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2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation - Retail: Northern Sky Theater Creative Center & Gould Theater

2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation - Retail: Northern Sky Theater Creative Center & Gould Theater

The new, two-building campus offers a single place for administration, storage, rehearsals, and events.

2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation - Residential (Multiunit): UW-Whitewater New Residence Hall

2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation - Residential (Multiunit): UW-Whitewater New Residence Hall

UW–Whitewater’s new residence hall was specifically designed with equity and inclusion in mind.

2020 CDA Best Renovation - Office: GE Customer Experience Center

2020 CDA Best Renovation - Office: GE Customer Experience Center

Hundreds of employees, customers, and future clients are expected to interact with this space, and they aren’t likely to walk away disappointed.

2020 CDA Best New Development - Office: Sentry Insurance New Office Building

2020 CDA Best New Development - Office: Sentry Insurance New Office Building

The design attempts to infuse Sentry’s corporate identity to create an amenity-rich, technology-driven campus for the purpose of fostering innovation.

2020 CDA Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library

2020 CDA Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library

Even in the digital information age, public libraries are places of discovery, and they serve as a community center for millions of people.

Love the Library

Love the Library

A gala held to unveil the newly finished Pinney Library raised more than $92,000 for the library's capital campaign and endowment.

TASC in the Community

TASC in the Community

Nearly 1,000 TASC employees shopped for and assembled Care Boxes to benefit Madison Metropolitan School District students.

International Festival 2020

International Festival 2020

Guests were able to indulge in cuisine from around the world, purchase arts and crafts, and learn about local businesses with global connections.

UWDC Community Celebration

UWDC Community Celebration

Thanks to its 25,000-plus donors, the United Way of Dane County raised $19,167,099 for the Greater Madison community this year.

40 Under 40 reception

40 Under 40 reception

Always one of IB's most popular events, the reception brings together Madison-area professionals with their up-and-coming colleagues and peers.

Madison Re-Prom

Madison Re-Prom

The fundraiser for Huntington's disease research raised more than $85,000 from the 335 guests in attendance.

LGM27 gets underway

LGM27 gets underway

Leadership Greater Madison 27 participants had their first gathering in February to get to know each other and learn more about important community issues.

Read(y) to Wear 2020

Read(y) to Wear 2020

The annual paper fashion fundraiser for Madison Reading Project raised $37,000 to fund literacy programming.

Networking at Great Dane

Networking at Great Dane

Nearly 200 local professionals joined IB for our popular Intros networking event on Feb. 11 at the Great Dane at Hilldale.

Secret Science of Sports

Secret Science of Sports

Several hundred children and families explored the science behind their favorite sports alongside UW student-athletes on Feb. 8.

Fitchburg Chamber Annual Celebration

Fitchburg Chamber Annual Celebration

Corey Pompey, UW–Madison's new band director, shared his story and inspired attendees to embrace a new challenge that will fuel their success in 2020.

Honoring the Execs of the Year

Honoring the Execs of the Year

The awards celebrate exemplary business executives based on leadership, innovation, and company success.

Frostiball 2020

Frostiball 2020

More than 1,200 patrons attended the 2020 Frostiball, hosted at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Cashing in with Dan Brown

Cashing in with Dan Brown

The executive manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison spoke about the future of the casino at the Jan. 16 Icons in Business event.

Making history in Edgerton

Making history in Edgerton

Over 700 Edgerton students signed their names on I beams that will be used in an addition to Community Elementary School.

Benefiting The Playing Field

Benefiting The Playing Field

With the help of the community and a generous matching gift, nearly $75,000 was raised to support children who experience trauma and other challenges.

Sneak peek at proposed SSM Health-South Madison Campus

Sneak peek at proposed SSM Health-South Madison Campus

Plans include a five story, approximately 180,000-square-foot building located along Fish Hatchery Road.

Exploring Dane County economic trends

Exploring Dane County economic trends

Dane County business leaders gathered Dec. 11 for a first look at the results of the 2019 First Business Bank Economic Survey.

LGM26 graduation celebration

LGM26 graduation celebration

The members of Leadership Greater Madison 26 got to share stories and their team projects at their graduation celebration Dec. 3.

Putting leadership skills to work

Putting leadership skills to work

For the final Leadership Greater Madison 26 full-day session, participants started charting the next steps in their leadership journey.

Essential Madison Experience

Essential Madison Experience

Members of IB's staff took part in the Bitters Boot Camp to get a taste of Destination Madison's unique tourism program.

Future of customer service

Future of customer service

Five-time best-selling author Peter Shankman packed at HotelRed for the first AMA Madison Signature Series event.

40 Under 40 Reunion

40 Under 40 Reunion

IB held its first reunion for past 40 Under 40 classes on Nov. 13, bringing back 19 years of honorees for an evening of networking and memories.

ACS breaks ground on new HQ

ACS breaks ground on new HQ

The new, 48,000-square-foot facility will include a mix of office and manufacturing space.

We're Better Together

We're Better Together

The fifth annual joint networking event was held Nov. 6 at the Great Dane in Fitchburg.

Addressing housing and homelessness

Addressing housing and homelessness

Leadership Greater Madison 26 participants learned about local initiatives that are helping address the issues of affordable housing and homelessness here in Dane County.

Nordic's new HQ revealed

Nordic's new HQ revealed

Nordic recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the move to its new 50,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in the Arbor Gate building at 2601 West Beltline Highway.

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center unveiled

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center unveiled

The Design for a Difference makeover was valued at over $700,000 in labor, materials, and funds donated, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

Youth Arts Center groundbreaking

Youth Arts Center groundbreaking

The new center will serve as an arts community hub and provide desperately needed space for organizations that serve youth through the arts.

9th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 2

9th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 2

The ninth annual IB Expo brought nearly 1,200 Madison-area professionals closer to the businesses that serve them.

9th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 1

9th Annual IB Expo & Conference, Part 1

The ninth annual IB Expo brought nearly 1,200 Madison-area professionals closer to the businesses that serve them.

Phoenix Neutron Imaging Center opens

Phoenix Neutron Imaging Center opens

The PNIC will be the first industrial radiography facility to provide both X-ray and neutron imaging services.

Food security and financial literacy

Food security and financial literacy

The Leadership Greater Madison class learned about programs that help feed the hungry and help people become more secure through financial management.

First Business Bank panel of local women leaders

First Business Bank panel of local women leaders

The Oct. 2 panel event featured local women leaders discussing challenges and rewards of starting, growing, leading, and transitioning an organization.

Destination Champion Breakfast

Destination Champion Breakfast

Destination Champion partners and community leaders heard about the factors that shape our perception of cities as places to live, visit, and do business.

Blockbuster networking

Blockbuster networking

The final IB Intros networking event of the year on Sept. 25 at Flix Brewhouse in Madison was a big hit.

Dogtoberfest was pawesome!

Dogtoberfest was pawesome!

Nearly 1,000 humane society supporters and their pups gathered at Capital Brewery for cold brews, delicious food, music, and costume contests.

Five charities win $46,500

Five charities win $46,500

The First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational, held annually in Madison since 2011, has raised more than $300,000 for nonprofit organizations.

Hamel Music Center unveiled

Hamel Music Center unveiled

The center is the first academic building on the UW-Madison campus to be built entirely with private funds.

Inside the Mallards and Forward Madison

Inside the Mallards and Forward Madison

Team leaders shared insight into how they deliver a memorable fan experience.

Energetic endeavor

Energetic endeavor

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

Yappy Hour at Hilldale

Yappy Hour at Hilldale

The unique event featured digital pet portraits, dog training demos, a dog-friendly photo booth, doggy splash pools, and a "pup crawl" for treats.

Grand reopening in Middleton

Grand reopening in Middleton

State Bank of Cross Plains celebrated the grand reopening of its Middleton “bank of the future” on Aug. 22.

For the Spell of It

For the Spell of It

Madison Reading Project hosted its first adult spelling bee, which featured Dr. Seuss words and several rounds of wine vocabulary.

CultureCon 2019

CultureCon 2019

Attendees learned from industry-leading professionals in neuroscience, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, diversity, equity and inclusion, mindfulness, change management, and many other disciplines.

Droster Team Women's Night

Droster Team Women's Night

The program highlighted Vogel Bros.' successful School Supplies for Kids program, with emphasis on how women are leaders in philanthropy.

3rd Annual KMA Cares Golf Tournament

3rd Annual KMA Cares Golf Tournament

Habitat for Humanity supporters swung golf clubs instead of hammers as golfers hit the links for the annual golf tournament.

Skip Ellenbecker Memorial Golf Outing

Skip Ellenbecker Memorial Golf Outing

The outing raises funds for the Easter Seals Wisconsin FARM Program, helping farmers return to farming after a disabling accident or illness.

Attic Angel turns 130

Attic Angel turns 130

Attic Angel Association celebrated 130 years of caring for Madison with a community-wide birthday party and fundraiser.

Veterans Museum Golf Outing

Veterans Museum Golf Outing

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation hosted its 15th Annual Golf Outing on July 8 at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.

18th annual Exec Connect

18th annual Exec Connect

IB's yearly invitation-only networking reception for Dane County's most influential business and community leaders was held at Bishops Bay Country Club.

MESBA Kayak Outing

MESBA Kayak Outing

The event featured kayaking, a relaxation station on the beach with live music, and an after party at Waypoint Public House.

Fitchburg Festival of Speed

Fitchburg Festival of Speed

The event combined cycling races with a family-friendly festival atmosphere featuring local food carts, a kids' zone, and live music.

Fundraisers Go Over the Edge

Fundraisers Go Over the Edge

Thirty-six participants had the opportunity to rappel 14 stories down the side of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace on July 20.

61st annual Art Fair on the Square

61st annual Art Fair on the Square

Featuring nearly 500 artists selling art and fine crafts, this event is the largest fundraiser for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Celebrating small business

Celebrating small business

For 37 years, the Dane County Small Business Awards have put the spotlight on small businesses and the contributions they make to the local economy.

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

The Curiosity Cube mobile science lab visited Madison from June 26-29 as part of its third annual tour.

Easter Seals Annual Golf Outing

Easter Seals Annual Golf Outing

After golfing, guests were invited to a picnic at Camp Wawbeek, a unique and memorable part of the 24th annual event.

Taking it to the streets

Taking it to the streets

Leadership Greater Madison 26 participants explored how neighborhoods help determine and impact the social, physical, emotional, economic, and environmental well-being of the people who live, work, and play there.

2019 Destination Madison Awards

2019 Destination Madison Awards

The annual, peer-selected Destination Madison Awards honored recipients in the hotel, restaurant, and attractions areas of hospitality.

Midsummer's Eve Soiree

Midsummer's Eve Soiree

About 200 guests, sponsors, donors, chefs, and volunteers enjoyed the outdoor garden magic of this first-of-its-kind fundraiser for Independent Living Inc.

Networking takes center stage

Networking takes center stage

IB Intros was music to their ears for the nearly 200 local professionals who came out to the Sylvee for an evening of networking.

Quite the production

Quite the production

At the most recent Icons in Business, attendees learned how Madison-based Frank Productions became one of the largest concert promoters in the U.S.

Disrupting Madison

Disrupting Madison

Disrupt Madison 4.0 was a night of rapid-fire talks from 10 experts and professionals from diverse educational and functional backgrounds.

New community perspectives

New community perspectives

Leadership Greater Madison participants toured the Dane County Jail in May to better understand the challenges of the outdated facility.

Annual Attic Angel sale

Annual Attic Angel sale

Proceeds from the two-day resale fundraiser provide support for Dane County families of children from birth to age 13 who are experiencing stress and trauma.

National CooperativeRx annual meeting

National CooperativeRx annual meeting

The event allowed members to connect over good food and company, while enjoying presentations given by nationally recognized industry experts.

Erdman frame up

Erdman frame up

More than 80 volunteers from Erdman rolled up their sleeves to frame an entire Habitat home in their parking lot in early May.

Spectacular Summit Fest

Spectacular Summit Fest

Far more than an annual meeting, Summit Fest combines a showcase of Summit Credit Union's accomplishments with family-friendly entertainment.

Caturday at the Big Top

Caturday at the Big Top

The fundraising event followed a troupe of rambunctious cats as they engaged in various acrobatic shenanigans across a variety of aerial and ground-based disciplines.

8th annual Lunch for Libraries

8th annual Lunch for Libraries

The event is the largest fundraiser for the Wisconsin Book Festival, presented by Madison Public Library and its foundation.

Celebrating 90 years

Celebrating 90 years

Many old friends and lots of new ones joined the celebration in Kessenich’s new showroom and test kitchen.

Cleaning up the east side

Cleaning up the east side

Volunteers from 20 local businesses picked up trash as part of The Monona East Side Business Alliance's Earth Day cleanup on April 26.

Moms Night Out

Moms Night Out

The pre-Mother's Day event at Hilldale featured treats, pampering, crafts, sales, and swag.

Schools for Haiti Gala

Schools for Haiti Gala

The event raised over $210,000 to support approximately 1,800 children in 10 schools and a kindergarten in Haiti.

Cutting-edge research

Cutting-edge research

A lab tour at the Morgridge Institute for Research, in conjunction with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, looked at photonics-based technologies being used to develop personalized treatment plans for cancer patients.

Cracking the code of going viral

Cracking the code of going viral

More than 370 attendees learned the secrets of viral marketing from Instagram and YouTube's Jon Youshaei during the second annual IB Presents event.

Black Tie Bingo

Black Tie Bingo

NewBridge Madison's 5th Annual Black Tie Bingo event raised more than $7,400 dollars toward expanding access to affordable resources for older adults.

Coaches vs. Cancer Gala

Coaches vs. Cancer Gala

The Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala is the most successful American Cancer Society gala of its kind, having raised $7.7 million since it started.

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

During their April session, Leadership Greater Madison 26 members connected with local experts in collaboration.

Spring Business Expo

Spring Business Expo

The annual Fitchburg Chamber event allowed attendees to meet over 60 businesses in one place.

DIPPUL cleans up

DIPPUL cleans up

DIPPUL is described as equal parts pub crawl and community service.

StrataGraft manufacturing facility unveiled

StrataGraft manufacturing facility unveiled

The 35,000-square-foot facility provides the necessary capacity to develop and manufacture regenerative skin tissue for both clinical trials and commercial availability.

Easter Seals Celebrity Basketball Challenge

Easter Seals Celebrity Basketball Challenge

Former University of Wisconsin athletes hit the hardwood to benefit children and adults with disabilities.

Capitol Express goes solar

Capitol Express goes solar

The 27-kilowatt array will cut Capitol Express Transportation’s electric use by 65 percent and will save the business thousands of dollars per year in annual utility costs.

Hotel Indigo opens on East Wash

Hotel Indigo opens on East Wash

The hotel pays homage to the historic Mautz Paint Warehouse building by featuring a hint of Mautz throughout.

Celebrating design excellence

Celebrating design excellence

Electronic Theatre Controls took home Project of the Year, among other awards, at the 12th annual Commercial Design Awards.

Newest makeover announced at Spring into Design

Newest makeover announced at Spring into Design

The Wil Mar Neighborhood Center on Jenifer Street in Madison will receive a Design for a Difference makeover in 2019.

Ambitious agenda

Ambitious agenda

March's Leadership Greater Madison 26 session explored education, homelessness, economic development, human services, and racial equity.

Making connections

Making connections

The first IB Introductions networking event of 2019 at the Madison Marriott West on March 20 was the perfect place for area professionals to connect.

Happy riders

Happy riders

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison distributed 1,400 bikes this past weekend through 40 community partners across the city.

Celebrating a Starry Night

Celebrating a Starry Night

Easter Seals Wisconsin held its annual campaign kickoff party, Starry Night, on March 12 at Nakoma Golf Club.

Iconic delivery

Iconic delivery

At the first IB Icons of 2019, EatStreet co-founder and CEO Matt Howard shared insight into the company’s monumental growth.

A peek inside Summit's new HQ

A peek inside Summit's new HQ

The new Cottage Grove campus officially opens on Monday, April 1, and includes a full-service Summit branch.