Isthmus Ad Manager Named Chair of ‘Buy Local’ Board


Colin Murray

Dane Buy Local board members have selected Colin Murray, Isthmus Advertising Manager, as the organization’s new Board Chair. He is joined on the leadership team by Jim Bradley, President and CEO of Home Savings Bank, as Vice President. Anne Whalen, owner of Anne Whalen Consulting, is Treasurer, and Rick Richards, WYOU Board Chair, serves as Secretary.

Dane Buy Local is a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations and citizens in and around Dane County, Wisconsin, acting in alliance to keep our communities prosperous and sustainable. The organization has grown to over 425 members, and provides support and promotion for locally owned businesses. Member businesses are profiled at and featured in the Dane Buy Local Guide print publication available in businesses and libraries throughout Dane County.

Colin has an extensive business background in the Madison market. Colin has been the Advertising Manager for Isthmus Publishing since 2005, where he previously worked as a sales representative since 2003. He began his media career at the Madison Times, a small weekly, multicultural newspaper in 1999, where he concentrated on and grew classified advertising sales. He later worked at Erickson Publishing as a sales representative, contribution to such publications as Anew (now Brava), Dane County Kids, Now Hiring and Badgerland Sports for Kids.

In addition to serving as Chair of the Dane Buy Local board, Colin is a member of American Advertising Federation — Madison, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) — Advertising Committee, and serves on the board of directors for the Alternative Weekly Network (AWN). He has also worked projects with Madison Business Alliance — Planning Team (Greater Madison’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce); OutReach, Inc. — Award Nominations Committee; Celebrate Madison — Promotions Committee; Briarpatch — Crisis Counselor Volunteer (providing support for troubled youth and their parents).

Dane Buy Local was founded in 2004 and is a project of Wisconsin Partners for Sustainability,

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