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Chamber Announces Early-Stage Companies Joining Summer Delegation to Pitch Investors in Silicon Valley

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced the remaining early-stage companies joining the summer delegation to pitch in front of prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. The four fast-growing businesses were selected by partner organizations and join Brian Jensen, president of Fishidy and winner of the inaugural Pressure Chamber, which debuted at neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward….read more →

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Acquires Accelerate Madison

MADISON – Effective May 5, 2014, Accelerate Madison Inc. became a program of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Combining the two organizations creates more efficient and effective collaboration focused on identifying, accelerating and celebrating business in Greater Madison while retaining a separate voice to advance the strategic role of technology. “One of the roles of the Chamber is to…read more →

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 →

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