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Pressure Chamber Finalists Announced for Live Pitch Contest Debuting at neXXpo on April 8

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced today the finalists for Pressure Chamber. The new business pitch contest will be held during neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward, on Tuesday, April 8, at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall. Pressure Chamber finalists include: Fishidy – Map-based social platform for fishing aficionados of all levels Brian Jensen, President GoStrive –…read more →

Local, Regional and National Investors Heat Up Pressure Chamber

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced a growing list of investors that will participate in Pressure Chamber, a new pitch contest for early-stage Madison-area companies. Pressure Chamber, a concept similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, launches April 8 at neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall. “The attention and support we have received…read more →

Letter to City of Madison alders opposing energy benchmarking ordinance

Dear Common Council member: A recently introduced ordinance, Legistar #32255, would establish energy benchmarks for businesses in Madison that meet certain size requirements.  The Greater Madison Chamber Board supports efforts to educate businesses about ways to reduce their energy footprint but must oppose this ordinance.  Requiring businesses to annually report energy usage is cumbersome, costly and ineffective.  The energy analysis…read more →

Greater Madison Business Leaders Invited to White House to Give Local Perspective on National Issues

MADISON – On Dec. 9 Greater Madison business leaders attended a four-hour White House Business Council Briefing. The invitation to the briefing grew from strategic partnerships with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, the White House Business Council and Business Forward. “This was a unique opportunity for Chamber members large and small to deliver feedback from our local business community…read more →

Governor Walker signs Crowdfunding Bill

Wisconsin is one of the first states in the nation to allow investors to purchase equity in a company via crowdfunding. The Greater Madison Chamber supported the bill which passed quickly through the Wisconsin Legislature with strong bi-partisan backing. The legislation creates a new class of investor titled, “certified investor,” defined as a Wisconsin resident with a minimum net worth of…read more →

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