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

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After 5: Lyric Room @ Keggers


After 5 at LYRIC ROOM @ Keggers

Join us as we explore this hidden gem in the On Broadway district in downtown Green Bay. Keggers is home to a few unique spaces including an outdoor beer garden and the Lyric Room, a fledgling company run by some guys who love music. It’s part of an original music series called Lyric Room Live designed to highlight the burgeoning live music scene in Greater Green Bay.

So, grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals in the outdoor beer garden, explore the Lyric Room or just grab a cold one in the main bar. Cash bar.

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 6; 5-8 p.m., Open House Format.

Location: Keggers & Lyric Room

Register Today!


CURRENT: Green Bay Packers: Business Beyond Football

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Yes, the Green Bay Packers exist today to field a championship-caliber football team and deliver an excellent guest experience. But, how do they operate as a business and provide the resources needed to field that team, and be a strong community partner? Learn about the Packers’ structure, values and efforts to make an impact in the community, including charitable giving as well as economic development.

About the Speaker

Popkey_Aaron150Director of Public Affairs
Green Bay Packers

Aaron Popkey is director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers. Enjoying his 23rd season with the organization, he serves as the primary liaison with federal, local and state government and civic officials, as well as other community stakeholders. He oversees external communications for all non-football departments, including Lambeau Field, the Packers Hall of Fame, marketing, community outreach, special events and tickets. His responsibilities also include assisting with the club’s media relations efforts involving the football team.

Popkey has been involved in many of the organization’s major events of the past 20 years, including appearances in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, and the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003 and current development projects. On an individual level, he coordinated the media schedule of Brett Favre and the late Reggie White.

In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Bellin Health Foundation, Green Bay Marathon, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Advance and Live54218, and previously served on the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation.

He is married to Jennifer Lynch, a Green Bay ear, nose and throat physician. The couple has three children. Away from work, he enjoys competing in endurance events, skiing and spending time with his family.

Menu- MVP tailgate-grilled beer brats, burgers, BBQ chicken breasts, accompanied by ketchup, assorted mustards, sauerkraut, pickle relish, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and Swiss cheese, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, spring green salad and assorted fruit. Veggie burgers available by request. Beverages include lemonade and iced tea.

Event Registration- $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion


Brett Farve Steakhouse

Leaderfest: A Young Professional Regional Event


Leaderfest is a regional young professional event started in 2007 through the collaborative efforts of 6 young professional groups located in Northeast Wisconsin. Each year, one group plays host to an event filled with professional development and personal enrichment opportunities while providing ample time to network with young professional peers from throughout the region.

Save the Date! Thursday, September 17, 2015. 11 – 5 p.m., K.I. Convention Center Green Bay.  Registration is opening soon and will be communicated when available.

CURRENT: Shift Your Online Brand Into Overdrive!


Shift Your Online Brand into Overdrive: Create a Personal Brand that Drives Results

Want to learn how to stand out from the millions of other young professionals online?

Attend this workshop to learn the essentials of personal branding on the internet. Learn how to get the results you are looking for by using the latest techniques and tools to actively manage your online presence.

What you will learn:

  • The value of your personal brand for you and your employer
  • The essentials of creating a strong brand
  • How to audit your online presence
  • Tools and techniques to enhance your brand
  • How to create an online branding strategy

About the Speaker

Virant_Nicole150Nicole Virant
Corporate Trainer & Instructor
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

As an enthusiastic educator, Nicole Virant facilitates impactful learning. She is an instructor and corporate trainer at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). Nicole’s background provides over seven years of experience in marketing and higher education. She teaches internet marketing classes, seminars and provides consulting. Nicole holds her B.B.A. in Marketing from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and has her MBA as well.

Please check out Nicole on LinkedIn and connect to learn more of her past roles, education and volunteer experience.

When Nicole is not teaching, you might find her chasing a toddler-sized Batman at the playground or at story time at the library with her three daughters.

Social Links:

Menu- to be determined

Event Registration- $39 Members of Current | $54 Nonmembers of Current


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Workshop Begins
10:30 a.m. Conclusion


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

CURRENT: Breaking Eggs, Making Omelets, Leading Change


Breaking Eggs, Making Omelets, Leading Change

Change is coming. Let’s be honest. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with change. When change is afoot, it feels like we’re walking on eggshells, but you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. It is not only inevitable, it is required.

There is no growth without change. Effective leaders learn to lead change. There are things we need to break in our lives, namely, the fear of change, habits that hinder, ways of thinking that limit us. There are things we need to make in our lives – commitment, trust, healthy relationships. We make our legacy by our choices.

Leading deep change requires courage, discipline and an intentional plan to initiate, invite others, and inspire them to action. Otherwise, you leave your legacy to chance.

You will learn three essentials for becoming an exceptional agent of change:

•    What do I need to Break?
•    What do I need to Make?
•    How do I need to Lead?

Dr. Metler will communicate these steps by sharing some significant changes and crisis points in his own life that will help you unleash your potential as an agent of change.

Metler_Paul150Paul Metler, Ph.D.
Vice President of Content Development

Dr. Metler is passionate about helping others discover that positive transformation is possible. His work at InitiativeOne spans more than a decade. Dr. Metler’s responsibilities as Vice President of Content Development incorporate his vast experience in leadership that stretches across several countries and multiple venues. His experience includes executive coaching, facilitation, speaking, leadership development, college curriculum development and teaching, writing and pastoral ministry.

Dr. Metler’s personal leadership journey began early in his career through mentorship from his father and brother in their family-owned trucking business, A.J. Metler Hauling and Rigging, Inc. (MHR). MHR developed a reputation as an innovative industry leader in transporting specialized glass.

In addition to his experience in the trucking industry, Dr. Metler is an ordained minister. As a minister, Dr. Metler has refined his understanding of servant leadership and the importance of a holistic approach to leadership development that includes knowing, doing and being. He is co-author of the book “Is Everyone On the Boat?” and has worked extensively as a strategic leadership consultant with executive teams in large and small organizations.

His academic experience includes development and instruction of numerous leadership courses as an adjunct professor. Dr. Metler has enjoyed opportunities to speak and teach in a number of countries outside the U.S. including Canada, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia.

About InitiativeOne

We help leaders gain mastery in decision making and problem solving. Our signature processes and leadership academies equip leaders to rise above the noise and lead by principle.  Initiative-One helps leaders break through the barriers that hold them back to accelerate positive transformations throughout their organizations.

Menu- Assorted one-topping pizzas, tossed lettuce salad, assorted salad toppings and dressings, breadsticks with dipping sauce, cookies, assorted canned soda and ice water.

Event Registration - $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Thursday, August 20, 2015

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Location- The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

CURRENT: Creating a Great Workplace Culture


Creating a Great Workplace Culture

Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and visitors looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created with your team that leads to success? Creating a mission driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. Their loyalty means they will give you positive word-of-mouth advertising that can’t be beat.  In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits our job satisfaction increases substantially.

Join John McHugh as he explores the role you play in your organization’s success and how you can find the key people to help you achieve that greatness. His examples and stories are ones that you won’t forget.


John McHugh
Manager of Corporate Communications, Leadership Development and Training
Kwik Trip, Inc.

John McHugh is the manager of corporate communications, leadership development and training for Kwik Trip, Inc., based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In his role at Kwik Trip he has helped the company achieve recognition as a top workplace as listed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Des Moines Register.

Prior to joining Kwik Trip in 2004, John was an instructor and principal at Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He holds degrees from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. John serves on several boards including Friends of Wisconsin Public Television, Franciscan Spirituality Center, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Seven Rivers Alliance for Economic Development and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
He and his wife Maggie enjoy living at their log home near Sparta, Wisconsin.

Menu- to be determined

Event Registration- $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current


Thursday, July 21

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion


Green Bay Distillery

CURRENT: Discover- Herbal Mixology


Herbal Mixology at Green Bay Botanical Garden

The weather we’ve been waiting for is finally here, summer! Come enjoy one of the most attractive destinations in Greater Green Bay, the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

The evening will begin with a crash course in mixology. You will learn how to craft a few different summer cocktails using fresh herbs from the Garden’s own herb beds. Cool off with your handiwork afterwards, before venturing on to our next adventure.

Once you’ve enjoyed your custom libation, we’ll head outside to discover the hidden secrets in the Garden through a photo scavenger hunt. The winning team will receive complimentary tickets to Concerts at the Garden Series this summer.

Enjoy a lively evening filled with socializing, herbal mixology and scavenging. Space is very limited so register early to secure your spot!

Menu- To be determined.

Event Registration- $20 Members of Current | $30 Nonmembers of Current


Thursday, July 14

5 p.m. Registration, networking and cash bar
6 p.m. Herbal mixology includes a signature craft cocktail
6:45 p.m. Garden photo scavenger hunt
8 p.m. Conclusion

CURRENT: After 5 Shift Visuals


About Shift Visuals
If you ask their mothers what they do, they’d say they make movies all day. Talk to their wives, and they’d say they giggle about cameras and lenses. It’s really much simpler (and manlier) than that: They get to turn people’s passions into beautiful and powerful works of art.

Shift Visuals is a full-service commercial photography and video production house located in downtown Green Bay. They love working with anyone who has a use for compelling visuals: brand managers, healthcare organizations, non-profits, city planners, manufacturers, etc.

They specialize in creative storytelling and brand building through visual media: video for web, television and internal marketing; and product, architectural, editorial and commercial portrait photography. They believe that the best results happen when you work closely, kindly and tirelessly while always aiming to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

About the Space
Their space has video roots, albeit adult video roots. The store was face-lifted in 2000 and was home to a firm of architects for over a decade. Shift Visuals took over the lease in April 2015. With its abundant natural light and urban-loft feel, it’s the perfect space to dream, create and share a beer. Shift Visuals is located above The Urban Frog in the downtown, On Broadway district.

Thursday, July 9; 5-8 p.m., Open House Format.
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CURRENT: Volunteer Fridays on the Fox


Current has once again partnered with Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Fridays on the Fox to staff volunteers for this downtown music entertainment series.

To view volunteer shift availiability for the entire season or sign up:

Volunteers assist with serving concessions. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt, sandwich and beverage for their shift. Proceeds will help sustain Current’s programs that help to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent in Greater Green Bay. There’s no better way to soak in some summer fun while connecting with other area young professionals!

Note: Volunteers do not need to be members of Current so feel free to forward this invitation!


CURRENT: Success Principles Lunch n’ Learn

Success Principles

Success Principles Ron has spent many years trying to understand why some individuals, teams and companies are wildly successful and others never seem to rise above mediocrity. During this presentation Ron will share the principles that he has discovered to be the real “difference makers” for success both personally and professionally.

About the Speaker

RONDUNFORDRonald J. Dunford
President, Schreiber US
Schreiber Foods Inc.

Ron Dunford is President, Schreiber US.  He has spent 31 years in the dairy industry with roles in operations, sales/marketing and general management.  Ron joined Schreiber in 1996 at the Green Bay, Wis., corporate office.  He was named a vice president in 2000, senior vice president in 2002, president and COO of Schreiber Chain Sales in 2003, president & COO operations in 2006, and president Schreiber US in 2014.  Additionally, Ron was elected to the Schreiber Foods board of directors in 2003. During his tenure, he has helped set the vision and execute the strategy that has resulted in company records for revenue, volume, profit, product quality and safety.  He also led the implementation of process excellence, lean manufacturing, the utilization of risk management tools and the integration of new product categories into the company. In the food industry, he is a member of the board of directors of the International Dairy Foods Association, a member and officer of the board of directors of the National Cheese Institute and is a past member of the board of directors of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.    He earned a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He and his wife Dana have two sons.  They are heavily involved in the community and church activities and they enjoy sports activities of all kinds. Schreiber Foods is a global, employee-owned business headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, it is one of the largest dairy companies in the world. Schreiber sells its products – which include cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese and yogurt – to leading retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the globe. Schreiber has more than 7,000 employees, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay.   Schreiber’s vision is to be the best customer-brand dairy company in the world. The company  strives to create sustainable value for its customers as a modern, global partner delivering exceptional quality, service, innovation and insight – all while enriching lives around the globe.

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11 a.m. Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served 12 p.m. Presentation 1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Titletown Brewing Company Beer Works Brewery & Tap Room, 3rd Floor 320 N Broadway Green Bay, WI  54303
Fee: $15 Members of Current $25 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Smothered Chicken: chicken breasts smothered with cheddar cheese, mushrooms and onions served with rice and fresh sautéed vegetables. Vegetarian option available upon request prior to the event. Vegetable Risotto: wild mushroom risotto topped with grilled seasonal vegetables finished with a drizzle of pesto oil.
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