Subject: 07.27.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
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Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Amazon arrives on Fox Cities’ doorstep

Appleton Post-Crescent
Amazon Delivery is set to begin operations in Greenville at a time online shopping, coincidentally, is going through the roof.

The town issued its occupancy permit Tuesday.

The distribution building is at W6331 Wally Way, which is north of the Appleton International Airport on County CB. A cornfield separates it from the McDonald’s at State 15/County CB.

It’s the first large Fox Valley facility for Amazon, the Seattle-based internet and tech giant. Amazon is the country's largest e-commerce player, with an....

Economic Development Feature
Planners of Sheboygan Innovation District say pandemic sparked new discussions
The COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Wisconsin just as the planners of Sheboygan's new innovation district were preparing to start up in-person programming to generate interest and recruit innovators and entrepreneurs to the project.

Nick O'Brien, the district's director of innovation and engagement, likened the planned buildings near the lakefront to Lambeau Field and said the networking events that were supposed to begin April 15 were the way organizers hoped to recruit the players/Packers to the....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Family-owned Fond du Lac business producing masks amid pandemic
WisBusiness News
A small family-owned manufacturer in Fond du Lac has been churning out thousands of face masks in recent months and has raised more than $10,000 for the local Salvation Army through sales of these much-needed products.

United Manufacturers Inc. was founded as an industrial sewing operation by Jeffrey and Anne Faris more than 36 years ago, and is now run by sisters Alison Faris Helleberg and Jenny Faris. They also head the other family enterprise, Faris Gourmet Popcorn and Treats, which got its start in 2010 as a high school business project created by....


Promote the Regional Brand
Acuity named a top performer by Ward Group for a 21st straight year

WisBusiness News
cuity has been named to the 2020 Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property-casualty companies, putting the company in the top 2 percent of insurers nationwide. Acuity has earned a spot on the Ward’s 50 every year since 2000, making the company one of only four insurers, and the only regional carrier, to be named to the list for 21 consecutive years. Ward Group is the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices studies for insurance companies.

“We recognize Acuity for outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period,” said Jeff Rieder, partner and head of Ward Group. “In selecting the Ward’s 50, we analyze the financial performance of nearly....

Promote the Regional Brand
Hill reelected chairman as Oneida Nation announces results for tri-annual general election

Green Bay Press-Gazette
Tehassi Hill was reelected as the Oneida Nation's business committee chairperson in Saturday's general election.

Over 1,740 people cast ballots in the crowded election Saturday. Hill was reelected as the chairperson between four other candidates.

“Yaw^ko (Thank You) for the overwhelming support for another 3 years as chairman," Hill said on Facebook after his...

Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill was reelected as Chairman of the Oneida Nation Business Committee.
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