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


General News

Posted on 5/15/2016
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Madison Ballet have been awarded a $30,000 Community Impact grant from Madison Community Foundation to explore an innovative shared resource business model for the two organizations. The award will fund a comprehensive feasibility study that will assess the resources of each organization and identify opportunities for efficiency and growth. Madison Ballet and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, both well-established arts organizations, have long been providing world-class performances and creative programming in the community. But as competition for non-profit funding increases, these two organizations are looking for creative business solutions to maintain excellence, support program growth, and ensure long-term sustainability.


Posted on 5/11/2016
The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has been awarded an NEA Art Works grant of $20,000 to support HeartStringsSM, an internationally-recognized, music therapy-informed community engagement program for individuals with special needs. The NEA has approved more than $82 million total to fund local arts projects and partnerships in this second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. HeartStringsSM uses live music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals with disabilities, long-term illnesses, dementia, and assisted-living needs. Participants receive the HeartStringsSM program free-of-charge, and the MSO’s Rhapsodie Quartet, a professional string quartet comprised of principal MSO musicians, performs the music live at various sites. The Quartet will facilitate a series of 9 group music therapy-informed sessions at 10 retirement communities, healthcare facilities, and state institutions across Dane County, reaching nearly 3,200 individuals --many of whom would not otherwise have access to the restorative effects of live.


Posted on 5/4/2016
Du Nails is a new line of services with the same professional care and attention to detail as a Du Hair. Du Nails offers services for busy individuals with morning, lunch, and evening appointments. We use the highest quality polish available. If you have not experienced the Du Hair treatment it is time to indulge yourself! Book your appointment online.


Posted on 4/27/2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the Madison Public Library as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities. The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C. on June 1. For the full press release, click here.

Events

Posted on 5/18/2016
Join the Edgewater for Madison Live + Local Saturdays with 105.5 + 94.9FM every Saturday starting on June 11th and going through August 20th as well as Make Music Madison on June 21st and Movies on the Water (June 7th- August 30th). Visit the Edgewater website for more details.


Posted on 5/18/2016
Join us at the Edgewater for Festivals on the Plaza this summer. Mark your calendar for Memorial Day Fest featuring The Jimmys on May 28th, Summer Solstice Fest featuring Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on June 18th, Father’s Day Fest with Mark Joseph & Deploi on June 19th , Fourth Fest featuring Gomers & Hometown Sweethearts on July 2nd, Yacht Rock Party on August 20th, and Labor Day Fest with Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo. Visit the Edgewater website for more details.


Posted on 5/15/2016
Come to the Edgewater to experience Brewgrass Fridays with Door County Brewing Company starting on June 10th and going through August 26th. Visit the Edgewater website for more details.


Posted on 5/15/2016
If you’re new to paid social media campaigns or are looking for ways to expand your existing digital strategy, this session is for you! Jess Bahr, director of Campaign Strategy for SocialFlow in NYC, will teach you how to set up, run and optimize Pinterest campaigns to engage with customers, boost sales and grow your entrepreneurial dreams! To reserve your seat for June 28, from 8:30am-10:00am, visit our upcoming events page here.


Posted on 5/15/2016
A smart digital strategy has the power to tell your brand’s story, build smart relationships and create loyal advocates for your small business. On June 21, from 8:30am- 10:00am, explore cutting-edge strategies from Josh Klemons, an experienced digital storyteller and strategist, as he shares creative, customer-driven ideas for strengthening your reach and engagement through social media. To reserve your seat, visit our upcoming events page here.


Posted on 5/15/2016
In a world of a million choices, does your small business struggle to stand out in the crowd? You’re not alone! On Tuesday, June 14, from 12:00pm-1:15pm, join entrepreneur Kati Whitledge in a hands-on workshop that helps you reveal your unique selling proposition and discover how to differentiate your company from your competitors. To reserve your seat, visit our upcoming events page here.


Posted on 5/13/2016
Discover Wisconsin’s Rich Swiss Heritage on Thursday, May 19th 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Learn from the families that are keeping the rich Swiss cheesemaking tradition alive in Wisconsin during a panel discussion and cheese tasting presented in partnership with Fromagination. Cost to attend is $15 and WHS Members receive a %10 discount. Registration and payment required by Wednesday May 18th. Call 608-264-6555 or visit click here.


Posted on 5/13/2016
Join Madison Food Explorers on Saturday June 18th 2pm- 4pm for a one-time special event of three intimate beverage “lessons” with the professionals at the restaurant of Robinia Courtyard located at 829 East Washington Ave. A mixology class will be offered at Julep Restaurant featuring the talents of bar manager Mariah Renz, a wine tasting and terminology class at Barolo Wine Bar taught by owner and sommelier Brian Haltinner, and a coffee roasting/brewing class at A-OK Coffeehouse led by owner Kyle Johnson, also the head roaster of Kin-Kin coffee. Tickets are $55 and attendance is limited to 30 guests. For tickets and more information please click here.


Posted on 5/13/2016
Wegner CPAs understands that financial accountability is important to all places of worship and other religious organizations. Wegner want to ensure these organizations stay informed of how accounting and other financial related issues affect a church or religious organization. Join Wegner for Faith in Numbers, a day of education with 12 breakout sessions guiding churches and religious organizations on a path to financial accountability. Keynote address by Dan Busby, President of ECFA entitled, Recent Developments Impacting Churches. Join Wegner on Tuesday, June 21 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Blackhawk Church in Middleton for this event ($50 per person). For more information, click here.


Posted on 5/11/2016
On Thursday, May 19th join Wegner for the next Wake Up with Wegner: Buy or Sell a Business the Smart Way on! Presented by Joseph Boucher of Neider & Boucher S.C., and Michael Steinl of Wegner CPAs. Each year, some 300,000 U.S. businesses change ownership. Most are small and mid-sized businesses. If you're thinking about buying or selling a business and want to get the best deal possible, expect to do a lot of planning and preparation. Wake Up with Wegner is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 7:30am with the presentation to follow. The seminar will be held at Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI. Pre-registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, click here.


Posted on 4/29/2016
This month the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County will be having their Enlace networking event at Murphy Desmond S.C. located at 33 E. Main St., Suite 500. The event will be taking place on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00-8:00pm and is a great opportunity to meet new people, make business connections, enjoy yourself, try some appetizers and have a chance to win a door prize! For more information and to register, click here.


Posted on 4/15/2016
Upper House is going to be a host site for the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit this August 11th-12th. It is a two-day live telecast where business leaders come together to talk about leadership & world issues. The summit presents opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills and gain a strong sense of job satisfaction. Presenters will deliver inspiration and helpful tools you can immediately apply. Some of the topics that will be presented include: executing ideas that matter most, virtues that accelerate teamwork, navigating effectively through cultural differences, harnessing the power of emotional intelligence, ingredients of successful turnarounds and building cultures that value efficiencies. To Learn more please click here.


Posted on 4/4/2016
Online Tips, Tricks and Ideas to Boost Your Sales with Adrianne Machina is taking place on Tuesday, May 24 from Noon-1:15pm at the American Family Insurance DreamBank. Let’s grow your small business dream by increasing your sales! In this workshop with Adrianne Machina of Tornado Marketing, you will learn 30 awesome tips, tricks and ideas that can take your online lead generation efforts to the next level. Stop in and learn which little things make the biggest difference in your online marketing efforts! To reserve your seat, click here.


Posted on 3/11/2016
The 2016 Tour Du Taliesin cycling event is taking place on Sunday, May 22 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Taliesin, the home, studio and estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The non-profit Taliesin Preservation is the steward of Taliesin and is responsible for its preservation as well as public programming highlighting Wright's architecture and ideas. Tour du Taliesin features two different ticketing levels and two different route distances, the MASTER and the APPRENTICE ticketing levels and the 38 Mile ride and the 100 Mile ride. For more information or to sign-up, click here.

Awards/Recognitions

Posted on 4/6/2016
Scott Haumersen, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Wegner CPAs, is being honored with the Inspiration Award by the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals. The award recognizes the work Haumersen has done in the community that helps to further the Urban League's mission. Known as a leader in the Madison area, Haumersen is being recognized for the impact he makes on young professionals in the community through mentoring and support, as well as the creation of growth opportunities for the young leaders at Wegner CPAs. Haumersen will receive the award at the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals 3rd Annual Emerge Gala on April 30th.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 5/2/2016
Axley is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Gail Groy to its Madison office, where she will concentrate her practice on Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. She frequently handles all manner of plaintiff negligence type cases involving nursing home abuse, bicycle accidents, motorcycle and car accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and wrongful death. For more information click here.


Posted on 4/21/2016
Boardman & Clark recently announced the addition of Dan Gartzke as the firm’s newest attorney. Dan joins the firm with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Boardman & Clark, Dan built a state-wide practice as a solo practitioner, with wide-ranging trial experience in civil matters before trial courts and administrative agencies, in multiple counties throughout Wisconsin. Dan will be primarily focusing in the area of family law at the firm. Boardman & Clark is one of Madison’s largest and longest-standing law firms, and serves individuals, a wide range of business and corporate clients, school districts and local governments.

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