Associate Industry Knowledge Base

BioForward Member Associate Industry Knowledge Base—Resources and guidance to grow your business.

Associate Industry Knowledge Base

Resources from BioForward Wisconsin’s Associate Industry Members to help your business reach organizational goals

Associate industry members are vital companies supporting our biohealth industry, that have joined BioForward to support and grow the industry through services. Many of these companies have resources and guidance that members can use to grow their businesses.

Outsourced Engineering Services and Workforce Solutions

Accounting

Baker Tilly

Full-service accounting and advisory firm that offers industry-specialized service

Information & Resources

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Our specialized expertise and global reach in audit, tax, and management consulting support your organization’s goals with knowledgeable, competitive insights. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s eighth-largest network of accounting firms, we bring you access to market-specific knowledge in 120 countries. Baker Tilly’s growing life sciences practice supports the needs of emerging and established life science companies with an experienced team of tax, accounting, and consulting professionals.

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Resources to help your organization:

Construction audit resource center

Third-party due diligence questionnaire for life sciences companies

Market access checklist

Figures First Consulting

Outsourced accounting & CFO-for-hire firm owned and operated by founder Chad Rhodes

Information & Resources

Welcome to Figures First Consulting, an outsourced accounting and CFO-for-hire firm owned and operated by founder Chad Rhodes. With more than 20 years of accounting and finance industry experience, Chad and his team provide unparalleled accounting acumen and consulting services to small to medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, start-ups, and associations.

We maintain a hands-on approach when it comes to our client relationships, providing the skills and expertise necessary to take their organization to the next level. Figures First consultants continually pursue certifications and attend seminars in order to stay up to date on evolving industry information, laws, regulations, and techniques. 

Our mission is to serve our clients by meeting their every need, helping them to achieve their organization’s financial goals. Serving small to mid-size entities, we prioritize exceptional customer service and uphold the values of integrity, quality, and trust.

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Services

    Supporting Strategies

    Virtual leader in outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and operations services

    Information & Resources

    As a business leader, maximizing the value of your company is vital. Various financial complexities can make it difficult to stay on top of your finances and many companies leave precious R&D tax credit dollars untapped.

    Supporting Strategies can help you maximize your R&D tax credit,  accurately categorize and track expenses, gain financial insight with clear and accurate monthly reports, make informed decisions with consistent financial data and analysis, reduce risk, and increase accuracy with financial controls.

    Contact Tina Widmyer at (608) 490-1749 to speak in more detail.

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    Services

    Events

      Novii CPA

      Full-service CPA firm specializing in working alongside biotech companies

      Information & Resources

      Our mission at Novii is to provide exceptional service to our clients while fostering a culture that puts people first. Through our innovative, client-centric approach we provide transparency and clarity to your business finances. We aren’t just your financial partners, we become an extension of your team. We strive to build long-lasting relationships based on trust, collaboration, and genuine care. 

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      About Novii CPA

      Tools & Resources

      Architecture

      BWBR

      Design solutions firm with a practice in architecture interior design & more

      Information & Resources

      BWBR is a team of professionals in architecture, interior design, planning, and research who are obsessed with the performance of people and organizations. For nearly a century, the firm has designed solutions to enhance how people live, work, heal, learn, pray, and play in engaging and empowering spaces. Leveraging the power of design, BWBR transforms lives through exceptional environments.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      Side of Design Podcast

      Human-Centered Safety

      EUA

      Architecture and planning firm

      Information & Resources

      Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is a multi-faceted architectural firm that performs work for clients throughout the country. The firm has diversified and grown through our focused staff expertise in the key industries of Science & Technology, Education, Healthcare, Living and Workplace. Since our 1907 inception, we have actively worked to retain the core values of doing the right thing, treating customers and partners with respect, ensuring a quality product, and delivering proactive planning and design solutions. Our mission is to provide our clients with design and service that go far beyond the norm – with relationships built on honesty and a shared understanding.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Enhancing Employee Well-Being is on More than Just HR

      Key Considerations in Designing Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities

      Strang

      Architecture, engineering, and interior design firm

      Information & Discounts

      Established in 1935, Strang is an award-winning integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm. Our inclusive project approach allows us to provide exceptional design for the most unique and challenging projects within the science and technology, commercial, higher education, and civic + cultural sectors.

      Strang shares intelligent A|E|I answers to the most challenging facility requirements through an integrated process that brings our architects, engineers, and interior designers together, focused upon an all-inclusive, collaborative approach to your project. This coordinated protocol pivots around comprehensive client input, a thorough understanding of your project goals, and rigorous innovation. In other words, Listen, Discover, Design.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Starting Over with your DDC System- Improvements and Optimization

      SyncMagazine

      Flad Architects

      Creating environments that enhance human potential

      Information & Resources

      Flad Architects is a national planning and design firm committed to creating environments that enhance human potential. In partnership with leading research organizations, universities, healthcare institutions, and science-based companies, Flad designs innovative facilities, with standout dedication to detail. These advanced spaces enable the firm’s clients to make revolutionary discoveries that have a profound impact on society.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      How to Select the Right Sustainability Certification

      Virtual and Physical Space Reinvention

      Ramlow Stein

      Architecture and interiors supporting the needs of the users

      Information & Resources

      With a trace of pride and a measure of gratitude, our firm now takes the names of the sole owners, Scott Ramlow and Nat Stein. Our previous name, Uihlein/Wilson – Ramlow/Stein, recognized the seminal role played by the firm’s founder, David Uihlein, and his first partner, Del Wilson.

      In 1985, after years of experience with two leading Milwaukee architects, David determined to practice architecture in a different way. He established the firm to provide more personal service to clients in the city and state. Others partners came to share David’s vision—Del Wilson, Scott Ramlow, and Nat Stein. Today, Scott and Nat carry forward David’s goals of servant leadership and design as a means to improve our communities with a new generation of architects and designers.

      We are deliberately a mid-size firm in order to provide a wide range of architectural capabilities with a high level of service. A partner leads each project, and one team manages the project from beginning to end. We cultivate partnerships with clients and strive to be an extension of their businesses and enterprises.

      The notion of relationship-building and being there for clients is central to Ramlow/Stein. We have developed long-lasting associations with varied clients doing truly transformational work. We build these relationships by collaborating to design extraordinary places that serve the combined needs of the users, the client, and the community.

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      Featured projects– at Ramlow/Stein we are not committed to any particular style, but rather to designing unique buildings that respond to the circumstances of each program.  Check out our work on the Science Learning Commons, Promega Kornberg Center, and We Energies Stem Center at MSOE.

      HGA

      Reimagining Workspaces for Optimal Well-being

      Information & Resources

      Innovative spaces can be catalysts for scientific and technological advancement.

      Our Science + Technology expertise includes cutting-edge technologies, often blending disparate programs to encourage innovation, and developing imaginative solutions that allow our clients to accomplish more than they anticipated.

      Scientific discovery and training — whether across institutional disciplines or corporate, departmental boundaries — is becoming increasingly convergent and requires the integration of advanced technologies and thematic platforms. Researchers and scientific educators of diverse fields are driving new opportunities to ideate and collaborate while making new discoveries in the process. Our interdisciplinary Science & Technology teams have programmed and designed sophisticated environments for higher education, corporate, government, and healthcare clients.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Portfolio

      Designing for Change Management Strategies Processes and Deliverables

      Design Intersections ESG Urgency

      Potter Lawson

      Potter Lawson is Madison’s oldest architecture, planning and interior design firm.

      Information & Resources

      With a reputation for excellence dating back to 1913, Potter Lawson, Inc. is an architectural, planning, and interior design firm. We were recently named #1 Commercial Architect by In Business Magazine for the fourth year. In 2002 we were honored to receive the AIA Wisconsin Architecture Firm of the Year award, the highest honor the American Institute of Architects-Wisconsin can give to a design firm.

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      Science & Technology Portfolio

      Sustainability

      Building Design, Mechanical & Construction

      Findorff

      Guiding clients in planning, budgeting, & construction

      Information & Resources

      Findorff’s breadth of knowledge has led us to become one of the Midwest’s most trusted builders. With offices in Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau servicing our community by helping support growth industries in Healthcare, Science & Technology, Industrial, Education, Corporate, and Residential Markets. To thrive for the past 130 years, Findorff invests in their people and advanced technologies such as, virtual construction, 3D modeling (BIM) and lidar & infrared scanning, drones, robotics, prefabrication, LEED, and Lean Construction Practices to support the delivery of projects with reliability and certainty and speed-to-market precision, making an impact on our community through the built environment. We are seeking partners who may need assistance with scaling their business or has an innovative technology that supports the real estate, design, and construction industries. Learn more about Findorff in their BioForward Membership Profile.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Science and Technology One-Sheet

      Science and Technology Project Gallery

      Kraemer Brothers

      Construction in Wisconsin for biotech and life-science companies

      Information & Resources

      Since forming in 1948, our strong work ethic and dedication to customer satisfaction has never wavered. Still based in the small town of Plain, we have kept our roots and continue to earn unparalleled customer satisfaction in the vital industry of biotechnology and life sciences. First-class reliability. Unbeatable craftsmanship. Genuine integrity. Done right the first time.

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      Project Management with Building Information Modeling

      Vogel Bros. Building Co.

      Building and planning of labs, office, research, biopharma and manufacturing

      Information & Resources

      Vogel Bros. Building Co. is a fifth-generation construction services company, and a leading builder in several varied market segments. This award winning company has earned recognition for commissioning large-scale, complex projects, encouraging innovation, embracing new technologies, and making a difference in their community.

      Our story is a product of our heritage and the basis of our philosophy: we build with values, solutions and accountability. With operations in Madison, WI and Lakeland, FL, Vogel Bros. employs 120 dedicated managers, craftsmen and support staff. We offer clients the accessibility and support of a local business with the stability and resources of a multi-million dollar organization.

      Market segments: Corporate Office Buildings, K12 Schools, Higher Education Facilities, Hospitals, Healthcare Clinics, Senior Care Continuum Facilities, Manufacturing Plants, Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Scientific Research and Development Facilities, Community Services Buildings, Non-Profit Organization Buildings, Places of Worship, and Grocery and Retail Facilities.

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      Services

      Portfolio

      JP Cullen

      Builder and general contractor

      Information & Resources

      JP Cullen is a fifth-generation family-owned business. Since 1892, we have taken on the most challenging government, education, healthcare, commerce, industrial, arts & entertainment and historic restoration projects across Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northeast Iowa.

      Today we are a $400+ million full-service preconstruction and construction company with 800 employees, managing projects from $1,000 to over $100 million in size – from new construction (office buildings, university buildings, residence halls, healthcare clinics, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, and power plants) to additions and renovations (healthcare facilities, K-12 schools, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, and power plants) to specialized work (e.g. steel erection, masonry, carpentry, historical restoration, equipment installation).

      Our corporate headquarters is located in Janesville, Wisconsin. We have a Milwaukee office in Brookfield, Wisconsin and an office in Madison, Wisconsin.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Navigating Your Next Sensitive Construction Project

      Benefits of an On-Site Contractor

      Ideal Builders

      Commercial general contractor

      Information & Resources

      For nearly 20 years, Ideal Builders has sought to build one thing better than anyone else: relationships. Established in 2002, we made being “of service” to our community, our clients, our subcontractors, and our associates our top priority. Two decades and over 10 million square feet of buildings later, we have evolved significantly though our fundamental values remain unchanged. The partners at Ideal — Dave Martin, Jason Bollig, Tim Cleary, and BJ Galle — are fully engaged in the daily operations of the company. The belief that empowering all associates and treating all people with respect continues to drive our decisions, both big and small. Our commitment to building relationships will continue for another twenty years and beyond.

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      Riley Construction

      Providing a complete range of construction services

      Information & Resources

      One of the largest construction firms in Wisconsin and Illinois, Riley Construction provides a complete range of construction services including:

      • Preconstruction
      • Construction Management
      • General Contracting
      • Design/Build

      Our market expertise includes:

      • Healthcare
      • Industrial/manufacturing
      • Corporate/commercial
      • Education
      • Infrastructure
      • Municipal

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Choosing a Project Delivery Method

      Riley’s Integrated System of Team Engagement Planning

      CAI

      Design maintain GMP manufacturing or facilities

      Information & Resources

      We help our customers design, deliver, operate and maintain quality-critical manufacturing (GMP related) or mission-critical facilities. Our engineering, technical, and consulting services encompass all aspects of operation:  equipment, automation, process, human performance.  The result is a superior level of operational performance and reliability.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Power of Design Review

      Speed to Market and Beyond

      CG Schmidt

      Professional construction management

      Information & Resources

      Four generations of creating exceptional facilities that improve the lives of others.

      Our story starts in 1920 when Dutch immigrant Charles Schmidt left his job at a brewery in Milwaukee to found Charles Schmidt & Sons Construction. Through four generations of family ownership, we’ve built a reputation for tackling some of the largest, most recognizable projects in Wisconsin. And we’re just getting started.

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      Diversity Program Training

      Subcontractor Prequalification

      Mortenson

      U.S.-based, top-20 builder

      Information & Resources

      Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, and developer serving Life Science users across the country. Mortenson’s expanding portfolio of integrated services helps its customers move their strategies forward, ensuring their investments result in high-performing assets. The result is a turnkey partner, fully invested in the business success of its customers.

      Founded in 1954, Mortenson has operations across the U.S. with offices in Chicago, Denver, Fargo, Iowa City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

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      Resources to help your organization: 

      Science & Technology
      Optimization of Assets
      Capital Project Planning

      Affiliated Engineers

      AEC industry’s leading technical consulting firm

      Information & Resources

      Affiliated Engineers is the AEC industry’s leading technical consulting firm for uniquely complex large-scale building, energy, and utility projects. In 41 years we have grown from a local engineering firm heating schools and churches in Madison, Wisconsin, to a global practice creating projects that make a difference in the world.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Assessing COVID-19 Impacts in Building Design

      All-Electric Building Design

      Hooper Corporation

      Mechanical contractor specializing

      Information & Resources

      Since 1913, Hooper has grown to become a well-respected electric power and mechanical contractor. With headquarters in Wisconsin and regional offices in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Michigan, Hooper employs approximately 1,200 office staff and tradespeople supporting residential and commercial clients. Hooper’s areas of expertise include fabrication and installation of complex plumbing, process piping, fire protection and HVAC systems, and construction of substations and high-voltage transmission and distribution lines for utility partners. Hooper also deploys emergency storm response teams around the country to help restore power to communities ravaged by natural disasters.

      Established in Madison, Wisconsin by Charles A. Hooper, the company’s early success came as a steamfitting company installing pipes to heat state government buildings and the nearby University of Wisconsin. By the 1950s, its electrical and mechanical divisions were firmly established. Numerous acquisitions in the 1960s and 1970s brought increasing versatility to Hooper and greater ability to serve the growing needs of utilities, the university, and private companies throughout Wisconsin and beyond. The addition of General Heating and Air Conditioning (GHAC) in 1994 boosted the company’s overall growth, adding residential customers to its client base.

      At the start of the twenty-first century, Hooper continued to grow and prosper with new technologies and engineering expertise. It significantly increased its green energy initiatives with wind, solar, and geothermal. The company also expanded geographically with electric power operations in more than 26 states. Long-term relationships with partners such as Xcel Energy, Minnesota Power and Madison Gas & Electric continued and storm response to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and others elevated Hooper’s presence across the country.

      Today, Hooper’s overall reach extends throughout the U.S. and Canada, yet most of its mechanical business remains locally focused near its founding city and headquarters. The company’s longstanding local relationships with general contractors and commitment to its customers have earned it wide-ranging projects over the decades –from residential and manufacturing to hospitals and high-tech, to work on marquee projects such as the Kohl Center, Overture Center, Fiserv Forum, and Epic.

      In November 2021, GHAC joined Hooper Corporation under one roof on a brand new campus and as one unified brand: Hooper. Teams that previously worked in separate offices and various warehouses are now combined in the new office building and fabrication facility – all equipped with the right space and tools for a safer, brighter, more efficient and collaborative work environment. Hooper’s people and unique ownership structure are central to its continued legacy and growth. Since the beginning, it has remained a union business, employing the best and brightest of skilled tradespeople. As a privately owned company with no outside shareholders, Hooper takes pride in its growth and succession over multiple generations of hands-on professional owner-operators. The principles on which Hooper has built its business are as strong now as they were in 1913, and those same standards of honesty, hard work, and excellence continue to guide the company today and into the next century.

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      Coming soon

      Westphal & Co.

      Full service electrical and technology contractor

      Information & Resources

      Founded in 1931, Westphal & Co. is a full-service electrical & technology contractor serving the Midwest and selected domestic markets from our headquarters in Madison, WI. Our primary markets include governmental, commercial, industrial, health care, and energy. We have both PE’s and RCDD’s on staff. The company performs work on everything from residential projects to the largest industrial projects.

      Our Globalcom Technologies division is a technology contractor specializing in structured cabling, security/CCTV, and cellular enhancement projects. In addition to construction, we also provide full design build/design assist services, AutoCAD layouts, Information Modeling (BIM), and other engineering services such as arc-flash and thermal imaging studies using SKM software.

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      Project Portfolio

      Faith Technologies

      Expert in electrical planning and engineering

      Information & Resources

      Established in 1972, Faith Technologies is an energy expert and national leader in electrical planning, engineering, design and installation. As a comprehensive authority in the field of electrical and energy services, we lead industry change through a dedicated investment in technology, strategic project consulting and process engineering that drives productivity, value, and above all, safety.

      Breaking industry benchmarks, we drive trends in growth and development through a continual investment in their merit-based employees’ skill, leadership and career development. We continually invest in our employees’ skill sets and provide all-inclusive services that make projects easier and more rewarding.

      Explore more about who Faith Technologies is, what we stand for, how we’re different, and how we work to earn your confidence every day.

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      Energy Monitoring Systems Drive Sustainability and Operational Efficiency

      Making Time to Build the Bench

      Pepper Construction

      Improving quality of life through construction

      Information & Resources

      Pepper Construction believes building performance impacts human performance and that the future of construction is sustainable, resilient, and high-performing buildings. This belief drives them to explore new technologies and methods that support the visions of their clients and positively impact the communities in which we live, work and play. That means finding ways to build smarter and cleaner and encouraging the use of healthy materials and efficient systems – so through their work today, they see tomorrow transformed.

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      Resources to help your organization: 

      Healthcare

      Healthy Materials Library

      Kraus-Anderson

      Premier commercial general contractors

      Information & Resources

      One of the top 50 contractors in America, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction and real estate development enterprise dedicated to building enduring relationships and strong communities. We provide insightful real estate development from an owner’s perspective; exceptional pre-construction ingenuity, project execution and closeout from a single point of contact; and professionals who are passionate about family, community and their work.

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      Wisconsin Portfolio

      NAMI

      Wisconsin’s premier mechanical contractor

      Information & Resources

      North American Mechanical, Inc. (NAMI) is Wisconsin’s premier Mechanical Contractor. With almost 45 years of experience in design, fabrication, installation, control, and service, NAMI is the most trusted partner for your building’s mechanical systems.

      NAMI has a highly motivated, highly skilled workforce, committed to…

      • acting with honesty & integrity
      • showing respect for all
      • exceeding expectations
      • seeking win-win solutions
      • demonstrating spirit & drive
      • pursuing innovation
      • working safe

      NAMI provides a full array of mechanical services to exceed our customer’s needs. Our mechanical services include:

      • HVAC
      • Plumbing
      • Process Piping
      • Building Controls & Automation
      • Building Security
      • Service & Maintenance

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      Services

      Boldt

      Developing and building the extraordinary

      Information & Resources

      The Boldt Company is among the top construction service firms in the country, with 17 offices throughout the United States. We are a fourth‐generation family and employee‐owned company providing construction services to customers in a variety of science and technology, industrial, education, healthcare, commercial, and renewable energy markets. Our delivery philosophy is based on safety, performance, and driving the highest‐value results while continuing our legacy of honesty, fairness, and hard work in business and beyond.

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      Resources to help your organization: 

      Science & Technology

      Integrated Lean Project Delivery

      JM Brennan

      Milwaukee’s most trusted mechanical contractor

      Information & Resources

      The craftsmen at J.M. Brennan understand the mechanics behind every component in your building. That’s why we’re able to offer solutions for even the most demanding projects. J.M. Brennan is the preferred mechanical contractor for hospitals, commercial buildings, universities, and manufacturing facilities.

      J.M. Brennan has the knowledge, resources, and past experience to handle all your mechanical contracting needs. From design and build to 24/7 service, we have solutions for:

      • HVAC
      • Plumbing
      • Process Piping
      • Industrial Sheet Metal
      • Controls
      • 24/7 Service
      • Fire Protection

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      Preventative Maintainance

      Custom Solutions

      Consulting

      Aberdean

      Provides IT services

      Information & Resources

      We provide exceptional IT services to small to medium-sized businesses in the greater Madison and Dane County area.

      We help guide our clients through financial and technical considerations for best implementing, maintaining, protecting, and securing your business.

      We are here to help you make more efficient use of your time – and allow you to focus on what’s important – your core business.

      Empowered by our dedicated, talented staff, we measure our success by doing what it takes to help our clients succeed. We pride ourselves on being our clients’ trusted advisor and partner, providing them a range of creative IT solutions and successful, cost-effective delivery of services.

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      Resources to help your organization:

      Data Protection/Recovery and Endpoint Security

      Cloud Services

      PSC Biotech

      Cloud-based software solutions

      Information & Resources

      We offer specialized professional consulting for the world’s most highly regulated industries. Learn why we have come to be known as the premier consulting firm for the life science industry.

      With PSC Software™’s cloud-based software solutions, your organization will be able to better operate ever-growing sensitive and confidential dataset.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      Inspection Management Teams for GxP Inspections

      A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

      Kestrel Tellevate LLC

      EHS and food safety compliance, risk management, and IT solutions

      Information & Resources

      Kestrel Tellevate LLC (KTL) is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that specializes in providing EHS, food safety, and quality program management and compliance services. We build and implement integrated solutions that ensure compliance, mitigate business and regulatory risks, improve overall performance, and allow companies to focus on growing their core businesses.

      KTL’s core services include:

      • Management system development and implementation
      • Certification support
      • Regulatory compliance assistance
      • Information management solutions
      • Auditing and assessments
      • Risk management and process improvement

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      WiSolve

      Providing research-based business recommendations to biotech businesses

      Information & Resources

      WiSolve is a non-profit organization composed of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  WiSolve provides research-based business recommendations to address challenging problems in the Madison business community. Simultaneously, WiSolve consultants acquire business acumen and experience to further their professional development.

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      TBA

      Innovenn, Inc.

      Drug and device development consulting

      Information & Resources

      Innovenn develops patient-centered digital health solutions to advance patient care and improve outcomes. With over 125 collective years of experience, we offer a powerful combination of skills and capabilities to improve patient health.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      What You Should Know About the FDA Q-Sub Process

      How Does Innovenn Improve Patient Outcomes

      Catalyst BioConsulting

      Academic pro-bono business consulting group for biotechnology and health tech

      Information & Resources

      Catalyst BioConsulting (formerly PICO – Postdoc Industry Consultants) is a business consulting group comprised of highly trained scientists that provides a broad range of consulting services for the many challenges faced by start-up and established firms. We offer pro-bono services geared towards the sustainable development and growth of innovative biotech and health technology companies in Wisconsin and beyond.

      Our mission is to provide research-based, actionable business recommendations for biotechnology, health technology and pharmaceutical firms. We leverage our analytical skills and scientific expertise to tackle strategic and economic problems to elevate a company’s performance.

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      TBA

      PCI

      Calibration, commissioning, and consulting company

      Information & Resources

      PCI is proud to serve pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and clinical research industries nationwide by providing calibration, commissioning and consulting solutions.  Our clients capitalize on the benefits of service continuity from a single provider so that they can stay compliant and focus on core business, avoiding strained resources and ineffective efforts to manage assets internally.

      At PCI, calibrations are performed by highly technical, cGMP/GLP-trained personnel who are knowledgeable in quality guidelines enforced by the FDA, EPA and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Instrumentation is always handled appropriately and processes will not be compromised.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      Flow Control Resource Guide

      Golden Innovation Group

      Provides Consulting, Digital Transformation, Staff Augmentation and Learning Services

      Information & Resources

      Golden Innovation Group helps you transform chaos into clarity

      We help small to medium-sized businesses who struggle to balance their growth and day-to-day operations.

      We support your business in identifying and implementing changes to make you more efficient. With process and change expertise, and a collection of experienced partners, we help you get your business to the next level. We meet with you to learn about your business, understand your struggles, and provide a custom approach for how to proceed toward excellence. We are agnostic regarding tool selection, meaning we don’t have something to ‘sell’ you. We are here to be an extension of your team with no hidden agenda except to help you succeed.

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      Resources

      Windfall Consulting

      Specializes in enterprise electronic security and network infrastructure

      Information & Resources

      Windfall Consulting is a collaborative design and engineering company specializing in enterprise electronic security. We are experts who provide design and construction management services. In the end we assure the contractor meets the owners requirements and that the project is completed On-budget and On-Time.

      Building owners have a tall order keeping their occupants and investments safe and accessible and affordable.

      Having a electronic security expert in your corner to design, project manage, maintain, and provide insight into a complicated, code-driven space can be invaluable. Windfall Consulting will provide services through every step of the construction phase, from project conception and budgeting to project close out and everything in-between.

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      Projects

      Stonebank LLC

      Driving breakout growth and value creation

      Information & Resources
      Stonebank Partners provides strategic C-level advisory, management consulting, M&A support, and investment return maximization services to high-technology-oriented companies and private equity

      We bring deep industry expertise and connections, while looking across industries for the best-of-the-best options for our clients. We are always looking to help our clients create differentiated competitive advantage through business model and operating model innovations. We bring proprietary offerings and tools but treat every engagement as an opportunity to make our clients better than others and ultimately create step changes in valuation.

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      Services

      STONEBANK Perspective: Are there significant interest rate implications for MedTech?

      Doret Consulting

      Salesforce.com Consulting Company

      Information & Resources
      We focus on key areas of improvements, from strategy and roadmap design, to specific implementations, to multiple org consolidation projects. Across multiple clouds, industries, and integrations, our team has the skills needed to meet your needs of today and help you drive to the growth of tomorrow.

      Website

      Resources to help your organization: 

      Services

      Get in Touch with Doret

      Energy Solutions

      Creates programs that deliver large scale carbon, energy and water use savings.

      Information & Resources

      At Energy Solutions we focus on big impacts. For over 25 years we’ve designed and led programs that leverage the power of the market to deliver large scale carbon, energy and water use savings.

      And that’s good for our economy, our society, and our planet.

      Energy Solutions implements more midstream programs across the U.S. than any other company.  Our proprietary incentive platform, unmatched trade ally relationships, and technical expertise means your midstream programs can get to market quickly, provide reliable savings, and have the flexibility to respond to market needs.​

      Website

      Resources to help your organization: 

      Program Design & Management

      Building Decarbonization

      Environmental Services

      Madison Environmental Resourcing, Inc.

      Medical Waste Disposal in WI, Eastern IA,
      Northern IL

      Information & Resources

      MERI Knows the Right Way to Dispose of Regulated Waste

      A partnership of three Madison, WI hospitals, MERI helps facilities throughout the Midwest properly dispose of medical waste including sharps, infectious, hazardous, pharmaceutical, universal and blue wrap.

      Their approach helps you:

      • Understand and comply with the regulations that specifically affect you
      • Relax, with transparent pricing, no monthly minimums and no hidden fees
      • Be more sustainable by recycling your blue wrap

      Website

      Resources to help your organization:

      Your Guide to Infectious Waste Done Right

      Guide to New WI Hazardous Waste Disposal Rules

      Total Water Treatment Solutions, Inc.

      Specializes in high-purity water applications throughout the midwest.

      Information & Resources

       Total Water Treatment Systems specializes in high-purity water applications. These applications are quite varied and can range from highly purified water for In Vitro Fertilization, biotech, dialysis and microchip applications to specialized water for boiler feed and parts rinsing.

      They provide services such as

      • Custom design and engineering (CAD drawings).
      • Preventive maintenance and full service contracts.
      • Off-site management.
      • Portable exchange services.
      • Long Term Capital Agreements.
      • Water analysis.
      • 24 hour emergency services.
      • Water quality standards and guidelines.
      • EMD Millipore service provider.

      Website

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      Water Standards Brochure

      Total Water Scope Brochure

      Financial

      First Business Bank

      Wisconsin-based bank holding company

      Information & Resources

      First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers business banking, private wealth, and specialty finance solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

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      Business Banking

      Alternative Financing Strategies for your Business

      US Bank

      Bank focused on supporting customers

      Information & Resources

      Since the Lincoln administration signed our national bank charter No. 24 in 1863, we’ve drawn on our financial strength to serve customers. This has been especially evident in times of need, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our response by the end of 2020 included a $20 million premium pay program for our employees, relief assistance and 108,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for our customers, and $30 million in expedited charitable contributions for our communities. As a result, we’re proud to have been named the most essential bank amid the pandemic in a ranking by The Harris Poll.

      We also recognize that this past year has fundamentally changed banking by accelerating the shift to digital products and services. We’re positioned well for this future, having launched new tools – like the U.S. Bank Smart Assistant™ – to complement our 26-state branch footprint.

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      Manage Your Business

      Improve Your Operations

      Kegonsa Capital Partners

      Wisconsin-based venture capital management firm

      Information & Resources

      Kegonsa Seed Fund I, L.P.- a private equity limited partnership- has invested over $10,000,000 in 12 new companies. Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, LLC, with the same Limited Partners and Managing Director, makes second-round investments in the Seed Fund’s companies, investing over $5,000,000 in those portfolio businesses.

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      Kegonsa Seed Fund

      Kegonsa Co-Invest Fund

      Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

      Maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people

      Information & Resources

      WEDC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that invites and rewards business, professional and personal pursuits In Wisconsin®. Our Mission, Vision and Core Values are centered around this purpose. Our mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment

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      Business Programs

      Entrepreneurs Programs

      Venture Investors

      Venture capital firm

      Information & Resources

      Venture Investors seeks the next big things in healthcare. Based in the Midwest with open access to renowned research universities, and the vibrant communities that surround them, we target, uncover, and invest in extraordinary ideas that will shape the future of health and wellness. With decades of proven success, we’re fueling the future of what’s driving healthcare. Today, we have over $200 million in assets under management.

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      Process

      Center for Technology Commercialization

      Helping small businesses learn about and compete for R&D money

      Information & Resources
      The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) provides one-on-one assistance to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin. CTC consultants are experts in technology commercialization processes. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have collaborated in acquiring over $155 million in federal and other funding¬†for our clients.  CTC manages grants and programs that assist clients is obtaining said funding.

      Our organization was created in 2005 under the name of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network in order to bring together advocates of economic development and experts in technology and commercialization to work with our clients and help them achieve commercialization success.

      The Center for Technology Commercialization is supported by the University of Wisconsin System (UWSA), the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). We are a part of the UW System Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship.

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      Madison Development Corporation

      Providing loans to small businesses & affordable housing

      Information & Resources

      Madison Development Corporation manages several loan funds available to growing or start-up businesses that cannot fully meet the underwriting standards of private commercial lenders.MDC’s lending programs are funded in part by the City of Madison Community Development Block Grant Program.

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      Report

      Starion Bank

      Starion Bank is a supercommunity bank with three branches in the Madison area.

      Information & Resources

      Starion Bank in North Dakota and Wisconsin offers valuable personal and business banking services including checking accountssavings accountsmortgagespersonal loansmerchant servicesinsurance services and more.

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      5 Ways to Maximize Your Business Banking Relationship

      Insurance

      Hausmann Group

      Tailored risk management products and services 

      Information & Resources

      Today, Hausmann Group continues to be one of Wisconsin’s leading insurance agencies with significant expertise in designing and implementing risk management and employee benefits strategies for clients across the country. Our commitment is to improving the client’s bottom line. We use the collective intelligence of our entire team to stay at the forefront of the insurance industry.

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      Life Sciences

      DeWitt Law Firm

      Law firm with locations in Madison and Milwaukee

      Information & Resources

      DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the 10 largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Green Bay, Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in a variety of legal areas including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.

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      Intellectual Property Services – Recognized as leaders in the Intellectual Property (IP) field by IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, Martindale-Hubbell and others – DeWitt’s attorneys work with clients around the world in all matters related to IP. Whether it’s an invention or trademark, patent prosecution, or licensing a trade secret – we ensure our clients maintain a competitive edge while also protecting against intellectual property theft and misuse. 

      Government Relations Services – DeWitt’s Government Relations team is one of the most respected lobbying groups in the State of Wisconsin with seasoned bipartisan Wisconsin lobbyists. The DeWitt team has expertise, experience and a proven track record with officials in all branches of Wisconsin state government and both major parties. The firm has strong bipartisan relationships with legislators, legislative staff and key agency staff members.

      Foley & Lardner LLP

      National law firm with corporate legal services

      Information & Resources

      Foley is a highly regarded, national law firm whose practice areas encompass the full range of corporate legal services, including corporate governance and compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and IP litigation, and tax.

      Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our exceptional client service, value, and innovative technology are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. Foley has been recognized in a survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel as an elite BTI Client Service 30 for 12 years — one of only seven law firms to hold this distinction for more than 12 years (2015 BTI Client Service A-Team survey, The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA). In addition, Foley received 27 national Tier 1 rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms and was named to the InformationWeek 500 list for seven of the past eight years for technological innovation that enhances business value. At Foley, we strive to create legal strategies that help you meet your needs today — and anticipate your challenges tomorrow.

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      Health Care Law Today

      Pharma Patents

      Neider & Boucher, S.C.

      Legal services and counseling to businesses

      Information & Resources

      Neider & Boucher helps firm clients achieve their personal and business goals. We are passionate about working with startup companies, closely-held businesses and early stage entrepreneurs and take pride watching these businesses grow into the companies they dream to be. As our clients achieve success, the N&B Estate and Trust Team counsels families and business owners finding solutions that ensure business, and life, will go on. If our clients ever find themselves in a dispute, our Business Litigation Team offers dispute resolution strategies including mediation and arbitration with an understanding that the goal is to achieve the best possible outcome.

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      Business Law

      Real Estate Law

      Manufacturing, Supply Chain

      ATL Corp

      Bringing products to life- printing, converting, & contract manufacturing

      Information & Resources

      ATL is an ISO 13485;2016 certified, FDA registered, and cGMP compliant printing, converting, and contract manufacturer of custom labels, disposable medical devices, die-cut components, material laminations, and converted products for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech markets.

      ATL is known for its problem-solving expertise in helping start-ups to Fortune 500 companies bring their products to life by providing technical support for material selection, product design, and process development, from concept through engineering and validation to full-scale manufacturing.

      Since 1954, ATL has built trust and confidence with customers across the globe. From short runs to high volume, we deliver high-quality products on time and on budget.

      We specialize in narrow web flexographic and digital printing, material converting (die cutting, multi-layer laminating, cold seal packaging, island placement), clean room manufacturing, custom product assembly, packaging, and distribution of tapes and foams.

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      Health & Personal Care

      Medical Device

      Pharmaceutical

      Marketing

      CZ Strategy

      Strategic Marketing Agency

      Information & Resources

      CZ Strategy

      You’ve Made Your Choice. Now go!

      The Business We’re In

      CZ Strategy is a 21-year-old strategic marketing consultancy that builds strong brands and marketing systems to generate new growth. Our mission is to help entrepreneurially-minded leaders plot and execute their next move.

      We work with clients all over the U.S.

      We build strong brands, conduct research to build new marketing channels, and design marketing plans that generate new growth. Our clients include biotech, technology, healthcare, and financial services firms.

      Brand Positioning Research. We conduct perceptual research to help service and product companies identify their ideal customer and refocus their brand messaging and marketing efforts.

      Marketing Plans. We guide clients to rewrite their marketing plans that optimize partnerships, inbounding and outbound marketing, social media, and traditional PR.

      Lead Generation Planning. We assist our clients in designing their marketing systems to generate qualified leads that translate into sales.

      Social Media Strategy. We conduct social listening research and create sensible social media strategies that fit with each client’s unique digital footprint.

      Marketing Agency Work. CZ also provides marketing agency services, including social media management, inbound marketing, and executive influence marketing/PR.

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      Ebook on Messaging Strategy

      In Native Tongue: Translating your message into the language of prospects, CZ Strategy president Dave Goetz helps entrepreneurial leaders with positioning strategy. This is a short, fun read on brand positioning and messaging strategy.

      New Human Relationships in the Age of Bots

      No start-up succeeds without a clear marketing funnel. Today’s digital marketing is critical to connect with prospects, but nothing can replace the importance of human relationships. This is a common-sense article about how to make your marketing human.

      The Difference between Inbound and Outbound Marketing

      Often there is great confusion about the differences between inbound and outbound marketing. Both are needed to market your technology or science to prospects. This simple article explains the differences while also identifying 12 types of content for inbound marketing.

      Professional Development, Training and Ongoing Education

      Wisconsin School of Business – Center for Professional & Executive Development

      Professional development programs and custom development solutions.

      Information & Resources

      Together Forward! For more than 75 years, the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) has helped individuals and organizations move forward through immersive, hands-on professional development programs and custom development solutions. We work alongside individuals and organizations to deeply understand their needs so that together we can find the right blend of coaching, consulting, assessments, and development programs that drive sustainable change.

      We strive to blend diverse backgrounds and perspectives while fostering a culture of belonging that positively impacts our team, partners, and communities. We will live these values through:

      • Representation of different identities, abilities, experiences, and perceptions
      • An environment where everyone has what they need to engage and succeed
      • Fostering opportunities for all people and ideas to be heard

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      Blog Resources

      Webinar Resources

      ASQE

      Provides insights, thought leadership and resources to a global membership of organizations.

      Information & Resources

      ASQExcellence (ASQE) supports organizations in their performance excellence journey by delivering credentialing, quality-driven offerings, and insights. BioForward Wisconsin Members have complimentary access to ASQE’s Insights on Excellence® (IoE) research at insightsonexcellence.org.

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      Organizational Membership

      Organizational Membership Overview

      Real Estate

      Broadwing Advisors

      Aligning your business goals with real estate

      Information & Resources

      We’re a small yet mighty team of experienced real estate professionals who will seamlessly integrate into your team to help you make the best decisions for your business. Beyond strategic, business-oriented thinking, we’re known for exceptional customer service and the clear communication, transparency, and integrity that characterizes it. When it comes down to it, we truly care about our customers and their businesses, and we do everything we can to ensure their success.

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      Q1 Market Report

      Points of Culture

      City of Fitchburg

      Providing a location and support for entrepreneurs

      Information & Resources

      Fitchburg is ideally nestled between urban Madison and the scenic farmlands of Wisconsin.  With its close proximity to UW- Madison Campus, the State Capitol, and the Dane County Regional Airport, Fitchburg offers the best of city and rural life.

      Fitchburg’s innovative economy is well-positioned for small businesses such as Platypus Technologies to global companies like Promega Corporation with expertise in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, agri-business, information technology, and instrumentation.

      Fitchburg’s New Venture Center accelerator offers the perfect place for science and technology companies to grow and expand.

      Fitchburg’s idealistic neighborhood and vibrant business districts are surrounded by family farms, community parks, and world-class bike trails for an experience that is the best of both worlds.

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      Industry Cluster Brochure

      General Capital

      Private real estate development co. in Wisconsin

      Information & Resources

      General Capital is proud to be one of the most active private real estate development companies in Wisconsin. Our firm includes a close-knit group of partners with years of experience in the Banking, Construction and Real Estate industries. Our greatest strength is an ability to satisfy divergent customer needs and produce quality results within tight budgets and time frames. Because we hold our assets long-term, our projects receive the time and attention necessary to produce great results. We stand behind our work every day.

      We have a proven track record of getting the job done. The group continues to be the most active developer of grocery-related Real Estate in Wisconsin. We have also become one of the top industrial build-to-suit developers in the area. We find solutions to difficult sites, challenging tenants and volatile community politics. We uncover the details that make the difference between a good project and a great one. After all, it’s all about execution.

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      TBA

      Restaino & Associates Realtors

      Relocation assistance, customized to the needs of individuals and corporations

      Information & Resources

      Assisting candidates, transferees, and families moving in and out of the Madison area.

      For over 30 years, our dedicated relocation team at Restaino & Associates has prided itself on providing relocation assistance, customized to the needs of individuals and corporations moving in and out of the Madison area. We have a diverse group of agents with a variety of specialities and talents to meet the individual needs of our relocating clients, whatever they may be. We want to be your trusted resource to help navigate you through the entire process.

      Our team is here to make your transition a smooth one. We pride ourselves on top quality service.

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      TBA

      Cascade Development

      Real estate firm specializing in hospitality and luxury rental sectors

      Information & Resources

      With a real estate history that ties back three generations, Cascade Development was formed in 2016 on midwestern principals of a hands on, hard work approach to all aspects of our business. Although our company name is new, what we have been doing in the real estate world is not. One of our founders, John Stauffacher, cut his teeth in the family business helping his father build Exel Inns of America, a 35 property hotel chain founded in 1974. Fast forward to today, the lessons learned through a lifetime of development have shaped the way we do business. As a boutique firm that acts as a developer, contractor, and manager of its ground-up properties, Cascade Development strives to provide great buildings staffed with quality employees that provide exceptional service.

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      MadRep

      Site and economic development agency for the Madison region

      Information & Resources

      Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region with a vision to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses thrive. MadREP’s mission is a five-plank platform, which includes economic competitiveness, innovation & entrepreneurship, human capital, marketing, and leadership & diversity. Through these five goal areas, MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic opportunities. MadREP’s economic development services include management of a regional business retention and expansion program, response to location prospect inquiries, coordination and expansion of resources for entrepreneurs, facilitation of business/education roundtables, marketing to national and international audiences for both exports and foreign direct investment, and mapping of supply chains and data dashboards for priority industry sectors.

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      Livability Magazine

      Global Industry Leadership

      Mortenson

      Fully integrated real estate developer

      Information & Resources

      Mortenson is a fully integrated real estate developer and design-builder serving diverse industries for nearly 70-years. The heart of our organization is centered on Building for the Greater Good. This belief fuels our mission to create an exceptional customer experience and is driven by our company’s culture to Redefine What’s Possible–creating environments and facilities enabling innovation across industries and strengthening the economic health of our communities. The breadth of industries served means we bring a network of leading-edge practices and innovation to our customers and projects–drawing from our platform of services including real estate development. Our real estate development team has developed 5.6 million square feet, valued over $2B over the last ten years. We bring the know-how and experience to deliver any of the major asset classes including healthcare, science and technology, higher education, retail, office, parking, and residential. In healthcare and life sciences, RevistaMed ranked Mortenson ranked #6 in real estate development project starts for 2020.

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      Sara Investment Real Estate

      Real Estate Investment & Development Firm

      Information & Resources

      The mission of SARA is to provide value to our investors, tenants, employees, and stakeholders through the development and acquisition of quality commercial real estate investments with an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of service and integrity.

      SARA is based in Madison, Wisconsin, and rooted in our Midwest values employing a team of humble, intelligent, well-experienced real estate professionals who sincerely care about the outcomes we achieve for our investors and tenants alike.  When Eric Schwartz founded SARA Investment Real Estate in 1997, he had a vision to build a client-focused company built on integrity, respect, and communication. Today, that vision has become a reality. Since its inception, SARA, named in honor of Eric’s wife, has successfully developed meaningful relationships with a diverse group of investors, and cultivated a portfolio of quality retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use investment properties throughout the Midwest. SARA remains committed to operating with the utmost integrity and is focused on building sustainable relationships with everyone we work with. Our dedicated team of employees is committed to managing each investment property with great care and is devoted to making smart financial decisions that will achieve positive investment returns, while always protecting the equity investment that has been entrusted to us. We work collaboratively on each one of our investment properties to ensure that Eric’s vision of a forward-thinking, client-centered business is upheld.

      Our business is investment real estate. Our success is attributed to our ongoing focus on one-to-one relationships with investors, tenants, vendors, and business associates in which all profit, grow and succeed. Our talented team of employees has developed a skill for uncovering unique investment properties, identifying their potential, and implementing a strategy to realize a positive investment return. We develop an investment strategy for each property and then actively manage each asset and respond proactively to the ever-changing market environment. The SARA team is dedicated to finding innovative solutions in today’s complex real estate environment, placing high priority on creating an alliance between the brick-and-mortar, tenants, and operating partners.

      Always mindful of the balance that must exist between investor and tenant, we make thoughtful financial decisions regarding the operations of each property, understanding how each decision not only impacts investor returns but, just as important, the potential impact on the tenant’s bottom line. A property occupied by financially strong tenants typically yields the best investment results. If our tenant’s businesses succeed, so do our investors.

      Our commitment to innovation and maintaining a keen eye on current market trends keeps us at the forefront of the real estate market. Square foot by square foot, SARA will continue to create new opportunities for our investors, tenants, and operating partners.

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      Wisconsin Properties

      Staffing

      Actalent

      Engineering and sciences services and talent solutions company

      Information & Resources

      Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable services and talent solutions drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world.

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      Domann- the Board Room, Inc.

      Executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the life sciences

      Information & Resources

      Founded in 1988, the Domann Organization, Inc. is a retained executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the Life Sciences. In a constantly changing environment, faced with daily challenges and emerging issues, it is critical to be represented by a firm possessing current information and historical industry intellect. We believe our specialization gives us a distinct advantage. Our vertical emphasis allows us to focus on core industry news and movement keeping our finger on the industry pulse. Our familiarity with the industry and connections within the industry, enable us to reach talented top management candidates expeditiously and secure the ideal candidate for you. We have developed an impressive list of clients by consistently providing outstanding recruitment services.

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      Carex Scientific

      Specializes in building long-term partnerships between companies and candidates.

      Information & Resources

      Carex Scientific, a division of Carex Consulting Group, works exclusively with scientists in Wisconsin, throughout the U.S., and across a spectrum of backgrounds and industries. We are Scientists placing Scientists and focus on building long-term partnerships and helping both companies and candidates find their ideal match. Carex is a Certified Minority-Owned & Woman-Owned Business.

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      How to Ace Your Interview

      Sterling Engineering

      Outsourced Engineering Services and Workforce Solutions.

      Information & Resources

      Sterling is committed to solving our client’s business challenges while helping our employees achieve their career objectives. We support your team in all aspects, from developing cutting-edge processes to identifying the right talent for your success. With Sterling, you can expect successful outcomes while ensuring safety and compliance in even the most complex projects.

      Sterling Engineering helps pharmaceutical, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies with design and engineering services…

      • by providing accessibility to an internal team of industry experts without the internal costs of onboarding – accelerating the time to market and shortening the learning curve for complex needs.
      • by limiting project risk with our extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements.
      • by providing oversight on your critical projects.
      • by offering a senior leadership team that understands first-hand the life sciences environment and your needs with 50+ combined years of direct experience working for global manufacturers like yours.
      • by providing a unique depth of service offering to manage the project experience from front-end planning through validation.
      • by delivering on partnerships with internal and external project resources.

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      Life Science Engineering and Staffing

       

      Premier Medical Staffing Services

      Offers medical jobs for professionals with travel and local contract assignments.

      Information & Resources

      Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC is one of the fastest growing healthcare staffing firms in the country. We offer medical jobs nationwide for Lab Tech, Medical Techs, Medical Scientists, nursing, and allied professionals with travel and local contract assignments. Premier is owned and operated by medical professionals, allowing us to meet and exceed the expectations of healthcare providers. Premier is certified as a Women Owned Business WBENC, Joint Commission Certified, and a Military Spouse Employment Partner.

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      Spherion Staffing & Recruiting

      Contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placement recruitment solutions tailored for the biohealth industry.

      Information & Resources

      Locally-owned, Spherion has been serving the Madison community for over 30 years as a provider of comprehensive staffing & recruiting services, including: contract staffing, contract-to-hire, direct placement, and on-site staffing solutions. Deeply ingrained in Madison’s biohealth industry, Spherion has placed hundreds of individuals in the biohealth space over the past decade to help fuel the industry’s growth. Our tenured team understands the greater Madison market and has a proven history of matching the right candidates for the right role across a wide array of industries.

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      Workforce Solutions

      Local Partner On-Premise

      Technology

      Automated Logic

      Global leader in building automation systems

      Information & Resources

      Better buildings require intelligent solutions. We make it easy. Our solutions bring all building systems together into one cohesive ecosystem for complete control, management and reporting.

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       Healthcare Solutions

      Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing

      Designs, builds and integrates custom automation

      Information & Resources

      Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing designs, builds, and integrates custom automation equipment for applications worldwide. Located in Madison, WI, the company provides value-added engineering and manufacturing from concept to completion. Isthmus has a wide range of expertise, including precision assembly, custom material handling, web processing, and robotic & machine vision integration. Isthmus Engineering is a worker-owned cooperative.

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      Project Examples

      Splash Clinical

      Innovative patient recruitment

      Information & Resources

      Splash Clinical boosts patient enrollment in clinical trials by leveraging the power of social media, data analytics, and mobile technologies. 

      It’s their mission to help make a difference in the lives of patients across the globe by connecting them with the right clinical trials.

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      Case Studies

      Innovations

      TESCHGlobal

      Data management and software development

      Information & Resources

      TESCHGlobal (TG) is committed to revolutionizing the way organizations manage and utilize business data through best-in-class implementation services of modern technology tools and repeatable methodologies that automate processes while enabling full insight into operations. By deploying a specialized team of software engineers and strategists, TESCHGlobal provides unmatched delivery of digital transformation solutions which include customized application development and data management solutions, creating efficient, data-driven organization worldwide. TESCHGlobal has extensive experience in the areas of Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Software Application Development in a variety of industries: healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, retail, insurance, and more.  

      TESCHGlobal is headquartered in Grafton, WI, USA and has offices in Boise, ID, Mexico City, MX and Amsterdam, NL.

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      Top 5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Hosting

      SciNote

      Electronic Lab Notebook & Lab Inventory Management Software

      Information & Resources

      SciNote is a cloud-based electronic lab notebook (ELN) with built-in inventory, compliance, and team management tools used by the FDA, NIH, European Commission, and scientists in 100+ countries.

      An electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) is a digital version of the conventional paper lab notebook used for scientific research. It is designed to provide an easy way of recording and accessing your scientific data. Scientists use ELN notebooks like SciNote to improve productivity, research data integrity, and team collaboration.

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      Utilities

      Alliant Energy

      Provides regulated electric and natural gas service to Wisconsin and Iowa

      Information & Resources

      Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to about 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries.

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      2021 Responsibility Report

      Madison Gas and Electric

      Electricity in Dane and natural gas in 7 Wisconsin counties

      Information & Resources

      MGE provides electricity in Dane County and distributes natural gas in seven Wisconsin counties. As a community energy company, MGE is committed to promoting healthy and sustainable growth. To meet the unique needs of biotechnology companies, MGE provides expertise in: enhanced electric reliability, energy efficiency, and energy technology. In 2007, MGE was rated number 1 in the US for electric reliability.

      Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) is a regulated natural gas and electric utility headquartered in Madison, Wis, the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. MGE is the primary asset of MGE Energy, an investor-owned public utility holding company. MGE’s roots in the community date back to 1855. Madison Gas and Electric generates and distributes electricity to 146,000 customers in Dane County, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 152,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties.

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      Energize Madison

      Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report