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Cutting the ribbon on third Willy Street Co-op location

Cutting the ribbon on third Willy Street Co-op location

The new Willy Street Co-op North celebrated its official Grand Opening weekend Sept. 23–25 at 2817 N. Sherman Avenue in Madison.

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Dr. Kristin Seaborg, GHC Sauk Trails Clinic and Write for a Change LLC

Dr. Kristin Seaborg, GHC Sauk Trails Clinic and Write for a Change LLC

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Dr. Kristin Seaborg, pediatrician at GHC Sauk Trails Clinic, advocate for epilepsy awareness and research, and president of Write for a Change LLC.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Madison has food; we want safety

Madison city government is frustrating. Mayor Paul Soglin really gets it about preserving public spaces. He is absolutely correct about vagrants commandeering sidewalks to sleep off their hangovers. The Common Council, on the other hand, defeated his proposed ordinance banning the practice between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (notice: no ban overnight!) on an 11–7 vote.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Why is manufacturing so important to Dane County?

The Brookings Institute posted some exciting news this summer: Madison ranks No. 5 out of the top 100 metro areas in advanced industry growth. These are businesses that engage science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources and STEM employees to build cutting-edge organizations. Technology is key to these companies and manufacturing is a driver because 35 of the 50 industries are in manufacturing sectors.

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Open Mic

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Succession-planning resource where you least expect it

Ask business owners what worries them and they are likely to mention economic volatility, taking risks, adequate working capital, and cash flow. But there is one thing that often keeps them awake at night: succession planning. Who will take over the business when they are ready to retire?

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#SocialBiz

with Spencer X. Smith

How to use social media to increase customer loyalty

What’s the best (and free) way that you can ensure your customers stay loyal to you? Love what you’ve ALREADY sold them.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Schools with 'fab labs' on the cutting edge of manufacturing innovation

In a room that was once little more than a storage area for largely unused equipment, the Waunakee School District is outfitting a space where students can explore their futures.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Hillary scores but doesn’t put Trump away

The Squire is snorting through his thoughts — sorry, I meant “sorting” — on Monday nights' rumble in the jungle at Hofstra University, which posted a trigger warning — an actual sign with the heading “Trigger Warning” at the entrance to the debate hall. The sign warned that the subject of sexual assault might be mentioned. But Trump never mentioned Juanita Broaddrick by name. Or Paula Jones. Or Gennifer Flowers. Or …

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Stop procrastinating (but not before you read this blog)

Two local business friends recently came to my store, Total Awards & Promotions, for a tour. I’d invited them previously but the timing was never right. This time, as we walked through our production area, one of them said, “I don’t know why we put this off so long,” and our conversation morphed into a discussion about procrastination — a problem that affects many of us.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Early-stage companies won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with investors

The longest-running investor pitch event in Wisconsin is the annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

One Democrat(ic) mayor speaks up for the police and against Marxism, but not Soglin

“Leftism’s guiding principle is the Marxist concept that people are divided into classes of oppressors and oppressed,” St. Louis University professor Warren Treadgold instructs in the September 19 Weekly Standard magazine

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos and Andrew Schlidt

BPO deals are soaring — but what does that even mean?

In its Technology Vision 2016 report, Accenture predicts that 25% of the world’s economy will be digital by 2020. The global consulting firm contends that we are witnessing a major technology revolution, specifically a digital revolution. It’s a revolution of emerging “digital platforms” comprised of cloud services, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, predictive analytics, and intelligent automation.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

You can't lead if you don't listen

I recently finished up a leadership training program with a client company that focused on building current and future leaders. At the final session of the several we had, the discussion centered on what the participants felt was their single biggest takeaway. It was almost unanimous — BEING A BETTER LISTENER!

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

For road projects we need to ask: If not now, when?

Wisconsin’s interstates are neither decorative nor frivolous. A well functioning I-94 or I-90 is not akin to getting granite countertops or adding a sunroom as some have suggested.

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Beauty school closes abruptly

Fitchburg restaurateur gets reduced sentence

Northwestern Mutual to cut hundreds

Automotive business moving to Beloit

BDS Mobile gets startup funding

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  • Take Five with Greg Valliere, Part II: The next president must focus on growth

    Valliere I think is a good example of looking at economic development from the top and not looking at what is at the bottom and it is weakness at the bottom- i.e., families and workers that is ...
  • Madison has food; we want safety

    No mystery here. Follow the money. All of Madison's Five-Year Plans to Nowhere are devices for shoveling statewide taxpayer dollars to loyal party apparatchiks ("progressives"), and those who are ...
  • Madison has food; we want safety

    The police study has already passed. And should again, especially if the Midtown Station does. I'm in favor of both. Big expenditures without oversight? What kind of conservative are you? Trust ...
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