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CANCELLED EVENT: What is Social Entrepreneurship - Wednesday, April 1, 2020
April 23 - Event at the Portage Library at 6:00 pm is cancelled 
US Travel Association - Travel Industry Financial Resources - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Learn what the different parts of CARES Act mean for you and your travel/tourism business. read more ...
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) - Assistance - Monday, March 30, 2020
SBDC Instructions for applying for SBA Economic Injury Loan read more ...
US Chamber of Commerce - Monday, March 30, 2020
Small Business Guide for Emergency Loans read more ...
Governor Evers asks for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations - Thursday, March 26, 2020
Governor Evers asks, "If you or someone you know has Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they’d be willing to donate, please email DMAOPS@wisconsin.gov and your donation will be processed there."
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Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) - Thursday, March 26, 2020
Resource for agricultural organizations as they prepare for potential impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations. From the State of Wisconsin, including the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Form - Thursday, March 26, 2020
The state is currently seeking the following items:
Surgical Gowns (S, L, XL, and XXL), Face/Surgical Masks (adult, pediatric), Gloves (Nitrile, Vinyl, or Butyl), N-95 Particulate Respirators, Isolation Gowns, Face Shields,Tyvek Coveralls,Thermometers, Foot Coverings
If organizations or businesses have quantities of fewer than 50 of any of these items, they are encouraged to donate them to local health organizations instead of going through the buyback website. read more ...
Know someone unemployed? Here is help! - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is trying to help place individuals who are out of jobs with temporary jobs. They are asking the business community to send them a link with job postings, and they will get them out to their membership. If your business is hiring temporary employees, please send any open positions directly to Kristine Hillmer (khillmer@wirestaurant.org), President & CEO of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.
Also, anyone experiencing a job loss can visit the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website... read more ...
SB2020 WEDC - CDFI Program (existing relationship) - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
SB2020 is a program from WI Economic Development Council to infuse money quickly into the businesses for relief.  In order to tap into this money, a business needs to have an existing relation with a CDFI.  A CDFI is a Community Development Financial Institution.  HOWEVER, Other programs are coming in the next week.  Follow link to WEDC  
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Health Order #12 Safer At Home (Wisconsin) - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Health Order #12 Safer at Home (Wisconsin COVID-19) read more ...
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan read more ...
Federal Reserve Response (COVID-19) - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Federal Reserve Response (COVID-19) read more ...