Subject: 01.15.2021 New North Newsletter

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Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Alliant Energy : partners with Sheboygan on the city's first Customer Hosted Solar project
Alliant Energy News
Solar facility will add clean energy to the grid and help power the community for decades

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - January 15, 2021 - Alliant Energy and the city of Sheboygan have reached an agreement to install a 1-megawatt (MW) solar facility in the Sheboygan Business Center. On Monday, January 18, a lease will be introduced during the Common Council Meeting.

'We are excited to partner with the city of Sheboygan utilizing our Customer Hosted Renewables Program,' said Ben Lipari, Director of Resource Development at Alliant Energy. 'This project is a win-win, benefiting both the local Sheboygan economy and environment for many years to come. It represents our vision of providing a....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
New North Inc. providing more online workforce resources amid pandemic

Throughout 2020, Wisconsin businesses were surveyed to monitor the pandemic’s economic impact.

One of the organizations behind those surveys is using what was learned to try to mitigate last year’s drag on the economy.

“The pandemic that we’re in certainly has affected certain segments of our population disproportionally over others,” said Barb LaMue.

LaMue is President and CEO of New North, Inc., a nonprofit regional economic development corporation serving 18 counties.

“We felt that we really needed to create some upskilling programs to get people back to work,” said LaMue.

One of the group’s first initiatives in the pandemic was partnering with Microsoft and Gener8tor to offer digital training courses, aiming to put people without work into....

Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 scholarship fund

FOX 11 News
A new scholarship aims to help Manitowoc County students aspiring to become engineers.

The Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UWGB-Manitowoc campus. “The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and....

Business Development in the New North
First Business Bank announces all of its entities to align under one single brand, with upgraded website and email domain
First Business Bank News
We’re proud to announce the First Business brand and entities, including First Business Trust & Investments, First Business Capital Corp., First Business Growth Funding, First Business Equipment Finance, and First Business Bank Consulting aligned under one single brand – First Business Bank – with an upgraded .BANK website and email domain on January 13, 2021.

Clients and vendors see a refreshed logo and the brand name First Business Bank referenced in....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Give BIG Green Bay returns for fourth year
FOX 11 News
A campaign that makes a big difference in the community is returning for its fourth year.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s Give BIG Green Bay community-wide giving day is set for noon on Feb. 16 until noon on Feb. 17.

The 24-hour crowdfunding event helps raise money for Brown County nonprofits.

This year, organizers say the Green Bay Packers Foundation will provide a $250,000 impact grant to create a matching pool of funds. With additional matching funds and incentives, provided by Janet and Charlie Lieb, Kris and Terry Fulwiler, The Village Companies and....


Promote the Regional Brand 
Bergstrom Automotive honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021

Fox Cities Chamber News
Neenah, WI (January 13, 2021) – Bergstrom Automotive has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 13th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. Bergstrom Automotive is the only automotive dealership group to earn this award.

“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptionaln

Organizers for Give BIG Green Bay announce 2021 dates inside the Lambeau Field atrium, January 14, 2021. (WLUK). Story above.
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
As the COVID-19 begins to have an increased impact on our businesses and communities, we thank our local media for keeping us informed. Additional resources can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page on the New North website.

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