Chamber’s young professional group has fundraiser next week (Nov. 6)

The Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC), a committee of Current – Young Professionals, is hosting its sixth Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Green Bay Distillery. Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. is a creative, collaborative and fun approach towards crowdfunding local urban projects to add unique touches or meaningful programming to our community. After the five community-based projects give brief presentations, participants will enjoy a bowl of soup and cast their ballots for their favorite project. The project with the most votes will receive the night’s proceeds. Each S.O.U.P. event has had more than 100 people attending, raising more than $1,000. Public is invited. $5 admission at the door. Show your support of local community projects that make the Greater Green Bay area an exceptional place to live. Projects to be presented:
-Laundry Love – Green Bay
-The Green Bay Shoe Closet
-Earn a Bike Program
-ARTpower
-Brown County UW Extension Teen Farmers’ Market Program

 

2018-2019 Leadership Green Bay

Each year, the University sponsors one employee to participate in the Leadership Green Bay program. Established in 1983 by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the program offers select individuals the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills while enhancing the well-being of the Green Bay area. All UW-Green Bay employees are eligible for being considered and supervisors can nominate employees for participation in the program. To express interest in participation, or nominate an employee, please complete the Interest Form. Completed forms must be received in the Human Resources office by Friday, March 16 for full consideration. Please visit the Leadership Green Bay website for more information on the program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Human Resources at 920-465-2390 or hr@uwgb.edu.

S.O.U.P. forum application due April 11

Green Bay S.O.U.P. is a forum in which community members can share their ideas for how to enhance the quality of life for residents in the City of Green Bay. Dinner is served at the forum and a micro-grant is awarded to one individual/organization from funds collected at the forum. The event is coordinated by the Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) of Current – Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Deadline for application responses is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017. If selected, applicants must be available to present their concept at the Green Bay S.O.U.P. event on Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Titletown Taproom, 320 N. Broadway. Selected applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Apply online.

Nominations sought for Leadership Green Bay program by Feb. 26

Each year, the University sponsors one employee to participate in the Leadership Green Bay program. This program was established in 1983 by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and offers select individuals the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills while enhancing the well-being of the Green Bay area. Program goals include enhancing the participant’s knowledge of the Green Bay community; obtaining a greater awareness of issues that face the Green Bay area; enhancing leadership skills; and making an impact on the Green Bay Community. Interested employees are asked to complete the Leadership Green Bay Interest Form. This form should be filled out and signed by the employee, his or her supervisor, and the Dean/Division Head (if applicable).  Completed forms must be received in the Human Resources office by Friday, February 26th for full consideration. See more details about this program.

Leadership Green Bay info session is Feb. 4

UW-Green Bay will host a Leadership Green Bay informational brown bag session from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Each year, the University sponsors up to two employees to participate in this Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce program, which offers participants the opportunity to develop leadership skills while enhancing the wellbeing of the Green Bay area. Participants meet one day per month, October through May, following a two-day overnight retreat in September. Programs focus on Green Bay’s local economy, education, local history and heritage, diversity and cultural awareness, human services, government and environment. In addition, small groups work on projects designed to enhance awareness of community problems, identify systems and methods to effect change and develop their project management, team, and presentation skills. Click here to register for the Feb. 4 brown bag, or here for more information about Leadership Green Bay. If you have questions, please contact HR at (920) 465-2390 or hr@uwgb.edu.
 

University lands Rose Award for Leadership Green Bay involvement

Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, presented the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award to UW-Green Bay at the program’s annual awards breakfast and reunion Feb. 27. Provost and Vice Chancellor Julia Wallace accepted on the institution’s behalf. UW-Green Bay has a long history of supporting Leadership Green Bay, which since 1985 has been recruiting individuals to enroll in community-based leadership training. Each year, the program welcomes 45 committed candidates (typically including one or more from campus) to participate. Those professionals gather once a month to learn about social issues and challenges facing the Green Bay area, get exposure to relevant leadership education and training skills, and become community stewards. For photos and more about the award and why your school deserved it, read more.

Kind words, and all true

Recognized with the Rose Award at Thursday’s Leadership Green Bay breakfast, University representatives in attendance heard and read very complimentary things in the program booklet and program itself. For example, the citation read, in part, “It is difficult to find a board or community project that does not involve UW-Green Bay alumni or staff in leadership positions or other key roles. Green Bay is fortunate to have a university that understands that by giving back, it strengthens not only its own organization, but the entire community. UW-Green Bay embodies the five practices of exemplary leadership.”

UW-Green Bay wins Rose Award from Chamber, Leadership Green Bay

John and Meredith Rose Business AwardLeadership Green Bay, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, presented the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the program’s annual awards breakfast and reunion Feb. 27, downtown.

Provost and Vice Chancellor Julia Wallace accepted on the institution’s behalf.

UW-Green Bay has a long history of supporting Leadership Green Bay, which since 1985 has been recruiting individuals  to enroll in community-based leadership training. Each year, the program welcomes 45 committed candidates to the program. Those professionals gather once a month to learn about social issues and challenges facing the Green Bay area, get exposure to relevant leadership education and training skills, and become community stewards.

The citation for UW-Green Bay’s honor read, in part: “This year’s recipient, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has a long history of supporting the Leadership Green Bay program, and an even longer history of supporting the Greater Green Bay Community.  For more than a decade, UW-Green Bay has annually sent one or more employees through the Leadership Green Bay program, and the university continues to support those individuals’ participation on Leadership Green By committees.  In addition, UW-Green Bay has sponsored and hosted an Education Day event, and various chancellors and provosts have participated in the Education Day panel.”

The John M. & Meredith B. Rose Business Award is awarded to a company that exemplifies leadership within the community. The Roses were active on behalf of numerous community causes, from education and social services to conservation. John “Jake” Rose, a prominent banking industry executive, was the first recipient of UW-Green Bay’s top community award, the Chancellor’s Award, and Rose Hall on campus is named in his honor.

The University’s Leadership Green Bay award citation went to observe that, across the community, “It is difficult to find a board or community project that does not involve UW-Green Bay alumni or staff in leadership positions or other key roles. Green Bay is fortunate to have a university that understands that by giving back, it strengthens not only its own organization, but the entire community. UW-Green Bay embodies the five practices of exemplary leadership.”

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‘From Phuture Phoenix to future grads, community development is what we do’

Chancellor Tom Harden uses UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program to exemplify campus and community connectedness in a recent column for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The piece appears in the Winter 2014 edition of Collective Impact, the quarterly magazine that provides Chamber information, membership info and business news.

In his column, Harden talks about the fun of the Phuture Phoenix program’s annual fall tour days, as well as the deeper goals of raising awareness of the importance of postsecondary education and encouraging college attendance. It’s just one of the many ways in which the University works with the community for the greater good, Harden says. “UW-Green Bay graduates are numerous among this region’s business, industry and governmental leaders, teachers, nurses, social workers, planners, scientists and citizen leaders,” he writes. “We’re proud to be continuing that trend with the next generation.”

You can find a page-flip edition of the magazine online at the link below; Harden’s column is on page 31. http://issuu.com/greenbaychamberofcommerce/docs/collectiveimpact_winter2014.

SBDC, director Kauth to be part of program on starting, growing businesses

The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its director, Ryan Kauth, will be part of “Connect! Local Information for Starting and Growing Businesses,” hosted by Advance, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25 at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.

The event runs from 1-4 p.m. and will include roundtable discussions, exhibiting and networking. The SBDC helped plan the event, and Kauth will be part of a roundtable, titled “Preparing Your Credit to Receive Financing,” from 2:15 to 3 p.m. His fellow panelists will be Fred Monique of the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center and Michael Brown from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

The event also will include a 1:15 p.m. roundtable discussion, titled “Permits, Operations and Expansions,” featuring representatives from the city of Green Bay Economic Development Department, the Brown County Health Department and Advance Microloan program, along with two local business owners. Connect! will conclude with an exhibitors and networking session, including free refreshments, from 3-4 p.m. This session will offer attendees a chance to discuss topics with representatives from 21 fields including business mentoring, law, real estate, marketing, licensing, technical support and finance.

There is no cost to attend the Connect! event, but advance registration is required. Online registration is open until Wednesday, Sept. 18, online at http://bit.ly/19PQNxP or by contacting Celestine Jeffreys, cjeffreys@titletown.org. The event is sponsored by the Green Bay Packers Mentor- Protégé program, Sam’s Club and Advance. The Neville Public Museum is located at 210 Museum Place, Green Bay.

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