Subject: 05.12.2020 New North Newsletter

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Gov. Evers Announces Another Turn of the Dial for 
Wisconsin Businesses

Gov. Tony Evers today announced another turn of the dial on Safer at Home to add even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way.

Emergency Order #36, signed today by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Additionally, the Emergency Order signed today allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow all safety precautions and guidelines as outlined in the Safer at Home order

To read full press release click HERE!

Wisconsin’s retail sector must adapt to social distancing requirements while continuing to provide the goods and experience that enhance the quality of life for residents, create a unique sense of place and attract visitors to our communities.  

My non-essential business wants to offer in-person retail. What requirements do I need to follow?
Non-essential businesses may open for in-person retail so long as they do the following: COVID-19 Retail Services Guidelines

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Brown County wineries Trout Springs, Duck Creek produce in-demand hand sanitizer
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Steve DeBaker is always willing to try something new.

The owner of Trout Springs Winery near Wayside, in southern Brown County, didn't hesitate to switch gears from making wine to hand sanitizer when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

He already had plenty of one of the key ingredients, alcohol, on hand from....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Greater Green Bay Chamber News
The Greater Green Bay Chamber, in collaboration with several partner organizations, is pleased to introduce a business representative-staffed Small Business Resource Hotline to answer small businesses’ “back to business”-related questions resulting from COVID-19.

The hotline is a collaborative effort initiated by the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Startup Hub, along with partners Associated Bank, Wipfli LLP, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, Green Bay SCORE Chapter 508 and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
FVWDB announces outreach for unemployed
Insight On Business
The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board has created a form on its website to collect names and contact information to assist those permanently unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Those who complete the form will be contacted by a career planner with free job search and resume assistance, along with possible financial support for retraining. All services offered by the FVWDB are free.

When Gov. Tony Evers implemented his Safer at Home order, the nonessential employers that closed did so.....

New North Infrastructure
Wisconsin DOT will hold online meeting to discuss I-41 expansion in Outagamie and Brown counties
Appleton Post-Crescent
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold an online meeting Wednesday to discuss options for the proposed Interstate 41 expansion between the Fox Cities and De Pere.

The YouTube Live meeting will start at 5 p.m. with a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. The public can join the meeting by visiting

The expansion project will stretch 23.6 miles between State 96....


New North Infrastructure 
Port of Green Bay gets a head start on 2020 shipping season
FOX 11 News
The 2020 shipping season got off to an early start for the Port of Green Bay.

The tonnage report over the first month and a half is up 19% from the strong 2019 shipping season.

Officials say nearly 228,000 tons of cargo moved into and out of the Port between March 15 and the end of....

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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