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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 9/7/2016
Old National Bank will donate 150 computers as part of the City of Madison'€™s Digital Divide Project. Since 2013, Old National has donated more than 3,400 pieces of electronic equipment to non-profits. The equipment donation is part of Old National's partnership with AnchorBank. All AnchorBank branches will be converted to Old National banking centers the weekend of September 9th. The Digital Divide is a pilot project started by the City of Madison focused on improving access to network/internet services and affordable computers.

Posted on 9/7/2016
Cresa is proud to announce that Fetch Rewards is moving from their spot on the square to much bigger digs at 131 W. Wilson St.

Posted on 9/1/2016
Cresa is proud to announce that Gener8tor, Madison's famous incubator for startups, has relocated from 30 W. Mifflin Street to 326 W. Gorham Street. Gener8tor has been looking for a new, funky office space for some time and Ross Rikkers of Cresa Madison was able to negotiate this great lease. The location at 326 W. Gorham provides them with space that is very open with high ceilings, wood floors, exposed brick walls and great natural light.

Posted on 9/1/2016
Sustain Dane, a non-profit that champions sustainability initiatives in homes, neighborhoods, schools and businesses, will remain downtown for the foreseeable future. Sustain Dane had considered several relocation options, but Ross Rikkers of Cresa was able to renegotiate their lease with very favorable terms keeping them at 131 West Wilson Street.

Posted on 8/25/2016
Cresa was pleased to help Filament Marketing, a company that provides public relations and marketing to the Dairy and Agriculture industries, find a home big enough to accommodate their rapid growth. Filament Marketing will be moving from their offices at Blount Street to the brand new Watermark Lofts on John Nolen Drive. Aside from great views of Lake Monona, Filament Marketing's new space includes a game room, lounge, rooftop patio and many other amenities.

Posted on 8/25/2016
Madison Gas & Electric is partnering with WI Clean Cities, Zimbrick Eastside Nissan and Rosen Nissan on a special offer through the end of September to save $8,213 and receive 0% financing for 72 months on 2016 Nissan LEAF® SV electric vehicles. This discount, coupled with available federal tax savings, allows drivers to save nearly 50% on a new, all-electric LEAF. Click here for more information.


Posted on 9/23/2016
Please join Unshakable Success for a Ladies Night of Inspiarion to celebrate women. Two dynamic speakers, Lea Culver, Co-Founder of Culver Franchising System, Inc., and Nancy Depcik of Unshakable Success, will share insight on facing life challenges and becoming a better person because of them. This ticketed event will start with dinner stations, mocktails and a time to meet new friends. So come join the fun on Thurday, October 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone 608.643.4168.

Posted on 9/13/2016
Join Madison Club members and guests for a fascinating active program of Wisconsin Dells history and Native American lore, Thursday, October 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM. Hike at Louis Bluff in Juneau County, a Dells landmark protected by Natural Heritage Land Trust, and enjoy a leisurely Wisconsin River boat cruise narrated by Melanie Tallmadge-Sainz, a talented visual and performing artist, educator, and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Registration of $125 per participant includes deluxe coach transportation from The Madison Club, catered lunch, narrated private guided hikes for active and "easy walking" participants, a special Ho-Chunk nation cultural program and private narrated Dells cruise. Participation is strictly limited to 25. Please return sign-up forms to the Madison Club attention Melissa Golz or email to Registration ends September 20, 2016.

Posted on 9/13/2016
MassMutual Wisconsin is the presenting sponsor of the inaugural REACH Gala: An Evening in Red & Blue, to be held on September 24, 2016. This gala provides a unique setting at the Middleton Firehouse on University Avenue. The fire trucks will be pulled out, leaving the truck bay to be transformed into a magical dining room in Red & Blue. Silent and live auctions, music, magic, and the Madison Pipe & Drum Corps will make this an evening to remember – while also helping to support REACH-A-Child™ extend their mission of supplying all First Responders with REACH BAGs filled with books to be given to children-in-crisis. For sponsorship and ticket information, and to learn more about this event, visit

Posted on 9/7/2016
Please join the Urban League of Greater Madison on Friday, October 7th from 6:00 to 10:00pm for the 2016 Urban Cabaret, Madison’s most unique and dynamic fundraising event. Each year, the Urban Cabaret has captivated its audience with an eclectic mix of local performers that has included artists, dancers, aerialists, instrumentalists, magicians, poets and so much more. Your ticket purchase or table sponsorship goes directly to support education, employment, and empowerment programs that benefit members of our community. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 8/31/2016
If you wanna be a Badger, just come tailgate with The Edgewater! Park onsite and take their round-trip shuttle to and from Camp Randall, then stay after the game for live music, Badger prizes and games and a tailgate that only The Edgewater can provide. The 2016 Edgewater Tailgate Series will take place for each Badger home game on 9/10, 9/17, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 and 11/26. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends, family and fans down to the shores of Lake Mendota in the heart of downtown Madison! *Tailgates are outdoors, so follow The Edgewater on social media for any inclement weather and real-time updates. For more info including the live music line-up for each tailgate, click here.

Posted on 8/31/2016
Join The Edgewater for Madison's only Oyster Fest on Saturday, September 24th from 4-9pm. This coastal fall tradition is finding its home right here on the shores of Lake Mendota. Sample the best oysters in the Midwest, prepared just for you by Chef Joe and his culinary magic squad, and sip on glorious beer pairings from Elysian Brewing! Live music line-up includes: The Roc 5 (Members of Mama Digdown's Brass Band) from 4-6pm and Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts from 6-9pm. #MadisonOysterFest. For more info, click here.

Posted on 8/30/2016
Last year over 1,100 people from across Madison came together to celebrate bicycling and get more people on bikes as part of Love to Ride Madison. The challenge is back for 2016 with more prizes, more competition, and more functionality. Between September 12 and October 7 - ride, encourage others, and win! That's what Love to Ride is all about - spreading the joy of bicycling. Join the City of Madison, Wisconsin Bike Fed and the Madison community today and let’s get more people riding! For more info and to register, click here.

Posted on 8/30/2016
The Saris Gala is taking place on Friday, November 4th at 7:00pm at Union South. This year’s gala is going for gold with special guest, world champion triathlete and 2016 Team USA gold medalist, Gwen Jorgensen. Proceeds for the gala go to support the Wisconsin Bike Fed and programs that enhance bicycling in our community. Tickets are on sale now! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 8/26/2016
The 2016 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference is taking place on Saturday, October 8th at the Monona Terrace. This is the 20th anniversary of the first neighborhood conference where community leaders have been coming together to learn, share, and celebrate successes of their worthy endeavors. A variety of persons are expected to attend – those new to working on the neighborhood level to those that are well versed, staff from the city, county, and nonprofits, and business owners that bring value to the neighborhoods they serve. Over fifteen workshops will feature relevant information, discussions, and action ideas to take back to your neighborhood. Be part of this year's event by registering today. The cost to attend is $15 and includes light breakfast, lunch, tours and workshops. For more information and to register, click here.

Posted on 8/26/2016
Join the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce for the 64th GMCC Annual Dinner taking place on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30-8:30pm at Monona Terrace! The last two years' events were sellout crowds of 1,000 attendees, so register today while tickets are still available. Coming soon they will unveil their keynote speakers. Hint: they represent two global brands that generate an annual $2.5 billion in sales. For more information or to register, click here.

Posted on 8/26/2016
Vietnam War and Its Lasting Impact is a photo exhibition running from September 10th through October 16th in the Overture Playhouse Gallery and is being presented by Housing Initiatives and Overture Center. This special exhibition will feature the photography of two Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans. There will be an Exhibition Reception taking place on Wednesday, September 21st from 5-8pm and will provide a community update on the steady progress being made towards ending veteran homelessness in Madison this year. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

Posted on 8/25/2016
Remarkable brands clearly and confidently convey who they are, where they’re going, and who they’re helping. Join Erin Rufledt of Luminary Brand Lab to learn the secrets of building a brand that people authentically connect with and believe in. Come to DreamBank on Tuesday, September 27th from 8:30-10:00am to discover the power of the eight brand essentials and how to use them to reach your business dream. Click here for more info.

Posted on 8/25/2016
Each year Madison Public Library partners with UW-Madison to extend the perennially popular Go Big Read program into the broader community with book discussions and other events. This year, the program is based around the powerful and timely book Evicted by Matthew Desmond, which follows several Milwaukee residents as they struggle to find and keep housing in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The author will be speaking at the Memorial Union on Tuesday, November 1st and a resource fair is being held at the Central Library a week later on Wednesday, November 9th in order to provide an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about how the issues addressed in the book affect our community, how organizations are working to address these issues, and how others can get involved. For more information, click here and to participate in the resource fair, click here.

Posted on 8/12/2016
Come check out the Capitol Lakes Aquatic & Wellness Center Open House on Sunday, September 25th from 1-4:00pm. Learn more about membership options, massage and acupuncture services, the 3 pool aquatic center and more. You can even have a chance to win a free month membership, free massage/acupuncture session, or a free personal training session. For information please visit their website.

Posted on 8/12/2016
Please join Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin in celebrating their 20th Anniversary Race for the Cure® on Saturday, May 20th, 2017! Jack Salzwedel, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of American Family Insurance, will be joining Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin as their Honorary Race Chair. It’s a Race for the Cure® you won’t want to miss!

Posted on 8/12/2016
Please join Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin at Smart Motors for Mad for the Cure on Friday, October 7th at 7pm. The evening will be a celebration of support and impact right here in our own community. Featuring funky sounds by VO5, petite eats, a silent auction to rally around, and your emcee for the evening, WISC-TV3's Susan Siman! Tickets are $60/person or $600 for a table of 8. Register here!

Posted on 7/26/2016
Come out on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30-9:00pm for the FCI Art Show. Connect with our local Madison/Middleton community as you appreciate -- and bid on -- art, sip wine and savor tasty hors d'oeuvres while live music plays in the background. This free event benefits Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) serving those in need in Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains. The FCI Art Show and Auction is a fund-raising event, hosted by Food Concepts (FCI) and sponsored by many local area businesses who are committed to the ongoing support of the arts and philanthropy in our Madison/Middleton community. For more information click here.

Posted on 7/26/2016
Join Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) on Saturday, December 3rd for their Creating for a Cause Holiday Art Fair. Over 60 local artists are donating 20% or more of their proceeds to MOM's homelessness prevention and hunger fighting programs. Come and shop for a cause! Beautiful pottery, many styles of jewelry, fused and blown glass, fiber arts including purses, scarves and aprons, wood, paintings, and prints - all created by local artists. For more information click here.

Posted on 7/22/2016
Mark your calendar for the 2016 Badger Bioneers conference on Thursday, November 10th. Join Sustain Dane to celebrate social innovation and honor champions in our community. With keynote speakers, thoughtful discussion, and collaborative workshops, the Badger Bioneers conference offers insight, solutions, and inspiration. You can register early and save $50! For more information and to register, please click here.


Posted on 9/9/2016
Reinhart is pleased to announce that Nathan J. Wautier has been named the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Madison Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored by Best Lawyers® as a "Lawyer of the Year" which makes Nathan's recognition particularly significant. Lawyers being honored as "Lawyer of the Year" are selected based on voting averages received during extensive peer-review assessments conducted by Best Lawyers with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned among peers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 8/30/2016
Madison Ballet is proud to welcome Alicia Kopp as the newest addition to their staff. She will fill the role of Development Director, overseeing the Fundraising and Development needs of the organization. Alicia brings nearly two decades of experience in non-profit fund development and management to Madison Ballet. She has a strong background in corporate and individual giving, coupled with grants experience and strategic planning.

Posted on 8/30/2016
The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Cavazos as its new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2016. The LCC recognizes Cavazos as an experienced leader with passion, drive and commitment. Cavazos was formerly the President of the Eleva Group, an organization whose mission was to create social programs, help non-profits with governance issues and assist for-profit and non-profit entities in implementing initiatives aimed at promoting actions that are both economically and socially beneficial. In addition to her work with the Eleva Group, Cavazos has extensive experience in government relations, policy, community engagement and business development.

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