October 26, 2020
October Updates
We're All In Grants, SBA PPP Forgiveness Loans, DWD Grants,
Best of Awards, Fleet Farm Surprise Visit,
Ambassador Mile Mathweg
We're All In Grants
Applications due by November 2nd!
Applications are now open for the second round of We’re All In Small Business Grants. The WEDC grants administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue make available federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to eligible Wisconsin businesses.
The program aims to provide 10,000 businesses around the state with $5,000 grants that can be used for any purpose, with a total of $50 million in grant funds to be distributed in this round.
This new round of grants follows the first phase, which provided more than $65 million in grants to more than 26,000 businesses statewide this summer.
Applications for the grants opened at 8 a.m. this morning, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. As with the previous round of We’re All In Grants, awards will not be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
For this round, applicants will not be required to obtain a letter of support from a local business group and will not have to submit tax information. The grants are available to all eligible small businesses, including those that have previously received the first round of We’re All In Grants from WEDC. 
Priority will be given to businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, such as restaurants and taverns, hair and nail salons and barber shops, and other services.



U.S. Small Business Administration
PPP Forgiveness Loans
Expire October 31st
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department announced simpler PPP Forgiveness for loans up to $50,000. They released a new forgiveness application form and information for borrowers who received PPP loans under $50,000. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America's smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
 
NOTE the Expiration date shown on the form: 10/31/2020
DWD Fast Forward Worker Training Grants
The Department of Workforce Development's Office of Skills Development (OSD) WFF Grant Application online portal will open to accept applications Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Applications are due Monday, November 30, 2020 by 3 p.m. CST.
We have redesigned our grant offerings into a single grant opportunity, "Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants." This grant program is designed to help fund the development of innovative and collaborative customized worker training programs that target unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers.
Key features of this grant program:
  • Grants are available to all industry sectors and companies of any size;
  • Grant award amounts may range from $5,000 to $400,000;
  • Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount is required;
  • Grantees must complete the training of at least 85% of the contracted number of trainees; and
  • At least 65% of trainees must be placed in positions that require the skills taught in the funded training, at the placement partner(s) identified in the grant application.
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For more information and to apply, please see the Grant Program Announcement summarizing program requirements.
2020 Best of Awards
Thursday, October 29th
3:00 - 6:00pm
Chamber Office
On Thursday, October 29th, the Best of DeForest Windsor winners will receive their certificates, door clings and will be photographed with their awards at the Chamber Office! Winners will be posted in the DWACC November Newsletter and in the DeForest Times-Tribune, November 5th, issue.

Such a Sweet Surprise from
Fleet Farm ~ Thank You!
In honor of National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day, we stopped by to show our appreciation to our DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for everything you do for our community

We had to bring along a few Fleet Farm snacks too
SPOTLIGHT:
Ambassador Mike Mathweg, Milz Health Group
Mike A. Mathweg

Milz Health Group
608.960.9905 Ext 103


http://MikeMathweg.com
I received my B.S. from Marian University majoring in Accounting and Finance and minoring in Marketing and Business Administration. I started in the Insurance industry in 2014 as a College Financial Representative and was ranked 77 out of 3,000+ interns via Top Production. After working with that company, I realized it wasn’t the best fit for me and decided to go independent to be able to offer a variety of different insurance carriers. My journey in the Health Insurance industry started in 2016 where I began focusing on Health Insurance and the Medicare market. Since then, I have been ranked in the Top 20 Agents in Wisconsin for multiple carriers.

Within the community, I am a part of the Board of Directors for our local Chamber of Commerce. When I’m not working, I enjoy coaching High School hockey as well as playing competitively, golfing, traveling and spending time with my wife, Brianna and dog, Tucker.

My ultimate goal is to provide an extra layer of service and peace of mind to my clients through helping them find the right plan to fit their individual needs and budget. I take great pride in assisting my clients and I look forward to working with you.
Blood Drive: Friday, October 30th from 1:00-6:00pm

Door Creek Church is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives on Friday, October 30th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at their DeForest Campus.

Visit RedCrossBlood.org using code Doorcreekchurch to make an appointment.

The 23rd Annual Fruit, Meat and cheese sale starts today! This year looks a little different, but we are still offering the amazing products we always do! The sale ends November 9th so get your order in soon!
For more information please visit our website www.deforestffa.org. To see the complete list of products click here https://rb.gy/uupufm

We greatly appreciate all of your support of the DeForest Agriculture and DeForest FFA Program. The fruit sale proceeds allow us to provide leadership opportunities, career exploration and fun for ALL of our members at a reduced cost. We can't THANK YOU enough! #defoffa #buildingleaders #defolovo