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Dane Buy Local Spring Gala

The Dane Buy Local Spring Gala is the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year's second annual gala featured decadent desserts, a silent and live auction, live music, a sketch artist, and a fun photo booth.

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  • 40 Under 40: 2014 Class, Part 4

    Get to know some of the professionals selected for In Business magazine’s 2014 class of 40 Under 40. You’ll learn a bit about their professional lives as well as some of their hidden talents. In this episode, we feature Kayla Storlid, owner of Kayla’s Custom Cleaning, LLC; Peter C. Osman, owner/attorney with Borakove-Osman, LLC; Sandy Morales, fund development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County; Brad Grzesiak, principal/co-founder of Bendyworks, Inc.; and Todd Schmidt, economic development director for the Village of Waunakee.

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with David Blaska

Progressives cause havoc on Verona City Council

Verona’s weekly newspaper was prescient: “There will be an unprecedented change the likes the council has never seen before,” the Press predicted last spring. It did not take long for the eight-member City Council, now evenly divided after the surprise election of four progressives, to boil over in dissension. One month in, holdover alderman Jeremy Charles said the “new political climate … had taken a toll on his health, well-being and ability to reason with other alders.”

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Open for Business

with Jody Glynn Patrick

Paid sick leave laws: What do you think?

You may take sick time, or paid time off, for granted, but 40% of the American private-sector workforce has no paid sick days. That is actually an optimistic average, because for low-wage industries, the percentages are much higher. For example, 79% of food service workers and hotel workers lack paid sick leave. To put that in perspective, nearly 60% of families below 200% of the poverty line have a family member who works full time, year-round.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Progressives move into Verona, run for office

“Verona has never seen an election cycle like this,” The Verona Press marveled after the April 2013 municipal election. No one could remember when all four incumbent aldermen in an election cycle had been challenged, much less defeated.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Verona succumbed to the Capitol protests in 2012

Barely a year had passed since the massive protests on Madison’s Capitol Square over Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reforms. April 2012 was hardly a propitious time to run as a conservative in Dane County. In that spring election, conservative representation on the 37-member Dane County Board — as late as 1996 a majority — had been reduced to a lonely eight.

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Fleet Feet’s Get Fit team gets running start

I’m Matthew Reller, and I work at Fleet Feet Sports Madison. I’m sure a few of you are wondering why a team from a running store needs to be worried about its fitness, but let me be the first to say that I am far from where I want to be when it comes to conditioning. I know this may come across as lip service, but I am the newest full-time staffer, and I’m a novice when it comes to running.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Go, Brett Hulsey, go!

Say what you will about Brett Hulsey (and the John Cusack movie "Say Anything" suggests itself), the man is interesting. And he’s no dummy. In announcing his candidacy for governor Monday, he made the intelligent choice. He could not get re-elected from his State Assembly seat here in Madison after his bizarre behavior of the past couple years.

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Legal Login

with contributors from Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

10 things you need to know about promotions and contests

Contests and sweepstakes are a great way to engage customers. They are fun, easy, and can have great reach on social media. But are you conducting them the right way?

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Agency partner gets down to business of fitness

Since I started on the fitness challenge about three weeks ago, the main thing I’ve learned is that you have to figure out what is a reasonable starting point for a workout. How much should you push yourself? That question is even more pertinent when taking into consideration that structured exercise hasn’t been part of my daily routine since college.

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Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

Walker can thank Obama for good news in governor’s ad

Gov. Walker has been bombarding his loyal subjects with a new strain of brain virus in the past week. It comes in the form of an ad so disingenuous it would make Karl Rove napalm his knickers. If you want to see it, you can go to ScottWalker.com.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Why ride-sharing apps frustrate government reach

In a city that prides itself on being among the nation’s most “techie,” there has been a decidedly un-techie reaction to the arrival of two ride-sharing companies that have challenged the status quo of traditional taxi services.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Verona fights back against the progressives

Nicknamed “Hometown USA,” the city of Verona is said to house more state employees per capita than Madison, just up U.S. Highway 151. Not long ago, progressives — mostly newcomers — came down that road to ambush longtime city leaders and take over Verona government, much to everyone’s surprise. In this April 1 spring election, the citizens of Verona took back their community.

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After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

Is my language racist? Is yours?

Many among my Madison-area friends have asked how the transition to living in a small town has gone for Kevin and I since our semi-retirement move to central Illinois. I always answer enthusiastically about our new home and the assortment of wild birds living in our gardens, and I’ve waxed poetic about the pleasures of being near my childhood family. What I don’t glorify is the constant use of the word “colored” here in the Bible Belt, and how that sets my teeth on edge.

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DWD consultant gets working on weight loss

My name is LaShana Miller. I am one of the five female contestants chosen to participate in this year’s Get Fit individual challenge. I would like to thank the organizers of this competition for selecting me. The In Business Get Fit Challenge IS AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY! With the help given during the competition, I am on my way to achieving my weight-loss goal. For a very long time I have wanted to lose weight. I have thought about it, dreamed about it, thought about it some more, and continued to dream about it. However, I have never followed through on making it a reality.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Madison’s Landmarks Commission is the triumph of progressivism

Dave Cieslewicz may not be right, but he is correct. Once endorsed by Progressive Dane, Mr. C. is beginning to get the big picture: The City of Madison’s Landmarks Commission is an undemocratic, anti-people disgrace. Yes, this bureaucracy is an exemplar of high progressivism.

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