Business Forum To Examine Economic Survey Results

The First Business Bank’s annual Economic Survey gives a barometer of the business environment in Dane County.

The survey will be presented at the First Business Economic Survey & Forum of Dane County on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Every year for the past nine, the First Business Economic Survey has asked every business leader in Dane County how they have fared in the past year and what they expect in the next. The survey offers a unique snapshot of how businesses feel about themselves and their marketplace

Scott Converse, professor at the UW-Madison School of Business, will present the findings and discuss implications of the 2011 survey.

Following the presentation Wendy Warren Grapentine will moderate a panel discussion with local business leaders on the economic climate of Dane County.

Panelists include:

Beth Donley, President of Stemina Biomarker Discovery Paul Tonnesen, President of Fiskars NorthAmerica Mike Victorson, President & CEO of M3 Insurance Solutions for Business Jay Loewi, Owner of QTI Group Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.

This is the ninth year the survey is being conducted in Dane County. Four years ago it expanded to Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, as well as northeast Wisconsin.

Editor’s Note: Look for a livestream of the survey presentation and panel discussion live on Channel at 8:30 a.m.