Press Release

Contact: Ann Franz

Phone: (920) 498-5587


May 26, 2020


Green Bay, WI, May 26, 2020: The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is pleased to announce the release of a new NEWMA COVID-19 Directory. The Directory spotlights Alliance member manufacturers and associated businesses in northeast Wisconsin who provide products and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The idea of the Directory originated as members reached out to the Alliance in search of high-demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 related business information. As manufacturers retooled to make PPE, others are struggling to find these products. Members are also faced with obstacles of last-minute and increased changes in logistics and legal information. It is a real benefit to the northeast Wisconsin to connect and help these companies collaborate.


Ann Franz, Executive Director of the Alliance stated, “To keep our region thriving, we need to help one another in bringing our supply chain closer to home.” Franz added, “It’s my hope companies will consider these businesses as they purchase PPE and other related products and services.”


The Directory is user-friendly with hyperlinks and free of charge to the public at  As an added membership benefit, there is no cost to members advertising in the NEWMA COVID-19 Directory.


The NEW Manufacturing Alliance has over 300 members, mostly manufacturers working with educators, workforce development, chambers of commerce, and state organizations to promote manufacturing in our northeast Wisconsin. The vision of the Alliance is that every northeast Wisconsin manufacturer will find the talent it needs.


For more information about the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, go to or contact Ann Franz at 920-498-5587 or email



Pam Blazei
Marketing Coordinator
NEW Manufacturing Alliance

Bayland Buildings, Inc. reaches 1-Million Man-Hours with Zero Lost Time Injuries


May 11, 2020


Bayland Buildings, Inc. reaches 1-Million Man-Hours with Zero Lost Time Injuries


GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN –Bayland Buildings Inc. is proud to announce that our employees have collectively reached a huge milestone of 1-Million Man-hours worked with zero lost-time injuries on May 5, 2020!


This huge milestone demonstrates our organizational commitment to keeping our employees safe on the jobsite!  Safety is a culture driven quality that is reflected in all aspects of and positions within our organization, and it’s at the heart of everything we do.  The entire organization is an active participant and should be proud of this accomplishment.


“I offer a huge congratulations to the dedicated employee-owners of Bayland Buildings for reaching this milestone,” says Tyler Nackers, Safety Director.  “Tomorrow is your reward for working safely today!”  Chad Calmes CEO, adds that “Bayland Buildings works tirelessly to bring the best possible value to our loyal customers.  Safety is an enormous part of that value as our projects continually finish on budget, on time, and with all crew members going home each day”.


About Bayland Buildings Inc.

Bayland Buildings, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned, Commercial and Agricultural General Contractor founded in 1991. Built on a simple principle of providing customers with a seamless experience, without compromising overall quality. Bayland is recognized as one of the most competitive and respected building firms in Wisconsin and currently employs over 200 dedicated people.





Text Box: Miranda Collar, Marketing
Bayland Buildings Inc
Phone: 920.498.9300




St. Norbert College: What’s the real economic cost of COVID-19?


What’s the real economic cost of COVID-19?


The economic impact of COVID-19 is staggering – encompassing everything from employment numbers to product availability to the balance in your 401(k) and the price you pay at the gas pump.


That much we know. But speculation, hyperbole and competing agendas, among other things, cloud the picture from there.


What’s really happening? Join economic and industry experts for a data-driven discussion of COVID-19’s economic impact. Speakers from St. Norbert College’s Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA), Breakthrough and Wipfli Financial will offer diverse industry perspectives as they examine what’s happening across the economic landscape, with particular focus on financial and fuel markets.


The Economic Impact of COVID-19
A live webinar featuring:
Marc Schaffer, Associate Professor of Economics, St. Norbert College
Rafia Hasan, Chief Investment Officer, Wipfli Financial
Matt Muenster ’09, Senior Manager of Applied Knowledge, Breakthrough


April 30, starting at 2 p.m. CST


Anyone with an interest in COVID-19’s impact on the regional, national and global economies is welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required and is open now. Your registration confirmation will include a link to access the webinar.


The event is presented jointly by the Schneider School’s CBEA and the St. Norbert College office of alumni and parent relations. We are grateful for the participation and support of our sponsors, Breakthrough and Wipfli Financial.


Breakthrough logo Wipfli logo


Register Here



Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order

Contact: or 608-219-7443
Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we’ve made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again. The order is available here.

“A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVID-19 could mean for our state, but because of the efforts of all of you, Safer at Home is working. That said, we aren’t out of the woods just yet,” said Gov. Evers. “As I’ve said all along, we are going to rely on the science and public health experts to guide us through this challenge. So, as we extend Safer at Home, I need all of you to continue doing the good work you’ve been doing so we can keep our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe, and get through this storm together.”

“Before we lift Safer at Home, the steps of testing and more robust public health measures must be in place,” explained Secretary-designee Palm. “These steps will help us reduce the risk of a second wave of the virus. If we open up too soon, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and requiring more drastic physical distancing measures again.”

The extension of the Safer at Home order includes a few changes. Some changes allow more businesses and activities to open back up, while other changes help make businesses safer for employees and customers. The changes in this order include:

Businesses and activities ramping up service and operations:

  • Public libraries: Public libraries may now provide curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials.
  • Golf Courses: Golf courses may open again, with restrictions including scheduling and paying for tee times online or by phone only. Clubhouses and pro shops must remain closed.
  • Non-essential Businesses: Non-essential businesses will now be able to do more things as Minimum Basic Operations, including deliveries, mailings, and curb-side pick-up. Non-essential businesses must notify workers of whether they are necessary for the Minimum Basic Operations.
  • Arts and Crafts Stores: Arts and craft stores may offer expanded curb-side pick-up of materials necessary to make face masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Aesthetic or Optional Exterior Work: Aesthetic or optional exterior law care or construction is now allowed under the extended order, so long as it can be done by one person.

Safe Business Practices:

  • Safe Business Practices for Essential Businesses and Operations: Essential Businesses and Operations must increase cleaning and disinfection practices, ensure that only necessary workers are present, and adopt policies to prevent workers exposed to COVID-19 or symptomatic workers from coming to work.
  • Safe Business Practices for Retailers that Essential Businesses and Operations: Retail stores that remain open to the public as Essential Businesses and Operations must limit the number of people in the store at one time, must provide proper spacing for people waiting to enter, and large stores must offer at least two hours per week of dedicated shopping time for vulnerable populations.
  • Supply Chain: Essential Businesses and Operations that are essential because they supply, manufacture, or distribute goods and services to other Essential Businesses and Operations can only continue operations that are necessary to those businesses they supply. All other operations must continue as Minimum Basic Operations.

Other changes include:

  • Schools: Public and private K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Local parks and open space: Local health officials may close public parks and open spaces if it becomes too difficult to ensure social distancing or the areas are being mistreated.
  • Travel: People are strongly encourage to stay close to home, not travel to second homes or cabins, and not to travel out-of-state if it is not necessary.
  • Tribal Nations: Tribal Nations are sovereign over their territory and can impose their own restrictions. Non-tribal members should be respectful of and avoid non-essential travel to Tribal territory. Local government must coordinate, collaborate, and share information with Tribal Nations.
  • Duration: The changes in this order go into effect on April 24, 2020. The order will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on May 26, 2020.

If you have questions, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available here for your review.

The public should continue to follow simple steps to avoid exposure to the virus and prevent illness including:

  • Avoiding social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, non-essential workers in your house);
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes;
  • Avoiding touching one’s face; and
  • Staying home.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we encourage you and the public to frequently monitor the DHS website. We encourage you to follow @DHSWI on Facebook, Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

Office of the Governor ♦ 115 East Capitol, Madison, WI 53702
Press Office: (608) 219-7443 ♦ Email:


Bayland Buildings, Inc. | Announcements  

Bayland Buildings, Inc. | Announcements

April 10, 2020


Fosber America selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for a new 18,000 sq. ft. manufacturing area with a 2-story office / mezzanine with new corporate offices.


Impact Sports Academy (ISA) selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor sports training facility.


My Place Hotel – GB., selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on a new 64-unit hotel coming to the village of Ashwaubenon.


Great American Disposal selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on their truck repair and wash bay addition.


Cherry Optical selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for their 6,500 sq. ft. addition and 7,200 sq. ft. remodel.


Ornua Ingredients selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor to complete a 20,600 sq. ft. expansion for a new engine room and cooler addition.


Titletown Oil selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for their Stadium Shell project. This project includes the complete demolition of the current facility, and the rebuilding of their Convenience Store and Car Wash.


Zinke Dairy selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor to build a 64,064 sq. ft. Power Vent Freestall Structure.


2465 Marina Circle selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for a new 6-story office building with a private entertainment patio.






Bayland Buildings, Inc., is pleased to announce the following promotions:


Trevor Krueger : Project Superintendent

Len Olson : Project Manager






If you need additional information or have questions please feel free to contact me directly at


Miranda Collar  |  Marketing  |  Bayland Buildings, Inc.
P.O. Box 13571  |  Green Bay, WI  54307-3571





Window Genie of Green Bay: Offering FREE Gutter Checkups; Specializes in Outside Services

Now is the Perfect Time.
Clean, Protect and Beautify the Outside of Your Home.
At Window Genie of Green Bay, we specialize in outside services such as exterior window cleaning, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning.We’re now offering FREE gutter checkups for all appointments. All of these services can be completed entirely outside the home with little or no customer contact. Let us be your go-to for beautifying and protecting the exterior of your home today!


Window Genie Gutter Cleaning
Gutters are your home’s unseen problem area. They can cause irreversible damage to your foundation and/or fascia board, and be an insect breeding ground for mosquitoes and termites. With our priority scheduled gutter cleanings you can enjoy clean gutters year round…without getting on a ladder.


Window Genie Window Cleaning
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t clean the outside of your windows. That’s because streak-free, quality window cleaning is often difficult, time consuming and dangerous. With our 3-step cleaning process, the streak-free cleaning is done for you. No drips. No streaks. No ladders!


Window Genie Pressure Washing
Pressure washing services are the best way to maintain your largest investment. We have the very best professional equipment and products to tackle house washing, concrete cleaning, and more.
$35 off 2 or More Exterior Services

ServPro: Proactive COVID-19 Cleaning

ServPro: Proactive COVID-19 Cleaning





To allow SERVPRO to follow appropriate protocol, we have defined the type of contamination by category:

Category 1 – Proactive cleaning only

  • Cleaning requests when there’s no confirmed Coronavirus case and no known Coronavirus exposure

Category 2 – Possible Coronavirus exposure

  • Scenarios where there’s possible Coronavirus exposure

Category 3 – Confirmed, positive Coronavirus case

  • A cleaning request when there’s a confirmed Coronavirus case

Please note: these cleanings will not prevent or protect the building from future contamination


We are your local SERVPRO in Green Bay, please give us a call if we can help. 920-434-8224


Signarama: We are open for business and keeping YOU safe.

We are open for business and keeping YOU safe.
We would like to thank you all for supporting our local business during this time and know that we are making an extra effort to support all of your businesses as well.


We are open.

It goes without saying that our offices and public areas have been completely sanitized and we are allowing our staff additional time to keep their areas clean. We are following the CDC guidelines on hand washing and personal contact and for the time being are remaining open.


We are available via phone and email.

Though we’d love to see you and you are welcome to visit, our team is readily available to help you over the phone and through email.


We can get your signs to you safely.

We can deliver your signs with a local delivery service or ship them by UPS if you do not want to pick them up. We will make sure to wipe down the signs before they leave our facility.

We want you to have these decals on us.

We want you to tell everyone that you are open too! We are offering complimentary “Open for Business” door graphics and “Have You Washed Your Hands?” stickers. Call, email or message us on Facebook and we can drop some off for you. They are also available to pick up at our Green Bay location.

How else can we help?

Communicating to your customers and employees is vital and we can help with strategically placed signs and graphics with a fast turnaround.


·     Banners – popular sizes are 3’x6′ and 4’x8′

·     Yard Signs

·     A-Frames & Sandwich Board Signs

·     Banner Stands

·     Poster Signs

·     Window Graphics


Lastly, we are offering 10% off all orders placed on the items listed above (COVID-19 related or not!) through April 1.

Request a Quote
Phone 920.393.1100 | Email


Coronavirus St. Norbert Abby



DE PERE, Wis. – (March 20, 2020) At St. Norbert Abbey, the health and wellbeing of our Norbertine community, employees and visitors is a top priority. Due to the recent concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and after the recommendations of the Diocese of Green Bay, city and state officials, St. Norbert Abbey is closing all abbey-related functions until further notice.

Community prayer, including Sunday and Daily Mass, will be closed to the outside public until further notice. Additional closures related to the abbey include all programs, retreats, groups, private retreatants, support groups, and spiritual direction hosted at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality.

The main reception desk will remain open for those trying to reach St. Norbert Abbey and can be reached at 920-337-4300. For more information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellations and updates at St. Norbert Abbey and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality visit:


1016 N. Broadway De Pere, WI 54115-2697 U.S.A. PHONE 920.337.4318 FAX 920.337.4396

Performa, Inc. Opens Minneapolis Minnesota Office

Performa, Inc. Opens Minneapolis Minnesota Office

Date: March 16, 2020

Performa, Inc. is now offering local services from a new Eden Prairie, MN office. Performa is an architectural and engineering firm based in De Pere, WI. The company was founded in 1995 and serves clients in over 46 states with a growing base in Minnesota. President and CEO, Doug Page shares, “The opportunity is right for our firm to expand into the Twin Cities area. We are thrilled to serve our current and future clients at a local level and expand our business organicly.”


Performa’s newest office is led by Hollis Linehan. Hollis is a LEED AP and is the Director of Design-Build Services. Hollis has extensive experience working with design-build developers with robust delivery of design-build projects, specifically within MEP and sustainability services. Hollis will continue to offer services to his network of clients while building new relationships within the market. He will also grow a team to deliver a full array of architecture and engineering services. Performa also has an office in Atlanta, GA.


Performa, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a privately-owned service corporation. Performa inspires potential with integrated architecture, engineering and design. Giving purpose the space to thrive™.






For more information, news and perspectives from Performa visit or contact Jennifer Kalies, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. 920-347-3145. Performa, Inc., 124 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115