“Instead of a Quinceañera, I had a baby.”

Guadalupe Sena turned 15 on March 10th, the next day her daughter Carina was born. This is a look into the day both Guadalupe and her husband Ricardo have been looking forward to “since day one”. Come along and see […]

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PRESENTING PARTNERS

Broke, Not Broken.

Jarrett Ballard got a taste of his dreams coming true. When it all came crashing down, he wanted to succeed for his daughter. This is what happened after the crash.

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Mother of them all. Coach Misty Opat.

It is in Coach Opat’s nature to inherently be Mother of them all. Leader. Coach. Mother. and more… Not many people know the many challenges Coach Misty Opat has chosen to engage in her life. Difficult, selfless and life-changing decisions […]

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INVESTORS

The Trail of Betsy’s Beads

Rockford artist Betsy Youngquist (BYART) travels to sell the art she makes at her home in Rockford. When the art fairs she was selling in didn’t bring the income she needed to survive as an artist, she chose a different […]

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Crust & Crumbles

When Jojo G. needed a job, she took a chance to call the Rockford City Market to pitch a booth. She bluffed her way into a path that has now become her career. See how this passionate mother and entrepreneur […]

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