Subject: 07.10.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
How a branding company shifted gears to make protective equipment
Spectrum News 1
In mid-March, healthcare providers around the nation were scrambling to find personal protective gear.

At the same time, businesses across the state were laying plans on how they were going to survive the shutdown.

Elevate97 found an answer to both concerns on its production floor near Green Bay. The branding and marketing business pivoted to a new market based on two key questions.

“How are we going to help? But also, how are we going to keep our team members working? The first thing we came up with was the plastic face shield. ” said Bill Hawker, the company’s director of business....

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Lawrence University agrees to energy reduction project

FOX 11 News
Lawrence University has signed an agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. to upgrade equipment on its campus.

The $5.5 million agreement announced Thursday will lower the school's utility consumption, according to the university.

Lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment will be upgraded as part of the...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
International college students studying locally concerned about deportation in the fall
We Are Green Bay
On Monday, trade schools, colleges, and universities were notified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that if enrolled international students do not return to in person courses this fall, they would either have to transfer to another school, or exit the Country.

I.C.E also says that new visas will not be issued to schools that are offering a mix of online and in-person classes going forward. Local 5 spoke with Sylvester Ndifor, a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, is concerned that he might have to depart the states and head back to Cameroon Africa. “In the Fall for example, I have a class, I have clinicals at the hospital, that I need to do. I know last semester, we had clinicals online. So there is a possibility that we might have clinicals....

Promote the Regional Brand 
Festival Foods raises funds for food pantries, pet groups
Herald Times Reporter
Skogen’s Festival Foods recently challenged its guests and associates to donate to its Food for Neighbors and Paw Away Hunger programs, and promised to match all funds raised over a five-week period up to a maximum of $25,000.

The results are in, and the grocer said a total of $34,000 was raised by the June 30 deadline — exceeding Festival Foods’ goal of $25,000.

“This is outstanding news for our local food pantries and pet organizations, and it’s proof that every donation makes a.....


Economic Development Feature
The 2020 census deadline has been extended. Here’s how to fill out the census and other things you need to know
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
There’s still time to be counted in the once-every-10-years census.

The deadline to submit your response to the U.S. Census Bureau has been extended three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You now have until Oct. 31 to respond.

While Wisconsin as a whole has one of the nation’s highest response rates, many parts of the state are lagging behind, more than three months since the constitutionally required count....

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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