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Small Business Saturday is November 28th

Starting at 9 am on Saturday, November 28th, win Cool City Cash!

 

The first 200 people to stop at the The Shop Local Hometown Two Rivers HQ will get to sign up for $500 in Cool City Cash.

 

The HQ is located at 1610 Washington Street.

 

Prizes are furnished by Shoreline, your Hometown Credit Union.

 

Once you pick up your bag, you’re free to Shop Local in downtown Two Rivers while you wait for the call that tells you “You’re A Winner!”

Kites Over Lake Michigan 2020

The 15th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan will be held not at our venue the past 14 years, Neshotah Beach, but at the Two Rivers High School.

 

The venue change is due to the high lake level that has left too little beach. The event organizers were fortunate, and very grateful, that the Two Rivers School Board allowed them to continue with the event at the high school.

 

A vast flying and viewing areas behind the school will be perfect for the event.

 

"We are very sensitive to this strange year of the pandemic, and are mindful of the health and safety of everyone who attends this festival, which has grown to be one of the largest in the Midwest. We will follow the recommended safety guidelines of the health authorities, and encourage social distancing for everyone there. If you are sick, please stay home. If you are not comfortable in a festival setting yet, you can watch the festivities in the safety of your car," said Chow Chong, the owner of Unique Flying Objects and organizer of the event.

 

Unique Flying Objects is a longtime TRBA member.


Those who come will be treated to some amazing displays of beautiful giant show kites, precision stunt teams performing mesmerizing aerial ballet with their dual and quad line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays and activities for kids and adults both days.


There will be a reversal of role this year, with the high school as the festival ground and Walsh Field (on 22nd Street just before the turn into Neshotah Beach) as the overflow parking.

 

A shuttle bus service will run from Walsh Field to the high school for both days, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please note that the bus will be limited to 23 people per trip to allow for social distancing, more if family members living together are present. All those using the shuttle will have to be masked.


Pets are Not Allowed anywhere on school property. Please respect this policy and DO NOT bring your pets to this event.

 

Event Details:

Date: Sept. 5th and 6th, 2020
Venue: Two Rivers High School
4519 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers
Time: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm


Free kite making for kids will be Sunday 9/6/20 at 9.00 am.
Due to the change of venue this year, we will not be able to do any release of Sky Lanterns.

 

Great News on the Fireworks Show!
We were able to secure the necessary approvals for fireworks and will have one planned on 9/5 at 8.00 pm. Fireworks will be shot off behind the Coast Guard Station, and this will allow people to spread out over a wide area and still have optimum viewing from various places along the waterfront.


Special Notes
►Please note that per State statute, there will be NO ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO allowed on school grounds. It will be strictly enforced.


►Please note that there is no set schedule for both days, except the kids kite making on Sunday. We operate on "kite time" because everything is dependent on the wind condition. Activities will go on regardless of wind conditions.

 

"Phantom 5k" Virtual Run Fundraiser Nets $8500 For Woodland Dunes Programs

Woodland Dunes Nature Center is encouraged by the success of its Dash At the Dunes event, which became a virtual run fundraiser, the “Phantom 5K,” due to the Covid-19 virus. 

 

Over 200 participants walked, ran or hiked their way to a 5K medal from the middle of April to the middle of May 2020 and raised $8,500 for Woodland Dunes programs.

 

“We’ve never done a virtual fundraiser before and were really one of the first locally to do this, so we were fast-tracking into unknown territory on so many levels,” stated Nancy Nabak, Phantom 5K race director, “but the participants were awesome, flexible, and sent selfies while on their own private route.”

 

Woodland Dunes, a longtime TRBA member, would like to thank the community sponsors who stayed with the event during this difficult time, even though it had to change its makeup mid-stream: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic, Shoreline Credit Union, KI, Fox Communities Credit Union, Lakeside Foods, Thrivent, and Starfish Graphics.

 

Participant, Pam Robinson had this to say, ”Flexibility is the name of the game with this race! Gotta be willing to run through mud on the trails, on the road because we have a foot of snow (referencing our Dash two years ago right after the blizzard), or on our own to keep everyone safe!”

 

Everyone who registered and completed a 5K received a unique Phantom 5K race medal and will be mentioned by name in the fall Woodland Dunes newsletter.

Micro & Small Business Loans Available through Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

WWBIC is working with federal, state and local organizations, to support many WWBIC borrowers, entrepreneurs and businesses in need of loan capital now! 

  1. WWBIC current clients affected by COVID-19 may have loan modification options.  For more information contact Jaime Charon, Director of Portfolio Management and Loan Operations: jcharon@wwbic.com or WWBIC Servicing at wwbicservicing@wwbic.com
  2. For current and new small business clients, we are offering fast track loans up to $25,000!  Please contact Michael Hetzel, Director of Lending: mhetzel@wwbic.com for more details.

Kiva Loans Available Statewide

Kiva is now offering $15,000 loans statewide.


Business owners looking to borrow, should follow this link.


For a WWBIC endorsement or for assistance with this process, please send an email to info@wwbic.com

 

Small Business Administration Economic Disaster Loans now accepting applications

The Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses.

 

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance (actual loan amounts are based on amount of economic injury) to small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury as a result of the declared disaster, regardless of whether the applicant sustained physical damage.

 

An EIDL can help you meet necessary financial obligations that your business or private, non-profit organization could have met had the disaster not occurred. It provides relief from economic injury caused directly by the disaster and permits you to maintain a reasonable working capital position during the period affected by the disaster. EIDLs do not replace lost sales or revenue.

 

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Information you will need to have: 

 

  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals, and affiliates.
  • Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
  • Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202)
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413).
  • Profit and loss statements
  • Monthly sales figures (SBA Form 1368)

 

WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus

“This is a program targeted at some of the ‘smallest of the small’ businesses that are vital to their communities. Many of these businesses, especially retailers, restaurants and small service providers, typically operate on the narrowest of margins,” said Hughes.

 

“Many don’t have the cash reserves needed to survive a substantial loss of revenue, which can happen with a prolonged emergency. SB20/20 will help put cash in the pockets of these businesses and their employees when they need it most.”

Read the full article

Help Support TREP

The Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry needs your assistance!

From now until February 14th, 2020, please drop off canned fruits, vegetables, soups and canned meals at: P A Wargin - American Family Insurance Agent, 2114 Washington Street*Two Rivers*WI

 

Or call 920-794-1114 (8:30–5:00) and a representative will pick up your donations. Monetary donations will be accepted and receipts will be provided.

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TRBA Donates Carp Fest Proceeds to City Holiday Lighting Fund

The Two Rivers Business Association has contributed $2,000 to the City of Two Rivers Holiday Lighting Fund. The contribution was from proceeds raised during this year's Carp Fest event.

 

City Manager Greg Buckley (left) accepts the check from TRBA Carp Fest committee members Amy MacMillin and Pam Wargin.

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