Subject: 05.14.2020 New North Newsletter

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State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Relief
Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant
Applications are being accepted from May 18-24 in which minority-owned micro-businesses with five or fewer full-time equivalent employees in the retail, service or hospitality sectors can apply for a one-time grant of $2,000 for short-term operations assistance through Wisconsin’s Collective Ethnic and Diverse Organizations. Please see the link for additional grant details.

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Green Bay, De Pere grant and loan programs provide much-needed lifeline for local businesses
Green Bay Press Gazette 
Tom and Linda Steeber made a list of projects they wanted to get done around the Astor House Bed & Breakfast after the coronavirus pandemic ground tourism and non-essential travel to a halt.

Instead of cleaning out the garage or making repairs to the historic home on Monroe Avenue, the Steebers spent hours, days and weeks of downtime trying to secure loans to keep the business afloat as....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Reopen Fond du Lac County Task Force issues guidelines for businesses during pandemic

Fond du Lac Reporter 
With the assistance of the Fond du Lac County Health Department, the Reopen Fond du Lac County Task Force has created plans and issued guidance to businesses as they begin to reopen under the state's safer-at-home orders.

As to not increase the risk of a new wave of coronarvirus cases developing and “potentially additional economic hardship,” businesses owners and employees, as well as the community, are encouraged to follow the guidelines, which include....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Door County Economic Development Corporation connecting businesses to local students

Door County Daily News
The uncertainty around the J-1 Student Visa Program has the Door County Economic Development Corporation being proactive to address a potential worker shortage. Data from the U.S. Department of State shows over 500 workers from about 30 countries worked in Door County last year. COVID-19 concerns will not only delay those students from coming to Door County until June 15th, but will likely trim the number of....

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
‘Planting for a Purpose’ aims to meet food pantry demands for fresh produce
FOX 11 News
An effort to promote gardening and fresh produce for food pantries is returning.

The Green Bay Packers and Brown County Community Gardens are partnering for the fourth year on the Planting for a Purpose Program.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is an even greater need for more fresh....

Promote the Regional Brand
Great Northern Packaging wins ‘The Best of Show Award’ at the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards
Fox Cities Chamber News
Great Northern Packaging is pleased to announce that it received The Best of Show Award in the Combined Corrugated category in the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. The winning packaging, the 3M Rock Your Workday Box, stood out for its flexographic print quality that achieved a good tonal range and exceptional detailed image quality.

Zach Schmidtknecht, VP – General Manager at Great Northern commented, “Our team did an excellent job perfecting the printing process for this 3M package. We strive to deliver that level 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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