Business


Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a virtual listening session focused on small businesses' economic recovery from the pandemic. (Screenshot)
‘No Time to Waste’: Barnes Urges GOP To Pass Budget, Help Small Businesses

Wisconsin has “a tremendous opportunity” to help small business recovery and growth, a brewery and restaurant owner says.

Chef David Heide gives a lay of the land at the future home of Little John's Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant for people at all income levels where he’ll also train and help veterans and provide basic food preparation for nonprofits and meat processing for struggling farmers. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped These Hard-Hit Restaurants From Giving Back

“It just really helps us to feel like we’re still a part of the community, even when we’re closed down.”

Ashley Deetz at empty bar
Wisconsin Bars and Restaurants First Shut Down One Year Ago. Here’s How They’re Holding Up.

Recent relief measures help, but more aid is needed to recover from a terrible year.

Tim Eichinger speaks to President Joe Biden
Milwaukee Brewer Inspired Biden to Open Special PPP Window for Small Biz

Town hall request helps lead to ensuring “mom and pop” firms don’t get outmuscled for coronavirus aid.

Menomonie Food Market General Manager Crystal Halvorson discusses changes to the store’s online sales site because of COVID-19 that allow customers to order a greater number of products. The site also provides patrons with more information about the co-op’s offerings, including whether they are locally produced. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Menomonie Co-Op Earns State Award for Online Pivot During COVID

“I was concerned about the virus. I knew we had to do everything we could to keep my employees and our customers safe.”

The Abbey, a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in De Pere, has become an institution among St. Norbert College students, alumni, faculty, and staff. (Photo by Christina Liefrring)
Sports Bar Owner Recognized for Looking Out for Employee and Customer Safety

Instead of keeping donations, the money was converted to gift cards for others in need.