After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

February 2012

The Athena Awards: The nominees ARE all winners!

02/28/12

The Athena Awards: The nominees ARE all winners!

The pronouncement of the Athena Award winner is going to be made Tuesday, March 13 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. That night, every nominee will believe the seven others standing next to them are more deserving of winning, and no way will they expect to hear their name called when the winner is announced. (One of them will be wrong.)

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Behind the scenes with IB’s new creative director

02/21/12

Behind the scenes with IB’s new creative director

The days quickly blur. Staff is busy compiling IB’s special March issue wherein “40 Under 40” meets “7 Over 70” and I expect an attention-grabbing, creative cover and inside photo spread to do it justice. Newly hired creative director Alan Sanderfoot is up for a challenge, but it’s the most difficult layout of the year.

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A pain in the ... you name it, I had it last week

02/14/12

A pain in the ... you name it, I had it last week

While playing a heated family game of Yahtzee a week ago Saturday night, I bit into a Sugar Daddy caramel bar a little too aggressively and broke a front tooth off at the gumline. It was a quirky accident that resulted in a trip to Meriter Hospital to literally beg somebody (anybody!) to shoot my face full of Novocain to hold me over until an emergency dentist could be located the next day. A sweet-faced, young doctor accommodated and then sent me home with painkillers and a sympathetic smile (thank you).

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You get what you inspect, not what you expect

02/07/12

You get what you inspect, not what you expect

This past week, I had a short window between recording our evening radio talk show and attending a nonprofit board meeting. I made a quick stop at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant, thinking I’d take treats to the board meeting for everyone. At the drive-up order area, I first confirmed that the fruit pies were still two for a dollar, and then ordered six cherry pies and six apple pies.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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