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Madison-based First Weber Realtors acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company — HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced Tuesday it had acquired First Weber Realtors, Wisconsin's leading real estate firm, and its subsidiary, Priority Title Corp., for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1971, First Weber is headquartered in Madison, with support staff in Milwaukee and nearly 1,200 sales associates in 58 offices in Madison, Milwaukee, central Wisconsin, the Fox Valley and the Northwoods.

Oklahoma sensor development lab opens in Madison — With help and connections provided by local economic development experts, sensor maker HSI Sensing has selected Madison for its first location outside its corporate headquarters in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The 5,800-square-foot development lab opened July 6 at 4009 Felland Road, Suite 103, in an existing leased space in the Nelson Road Business Center on the city's Far East Side.

Monroe Arts Center breaks ground for building addition — Construction will begin soon on a two-story addition to the Monroe Arts Center at 1315 11th St., Monroe. A glass walkway will connect the addition, with a full basement, to the existing building, which originally was a neo-Gothic style Methodist Church built nearly 150 years ago, according to an announcement about Tuesday's groundbreaking provided by center director Richard Daniels.
Jul 22, 2015

Madison's CG Schmidt is general contractor for ambitious addition to Monroe Arts Center, w/groundbreaking on Tuesday.

Company mourns loss of innovative, congenial co-founder Greg Jackson — Some six months before he lost his life while sailing on Lake Michigan July 14, Tormach co-founder Greg Jackson saw fulfilled one of his key goals for the Waunakee company that he started out of his garage 13 years ago.
Jul 22, 2015

Employees at growing Waunakee CNC-machine maker Tormach mourn loss of co-founder/president Greg Jackson of Middleton.

Executive Q&A: Race Day Events founder Ryan Griessmeyer leads small company with big local impact — As a lifelong athlete, Ryan Griessmeyer knew he'd be well positioned to start a business producing and promoting Madison-area running races. He started running at age 8 with his father, and was racing "pretty much every weekend" by 2006, when he had the opportunity to start a company producing events, after helping Madison-based Fleet Feet Sports, a frequent race sponsor, put on many events in the area.
Jul 20, 2015

Race Day Events founder Ryan Griessmeyer describes what it takes to put on some of Madison area's biggest events.

Dane County foreclosures down 42% for lowest June tally of past 10 years

Jul 17, 2015

Dane County June foreclosures hit lowest ebb since pre-crash 2005 amid improving local housing market.

Federal funds to bolster food manufacturing, biotech headed to Madison region — A new federal designation awarded Wednesday will move 14 counties in south-central and southwestern Wisconsin to the front of the line for some $200 million in federal grants over the next year to grow jobs and bolster business in the food processing, biotech and advanced manufacturing sectors over the next year.
Jul 08, 2015

@MadREP may bring $50-75M in federal grants in next 2 years to boost ag, biotech manufacturing in SC-SW Wisconsin.

Jul 09, 2015

New fed program puts 14 Madison-area counties among first in line for $50-75M to shore up manufacturing strength

Catching Up: Project Home program offering interest-free repair loans now full for year — A little extra outreach about a valuable program that finances home repairs for lower-income Dane County families living outside Madison has done the trick. All slots for the coming year now are filled for the rehabilitation program operated by the Madison-based nonprofit, Project Home, and a waitlist has been started, after organizers this spring said more participants were needed to spend this year's allocation of $150,000.
Jul 07, 2015

Catching Up: Full @ProjectHomeWi program offering no-interest deferred loans for major home repairs starts wait list.

Verona, home of Epic Systems, bucks apartment trend with limiting policy — Verona is home to tech giant Epic Systems Corp., but most of the thousands of Millennials hired to work at the company in recent years will never live there. That's partly because many of those well-paid, 20- and 30-somethings are drawn to the more vibrant night life and wealth of activities in Downtown Madison, where some are flocking to new high-end apartments.
Jul 06, 2015

Bucking trend, #Verona limits new #apts to 25-50 per year, despite being home to new-arrival generator #EpicSystems.

Madison slated for more than 5,500 new apartments through 2017

Jul 06, 2015

Madison getting 5,500+ new apts thru 2017. Also, see what $2,300 per month rents at new Downtown apt tower Domain.

Jul 06, 2015

@CityofMadison getting 5,500+ new apts thru 2017. Also, see what $2,300 rents at new Downtown apt tower Domain.

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Aug 02, 2015

RT @Salon: Dozens of racing horses die every week because of drug abuse

Aug 02, 2015

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Jul 22, 2015

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Jul 22, 2015

Employees at growing Waunakee CNC-machine maker Tormach mourn loss of co-founder/president Greg Jackson of Middleton.

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