Our New North Heroes

New North Region Stepping Up to the Challenge

Inspiring Stories on how our region is responding and helping to save lives

Farmers to Families Food Box -Free for the Oshkosh Community by the Oshkosh United Way

JBS gives thousands of pounds of meat to various organizations

Brown County unveils reopening guidelines for businesses

Manitowoc-area businesses hope to recoup lost early tourism dollars as they reopen

Kewaunee County plans to reopen government buildings to public June 8

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to return to on-campus classes in the fall, add ‘no-risk’ enrollment

Associated Bank awards Hodag Fab Lab a grant for new equipment

Downtown Fond du Lac retail begins to reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Oneida Casino, North Star Casino to reopen Tuesday with enhanced safety measures

Farmers markets implementing new safety measures for summer season

ATW seeing early signs of bounceback

Green Bay company’s food pantry challenge takes off

Green Bay’s small businesses will need time, support to emerge from economic shutdown

‘Clean Seal’ stickers made in Door County alert hotel guests if a room has been entered

Tourism destination Door County releases new guidelines for COVID-19 recovery and reopening

Fewer tables, more sanitizing and your cooperation – that’s what to expect at Wisconsin breweries and wineries

Fox Valley Technical College students gets a crash course in construction in the middle of a pandemic

Wisconsin businesses anticipate impact of COVID-19 will continue through 2020, per UW Oshkosh survey

UW Oshkosh releases survey results on pandemic business impact

COVID-19 economic survey shows businesses adapting to new reality

COVID-19 economic impact study indicates ‘greater sense of resilience’ among Wisconsin businesses

Shawano manufacturing facility making PPE

Sturgeon Bay’s FLS Banners creates The Milwaukee Mask Company to continue producing face masks

Investors Community Bank supports area restaurants, treats Appleton-area essential workers as part of the Fueling the Frontline program

Grants, donations from U.S. Venture help keep nonprofits going during coronavirus pandemic

Oshkosh businesses open; temporary use permits available to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines

Bay Park Square businesses scramble to reopen, hope customers return

Dressing rooms are off limits. Masks are free. As Fox River Mall reopens, it’s a new normal for shoppers. 

Some Oshkosh businesses are reopening after safer-at-home order ends, but for others it’s ‘too soon’

Mulva Center construction could begin in 2020 despite pandemic 

Oneida Nation allows non-essential businesses to reopen with guidelines

Sturgeon Bay retail businesses ready for opening weekend

Door County marinas ready for Memorial Day weekend

Integrity Insurance donates $100,000 to United Way Fox Cities amid COVID-19 health crisis

Grants, donations from U.S. Venture helps keep nonprofits going during coronavirus pandemic

Manitowoc, Two Rivers commit funds to COVID-19 small business relief fund

Culinary students at LTC stay on track with courses amid coronavirus pandemic

Burger Boats looking to beef up staff as business rebounds

Door County releases guidelines as businesses start to reopen

Bay Park Square mall will reopen Wednesday

Sheboygan County small businesses are free to reopen, but concerns about health and finances are still there

National Railroad Museum to reopen May 21

KCEDC considers virtual reopening aid

Lakeside Foods has donated nearly 20,000 cases of product amid the coronavirus pandemic

City of Brillion receives two grants for Brillion Iron Works site

Fox River Mall announces reopening

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin eager to reopen safely

Appleton and Neenah stores adjust to new way of doing business

UW System expects to open campuses in fall 2020

Here’s how Lakeshore Technical College is planning for fall semester amid COVID-19

Green Bay Botanical Garden in bloom

 De Pere company donates specially made ‘ear savers’ to healthcare workers

Plexus donates to four Fox Valley non-profits

Ariens Company working through COVID-19 challenges

Lakeshore Technical College turned 691 courses to online learning in 2 weeks amid COVID-19

ThedaCare facilities reopen select services

Small business turns to Facebook Live to make sales

Sheboygan clothing store finding new ways to connect with shoppers during COVID-19

Northeast Wisconsin welcomes reopening of area state parks

Trucking firm Schneider National beats consensus, future quarters will see pandemic impact

Packers Give Back donating $250,000 for personal protective equipment in local hospitals

Brown County businesses with fewer than 50 FTE employees can apply for Back to Business Grant from Greater Green Bay Chamber

Grants available to nonprofits in Oconto, Kewaunee counties strained by pandemic response

Associated Bank dishes out small business loans at successful rates

Downtown Faces Forward showcases Green Bay-area small business

Appleton International Airport to get more than $2.6 million in federal grants

Many businesses renovating, preparing for reopening

New North video celebrates those making a difference

Banks race to get PPP loans approved for local businesses

Oshkosh approves more money for small business loan program

U.S. Venture allocates $1.7 million to nonprofits

Kemps donates 36,000 cartons of ‘Giving Cow’ milk to Fox Valley food bank

United Healthcare teams up with Kaukauna business to deliver meals to those in need

Nicolet Bank offering micro grant for small businesses

Greenville business owner makes critical materials for N-95 masks

Packers Give Back awards 30 more grants to Brown County organizations

Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region awards 11 local organizations $65,000

$453,500 from Community Response Fund provides critical support to local nonprofit organizations during COVID-19

Manitowoc’s Holy Family Memorial says it has begun rescheduling time-sensitive procedures amid COVID-19

K-C increases production of household products

Little ‘food pantries’ – akin to Little Free Libraries – pop up around Sturgeon Bay

Investors Community Bank supports restaurants, healthcare workers amid COVID-19

De Pere non-profit creates small business relief grant fund

Sheboygan businesses have been hurt by COVID-19, but leaders are hopeful

DCEDC’s Jenkins: Manufacturers doing their part to protect workers

Survey shows companies still hiring

WEDC helping businesses with federal loans

Wisconsin converting manufacturers run full-out to supply healthcare needs during fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation of Greenville announces expansion of its meltblown fabric production for N95 masks and other medical applications

Wisconsin Maritime Museum introduces online resource portal

Copper Hall: Office space, an event venue and 1,500 pennies all in one place

UWO hopeful students can return in the fall

Advice for furloughed workers from the Bay Area Workforce Development Board

Green Bay area leaders launch Keep On campaign

Local resources helping Hispanic community in Northeast Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay manufacturer stepping up to sanitize PPEs

ThedaCare accepting handmade fabric masks

CMD Corp. in Appleton uses 3D printer to make face shield frames

‘We’re all in this together’: Investors Community Bank gives $28,500 to food pantries

Grants boost Door County internet access

Greater Green Bay Chamber hosting roundtable to help small business

Green Bay area’s largest construction projects making progress through coronavirus, but brace for worse impact

Green Bay’s Carnivore Meat Company donates use of UV machine to sterilize PPE

Green Bay company’s ultraviolet machine used to sterilize masks 

Kewaunee winery offers coronavirus ‘Heroes’ discount, tasting party to say thank you

De Pere rolls out coronavirus relief loans for small businesses; Green Bay mulls options

Kewaunee County businesses can find help on KCEDC website to weather the COVID-19 storm

Manitowoc: Orion Energy Systems employees making masks to help community during coronavirus pandemic

Fox Valley Technical College donates PPEs to area hospitals

Lawrence University donates PPE items to Appleton’s essential workers

Allouez’s Kiefer Uniforms offering discount for healthcare workers during pandemic

Lambeau, Titletown to be lit in blue for support of frontline workers

Sheboygan County small businesses are doing what they need to survive; many remain hopeful

Oshkosh Corp. leader Jones takes pay cut

$115,000 from fund established by Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities provides critical support to local nonprofit organizations during COVID-19

Sturgeon Bay business shifts gears to make masks and gowns in response to COVID-19

Door and Kewaunee County manufacturers fulfilling needs

Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership offers business support program; applications due Friday 

Internet companies seeing increased demand during pandemic

J.J. Keller & Associates: Keeping remote workers safe and engaged is focus of three new online training courses

Ryder Cup still set for September at Whistling Straits under revised pro golf tournament schedule

Nonprofits, Green Bay Packers raise over $2.5 million to help groups amid coronavirus pandemic

HGA and The Boldt Company build STAAT Mod™ critical care units to address the COVID-19 hospital bed shortage

Manitowoc manufacturer makes face shields to protect front line workers

Action 2 news update: More than 1,200 3D face masks built for first responders in Kewaunee County

Within two days, Curt G. Joa of Sheboygan Falls designed and produced almost 80,000 units of PPE for health care workers

De Pere company gets creative with COVID-19 masks

FLS Banners of Sturgeon Bay changes direction to help fight COVID-19

Door County Economic Development Corporation surveys to gauge COVID-19 economic impact

Winnebago County puts $750K toward business loans


New North Inc. launches survey to businesses economically struggling due to COVID-19 

Survey looks at how COVID-19 is affecting businesses

New North and regional partners to launch statewide COVID-19 business impact data collection program

Federally forgiven loans for small businesses in Northeast Wisconsin

Powering forward: New, current Manitowoc County manufacturers in growth mode

Associated Bank commits $300,000 to support local COVID-19 relief efforts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota

Greater Green Bay Chamber lists companies hiring during COVID-19 closures

Green Bay Chamber, NEWMA team up for job posting site 

Fox Valley Workforce Development Board looking for employers offering temporary work

New beginnings: Grant provides training, financial help for displaced retail workers

Marinette Marine continues on

3 manufacturers in Oconto continue to operate during public health emergency 

Area farmers getting out to their fields

Green machine: Fork Farms continues to grow in its commitment to social change

Door County golf courses prepare as usual for 2020 season

Local 3D printer hobbyists, companies come together to make medical face shields

Local hospitals receive donation to buy ventilators

Festival Foods donates $200,000 to United Way organizations in Wisconsin to support communities impacted by COVID-19

Greater Oshkosh COVID-19 Emergency Response Loan Fund (ERL) aims to assist businesses in the Greater Oshkosh area

State launches personal protective equipment donation process

With medical supplies dwindling in COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin businesses shift gears

Startup investment in Wisconsin tops $308M in 2019

Jump Start: Scratch Ice Cream grows production, eyes new locations

Local tourism industry banking on rebound after COVID-19

3D printing community in Green Bay create masks for medical workers

Door County’s Hatch Distilling making hand sanitizer to donate to local essential services

Wisconsin grocers take varied steps to keep customers and employees healthy, safe amid coronavirus concerns

State offers to buy PPE from organizations, businesses

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, a major Door County employer, remains open during pandemic

Oshkosh Corp. still making vehicles in Fox Valley

Fond du Lac metal structure company designs containment cubicle amid coronavirus pandemic

Sheboygan’s Rockline Industries makes disinfecting wipes, so it’s not staying home – it’s ramping up

Appleton company builds mobile medical units

Excellerate Manufacturing adjusts operations to help hospitals, clinics

Resources available to Green Bay-area businesses struggling with coronavirus concerns

Oshkosh community groups help businesses feeling financial strain of COVID-19

Paper Transport Inc., American Transmission Company making donations due to COVID-19

Door County Habitat for Humanity donates respirator masks

This Sheboygan company normally designs visuals and graphics; now it’s producing face shields to help fight coronavirus

Appleton manufacturer flips to making structures to handle hospital overflow

Fincantieri shipyard work continues as winter fleet prepares to leave

Essential business: Green Bay-area industries continue to operate through safer-at-home order, with safety measures

St. Norbert to refund housing, food payments

Fox Cities businesses learn fate under ‘stay at home’ order

Under Gov. Evers’ stay-home order, these Sheboygan County manufacturers say they’ll still be operating

Manitowoc businesses set to adjust, limit operations under Stay at Home order

Local farmers and businesses help with fresh food demand

$960K broadband grant awarded to Kewaunee County

Green Bay Packers donate $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Brown County, Milwaukee

Hendricks Family Distillery starts making hand sanitizer to fill demand

UW Oshkosh gets ready to help coronavirus patients, if needed

WEDC releases COVID-19 guide for small businesses 

Ledgerock Distillery in Fond du Lac announces production of hand sanitizer

Harbor Freight donating personal protective equipment to front line hospitals

NWTC Respiratory Therapy program donates equipment to area hospital

How three Appleton-area businesses are adjusting to life during the coronavirus

Green Bay paper mill talks on keeping up with toilet paper demands

Wisconsin manufacturers increase production to keep up with coronavirus demand

Busting Barriers: As talent crunch deepens, employers embrace non-traditional workers

Green Bay small businesses are met with community support as they operate with reduced hours, online shopping options

Demand for toilet paper is rising, and Wisconsin’s $13 billion paper industry could thrive 

Georgia-Pacific workers working normal hours to keep up with high demand of toilet paper

Oshkosh packaging company offers to help restaurants in need of takeout containers

Green Bay business ready to provide deep cleaning in battle against COVID-19

New North Region Strength & Determination Video

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