An Evening to Remember
Spend an evening with the who’s who of the Madison business community. The 61st Annual Dinner will be Sept. 12, 2013. Join more than 1,000 Chamber members at the Annual Dinner to connect and celebrate business. Enjoy delicious food, make fantastic connections and watch amazing entertainment.
Congratulations to the 60th Annual Dinner Raffle Prize Winners:
- Voucher for two round-trip tickets – Delta Air Lines: Brad Niebuhr – M3 Insurance
- American Girl Doll – American Girl Brands, LLC: Alan Langeteig – State Bank of Cross Plains
- Private movie screening for fifty people – Market Square Theatres: Carita Twinem – Spectrum Brands
- $100 Gift Certificate to The Great Dane Pub – FASTSIGNS: Valerie Johnson – Habitat for Humanity
- One night stay – Hampton Inn – East – The North Central Group: Wayne Harris – Glowac+Harris+Madison
- One night stay – Courtyard – East – The North Central Group: Tim Byrne – M3 Insurance
- One night stay- Hampton Inn & Suites – West – The North Central Group: Dave Dushek – FASTSIGNS
- One night stay – Fairfield Inn & Suites – Madison East – The North Central Group: Kathy Hansen – MOM
- One night stay – Homewood Suites – The North Central Group: Wayne Harris – Glowac+Harris+Madison
- One night stay – Residence Inn – West – The North Central Group: Janet Ady – Ady Voltedge
- One night stay – Hilton Garden Inn – The North Central Group: Amy Good – Habitat for Humanity
- One night stay – Courtyard – Madison West – The North Central Group: Kathy Hansen – MOM
- One night stay – Fairfield – Madison West – The North Central Group: Steve LaBelle
- $100 Gift Certificate – Presidential Limousine Service: Mike Walsh – Wisconsin Athletics
- $100 Gift Certificate – The Shoe Box: Vanika Mock – Keller Williams Realty
- $100 Gift Certificate – Alan Koa Salon Spa: Peder Moren – M&M Real Estate
- One night stay – Hyatt Place Madison – Downtown: Nic Tarczynski – US Bank
- $100 of Gift Certificates – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream: Paul Cardarella – US Bank
- $100 Gift Certificate – Hilldale: Bill Haight – Magna Publications
- 60 minute facial and classic manicure – Rejuvenation Spa: Amy Kennedy – Mary Kay
- $100 Gift Certificate – Best Buy – Aberdean Consulting, LLC: Debbie Wiora – Smith & Gesteland LLP
- One night stay – Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center: James Kademan – Doc Jams Printer Repair
- One night stay – The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club: Laura Serebin – Flad Development
- One night stay – Campus Inn & Chancellor’s Club: Wayne Harris – Glowac+Harris+Madison
- Four tickets to the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival – Isthmus Publishing Co.: Kathy Hansen – MOM
- Two hours of professional consultation with Barry Chic – Specialty Services of Wisconsin, Inc.: Steve Ramig – University of Wisconsin Foundation
If you have not already made arrangements to receive your prize, please contact Jennifer Bruhn at 608-443-1945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Keynote Speaker
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible and Do the Impossible as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.
The New York Times has referred to Daniel Burrus as one of Americas top three business “gurus” in the highest demand as a speaker. He has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical business advantages.
Burrus’ client list encompasses a wide range of industries, and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of several PBS Specials, has appeared on programs such as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune and Industry Week.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Neider & Boucher, S.C.
Welcoming Reception Sponsor:
Past Annual Dinner Presentations
59th Annual Dinner “Exposed”
Date: October 11, 2011
Starring: Vita Plus, Madison Investment Advisors, JP Hair Design, Kelly Moss Motor Sports, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Entertainment provided by: UW Marching Band
MC: Rebecca Ryan | President, Next Generation Consulting
58th Annual Dinner “Why And How Even the Most Intelligent Cities Are Developing 20/20 Foresight”
Date: October 7, 2010
Keynote Address: Dr. Colin Harrison | Director of IBM’s Corporate Strategy Team, Creator of the “Smart Cities” initiative at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland
57th Annual Dinner
Date: October, 2009
Keynote Address: Thomas Jacob “Jake” Leinenkugel | President, Leinenkugel Brewing Company
56th Annual Dinner “A Place Called Wisconsin”
Date: September 16, 2008
Keynote Address: John and Tashia Morgridge | John is Chairman of Emeritus of Cisco Systems. Tashia is retired teacher and author.
55th Annual Dinner “Trust in Brands and Business”
Date: October 25, 2007
Keynote Address: Robert A. Eckert | Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc.
It was an evening of technology. Technology to keep our attention. Technology as a driver of our business. Technology as a future predictor.
Platinum Sponsor ZebraDog earned the first “wow(s)” with its digital cloud. Images, videos, texts and tweets flashed across giant screens in real time. Annual Dinner attendees frequently saw their avatars, faces and thoughts throughout the cloud.
Next up was Chamber President Jennifer Alexander and Board President David Stark. After some light fun ‘in the cloud,’ Chamber leadership took a serious look at our time of change. The change before our Greater Madison community. The duo put forth a call to action for the leadership needed, the tenacity demanded and the passion exhibited by all in attendance. Their back-and-forth banter highlighted Chamber accomplishments past, present and soon-to-be future.
Keynote speaker Daniel Burrus then took the stage. Audible “wow(s)” were heard from the floor as Daniel talked hard trends—things we know are going to happen that should shape our business strategies. Things as simple as, “Will computers get smaller and faster or larger and slower? We know they will get smaller and faster. Therefore, shape your business to meet this certainty.”
He also talked soft trends—things happening now that may or may not continue. “The stock market is going up (soft trend). Will it continue? Maybe. This type of trend should never shape your long-term strategy.”
As we enjoyed Monona Terrace’s fine food, Daniel extolled greater Madison’s strengths, but warned that we all need to work together in new ways to address the challenges Thrive’s Advance Now initiative has identified for our eight-county region. Trust will be key as we enact change.
We then adjourned to the sinfully delicious dessert reception for informal discussion with Daniel Burrus and amongst ourselves.
As a follow-up to the Annual Dinner, Daniel will continue revealing the future—expounding on hard trends and opportunities participants have identified for the Greater Madison area. Register online today for his free October 25th webinar.
As Daniel told us and as the evening showed, rapid tech change is here and there’s no turning back.
By Judy Dahl
Judy Dahl is the owner of JKD Communications, LLC, a proud member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce