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4th annual Joint Networking Event

4th annual Joint Networking Event

The event is an opportunity to network and make connections with other business professionals in the community who attendees might not normally meet.

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Dan Chovanec, CG Schmidt Inc.

Dan Chovanec, CG Schmidt Inc.

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Dan Chovanec, general manager, CG Schmidt Inc.

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Answers to 5 common questions about workplace sexual harassment

In the wake of high-profile cases and hashtags, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported that it received 12 percent more complaints of workplace sexual harassment in 2018 than it did in 2017.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

The benefits of gratitude

Research has shown that gratitude heightens the quality of life.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Tech, art, and design of ‘smart’ cities converge through Wisconsin company

Six weeks ago in the art-conscious town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a somewhat eclectic group of technologists, architects, city planners, fabricators, and artists of all persuasions got together to talk about the future of art and how it can transform public settings.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Strong job growth scares me

Strong job numbers came out again this month, with the U.S. economy adding over 200,000 new positions. Most hail this as great news for all concerned, but I’m not so sure.

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Review your review process: 360-degree surveys can give you the whole picture

Karen is always willing to lend a hand and patiently share the tips and tricks she’s amassed after years on the job. In fact, in the past year, she’s been so willing to help new employees that she’s frequently fallen behind on her own workload.

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Don’t let volatile markets shake up your investment strategy

When it comes to investing, pullbacks and corrections — declines in stock prices of at least 10 percent from their recent highs — are routine, although they don’t usually feel that way as they happen.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

How economy plays into ‘right track, wrong track’ opinions

Good political pollsters are quick to issue warning labels when it comes to head-to-head matchups between candidates in an election.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

What will your last job change be?

When was the last time you changed jobs? Do you remember the exhilaration of it? I was reminded of how exciting it can be as I grabbed coffee with someone today who recently started a new gig.

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5 tips for today’s small business owners

A new nationwide survey released by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) reveals that American business owners are doing a lot of things right, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Are we just working, or are we also listening?

I recently had a couple of customer service experiences that make me wonder why active listening isn’t an important part of customer service training for team members.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

As manufacturing moves into cyberspace, so do security threats

One of the things that make cybersecurity seem so daunting is the difficulty in understanding the scale of the threat involved. Every day there is a new media report of a major commercial enterprise being victimized by cyber-criminals.

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Are you an overloaded public speaker?

We all know the great youth coach who understands what it takes to help our kids be their best. We’ve also all seen the coach who hollers endless, detailed directions at young superstars as they become more and more confused. Young players can reach cognitive overload. When they do, their performance stalls.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

It’s not just Madison anymore: Wisconsin knows tech

As a study by the nation’s largest computer technology association affirmed this month, Madison is one of the top “tech towns” in the United States. It ranked 14th on a list of 20 cities, mostly much larger metros, released by the Computing Technology Industry Association.

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Your employee tweeted what?!

Best practice tips for employer social media policies.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Good advice to carpe diem

In interviewing individuals for our training programs, well over half tell us that handling stress and the pressures of daily life, both professionally and personally, is an area that they need to work on.

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Archive »Biz Report

Octopi Brewing expanding

Succession plan announced at First Business

Orange Shoe Fitness expands to Waunakee

Great Lakes changing name to Ascendium

Blexx wins Elevator Pitch Olympics

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