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A demotion at work might be tough to swallow, but they aren't always related to poor performance. It might even be preferable to a layoff.

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Madison Reading Project hosted its first adult spelling bee, which featured Dr. Seuss words and several rounds of wine vocabulary.
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IB Expo Based on his 20 years with Walt Disney World, Dennis Snow will kick off the In Business Expo & Conference on Oct. 16 with a "how-to" program for delivering outstanding customer experiences. This program will provide you with strategic tools that can be used to raise the bar of service throughout your organization, resulting in "walk-through-fire" customer loyalty. Reserve your ticket today!

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Van Lines   By Joe Vanden Plas
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Making Madison   By Buckley Brinkman

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IB Intros 2017 IB introduces you to top-level executives and emerging leaders in print, online and in person. Connect with area professionals at the popular In Business Intros networking event on Sept. 25 at Flix Brewhouse. It's free to attend!

IB Poll
Labor Day turns 125 this year, and a recent Gallup poll showed 64 percent of Americans approve of labor unions, the third highest total in the past 50 years. Where do you stand on unions?
A. Unions are still a vital resource for many workers, providing legal protections and helping ensure fair wages, benefits, and labor practices through collective bargaining.
B. Unions are no longer necessary with the variety of laws currently in place designed to protect workers' rights.

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:
Who is winning the trade war between the U.S. and China?
China is winning because President Trump miscalculated how easy it would be to win it.  
The U.S. is because we're still growing strong and China is in the dumpster.   

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