Subject: 08.26.2020 New North Newsletter

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COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series continues Thursday with Microsoft’s Schuler
Will be joined by Joe Kirgues of gener8tor for conversation on The Future of Meaningful Work

The COVID-19 CEO Leadership Series of webinars continues this Thursday, August 27, from 11 a.m.-12 noon with the perspective of a community leader from
the New North, Michelle Schuler of TechSpark Wisconsin at Microsoft. She will be joined on the webinar by Joe Kirgues of gener8tor. Along with New North President and CEO Barb LaMue and Lew Erwin, a graduate of the gener8tor Upskilling program, the conversation will center on The Future of Meaningful Work and an update on the recently launched Upskilling partnership.

TitletownTech startups navigate challenges of pandemic
NBC 26
Inside TitletownTech, local startups are navigating through the pandemic's many challenges.

Leaders of the space said smaller, startup companies may a different set of obstacles to overcome than those of more established businesses. Startups generally have smaller amounts of cash in reserve, and they have to introduce a product that....

Door County granola got started after woman made snacks for her kids
Green Bay Press-Gazette
When Carol Ash created her first granola, she was just looking to make a better snack for her four hungry kids. Then she started making it as an occasional gift for friends. 

One friend kept telling her she should sell it, and eventually that became her first official customer for Door County Love Artisan Granola. Now, Ash is making 750 to 1,000 bags of granola at a time and stocking not only her own coffee shop, Kick Ash in Ellison Bay, but seeing an increasing number of....

Rockline Industries is adding a new line that could nearly double production capacity of disinfecting wipes
Sheboygan Press
Rockline Industries is nearly doubling its production capacity with a new $20 million disinfecting wipe production line.

Rockline said it should be fully operational in the Sheboygan plant by mid-2021, according to a news release Tuesday.

“We are making a huge investment in the future by installing the (new) line to ensure that our customers will be able to meet consumers’ increasing demand...

Green Bay Ranked #36 of the top 59 Midwestern Cities for entrepreneurial ecosystem and #5 in start-up activity
Although Milwaukee fell one spot this year to rank 13th in the Midwest+startups report that measures the strength of venture capital ecosystems in the Midwest, proponents of the report say a dropped ranking does not rule out the overall improvement of a city’s startup environment.

The annual report attempts to understand how micro-environments among 59 Midwest cities are performing relative to one another. Each city is compared in terms of startup activity, access to resources and business climate. The rankings measure “a core based statistical area’s relative rank as an ecosystem for a start up to launch, grow and....

Stellar Blue Technologies Launches Out of this World Free eCommerce Website Contest
Stellar Blue Technologies announced the beginning of their Out of this World Free eCommerce Contest. Businesses can enter for a chance to win a free eCommerce website package valued at up to $7,500. 

Stellar Blue Technologies launched the contest on August 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST and entries will be accepted until September 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The contest entry form can be found at . Entrants must state why their business is most deserving among all other entrants of a free Commerce website. The winner will be chosen by a selection committee and will be announced on...
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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