Articles by Chris Linden
A 2020 Economic Forecast: Plenty of Optimism with a Touch of Uncertainty

A year filled with economic successes has local leaders feeling optimistic about the months to come. Get a taste of what’s happening in our region and what challenges could lie ahead.

Winter Shopping Guide

Where’s the sense of adventure in buying everything online this holiday season? Put down your phone and start planning a shopping experience you can actually enjoy.

Transform Rockford: Creating a Jobs Pipeline, from ‘Cradle to Career’

What if our employers could find the talent they need, and our schools could prepare workers faster than ever before? That could be truly transformative – and a competitive advantage for our region. It’s already happening.

Simple Steps to Creating a Bathroom Oasis

If your bathroom isn’t every bit the retreat you’d like it to be, there are some easy ways to transform it into a gorgeous, relaxing space.

Retail Secrets That Work

For all the technological strengths of your big-box and online foes, your small business possesses some good, old-fashioned strategic advantages that are keeping your peers atop the market. Meet four local businesses and see how they set themselves apart.