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Putting your data in context

Madison Noteworthy's Mike Victorson interviews Bert Barabas, founder of MIOsoft, a Madison-based software company with a global footprint. MIOsoft's context technology automatically discovers what data is relevant and what data is related. The contextualized data is complete, comprehensive, and ready for analytics and applications. Its latest venture is Barrage, which provides insightful real-time analytics and alerting for IoT (Internet of Things) data. Clients can also use Barrage to store data for historical examination and analysis — and do real-time analytics at the same time. Visit www.MIOsoft.com.

July 2015

Fashioning a social media niche

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa and Mike Victorson interview Lauren Felix, founder of La Petite Fashionista, a fashion and lifestyle blog. Felix is also the founder of LPF Media, which provides social media consulting for businesses and other bloggers, as well as the editor of La Petite Fashionista Magazine, a quarterly digital publication filled with inspiring and attainable fashion, interior design, DIYs, entertaining, and fitness tips. Visit LaPetiteFashionista.com.

July 2015

Fetching a great deal

Madison Noteworthy's Mike Victorson interviews Grant Schroll, head of innovation and strategy for Madison-based Fetch Rewards, makers of a grocery shopping smartphone app.

July 2015

On the Job: Yahara Materials Inc.

Crushing Plant Foreman Grant Kelsey, of Yahara Materials Inc., talks about the hard, hot work of operating a quarry that crushes tons of rock every day for use in road construction and other projects.

July 2015

FEEDing Madison's local food culture

Madison Noteworthy's Mike Victorson interviews Adam Haen, founder of Food Enterprise & Economic Development (FEED) Kitchens, shared-use kitchens that are helping to incubate Madison's food culture. The FEED Kitchens facility includes five commercial kitchens, with specialized equipment for baking, produce preparation and processing, deli prep, and meat processing. The facility is available for rent by the hour so that food businesses and individuals seeking to sell food to the public can have a legal place to prepare their food. There's also a training kitchen available for non-profit groups and cooking teachers. This training kitchen doubles as a community use kitchen for anyone who wishes to do personal cooking or baking on a larger scale, such as holiday baking with friends, canning and preserving produce, or making meals in bulk.

June 2015

A revolution in wheelchairs

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa interviews Brad Reinke, executive vice president of Rowheels, which manufacturers the world's only manual wheelchair wheels designed to eliminate repetitive stress injuries of the shoulder by letting users pull rather than push their wheels — like a rower. Assembled and tested in Fitchburg, Rowheels' REV1 wheels use first-of-its-kind pull-based propulsion and provide a number of important health benefits. Along with enhanced responsiveness and braking, users will use and strengthen shoulder and back muscles neglected by standard push wheeling. Visit RoWheels.com.

June 2015

Respiratory problems? Breathe easier at the Salt Room

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa interviews Tiffany Zander, founder of the Salt Room, a state-of-the-art salt therapy respiratory treatment center located in Waunakee. The Salt Room is essentially a big neti pot, says Zander, where visitors sit in a treatment room for 45 minutes inhaling pharmaceutical salt, which kills bacteria and infection present in the respiratory system. People suffering from allergies, runny noses, snoring, and a variety of other respiratory symptoms can benefit from salt treatment. Visit SaltRoomWaunakee.com.

June 2015

Seventeenth Radish preschool succeeds with flexibility

Madison Noteworthy’s Christi Andringa and Mike Victorson interview Allison Plumer, founder of The Seventeenth Radish, a preschool and enrichment center for young children located in Verona. The Seventeenth Radish is a children’s activity studio offering flexible drop off enrichment classes and drop in child care for children 1–5 years old. Programming includes a fun variety of art, music, movement, and dramatic play experiences that encourage exploration and independence in a thoughtfully prepared environment.

June 2015

On the Job: Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Samantha Peckham, a horticulturist with Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wis., describes her typical day working at one of the top-rated public gardens in the United States.

June 2015

Passion to inspire burns inside Madison's 'Fireman Rob'

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa and Mike Victorson interview Rob Verhelst, aka Fireman Rob, founder of the Fireman Rob Foundation and known across the U.S. for competing in Ironman and half-Ironman races in full firefighter gear. What started as a way to honor other firefighters on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has turned into a campaign to inspire others as Fireman Rob continues to compete in Ironman events in his gear. And through the Fireman Rob Foundation, Verhelst is helping to brighten children's stays in children's hospitals throughout the U.S. by delivering teddy bears to sick kids.

May 2015
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