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Local technology companies will present at conference

Local Madison-area technology companies will present their research and products to federal science and technology scouts.

The presentations will take place at the sixth annual Resource Rendezvous at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus.

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium and the Wisconsin Technology Council produce the event, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will help local technology companies to increase their chances of earning federal grants and learn how to receive research agreements with defense contractors, said a press release.

Thirteen local companies will present during the Quad Pitch presentation segment of the conference.

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

The Wisconsin Science Festival recieved a large grant that will fund this year's event in Spetember.

The Wisconsin Arts Board presented a grant worth more than $35,000 to the festival. The Joint Effort Marketing grants are available to non-profit organizations for the promotion of Wisconsin tourism events and destinations.

Last year, the Wisconsin Science Festival attracted more than 5,000 people to Madison. This year, organizers hope that total will exceed 6,000 people with an economic impact of nearly $200,000 for hotels, restaurants and stores.

The Wisconsin Science Festival will be held in downtown Madison on Sept. 27 to 30.

Monona Terrace celebrates 15 years


The Monona Terrace is celebrating its 15th anniversary California-style with the Beach Boys tribute band Catch a Wave!, officials said.

The celebration begins Thursday, July 19 from 7-9 p.m.

The performance is free and open to the public. Guests will also be eligible for prizes and giveaways, officials added. 

County's e-waste recycling event collects 400,000 pounds of electronics

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the county's fourth annual free e-waste recycling event this past weekend was a huge success, preventing an estimated 400,000 pounds of broken or unwanted electronics from cluttering area homes and clogging the county's landfill.

"We not only recycled hundreds of thousands of pounds of e-waste and helped families with some housecleaning, but we also kept a lot of toxic materials out of our landfill," Parisi said. "This free event is convenient for our residents and good for our lands and lakes."

People who attended Saturday's event at the Alliant Energy Center dropped off 100,000 more pounds of computers, printers, scanners, television sets, cellphones and other electronics than last year -- enough to fill 16 semi trucks.  The items were sorted quickly and efficiently by more than 100 volunteers and there were few problems with lines or waiting, according to country officials.

Inland Companies kicks off new affiliation with Colliers International

Inland Companies kicks off new affiliation with Colliers International

Inland Companies is excited to announce that effective May 2012, its brokerage and property management teams are affiliating with Colliers International.

While its brokerage and property management teams remain locally owned and operated by Inland Companies, these divisions will now be doing business as Colliers International Wisconsin.

Over the course of the next 6 to 12 months the company's signage (both leasing and management) and property marketing materials will be switched.

Additionally, emails will change to reflect Colliers’ national standard, however,  inlandcompanies.com emails will remain active so as not to disrupt any immediate communications.

Joining the Colliers family wasn’t a decision that was made lightly, but officials said they felt it was one that would accelerate our ability to serve its clients in a variety of ways.

Brat Fest 2012 - The World’s Largest Brat Festival Starts this Friday!

Brat Fest 2012 - The World’s Largest Brat Festival Starts this Friday!

Nothing like kicking off your long weekend with a grilled brat for breakfast!

Fans of Madison’s World’s Largest Brat Fest can begin “cele-BRAT-ting” at 6 a.m. on Friday, when “Take Your Brat to Work Day” begins at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center.

Many Madison business offices gather orders from employees early in the week and designate a “Brat Runner” to swing by Willow Island on their way into work.

Last year, nearly 15,500 brats were sold between 6am and 9 a.m. at the Take Your Brat to Work Day “drive-through” at Willow Island.

“We look forward to the Friday before Memorial Day weekend every year so we can eat brats at the office at 8am — it’s fun!” said Sharon Zelanka of Hammes Sports Development. ”It’s our breakfast, lunch and snack, too!”

VIDEO: Paul's Club moves petrified oak tree

Paul's Club, a mainstay on State Street in downtown Madison, is moving, and as part of the move it's relocating the 1,800 pound petrified oak tree that has been inside the bar for 60 years. The bar is moving two doors down to the old Jack's Shoes location on State Street.