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. ...

Anniversaries provide a natural opportunity to connect with customers and promote your business. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, explains why milestones should matter to you and the people to whom you market. ...

For almost 50 years, this family-owned company has distinguished itself through its most natural asset: family. From customer service and delivery to salesmanship and management, this Crystal Lake team continues its promise to a new generation of shoppers. ...

Philanthropy comes in many forms, and it’s top of mind this time of year. Discover some of the ways that businesses, employees and owners can further their business goals while doing something good. ...

For 25 years now, this organization has made a priority of putting people ahead of profit. Meet the team behind this home improvement specialist and discover how they make quality a way of life. ...

This Crystal Lake firm has spent three decades providing window film that protects against UV rays, solar heat and unwanted glare. Learn what it takes to run a successful window film business and find out what separates this company from the competition. ...

Charitable giving is often done because you want to make the world a better place, but it also carries a powerful marketing punch. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, shows you how. ...

What happens when you have job openings but your neighbors lack the skills to fill them? In Rockford, there’s a new answer to this age-old question. See how an evolving mindset is getting results. ...

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. ...

Retirement can mean the beginning of a new life. Here are a few common dangers to avoid. ...