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Employees buy State Street bookstore

Downtown Madison bookstore A Room of One’s Own will soon have a new ownership group comprised of two employees and an award-winning author, who formed a partnership to buy the store from majority shareholders Sandi Torkildson and Nancy Geary.

June 2018
Take Five: Soaring small business confidence is for real

Take Five: Soaring small business confidence is for real

As part of their “Economic Road Show,” Bill Dunkelberg of the National Federation of Independent Business and Visa Inc.’s Wayne Best visited Madison recently, spreading good news about the U.S. economy and the state of small business.

June 2018

Fitness franchise expands to Waunakee

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will soon open a new studio in downtown Waunakee.

June 2018

Hilldale dress shop moving to Middleton

Mes Amies Boutique, which has called Hilldale Shopping Center home since it opened in 2015, will move to a larger location in Middleton and reopen in mid to late July.

June 2018

Sales plunge, Sears to close more stores

Citing a first quarter loss of $424 million ($3.93/diluted share), Sears Holdings Corp. announced it would close another 72 stores around the country that it has identified as unprofitable.

May 2018

Two business closings rankle east siders

Two longtime area stores will soon be closing.

May 2018

Dorn True Value moves into Verona

Dorn True Value Hardware opened in what used to be an Ace Hardware location at 119 W. Verona Ave. in Verona.

May 2018
Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

When UW–Madison alum Katie Lorenz traveled to Peru in 2014, she never realized she’d be returning with the seeds of an idea for a clothing line that married her discovery of alpaca-fiber clothing with her Badger roots.

May 2018
Growing bigger by acting smaller

Growing bigger by acting smaller

John Moore played an instrumental role in the marketing that transformed Starbucks into a global icon and served as the director of national marketing for grocery powerhouse Whole Foods Market. He understands the drive and discipline it takes to become a high-growth brand.

May 2018

Proposed State Street hotel gets bigger

Ascendant Holdings Real Estate, developer of a proposed boutique hotel at the top of State Street, has purchased two additional properties over the last six months, at 124 and 126 State St., allowing for more hotel rooms and a better opportunity to incorporate original exterior façades and interior walls and elements into the hotel’s design.

May 2018
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