Northwest Business Magazine
Positive Signals Abound in Greater Barrington

As more people catch on to the attractions around the Barrington region, competition is rising among businesses that want a piece of the action. Uncover some of the positive trends shaping this go-to destination.

The Secret Sauce of Economic Development

Economic development might sound like a boring topic, but it’s actually the secret ingredient to collectively attracting, retaining and growing businesses at home. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, shares why this critical tool can impact your marketing strategy.






Transform Rockford: Transforming the Region with Capital Investments

How much can $2 billion transform a region? As this nonprofit organization is finding out, smart capital investments in business, infrastructure and tourist destinations are laying the foundation of a positive future.






Insights from the Experts

Nobody has all of the answers, but if we know the right places to look and the right people to ask, we might find just the help we need to solve the challenges facing our operations.






Business Milestone: M45 Celebrates 15 Years

When opportunity arose, this brave band of marketers jumped. Meet this team of creative types and discover how they’ve built success over the past 15 years by leaping into uncharted territory.