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Confidence of Region’s CEOs Improves

The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse improved to 99.9 — up from 80.5 last quarter and from 63.8 the quarter before — when The Pulse reached its lowest point since its inception in Quarter 4, 2001. The 99.9 last quarter is the eighth consecutive quarter below 100 on the index. The Business Pulse continues to show […]

CEOs See Fundamental Change Ahead

Business owners and CEOs say we haven’t hit bottom yet, and many expect things will get worse over the course of this year.

CEOs See Light in the Tunnel

From its lowest point ever recorded, The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse© improved to 80.5 at the End of the First Quarter. Today, the Confidence of CEOs and Business Owners is up from its all-time low of 63.8 at the end of Q4/08.

Stimulus Receives Little Support

In the latest The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse© CEOs indicate they are generally opposed to the Obama stimulus plan. The study was conducted between January 27 and February 3 – just prior to the final passage of the economic stimulus plan in Congress. More than half (57%) of the CEOs indicate that they are Opposed […]

2009 Business Pulse: Business Looks to New North to Spread the Word

The New North region is well recognized within its own boundaries, but a majority of local business leaders believe the time is right to spread the word about the region to other areas, according to results of The Business Pulse, a survey of chief executive officers and other leaders in Northeast Wisconsin. The survey is […]

2009 Business Pulse: CEO Challenges 2009

In 2009, CEOs say there are new challenges on their plate – some they’ve never seen before. Since October, when the whole world changed, CEOs in Northeastern Wisconsin have been rapidly reordering business priorities.

2008 Business Pulse: CEOs see a Threat/Opportunity

In October, at the end of the Third Quarter, CEO Confidence in Northeastern Wisconsin had fallen to its lowest level in 30 consecutive quarters of reporting by The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse. Since then, on top of everything else, the government officially declared us in a recession.  How are CEOs responding?  What have they done […]

2008 Business Pulse: Recovery Measured in Years

The financial meltdown has raised havoc with the economy. Business Leaders in Northeastern Wisconsin – the rest of the world as well – are all wondering how long it’ll take to recover. Publish at Scribd or explore others: Economics Business

2008 Business Pulse: Public Trust has Eroded

The financial crisis that has embroiled banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, investment firms – the markets as well – has also taken a toll on the Public Trust of the business community. Publish at Scribd or explore others: Stocks Business

2008 Business Pulse: CEO Confidence Reaches Record Low

These days, sagging Confidence isn’t Big News…and The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse conducted immediately after Congress passed its historic, gigantic, bailout bill simply quantified the obvious.  The big news is how far CEO confidence has fallen! Publish at Scribd or explore others: Stocks Business

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