Subject: 04.13.2020 New North Newsletter

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Economic Development Feature
New North requests help to get funds into local communities #CensusChallenge campaign created to encourage responses to U.S. Census 2020

New North Press Release
New North Inc., in conjunction with its partner organizations and investors, has announced the creation of the #CensusChallenge, a campaign to encourage everyone in the New North region to respond and be counted in the United States Census 2020.
The process for the 2020 Census has begun. The U.S. Census Bureau’s goal is to count all people living in the United States, to count them only once, and to count them in the right place. For the next 10 years, the federal government will rely on the data collected in 2020 to help determine funds distribution across 316 Census-guided programs to states, counties and…

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Sturgeon Bay manufacturer stepping up to sanitize PPEs
Door County Daily News
Therma-Tron-X in Sturgeon Bay is working with Michigan Technological University to build mobile units that will clean COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipment. TTX is an industrial and heat processing equipment manufacturer that makes ovens and that concept is being used to generate heat in the units up to 170 degrees that is enough to kill the coronavirus. An engineering team from Michigan Tech tested a prototype unit called Mobile Thermal Utility (MTU) Sanitizer last week. Therma-Tron-X owner Brad Andrae along with his daughter Amy, a biomedical engineer by training and director of IT at TTX, and his son-in-law Dan Barnard, who co-invented the design, brainstormed up a plan. Andrae shares how the concept....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
ThedaCare accepting handmade fabric masks
FOX 11 Online
ThedaCare is encouraging the community to continue to make handmade masks.

While the hospital system says its team members will not be using handmade masks in place of PPE, they have many other uses, such as:

  • Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 when they return home
  • Family members of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Higher-risk populations within our....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
CMD Corp. in Appleton uses 3D printer to make face shield frames
Insight On Business
Add CMD Corp. in Appleton to the growing list of New North manufacturers who are switching gears and producing protective equipment for those on the front lines of battling the coronavirus.

CMD Corp. Director of Operations Ron Buchinger came up with the idea to have the global supplier of converting equipment begin making frames for protective face shields using one of the...


Economic Development Feature
WHEDA FAQs for homeowners, renters, housing providers in response to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHEDA has adjusted operations to protect our employees and the communities we serve. We continue to deliver the level of service our customers have come to expect and we remain focused on expanding access to affordable housing and economic opportunity.

We sincerely appreciate your support and patience as we work together during this critical time to serve Wisconsin communities and residents.

As the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic changes, so does WHEDA’s response. WHEDA also is monitoring developments related to the....

Local Chamber Feature
Greater Green Bay Chamber hosting roundtable to help small business

FOX 11 Online
The Greater Green Bay Chamber is hosting two virtual roundtable events to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversations will focus on best practices, loan options, marketing and much more. Representatives from Associated Bank and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation will also be part of the

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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