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14th annual Berbee Derby

14th annual Berbee Derby

The 14th annual Berbee Derby Thanksgiving Day 10K run and 5K run/walk took place Nov. 22. The family-friendly event benefits the Technology Education Foundation.

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Joe Arkin, Property Loss Specialist (PLS)

Joe Arkin, Property Loss Specialist (PLS)

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Joe Arkin, claims supervisor, Property Loss Specialist (PLS).

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

The spiritual workplace: It’s about connection

How can you blend spirituality and work, especially at a secular workplace? It’s not only easy but also necessary if you want your employees and your business to thrive.

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Open Mic

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Do’s and don’ts of the holiday office party

It’s time for the annual office holiday party. This is much more than just a celebration of the season. It’s a test, and you better believe that management is watching very carefully. So, how can you perform at your best?

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5 things celebrities can teach us about branding

Celebrities are masters of personal branding, so much so that some of them only need to go by one name.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Computer science education taking many routes as workforce needs grow

As the digital economy grows, the need for people who are skilled in writing code, managing networks, and protecting against cyberattacks has become akin to feeding a large, insatiable baby. The more it’s fed, the bigger the appetite.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

The state of Wisconsin owner readiness is … mixed

As a group, business owners overwhelmingly acknowledge, “having a business transition plan is important both for my future and the future of my business” — 93 percent agreed with that statement. This statistic alone provides a reason for optimism. However, the optimism balloon quickly deflates as you study the report.

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The consistency of stock market returns: Why market corrections are a feature, not a bug

Stock markets have been volatile so far in 2018, grabbing headlines and investors’ attention. Based on their news commentary, the financial media seems to believe the stock market exists to deliver reliable, positive returns year after year.

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Progressive HR

with Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek

Blockchain could — and should — disrupt application, recruiting, and interview process

Blockchain has infinite use cases, and I’m focused on those that would inform how blockchain will evolve the recruitment and talent-acquisition industry.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Musing on the ‘most wonderful time of the year’

I don’t want to offend anyone but being older doesn’t mean we’re not still keeping up with the world. In fact, many of us “older but wiser” folks can still sing and dance with the best of them.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Gene-modified babies violate scientific ethics and process

Sadly, it was only a matter of time before a scientist somewhere outside the United States claimed to have created the world’s first genetically altered human babies.

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Can Evers avoid same blunder with WEDC that Walker made with high-speed rail?

Eight years ago, Governor Walker entered office with a slightly flawed proposal for a high speed rail corridor from Chicago to Minneapolis sitting on his desk. He stopped the project — that was a mistake.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Midterm election over, it's time for Wisconsin to get to work

I think we’re all happy the election is finally over. Hopefully, all of the rhetoric and animosity is behind us and we can focus on the future.

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The dangers of asbestos in the office: What to look out for

Asbestos and other harmful hazardous materials are often not thought about in work environments besides by those who are hands-on in occupational areas like construction, welding, or even firefighting. However, hazardous materials do exist across a variety of workplaces.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer and Ashlie B. Johnson

Hidden dangers of checking out employees or candidates on Facebook

Social media provides insight into a person’s life, or at least what that person wants others to see of their life. Hopping on Facebook (or Instagram or Twitter) to browse an employee or potential employee’s posted content is tempting. However, the ease of obtaining personal information with just a few clicks brings with it potential dangers for employers in Wisconsin, as well.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Leadership: Dealing with people 101

In my experience with coaching leadership teams for over 30 years, I continue to be surprised by how many leaders, both new and seasoned, put the cart before the horse when looking for results from their respective teams.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Wisconsin R&D figures reflect strengths — and some challenges

The annual report by the National Science Foundation on research and development spending by U.S. colleges and universities confirmed what many people already know: The UW–Madison is a powerhouse when it comes to attracting R&D dollars.

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Clouds gathering for Visions

Korean cuisine gets former Muramoto spot

Brink’s Archipelago Village plans discussed

Operation Fresh Start sets opening date

Municipal Building opens

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