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  • 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>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin Triples Investment in Annual Biotech Expo
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s academic and commercial biotech community plans to pull out the stops for BIO 2006, which will run from April 9-12 in Chicago. The budget to showcase the Badger State’s biotechnology prowess has risen to nearly $270,000 this year – nearly three times wh... <more>

  • Ludeman: Retiring Economist Questions Value of Tax Breaks for Businesses
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Terry Ludeman, the recently retired chief labor economist for the state, has been known for speaking his mind. Apparently retiring from state service isn't changing that. In an exit interview with WisBusiness.com, Ludeman said he's not sure if ... <more>

  • Cezar: Scientist Brings International Connections to UW Stem Cell Work
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Growing up in the Brazilian state of Goiana, Gabriela Cezar was deep in cattle country. And as far back as she can remember, she wanted to be a veterinarian. “My father was head of the national beef cattle research center in Brazil, so I was always exp... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Economists Forecast Solid Year for State's Economy
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s economy should chug along in 2006 in a “Goldilocks” mode – not too hot and not too cold – Sam Kahan, a senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said Tuesday. Kahan, who spoke at Wisconsin Bankers Association economic forecast lunch... <more>

  • Bugher: Time to Appreciate UW as Economic Engine
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON - University Research Park head Mark Bugher, a former Republican cabinet officer, is spreading the message that UW and its research assets are a treasure often unappreciated close to home.   After recent travels to E... <more>

  • WisPolitics.com/Mediasite Web cast: Wis.: An Economy in Transition

  • WisPolitics.com/Mediasite Web cast: Wis.: An Economy in Transition: Part II

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Krause Konstruction keeps steeples part of landscape
    By Gregg Hoffmann STODDARD – Church steeples are eye-pleasing parts of the Midwest landscape. Around Christmas, they seem to draw even more attention. You can bet that a fair amount of those steeples have been repaired, and in some cases even built, by Krause Konstruction, based near Stoddard with... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Ski Resorts Focus on Kids as Key to Business
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com From Trollhaugen in northwest Wisconsin to Tyrol Basin in the south, Badger State ski and snowboard areas are focusing on children as a way to stoke business now and create it in the future. They are doing it by offering free lift tickets, beefing up programs fo... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Wilderness Resort's Latest Expansion Symbolic of Dells Tourism Rise
    By Gregg Hoffmann WISCONSIN DELLS - O.P. Helland, the son of a Norwegian immigrant, started blazing tourism trails in this area when he founded the first sightseeing boat tours in the late 1800s. Three generations later, his family is still doing promoting the Dells. Wilderness Hotel a... <more>


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