Subject: 06.11.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Inc. would like to thank Camera Corner Connecting Point for their support as a Contributing level investor in 2020.

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  New North and our local partners are here    to help you apply for a $2,500 WEDC grant.

We’re All In Small Business Grant Information

WEDC launches the ‘We’re All In’ grant initiative and will start accepting online applications on June 15th. The program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses. It is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also encouraging them to adopt best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe. Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and announced by Governor Evers on May 18 (We're All In Announcement), the grants will help small businesses with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.

A business may apply for the We’re All In Small Business Grant if it:
  • Was in business in February 2020. Businesses that started in 2020 are not eligible;
  • Is Wisconsin-based and for-profit;
  • Employs 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the owner; and
  • Has more than $0 but less than $1 million in annual revenues.
Businesses will not be eligible for the grants if they are:
  • Part of a national chain, unless the business is a third-party franchise;
  • Industries covered by other Wisconsin CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund programs are ineligible for this program. These are:
  • Crop Production
  • Animal Production or Aquaculture
  • Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings (https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/LocalGovtsGrants/COVID-Grants.aspx)
To prepare for the online application process, businesses should be ready to upload the following documents to the WEDC application:
  • 2018 or 2019 federal tax return for business. (If you started your business in 2020, you are not eligible for this grant.)
  • Signed W-9 form available at https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-w-9
  • An email or letter of acknowledgement from a community organization indicating your business was in operation in February 2020 – You can email New North at newnorth@thenewnorth.com to ask for this acknowledgement.
The online grant application will be accessible for one week from 8 a.m. Monday, June 15, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. A link to the application will be posted on WEDC's page. Grants are NOT being awarded on a first come, first served basis so a business can apply anytime during the application period from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15 through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.


Promote the Regional Brand 
Wisconsin Safety Council announces 13 corporate safety award winners (seven from the New North region)
Fox Cities Chamber News
Wisconsin Safety Council – the state’s leading provider of safety training and products – announced on Wednesday this year’s Corporate Safety Award winners. In total, 13 companies were recognized for their superior safety records and commitment to creating a world-class safety culture.

“It is our mission to make Wisconsin the safest place to live, work and play,” said Aaron Huebner, Wisconsin Safety Council Executive Director. “This year’s group of Corporate Safety Award winners exemplify that mission and serve as models of what a true commitment to safety is.”


New North Regional Winners:


Oshkosh Defense

Agropur

Next Era Energy

Bassett Mechanical

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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.
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

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