Subject: 04.24.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
With demand up, manufacturing industry looks to hire workers
NBC 26
As many businesses slow to a halt, the machines at Heartland Label Printers keep on going.

“Our demand for a couple of week’s time frame has almost doubled," director of operations Nate Vosters said.

Vosters said the company and its employees are working hard to keep up with....

Expansion and Business Development
Wipfli acquires consulting firm Tidestone Solutions

Milwaukee Business Journal
Tidestone was founded in 1995. Its consultants focus on Microsoft Dynamics software implementations.

The acquisition brings Wipfli’s employee count to more than 2,600 associates at 50 offices, the firm said.

Kurt Gresens, a managing partner at Wipfli, said in an announcement of the acquisition that technology consulting and data are helping businesses enhance their....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Kimberly-Clark boosts production to meet demand during coronavirus pandemic

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has ramped up production of toilet paper and other household goods in response to a spike in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

CEO Mike Hsu said during a quarterly earnings call Wednesday the company saw first-quarter sales — January through March — of consumer tissue worth $1.7 billion, up 13 percent from the same...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Packers, Cenex donate $10,000 to Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors
NBC 26
The Green Bay Packers and Cenex® have teamed up to donate $10,000 to a group called Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors, a group sewing protective masks for essential workers.

The Packers state in a news release that half of the donation will go toward Cenex® gas cards for those making deliveries to facilities in need. The other half will go toward additional supplies for volunteers making the masks at....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Kohler donated 35 tablets to Sunny Ridge to keep residents connected to loved ones during the lockdown
Sheboygan Press
Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been closed to visitors since mid-March, but Kohler Co. is helping keep residents connected.

Kohler organized a donation of 35 Amazon Fire Tablets, headsets, chargers and six game consoles to Sunny Ridge earlier this...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Green Bay creates pandemic loan program for small businesses

FOX 11 Online
he City of Green Bay is now taking applications from small businesses for a loan program.

The city has set aside $100,000 of U.S. Housing and Urban Development money to be loaned to small businesses to help ease the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the Small Business Pandemic Relief Loan Program, a business can borrow up to....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Outagamie County COVID-19 Business Assistance Loan Program created to support small businesses
Fox Cities Chamber
Outagamie County announces the launch of the COVID-19 Business Assistance Program in collaboration with the Fox Cities Regional Partnership (the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce). The new program offers local businesses access to capital in a nimble and quick manner due to the economic challenges from COVID-19. By repurposing an existing revolving loan fund, Outagamie County dedicated $250,000 to the COVID-19 Business Assistance Program.

The program is offering loans ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 with a 3 to 5-year repayment term, 2% interest, and deferred principal and interest for at least 6 months. Loans support basic business needs, including....

Economic Development Feature
Boyd takes over as De Pere mayor

Go Press Times
With Mike Walsh deciding not to seek re-election, the City of De Pere is now under new leadership for the first time in 24 years. James Boyd, who began as an alderman in 2008, was officially sworn in as the new mayor Friday, April 17. "We are currently dealing with difficult time, but I'm excited to.... 

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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