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Pop-Up Shop Program

Pop-Up Shop Program

The Madison Pop-Up Shop Program is a new City of Madison initiative to support small businesses and fill vacant storefronts as the community recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is a collaboration between the City of Madison, JD McCormick Properties, the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County, the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and the Madison’s Central Business Improvement District. We are all committed to creating a diverse and vibrant downtown. We recognize the need to invest in independent retailers of color in the downtown area to ensure we continue to maintain the...

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Nobbits featured on africanamericangolfersdigest.com

Nobbits featured on africanamericangolfersdigest.com

 November 10, 2021 Nobbits, Solving the Shoelace Problem Did you know that according to a study of Why Shoelaces Become Untied was conducted by mechanical engineers at the University of California, Berkeley that while running that your foot hits the ground at 7 times the force of gravity?  I didn’t. Did you know that the “Shoelace Problem” on how to tie your shoe was studied at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill? I didn’t. So, all of this data is just information that I am certain will prepare me for a future appearance on Jeopardy. Category “Loose Ends” please....

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Nobbits Pop-Up Shop on State Street

Nobbits Pop-Up Shop on State Street

The Culture Collectives Pop-Up Shops are now open on State Street! Eleven vendors were selected to pop-up their businesses in the two storefronts located at 440 and 444 State Street. Click the link to see the full list of businesses. https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/culture-collectives-madison-pop-up-shops-are-now-open-on-state-street

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2 Madison-area startups, 1 from Minnesota, win prizes in state business competition

2 Madison-area startups, 1 from Minnesota, win prizes in state business competition

Fitchburg-based Nobbits USA with its innovative design for shoelaces and Minneapolis-based Otrafy for its online platform aimed at food processors and producers tied for the judges’ top prize. Nobbits shoelaces feature raised bumps on the laces to lock them into the desired tightness and prevent the shoes from coming untied, which could lead to injuries, according to presenter Justin Hajny. “We view the score as an indication that the judges believe that Nobbits Shoelaces could make an impact in the marketplace and be a viable asset to the Wisconsin business community,” chief brand officer Jerlando Jackson said. “The exposure is timely and...

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