Subject: 05.06.2020 New North Newsletter

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Growing skills: The Farmory brings urban aquaculture to Northeast Wisconsin
Insight On Business
The people behind The Farmory want Northeast Wisconsin to become an industry leader in freshwater aquaculture. They’re also on a mission to improve lives.

“The Farmory started in 2016 with the idea of transforming a dilapidated building into a vibrant indoor urban farm with a social mission,” says Executive Director Claire Thompson.

The building is a historic structure in the heart of Green Bay. Built in 1920, it housed the Allouez Mineral Springs bottling plant and later became the....

Turning the tech tide: CESA 7, Microsoft team up on pilot program
Insight On Business
The need to fill information technology jobs — both now and in the future — is real. To help prepare students for a future in coding and computer science — and bolstered by a $100,000 grant —Microsoft and CESA 7 are teaming up on the Computer Science Talent Ecosystem Youth — Brown County Pilot.

The new effort is funded and supported by Microsoft TechSpark, an initiative aimed at fostering economic opportunity, skills and employability in Wisconsin.

CESA 7 Agency Administrator Jeff Dickert met with Michelle Schuler of TechSpark Wisconsin, who pitched the idea that....

Johnsonville invests in Iowa agricultural technology company SwineTech
Biz Journals
Johnsonville Ventures, the venture capital arm of sausage company Johnsonville LLC of Sheboygan Falls, has invested in an agriculture technology company in Iowa that tracks a pig's health in real-time.

The ventures fund participated in a recent $5 million Series A round of financing for SwineTech, which is based in Solon, Iowa. Johnsonville's investment amount was....

De Pere company donates specially made ‘ear savers’ to healthcare workers
FOX 11 News
A local company has donated nearly 1,000 pieces of specially-designed personal protective equipment to area healthcare workers.

Due to COVID-19, Creative Sign Company in De Pere shifted its production focus to making various types of PPE, such as pathogen shield boxes, cashier shields, and social distancing decals.

But among all those products, it says it is most proud of its....

Plexus donates to four Fox Valley non-profits
FOX 11 News
A Neenah company is hoping its donation will help the community through difficult times.

Plexus announced Tuesday its $45,000 donation will be distributed to following local organizations:

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, which supports a variety of organizations and has established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund for those in critical need.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, which continues to serve our neighbors to ensure they have....

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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