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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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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 […]

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DKI announces finance committee to oversee business recovery funds

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown Kenosha Inc. announced Friday that it has put together a finance committee to help allocate funds to damaged Kenosha businesses. Following the aftermath of riots that destroyed businesses in the Downtown and […]