Northwest Business Magazine
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.






Transform Rockford: Reaching for Top 25 by 2025

Its eyes on making the Rockford region a Top 25 community over the next decade, this nonprofit group is leading the charge for the area’s self-improvement – and they’re seeing results.






Banking & the Economy: Rising Optimism Means Growth Opportunity

Encouraged by increasing demand, many of our region’s small business leaders are making the commitment to expand or to launch their new enterprise. Before you pull the trigger, learn how banking services can help you to reach your goal.






Companion Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital: Helping Barks & Meows for Two Decades

This Crystal Lake veterinary specialist has made a hallmark of caring for family pets. From a small practice to the region’s premier animal specialty practice, a lot has changed in 20 years.