Subject: 03.25.2020 New North Newsletter

Please refer to the COVID-19 Updates & Resource page on the New North website for additional information.

Schmitz’s podcast “What Not to Do” inspires with failures
Green Bay Press Gazette
While most business advisers instruct entrepreneurs on what to do, Kyle Schmitz of De Pere is making a career out of telling them what not to do.

Schmitz has created a popular podcast, “What Not to Do,” that is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbay, Listen Notes and Buzzsprout. Instead of hearing all about the easy road to success, it focuses on the failures experienced by entrepreneurs and the lessons...

Local farmers and businesses help with fresh food demand
Grocery stores gave been busy with more empty shelves and a high demand for fresh food, but local farmers and small businesses are trying to help alleviate some of that demand.
Fresh food to your doorstep is not a new concept, but a service more and more people are using...

$960K Broadband Grant Awarded to Kewaunee County
Kewaunee County, News
Kewaunee County has been awarded its full request of $960,000 to increase its high-speed internet access with the assistance of Bug Tussel Wireless in Green Bay.

One of 72 grants the state Public Service Commission awarded in the latest round of Broadband Expansion Grants, the Kewaunee County project aims to build seven wireless towers in Kewaunee County, starting in the towns of....
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Investor Story
Adding a Wisconsin story to this email. Matt Adamczyk, Microsoft Technologist in Resident at TitletownTech, received a call from UW Green Bay asking how to integrate Microsoft TEAMS. Matt listened and engaged Microsoft FASTTRACK to help with this fast turn request. Within 24 hours the FASTTRACK team was engaged and assisting UW Green Bay with the services needed.

If you have questions after reading this email, please feel free to reach out. We would be happy to listen and see how we can assist. 

Matt Adamczyk

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has impacted the lives of countless people around the world.

Our thoughts are, of course, with the families and loved ones of the victims, those who are suffering today, and the selfless caregivers who are working tirelessly to treat them and to eradicate this disease.

Beyond these, many more lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak due to travel and public gathering restrictions, interruption to important services and the challenge of remaining productive while working from remote locations.

At Microsoft, we can empathize with this disruption as thousands of our employees are currently working remotely due to the outbreak, including many of our employees in the US. In fact, I’d like to share a letter written by one of our employees, Lily Zheng, who has shared her experience working remotely in Shanghai.

Inspired by Lily’s story, we have been focusing on how we can help those who are facing the challenge of working in different ways and to ensure that organizations can continue forward despite these challenges.

Many organizations, agencies, and learning institutions effectively accommodate high volume remote work today using Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft solutions. We want to ensure that all of our customers are aware of these same solutions right now and that customers can access deployment, training and support resources their employees may need to begin quickly using them.

To help do this, we want to be clear that Teams is available to you. If you’re currently not licensed for Teams, we can provide you with a free six month offer of Office G1 that includes Microsoft Teams.

Additionally, here are resources that we are making available to help you get started right away:

I hope that these resources are valuable to you in this challenging time. If you’re interested in getting Microsoft Teams activated for your organization or have any questions about these offers, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 
We plan to add more offers and resources like these in the coming weeks that you can follow here

Thank you.

Sparking Technology in Wisconsin,
Michelle Schuler
Manager Microsoft TechSpark Wisconsin | Corporate, External, & Legal Affairs | Microsoft Corporation 
Cell: 920.205.9726
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