Subject: 05.21.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Shawano manufacturing facility making PPE
WBAY
Action 2 News has reported numerous times on a nationwide shortage of PPE or personal protective equipment. One Shawano manufacturing facility is helping to fill the void.

Demonstration of the Norolex protective gown. The Shawano manufacturer retooled equipment to produce PPE for health care workers (WBAY photo)
The Novolex plant in Shawano works 24-7 manufacturing bags for things like ice, fertilizer, and seed. But, when the coronavirus pandemic started, company officials wondered what novolex could do to help others.

According to Galen Killam, Novolex's Senior Technology and Product Manager "In this case, as we....
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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Sturgeon Bay’s FLS Banners creates The Milwaukee Mask Company to continue producing face masks

We Are Green Bay
When asked about what’s new and exciting for FLS Banners, Owner Cain Goettelman has a sure answer: Selfie Face Masks.

The custom-made masks allow customers to upload a “Selfie” to the company’s website to create a personalized mask.

They’re donating a mask to a doctor or nurse for every....
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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Investors Community Bank supports area restaurants, treats Appleton-area essential workers as part of the Fueling the Frontline program
Fox Cities Chamber News

Investors Community Bank, a subsidiary of County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK), recently launched a special program in each of their four bank markets to feed essential workers in the community and support the bank’s restaurant customers.

Staff at the Grand Chute Police Department and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department recently received treats courtesy of ICB as part of the bank’s Fueling the Frontline initiative. The purpose of this initiative is two-fold, to thank those essential employees who are working in the health and public safety fields during this pandemic, and to support restaurant customers by placing...

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Grants, donations from U.S. Venture help keep nonprofits going during coronavirus pandemic
Post Crescent 
The coronavirus pandemic has put an unexpected strain on nonprofit organizations in the Fox Valley.

They quickly had to adjust to meet new challenges brought on by the pandemic to keep helping the people they serve. U.S. Venture recognized the challenges facing nonprofits and decided to do something to help.

Every year, the company's U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation gives grants to local nonprofit organizations. This year, the foundation had $1.7 million to give away. To make sure the nonprofits could use the money to best meet....

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Oneida Nation allows non-essential businesses to reopen with guidelines

Fox 11 Online
Oneida Nation announced non-essential businesses may reopen Friday while abiding by guidelines.

Last week, Oneida Nation extended its "Safer at Home" declaration to June 11.

On Wednesday, a newly adopted Open for Business amendment was added to the 'Safer-at-Home'....
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Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Mulva Center construction could begin in 2020 despite pandemic

Fox 11 Online
The Mulva Cultural Center may start construction this fall, but groundbreaking could wait until spring 2021.

“We are continuing to move forward with design. We’re going to moving into that last phase of design here this summer. And then this fall we will be looking at our construction strategy and plans to move forward,” said Rick Bilotto, the owner’s representative with the....
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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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