Subject: 05.04.2020 New North Newsletter

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Encourage Educational Attainment
In-In-house experience: UWGB adds digital transformation leader as executive in residence
Insight Publications
If society takes one lesson from COVID-19, Oliver Buechse hopes that it’s the need to prepare for disruption because it will continue to arise, whether in the form of another, possibly worse pandemic or a massive technological shift.

“The coronavirus, hopefully, will pass, but technological change is here to stay. In fact, this crisis has illustrated to all of us individuals and companies that they need to rely on technology even more so tomorrow,” says Buechse, the CEO of Advancing Digital, founder of MyStrategySource and newly named executive in residence – digital transformation at the....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Lakeshore Technical College turned 691 courses to online learning in 2 weeks amid COVID-19
Herald Times Reporter 
Despite everything going on in the world, faculty and staff at Lakeshore Technical College have been laser focused on supporting our students and our community.

In advance of the safer-at-home order, all faculty and staff convened for two days of intense training to shift courses to an online format. Within two weeks, 691 courses transitioned from face-to-face to online learning. This was a monumental task for our faculty and staff, but they rose to the challenge and exceeded all


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
ThedaCare facilities reopen select services
We Are Green Bay
ThedaCare announced on Sunday that beginning May 4, ThedaCare will resume select services to treat illnesses and ongoing medical care that were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ThedaCare says the services will be phased-in over time and prioritized by patients’ needs and risks beginning with essential surgeries, primary care, and other specialties and diagnostics.

Healthcare officials say they have designated specific care facilities to care for potential....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Small business turns to Facebook Live to make sales
Not every small business has an online shopping system, instead relying on local in-person support. But this pandemic has pushed some businesses to get creative with sales promotion.

"We had to start thinking outside of the box,” said Amy Stewart, Store Manager at “You’re Special” Gifts and Collectibles in Grand Chute.

The 20-year-old, family owned "You're Special" Gifts & Collectibles doesn't have an online shopping option, so Stewart turned to....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Sheboygan clothing store finding new ways to connect with shoppers during COVID-19
Sheboygan Press
When one of Dana Dunton's customers told her she wanted to buy more items from her downtown Sheboygan clothing store, but really needed to go through her closet, Dunton did something she doesn't normally do.

They started doing 30-minute video chats to help sort through her wardrobe and make smart choices about what to....

Economic Development Feature 
WEDC creates digital platform to share pandemic response and recovery resources
To help Wisconsin businesses and communities facing economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has launched a digital platform—Focus Forward—to serve as an online “one-stop shop” for state, federal and other funding and operational assistance programs. Focus Forward will provide up-to-date information through multimedia formats, including live videos, program updates, blogs and podcasts, to help business owners in Wisconsin navigate the complexities of pandemic recovery resources.

“The information coming at people, particularly business owners struggling to survive this unprecedented health emergency, is overwhelming, and at times confusing,” said WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes. “Our Focus Forward platform is designed to serve as a....

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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