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Madison Ace Hardware: ‘We look forward to becoming a helpful and valuable neighbor to the community’

A new Ace Hardware store opened in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday, May 23.

The store is located at 209 Cottage Grove Road and will bring “personal, knowledgeable and helpful service” to the residents of Madison, according to a press release.

“Our mission is to provide customers with the neighborly advice and assistance they have come to expect from Ace,” Ace officials said. “We look forward to becoming a helpful and valuable neighbor to the community, both inside and outside the walls of our store.”

Read more at the Madison Reporter

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BKD Promotes Eric Babler, Jason Grosh to Managing Director

MADISON, Wis. – Jeff Naig, managing partner of BKD’s Des Moines, Iowa and Madison, Wisconsin offices, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Babler and Jason Grosh to managing director. Babler and Grosh deliver unmatched client experiences, embrace change and show dedication to the firm’s values and the accounting industry.

Babler’s and Grosh’s promotions coincide with BKD’s merger of equals with DHG to create FORVIS, an enhanced, Top-10, national professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services.

Career paths at FORVIS are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of education, training and experience. Personnel also must demonstrate their leadership abilities as coaches and mentors, as well as taking an active role in their community. Individuals become candidates for promotion after successfully mastering their existing level.

Babler serves clients by providing tax services for a variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, telecom, medicine, technology and legal. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Law with a J.D. degree.

“Eric is an integral member of our team in Madison,” Naig said. “His knowledge and expertise will continue to be tremendous assets in this new role.”

Grosh serves clients by providing tax services for a variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, telecom, medicine, technology and legal. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Law with a J.D. degree.

“Jason has provided exceptional service to our clients in our Madison office,” Naig said. “He is a valued member of our team, and we look forward to him excelling in this new role.”

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About BKD

BKD CPAs & Advisors wants to earn your trust. If you’re looking for solid tax, audit or consulting advice—or a blend of it all—our expertise can help simplify your life. Our approximately 3,030 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally, combining the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Everyone needs a trusted advisor. Who’s yours? Learn more at bkd.com.

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About FORVIS

FORVIS, LLP ranks among the nation’s Top-10 professional services firms. Created by the merger of equals of BKD, LLP and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (DHG), FORVIS is driven by the commitment to use our forward vision to deliver unmatched client experiences. FORVIS is built upon the strong legacies of BKD and DHG, which is reflected in a name comprised from partner initials that represents our unique focus on preparing our clients for what is next. With more than 5,400 dedicated professionals who serve clients in all 50 states, as well as across the globe, FORVIS will offer comprehensive assurance, tax, advisory and wealth management services. Visit FORVIS.com for additional information.

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Friends of MSCR Golf Outing Enjoy a fun day of golf & support a good cause!

May 23, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nicole Graper at ngraper@madison.k12.wi.us or 608-204-3017, or Mary Roth at mcrowley@madison.k12.wi.us or 608-204-3036

Friends of MSCR Golf Outing
Enjoy a fun day of golf and games while supporting a good cause!

Friends of MSCR is holding the 18th annual Fore Friends Golf Outing on Tuesday, July 19, at Oaks Golf Course, 4740 Pierceville Rd, Cottage Grove. Sponsors are needed for this valuable event, please go to birdease.com/mscr to get involved.

Enjoy 18 holes in this fun golf event – no need to be a pro. Network with community and business leaders, and experience The Oaks Golf Course! Check in begins at 9:30 am with lunch. A dinner, auction and awards program follow golf at 4:30 pm. Registration includes lunch, greens fees, golf cart, dinner and a golfer gift.

Since 2003, Friends of MSCR has gifted more than $480,000 to MSCR. These funds support new program initiatives, afterschool clubs, new equipment, fee assistance and professional development.

The Friends of Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is a non-profit organization that values MSCR as a vital community resource. Since 1926, MSCR has been Madison’s community based public recreation department. Friends of MSCR support public recreation as an approach to enrich the lives of individuals and the community.

Go to mscr.org or call 608-204-3045 for information on golfing or sponsoring the event. Learn more at mscr.org/get-involved/friends-of-mscr/fore-friends-golf-outing

MSCR is Madison’s public recreation department offering a wide range of recreation programs for all ages.

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Investors Associated LLP: Construction Underway on New Commerce Building

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Vogel Bros. Building Co.: Hickory Hill Academy school year ends with an exciting groundbreaking

MADISON, WIS. – Hickory Hill Academy expands to offer more remarkable learning experiences. A groundbreaking celebration will occur on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:30 pm CDT to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new 50,000 square foot (sf) expansion of Hickory Hill Academy at 3276 S High Point Rd, Madison.

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