Chamber Annual Dinner

An Evening of Celebration & INSPIRATION

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

5 - 9 p.m.
KI Convention Center

Keynote speaker:  Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

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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.


AWARDS

In addition to hearing from inspiring keynote speaker Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, The Chamber will honor our award recipients with the Outgoing Board Chairman, ATHENA Award, Daniel Whitney Award and Ambassador of the Year at this year’s annual dinner.

The ATHENA Award presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their profession, to the advancement of women and to serving their community. Award recipients are chosen by previous recipients in the community.

The Daniel Whitney Award is given to individuals who have served on one or more of the Chamber’s committees and has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism. This is the only award that is voted on by Chamber staff.

ATHENA AWARD


SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

From Platinum and Gold to Silver and Bronze tiers, find out how you can help sponsor this annual event. Sponsors receive more than 50,000 marketing exposures/impressions!

2019 SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES (PDF)


AGENDA

5 p.m. Social hour

6 p.m. Outgoing Chamber board chairman, dinner to follow

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: daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

Rudy Ruettiger

THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIE “RUDY” HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITH HIS UPLIFTING AND MOTIVATIONAL STORY. HE WILL INSPIRE YOU, TOO, TO NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS.

"It's always too soon to quit."

“Your life becomes the result of your thought.”

“It’s not where you start. It’s where you end up.”

“The best way to predict the future is
to create it.” - Rudy Ruettiger

The 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)

Resources

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

 

PHOTO GALLERIES

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

thank you to our 2019 Sponsors