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10th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 2

Among this year’s highlights were live interviews with attendees and exhibitors from the Expo floor by The Connect Show with Jon and Tracy, as well as artists from Fitchburg-based TruScribe creating real-time, hand-drawn sketch notes from the keynote and other presentations.

10th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 1

Beginning with a morning networking gathering over coffee and a rousing keynote presentation by former Harley-Davidson communications director Ken Schmidt, and ending with an important conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion as a business strategy, hundreds of local professionals attended the IB Expo & Conference on May 18 at the Alliant Energy Center.

Professional of the Week

Douglas Pahl, Aro Eberle Architects

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Douglas Pahl, AIA, architect/principal, Aro Eberle Architects.

Nick Grays, State Bank of Cross Plains

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Nick Grays, AVP–commercial and ag underwriting manager, State Bank of Cross Plains.


Business plan contest finalists capture range of ideas in Wisconsin

From three plans for cleaning large amounts of water to a nutraceutical to keep your dog from itching, and from medical science breakthroughs to novel ways to employ artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and software, the “Diligent Dozen” in the 2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest represent a cross section of tech innovation in Wisconsin.

ESG: Will it improve your company?

New ESG requirements will affect almost every business as investors demand more transparency and government places new demands around these issues.

Up the river with a paddle: Wisconsin River investors making waves

The village and town of Plover near Stevens Point are not unlike many mid-sized communities in Wisconsin, with tidy homes, stores, schools, restaurants, parks, and more. But Plover has something hard to find in most other places: It has an organized group of early-stage investors.

The confidence code: How to support tomorrow’s sales leaders

Sales is a skill that is developed and perfected over time, and the best salespeople will tell you that along the way they had a mentor, cheerleader, or supportive boss or colleague who helped them see something in themselves that maybe they didn’t see.

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