Talent & Education

Golden Apple Awards

After being inspired by a recognition event in Florida to honor teachers, Donald J. Long, Sr., founder of Imperial Inc. (now Imperial Supplies), began to lay the groundwork for the Golden Apple Awards in 1986. Thanks to his perseverance, the first Golden Apple Awards were presented in 1994.  This event is one of a few recognition events of its kind nationwide, and with our partnership with WLUK FOX 11, is televised locally.


Save The Date!

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay

Attire: Formal Attire (Full-length gowns, cocktail dresses, suits, etc.)

Ticket Information – Pricing to be announced in early 2024

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.


What is the Golden Apple Awards?

The Greater Green Bay Chamber's Golden Apple Awards program annually recognizes high-quality educators in Greater Green Bay in areas of professionalism, leadership, and innovation. We strive to improve awareness and the importance of quality education within our community.

Why the Golden Apple Awards exist

We recognize that quality education is instrumental in the success of Greater Green Bay and have created an avenue that celebrates those within the educational field who contribute exceptional work towards educational attainment.

Whom the Golden Apple Awards celebrate 

Eight recipients (individuals and/or teams) are selected through a multi-level screening of anonymous applications from a pool of nominees and teacher applications. 

View the Judging Process


2023 Recipients

Andy Belter
Andy Belter | De Pere High School
Amanda Boeke
Amanda Boeke | St. Bernard Catholic School
Madeline Labott
Kennedy Elementary School Special Ed Team | Madeline Labott
Rylee Schmitt
Kennedy Elementary School Special Ed Team | Rylee Schmitt
Hope Smeester
Kennedy Elementary School Special Ed Team | Hope Smeester
Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan | Pulaski Community Middle School
Kristen Possley
Kristen Possley | Bay Harbor Elementary School
Heather Potts
Heather Potts | Lineville Intermediate School
Michael Smits
Michael Smits | Parkview Middle School
Derek Zahn
Derek Zahn | Pulaski High School

   View the 2023 Teachers of Distinction


Contact Amber Crisp at  acrisp@greatergbc.org or call 920.593.3411.