Subject: 08.27.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Inc. would like to thank Kimberly-Clark Corporation for their support as a Visionary level investor in 2020.

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ExporTech Virtual Program 
Helping Wisconsin Manufacturers Grow Their Business Through Exporting
Virtual ExporTech Mon-Friday’s 1-3:30pm over 3 weeks. 
 Wk Sept 28th; Wk Oct 26th, Wk Dec 14th Link: https://wmep.egnyte.com/dl/xCnm0cHxVy

Applications CLOSE Sept. 1st! Read why you should be a part of ExorTech!
  • You will learn: 1) Process of exporting using best practices; 2) Process of development of an export strategic expansion plan, and 3) meet key Fed/State and private sector entities to best support your growth. All materials transparent, electronic, repeatable.
  • Customized coaching in between sessions for 1) Value Proposition/Target Market Research; and 2) Personal strategy development coaching by me. You will have assigned coaches from the US Commercial Service to support you in development of Target Market Research using data to identify top markets; then using your industry knowledge, competitor knowledge; we will focus that in on next best 3 target countries with highest ROI potential/least risk.
  • Final session – Your plan is “shark tanked” by +3 Export Experts to provide additional pros/cons, recommendations for success.
  • $ 7500, less $ 3,000 WEDC Scholarship = $ 4,500 PAID out of pocket. Full company, all 3 participants
  • Attendees – We prefer (3) key roles: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, and VP Sales; as you are crafting strategy. If you have someone else you feel is mission-critical to this; we can add a 4th. We can talk through it. Also, with virtual; we can invite key marketing, logistics folks from your team to sit in specific presentations for learnings; yet not be crafting strategy. I’m flexible.
  • On Graduation, the gate opens to up to 25K in WEDC Grant dollars for plan implementation. We will build this into your ExporTech strategy plan. Plus, WEDC provides a 4-5K value customized review in (1) target country; using WEDC In-Country Wisconsin offices. Could be for finding sales channel partners, customers, whatever the need is.
  • This whole event is tight, value-packed, relevant to the C-Suite. Link: https://wmep.egnyte.com/dl/X0fMjyayPx
  • This is our 10th year. Companies are surveyed for business results about 9mo after graduation. Our ExporTech graduates are averaging close to +$1mil in export revenues. Wisconsin’s program has been named “Best in the Nation” for results. https://wmep.egnyte.com/dl/Jv5RfpmTN2
  • ExporTech Deliverables: 1) Sales increases from export expansion customized to your company; 2) Understanding the process of developing a strategic export expansion plan, 3) Your customized export expansion plan, reviewed and vetted by 4 export professionals; 4) C-suite understanding of the export process to mitigate the risks, maximize the time to ROI; 5) Introduction to Wisconsin’s key export professionals in all areas of exporting who become your go-to team to support your expansion; including trade finance bankers, logistics, and more; and 6) all materials electronically and transparently; with ability to revise the plan each year with continued support.
Interested? Complete the Participation and Scholarship Application online at : http://www.wmep.org/services/global-expansion/exportech/exportech-scholarship-application/

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challeng
Fall school plans worry business leaders
Insight on Business

As schools begin to open across the state, 43 percent of Wisconsin business leaders responding to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s fifth statewide COVID-19 economic impact survey believe school district plans will significantly impact workforce availability.

Another one-third of respondents were still unsure about the impact, said Jeffrey Sachse, interim director of....

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Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Business owners are building in Allouez’s heavily traveled Webster Avenue corridor
We Are Green Bay
Take a drive down Webster Avenue in Allouez and you’ll see multiple signs of improvement. Local 5 found that despite the pandemic, business owners are building in this heavily traveled corridor.

The sounds of construction echo across Allouez – where in the middle of a pandemic business owner Keegan Pries moves forward on construction of a new day care facility, here along the Webster Avenue corridor.

“Love the area, it’s got a great community and we wanted to make our own subcommunity in it,” said Pries who owns....

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Downtown Green Bay café will deliver your coffee in sustainable style with new e-bike service
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Brenna Panske is looking forward to getting paid to go on bike rides. Streetwise is looking forward to hot coffee delivered by electronic bicycle.

Panske manages Glas Coffeehouse, 228 N. Adams St., which on Thursday will begin using a newly-purchased electric bike to deliver your food and drink orders to locations within a roughly one-mile radius of the downtown Green Bay cafe.

"Getting paid to exercise is a win-win gig," Panske said.

Maureen Riordan-Haese, Glas' retail operations manager, said the cafe's delivery area is bounded by Broadway, Grignon Street, Webster Avenue and the East River. Orders can be placed by either...
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Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
Fox Cities organizations launch video campaign encouraging healthy habits amid COVID-19
Fox Cities Chamber News
Seven Fox Cities-based business organizations have partnered together to launch a two-part video campaign encouraging local residents and visitors to follow public health guidelines and support the local economy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Appleton Downtown Inc., Appleton Northside Business Association, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fox West Chamber of Commerce, Future Neenah Inc. and Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce collaborated to create the campaign.

“Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, it is important to promote all efforts that we, as a community, can control to keep our economy open,” shared Becky Bartoszek, President & CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber.

Two videos will be released – one on August 26 and a second on September 1 – encouraging local residents and visitors to follow the current recommended health and safety protocols and guidelines to help....

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Foster Targeted Industry Clusters and New Markets
UWO research project launching to consider future of Wisconsin’s paper industry
The Advance Titan
UW Oshkosh and the Wisconsin Paper Council are launching a yearlong project to develop a strategic framework for the future of Wisconsin’s paper industry.

Headed by UWO’s Center for Customized Research and Services, the project is one of several awarded funding under WiSys’s Ignite! Program to provide faculty, staff and students across the UW System’s 13 comprehensive universities with opportunities to apply their knowledge to build the state’s....
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Economic Development Feature
Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation tabs Brian Doudna as new executive director

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation News
The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) announced today the hiring of Brian Doudna as the new SCEDC Executive Director. Doudna comes to Sheboygan County after six successful years as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), a statewide trade association that represents the interests of economic development professionals.

“It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome Brian Doudna as our new Executive Director,” said Gary Dulmes, SCEDC Chair. “He has extensive experience in the economic development field, and....
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Economic Development Feature
State’s credit unions post solid results in first half of year

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Credit unions in Wisconsin have overall posted solid results in the first half of 2020, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold, state regulators said.

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions said in a report that total assets at the state's 118 state-chartered credit unions increased to $46.9 billion, up from $41 billion at the end of 2019.

"The financial indicators for Wisconsin’s state-chartered credit unions exhibit sound financial performance through June 30, 2020 despite the challenges associated with the....
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10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The 10th annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference is going virtual this year, offering the favorite aspects of past events along with new options that will give attendees additional flexibility and the ability to take in even more content.

Taking place from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, Manufacturing First will begin each day with virtual networking and exhibitor connection time from 10 a.m. to noon. The schedule of presentations start at noon each day.

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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