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Bob’s Discount Furniture celebrates opening with donations to Auburn H.S., KFACT

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A new business opens its doors in Rockford.

Bob's Discount Furniture celebrated its first day with a ribbon cutting on the east side of town.

The furniture store chain has more than 120 locations nationwide.

Bob's Discount Furniture Store Manager Jim Colicino says the store is ready to become a big part of the community, starting by training workers who are all from the Rockford area.

"They come into our culture and then and what we do from there is that we grow," Colicino said. "Our job and my job is to coach teach and develop just to make them better."

Bob's Discount Furniture made $2,500 donations to Auburn High School and KFACT. The store is located at 199 Deane Dr., Rockford, near the corner of Perryville Road and East State Street.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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