State Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) was honored by the Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association (NIMCA) as Community Advocate of the Year at their annual banquet. Jefferson’s commitment to improving opportunities for minorities, women and veterans were cited as reasons for his receiving the honor. … Rockford-area native Jennifer Walling was named August Employee of the Month at Landstar System’s Rockford service center. Walling is a customer services coordinator in the BCO Services department. She was nominated by department members for her team spirit among other traits. … Debra Bradley, loan review analyst, was promoted to assistant vice president at AMCORE Bank. Bradley is responsible for monitoring the asset quality of the bank’s loan portfolio through periodic reviews, identifying trends in monthly data and staying up-to-date and familiar with risks and opportunities.
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From the November 18-24, 2009 issue