronze Award of Hope, while the SwedishAmerican Medical Center in Belvidere was recognized with the Excellence in Tissue Donation […]

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