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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 8/24/2015
Pop Dot Marketing continues to grow their strategic marketing company, leading to the need to find new space. Pop Dot engaged Cresa Madison to help them find larger space just off the square in the beautiful Hovde Building at 122 W. Washington Ave. They are now located upstairs from DMI.

Posted on 8/24/2015
The internationally renowned gaming company SEGA is expanding their presence in Madison and will be moving to the 9th floor of the building at 316 West Washington Ave. Cresa represented SEGA in their search for office space and helped teh company survey the market, identify the bet option for their growth and negotiate favorable terms. SEGA's move represents the third lease executed for the newly renovated building on the 300 block of West Washington. To date Cresa has represented every tenant in the building.

Posted on 8/14/2015
Kahler Slater has committed to a two-year partnership with Community Action Coalition (CAC) for South Central Wisconsin as part of its corporate core value to œcontribute to the communities they serve. Through ongoing and regular activities, Kahler Slater is raising awareness for the organization by encouraging others to join forces in the effort to help feed the hungry. On August 13th, the firm demonstrated this commitment by participating in a "œDay of Caring" where the entire Kahler Slater Madison office harvested potatoes and other vegetables at a community garden in Fitchurg. The produce will be used by CAC to help feed the hungry in their local area. For more information, visit

Posted on 8/13/2015
The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center announces Wellness Memberships. In addition to unlimited Wellness Classes, our Wellness Members receive: - Unlimited access to three fitness studios from 5 AM - 10 PM - Use of full-service locker rooms - Steam room - Relaxation pool - Discounted membership rate when prepaid - Three hours of complimentary covered parking daily - 20% off Spa services and retail Fall Fitness Membership Offer 3-month prepaid membership $168 (value of $210) 6-month prepaid membership $336 (value of $420) Contact: 608.535.8240 or; Offer expires October 15th, 2015.

Posted on 8/05/2015
Citing a need to improve broadband in the Madison area, 5NINES, an Internet Service Provider and technology company, is now partnering with local businesses, non-profits, and community centers to offer free high-speed wireless Internet access to their guests and customers. Using 4G cellular technology coupled with souped-up WIFI access points, 5NINES now delivers nomadic and mobile connectivity around the downtown area, supported by network backbones that the company has been deploying and scaling since 2006. Requirements to access 5NINES Wi-Fi are minimal. Businesses can simply pick up a pre-configured router from the 5NINES downtown office, place the router near a window, and turn it on. It will immediately start broadcasting a WIFI network signal, which users can then join with their WIFI-enable devices. A one-time fee of $150 for the router will be charged to businesses. A $75 fee applies to non-profits. There is no monthly access fee, usage fees, or anything that typical wireless carriers charge. The 4G broadband service will directly benefit users of personal devices, such as a smart phone and wireless routers, especially nomadic ones. For further information, contact 5NINES at 608.512.1027 or visit


Posted on 8/28/2015
Join the Urban League for their annual Urban Cabaret on September 25th at Monona Terrace. This year, share in a celebration that will not only free your mind, but allow your feet to follow. One moment you will snap your fingers to poetic prose and the next you will clap your hands to funky beats with Leotha Stanley/ Community Choir, Rob Dz & the New Breed, and Kinfolk. Get your tickets here!

Posted on 8/28/2015
Join the Madison Children's Museum for Wonder Ball, Night at the Tropicana, Madison’s most whimsical gala travels to the Tropicana Club for an evening of the spicy rhythms of MadiSalsa, savory treats from Dan Fox of Heritage Catering, exciting live and silent auctions and colorful entertainment, all with a Latin flare! Register here.

Posted on 8/28/2015
On September 27th, 2015 Run, don't walk to register for the 10th Annual Zoo Run Run & Kids Roo Run Run! People of all ages can participate in the zoo's annual 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run. Whether you're dressing up as a zoo animal and entering the costume contest, taking it easy with the 5k walk, or a serious runner wanting to end your great run with a refreshing brew, the Zoo Run run is for you. The 5K and 10K runs will be timed. Kids participating in the Roo Run Run can choose between a quarter mile, half mile, or a full mile run. Zoo Run Run Starts at 9AM Kids Roo Run Run starts at 10:30AM Register here.

Posted on 8/28/2015
5 Game-changing Questions That Will Transform Your Marketing with Pop Dot Marketing Tuesday, September 15, 8:30am – 9:30am & Noon-1pm Is your marketing strategy as effective as it should be? Join advertising industry insiders, Jason Fish and Kate Ewings, as they reveal the five questions that top ad agencies ask their clients—but which most business owners never ask themselves. Through entertaining visual examples, and behind-the-scenes storytelling, you’ll discover the power of acting on the answers, and walk away with actionable insights that will forever transform your approach! 8:30am – 9:30am Noon-1pm

Posted on 8/28/2015
The Secrets of ‘Dark’ Facebook Posts with Josh Feyen Tuesday, September 22, 8:30-9:30am Take your social media marketing to the next level! In this Facebook-focused workshop, American Family Insurance social media expert, Josh Feyen, shares how to expand your Facebook advertising beyond ‘boost posts’ to include targeted ‘dark posts’. With tips for staying compliant and methods for measuring your ROI, Josh’s simple techniques will give you the tools you need to reach your audience in new and meaningful ways. Register here!

Posted on 8/28/2015
How To Make a Living Public Speaking with Kim & Jason of Escape Adulthood Tuesday, September 22, Noon-1pm Artist and author Jason Kotecki makes his living as a professional speaker – but it wasn’t always this way! Join us for a lively, candid and information-packed program as Jason and his wife and business partner Kim, share what it takes for "regular people” to make it in the speaking business. From learning the biggest mistakes made by most new speakers, to understanding how to sell your program without selling yourself, the duo will get you on the fast track to realizing your dreams on the stage. here!

Posted on 8/26/2015
Sustain Dane's 5th MPower Sustainability Session is taking place on Tuesday, September 15th from 8:30-10:30am and will focus on Water Stewardship and Management. Did you know that leaky pipes in the US waste 7 billion gallons of water a day?! How can business be a better steward of this valuable resource? They will be talking about best practices and sharing case studies to explore this topic, as well as offering some helpful resources to put ideas into action. For more info, click here.

Posted on 8/26/2015
On September 10, CSW will host their 2015 Community Change-Maker Awards, where they gather to recognize local leaders and the critical change they create every day. 5:00-7:00 pm at Union South at UW Madison. 2015 Community Awards winners: Melanie Ramey of League of Women Voters of Wisconsin receiving the Linda Sundberg Civil Rights Defender Award Cora White of the Center for Resilient Cities receiving the Sally Sunde Family Advocate Award M Adams of Freedom Inc. receiving the Liesl Blockstein Community Leadership Award. For more info, click here.

Posted on 8/26/2015
Join End Domestic Abuse WI for the 9th annual Purple Ribbon Walk around the Capitol. Monday, September 28, 2015, from 11:55 AM to 1:00 PM at the base of the Capitol steps on State Street. This annual silent walk/vigil is co-hosted by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Zonta Club of Madison. Please join them as they gather to publicly remember the women, men, and children killed in domestic violence homicides across our region in 2014. For more information visit or

Posted on 8/26/2015
End Domestic Abuse WI will host the 10th annual Together We Can End Domestic Violence fundraising luncheon at the Monona Terrace on Tuesday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This year'€™s luncheon features high school students who are working to promote healthy relationships, break unhealthy patterns, and prevent domestic abuse in their own communities. These wise and passionate students will share how they are doing their part to create real social change. Donations ($100 suggested) will be collected at the event. For more information, visit

Posted on 8/24/2015
Make the most of your special event fundraising efforts! Event Ideas, Best Practices and Cautionary Tales. Join SVA for lunch on September 30 at the Madison Club for this unique opportunity to hear from our panel of nonprofit leaders to learn how their organizations have maximized their fundraising events. Key Takeaways: Ins and outs of attracting and retaining sponsors; Maximizing the "€œAsk"€; Getting the most Bang for your Buck what event options make sense; Gaining Buy In €“Engaging board, staff and volunteers To register, visit

Posted on 8/19/2015
SAVE THE DATE - Sept. 30, 2015 Madison's largest networking event with over 1,000 business professionals. Join the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce for their 63rd Annual Dinner. Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 Date: September 30, 2015 Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Register here

Posted on 8/19/2015
In their first semester of operation, Upper|House hosted 140 events and 7,000 people. They were delighted to serve each individual and group who entered their doors. They have been busy this summer preparing for the fall, a season in which they expect over 25,000 guest visits. Their staff is excited about all that they have planned. Check out our fall lineup below. Events include a PW Gopal Concert on Thursday, Sept. 17th @ 7:00pm; Q Commons which includes national speakers such as OS Guinness and Dr. Caroline Leaf and local speakers, Alex Miranda, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Mark Johnson on Sept. 24th @ 7:00pm; a Green Bay Packers Watching Party on Sept. 28th @ 7:30pm; and much much more! Learn more here!

Posted on 8/18/2015
Join the Madison Area Sports Commission and ESPN Madison for the Morning Sports Report, a quarterly breakfast series on Tuesday, September 15 from 7:45-9:00am at HotelRED. Bo Ryan, Head Coach of the UW-Madison's Men's Basketball will be speaking about stories on and off the hardwood. Reserve your space now.

Posted on 8/12/2015
Beginning September 8th, 2015 the entire city of Madison is invited to play Cool Choices, a fun and easy online card game, to get everyone involved in Green Madison’s sustainability efforts. Join the game and encourage others to join too. Madisonians will form 5-person teams and compete in a 8-week game to make the most “Cool Choices”—simple actions like turning off lights or taking the bus to work. The game is simple—it takes just a few minutes a day—and the results are significant. Via the game, Madisonians will save money at home, generate new ideas to green our city, and have some fun working in teams. For more information visit

Posted on 8/12/2015
Want to learn more about hybrid and battery-powered vehicles? Get your chance on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9am to noon in downtown Madison. It’s the National Drive Electric Week Event. You’ll see electric vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles and get a chance to talk with the owners. So stop down to the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the Lake Monona side of the Capitol Square on Sept. 19th. For more information visit the National Drive Electric Week website here or view the event poster here.

Posted on 8/07/2015
The Saris Gala is Back Friday, September 25th, 2015 at Union South, Madison, WI The biggest bicycling bash in Wisconsin is back! Join us on Friday, September 25th at the increidble Union South in downtown Madison an incredible evening. This year’s Gala, as always, features wonderful food & drink, a thrilling live & silent auction, and top notch entertainment. Over the past 11 years, the Saris Gala has been the biggest single-night bicycle advocacy fundraiser in the country, with cyclists like you coming together from around the state to raise over $920,000 to help make Wisconsin the best place to ride a bike in the nation. Tickets are available now at a special early-bird price. But hurry — prices go up after the first 100 are sold! - See more here

Posted on 8/05/2015
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin will host Walk for Wishes at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg on Sunday, September 20. Registration and kids' activities begin at 8:30 a.m., the 2-mile walk and 5K run start at 10:00 a.m., followed by the kids' dash. Enjoy face painting, bounce houses, mascots, music, raffles, games, wish kid appearances, refreshments and more. Pre-registration at is now open and completely FREE. Participants raising $50 or more in pledges will receive a Walk for Wishes T-shirt, and additional pledge prizes will be awarded to those raising $75 or more. Help them raise funds to grant 12 local wishes! For more info, click here.

Posted on 8/05/2015
On Thursday, October 1st, Clean Wisconsin is hosting the 2nd annual “An Epicurean Evening: A Night of Celebrity Chefs” to benefit the organization’s work and grow this mission. In the past year alone, funds have benefited the fight to uphold the Great Lakes Compact in efforts to test its validity by a Wisconsin municipality, pass a law that bans tiny plastic microbeads from personal care products that wash into Wisconsin waterways, expand the impact of green infrastructure in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Corridor neighborhoods and much, much more. As you can see, it has been a busy year, and the $65,000 in funds raised from the inaugural Epicurean Evening continue to be well placed – contributions from the silent and live auctions, and the event wine pull alone raised more than $14,000!

Posted on 7/29/2015
Isthmus Oktobeerfest, taking place Saturday, Sep. 26th from 3-7 pm at Central Park in Madison, features 40 Wisconsin-focused brewers for this hip interpretation of the classic German-style fest. Brewers will be joined by local artisan sausage, cheesemakers, and specialty shops to provide sample sized portions of their finest creations to guests. Guests can enjoy unlimited sampling in their Isthmus Oktobeerfest glassware with an emphasis on seasonal Oktoberfest brews. Musical entertainment, silent disco, and hammerschlagen will round out the festive afternoon. Advance general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 29th at midnight at for $40. Visit their website for updated lists of vendors and entertainment.


Posted on 7/09/2015
YWCA USA awarded YWCA Madison the competitive national Association Excellence Award in the field of Racial Justice at its annual gala in Washington, D.C. “YWCA Madison is deeply honored to be selected by our national association and our peers for excellent, cutting edge work in Racial Justice, particularly because the award recognized both our external community work and our internal work to become a more equitable organization,” says CEO Rachel Krinsky. “My thanks, in particular, go to YWCA Madison Racial Justice Director Colleen Butler, who has initiated and implemented the majority of these efforts over the last 15 years.”

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 8/24/2015
The SVA Board of Directors has announced the election of Carl Schultz as the next Chairman of the Board of SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and Diversified Services of Wisconsin, Inc. through June 2016. As President and CEO, Carl works directly with SVA'€™s executive management team to develop a vision for the future, take an active role in strategic planning and lead new initiatives. "€œI am excited to be an integral part of SVA'€™s leadership team,"€ commented Schultz. "€œThere are many exciting things happening in our business and planned for the future. I look forward to the challenge and opportunity."€

Posted on 8/13/2015
Wegner CPAs Enhances Tax & Business Services Team and Grows Pewaukee Office! Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of five, talented individuals to our firm. Each person brings unique expertise and will enhance our service to current and future clients. Michael Maass, CPA/CVA, Tax Manager; Matt Reynell, CPA. CMA, Tax Manager; Paula Glaser, CPA, Payroll Operations Manager; Ellen Kieper, Staff Accountant; and Alexandrea Finn, Bookkeeper. Four of the five new staff will join our tax and business services team. They will be instrumental in improving client service in the areas of tax planning & preparation, business valuations, bookkeeping and payroll.

Job Listings

Posted on 8/07/2015
The Neckerman Agency has a full-time position opening that entails providing customer service to new and existing customers for their independent insurance agency. Commercial Service Representative (CSRs) are generally expected to provide support to the Neckerman sales team and assist them with the management and retention of their business insurance client'™s accounts. This may include accompanying producers on customer appointments at the office or away from the office and taking part in conference calls, as well as corresponding with customers, insurance carriers and other agency support staff on a variety of miscellaneous issues. The majority of time will be spent in-office communicating with customers and insurance carrier representatives. At Neckerman Insurance, they have a team of CSRs. Each CSR is assigned a certain set of customers and will be responsible for handling those accounts on their own with little supervision from department head(s) or sales team.

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