Business Report

Alliant to sell RMT, Inc.

Alliant Energy Corp. of Madison announced it will sell RMT, Inc. to Indiana-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC (IEA). Terms were not disclosed. RMT is the renewable energy services subsidiary of Alliant Energy. It will remain in Madison and operate…

Madison College to add women's soccer

Madison College will add women’s soccer as a varsity sport in 2014 in an effort to balance its athletic offerings for men and women. The move came after an anonymous complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education pointed to…

Wisconsin falls in United Health Foundation ranking

Wisconsin fell four spots in measures of adult health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings. The latest report shows Wisconsin ranked 16th, down from 12th in 2011. The state scored well in high school graduations and the…

Home and condo sales up, median price down

Dane County’s existing home and condo sales in November increased 16% compared to November 2011, but the median sales price dropped according to the South Central Wisconsin MLS. There were 382 sales in November, compared to a year ago (329).…

Local sites receive Certified in Wisconsin designations

The Fitchburg Technology Campus-Phase II and the DeForest Business Park received “Certified in Wisconsin” designations from Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC). Certified sites are development-ready and approved by the WEDC as meeting specific development criteria,…

Dane County opens new recycling center

Dane County has a new $4 million recycling center that will extend the life of the county landfill by 30 years and divert tons of construction and demolition waste from the landfill. The transfer station will now collect that waste,…

Epic looking to expand again

Epic Systems Corp. in Verona is hoping to tack another 38 acres onto its already expansive 811-acre campus. The idea, which is in very preliminary discussion stages, is creating mixed feelings among neighbors. Epic’s proposed campuses (4 and 5) each…

Dane County foreclosure filings drop again

For the fourth time in 2012, the number of Dane County foreclosure filings dropped year-over-year. In October, there were 99 filings compared to 105 a year earlier, a 5.7% decrease, according to DaneCountyMarket.com.

Logan's Madtown closes ahead of hearing

Logan’s Madtown, a downtown Madison bar and restaurant at 332 W. Johnson St., suddenly closed just as it was about to appear before the city’s Alcohol License Review Committee for a possible license revocation hearing. About two-dozen employees lost jobs…

Sonic Foundry posts profit

Sonic Foundry, Inc. posted a profit for 2012. The Madison-based company reported net income of $158,000 (4 cents/share) for the year compared to a net loss of $243,000 (6 cents/share) for all of 2011. In the company’s 2012 fiscal fourth…

Culver's to open at least three new Florida locations

Prairie du Sac-based Culver’s announced it will open at least three locations in western Florida in 2013, including in the Naples, Fort Myers, and Sarasota areas. The restaurant chain currently has 473 restaurants in 20 states.

Fit for Business

Thanks to their determination to pursue a fit lifestyle, they have more energy, focus, concentration, and stamina, which they translate into a higher level of individual business performance. “They” are the winners of IB’s first annual “Fittest Executive” contest, and knowing what wellness could mean for a productive workforce, they also encourage their employees to “chase fitness.”

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