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Our Towns: Beloit's renaissance a well-kept secret

Our Towns: Beloit's renaissance a well-kept secret

The president of Beloit College may have thought he was offering a simple endorsement, but actually he was communicating volumes about the experience of place and the importance of making an investment. In a letter written to bolster Beloit’s chances of winning a Great American Main Street award (which it did), Scott Bierman told the story of how he came to accept the position as president of the private college, and how a simple walk downtown helped seal the deal with wife Melody.

October 2011
Are start-up firms eventful?

Are start-up firms eventful?

Entrepreneurs tend to be visionaries, but given all the operational balls they typically have in the air at once, it takes a lot of imagination – not to mention nerve – or a new sole proprietor to think he or she can put on a relevant seminar, let alone a conference. Still, we've seen it done time and again in Madison, as businesses like Lindsay Stone & Briggs build conferences like Brandworks from the ground up.

March 2011
Madison in the National Spotlight

Madison in the National Spotlight

Believe or not, Madison will attract national attention this year, and none of that attention will have anything to do with a Badger sporting event.

Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of academicians and business people alike, the Capital City will welcome two national conferences for the first time in 2011: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) National Conference and the 19th Congress for the New Urbanism.

January 2011
Meeting Safety and Security

Meeting Safety and Security

Nick Topitzes has encountered virtually every security circumstance, from the days of the '72 McGovern campaign, when he was part of a security detail, to present-day event planning.

September 2010
The New Risk Managers

The New Risk Managers

Given the detail-oriented nature of the job, meeting and corporate event planning probably should be left to professionals, but often a staffer with a modicum of experience is left with the task of sending invites, arranging for food and drink, and designing a program for guests. Some master it very quickly, others require a little more training, and some even grow to love it, but from the outside, event planning always looks easier than it really is.

September 2010
The Evolution of Brandworks

The Evolution of Brandworks "U"

With the economy tilting the scales to home-grown conferences, IB looked into the evolution of Lindsay Stone & Briggs' Brandworks University.

March 2010
'08 Stem Cell Summit an Eventful Case Study

'08 Stem Cell Summit an Eventful Case Study

Madison put its best foot forward in wooing and holding the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit. Along the way, we gained some insights into staging corporate events.

November 2009
Virtual Business Meetings: Will most companies really choose online over airline?

Virtual Business Meetings: Will most companies really choose online over airline?

Since Labor Day weekend 2008, Bill Geist has not been on a full airplane, despite his hectic travel schedule and the fact that he flies to most of his destinations. Before that, he said, he and other air travelers were crammed in like sardines. Now, many seats are empty.

March 2009
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