New quality assurance manager joins Forest City Gear

Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the activities of the company’s quality lab and manage all its company-wide quality systems for aerospace, medical and other precision gearing applications. Mr. McClain brings a wealth of quality program management experience and a deep familiarity with precision parts manufacturing for the […]

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Karin Loewenkamp oromoted to Senior Credit Analyst and Officer

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Karin Loewenkamp has been promoted to senior credit analyst, agricultural specialist and officer. In this role, she is responsible for underwriting commercial loans and assessing credit worthiness for agricultural banking clients. Loewenkamp is based at FNBT’s Beloit – Grand Avenue branch located at 345 […]

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Laurie Miller wins 2019 Power Broker of the Year Award

Laurie S. Miller,  president of 2 HB Human Resources and Benefits Solutions was named 2019 National Risk and Insurance Magazine Power Broker. This is the fourth-time Miller’s work has been recognized nationally. Risk & Insurance Magazine Power Broker Awards are an annual selection of the most effective and influential insurance brokers. Brokers are judged primarily […]

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Local American Family Insurance agency owner earns top honor for customer service

Shannon Ahrens, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Beloit, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the company’s American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The […]

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Rosecrance director accepts Women of Achievements Award at YWCA Leader Luncheon

Kristin Hamblock, Rosecrance director of compensation and benefits, recently accepted a Women of Achievements award at the YWCA Leader Luncheon in the 2019 Promise Award category. The Promise Award is given to young women between the ages of 18 and 35. The award celebrates an individual with sufficient community service and professional success to indicate […]

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Linda Kuchenberg announces retirement from First National Bank and Trust

Linda Kuchenberg, Residential Loan Originator at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has announced plans to retire effective Feb. 28. Kuchenberg has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. She joined the FNBT family in February 2016, serving the Williams Bay and surrounding communities. “I have been blessed to work for banks with great managers […]

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Rosecrance appoints new community relations coordinator

Rosecrance recently appointed Mike Reynolds as a new community relations coordinator. Reynolds will be assigned to the Siouxland-region, served by Rosecrance affiliate Jackson Recovery Centers. The Rosecrance Community Relations team assists with information regarding program and services, scheduling of assessments, contacting other resources and navigating progress. Reynolds received his Bachelor of Arts degree in human […]

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Family physician joins Beloit Mercyhealth

Dr. James Flood, a board certified family medicine physician, has joined the medical staff at Mercyhealth Beloit, 2825 Prairie Ave., Beloit. “Being able to customize their care on a long-term basis is one of the major reasons I chose family medicine as a specialty,” Flood said. His special interests include pediatrics, caring for multigenerational families […]

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Regional physician honored by National Medical Association

W. Stephen Minore, president and CEO of Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated, Medical Pain Management Services and Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, earned the designation of Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). The designation is the highest acknowledgment given by the board of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and recognizes dedication to education, leadership and commitment to […]

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Rosecrance Recreational Therapist keynotes state-wide conference

Rosecrance Recreational Therapist, Carla Roth, recently keynoted at the Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association’s (IIAA) conference in Bloomington on Jan. 18. The IIAA is a nonprofit group that allows for teens living in residential living or group homes to engage in structured sporting events and is the only group of its kind in the United States. […]

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