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  • PRSA: A Primer on Blogging
    Blogs, blogs, everywhere. People reading them. People writing them. People trying to influence them. What are ins and outs of blogging and can your business or group take advantage of the trend? This was part of the discussion at a mid-October forum staged at the Italian Community Center in Milw... <more>

  • Delgado: ATC Ad Campaign to Ease Approval of Future Projects
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com PEWAUKEE – José Delgado, president and chairman of the American Transmission Co., is an engineer by training. So it was something of a leap for him to sign on to a new radio advertising campaign that extols the virtues of his nearly five-year-old ... <more>

  • Burke: Manufacturing, Development Zones Key Parts of Grow Wisconsin '05
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – When Gov. Jim Doyle delivered a $2 million check two weeks ago to the founders of the biotech start-up company Cellular Dynamics International, he used the event to tout his Grow Wisconsin 2005 plan. But with research on human embry... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Brewers profit from break-even season
    By Gregg Hoffmann MILWAUKEE – Breaking even on the field has led to a profit for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005. Although exact figures have not been released, the 2.2 million fans who went through the turnstiles at Miller Park this season did net the Brewers a profit. The 81-81 mark –... <more>

  • Lessuise: After 30 Years at Ford, New Dean Ready for Academia
    Gary Lessuise got his MBA from UW-Madison in 1972, but he always dreamed of coming back. Lessuise, 58, went to work for Ford Motor Company and stayed for more than three decades. On Sept. 6, he returned to his alma mater as assistant dean for master's degree programs. br... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Viola cleanup goes on without FEMA funds
    By Gregg Hoffmann VIOLA – The cleanup continues from the Aug. 18 tornado that hit this tiny village of 704 people. With the help of volunteers from all over the area and state, and some state Department of Commerce funds, roofs are being put back on homes, debris is being haule... <more>

  • Harrison: Sarbanes-Oxley Offers 'Golden Opportunity' for HR Execs
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Steven G. Harrison, chairman of the international outplacement service Lee Hecht Harrison, says he is an optimist. He says he believes that most people -- including those who run corporations -- want to do the right thing. He ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Collaboration Council to Push Economic Development for All of Dane County
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com No one doubts that the Madison area is going to grow, what with the University of Wisconsin spinning out start-up companies, low unemployment and numerous national magazines touting the regional as one of the top places in the country to live, study an... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Tech CEO Preaches IT Outsourcing
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Craig Schiefelbein isn’t an author, yet. But the CEO of Paragon Development Systems has been successful at most everything else he’s tried, so he figured he'd take a stab at the writing craft. And it’s not that Schiefelbe... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Katrina, Other Priorities Hamper Cleanup of Major Waterways
    By Gregg Hoffmann Wisconsin is defined to a large degree on the map by two coasts – along the Mississippi River on the west and Lake Michigan on the east. Together, these waterways represent two of the great natural resources in the country, make that the world. Both attract tourists, n... <more>

  • Departing Beck Key to Fluno Center's Success
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com With savings rates for Americans at an all-time low – even in negative territory – Ted Beck is going to have his work cut out for him in his new job. Beck, who has been associate dean for executive education and corporate relations at UW... <more>

  • Military sales prompt big growth for Oshkosh Truck
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com OSHKOSH – It was a career-defining moment for John Stoddart, president of the defense arm of Oshkosh Truck Corp. At a recent ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., Stoddart – a retired Army colonel - was introduced to a Marine Corps general. br... <more>

  • Kohl: Government Should Do More to Protect Jobs
    U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl is running for re-election next year and touting his middle-of-the-road businessman's perspective on politics. He says the economic situation in Wisconsin and the Midwest is "spotty," but that a recovery in the region is continuing, mirroring the national recover... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Lands' End Faces Declining Morale
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com DODGEVILLE -- It's been a rough three years since Sears paid nearly $2 billion for Lands' End, the Wisconsin clothing and catalog icon with nearly 6,500 employees in the state. And things have only gotten rougher for the brand and its increasingl... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: State Lagging in Biodiesel Production
    By Gregg Hoffmann With gas prices continuing to rise over the summer, interest has grown in biodiesel fuel as an alternative. Yet, it’s not easy to find it in many areas of Wisconsin, and the state lags behind Iowa and Minnesota in the production and distribution of the fuel. “Things are growing... <more>

  • UW Dairy Center Helps with Champion Cheeses
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com DODGEVILLE – Mike Gingrich -- now a Wisconsinite and one of the country’s top cheesemakers -- grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, but spent many a summer working on his uncles’ dairy farms in Michigan. The experience left a deep impression on Gingrich,... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State Board Considers Investing More in Tech Sector
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON -- The Badger State will likely never produce a Silicon Valley, but it could become a major force in the science and technology business world, a trio of experts told trustees of the Wisconsin Investment Board Wednesday morning. But to do that, emerging co... <more>

  • CEO Says Sonic Foundry Could Be Six Months Away from Profit
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – A little more than two years after repositioning itself solely as an automated rich media solutions provider, Sonic Foundry is two quarters away from breaking even or posting a profit, CEO Rimas Buinevicius said Thusday. Buinevicius made the prediction f... <more>

  • WisBusiness: UW Telescope May Help State Firms See Success in South Africa
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Thanks to its geography and its clear skies, South Africa has long been a prime location for astronomy. Which is why UW-Madison – plus a dozen other international organizations - signed on a little more than five years ago to help build and fund SALT,... <more>

  • Burke defends Doyle's biotech alliance veto
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Commerce Secretary Mary Burke said Tuesday that state businesses will save close to $300 million over the next two years due to the tax freeze in the budget signed by Gov. Jim Doyle on Monday. Burke said figures from the state revenue... <more>


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