Northwest Business Magazine
Fueling Economic Growth in St. Charles

The growing skyline in downtown St. Charles is just one signal that this city’s economy has been expanding. Get the inside scoop on what’s new, what’s in the pipeline, and what’s being done to keep the momentum going.

Small-Business Marketing: Hometown Merchants Make Magic

There’s a certain magic behind every small business. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, shows how to make that magic work in your own operation.

Success Stories: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

From its beginnings as a bingo hall in a decaying neighborhood to one of the largest attractions in the Milwaukee area, this tribally owned casino is finding success in sharing its wealth.

Transform Rockford: Attacking Crime, City Sees Early Results

As regional leaders continue pursuing a path of positive transformation, they’re targeting one of the area’s long-running concerns: crime. New data show crime rates may finally be reversing.

Changing the Future of 3-D Printing at CIDEAS

Long used as an aid to traditional manufacturing, 3-D printing is coming into its own as a unique means of production. Step inside one of the region’s top printing studios and explore how this Crystal Lake team continues printing its way into the next big thing.