Connect your dollars to your values
November 25, 2014 11:15 AM
A general focuses on the battlefield and where the enemy is coming from, while the soldier in the foxhole keeps his sight within a 10-yard perimeter. In a similar vein, business leaders must understand the lay of a more expansive external environment while others define and execute day-to-day tactics.

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Immigration changes will affect employers and employees
November 24, 2014 10:55 AM
President Barack Obama announced sweeping new administrative reforms to the way current immigration laws are enforced. Politics aside, there are a number of changes to the ways these new rules will be administered. Some will occur quickly, but others will take months.

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Voters set transportation as a priority
November 21, 2014 09:43 AM
Talk about misreading the outcome of an election. When it comes to the constitutional amendment to segregate the transportation fund, many of the pundits and prognosticators are so far off the mark it is laughable.

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Hands off our Internet, Mr. President
November 20, 2014 10:48 AM
The Internet is one of greatest technological achievements in recent memory and maybe even in our lifetime. This ability to easily - and economically - access information and communicate is something even as recently as thirty years ago would have seemed like science fiction.

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The 5 things a baseball team can teach us about our family business
November 19, 2014 10:51 AM
Operating a successful Major League Baseball franchise takes a great team, and not just the guys on the field. At a recent event, Rick Schlesinger outlined what it takes to build a winning organization behind the scenes. Over 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, the last three as COO, he has helped them eclipse nearly every record for business performance, from increasing average season attendance nearly 70% since 2003 to increasing annual marketing sponsorship revenue by 150% since 2005. The Milwaukee Brewers are a dynamic and growing sports franchise. Here are five key areas they focus on inside the operations, re-organized here in a convenient acronym – CHEER!

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Shop local this holiday season
November 18, 2014 11:24 AM
As a husband, father and grandfather, I know how important it is to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. As the president of a locally owned and operated family business, I also understand how the gifts we give can have a huge impact on our local community.

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What if Ray Rice played for the Packers? How Wisconsin law impacts arrest and conviction record discrimination
November 17, 2014 11:28 AM
Between Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the National Football League has recently faced significant media attention regarding the way it has handled its players' off-the-field misconduct. Rice was initially suspended for two games after he was arrested and indicted on assault charges stemming from an altercation with his then-fiancée (now wife).

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Tear down the downtown Postal Center
November 14, 2014 11:37 AM
In recent years, the Milwaukee Bucks have not had much to celebrate when they've conducted their annual Preview Luncheon with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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New plan allows employees to ‘SHOP’ for health insurance
November 13, 2014 10:37 AM
Instead of choosing a single health care plan for employees, imagine offering them a wide variety of plan options from various insurance companies.

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Net neutrality 101
November 12, 2014 10:18 AM
President Barack Obama took a stand this week by calling for the Federal Communications Commission to preserve net neutrality by regulating broadband service like a utility.

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Help honor our vets on Veterans Day
November 11, 2014 11:27 AM
Throughout this year, Americans have been bombarded by a stream of bad news from overseas: the rise and advance of ISIS (Islamic State), renewed Russian nationalism, the Ukraine crisis, redeployment of American troops to Iraq, Chinese assertiveness in East Asia. The list goes on.

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