Subject: 05.13.2020 New North Newsletter

New North Inc. would like to thank Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company for their support as a Sustaining level investor in 2020.

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Promote the Regional Brand
New North Workplace Excellence Award applications being accepted

New North Press Release
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 New North Workplace Excellence Award. The honor recognizes organizations within the 18-county New North region which are improving their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business results.

A collaboration between Right Management and New North Inc. that is in its 12th year, evaluation of award submissions is based upon the people practice(s) of an organization that led to successful and sustained.....


Last Thursday, New North announced the second observation period of a statewide survey, measuring the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wisconsin businesses, is underway. The survey is open – for both past participants and new participants – until May 14.

The survey is a partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s nine regional economic development organizations, including New North, and the UW Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services (CCRS) to collect data on the level of economic hardship being experienced by Wisconsin business due to the pandemic.

Businesses who took part in the initial observation period should go to to share their current situation. 

Businesses who previously did not participate are encouraged to do so at

How New North Is Helping Regional Employers
For more information on New North is helping the region and how this survey helps to bring resources to the New North region, listen to this radio interview, where New North, Inc. Executive Director, Barb LaMue, head of the regional economic development corporation, joins Josh of WHBY.

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge 
Greater Green Bay Chamber Open Round 2 of Applications for Greater Green Bay Back to Business Grant
Greater Green Bay Chamber Press Release 
The Greater Green Bay Chamber is pleased to
welcome applications for round 2 of its Greater Green Bay Back to Business Grant less than one week after closing the window on round 1 applications.
The grant caters to small- and medium-size businesses whose operations have been
significantly impacted as a result of COVID-19. It began with an initial $200,000 investment by American Foods Group, including America’s Service Line. Other contributors that have since joined the effort include....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Home and car sales picking up

When it comes to the things we buy in life, homes and vehicles are two of the most expensive.

During this pandemic, both the real estate and auto industries, like many others, have taken a hit.

But in recent days, demand for homes and automobiles has picked up.

After dropping off a cliff in early March, home showings in Brown County are....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Businesses confidently carry on with redevelopment plans
NBC 26
Main Street in Green Bay has become an example of business leaders and entrepreneurs sticking with their plans through the coronavirus pandemic.

In a one mile stretch, downtown leaders say there are seven businesses redeveloping or preparing to open for the first time.

“We are just incredibly inspired by the resiliency and by the small businesses who want to....


Encourage Educational Attainment
Lakeshore Technical College announces fall schedule plans
Lakeshore Technical College students are just completing their spring semester under never-anticipated conditions forced by the pandemic. Meanwhile, the staff there has developed plans it believes will allow students to move forward with their fall semester successfully, comfortably and safely.

The college is transitioning fall courses to serve students both in-person.....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Appleton’s farm market and Thursday concerts go on, but will be entirely different
Appleton Post-Crescent
Downtown Appleton is keeping some of its summer activities — the Saturday farm market and Thursday evening concerts — but they're going to look different because of coronavirus precautions, social distancing and livestreaming.

The Downtown Appleton Farm Market will have about one-third of its usual booths in the same four-block stretch of College Avenue and will begin two....

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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