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WEDC releases guide for small businesses and the community organizations that serve them

Published Friday, March 20, 2020
“Navigating through COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” a guide for small businesses and the community organizations that serve them, is now available on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website. The guide can be downloaded from WEDC’s COVID-19 Business Resources page:https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/ more»

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, IRS AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS-RELATED PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES TO SWIFTLY RECOVER THE COST OF PROVIDING CORONAVIRUS-RELATED

Published Friday, March 20, 2020
Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief more»

Support Pours In For New COVID-19 Community Response Fund!

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
Generous businesses, organizations are quickly rallying support for the new COVID-19 Community Response Fund, raising more than $260,000 in two days! Within minutes of the Community Foundation and United Way Fox Cities announcing the creation of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundation, Kimberly-Clark contributed $50,000. And more»

Oshkosh Food Co-op Capital Campaign Nears 80% of $1.6 Million Goal

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Oshkosh Food Co-op campaign to open a community-owned grocery store at the corner of Jackson Street and Pearl Avenue has raised $1,276,402 in gifts, loans and verbal commitments, with five organizations announcing their support and one challenging co-op members and community to help reach the campaign goal by March 31, 2020. The Women’s Fund more»

Old National temporarily shifting delivery method to banking by appointment only & drive-thru in response to COVID-19

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
Starting Friday, March 20, Old National will shift to appointment-only banking at all branch locations. This will enable members of the Old National staff to clean and disinfect surfaces after each visit. The drive-thru will remain open at all locations. Drive-thru hours of operation will not change. “As the coronavirus situation has evolved, more»

WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020
In another step toward assisting small businesses that suffer losses related to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering up to $20,000 in grants to targeted borrowers throughout the state, WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes announced today. The WEDC Board of Directors on Tuesday approved $5 million more»

United Way’s 2-1-1 Key Resource for Non-Medical COVID-19 Information

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to affect our local communities, the public is looking for answers. Health systems and public health are being inundated with calls. To provide some relief and direct calls to the most appropriate resource, United Way’s 2-1-1 service is now accepting calls for questions related to the COVID-19 crisis that are more»

City of Appleton Confirms First Case of COVID-19

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Appleton Health Department received notice Wednesday from the State Department of Health Services, that a person in Appleton has tested positive for COVID-19. The affected person contracted the virus through domestic travel; to an area already experiencing community spread. The resident remains home in isolation. The resident has been compliant more»
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