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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 2/28/2018
You can now purchase Porchlight Products and Just Bakery items on-site at Porchlight's commercial kitchen located at 1704 Thierer Road. They have opened up a retail store to make it easier for you to get your favorite products. They sell 3 types of scones, 3 types of jams, apple butter, applesauce, dilly beans, curtido, and sauerkraut. Check it out Monday and Wednesdays from 7-9am and Saturdays from 8am-2pm. 


Posted on 3/14/2018
Join The Edgewater for UW Commencement weekend, May 12th from 2-8 P.M. The Saturday line-up features live music from Johnny Chimes and Gator Bait starting at 2PM, followed by Madison's dueling piano favorites, Piano Fondue, all free and open to the public. Enjoy draught beer from favorite local breweries, Wisconsin inspired craft cocktails and a Champagne Bar to toast your graduate.

Posted on 3/14/2018
Join Sustain Dane for a unique twist on Adult Swim at the Madison Children's Museum on April 6th! The sixth annual green-themed carnival highlights the lighter side of sustainability through carnival games, upcycled fashion and art, carnival-inspired local food, live music, and more. Click here for more details.

Posted on 3/13/2018
Please join the United Way of Dane County at the Community Volunteer Awards to celebrate the volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses who are making Dane County a better place to live, for all! The Community Volunteer Awards is taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd from 11am-1:15pm at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, 1 W. Dayton St. and will recognize our volunteers and their critical work that is impacting Dane County. For more information, click here.

Posted on 3/9/2018
Join ActionCoach Business Coaching for Q2 GrowthCLUB on Friday, March 16th from 9am-5pm: Perturbation and Transformation. Learn how to make being perturbed an asset in your own transformation into your best self. To sign up:

Posted on 3/9/2018
Springtime Mom & Me Tea at The Statehouse of The Edgewater is back by popular demand! On Sunday, April 22nd from 2:30-4:30pm, treat the mother-figure in your life to a traditional English-style afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, delicious desserts and more. Event will feature sounds from The Ben Ferris Duo. Menu to be announced. Limited Availability. Reserve your table today by calling The Statehouse: 608.535.8230. $32 per person / $40 includes glass of champagne | $18 children aged 5-12. For more info, click here.

Posted on 3/7/2018
The second annual Teen Summer Job Fair will be held at the Urban League's Park Street location on Friday, March 16. Visit with representatives from 7 different employers looking to hire teens this summer, and 7 different youth employment programs that can help teens prepare for and find summer jobs. MMSD staff will also be on hand with information about how some of these programs can students fulfill academic and career planning (ACP) goals while also earning school credit. There is no cost to attend! For more info, click here.

Posted on 3/7/2018
Join the Alzheimer's Association and Zoup! of Middleton for a Dine Out to Help Out night on April 26th from 4-8pm. Up to 25% of the sales will be donated to support the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Posted on 3/2/2018
This year's line-up at the World's Largest Brat Festival 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 3/2/2018
Join Operation Fresh Start youth and supporters as we celebrate successes and cheer on youth leaders at the Fresh Start Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn. More details about table and ticket purchase can be found here

Posted on 2/26/2018
Join The Edgewater in The Grand Ballroom for their Easter Grand Brunch Buffet on Sunday, April 1st from 10am-2pm. Click here for more information. 

Posted on 2/26/2018
Join The Edgewater for their Mother’s Day Brunch at The Statehouse on Sunday, May 13th from 10:30am-2:30pm. The brunch includes a Four- Course Prix Fixe meal for $48 per Person | $20 Kids (12 and under) plus tax and gratuity. Reserve your table today by calling The Statehouse: 608.535.8230. For more information, click here.

Posted on 2/14/2018
The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools invites you to attend their Adopt-a-School Summit happening on Thursday, May 3rd from 8:00-11:00am at Door Creek Church. The Adopt-a-School Summit will help you gain perspective on the needs of our schools and how the program works to establish and strengthen school-community partnerships. It will also provide an opportunity for existing and potential Adopt-a-School partners to learn about best practices and the many ways partners are supporting their schools. Online registration is required by April 1. A full description of the event, including a list of breakout sessions can be found on the Foundation website.

Posted on 2/9/2018
In their fifth year of unparalleled partnership, the Madison Region Economic Partnership and Urban League of Greater Madison will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity. The day-long Summit will engage, educate, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, workforce, and community development. This Summit will take place at the Monona Terrace on May 16th from 8am-4pm. Click here to register!

Posted on 2/6/2018
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual IceBreaker is coming to the Kohl Center April 12 from 11am-1pm and presented by CUNA Mutual Group and will take it to a greater degree with stories of leadership, passion and courage from three dynamic and compelling speakers. IceBreaker is about exploring what makes Greater Madison forward-thinking, innovative and imaginative. It is deeply rooted in a sense of place, of who we are and where we’re going as a community, as well as the people accelerating us into the future. For more information and to register, click here.

Posted on 2/6/2018
Join MOM on April 23rd through the 29th for their Annual Canstruction® Madison event. Each year, this event brings together teams from businesses, churches, schools and organizations around Dane County to build giant structures made of canned goods and packaged food at West Towne Mall. The teams compete for awards, but with a primary goal to help End Hunger in our community. The community is then invited to view the structures and vote for the people's choice award, both through social media and at West Towne Mall. After the week-long event, all food is donated to the MOM Food Pantry, one of the largest food pantries in the area, serving West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains. For more info, click here.

Posted on 1/25/2018
The 37th Annual Crazylegs Classic race is happening on Saturday, April 28th at 10am. This annual race starts at the picturesque Capitol Square, winds through the beautiful UW-Madison campus, and finishes on the field in historic Camp Randall Stadium. There will be a post-race celebration with refreshments, awards, and live entertainment from UW Marching Band and DJ Shawna –Midwest’s Premier Open Format DJ (Shawna Nicols – UW Women’s Basketball alum ’03). Register here now!


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Employee Promotions/Changes

Posted on 2/15/2018
Kevin Carey, a Senior Vice President with Cresa, brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. A Madison native, Kevin has strong family and business ties to the community. Kevin's market knowledge, dedication to client service and entrepreneurial spirit make him an ideal choice for commercial real estate solutions. In addition to completing over $100 million in leasing and sales assignments, Kevin has assisted businesses in the acquisition and development of office, retail and industrial properties.

Posted on 2/15/2018
Kahler Slater, a global, award-winning architecture, interior design and environmental branding firm, is pleased to welcome Manuel Hernandez to the firm as Principal, Strategic Innovation/Co-Practice Leader - Healthcare Team. A practicing physician and nationally recognized healthcare leader, Dr. Manny is focused on transforming healthcare by leveraging the power of design. He has been the recipient of many awards including being honored by Healthcare Design Magazine in 2017 as one of the top ten influencers for advancing design in healthcare. Prior to joining Kahler Slater, he spent 8 years with CannonDesign as a health market and advisory services leader.

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