Talent & Education

Golden Apple Awards

Celebrating 30 years!

2023 marks 30 years for the Golden Apple Awards in Greater Green Bay. 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 was hosted in 1993 in Green Bay. This event is one of only three recognition events of its kind nationwide, and with our partnership with WLUK FOX 11, is televised locally.

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2023 Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lambeau Field Atrium
1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304

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

When you arrive at Lambeau Field, enter the Northeast parking lot (Lot 4) off Lombardi Avenue. Please park and enter the stadium at the American Family Insurance Gate Entrance. Parking is complimentary for Lambeau Field Events. Once inside, please take the escalator or elevator to Level One (1) – Atrium Floor. 

Ticket Information – More information to come February 2023


5 p.m. | Doors Open
5 – 5:45 p.m. | Cocktail Hour, Networking, and Photo Station
6 p.m. | Welcome & Program Begins
6:15 p.m. | Dinner
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Awards Presentation


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. 


Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Floral | Photography | Event Design

2022 Recipients

Cora Blackburn
Cora Blackburn | Glenbrook Elementary School
Mark Bonetti
Mark Bonetti | Preble High School
Weeya Calif
Weeya Calif | Foxview Intermediate School
Mary Handrich
Mary Handrich | Denmark High School
Minerva Salas Escamilla
Minerva Salas Escamilla | Nicolet Elementary School
Lauren Schumacher
Lauren Schumacher | Luxemburg-Casco High School
Char Wilson
Char Wilson | Pulaski Community Middle School
Tom Barnhart
Ashwaubenon High School Technology Education Team | Tom Barnhart
Jeremie Meyer
Ashwaubenon High School Technology Education Team | Jeremie Meyer
David Stroud
Ashwaubenon High School Technology Education Team | David Stroud

View the 2022 Golden Apple Awards album

View the 2022 Teachers of Distinction

View the 2022 Golden Apple Awards nominations


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