Wisconsin Business

Vanilla Reigns Supreme; Chocolate Flavors Dominate in Top Five Ice Cream Favorites Among Americans

2017-07-01

According to the survey, America’s top five flavors are: vanilla, chocolate, Cookies N’ Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. “Vanilla has long been the best-selling ice cream flavor not only because it is creamy and delicious, but also because of its ability to enhance so many other desserts and treats,” said Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs and nationally respected expert on ice cream and frozen desserts. “It tastes great topped by whipped cream and fudge sauce in a sundae, with root beer in a float or atop a warm slice of apple pie.” When asked to name their most daring and creative flavors, the respondents listed less traditional options including Lemon Poppyseed Muffin, Black Sesame and a bourbon- and caffeine-spiked concoction called Exhausted Parent. Survey results also confirmed that many ice cream makers and retailers have family-owned businesses, have been in operation for more than...

NATIONAL REPORT SAYS INDEPENDENCE FOR WORKERS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE MEANS KEEPING JOBS, MANAGING DISEASE AND AVOIDING DISABILITY
NATIONAL REPORT SAYS INDEPENDENCE FOR WORKERS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE MEANS KEEPING JOBS, MANAGING DISEASE AND AVOIDING DISABILITY

2017-06-30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 06/30/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — A new national report recommends that working-age Americans who have been diagnosed with non-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) learn more about the symptoms and ways to manage and slow progression of CKD, keep their jobs and avoid transferring to disability programs whenever possible.  According to the report, continued employment among these workers helps protect their income and health benefits and offers as normal a lifestyle as possible. The report also indicated that employed CKD patients reduce costs to Medicare, Medicaid, and Federal and state support and disability programs. The report was formally unveiled by the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and the Medical Education Institute (MEI) and reflects the consensus views...

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Visits Milwaukee

2017-06-29

Crafted for Community: Brewery brings the World’s Biggest Pop-up Pub to Wisconsin for the first time to support local nonprofits BEND , OREGON, USA, June 29, 2017 — Deschutes Brewery is bringing its 400-foot-long Street Pub to downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin on July 22 from 2-10 p.m. For its 2017 tour, the brewery has added title partners that share its culture, sustainability and philanthropic goals: Hydro Flask, Humm Kombucha and KEEN Footwear. During the one-day event, Deschutes Brewery and its partners will work to raise money for the Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee’s free and local food bank and anti-hunger advocate, and the Westown Association, which champions the economic and social development of the Westown area. Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes...

OppLoans Welcomes Daniel Fell as VP of Business Development and Partnerships

2017-06-28

    CHICAGO, IL, June 28, 2017 — OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender serving non-prime consumers, has announced the appointment of Daniel Fell to the role of Vice President of Business Development. Fell will oversee all strategic business development and partnership objectives at the high-growth, profitable firm. Fell brings 15-plus years of experience in consumer finance, banking, sales, and marketing to the OppLoans team. He comes directly from a five-year tenure at the online lender SoFi, where he was one of the first 20 hires and helped grow the company to $17 billion in funded loans and more than 250,000 members. Prior to SoFi, Fell worked at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and founded Schlep.it, an online logistics and delivery service. He is a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Chicago Booth School...

Web Courseworks Partners with EdCast to Deliver Next Generation Learning to Organizations & Associations

2017-06-26

Web Courseworks partners with EdCast to bring EdCast’s micro-learning platform to non-profit associations through Web Courseworks’ CourseStage LMS. MADISON , WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2017 — Learning Management System provider Web Courseworks and EdCast, an AI-powered knowledge infrastructure and learning platform, announced a partnership to bring EdCast’s micro-learning platform to non-profit associations through Web Courseworks’ CourseStage LMS. EdCast is a mobile app that aggregates, creates and curates content based on a personalized learning experience – often referred...

JoAllyn Archambault Has Recently Been Honored by Strathmore’s Who’s Who

2017-06-21

JoAllyn Archambault, of Arlington, Virginia, has recently been honored as a Lifetime VIP member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who for her outstanding contributions and achievements in field of Anthropology. Arlington, VA, June 21, 2017– About JoAllyn Archambault JoAllyn Archambault was born to a Sioux father and Creek mother. She was raised in Sioux traditions and is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota. Dr. Archambault has made a great contribution to anthropology by providing an insider’s perspective to her research on Native American people. Dr. Archambault earned a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She focused her doctorate on the Gallup ceremonial, an annual event held in New Mexico to display the Native American arts of that area of the country. Dr. Archambault is the Director of the American Indian Program of the National Museum...

Harley-Davidson enters race to buy Italian rival Ducati: sources

2017-06-21

U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (HOG.N) is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion), sources told Reuters. Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto (BAJA.NS) and several buyout funds are also preparing bids for Ducati, which is being put up for sale by German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE). A deal with Harley-Davidson would bring together the maker of touring bikes like the Electra Glide that are symbolic of America with a leading European maker whose high-performance bikes have a distinguished racing heritage. Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson has hired Goldman Sachs to work on the deal, one source familiar with the matter said, adding tentative bids were expected in July. Volkswagen, whose Audi division controls Ducati – maker of the iconic Monster motorbike – is working with investment boutique...

Exclusive: Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. lawmakers ask India to rethink price cap on stents

2017-06-19

By Aditya Kalra | NEW DELHI A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States later this week. In a letter sent to the Indian ambassador to Washington last month, and seen by Reuters, 18 members of Congress said they were “troubled” by the price cap, warning that it could deter firms from launching new medical products in India. Modi’s government has in recent years capped prices of hundreds of life-saving drugs to make them more affordable. And in February, it imposed a 75 percent price cut for certain heart stents – wire mesh tubes used to treat blocked arteries. The government justified its action by citing “huge unethical markups”. But global medical device makers have protested the new cap,...

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

2017-06-15

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police. The assailant, who had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP, fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Colleagues said Scalise, who had been fielding balls at second base, dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before they rushed to his assistance. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at a Washington hospital, which said he will require several more operations. The shooter was identified as James...

Todd M. Friedman Selected For Esteemed Lawyers of America

2017-06-12

Todd M. Friedman Selected For Esteemed Lawyers of America Woodland Hills, CA, June 12, 2017– A leading California advocate for consumers, fair business practices, and employees’ rights has been selected for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America (ELOA). Attorney Todd M. Friedman represents employees and consumers struggling against unfair workplace practices and aggressive debt collectors. Mr. Friedman also represents the victims of negligence in personal injury cases. He has successfully litigated over five thousand cases for individual plaintiffs. In 2014, Mr. Friedman was named one of the nation’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He also received Lead Counsel Rating in civil litigation, consumer protection, and “lemon law” by the prestigious Lead Counsel Review Board in 2014. He is a sought-after lecturer and the author of several books on consumers’ and plaintiffs’...

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