KAAC Member COVID- 19 Information

Check back often for the latest updates, announcements, and to learn what your fellow business owners are doing during this COVID-19 Coronavirus

Senate Passes $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Bill includes $350 billion for forgivable small business loans 

Late last night, the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic recovery bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The bill which is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives tomorrow morning, includes $250 billion for direct payments to individuals and families, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in corporate aid. The legislation also includes the Paycheck Protection Loan Program, which provides $350 billion for forgivable small business loans during the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the small business loan provisions in the bill : 
  • A temporary new business loan program would be created using the Small Business Administration framework to provide 100% federally-backed loans to help businesses and non-profits pay for costs associated with payroll, rent, utilities, etc.
  • Businesses with up to 500 employees would be eligible for the loan program. 
  • Businesses would be eligible for loans up to 2.5 times their monthly payroll costs or $10 million, whichever is less. Interest rates could not exceed 4%.
  • Provides automatic deferments of principal and interest payments for up to one year.
  • Provides loan forgiveness during an 8-week period after the origination date of the loan for the amount spent by the borrower on payroll, rent, mortgage interest and utility costs. The amount of loan forgiveness would be reduced proportionally by the amount of employee layoffs.
WEDA continues to analyze the bill and will provide more information in the coming days on how relief programs and funding can be accessed once the CARES Act is signed into law. 

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Available in Wisconsin!

Learn more on daily SBA webinars 
Thanks to a concerted effort by the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin small businesses and private non-profits are now eligible for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans to meet the needs of payroll, accounts payable, and fixed debt payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans are available for up to $2 million, with interest rates at 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.

To assist the business community in regards to the loan program, Wisconsin's SBA office is offering daily webinars to answer your questions: 

Join Governor Tony Evers to Discuss COVID-19 and the Impact on Wisconsin Businesses

WEDC invites you to join a call with Governor Tony Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, and Small Business Administration District Director Eric Ness. The presenters will give updates on COVID19, the recent safer at home order, and resources available to small businesses. After they speak, there will be time for questions with WEDC Secretary Hughes, WEDC Deputy Secretary Rikkers, and SBA District Director Ness as they want to hear directly from you during these times.
  • WHAT: Presentation with Governor Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes, Treasurer Godlewski, and SBA District Director Ness
  • DATE: Tomorrow,  Wednesday, March 25
  • TIME: 9:00am – 10:30am
    ACCESS LINK: wedc.org/accessmeeting 
Please note, Attendees *must* join through the URL above. There is no phone number for attendees to dial into for this event. They will need to join the event from a browser. Here is a Microsoft Document to help with joining the event.
  • Attendees simply click the URL to join the meeting in any supported browser.
  • Attendees have the option of either joining anonymously or signing in with a Microsoft Teams account.  Anonymously will be the best option for anyone that does not have a Microsoft Teams account as this will just let attendees join without authentication
  • Attendees can access the meeting on their phone through the Microsoft Teams App and do not need to register for an account
We look forward to your participation tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00am.

Gov. Evers Issues COVID-19 "Safer at Home" policy for Essential businesses

 Earlier today, Governor Tony Evers issued a “Safer at Home” order for Wisconsin that directs all residents to stay in their homes, except to perform essential tasks, and shuts down non-essential businesses. The order is effective at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and remains in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

Please CLICK HERE to read the entire order.

According to a press release issued by the Governor’s office, businesses authorized to operate under the "Safer at Home" order include, but are not limited to: 
  • Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries.
  • Health care operations, including home health workers;
  • Critical infrastructure;
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;
  • Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks;
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences;
  • Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities;
  • Child care facilities, with some limitations; 
  • Gas stations and auto repair facilities;
  • Banks;
  • Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection;
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians;
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning;
  • Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll; and  
  • Law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.
The order includes detailed information regarding what business are considered essential, including those identified in the U.S.Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity &
Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response.

If you are unsure about whether a particular businesses is considered essential under the order, please  CLICK HERE to contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  If a business is not included on the essential list, they can apply to WEDC to request an essential business designation.

WEDC Update on Governor Evers Essential Businesses Order #12

 As you have likely seen/heard, Governor Evers this morning issued the Safer at Home, Emergency Order #12.  Do find listing of “essential “ business WEDC has a new webpage https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/.

This great webpage will (1) link to the order, (2), provide information on what is in the order, and (3) provide businesses a way to contact WEDC with questions about the order. These questions will flow through a Salesforce campaign which WEDC will monitor and respond to.

Please note that due to heavy traffic volume, the site is currently down.  If you follow us on Twitter (@wedcnews), we will announce when the site is back up.  

An important thing to note is that, unlike some other states, if a business falls under one of the categories in the order that is considered “essential” or otherwise allowed to stay open, we are not affirming or maintaining a list of “open” businesses.

In sum, please direct all inquiries about whether a business is essential/nonessential to: https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/.

Regional Economic Development Directors
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Website:  wedc.org and inwisconsin.org
Twitter:  twitter.com/InWisconsin
Newsletters:  inwisconsin.com/subscribe/


Application Deadlines Extended for Fast Forward and CDBG Programs, COVID-19: SBA approves low-interest federal disaster loans for Wisconsin,Gov. Evers Suspends Utility Rules to Prevent Disconnection During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19: SBA approves low-interest federal disaster loans for Wisconsin
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans. Under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, businesses may qualify for up to $2 million in loans to cover losses resulting from the pandemic. The interest rate on the loans is 3.75% for for-profit businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. Participants may be able to extend payments for up to 30 years

Please CLICK HERE to access the application portal.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Network (SBDC),a resource partner of the SBA, is available to help small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Wisconsin SBDC website designed to help business owners understand the qualifications and application process. Consultants across the network’s 13 locations are working remotely via phone, email and virtual tools to assist clients.

If you have more questions, please view this FAQ page on the EIDL program.
Gov. Evers Suspends Utility Rules to Prevent Disconnection During COVID-19 Crisis

Wisconsin Governor Evers has temporarily suspended several utility-related administrative rules to allow the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to implement the following utility consumer protections during the COVID-19 emergency:
  • Stop utility disconnection for nonpayment for all residential, commercial, industrial, and farm accounts.
  • Prohibit the assessment of late payment fees.
  • Prohibit utilities from requiring deposits from customers for re-connection of service.
  • Allow deferred payment agreements for all customers who request them.
  • Simplify the process for customers establishing or reestablishing utility service.
  • Authorize water utilities to provide budget billing arrangements to customers.
Application Deadlines Extended for Fast Forward and CDBG Programs
  • The Department of Workforce Development's Office of Skills Development (OSD) has announced that Wisconsin Fast Fo rward APPLICATION DEADLINES are EXTENDED to April 30, 2020 for "Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants" and "Technical Education Equipment Grants."  All other application submission requirements remain unchanged.  For more information and to apply to either grant program, please see the Grant Program Announcements summarizing program application requirements at http://wisconsinfastforward.com/wff_standard.htm
  • In response to meeting restrictions put in place related to COVID-19, the WI Department of Administration Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources is extending the 2020 CDBG Public Facilities application deadline to June 25, 2020 at 4:00pm. DEHCR encourages applicants that are able to submit their application prior to the deadline to do so, as waiting until the new deadline is not required.This extension is made available to allow potential applicants time to adapt to disruptions to normal business activity caused by COVID-19. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at DOADEHCRCommunityDevelopment@wisconsin.gov.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 

Governor Evers has already submitted the disaster declaration request, and we expect approval very soon. You can check the status of the disaster declaration as it relates to SBA loans here.
We expect the portal to go live soon. You can access it at on the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) website or by clicking here.
We are also providing you with the following information to help you get ready to apply:
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Presentation, which includes instructions on how to apply A Q&A for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans The SBA’s Wisconsin Covid-19 Talking Points for Businesses:
While no one can apply for a loan until the declaration is approved, you can get started right now with forms you'll need and be ready to go when the portal opens.
  • 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)
For more on SBA programs for the coronavirus, please visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus.
We will continue to provide you with information as we receive it. Let us know how we can help you by contacting info@progresslakeshore.org or calling our office.
Best regards,
The Progress Lakeshore Staff

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Below is a list of Kiel bars and restaurants that are offering carry outs and or delivery.

-Altona Supper Club: 898-5255 Carry outs available Sunday thru Thursday 11 am to 7 pm, Friday 11 am to 8 pm and Saturday 4 pm to 8 pm

-Badger’s Den: 894-2139 Carry outs and delivery available seven days a week. Breakfast begins at 6 am, lunch begins at 11 am. Open until 9 pm. Friday Fish Fry

-Dairy Queen: 894-3367 Drive through Open 11 am to 9 pm

-El Camino’s: 894-3484 Carry outs or delivery available in Kiel. All orders are payable by credit card with a $25 minimum. Open Tuesday thru Sunday 11 am to close.

-Ethel’s 12-17 Pub & Grill: 894-4939 Curb side pick- up. Currently serving Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday 11 am to 8 pm

-The Fork & Dagger: 920-286-6500 Curb side pick- up and take out available. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 4 pm to 8 pm. Please check the Fork & Dagger Facebook page for a list of their specials.

-The Gravel Pit: 894-8493 Pick -up only. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 11 am to 7 pm Friday 11 am to 9 pm

-Koehring’s Grand Central House: 894-7630 take outs available

-McDonalds: 894-2174 Drive thru open Sunday through Thursday 5 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 5 am to 11 pm

-Millhome Supper Club: 894-7414 Full menu for pick up. Please call ahead with order, payment with credit card over the phone is preferred. We are happy to bring the food out to your vehicle if you prefer not to venture inside. All orders must be called in, as we are not allowed to take orders on site. Open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30pm to close, Sunday 4 pm to 8 pm

-Parker Johns: 894-7499 Pick-up or FREE delivery open 11 am to 7 pm Closed Mondays

-Riverview Restaurant: 894-3653 or 920-838-3119 Pick -up or delivery 8 am to 7 pm 7 days a week

-Roeck’s Bakery: 894-2787 Call ahead for curb side pick-up, open instore (limited # of people) Monday through Thursday 6 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 6 am to 6 pm, Saturday 6 am to 4 pm
-Subway: 894-2969 Pick- up in store or at drive thru window, or order on-line with Subway app. Open everyday 9 am to 9 pm
-Sunrise Bakery: 894-1671 Drive thru or lobby pick up only. Open Monday through Friday 4:30 am to 2 pm, Saturday 5 am to 1 pm
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Rick's Piggly Wiggly

Rick's Piggly Wiggly is providing a new way for you to receive your groceries by using Instacart! Instacart is a third party delivery system for your shopping convenience! Use this link to start your online shopping trip today. You can also access instacart by visiting www.shopthepig.comthen select the delivery tab.  

The Fork & Dagger Ale Haus

Limited menu we will be offering this weekend.  New hours are Friday and Saturday 4pm-8pm. 
The Fork & Dagger Ale Haus
901 Fremont Street
Kiel, WI 53042

Download "Limited menu 2020.docx"


Vogel Chevrolet

We are open for business as usual. We would like to reassure everyone that we have increased the frequency of cleaning all high-use, high-touch areas. The health and safety of our customers as well as our employees are a top priority.
We ask that if you are sick or are higher risk, that you please either reschedule or ask if we can pick up your vehicle for service appointments. With the slight decrease in showroom traffic, we should have time to pick up more vehicles locally. If you have been in close proximity to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay home and call us instead.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
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Right now there is no delay in screen printing, embroidery or promotional products.

Jamie Dahmer
1002 1st Street, Kiel, WI 53042
920-894-2303   *   www.1ststreetstudio.com

Proudly celebrating 15 Years of service.

Bob Schoenborn's Jewelry

As of March 25th, 2020 our store will be CLOSED due to the "SAFER AT HOME" Order that has been issued. For additional contact information please read below. Stay healthy and we hope to see you all very soon!
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Store location is currently closed.