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‘Wendy the Windsock’ becomes unlikely small business heroine, media star

‘Wendy the Windsock’ becomes unlikely small business heroine, media star

One local shopkeeper is fighting for his right to promote his business how he sees fit, and in the process he’s hoping to open up a dialogue about what he sees as overzealous enforcement of Madison’s sign-control ordinance.

Ultimate Spa Salon closes without warning

Ultimate Spa Salon closes without warning

“It’s sad,” said Monona Mayor Bob Miller, about the closing of longtime Monona business The Ultimate Spa Salon. A handwritten note on the front door of The salon at 5713 Monona Drive simply stated that the business is closed and that only gift cards with proof of purchase will be honored.

Looking Good: Dry-cleaning business thrives despite business-casual popularity

Looking Good: Dry-cleaning business thrives despite business-casual popularity

When the leisure suit fell out of favor after the 1970s, dry cleaners were likely among the first to celebrate their demise. “Polyester nearly killed the dry-cleaning trade,” says John Whitley, owner of Best Cleaners in Madison, who’s been in and around the textile industry for 40 years. Polyester’s rise in popularity meant that clothes that typically made their way to a dry cleaner suddenly became machine washable.

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Inside Peek: Ale Asylum

This week, IBTV interviews Hathaway Dilba, co-founder and director of promotions for Ale Asylum, a craft brewery and tasting room in Madison. Ale Asylum recently built and moved into a new location that will provide extensive expansion opportunities for the company's yearly and seasonal craft beers. With a focus on hoppy beers, Ale Asylum produces craft beers like the popular Hopalicious, an American pale ale; Ambergeddon, an amber beer; and Contorter Porter.

IBTV Inside Peek: A Woman's Touch, Sexuality Resource Center

Hope you all had a happy valentine's day! In recognition of the day devoted to love and companionship, IBTV visits A Woman's Touch, a specialty store specializing in sexual health, wellness and pleasure.

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