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Wisconsin small business owners are invited to register for the Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy conference. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 6 -7 and from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Oct. 8.

He related the story of one client from Illinois who had a vacation spot in the Northwoods. That client referred Kaiser to a colleague in Montana, and one in Utah.“I had no job,” he said, “but I had a customer list.”

As the owner of Lemke Industrial Machine in Marathon City, Dave Pflieger isn’t one to spend a lot of time watching TV.

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A Rouman family cinema has been a fixture in Rhinelander dating back several generations. Current owner George Rouman is determined not to let the pandemic put an end to the legacy that’s almost 100 years in the making. 

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a 122-year-old mechanical contracting and engineering company based in De Pere has acquired Mechanical Incorporated, a mechanical contractor in Tomahawk. 

Marion Body Works, a manufacturer of fire and emergency apparatus, commercial truck bodies, custom cabs, and defense vehicles, secured an order for eight custom pumpers for the Costa Rican Fire Department, Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica.

A unique shopping experience awaits those looking for ready-to-wear casual and contemporary apparel at Tumbleweed in downtown Shawano. 

Businesses responding to the fourth statewide University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh COVID-19 economic impact survey showed gains on several key indicators but expressed extreme caution in their business and personal travel plans.

Unless brides start settling for Zoom weddings, and families are OK with photos of destinations instead of visiting, the COVID-19 pandemic could have long resonance in the world of hospitality, both in travel and venues. 

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Scentability and Knot Haus Gift Gallery, located next door to each other on Wisconsin Avenue in Tomahawk, had no choice but to pivot with COVID-19 and seized previously untapped opportunities. 

In a world filled with possibilities, dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some of these dreams can’t be confined to the earth and require taking to the sky. Plane Guys Aviation in Waupaca is there to make those dreams come true. Once people are in the sky, the possibilities are endless. “A …

When an entrepreneur finds the perfect site for her new business, she may want to find out if there is any contamination on the property. A printer wants to expand his shop and is concerned about triggering new environmental requirements. An autobody shop owner grapples with the legal langua…

Charter Communications has completed a nearly $750,000 broadband construction project to bring its fiber-optic network and services to more than 320 residential and business sites in the Town of King, a rural Lincoln County community.

With more than six decades of service to the Shawano area community, Shawano Auto Sales continues their commitment to customer service.

A report from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) points to teaching those dealing with unemployment new skills, entrepreneurship and broadband access as key ways to mitigate the impact COVID-19 has had on the state’s economy.

One of the most common reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic has been anxiety. While some people have used anxiety as a reason to focus on their own needs, others have harnessed this emotion to try and help the world. This is the case with Adam Reigh, president of Anti Viral Packaging based out…

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In some ways, it’s fitting that Dan and Stephanie Wage spend most of their time in the mock mine shaft of Wausau Mine Company. During the COVID-19 shutdown of mid-March through mid-May, they were as in the dark as most business owners, unsure what lay ahead, and hoping they could strike gold…

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Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) are partnering to host a drivethrough job fair aimed to help workers find a job during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place at NTC's Phillips campus on July 15 from noon-4 p.m.

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Key application dates for the next round of grants available from the Broadband Expansion Grant Program have been announced. The PSC will make applications available on Sept. 1 and they will be due Dec. 1. The funding for the grants was appropriated in the 2019-2021 state biennial budget.

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Waupaca Foundry is the recipient of the 2020 Better Project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants program for innovations at its Tell City, Indiana plant.

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While COVID-19 has had an effect on many summer events, camping is one tradition that is still being observed by many. It’s no different in Shawano County, where in the town of Wescott, in an area known as the “Mooseyard,” sits Fawn Lake Campground.

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Wisconsin businesses continue to demonstrate resilience during the pandemic as 41 percent of respondents to a University of WisconsinOshkosh statewide economic survey indicate they have introduced or expanded online services during the last three months.

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Fun was in short supply during the Safer at Home shutdowns from mid-March through mid-May, if for no other reason than the very centers of recreation that could host such good times were among the countless businesses ordered to shut their doors.

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...has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.rd.usda.gov/ coronavirus for information on Rural Devel…

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About the only thing that can match the mix of anxiety and elation of a grand opening is a grand reopening.

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...has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival typically takes place at the end of July.

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Certain motor carriers and drivers aiding in the corona virus 19 (COVID-19) relief effort are now exempt from various federal motor carrier safety regulations — including hours of service. As part of its commitment to serving its customers, J.J. Keller & Associates in Neenah is offering …

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The Northwoods United Way in Rhinelander held a face-mask packet giveaway at four area Associated Bank branches. The masks will be given out in quantities of 20, with one packet given to each car that came to the distribution event until supplies ran out.

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Recognizing the significant effect the coron - avirus pandemic has had on students, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point distributed more than $2 million in emergency financial assistance to nearly 5,200 students.

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (June 11, 2020) – After concluding its annual review this month, A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s leading rating authority, assigned Sentry an A+ (superior) rating. It’s the 29th consecutive year Sentry has received the rating. The rating confirms the mutual insurance …

...working with the Community Foundation for the Fox Vally Region, awarded a grant of $1,500 to the Clintonville Area Food Pantry. The grant is from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundations

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, working closely with business leaders, K16 education leaders, professional day care organizations and youth-serving organizations in the region, has developed a new childcare resource on WausauChamber .com.

...to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The funding, $16,028, was made available through the Department of Homeland Security-Emergency management Agency under the Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) — the combined state chamber, manufacturers’ association and safety council — is offering a COVID-19 Employer Toolkit to help employers navigate the circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. This toolkit will help businesses by providi…

MCDEVCO and its team of volunteer professional mentors are providing assistance to all entrepreneurs and small businesses in Marathon County. Business owners who would like to be contacted by a mentor should fill out an online form at https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/s MBUYm. For questions o…

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation launched a $75 million grant program to small businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The We’re all In initiative was announced by Gov. Tony Evers .

The Northcentral Wisconsin Regional Planning commission launched a website dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. The website (www.ncwrpc.org/disaster-covid/index.html) includes funding opportunities, organizations, and other key information that benefits small businesses and communities.