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Sustain Dane's MPower Business Champions Celebration

On April 7, Sustain Dane recognized 17 local businesses for successfully implementing sustainable business practices in 2013.

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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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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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Open Mic

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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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Forward HR

with Diane Hamilton and Nilesh Patel

17 tips for being a great mentor

Have you ever had a mentor? Someone who took you under his or her wing to show you the ropes? Someone who freely gave their time and shared their knowledge and experience to assist you in your own growth and development? I can think of a couple of mentors I have had over the course of my career. These individuals helped shape my view of leadership and created my belief that a leader’s job, in part, is to develop future generations of leaders.

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Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

5 reasons not to panic about Mary Burke’s 15-point deficit

It was all over the news-o-sphere last week. (That’s just like the Twittersphere, but with better spelling and grammar and a slightly dumbed-down version of Elisabeth Hasselbeck.) According to the latest Wisconsin Public Radio-St. Norbert College poll, Mary Burke is down 15 points to Scott Walker in the governor’s race, which Burke apparently entered sometime in the last several months while the rest of us were staring at the harsh winter chafing on our elbows and wondering who will resign in disgrace first: Mike Ellis or Mike Ellis’ hair.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

With company life spans growing shorter, young firms help fill the gap

The increasingly dynamic nature of the economy means that while workers themselves may be living longer, companies are not. The average life span of a company listed in the S&P 500 index of leading U.S. companies has dropped by more than 50 years in the last century, from 67 years in the 1920s to just 15 years today, according to Richard Foster, a Yale University professor and an emeritus director of McKinsey & Co.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Diversity, but not of thought or speech

It is gratifying that voices more amplified than your humble Squire’s wheezing squeeze box are beginning to sound the same alarm: that so-called progressives are doing their damnedest to stymie free speech. These electronic pages have chronicled the Hate-Walker crowd shouting down conservative speakers on the Capitol grounds, protesters attempting to shut down a bank on the Capitol Square (some of its executives had donated to Walker’s campaign), Mayor Soglin demanding ideological purity as a condition for doing business with the City of Madison, and the general mau-mauing of minority opinions hereabouts. Aside from Miss Vicki, who else in Greater Madison has spoken out for free speech?

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Scott Walker, lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my!

What would be a good day for a tax cutter like Scott Walker to announce his candidacy for re-election? How about next Tuesday, April 15 — tax day? Much fuss and bluster about Gov. Walker getting a college degree. Of course, our acquaintances on the left like to boast how much smarter they are than the man who continues to befuddle them. That’s their problem.

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Open for Business

with Jody Glynn Patrick

Shocking medical costs an eye-opener for this patient

This week I accompanied my Uncle Gene, 82, for his lab tests. He’d been feeling dizzy, and his doc suggested he wait three months to see if the symptoms disappeared of their own accord. The dizzy spells increased. The doctor prescribed a medication and changed the dosage of another medicine, but the spells continually worsened. In addition, he now has unpredictable stabbing pains in his head that stop him mid-step for a few minutes, until they disappear as mysteriously as they attack.

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‘Sedentary geek’ gets moving toward better health

When I was in high school, I was a typical geek: sedentary, played video games, read a great deal, loved board games, and generally surrounded myself with people who were like me. As someone who went to three different high schools in three different states, I forced myself to be more outgoing than I might be naturally by jumping into theater, speech, and debate.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Koch paranoids think we’re too stupid to sift or winnow for ourselves

Our progressive acquaintances have developed an unhealthy obsession with the Koch Brothers. The Koch Boys serve as their all-purpose scapegoat and boogeyman, blamed for every political disappointment.

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Miron to pay $4M fine to settle federal investigation

Metro Market to open in Grandview Commons

Local businessman pleads guilty to tax evasion

Area firms receive biotech convention grants

Laserwords to receive more than $570M in state support

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  • Diversity, but not of thought or speech

    Dear AnonyMOUSE-ISH: "Yes, Miss Vicki is certainly a beacon of hope for free speech advocates. That is, when she's not shouting down or hanging up on callers with whom she doesn't agree." Just ...
  • Diversity, but not of thought or speech

    Gee, I see The Craver just donated a whole article, "The Real Mary Burke", to the Burke campaign. It is just her friends and family telling how nicey-nice she is. It must be balance for all the ...
  • 9 time-management tips for the new year

    I've committed myself to finish every task or project that I start within a reasonable time frame. At present situation, time tracking system plays a major role in planning and organizing our time ...

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