Chamber Annual Dinner

An Evening of Celebration & MOTIVATION

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

5 - 9 p.m.
KI Convention Center

Keynote speaker: Rudy Ruettiger


2019 marks yet another year of prosperity and accomplishments for the Greater Green Bay Chamber, our members and our community.

Since its founding in 1882, the Chamber has continued to support and advocate for local businesses and economic and workforce development for the Greater Green Bay area. Each year at the Chamber Annual Dinner we recognize several award recipients and learn from the evening's keynote speaker about how to continue growing a prosperous Greater Green Bay.


The Chamber will honor our award recipients with the Outgoing Board Chairman Award, ATHENA Award (sponsored by Wipfli), Daniel Whitney Award and Ambassador of the Year Award.



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5 p.m. Social hour

6 p.m. Outgoing Chamber board chairman, dinner to follow (menu TBD)

7 p.m. Awards ceremony
The Chamber will honor our award recipients with the Outgoing Board Chairman Award, ATHENA Award, Daniel Whitney Award and Ambassador of the Year Award.

*Gov. Tony Evers has been invited to join us.

Keynote speaker to follow awards presentation.

Keynote speaker: Rudy Ruettiger

Rudy RuettigerThe son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream: to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish.

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Ind., in 27 seconds he carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the university. Today he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States.

136th Chamber Annual Dinner (2018)


ATHENA Award nomination form

2019 silent auction form (PDF)

2019 sponsorship packages (PDF)

Press release: Greater Green Bay Chamber prepares for 137th Chamber Annual Dinner and keynote speaker Rudy Ruettiger of “Rudy” fame



136th Chamber Annual Dinner (2018)

135th Chamber Annual Dinner (2017)


Past AWARD recipients

2018 Daniel Whitney Award

Mary Jane Herber

Mary Jane Herber
Brown County Library

2018 ATHENA Award

Therese Pandl

Therese Pandl
President and CEO
Hospital Sisters Health System Eastern Wisconsin Division

2018 Outgoing Chair of the Chamber Board

Craig Aderhold

Craig Aderhold
Executive vice president, head of commercial banking
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

2018 Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Jim Knopf

Jim Knopf
Sales and marketing manager
SERVPRO of East and West Brown County