Business Spotlight



February 2023

Our February Business Spotlight is Rebecca Hazzard RE/MAX. Rebecca has been a licensed agent since 2019 and is the Broker Owner of REMAX Rock Valley.
As a top producer in the Rock River Valley, Rebecca specializes in applying her professional expertise, communication skills and market knowledge to help her clients both buy and sell residential, land and commercial listings.
Her success in the business has been recognized by RE/MAX with multiple awards including:
  • 5 Year RE/MAX Anniversary 2019
  • Hall of Fame 2018, Lifetime Achievement 2021
  • Chairman’s Club 2021, Chairman’s Club 2020
Rebecca specializes in multiple areas of real estate including New Construction, Historic Property, Luxury Homes, Horse Property, Relocation and many others.
Rebecca Hazzard
(815) 732-9100
606 E Washington St
Oregon, IL 61061-945

January  2023

Our January Business Spotlight is BOMAR Heating and Cooling. BOMAR Heating & Cooling is a customer focused family owned heating and air-conditioning company that was originally started in 1974. The company was started by Bob and Margaret Rowland and the business name is a combination of their first names.
BOMAR specializes in designing, engineering, and installing complete systems for owners of existing homes and buildings. BOMAR prides itself on having employees that work hard to make your experience with them hassle-free and enjoyable. They even offer a 100% guarantee on their products and service within the 1st year of purchase.
If you are in need a of emergency furnace repair this winter, they offer 24 hour service. Give them a call for your service needs and see what you’ve been missing.
Make sure to check out their website for various specials throughout the year and information on their customer referral program.
BOMAR Heating and Cooling
444 W Meadows Dr
Freeport IL 61032

December 2022

Our December Business Spotlight is Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. KNIB was founded in 1988 with the goals of, Improve the Environment through Education of the Public, Litter Prevention, Increased Recycling, and Community Beautification.
KNIB had a successful Roscoe Mud Volleyball Fundraiser by doubling the money raised to go towards the Programs they offer to improve the Community. Events like this act as fuel for their local Medication Collection Drive, Spring & Fall Clothing Drive, Christmas Tree Recycling Drive, Great American Cleanup, and Earth Day Awards Banquet.
KNIB is always looking for volunteers to help at collection sights. If interested you can find more information on their website.
Upcoming events for 2023 are:
11/15 & 11/19: America Recycles Workshop for Kids at KNIB in Rockford
1/1 through 1/15: Christmas Tree Recycling/Free Mulch Program
4/13: Earth Day Awards Banquet
Early Team Registration for Mud Volleyball has also begun online at
Keep Nothern Illinois Beautiful
4665 Hydraulic Rd
Rockford IL, 61109

November 2022

Our November Business Spotlight is Bax T’s and Gifts. Locally owned Bax T’s and Gifts was founded in 2020.
Since opening their business Bax T’s has been extremely involved in the community and has every intention of continuing to do so. They recently teamed up with the Win-Bur-Sew Fire Department to create a pink line apparel to raise money for the Pink Heals Organization. They are also excited to be a sponsor of the 2nd annual Bago Jingle Mingle coming up on December 12, 2022.
Bax T’s goals for the future are to continue to provide the community and surrounding areas with customized shirts and gifts for all occasions. They are happy accept all orders, it doesn’t matter if you need one shirt/gift or 1500. They plan to also to continue to support the community, organizations and local sports teams in various ways.
Bax T’s and Gifts recently moved to a new location (103 N Benton St Suite B behind
ORS) and are excited to share all of the new items they have for the holidays.
Be on the lookout for their grand opening/ ribbon cutting date and holiday
sales coming soon!
BAX T’s and Gifts
103 N Benton St. Suite B
Winnebago, IL
(779) 537-6665


October 2022

Our October Business Spotlight is JP Electric. JP Electric is a locally owned electrical company specializing in both commercial & residential electrical needs. From a new kitchen outlet to a new house/office, we can do it all.
JP Electric is proud to be an authorized Kohler generator dealer. Visit their website for current promotions, generator safety tips or to schedule an appointment.
JP Electric, Inc. P.O. Box 280
Winnebago , IL 61088
Phone 815.988.9419
Fax 815.327.6551


September 2022

Our September Business Spotlight is ORS of Winnebago.
ORS of Winnebago offers Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Occupational Therapy as well as many other services. They also offer free injury and wellness screenings.
ORS of Winnebago was started in July 2019 at their original location. In May of 2020 ORS of Winnebago relocated to a new larger location located at 103 N Benton. Along with the larger location they have brought in additional Physical Therapists to serve more patients. As ORS of Winnebago continues to grow, they will maintain their goal of being the best Physical Therapists in the Winnebago area.
ORS of Winnebago has been able to help support community events like the Firecracker 5K this past July and will be continuing to support future events in the area.
Normal office hours are:
Mon-Thurs 6:30 am-5:30 pm & Fri 6:30 am–10 am
To schedule an appointment call (815) 335-5223



August 2022

Mercyhealth changed its name from Rockford Health Sytems a little over 2 years ago when they were bought out by the large medical system based out of Wisconsin.

 They currently have 3 physicians, 1 Physical Therapist as well as X-Ray, lab and EKG capabilities. They are currently scheduling appointments for back-to-school physicals and sports physicals.
Their normal office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 5:00 p.m. Saturday’s 7:30am-12 noon. They are still in the same location however they do have a new phone number for anyone wanting to make an appointment.
102 Landmark Dr.
Winnebago IL


July 2022

Our July Business Spotlight is Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau. The Boone County Farm Bureau was founded in March 1920. The Winnebago Farm Bureau was founded in June 1920. The 2 merged in 2012 to form the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau.

The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau offers memberships at various levels for people to get involved in the organization. Membership offers many benefits from eye care discounts to soil testing and even farm fresh peaches from a local orchard.
The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau works closely with local legislatures to educate urban legislators about agriculture and rural life, while also helping their members better understand the needs and concerns of an urban district. They also work with local schools speaking about agriculture and offering seminars to teachers.
For more information on how to join the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau you can visit their website or their office, Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm Friday 9am-noon
Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau
1925 S Meridian Rd.
Rockford Il 61102


June 2022

Our June Business Spotlight is NorthStar Graphics. NorthStar Graphics was founded in 2001 and has had the same goal since they opened,

“To provide the finest custom printed apparel for
schools, businesses and organizations.”
In 2021 they added a disc golf pro shop to their store front. The
name is Outta Bounds Disc Golf. Here you can find all your disc golf needs including, discs and related equipment as well as custom tags and awards for disc golf clubs and tournaments. And of course, custom disc golf apparel.
For those interested in getting involved in disc golf, there are a couple local clubs. Durand Disc Golf Club, Forest City Flight Club, Freeport Disc Golf Club and Rockford Disc Golf Club all put on tournaments locally.
Pecatonica will also have a course very soon; it should have baskets installed by mid-June.
NorthStar Graphics will be hosting their own tournaments and leagues soon. For the latest updates on when those will start you can follow their group at
NorthStar Graphics
424 Main St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063
(815) 239-2299


May 2022

Our May Business Spotlight is Aaron’s Greenscape.

Aaron’s Greenscape, Inc. is a locally owned and operated professional high-quality lawn care provider. Aaron’s has been in business for 20 years. During that time they have received “What Rocks In Rockford” awards and have an A+ B.B.B. rating.

They specialize in quality Lawn care treatment services like Organic Base Granular Fertilization, Guaranteed Weed Control and Insects/Mosquito Bite StopDisease control/prevention as well as Green-Keeper programs. Aaron’s can also treat Trees and Shrubs Disease, insects and also nutrient needs with our Tree and shrub programs. Aaron’s also have Injection / Banding treatments and even have Fruit Tree programs.
Aaron’s is active in many community organizations. As a testament to their commitment they decided to be proactive ” we visited local businesses, parks, and community centers, we often wonder how much more inviting they would be with just a couple treatments of our service each year. So, we formed project Green Town. Also Military discounts through Project EverGreen to Lawn treatments for Fire stations to community fun spots like Little Cubs FieldWinnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial and Seward community Center. We really enjoy giving what we can to our area that we call home and anyone can request help on our green town web page.”
New Customer Discount Available- $50 OFF your first treatment 🌟 DO IT ALL ONLINE -or- GIVE US A CALL. Estimate 👆
$50 for each new customer you refer-you can stack them as credits, customer or not.
Aaron’s Greenscape
16255 Grant St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

April 2022

Our April Business Spotlight is The Scoop. The Scoop opened April 4, 2020 and has made an impact in the community quickly becoming a “must visit” to locals and out of town visitors. They had their Grand Opening for the 2022 season April 1. Known for their extensive ice cream menu they have multiple offerings for everyone even non-dairy options including Soy options and Italian Ice. Their “THIS $&@! JUST GOT SERIOUS” flavor won 1st place at the 2021 World Dairy Expo.

The Scoop has been very involved in the community sponsoring youth sports teams, participating in holiday events and supporting scout troops. They have a “Donate a Cone” program that allows all children access to the fun treats regardless of their ability to pay. Donations can be made at the register.
The Scoop offers an outdoor pavilion space that is available to use to host special events like birthday parties or Girls Nights.

Current hours are 3pm-7pm Friday-Sunday
The Scoop is hiring if you or someone you know is looking for a fun summer job.

“Where Memories are Made”

The Scoop
101 S Benton St
Winnebago IL, 61088

The Scoop-Facebook

March 2022

Our March Business Spotlight is New Life Bible Church. New Life Bible Church was founded by Gary Turner in 1997 and currently is in its 3rd generation of ministry staff. Services are led by Lead Pastor Tim Spickler

New Life Bible Church has services every Sunday at 8:30am and 10:15 am.
Daycare is available during both services for children in grades pre-school through 5th.
The 8:30am service is available for streaming on the church Facebook page and the website.

In addition to Sunday services the church offers other groups and bible study classes including Next Level Youth that meets Sundays at 5pm and KidZone that meets Wednesdays at 6pm

New Life Bible Church is expanding to a 2nd location in Rockford and is excited to be involved in the community and looks forward to ministering to the members of that community as well.

“Bringing Christ to families and families to Christ”

New Life Bible Church
2285 N.Hoisington Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063
New Life Bible Church | Facebook

February 2022

Our February Business Spotlight is International Cultural Exchange Services. Founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, ICES serves over 1500 students annually Nationwide. ICES is an International non-profit study abroad program that serves high school students wishing to expand their education to include a cross cultural experience. Programs vary in length from a few months to a year to fit a multitude of
student needs. International Cultural Exchange Services is accredited thru the U.S.
Department of State.

If you are interested in being a host family or have a student that would be interested in applying to participate as an exchange student visit their website or Facebook page.

International Cultural Exchange
International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) | Facebook