CURRENT

Programming is targeted at ages 21-40 but everyone is welcome to attend. UW-Green Bay has a Corporate Membership and encourages your participation.

UW-Green Bay employees and students pay the ‘member’ price (instead of the ‘nonmember’ price) when attending Current events. If you try to register online for a Current event, and the ‘nonmember’ price displays (instead of the ‘member’ price), please complete the online enrollment process at the following link. Even though UW-Green Bay is a corporate member, Current’s database detects price based on individual membership, so this step may be necessary for the ‘member’ pricing to display.

To apply for membership, please copy and paste the URL below into your browser:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/currentmembership

CURRENT: Crucial Conversations Lunch n’ Learn by Mark Kaiser

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Crucial Conversations Lunch n’ Learn by Mark Kaiser
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Register Here

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Crucial Conversations

All relationships experience conflict; effective crucial conversations can use those situations to build stronger personal and professional relationships that provide a foundation for future success. One of the qualities influential leaders often possess is the ability to manage these conversations and achieve a desired result. In this session, Mark Kaiser will discuss the consequences of poorly managed conflict and steps for how you can properly guide difficult conversations and create a winning company culture.

About the Speaker

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Mark A. Kaiser
President/CEO
Lindquist Machine Corporation

Mark Kaiser serves as the president and CEO of Lindquist Machine Corporation, a custom machine builder located in Green Bay, Wis. Lindquist offers full service custom machine building in the automation, converting, food processing, packaging, paper, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, plastics, printing, nuclear energy and wind energy industries.

Prior to joining Lindquist, Kaiser served as the vice president of contract manufacturing for Ariens Company, vice president of sales and marketing for Pioneer Metal Finishing and market development manager of PPG Industries located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

His community involvement includes serving as the vice chair of executive team, Achieve Brown County; board member, Partners in Education of the Greater Green Bay Chamber; board member, Greater Green Bay Chamber; board member, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership; board member, First Business Bank; steering committee member and past chair, NEW Manufacturing Alliance; and elder, Jacob’s Well Church.

Menu

Chicken Caprese – Italian seasoned chicken breast baked with mozzarella cheese, basil and tomato served over pasta and finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and seasonal vegetables.

Event Registration

$15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2016 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

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Speaker
Mark A. Kaiser
Lindquist Machine Corporation

Agenda
11 am Registration & Networking
11:30 am Lunch Served
12 pm Presentation
1 pm Conclusion

Location
Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark
www.tundralodge.com
865 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Maximum Attendees: 150

Thank you to our Sponsors

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CURRENT: After 5 at Green Bay Country Club & ADP Cares Charity Golf Tournament

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After 5 at Green Bay Country Club & ADP Cares Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, May 2, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Register Here

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

After 5 at Green Bay Country Club

Exclusive access to the member-owned Green Bay Country Club is at your fingertips during this After 5 event designed just for you. This private club experience will be your oasis for one evening only as we enjoy breathtaking views of the course and explore other amenities such as dining, tennis, swimming and more.

We are partnered with the ADP Cares Charity Golf Outing for this event. Those who choose to golf will join us following their round on the course. See details below about registering to golf.

Bring your friends and colleagues. Cash bar.

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ADP Cares Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds from this year’s ADP Cares Charity Golf Tournament will support a new program initiative by Current – Young Professionals to better connect summers interns with the Greater Green Bay community. To register for the golf tournament hosted prior to the After 5 event by ADP at Green Bay Country Club, please visit http://www.birdeasepro.com/ADPcares. Noon shotgun start.

Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP’s cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce. For more information, visit http://www.adp.com/.

Event Registration

Advance registration for the After 5 event is appreciated for planning purposes. Please register using the email we have on file for you. Registration for the golf outing must be completed at http://www.birdeasepro.com/ADPcares.

Agenda

11 am – 5 pm ADP Cares Charity Golf Tournament
5 pm – 8 pm After 5 Open House Format

Location

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Green Bay Country Club
www.greenbaycountryclub.com
2400 Klondike Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311
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Maximum Attendees: 150

Thank you to our Sponsors

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CURRENT: YP Week

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YPWeek is a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and deliberate conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. YPWeek brings together key leaders in the community, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction.

The activities engage the millennial workforce in activities and experiences that are important to them while educating employers on the important role these functions play in retaining their workforce. Visit http://www.ypweek.com/ to learn more about the statewide initiative.
Click here for the Greater Green Bay YPWeek Event Lineup. Events are continually being added. Calendar subject to change. Check the Event Lineup for updates.

CURRENT: Discover Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour

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Discover Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Register Here

This event is being promoted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour

Hop on the bus and enjoy a taste of Titletown during this progressive dinner experience we’ve curated especially for Current members. Our restaurant partners will showcase their best as we dine on a different course at each establishment. Cash bar for any beverages you wish to purchase with your meal. Round trip transportation is provided. This event is limited to 38 people, so grab your friends and register early. Your taste buds will thank you!

Onboard entertainment provided by guitarist/vocalist, Shawn Connelly. A culinary delight for your palette and acoustic treat for your ears.

Hors D’oeuvres at Café Chanson Menu TBA

Salad at The Bottle Room Head of Boston bibb lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese, bourbon bacon, tomatoes and crumbled bleu cheese

Entrée at Black & Tan Grille Menu TBA

Dessert at Proof House made chocolate mousse and freshly baked ricotta pastry

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Event Registration
$40 Members of Current   $50 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2016 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancelation policy. Please note we are unable to accommodate special dietary restrictions. If the event is sold out, we will not be able to accommodate walk ins.

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Agenda

5 pm Registration, networking, and hors d’oeuvres at Cafe Chanson

6 pm Depart for salad course at The Bottle Room

7:15 pm Depart for entree at Black & Tan Grille

8:30 pm Depart for dessert at Proof

9:30 pm Conclusion

Location
Chateau De Pere & Cafe Chanson
201 James St.
De Pere, WI 54115
Map to Event
Park in the Voyager Park parking lot near William and Front streets in De Pere then meet at Cafe Chanson for our first course.
Please DO NOT park in Chateau De Pere’s parking lot.
Maximum Attendees: 38

Thank you to our Sponsors

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CURRENT: April 2016 Business After Hours/Current After 5 – Breakthrough Fuel/Backstage at the Meyer Theatre

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April 2016 Business After Hours/ Current After 5- Breakthrough Fuel/ Backstage at the Meyer Theater
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Register Here

Event Description

Breakthrough®Fuel was founded in 2004 with the goal of bringing transparency to supply chain related fuel costs.  Along the way we have grown from a single innovative idea to a successful business consisting of more than 60 team members. We operate in more than 45 countries and process 11 million transactions on an annual basis for the world’s leading shippers.  Our rapid market growth has impacted the global transportation industry and provided our team with unparalleled personal and professional development opportunities.  At Breakthrough® we value all ideas and empower individuals to create and deliver meaningful solutions for our company and our clients, truly making this an engaging and inspiring environment to work in every day.  We are proud to be a part of the Downtwon Green Bay Community and the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

Agenda

Business After Hours events are designed to help you make valuable business contacts, entertain clients, reward employees, spend time with co-workers and most of all, enjoy doing it.

Join us for great networking from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Location
Meyer Theatre Corp.
117 S. Washington St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
Map to Event
(920) 593-3419
Maximum Attendees: 1,000

CURRENT: Giving Credit where Credit is Due Lunch n’ Learn by Mary Ellen Gillespie

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Giving Credit where Credit is Due Lunch n’ Learn by Mary Ellen Gillespie
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Register HERE

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Giving Credit where Credit is Due

Successful leaders usually do not make their journey alone. Mary Ellen Gillespie credits her leadership journey in part to choosing the right mentors, surrounding herself with strong advocates and the development of her own personal board of directors. Join her as she shares her journey to the athletics director chair and offers insight on how you can build your team in order to advance in your profession.

About the Speaker

Mary Ellen Gillespie

Mary Ellen Gillespie
Director of Athletics
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Mary Ellen was named the eighth director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in October 2013. She oversees a department of 247 student-athletes, a staff of 50, a budget of $8 million and the department of recreation and wellness.

In her short tenure, the Phoenix has earned championships in women’s basketball (three), softball, men’s basketball and men’s tennis (two) and for the 32nd consecutive semester, Green Bay student-athletes achieved an overall GPA of above a 3.0 and fundraising has been at an all-time high. She and her team have also secured a new adidas apparel contract, marking the first time in university history that a department-wide apparel partnership has been obtained. Mary Ellen is also currently serving her first year of a five year appointment to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Committee.

Mary Ellen came to Green Bay after having served eight years at Bowling Green State University and most recently as the associate athletics director for external relations. Prior to joining the staff at Bowling Green, Mary Ellen was the director of development for the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences at Purdue University.

Mary Ellen started her professional career in the field of Student Affairs. She served on the staff of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for 5+ years as the vice president for fraternity advancement. Prior to the NIC, Mary Ellen was the assistant director of student life-Greek affairs at the University of Iowa and also served her alma mater as the coordinator of Greek life.

A native of Sayville, NY-Mary Ellen earned both her degrees (speech communications and counseling/student affairs practice) at SUNY Plattsburgh and is a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity.

In her spare time, she enjoys her season tickets to the Colts and the Indy 500, tries to find Packers tickets, follows the Yankees, tries to take in a Jimmy Buffet show once a year, has completed nine half marathons, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She currently serves on the local boards of LIVE54218, Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay.

Menu

Plated smoked turkey club (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato with pesto aioli on sourdough bread) served with chef’s choice pasta salad, lemonade, iced tea, coffee and assorted desserts.

Vegetarian option: Wisconsin salad – granny smith apples, sharp cheddar cheese, roasted walnuts and mixed greens. Served with honey-dijon dressing.

Please email Sara Dodge if you prefer the vegetarian option or with special dietary restrictions prior to the event.

Event Registration

$15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2016 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

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Speaker
Mary Ellen Gillespie
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Agenda
11 am Registration & Networking
11:30 am Lunch Served
12 pm Presentation
1 pm Conclusion

Location
Brett Favre Steakhouse
www.brettfavresteakhouse.com
1004 Brett Favre Pass
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Maximum Attendees: 176

Thank you to our Sponsors
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CURRENT Connect: Get Plugged In

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Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Register HERE

Current Connect is a program hosted by Current, the young professionals program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.Specifically designed with new members in mind, this program will educate new members on how to maximize their membership investment by educating members on the types of events and programs offered by Current.Additionally, this facilitated session is setup to create a smaller, more intimate setting for members to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that are often times more difficult to forge during other larger events. Think of it as a building a cohort to acclimate you to the program while you continue to expand your overall experience.

While new members are targeted for this program, any member is welcome to attend to become more acquainted with their peers and Current’s program offerings.

Food and beverage is served at each session. Please be sure to notify us in advance if you have special dietary restrictions. There is no cost for members of Current to attend.

Speaker
Tanja Schneider

Agenda
7 pm Doors open for networking, dinner served
7:30 pm Session begins
8:30 pm Conclusion

Location
The Docking Station
www.thedockingstation.net
111 N. Broadway Ste. B
Green Bay, WI 54303
Map to Event
Conference Room

Thank you to our Sponsors

CURRENT Connect: Get Plugged In

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Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Register HERE

Current Connect is a program hosted by Current, the young professionals program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.Specifically designed with new members in mind, this program will educate new members on how to maximize their membership investment by educating members on the types of events and programs offered by Current.

Additionally, this facilitated session is setup to create a smaller, more intimate setting for members to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that are often times more difficult to forge during other larger events. Think of it as a building a cohort to acclimate you to the program while you continue to expand your overall experience.

While new members are targeted for this program, any member is welcome to attend to become more acquainted with their peers and Current’s program offerings.

Food and beverage is served at each session. Please be sure to notify us in advance if you have special dietary restrictions. There is no cost for members of Current to attend.

Speaker
Tanja Schneider

Agenda
5 pm Doors open for networking, dinner served
5:30 pm Session begins
6:30 pm Conclusion

Location
The Docking Station
www.thedockingstation.net
111 N. Broadway Ste. B
Green Bay, WI 54303
Map to Event
Conference Room

Thank you to our Sponsors

CURRENT: Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You Workshop

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Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Register HERE

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You

When faced with career decisions, strategic decisions, how to prioritize our projects, at one time or another we all realize we are, “stuck.”  Those moments when we are stuck – the 20 percent of our lives – will disproportionately affect the success of our projects, careers and relationships.  In those moments, we are aware of how others are behaving – what they are saying or doing – but if we want to successfully get results through and with others, we always need to start that conversation with ourselves.

You will learn:

  • Learn to identify where/with whom you’re stuck
  • What is keeping you from moving forward
  • Tools for having difficult conversations, resolving conflicts and moving forward

Who should attend:

  • Anyone currently in a leadership/coaching role
  • Anyone who desires to be in a leadership/coaching role
  • Anyone who feels like their careers are stuck in neutral

About the Speaker

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Jamie Schramm
Employee Development Manager
Kohler Credit Union

Raised and currently residing in Sheboygan, Wis., Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge from the manufacturing sector and classroom teaching into seminar experiences. An MBA graduate of Lakeland College, he combines both a hands-on understanding of relevant business issues combined with a realization that learning and developing ourselves is a lifelong endeavor.

Jamie spent nine years in front-line supervision as an assembly foreman with the Kohler Engine Division. Responsible for anywhere from 25 to 90 employees, Jamie at one time or another oversaw every function within the assembly operations. Here he was first introduced to and put into practice the principles of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and Kaizen teams. His Kaizen Teams tackled wide-ranging issues from specification writing, assembly line changeover processes and customized packaging requirements.

Jamie spent two years on the operations team at HUI Manufacturing in Kiel, Wis. Here he got to combine his understanding of manufacturing with the organization’s passion for Lean implementation, standard processes and organizational development. It was HUI’s focus on organizational culture that led Jamie to begin completion of his MBA, a path that allowed him to further study and understand the importance of empowering individuals in the workplace to be the best versions of themselves they can be. By understanding our own individual behaviors, which limit our successes in groups, and focusing on how we can add value to our peers in order to complete them, Jamie brings a unique combination of personal stories, teaching experiences and leading management strategies to his discussions. For Jamie, that starts with first developing and leading yourself well to create organizations in which we can “be” accountable as opposed to being held” accountable.

In 2011, Jamie joined the organizational learning team at Johnsonville Sausage while continuing as an adjunct faculty Member at Lakeland College where he teaches courses relating to business management/leadership. While at Johnsonville he became actively involved in the Sheboygan County Organizational Development Roundtable, which was responsible for bringing the first-ever Leadercast simulcast site to Sheboygan County.

In September 2012, Jamie joined Kohler Credit Union as its employee development manager. In this role, he is able to focus on employee and leadership development. Through coaching and teaching, he is focusing on creating an organization that  embraces, “Fun, Accountability, Servant Leadership, Lifelong Learning and Respect.”

In addition to attaining his MBA from Lakeland College in 2012, Jamie is a certified facilitator for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations as well as Integrity Service. He is a certified predictive index analyst and has completed training for Employee Selection for Positive Attitudes and Approaches. He has also been a seminar participant for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Confrontations, Influencer and Change Anything strategies.

Jamie has given presentations at Lakeshore and Gateway Technical Colleges, Leaderfest 2012, The Sheboygan Young Professionals LEAD Sessions, Sheboygan County Head Start and speaks to groups and individuals on various leadership and cultural development strategies. He also shares insights and reflections upon leadership interactions through his personal blog, “The Last Word On Leadership.”

Menu
Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, assorted yogurts, chilled juices, coffee and water.

Event Registration
$39 Members of Current
$54 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2016 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online .There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

Event Sponsors

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Speaker
Jamie Schramm
Kohler Credit Union

Agenda
7 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Workshop Begins
10:30 am Conclusion

Location
The District Event Center at Best Western
www.districteventcenter.com
788 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54304
Map to Event

Maximum Attendees: 75

Thank you to our Sponsors

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CURRENT: Lunch n’ Learn The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member

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Lunch n’ Learn – The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11 am to 1 pm
Register HERE

Event Overview
The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member

Volunteering on a nonprofit board can provide valuable skill building and networking opportunities. If you’re considering joining a nonprofit board, or currently serve on a board, you’ll want to attend this session. Karmen has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and will share actionable insights on how to be the very best board member you can and what to expect in return for your service to a nonprofit. You’ll find the rewards of board volunteer service quite unique and valuable, and perhaps just the career boost you’ve been looking for. Learn how to apply your professional strengths to board roles and how to use your newly acquired skills to advance your career.

About the Speaker
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Director – Wisconsin Public Service Foundation &
Manager – Community Relations and Contributions
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Karmen Lemke is currently the manager of community relations and corporate giving for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a gas and electric company headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. Wisconsin Public Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE:  WEC), serves nearly 700,000 gas and electric customers in Northeastern and North Central Wisconsin, as well as a portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Ms. Lemke began her career at WPS in 1987 and held several positions in marketing, customer service and public relations. Her current position is manager – community relations and corporate giving. In addition, she is the director of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the charitable giving entity for WPS. In her role she oversees the community relations and corporate contributions in Wisconsin, providing direction on the employee and retiree involvement program, the safety education and school-business partnership programs and administers the local contributions and Foundation giving programs. She is the liaison between her company and the community and schools, offering consultation and assistance to the local non-profit agencies.

Ms. Lemke holds an associate degree in marketing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), as well as a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Lakeland College. She was the recipient of the 2010 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2007 Leo Frigo Leadership Award. Lemke is also a graduate of Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. And she holds a certificate in corporate community relations from The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

Her involvement in community efforts include currently serving on the board of directors for the Catholic Foundation, Cerebral Palsy, Salvation Army of Brown County and Bay Area Community Council; and she is a member of the emeritus board for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Previously she served on The Einstein Project and Volunteer Center board of directors and the Wrightstown Community School District Board of Education for six years.

In her free time, Lemke enjoys spending time with husband, Randy, and their three daughters. They are active members of St. Clare Parish in Wrightstown.

Ms. Lemke can be reached at (920) 433-1433 or kmlemke@wisconsinpublicservice.com.

Event Basics
When:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11 am Registration & Networking
11:30 Lunch Served
12 pm Presentation
1 pm Conclusion

Where:
Rock Garden
1951 Bond St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

Fee:
$15 Members of Current
$25 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2016 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

Register Online:
Register Here
To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please us the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

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