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The document has been updated to reflect developments including the rise of the Delta variant and COVID-19's movement toward becoming an endemic virus rather than one that is transmitted in isolated outbreaks. Read More
Businesses and nonprofits considering moving into a vacant Wisconsin commercial space may be eligible for a $10,000 Wisconsin Tomorrow – Main Street Bounceback Grant through a newly created program. Read More
In a series focused on how employers can help build public support for COVID-19 vaccines, the fourth episode addresses how and why to create a culture of safety, trust and transparency in workplace communication. Read More
In a series focused on how employers can help build public support for COVID-19 vaccines, the third episode addresses how vaccination and pandemic-relief grants and funding affect tax filings and operating costs. Read More
In a series focused on how employers can help build public support for COVID-19 vaccines, the second episode contains insights from employment and disability law to make sure that employers' communications and practices do not violate employee medical rights and protections. Read More
Vaccines will help bring the pandemic to an end and aid economic recovery, and employers are a trusted source of information for their workers—so businesses play a key role in the vaccination effort. Read More
Pre-registration begins April 30 for the program, which will provide emergency assistance equal to a business's pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and $5 million per physical location. Read More
The contest is open to Wisconsin residents 18 and older with a for-profit business idea located (or planned to be located) in a community that is part of either the Wisconsin Main Street Program or the Connect Communities Program. Read More
Navigating the complexity of COVID-19 relief and recovery can be daunting. Let us connect you to the information, insights, partners and resources needed to keep your business and community moving forward.