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  • 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>

  • DeLong: Expert says employment future ‘complex’ for manufacturers
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Author David DeLong calls the lack of skilled workers facing manufacturers at a time of high joblessness one of the country’s biggest paradoxes. And he says it’s only going to get worse as the economy recovers. More baby boomers will be retiring at the same ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Greg Meier, The Talent Lab
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features The Talent Lab's co-founder Greg Meier talking about Wisconsin's incubator for businesses. Also, Tom Still talks about lessons to learn from Israel and th... <more>

  • Montgomery: New PSC chief seeking 'balance'
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Though he’s had a long career as a Republican partisan, Phil Montgomery stresses that he wants to be seen as an independent actor at the PSC. “I view this more as a quasi-judicial role,” the former GOP Assembly energy chair said in a new WisBusiness.com inte... <more>

  • Perez: New DWD head says training needs to sync with economic development
    By Brian Clark For WisBusiness.com Manny Perez, the new head of DWD, says Wisconsin has failed to align its training programs with industry needs. But he says that's about to change. Especially now that the economy seems to be turning the corner. “It’s our mission to advance the Wisconsin... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Zach Brandon, Wisconsin Angel Network
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. Zach Brandon has joined the staff of the Wisconsin Technology Council as director of the Wisconsin Angel Network and takes center stage during this week's featured interview. Th... <more>

  • Strong: April conference connects researchers, fed funding
    By Brian Clark For WisBusiness.com Federal officials from as many as 10 agencies are set to attend an April conference in Madison that one entrepreneur says is a good indicator for the Midwest economy. This spring’s national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology... <more>

  • Falk: Packing facility for local produce could dovetail with 'buy local' movement
    By Brian Clark For WisBusiness.com Building on the popular Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square, as well as a successful program to link area farmers with large institutional buyers, officials are now looking into opening a 30,000-square-foot packing facility to wash, label, distribu... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Departing WMC President Jim Haney
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this show, Liz Schrum has the stock report with some surprising news about local brewery sales numbers and Tom Still talks about possible disruption in R&D dollars. Then Jim... <more>

  • Drozdiak: Liaison to Germany sees relationship to benefit small and medium-sized businesses
    By WisBusiness staff and contributors A top liaison between Germany and the United States sees a lot of potential for small and medium-sized businesses in Wisconsin. And not in the way you may think. While economic development officials often have thought of foreign trade as the way to help... <more>

  • Reopelle: Clean Wisconsin leader shocked by Walker agenda
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Keith Reopelle, senior policy director of Clean Wisconsin, has seen a lot of environmental politics over the years and thought he had prepared himself for GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget. But Reopelle says he was blindsided by the environmental roll-backs Walk... <more>

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