Ready to dig: Gold Shovel Ready Program sets sites apart

The Aviation Business Park in Oshkosh is one of New North’s Gold Shovel Ready Sites.

(Insight Publications) – With so many locations available, attracting potential developers is always a challenge, but a New North Inc. program helps landowners set their sites apart from the crowd.

The Gold Shovel Ready program allows property owners to market sites that meet basic development criteria by gathering information on available utilities, ensuring appropriate zoning of land free from known environmental impediments and looking at several other criteria.

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Verve credit union plans to buy South Central Bank in Chicago

Verve, a Credit Union announced plans to buy South Central Bank in Chicago

(Oshkosh Northwestern) – Verve, a Credit Union announced plans Tuesday to buy South Central Bank, a $300 million community bank based in the Chicago area.

Officials expect to finalize the sale sometime between October and December, pending regulatory approval, according to a Verve news release. Once the acquisition is finalized, the combined organization will total over $1.2 billion in assets, operate 21 branches and serve nearly 66,000 members in 24 counties.

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Winneconne pharmacy opens to fill hole left by Shopko closure

Owner Jackie Nalbach celebrates at the ribbon cutting of the new Hometown Pharmacy in Winneconne

(WBAY) – Winneconne once again has a local pharmacy.

Since February, residents have had to travel elsewhere to fill prescriptions after Shopko announced it would close, leaving the community without any other option.

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