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  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to episode four of "WisBusiness: The Show," a new twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode includes the Wisconsin Stock Report, commentary from the Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still, and an interview with Scott Vander Sanden, President of ... <more>

  • McMurray: Planet Bike sees bike advocacy as path to sales
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com There are a slew of different ways to drum up business.  For Bob Downs, who founded Planet Bike in Madison’s more than a dozen years ago, aiding bicycle advocacy groups was – and remains – a way to help his company grow.  Since its start in 1996, ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: National health care debate lacking, key players say
    Democrats, Republicans, providers, insurers. Few key Wisconsin players seem entirely happy with the national health care debate so far. That was one of the themes emerging from the Nov. 17 WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com health care discussion in Madison. All the panelists, speaking before Senat... <more>

  • Park: Milwaukee's former planner embraces rail as key to urban development
    By Marc Eisen For WisBusiness.com   Peter Park, the star urban planner behind Milwaukee’s downtown revival, returned to Wisconsin Friday to discuss the lessons he’s learned in his new work as Denver’s planning chief. “We need to look at transportation and development together. They’re not separate,... <more>

  • Busch: Cardinal Glass gearing up its solar side with Wisconsin sand
    By Brian Clark For WisBusiness.com Way back when -- sometime around the Cambrian and Orodovician periods -- large amounts of low-iron, pure quartz sandstone were deposited in the shallow ocean covering what is now Wisconsin. This was roughly between 470 and 500 million years ago, in what UW-M... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to episode four of "WisBusiness: The Show," a new twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode includes the Wisconsin Stock Report. Commentary from the Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still, and an interview with Tim Keane, director of the Marquet... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Zimbrick optimistic about car industry despite tough year
    A Madison-area car dealer with 16 brands is riding out the recession with cost-cutting strategies and strong customer service.  But Tom Zimbrick bemoans what's happened to the small-town dealers who brought jobs and stability to Wisconsin small towns.  "It's wrong," he told a WisBusiness.com-Madis... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to episode three of "WisBusiness: The Show," a new twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode includes the Wisconsin Stock Report. Commentary from the Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still, and an interview with Toni Sikes, Senior Adviser with G... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Couple turns longtime camping site into successful B&B
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com When Dave and Trudy Holdener bought 42 acres in the Baraboo Hills back in 1981, they had no inkling that they would one day open a B&B and corporate retreat on the site. Back then, they used the land – which offers a sweeping view of Devil's Lake and the s... <more>

  • Barhorst: MATC brands itself 'Madison College' as it negotiates recession
    The recession has put extra stress on Madison Area Technical College and other local educational institutions around the state despite the availability of targeted federal stimulus money. Bettsey Barhorst, president of MATC, calls the balancing of community needs, jobless workers seeking retrainin... <more>

  • NEW: Announcing WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to the debut of "WisBusiness: The Show," a new twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features the WisBusiness.com stock report, a commentary from Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still on Minnesota's case of ``tech envy,'' and an interview ... <more>

  • Doer: Manitoba premier seeks more ties with Wisconsin
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com As fellow Midwesterners separated by Minnesota and an international border, Wisconsin and Manitoba have much in common and a lot to gain by increased collaboration, the outgoing premier of the Canadian province said Thursday. Speaking at a Wisconsin Innovatio... <more>

  • WisBusiness: DOT's 20-year plan includes a closer look at freight movement
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com As the state Department of Transportation plans for its next two decades of projects, a key facet of the process will be taking a close look at the way freight moves around Wisconsin. That’s one of the highlights of Connections 2030, the state’s long-range, ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Panel says green jobs depend on stimulus cash being released quickly
    MILWAUKEE -- Green job growth in Wisconsin would be helped by faster government distribution of federal stimulus money, a panel of experts told a business event Tuesday. But panelists at the "Green Jobs: Growing Wisconsin Employment" event generally were optimistic about the future of high-paying jo... <more>

  • Hicks-Sorensen: Relief for Fond du Lac after 'roller coaster' of Merc Marine saga
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Fond du Lac’s recent, unsettling experience with Mercury Marine -- one day the company was headed to Oklahoma and soon after officials said it would remain -- was an emotional “roller coaster” for most of those involved. At least that’s the description from Br... <more>

  • WisBusiness/ WisPolitics forum: A balancing act as climate change legislation is formulated
    Having addressed a reliability crisis in the 1990s, Wisconsin's energy policymakers are now turning their focus to global warming legislation and regulation. As they struggle to find the right way to limit carbon emissions without hurting recession-wracked businesses, they're torn between enacting... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Hammes Co. looks to build on state stadium work
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The Hammes Co. is perhaps best known for creating huge stadiums filed with rabid sports fans and hospitals for healing the sick. But the company also has a hospitality side, which has proposed a controversial $110 million remake of the Edgewater Hotel on the ... <more>

  • Winters: State's top economist says economy starting to rebound
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Wisconsin’s battered economy is on the verge of recovering. “I’m optimistically cautious,” says Dennis Winters, the state’s chief economist. “We know we’ve turned the corner. The numbers are better, but not great. “It’s just a question now of how fast... <more>

  • Feingold: Cap-and-trade bill could hurt Wisconsin
    U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is returning to Washington after what he called a "lively" round of county listening sessions during his August recess. Although the most high-profile issue has become health care reform, the Senate is under pressure to act on a number of other issues, including financial r... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Former Third Wave leader returns to biotech hot spot of Madison
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com From the get-go, Kevin Conroy knew he wanted to relocate his new company, Exact Sciences, from Massachusetts back to Madison. He was so confident he could convince his board or directors that he never moved to the Boston area after being hired as president and... <more>

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