Current Young Professionals Network is a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber that works to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent in the Greater Green Bay area. Current strives to captivate the young professional audience and initiate their involvement in the local business community.
Current created the young professional awards in 2007 as a way to honor those who advance our mission by profiling best practices that could be adopted by other local individuals and organizations. Additionally, Current sought to recognize area young professionals in our community who are achieving noteworthy accomplishments and contributing to the overall quality of life in Greater Green Bay.
Future 15 annually profiles 15 area young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are currently influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Brown County and will demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement.
Young Professional of the Year are selected from the pool of Future 15 recipients. This honor is presented to an individual with a demonstrated commitment to Brown County through civic and business involvement, especially during the past year. The individual will possess values consistent with those of Current, including an unwavering responsibility to the community through involvement with local organizations that elevate the overall quality of life in Brown County and our ability to attract and retain young talent.
2018 Young Professional of the Year: Abby Brezinski
From left: Mallory Nash, Greater Green Bay Chamber; Abby Brezinski, New Community Shelter; Sydney Trombley, KBX Logistics.
New Community Shelter
City of Green Bay, Department of Community and Economic Development
John P. Bushmaker
Brown County Health and Human Services
Cordero X. Cornelious-Barkley
PAi Retirement Services
James P. Nick
Dental Care Alliance
Profile by Sanford
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
Capital Credit Union
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year:
Tony Ehrbar, American Tent & Sidewall
From left: Josh Kohnhorst, Nicolet National Bank; Mallory Nash, Greater Green Bay Chamber; Tony Ehrbar, American Tent & Sidewall.
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented to a local business owner who exemplifies and holds true a commitment to Brown County through his/her demonstrated business entrepreneurial accomplishments. Consideration includes but goes beyond financial success by evaluating the individual's positive impact on the community as an entrepreneur. In addition, evaluating business success compared to defined goals will be considered.
2018 Next Generation Best Place to Work:
Capital Credit Union
From left: Krista Makos, PAi Retirement Services; Mallory Nash, Greater Green Bay Chamber; Tom Young, Capital Credit Union.
The Next Generation Best Place to Work award is presented to a business that demonstrates a commitment to the development of young professionals, adapts work-life friendly policies, values generational differences and institutes attraction and retention initiatives for young talent.