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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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.
Register: Register OnlineTo 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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CURRENT: Working with Multiple Generations Workshop


Working with Multiple Generations

With five different generations in the workplace, you may experience conflicting work styles, preferred methods of communication and uses of technology. Learn how to be most successful when working with each of the generations. Once you understand their values, expectations and priorities, you can more effectively market yourself.

What You will learn:

  • How to be successful in this environment of different generations
  • How to implement a personal strategy and work effectively with people in all five generations

About the Speakers

Debra Pagel
Director of Human Resources Consulting
Schenck SC

Debra provides strategic human resources advice to Schenck clients on issues ranging from recruitment and compensation to organizational development, process improvement and leadership development. Debra has more than 25 years of experience working with organizations to evaluate and improve their human resources practices. Debra is highly skilled at analyzing situations and getting to the real issue to help clients find and implement effective solutions. Prior to joining Schenck, Debra led the not-for-profit and government consulting practice at a regional public accounting firm. She received her BBA in management and management information systems from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and has earned a certificate in organizational development. She is a certified master trainer and belongs to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Central Wisconsin SHRM.

Diane Roundy, MBA
Director of Growth and Business Development
Schenck SC

Diane oversees business development for Schenck. She is responsible for developing practice growth strategy, marketing direction, sales management, brand building and business development training. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She actively serves on several boards of directors, including the Green Bay Packers and Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes. She has conducted numerous training sessions on networking techniques and has received several awards for her commitment to the community and the marketing profession.


Muffins, whole and sliced seasonal fruit, sweet potato hash, egg white strata with onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, juice, coffee and tea.


$39 Members of Current | $54 Nonmembers of Current

CURRENT: Get Plugged In Upcoming Sessions

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Tuesday, June 30, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location:  The Docking Station; 111 N. Broadway Ste. B, Green Bay, WI 54303
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.
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CURRENT: Water, Money and Community Lunch n’ Learn presented by Robert B. Atwell


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

Water, Money and Community

Many people are unaware of the new water quality crisis in our area. Even as the PCB clean-up is reaching completion, we now face a new and different crisis as rising levels of phosphorous are bringing new EPA mandates on point source emitters (municipalities and factories).

Capital expenditure investment to comply with new EPA mandates are estimated to total $1B between  Green Bay and Appleton, ultimately to be borne by those who using municipal water and working in the companies subject to mandate. Sadly, we are unlikely to see any material improvement. The real growth in phosphorus is coming from non-point sources, with agriculture being the largest source. This talk will bring out some key points about the economics of water quality.

About the Speaker

Robert B. Atwell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nicolet National BankBob is the founding CEO of Nicolet National Bank. He has 30 years of experience as a Wisconsin banker. He is a graduate of Beloit college (’80) and the Yale School of Management (’83).Bob is lead director on the board of Ariens Company, and serves on the board of Hospital Sisters Health System, Saris Cycling Group, Promotion Management, Inc. (PMI) and I-Team Companies. He is past chairman and one of the founders of Relevant Radio, a national Catholic radio network. He is a frequent speaker on leadership and community banking as well as ethics, faith and economics.


Pecan parmesan chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, chef choice vegetable, coleslaw, dinner rolls and butter, milk and coffee. Vegetarian option of a plated pasta primavera is available if requested during the registration process.

Event Registration

$15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2015 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 eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

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

Vandervest Harley-Davidson of Green Bay
1966 Velp Ave.
Green Bay WI 543036450
Map to Event
Olde 41 Premier Banquet Facility

CURRENT: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile

Group Activity: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes    

Event Basics:

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 a.m. Registration 11 a.m. Walk

Where: Hagemeister Park 325 N Washington St Green Bay, WI  54301

Fee: $20 Online registration $25 At the door

Register Online

Event Overview:
Are you man enough? Current has setup a team to encourage our members to join this effort to support our corporate member, Golden House. What’s the most macho way to take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault? Try walking a mile in high heels. You think that’s funny? We challenge you to give it a try. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. In Green Bay, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will benefit the Brown County Community Coordinated Response Team (CCR) a partnership formed by Golden House, Family Services, the Sexual Assault Center and other key community organizations with the mission of raising awareness of, and preventing domestic violence and sexual assault. Male walkers can borrow a pair of our man-sized high heels available on a first come, first served basis or you can bring a pair of your own. Our lady walkers are encouraged to enjoy the comfort of their own walking shoes.


Pictured at last year’s event from left to right: Paul Gazdik, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, Brown County District Attorney David Lasee, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Current program manager Brian Johnson and Tony Oczus of The Libertine.

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Red, White & Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas Pairing


Event Basics
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5 p.m. Registration, networking and cash bar
6 p.m. First course served
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Badger State Brewing Co.
990 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $25 Members of Current$35 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2015 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

Event Overview Red, White & Brew: Beer vs. Wine Tapas PairingIt’s a Battle Royale to settle the dispute that has been brewing (pun intended) for quite some time, does wine or beer pair better with food?

We’ve arranged tapas pairings that will feature four courses of different and distinct types of food, each artistically paired with a wine sample from Captain’s Walk Winery and a beer sample from Badger State Brewing Company.

As each course is served, our wine and beer experts will share insights about the flavors offered by each of their offerings and how they enhance the overall quality of the food pairing experience.

Leave your bias at the door as this is an evening designed for culinary exploration, to push you from your palate comfort zone and to try a spectrum of flavors that will make your mouth burst with eccentricity.

Register: Register OnlineTo 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.

Future of Higher Education Partnerships

The Future of Higher Education Partnerships    
Event Basics
Thursday, April 23, 2015
11 a.m. Registration & Networking

11:30 a.m. Lunch Served

12 p.m. Presentation

1 p.m. Conclusion
Oneida Golf and Country Club
207 Country Club Rd

Green Bay, WI  54313
$15 Members of Current

$25 Nonmembers of

Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package –
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Pasta buffet including two pastas and sauces, assorted pasta toppings, garden salad, dinner rolls, cookies, coffee and water.
To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.
Event Overview
The Future of Higher Education Partnerships
When Gary Miller considers the future of his own industry, higher education, it is impossible to conceptualize the university of tomorrow without a corresponding effort to anticipate the future needs of the city and region.

Since his arrival last summer, UW-Green Bay’s chancellor has spent countless hours meeting with local employers, civic leaders, elected officials, alumni and current students to gather ideas on Green Bay’s future. He views campus and community as full partners in shaping that future. While UW-Green Bay will continue to honor the great traditions of liberal-arts learning, it will survive and thrive only if it embraces the disruptive innovations that challenge those traditions at every turn.

In a rapidly evolving, Innovation Age economy, Miller sees three keys in powering the future:  innovation, the transformative power of education, and regionally focused partnerships.
About the Speaker
Gary L. Miller

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Dr. Gary L. Miller began his role as the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Aug. 1, 2014 and his installation was held Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Prior to joining UW-Green Bay, Miller was the fourth chancellor and seventh leader of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After his arrival at UNCW in July 2011, Dr. Miller spearheaded the university’s focus on three core values: a commitment to the journey of learning, a deep love of place and dedication to the power of ideas and innovation to change lives.

His initiatives have included forming the Chancellor’s Office for Community Partnerships, supporting a number of programs focused on applied learning and the undergraduate academic experience, developing the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, establishing the University Innovation Council, and guiding the growth of the CREST Research Park, among many other endeavors. During his tenure, the university has launched an innovative online nursing program, opened a $30 million-marine biotechnology business development and research building, and received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dr. Miller serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national higher education organization consisting of public and private colleges across the country that value the importance of teaching, research and service to their communities. He is a member of the National Campus Compact Board and the Executive Board of the North Carolina Campus Compact. He is chair of the Colonial Athletic Association Council of Presidents.

Dr. Miller also serves on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee for Economic and Workforce Development. He is a member of a collaborative steering committee focused on a post-collegiate outcomes initiative funded by the Gates Foundation. The initiative’s partners include the AASCU, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACU). He previously participated as a member of the task force that developed the student learning outcomes component of the Voluntary System of Accountability, a joint project of the APLU and the AASCU.


CURRENT-After 5 at The Bar – Suamico & Upcoming Events

After 5 at The Bar – Suamico    


Event Basics
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: The Bar – Suamico
2310 Lineville Rd
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: FREECash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)


Event Overview
The Bar of Suamico is proud to be the latest addition to Northeast Wisconsin’s premiere sports bar family. Featuring more than 13,000 sq ft. of space, 39 HD screens, 36 draft lines and our world famous wings, The Bar of Suamico is the perfect place to catch your favorite team in action.Grab your friends and colleagues for this casual, open house format event and meet other young professionals in the Greater Green Bay area.

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Free your closet space by ridding yourself of clothing you’re no longer wearing such as dress pants, shirts, shoes, accessories and dresses. Give them a new life and help to promote the “Teens 2 Work” progam at the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay (BGCGB).

There is a “Clothing Closet” at both BGCGB locations that supplies teens with professional clothing to help demonstrate the proper way to prepare for and execute a successful interview, including how to dress.

Click here for more information about the program and Emerging Leaders Society’s effort to support this initiative.



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A CEO’s Perspective on Change Lunch n’ Learn & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-PerspectivesonchangeEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11 a.m. Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served 12 p.m. Presentation 1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Tundra Lodge Conference Center 865 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current $25 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Baked parmesan encrusted chicken breast set on top a basil marinara sauce with chef’s choice of starch and vegetables, coffee, water and milk. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Register: Register OnlineTo ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.


Event Overview
A CEO’s Perspective on Change In just a few years, Shopko has doubled in size and experienced a positive sales trend we haven’t seen in a decade. How is this possible? In this session, Peter McMahon, CEO of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC will describe how he approached the organization’s need for change to create this rapid growth story.


About the SpeakerCURRENT-Perspectivesonchangespeaker
Peter McMahon CEO Shopko Peter McMahon is the chief executive officer of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC.   Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Shopko Stores is a $3 billion retailer that operates 327 stores in 24 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. With four decades of distinguished experience in the retail sector, Peter has a proven track record of delivering on objectives, exceeding expectations and leading organizations with a complex array of programs with the ability to leverage strengths in their business units. He started as a junior assistant and rapidly advanced to manager and beyond due to his hard work and ability to motivate others. He has held a variety of executive and senior positions with global retailers including chief operating officer of Loblaw, Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services, and a member of the executive management team of Wal-Mart Inc., Germany and Japan. From the United Kingdom, Peter was born in Liverpool, Merseyside and holds a degree in economics from the University of Liverpool. Peter is also a naturalized citizen of Canada, where he lived and worked prior to joining Shopko Stores. Peter and his wife Leila now reside in Green Bay and recently added a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Riley to their family.

Lead with Facilitation Skills Workshop & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-FacilitationEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Workshop Begins 10:30 a.m. Conclusion
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay Stadium 2785 Ramada Way Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $39 Members of Current $54 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Eye opener breakfast buffet: bagels with pure butter and cream cheese, yogurt, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, crispy home fried potatoes, smoked bacon, orange and cranberry juices, coffee, hot tea and milk.
Register: Register Online 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 Overview
Lead with Facilitation Skills Workshop Are you tired of attending meetings that do not produce meaningful results? Do you ever wonder how some people seem to know the next right question to move their team toward the future? In this interactive workshop, Beverly Scow and Jen Schanen of Wise Women Gathering Place will teach a tangible method, Technology of Participation’s Focused Conversation, to help you solve these dilemmas and more. Join us to learn and discuss, as well as practice, creating your own focused conversations. What you will learn:

  • The difference between hierarchical and facilitative leadership—and when each style is appropriate
  • A practical, easy-to-apply method for leading focused conversations with your colleagues, family, and more
  • Facilitation tips to help polish the skills you already have

Why you should attend: Facilitation skills are a growing requirement of today’s workforce. Technology of Participation (ToP) methods have been honed in diverse fields for more than 60 years. ToP methods will help you to:

  • Deal with more information in less time
  • Provide for meaningful dialogue
  • Broaden a group’s perspectives
  • Elicit clear ideas & conclusions
  • Allow the entire group to participate


About the SpeakersCURRENT-Facilitationspeakers
Beverly Scow Assistant Director Wise Women Gathering Place Beverly is a Certified ToP Facilitator and Qualified ToP Trainer. Beverly uses ToP Facilitation Method to support groups like:

  • Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
  • American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA)
  • Oneida Community Integrated Food System
  • Ho Chunk Youth Services
  • Oneida Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response (CCR)
  • Women Growing Leadership Diversity- Sowing Seeds for the Future
  • Adolescent Parenting Coalition (APC) and APC Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Committee
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
  • New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition

Beverly supports group through focused conversations, consensus workshops, action planning, strategic planning, image shift, conflict resolution and virtual facilitation. She has co-trained more than 10 ToP courses in Oneida/Green Bay. Jen Schanen Community Outreach & Evaluation Specialist Wise Women Gathering Place Jen is nearly a Certified ToP Facilitator and is on a journey to become a qualified ToP Trainer.   Jen has extensive experience using ToP Facilitation Methods with youth groups, including Wise Women Gathering Place’s Wise Youth, as well as the statewide group, Wisconsin Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference. Jen has integrated ToP Methods into her teaching style at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Social Work Department. She has also facilitated with other diverse groups including SLO Farmer’s Co-Op, Women of the Phoenix, New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition and the Green Bay Diocese.

About Wise Women Gathering Place   Wise Women Gathering Place (WWGP) is a grassroots organization located in Green Bay. For years, a group of women gathered at the home of Alice Skenandore, executive director, with children in tow, to learn more about midwifery. From these humble beginnings has grown a nonprofit organization offering programs including:

  • A transitional living program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Youth programs focusing on prevention of teen pregnancy, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other risk behaviors
  • Training, technical assistance, and facilitation using Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods to build consensus and shared awareness among groups of people in local, state and national settings
  • Healing from intergenerational trauma through a community-facilitated White Bison: Mending Broken Hearts initiative

WWGP’s mission is to promote peace, respect, and belonging through skill-building, sharing of resources and caring support for our community. The organization has maintained 501(c)3 status since 1998, and is funded primarily through federal and some local grants. WWGP primarily serves Native American children and families that live in the greater Green Bay and Oneida areas.