Subject: 05.20.2020 New North Newsletter

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Gov. Evers Announces $25 Million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA), the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits, and wrap around services for program eligible individuals. 

The effort is funded by $25 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars. 

“Wisconsinites have enough to worry about as we continue to battle the deadly COVID-19 virus. They should not also have to worry about losing the roofs over their head,” Gov. Evers said. “The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program will hopefully provide peace of mind to a lot of people, as well as....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
COVID-19 economic impact study indicates ‘greater sense of resilience’ among Wisconsin businesses

New North News Press Release
Many Wisconsin businesses responding to a second University of Wisconsin Oshkosh statewide survey anticipate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue through 2020 and beyond.

Twenty-three percent of responding businesses reported not being able to remain open beyond three months if current conditions persist, said Jeffrey Sachse, director of UWO’s Center for Customized Research and Services (CCRS).

But the 32 percent of respondents reporting they would likely survive beyond 10 months under current conditions points to a “greater sense of resilience,” he said.

“The cumulative impact of the survey results in April and May tell the story of businesses first responding to the emergency of the immediate impacts and now reassessing their new,....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Integrity Insurance donates $100,000 to United Way Fox Cities amid COVID-19 health crisis
Integrity Insurance News
Integrity Insurance announced it is making a special $100,000 donation to United Way Fox Cities to support COVID-19 relief efforts and subsidized programs built to create lasting change in our community.

“At Integrity, we are committed to holding true to our core values during this pandemic by doing the right thing to support our community,” said Integrity President Jill Wagner Kelly. "We have a longstanding relationship with United Way Fox Cities and are proud to stand with them as they address the....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Burger Boats looking to beef up staff as business rebounds
We Are Green Bay
Now that the “Safer-At-Home” order has been lifted, many people are still looking for work as businesses begin to bounce back from the shutdown. The fight continues against the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who reopen are taking new steps to keep everyone safe going forward.

Burger Boats in Manitowoc is looking to increase staffing at their manufacturing facility. They specialize in building yachts of any size for both personal and commercial use.

“We are looking for good people. Whether it’s next week, next month, or next year please look us up,” said Ron Cleveringa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Burger Boats. “We are looking for....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Bay Park Square mall will reopen Wednesday
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Simon Property Group, which owns the mall, announced the reopening on its website. The hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Simon listed several protocols intended to prevent employees and shoppers from exposure to the coronavirus, including:

No employees should work if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have had symptoms in the 72 hours before their shift. As they report for work, employees will have their temperatures taken and anyone with...

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Relief
Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity receives $1.5 million for manufacturers

Biz Journals
The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity will receive $1.5 million for manufacturers as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which was passed in Congress and signed into law in March.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic crisis that is hurting our Wisconsin manufacturers,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a press release. “I supported the bipartisan CARES Act because it provides critically needed federal funding to support our...

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Relief
Gov. Tony Evers unveils plan for spending $1B in fed money to fight COVID-19 in Wisconsin
WI State Journal
Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday unveiled his plan for spending $1 billion in federal funds to combat COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

The money will be used to fund ongoing virus testing efforts, conduct contact tracing, purchase supplies, provide resources and prepare for a surge. The spending plan comes a day after Evers dropped plans to work with the state Legislature to pass a new statewide rule to slow the spread 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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