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  • Kanavas: Invest Wisconsin Stakes New Ground in Making State Competitive
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Republican legislative leaders recently unveiled their "Invest Wisconsin" roadmap to prosperity. In part, it is an answer to Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's "Grow Wisconsin" program, which his opponents have labeled inadequate. If their plans are f... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: New Glarus Brewing Overflowing the Kegs
    By Gregg Hoffmann NEW GLARUS - Spotted Cow, the top selling beer from New Glarus Brewing Co., was born among fields of sheep. “We were traveling in Europe on business, and I was struck how many sheep there were,” said Deborah Carey, who along with her husband, Dan, run the rapidly expa... <more>

  • Locke: McFarland Bank Fastest-Growing in Dane County
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When David Locke started at McFarland State Bank 30 years ago, it had assets of $4 million. There were also 12,000 community banks in the United States at the time, 460 of which were chartered in Wisconsin. The years have not been kind to small ... <more>

  • January: Reluctant Businessman Helps Lead First Wisconsin Stem Cell Business
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Craig January, who comfortably wears the hats of both scientist and heart doctor at UW-Madison, has had numerous chances to go into business. But January, who developed a novel method to test drugs for heart toxicity in the late 1990s, re... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Monks Turn to Tech to Support Their Abbey
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com SPARTA – When monks from the Cistercian abbey near here were mulling over a proposal to build a golf course about five years ago, Father Bernard McCoy’s printer ran out of ink. “I was stunned by what it cost to replace a printer ... <more>

  • Barrett: Milwaukee Needs to Sell Itself as Business Destination
    Recently back from a trade mission to China, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett sat down with WisBusiness.com Editor Brian Clark to assess the city's business climate and business developments. The interview occurred before the new PabstCity development idea emerged, but Barrett was emphatic that th... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Bradley Center's Makeover Could Pay Off with Bucks' Lease
    By Gregg Hoffmann MILWAUKEE - A Bradley Center spokesman says a $6 million makeover for the 17-year-old facility could pay off in a significant way before the holidays. Bradley Center spokesman Evan Zeppos said recently that a new lease with the Bucks could be signed “before t... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Borah's Cycle Apparel Can Be Found in Lofty Places
    By Gregg Hoffmann COON VALLEY – Chris Jackson has seen his Borah cycle jerseys and shorts on cyclists riding on the top of the hills of southwest Wisconsin, the Rockies and other lofty places. But, he never saw it in a loftier place – from a political standpoint – than last August when Pr... <more>

  • WisBusiness: 3rd Quarter Earnings Strong for State's Manufacturers
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s equipment manufacturing sector is performing well – as indicated by third quarter earnings reports - and should lead Wisconsin’s economy in 2006, economists said recently. “It’s not so much sales to consumers as it is sales of equipm... <more>

  • 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>


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