Regina Rudoi wants more women and diverse business owners to have the same opportunity NEWCAP provided her commercial cleaning business, Pro Touch Commercial.

Rudoi, a native of Moldova, said she didn’t have the social capital to promote and market Pro Touch, her home-based business. Michelle Madl, at NEWCAP, helped Rudoi secure a grant to establish a website, create an online presence, and print brochures and business cards. The support helped Pro Touch land contracts and expand its staff, business she never would have secured without one-on-one support.

“Thank you for this opportunity for creating access for businesses like mine to be able to be heard, to have a voice and to establish a fair start for competition in the local community,” Rudoi said Wednesday.

Women, minority and veteran entrepreneurs will see more of this sort of one-on-one engagement after the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. presented On Broadway Inc. and NEWCAP with more than $1.3 million in Diverse Business Assistance Grants. WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes announced the awards — $985,000 for On Broadway and $331,000 for NEWCAP — on Wednesday in the Broadway District.

[Adapted from:  Two Green Bay area groups get $1.3 million to support women, minority and veteran entrepreneurs September 1, 2022 Green Bay Press-Gazette]