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  • EatStreet gobbles up more market share

    Madison Noteworthy co-host Christi Andringa talks with EatStreet co-founder Matt Howard about his fast-growing online food-ordering service. EatStreet, which launched in 2010, allows customers to order from more than 200 restaurants in Madison and 15,000 across the country.

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Middleton Chamber 63rd Annual Celebration

Middleton Chamber 63rd Annual Celebration

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce hosted its 63rd Annual Celebration, “A County Fair With Middleton Flair,” on Jan. 15. More than 400 guests enjoyed the vintage county fair.

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Tiffany M. Ziegler, Velcor Leasing Corp.

Tiffany M. Ziegler, Velcor Leasing Corp.

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Tiffany M. Ziegler, vice president and controller for Velcor Leasing Corp.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Scott Walker is the education governor, not Jeb Bush

Be careful what you wish for. Democrat(ic) leaders like State Sen. Jennifer Schilling are posturing that Wisconsin needs a full-time governor. It’s early in the presidential campaign season and Scott Walker is attracting favorable notice, so we will take the good senator’s concern like Jimmy Buffett, with a shaker of salt.

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

No matter what your age, your Social Security statement matters

Fifteen years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created the Social Security statement, a tool to help Americans understand the features and benefits that Social Security offers. Since then, millions of Americans have reviewed their personalized statements to see a detailed record of their earnings, as well as estimates of retirement, survivor, and disability benefits based on those earnings.

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Market and economic update: Central banks adjust monetary policy

Easier monetary policies continue around the world, despite a U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) on the cusp of interest rate normalization. India and Canada have cut short-term interest rates, the People’s Bank of China added liquidity to the banking system, and last week the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a surprisingly large quantitative easing program.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

How to manage fiduciary responsibility as an HR professional

Growing regulatory complexity, scrutiny on compliance, and litigation cases have made it increasingly challenging to administer and manage qualified retirement plans. Additionally, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) has set forth rules to ensure the protection of plan participants’ rights. For HR managers and their organizations, falling short of these could mean corporate and personal liability.

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Super Bowl controversies have a familiar ring to business professionals

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, but much of the pregame media coverage has focused on topics unrelated to who will bring home the Lombardi Trophy.

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It's All About Content

with Thomas Marks

How much website content should your business create?

Just how much is enough? That’s a really good question. I’d say eat until you’re comfortable, but don’t overeat and don’t think it’s okay to stand up at the table, unbutton your Sansabelts, and get ready for round 2. But hey, I’m not a dietician; I’m a website writer and strategist.

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Wisconsin businesses spur growth with SBA lending, mentorship

Last week, Americans saw Colorado sub shop owner Carolyn Reed at the State of the Union address, representing America’s small businesses and helping to emphasize their importance in driving the economic recovery.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Coming debate over UW funding, structure deserves public attention

The stage is set for a state Capitol debate over the future of the University of Wisconsin System, from its smallest two-year campus to its flagship research powerhouse in Madison. Here’s hoping the debate is an honest effort to improve the performance, accessibility, and accountability of the state’s largest higher education system, not a political exercise driven by perception rather than fact.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

A big-name Democrat defects from the teachers union plantation

Chalk up another Democrat(ic) convert to school reform. Few have better liberal credentials than New York’s big-D Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Market and economic update: Lower energy prices may fuel consumer spending

The decline in oil prices over the past few months is starting to impact U.S. economic data. Inflation measures have slipped lower, consumer confidence is rising, and industrial activity is waning.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

At least Packers TE Brandon Bostick manned up

The Stately Manor remains draped in black today in observance of the great disaster that befell a proud people this week. We speak not of the State of the Union address (watched Out of Africa on TMC instead) but of the incredible defeat of our beloved Green and Gold by the Blue-Green Sea Algae. A perfect storm of blown assignments, timidity, stupid penalties, and pure dumb bad luck. We couldn’t even win the coin toss for OT!

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Legal Login

with contributors from Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Addressing potential roadblocks to broadband expansion

When thinking about how to encourage broadband expansion — both in terms of geographic availability and level of quality — we often focus on funding. Particularly in rural areas, the cost of providing new broadband service or improving existing service can be cost-prohibitive because of the large distances between customers and the scarcity of customers who could be accessed by a proposed build-out.

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Is long-term-care insurance right for you?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that health care costs are among the leading concerns on people’s minds as they near retirement. Long-term-care costs can vary widely by the type of care and location. A single room at a nursing home facility will cost, on average, close to $88,000 per year, and a typical stay lasts approximately four years. Part-time in-home care by a home health care practitioner will cost considerably less.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

How to succeed in business through the power of attitude

"Popular … you’re gonna be popular." I love that song from the musical Wicked. Everyone who’s seen the show or listened to the lyrics understands that a good attitude helps make one popular.

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Monona friary could be sold for development

Esker acquires TermSync

STIHL coming to Cottage Grove

Duluth Trading Co. to expand to Iowa

Anchor to sell Viroqua branch

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