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Celebrating the winter solstice

Celebrating the winter solstice

Area families enjoyed exploring winter solstice traditions under the stars at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center on Dec. 15.

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Leslie Osman, Park Bank

Leslie Osman, Park Bank

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Leslie Osman, vice president marketing and communications, Park Bank.

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If you’re a manager, most employees say they don’t need you

According to a recent survey, 80% of employees believe they could do their jobs without a manager — and they’re probably correct.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Worker shortage should increase wages — is your company ready?

I caught up on reading during the New Year’s weekend and came across a Wall Street Journal article that showed how the front edge of the body gap is beginning to affect wages.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Underused ‘white space’ in broadcast spectrum offers broadband hope

Wisconsin is on a short list of a dozen states targeted by a coalition led by Microsoft to greatly expand the use of white space, mainly in the television spectrum, to extend high-speed broadband internet service to homes, businesses, and more.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

It may be time to consider private equity as an exit option

What do you think of when you hear someone talking about selling to or recapitalizing their business through a private equity group?

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Open Mic

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6 reasons to add environmental graphics to your office

If your office is still grey walls and cubicles, here are six reasons you should consider adding some environmental graphics to your company’s workspaces.

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Useful tax reform tips

The holidays have come and gone, and those of us in the tax arena have spent as much time digesting the new tax law as we have our tasty leftovers.

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Adapting to employees with special needs

In 2012, the company I work for was sold. We became a wholly owned subsidiary of a much larger organization, an organization with a mission to provide employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired (BVI).

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

2017 was not a great year for transportation funding in Wisconsin

Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on what was a wild ride when it came to transportation funding in the state of Wisconsin. Google Maps could not possibly have mapped this route.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

After 15 years, business plan contest still helping young companies compete

The first Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in 2004 ended in a tie — a statistical, down to the hundredths-place tie.

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How Wisconsin government and politics have changed — and what to do about it

As I retire after almost 25 years as president of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, I can’t help but reflect on how Wisconsin government and politics have changed over the decades.

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The crisis of sexual misconduct

The impact of sexual misconduct at the executive leadership level is not just in the lives of subordinates who have been so shockingly harmed, but that such allegations can profoundly affect the value of the brand.

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5 ways your company can avoid costly OSHA citations

A workplace inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may not be avoidable, but your company can avoid costly OSHA citations.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Reflecting forward on manufacturing possibilities

The time between the holidays is always a good time for me to pause and reflect. This year my reflections turned from the past to the future.

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4 big bad sales myths of 2018

In sales, we sometimes constrain ourselves with limiting beliefs, or myths, and the New Year is the perfect time to debunk these falsities and rethink how you are going to approach sales in 2018.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Envisioning a simpler professional life

As we welcome in the New Year, some business friends and I have been talking about the need to simplify things in our personal and our professional lives.

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Archive »Biz Report

Spectrum battery biz goes to rival Energizer

Princeton Club buying Gold’s Gym

Live Nation, Frank Productions sign deal

Gorman proposes housing complex for vets

Closing courses may still not be enough

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