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Independent Business Association Of Wisconsin Presents Clay Shoot

Press release from Independent Business Association of Wisconsin:

Sept. 24, 2020

The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) is hosting its 6th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on October 9, 2020, 11:30am – 4:00 p.m. at Waukesha Gun Club, 23170 Watertown Road, Waukesha, Wis. The event is also open to nonmembers.

IBAW Executive Director, Steve Kohlmann, said, “Join the IBAW for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at our annual sporting clay shoot. Come by yourself and we’ll hook you up with a team or bring your business associates to create your own team.”

“Our event is held rain or shine so dress appropriately. Really bad weather? We’ll still shoot with enclosed five stand stations. Bad weather is NOT an issue. New to shooting? Never shot before? We can add you to a newbie team – no need to miss the fun!” continued Kohlmann.

Shooting fees include shooting time and shells,

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Wisconsin Business Boosts Small Businesses in Texas and Gets One in Return

The two-month project began when the Wisconsin agency responded to a request for proposal (RFP) from LiftFund in June. The vision for the program came from Tarsha Polk, director of LiftFund’s Women’s Business Center, and then became a reality once Polk and her team applied for a grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“We got a flood of phone calls from business owners who had to temporarily close their doors due to safer-at-home orders and needed help,” said Polk. “Listening to all the challenges and frustrations from small business owners and really understanding what they needed is what prompted the idea for this COVID-19 Business Resiliency Program. The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funding was only going to go so far to help these businesses and we felt they really needed more support besides just funding.”

As a Small Business Administration (SBA) resource partner, the

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Winnow Fund to start investing in student entrepreneurs in Wisconsin


A new venture capital fund will start investing in Wisconsin’s university and college entrepreneurs this fall after closing on $6 million in fundraising. 

The Winnow Fund, a seed-stage venture capital fund led by Richelle Martin, announced the fundraising in a news release Monday. 

The Winnow Fund plans to start investing in November. The fund plans to invest in existing startup companies and entrepreneurs at colleges and universities in Wisconsin.  It will continue to raise funds for another couple of months. 

Winnow Fund has raised $6 million from the Badger Fund of Funds, as well as The Capital Times, Johnsonville Ventures and more than two dozen other investment firms and individuals, according to a news release. Martin left her job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she led the Office of Industrial Partnerships to work on the fund two years ago. 

“Students have great ideas but need someone to guide

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Wisconsin mom’s kids adapt to hybrid school during COVID-19 pandemic

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Katie Newcomb of Oconomowoc, center, drops off her children, Wyatt age 11, left, and Dillon, 12, right, at Silver Lake Intermediate School. (Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Not optimistic enough to be cautiously optimistic.

But hopeful.

That’s how Oconomowoc mom Katie Newcomb described her feelings after her sons’ first week of hybrid in-person/virtual school during the pandemic.

My feelings exactly following my own daughters’ first week of in-person school. 

Last week I was anxious and uncertain. I still am. But, after seeing how seriously the schools are taking the pandemic, I feel some relief. There are stringent face mask requirements. There’s social distancing between desks. There are rearranged times and locations for lunch to reduce crowding. 

Newcomb is also pleased with how seriously her sons’ school is taking the pandemic. She’s hopeful that things will go well because of the thoughtful and constant communication she’s

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POLITICO Playbook: Dueling veeps in Wisconsin

TODAY … DUELING VEEPS ON THE TRAIL — Both VP MIKE PENCE and his would-be successor, Sen. KAMALA HARRIS (D-Calif.), are visiting Wisconsin, and their schedules are pretty revealing about how each political team sees the state.

HARRIS IS TOURING an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training facility and meeting with labor leaders, then speaking with Black business owners in Milwaukee. PENCE is due to deliver remarks on the topic of “A Stronger American Workforce” at Dairyland Power Cooperative, an electric utility in La Crosse, a city of 50,000 along the Mississippi River.

WISCONSIN, FAMOUSLY, was the state HILLARY CLINTON neglected in 2016. She lost the state by fewer than 28,000 votes, but she did win La Crosse County by more than 9 percentage points — while badly

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