Subject: 07.08.2020 New North Newsletter

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Support for black-owned businesses rises as communities respond to protests, pandemic
It’s never easy to start a new business. It’s especially difficult amid a pandemic.

Synika Kirk opened his clothing store, PLAGRND, in December after he realized there weren’t a lot of options for urban men’s wear in Green Bay. But months later, he faced a challenge that’s still rocking even the most established small businesses: the coronavirus shutdown.

PLAGRND was one of the first stores in the area to stock cloth face masks. It helped. Still, it hasn’t been easy,...

In Fond du Lac’s bookstore desert, new downtown pop-up show to sell books, book-ish items
Fond du Lac Reporter
Get your summer reading lists ready.

Book Boutique will open Wednesday with an array of books and bookish items at 59 N. Main St. through the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership’s Pop-Up Fond du Lac program.

As a pop-up store, the book supply has to be limited, so owner Margaux Mich chose a selection that holds personal significance, as well as recommendations from...

Bay Port graduates start business, HomeMate
For 2020 Bay Port High School graduates Ryan Thieme and Nathan Jonet, business is good.

Despite graduating only one month ago and now knowing one another well for most of their high school careers, the pair started their own company, HomeMate USA, which gives clients help around their homes.

"It's an interesting story," said Thieme, who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study business....

Titletown District reopening this week
FOX 11 Online
The Green Bay Packers are welcoming the community back to its Titletown district this week.

Titletown has offered virtual programs for the last few months.

Now, in-person classes and activities are back, but you will have to register online.

The playground is open to the public and will be monitored to keep...

Fund providing grants to 44 organizations
A fund through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region will help some nonprofits deal with the pandemic.

President Curt Detjen says they’re giving $114,000 from the Bright Ideas Fund to 44 organizations.

He says some of them focus on racial and ethnic minorities, including African Heritage, Casa Hispana, and...
Nathan Jonet, left, and Ryan Thieme, 2020 Bay Port High School graduates, recently started HomeMate USA.
Don't miss this week's Close the Distance: CEO Leadership Conversations on Food & Dining, with CEO Guest, Craig Culver, Co-Founder of Culver Franchising System, LLC, Thursday, July 9th at 11am! For more details, please click HERE!
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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