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  • New PSC chief: State set for summer power demands
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Thanks to the building surge of new power plants and transmission lines during the past few years, Wisconsin should have plenty of power for the steamy days of summer. That's the assessment of Eric Callisto, the new head of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: BIO Blog tracks Wisconsin's presence at biotech convention
    The BIO International Convention is the global event for biotechnology. The event supports the world's largest biotechnology organization, the Biotechnology Industry Organization. This year the conference returned home to its organizer's headquarters in San Diego, June 17-20 and roughly 120 people f... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Mithridion evolves, joins forces with Ohio drug discovery firm
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. For nearly two years, Mithridion scientists worked to develop drug technology to stop the death of neurons, the process that leads Alzheimer’s disease. The prospects looked so convincing, in fact,... <more>

  • State said to weather economic storm so far
    Most panelists at a June 3 WisPolitics.com- WisBusiness.com forum on the state economy said despite the business slowdown and high gas prices, the state economy itself wasn't in recession. Department of Revenue economist John Koskinen pointed to the state's dipping unemployment rate, for example.... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Janesville deals with fallout from GM plant closure
    Flanked by union representatives and local officials, Gov. Jim Doyle compared the announced Janesville GM plant closing to a "death in the family" and said he would push for GM to consider putting one of its new lines in the plant. "GM made it clear that this was a plant that they were invested in... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Juneau County development director sows seeds of entrepreneurship
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com In an earlier phase of his career, Terry Whipple was a fixer, flying off to California, Arizona or New York to help turn around distressed companies for wealthy, dissatisfied investors. But around seven years ago, he tired of spending so much time away from his... <more>

  • WisBusiness: IT refugee finds bicycling in search for ‘something different’
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com BRODHEAD - After 30 years in the IT business (the last six with IBM), Sharon Kaminecki decided to hang up her keyboard and pursue her passion – bicycling. “I knew there had to be something more,” said Kaminecki, 56. “And I really wanted to do somethin... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Branding expert Lindsay says Madison needs to promote commerce
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Madison’s appreciation of its business community has come a long way since the 1970s, when the idea of university researchers starting their own companies was roundly criticized by some, a long-time branding advocate says. Now, stem cell pioneers like James Thomson ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Standard Imaging keeps racking up awards
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com For the past dozen-plus years, Standard Imaging -- a Middleton company that makes a variety of radiation measurement instruments -- has been bagging awards on an almost annual basis. The first one came in 1994, a little more than five years after the firm was co... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Futurist predicts 'perfect storm' of tech-driven change
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Daniel Burrus is a technological futurist with, he boasts, a 25-year record of helping companies large and small make the right calls. “You have to use technology to change the rules,” said Burrus, who will speak Wednesday at the a href="http://www.manufactu... <more>

  • 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>

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