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Member News

Member News is the place were DMI members can share newsworthy announcements on the DMI website. Submissions include upcoming events, award recognitions, employee promotions, and much more. Check out what's happening with DMI members below!

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General News

Posted on 1/26/2016
KMG Software has made the move from the western suburbs to a new spot just off the Capitol Square. Cresa Madison was engaged by KMG to help find a new space with a more high tech feel. KMG decided to move their offices into the newly refurbished building at 214 North Hamilton Street, formerly a VFW facility.

Posted on 1/26/2016
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Upper|House! They first opened their doors on January 19, 2015, and over the last year have hosted nearly 40,000 guests. They are delighted to join such a vibrant work on campus and in the Madison community. This year's featured pre-recorded presentations include: Rising Strong: Dr. Brené Brown (Research Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Houston; Best-selling author), Creativity, Inc: One-On-One with Ed Catmull (Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studio; President of Walt Disney Animation Studios),  Thanks for the Feedback: Sheila Heen (Faculty, Harvard Law School; Founder, Triad Consulting Group; Best-selling author), and Creating World Class Service: Horst Schulze (Chairman & CEO of Capella Hotel Group; Founding President and former COO of the Ritz-Carlton Group). Check out for more exciting events!

Posted on 1/20/2016
Cresa Madison was pleased to have helped the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin in their recent relocation to the newly remodeled building at 316 W. Washington Ave. ACEC will occupy suite 950.


Posted on 2/01/2016
Porchlight’s Chef’s Auction is being held on February 25th, 2016 at Wisconsin Institutes for Discoveries. Porchlight’s Chef’s Auction is a fundraiser to support Porchlight Products, a program to teach individuals with physical and mental disabilities, job and life skills by working with them to create local and fresh canned products such as sauerkraut and apple butter. To register please click here!

Posted on 1/26/2016
Madison Ballet will present Repertory I at the Bartell Theatre. Repertory I features the work of three contemporary choreographers and includes four new ballets, creating a diverse program for dance enthusiasts of all ages. Venue: Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI; Dates & Times: Friday, February 5, 8pm; Saturday, February 6, 2pm; Saturday, February 6, 8pm; Tickets: $30 adults; $25 child (12 and under)/senior; Children 2 and under free (lap seating only). Student Rush Tickets $10 each, available at door with valid HS or college ID on day of performance (2 per ID may be purchased). Tickets available at the Bartell Theatre Box Office or through

Posted on 1/26/2016
Join Sustain Dane on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM for the next Step Up: Equity Matters workshop addressing the power of company culture in relation to attracting and retaining diverse customers, partners, suppliers and staff. They will look inside and identify existing company culture and its role in supporting diversity and inclusion efforts. Participants will learn how attitudes, inner biases, and personal backgrounds work together to shape a company'€™s culture. In understanding what an organization'€™s culture is, we can learn steps to create an environment where a diverse workforce can cohesively move the company forward. Register at; Cost: $20.

Posted on 1/20/2016
Join the Latino Chamber of Commerce for an evening celebrating Latino businesses in our community at their 2016 Annual Gala. Awards will be given for Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Continuing Supporter. The Keynote Speaker will be Jorge F. Hidalgo. The event is happening on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at The Edgewater Hotel, 1001 Wisconsin Place. Cocktails 5:30 p.m., Dinner and Awards Program 7:00 p.m. and Hora Loca 9:00 p.m. RSVP here!

Posted on 1/11/2016
Bring the whole family down to The Ice Rink at The Edgewater Hotel this winter every Wednesday from 4:00-10:00pm for Family Skate Night! Enjoy free Ice Rink admission for one child, 12yrs and under, when accompanied by one paying adult*. It's a win-win for everyone! Skate to your heart's content, then take a break in The Icehouse with a hot chocolate and quick dinner, so that you can get back out there and skate some more! *One (1) free child, 12 years and under, per one (1) paid adult. For more information, click here.

Posted on 1/11/2016
Sustain Dane and First Unitarian Society are presenting an encore screening of Malik Kenyatta Yakini: Food, Race and Justic from the 2015 Bioneers Conference which took place on October 16-18th. Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call "race." He will share wise perspectives on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we might create a more just, sustainable food system. The screening will take place on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive. For more info, click here.

Posted on 1/04/2016
Women for Wish Kids benefiting Make-A-Wish Wisconsin will be held at Maple Bluff Country Club on Thursday, March 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. It's a night to celebrate fashion, food and friendship while raising funds to grant wishes for local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Highlights include pop-up boutiques, silent auction, Kesslers Diamond Pull, tapas, wines and signature cocktails, California Closets' Key-To-The-Closet raffle and a runway show. Tickets sell for $75 each and ladies and gentlemen alike are welcome to attend. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, contact Nicole at 608.252.4321, or visit here.


Posted on 1/04/2016
SVA Consulting, a leading provider of business technology strategy and solutions, has received the Avnet Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year Award. Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, recognizes partners for their evolved vision, market leadership, growth and performance. This awards program tracks, measures and rewards Avnet's partners for their performance in the IT channel with nine awards across eight categories. "€œFor SVA, this award validates our ability to impact our client'€™s businesses using Cloud technologies. No doubt there is a learning curve for business and apparently we are out in front of it,"€ states John Baltes, President, SVA Consulting. To read more, click here.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 1/26/2016
After serving as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice ('€œDOJ') for the past three years, Attorney Sara K. Beachy is rejoining Axley as a partner and member of the Litigation and Construction & Transportation Focus groups. Ms. Beachy concentrates her practice in the areas of eminent domain/condemnation, municipal law, and commercial litigation. She is also experienced in constitutional, environmental and open records law. Ms. Beachy graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Posted on 1/20/2016
Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce several Assurance Department staff promotions. David Odahl, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager. Tim Seidel, CPA has been promoted to Manager. Kyle Ager, CPA, has been promoted to Supervisor. Nick Allen, CPA, has been promoted to Supervisor. Hannah Lanser, CPA, has been promoted to Supervisor. Danielle Moyer, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor. Kyle Schaaf has been promoted to Supervisor. April Campbell, CPA has been promoted to Senior Accountant.

Job Listings

Posted on 1/04/2016
Job Opening at Supranet- Support Technician. This position will focus on server administration related tasks, but will also generalize in networking technology. Internet Support Technicians provide internal as well as external customer technical support on all levels of supported technologies, and may also assist in the development and maintenance of new and existing products. Responsibilities include technical customer service and internal technical support, troubleshooting and assisting in customer installations. For more information click here.

Posted on 1/04/2016
Job Opening at Supranet- Network Technician. A Network Technician assists in the maintenance, design, and expansion of SupraNet's IP, MPLS, metro fiber and wireless network. Responsibilities also include installation, provisioning and troubleshooting customer data circuits, technical customer service and internal technical support. For more information click here.

Posted on 1/04/2016
Job Opening at Supranet- Senior Systems Administrator. A Senior Systems Administrator designs and maintains the servers and systems that serve our customers. Responsibilities include budgeting, planning for scalability, purchasing, implementing, and updating systems. For more information click here.

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