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Energetic endeavor

Energetic endeavor

Leadership Greater Madison 26 participants focused on energy, the environment, and sustainability during their August session.

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Mark McCaulley, Bachmann Construction

Mark McCaulley, Bachmann Construction

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Mark McCaulley, project manager, Bachmann Construction.

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Beyond the balance sheet: Tips for a successful merger

Businesses in nearly every industry have the potential to go through a merger or acquisition at some point in their life cycle.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Ready for the soft side of technology

Almost ubiquitous technology access and worldwide connections open channels that create opportunities that weren’t possible even a few years ago. These changes and capabilities create more promise for the future and for making unprecedented progress … but technology advances are creating change we may not be ready to handle.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

Preventing suicide by cultivating meaning at work

I chose to write this blog post because September is Suicide Prevention Month and the topic is important to me because I am an attempt survivor myself.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

With new director Erickson, UW computing efforts take step forward

Tom Erickson is quick to talk about his days growing up in the western Wisconsin community of Mondovi, just south of Eau Claire, as well as his time as a computer and electrical engineering student at UW–Madison.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Entrepreneurs, how are you going to get out of this one?

Much of this blog is devoted to the later phases of business ownership, when an owner considers transitioning into another adventure in his or her life. Accordingly, with one door closing, another inevitably opens. Today is about looking forward.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Everything comes down to customer experience

I think most of us who are frequent buyers enjoy walking into a business and being recognized by management or the front-line team.

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How a simple ‘thank you’ can make you a better leader

Remember the last time a client, boss, or a co-worker gave you a handwritten thank-you note to tell you you’re doing a good job?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Corporate investors offer another avenue for young companies

When the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance got off the ground in the early 2010s, it was ahead of the game when it came to corporate venture capital — especially within the insurance world.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Lordy, lordy, Epic is 40!

The presentation evoked memories of disco. The CEO, who goes back a bit further than the company she founded in 1979, evoked memories of Woodstock. But the fundamental message from Epic’s annual Users Group Meeting was that innovation is both timeless and relentless.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Lessons on coalition building from a business legend

I have followed John Hazen White, Jr., executive chairman of the board and owner of Taco Comfort Solutions, for several years across various media platforms. John’s approach to manufacturing integrates multiple facets of complicated situations into coherent pictures that inspire action.

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Whoa, Nellie! UW athletics has $610M impact

Kwik Trip, EatStreet partner on expanded Madison deliveries

Grand openings set for new Madison T.J. Maxx, Sierra stores

War on flavored e-cigarettes heats up

More seasonal flights out of Dane County announced

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