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Purple Cow Organics doing its part to enrich the earth

Purple Cow Organics doing its part to enrich the earth

When Madison’s long-delayed Central Park officially opened to the public recently, folks may have paused to notice the lush grass roof topping its restroom pavilion. For visitors from the farthest reaches of the Badger State (i.e., anywhere but the “surrounded 77 square miles”), such a feature may have seemed at best an eccentricity and at worst a hippie flashback or fever dream. But for longtime Madisonians, who can’t walk a mile in their comfortable shoes without running into a community garden or a farmers’ market, such unselfconscious nods to sustainability are old hat.

Dane County’s clean lakes initiatives promise high return on investment

Dane County’s clean lakes initiatives promise high return on investment

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is keenly aware of how important Madison-area lakes are to residents’ quality of life, but he also knows they’re vital to our business community’s future prospects. In fact, if Madison ever hopes to stanch its brain drain and compete for talent with the economically vibrant coasts or with Midwestern Goliaths like Chicago and Minneapolis, the lakes cannot be overlooked.

Wisconsin's China policy: Dairy State looks east for opportunities

Wisconsin's China policy: Dairy State looks east for opportunities

Karen Nielsen recalls an eye-opening trip to China in 2000. The director of UW-Madison’s Babcock Institute was there to present the findings of a study on Chinese farms, but the trip coincided with the beginnings of a large influx of government money to expand the dairy industry. The Chinese government wanted to increase the amount of protein in Chinese diets, and it wanted to promote a way for people in the countryside to make a living.

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  • 40 Under 40: 2014 Class, Part 4

    Get to know some of the professionals selected for In Business magazine’s 2014 class of 40 Under 40. You’ll learn a bit about their professional lives as well as some of their hidden talents. In this episode, we feature Kayla Storlid, owner of Kayla’s Custom Cleaning, LLC; Peter C. Osman, owner/attorney with Borakove-Osman, LLC; Sandy Morales, fund development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County; Brad Grzesiak, principal/co-founder of Bendyworks, Inc.; and Todd Schmidt, economic development director for the Village of Waunakee.

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  • Whole Trees: Finding real value in forests

    Just don't clear cut at all ! That is the solution of preserving it. Old trees nurish younger ones and give them food and protection against sun and rain. Giving us Oxygen and protection ...

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Tim Eiring, Centare

Tim Eiring, Centare

IB's Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet the state's professionals. This week features Tim Eiring, vice president of operations, Madison region, Centare.

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