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neXXpo 2014

Energy sparked across the Alliant Energy Center April 8 as the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce debuted neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward. The re-imagined expo was a showcase of what's next – in products, in business and in Greater Madison.

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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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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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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

What you need to know about high-frequency trading

High-frequency trading (HFT) is a stock, bond, or other security algorithmic trading model that uses very fast (the fastest) technology to trade in and out of investments. So fast that an HFT model can go in and out of the same security in less than a second. So fast that some HFT firms actually have fiber optic cable connected directly to various market exchanges! I don’t think TDS or Charter offers that yet.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Why bosses are crucial to employee engagement

Last year Dale Carnegie Training asked MSW Research to undertake a benchmark, nationwide, cross-industry study of 1,500 employees to explore engagement in the workplace. The study discovered that among the multiple factors affecting employee engagement, a manager’s personal relationship with his or her direct reports is the single most influential. What follows are some of the conclusions that can be drawn from the study.

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Church leader vows to exercise religiously

Hello friends, I am Brett Christensen, one of the male contestants for the 2014 IB Get Fit Challenge. I was honored to be chosen to participate in this experience. I decided to submit an entry for this challenge for a couple of reasons.

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Home sales lower in March

Hulsey announces bid for governor

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  • Verona fights back against the progressives

    Fascinating analysis...except I didn't note a single mention of what issues were being debated between the two sides. Does that imply that the issues were irrelevant and that campaign tactics ...
  • Hulsey announces bid for governor

    Roll back any tax cuts, raise taxes on the rich (anyone making more than poverty level) create more government jobs and halt any development as it may negatively impact the environment. Raise fees ...
  • Go, Brett Hulsey, go!

    At least Brett remembered to purchase bretthulsey.com prior to announcing. That already puts him one step up on Burke.

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