Associated Bank Express launches in 12 Days

Rendering of the new Express branch concept opening at 640 University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin

Associated Bank is launching a new “Express Branch” on December 2nd at 640 University Ave in Madison, Wisconsin.  Updates and more information for those that are interested can be found by following the District Manager of the Madison West  district of Associated Bank on Twitter @StevenEspo78

Location of Associated Bank's first Express Branch.  Opening December 2, 2013

Location of Associated Bank’s first Express Branch. Opening December 2, 2013


Madison History: Gates of Heaven Synagogue

Last Monday I was bored on my day off and I decided to go film some historical stuff.  I remembered there is this old synagogue in James Madison Park here in Madison.  Dating back to the 1860’s and moved to it’s present location in the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest synagogue buildings in the US. Now it is owned by the city of Madison and is rented out for events.


More information about Gates of Heaven can be found on the City of Madison website.

I want to marry you in Minneapolis

This. Is. Awesome.  Go Minneapolis!  I was sitting on my lunch break today reading this week’s issue of the Isthmus and I saw this full page ad regarding LGBT wedding opportunities in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis is rolling out the red carpet to all the same sex couples that are looking to get married.  It is great to see them getting the word out to other like-minded cities in the region that don’t currently have the same opportunities available for the loving, committed couples looking to get married. 

Mayor Rybak is a great guy for getting this tourism/wedding campaign going.  It will be awesome to see the great economic impact all these “destination weddings” to Minnesota will have on the state.


By the way, The Hotel Minneapolis is an excellent hotel.  I have stayed there.  Exceptional service, convenient to the light rail, and in the middle of the walk friendly downtown.