Archive for the ‘Economic Development’ Category


Financial Assistance Programs for Farmers

This information has been provided by North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC).  In an effort to help farmers and other agricultural producers impacted by the duration and restrictions of (continued).

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Maintaining a Work-Life Balance While in Quarantine

By Portage County Business Council

While this “new normal” of working remotely may have its perks, it also has its downsides. Many people are struggling to maintain a work-life balance while working from home. Maintaining this balance is critical while working remotely. 

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Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million “We’re All In” Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices

Gov. Tony Evers announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s "We’re All In" initiative, a comprehensive effort to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe.

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Wisconsin Safety Council Releases 8 Step Guide to Keep Employees Safe

As Wisconsin prepares to return to work, Wisconsin Safety Council released a guide to be used by employers in an effort to help keep their employees safe. The new publication is meant to summarize guidance from OSHA, NIOSH, CDC and National Safety Council on how to safely open and operate businesses.

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Aspirus offers free resources to help businesses safely reopen and operate

Aspirus is introducing Work Well, a program to help businesses of all sizes rise above COVID-19. Two webinars are going to be offered this week: Wed, May 13th at 1:00 pm & Friday, May 15th at 10:00 am.

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CAP Services announces new loan options for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Submitted by Laura West-Kralcik, VP of Lending, CAP Services CAP Services recognizes the impact that COVID-19 has had on our community and hears the concerns of small businesses as they (continued).

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The Year of the Nurse: Thank You to Nurses Leading the COVID-19 Response

Celebrating our nurses has never been more important to us than at this moment. The World Health Organization and the American Nurses Association designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse, and nurses have never been more critically important to the healthcare industry. This year, these usually unsung caregivers are being widely recognized as healthcare heroes.

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Simple Steps to Create a Successful at Home Workspace

Create an office space that reflects your personality and fits all budgets. See these practical tips to help you develop your own personalized and functional workspace. Many of the tips will use things you already have available. Article submitted by Michelle Venzke, Real Deals on Home Décor.

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8 Things to Make Your Home Office Secure

A summary of the top things to consider/do, even if you aren't an IT expert, to remain productive and secure in your home office. Article submitted by RMM Solutions.

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Wisconsin Employers Take Note: EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance; Addresses Mental Illness Made Worse by the Pandemic

By Attorney Brian G. Formella, Anderson O'Brien Law Firm. The EEOC advises that although many people feel significant stress due to the pandemic, employees with pre-existing mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder, may have more difficulty handling the disruption to daily life.

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