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Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

MADISON — Applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will open at 8 a.m. Monday, May 24 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, Governor Tony Evers announced today. The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants program is a collaboration between […]

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Wisconsin DFI and BBB Wisconsin Warn Businesses About Misleading Solicitations

MADISON, Wis. – Today the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) are warning businesses about solicitations designed to look like invoices arriving through postal mail and being reported to both DFI and BBB from “WI Certificate Service.” The solicitation is designed to look like it is from […]

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KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the microloans […]

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Kenosha council to discuss, potentially approve New Kenosha agreement, provisions tonight

https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Common Council will discuss and potentially approve the city’s agreement with New Kenosha, LLC to develop the Downtown ⏤ along with inclusionary provisions. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Those wanting to listen in on the virtual meeting can do so through a telephone connection. Call 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656 […]

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Tuesday morning fire causes $35,000 in damages to Racine business

RACINE ⏤ A Tuesday morning structure fire caused $35,000 in damages to a business on De Koven Avenue in the city. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation to The Uptown Observer and support local independent journalism. According to the Racine Fire Department, firefighters responded to Modine Manufacturing, 1500 De Koven Avenue, around 7 […]

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Racine launches state’s first Financial Empowerment Center

City of Racine RACINE ⏤ City of Racine residents who are struggling with finances, debt, poor credit and related issues can get free, professional one-on-one help at the new Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The new center officially opened at a Monday virtual news conference. The Racine FEC is the first city-sponsored program of its […]

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Fire damages Fosters reStore warehouse in Racine

RACINE ⏤ A Saturday evening fire caused smoke damage to a nonprofit city thrift store.  The Racine Fire Department responded to 5626 21st St. around 6:26 p.m. Saturday for a report of smoke inside the 100,000-square-foot building. Firefighters extinguished a small fire along the building’s south wall. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation […]