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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 6/30/2014
SVA is celebrating 40 years in business! In honor of the 40th year, SVA will kick off their year-long celebration with a number of special projects, starting with featuring 12 client profiles throughout the next 12 months. Clients will discuss their businesses, their growth and how SVA helped them achieve success. Their video stories will appear on SVA websites and various social media platforms. They will also be featured in their local business publication and quoted in radio spots provided by SVA. On June 2, 2014 SVA’s 40 Days of Giving Campaign was launched to give back to the great communities in which SVA offices are located. Nonprofit organizations have 40 days to submit an entry to win a share of the 40 days of giving provided by SVA employees. Individuals can then visit the SVA website to cast a vote for the nonprofit of their choice over the next 40 days (July 14 - August 26, 2014). An SVA employee panel will choose 4 winners from the top 10 entries to be announced on September 10, 2014. Visit here to find out more about our Anniversary celebration.

Posted on 6/20/2014
The live music scene in Madison is about to get amped up with the addition of a new entertainment venue on the near-east side. Frank Productions announced plans today to build a state-of-the-art music venue as part of the ongoing revitalization of the 1000 North Block of East Washington in the Capitol East District. According to Fred Frank, Chief Operating Officer of Frank Productions, Inc., the venue currently does not have a name. However, the brand will be "uniquely Madison." "We intend to create a space that's both easy and exciting for artists, as well as a venue that the Madison community can support and be proud of. We want the venue to become a Madison destination. We’re thrilled to be part of the progressive plans in place for this area.”

Posted on 6/19/2014
Planning to visit Madison, Wisconsin? Check out The Edgewater, opening August 2014! Like @The Edgewater Madison on Facebook to receive insider information on their new rooftop lounge and outdoor plaza overlooking Lake Mendota.


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 7/25/2014
ActionCOACH Business Coaching invites you to attend "6 Steps to a Great Business." 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 culture; and learn steps to Financial Mastery and understanding the numbers that drive any business. The workshop is complimentary. Registration is required! Friday, August 8th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Bonfyre Grill. Register 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 7/11/2014
This summer, the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center proudly offers free community events for people in the Madison area and beyond! The following community events are taking place:  Lakeside Kids!, Wednesdays, June 18-July 30 (excluding 7/2) from 10-11am, Dane Dances!, Fridays, Aug 1-29 from 5:30-9:30pm, PechaKucha Night Madison, Fri., Aug 29. For more information on these events, click here.

Posted on 7/10/2014
Meet and greet your Dane County Government Officials and your City Government. Both events are free and sponsored by Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The meeting of Dane County Government Officials is Tuesday, August 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Brink Lounge and the City Government is Thursday, August 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm also at the Brink Lounge.

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 6/27/2014
Plan Ahead Events is proud to announce it's inaugural Nearly Naked 5K Run/Walk to be held August 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Coliseum Bar and Banquet in Madison. This unique event has been designed to create awareness for the Melanoma Research Foundation and a portion of the proceeds will go towards their mission. Slap on your sunscreen and join us for a fun run in beautiful Madison. Early Bird Registration is open and complete details for this event can be found here. Get this event, for a great cause, on your running/walking calendar today...and don't forget to tell your friends!!


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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