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B usiness C onnection August - September 2013

2013 Board of Directors Executive Committee

President Randy Krantz Neckerman Insurance Services President Elect Jason Guttenberg Liberty Mutual Secretary Terry Healy-Lemke Celerity Staffing Solutions Treasurer Regina McFarland Park Bank Past President Beth Russell Russell Law

Board of Directors June Brown R.W. Baird

Donna Parks Middleton Travel Josh Marron Middleton Community Bank Dave Neelsen Story First Media Michelle Schultz North Central Group Bob Vanden Burgt Yahara Software Kyle Von Ruden Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

Ex-Officio Members

Mike Davis, City of Middleton Don Johnson, MCPASD

Chamber Staff

Van Nutt, Executive Director Jill Frank, Membership Services Lisa DuChateau, Communications Phone: 827-5797

Dear Chamber Members, Many of you were at the Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing on July 17th, either playing, volunteering, or coming for the great dinner, raffle and prize packages. Thank you to everyone who was part of this record breaking event! It’s a testament to the involvement of this organization’s members. The golf committee, volunteers, Chamber and Pleasant View staff did an amazing job of pulling everything together to make the Outing go off without a hitch. And the Sponsorships were unsurpassed! Presenting Sponsor TDS and Event Sponsor T. Wall Properties led a tremendous group, who see the value of being front and center at this great event. The fabulous dinner was catered by Pleasant View, Benvenuto’s, Craftsman Table and Tap and Chocolaterie Stam. For many of you, this is an event to look forward to every year (mark your calendar for July 16, 2014). There were several new twists to the Outing this year. A few years ago we added a Par 3 option to the Event. We understand not everyone is into golf, even at the Par 3 level. As a result, our innovative committee added some fun options to appeal to the non-golfer and include them in the day’s action. This included using other sports equipment to get around the course. Equipment consisted of lacrosse sticks and balls, oversized sling shots, hockey sticks, footballs and even pool cues used to putt. The feedback from those that played the Par 3 has been very positive. The other new twist was a dunk tank at the 19th Hole Dinner Event. It was very warm that day so Van Nutt (Chamber Executive Director), Mayor Kurt and I all agreed to take a turn on the dunk tank seat to raise money. What we did NOT expect were ice cubes floating in the water and a hair trigger on the target. It was a lot of fun and very

refreshing. Rumor has it that the dunk tank will be back next year, possibly at the turn, to give more people a chance to throw or take a turn in the tank. Next year’s first dunk tank volunteers are Jeremy Cabalka (PV Golf pro) and Chamber Member and volunteer, Joe Onopa! Check out photos of the Golf Outing and dunk tank action on the Chamber Website and Facebook page and you will see why. Watch for the Weekly Update Email for all the upcoming Business Social Hours, Ribbon Cuttings and Community Events. Our Ask the Expert series returns in September, while Ambassadors, Economic Development and Get Moving Middleton keep cruising along. The Good Neighbor Festival is fast approaching on August 23rd-25th. There are many events planned including a 5k Run/ Walk, the Annual Craft Fair and Parade, along with amazing food and entertainment. Your involvement in these activities is what makes Middleton a great community to live and work in. So don’t be afraid to step in and take part in the many events. If you have not had a chance to check out the Chamber Website I encourage you to do so. A new area is the Media Gallery, which features two shows of Destination Middleton produced by the CW57 and features many local Chamber member businesses. They are very entertaining and informative!

Randy Krantz

2013 Board President

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce promotes a strong economy and a high quality of life for its members and community.

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Annual Golf Outing Special Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsor

19th Hole Dinner Sponsor

Lunch Sponsors

Exclusive Hole Sponsors

US Cellular Beverage Sponsors

Golf Cart Sponsors

Hole In One Sponsor

Shared Hole Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsor

Special Thanks To

Chamber Challenge Sponsor

Beverage Cart Sponsors

Port-A-Potty Sponsor


Par 3 Hole Sponsors Ballweg Chevrolet Burse Surveying & Engineering Enterprise Rent-A-Car Keva Sports Center Olson Toon Landscaping Starion Financial

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How Did You Get From There To Here? Profiles on the vocational journey

Interview by Monica Schlicht


Kyle VonRuden Agent, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

Kyle, you’ve done a lot in your young life. Take us back to the beginning of your professional journey. I came to the University of WisconsinMadison in 1994 and have been involved in this community nearly the entire time minus a brief stint in Milwaukee. Right after I graduated, as weird as this may sound, I went back to Milwaukee for a salaried internship with the Greater Milwaukee Committee in an effort to find my way back to Madison for employment. At the time I graduated it was very tough finding a job in the field I was looking for in Madison. I grew up just north of Milwaukee in Mequon, WI. What did you want to do with your Economic degree? I have always loved Economics and Finance. I wanted to be an Economist until one day in class a Professor advised me that 99.9% of the time I’d be wrong with any Economic related forecasting. Might be some truth to that! Eventually, I changed direction and connected with an old family friend, Jay Williams, in Milwaukee who was the President of Firstar Bank. He knew I wanted to get back to Madison and was the catalyst in getting me a Portfolio Manager/ Credit Analyst position at the Capitol Square location. I was in Commercial Banking with Firstar until shortly after the merge with US Bank, and that’s when I decided to go Community Banking with Park Bank. I was with Park Bank until 2008 when I made a career change into business insurance with Hausmann-Johnson.

What is the most surprising thing you found about being in insurance? Whether in business, health benefits, or personal insurance, claims do happen, and when they do, it is serious. It can be a very emotional experience for anyone impacted. And if you’ve done your job right, your clients are covered. Until you experience your first claim as an agent, you are not able to truly define the importance of risk management. And then you see why you do what you do. Trust is absolutely critical with regards to insurance. One of the things I learned about you in preparation for our conversation is that you were a Division I college athlete, and that you were a member of a top performing team. Tell us about what you achieved. I was fortunate to be a scholarship studentathlete with the UW-Madison Men’s Soccer Team. In 1995, we won the NCAA Division I, National Championship. So what did being a part of a top performing collegiate team prepare you for your job today? What did I learn? I learned about the hours you have to put in to get the results you dream to achieve. It does not happen overnight. Team chemistry was key. On the field you would do whatever it took to fulfill your role with other team members. Our camaraderie on and off the field was huge. To replicate this in business, you have to form a team with the same mission. Then be sure to commit to that mission. When asked, here’s what I tell my kids regarding school, athletics, etc: If you want to be the best, you have to practice harder and more than anyone else but don’t forget to have a little fun along the way.

addition to teaching, he was also President of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Bob took me under his wing and introduced me to many executives who had successful careers that I could learn from. He was my business role model. It’s no secret that you are very invested in our community. Tell me where your focus is currently. I’m really invested in my kids. I am on the Board of the Middleton United Soccer Club, which I’ve been involved with since it began in 2010. We’ve enrolled over 500 kids in the first three years. That’s been exciting! In addition to that, I volunteer coach. Volunteering is important and plays such a big part in the success of any community. Middleton is no doubt a community blessed with so many volunteers. I also love being on the Board of the Middleton Chamber. I never thought I would be, and I am extremely flattered to be. I also really enjoyed my work with the Middleton Optimists Club. The Von Ruden Family calls Middleton their home. Kyle and his wife Jen (born and raised in Middleton) have two children Samantha (7) and Reis (5) and a chocolate lab Kenzie (10). Jen is the owner of JVon Salon on Madison’s west side.

Do you have a role model or mentor who is a source of inspiration to you? Everyday it’s my Dad, who passed away from cancer my sophomore year at UW-Madison, but left an impression. He taught me the value of respect and certainly taught me to live today like it’s my last. My dad was an admired chemist in cheese making and towards the peak of his professional career he spent many trips lecturing at Universities and cheese plants across the US. Yes, we are proud WI Cheese Heads in the VR family. Professionally, it would have been my Adjunct Professor, Bob Milbourne, from UW-Madison that I mentioned earlier. In 3

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Ball Body Shop Jeff Hepp 2225 Eagle Drive 608-831-5944 Description: Ball Body Shop, a division of Smart Motors is Wisconsin’s largest full service automotive collision center with FREE estimates, FREE loaner vehicles and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on all repairs.

Brandon Eyes Ben Ternus 8406 Old Sauk Road 608-833-7256 Description: Brandon Eyes brings a unique eye care philosophy to the Middleton area. A priority is placed on each individual patient, to give them the highest quality state-ofthe-art technology available, advanced diagnostics and treatment options for their specific eye care needs. Each patient is assigned a healthcare specialist that will stay with them throughout the process. Brandon Eyes’ is leading the way in innovative vision treatment, eye care needs and eyewear.

Brothers Business Interiors/ Coakley Brothers Katherine DuVernois 1818 Haynes Dr, Sun Prairie 608-825-2920 Description: Brothers Business Interiors, the newest Coakley Brothers company, is an authorized dealer of Office Furniture USA and your strategic partner for new office furniture products, related interior accessories, business interior design and office space planning. The mission of Brother Business Interiors is to provide their valued customers with high quality office furniture options at an economical price. Their furniture lines will be supported, moved, and installed by dedicated Brothers teams. As they have for 124 years, they will approach this new offering with customer service as their principle focus.

Christine Fenner Productions, LLC 6241 Adobe Way, Madison 608- 698-0648 Description: Christine Fenner Productions provides training and inspiration to organizations and their employees and members on topics including leadership development, personal development, and wellness. In addition to presenting educational and inspiration programming, Christine provides one-on-one coaching on issues from career and leadership development to weight loss and fitness. Christine can also provide the voice for your next radio or television advertisement, audiobook, or in-house project.


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Concordia University Wisconsin-Madison Kristopher Muth 2909 Landmark Place, Suite 101 608-277-7900 Descriptions: Concordia University offers coursework in accelerated format--you can work full time while earning a degree! Degrees available through one night a week courses at the Madison Center: Certificates, Associate’s Degrees and Bachelor’s Degrees, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration, and Graduate Teacher Certification Program.

Creative Soren, Inc. Christian Carnahan 8383 Greenway Blvd, Suite 600 608-826-7333 Description: Creative Soren is a growing leader in design, development & strategy for both web and mobile applications in the Madison area and throughout the Midwestern United States. They strive to be #1 in the creation, development, implementation and management of business website solutions. Everything they do is about crafting a world class user experience for your business online.

Hammes Family Chiropractic Christopher Hammes 1029 North Edge Trail , Verona 608-848-6900

Kicks Unlimited Mathiam Mbow 3170 Deming Way 608-836-5660

Description: At Hammes Family Chiropractic they strive to provide the best and most affordable health care to the community. Dr. Hammes uses a variety of traditional manual adjusting techniques as well as the latest technology, The Proadjuster--a computerized method of scanning the spine, performing adjustments and re-scanning the spine to show before and after. In addition they offer Massage Therapy, Nutiitional Counseling and Acupuncture.

Description: Kicks Unlimited is your complete source for martial arts, physical fitness and self-defense training. Their experienced, enthusiastic instructors combine dexterity with discipline, fitness with focus, kicks with confidence, in specialized programs that make a lasting, positive difference for mind, body and spirit. Move beyond your expectations.

Happy Hill Consulting LLC Tina Hallis S6207 Happy Hill Rd ,North Freedom 608 448-3576 Description: Happy Hill works with forwardthinking businesses who understand that building a more positive work culture improves employee engagement. When employees are engaged, they are more productive, more motivated, more creative, healthier and most importantly, nicer to work with. Happy Hill’s approach is twopronged: train individuals in techniques to help them thrive and flourish in work and life, and align company leaders on the benefits of engaged employees and guide them in creating an environment that promotes the ability of everyone to be successful and thrive.

Business Social Hours Tuesday, August 6 5-7PM HotelRED Wednesday, September 11 5-7pm Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Bring a colleague or guest for an evening of networking 5

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Name Badge Productions LLC Nancy Hochstetter 3220 Deming Way 608-831-3435 Description: For 30 years, Name Badge Productions has been dedicated to being your premier manufacturer and supplier of ID products including name tags and name badges, lanyards and badge reels, imprinted paper stock, ribbons and more. They promise to provide quality products at manufacturer prices, promptly and with friendly, helpful and courteous service each and every time you call.

Rêve Boutique Event Production Ann Marie Martin 806 N Thompson Dr, Madison 608-692-6359

Select One Mortgage Jason Buckley 7611 Elmwood Ave., Ste. 104 608-826-5626

Description: Rêve Boutique Event Production is an event planning company, specializing in private, corporate, and social events for the Madison area. Rêve is ’boutique event production’ meaning you get the personal attention you want, all while creating a production as magnificent as you desire. Contact Ann Marie to chat about your upcoming event and discuss how she can help you orchestrate your masterpiece.

Description: As a mortgage brokerage, Select One prides itself on offering the most competitive residential lending options in today’s market. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance please contact them today.

Settlers Bank David Fink 4021 Meridian Drive, Windsor 608-842-5000 Description: At Settlers bank, they understand that busy professionals do not want to be required to visit their bank but want to be able to have access to their banker. For this reason online banking, bill pay, text alerts, and remote deposit capabilities keep clients in their homes or offices doing what they do best. Timely decisions, lenders you know!

Wednesday, September 11, 8am (7:45 Registration) Value of Company: Increasing Value & Developing an Exit Strategy Wednesday, October 16, 8am (7:45 Registration) LinkedIn Edgewood College - Deming Way Campus 1255 Deming Way *Ask the Expert Seminars are an included Member benefit. To Register email or visit our Events Page


Sortis Internet Marketing Jenny Sanders 406 Science Dr, Suite 207, Madison 608-827-7800 Description: Sortis specializes in SEO and website development with a creative, technical and analytical approach. They create lead-generating websites and get your website onto Page 1 of Google.

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Membership Renewals July - August 2013

ActionCOACH - Macfarlane

Imperial Garden

Rick Vanden Heuvel CPA, S.C.

ANiU Salon Spa


Rush Wisconsin Soccer Club

Atterbury, Kammer, Haag, S.C.

Integral Building Systems, Inc

Sam Simon Real Estate - G. Simon

Automation Components Inc.

Interstate Batteries of Southwestern WI

Sam Simon Real Estate - N. Simon


J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.

Sam Simon Real Estate - Pertzborn

Balance Personal Training

James A. Lord, DDS, S.C.

Sam Simon Real Estate LLC

Baymont Inn & Suites

Jennifer Hassrick Photography

Sam’s Club

Bennett’s Auto Repair, LLC

JG Development, Inc.

Schoepp Motors, Inc.

BodyFit Solutions

Journey Mental Health Center


Bruce Company

Killian Dental Clinic

SCS BT Squared


Knoche’s Food Center

Smith & Gesteland LLP

Capital Newspapers

LegalShield - Sarmiento

Sofra Family Bistro

Capitol Ice Arena

Madisound Speaker Components, Inc.

Speedpro Imaging

Central Place Real Estate

Martin Group

State Farm Insurance - Aaron Achenbach

Chalmers Jewelers

McLellan Orthodontics, LLC

Structural Research Inc.

CIVITAS Galleries

Meriter Medical Clinic

Studio 262 Salon

Clarity Technology Group, Inc.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Successful Organizing Solutions (S.O.S.)

Clasen’s European Bakery

Metro Believers Church

T. Wall Properties

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

MHK Retirement Partners

The Alliance

Cookies By Design

Middleton Comm. United Church of Christ

The Free House Pub

Country Financial

Middleton Ford

The Jefferson Senior Independent Living

Country Inn and Suites

Middleton Travel Inc.

The Payroll Company, Inc.

CP Heating & Cooling

Middleton Veterinary Hospital

Total Awards & Promotions/

Creative Marketing Specialists, Inc.

Middleton Village

Villa Dolce

Dean Foundation

Middleton Youth Hockey

Vin Santo

DirectNetworks, Inc.

Miron Construction

WBUW Television - CW57

Economic Development Partners

Monk’s Bar & Grill

Wells Fargo

elements therapeutic massage

Murphy Desmond, S.C.

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

MW Accounting & Tax LLC

Wolff Kubly Hardware & Time Center

Falbo Bros. Pizzeria

My Fleet Center


Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Neil’s Liquor

First Weber - Sue Larson Stark

Optimist Club of Middleton, Inc.

Gammex Inc.

PDQ Food Stores, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.

Pipers Mechanical Inc.

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison West

Pizza Hut

Hellenbrand Electric

Play’N Wisconsin

Hemb Insurance Group, LLC

PPD, Inc.

Hilton Garden Inn - Madison West/Middleton

Prestige Laminated Products Inc.

Home Works Remodeling

Printing Place, The

Homewood Suites Madison West

Residence Inn by Marriott - Middleton

Hope and A Future III, Inc.

Resource Engineering Associates, Inc.

Thank you for your continued membership!


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Members on the Move Announcements

Announcements H. Krueger & Associates Now on Facebook and LinkedIn. H. Krueger & Associates has been one of Wisconsin’s premiere, highend interior design firms for 44 years, (all of them based from Middleton). Visit their new facebook page, “like” it, then watch for updates on their latest projects (some great Epic work). Also, stop by at 7600 Terrace Ave and say hello to their newest interior designer, Meg Buchmann, who started in June.

2013 Battling Cancer Golf Classic Brings Record Donations. 145 golfers took to the course at Maple Bluff Country Club on May 13th for the 12th Annual Battling Cancer Golf Classic. This fundraiser, hosted by Standard Imaging, Inc., garnered over $14,500 for the American Cancer Society and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

SVA’s Bryan Bechtoldt Elected to Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. Board of Directors. Bryan Bechtoldt, Chief Technology Officer with SVA Consulting, LLC, was elected to the Wisconsin Literacy Board of Directors. Bryan has a long history of providing leadership and direction for award winning adult education programs. Wisconsin Literacy’s vision is that all people in Wisconsin have the literacy skills to reach their full potential.

CG Schmidt/US Biogas EPC Partnership Breaks Ground on Three-Farm Community Digester in Springfield, WI. A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 30 on the second community manure digester in Dane County, which is being Engineered, Procured and Constructed by the CG Schmidt/US Biogas partnership. The project is located on the Ziegler dairy farm in the town of Springfield, west of Middleton. The digester will use state-of-the-art technology, designed to eventually convert liquid manure into clean water and more useable fertilizer products by removing phosphorus found in manure. Once complete, the Springfield Digester will take manure from three farms and convert it into enough electricity to power around 2,500 homes. 8

The Jefferson Independent Senior Living Hosts Meeting Space. With space for smaller groups in their private dining room or activity room, host your next “Lunch & Learn” at the Jefferson! You bring the guests and they provide meeting space and great food. Call for reservations and ask for Tauni 831-4038.

Total Awards & Promotions /AwardsMall. com Set to Move! In August, Total Awards & Promotions will be moving their business to 6686 Odana Road, in Market Square. They have found the perfect home for their company, and it is being built out specifically for them, with a much larger space.

MHK Moves Its Offices. Due to continued success and growth, MHK Retirement Partners has moved to a new location at 9701 Brader Way, Suite 202, in Middleton. MHK is a leading retirement & investment consulting services firm providing advisory services and securities through the premier network; LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.

Weichmann Celebrates 15 Years at JG Development. 2013 marks Lead Foreman Jay Weichmann’s, 15-year anniversary with JG Development. They would like to thank Jay for his 15 years of fine workmanship and company loyalty. He is a very important part of JG and they enjoy having him on the team!

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Members on the Move Announcements Announcements (Continued)

Sperry Van Ness Announces Lease and Sale. Jeff Jansen, CCIM has completed the lease of 1,761 SF of retail space in Cayuga Court to Z. Bella Boutique. Chuck Polenz has completed the sale of a 1.76 acre re-development site located at 2704 Royal Ave to a private investor.

6th Annual Gilda’s Run presented by Ruth’s Chris Seeks Sponsors. The October 13 run/walk encourages businesses and families to form teams and raise funds and awareness for Gilda’s Club. To sponsor or volunteer for Gilda’s Run, please contact Sandy at shenshue@gildasclubmadison. org or call 608.828.8870. To form a Gilda’s Run team, please contact Teresa at teresa@ or call 608.828.8862.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Announces Partnership with Dane County. County Executive Joe Parisi joined Holy Wisdom Monastery on July 18 for a press conference to share the news that the county intends to buy a 60-acre portion of the Sisters’ Prairie so that it can remain in prairie into perpetuity. Prairie helps reduce the amount of run-off of pollutants (especially phosphorous) that would otherwise end up in Madison’s lakes. All of these efforts are part of the Wisdom Prairie Project, an effort to continue to restore land on the north side of Lake Mendota to prairie, part of the care for the earth ministries of the sisters.

City of Middleton Announced Finalist for the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks & Recreation. The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the City of Middleton Public Lands Department as a finalists for the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The City of Middleton joins three other finalists in the class that will compete for grand honors this year. Winners will be announced in October at NRPA’s Annual Congress & Exposition in Texas.

New Fraud Risk Management and Detection Program at Edgewood College. Business studies show that as much as 5% of annual revenues can be lost to fraud, so establishing a proactive prevention plan may improve a company’s performance. To this effect, Edgewood College is offering for the first time a graduate certificate in Fraud Risk Management and Detection. Designed specifically for working professionals, this four-course certificate can be completed in just eight months, starting in late August. For more information, contact Melodi Bunting at or go to and look under “Business”.

Wegner CPAs Among Nine Internationally Affiliated Firms at German US Accounting and Tax Summit. Mueller and Co., LLP hosted four other US-based CPA firms from Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and four firms from Germany for German US Accounting and Tax Summit. The three-day Summit was the result of over 18 months of discussions of how to best address the needs of the growing multinational, German-owned companies who are investing in subsidiaries in the Eastern United States.

Starion Financial Supports Middleton Outreach Ministry. Starion Financial pledged a $100,000 gift to the Middleton Outreach Ministry’s (MOM) Building Hope Strengthening Communities capital campaign. This was an unsolicited contribution from Starion Financial and the first toward the campaign. The $1.8 million capital campaign will help fund the purchase and simple renovations of the office and food pantry. MOM’s new home gives clients access to all of the organization’s essential services and enables MOM to better help those in need.

Comfort Keepers Employees Recognized. The National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers has recently bestowed additional credentials on two members of Comfort Keepers. Diane Thompson and Julie Schultz have exhibited professional competence in care management and have earned the designation: CMC, Care Manager, Certified. Diane Thompson has been with Comfort Keepers since 2005; Julie Schultz since 2011.

Madison’s Two Men and a Trunk Celebrates 20 Years of Success. The year was 1993, when Tim Lightner decided to take a chance on a new business opportunity. It’s been 20 years since Two Men and Truck opened franchise number 29 in Madison. Today, they have 23 trucks and do in-state and interstate residential and commercial moves. Two Men provides packing services, loading, and unloading services. The company employees nearly 100 full and part time employees.

Hoerz Becomes Wisconsin Resident. Finally, after 5+ years Ric Hoerz of RUBICON has moved to Middleton permanently. Although he has been conducting his faith based executive coaching business here for several years, he has only been present in Middleton for 1 week every month. That week was of course timed so he could participate in the Get Moving Middleton breakfast meetings. Now he has moved here as a resident and can be reached at his local number, 831-0115.

Schedule a Ladies Night Out with Twin Valley Clay! Have fun with your friends, be creative and play with clay. You will have private use of the studio for 2 hours, access to clay, tools and materials and demonstrations and instruction on the Potter’s wheel will be available. $30.00 per person minimum of 5. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups. To schedule your Ladies Night Out email kellyrock@ or call 445-9393. 9

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Members on the Move Hires • Promotions • Awards

Hires/Promotions Be Inspired Salon is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Wasserburger, a cosmetology student at MATC.

Body Fit Solutions is pleased to announce their latest addition, Suzanne. Suzanne is a National Personal Training Institute Certified Personal Trainer.

CG Schmidt is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Superintendent, Dave Mangan. His responsibilities include overall project schedule, project quality and safety, and collaborating with subcontractors, project managers and project engineers to achieve a successful project outcome. Mangan has over 20 years of project supervisory experience. JG Development welcomes Jace Jontz, as Regional Sales Executive. Jace also works at NCI-Roberts Construction, one of JG Development’s commercial divisions, providing business development and customer service support.

Craig Frieders and Clint “Mac” McGilvray have joined The Wisconsin Office of Design Structures. Craig was hired as a Project Engineer and Mac is returning to the Design Structures team as a Project Manager.

David Schuster has joined Starion Financial as a mortgage operations specialist. Schuster processes bankwide mortgage loans and performs other servicing and support duties, such as processing loan applications, verifications, credit reports and appraisals.

Nicole Gorton has joined Starion Financial as a personal banker. Gorton works with clients to identify, establish and develop long-term banking relationships by helping them with deposit and lending needs.


Capitol Bank announces the promotion of Justin Hart to Vice President of Commercial Lending. Justin joined Capitol Bank in June of 2007.

Tailored Living has hired Nathan Kock as their installation technician/warehouse manager. Nathan has 15 years of experience in remodeling and carpentry.

Capitol Bank announces the hiring of Richard D. Zimmerman as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Rick will be responsible for leading business development activities and its sales team initiatives.

Two Men and a Trunk recently added Sheri Rice, APR, as their new Marketing Director, serving both the Madison/Janesville and Racine/Kenosha locations.

Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of three new, talented individuals to their firm, Human Resource Manager, Kari Nichols; Implementation Specialist, Britiany Cross; and Staff Accountant, April Taylor.

Tammy Markee-Mayas has joined Dane Buy Local. She will serve fellow members through social marketing, sharing/education and through her personal quest to living as sustainably as possible.

Wisconsin Bank & Trust announces the following promotions & hires: Nikki Jackson was promoted to Treasury Management Support Specialist. She has been with the bank since 2010. Kyle Myhre was promoted to Commercial Banker. Myhre’s focus will be helping local businesses and farms achieve their objectives with financing solutions. Kim Smith was promoted to Senior Vice President and Senior Operations Officer. Kim will be responsible for managing all operational and financial functions for the bank’s 10 branch offices in Wisconsin. Maggie Stauff is the newest Vice President in the Treasury Management department. She will help support the bank’s growing treasury management portfolio in Madison and southern Wisconsin. Kevin Tenpas has been named President and CEO. Tom Wilkinson, who has been with the company since 1998, will continue as Chairman.

Awards Capital Brewery Awarded Grand National Champions. Capital Brewery was named Grand National Champion at the US Open Beer Championships. The Brewery received gold medals for the Capital Dark, Capital Pilsner and Capital Lake House, silver for the Wisconsin Amber and Bronze for both the Maibock and Supper Club.

CORE Trainer Named Madison Magazine’s Best Personal Trainer 2013. Eric Lord of CORE Health and Fitness was named Madison Magazine’s Best Personal Trainer in 2013! Eric took home the bronze medal this year and anyone who has ever gotten the opportunity to work with Eric knows that this award was long overdue.

Starion Financial’s Weber Receives National Recognition. Jason Weber, mortgage banker at Starion, has made Mortgage Executive’s Top Mortgage Originators list. Each year, Mortgage Executive Magazine compiles the list of The Nation’s Top 200 Mortgage Originators, seeking to recognize and celebrate the service, dedication and hard work that leading mortgage originators put into serving their clients. To be eligible for consideration, originators must have had at least $30 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans in the 2012 calendar year. Weber produced more than $83 million and closed 330 loans in 2012.

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Events Events August 3, 10am Boot Camp for Books Breitenbach Stadium. Hosted by Horizon Health & Fitness. Bring a new or gently used children’s book for a free bootcamp! Email andyk@ for details. August 3, 10am-4pm National Mustard Day National Mustard Museum Free hots dogs, mustard sampling, live music, a parade and great games for the whole family! August 5 & September 16, 4pm Networking Walk & Talk with Carrie Falk from The Payroll Company. Meet at 6405 Century Avenue and stroll through Pheasant Branch Conservancy. August 6, 6-7pm “Get Started Night” at Concordia University. Want to complete your degree? Looking for a program that can fit around the busiest of schedules? Madison Center. Register at August 7, 5:30-7:30pm National Night Out Lakeview Park Now through August 9 MOM School Supply Drive Deliver items to Middleton Outreach Ministry and add to a child’s school success! August 14, 5pm The Gialamas Company 12th Annual Concert in the Park. Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) will amaze with an entertaining and inspirational concert at 1200 John Q. Hammons Dr. August 22, 4:30pm September 19, 4:30pm Keep It Clean - Go Green! Meet at PPD Building 1 (8500 Research Way), clean up Middleton for an hour, then meet at Capital Brewery for a complementary beverage August 23-25 Good Neighbor Festival Fireman’s Park

August 24 Ride for REACH a Child! Register to ride at September 1 The Drake Company 2013 Lights on the Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks. For more information contact: Kelly Starr-King, or visit www.

September 12 Top Promotions Open House – Celebrating 30 Years! Tour their facility, print your own t-shirt, over 30 booths of product, food and beverages. RSVP to September 19, 12-1pm Summit Credit Union presents: Retirement Income Planning. Wisconsin Trade Center.To RSVP e-mail lenore.hatton@cunamutual.

Chamber Sends 4 to WI Business World Program

The Chamber’s Board of Director funded a scholarship program for 4 students to attend Business World at Edgewood College in June. Business World is a four-day program that brings high school students and business volunteers together on a college campus to learn about the challenges facing our economy. It is an opportunity that will enable today’s students for a future in today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace. Once the students arrive at the program, they are divided into teams of 10-12 students who function as an imaginary “company” for the program. With the task of turning their company into a financial success, each company works harmoniously to create a unique product, develop marketing strategies, design a commercial, and compete in an online business simulation. In addition, they have the opportunity to interact with guest speakers and tour local companies to complete the hands-on experience. In essence, each student makes all of the decisions demanded of real life company executives. The four Middleton High School students were Kelly Roach, Ryan Green, Carlton Henry and Connor Green. Their thank you notes included the following thoughts: “I learned so much and am so thankful for the opportunity to learn more about Wisconsin businesses and gain experience for the future”; “I have gained fantastic experience in Finance and Management, which is where I’d like to work in the business environment”; “The speakers, staff and activities really helped me prepare for business. I practiced my leadership skills as CEO of my company”; and “It was a great experience and I have listened to and met a lot of great people….This program feels much longer than the 3-4 days it is, just because of the amount of things we learned and all the experiences we had. Thank you again.” Future leaders? We think so!

Chamber’s Education Excellence Scholarship Winner

The Chamber’s Board of Directors reinstated a scholarship for a graduating MHS senior who is planning to attend a two or four-year college/university and demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation. Chamber President Randy Krantz presented the 2013 award to Suzy Kim, who will be entering Northwestern University this fall for Pre-Dental studies. Suzy’s amazing qualifications include multiple academic awards over her 4 years at MHS, participation in multiple clubs and organizations, internships, civic and community involvement and leadership roles – all while fighting a rare form of early-age macular degeneration. Suzy is an inspiration and a worthy recipient of this years’ award. Congratulations Suzy, we look forward to following your career! 11

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December 6 Sponsor

Ribbon Cutting - Middleton Outreach Ministry

January 3 Sponsor

Ribbon Cutting - Creative Soren

Business Social Hour - Capital Brewery

Business Social Hour - Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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August 23-25 Good Neighbor Festival Fireman’s Park

Monday, August 5, 11:30am Ambassador Committee Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Monday, September 2 Chamber Office Closed Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, August 6, 5-7pm Business Social Hour HotelRED

Thursday, September 5, 7:30am Get Moving Middleton Hilton Garden Inn

Thursday, August 22, 4pm Ribbon Cutting Wrench Auto Service

Monday, September 9, 11:30am Ambassador Committee Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Wednesday, September 11, 8am Ask the Expert: Business Exit Strategy/Business Selling Edgewood College Deming Way Wednesday, September 11, 5-7pm Business Social Hour Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Wednesday, September 18, 12pm Economic Development Wisconsin Bank & Trust


August 2013 Business Connection  

Middleton Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - August 2013

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