Thursday, February 28, 2013

American Garage Builders and Cardinal Heating and Air Conditioning to Participate in 33rd MABA Home Products Show March 1-3 (Sun Prairie Star)

More than 200 vendors representing every aspect of home design and remodeling will be sharing their expertise at the 33rd annual Madison Area Builders Association (MABA) Home Products Show March 1-3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  The show is a great place for people to talk directly to vendors and see their products and services—including Sun Prairie businesses American Garage Builders and Cardinal Heating and Air Conditioning.

For more information on the MABA Home Products Show, click here.


Blogger's Note: Stop out and support a couple of great Sun Prairie businesses!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sun Prairie BID Board Schedules March 7 Annual Meeting (Sun Prairie Star)

The Sun Prairie Business Improvement District (BID) annual meeting will take place this year on March 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Lighthouse senior living center in downtown Sun Prairie.


Blogger's Note: A great chance for Downtown businesses and property owners to network.

Craig Culver Recalls Culver's Origins at Sun Prairie Chamber Annual Meeting (Sun Prairie Star)

Craig Culver recalled his idea to launch Culver’s Frozen Custard and Butterburgers and the obstacles he overcame in remarks he provided to the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on January 23rd.


Blogger's Note: Thanks to the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce for bringing a Wisconsin Business icon to speak at their annual meeting, and thanks to Craig Culver for taking the time to come speak to us in Sun Prairie.

Bank of Sun Prairie Celebrates Milestone Employee Anniversaries (Sun Prairie Star)

Sebranek celebrates 30 years at Bank of Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie Star)

Sukenik celebrates 10 years at Bank of Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie Star)

Blogger's Note:  Congratulations to both of these guys.  It's a pleasure to work with both of them in my job as Economic Devleopment Director.

Frontier Names New General Manager (Sun Prairie Star)

Frontier Communications has announced that Kelly Shipley accepted the position of General Manager for the Sun Prairie/Portage local area market.

Source: (Posted Jan. 26th)

Blogger's Note:  Welcome to Mr. Shipley.  We look forward to working with you in the City of Sun Prairie!

Statz Farm to Host Farm Technology Days in 2015 (Various Sources)

Statz Brothers Farms selected as 2015 Dane County Farm Technology Days host (Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Press Release)

2015 Farm Technology Days Announcement Video (1 of 2)

2015 Farm Technology Days Announcement Video (2 of 2)

Town of Sun Prairie farm to host 2015 Farm Technology Days (

Farm Technology Days 2015: Statz Brothers Farms selected as 2015 Dane County Farm Technology Days host (UW Extension - Cooperative Extension Dane County)

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days: Media Information

Blogger's Note: The City of Sun Prairie is looking forward to helping welcome this great event celebrating agriculture in Wisconsin to our community. Special thanks to the Statz Farm for being the host in 2015.

Imperial Blades Acquires Sun Prairie Flex Building (

Midwest Prefinishing, Inc. sold the Sun Prairie Business Park building at 450 Progress Way in Sun Prairie, WI to Imperial Blades for $1.05 million, or about $49 per square foot.

The single-story, 21,525-square-foot R&D building was constructed on four acres in the Outlying Dane County East Industrial submarket. At the time of the sale the building was vacant. Imperial Blades intends to move into the property around Spring or Summer of 2013.

The Sun Prairie Business Park is one of the largest business parks in Dane County, with more than 40 businesses spread through its 300 acres along Highway 151.

Kevin Carey of The Carey Group represented the seller. Greg Palmer of Palmer Real Estate represented the buyer.

Please see CoStar COMPS #2659242 for more information on this transaction.

Source: (Posted Feb. 6th by CoStar)

Blogger's Note:  This a great example of a growing manufacturing company in the Madison area, and were excited that they have found a home here in Sun Prairie.  Watch for more information on these guys in the Spring.