Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Adults over age 65 eligible for COVID-19 shot next week

Adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, but it could be months until hundreds...

Advisory panel discusses next eligible vaccine recipients

Wisconsin has vaccinated a fifth of its priority patients, and the advisory committee to the state health department is deciding who will...

Business Plan Contest benefits all applicants from all sectors

The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is an opportunity for startups of all sectors and sizes to experience the business plan process,...

Cocktails-to-go a potential tool for restaurants to stay afloat

Cocktails-to-go could be another tool that restaurants can use to stay afloat during a capacity-limiting pandemic that restricts indoor dining.

Committee approves next phase of vaccine recipients with a nod to teachers

The state’s medical advisory committee put a special emphasis on teachers when passing its recommendations for the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Construction groups support proposals to combat worker misclassification

Construction association groups are voicing their support for task force recommendations aimed at combating worker misclassification and payroll fraud.

Corporate collections boost state GPR

Corporate collections rose 72.6 percent to date in fiscal year 2021 compared to last year. Despite a pandemic-induced recession,...

Dairy veterans: flexibility, cooperation key to success

A trio of dairy industry veterans highlighted flexibility and openness to cooperation as keys to success as they led a virtual panel...

DWD claims staff walk through outdated UI system

-- Gov. Tony Evers' plan to modernize the state's Unemployment Insurance system would automate the current tedious and time-consuming process, claims workers...

Evers, DHS call for more vaccines from federal government

Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services are calling on the federal government to increase the state’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine...

Forward BIOLABS leverages coworking to support biotech startups

As coworking becomes more popular among freelancers and small business professionals, the biotechnology industry is also seeing new opportunities to leverage the...

Locast local TV streaming service launches in Madison

Local broadcast TV streaming service and app Locast makes its Wisconsin debut today, launching 34 local channels to more than 650,000 people...

MATC President hopes to pursue more community collaboration in 2021

Financial losses and pandemic-influenced enrollment fluctuations have left Madison Area Technical College looking to surrounding communities for guidance.  “Our...

Mink farmers, elderly, first responders, teachers, prison workers among those potentially next in line...

Mink husbandry workers will likely be included in the second vaccination phase, accounting for about 300 people, according to the vaccine subpanel...

Progressive farmer-processor relationships key in 2021, beyond

Strong working relationships between farmers and processors establish clear expectations of the product and please consumers, says a supply chain expert at...

Report: Wisconsin’s pre-pandemic economy is a long road ahead

The state has a long road ahead before the economy returns to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest report from Forward Analytics.

State schools superintendent candidates hope to increase tech literacy

All seven of the state’s school superintendent candidates agreed that Wisconsin needs to increase the technology literacy of its students -- but...

WEDC allocates $1.7M to nine regional groups, three chambers of commerce

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is allocating nearly $1.7 million for nine regional groups and three chambers of commerce as "key strategic...

WEDC optimistic about Foxconn deal

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Missy Hughes said she's optimistic about a new deal with Foxconn, but dodged on the details.
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