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  • WisBusiness: Fitchburg picked as ideal spot for fortified data center
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com FITCHBURG – There’s no such thing as too much security or toughness when it comes to data centers. That’s the thinking of the TEAM Companies, an Iowa-based firm that recently opened a new Tier 3 facility in the Fitchburg Technology Campus.  CDW Berbee is the anch... <more>

  • WisBusiness: New lab continues Kikkoman's long relationship with Wisconsin
    MADISON -- Kikkoman Corp. Chairman Yuzaburo Mogi figures he has been to Wisconsin at least 200 times in the past 35 years. So he was on familiar ground Tuesday when he dedicated his company's new research-and-development lab at the University Research Park on Madison's west side. Mogi said he ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Leinenkugel introduced as Commerce secretary
    Dick Leinenkugel said he has “frugal” travel tastes as he was introduced as the state’s next Commerce secretary.   Leinenkugel, 50, is the vice president of sales and marketing the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. and a fifth generation brewer. He replaces Jack Fischer, who stepped down this summer fo... <more>

  • WisBusiness Audio: Global Warming Task Force luncheon
    The governor’s Global Warming Task Force finished its work in July, producing a raft of recommendations to cut carbon dioxide emissions in Wisconsin 22 percent by 2022 and 75 percent by 2050. The heavy lifting will begin when the 63 polices go to the state Legislature. Speaking at a recent ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Ex-Commerce Secretary Nettles putting theory to practice in private sector
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com During his two-year tenure as Wisconsin’s Commerce secretary, Cory Nettles worked to increase investment in the state’s industries, grow jobs and improve Wisconsin’s image in this country and abroad. Some things don’t change. Nettles, a partner at Quarles & Brady... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Students may fuel next entrepreneur wave
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – The entrepreneurial spirit is rising at UW-Madison and other campuses, and not just among faculty and staff who want to start new companies. Students are also chomping at the bit to create their own firms, officials say, which is one of the reasons why... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Third Wave thrives by narrowing its focus
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – When Kevin Conroy took over as head of Third Wave Technologies in December of 2005, its shares were selling for around $3 and the company was struggling as it sought to develop more than a dozen products. To Conroy, a lawyer who had formerly worked f... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Randolph batting for Potawatomi tribe now
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Former UW-Madison baseball player Pepi Randolph sees his three years as president of Forward Wisconsin as good preparation for expanding the business reach of the Potawatomi tribe. "What I'm doing here is kind of a continuation of what I did at Forward," said Rand... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State site finds itself at center of foreclosure boom
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When real estate investor Robert Jansen began gathering data on pre-auction home foreclosures five years ago, he had no idea it would become a growth industry. He was collecting the information for himself in an effort to buy houses at bargain-rate prices. Ev... <more>

  • WisBusiness: They are urging you to…Join The Movement
    The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is asking people to “Join the Movement”, stating, “MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.”Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, patients are affected in different ways ... <more>

  • New PSC chief: State set for summer power demands
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Thanks to the building surge of new power plants and transmission lines during the past few years, Wisconsin should have plenty of power for the steamy days of summer. That's the assessment of Eric Callisto, the new head of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: BIO Blog tracks Wisconsin's presence at biotech convention
    The BIO International Convention is the global event for biotechnology. The event supports the world's largest biotechnology organization, the Biotechnology Industry Organization. This year the conference returned home to its organizer's headquarters in San Diego, June 17-20 and roughly 120 people f... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Mithridion evolves, joins forces with Ohio drug discovery firm
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. For nearly two years, Mithridion scientists worked to develop drug technology to stop the death of neurons, the process that leads Alzheimer’s disease. The prospects looked so convincing, in fact,... <more>

  • State said to weather economic storm so far
    Most panelists at a June 3 WisPolitics.com- WisBusiness.com forum on the state economy said despite the business slowdown and high gas prices, the state economy itself wasn't in recession. Department of Revenue economist John Koskinen pointed to the state's dipping unemployment rate, for example.... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Janesville deals with fallout from GM plant closure
    Flanked by union representatives and local officials, Gov. Jim Doyle compared the announced Janesville GM plant closing to a "death in the family" and said he would push for GM to consider putting one of its new lines in the plant. "GM made it clear that this was a plant that they were invested in... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Juneau County development director sows seeds of entrepreneurship
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com In an earlier phase of his career, Terry Whipple was a fixer, flying off to California, Arizona or New York to help turn around distressed companies for wealthy, dissatisfied investors. But around seven years ago, he tired of spending so much time away from his... <more>

  • WisBusiness: IT refugee finds bicycling in search for ‘something different’
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com BRODHEAD - After 30 years in the IT business (the last six with IBM), Sharon Kaminecki decided to hang up her keyboard and pursue her passion – bicycling. “I knew there had to be something more,” said Kaminecki, 56. “And I really wanted to do somethin... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Branding expert Lindsay says Madison needs to promote commerce
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Madison’s appreciation of its business community has come a long way since the 1970s, when the idea of university researchers starting their own companies was roundly criticized by some, a long-time branding advocate says. Now, stem cell pioneers like James Thomson ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Standard Imaging keeps racking up awards
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com For the past dozen-plus years, Standard Imaging -- a Middleton company that makes a variety of radiation measurement instruments -- has been bagging awards on an almost annual basis. The first one came in 1994, a little more than five years after the firm was co... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Futurist predicts 'perfect storm' of tech-driven change
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Daniel Burrus is a technological futurist with, he boasts, a 25-year record of helping companies large and small make the right calls. “You have to use technology to change the rules,” said Burrus, who will speak Wednesday at the a href="http://www.manufactu... <more>

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