Subject: 06.02.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Finding footing: Communities, small businesses search for way forward
Insight On Business 
COVID-19 has sent countless small businesses into crisis, but for Stubborn Brothers Brewery in Shawano the timing could not have been worse.

Owners and brothers Aaron and Erik Gilling spent years painstakingly and lovingly transforming the historic Crescent Theater in downtown Shawano into a premier brewery and events venue. Days after their soft opening, the state’s...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Thinking outside the box: Fox Valley Wood Products does things differently
Insight On Business
As a third-generation, family-owned business that started in 1963, Fox Valley Wood Products in Kaukauna has a long history of success in manufacturing pallets, custom crates and packaging, and industrial wood platforms. But that doesn’t mean the company is content to coast.

Fox Valley Wood Products — which won the 2020 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small category — is all about finding better ways to do things, whether that means refining its own production processes or boosting the....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
RV sales and rentals climb
Door County Daily News
With some vacations being canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, many families are turning to recreational vehicles to spend time with each other while social distancing. A recent US Travel Association survey shows 47 percent of people were likely to travel by car after pandemic worries lessen and 42 percent would stick close to home with....

Economic Development Feature
U.S. manufacturing activity crawls off 11-year low
U.S. manufacturing activity eased off an 11-year low in May, the strongest sign yet that the worst of the economic downturn was behind as businesses reopen, though the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis could take years because of high unemployment.

The promising signs of stabilization in manufacturing reported by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday are a welcome respite as the country braces for data on Friday expected to show the worst unemployment rate since

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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