November 16, 2017

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40 Under 40
IB will highlight local young professionals in our March 2018 issue, but we can't do that if you don't apply! Nominate yourself or someone you know by Nov. 17.

A new survey indicates workers are bored more than 10 hours per week. What can employees do to bid boredom bye-bye, and how can managers keep workers engaged?

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IB Seminar
During the final IB Seminar of the year, Daniel Schroeder offered strategies to position organizations toward measurable success.
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Business Report


Join WWBIC and "make an investment in impact" supporting Wisconsin-based small businesses. The event includes a small biz market, featuring 70 WWBIC-supported businesses, and keynote speaker Mary Houghton, an innovative leader in community banking.

Martha Sullivan
Exit Stage Right  By Martha Sullivan    
Kylie Trudeau
Open Mic  A guest blog by Kylie Trudeau            

Icons in Business

Exec of the Year Has your leadership directly impacted the bottom line? If so, we want to hear from you! IB is seeking exemplary business executives for the fifth annual Executive of the Year awards. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, or another C-level position (even without the "C" in your title), we invite you to apply today! Winners will be recognized in the February issue of In Business magazine and honored at a reception that month. Nominations are due Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.

IB Poll
With all the recent news about sexual misconduct by prominent figures, do you think sexual harassment training needs to be a formalized, mandatory part of every workplace?
A. Yes, this is clearly a big problem that we need to be more proactive about.
B. No, it's a poor use of company time and resources to address the bad decisions of just a few bad apples.

To cast your vote, click here and then scroll down to the IB Poll on the right-hand side of the page. 
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Results from last week's poll question:
How much of your holiday shopping this year will be done at local small retailers?
Most or all of it.   
It'll be a combination of small stores, big boxes, and online. 
If I need to leave my house and the warm glow of the computer, I'm not buying it.    

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