NEW MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE CONNECTS LOCAL BUSINESSES TO COVID-19 RESOURCES

Press Release

Contact: Ann Franz

Phone: (920) 498-5587

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2020

NEW MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE CONNECTS LOCAL BUSINESSES TO COVID-19 RESOURCES

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  https://newmfgalliance.org/resources/covid-19-alliance-members-respond/.  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 www.newmfgalliance.org or contact Ann Franz at 920-498-5587 or email ann.franz@nwtc.edu.

                                                                       

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Pam Blazei
Marketing Coordinator
NEW Manufacturing Alliance
920-498-6379

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

 

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Contact

Text Box: Miranda Collar, Marketing
Bayland Buildings Inc
mcollar@baylandbuildings.com
baylandbuildings.com
Phone: 920.498.9300

 

 

 

Prevea Follow-up COVID-19 Town Hall for Local Businesses

Safely Return To Work

 

The COVID-19 Safer At Home order has been extended and the Badger Bounce Back plan has been unveiled. Businesses have remained closed and others are slowly offering more services. While getting your business back in operation, you may have questions on how to do this safely.

 

Join Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health, for a town hall meeting to help answer your questions of safely starting your business operations.

 

Topics will include:

  • State of the State
  • Badger Bounce Back plan
  • Recommendations for a new normal
  • Support services from Prevea Health
  • Questions you have during the meeting

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10 to 11 a.m.
Free Zoom Meeting

 

Register today at www.prevea.com/Town-Hall. Open to all business leaders, brokers and HR, workers compensation and safety managers.

CITY OF DE PERE ALERT: COVID-19 Guidance for De Pere Businesses

CITY OF DE PERE ALERT

COVID-19 Guidance for De Pere Businesses

The City of De Pere Health Department (DPHD) is committed to protecting the health and safety of De Pere’s workers, workplaces, and the public during these unprecedented times.

Due to current outbreak conditions in Brown County, it is essential that employers take measures to PREVENT the spread of COVID-19 in their workplace.  DPHD recommends the following measures be implemented: 

  • Sick employees should be sent home immediately. Symptoms would include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, headache, body aches, loss of taste and/or smell. 
  • Wear a Mask: Employees should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace.  Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings. 
  • Social Distance: Employees should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing while working and during breaks. 
  • Pre-Screen: Employers should monitor employees and assess symptoms prior to starting work. 
  • Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, and shared equipment. 
  • Implement Administrative Controls: Stagger breaks and/or work shifts to promote social distancing, provide visual cues as a reminder to workers to social distance. 
  • Modify work stations so that employees are at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Use physical barriers, such as strip curtains, or plexiglass to separate workers from each other. 
  • Place hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene.

 

Please follow the links below for additional information: –

New initiative Downtown Faces Forward brings awareness, support for downtown businesses in Green Bay and De Pere

The faces behind the storefronts are featured in a social media campaign as COVID-19 forces creativity to drive business, sales and access to local services.

DE PERE, Wis. — Small businesses throughout the downtowns of Wisconsin are doing what they can for a second month amid the “Safer at Home” state order that has shaken their business plans and forced a new way of doing business. In each case, there is a business owner, who despite the odds, continues to face forward.

As a way to celebrate these downtown faces and their businesses, and stimulate further local support, starting in Green Bay and De Pere, a new initiative called Downtown Faces Forward is being launched today.

“Downtown Faces Forward is a creative, forward-facing project that raises awareness and support for downtown small businesses by featuring the people behind the storefronts,” explained Bridget O’Connor, owner and principal of O’Connor Connective. “These downtown small businesses, their owners, and their teams are the ones who fuel the vibrant communities that intertwine with our Broadway and Main streets and avenues, around the bends of the Fox River, and throughout the New North. It’s these faces and their places that make us, us.”

O’Connor and her team at O’Connor Connective, a strategic marketing communications consultancy located in the heart of downtown De Pere, created the concept of Downtown Faces Forward. They partnered with local photographers Mark Hawkins, owner of Mark Hawkins Photography and president of Hands On Deck, and Alexis Arnold, owner of artlessBastard and Alexis Arnold Photography, to feature businesses owners and their fortitude during the COVID-19 challenge.

“We’re showcasing the faces behind our downtown storefronts,” said Hawkins, who photographed business owners in downtown Green Bay. “These are the people who have the stuff it takes to keep things running. They aren’t willing to let a worldwide pandemic keep them from facing forward.”

“I’m one of them,” said Arnold, who focused her camera on the faces of downtown De Pere, where she operates artlessBastard, an art gallery. “This situation has temporarily closed the doors of my gallery, but not my creativity. To have an opportunity to capture the faces of other business owners at a time like this is lifegiving. I’m energized by telling our downtown story.”

Featuring the eclectic mix of offerings in downtowns at a time like this allows for an enhanced opportunity to educate, inform and perhaps entice others to choose local and visit when the time is right again.

“This effort showcases those who have made an investment in our downtowns and provide services that create a vibrant place to live, work, and we hope, soon again, visit,” said Brad Toll, president and CEO of Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We love how this campaign allows the world to see the faces and learn the names of those who, despite COVID-19 issues, are forward facing to serve their community, retain their unique businesses, and come out of this stronger, together. They are part of the fabric that makes our community such a special place.”

Beginning the week of April 20, owners of downtown small businesses said “yes” to having their photos taken with appropriate social distancing. More will be captured throughout May. Many say they find participating in this project a way to be a part of something that generates hope.

“Never before in our recent history have we been faced with such unfortunate, challenging and uncertain circumstances as we are today as a community, a country, a world,” said McKim Boyd, owner of the historic Union Hotel & Restaurant in De Pere. “Yet, in the face of adversity, we stand together as downtown businesses with an unbreakable spirit of continuing to serve our customers and the community who continue to stand by us. We are forever grateful to those who are buying takeout from our restaurants, shopping our stores online, or reaching out to our other neighbors for professional services until we are safely able to fully open our doors again.”

Starting May 1, photos and accompanying short stories for each small business, including Union Hotel & Restaurant, will be featured one weekday at a time on the Downtown Faces Forward digital platforms of Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

“The resiliency of our downtown businesses as they hang in there with better days ahead is nothing short of remarkable,” said Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc., nonprofits that serve those respective business districts in Green Bay. “We have a lot of small businesses that are hard at work, still providing services, offering curbside pickup, arranging for delivery to their customers, putting classes online—all in the midst of the Safer at Home order. We applaud them and say thank you!”

Joining Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc. as supporters of the Downtown Faces Forward initiative are Definitely De Pere, De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, De Pere Art Center, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, and New North Inc.

“Our motto in downtown De Pere during these difficult times is #DePereStrong. But saying we are in this together extends far beyond community boundaries,” said Tina Quigley, executive director of Definitely De Pere, a nonprofit that promotes De Pere’s downtown district. “Thanks to the heroism of those on the front lines who are keeping us safe, we are all facing forward with the hope and optimism that we will bounce back and be stronger, together. And so we also stand tall and say #DowntownFacesForward!”
A listing of the more than 25 businesses and their owners is on the Downtown Faces Forward Facebook page. Some owners are photographed by themselves. Some with their families. Other communities are welcome to join in by showcasing their downtown business owners and using the hashtag #DowntownFacesForward.

“Downtowns hold a special place in the New North region and to me personally,” said Barb LaMue, executive director of New North Inc. and who previously worked at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. “The owners of downtown businesses are proven contributors to our communities, our local governments and certainly to our economic engine. We invite everyone at home to think about how they can help our downtown storefronts from their laptops, tablets and phones at a time like this. Can you buy it local? Can you hire it to be done from here? Now, more than ever, this is the time to ask ourselves these questions so we can show our local support.”

To learn more about Downtown Faces Forward and see the faces behind the downtown businesses in Green Bay and De Pere, go to @DowntownFacesForward on Facebook and Instagram and Downtown Faces Forward on LinkedIn.

About Downtown Faces Forward is an initiative to raise awareness and support for downtown small businesses by featuring the people behind the storefronts. This effort showcases those who have made an investment in our downtowns and provide services that create a vibrant place to live, work and play. See the faces and learn the names of those who, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, are forward facing to serve their community, retain their teams, and come out of this stronger, together.

What Those At Home Can Do Downtown Faces Forward invites those at home to participate in this initiative by learning more about the small businesses in their downtown, purchasing locally through online or curbside options, hiring local professional services and, if able, contributing to the small business funds available through Definitely De Pere, Greater Green Bay Chamber, and other local organizations.

Partners Downtown Faces Forward is made possible by O’Connor Connective and is supported by local downtown enthusiasts at Definitely De Pere; De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce; De Pere Art Center; Downtown Green Bay, Inc.; Olde Main Street, Inc.; Greater Green Bay Chamber; Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau; New North Inc.; and photographers Alexis Arnold and Mark Hawkins. These organizations hope this idea catches on and is repeated in downtowns everywhere

Effective April 27, Small Business Administration Re-Opens Funding Process

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the application and funding process for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Program for small business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

 

Click on the link below to learn more: 

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

One Law Group Welcome’s Attorney Sarah Brown DeBruin

One Law Group, S.C. is pleased to announce Sarah Brown DeBruin has joined the firm as a Shareholder and will be practicing from the De Pere office.

Attorney DeBruin received her B.A. in English & Classics, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI and her J.D. from Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH. Prior to joining One Law Group, S.C. she operated her own practice, Legal Business Edge, LLC in Appleton.

Attorney DeBruin’s primary practice areas include Business & Contracts Law, Trademarks & Copyrights, Franchise Law, General Counsel Services, Internet & Technology Law, Physician & Executive Employment Agreements and Title IX Investigation & Procedures.

You may contact Attorney DeBruin at Sarah@olgsc.com or 920-336-5766.

Bayland BLDGS – Immediate Release: 2465 Marina Circle is Breaking Ground

ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – Bayland Buildings Inc. is excited to announce ground will be breaking soon for a 60,000 sq. ft., 6-story office building located at 2465 Marina Circle in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, for a private developer. Bayland Buildings, Inc. will serve as the Design/Build General Contractor in partnership with respected local firms Excel Engineering and Robert E Lee and Associates, among others.

The new facility, situated on the Fox River waterfront and adjacent to the Riverway Marina, will offer enclosed parking, a private entertainment patio, lounge, and gym facilities. A major facility tenant is yet to be announced, and additional office leasing space is available within the Class A office facility. Construction completion is expected mid – 2021.

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 nearly 200 dedicated people.

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.

 

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Register Here

 

 

Prevea Offers Tips to Safely Return to Work

COVID-19 Town Hall for Local Businesses

Safely Return To Work

We have all taken significant steps to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Safer At Home order, some businesses temporarily closed or reduced services and productivity, sometimes placing employees on furlough. With the order being lifted in the near future, you may be gearing up to get your business back to full operation. In doing so, you may have questions on how to do this safely.

Join Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health, and his occupational medicine physician partners, for a town hall meeting to help answer your questions of starting your business’ life safely after the COVID-19 Safer At Home order.

Topics will include:

§  Cost effectively disinfect and clean work spaces

§  Recommended masks

§  Health screenings for employees

§  Traveling employees

§  Policies for employees returning to work, tested or non-tested

§  Workplace best practices for vendors/visitors

§  Any additional topics/questions attendees ask

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Free Zoom Meeting

Register today at www.prevea.com/Town-Hall. Open to all business leaders, brokers and HR, workers compensation and safety managers.