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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 3/19/2014
Fresh Madison Market owner Jeff Maurer has enlisted the help of Fitchburg-based Tri-North Builders for his new grocery store. Fresh City Market is opening in West Lafayette, Indiana on Purdue’s campus in August of 2014 and Tri-North will be completing the $3,000,000 build-out of the interior of the grocery store. Maurer opened Fresh Madison Market on the University of Wisconsin campus in 2010. His goal was to provide more options to college students who have transportation needs as well as a fresh alternative to residents in the greater downtown Madison area. He also began a free delivery service to all of Dane County which has grown quickly and helps get fresh, local products to all area residents. His goal has been to expand his urban grocery store ideas to college campuses across the country. Fresh City Market in West Lafayette is his first expansion.

Posted on 3/14/2014
The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace hotel recently announced its Carbone Ribbon Room, to support the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). The Hilton Madison has reconfigured and redesigned one of the hotel’s premium lakeview rooms to offer a bright and inspirational environment. The Carbone Ribbon Room features a journal to share personal stories, a compilation of sentimental narratives, and many more local, unique elements. Each night the room is reserved, the Hilton Madison will donate $25 to UWCCC. Patients being treated at UWCCC will also have the opportunity to stay in the Carbone Ribbon Room, as an effort to provide additional relaxation and support during their road to recovery. To learn more about the story behind the creation of the room, please watch this inspiring video, click here. For more information on the Carbone Ribbon Room and reservations, please click here.

Posted on 3/11/2014
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Madison is proud to lead an effort each spring in which they collect donations for moms in crisis called Movers for Moms. Donations to benefit moms in crisis are collected at schools, daycares and other community partners throughout April and then delivered to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) shortly before Mother’s Day. The donations can include nice soaps, hair styling products, shampoos and conditioners, pillows, blankets, slippers and other basic clothing items. The boxes will be set up starting March 31, and picked up Friday, May 9. For more information, including a list of donation locations, click here.


Posted on 4/9/2014
Online registration is NOW OPEN for the 33rd Annual Crazylegs Classic 8K Run / 2 Mile Walk taking place on Saturday, April 26, 2014! Register now! The 2014 Crazylegs Grand Marshal will be Julie Redders, National W Club President and UW Women's Golf Letterwinner ('90). Also be sure to stay for the post-race celebration in Camp Randall Stadium featuring live entertainment from one of Chicago's best cover bands, Final Say, and the UW Marching Band. Plus new this year, prize money will be awarded to the Overall Top 3 Male and Female runners. For more information and to register, click here!

Posted on 4/15/2014
On Friday, May 9th, two summits become one. Madison Region Economic Partnership's annual State of the Madison Region Summit and the Urban League of Greater Madison's Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit in a first-of-its-kind collaboration that will bring people of all professions together around issues related to economic development, diversity, and leadership. Attendees will walk away with new connections, new perspectives, and new solutions for advancing our economy and improving opportunities for all the region's citizens. For more information and to register, click here and register by April 28 for the early bird rate!

Posted on 4/15/2014
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: Pe à Choux Bakery Class on May 9th, Mother's Day Brunch on May 11th, Southwest Cuisine Cooking Class on May 16th, Steak and Potato Night on June 12th and Mediterranean Cuisine Cooking Class on June 20th. For more information or to register for an event, click here.

Posted on 4/15/2014
The World’s Largest Brat Fest is set for Memorial Day weekend in Madison! From May 23-26 the 32 annual World’s Largest Brat Fest will be held at Willow Island on the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center and organized by Metcalfe’s Market. There will be five music stages with nationally known headliners, a 5K and 10K run with one for kids as well, a volleyball tournament, and many more fun activities for the whole family. Parking and admission are both free! Click here for more information!

Posted on 4/15/2014
Join Wegner CPAs for Wake Up With Wegner on Thursday, May 15 from 7:30-9:00am. John Folsom, CPA, Manager will share a Roadmap for Success - profit planning and best practices for businesses. You will learn habits of successful entrepreneurs, how to plan for profit, what your financial statements are telling you, how financial ratio analysis can help identify trends/danger signals, and more! Current & next generation business owners, controllers, CFOs, & other users of financial statements encouraged to attend. Event is FREE and breakfast is included! Advance registration appreciated; click here.

Posted on 4/14/2014
Join End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin on the Purple Carpet! One Cause. Many Voices - A Benefit for End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. The event is May 7, 2014, 5-8pm at the Ivory Room Piano Bar, 116 W. Mifflin, Madison. $40 per person in advance/$50 at the door. Treat yourself to a night out while helping raise awareness about domestic abuse. Have your pictures taken on the Purple Carpet. Enjoy live dueling pianos and plentiful hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar and wear something purple and we will enter your name to win a door prize! SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THE PURPLE CARPET NOW!

Posted on 4/14/2014
Please join Sustain Dane for food, fun, friends, prizes, and live music by Teddy Davenport on May 4, 2014 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Washburn Heritage Room, Monroe St. Campus of Edgewood College. All proceeds from GROW! support the Sustainability Leadership Program Scholarship Fund. The Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program prepares working professionals, career seekers, and career changers to drive transformational change for healthy, resilient organizations and communities. Bring your gently used books, LPs, CDs, or DVDs to exchange in the Sustainability Swap. Entrance is free. Raffle tickets are available for purchase: 1 ticket $10 / 3 tickets $25 / 5 tickets $40. RSVP here.

Posted on 4/14/2014
On Tuesday, May 6 from noon–1pm (sign up) and from 6:30–7:30pm (sign up), you are invited to an event called Measuring the Impact of Social Media taking place at the American Family Insurance DreamBank. Fan Count. Engagement. Click-throughs. Which metrics matter most for social media? Join us to learn more about measuring and reporting the impact of your social media efforts. This free workshop is led by American Family Insurance social media experts, Michele Wingate and Tom Buchheim. Bring your laptop or tablet to start applying what you learn right away! For other events taking place this month at the DreamBank, click here.

Posted on 4/14/2014
On Tuesday, May 20 from noon–1pm you are invited to an event called SMALL BUSINESS Workshop: Recruiting Top Talent taking place at the American Family Insurance DreamBank. Running a small business is a labor of love. If you are ready to hire your first employee or expand your team, you want to find candidates who will thrive in your culture – and champion your vision. Join hiring experts from Omni Resources for a free workshop on how to attract, hire and retain top talent for your small business. For more info on this event click here For other events taking place this month at the DreamBank, click here.

Posted on 4/14/2014
On Wednesday, May 21 from noon–1pm and 6:30-7:30pm you are invited to an event called How to Hire a Virtual Assistant taking place at the American Family Insurance DreamBank. Your time is your most valuable commodity – imagine if you could create more of it! Join Jonathan Shank, founder of Your First Virtual Assistant for a workshop designed to help you hire your first VA - and free up more time to accomplish your dreams! Be sure to R.S.V.P. early – those who sign-up by May 1 will be eligible to win their own, free VA for a one-time project! For more info on this event click here and here and for other events taking place this month at the DreamBank, click here.

Posted on 4/08/2014
Register for the 10th annual Beyond Design Bike Tour hosted by the Eppstein Uhen Foundation! The tour is from Milwaukee to Madison with 25, 66, and 83 mile routes. Multiple rest stops, an after party and a bus will keep you refreshed and get you back to the starting line. A morning bus will transport Madisonians to Milwaukee. Considering sponsoring the event at multiple sponsor levels, donate an item to the silent auction, or volunteer on the day of the ride. Click here to learn more!

Posted on 4/04/2014
Join Sustain Dane as they host Our Dream For A Zero Waste Future, featuring Maggie Becker, LeeAnn Glover & Beth Churchill, and American Family Insurance on Wednesday April 23rd, 2014. Networking starts at 7:30am with a light breakfast and coffee and the program begins at 8:00am and lasts until 9:00am. The program is free for Sustainable Business Network members and first time businesses. It is located at the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704. Learn more about and register for the event here.

Posted on 4/04/2014
Camp Randall Rowing Club is hosting one home regatta, the Monona Sprints on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM. 300 athletes will compete from CRRC, New Trier High School and the Lincoln Park Junior crews. Weather permitting, the race course is located along Lake Monona and Law Park near the convention center. If there are unfavorable winds, the course will move to either Olbrecht or Olin Park. Please join and watch the Monona Sprints and the Brittingham Invite. The Monona Terrace rooftop offers a panoramic view and after, there is a celebration with Babcock ice cream.

Posted on 3/27/2014
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has upcoming events that you are invited to attend. On Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00-8:00pm, a lecture and book signing on the The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam. Both events are taking place at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St. For more information on these and other museum events, click here.

Posted on 3/26/2014
The Save Our Lakes event is a community breakfast and the annual meeting of the Clean Lakes Alliance and is taking place on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:30-9:00am at the Monona Terrace, Exhibit Hall A & B. Save Our Lakes was created to bring the community together to review our progress towards cleaner, healthier lakes. This event is a time to celebrate and assess the past year and to launch new programs and initiatives for the year ahead. Presentations include the State of the Lakes Report– the community report card for water quality in the Yahara lakes – and the CLA Annual Report. The cost to attend is $1,000 per table of 10 or $100 per seat, $35 – Student Discount (per seat). For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 3/26/2014
The State Bar of Wisconsin is hosting the National Mock Trials May 7-10th in Downtown Madison and is in need of volunteers for the event. To check out the event and see where you could volunteer please go to: or contact Katie Wilcox at to email you a flyer. Also, if you are interested in promoting your business during this time and have a small item to donate to the participants "goodie" bags, contact the State Bar at the email address above and they would be happy to take them. For more information on this event, click here.

Posted on 3/26/2014
This spring as colors resurface on Wisconsin's landscape, the state's rural beauty emerges in 17 vividly hued watercolor paintings in the first exhibition of works by Wisconsin folk artist Paul Seifert. Until now Seifert's paintings, while highly desired by collectors, have not been exhibited together. Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert, is on view at the Wisconsin Historical Museum from April 8 through August 30, 2014, and explores Paul Seifert's vision of the state's Southwest Driftless Area where he lived and painted in the late 1800s and early 1900s. For more information, click here.

Posted on 3/19/2014
The Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center invites you to Meditation at Monona Terrace on Mondays, March 24 - May 12, 2014 from 11:45am – 12:30pm on the Community Terrace. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying mindfulness meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace. Led by Sarah Moore, M.D., a mind-body practitioner, and physician at Dean Clinic, you will discover the art and science of meditation, movement and healing. These sessions are free and open to the public, chairs will be available and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, click here.

Posted on 3/19/2014
Community Partnerships, Inc. invites you to Casino for a Cause: A Roaring 20's Soiree taking place on May 9th, 2014 from 5:30-11pm at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Avenue, Madison. The event will include hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas hold 'em poker. Tickets cost $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping support Community Partnerships in their work of supporting children and young adults with mental health needs. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Posted on 4/16/2014
The Madison Central Public Library renovation and expansion project has been awarded the prestigious "Public Works Projects of the Year" award for 2014. The American Public Works Association announced the award in the category for structures in the $5 million to $25 million range. This selection puts the Madison Central Library project in a very elite group of winners. The American Public Works Association as well as the City of Madison and the Madison Public Library are proud to have those on this project epitomize the public works profession and the American Public Works Association. The City of Madison, J.H. Findorff & Son, and Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. will each receive a plaque recognizing this achievement. To read more, click here.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 3/26/2014
Applied Tech, Dane County's largest, independently-owned IT provider, has appointed Cliff McDonald as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within Applied Tech. In this new role, Cliff will bring his executive experience to lead operations across Applied Techs three Wisconsin-based locations. "We are experiencing rapid growth in our industry and I am confident that Cliff will be in instrumental in ensuring that our customer experience remains a top priority", said Kurt Sippel, President of Applied Tech. To read more, click here.

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