UW-Green Bay partners downtown with InitiativeOne

For the benefit of daily Log subscribers who don’t also receive the periodic Log Extra, we repeat Friday’s news about a partnership aimed at encouraging businesses to leverage the expertise and energy of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students with the leadership consulting services of InitiativeOne. The partnership was launched at a signing ceremony Friday (April 24) at the newly developed InitiativeOne headquarters at 110 S. Adams St. Read more

Media coverage of Friday’s event

Fox 11 News said UW-Green Bay’s deal with InitiativeOne will offer opportunities for students and faculty to connect with the business community. Fred Johnson, InitiativeOne founder and CEO, explained, “For instance, if we go into a large corporate setting that needs some specific expertise, we are going to tap into that faculty and we’re going to be able to provide real life solutions from them that otherwise we would not have had.” He also talked about internship opportunities. The Fox 11 story noted that the InitiativeOne deal allows UW-Green Bay to reestablish a physical presence in downtown Green Bay.
Fox 11 News coverage

WFRV-TV 5 talked to marketing student Jackson Krauter for a student perspective on the UWGB-InitiativeOne partnership. “I think it’s a great thing,” offered Krauter. “It gives us the opportunity to get out there in the business world and possible start a career here in Green Bay right out of college.” InitiativeOne has already hired two paid interns from UW-Green Bay and firm hopes to add at least 10 more over the next year.
WFRV-TV 5 coverage

Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage by lead business reporter Jeff Bollier emphasized the potential for UWGB to be part of further, ongoing downtown revitalization efforts. Under the new agreement, UW-Green Bay will have access to class and office space downtown.
Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage