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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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Posted on 10/02/2014
Wisconsin came out on top this year in the 2014 National Bike Challenge, which ended September 30th at midnight. With 7,850 people riding 3,942,771 miles between from May through September, all that pedaling adds up to about 214 million calories burned and nearly 3.6 million pounds of carbon that didn’t go into the atmosphere. That left a lot of money left over, as the riders saved over $2.2 million that they would have spent driving. Special kudos to Mary Catteron from Appleton for finishing top female rider in the country with 9,863 miles. Way to go all you Badger State Bikers!Read more here.

Posted on 9/30/2014
On September 1st, 2014, SupraNet Communications, Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary of delivering fast, direct and reliable Internet services to businesses in Wisconsin. In 1994 SupraNet aspired to set a standard of excellence as a service provider, and to become a well respected and engaged corporate citizen. 20 years later SupraNet remains responsive to the needs of more than 500 clients, provides relevant and scalable services, and has established a reputation for social responsibility and community involvement. "€œWe are honored to be such an integral part of the Madison community,"€ said Bryan Chan, SupraNet€'s President and Founder.


Posted on 10/20/2014
Holiday Shopping Event Shop for gifts with Artterro, Bali & Soul, IRISTOCRACY and Wildwood Productions! We'll be offering great deals for the upcoming holidays at our warehouse sale—like T-shirts, home décor, jewelry, art kits and fashion eyewear. November 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street Industries 931 E. Main St., Madison (corner of Brearly and East Main Street) More information:

Posted on 10/07/2014
A new tradition begins with The Edgewater Post-Game Party. Let the celebration continue after each home football game at the Edgewater's Let's Go Red Victory Party brought to you by Coors Light and Blue Moon. Fill up on Chef Welther's specialty BBQ, Coors Light and Blue Moon, and listen to live music all taking place on The Plaza at The Edgewater. October 11, 2014 2:30-9pm. Live music from 3:00pm-6:30pm and appearances by the MillerCoors Promotions Team from 4:00pm-6:00pm. More information can be found on

Posted on 10/01/2014
Free webinar, "Adaptive Products to Make Life with Vision Loss Easier," 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wed., October 29, 2014. Learn about portable and desktop video magnifiers, mobility canes, lamps, labeling, time pieces, and products to maintain health. Includes demonstrations, descriptions and tips for managing daily activities with greater ease, confidence and independence. Registration is required by Oct. 22. Visit and click on the "Events" tab or call Jean Kalscheur, 608-237-8106. All are invited to attend.

Posted on 9/25/2014
Join American Family Dreambank for "15 Reasons Why LinkedIn Isn’t Helping You Increase Your Sales" with Wayne Breitbarth on Tuesday, October 28th Noon-1pm & 6-7pm. So - you’re already actively using LinkedIn. How can you move beyond the basics to generate quality leads and increase your sales? Using a practical yet humorous approach, LinkedIn guru and author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand and Job Search, Wayne Breitbarth, will demonstrate how to champion LinkedIn to blaze past your competition. Learn about: how LinkedIn has evolved into the premiere sales tool you absolutely cannot ignore, the critical mistakes you do not want to make on LinkedIn; and why you need to change your LinkedIn strategy if you want to increase your sales

Posted on 9/18/2014
Sustainable Business Network Quarterly Meeting - Oct. 22, 2014 7:30am-9:00am Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. Madison, WI 53704 Featuring: Sara Alvarado, Alvarado Real Estate Group Sara Alvarado will tell her story, share information on the Race to Equity report and explore ways we can all - at the individual, organizational, and community level - make Madison a more sustainable place for everyone. More info here.

Posted on 9/12/2014
Join Axley Attorney Melissa Warner and Madison Community Foundation VP of Finance and Operations Ann Casey on Friday, October 24, 2014, as they deliver an estate planning seminar sponsored by Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL) in Madison. The seminar will cover: what an estate plan is / the importance of an estate plan, when / how often one should update an estate plan, why / how to include a charitable gift in an estate plan, why one should talk to family regarding estate planning. The event will take place at the Westmorland/Nakoma Rooms at Oakwood Village (6205 Mineral Point Road | Madison, WI 53705) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendees will receive a complimentary book that acts as a handy guide to estate planning. Cost: $5 for SAIL members / $10 for non-members REGISTER


Posted on 9/30/2014
The Madison Club has named SVA's Theran Welsh, CPA as President of its board of directors. Welsh has been a member of The Madison Club since November 2006 and he has served on the board of directors since 2009. Welsh has also held a position on the finance committee for seven years and, prior to being named President, he was Treasurer from 2010 to 2014. "I am honored to serve as President for the upcoming year and continue the vision set by past presidents of this vibrant club. The Madison Club provides a variety of events that satisfy all who enter our doors€“ those looking to enhance business opportunities, or simply a place to catch up with family and friends." Theran Welsh is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and leads the Construction Services group. Theran has 30 years of experience advising his clients on tax and business strategy and he is active in many industry and community based organizations.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 9/25/2014
Axley is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to its Madison office today. Joining Axley's Litigation Practice Group, Attorney Jeremy R. Lange is well-versed in civil litigation matters, including breach of contract; municipal liability; construction defects; and professional errors and omissions. He previously worked at a civil litigation firm in Green Bay, Wisconsin's“ representing individuals, businesses, insurers and municipalities in all aspects of litigation. Attorney Eric R. Hunt will join Axley's Litigation Practice Group, as well, bringing extensive experience in civil and criminal matters... View the full news release at

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