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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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General News

Posted on 2/25/2015
More than 80 Madison businesses big and small have participated in Sustain Dane’s Mpower Business Champions Program, implementing more than 325 sustainability projects saving over $1.6 million annually. Sustain Dane invites your business to apply for the 2015 MPower Champions Program, and turn your organization’s green intentions (and frustrations!) into action and success. Applications are now accepted through Monday March 9th and the program starts on Tuesday, March 24th. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted on 2/06/2015
Beginning Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the Wiscsonsin Historical Museum inivtes you to travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in this newexhibition, "Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling." Showcasing the crucial role that Wisconsin has played in two national bicycling eras, Shifting Gears features historic bicycles and objects, intriguing images, and interactive experiences. Discover how the long, colorful, and sometimes contentious story of the growth and development of cycling in Wisconsin in the late 1800s is once again playing out today. Shifting Gears is developed in partnership with the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin. Learn more here.

Posted on 2/03/2015
Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of sixteen new, talented individuals to their firm. Each person brings unique expertise to the firm and will enhance the department teams they join. Wegner CPAs is delighted to have added a wealth of staff as they enter one of our busiest times of the year. Of the sixteen staff hired, eight are pursuing degrees at local and state universities and will intern with the firm until later this spring. They are happy to develop these new staff in the early stages of their careers and help them succeed into the future.

Posted on 1/26/2015
SVA Consulting is pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured website The new site contains business technology content that is relevant and understandable to company owners and C-level executives. The website is designed to assist executives who are looking to drive results utilizing technology as a business tool. The site showcases the results that technology can bring to businesses that are open to discovering how technology can advance business goals. SVA Consulting can accurately assess the value of current technology assets, forecast trends in the business technology marketspace, introduce best practices and prepare strategies for optimizing technology investments.

Posted on 1/26/2015
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® South Central Wisconsin Affiliate has named SVA's Kirsten Houghton as Treasurer of its board of directors. "I am honored to be asked to serve in a leadership role for this great organization, states Houghton. "Komen provides a valuable service towards the fight against breast cancer and I look forward to the opportunity to make a significant contribution towards that fight as well." Kirsten Houghton is Principal and head of SVA's Nonprofit Services Group. She works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including charitable, membership, trade associations and those organizations receiving federal and state funding.

Posted on 1/26/2015
High school and college students are invited to apply for Summit Credit Union's continuing education scholarships. The three $1,500 tuition scholarships will be awarded this April. Applications must be completed by Feb. 28, 2015. Students should click here to review the full eligibility requirements and complete the application. Winners will be honored at Summit's Member Fest on Sun., May 31, 2015, in Madison. Over the past 13 years, Summit has helped 39 area students pursue quality higher education. The Board of Director Scholarship program supports Summit's ongoing educational outreach efforts and its commitment to the communities it serves.


Posted on 2/24/2015
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce introduces IceBreaker, a new annual, spring lunch and networking event to be held on April 23rd from 11:30am-1:00pm on the floor of the Kohl Center, the first business event of its kind. IceBreaker is the spring companion event to the fall Annual Dinner. Like the Annual Dinner, IceBreaker promises an energizing program of influential speakers with Greater Madison’s business and community leaders in attendance. For more info click here.

Posted on 2/24/2015
The next Morning Sports Report presented by the Madison Area Sports Commission and ESPN Madison will take place on Tuesday, March 17 from 7:45-9:00am at HotelRED, 1501 Monroe Street. The topic will be the WIAA Boys State Basketball Championships: Celebrating 100 Years and will feature panelists: Steve Amundson, Madison La Follette, 1982 State Champions, Tom Desotell, Head Coach, Sheboygan North, 7 State Tournament Appearances, Michael Flowers, Madison La Follette, 2002 State Champions and Lamont Weaver, Beloit Memorial, 1969 State Champions. Registration is free, but spaces are limited. For more info and to register click here.

Posted on 2/24/2015
You're invited to an ActionCOACH Workshop: 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, however seating is limited. Registration is required! Date: Friday, March 13 Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Bonfyre Grille, Arbor Gate Towers, 2601 W. Beltline Hwy Registration: here Questions: (608) 441-5375

Posted on 2/24/2015
The third annual Sustainability Sideshow will be held Friday, March 6th from 7-11pm at the Madison Children's Museum. The Sustainability Sideshow, a joint fundraiser for Sustain Dane and the Madison Children's Museum, is a unique twist on the Madison Children's Museum's successful Adult Swim events. The Sideshow highlights the lighter side of sustainability through green-themed carnival games, upcycled fashion and art, carnival-inspired local food, bands, and more! For more info, click here.

Posted on 2/24/2015
The Big Share is taking place on Tuesday, March 3rd and is a 24-hour locally-focused online giving event dedicated to supporting your favorite Community Shares of Wisconsin nonprofits, including Sustain Dane. Learn more here.

Posted on 2/17/2015
Tickets to the 9th Annual Merrill Lynch Grand Gala benefitting Operation Fresh Start are now on sale. The event is taking place on Friday, May 1st and will be a memorable evening celebrating 45 years of providing youth a path to self-sufficiency! You can learn more here.

Posted on 2/17/2015
Join Porchlight for their Original Chef's Auction Dinner on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 from 6-9 PM at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Tickets are $50/person; $500/table.Madison’s most beloved chefs lend their talent to Porchlight and those experiencing homelessness in our community. Chefs incorporate artisanal items from Porchlight Products, a job-training and life skills program for formerly homeless men and women living with disabilities. During the live auction, guests will have the chance to bid on special packages donated by our participating chefs that include private dinners, parties and cooking classes. Contact Steven Schooler, or Jessica Pastelin, to attend.

Posted on 2/12/2015
Join Upper|House on the evening of Thursday, February 26th for Q Commons to learn and consider how to advance good in our city. You will be joining with 10,000 participants across 60 cities to enjoy an evening of vision, learning and engagement on several cultural issues and topics that matter most. There will be three global talks via video-conference by Malcolm Gladwell (NYT Bestselling author), Soledad O’Brien (Broadcast Journalist), and Mark Burnett (Television Producer), as well as three local speakers: Alec Hill (President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship), Jean Geran (Founder and President, Each Inc.), and Noble Wray (former Chief of Police). Learn more and register here. The event is Feb. 26th from 7:00-9:00pm at Upper House at 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200, Madison, WI. To learn more about the newly formed Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, visit

Posted on 2/05/2015
Register now for the 34th Annual Crazylegs classic! The race is taking place on Saturday, April 25th at 10am and will feature an 8K Run and 2 Mile Walk with Coach Kelly Sheffield, Head Coach of the UW Women's Volleyball team, serving as the 2015 Crazylegs Grand Marshal! There are three registration time-lines, sign up early and save money! Also be sure to stay for the post-race celebration in Camp Randall Stadium featuring live entertainment from one of the region's best cover bands, Super Tuesday and the UW Marching Band. Get yourself, your family, your friends, or your co-workers ready to be part of a UW Madison springtime tradition! For more information or to register, click here.

Posted on 2/05/2015
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's 2nd annual Purple Carpet Event is taking place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 5-8 pm at The Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Ave., Madison WI. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. Treat yourself to a night out while helping raise awareness about domestic abuse. Entertainment includes duling pianos and a wine raffle. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Wear something purple and you'll be entered to win a door prize! Register today here. If you wish to pay by check call Mary Jo Elert at 608-255-0539x306.

Posted on 2/03/2015
Skate with the Madison Capitols at The Edgewater on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 5pm-7pm. Each person will receive a FREE game ticket to an upcoming Madison Capitols Hockey Game, get autographs and pictures with players and mascot DC Eagle, learn stick handling techniques, have the opportunity to face-off with a player, see if you can score against DC Eagle in the puck shooting competition, dress like a player and try on players equipment, and test your strength by arm wrestling a player. For more info, click here.

Posted on 1/22/2015
Madison Area Technical College is holding a Spring Leadership Conference at their West Campus (302 S. Gammon Rd) on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Learn leadership at all levels with break out sessions in the afternoon. The event runs from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, lunch is provided and the cost is $149/person or a bundle price of $125/each for 3 or more registrations. For more information and to register, click here!


Posted on 2/05/2015
SVA professionals, Chris Fearn and Rebecca Muehl, have been appointed to the Dane Buy Local board of directors effective 1/1/15 for three year terms. Fearn has also been elected Treasurer of the board of directors for a two year term. Fearn and Muehl have been committed to Dane Buy Local and its mission for many years and they are dedicated to lending their time, expertise, and leadership to furthering the organization and helping the community.

Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 2/24/2015
Boardman & Clark is proud to announce that attorneys Jim Ruhly, Doug Witte, and Erin Ogden have joined the firm. Together, they bring over sixty years of experience to the firm. Jim and Doug will join the firm's School Law and Labor and Employment Law groups. Jim has extensive experience representing public employers, including school districts. Doug has represented private sector employers in labor and employment law for over 25 years. Erin will join the firm's Intellectual Property and Business groups, and is experienced in assisting companies in business matters including creating their first licenses and re-vamping existing licensing protocols.

Posted on 2/24/2015
Tammy Koester Parks, J.D. was recently named Senior Vice President of SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC, an affiliate of SVA Plumb Financial. Tammy has over 25 years of experience in the areas of estate planning and trust, either as a trust officer or an attorney in private practice. In her role as Senior Vice President, Tammy administers trusts and other fiduciary accounts for high net worth clients and their families. These include trusts and individually managed accounts as well as trust services without investment management. Tammy works closely with clients to help them with their estate planning concerns and objectives.

Posted on 2/17/2015
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP is pleased to announce the addition of nine well-established attorneys to the firm's Madison office. Effective March 1, 2015, Robert G. Lee, H. Robert Kilkelly, Loren R. Paulson, Jeffrey W. Younger, Thomas H. Brush, Paul W. Schwarzenbart, Scott A. Seid, Robert O. Grulke and Jeffrey R. Schneider will be joining the firm. These attorneys bring with them a wealth of experience in diverse areas of the law including business, real estate, trusts and estates, employment, family, intellectual property and litigation. With the addition of these individuals, Stafford Rosenbaum is now a fifty attorney firm. "We are pleased to welcome these attorneys to the Stafford team," said Chris Hughes, Managing Partner at Stafford Rosenbaum. "Their knowledge, experience and professionalism will further strengthen the firm and benefit all of our clients."

Posted on 2/03/2015
Wegner CPAs is pleased to welcome Michael W. Steinl, CPA, CGMA as a new partner in their Tax & Business Services department. Mike brings to the firm over twenty-five years of experience in auditing, tax planning, compliance and consulting services. His expertise and leadership provide specialized guidance to further the expansion of Wegner CPAs' Manufacturing/Supply Chain niche and enhance their Employee Benefit Plan Audit practice. "The right team members are critical to the success of our valued clients," states Managing Partner, Glenn Miller. "Mike's proven experience in the manufacturing/supply chain is an asset to the firm."

Job Listings

Posted on 2/05/2015
Bank Mutual is a full service financial institution with a 120 year history of helping customers with their banking needs and a commitment to our community. The secret to their success? Local leadership and a great team of employees who are dedicated to their customers and take pride in their work. If you are looking for an organization with staying power and an appreciation for their employees who share their commitment to success, they invite you to learn more about a career opportunity at their Madison Downtown Office for an Assistant Bank Office Manager. The Assistant Bank Office Manager assists the Bank Office Manager in planning, directing and evaluating the sales,operations and training functions of the bank office. For more information, visit their website at

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