Volume11 | Issue 5
Chamber Connection
MAY 2020
Clintonville Area businesses would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of their supporters!
Navarino Nature Center
Summer Camps at Navarino Nature Center! Come and join us for a summer of fun at NNC! There are a variety of day camps available for many this summer. Just check out our website at
https://www.navarino.org/summer-camps . Register online through the button on the page or print & mail in your registration. Make sure your little explorers have a summer of fun this year at NNC!
Expect School-Community Survey Coming to Residents In Early May

These are unprecedented times as our nation, state, and the Clintonville community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has also challenged our staff as we have done everything in our power to provide at-home learning opportunities and meals for our students.
Going forward, we anticipate some challenges will continue. As you are probably aware, a referendum to update our buildings failed to win voter support in 2017. Our schools are still in need of a significant investment to update aging building systems, address code compliance issues, and improve the educational areas. The School Board feels this is a good time to consider investing in our schools because interest rates are at historic lows, and there may be future federal stimulus funding available for “shovel ready projects” once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
The school district is committed to developing a plan that reflects the needs of our students and the priorities of our taxpayers. Therefore, we are asking for your "voice" in the planning process. When surveys arrive in early May, we are asking residents to please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this survey! A paper version of the survey will be mailed to every household in the District, and for your convenience, we will also provide a link to take the survey online. Please encourage all adults (eligible to vote) in your home to take the survey. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

David C. Dyb, Ed.D.
Clintonville Public Schools
715-823-7215 ext. 2604
Please contact your financial lender for details and application assistance for new and existing applications. You may also contact the Chamber if you are in need of direct contact information to an SBA representative.

As of April 29th at 8:00AM , Governor Evers' new executive order is in effect. Things that will change include, curbside drop-off, recreational rental and many other things. The full order and details can be viewed HERE .
Salesforce Small Business Grants (East)
Thank you for your interest in the Salesforce Care Small Business Grants! You’ve reached the application page for the East. Please review the below information before applying.
Application Criteria
To be eligible to apply, businesses must:
- Be a for-profit business
- Have between 2 to 50 employees
- Have been in business for 2 years as of March 2020
- Have an annual revenue between $250k to $2M
- Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
- Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in Grant Program Terms

Your application is important to us. Please read the Grant Program Terms and Grant Program Privacy Policy carefully. You will be required to accept these during the application process prior to submitting. Full Grant Program Terms available HERE and full Grant Program Privacy Policy available HERE .
Now that you’ve reviewed the above, please click apply to begin. 
Should you have any questions, please contact us at  salesforcegrants@ureeka.biz .

Clintonville Lions

The Clintonville Lions has decided to POSTPONE the Bike Rodeo scheduled for May 9th until a later date. A future date will be planned once current state restrictions on social gatherings have been lifted. Thank you to everyone who has assisted in the planning and volunteered to help with the event. On a positive note, the Lions Club received a $500 grant for the Bike Rodeo which we can use in the future from the Theda Care - New London medical foundation. As a committee we will continue to plan for hosting this community event in the future.

Dear Clintonville Public School District families,
Tuesday May 5th, will be a special packet pickup. We will also be handing out student "stuff." Staff have been working really hard at cleaning out lockers, "cubbies," rooms etc. Currently students have a bag with their belongings sitting at their school. We encourage as many parents as possible to come to school Tuesday May 5th, 9-11am or 4-6pm to not only receive week 6-7 packet, but also to get their child's belongings.
Library books at each school can be returned on May 5 during packet pick up times.
There will be staff available to receive your returned library books Tuesday, May 5 during packet distribution from 9am - 11am and 4pm-6pm at Dellwood, Longfellow, Middle School, and High School.
If you need a list of what your student(s) currently have checked out, please email IMC Director, Mandy Hill at ahill@clintonville.k12.wi.us or call (715)823-7215 ext 3233 by May 4.
Cellcom’s Working From Home Tips 
The coronavirus pandemic presented challenges for everyone, personally and professionally. While we work to maintain a sense of normalcy, our circumstances for a typical work day have shifted. Thankfully technology can assist with keeping us connected while we adjust to our new working environments. Here are some tips: 
Use your phone as a hotspot – It’s likely you aren’t the only one trying to use your home internet connection at a given time. Streaming classes, video conferences, and accessing the applications you need simultaneously can challenge your bandwidth. Consider using your phone as a hotspot to leverage your mobile data as needed. In your settings under connections, tap on mobile hotspot to broadcast Wi-Fi from your phone. 
Tablets as a second screen – Staying in touch with coworkers and clients is likely involving more video chats than ever before. A 4G LTE tablet can be a great way to engage in video calls while maintaining full visibility of your laptop screen for documents. With built-in connectivity, it also offers flexibility to work away from your Wi-Fi connection as needed. 
App security – Working from home might require new applications for management of your workflow. When incorporating an app into your business, it’s important to look at the privacy and security it offers. What’s good for a consumer solution might be a risk when customer or business financial information is involved. 
Mobile device management – Managing smartphones, tablets and computers for your off-site workforce may now require more remote tools, like mobile device management (MDM) software. Utilizing an MDM software can let you monitor, manage and secure devices regardless of operation system. Deploy apps, exchange documents, and make sure software is up-to-date on all company-owned devices. Learn more at www.cellcom.com/mdm
We all have a powerful need to stay connected, both personally and professionally. Ensuring you have that reliable connection is Cellcom’s role during the pandemic. We’re closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, our communities and our team members and will continue to adapt and respond to the evolving circumstances. Learn more about our response at www.cellcom.com 
For assistance please contact your Cellcom Business Consultant:

Mark Weber
Spring Cruise Carshow

The Spring Cruise Car Show Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 19th annual event, originally scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020 from 5-9 PM. We discussed postponing the event until later in the summer, but with the uncertainty of the coronavirus and its spread, it would be too difficult to select a date, advertise and get the word out in time to make the event worthwhile. 
As most of you know, the car show was originally started to help raise funds for the Beat the Heat, cops and kids youth program that we had in our community for 22 years. With the discontinuation of that program in 2015 just prior to my retirement, the decision was made to continue with the car show and use the profits for two $1,000 scholarships for Clintonville High School students seeking an education in an automotive/mechanical related field. We still intend to provide those scholarships for the 2020 graduates if the school district provides candidates for them.
Gymnastics and Soccer Registration is now OPEN!!
Our gymnastics program will run slightly different this year so please read the flyer carefully. Forms may be put in the drop box at City Hall with payment. Call (715) 823-7600 with questions. To view all forms click HERE .
4/24/2020 Update -
COVID-19 Lending Resources for Businesses
Dear Valued Customer,
As you may have heard, the Senate passed an additional $310 billion to be added to the Paycheck Protection Program yesterday, and the President is expected to sign the bill today. It is unknown how long these funds will last; however, you can be assured that Bank First is fully equipped and prepared to submit additional applications into the program. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your Bank First relationship manager to discuss if this program may be a fit for your business.
In addition to the Paycheck Protection Program, there are several other loan programs available that your business may qualify for, if needed. Below is a brief outline of each program, along with a resource link for more information.
The Small Business Administration is offering additional loan options your business may qualify for, including:
·      This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Learn More  and determine if your business qualifies.
·      Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. Learn More  and determine if your business qualifies.
·      The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn More  and determine if your business qualifies.
The Federal Reserve has announced a Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in good financial standing before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are two programs currently being offered:
·      Eligible Borrowers are businesses with up to 10,000 employees or up to $2.5 billion in 2019 annual revenues. The minimum loan amount is $1,000,000. Each Eligible Borrower must be a business that is created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States with significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the United States. Eligible Borrowers that participate in the Facility may not also participate in the MSELF or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility. View Term Sheet
·      Eligible Borrowers are businesses with up to 10,000 employees or up to $2.5 billion in 2019 annual revenues. The minimum loan amount is $1,000,000. Each Eligible Borrower must be a business that is created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States with significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the United States. Eligible Borrowers that participate in the Facility may not also participate in the MSNLF or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility. View Term Sheet
·      The PMCCF provides companies access to credit so they are better able to maintain business operations and capacity during the period of dislocations related to the pandemic. This facility is open to investment grade companies, as well as certain companies that were investment grade as of March 22, 2020.  View Term Sheet
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Learn more.
·      Borrowers may receive a 180-day loan payment deferral without prior agency approval for Business and Industry Loan Guarantees, Rural Energy for America Program Loan Guarantees, Community Facilities Loan Guarantees, and Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees.
WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that’s been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987. The COVID-19 Fast Track Loan Program is focused on existing businesses looking for business financing during COVID-19. Business owners have two options from which to pick depending on their needs: a line of credit or a term loan. Learn more.
In addition to the aforementioned lending resources, Bank First may also be able to assist your business with other loan options. Please contact your Bank First relationship manager to discuss which options are the best fit for your individual business. As always, thank you for choosing Bank First!

Mike Molepske
Bank First
(920) 652-3202
Thank you to our May Booster Members!