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WWBIC Annual Luncheon

WWBIC Annual Luncheon

On Nov. 11, the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. celebrated 28 years of “Putting Dreams to Work” at its annual luncheon at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee. The event drew 1,000 attendees.

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  • Tim Stadelman: CFO of the Year/Large Business CFO of the Year

    Tim Stadelman, CFO of J.H. Findorff & Son, delivers his acceptance speeches for the 2014 Large Business CFO of the Year and the overall 2014 CFO of the Year awards, with introductory comments by Dave Beck-Engel, president of Findorff. The 2014 CFO Awards were presented Oct. 22, 2014, by In Business magazine.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

The Ferguson verdict reflects a split-screen America

The split screens on the all-news cable TV channels Monday night reflected the political divide in America today. There was President Obama on the right half of the screen, the nation’s first black president, pleading for calm while seeming to indict the Ferguson legal system. The left side of the screen depicted a police car billowing fire in Ferguson, Mo.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

So who made money market-timing this past month? Anyone? … Anyone?

I’m frequently amazed by how much emphasis people put on trying to predict stock markets or listening to people who try to do so. If there has ever been a good example of how utterly impossible it is to exploit short-term market movements, it’s been the months of October and November.

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IRA and retirement plan limits for 2015

The amount of money you can sock away for retirement in several inflation-adjusted tax items will increase starting in 2015. The IRS has also announced new federal income tax brackets and rates that will impact your 2015 tax return. Planning ahead can get confusing because there is a lot to digest, but it is worth taking advantage of the opportunities to save as much as possible.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

No union contracts, no problems in Dane County

Collective bargaining died in Dane County and the world didn’t end. Which is not to say that the usual gang of Cassandras aren’t forecasting falling skies. “Joe Parisi has got to go,” Madame Brenda wails. A comment posted at madison.com threatens a labor strike. Really want to test Act 10 and Scott Walker?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

A Thanksgiving appeal to the great techie in The Cloud

A techie’s Thanksgiving prayer to the Great CIO in the Sky: As we gather this Thanksgiving to share time with family, friends, and food, let us count the blessings of our digital age … using zeros and ones only, of course.

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Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

Numbers are in: Walker accomplishes nothing; next stop, the White House

Quick question: Who has presided over a steeper reduction in the deficit he was handed when he took office several years ago, Scott Walker or Barack Obama?

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Dane County obeys Act 10; won’t collect no union dues

Does Dane County government have better lawyers than the Madison school district? Or just a commitment to obeying the law as duly constituted? Following the dictates of Wisconsin Act 10, Dane County government will no longer deduct union dues from the paychecks of some 2,500 employees spread out among seven labor unions, beginning with the December payroll.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

The party of progress overrules the voters

The President of the United States prepares today to go full Mussolini and impose immigration rules by executive fiat. The Madison Common Council knows what is best, so it is poised to prohibit consenting adults from using a substance that has not been proven harmful to non-users — vaping...

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The Web Chef's Cafe

with Paul Gibler

10 tips for using Twitter

Twitter celebrated its eighth anniversary on March 6. Since its founding as Twttr, a name based on the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, the microblogging platform has continued to evolve. Today it has more than 271 million monthly active users who spend an average of 170 minutes per month on the site. These users send out around 500 million tweets per day.

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Market and economic update: Global growth centers on strong U.S. economic activity

Growth in Europe remains weak, data for China slowed, and Japan suffered a second quarter of contraction, but U.S. economic data remains supportive of economic growth.

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Legal Login

with contributors from Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Are your online privacy policies and terms of use enforceable?

Not many of us take time to read the terms of use or privacy policies of the websites and mobile applications we visit. However, these policies are often important tools for companies with an online presence, which nowadays is pretty much every company out there.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

How to prepare for business interruptions

Criminal activity and natural disasters are dangers that can strike an organization at any time. To prepare for the unexpected, you should review your security and disaster readiness plans to help minimize the impact of any potentially threatening situation. You should also ensure that you have the proper insurance coverage to protect against loss of income and other expenses not covered by property insurance.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Upon further review, the ruling on Nov. 4 stands

The graybacks among us may remember when the soccer moms voted in Bill Clinton, when the religious right elected George W. Bush. Now, a species once heretofore thought near politically extinct is being credited for the Republican onslaught on Nov. 4: old white men.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Why questioning and listening are the foundations of sales success

One of the traits of an amateur salesperson is a tendency to “sell too soon.” In other words, the amateur picks up on a couple of buying signals and starts selling. By asking more questions and digging even deeper, he or she probably would have found out more information that was critical to those sales.

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