December 03, 2008

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First Business Economic Forum of Dane County

First Business Bank, in conjunction with the A.C. Nielson Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, has conducted the sixth annual economic survey specific to Dane County businesses. Over 500 Dane County business owners were surveyed on economic indicators critical for decisions in today�s competitive environment. This seminar offers the results and implications of this study which enable you and other executives to make informed business decisions for the coming year. Scott Converse, Director at UW-Madison School of Business, will present the findings and implications of the 2008 survey. He will identify trends in which local business owners report as actual and forecasted: sales revenue, production/operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, staffing and wages. He will also cover operating capacity, performance compared to expectations, and business projections. A panel discussion including audience participation will follow. The event will be moderated by former local newscaster Wendy Warren Grapentine with the following expert panelists participating:

  • Jane Young, Wiedenbeck, Inc.
  • Jay Loewi, QTI Group
  • Mike Victorson, M3 (Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum)
  • Ralph Kauten, Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.
  • Terry Monson, Monson Construction, LLC & Resident Services, Inc.
  • Corey Chambas, First Business Financial Services