Stories tagged: "main street alliance"


Restaurant owner and chef Dave Heide
Wisconsin Restaurateurs’ Personal Appeals Fail to Sway Ron Johnson as Republicans Kill the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Tammy Baldwin voted to reauthorize the pandemic relief program for small businesses that would have also helped theaters, gyms, sports and other live event venues.

In this June 25, 2020 file photo, a price sign is displayed at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
State Democrats Propose Greater Healthcare Coverage for Small-Business Workers

Lower-income childless adults would also have access to a basic health plan if the proposal could pass the Legislature.

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Proposal to Kill the Wisconsin’s Income Tax Would Blow a $9.3 Billion Hole in the State Budget

Already a failure in Kansas, the idea would remove a huge chunk—last year, 46%—of what the state uses for schools, roads, medical assistance, and vital services.

Shawn Phetteplace, Midwest regional manager for Main Street Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Phetteplace)
Main Street Alliance Looks to Continue Growing as an Alternative to Big-Business Lobbies

Shawn Phetteplace, regional manager for the Main Street Alliance, lays out the organization's top priorities for next year.

Chippewa Falls resident Sharon Stephens examines a blanket that depicts the Chippewa Valley region while shopping Monday at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire. The small business and others across Wisconsin report strong recent sales, but many also report continuing to struggle to make up for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin’s Small Businesses Are Doing Great. Who Should Get the Credit?

Kleefisch says Evers’ “leadership stinks” but acknowledges small businesses are recovering “far faster than we ever could have hoped.”

Main Street in downtown Racine (Photo via Facebook/City of Racine)
Opinion: Big Business Lobbies Don’t Speak for Main Street Shops

In an op-ed, the state manager for the Main Street Alliance, argues the big lobby that claims to be pro-business in Wisconsin is bad for mom-and-pop shops.

Chippewa Falls resident Sharon Stephens examines a blanket that depicts the Chippewa Valley region while shopping Monday at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire. The small business and others across Wisconsin report strong recent sales, but many also report continuing to struggle to make up for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Tethers to These Communities’: Wisconsin Shows Up for Small Business Saturday

Wisconsinites patronized their favorite local stores for Small Business Saturday as the nation’s economic recovery from COVID continues.