Posts Tagged "entrepreneurs"

Forward Fitchburg 2018 City in Motion document update complete

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Forward Fitchburg 2018 City in Motion document update complete

The Fitchburg Community and Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the Fitchburg Chamber Visitor + Business Bureau (FVCBB) have again partnered to update the economic development strategic plan, "City in Motion." Madison-based, Vandewalle and Associates were selected to lead this initiative.

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Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

It’s taken five years, but an entrepreneurship center in Madison is becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. On East Washington Avenue, the steel frames of two new high-rise buildings have shot up to loom over the Capitol East neighborhood. One of them, an American Family Insurance project called “The Spark,” will be the home of StartingBlock, a nonprofit that promises to foster startup growth and entrepreneurial culture in Madison.

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After twists and turns Pretzel City Kitchens finds a home

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in News | 0 comments

After twists and turns Pretzel City Kitchens finds a home

FROM THE JOURNAL STANDARD, FREEPORT — After years of preparation, fundraising and searching for the right location, Pretzel City Kitchens leaders expect to open the commercial kitchen this fall after signing a lease at The Wagner House in Freeport. When a deal fell through with a previous landlord in downtown Freeport, board members looked at another possibility with Bill Green, owner of 218 properties, who agreed to lease part of the first floor at The Wagner House to Pretzel City Kitchens. While construction is still ongoing, Pretzel City Kitchens board secretary Jen Newendyke said they...

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Wisconsin’s solar industry jobs grew 45% in 2016

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Wisconsin’s solar industry jobs grew 45% in 2016

jobs in Wisconsin’s solar industry grew 45 percent last year over 2015, according to The Solar Foundation, Washington, D.C. According to the foundation’s 2016 National Solar Jobs Census, Wisconsin’s solar industry employs about 2,800 workers.

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Can Madison become the next Capital of Conscious Capitalism?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Can Madison become the next Capital of Conscious Capitalism?

FROM MADISON MAGAZINE, DEC. 13, 2016. Principal planner Rob Gottschalk, head of the Vandewalle & Associates economic positioning and regional sustainability team, was one of the Madison-area business leaders interviewed about how conscious capitalism has grown in Madison. “When you look at the variety of companies that are here that were started here by pioneering entrepreneurs, that these companies are now driving our private sector technology economy in this region. There’s an underlying focus on the employee and the customer.” He notes that while Madison and the Midwest...

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