B usiness C onnection
2012 Board of
A Message From Your President
President, Beth Russell Dear Chamber Members,
Happy Anniversary! That’s right; I’m
President Elect, Randy Krantz talking to you – whether you joined the
Neckerman Insurance Services Chamber last year or many years ago.
Secretary, Emily Daws Were we there when they signed the
Group Health Cooperative
Declaration of Independence? With the
Treasurer, Jason Guttenberg possible exception of Jack Hemb, no. We
were not. Were we Chamber members I think the deﬁnition of a great
when the buzz began back in 1952? For conversation is learning something
Past President, Kevin Mahaney most of us, again, the answer is no. Yet new and unexpected. And sometimes
Capitol Bank we celebrate the Middleton Chamber’s ferreting out the unexpected is just
Diamond Anniversary just as we do other a question of listening a little bit
milestones in the history of institutions diﬀerently.
Board of Directors
Terry Healy-Lemke that continue to grace our lives with
A few years ago, at my uncle’s funeral in
Celerity Stafﬁng Solutions pride and community. At this moment in
Maine, I stood with my aunt as friends
time it’s our turn to carry the torch, and
ﬁled by with condolences. As one man
Donna Parks to celebrate the Chamber.
Middleton Travel approached, my aunt whispered, “That’s
And boy did we celebrate on January 19! Ken, my hairdresser.” Ken made his way
Cindy Ramlet If you weren’t able to attend the Annual to the front of the line, and my aunt
Cindy Ramlet Advertising & Mktg Celebration, please take a moment to introduced us. Here’s what I heard:
hear about it from a fellow Chamber
Michelle Schultz My Aunt: This is Ken; he’s the one who
North Central Group member – and don’t miss out in 2013! If
brought me the mousse.
you were at the Annual Celebration, you
Me (trying to relate to Ken’s business):
Bob Vanden Burgt were surrounded by 400+ remarkable
Oh yes, “product!”
Yahara Software individuals. Every person in that room
contributed in a major way to the event’s Ken looked at me as though I were from
Kyle Von Ruden success. Our staﬀ, volunteers, sponsors
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance Mars. I get that a lot. With Ken, though,
and vendors outdid themselves. What I honestly didn’t know what I’d done
Regina Wheat I found most compelling, however, was wrong.
Park Bank the opportunity to learn new things
about people and businesses I thought I As it turns out, Ken is also a hunter. He
Ex-Officio Members knew well. had gone into the Maine woods and,
Mike Davis, City of Middleton quite literally, had brought my aunt a
Don Johnson, MCPASD There’s something about the Annual moose.
Celebration that fosters a diﬀerent kind
of conversation. Maybe it’s because we Within the Chamber we have hundreds
have more time. Maybe it’s because of members and thousands of
Chamber Staff there’s more physical space. Maybe unexpected stories. The next time you’re
Van Nutt, Executive Director it’s the addition of guests, spouses and at a Business Social Hour or Get Moving
Cecile Druzba, Membership Services intriguingly garbed entertainers. I can’t Middleton, listen diﬀerently. And enjoy
Lisa DuChateau, Communications put my ﬁnger on why, but I have the the unexpected.
greatest conversations of the year at the
Phone: 827-5797 Annual Celebration. Beth
The Middleton Chamber of Commerce promotes a strong economy and
a high quality of life for its members and community.
A CUT Above the Rest
AUCTION & RAFFLE SPONSORS
Group Health Cooperative of SC WI • PPD • Park Bank
State Bank of Cross Plains
Globe University - Madison West • Gallina Companies • Oak Park Place
Regus • SupraNet Communications • SVA Certiﬁed Public Accountants
The Payroll Company • Wisconsin Community Bank
Benvenuto’s • Bison Jack’s • Capital Brewery • Captain Bill’s • Chocolaterie Stam • Death’s Door Spirits
Hubbard Avenue Diner • Imperial Garden • Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse • Long Horn Steakhouse
Mid Town Pub • Quaker Steak & Lube • Ruth’s Chris Steak House • Starbucks, Greenway Station
Co-Chairs Jon Aumann - Edward Jones Ellen Markey - Smith & Gesteland LLP
Jason Guttenberg, Liberty Mutual Amanda Bauer-Bock - Madison No Fear Dentistry Joe Morgan - Starion Financial
Insurance Madonna Bigelow - Globe University Cindy Ramlet – Cindy Ramlet Advertising
Regina Wheat, Park Bank Keely Crook - Aﬃliated Communications & Mkting
Diana Decker - Marriott – Madison West Norb Rebholz - Oak Park Place
Committee Chairs Brenda Delabarre - M&I Bank Rick Severn - Direct Networks, Inc.
Karen Gallina , SVA Certiﬁed Public Patrick Downey - 5Nines Steve Sponem - River Valley Bank
Accountants Sara Falci - Closets By Techline Anna Stephenson – Herzing University
Donna Parks, Middleton Travel Jennifer Hilgendorf - Globe University Susan Throndson - M&I Bank
Erin Sardeson, PPD, Inc Julie Johnson - Adams Outdoor Glen Weyenberg - SVA
Andrea Mace - Marcus Hotel Group
American Family Insurance Fitzgerald’s Orange Shoe Personal Fitness
Ace Hardware Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar PDQ Food Stores, Inc.
Adams Outdoor Advertising Forrestal’s Gallery Physicians Plus
American Girl, Inc. Frank Liquor & Beer Distributors Platinum Wealth Management
American Printing Company, Inc. Fred Astaire Dance Studio MassMutual
ANiU Salon - Spa - Yoga Friends of the Performing Arts Center Pleasant View Golf
Anytime Fitness Gallant Knight Limosine Prestige Laminated
Applied Tech Genesis Chiropractic Quaker Steak & Lube
Associated Bank Googins and Anton Residence Inn by Marriott
Balance Personal Training Gordon Flesch Co. Restaino & Associates Relocation
Ballweg Chevrolet Inc. Great Graphics/Great Signs Restaino & Associates -
Bauer Jewelers Green Bay Packers Steve & Holly Markley
Baymont Inn & Suites Greenway Station Rubicon Systems
Be Inspired Salon, Inc. Gunderson Funeral Home & Crematory Russell Law
Betty Lou Cruises Hallman Lindsay Quality Paints Ruth’s Chris
Bison Jack’s Harbor Athletic Club Sam’s Club
Blackbird Family Yoga Hilton Garden Inn Sam Simon Real Estate LLC
The Blettner Group, Ltd Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savant Capital Management Inc.
Blue River Chiropractic Home Savings Bank Scentsy
BodyFit Solutions Horizon Health & Fitness Speedpro Imaging
Bristled Boar Saloon Hubbard Avenue Diner Sperry Van Ness
Bruce Company Huntington Learning Center Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub
Burke, Terry A. DDS, MS I’m Board! Games & Family Fun Springs Window Fashions, LP
Camping for the FUN of It Imperial Garden Starbucks - Greenway Station
Capital Brewery Isthmus Eye Care, S.C. Starbucks - Middleton Hills
Capital Newspapers Isthmus Magazine State Bank of Cross Plains
Capitol Bank James Lord, DDS, S.C. Staybridge Suites of Middleton
Captain Bill’s Seafood Jennifer Hassrick Photography Subway - Middleton
Cardinal Stritch University Jims Amoco, LLC SVA Certiﬁed Public Accountants, SC
Chartwell Midwest Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse SwimWest Swim School
Chauette K. F. Sullivan TDS Telecom
Chocolaterie Stam Keva Sports Center The Alliance
Cindy Ramlet Advertising Killian Dental Clinic The Little Gym of Middleton, Inc.
Claddagh Irish Pub Knoche’s Food Center The Nitty Gritty
Clasen’s European Bakery Laura Page The Roman Candle
Clifton Gunderson LLP Liberty Professional Services, LLC The Storage Guy
CMS of Madison, Inc. Long Horn Steakhouse The UPS Store
Comfort Suites Louisianne’s Top Promotions
Community Title, LLC LuAnders Boutique Total Awards & Promotions, Inc.
Costco M&I Bank True Laser Ltd.
Country Inn and Suites Madison Gas & Electric Upper Iowa University
Courtyard by Marriott Madison Mallards UW Health Eye Clinic at Deming Way
Cousin’s Subs Madison Polo Club UW Provision Co., Inc.
CP Heating & Cooling Marriott Madison West Villa Dolce
Culver’s of Middleton Meicher & Associates, LLP Village Green Bar & Grill
Death’s Door Spirits, LLC Melaleuca Vin Santo
Eagle Optics Mid Town Pub Walgreens
eCycle for Hope Middleton Art & Framing Welton Enterprises Inc.
Elements Therapeutic Massage Middleton Community Bank Willy Street Co-op
Emmons Business Interiors Middleton Farmers Co-op Windogs Pet Lodge
Encore Construction Inc. Middleton Sports & Fitness WISC - TV3 / CBS
Eno Vino Middleton Travel, Inc. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Enterprise Middleton Veterinary Hospital Wolﬀ Kubly Hardware & Time Center
Erehwon Mountain Outfitters Monks Bar & Grill Wussow Chiropractic
Erika Goldschen Fitness LLC Morey Airplane Company Zimbrick Acura/VW
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites National Mustard Museum
Falbo’s Pizza - Middleton Neckerman Insurance Services SPECIAL THANKS TO
Findorﬀ Neena LLC Bask In Gifts
First Choice Dental Group, SC Nonn’s Flooring, Inc. Camera Corner
Fish & Associates Oak Park Place & Walnut Grove Fiskars
Interview by Dietrich Gruen
Dietrich serves as assistant. After the war, he chose to Madison area to join the operations
chaplain in Gundersen enter the sales profession working of Cress Funeral Service.
Lutheran (La Crosse) in Wisconsin and upper Michigan
and St. Mary’s Care selling caskets. Selling caskets
Center (Madison). provided three things he needed: What do you enjoy most about
(1) money to support his family, (2) being part of a second generation
mentors and associates he’d network business?
with for years to come, and (3) an The opportunity to work with our
opportunity to develop competencies family operated funeral home has
in his chosen ﬁeld. been wonderful. It is very fulﬁlling
to be side-by-side with family and
staﬀ members who are hard working
I see many applications of this wise and passionate about extending care
Meet: Carey Cress Fose guiding principle, not just for your to the communities we live in. In
and Co-owner, industry, but for exploring other addition, it is especially rewarding to
Cress Funeral careers. be a part of my father’s dream and
Service Yes! For years my father kept his to be contributing to its’ legacy of
dream alive by visiting one funeral service.
home after another, all over the
state. He saw best practices he
wanted to imitate and worse Will a third generation of the Cress
practices he’d rather avoid. In 1977, family enter this profession?
my parents purchased the Frautschi It is our hope that several of my
How long have father’s grandchildren will discover
Funeral Home on Speedway Road
you been part of the Chamber? they have the passion to serve and
and gradually, over the next 35 years,
The Cress family purchased the care for this community during their
eight additional businesses were
Fitch Lawrence Sanﬁllippo Funeral time of loss, just as we have. There
purchased or developed.
Home on University Avenue in 1998 are many ways to be contributing
and have been a member of the staﬀ members and it is up to each
Middleton Chamber of Commerce So how did you come into the family of them to discover their own gifts,
ever since. business? unique abilities and overall purpose
It has always been important to in life. If you operate within your
our family business to encourage giftedness and intuition, not imitating
How did you and your family get
family members to work in other someone else, you can do this job
started in the funeral business?
ﬁrms to establish their own skills forever, and it will not feel like work.
It all started with my father, W.
and competencies. I was fortunate
Robert (Bob) Cress, who from the age
to have been oﬀered wonderful
of 19 dreamed of owning his own
development opportunities after
funeral business. As a young boy, he
college. I began as an intern in public
accompanied his father, a country
accounting then added experiences
doctor, making rounds by horse and
in manufacturing environments and
buggy at all hours, seeing death as
a productivity consulting ﬁrm, ﬁne-
part of life. Then, at the age of 14,
tuning my operational perspective,
my father saw death up close when
constraint management practices and
his father died suddenly, leaving him
leadership skills, while learning how
to grow up fast and make his own
important it is to build a caring and
way in life. By selling magazines and
robust culture. Then in 1998, after
cleaning the cars at the neighboring
ﬁfteen years of other business and
funeral home, my father put himself
operational experiences, my husband
through mortuary science school,
I moved our family back to the
then entered WWII as a surgical
eCycle For Hope
DC Interiors Marianne Gariti
Bauer Jewelry Designs Deb Corning 2249 Glen Oaks Circle, Cottage Grove
Kim Bauer 7818 Big Sky Drive 608-395-1821
6731 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave. 608- 444-0571 www.ecycleforhope.com
www.BauerJewelryDesigns.com Description: eCycle For Hope’s mission
Description: Do it right, not twice. DC is to provide a beneﬁcial recycling
Description: Bauer Jewelry Designs Interiors oﬀers unique expertise as service that helps feed our community.
is your one-stop shop for exceptional Designers and General Contractors to They recycle items such as computers,
quality, custom-designed pieces at ensure projects take full advantage of the monitors, printers, ink, toner, phones,
competitive prices. With a mission to space for their clients’ unique life and/ batteries and more. They work with a
provide true value and create one-a-kind or business. They collaborate with their recycling company that is certiﬁed and
heirloom pieces, Bauer Jewelry Designs clients for the best outcome. committed to ensuring that products
handcrafts jewelry that clients are are recycled safely and remanufactured
honored to share with their loved ones in the USA. They pick up items from
and pass down through the generations. your business and oﬀer a certiﬁcation of
Their in-house services include hand destruction. All they ask is for a donation
engraving, jewelry repair, and redesign of of 5 cans of food or a donation of $5
estate pieces. They work with customers given directly to local food pantries.
to personally select their stones and
precious metals and then create a
design that will be passed down through
the generations. Their one–of–a–kind
designs embody the look and feel client’s
desire — from contemporary lines of
sophistication to traditional elegance.
Creative Business Interiors Wednesday, February 15, 8:00 a.m. (7:45 Registration)
Koreen Pelot Geezer. Punk. Whatever.
1810 Wright Street, Madison By 2015, 47% of the workforce will be under the age of 33. Join author and speaker,
608-249-0904 Sarah Gibson, as she talks about the most prevalent generational clashes we are seeing in
www.creativebusinessinteriors.com the hiring and managing of Milennials.
Description: Creative Business Interiors Wednesday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. (7:45 Registration)
Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty
specializes in designing, building and
furnishing commercial spaces of any size.
From small-scope to turn-key solutions,
they pride themselves on exceptional Edgewood College - Deming Way Campus
client service and completing spaces that *Ask the Expert Seminars are an included beneﬁt of your Chamber Membership.
exceed expectations. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Liquor & Frank Beer Distributors
Mike Frank Grant Signs
Pat Mousseau Madison Central Montessori School
2115 Pleasant View Road
5119 Terminal Drive, McFarland Vicki McCarthy
608-838-7794 4337 West Beltline Hwy, Madison
Description: Frank Beverage group www.madisoncentralmontessori.org
consists of Frank Liquor Company and Description: Grant Signs, an employee-
owned business based in Dane County, Description: Madison Central
Frank Beer Distributors. They are a beer,
has been providing clients with signage Montessori School is a private 501c3
liquor and wine wholesaler, providing
solutions for over 80 years. At Grant, school founded in 1972. They are the
sales and logistics functions to 80+
they possess the capability to design, only Montessori school in the greater
beverage alcohol suppliers in a 22 county
fabricate, install and service large Madison area to oﬀer preschool through
service area of South Central / Western
scale projects for Healthcare Facilities, 8th grade levels of education. Madison
Major Malls, Sports Venues and Retail Central Montessori will be relocating
Establishments. to 8604 Ellington Way in Middleton the
summer of 2012 at which time they will
oﬀer a Toddler Program as well.
406 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison
608-203-8505 Horizon Health and Fitness
www.gfsmarketplace.com Andy Kaszubski
8383 Murphy Drive Memorial Pet Services
Description: Headquartered in Grand 608-824-9290 Mark Meinholz
Rapids, Michigan, Gordon Food Service www.horizonhealthandﬁtness.com 4319 Twin Valley Road
is the largest family owned distributor www.memorialpetservices.com
of foodservice products to restaurants, Description: At Horizon they focus on
what scientiﬁcally and medically works. Description: Memorial Pet Services is a
schools and food service operators in the
They build a base of functional strength pet funeral home providing caring and
country. The GFS Marketplace Stores,
and overall wellness for clients using compassionate services to pet owners.
begun in 1979, to service the emergency
multi-joint exercises with many forms of All pets are treated as if they were their
needs of GFS truck delivery customers
traditional and cutting edge techniques. own and with the dignity, honor and
and are also the primary supplier to
They specialize in all aspects of personal respect they each deserve. They can
many smaller operators who prefer to
training from weight loss to strength help during the pre-planning stages,
pick up their products. There are 150
training. Horizon Health and Fitness throughout the cremation process, and
GFS Marketplace stores throughout
oﬀers one-on-one personal training and also with healing support after the loss.
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee and small group classes, on site, at home or
Wisconsin. in business training.
QPS Employment Group Requisite Video Productions
Jeﬀ Joutras Brandyn Olson
Page Management Consulting 3948 Commercial Avenue, Madison
Laura Page 301 S. Blount St. Suite 104, Madison
P.O. Box 5283, Madison www.qpsemployment.com
www.lauravpage.com Description: QPS Employment Group Description: Requisite Video Productions
is a full service staﬃng ﬁrm that works was founded in 2003 by long-time
Description: Laura Page is a highly with over 1,000 companies throughout
experienced management consultant, friends Paul Ranola and Brandyn Olson.
Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. QPS Requisite was formed to meet the
seminar instructor, coach, meeting recruits, screens and helps companies
facilitator and speaker. Her focus is on needs of businesses looking to grow
ﬁnd talent on a temporary, temp to hire and to achieve their goals by using the
training and development of managers, or direct hire basis for general labor,
conﬂict resolution, team building, and power of media and the internet. Since
skilled trades, clerical and professional the beginning, Paul and Brandyn have
strategic planning. She often assists positions.
individuals and teams who are derailing, been devoted to developing an honest
and help them get back on track. Laura business that is passionate about video
teaches a wide range of seminars and production and delivering results to its
facilitates diﬃcult meetings. valued clients.
Are You Letting the Chamber Market Your Business?
The Chamber could be the missing piece for your marketing plan
• Display your brochures, business cards and related information in our oﬃce
kiosk--a high traﬃc area for current and future Middleton businesses and
• Submit your events and promotions for our online Member-to-Member
(M2M) listing. Link to your website or ﬂyer. Visit the M2M
page and ﬁll out the form.
• Email your press releases (announcements,
awards, promotions/hires, and events) for
our bi-monthly newsletter.
• Display your brochures or event ﬂyers on the
Member Table at Get Moving Middleton.
Welcome New Members
Simply Savvy WI Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
Erin Dubas Team Women Madison West Adam Erdman
6333 University Ave, Suite 102 Ann Cooley 1922 University Avenue, Madison
608-819-8933 608-258-7485 608-263-1692
www.simplysavvyconsign.com www.teamwomeninc.com/ www.wisconsinacademy.org
Description: Simply Savvy, your Description: Founded in 1870, the
community consignment store, oﬀers Description: Team Women International nonproﬁt Wisconsin Academy applies
a variety of quality goods tailored for is a leading resource and referral the sciences, arts, and letters to bring
the modern day person, from day to organization for business women context, civilized discussion, and
night attire, the gym to the oﬃce. worldwide, providing a network of meaningful action to the most important
Consigning quality clothing for the dedicated business friends who provide issues and ideas of today. They celebrate
family, accessories, household goods and referrals, support, knowledge and and preserve Wisconsin’s human,
furniture, as well as new merchandise resources. cultural, and natural resources. In this
from local artists. Simply Living Savvy way the Wisconsin Academy connects
Shopping! people and ideas for a better Wisconsin.
St. Vincent de Paul Madison
PO Box 259686, Madison
The HR Generalist Store
731 Center Street, Black Earth
Description: The HR Generalist Store is Hours:
Description: At St. Vincent de Paul, the your human resource professional. They
mission is to help the needy throughout oﬀer the basic function and foundation
Dane County by donating items out of human resources to new and small Wednesday, February 22
of their stores directly to low-income employers. 5:00-7:00 pm
people, operating the largest food pantry Craft Table & Tap
in Dane County, donating furniture (6712 Frank Lloyd Wright)
*4:30 PM - Ribbon Cutting
to help the homeless after they ﬁnd
housing, housing homeless men through
Port St. Vincent, providing transition Tuesday, March 13
housing for women and children at the 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Seton house apartments and providing Long Horn Steakhouse
prescriptions medications for people (418 S. Gammon Rd)
with no insurance and high-risk health
concerns. Six thrift stores located
Bring a colleague or guest for
throughout Madison on Williamson
an evening of networking
Street, Odana Road, and Park Street and
in Verona, Waunakee and Stoughton.
ACE Hardware - Allen Blvd Holy Wisdom Monastery Quaker Steak & Lube
Adams Outdoor Advertising Home Savings Bank Rescue Desk, LLC
Adecco Employment Services Inland Companies, Inc Restaino & Associates -
Aﬃliated Communications J.H. Findorﬀ & Son, Inc.
Restaino & Associates -
American Legion Post 245 Jim’s Amoco, LLC Steve & Holly Markley
American Printing Company, Inc. Kiesling Associates, LLP Rubicon Systems, Inc.
Ashley Furniture - Greenway Station Kiwanis Club of Middleton SBA Management Services, Inc. -
Steve Brown Apartments
Associated Bank Lu Anders Boutique, LLC
Scott Savage Consulting, LLC
Awen Therapy Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic
Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub
Bachmann Construction Company, Inc. M & I Bank - Middleton
Badger Insurance Associates, Inc. Madison Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc.
Bodilly CPA’s & Consultants, LLP Madison Friends of Cure
Summit Credit Union
Capital Brewery Company, Inc. Madison Mallards
Sustainable Times, LLC
Cayuga Court Madison Vein & Laser Institute
SVA Certiﬁed Public Accountants, S.C.
CCL Management - Marilyn’s Salon & The Opera House
Div. of Liberty Real Estate & Investments SwimWest School of Instruction, Inc.
McDonalds Restaurants - Allen Blvd
Center for Natural Medicine The Business Source, LLC - John Russell
McDonalds Restaurants - Greenway Blvd
Charter Business The Exchange Club Madison/Middleton
Melaleuca - Karin Henning
Chocolaterie Stam The Gialamas Company, Inc.
Meriter Medical Clinic -
City of Middleton Othopedic & Pediatric The Greater Madison Area SHRM, Inc.
Dale Heights Presbyterian Church Middleton Farmers Co-Op The QTI Group
Econoprint Middleton Fire Department Turn Around Teen
Edward Jones - Shannon Riley Midwest Pool Supply United Cerebral Palsy of Dane County
Electronic Theatre Controls Morey Airplane Company, Inc. UW Provision Company, Inc.
Eno Vino, LLC Network Engineering Technologies (NET) Willy Street Co-op
Fish & Associates, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Yahara Software, LLC
Steven H. Kosnick & Associates
Focus Strategic Solutions Zingg Design
Omni Resources, Inc.
Orange Shoe Gym
Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
Paragon Business Furniture Group
Guardian - Joe Onopa
H.Krueger & Associates, Inc.
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Parkwood Plaza, LLC
Than k you fo rship!
Hitters Sports Corporation
Platinum Wealth Management/
MassMutual con tinued
Neckerman Insurance Raises 6,038 Applied Tech Opens New Oﬃce. Greenway Station Announces New
Meals for the Community. For the Madison-based Applied Tech has opened Store. Greenway Station Shopping
past 16 years, NBC15 has partnered an oﬃce serving the greater Milwaukee Center announces the opening of a
with Second Harvest Foodbank of area in Waukesha at N19W24400 new boutique, Soma Intimates. Soma
Southern Wisconsin to hold a food and Riverwood Drive, Suite 100. This is Intimates will be opening in 4,525
fun drive called Share Your Holidays. Applied Tech’s third oﬃce in Wisconsin square feet, located between Francesca’s
Neckerman Insurance Services took and will allow them to better serve their Collections and Justice Just for Girls,
part in the 2011 campaign by hosting growing customer base throughout along Deming Way. Soma Intimates is
a food and fund drive at their oﬃce. Wisconsin with additional support for scheduled to open on February 22, 2012,
From throwing pies in their bosses faces customers in the Milwaukee/Madison oﬀering luxurious and sensual lingerie,
to cooking employees a Thanksgiving corridor. Applied Tech is a provider of loungewear, sleepwear and beauty.
meal, Neckerman Insurance raised ICT services and support for a variety of
6,038 meals for families facing hunger industries and companies.
in our community! In their two years
CanStruction helps Middleton
participating in Share Your Holidays,
Outreach Ministry End Hunger. MOM
Neckerman has raised a total of 10,764
Sim Simon Real Estate Moving. Sam is hosting their second annual Madison-
Simon Real Estate LLC has moved to a area Canstruction competition on
new location at 1818 Parmenter Street, Thursday, May 3rd at KEVA Sports
Suite 101, as of February 1, 2012. The Center. Canstruction is a competition
Neckerman Releases Free iPhone and owners of the ﬁrm have been providing where groups build incredible, highly
Android App With Help on the Road excellent real estate brokerage for nearly imaginative structures out of canned
Features. Neckerman Insurance Services 30 years in the Middleton, Madison goods and packaged food, with all of
released a free Smartphone app called and Dane County areas. The Simon’s the “building blocks” being donated
IndePal. IndePal allows users to report currently have ﬁve Sales Associates on to MOM’s Food Pantry after the
claims and submit photographs of staﬀ and plan on expanding in the near competition. Do you have a CAN-Do
damage. It also includes a ‘Help on the future. attitude? Combine that with a little
Road’ feature where you can ﬁnd the creativity and you have what it takes to
closest tow truck, gas station, car repair join the fun. Online Team Registration is
shop, etc. to your current location. available now. Want more information?
Sperry Van Ness Announces New
You can download IndePal for free by Check out canstructionmadison.org to
Leases. Sperry Van Ness announced that
searching “Neckerman Insurance” in your browse the Resource Center and photos
Jeﬀ Jansen, CCIM, of the Madison oﬃce
app store. and videos from last year’s event. They
has completed a lease of oﬃce space
are also recruiting for Design Experts and
at 214 North Hamilton, to Community
Event Sponsors. Contact Val Hartjes at
Justice, Inc. Community Justice, Inc. is
826-3414 or email@example.com.
UW Credit Union Opens New Branch. a law ﬁrm representing the legal needs
UW Credit Union’s branch at 3750 of low income and under-represented
University Avenue in Madison is now families and individuals. Jansen also
open. This new location features the completed a lease of oﬃce space at 3040 Acquisitions Will Expand Product
branch and Investment Services oﬃces Laura Ln, Middleton to Skyline Cleaning. Oﬀerings from Springs Window
that were relocated from their 3500 Fashions. Cesta, LLC, a wholly owned
University Avenue building. Their subsidiary of Springs Window Fashions,
corporate oﬃces are remaining at the LLC, has acquired the assets of DHFI, Inc.
3500 building. To accommodate the a manufacturer and marketer of custom
relocation, the interior of the new space draperies and curtains located in Hialeah,
was remodeled to add private oﬃce Fla. In addition, they have purchased
space, ATMs and safe deposit boxes. certain assets of June Tailor in Richﬁeld,
Drive-up lanes were also added to the Wis., including the right to produce and
rear of the building. market custom cornices, valances, and
Middleton Chamber Member, Applied Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP Thanks to Community Support,
Tech, Supports Employees Run for and Lathrop & Clark LLP Merge. The Middleton Fire Department Wins
“Woman of the Year”. The Leukemia partners at Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Liberty Mutual Be Fire Smart Pledge
& Lymphoma Society (LLS) of South Field LLP and Lathrop & Clark LLP are Program Award. Tight ﬁre department
Central Wisconsin has selected Julie pleased to announce that they joined budgets across the nation have resulted
Sheldon of Applied Tech, to lead a ten- together on January 1, 2012 to create in cutbacks in services, training and
week fundraising campaign, to bring a new ﬁrm: Boardman & Clark LLP. equipment, and even the closure of
help and hope to thousands of blood Together the new ﬁrm will have nearly some ﬁrehouses. But good news is
cancer patients. The male and female 70 lawyers, making it the area’s second announced today for Middleton as local
candidates who generate the most funds largest Madison–based law ﬁrm. By residents and Liberty Mutual Insurance
at the end of the ten-weeks will be combining the strengths of both ﬁrms, have teamed up to earn the Middleton
awarded the title of 2012 Man & Woman they enhance the breadth and depth of Fire District a much-needed $10,000
of the Year. This year’s campaign begins the legal services provided to all of their grant through Liberty Mutual’s Be Fire
on March 22 and will culminate at the valued clients - individuals, businesses, Smart Safety Pledge program.
Grand Finale Gala on June 1. Sheldon banks, health care organizations, auto
hopes to have the support of the dealerships, local governments, school
membership with several opportunities districts, and insurance companies.
Capital Brewery Receives Proﬁtable
during the ten week campaign. One
Sustainability Initiative Grant. Capital
goal is collecting silent and live auction
Brewery has been awarded a grant from
donations to help her reach the goal
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension
of $20k for LLS. For more information,
Prepares for its 17th Business Expo Partnership (WMEP) to conduct a study
event information, or to support Julie’s
and Small Business Conference. as part of the Proﬁtable Sustainability
campaign for LLS, visit
The event will be held at the Alliant Initiative(PSI). This program is funded
Energy Center Exhibition Hall on April through State and Federal governments.
or contact Julie at
24. Again this year, they are oﬀering In the past, Capital Brewery has
firstname.lastname@example.org , 608-577-4388.
discounted exhibition booth rates to implemented a number of energy saving
Middleton Chamber members so you measures including newboilers, chiller
may have an opportunity to participate. and HVAC units. Capital Brewery has a
Goodwill’s Auction Site Tops $1 Million For more information visit www. team in place that is ready and excited to
Mark in Sales. Goodwill Industries greatermadisonchamber.com/events/ initiate this partnership with WMEP.
of South Central Wisconsin, the annual_business_expo.
organization that operates the donation
center located at 6661 University Ave,
Savant Recognized as One of the
Middleton, has reached a milestone. Its
Top 50 RIA Firms. Savant Capital
online auction site has generated over $1
Management, a nationally recognized
million in auction revenue in one ﬁscal
fee-only wealth management ﬁrm with
year. The site, shopgoodwillmadison.
oﬃces in Madison, has been recognized
com, is ﬁlled with hundreds of locally
by Financial Planning magazine as the
donated high-end items as well as unique
36th largest Registered Investment
goods, such as ﬁne china, artwork,
Advisor (RIA) ﬁrm in the United States.
collectibles, jewelry, musical instruments Awards This is the ﬁrst year Financial Planning
and sports paraphernalia. The revenue
has published this list. RIA Database,
generated through the sale of such
which compiled the rankings, determines
items is used to provide employment, Sam Simon Real Estate LLC was recently
its lists by discretionary assets under
housing and support to individuals with named a ﬁnalist for In Business
management. Savant’s team of about 80
disabilities and other challenges. The Magazine’s 2011 Executive Consumer
employees oversees about two thousand
auction site was established in May 2003. Choice Award. These businesses chosen
accounts with more than $2 billion
by Executives are considered preferred
in assets under management. Savant
vendors of their products or services.
ranked 36th overall.
Middleton Trails Recognized. In the Loren Imhoﬀ Named NAHB Beam Award ComputerWorld Names Metz to
most recent issue of American Trails Finalist. The National Association of Premier 100 IT Leaders. International
Magazine, the City of Middleton Public Home Builders BEAM (Builders Engaging Data Group’s (IDG) Computerworld
Lands Department was once again Associate Members) Award, honors the announced Galen Metz, Group Health
recognized for its highly acclaimed NAHB member who best exempliﬁes the Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
trails network. American Trails is the NAHB motto, “It’s good business to do (GHC-SCW) Information Services Director,
premiere news source and the top business with a member.“ Loren Imhoﬀ, as a 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders
professional organization for those who of Loren Imhoﬀ Homebuilder Inc. was honoree. Premier 100 spotlights leaders
build and maintain trails. This is the 2nd named to the list of ﬁnalists for 2012. from both the technology and business
article appearing in the American Trails sides of companies for their exceptional
Magazine about the City’s trails network. technology leadership and innovative
The winter 2011 issue of American Trails approaches to business challenges.
Donna Gray Receives Trailblazer
also featured the City’s successful use of
Award. Donna M. Gray, CEO/President,
porous pavement in many parts of the
of Awards Mall / Total Awards &
City. In 2011, as tallied by well-placed
Promotions, Inc., has been selected Gialamas Company Earns EPA Award.
bicycle and pedestrian counters, the
as a recipient of the 2012 Governor’s 1 Erdman Place, owned and managed by
City’s trail network hosted over 83,000
Trailblazer Award for Women in Business. The Gialamas Company, Inc. has earned
trail users in the Pheasant Branch
the U.S. Environmental Protection
Conservancy and 89,000 such users along
Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY
the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor.
STAR, the national symbol for superior
JG Development Wins Achievement
energy eﬃciency and environmental
in Consumer Excellence Award. The
protection, for the fourth consecutive
Madison Chapter of the National
Nine Years in a Row for Lehrdahl. For year. 1 Erdman Place achieved the
Association of the Remodeling Industry
30 years InBusiness Magazine has polled Leadership in Energy and Environmental
(NARI) has named JG Development,
their readers for the ‘Best of Madison’, Design (LEED) Gold Certiﬁcation from
Inc., the winner of an Achievement in
Lehrdahl Business Interiors has been the United States Green Building Council
Consumer Excellence (ACE) Award.
voted the Best Oﬃce Interiors Company (USGBC) in May 2008, the ﬁrst multi-
for the last nine years! tenant commercial oﬃce building in
the state of Wisconsin to do so. The
Gialamas Company improves energy
performance in all of their developments
Wisconsin’s New Voter ID Rules by managing energy strategically and by
making cost eﬀective improvements to
Starting February 2012. existing buildings on a consistent basis.
New rules for voting at the polls on Election Day
On Election Day, voters must show one of eight different kinds of photo ID to
receive a ballot. Four of the most common types of acceptable photo IDs are a
Wisconsin driver license, a Wisconsin state ID card, a military ID card or a U.S.
Passport. These photo IDs are valid even if they’ve expired after the most recent
general election which was November 2, 2010. You can still register to vote on
Election Day, but voter registration requirements have changed. A person must
now be a resident of the jurisdiction in which they wish to vote for 28 consecutive
days instead of the previous 10-day residency requirement. For speciﬁc questions
on how the new Voter ID law affects you, please contact your local Clerk’s Ofﬁce
at 608-821-8350. Voters are also encouraged to visit the Wisconsin Government
Accountability’s Voter ID website, http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id, for
additional information about the new law.
JG Development welcomes Reeannon Moyer, Rigsby Join The Alliance. Amy February 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Graber, Administrative Associate, and Moyer and Calvin Rigsby II have joined Summit Credit Union College Planning
Dave Niesen, Craftsman to the team! The Alliance, an employer-owned, not- Workshop, Waunakee Branch
Reeannon is from the Cobb area and for-proﬁt cooperative of more than 160 Community Room (304 E Main St).
provides administrative support to members. Moyer as Manager of Value www.summitcreditunion.com
the entire JG team. She ensures that Measurement, will be managing and
the oﬃce functions smoothly. Dave is executing cost and quality measurement
from the Middleton area and brings 27 and reporting strategies for The February 4, 11:30am-12:15pm
years of experience in both residential Alliance. Rigsby is serving as Business Join JG Development, Inc. at NARI
and commercial construction to the JG Development Manager and will be Remodeling Expo. For more information
carpentry team. responsible for bringing new members to or for complimentary tickets, contact
the cooperative. Michelle email@example.com.
Staybridge Suites - Middleton February 9, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45p.m.
announces the newest member of their Globe University-Madison West is proud Herzing University Career Expo! All
team, Krystal Kimmerly, as the hotel’s to announce two new staﬀ additions to companies registering will receive a
Director of Sales. Krystal has worked at their campus. Catherine Waite, former complimentary exhibitor table.
Staybridge Suites- Madison East for 5 Medical Assistant at GHC now serves as www.herzing.edu/madison
years, she is eager to bring her passion the Medical Assistant Program Chair for
and knowledge about the brand with her the Madison West campus. Erin Everett,
while continuing her hospitality career in who currently serves as the Paralegal February 12, 2:00 p.m.
this new role. Program Chair for the Madison East Friends of the PAC present: “Vocal Trash”
campus has been promoted to serve Tickets available at www.friendspac.org
Globe’s West campus. Globe University and Middleton Community Bank.
Program Chairs provide support to
Savant Capital Management is pleased
the program (ex. curriculum), faculty,
to announce Nick Toman has joined the February 15, 12-1p.m.
students (ex. externships and job
team as a ﬁnancial advisor. He will be Madison College West (302 S. Gammon)
placement), administration and campus.
responsible for managing all aspects of FREE Lunch and Learn: “Healthy
They also serve as a representative in
the ﬁnancial planning and investment Workplace, Healthy Bottom Line.
promoting their program on campus and
process for clients. Toman has more Register at madisoncollege.org/bpac-wi
in the community.
than 18 years of experience in the
ﬁnancial services industry.
February 15 and 21, 11:30 a.m.
Starion Financial has hired Alison SVA Executive Brieﬁng Webinar: “Fear
Deininger as a mortgage banker. of the Unknown: Is your Organization
UW Credit Union is pleased to announce Losing 5% of Revenues to Fraud?”. For
Deininger will help customers identify
the recent addition of three new more information and to register please
suitable mortgages to meet their needs,
Mortgage Lending Oﬃcers to their visit www.sva.com/executivebrieﬁng
guide them through the qualifying
staﬀ at 3500 University Avenue. John
process, and provide customer service.
Pelletter has over 45 years in mortgage
lending sales, business development February 16
and origination experience. Dawn Economy, Energy, Elections: Stay the
Rodriguez brings over ﬁve years of Wisconsin Community Bank is pleased course, or head in a new direction?
mortgage processing, closing and lending to announce John Edgington has joined Attend Business Day in Madison at
experience to UW Credit Union. Troy their Monroe branch as Vice President Monona Terrace. For more information,
Magestro has over 10 years of residential of Business Banking with a focus on contact Jane Algiers with WMC at (608)
sales and business development agricultural lending. Erin Mahoney has 258-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
experience. also joined the Monroe branch as a
Events Healthy Lifestyle Expo at KEVA Sports Center
(Continued) Erika Goldschen Fitness
February 18, 6:00 p.m.
Texas Herd ‘Em! Errrr, make that Texas
Hold ‘Em, at the National Mustard
Museum! Enjoy tasty appetizers and
snacks and other fun diversions even if
you’re not a poker player. Texas Hold ‘Em
Tournament is limited to 60 players so
call now — 608-831-2222 — to reserve
Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy &
Seventh Heaven Massage
February 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
“The Future of Higher Education”,
presented by the Wisconsin Academy
of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Madison
Museum of Contemporary Art Lecture
Hall (227 State Street). Free and open to
the public. www.wisconsinacademy.org
February 25, 12:00 p.m. Meriter Medical Clinic
Capital Brewery Bockfest
Features beer, food, music, “catching”
ﬁsh and the annual Running of the
Blondes 1K race. Only 2,500 very lucky
folks will attend Bockfest 2012.
February 29, 7:30 p.m.
Middleton Community Orchestra’s
Winter Concert, at the Middleton
Performing Arts Center. Tickets are
available at the door and at Willy St.
Coop West. Call 608-212-8690 for more
December Business Social Hour - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
60th Annual Celebration - Marriott
Photos Courtesy of
Matt Geiger &
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Show your support for your fellow members,
network and socialize. bring a guest!
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Ask The Expert Business Social Hour
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Wednesday, February 15, 12pm Wednesday, March 21, 12:00pm
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Wisconsin Community Bank Wisconsin Community Bank
Wednesday, February 22, 5:00pm
Business Social Hour &
Ribbon Cutting (4:30pm)
Craft Table & Tap
If your business has new hires,
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awards or events, e-mail Get Moving Middleton
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