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Member News is the place were DMI members can share newsworthy announcements on the DMI website. Submissions include upcoming events, award recognitions, employee promotions, and much more. Check out what's happening with DMI members below!

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Posted on 7/11/2018
Summit Credit Union has opened a 2,250-square-foot branch on the ground level of the Hub Madison apartment complex located at 567 State St. Branch hours are 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on Saturdays. The branch, which includes a walk-up ATM, employs six people.

Posted on 7/10/2018
The Madison/Dane County Homeless Services Consortium (HSC) will be conducting an annual summer Point in Time Count of Homelessness (PIT) on July 25th. This count is one way that is nationally recognized to track progress trends on the goal to reduce homelessness in our community. On the night of the PIT count, approximately 50 volunteers will go out on the streets of Madison and Dane County, to locate individuals and families sleeping on the streets, in vehicles and in tents to conduct a brief survey. The HSC is hoping to raise $800-$1,000 in PIT funds this year that will be used to purchase bus tickets and $5 gas cards. PIT volunteers will hand these out after conducting surveys. Homelessness affects our entire community and this is one way your group can have an impact on this critical issue. If you would like to know more about this event or can contribute funds toward our goal of $1,000, please contact (608) 266-6254 or


Posted on 7/16/2018
Looking to add innovation to your small business dream? Berndt CPA will walk you through the ins and outs of cloud-based accounting. Join DreamBank on Tuesday, July 31st from Noon-1:15pm and learn how to set up a cloud-based ecosystem and understand the benefits. Discover tools and solutions that help you track profitability 24/7 from anywhere! For more info and to register, click here.

Posted on 7/16/2018
As a small business entrepreneur, finding advertising options that are affordable and effective is a top priority. Social media expert and national speaker, Spencer X. Smith discovered a way to consistently save a ton of money on LinkedIn ads. On Tuesday, July 24th from Noon-1 pm, join DreamBank to learn his innovative method in this in-depth presentation! For more info and to register, click here.

Posted on 7/16/2018
Join Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) for the 2018 Community Change-Maker Awards Event on Thursday, Sep. 20th from 5:00-7:00pm at Union South! Each year Community Shares of Wisconsin honors 3 Change-Makers and 24 Backyard Heroes who work to greatly impact social and environmental justice in our communities throughout Wisconsin. These local award winners are nominated by our member nonprofits, organizations on the front lines of issues important to you – from housing rights to safe, clean drinking water. Please visit the event website here to purchase tickets or contact us to find out about sponsorship options.

Posted on 7/16/2018
Join Community Shares of Wisconsin for a night out at The Biergarten at Olbrich Park thanks to Rutabaga Paddlesports, The Biergarten at Olbrich Park, and Lakefront Brewery. 15% of sales from both Rutabega Paddlesports and The Biergarten at Olbrich Park benefit CSW on July 24 from 4-9pm. Bring your friends, family, and coworkers or come alone to be in good company with CSW member groups & supporters. You can spend your night on the water or on shore with some tasty drinks and snacks. Your purchases for the night help support social, environmental, and racial justice advocacy in our community. For more info, click here.

Posted on 7/5/2018
The Urban League of Greater Madison is excited to announce that the 4th Annual Unity Picnic: 50th Anniversary Is Gold!, will be held in partnership with the Progress Center for Black Women's annual Black Business Expo! The Unity Picnic, taking place on Saturday, July 21st from 12-5pm on the grounds of The Village on Park, 2222 S. Park St., is a family friendly event with food, music, dance, kids activities, and more! The Black Business Expo is an event that supports and creates spaces for entrepreneurs of color to thrive by bringing together black-owned businesses to create a venue to buy and sell products. There is no cost to attend the Unity Picnic. For more info, click here.

Posted on 7/2/2018
The Madison Metropolitan School District along with the Dane County School Consortium are hosting their 2nd Annual FutureQuest this coming December. FutureQuest gives 5,000+ 7th and 8th grade students from around Dane County the ability to interact with professionals from all 16 career clusters in addition to providing local businesses, the opportunity to further connect career opportunities to the next generation. The goal of FutureQuest is to equip students with the knowledge of what skills are needed to be successful in the positions available within your community. To learn more about the event and how to participate, click here.

Posted on 7/2/2018
Sustain Dane invites you to the next Sustainable Business Network Quarterly Meeting happening on Wednesday, July 25th from 7:30–9:00am at the Goodman Community Center. Be inspired by the personal and professional story of Jasmine Banks, a Madison entrepreneur whose business has sustainability and community at its heart. By exploring creative strategies for messaging, promotion, stakeholder buy-in, and meaningful community connection, attendees will learn about the power of storytelling in sustainable business. Come to share ideas, hear stories, learn from case studies, and connect with other professionals and organizations interested in sustainability. FREE for Sustainable Business Network members and first-time participants. For more info, click here.

Posted on 6/26/2018
The Edgewater is celebrating 70 years of live music on the lake with a special addition to their Summer of Music: Grammy® award winning band, Blues Traveler. Join The Edgewater on their Grand Plaza for THE party of the summer on Saturday, July 21st from 5:00-10:00pm. Blues Traveler, a band best known for their improvisational live shows and the breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album four, which earned them a Grammy will play and The Jimmys will open at 6pm. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 5/30/2018
Take advantage of sunset seating on The Edgewater's Statehouse Terrace for dinner and a show. On July 17th from 5-10pm, they will be playing A Mighty Wind. Movies begin at Sunset and are licensed for Edgewater use by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. For more info, click here.


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Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 7/16/2018
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced the addition of Brian D. Anderson to the firm's Real Estate Practice Group in the role as Of Counsel in its Madison office. Anderson focuses his practice on commercial real estate and mortgage finance. His experience includes real estate sale and purchase, commercial leases, real estate development, stadium financing, tribal real estate, project financing, public-private partnerships and more.

Posted on 6/23/2018
Kahler Slater is pleased to announce that Glenn Roby and Al Krueger have been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) at Kahler Slater. Both were recognized for their leadership abilities and passion for advancing the firm. They will join the Executive Team of Kahler Slater which includes CEO’s Jim Rasche and George Meyer, along with Kelly Gaglione, EVP. This group is charged with guiding the future direction, cultivating the culture, and day to day management of the firm.

Posted on 6/21/2018
Settlers bank continues to grow and is excited to announce the addition of Eric Ravnikar to their team as Mortgage Loan Processor. Eric is an experienced professional who acted as Senior Processor II/ Operations Specialist at J.P. Morgan Chase. Eric most recently served as a Revenue Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Eric received his B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.

Posted on 6/16/2018
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced the addition of Samantha C. Skenandore to the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, as Of Counsel, Tribal Law in its Madison office. Skenandore focuses her practice on both federal Indian law and tribal law, advising tribal and corporate clients in tribal governance, governmental affairs, corporate transactions, real estate, labor issues and litigation.

Job Listings

Posted on 6/11/2018
Sustain Dane is hiring a 1.0 FTE, benefits eligible, Director of Sustainable Business. You can play a critical role in helping Sustain Dane achieve its vision of making the Greater Madison Region a national model for sustainability and sustainability innovation, inclusive of a healthy planet, a just society, and a responsible economy. This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference for the Greater Madison Region’s sustainable future! The Sustainable Business Initiative makes change happen by inspiring, supporting, and connecting people to take action, both in and outside of their workplaces, for social and environmental change. Full details & application instructions here.

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