Subject: 06.18.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Drive Thru Job Fairs across all 11 workforce development areas on July 15
Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
The pandemic has changed recruiting but the workforce system is still here to help you find the talent that you
need! We are hosting a Drive Thru Job Fair July 15 as part of a statewide, unified approach to let job seekers
know that there is still opportunity available in their local area!
How will the fair work and how can you participate?
If you have available positions, you will need to provide 400 one-page recruitment flyers.
Your one page document can be printed on one or both sides, 8.5x11” or a smaller size; however, only
one page per company! What should you include? Here are some suggestions:

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Oshkosh Defense announces $61.8 million modification contract
Fox 11 News
Oshkosh Defense announced it has been awarded a $61.8 million modification from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal to increase available trailer options under the current JLTV Family of Vehicles contract from 32 to 3,541.

The JLTV-T was designed as an integral part of the JLTV Family of Vehicles.

“When it comes to hauling mission critical equipment, a reliable trailer is just as essential as the vehicle it supports,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint....


Promote the Regional Brand
Green Bay Black-owned businesses welcome community support
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Dana Bell is one of many Black business owners in the Green Bay area who navigate a unique environment as a minority entrepreneur in this pandemic-era economy.

"The community can better support Black-owned businesses by giving African Americans a chance," Bell said. "We've been doubted so long that society doesn't give us any chances."

Bell's business idea for Candescent Cosmetics came from a very specific dream and goal — a cosmetics brand that encouraged women to....

Promote the Regional Brand
Here’s a list of Black-owned businesses in Sheboygan County to support on Juneteenth and every day

Sheboygan Press
With Juneteenth on Friday, some people on social media are encouraging others to make sure they patronize Black-owned businesses on that day.

Juneteenth is a celebration honoring the end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers told African Americans who were enslaved in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War ended and they were...

Economic Development Feature
Envision Greater Fond du Lac appoints Cleveland vice president, repositions Spang to small business and entrepreneurship
Envision Fond du Lac News
Envision Greater Fond du Lac has appointed James Cleveland as Vice President of Economic Development and Sarah Spang as Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

In his new role, Cleveland is responsible for managing the economic development division, serving as the primary point of contact for economic development and site selectors, company executives, business owners, brokers, and public officials to encourage companies to locate or expand in this region, as well as business-retention, expansion, and

Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
American Family Insurance and gener8tor: Offering COVID-19 response program
American Family Insurance and gener8tor announced a partnership to run a free four-week COVID-19 response virtual program for small businesses and non-profits across the country affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This program is a new phase in the COVID-19 emergency response programs launched through an American Family Insurance and gener8tor partnership in March.

Starting June 22nd and running through July 17th, American Family Insurance and gener8tor will offer a four-week virtual accelerator program designed to help....

Encourage Educational Attainment
Omro High School wins national prize for robot that tests ice safety in Samsung contest

Oshkosh Northwestern
A team of students from Omro High School has secured a national prize for their robotics project.

The Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest challenged students to find a creative solution to a local issue using science, technology, engineering and math — often shortened to “STEM” — for the chance to win $100,000 in technology for their school.

Their main goal is to encourage involvement in STEM and demonstrate that it can be used in real-world situations, all while building essential teamwork and leadership skills, according to the contest website.

In a virtual awards ceremony on June 4, contest officials named five national winners, including Rob Turner’s science class at Omro High School.

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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