’s most popular stories of 2014

In Business magazine unveiled two new features in 2014 — the 25 Most Influential People in Dane County and our Executive of the Year feature — and both were among our top five most-read stories of the past year. They joined traditional favorites like the 40 Under 40 presentation of Greater Madison’s most promising executives and our annual look at the Best Companies to Work For. Also among the five most-read stories was an article on a subject of growing interest to IB readers: new software apps that you can build a business around.

Here are the most popular stories from our 2014 print edition, based on page views at

  1. 40 Under 40: The 2014 Class
  2.  “Best Companies to Work For: 2014
  3.  “The 25 Most Influential People in Greater Madison
  4. App-y New Year: 10 apps to help you build your business in 2014
  5. Top talent: Executives of the Year demonstrate the value of quality management



2014 was a consequential year for local businesses, with the likes of American TV going out of business and Isthmus being taken over by new owners, including former University of Wisconsin and Green Bay Packer offensive lineman Mark Tauscher. Stay with to see what 2015 will bring.

The following are’s most popular Business Report items from 2014:

  1. Ultimate Spa Salon closes without warning
  2. Gobbler to become entertainment venue
  3. Cheeseburger in Paradise closes in Middleton
  4. Capital Brewery suit dismissed
  5. Isthmus sold to former Packer Mark Tauscher and two others

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