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 has become a model for what happens when you create opportunity.
Take a moment to listen to this deeply moving struggle revolving around marriage, motherhood, and the discrimination she received from a doctor for being married to a black man.
Part of our Our City, Our Story : Live event, storytellers got up and told stories around a theme. The theme this event was “That One TIme…” This is Sharon Nesbit-Davis telling her personal story.
Part of our “Our City, Our Story : Live” event, storytellers got up and told stories around a theme. The theme this event was “The One TIme…” This is Jim Yeager telling a story about his grandfather. The title of the story “That One Time I Saw My Grandpa’s Junk.”
The title is the story. Please take a moment to listen to Jim’s powerful story about his Grandpa.
Anthony Hamilton gives back through his passion for the clippers in Rockford. Every third Monday, Ant and crew donate free haircuts through a project put together by Erinn Katy.
Almost 79 years married.
We could tell you about their first dance, or we could tell you about how there was an objection to them getting married… But, instead, we’re going to show you how their love survives. How it is difficult to age, but after 80 years and is stronger than ever.
Produced by Pablo Korona
Drone by FlyGuy Films
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey and Jason Kaye of the inimitable SFC.
Yes. John Kraman is that guy. “I was that armchair quarterback that would watch all the the car auction shows and point out all the things the commentators were saying wrong. Never in a million years did I think I would work for a collector car auction company, or that I would be on a television show.” John lives in Rockford, Illinois the same place that the first Mecum Auction was held.
Mike Papp has been a fencer since he’d taken up the sport in ’89. Since then, he’s needed to shift his role as Fencer to Coach to keep and create local opponents. This volunteer fencing coach has kept fencing alive in Rockford, Illinois.
Usually, when we hear of people being deported, it is being deported from the US to another country. The opposite happened with the Chef from Octane Interlounge. Pat Alberto was deported from the Philippines to the U.S. and had to start over. Hear how he made a new home here, in the kitchen, in Rockford.
When Oprah called, Susan Pitkin answered.
CACAOCUVEE chocolate is a craft chocolate company in Rockford, Illinois that was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things gift guide not once by twice.
Produced by Pablo Korona
Music by Daniel Pingrey, Jason Kaye and the infamous Zach Staas.
Benjamin Chauvin had a dream and took to Goodwill and Craigslist with $50 in his pocket to make it happen. With the tools he bought, support from friends, and perseverance, he met his business partner Lucretia Ristin who helped him become someone that makes us all proud of his humble beginnings.
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