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JDRF 2016 Spring Gala

JDRF 2016 Spring Gala

The JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Western Wisconsin Chapter held its 2016 Spring Gala April 30 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, raising a record-shattering $553,606.

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Jacob R. Peters, SVA Certified Public Accountants

Jacob R. Peters, SVA Certified Public Accountants

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Jacob R. Peters, CPA, MST, senior tax manager, SVA Certified Public Accountants.

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  • 40 Under 40, 2016 Class, Part 4

    Get to know some of the professionals selected for In Business magazine’s 2016 class of 40 Under 40. You’ll learn a bit about their professional lives as well as some of their lesser-known talents. In this episode, we feature Rob Plesha, VP-actuarial services, small group and individual business, Unity Health Insurance; Amy Kerwin, president and founder, Primates Inc.; Mark Greene, senior director, United Way of Dane County; and Erin Arango-Escalante, director, client relations and early years, WIDA, UW–Madison.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

The road to the White House has four lanes to perdition

In today’s Wisconsin State Journal, National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg posits a four-way race for president. The Blaska Policy Werkes has been predicting the same for several months now. Admittedly, this may be a case of wish being father to the thought.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

How leaders should show employee appreciation

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” — William James, the “father” of American psychology You will note that William James did not speak of “desire” or “wish.” He said “craving.” Even though his words were spoken many years ago, they hold as true today as ever.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

When does indexing investments require caution?

I’m a big fan of index funds. I prefer lower-cost asset class funds (similar to indexes, but more surgically structured to target factors or asset classes), but let’s not nitpick here. Today, the investment world well knows the value of indexing.

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

What every entrepreneur’s business plan should consider

For any entrepreneur, owning your own business is something you’ve always dreamed of. And to have the opportunity to achieve that goal with your best friend (and in this case, brother) is the cherry on top of the sundae. What you don’t plan for is to watch that sundae melt away on the sidewalk outside your office.

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Legal Login

with contributors from Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Handicap-accessible websites: Ensure your website is ADA compliant

Almost all businesses are aware of the need to make their physical locations accessible by those with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, many companies are unaware of the importance of ensuring that another crucial aspect of their company complies with the ADA: client-facing websites.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Stopping the slide: Wisconsin’s higher education system helps economy

It would be a mistake to believe higher education’s financial woes in Wisconsin began the day Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Alds. Phair and Cheeks: Put the crayons away and hire more police

Madison cannot solve its crime and quality of life issues until it overcomes its progressive blind spot on race. My “white privilege” is not littering the parking lots of Madison with chalk body outlines.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Our foggy mountain motorcycle breakdown in the Smokies

Squire Blaska has returned to the Stately Manor. Kickstand is down, brain bucket is off.

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Open Mic

Send us your blog for consideration!

Overtime rules are just government interference in the workplace

This week, President Obama’s Department of Labor moved forward with extensive changes to the nation's overtime regulations. The stated intent of the new rule is to raise the wages of approximately 4 million workers. But in reality, the Obama administration’s latest fiat will not be good for employers, workers, or the economy.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Don’t let ‘relax’ become a four-letter word

Planning a vacation for the end of a busy season helps to stave off burnout and stress. The challenge for professionals, especially small business owners, is finding the time to plan the getaway, let alone actually getting away.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Progress of Badger Fund of Funds matches trends in early stage investing

Ken Johnson, the veteran Wisconsin investor who is a partner in the Badger Fund of Funds, has held true to his vision from the start.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Who is killing the young black men of Madison?

Who is killing the young black men of Madison? May we rule out the police? Madison police suspect gang warfare is behind three “hit jobs” and three dead bodies in three Madison locations in the last three weeks.

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Right-to-work restored — for now

Governor awards $1.1 million to Fitchburg

AmFam hires Jeter as new ambassador

Ripon rocked by another closure

Resentencing for former Pancake Café proprietor

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