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Celebrating the Execs of the Year

IB honored some of Madison’s brightest professionals during the ninth annual Executive of the Year awards Jan. 18 at the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater.

40 Under 40 Reunion

IB held its second reunion for past 40 Under 40 classes on Nov. 9, bringing back 21 years of honorees for an evening of networking and memories at The Madison Club.

Professional of the Week

Alex Bauer, Hausmann Group

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Alex Bauer, commercial client advisor, Hausmann Group.

Meg S.L. Pekarske, Husch Blackwell

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Meg S.L. Pekarske, partner, Husch Blackwell.

Jane Simon, State Bank of Cross Plains

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Jane Simon, vice president–private banking, State Bank of Cross Plains.

Viewpoints

Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandate

Supreme Court: OSHA exceeded its authority by requiring large employers to adopt mandatory vaccination policies, but health care providers can require employee vaccinations.

No longer elephant in the corner, inflation fills the room

Inside a packed hearing room in the state Capitol, scores of bankers and credit union executives gathered last Tuesday to debate a bill the bankers viewed as a threat and the credit union leaders described as a modest boost for their growth.

Bipartisan Congressional action provides opportunity Wisconsin leaders must seize in 2022

There was big news out of Washington just before the holidays. The enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, has the transportation community and policymakers abuzz. This legislation has been heralded as the largest increase in federal highway and public transit investment in more than 50 years, a once-in-a-generation investment.

Finding resolve in your resolutions

Every year about this time, scores of people sit down to write out their goals for the new year — for their family, for themselves, and for their business. It is an important exercise that clears the cobwebs out and has the potential to jump-start real progress.

Why entrepreneurs are made, not born

You either have it or you don’t. How many times have you heard that? Or a business owner saying, “I was born to be an entrepreneur.” But in business and life, things are rarely that black and white.

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