First Business

December 17, 2013


2013 First Business Economic Forum - Dane County


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The First Business Economic Forum took place on December 17, 2013. Scott Converse highlighted the 2013 survey results. Following the presentation Wendy Warren Grapentine moderated a panel discussion with local business leaders on the economic climate of Dane County. Panelists at this year’s event include:

  • Jay Loewi, Owner of The QTI Group
  • Mike Victorson, President & CEO of M3 Insurance
  • Jim Garner, CEO, Sergenian’s Floor Coverings
  • Angie Rieger, Senior VP Planning & Inventory at Lands’ End
  • Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services

Find out what Dane County leaders are saying about 2013 actual and 2014 predicted:

  • sales revenue
  • total operating costs
  • capital expenditures
  • profitability
  • number of employees
  • changes in wages
  • changes in pricing

This is the 11th year the survey is being conducted in Dane County. Six years ago it expanded to Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, as well as Northeast Wisconsin.