Subject: 03.02.2020 New North Newsletter

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Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. To Acquire Advantage Community Bancshares, Inc: Nicolet continues strategic expansion in Central Wisconsin
Nicolet Bank Release
Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCBS) ("Nicolet") and Advantage Community Bancshares, Inc. ("Advantage") today jointly announce the execution of a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Nicolet will acquire Advantage and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Advantage Community Bank ("ACB").

Mike Daniels, President and CEO of Nicolet National Bank said, "We continue to find great partners who want to get back to the heart of community banking. Banking is still a people-driven business and we have found experienced bankers at Advantage who have a solid....
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Promote the Regional Brand 
BelGioioso master cheesemaker followed his trade from Italy, then fell in love with craft

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
When Gianni Toffolon started making cheese, it was because he needed a job. He knew after his first batch that making cheese was more than a job. Toffolon considers cheese an art, and it is his lifelong passion.

He’d never even heard of Wisconsin when he came from Italy in 1979 to work as a cheesemaker at BelGioioso Cheese in the Green Bay area. Four decades later, he’s a certified...
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Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
Toward One Wisconsin: Statewide conference targets diversity, inclusion
Insight On Business
Diversity and inclusion are buzzwords in today’s business world, but they need to be much more. Ideally, such goals should be actionable and measurable, resulting in more diverse populations represented on corporate staffs and boards, economic development leaders say.

To that end, the second statewide Toward One Wisconsin Conference will be held April 28-29 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. Last year, the inaugural conference was held in Milwaukee and brought in more than 500 attendees. Attendance is expected to be at least....

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Regional Event
Chamber Manufacturing Round-table to highlight UWGB Engineering School and FreshTech
Sheboygan County Chamber
The Sheboygan County Chamber's Manufacturing Roundtable will be meeting to tour the Engineering labs at the Sheboygan Campus of UW-Green Bay. Guest speakers for this meeting include:
  • Barb LaMue, Executive Director of New North, Inc. – how can New North help area manufacturers?
  • Ann Franz, Executive Director, NORTHEAST Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance – why are the NEWMA programs so beneficial to area employers and why has Sheboygan County had so many All-Stars since the program was launched?
  • Nick O’Brien, Director of Innovation & Engagement, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation - an overview of the FreshTech program and how area manufacturers will benefit.
  • Paul Griffin, Site Training Specialist, MilliporeSigma –Are current school programs producing the kind of recruits manufacturers need? Do you have suggestions for different programs?
  • Jamie Schramm, Chief Executive Officer, UWGB/Sheboygan – What is different now that Sheboygan is closely linked to UWGB? New degree programs on the horizon, new training labs, etc. Then, a tour of the labs.
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