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What’s Local: Mrs. Fisher’s chips fresh off the fryer

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD – Snack-food lovers were able to enjoy some freshly cooked, “Made in Rockford” potato chips this week, thanks to a company with an 86-year history. Mrs. Fisher’s sold one-pound bags of its chips – hot…

What’s Local: Industrial Molds celebrates 50 years

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – This year marks 50 years in business for a Rockford manufacturing company. Industrial Molds Group was founded in 1968 by Jack Peterson. Today, it employs 46 people as a leading producer of molds and…

What’s Local: Ricotta’s Automotive makes downtown return

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – It’s come full circle for a longtime local auto-repair business. Ricotta’s Automotive returned to its original home at 325 Walnut St. downtown last year. That’s where the business opened more than 40…