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Deconstruction detail

The Habitat ReStore Deconstruction Team was on S. Brooks and Maywood in downtown Madison earlier this week working on Habitat's largest deconstruction project of the year.

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Natalie Hinckley, Hinckley Productions

Natalie Hinckley, Hinckley Productions

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Natalie Hinckley, director/owner, Hinckley Productions.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

You’re missing the point on manufacturing

I keep reading about how we need to create more jobs in order to boost our economy. These stories miss the point that jobs are not the issue — workers are.

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Making sense of taxes under President Trump

Now that we know Donald Trump will be our country’s next president, and the House and Senate both have Republican majorities, you may wonder what that means for your taxes.

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What is digital transformation? What are its challenges?

No company today can risk avoiding a digital business strategy.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

FLSA overtime and salary changes put on hold

A federal court, on Nov. 22, 2016, issued an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Labor from implementing the new rules which were set to change, among other things, the minimum salary that must be paid to exempt employees, which may impact an employee’s eligibility for overtime, from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Model emerging for how to bring quality broadband to rural Wisconsin

Rural America was thrown a Depression lifeline in the 1930s when the federal government rallied to spread electric power across farm country. Not long after came affordable rural telephone service, even if it was delivered through a black “party line” phone hanging on the kitchen wall.

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4 tips for sending fewer, more effective emails

Emails are overused, overvalued, and often used inappropriately. They cause delays and lapses in communication that result in missed deadlines and poor customer service. Even worse, they can cause conflict within your team.

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

Benefits of mindfulness, from an executive's perspective

Keith Ryniak, business director for agency strategy at American Family Insurance, recently shared how mindfulness has benefited him both professionally and personally so that other professionals might enjoy the same benefits.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Networking for results, part 2

So there you are at a networking event. You see several groups of people engaged in conversation. You feel awkward about breaking into those conversations. What to do, what to do?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Big companies can accelerate Wisconsin’s startup economy

American Family Insurance leader Jack Salzwedel is the first to admit major companies aren’t always quick on their feet when it comes to innovation. In fact, as he told a business-savvy crowd this past Thursday, a lack of nimbleness was crimping American Family’s bottom line in the mid-2000s.

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Year-end, tax-smart investing tips

As 2016 draws to a close, it may be worth your time to explore a few year-end investment and financial moves that can potentially pay off for you when you file your taxes in April.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Timely reminder that it's always a good time to be thankful

Gratitude can light up the darkest of days, and November reminds us to create an “attitude of gratitude,” as we focus on the people and the things we are grateful for in our lives, both personally and professionally.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Democrats’ problem: Their message IS getting through

Blaska’s Bring It! is now a sanctuary blogge. Here’s your free hug, my little cupcake. Now grow a spine!

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Arrowhead pulls Hep C drug study, plans staff cuts

Hovde sets sights on Waunakee

Verona CPA firm acquired

Billboard case thrown out

Funding approved for affordable housing projects

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