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  • Russell: Fisher-Barton Group reinvests profits to build new materials lab
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s economy may still be in the doldrums as the nation struggles to lift itself out of recession, but the Fisher-Barton Group is doing well enough to expand with a new $2 million materials lab in Watertown. And while the lab may only net two jobs ini... <more>

  • Joerres: Manpower CEO sees more rapid economic shifts ahead
    Manpower Inc. CEO Jeff Joerres says rapid shifts in the economy, including in Wisconsin, will be the norm for the foreseeable future. It also has helped create the economic uncertainty that has been blamed for the recent rise in the state unemployment rate, Joerres said on the "UpFront with Mike Go... <more>

  • Malkasian: Realtors' association head reflects on 36 years of lobbying
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com After eight years in the political wilderness, the Wisconsin Realtors Association has re-emerged as a major player on the state’s political scene. Headed by Bill Malkasian for more than three decades, the group was often at odds with former Gov. Jim Doyle. B... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Van Holten's regional sales manager Eric Girard
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Tom Still's commentary on priorities to help Wisconsin's government get working, Eric Girard from Waterloo's Van Holten's talking about dramatic expansion ... <more>

  • Winston: WHEDA aiming to grow its economic development mission
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Wyman Winston, head of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority since January, was trained as an architect. But he didn’t do design work for long. That's because he figured out he was more interested in thinking about why some communities we... <more>

  • Ross: Mayoral experience helps in regulatory agency revamp
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com If Dave Ross accomplishes anything at the new Department of Safety and Professional Services during his tenure, he hopes to make the agency more business-friendly. And that, he says, should help Gov. Scott Walker achieve his goal of adding 250,000 jobs over th... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - NanoOncology CEO Tom Primiano
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Tom Still discussing the long-term effects of federal spending cuts on academic research and Tom Primiano of NanoOncology Inc. talks about his company's de... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - AT&T Wisconsin's Scott VanderSanden
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Tom Still discussing GE Healthcare's decision to move its X-ray headquarters from Waukesha to China and an interview with AT&T Wisconsin's Scott VanderSand... <more>

  • Brinkman: WMEP's new leader optimistic about state's manufacturing sector
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The new head of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership says the state's industrial sector is rebounding, even if its recovery is still somewhat anemic at this point. "We're starting to climb out of the foxholes and take new initiatives, make new in... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer's Ted Lasser
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, host Liz Shrum talks to Ted Lasser of Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc., who is working to create business opportunities for veterans. Also, Tom Still disc... <more>

  • First woman to head bankers association sees upward path for state banks
    Rose Oswald Poels, the new president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association, has an affinity for financial institutions dating back more than two decades. During summer breaks while in college, Poels – the first woman to head the 119-year-old WBA – worked for a bank. For the year before Poe... <more>

  • Veale: Science background pays off for investment manager
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Tom Veale – creator of a successful investing algorithm and co-founder of the SignalPoint financial services company – spent his first three years in college studying chemistry, math and physics. During his senior year, however, he jumped to the business dep... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - LIVEyearbook President Don Noskowiak
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episide, Tom Still talks about Wisconsinb's involvement in next week's international BIO Convention and Liz Schrum speaks to Don Noskowiak from LIVEyearbook about the be... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Kauffman Foundation's Tim Kane
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode was taped in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference. Tom Still will talk about rising interest in entrepreneurism classes among state campuses. In th... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Up-and-coming state companies profiled
    Students in the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communications recently profiled nine state companies that are working on advancements the companies hope will net them sustained business success. The ideas range from a new system to boost the local food movement to a nanotech drug deliver... <more>

  • Rusinow: Silicon Pastures founder says angel investing not for timid
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com After 22 years in retailing, the last six spent with Kohl’s, Jeff Rusinow was ready for something a bit more exciting. He found it in angel investing and went on to start Milwaukee-based Silicon Pastures, modeled after a similar and highly successful angel ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Kleefisch says she’s working to lure businesses to state
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com In the five months since Rebecca Kleefisch was sworn in as lieutenant governor, she’s talked with dozens of businesses outside Wisconsin about moving their operations to the Badger State. She counts the move of one Illinois company as one of her successes a... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Zurex Pharma President & CEO Carmine Durham
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features an interview with President & CEO Carmine Durham from Zurex Pharma, plus Tom Still showcasing an upcoming entrepreneurs' conference in Milwaukee The s... <more>

  • Bildsten: Market stabilizing for state financial institutions
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s banks and credit unions are “improving by the day and becoming more stable than we’ve seen in three years,” according to the head of the state agency that regulates them. “It’s been a very difficult recession for all financial institutions, but les... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - WMC President Kurt Bauer
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In the feature interview, Kurt Bauer, president of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, explains legislation being supported by WMC. In his commentary, Tom Still talks about ... <more>

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