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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 1/18/2017
Park Bank and Hausmann-Johnson Insurance are pleased to announce the partnership between the two companies to create Park Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, which is an independent wealth management firm that provides comprehensive financial planning, wealth management and 401K products and service. Together, these two companies have created a unique partnership that joins two well-established institutions in the Madison community, and further emphasizes the commitment of Park Bank and Hausmann-Johnson Insurance to offer clients comprehensive investment and fiduciary services.

Posted on 1/4/2017
Come be a part of the 25th Annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive this year. Help a neighbor keep warm by bringing blankets, quilts, sheets and other gently used or new bedding to any Shopko store or one of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores.

Posted on 1/4/2017
National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce that they have recently reaffirmed its A- (Excellent) rating. This rating reflects the excellent ability of NGL to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations and further attests to its financial strength. €œThe A- Excellent rating further demonstrates thier commitment to over 1.2 million policyholders and 28,000 independent agents who depend on NGL as a strong and reliable insurance company.

Posted on 12/21/2016
The Clean Lakes Alliance is now accepting applications until January 12, 2017 to fill limited spots in Madison’s inaugural 2017 Yahara Watershed Academy class. This course will provide students with the knowledge, tools, leadership skills, and resource connections needed to meet today’s land and water conservation challenges effectively and sustainably. In 2017, full-day classes will be held the first Tuesday of February (2/7), March (3/7), April (4/4), May (5/2), and June (6/6) at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the watershed. In addition to attending classes, students will work on individual or group action plans and projects to be completed after the conclusion of the course. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted on 12/16/2016
SunPeak partners with Lakeland Union HS (Minocqua) to install 1,056 solar panels on their fieldhouse rooftop, making it the largest school solar project in Wisconsin. The system will offset about 20% of their current annual energy consumption.

Posted on 11/28/2016
Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce that Dan Bergs, CPA, Supervisor was one of only 20 participants chosen to participate in the esteemed Emerging Leaders Program at the Wolters Kluwer, CCH Connections User Conference 2016 at the tax and accounting professions premier educational and peer networking event. These rising stars earned a complimentary opportunity to network with and learn from key industry thought leaders at the annual User Conference. They also took part in educational sessions designed to help them grow as professionals, better manage their areas of responsibility within their businesses and progressively rise as leaders within their firms.

Events


Posted on 1/12/2017
On Friday, February 10, 2017 the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will host its 8th Annual Hearts for Helping Wine & Cheese Tasting Event presented by The Madison Concourse Hotel. This year's theme is Hollywood, focusing on The Stars of Tomorrow. The VIP event will go from 5:30-7:00pm with main event going from 6:30-11:00pm. Click here to register and purchase tickets.

Posted on 1/12/2017
Come check out the unveiling of the vision for the new Operation Fresh Start on January 23rd from 11am-12:30pm. Operation Fresh Start has secured the site of thier future home and, over the next two years, they will raise the funds to fulfill their vision of an Operation Fresh Start with increased partnerships, services, and twice as many youth served. For more information click here.

Posted on 1/5/2017
Join The Edgewater on Saturday, January 14 from 1-2 p.m., at The Ice Rink for the 3rd Annual Outdoor Skate with the Wisconsin men's hockey team. Skating, autographs and photo opportunities will be available and admission is free for all ages. Skate rental is available through The Ice Rink at The Edgewater for a fee. Fans can continue the fun over at the Kohl Center to watch the Wisconsin women's hockey team Fill the Bowl against St. Cloud State.

Posted on 1/5/2017
Monona Terrace is proud to present Fam Jam—a family-fun-day featuring giant inflatable stations, face painters, and balloon artists. There are even activities for the 4 and under crowd! Enjoy the human hamster-ball races and the giant inflatable slide. Go a few rounds in the box and bounce ring, or defend your goal in the ‘Defender Dome’. The little ones can take a trip to ‘Safari Land’ or visit the ‘Fun Express Train Station’. And be sure to capture the moment with our photo booths and take a photo home as a souvenir. Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you—get your tickets today!

Posted on 1/2/2017
When it comes to online marketing campaigns, video is an essential component. However, it’s often tough to know where to start. Video production expert Carrie Highman of DreamLens Media will teach you what you need to know – from pre-production to post-production and everything in between. You’ll learn how to avoid common errors when it comes to your video’s success, and leave equipped with the knowledge to move forward on your video marketing campaign. Join DreamBank for this great workshop on Tuesday, January 31, from 12-1pm. Click here to register.

Posted on 12/16/2016
Join the Latino Chamber of Commerce on February 25th, for their Annual Gala at the Marriott West. Enjoy an evening that celebrates successful Latino business owners and inspiring leaders in Dane County. Kick off the evening with cocktails, dinner, an inspiring keynote speaker, and awards. Stay for the DJ and dancing! For more information and to register, click here.

Posted on 12/16/2016
When it comes to online marketing campaigns, video is an essential component. However, it’s often tough to know where to start. On Tuesday, January 31, from Noon-1 pm come to DreamBank where Video production expert Carrie Highman of DreamLens Media will teach you what you need to know – from pre-production to post-production and everything in between. You’ll learn how to avoid common errors when it comes to your video’s success, and leave equipped with the knowledge to move forward on your video marketing campaign. Register HERE.

Posted on 12/16/2016
Ready to stand apart from the competition and grow your business dream? Come to DreamBank for this workshop on Tuesday, January 17, 8:30-10:30 am, where you’ll learn the fundamentals and the strategy behind building a compelling brand, with tips, materials and activities to apply directly to your business. You’ll also be introduced to the critical visual, verbal and experiential elements that go into developing an impactful creative identity, which will set your brand apart from the competition and align to your customers. Register HERE.

Posted on 12/16/2016
Join Sustain Dane and over 80 local businesses at the next Sustainable Business Network breakfast meeting on January 25th from 7:30-9:30am at the Goodman Community Center. At this meeting, Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, will draw from his experiences in a broad range of change efforts to share the strategies and practices of Adaptive Leadership. Learn how to implement change in a dynamic environment, and join local professionals from diverse sectors at this quarterly breakfast meeting. Click HERE to register.

Posted on 12/16/2016
Circle Saturday, January 21, 2017 on your calendar. That’s the night you’ll be at Overture, dancing to live music, sipping signature craft cocktails and rubbing elbows with Madison’s best-dressed social butterflies — all while supporting the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts. Buy tickets HERE.

Posted on 12/16/2016
On Thursday, January 26th from 5:00-7:00pm, the Latino Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Enlance networking event at the Emerging Business Development Center, located in the Chase Bank building at 802 W. Broadway, Suite 102, Monona and designed to help Latino startups. For more details, click here.

Posted on 12/6/2016
Come join Wegner CPAs for Wake Up with Wegner on Thursday, January 19th from 7:30-9:00am. The seminar will be held at Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI. A light breakfast will be provided. At the seminar, local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Expert Eagan Heath will discuss the online elements and practices he uses to make local businesses jump to the top of the search engine results pages. He will also show how businesses can quantify their SEO and other online search efforts using sales funnels. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Awards/Recognitions

Posted on 12/20/2016
John Folsom, senior manager at Wegner CPAs, was recently honored with an appreciation award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Madison on November 3, at their annual Contractor of the Year Awards ceremony. The NARI of Madison Appreciation Award recognizes contributions made by an individual that demonstrates a strong commitment to the professional remodeling industry and promotes NARI's mission, values and code of ethics.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 12/20/2016
Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Hablewitz, CPA and Yigit Uctum, CPA, CFE, MBA as the newest partners of the firm. As a team player and integral part of our firm's growth and development since 1999, Mike Hablewitz specializes in working with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including health and human services, religious organizations, trade organizations, and labor unions, among others. As a key team member with over twelve years of auditing experience, Yigit Uctum focuses on working exclusively with tax-exempt organizations and leads our nationwide Form 990 preparation practice. He also manages our New York office.


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