Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WisBusiness News

“Big-game” changer: ModuTree allows hunters to modify their custom blinds

Is there anything that says “Wisconsin” more than the combination of hunting and innovation? One entrepreneur aims to bring these two worlds...

Ag processing plants facing pandemic disruptions

Agricultural processing plants of all kinds are facing issues caused by the pandemic, leading to disruptions in supply chains for many agricultural...

AGent Plus Solutions LLC is a finalist in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that germs can thrive almost anywhere and spread in the blink of an eye. Today,...

April home sales down 7 percent amid pandemic

-- Home sales in April were down nearly 7 percent over the year as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to impact the state’s...

Bizzy Bizzy’s ‘assembly line’ approach makes building a website a one-day project

Building a brand-new website is often a painstakingly long process. But with the help of the developers at Wisconsin-based startup Bizzy Bizzy,...

Brewers striving to survive pandemic despite uncertainty

Wisconsin craft brewers are demonstrating a strong will to survive the pandemic, despite their uncertainty about Wisconsin’s economy coming out of COVID-19.

Business groups cheering Supreme Court order while owners assess reopening

Many business groups in Wisconsin are applauding the state Supreme Court for overruling the stay-at-home order, though a top labor official is...

Company uses smartphone app to help people with hearing difficulties

The World Health Organization estimates more than 5 percent of the world’s population experiences some type of hearing impairment. A Wisconsin-based company...

DWD beefs up staffing, call centers to handle unemployment crush

DWD is adding new call centers and expanding staff and hours to answer questions from unemployed Wisconsinites seeking help during the economic...

DWD Secretary calls for increased funding from DOL in order to boost state broadband

DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman called for increased funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to boost broadband in Wisconsin during a webinar...

Eau Claire startup taking the audio-visual industry wireless

An Eau Claire startup called UpStream AV is helping the audio-visual industry go wireless. The Eau Claire company,...

eCourt Reporters connects talent to the legal system more efficiently

eCourt Reporters provides a one-of-a-kind technology that allows for a thorough selection of court reporters who are needed in the legal world,...

Evers administration offers guidance for businesses once they reopen

The Evers administration today released best practices and safety tips to minimize the spread of COVID-19 once businesses are allowed to reopen.

Extended release opioid treatment is aim of Plumb Pharmaceuticals

To the construction industry, the term “plumb” means the material is straight and true. Plumb Pharmaceuticals aims to bring this concept to...

FixdPicks uses AI for ROI transparency in sports betting

A Wisconsin startup called FixdPicks is looking to bring artificial intelligence to sports betting. Founder Zach Nichols came across...

For entrepreneur and survivor, double mastectomy led to idea for clothing line

Jaimie Sherling’s life was forever changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2018. Just two months later she underwent...

Gentueri Inc. to develop COVID-19 oral testing kits

Gentueri Inc. contributes 55,000 COVID-19 testing kits a week to the state’s lab capacity and is developing new testing kits that can...

Global Health Institute Director says environment key to preventing pandemic

Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at UW-Madison, said the key to preventing the next pandemic begins with understanding the...

GoDx uses point-of-care test to quickly diagnose gut, COVID-19 pathogens

GoDiagnostics, or GoDx, was formed with the vision to “democratize diagnostics” so that all people can more quickly learn about infections that...

Gud Medical offers a less expensive yet precise IV tool to the medical world

Madison-based Gud Medical is striving to be a leader in precisely delivering medicine and intravenous fluids. And its syringe adapter could get...

Gyld provides networking platform for skilled trades

GThe founders of Gyld, a Madison-based networking program, want to create a space for blue-collar professionals to showcase skills, certifications, education, and...

Last Lock transforms doorways, locks into a smart access control system

Sometimes during a time of technological innovation, people forget to incorporate tradition in their ideas. For Jack Ryan, he began by looking...

Manufacturers expect some elements of pandemic response are here to stay

Manufacturing leaders expect some elements of the industry’s pandemic response, such as reduced business travel and more employees working from home, might...

Meatpacking plants balance production with protection as workers worry about safety

As meatpacking plants try to balance continuing production with protecting employees, workers at these sites are grappling with fear and uncertainty about...

MyGenomeRX shows how DNA variations can affect one’s response to medication

-- Whether it be allergies, cold, flu or pain and chronic disease management, most people turn to medication for relief. However, variations...

Partita shifts focus to face shields during pandemic

A Wisconsin company that 3D prints violins is producing face shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partita was founded...

Pedal Motive keeping bikes safe from elements and bikers active

Pedal Motive aims to keep people riding their bikes year-round with “Speedcase,” a fully enclosed bike transmission. Every day,...

Safety4Her aims to provide the right clothing for women in the trades

Safety4Her was founded by Melissa Gaglione, who saw a need and opportunity for women’s clothing in the towing and trucking industry.

State sees first cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children that may be related...

Children's Wisconsin identified the state's first cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome -- a condition in children that may be related to COVID-19.

Steady Shot aims to make insulin injections more precise

A UW-Madison grad and finalist in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest aims to provide a low-tech syringe adapter to assist insulin users...

Tourism industry scrambling to adjust to million dollar losses due to COVID-19

Despite a record-setting year for Wisconsin tourism in 2019, the industry is now scrambling to adjust to the shock of coronavirus while...

UW Professor to develop rapid COVID-19 test for large institutions

A professor in the UW-Madison Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David O'Connor, is working to develop a COVID-19 test to be...

UW-Madison researchers teaming up on COVID-19 related projects

UW-Madison researchers from a wide array of disciplines are teaming up on dozens of projects related to COVID-19.

WHA President says COVID-19 is not stressing state health care system

Wisconsin Hospital Association President Eric Borgerding says COVID-19 is not stressing the state’s health care system, though WHA isn’t weighing in on...
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