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Professional of the Week

Nancy Peckham, Valicom

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Nancy Peckham, CEO and founder, Valicom.

40 Under 40 - Where Are They Now?

Melanie Schmidt, Class of 2001

IB is celebrating 20 years of the 40 Under 40 in 2020, and will be catching up with past recipients to see what they’ve been up to since they were honored. This week features Melanie Schmidt, president, Timpano Group.

Ben Udell, Class of 2011

IB is celebrating 20 years of the 40 Under 40 in 2020, and will be catching up with past recipients to see what they’ve been up to since they were honored. This week features Ben Udell, SVP of consumer banking, Monona Bank.

Icons in Business featuring Kevin Conroy, Exact Sciences

In Business hosted its first virtual Icons in Business event on on Aug. 27 featuring Kevin Conroy, CEO and chairman of the board, Exact Sciences. Conroy shared insight into Exact Sciences’ response to COVID-19 and the unique challenges it poses, and the pandemic’s other crisis: the urgent need for cancer screening.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, WPS Health Solutions, and our additional sponsors: The Madison Concourse Hotel, ActionCOACH, and Baker Tilly.

Viewpoints

Market timing: Should I go to all cash?

Every four years, largely as a result of the impending election, I get the same question from clients and nonclients alike: “Should I move to an all-cash position? I’m worried that XYZ will happen.”

Home loans: Patience in a pandemic

Whether you need more space, less maintenance, more country, or less rent, you are ready to buy a home during a pandemic. Like most everything else in 2020, the mortgage experience has changed and practicing patience has never been a more important part of the home-financing process.

Why we must always nurture customer relationships

I make it a habit to scan LinkedIn on a regular basis to keep up with what is happening with good clients, potential clients, and colleagues. I recently saw that a very good client and friend had made a major career move.

Are women losing career momentum in this work-from-home world?

A recent article published by In Business magazine called “Working Parents Calling it Quits” shared that a new FlexJobs survey found 40% of working parents had to quit or reduce their hours since the start of the pandemic. It was no surprise when the data highlighted a difference between men and women: Working women still bear the brunt of the responsibility at home.

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