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Growing Pains: The IT challenges of Spectrum Brands’ big acquisition

Growing Pains: The IT challenges of Spectrum Brands’ big acquisition

It’s one thing when business disruption is caused by previously unforeseen competition, but it’s quite another when the folks in your own C-Suite are responsible for it. In the case of Spectrum Brands, the latter is a good problem to have because the disruption in question was created by an acquisition that doubled the organization’s employee count. But it resulted in no small degree of anxiety in the business technology department because for the first time, the company had to extricate a business from someone else’s technology environment.

Clocking In: Antique clock shop owner offers a trip back in time

Clocking In: Antique clock shop owner offers a trip back in time

Zoey, a sweet rescue dog, greets guests entering Kappel’s Clock Shop as the soft ticking and woody aroma of history lulls customers back in time. In the background, the musical chimes of one newer clock play “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which seems to be the only connection to more recent times.

Double Duty: Douglas Stewart’s Cheryl Rosen Weston doing it all

Double Duty: Douglas Stewart’s Cheryl Rosen Weston doing it all

To say that Cheryl Rosen Weston is a busy woman would be a little like saying Albert Einstein was a pretty sharp dude. Or that Andre the Giant was a bit on the husky side. As the CEO and principal shareholder of The Douglas Stewart Co., one of the largest woman-owned companies in the state of Wisconsin, Rosen Weston might be content to punch out each evening and quietly reflect on an honest day’s work, but that would be too easy.

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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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