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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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Posted on 10/22/2014
Artisan Dental has begun the first and only oral care products recycling program in the Dane County area, helping to keep toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers and mouthwash containers out of landfills. The Artisan Dental Recycling Program participates in the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, a free recycling program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle. Artisan Dental is also cooperating with the City of Madison Streets and Recycling Department to create additional awareness around the program. Oral care products like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes are impossible to recycle in municipal curbside programs, Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "It is great when someone in the community steps up to help with hard to recycle materials. We are pleased to partner with Artisan Dental to recycle these products." Artisan Dental accepts oral and personal care waste from local community members at its office at 10 North Livingston St., Suite 301, Madison, WI. 53703.

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 10/28/2014
PlanningCLUB UW-Whitewater did a 2012 study that found in Southern Wisconsin, businesses with written business plans had twice the revenue and two and a half times the profit of those without. Now you can attend a Business Planning 2-Day Workshop and walk away with a comprehensive 5 year plan for your business, backed up by a professional document which can be used for re-setting your business strategy, or seeking funding. Date: Thursday and Friday, November 13 & 14 Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Where: The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson Street, Madison Registration: click here. Investment: $4995. Questions: (608) 441-5375

Posted on 10/28/2014
6 Steps to a Great Business 1. Gain control of your time, team and money. 2. Turn your marketing into an investment, not an expense. 3. Multiply your customers, revenue and profits. 4. Leverage team, systems, technology and marketing. 5. Recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees to create a profitable company culture. 6. Steps to Financial Mastery and understanding the numbers that drive any business.The workshop is complimentary, however seating is limited. Registration is required! Date: Friday, November 14 Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Bonfyre Grille, Arbor Gate Towers, 2601 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, 53713 Registration: here Questions: (608) 441-5375

Posted on 10/27/2014
Join us for Wake Up With Wegner on Thursday, November 13 as our experts discuss essential planning opportunities and what businesses need to know as the year-end approaches. We will be covering information on the Health Care Law, Tax Updates, and Year-End Planning. Business owners, controllers, bookkeepers, office managers, and business advisors encouraged to attend! Wake Up With Wegner is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 7:30am with presentation to follow from 8:00-9:30am. Light breakfast will be provided. The seminar will be held at Quality Inn & Suites-Conference Center, 2969 Cahill Main, Madison, 53713. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Posted on 10/26/2014
The Edgewater is hosting a post-game party on Saturday, Nov. 15th immediately following the game from 2:30pm-6:30pm. It is open to the public and there will be live music, and games and giveaways! Don't miss out on an afternoon of fun!

Posted on 10/22/2014
Join the attorneys from Axley's Labor and Employment Practice Group on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Overture Center, as they deliver a presentation on important changes to Employment Law in 2014 and what to expect in 2015. Axley's Labor and Employment attorneys will be joined by governmental representatives from the NLRB, Department of Labor and OSHA to discuss current trends with wage and hour investigations, the NLRB, and OSHA initiatives -- as well as current issues regarding the Affordable Care Act. This is a complimentary seminar. Visit or contact Nicole Stine ( for more information.

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 10/20/2014
Celebrate the local, independent spirit that thrives in Madison with the 5th annual Isthmus Independent Business Awards. The Indies honor the indispensable Madison movers and shakers, awarding creativity, innovation, sustainability and bold leadership. This is our opportunity to recognize the business leaders and creative people who represent the best our region has to offer through their everyday business pursuits, artistry, community building and philanthropy. The awards ceremony will be Nov. 18, 5-8 pm, Olbrich Gardens, with appetizers, silent auction to benefit Dane Buy Local. For more info, click here.


Posted on 10/28/2014
The Wisconsin Law Journal named Axley legal assistant Jean Karls and librarian Jane Crandall Unsung Heroes in its 2014 installment of the award, which recognized 24 law firm staff members throughout the state for their behind-the-scenes efforts and steadfast dedication to the legal profession. Earning the title, "Legal Assistant of the Year," Karls devotes most of her time at Axley to assisting attorneys with labor and employment matters across the full case continuum. Crandall, who earned the title, "œLaw Librarian of the Year," provides extensive legal research and paralegal assistance to Axley attorneys view the full news release here.

Posted on 10/27/2014
SVA's Jack Cotton, former CEO, has been selected for the 2014 Legends Award given out by the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA). This prestigious award is given to leaders who have made outstanding contributions to their firms, their clients, their communities, LEA and the profession over long and notable careers. They have substantial track records of innovation within their firms and serve as role models of leadership to others by empowering their people, creating innovative strategies of profitability and growth, and engineering and sharing best practices throughout their firms and with their peers.

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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