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Keith Kern is new President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin

Keith Kern is new President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the retail beverage alcohol segment of the hospitality industry in the State of Wisconsin, announces that Keith Kern, owner of Jimmy’s Saloon in Superior, Wis., has been elected…

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Dane County issues new mask mandate

Dane County issues new mask mandate Public Health Madison/Dane County has just issued a new indoor mask mandate, for all individuals age 2 and over. The order takes effect Thursday, August 19, and will remain in effect through September 16. Businesses are required to develop and implement a written policy and procedure that ensures employees…

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is announcing the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the SBA launched the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. SBA…

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Income tax cut in the works

Income tax cut in the works Wisconsin tax revenues outpaced projections by $4.4 billion in the last quarter of 2021. This unprecedented good news helped to frame the state budget when the Joint Committee on Finance approved the two year spending proposal with a $3.4 billion tax cut. Under the proposal, income taxes would be…

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Provision would eliminate local personal property tax

Provision would eliminate local personal property tax Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance included a provision in the state budget to eliminate the local personal property tax. State Representative Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) had introduced legislation this year to provide tax relief to main street businesses with the repeal of this onerous local tax. The…

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How to check the status of your Small Business Recovery Grant application

How to check the status of your Small Business Recovery Grant application An important update for those who applied for the Small Business Administration Recovery Grants, the application window is now closed. For those of you who have applied and have questions, there are a couple of places where you may find answers. Start by…

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Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation gave over $10 million to 25,000 charities in 2020

Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation gave over $10 million to 25,000 charities in 2020 Charitable giving has long been a mainstay of American culture and trade associations have long been champions of giving back to others. The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), however, is a particularly generous bunch. The association provides its members with an opportunity…

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Apply for Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants through June 7

Apply for Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants through June 7 The application window for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants runs through June 7. The program will award $420 million to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to support businesses who are hardest hit by the pandemic and are…

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Marklein and Vos introduce workforce recovery legislation

Marklein and Vos introduce workforce recovery legislation As the United States comes out of the pandemic, the economy has picked up steam and the hospitality industry is leading the charge to hire new workers and get back to pre-pandemic employment numbers. With over 40% of Wisconsinites vaccinated, we are beginning to see long-anticipated increases in…

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TLW partners with Hogs For Heroes to purchase bike for Wisconsin Dells veteran

TLW partners with Hogs For Heroes to purchase bike for Wisconsin Dells veteran May 23, 2021, Marine Sergeant Rick Erickson, of Wisconsin Dells becomes the 18th Wisconsin veteran to receive a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as part of the Hogs for Heroes program. And for the first time, the Tavern League of Wisconsin has stepped up and…

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