Annual Celebration


Event Details

Join us at the Chamber Annual Celebration to reflect on the past year, honor the recipients of the Ambassador of the Year Award, the Daniel Whitney Award, and the ATHENA Leadership Award for their inspiration and resilience, and look ahead to the exciting initiatives coming next year.

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Oneida Hotel (formerly Radisson Hotel & Conference Center)
2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay

Interested in sponsoring or attending Annual Celebration? Fill out the form below!

Interest Form

Event Photography: Please be advised that photo or video may be taken at this event for use on the Chamber website, social media, and/or other promotional materials. Your attendance at this event, gives consent to the Greater Green Bay Chamber to use your image and likeness for educational, archival, or promotional purposes.

Refund Policy: As a non-profit, all funds received from this event directly impact and support the critical programs and operations of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Therefore, we do not issue refunds for cancellations. We appreciate your understanding.

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Country singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Chase Bryant shares his powerful journey surviving mental health crisis and suicide through stories and songs. Bryant grew up dreaming of a life in music, and by age 21 was known for multiple Top 10 singles and tours with Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw. But when he achieved early fame, he also struggled with anxiety and depression. He hit rock bottom in a gas station parking lot, and attempted suicide – but after pulling the trigger, he found he was miraculously still alive. Bryant began the long road to recovery from his mental health crisis, eventually writing his extraordinary album Upbringing, which received wide acclaim and was featured on NPR, in PeopleTaste of Country, and others.

In his songs and impactful speaking engagements, Bryant shares his inspiring message with audiences of all kinds: “they’re not alone in this fight, that somebody’s out there listening and has their back.” Through facing his demons head on, learning to be comfortable in his own skin, making peace with being alone, learning to be okay with not being okay all the time, Bryant has found strength and resilience.


ATHENA Leadership Award

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented internationally by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations, and universities to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment:

  • To their profession
  • To the advancement of women
  • And to serving their community

Past Recipients

Ann Franz
2023 | Ann Franz
Bridget OConnor
2022 | Bridget O'Connor
Bobbi Webster and Laurie Radke
2021 | Bobbi Webster
Jenene Calloway
2020 | Jenene Calloway
Robyn Davis and Laurie Radke
2019 | Robyn Davis
Therese Pandl
2018 | Therese Pandl


ATHENA Award Sponsor




Daniel Whitney Award

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.

Past Recipients

Kelsey Lutzow
2023 | Kelsey Lutzow
Josh Kohnhorst
2022 | Josh Kohnhorst
Jim Knopf
2021 | Jim Knopf
Kasha Huntowski
2020 | Kasha Huntowski
Paul Belschner
2019 | Paul Belschner
Mary Jane Herber
2018 | Mary Jane Herber


Ambassador of the Year Award

Each year, the Chamber honors an existing Chamber Ambassador who exemplifies a passion for volunteering, attends Chamber functions, is very active among the Ambassadors, and is willing to help wherever needed.

Past Recipients

Liz Krumwiede
2023 | Liz Krumwiede
Sue Lagerman
2022 | Sue Lagerman
Kasha Huntowski
2021 | Kasha Huntowski
Lynn Schad
2020 | Lynn Schad
Nancy Steffel
2019 | Nancy Steffel
Jim Knopf
2018 | Jim Knopf







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