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Savant Capital Management Recognized as a Top 10 RIA Firm in the Midwest


Catherine Povalitis

Chartwell Agency

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Savant Capital Management Recognized as a Top 10 RIA Firm in the Midwest

ROCKFORD, lll. (Dec. 18, 2018)Savant Capital Management, an independent, nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, with an additional location in Peoria, has been ranked by InvestmentNews as one of the Top 10 Registered Investment Adviser firms in the Midwest, based on total assets under management (AUM).

Savant earned the No. 6 spot with a total AUM of $5.62 billion. InvestmentNews’ analysis was based on data reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of Nov. 1 and did not include asset management companies or firms with broker-dealer relationships. To view the complete list of top Midwest RIA firms, click here.

“For more than 30 years, Team Savant has been delivering comprehensive wealth management services to our clients,” said Brent Brodeski, CEO of Savant. “It’s an honor to be recognized as being a top RIA firm and we are thankful to our clients for the opportunity to grow and expand our business.”

Earlier this year, Savant also was named by InvestmentNews in its 2018 nationwide ranking of leading RIA firms. Savant ranked No. 45 on the comprehensive list of more than 2,100 firms. The list was based on total AUM and is the 11th time Savant had been recognized on the nationwide list. To view the full list, click here.

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with over $6 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being featured on the Forbes’ top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm by Financial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists by Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services.

Please Note: LIMITATIONS: Neither rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services, publications, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any designation or certification, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Savant is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see link[s] as to participation data). No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of Savant by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: Savant’s Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including providing the criteria used for any reflected ranking.

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.


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Village of Oregon Awarded for Investment in Community Infrastructure


Media Contact:  Kirsten Grimes, Marketing Content Writer

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc


Village of Oregon Awarded for Investment in Community Infrastructure

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. Awards the Village with Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award and Donation to the Oregon Youth Center

[Madison, WI, December 18, 2018] – On December 17th, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M), a local civil engineering firm, presented the Village of Oregon with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award, a distinction given to communities that put forth exceptional effort to better the lives of their residents through improvements in infrastructure.

“We are proud to honor the Village of Oregon with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award,” said Stan Sugden, President of R/M. “The Village has consistently demonstrated a long-term commitment to enhancing the lives of its residents through infrastructure upgrades, and we are happy to recognize their commitment with this award.”

In partnership with R/M, the Village of Oregon has made incredible advancements to the community’s infrastructure, including systemic upgrades to its storm water management system, major street improvements, and new subdivision developments.

“The Village of Oregon recognizes the importance of investing in our community’s infrastructure in order to maintain an exceptional standard of living for our residents,” said Mike Gracz, the Village Administrator. “We are grateful to Ruekert & Mielke for their continued partnership in this mission and for their generous sponsorship of our donation to the Oregon Youth Center, an invaluable community resource.”

Communities that receive the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award are gifted $1,000 to donate to a local non-profit of their choice. The Village of Oregon opted to give their donation to the Oregon Youth Center, a free program that supports young people in grades five through nine. The center provides a safe, supervised place for young members of the community to gather after school and in the summertime.

“We are so grateful to the Village of Oregon and Ruekert & Mielke for this kind and generous donation to our program,” said Diane Newlin, Director of the Oregon Youth Center.  “The donation will go towards our general operational fund, which makes it possible for our program to continue to run.  We are beyond thankful for the continued support of our program by the Village of Oregon.”

RM Present Award to Village of Oregon

L-R: Stan Sugden, President of Ruekert & Mielke Inc.; Jason Lietha, Vice President of Ruekert & Mielke Inc.; Diane Newlin, Director of the Oregon Youth Center, and students who attend programs at the Oregon Youth Center

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About Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. partners with communities to provide municipal infrastructure management that encompasses a broad range of municipal services throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. R/M has over 70 years of experience and assists communities in managing water, wastewater, storm water, transportation, municipal finance, electrical, SCADA control systems, and construction review. R/M services are centered around technology and feature a cloud-based GIS portal that allows communities to access and manage their infrastructure in a mobile environment.

About the Village of Oregon

The Village of Oregon is situated in the southern half of Dane County, approximately 7 miles south of Madison. Oregon combines a family-friendly, small-town atmosphere with easy access to all that the nearby Madison and Janesville areas have to offer. Oregon offers nationally recognized schools, beautiful parks, and extensive sports and recreation programs.  The Village of Oregon is committed to providing residents and businesses alike with quality municipal services.

About the Oregon Youth Center

The Oregon Youth Center is a free, safe, supervised, drop-in program for youth in fifth through ninth grades. The OYC is open from 3 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday when school is in session and from 12 PM to 5 PM on no school and half days. Summer hours are 12 PM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday and 1 PM to 4 PM on Fridays.

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Alliant Energy announces leadership changes


Media contact: Scott Reigstad (608) 458-3145

Investor Relations contact: Susan Gille (608) 458-3956

Alliant Energy announces leadership changes

John Larsen, Terry Kouba and David de Leon promoted

MADISON, Wis. – December 17, 2018 – As part of the company’s succession planning efforts, the Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) Board of Directors made the following leadership appointments, effective January 1, 2019:

  • John O. Larsen as president and chief operating officer of Alliant Energy and chief executive officer of Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL)
  • Terry L. Kouba as president – IPL and senior vice president – Alliant Energy
  • David A. de Leon as president – WPL and senior vice president – Alliant Energy

These changes follow the announcement by Douglas R. Kopp, president of IPL and senior vice president of Alliant Energy, of his intent to retire. Kopp has been with Alliant Energy for more than 26 years. His retirement date will be set in the first half of 2019.

“Doug has been central to the customer-focused transformations at Alliant Energy, from plant modernization to environmental strategy to our renewable buildout,” said Patricia Kampling, chairman and CEO of Alliant Energy. “We thank Doug for his many years of effective, authentic leadership, and we wish him the best in his retirement.”

Mr. Larsen will oversee all Alliant Energy utility operations as president and chief operating officer. Larsen continues to take positions of increasing responsibility at the company and was appointed president of Alliant Energy in 2018. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of Alliant Energy from February 2014 to December 2017 and as senior vice president of generation from January 2010 to February 2014. He has served as president of Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) since 2010.

Mr. Kouba will replace Mr. Kopp as IPL’s president. Kouba has served as vice president of generation operations for the company since 2014, and director of generation operations since 2011. He has served in various engineering, operations and customer service positions at Alliant Energy and its predecessors since 1983.

Mr. de Leon will replace Larsen as WPL’s president. De Leon has served as vice president of operations for the company since 2017, director of generation construction since 2016 and director of construction since 2011. He has served in various engineering and operations positions at Alliant Energy and its predecessors since 1987.

“These leadership changes recognize John’s success in setting our vision and executing our strategy. Continued strong leadership is central to our success at Alliant Energy,” said Kampling. “Terry and David are well-respected and have a proven record of leading utility operations. They are ideally equipped to work with John to lead our utilities into the future.”

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated energy service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the 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 energy companies. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500. For more information, visit


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Vogel Bros. Building Co. Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2018

Media Contact: Heather Manke, 608.663.8974

MADISON, WIS. – Vogel Bros. Building Co. has reached a milestone this December, celebrating 90 years of doing business as a Wisconsin corporation. The family owned business started on the eastside of Madison in 1875. Since its beginnings, Vogel Bros. has grown to a nationally recognized, fifth-generation construction services company with its home office in Madison, WI and a second location in Lakeland, FL. December 11, 2018 will mark the 90th anniversary of Vogel Bros. Building Co.’s incorporation.

Company CEO and President Peter Vogel remarked: “We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our employees, and through the loyalty of our customers. It gives me great pride to reflect on our history, and I am very excited as I look to the future.”

The company plans to celebrate this milestone throughout the next year by reflecting on where they started, appreciating what they have achieved, and crafting plans for the future.

“We’re just kicking off the celebration,” said Peter when discussing the milestone achievement. “Moving forward we will continue to focus on our mission: to continually improve our services in order to enhance the lives of the people in the communities we serve. Our team is energized and we look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead of us.”

“I am proud to say that I’ve been a part of the team for 64 of our 90 years. From my early days when I played in the shop, to serving as CEO from 1969 to 1997,” David Vogel reminisced. “I’ve seen our industry transform and evolve in ways we could never have imagined. It’s been a gift to have been a part of it.”

(L) David Vogel and (R) Peter Vogel.

Vogel Bros. Building Co. ( is a fifth-generation construction services company with offices in Madison, WI and Lakeland, FL. As an award-winning company, Vogel Bros. has earned recognition for completing large-scale complex projects, encouraging innovation, embracing new technologies, and making a difference in our communities. We owe our success and longevity to the values established by the Vogel family that have been shared through the generations and are embodied in our employees.