There is so much going on in #Madison, and the team here has all the coverage for you! @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON #MADISONWISCONSIN Click To Tweet
There is so much going on in Madison, and the team here has all the coverage for you! The Madison Food Tournament final round is coming up, so get ready to have the best hamburger in the city! Also on this episode is a great interview from Neil Mathweg with special guest Ashley Quinto Powell, a Boss Mom, leader, and speaker who is empowering women here in the Madison community. This episode is packed with great stuff you don’t wanna miss!
Check out the Madison food tournament final round!
The ILM team has been on the hunt for the best burger in the city! The first round of the Madison Food Tournament is nearly done. Dotty’s and the Village Tavern are the last two contestants hoping to be crowned the hamburger champion! Both establishments are gearing up to host members of the ILM team who will be the final judges. If you haven’t had a hamburger from these places, go check them out! Links to these establishments can be found in the resources section below! In February, the I Love Madison hosts will be out in search of the best cheese curds in the city, so get ready with your suggestions!
Chris Sorenson hosts the “Meetup of the Week” segment
This episode is all about moms, and the meetup of the week is no different! Chris highlighted Madison Hip Mamas, a fun and inclusive group of mamas in the Madison area. Typical meet-ups include playgroups, park play dates, picnics, The Beach, the Zoo, Olbrich Gardens, The Children’s Museum, Farmers Market, Cooking Club, Mama-Night-Out and more!! Check out the resources section for a link to their meetup page!This episode is all about #moms, and the #meetup of the week is no different! Chris highlighted Madison Hip Mamas, a fun and inclusive group of mamas in the #Madison area. @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Nicky McFarland
Nicky McFarland is a registered nurse who moved to Madison from Lacrosse. After moving, she connected to the community through meetups and through her work. Besides her favorite food places, which include My Old Sock, The Merchant and Graze, Nicky and her family love exploring the music venues during the summer and the Shake the Lake event. Check out this episode to hear more of her story and more amazing places to visit around the city!
Ladder climbers with ankle biters, featuring boss mom Ashley Quinto Powell
Ashley Quinto Powell is a founder of the Madison Boss Moms and Bossy newsletter. Boss Moms and Bossy were started to connect women who are actively advancing their careers while raising children. These women are sometimes affectionately referred as “ladder climbers with ankle biters” or “dynamos with kids in tow”. Ashley is the Vice President of Sales for Nei-Turner Media Group, publisher of Brava Magazine, Lakeshore Living, and The Celebration Society wedding guide, to name a few. She speaks nationally on Salary Negotiation for Women in Tech, and most recently presented at DisruptMSN and the Madison Speaker Crawl.
She actively contributes to tech and entrepreneurship by co-organizing the Madison Women in Tech, as an ambassador for the Doyenne Group, and by promoting mentorship in the community. She’s an enthusiastic contributor to the planning efforts of Forward Fest, Madison’s greatest 8 days, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs get right-sized technical solutions.
Ashley says everyone in Madison should check out the St Peter’s Catholic School Fish Fry in Ashton, Disrupt and the Forward Fest, Madison’s greatest 8 days.Boss Moms are actively advancing their careers while raising children. Ashley Quinto Powell joins us on this episode! @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode[1:45] Dotty’s takes on the village tavern in the championship round of the Madison Food Tournament! [3:30] Chris Sorenson hosts the “Meetup of the Week” segment [7:00] Chris Reese hosts the “My Move Segment” with guest Nicky McFarland [12:00] Neil Mathweg hosts featured guest Ashley Quinto Powell from Boss Moms [15:45] Who are the Boss Moms in Madison? [19:45] Why work life balance is a joke for a working mom [23:15] Ashley’s Day Job: Vice President of Sales at Nei-Turner Media Group [26:30] A few events Ashley says you need to check out
Resources & People Mentioned
- The Village Tavern
- Shake the Lake Event
- The Merchant Restaurant
- Graze Restaurant
- Madison Hip Mamas
- Ashley Quinto Powell
- Boss Moms
- Madison Women in Tech: Salary Negotiation by Ashley Quinto Powell
- Salary Negotiation for Women in Tech by Ashley Quinto Powell
- Brava Magazine
- Madison Kid’s Expo
- Thrive Conference
- Text the word “ILoveMadison” to 44222 and get all the updates from I Love Madison!
This Episode’s Sponsors:
- Chris Reese of American Family Insurance
- Abbey Wentland of Fairway MortgageCopyright 2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4750 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718, 1-877-699-0353. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. All rights reserved.
- Kelly Roettger of UniKern Studio
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And finally, if you would be so kind – leave a rating and review for the Onion Juice podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)The #ILoveMadison team has been on the hunt for the best burger in the city! The first round of the #MadisonFoodTournament is nearly done! @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON #MADISONWISCONSIN Click To Tweet This registered nurse loves living in the #Madison area! She shares all her favorite places on this awesome #ILoveMadison episode! @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet