Subject: 08.11.2020 New North Newsletter

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NOW OPEN: 2020 Employer Benefit Survey
Participation now open for the Northeast Wisconsin Employer Benefit Survey

The Fox Cities Regional Partnership, the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber, announces its third annual Northeast Wisconsin Benefit Survey in an effort to help local employers stay competitive in the workplace and position the Fox Cities and surrounding communities as a more competitive region for attracting and retaining the best talent.

The goal of this survey is to gauge the competitiveness of currently offered benefits, as well as inspire employers to brainstorm ways to boost employee engagement and improve overall workplace culture.

Organizations who complete the online survey by August 31st will receive a complimentary digital copy of the survey’s results by October 30th.

WI Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
#CloseTheDistance: Executive Leadership Conversations on Higher Education
How will higher education organization leverage technology and other
potential disruptions to evolve to the changing needs of their markets for
the future?
Moderator: Arik Johnson
Lead Analyst: David Conley

CEO Guests: Mark Mone – Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Cecil Youngblood – Dean / Chief Diversity Officer, Beloit College

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
A well-known name is behind the new Ashwaubenon concert hall
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Part of the soon-to-close Gordman's store could soon be converted to a new concert hall owned by Festival Foods CEO Mark Skogen.

Epic Event Center would be owned by Skogen and occupy roughly half of the 60,000-square-foot Gordman's building at 2351 Holmgren Way. The venue would host up to 2,000 people.

Renovations and development of the space is expected to cost $2.5 million to $3 million. The plan is scheduled to receive final municipal review...

Encourage Educational Attainment
Kiel High School hopes to develop welding skills with new equipment
FOX 11 News
Kiel High School is expanding its welding program.

The school partnered with Lakeshore Technical College and Amerequip to supply 12 brand new welders.

"Like I said the big demand is welding in the area and all the manufacturing jobs but welding in particular like I said there's 5 companies just in the community of Kiel that do a lot of welding and then there's five, six, seven, eight, nine others in the immediate area that's not even counting....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
John Michael Kohler Arts Center reopens with COVID-19 safety measures and an exhibition on community connection
Sheboygan Press
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is open again to the public, and while admission is still free, guests will experience some changes.

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state authorities, the Arts Center has made changes to keep guests and staff safe, according to a news release.

Hours have been reduced to allow more time for cleaning the facility. Guests must reserve a time slot in advance to visit, and...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Bergstrom Automotive donates truck to Habitat for Humanity Oshkosh to support mission

The Oshkosh Northwestern 
Bergstrom Automotive has given Habitat for Humanity Oshkosh a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado truck to help build affordable housing in the city.

"Having reliable transportation is critical for our staff and volunteers to efficiently move our tools and equipment to our construction sites," said Tom Simon, executive director for Habitat For Humanity Oshkosh.

John Bergstrom, the CEO of the car dealership, presented the truck to Habitat workers Monday morning.

“Far too many families in our community are struggling financially and facing housing instability that has only been...

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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.

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