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  • WisBusiness: Author Says Being Slightly Nuts Is Helpful for Entrepreneurs
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Does it help to be somewhat kooky if you want to start your own business? Yes, says John D. Gartner, author of “The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a Lot of) Success in America” and one of the lead speakers at the fourth annual Wisconsi... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: DARE to Restore Driftless Area Waterways
    By Gregg Hoffmann WESTBY – They call the effort DARE for short. Indeed, Trout Unlimited and its various public and private sector partners are daring to take on the effort to restore waterways within the 24,000 square-mile Driftless Area, which spans from southeastern Minnesota to northwestern Ill... <more>

  • WisconsinEye: Wisconsin in the World Economy
    How are we doing on the global stage? Join a panel discussion featuring the heads of Wisconsin's trade offices in China, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and Japan. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Innovation Network. Moderated by Tom Still, president, Wisconsin Technology Council. Go to Wi... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State Engineer Confident Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Dominate Hybrid Vehicle Market
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com GLENDALE – Mike Andrew doesn’t drive a hybrid car. But the chances are good that his next vehicle will be one. “I’ve driven nearly all the hybrids out there as part of my work,” said Andrew, a manager at Johnson Controls’ new $4 million advanced lithium-ion batte... <more>

  • 4th Street Forum: Economic Vitality, Tax Subsidies, and Jobs
    A recent 4th Street Forum in Milwaukee examined the use of tax subsidies for business development. 4th Street Forum is a nonpartisan program, aimed at promoting public discussion of political and social issues that are of concern to the community. The forums are sponsored by the Milwaukee Turners, M... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Leinenkugel's Bucks Flagging Traditional Beer Sales with Craft Brews
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com CHIPPEWA FALLS – Total beer consumption in the United States is flat. But many craft beer brewers – including those in Wisconsin - are doing well. According to the Brewers Association, craft brewers sold 9 percent more barrels o... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Love for Madison Brought Biz School's New Addition Back to UW
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com This is a Madison boomerang story. Times two. Dan Olszewski is back in the state capital, for the second time. This time around, the Harvard MBA is heading the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison School of Business. He replaced Larry Co... <more>

  • Doyle Speaks Up for Stem Cells at BIO 2006
    Gov. Jim Doyle forcefully defended stem cell research in Wisconsin when he spoke at the state pavilion at the recent BIO 2006 national biotech convention in Chicago. Doyle praised the recent donations of $50 million by the Morgridge family and another $50 million from the Wisconsin Alumni Research... <more>

  • WisconsinEye: 2006 Wis. Innovates Series: of Wisconsin's most successful and honored entrepreneurs talk about their experiences and enviable success
    Wisconsin Innovates Conference: "How They Grew Their Businesses from the Ground Up." Watch as 3 of Wisconsin's most successful and honored entrepreneurs talk about their experiences and enviable success. * Michael Cudahy, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO — Marquette Electronics, Inc * Craig Culver, CEO... <more>

  • Doyle: Economic development lessons for Wisconsin
    Gov. Jim Doyle told business leaders in late March about the kinds of economic development lessons he's taking to heart as Wisconsin tries to transition its economy.   Doyle talked in a speech to the Wis... <more>

  • WisBusiness: BIO 2006 Blog Covers Wisconsin's Presence at Biotech Conference

  • Power Line Parcheesi: CUB Leader Says Deregulation to Blame for Power Problems
    By Joanne M. Haas For WisBusiness.com More than a few people are angry about utilities' efforts to string high-voltage power lines across the landscape to bolster a strained electric grid that sat dormant for more than two decades. But a former power industry analyst turned Wisconsin consumer ad... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Mad City Broadband Chief Says Madison 'Ideal Market' for Wi-Fi Network
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Mike Zito, the man behind Mad City Broadband, will be in Madison today and Wednesday to meet with civic and business leaders. Zito, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Cellnet Technologies, has described Madison as an “ideal market” for a wireless “Wi-Fi” networ... <more>

  • Lautenschlager: Natural Gas Market Needs Regulation
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Wisconsin utilities are not to blame for this winter's significant increases in natural gas prices, state Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager said Tuesday in an interview with WisBusiness.com. Instead, it is all-but-invisible and unregulated commodities traders wh... <more>

  • Carnell Ready to Step Up as Bar Association President
    Kent I. Carnell currently serves as chair of the State Bar board of governors, a position he sees as a perfect stepping stone up to the role of State Bar president-elect.... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Snowmobiling Business Rivals Summer Tourism for Northern Wisconsin
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com EAGLE RIVER – In recent years, the summer vacation season for many families has shrunk from a dozen weeks down to between eight and 10. “What with school getting out later and so many kids involved in summer activities, our busy period is now June 20-Aug. 15,” sa... <more>

  • WisBusiness.com: 'The Menards Man' Still a Midwest Icon at 79
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com ANTIGO - Ray Szmanda, aka "The Menards Man,'' is a local legend even after retirement. Szmanda, who gained an almost cult-like following his many years with the Eau Claire-based home improvement chain, signed autographs and photographs the evening of Feb. 13 at t... <more>

  • WisPolitics/WisBusiness Energy Forum
    President Bush, who visited Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, is talking energy alternatives. See the webcast of Bush's talk. Gov. Jim Doyle is talking ethanol, bio-fuels and extra heating assistance to those hit by rising natural gas prices. ... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Organic Cheesemaker is Part of The Living Machine
    By Gregg Hoffmann PLAIN – Most people wouldn’t think of a machine as being a living, breathing thing. But, at Cedar Grove Cheese, the entire process of making organic cheese, down to how wash-water is treated, is part of a “living machine.” Owner Bob W... <more>

  • SMS's Turney: Med-Mal Cap Essential to Hold Down Costs
    Want to hold down the costs of health care that often hold back economic growth? Then quickly reinstate the cap on certain medical malpractice caps, says the CEO of the State Medical Society, Dr. Susa... <more>


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