For Crystal Priebe, owning a candy store was a dream come true. For several years, she had been making hand-dipped chocolates and selling them at Valley Fish and Cheese, her family’s store in Prairie du Chien.

Chrishella, owner of Vibez Creative Arts Space, had to get creative during the pandemic when it came to finding an alternative to her in-person art sessions.

For these tattoo shop owners, the pandemic gave them the opportunity to embrace changes and make improvements that would better their business.

For this family-owned trucking company, WEDC grant funding led to a loan that supported their greater mission of creating jobs for Milwaukee’s Black community.