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  • WisBusiness: Anaerobic digesters turning state's dairy waste into power
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com WATERLOO – For more than two decades, the Crave brothers -- Charlie, George, Thomas and Mark -- had mulled over installing an anaerobic digester to turn the methane from their cows’ plentiful manure into electricity. But until their herd numbered 900, the fin... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Expert says Madison ripe for venture mentor program
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON - Sherwin Greenblatt calls it the “valley of death,” that high-risk gap between creating a company and either selling it or turning it into a profitable enterprise. Greenblatt, who runs MIT’s eight-year-old Venture Mentoring Service, says nascent firms n... <more>

  • WisBusiness video: Edgewood dean says new program aimed at rural areas, inner cities
    The nation may be headed toward a recession, but for many rural and inner city Wisconsin communities, it’s already here – and then some. That’s why Madison’s Edgewood College may soon launch a new degree program to focus on rural and urban economic development, Business School Dean Charles Taylor ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Official says Wisconsin at center of stem cell research and commercialization
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – No one has to tell Jim Leonhart that Wisconsin is the stem cell state. As head of the Wisconsin Biomedical and Medical Device Association, he’s watched – with keen interest - scientific breakthroughs by UW researchers and the launching of five stem ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State advances tighter mercury regulations
    Gov. Jim Doyle is praising a proposed rule to cut mercury emissions from utilities by 90 percent because of the flexibility built into the proposed rule. Doyle announced the Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing April 7 on the proposal, which would require power plants to redu... <more>

  • WisBusiness: A Different Kind of Museum
    When is the last time you made a shadow puppet? Most likely it has been a while, but in the Madison Children’s Museum Shadow Room you can revive your shadow puppet skills and teach the children in your life a few tricks. The Madison Children’s Museum was founded in 1980 by a group of early childhood... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Edgewood dean says new program aimed at rural areas, inner cities
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The nation may be headed toward a recession, but for many rural and inner city Wisconsin communities, it’s already here – and then some. That’s why Madison’s Edgewood College may soon launch a new degree program to focus on rural and urban economic developmen... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State insurance commissioner says overall industry is healthy
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Wall Street is wobbly, credit markets are imploding and two firms with deep Wisconsin ties have been battered by problems in the mortgage and the bond insurance arenas. But neither MGIC Investment Corp., the Milwaukee-based mortgage insurance comp... <more>

  • WisBusiness: St. Thomas More engineering program lauded by MIT chapter
    By Rebecca Kontowicz For WisBusiness.com MILWAUKEE - While many teens can be found in front of a television mastering Guitar Hero on PlayStation after school, parents of students in St. Thomas More High School's engineering program beam with pride as their enthusiastic students head straight t... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Video available from recent WisBusiness events
    Video is now available from several recent events sponsored by WisBusiness.com and WisPolitics.com. Video is posted from luncheons with Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer and Dean Health System CEO Craig Samitt and from a climate change conference held in Madison. Read below for descriptions of the e... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State looks to financial literacy training as economy struggles
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – With savings rates in negative territory, the economy teetering on recession and “unprecedented” access to credit, experts say the need for personal financial literacy is greater than ever before. “What we are trying to do as a state and a nation is ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Biondi ready to roll with Thrive
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON -- Going into its second year, Thrive -- the eight-county south central Wisconsin economic development group formerly known as the Madison Region Economic Development Enterprise -- has “gotten its infrastructure built and is now dressed up and ready to go.”... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Lawmakers differ on best method for climate change legislation
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – It may not happen this term, but Congress will soon produce global warming legislation to limit carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin predicted Monday. Speaking at a “Coping with Climate Change” conference hosted by Wis... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Boosters have high hopes for Wisconsin's month-old film incentives
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com If movie-making takes off on the country’s “Third Coast” - as Wisconsin's promoters like to call this state - Scott Robbe says Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton should get a big pat on the back. Robbe, executive director of Film Wisconsin, said Lawton’s “leadership in buil... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin companies hammered by market downturn
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com It’s been a brutal month for Wisconsin’s publicly traded companies. Overall, according to a report from the Robert W. Baird Co., they have lost approximately 13 percent of their value during January and performed worse than the Russell 2000 (-10.11 percent); NAS... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Have A Heart
    What do the NFL, Donny Osmond, Rachel Ray and Nickelodeon have in common? They have all paired with the American Heart Association on initiatives to work towards their mission: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by ... <more>

  • "Coping with Climate Change" event adds FERC member Moeller, Others
    MADISON, Wis. - FERC member Philip Moeller will join Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair James Hoecker as keynoters at the "Coping with Climate Change" conference on Monday, Feb. 11. Because of significant interes... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Uline founder upbeat on move to Wisconsin
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The drive from the northern Chicago suburb of Waukegan to the Kenosha County town of Pleasant Prairie takes only about 15 minutes. But in between the two communities is the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Which makes the plans to relocate the Uline company headquart... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Doyle unveils economic stimulus plans in lead-up to State of the State address
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Gov. Jim Doyle’s announcement this week of an $86 million “Next Generation Manufacturing” plan – a combination of new and existing programs – is the fourth leg of an expanded Grow Wisconsin economic stimulus package. The overall effort – which also includes aid f... <more>

  • 'Coping with Climate Change' event announced for Feb. 11
    MADISON, Wis. - Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair James Hoecker will highlight a "Coping with Climate Change" conference on Monday, Feb. 11. The half-day conference at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in M... <more>

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