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  • WisBusiness: State looks to financial literacy training as economy struggles
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – With savings rates in negative territory, the economy teetering on recession and “unprecedented” access to credit, experts say the need for personal financial literacy is greater than ever before. “What we are trying to do as a state and a nation is ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Biondi ready to roll with Thrive
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON -- Going into its second year, Thrive -- the eight-county south central Wisconsin economic development group formerly known as the Madison Region Economic Development Enterprise -- has “gotten its infrastructure built and is now dressed up and ready to go.”... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Lawmakers differ on best method for climate change legislation
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – It may not happen this term, but Congress will soon produce global warming legislation to limit carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin predicted Monday. Speaking at a “Coping with Climate Change” conference hosted by Wis... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Boosters have high hopes for Wisconsin's month-old film incentives
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com If movie-making takes off on the country’s “Third Coast” - as Wisconsin's promoters like to call this state - Scott Robbe says Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton should get a big pat on the back. Robbe, executive director of Film Wisconsin, said Lawton’s “leadership in buil... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin companies hammered by market downturn
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com It’s been a brutal month for Wisconsin’s publicly traded companies. Overall, according to a report from the Robert W. Baird Co., they have lost approximately 13 percent of their value during January and performed worse than the Russell 2000 (-10.11 percent); NAS... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Have A Heart
    What do the NFL, Donny Osmond, Rachel Ray and Nickelodeon have in common? They have all paired with the American Heart Association on initiatives to work towards their mission: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by ... <more>

  • "Coping with Climate Change" event adds FERC member Moeller, Others
    MADISON, Wis. - FERC member Philip Moeller will join Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair James Hoecker as keynoters at the "Coping with Climate Change" conference on Monday, Feb. 11. Because of significant interes... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Uline founder upbeat on move to Wisconsin
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The drive from the northern Chicago suburb of Waukegan to the Kenosha County town of Pleasant Prairie takes only about 15 minutes. But in between the two communities is the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Which makes the plans to relocate the Uline company headquart... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Doyle unveils economic stimulus plans in lead-up to State of the State address
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Gov. Jim Doyle’s announcement this week of an $86 million “Next Generation Manufacturing” plan – a combination of new and existing programs – is the fourth leg of an expanded Grow Wisconsin economic stimulus package. The overall effort – which also includes aid f... <more>

  • 'Coping with Climate Change' event announced for Feb. 11
    MADISON, Wis. - Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair James Hoecker will highlight a "Coping with Climate Change" conference on Monday, Feb. 11. The half-day conference at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in M... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Nilsestuen optimistic about dairying for 2008
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Rod Nilsestuen, 59, has been around the dairy industry for all of his life. But he can’t remember a year as good as 2007, when state dairies produced 24.1 billion pounds of milk – the greatest amount since 1990 - and millions of dollars poured into farms ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Laughter is the Best Medicine
    Anyone who watched Saturday Night Live in the late 1970’s knew that Gilda Radner was someone who made you smile. So it was no surprise when after her death from ovarian cancer in 1989 her actor husband, Gene Wilder, and others decided to build a place that would help others smile. Enter Gilda’s Club... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Heavy industry companies outperform in 07
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Two of the three top-performing publicly traded Wisconsin companies for 2007 are in the heavy manufacturing sector, according to an analysis by Robert W. Baird & Co.But first place goes to Third Wave Technologies, a Madison-based biotech company whose stock soar... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Sonic Foundry banking on new university business
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com At roughly $25,000 a pop, it’s not cheap to wire a class with Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite technology. But many students – according to a new University of California, Irvine study – appear more than willing to pay extra to be able to review lectures, documents and c... <more>

  • WisBusiness: ‘Tis The Season For Bells To Be Ringing
    There seems to be one bell that rings outside nearly every grocery store, shopping center and pharmacy. That's the bell of the Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan volunteers, making collections to help those in need. Now, you can even ring a virtual bell at A href="http://www.onlineredket... <more>

  • WisBusiness.com: Competitive Wisconsin says state needs to grow high-wage jobs
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Fifteen years ago, the average Wisconsin salary was higher than Minnesota’s. Since then, however, Minnesota’s economy has surged while the Badger State’s has only chugged along. Per capita income one state to the West is now $37,322, some $4,072 more th... <more>

  • WisBusiness: New Commerce secretary is bullish on international trade
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com During his more than two decades with the JP-Marathon and Interglobia development consulting firms, Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Jack L. Fischer frequently worked abroad on projects from Europe to Latin America and beyond. Fischer, an Appleton architect who to... <more>

  • WisBusiness: What cable competition bill, poised for passage Tuesday, may mean for consumers
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When the Chibardun Telephone Cooperative considered offering cable television services in Rice Lake six years ago, it backed off the plan because of a city requirement that it serve all of the 9,000-person community within 18 months. “We couldn’t make that comm... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Finding the "true brand of Wisconsin'' proves a tricky exercise
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – For more than six years, Rep. Steve Wieckert has been pushing legislation to brand the state and come up with a short phrase to describe why Wisconsin is a good place to visit, relocate, go to school or expand a business. He’s still at it, and predic... <more>

  • WisBusiness.com: Former Austin mayor touts healthy downtowns
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON - The key to a vibrant downtown is making people believe it is the “living room” of a community, according to Kirk Watson, a former mayor of Austin, Texas. “And a strong downtown can help tie a whole region together and help make it strong,” said Wats... <more>

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