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FCI’s April Game Changer Grant Goes to Safe & Sound

April 22, 2018

The $3,000 Game Changer grant will go towards enhancing awareness of these workshops and setting the stage for more Face to Face sessions to take place! Congratulations Safe & Sound!

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WWBIC Expanding and opening a new business center in Northeast Wisconsin

April 11, 2018

Established 1979, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) has supported women’s business ownership in our nation’s economy especially providing support those who have been historically under-served or excluded.

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Poverty simulation will be held in Point

April 11, 2018

As many as 80 simulation participants will be assigned roles in family units and receive background information on their assigned family’s income and expenses. During the simulation, participants will interact with community resources stationed around the room to find or maintain employment, buy groceries, seek social services, and pay bills. CAP’s professional staff will lead the experience and facilitate a debriefing period in which participants can share their insights about what they have learned. The simulation is free and open to the public, though advanced registration is required. Registration is open through November 13 or until full. To register visit portagecountybiz.com/povsim. For more information about poverty simulations, including information about how to sponsor one, visit capservices.org/povsim or contact Olson at 715-343-7165 or eolson@capmail.org.

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PeroDigm Design Studio is "Small Business Award Finalist"

April 11, 2018

What’s in store for the future? Rob is working to make Perodigm the leader in telling stories. Not just any stories, stories that allow customers to connect with businesses. Using the famous Native American proverb as guidance, “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever” Perodigm works closely with each client to capture the essence of the business and not just the products, services, features, and benefits. Rob continues, “telling stories is the oldest form of communication and the only communication that transcends cultures, languages, and age. There are businesses currently sharing Native stories, but the real opportunity lies in the peer-to-peer stories that have yet to be told. My goal is to help provide a voice for cultural and economic growth in the Native American community.”

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Will Green is the recipient of the Second Annual Nan Cheney March for Justice Award

April 10, 2018

Will’s inspiration for all of his work was his mom, Muriel Pipkins, who raised Will and his two brothers to be caring, kind individuals who give back to their communities. It’s fitting that Mentoring Positives bears the same initials as Will’s mom. It was upon her death that Mentoring Positives was started. To this day, Muriel is recognized as the inspiration behind Will’s work. And, we are thrilled to keep her spirit going through Will who is the inspiration to the young men and women he mentors. Honoring Will as this year’s recipient of the Nan Cheney March for Justice $15,000 grant is the right thing to do!

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Arts at Large is the recipient of FCI’s Game Changer Grant in Marchry

March 22, 2018

During the initiative’s pilot year, crucial many community organizations have partnered with Art’s@Large, including the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Voces De La Frontera and the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee. All are committed to addressing and reducing civic discrimination and race-based misconceptions that stand in the way of intercultural appreciation and immigrant and refugee assimilation into the greater community. FCI congratulates Arts@Large and the Fabric of Milwaukee. We are proud to help fund this fantastic peacemaking initiative!

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SBA Community Advantage Loan Program

March 22, 2018

Give us a call! We will work with you to determine if the Community Advantage loan is right for you and your business. To get started, call Craig Anderson at 414-604-2044, or you can reach him by email at craig@aiccw.org. Loan applications and other information about FACC can be found on our website at www.aiccw-facc.org. Other Expenses: Depending on the nature of the project or use of funds, other expenses could include business valuations, commercial property appraisals, and environmental assessments. Additionally, attorney closing costs can range from $1,500 to $3,500. What paperwork will I have to submit? FACC and the SBA are looking for evidence that your business is well-run, that you can pay back the loan, and that the loan proceeds will be used constructively to grow your business.

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Packerland Broadband and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband internet to rural communities in Wisconsin and Michigan

March 16, 2018

Microsoft is an advocate for closing the rural broadband gap in the U.S. Through its Rural Airband Initiative, Microsoft aims to deliver broadband to 2 million people by 2022 through commercial partnerships with local companies like Packerland, leveraging a mixture of technologies including TV White Spaces, and through patent sharing. The initiative also includes digital skills training for people in newly connected communities. Proceeds from Airband connectivity projects will be reinvested to provide additional rural areas with broadband.

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