January 2013

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Networking News Local women and businesses on the move First Choice Dental Group recently promoted Jodi Klagos to insurance manager. In her new role, Klagos will manage relationships between First Choice Dental and major insurance companies as well as oversee insurance-related services for patients. Madison native and long-time professional dancer Genevieve Custer Weeks announced her retirement from professional dancing. Custer Weeks, who has performed both principal and soloist roles in many Madison Ballet productions, had her final curtain call following the season���s run of Madison Ballet���s ���The Nutcracker.��� Metcalfe���s Market, a family-owned market serving the community for nearly a decade, opened a new west side location on Mineral Point Road. The market will celebrate with a ���Grand Opening Celebration��� Jan. 12. A first for Madison, surgeons at Meriter Hospital removed a patient���s gallbladder through a tiny incision in the belly button. The complex surgery, led by Dr. Susan Toth, is known as a da Vinci Single-Site Cholecystectomy and leaves the patient virtually scar-less. Local clothing store, Lu Anders Boutique, launched an online store������ which sells clothing, accessories at more. Madison Community Foundation awarded nearly $490,000 in grants to local organizations that will serve a variety of purposes, from supporting local arts to providing community services. The organizations receiving grants included Attic Angel Association ($75,000), Independent Living ($75,000), Madison Ballet ($33,000), Madison Museum of Contemporary Art ($20,000), Madison Symphony Orchestra ($40,000), Natural Heritage Land Trust ($38,700), Omega School ($30,000), Simpson Street Free Press ($50,000), YMCA of Dane County ($60,000) and Wisconsin Academy ($25,000). 17,600,000 The amount of dollars raised by the United Way of Dane County during its 2012 campaign. With more than 38,000 individual and 1,100 corporate donations, the contributions will benefit community education, safety and health goals spearheaded by the United Way. The men and women of the law firm of von Briesen & Roper care passionately about their profession, their clients and their community. Committed to unparalleled service, recognized expertise and to excellence, our people are invested in the success of their communities. Every year we support programs that make a positive impact on the places we live, like the TraJa Foundation. Because we believe it is important to give back, we want to take a moment to let you know about this event taking place in our community. 3 South Pinckney Street, Suite 1000 Madison, WI 53703 608.441.0300 January 2013 29

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