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                                                                                  February/March 2012
     2012 Board of
                                     A Message From Your President
    Executive Committee
     President, Beth Russell         Dear Chamber Members,
          Russell Law
                                     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
         Liberty Mutual
                                     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.
      Business Connection

A CUT Above the Rest
                                             Event Sponsors

                                      AUCTION & RAFFLE SPONSORS
               Group Health Cooperative of SC WI • PPD • Park Bank
                                           ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR
                                        State Bank of Cross Plains
                                            PERFORMANCE SPONSORS
                                                Yahara Software
                                              CELEBRATION SPONSORS
             Globe University - Madison West • Gallina Companies • Oak Park Place
             Regus • SupraNet Communications • SVA Certified Public Accountants
                      The Payroll Company • Wisconsin Community Bank
                                               Participating Restaurants
       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
                                                    Committee Members
           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
                                                                                   Business Connection

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

        Business Connection

 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
Vice President
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
                                                                                                     Business Connection

                                                                                            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                       
608-203-5195                                                                                         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                                      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

         Business Connection

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                                                
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.

GFS Marketplace
Dan Scher
406 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison
608-203-8505                                  Horizon Health and Fitness                        Andy Kaszubski
                                              8383 Murphy Drive                            Memorial Pet Services
Description: Headquartered in Grand           608-824-9290                                 Mark Meinholz
Rapids, Michigan, Gordon Food Service               4319 Twin Valley Road
is the largest family owned distributor                                          
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.

                                                                                               Business Connection

                                           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
                                           608-819-4000                                608-698-6614
P.O. Box 5283, Madison           
608-231-1979                                                                                          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.

         Business Connection

                          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                   
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
Nancy Hansis
PO Box 259686, Madison
                                            The HR Generalist Store
                                            Mandy Ayers
                                            731 Center Street, Black Earth
                                                                                          B H
                                                                                         Business Social
                                            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.

                                                                                              Business Connection

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 -
                                                                                       Mike Adler
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
                                                                                      Stoppleworth Plumbing
Badger Insurance Associates, Inc.            Madison Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc.
                                                                                      Sue’s Hallmark
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.
Gilson, Inc.
                                             Orange Shoe Gym
Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
                                             Paragon Business Furniture Group
Guardian - Joe Onopa
                                             Park Bank
H.Krueger & Associates, Inc.
                                                                                                      r your
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Inc.
                                             Parkwood Plaza, LLC
                                                                                        Than  k you fo rship!
Hitters Sports Corporation
                                             Platinum Wealth Management/
                                              MassMutual                               con tinued
         Business Connection


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 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
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
                                                                                          drapery panels.
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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 , 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              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.
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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,, for
                       additional information about the new law.

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    Hires/Promotions                                                                                  Events

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
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

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
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
                                             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
                                             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
                                             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
experience.                                  also joined the Monroe branch as a
                                             Portfolio Manager.

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               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
your spot.
                                             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.

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

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                                       Chamber Events
December Business Social Hour - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

60th Annual Celebration - Marriott

                                                                       Photos Courtesy of
                                                                       Matt Geiger &
                                                                       Terry Healy-Lemke

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       Get Moving
Stay informed about Middleton’s community,
 schools, business trends, financial markets,
          health matters, and more!

         7:30 a.m.
    Hilton Garden Inn
    (Greenway Station)                                                     Calendar
    Thursday, February 2
                                                   Show your support for your fellow members,
                                                      network and socialize. bring a guest!

      Thursday, March 1                        Monday, February 6, 11:30am      Monday, March 5, 11:30am
          Sponsor                              Ambassador Committee             Ambassador Committee
                                               Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites       Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

                                               Wednesday, February 15, 8:00am Tuesday, March 13, 5:00pm
                                               Ask The Expert                 Business Social Hour
                                               Edgewood College, Deming Way Long Horn Steakhouse
  Annual Sponsors:

                                               Wednesday, February 15, 12pm     Wednesday, March 21, 12:00pm
                                               Economic Development             Economic Development
                                               Wisconsin Community Bank         Wisconsin Community Bank

                                               Wednesday, February 22, 5:00pm
                                               Business Social Hour &
                                               Ribbon Cutting (4:30pm)
                                               Craft Table & Tap

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   promotions, announcements,                  Thursday, March 1, 7:30am
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