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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 5/3/2018
Employees of Settlers bank recently underwent Dementia Friendly Business certification training with Kari Paterson, Executive Director of the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This training raised staff awareness on how to better serve both clients with dementia as well as their support network, increased their understanding of what dementia means, how it affects the brain and partnered it with a toolkit of best practices regarding communication and interaction with dementia afflicted clients. This training increased staff awareness to what these vulnerable clients need from their financial institution and how Settlers bank can best serve them.

Posted on 5/3/2018
Omni Fight Club is running Junior Fight Club from June 11- August 10 on Tuesdays/Thursdays. The non-combat class promotes fitness, strength, endurance, balance, agility and teamwork. Sign up online!

Posted on 5/3/2018
Take advantage of Omni Fight Club summer deals as a DMI member! High school and college students receive unlimited classes from May 14th- September 1st for $209. If you are a DMI member you can get your first month of membership for $50 if you sign up before May 31st. For more information, contact Mary Braddock by email or call 608-467-2666.

Posted on 4/30/2018
On Saturday, April 7th, Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. presented a check for $500 for the Barton Organ Restoration Fund. The presentation occurred after the matinee performance of the Duck Soup cinema film in the Overture Center's Capitol Theatre. Representing the Restoration Fund was T.J. Holsen. CNI Executive Committee member Rick Broughman and long-time neighborhood activist Ruth Yarborough presented the check.


Posted on 4/30/2018
The annual meeting of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) will be held on Monday, June 18th at Monona Terrace. While there will the annual election of district representatives, all downtown residents and employers are welcome to attend. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments provided. This year the featured speaker will be Jason Ilstrup, the DMI President. CNI encourages all DMI members to attend and participate in a lively discussion about the future direction of our downtown.

Posted on 4/27/2018
Help shape the future of historic preservation in Madison. The City of Madison is in the early stages of developing its first ever Historic Preservation Plan. A community gathering has been scheduled for people to come and share their ideas and comments on aspects that should be covered in the plan. The next meeting will take place at East High School in Room 1042 LMC Gold on May 21st from 6-7:30pm. Click here for more information.

Posted on 4/12/2018
Enjoy Madison's best views, a DCB brew, and a good old-fashioned Wisconsin fish fry while listening to some of the nation's best Bluegrass bands every Friday at The Edgewater. Fish Fry available in The Icehouse at 5 PM, live music starts at 6 PM. NPR Music's Artist to Watch & Rolling Stone Country's Artist to Know, Dead Horses, make their debut to the Brewgrass Fridays on The Grand Plaza in partnership with Door County Brewing Co. on June 1st.

Posted on 4/4/2018
The Foundation for Madison's Public Schools (FMPS) invites you to attend the 13th annual Circle of Friends Celebration on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Alliant Energy Center. This year’s event will include special appearances from: Renee Moe, President of United Way of Dane County, Dodici, Girl's A Capella group from East High School, and an exclusive update from MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham on the status of our schools, teachers, and students. FMPS invites you to learn more about our schools, and how as a member of this remarkable community you can play a role in building stronger public schools in Madison. RSVP online today. They respectfully ask your consideration of a minimum gift of $100. For more information, click here.

Posted on 4/2/2018
The Edgewater salutes Memorial Day 2018 with an inspiring concert experience featuring the soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Join them Saturday, May 26th, on The Grand Plaza for a musical story based on the book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, by co-authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner. Click here for more information. 

Posted on 3/23/2018
Isthmus Uncorked is happening on Saturday, May 19th from 3-6pm at McPike Park. Tickets include sampling from many great local and national wineries. Attendees will also be able to pair their wine with food available for purchase from some of Madison’s best food carts. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Posted on 3/23/2018
Monona Terrace presents Meditation at Monona Terrace on Wednesdays from March 28-May 30 from noon-12:45pm (no class May 9th). These classes are free and open to the public and are touted by attendees as the most impactful program Monona Terrace offers. Monona Terrace will also be offering a special livestream of this series on the Monona Terrace YouTube channel during scheduled class times. For more information, click here.

Posted on 3/23/2018
Grab your canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and a fun costume for the 39th annual Isthmus Paddle & Portage on Saturday, June 16th starting at 7am. Isthmus is proud to host over 900 participants from across the country. The race begins at James Madison Park with a 1-mile paddle on Lake Mendota, followed by a 1-mile portage past the Capitol and Dane County Farmers' Market, before heading to the final 2.5-mile paddle across Lake Monona and the finish line at Olbrich Park. For more information and to register, click here.

Posted on 3/2/2018
Be sure to stop out to Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center for the World's Largest Brat Festival happening May 25-28 produced by Metcalfe’s Market. This year's line-up will make you want to start Friday and stay through Monday. Brat Fest alumni Aaron Lewis will headline on the Grand Stage, along with The Gin Blossoms and Blackstone Cherry. Bobaflex and Stryper round out this year's headliners. Supporting acts include: Saving Abel, Royal Bliss, The Rembrandts, Ben Haggard and several more. Returning in 2018 is the Hot Dog Jog (5K jog with your canine pal), Human Foosball tournament, pony rides, plus all of our other events and tributes. For a complete lineup of bands, events, and food, visit


Posted on 5/3/2018
May 2nd, at the Madison Concourse Hotel, Old National Bank was honored with the 2018 Community Business Volunteer Award. 100 individuals and companies were nominated for awards in four categories given by the United Way of Dane County. Old National was the winner in the Community Business Volunteer category for their work with 100 Black Men of Madison.

Posted on 5/3/2018
Tom Spitz, CEO and Dave Fink, President of Settlers bank congratulate Brooke Tiedt, Treasury Management Vice President for obtaining the prestigious designation of Accredited Payments Risk Professional. One of the first individuals to hold this accreditation, Brooke is uniquely qualified to guide her clients through topics such as risk management strategies, core payment and processing systems and payment fraud mitigation techniques. This designation demonstrates her commitment to the highest degree of knowledge and expertise in the payments profession.

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