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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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To make a submission online, please use the Member News Submission Form.

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Posted on 7/30/2014
Longtime publisher of the Isthmus Publishing Co., Vince O'Hern, has sold the company to Jeff Haupt, Craig Bartlett and Mark Tauscher. The 38-year-old media company transferred ownership on July 9, 2014. O'Hern thanked his present and past employees when he announced that he and his wife, Associate Linda Baldwin, will be staying in Madison to retire. Haupt, Bartlett, and Tauscher are excited to continue on the path with their commitment to independent journalism and investigative reporting, with serving the community always being first in their minds.


Posted on 8/21/2014
Join ActionCOACH with their workshop: ProfitMAx. Learn time-tested principles of how to: gain control of your time, team and money, turn your marketing into an investment, not an expense, multiply your customers, revenue and profits, leverage team, systems, technology and marketing, recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees to create a profitable company cultures, and steps to Financial Mastery and understanding the numbers that drive any business. The workshop is complimentary, however seating is limited. Registration is required! Attend either Friday, September 12 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson Street, Madison or Friday, September 19th, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Watertower Chop House, 109 W. Main St., Sun Prairie .

Posted on 8/19/2014
Join ESPN Madison and the Madison Area Sports Commission for their next Morning Sports Report, a quarterly breakfast series. Located at HotelRED on Tuesday, September 16th from 7:45-9:00am where Erin Harvego, Vice President of Marketing of the Big Ten Network, will talk about the Big Ten Network: the business behind the broadcasts. Registration is free, but spaces are limited. Reserve your space here.

Posted on 8/19/2014
Get your Fam Glam on! Just in time for back-to-school, SEE Eyeglass is offering FANTASTIC deals on eyewear! Bring in your family, your friends, your posse, whatever, the more you buy, the more you save! Find the great deals at their website: here

Posted on 8/18/2014
The labor and employment attorneys of Boardman & Clark law firm will be presenting "HR-3D," a complimentary HR seminar on September 19, 2014. The seminar is part of the firm's Bagels & Coffee series, which is designed to educate attendees on trending legal issues in a single short morning of informative presentations. Topics will include evolving areas of the law and tips on drug and alcohol policies, protecting your electronic information, and the latest in disability accommodations. The seminar will run from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. You can register at

Posted on 8/14/2014
On Thursday, August 21 the local networking group, High Tech Happy Hour (HTHH), will celebrate its 13th anniversary of connecting Madison professionals. The Anniversary Celebration will be held at the UW Memorial Union from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and will be the biggest HTHH of the year, with 500 anticipated guests. Come enjoy sponsored food and beverages while enjoying the view of the Memorial Union and Lake Mendota. Along with the numerous local beers offered, the Wisconsin Brewing Company will be in attendance giving out free samples. The Anniversary Celebration is a great time to thank the local businesses who have made HTHH possible every month by providing sponsorships and venues.

Posted on 8/01/2014
You're invited to the biggest bicycling bash in the country! Join the Wisconsin Bike Fed. on Friday, October 10th at 7:30pm for the 11th-annual Saris Gala, the largest fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Featuring live & silent auctions, exquisite food and beverage, and very special guest, legendary cycling commentator, Bob Roll. Tickets are on sale now at early bird prices for the first 100, click here. New Location! Please note the Gala's new location at Madison Children's Museum, located on the Capital Square in downtown Madison, WI.

Posted on 7/25/2014
Fresh Madison Market is offering special upcoming cooking events in their store! Enroll today in any or all of the events and enjoy special dishes that will truly tempt your taste buds! Some classes are set up as a learning experience while other classes are purely for your enjoyment and entertainment. These events will be held in their second floor event room and are available to a limited number of participants for a nominal fee. Upcoming classes include: Salads! on September 12th from 6-7:30pm and Have A Guilt Free Labor Day on August 15th from 6-7:30pm. For more information or to register for an event, click here.

Posted on 7/15/2014
Wegner CPAs is proud to partner with local nonprofit, Independent Living, Inc. for their 1st Annual Golf Outing! What better way to start the autumn season than swinging golf clubs on a Madison golf course? Mark your calendars for Monday, September 22, and play for fun and charity! Registration is now open for the 1st Annual Independent Living Golf Outing at Hawks Landing Golf Club. Join the fun with a great day of food, camaraderie and golf scramble. Foursomes are encouraged, with a shotgun start set for noon. Information about golf outing fees and sponsorships is available here.

Posted on 7/10/2014
July 17th- “In The Trenches” Season Kickoff Show live from Ruth’s Chris.
July 26th- Packers camp begins with live coverage from ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde. The countdown has already begun. *Catch the action in person with live shows- VIP-style here.
August 4th- Badgers Practice starts. ESPN Wisconsin’s Zach Heilprin’s coverage is already in full swing on-air/on-line.
August 21st - ESPN’s PrepMania returns on-air and on-site from Madison high schools.
August 26th- “Tuesdays with Aaron”- The Aaron Rodgers Show on ESPN Wisconsin resumes every Tuesday.
In the meantime, check out WISC-TV for airings of the Wisconsin Sports Awards. New “behind the scenes video” here.


Posted on 8/12/2014
The Wisconsin Law Journal named Axley Attorney Kathryn Grigg as a 2014 Up and Coming Lawyer, recognizing her excellence in the legal profession, as well as her steadfast dedication to improving both her practice and the Greater Madison communities. Grigg ranks among a select group of attorneys throughout the state who have practiced law for eight years or less, and whose leadership abilities have allowed them to achieve notable success within that time frame¦ View the full news release here.

Posted on 7/25/2014
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs have just been named 2014 Small Agency of the year by Ad Age. Judges selected LSB from the hundreds and hundreds of small agencies (defined as 150 employees or less) who entered the show from across the U.S. Criteria included: thought leadership, business results, unique agency attributes and the effectiveness of the creative solutions in client work. “Considering the caliber of the work being done by so many great small agencies, especially from Chicago to Minneapolis, Cincinnati to Milwaukee, we're delighted to be recognized as among the best,” said CEO Marsha Lindsay who founded the firm in 1978. “It’s testament to the great clients with whom we collaborate, the dedication of the LSB staff and the energy and creativity we get from being in a city like Madison.” Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 7/08/2014
Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., today announced that John A. Kassner and Ronald M. Trachtenberg have joined the Firm as Shareholders. John A. Kassner focuses his practice in the areas of eminent domain, takings, land use, environmental, constitutional, condominium and construction law, with an emphasis on litigation and appellate work. He has a state-wide practice representing property owners whose rights have been disregarded by state, county and local units of government. Ronald M. Trachtenberg concentrates his practice in real estate development, land use, real estate, condominium, municipal, commercial and business law. He assists in subdivision, zoning and related land use entitlement approvals, as well as infrastructure and building construction contracts and real estate sales and leases for both commercial and residential properties.

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