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  • Panczenko: Chazen Museum expansion a fundraising success story
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com When Russell Panczenko, head of the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus, began fundraising efforts for a expansion more than a decade ago, he never expected any state support. Nor did he get any. All of the $43 million raised for the 86,... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Kay Koplovitz, chair of Springboard Enterprises
    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 talking about the importance of rural broadband coverage plus Springboard Enterprises' Kay Koplovitz on the need for venture capital in Wiscon... <more>

  • Forum: Broadband expansion sparks debate
    Broadband expansion in Wisconsin will be a major force for economic development in the years to come, a panel of experts agreed at a Madison luncheon. But whether public funds should back that high-speed Internet service in all under-served areas sparked disagreement at Wednesday's gathering, orga... <more>

  • Weis: Profitable Sonic Foundry now led by industry veteran
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com During his long career in the technology industry, Gary Weis, 64, has worked for such giants as AT&T, IBM and British Telecom. At IBM, he was general manager of IBM Global Services. He was also CEO of Concert, a joint venture of AT&T and British Telecom. ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Quintessence Biosciences CEO Ralph Kauten
    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 Quintessence Biosciences CEO Ralph Kauten discussing his company's efforts to cure certain types of cancer. Also, Tom Still examines... <more>

  • Baumbach: High unemployment situation dictates fast transition at DWD
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When Scott Baumbach officially took over the Department of Workforce Development in June, he was ready. Thatís because heíd been deputy secretary since January and interim head of the department since May, following the abrupt resignation of Manny Perez. An labor ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Aquamost CEO Todd Asmuth
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This edition features Tom Still talking about the prospects for a state venture capital program. Also, timber and farming headline the WisBusiness.com Stock Report and Liz Sc... <more>

  • Leavitt: Economic factors will drive future changes to health care system
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The U.S. health care system is ill. Thatís the assessment of former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, who also served two terms as governor of Utah. Leavitt, who warned nearly a decade ago that the Medicare is headed for financi... <more>

  • Stepp: Working to bring business mindset into DNR operations
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com In her eight months at the helm of the Department of Natural Resources, Cathy Stepp says she has worked hard to get the agencyís 2,000-plus employees to be more business- and customer-friendly. And that, she says, has produced a positive result from the public... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - TEAM Companies' Mike Wicker
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Tom Still explains why one bad monthly jobs report isn't the end of the world. In the WisBusiness.com Stock Report, ethanol subsidies are falling while the Medi... <more>

  • Russell: Fisher-Barton Group reinvests profits to build new materials lab
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Wisconsinís 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 stateís 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 didnít 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>

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