Subject: 04.21.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Inc. would like to thank Schreiber Foods, Inc. for their support as a Founding level investor in 2020.

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#KeepOnWI is an inclusive, broad-reaching, nonpolitical community campaign. Its sole intention is to bring inspiration and hope to people across Wisconsin during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. 

Through the Keep On campaign led by Elevate97, we are striving to:

• Rally an inclusive community around continued support.
• Build resilience for the long road ahead.
• Instill confidence in our collective ability to persevere.
• Encourage positive action.
• Fuel optimism and inspire hope.
• Create stronger connections despite social distance.
• Promote physical and mental wellness.
• Lead with strength.

How can you help? Please join the movement on social media @keeponwi. Spread the word. Download and display a window sign. Share some positive messages @keeponwi about things you’re doing to uplift our community or help neighbors.  


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Nicolet Bank starts micro grant program to help small business customers through pandemic

We Are Green Bay
A small business owner in downtown Green Bay went to his bank looking for a loan and a few days later learned he was awarded a grant. Here’s more on the micro-grant program in operation at Nicolet Bank.

With COVID-19 sweeping the nation, small businesses like the House of Homebrew, have had to adapt. For Doug Feck, that means finding new ways to sell the equipment and ingredients he stocks to make....
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Promote the Regional Brand
Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says goodbye after 24 years on the job

WBAY
For the first time in 24 years, Appleton will be under new leadership Tuesday.

Monday is Mayor Tim Hanna's last day on the job and the change comes during the outbreak of the coronavirus, which will be the biggest issue moving forward.

As the longest serving mayor in the history of Appleton, Tim Hanna has faced a lot...
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Economic Development Feature
Gov. Evers announces Badger Bounce Back plan
WisPolitics.com
Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In coordination with this announcement, at the direction of the governor, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining the phases of the plan. The emergency order is available....
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Economic Development Feature
Exact Sciences in Madison ready to process 20,000 coronavirus tests per week, expanding Wisconsin’s testing capacity
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Last year, Exact Sciences processed 1.7 million tests, more than 30,000 a week on average, that look for genetic markers of colon cancer.

The instruments that processed those tests can be modified to look for genetic markers of the coronavirus.

For the past several weeks, lab and software engineers, scientists and technicians at....

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Expansion and Business Development
3M contract with Pentagon for N95 masks worth $76 million
StarTribune
3M will receive $76 million under a Pentagon contract for N95 respirator masks it shares with Honeywell and Owens & Minor.

The Maplewood-based company said earlier this month a government contract would allow it to continue putting money into its N95 lines in the U.S.

The Pentagon contract, awarded April 11, was for a total of....
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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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