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Member News

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

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General News

Posted on 3/20/2017
There is an exciting project happening in Madison, and you are invited to participate! A new homeless day resource center that will serve a variety of needs and run by Catholic Charities of Madison is coming to 615 E. Washington Avenue. The center now needs a name and anyone or group is welcome to submit a naming idea as part of the “Name the Center” contest. The winner will be honored with a special gift and recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony! Submit your name idea on the Catholic Charities Facebook or enter your idea in a form on the webpage during the submission period from March 22 - April 7. Then, everyone will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite name from April 8 – 14, with the winner being announced in April!

Posted on 3/13/2017
National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) and its affiliates reported a record sales year of $732 million in 2016. The 2016 sales results contributed to the growth of the consolidated statutory assets to $4.1 billion. On a consolidated statutory basis, NGL achieved a net gain of $24.9 million which was very positive given the pressure that the unprecedented low investment rate environment continues to place on operating performance. These key performance indicators reflect a financially strong company as does NGL's A- Excellent rating from A.M. Best. To see the complete 2016 Annual Report, go to:

Posted on 3/1/2017
Park Bank is honored to be one of 15 individuals, businesses and organizations to receive the 2016 Governor's Financial Literacy Award. In a recent ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Governor Scott Walker applauded the winners for efforts to promote financial literacy in schools, the workplace, and in communities throughout the state.


Posted on 3/24/2017
Join the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County for networking at Enlace at the Avenue Club and Bubble Up Bar in downtown Madison on Wednesday, April 12th from 5:00-7:00pm. You'll meet other Chamber members, learn about this restaurant and the Food Fight Restaurant Group, hear about upcoming Chamber events, and try appetizers and beverages! For more information and to register, click here.

Posted on 3/21/2017
Join The Children's Theater of Madison on April 1st, 6pm. at the historic Orpheum Theater for Springtacular, a fundraiser for CTM. There will be entertainment and an auction! All proceeds support providing for continued excellence onstage and in the classroom. To buy tickets click here.

Posted on 3/20/2017
Madison’s finest food cart festival, Isthmus Food Cart Fest returns to Central Park in downtown Madison on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2-6pm. Join Isthmus for a taste of new and favorite food cart fare, musical entertainment and a selection of craft beer in the sun. Ticket price includes entry and samples from over 30 carts. Beer will be available for purchase. Tickets sell out every year so don't hesitate to purchase yours now. For more info or to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 3/13/2017
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s IceBreaker returns for its third year on Friday, April 28th from 11am-1pm with the theme “Prodigium,” which is Latin for an omen or sign of things to come and is the Latin root of prodigy. It could also be an element on Greater Madison’s periodic table - the “human element” that helps make our community unique, dynamic and forward-thinking. This year’s speakers are Greater Madison prodigies, and they will address how this community’s innovation and entrepreneurial spirit have played an important role in fostering their own success and inspiring the next generation of talent. IceBreaker is the only business event on the floor of the Kohl Center, featuring a high-quality production, engaging content and a room full of business leaders representing diverse industries. Registration is open! Click here for more information.

Posted on 3/10/2017
On April 7, Upper House is excited to host a one-day symposium exploring how the literary imagination intersects with sacred tradition, and how the cultivation of spiritual and intellectual disciplines can better inform our pursuit of a rich and examined life. Joined by professor Lisa Ruddick, philosopher Richard Kearney, literary critic Jon Baskin, poet G. C. Waldrep, and editor John Wilson, the symposium is aimed at reconstructing our sense of a shared human journey at a time of cultural confusion. Learn more and register for Reimagining the Sacred & the Cool by visiting their website here. General admission is $30 and all registrations include lunch.

Posted on 3/1/2017
Join The Edgewater on May 6th for the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party sponsored by Makers Mark, in Augie's Tavern. Featuring Kentucky-style bluegrass with The Dang-its and complimentary party pics on our red-carpet step-and-repeat, the event will offer Mint Juleps, Basil Bourbon Lemonades, Millionaires Manhattans and other bourbon cocktail specials, beer samples and great food. A Derby Prize Pack will be given to the first 24 guests who arrive No reservations required.

Posted on 3/1/2017
Hop on over to The Edgewater for Easter Brunch! Executive Chef Joe Heppe and team will be serving brunch in the Grand Ballroom at The Edgewater, Sunday, April 16 from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 608.535.8167. While you are there, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and do some spring-themed crafts inclluding Easter egg decorating.

Posted on 2/17/2017
Team building for your business is FUN when you support MOM's Canstruction event. Your group will work with an architect to build a structure out of cans of food (later donated to MOM's Food Pantry). This year, MOM is rolling out the red carpet at the "Can Film Festival," All structures are exhibited at West Towne Mall, April 24-30. You get great exposure for your company, while you help provide food for your neighbors in need. Pull your team together now! More info here or email Presented by Godfrey Kahn S.C.

Posted on 2/8/2017
On May 11th, the Madison Region Economic Partnership and Urban League of Greater Madison are hosting a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity. The Madison Region's Economic Development and Diversity Summit builds on their previous joint events in a collective commitment to advancing talent, opportunity and growth for all the region's citizens. A sampling of the topics this year includes the Spherion Emerging Workforce project, the co-author of Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions, Diversity Assessment & Planning Tools, and many more exciting breakout and plenary sessions. For more details and to get your tickets now, click HERE.


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Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 2/23/2017
Wegner CPAs is pleased to introduce the new, talented employees that have joined their firm. Zak Bloom, CPA, Director of Local Government Services; Carrie Shefchik, Supervisor-Accounting; Whitney Mauger, CPA, Supervisor-Tax; Ying Zhang, Staff Accountant-Audit; and Kimberly Brewer, Administrative Assistant. Wegner CPAs also welcomes five interns to our Madison office who continue to pursue degrees at local and state universities. They are happy to be developing these new staff in the early stages of their accounting careers and help them succeed in the future.

Job Listings

Posted on 3/13/2017
National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is hiring! NGL is seeking a Vice President & Director of Policy Administration. This executive level position is a member of the NGL Executive Committee and reports to the Senior Vice President of Strategic Services. Ideal candidates will have proven success in providing vision and direction in all aspects of Policy Administration, including service and assistance for policy holders, third party marketers and agents, issuance of new policies, claims administration, records maintenance, reporting requirements and oversight of practices and procedures that ensure compliance with federal and state requirements. Learn more or apply online:

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