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  • WisBiz In-Depth: 'Cow Power' Gaining Strength
    By Gregg Hoffmann La Crosse – The Wild Rose Dairy in Vernon Country will soon be producing milk and “cow power.” Within a couple weeks, a methane gas generator will produce enough electricity to serve more than 600 homes. The project is a cooperative effort between Wild Rose and Dairyland Power Co... <more>

  • Marotta: Miller Brewing Revamping Community Outreach Efforts
    MILWAUKEE - Kim Marotta toiled as a litigator in the Wisconsin public defender’s office for nearly 14 years. But in the summer of 2004, the 38-year-old mother of four youngsters gave up representing poor Milwaukee residents in court and jumped to Miller Brewing Co. There, she took on the newl... <more>

  • Hoslet: UW's Business Outreach Program Booming
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – In July of 2003, UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley created the Office of Corporate Relations in a major effort to build bridges with the Wisconsin business community. In the two years since the office was formed, OCR Director Charles Hoslet s... <more>

  • WisBiz People: UW Engineering Dean Says Tech Transfer is a Contact Sport
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. Paul S. Peercy, dean of the UW-Madison College of Enginee... <more>

  • Madison Magazine: North Side's New Grocery Might Defy Some Stereotypes
    MADISON -- It's been in the news lately that low-income North Siders bus to Copp's or Woodman's for their groceries. Meanwhile, a grassroots effort, led by Michael Shinners among others, is under way to launch a grocery cooperative on the North Side, especially for low-income people. But will member... <more>

  • WisBiz In Depth:New conservation plan in works for upper reaches of Mississippi
    By Gregg Hoffmann The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is huge, a “big business,” multi-purpose endeavor. It runs for 261 miles and encompasses around 240,000 acres. It is also home, at least temporarily each year, for thousands of wildlife specie... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Entrepreneurs' Conference Coverage
    The two-day Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference, which was co-produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, took place at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee on June 7 and 8. Futurist Joel Kotkin and Milwaukee native Kay Koplovitz – who founded USA Networks – headlined the third annual conference. The c... <more>

  • WisBiz In Depth: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
    By Gregg Hoffmann SPRING GREEN - Tours have begun at Taliesin and operations should remain normal for the summer, despite problems with the foundation that oversees the former Frank Lloyd Wright home and architectural school. Taliesin and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, draw ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: SBC enters NASCAR world with race at Milwaukee Mile
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com WEST ALLIS – Paul La Schiazza, president of SBC Wisconsin, doesn’t exactly have auto racing in his blood, but close to it. Which is why, in no small part, SBC has entered into a multi-year sponsorship of a NASCAR Busch Series race on June 25 at the historic Milwa... <more>

  • Turer: New Admirals owner a key figure in Milwaukee sports
    By Gregg Hoffmann Harris Turer describes himself as a "huge sports fan." The 39-year-old owner of Hometown Property Management in the Milwaukee area now finds himself as one of a new breed of sports franchise owners in a changing marketplace. Turer, a member of the Brewers' owner... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Is it time to consider the future of your company?
    By Brian Leaf Parents raise children; entrepreneurs raise companies. Children grow up with dreams of what they’ll be someday. A small company’s aspirations depend on the vision and direction of its owner. Your business may still be young, but what do you want it to be when it grows up? br... <more>

  • WisBiz People: UW grad hopes to mold Dane County into drug research dynamo
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Trevor T... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Use positive emotion to help collections
    By Brian Leaf You know it's bad when your best customers aren't paying their bills. But before you dump them, get emotional. Getting emotional doesn't mean getting mad at those who buy your products and services. Threatening letters or turning the account over to collections is likely to en... <more>

  • WisBiz In Depth: Could Wisconsin lose the Empire Builder?
    By Gregg Hoffmann After congressional hearings last week on the future of Amtrak, at least one spokesman for the railroad expects Wisconsin will keep its section of the famous Empire Builder train line. Other Amtrak employees were more pessimistic, not so much about the Empire Builder as ... <more>

  • Penn: NE Wisconsin Looking at Shifting Economy
    The economy of northeastern Wisconsin has long relied on manufacturing to deliver prosperity. But those days are pretty much over. A shift in global economics has left a wound in the region's psyche. The days when a high school grad could land a job for life at the local mill are gone. Ted... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Hiring older workers
    By Brian Leaf Some of the nation’s most successful companies are hiring older workers. Should you? Home Depot and AARP are teaming up to hire people over 50 to work for the retailer. What does Home Depot know that small businesses can benefit from? Plenty. Since they were tots, companies h... <more>

  • WisBiz People: Angel Network's Kremer Connects Ideas with Money
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Joe Kremer run... <more>

  • WisBiz In Depth: Wintertime manure spreading under scrutiny
    By Gregg Hoffmann The farming practice of spreading manure on frozen land, especially liquid manure near waterways, is under attack after several incidents of fish kills in recent months. In early March, rapid manure runoff brought on by warm temperatures led to a significant fish ... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Using stories to reinforce company culture
    By Brian Leaf Once upon a time, story telling was a way to teach people about values and culture. So why aren't you using stories to teach employees the values and culture of your business? Many companies see stories as a powerful way to convey messages. Flick on a Power Point presentation ... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Direct flights to Wisconsin continue to grow
    By Brian E. Clark By the time summer rolls around, Wisconsin's two busiest airports - Milwaukee and Madison - will have added 10 new non-stops to major cities. And Brown County's airport, the state's third busiest - may be adding a direct flight or two this summer, manager Thomas Mille... <more>

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