Subject: 02.18.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Inc. would like to welcome R&R Insurance as our newest investor! 
Serving the Midwest since 1975, R&R Insurance Services has grown to be one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the region. We represent top rated national and regional insurance carriers. 
R&R Insurance currently has locations in the Appleton and Green Bay area. 

To learn more about R&R Insurance, click HERE.

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Nicolet National Bank buying West Bend bank
Insight On Business 
Green Bay’s Nicolet National Bank will acquire Commerce State Bank of West Bend in an estimated $129.6 million all-stock deal.

The deal, approved over the weekend by both banks’ boards of directors, still needs approval from regulators and shareholders. It’s expected to close in the third quarter of 2020.
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Encourage Educational Attainment
Lakeshore Technical College: Dual enrollment reduces college debt | Paul Carlsen

Herald Times Reporter 
College affordability has never received as much attention as it is receiving right now, and rightfully so.

Currently, there is more than $1,600,000,000,000 in outstanding student loan debt. While the majority of this debt is the result of for-profit colleges maximizing shareholder profits at the expense of student credit scores, Lakeshore Technical College is providing more cost-effective alternatives to...
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Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
County brownfield grants on track to assist with $125 Million in Development
SCEDC Newsletter 
Sheboygan County working with their consultant, Stantec, has secured ~$1 million US Environmental Protection Agency Assessment Grants in three rounds 2014, 2017, and 2019.

The assessment grants are able to complete the environmental due diligence activities typically associated with brownfields. Those activities can include Phase I/II assessments, site sampling, and materials management plans among...

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Investor Event
Toward One Wisconsin 2020 Conference
Top Netflix lawyer to speak at Toward One Wisconsin
“Toward One Wisconsin provides an important forum to think and strategize about how we can truly create diversity and inclusion in Wisconsin."
Hilary Ware, Conference Plenary Speaker
Netflix General Counsel, VP Litigation & Regulatory Affairs
Frequent speaker on diversity in legal profession and work-life balance
Growing up in Wausau, Hilary Ware saw the struggles in her community during the influx of Hmong Refugees in the 1980s. Since then, she says, “We’ve learned that we may speak a different language at home, or eat different food, or celebrate different holidays, but we all share our essential humanity and a shared identity of being American. We can all learn from each other.”
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