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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.

In many parts of Northcentral/Central Wisconsin, Memorial Day marks the unofficial launch of the tourism season. This year, that weekend still kicked it off, but with modifications as we move into life in a “new normal.”

North Central Health Care (NCHC) launched its Face Mask Project to help provide cloth face masks to residents, clients, patients and families of Mount View Care Center, Pine Crest Nursing Home, developmental disabilities and mental and behavioral health programs in Central Wisconsin.

During the “Safer at Home” order that shuttered so many businesses and limited the numbers of people who could gather in groups from March into May, funeral homes faced a unique challenge.

Millions of people may be training for a future in esports right now and not even realize it.

Every small business in Marathon County has been impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic. The small business with less than ten (10) employees along with independent contractors and sole proprietors normally did not qualify for any of the funding programs from the federal government or …

enjamin Nusz is the new dean at Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point. Nusz has taught in the college’s renewable energy technician and HVAC programs since 2008. He replaces Volker Gaul who served in the campus dean role from May 2015 until his retirement in January. 

“As families stay safe at home, there are more middle, high school and college-aged students who are providing care,” said Brandy Breuckman, dean of Northcentral Technical College’s School of Business, Community Services & Virtual College. “We need to equip those who are watching over ch…

The Clark County Community Foundation will receive funds from Royal Credit Union’s $40,000 initiative to support organizations in need in the communities the credit union serves during the COVID-19 crisis.

USDA Rural Development 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 inform…

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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/sMBUYm. For questions o…

The Green Bay Packers have extended the closures of its businesses to the public until May 26 when the latest Safer at Home order expires, or until a superseding order is issued, to help minimize the spread of the pandemic, COVID-19. 

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) donated more than $5,000 in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to seven local partner organizations in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The College joined a growing group of colleges across the nation that have been donating unused PPE gear and…

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) issued emergency guidance on annual meeting requirements for businesses formed under statues administered by DFI in Wisconsin. 

Gamber-Johnson, a Stevens Point supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet and public safety vehicles, forklifts, semi-trucks and other mobility applications, have partnered with CREATE Portage County, a central Wisconsin nonprofit, to create components for professional protective equipme…

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

If healthy outcomes are all about establishing the right habits, gyms and trainers may have just the flexibility they’ll need to weather current business climate. 

Thirty-five percent of Wisconsin businesses responding to a recent statewide survey reported they will be forced to close if current conditions persist for more than three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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…

Certain motor carriers and drivers aiding in the coronavirus 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 a…

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is ordering everyone that works in system administration to take one furlough day per month for the next year. Furloughs are essentially mandatory, unpaid time off.

Benjamin Nusz is the new dean at Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point. Nusz has taught in the college’s renewable energy technician and HVAC programs since 2008. He replaces Volker Gaul who served in the campus dean role from May 2015 until his retirement in January.