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A day for the dogs

A day for the dogs

The first annual Puptoberfest benefited OccuPaws Guide Dog Association.

Reveling in new beginnings

Reveling in new beginnings

Wisconsin Management Company and FGS The Restoration Company recently celebrated their 40th anniversary and grand opening.

Celebrating new spaces

Celebrating new spaces

Strategic Partners Marketing and A Healer’s Hand celebrated the opening of their new offices with a party on Sept. 14.

Mixing and mingling

Mixing and mingling

Area professionals gathered at Twist Bar & Grill at the Radisson Hotel to make connections during the final IB Intros of the year.

Dane County Women's Build

Dane County Women's Build

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County held its inaugural Dane County Women’s Build on Sept. 15 to raise awareness for safe, decent, and affordable housing in Dane County.

Interesting interiors

Interesting interiors

Kahler Slater and ASID–Wisconsin hosted 25 interior design students on Sept. 14 for a showcase of practical office design.

Hot stuff!

Hot stuff!

Guests at the Fitchburg Fire Department's uncoupling ceremony for its new West Station got to view emergency apparatus on display and take tours of the new station.

Makeshift Festival

Makeshift Festival

The inaugural Makeshift Festival celebrating creativity in the visual and culinary arts was a community fundraiser for the Madison Parks Foundation.

A cut above

A cut above

Local students were looking sharp following the 11th Annual Back to School Haircutz event on Aug. 27 at the Alliant Energy Center.

Building effective teams

Building effective teams

Attendees to the latest IB Seminar learned strategies to facilitate team building within organizations and cultivate a results-driven collaborative environment.

Kicks for a cause

Kicks for a cause

The 4th Annual Kickin’ It For Kids Charity Kickball Tournament, Presented by AAA of Wisconsin, took place at McGaw Park in Fitchburg on Saturday Aug. 19. Photos by Kyle Wege of Crimson Sun Studios.

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

This month, members of Leadership Greater Madison toured Oakhill Correctional Institution before connecting with local children at the Boys & Girls Club.

KMA Cares Golf Outing

KMA Cares Golf Outing

First annual event raised more than $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.

#EPICWMTV Grand Opening

#EPICWMTV Grand Opening

WMTV showed off its new station, designed from scratch with digital-era workflows in mind, during a grand opening celebration Aug. 10.

EVCO Plastics expanding

EVCO Plastics expanding

Renovations at DeForest facility will double EVCO's space, improve operations, and enhance the work environment for employees.

Middleton Chamber Annual Golf Outing

Middleton Chamber Annual Golf Outing

The day started with sunrise yoga on the hill, followed by 18-holes and a nine-hole par 3 event.

Leadership Greater Madison Summer Social

Leadership Greater Madison Summer Social

Nearly 50 current class members and Leadership Greater Madison alumni gathered at the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona for conversation, beer, and snacks.

Westside Habitat ReStore expands

Westside Habitat ReStore expands

Together the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County ReStore East and West have funded a total of 46 homes in Dane County, through sales of gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, tools, paint, lighting, building materials and more.

Motorcycle ride to benefit Safe Harbor

Motorcycle ride to benefit Safe Harbor

Co-sponsored by the Dane County Sheriff's office, this 100-mile ride through Dane County has become a favorite of area motorcycle enthusiasts.

IB Icons with Food Fight

IB Icons with Food Fight

Food Fight Co-Founder Peder Moren shared some of his most memorable moments as one of the original “Food Fighters" during the July 25 Icons in Business breakfast.

Badgers partner with ALNC

Badgers partner with ALNC

UW Football student athletes joined the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to lead children in a football-themed obstacle course and engage with them in nature activities.

Camp Createability Red Carpet Gala

Camp Createability Red Carpet Gala

The annual event raises funds and awareness for autism and Camp Createability, a video and entertainment program for individuals with autism or other disabilities.

Veterans Museum Golf Outing

Veterans Museum Golf Outing

Golfers competed in a four-person scramble style tournament featuring prizes for holes-in-one, a putting contest, a golf ball toss, and more.

Taste Testing Madison

Taste Testing Madison

Invitees got to sample and vote on the flavors from 32 Madison restaurants and caterers during pre-event judging for the Taste of Madison.

Art Fair on the Square

Art Fair on the Square

VSA Wisconsin artists sold 65 pieces of art during the event to raise a total of $5,838 for the nonprofit, $4,000 of which goes back to the disabled artists.

Design for a Difference

Design for a Difference

Each year since 2015, FLOOR360 has sponsored Design for a Difference in Madison and selected a local nonprofit to receive an interior makeover free of charge.

Disrupt 2.0

Disrupt 2.0

The second annual Disrupt Madison event energized, inspired, and challenged business leaders and community change agents.

Seeing education take flight

Seeing education take flight

June's Leadership Greater Madison 24 session focused on transportation and higher education issues and initiatives.

Honoring small businesses

Honoring small businesses

Eight area businesses took home honors June 27 at the 35th annual Dane County Small Business Awards.

Barks for Parks

Barks for Parks

Wisconsin Brewing Company hosted the Barks for Parks celebration and fundraiser June 25 in support of the Dane County Dog Parks.

Back to the Beach

Back to the Beach

The second of Madison Community Foundation's 12 75th-anniversary grants was awarded to the Clean Lakes Alliance to catalog the needs of all 25 Madison-area beaches.

Party for the Arts

Party for the Arts

The 11th annual Spring Fling Party for the Arts featured live pop music performed by Rhapsody Arts Center students with a professional backup band.

Anchors aweigh!

Anchors aweigh!

Capitol Boat Club, Madison’s alternative to boat ownership, hosted its official launch party Friday, June 16 at its dock behind Mariner’s Inn.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrating Juneteenth

Madison recognized the historical celebration of the emancipation of America's slaves on June 17 with a variety of outdoor activities and festivities.

Golfing for a good cause

Golfing for a good cause

At the 24th annual FGS The Restoration Company Red Cross golf tournament on June 9, $20,000 was raised for the Southwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Beats the heat!

Beats the heat!

One hundred forty area professionals and executives took refuge from a hot summer day to enjoy an evening of networking and conversation.

Top Execs Make Sweet Music

Top Execs Make Sweet Music

Dane County's top executives rubbed elbows with their peers at IB’s 16th annual Exec Connect event June 7 at Madison's Orpheum Theater.

Cooking with Cabela's

Cooking with Cabela's

Cabela’s in Sun Prairie hosted Cook With Cabela’s June 3–4, offering free seminars and demonstrations on pellet grills, can cookers, smokers, and more to the public.

2017 Attic Angel Sale

2017 Attic Angel Sale

Madison’s largest two-day resale is a fundraiser benefiting Dane County nonprofits that support seniors and children.

Festa Italia

Festa Italia

Hosted by the Italian Workmen’s Club, Festa Italia, the annual three-day celebration of family, food, culture, and fun, was held June 2–4 at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg.

Black Women's Leadership Conference

Black Women's Leadership Conference

The theme of the second annual Black Women's Leadership Conference was “Progress, Empowerment, and Collaboration.”

Good Sports

Good Sports

On May 26, the Middleton Chamber of Commerce held its 10th Annual Chamber Sports Night at Keva Sports Center. Twelve teams competed in fun games for a chance at bragging rights.

Summit Festivities

Summit Festivities

Over 2,600 people attended Summit Credit Union’s annual member meeting and family event, Summit Fest, at the Duck Pond at Warner Park.

Deep Thoughts on Corporate Culture

Deep Thoughts on Corporate Culture

At the inaugural IB Think Tank, nearly 100 local business executives and top-level HR professionals examined the changing corporate culture and what it means for your company's bottom line.

Supporting Women's Health

Supporting Women's Health

The Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation raised $265,000 at its 20th Anniversary Spring Gala May 20.

Exploring Veterans Issues and City Government

Exploring Veterans Issues and City Government

During their May session, Leadership Greater Madison 24 members learned about the challenges veterans face when they transition from the military to civilian life and much more.

Sharing Health Care Decisions

Sharing Health Care Decisions

The Alliance, a cooperative of more than 240 employers that self-fund their health plans, hosted its Annual Seminar on Tuesday, May 16.

Kids Building Wisconsin

Kids Building Wisconsin

The fourth annual Kids Building Wisconsin, held at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg on May 13, featured over 30 fun and educational hands-on activities for children ages 3–12.

Bike to Work Pit Stop

Bike to Work Pit Stop

In recognition of National Bike to Work Day, the Monona East Side Business Alliance hosted a pit stop for bicyclists on May 19, providing free coffee, water, and donuts for hungry cyclists.

Stoughton Hospital Expansion

Stoughton Hospital Expansion

Stoughton Hospital held a grand opening event May 11 to showcase a new 35,693-square-foot expansion and renovation of its emergency/urgent care services, specialty clinic, clinical lab, ambulatory surgery, and admitting/registration service areas.

2017 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

2017 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

For the fourth year, Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison hosted a joint event for Madison region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity.

Spirit of Hospitality

Spirit of Hospitality

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7–13, 2017) the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and Madison Area Sports Commission hosted the annual Spirit of Hospitality celebration at Monona Terrace.

National CooperativeRx Annual Meeting

National CooperativeRx Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting for National CooperativeRx members was held on Thursday, May 4 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Put me in, coach!

Put me in, coach!

For the eighth year in a row, Madison-area men over 55 are banding together to take part in the Greater Madison Senior Softball League (GMSSL), sponsored by Smart Motors.

Reframing Workplace Conflict

Reframing Workplace Conflict

Conflict in the workplace can strike fear in even the most seasoned leaders. However, conflict is not always a bad thing.

Family businesses take home honors

Family businesses take home honors

Five family businesses based in Dane County, including grand award winner Wiedenbeck Inc., were honored May 4 during the 14th annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award banquet.

READ(y) to Wear

READ(y) to Wear

The nonprofit Madison Reading Project hosted its paper-inspired fashion benefit, READ(y) to Wear, on April 29.

Moon Over Monona Terrace

Moon Over Monona Terrace

Young and old space lovers alike ignored light rain and overcast skies the evening of Friday, April 28 to get their fix of the moon and other celestial objects at Moon Over Monona Terrace.

Navy Day for Habitat

Navy Day for Habitat

Thirty-plus active Navy volunteers from the Navy Recruiting District Chicago filled all of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s build sites on April 18.

Prodigies on Display at IceBreaker

Prodigies on Display at IceBreaker

More than 1,000 current and future business leaders gathered to hear three Greater Madison prodigies speak at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s IceBreaker luncheon April 28 at the Kohl Center.

Government 101

Government 101

For its third session, Leadership Greater Madison 24 members learned about county government services, the challenges to a thriving economy, and state taxes.

Allied Drive's First Habitat Home

Allied Drive's First Habitat Home

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County welcomed Sina & Angel to their new Allied Drive home last week, the first Habitat home built in the Mosaic Ridge neighborhood.

Bring Your Meeting Home

Bring Your Meeting Home

Forty-three locals who helped bring meetings and events to the Madison area were celebrated April 6 at the Bring Your Meeting Home reception at the Concourse Hotel.

Aldo Leopold's Egg-cellent Adventure

Aldo Leopold's Egg-cellent Adventure

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center welcomed families to its grounds April 15 to search for eggs left by the legendary Easter Bunny.

Sustainability Sideshow

Sustainability Sideshow

The Sustainability Sideshow is an annual joint fundraiser and friendraiser between Sustain Dane and the Madison Children’s Museum.

Life transformation

Life transformation

The Transformation Center, a Madison wellness facility that provides customized workouts and eating plans, recently opened its doors after extensive renovations.

Blinded by science

Blinded by science

Visitors had a special chance to explore UW–Madison March 31–April 2 during the annual UW Science Expeditions.

Celebrating the Best in Commercial Design

Celebrating the Best in Commercial Design

More than 130 people attended the 10th annual Commercial Design Awards April 4 to celebrate Dane County's influence on Wisconsin's notable architecture.

Feed the Need

Feed the Need

Over 400 attended Feed The Need on Sunday, April 2, and raised $40,000 for The River Food Pantry, which will provide three months worth of food for the pantry.

Making Madison Better

Making Madison Better

Leadership Greater Madison (LGM24) learned about economic development, equity, mentoring, and personalized pathways for students at its March session. They also started to examine issues in specific Madison-area neighborhoods and communities.

Convention Connection

Convention Connection

The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted more than 100 attendees at its Convention Connection event March 22, which highlighted ways businesses can create exceptional visitor experiences.

Sticky Situation

Sticky Situation

Despite the overcast skies, more than 525 visitors came out to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center on Sunday to celebrate spring and enjoy learning about maple syrup.

Name That Shelter

Name That Shelter

Dane County representatives and local charities came together March 22 to take on a new county-wide initiative to combat homelessness in Madison.

Fitness Festivities

Fitness Festivities

Anytime Fitness recently opened two new locations: 2045 Atwood Ave. and 737 University Row. Each facility features new coaching options and state-of-the-art technology.

Snapshots of Summerfest

Snapshots of Summerfest

At the most recent Icons in Business event, Sarah Smith Pancheri discussed the history of Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival.”

Honoring Powerful Women

Honoring Powerful Women

The ATHENA Award Celebration, which honors both women and men who have achieved excellence in their profession or life's work, devoted time and effort in their communities to improve the quality of life for others, and actively helped women realize their full leadership potential, was held March 14.

Meeting the 40 Under 40

Meeting the 40 Under 40

At the March IB Intros event, 350 attendees got to mix and mingle with IB's 2017 40 Under 40 class.

Madison Reading Project finds a new home

Madison Reading Project finds a new home

Madison Reading Project recently moved into a new location at 8030 Excelsior Drive, Madison. The new home will give the local nonprofit triple the space to expand its book-giving library.

Great Escape

Great Escape

Leadership Greater Madison kicked off its 24th class last week with a trip to Escape This in Madison, which offers escape room experiences for team building, parties, and casual fun.

Dairy-Aire Gymnastics Invitational

Dairy-Aire Gymnastics Invitational

More than 900 gymnasts from across the country converged on the Madison area Feb. 25 and 26 for the third "Dairy-Aire" Gymnastics Invitational, hosted by Gymfinity.

Taking networking to the next level

Taking networking to the next level

A first of its kind “Sweatworking” event gave participants a chance to balance exercise, proper nutrition, and networking to get fit and make new connections.

Chamber's Big Night Out goes digital

Chamber's Big Night Out goes digital

QBE North America offered a behind-the-scenes tour of its remodeled campus and an up-close look at its newly designed high-tech Global Digital Innovation Lab in Sun Prairie Feb. 22 as part of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Big Night Out series.

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

More than 1,000 plungers took an icy dip into Lake Monona to raise over $300,000 for 10,425 athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin.

Ski students

Ski students

The City of Madison Parks Division held a Learn to Cross-Country Ski class Sunday, Feb. 19 at Elver Park.

Celebrating the Execs of the Year

Celebrating the Execs of the Year

IB raised a glass to the winners of our fourth annual Executive of the Year Awards Feb. 15 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center.

 Pinewood derby racers get educated

Pinewood derby racers get educated

Close to 75 Madison-area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts brought their pinewood creations to Smart Motors on Feb. 11 with NASCAR dreams in their heads.

Gen X Dance Party

Gen X Dance Party

For children of the '80s and '90s, the Gen X Dance Party, Feb. 10 at Monona Terrace, was a colorful tribute to their youth.

Foundation for effective leadership

Foundation for effective leadership

Terry Siebert discussed the foundation for effective leadership during the first installment of the IB Seminar Series of 2017.

Polar Dash

Polar Dash

Physicians Plus and UnityPoint Health – Meriter want kids to stay active and healthy year-round, so they held Polar Dash on Jan. 28 to help keep kids moving during the winter.

Newest Habitat home

Newest Habitat home

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County recently completed its first Sun Prairie house of 2017. This house marks the 252nd Habitat home built in Dane County and the 28th home built in Sun Prairie.

Sampling Middleton

Sampling Middleton

Close to 500 people from the Middleton-area business community “Sipped, Sampled & Socialized” at the Middleton Chamber 65th Annual Celebration.

Fun on Ice

Fun on Ice

The third annual Fun on Ice, held on Saturday, January 28 at The East Side Club, was filled games, food, music, and laughter.

Jazz jamboree

Jazz jamboree

The Madison Country Day School Jazz Showcase gave student musicians an opportunity to share the stage with pros from the The Legends Orchestra.

Feeling like a kid again

Feeling like a kid again

BOUNCE treated attendees to a room of giant inflatables surrounded by colored lights, dance music, and cocktails.

Sparking development

Sparking development

American Family Insurance broke ground on the Spark Jan. 25, a building that will act as an innovation center and home for the entrepreneurial hub StartingBlock.

It's Pondemonium!

It's Pondemonium!

Preparations are well underway for the 2017 Winter Pondemonium hosted at the Wisconsin Brewing Co. in Verona Feb. 10–12.

Eastside ReStore comes home

Eastside ReStore comes home

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County recently purchased its Eastside ReStore store, located at 4207 Monona Drive, which it had been renting for the past two years.

Lunchtime relaxation

Lunchtime relaxation

Mindful Yoga at Monona Terrace recently wrapped up in December but that doesn't mean the relaxation is over. Far from it!

Newest bootcamp to HIIT Madison

Newest bootcamp to HIIT Madison

Cofounded by celebrity fitness trainer and University of Wisconsin alumnus Sam Karl, the recently opened KAMPS fitness facility brings high intensity interval training (HIIT) to college students and professionals in the Madison area.

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