No remodeling project is too big or too small for this St. Charles-based firm, whose founders have learned that a small job now can lead to a big job in the future. ...

In its effort to re-envision the Rockford region and create a Top 25 community, Transform Rockford has developed several guiding principles. Learn what these values mean to the movement. ...

Don't let opportunities pass by as you reach major age milestones. Jerry Korabik, financial advisor with Savant Capital Management in Geneva, shares some important dates when you can benefit from retirement planning. ...

It’s time to untether from that gray, uncreative cube and enter the colorful, inventive spaces that can attract customers, inspire today’s workforce and help recruit tomorrow’s employees. ...

What are customers saying about you online, and how responsive are you? NWQ web guru Chris Linden explains some of the best ways you can engage effectively with all of your customers, wherever they are. ...

After 50 years in business, Lindy’s Landing is a Wauconda institution, but tradition hasn’t stopped this restaurant from seeking new ideas to satisfy a changing market. ...

Facing new sources of competition, this McHenry-based travel agency has carved a niche based on customer service and firsthand knowledge of popular destinations. ...

Even as property sales charge forward, buyers today face many challenges when closing a deal. Whether you’re seeking something in the commercial or residential fields, here’s what you need to know in this new marketplace. ...

If you think about it, retirement isn't so unlike golf. Paula Dorion-Gray, CEO of Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc., in Crystal Lake, compares the links with financial planning. ...

It’s not enough to simply define your brand; your business must continually adapt. Susan Dobbe, of Dobbe Marketing & PR Inc., in Crystal Lake, explains how to keep your brand fresh. ...