"My name is Emily Wendt and I have an Event Planning and Consulting company in Madison. I have been a self-employed business owner for less than one year. DMI helped give me the confidence to take the step to start my own business. I was a member with a prior company and saw the direct influence and increase in my revenue and relationships; therefore, knew I would have support with a continued membership. Even in the first year of my professional endeavor, I can identify a clear impact of DMI for over 50% of my business."
- Emily Wendt, Owner, Emily Wendt Event Planning & Consulting
"Being new to the Madison business scene, I have found DMI to be an invaluable resource. DMI’s networking events have allowed me to make great connections and begin growing my professional network almost immediately and its educational presentations have allowed me to learn more about Madison, its businesses, and its communities. I cannot think of a better way to get plugged into the Madison market.”
- Megan L.W. Jerabek, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
“For me, DMI brings people together. I enjoy the monthly breakfast meetings. I learn about what’s happening in and around Madison, and I have an opportunity to connect with those in Madison that make business happen. I love the evening events because I have great conversations while learning about numerous downtown venues.”
- Tammy Jelinek, WIPFLi, LLP
“As architects and engineers, we know firsthand how vital it is to maintain a robust city center. The economic and social benefits of a vibrant downtown resonate throughout the entire Greater Capital Region. Downtown Madison, Inc. empowers its members with the necessary information and insight to help ensure a healthy downtown Madison.”
- Randy Banks, Director of Marketing & Client Services, Strang, Inc.
“I have been associated or involved with many civic and cultural groups during my 40+ years in Madison. Downtown Madison, Inc. is at the top of the list. I have made great friends through the organization, and become involved in significant issues in a meaningful way. DMI's emphasis on bringing people together to achieve a greater common goal is both necessary and exceptional to help this community move forward, and DMI's success in doing so is unparallelled. It is a great organization made up of great people and a wonderful asset to our community.”
- Allen Arntsen , Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
“Downtown Madison, Inc. is first and foremost vested in our city’s welfare. When critical decisions are made regarding where Madison‘s resources are invested, DMI is involved. The individuals who comprise DMI‘s leadership take great pains to accurately represent our membership. They thoroughly consider options, and donate seemingly-endless time and effort to issues that deserve serious consideration. Being a member is one of the best ways I know to personally affect our community’s future.”
- Jenifer Winiger, former Publisher, Madison Magazine
"I am constantly referring new and old friends to DMI. I have found DMI to be inclusive, easy to get involved in, and a good mix of all sizes/types of businesses and individuals. Staff works hard to reach out and engage with the members and provide a good experience."
- Vickie Wenzel, Vice President, Target Commercial Interiors