Subject: 11.24.2020 New North Newsletter

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Support an Entrepreneurial Climate and Small Business
Six entrepreneurs advance to Dec. 3 NEW Launch Alliance HATCH event

New North Press Release
NEW NORTH, November 24, 2020 – Six entrepreneurial pitch winners – two each from three local events that were hosted by a collaboration of several local partners – will vie for additional prize money at a regional pitch competition hosted by New North Inc. The NEW Launch Alliance HATCH Event will take
place virtually on December 3 at 4 p.m., with participants having the chance for broader investor attention along with prize money of $3,000 for first place and $2,000 for second place.

The top winners will be invited to pitch again at the New North Summit, March 11, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Last year’s Summit winners also will give an update as to the status of launching their....

Foster Targeted Industry Clusters and New Markets
How tech opportunities are energizing towns across the US: Northeast Wisconsin

Microsoft News
When the giant, illuminated “Titletown” sign went up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the city’s skyline got a little brighter last year. So did the region’s outlook with the launch of TitletownTech, a joint venture between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft to spur economic development in Northeast Wisconsin.

Housed in the Titletown complex of shops and restaurants near the Packers’ stadium, the venture-building company is creating a lively tech and innovation environment in an economy long reliant on blue-collar manufacturing jobs.

“There’s an entrepreneurial and creative side in the DNA of folks here, and we want to take that bold, intuitive and driven entrepreneur and jump them into an ecosystem that enables connections and....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
How do you make music in a pandemic? A Lawrence University alum designed masks music students can wear while they play
Appleton Post-Crescent
APPLETON - To Nathan Graff, making music is all about the social experience — playing with other talented musicians in front of an audience, adapting and reacting together measure by measure.

That's why the Winona, Minn. native decided to study music education and trombone performance at Lawrence University. His trombone teacher at home had recommended the small liberal arts school for its music conservatory and trombone instructor.

Graff, who had never before heard of Appleton, visited and fell in love with the campus and community nestled along the....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Wisconsin home sales up 25% in October, as markets recover from pandemic plunge

Green Bay Press-Gazette
GREEN BAY - Low mortgage interest rates helped fuel a 24.9% increase statewide in existing home sales in October, erasing sales declines during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sales results have almost flipped compared to five months ago, when the pandemic sent sales plummeting 25% compared to May 2019, pushing year-to-date sales down 5.5% for those first five months of the year.

Every region in the state saw double-digit percentage increases in home sales last month. Statewide, year-to-date sales are now 4.5% higher than they were through....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Fox 11 Investigates: How COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses
FOX 11 News
FOX VALLEY (WLUK) -- Eight months into the pandemic, and some businesses are still having to make changes because of COVID-19.

"I want to show my kids I’m going to be strong through these times but it’s very, very difficult," Steve Lonsway, who owns the Stone Arch Brewpub in Appleton, said. "When we closed back in March and I had to go to all the employees and say we’re shutting down, we don’t know what’s next... that was just heartbreaking."

Lonsway says he has had to get creative to stay in business.

He started the....

Promote the Regional Brand
Green Bay Botanical Garden’s ‘Garden of Lights’ set to begin Friday

FOX 11 News
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- We're getting a sneak peek of a popular holiday tradition: the WPS Garden of Lights.

Here's what you can expect when the Green Bay Botanical Garden shows off its more than 300,000 LED lights starting on Friday:

  • Four new light displays
  • A winter wonderland
  • A tree that changes color
Plus, you can get a necklace that lights up as you walk through eight of these dazzling displays.

"We wanted to be able to have this holiday tradition for so many families here in Northeast Wisconsin and bring a sense of normalcy to families during....

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Four Fox Valley school districts growing greens after donation

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Students aren’t the only thing growing in several Fox Valley schools this year. Appleton, Freedom, Kaukauna and Little Chute are now producing their own leafy greens.

Appleton East High School is just one of four local schools to receive flex farms from Fork Farms. The indoor vertical hydroponic growing systems were funded by a donation from East Wisconsin Savings Bank. “Being able to partner with the schools is just an added bonus for us because it just spreads the knowledge and the learning experience to so many more people.”

The flex farms can grow up to 30 pounds of leafy greens a week. Some of those greens are being incorporated into school meals for those in class, others are being boxed up and given away through the Appleton school district’s food....

Economic Development Feature
New ‘We’re All In’ initiative encourages residents to shop local

MADISON, NOV. 23, 2020 – As the holiday shopping season picks up, citizens, businesses, and state and local leaders are declaring “We’re All In” for shopping local to keep Wisconsin businesses and communities strong.

“The holiday shopping season is a great time to remember how important our local businesses are, whether it’s that special bakery, gift shop or restaurant, and what they mean to our communities,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). “While the COVID-19 pandemic may be changing the way we shop this year, our local stores have found creative ways to still connect with customers.”

Beginning today and continuing through the week leading up to “Small Business Saturday,” Secretary Hughes will host a series of short videos on social media highlighting local businesses around the state as she shops for unique holiday gifts. Many of these businesses offer....

Economic Development Feature
Focus on Veterans – New North Hires Heroes and Fox Valley Lights
Focus on Veterans — Barb LaMue, president and CEO of New North Inc. joins WHBY to talk about a new talent initiative: New North Hires Heroes. The goal of Hire Heroes is to help those who have served in connecting with career opportunities in the region, while also sourcing valuable talent to New North companies.....
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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