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National Voter Registration Day

September 20, 2018

As noted on "NationalVoterRegistrationDay.Org," National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since.

Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 25th this year. The holiday has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). It is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

On Tuesday September 25, 2018 volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts.

National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

Here in the Greater Green Bay area, you can learn how to register to vote, verify that you are registered, view sample ballots, find your polling place, and much more by visiting "My Vote Wisconsin."

The Green Bay News Network encourages all eligible citizens to register, or confirm their voter registration this coming Tuesday.

Happy 71st Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

September 13, 2018

As featured on the "National Day Calendar" website, September 18th marks the 71st birthday of the United States Air Force.

Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, aeronautical pursuits were incorporated into the military. However, it was not until September 18, 1947, that the US Air Force was a separate branch of the Armed Forces.

The Signal Corps was the earliest established aeronautical force in the military. The first missions during the Civil War provided visual communications via flags and torch light from aerial balloons. The Signal Corps didn’t become an official branch of the Army until 1863, making way for more aeronautical training and study.

Since then, military air service has gone through many names and commands from Air Service of the US Army to the Air Corps and Army Air Force. 

As a result of pursuing advanced technology and superior airmen, the US Air Force emerged as the swiftest tactical force ready to deploy anywhere at a moments notice.

On September 18th, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the U.S. Airforce on board the first Air Force One, a VC 54C.

The Green Bay News Network salutes all Veteran and Active Members of the United States Air Force, and we thank you for your selfless service in defense of our homeland! We encourage our members and readers to Use #AirForceBirthday in their posts on Social Media on the 18th.

Celebrating The American Worker

August 30, 2018

Labor Day Weekend, 2018

In the midst of campouts, cookouts, picnics, and other family gatherings this weekend, it's worth pausing to remember what we, as a nation, are celebrating on Labor Day.

What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

History

More than a century after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

The First Labor Day Holiday

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5th, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

A Nationwide Holiday

The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21st, 1887. During 1887 four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28th, 1884, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

(Source: United States Department of Labor - Washington, D.C.)

On behalf of All of Our Members, The Green Bay News Network salutes the dedicated workers of the Greater Green Bay area, whose many contributions have shaped the history and character of our communities.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

History Tour Road Rally

August 23, 2018

Celebrating 200 Years of Brown County

You're invited to take a drive and celebrate Brown County’s 200th Anniversary!

Saturday, Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - Voyageur Park in De Pere

Check in--9:00-10:00 am
History Tour Road Rally--10:00 am-4:00 pm
Rally BASH & BBQ at Voyageur Park--4:00-10:00 pm

Call on your family and friends and assemble a team between (2-4 people). Explore the hidden gems of our county. Have fun, play games, solve clues, take pictures, enjoy scenery, and discover history!

After completing the tour, come back to Voyageur Park for more fun at Award Ceremony, Rally BASH & BBQ! Prizes, music, and Southern BBQ with all the Fixin’s! Come one, come all, and support your local historical organization!

Pictures will all be part of the fun, a digital camera or camera phone is required!

In order to be considered for the Selfie Prize, you must post your photos on Instagram and tag @hazelwoodhistorichouse in the post As well as hashtag your team name (i.e. #flyingroadsters) and using the hashtag #historytourroadrally18

Cost: $45/Person, $25/Kids 16 & under

Included with Cost: Southern Style BBQ, Drinks from Titletown Brewing Company, and Dessert from Smurawa's Country Bakery at the Rally BASH & BBQ!

Payment Registration Non-Refundable after July 25th, 2018

Payment Options:

1. Pay through Eventbrite with associated fees

2. Print Registration Form from www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/history-tour-road-rally/ and mail in payment to BCHS P.O. Box 1411 Green Bay, WI 54305.

For more details, visit http://www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/history-tour-road-rally/ or call (920) 437-1840.

Sales Tax Holiday Continues Through Sunday

August 2, 2018

Sales of certain items are tax-exempt in Wisconsin, during a five-day period this August.

The temporary exemption period, referred to as a sales tax holiday, began on Wednesday, August 1st, and continues through Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of these items are not taxable:

Clothing - sales price of each item must be $75 or less

Computer purchased by a consumer for their personal use – sales price of each computer must be $750 or less

School computer supplies purchased by the consumer for their personal use – sales price of each item must be $250 or less

School supplies – sales price of each item must be $75 or less

For a complete list of sales tax-free items, visit revenue.wi.gov/taxholiday 

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Please Click Here

Celebrating Independence ~ More than a Day ~ More than a Weekend

July 4, 2018

Wednesday, July 4th, is now a memory - and we are moving into the "4th of July Weekend."  In reality of course, it means little to celebrate the "4th of July," unless we remember that what we are celebrating is our Nation's Independence; after all, the official name of the holiday is "Independence Day."

Sam Blumenfeld, writing for "The New American" puts it this way: 

In the American holiday calendar no day is more significant than the Fourth of July, in which we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. That Declaration proclaimed to the world our separation from Great Britain and our emergence as a new sovereign nation, as we state in the pledge to our flag, "under God, with liberty and justice for all."

The Declaration stated unequivocally: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."

Those few words sum up the divine source of our unalienable rights and our philosophy of government. Nothing quite so revolutionary had been proclaimed anywhere by any people. But those beliefs had to be affirmed by a long, bloody war, which was finally won. The result has been this shining light on a hill, the United States of America, the freest, most creative, productive, and richest nation in the history of mankind.

When we consider what we are truly celebrating and remembering, we will do well in resolving to carry the torch of freedom far beyond July 4th and the "July 4th Weekend."

Each of us is responsible to pass this hallowed torch to others - to friends and neighbors, to new generations, to arriving immigrants, to those everywhere who seek and love freedom. Done faithfully, that will keep us going all year round!

The Green Bay News Network Wishes a Happy Independence Day Weekend to All -- especially to our Members and Readers. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and above all - "Let Freedom Ring!"

Happy Father's Day!

June 14, 2018

Father's Day is This Sunday, and The Green Bay News Network wishes a Very Happy Father's Day Weekend to all Fathers among our Members and Readers! 

Fathers are just WONDERFUL
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise,

For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness...

From "Fathers are Wonderful People," by Helen Steiner Rice

In honor of this holiday, we'd like to share with you a bit of its history:

On July 5th, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday.

The next year, a Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.

Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day.

Today, the day honoring fathers is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June.

Again, All the Best to All the Dads - From the Green Bay News Network!

America Loves Its Cars!

June 7, 2018

"Cars bring me sheer joy."

Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap Inc.

Many of us agree with Evan Spiegel on this; we love to see beautiful cars. There's just something about them that appeals to men, women, boys, and girls. Cars are a part of the American Culture that seems to reach across all barriers and divisions.

This Sunday and Next Saturday will be great opportunities to see some truly amazing automobiles right here in the Green Bay area:

Allouezfest Picnic and Car Show 

        June 10th - Green Isle Park 10:00am to 3:00pm                  

Cars & Guitars ~ 2nd Annual Car Show

        June 16th - 400 Block of South Washington Street  10:00am

We hope you'll get your family and friends together, and take time to enjoy these great area car shows. Please let the event organizers and sponsors know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

'Tis The Season for Outdoor Dining!

May 31, 2018

Now that the Spring and Summer Temperatures have fully moved into the Greater Green Bay Area, many of us are spending a lot more time outside.

And, there's nothing quite as enjoyable as sharing a delicious meal outside, at a fine restaurant!

Whether you're interested in a casual outdoor lunch, or an evening dinner under the stars, several of our Network Members offer you the perfect opportunities:

Galley 57 - Featuring a deck with a beautiful view of the river

Studio 1212 - Invites you to enjoy their riverside deck dining 

Jimmy Seas - Offering a deck,  patio, and outdoor bar with a great view of the river

Doug’s Take 5 - Providing a nice outdoor patio just off the Fox River Trail

Burkel’s One Block Over - Featuring an outdoor patio in the shadows of Lambeau Field

Royal Scot - Offering a nice outdoor deck on which to relax after a great round of golf or dinner in their super club

There'll be enough nice days and nights, that you can easily try them all -- More than Once!

When you do, Please Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY?

May 24, 2018

Hopefully, by remembering those who gave "the last full measure..."

According to General Order No. 11, issued on May 5th, 1868, by General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, what came later to be known as Memorial Day, "is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."

Some of our readers may not be aware that the only resident of Brown County, Wisconsin, to date, to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sgt. Denis J.F. Murphy, is buried in a family plot in the Allouez Catholic Cemetary

Sgt. Denis John Francis Murphy, of the 14th Wisconsin -- and the De Pere Rifles -- was cited for valor in the second battle of Corinth, MS, during which he was struck by 4 mini balls, yet -- as color sargent, never let the flag fall.  The efforts by the military to get Murphy to take a discharge were, shall we say, ineffective; as he would come home, rest up, and re-join the fight from another unit.  He was finally persuaded to take office duties for the final year of the war.

Murphy, and his comrades in the Howard Chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic, were instrumental in carrying out the first decoration of area veterans' graves with American Flags.

You can hear a reading of "Logan's Order" at Heritage Hill on Monday - May 28th, at their "Memorial Day ~ A Soldier's Remembrance" event:

A solemn remembrance of soldiers who fought and died for their country. A FREE ceremony will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with local veteran groups.

Click Here for Full Details

Attention All Veterans:  Our friends at Royal Scot Golf Course are offering all U.S. Military a complimentary Green Fee for 9 or 18 holes. For anyone who has served or is currently serving this great country. Valid May 26th, 27th & 28th. Call 920-866-2356 to make your tee time. Tee time must be made anytime between 11am-close (U.S. Military ID required)

The Green Bay News Network salutes all of our brave Military - especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

SPECIAL ELECTION ~ TUESDAY, MAY 15TH

May 15, 2018

2018 Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42 Special Elections

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ordered special elections in State Senate District 1 in northeast Wisconsin, and Assembly District 42 in south central Wisconsin, to fill the seats held by the Senator Frank Lasee and Representative Keith Ripp, who resigned. The Primary is being held today; Tuesday, May 15th.

The Republican Candidates for State Senate in District 1 are Andre Jacque and Alex Renard. On the Democrat side, Caleb Frostman is unopposed for his party's nomination.

In Assembly District 42, Four Republicans; Jon Plumer, Darren Schroeder, Spencer Zimmerman, and Colleen Locke-Murphy are competing for the nomination, while Democrat candidate Ann Lloyd is running unopposed.

For more information, to see sample ballots, and to find your polling place, Please Click Here!

The Green Bay News Network urges everyone in Senate District 1 -- and in Assembly District 42 -- to exercise their right and responsibility to Vote in today's Special Primary Election.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 10, 2018

Mother's Day has a long history in many parts of the world. Here in the USA, the first attempt at an official Mother's Day was organized by Julia Ward Howe. Though not ultimately successful, Howe's holiday proved inspirational for a West Virginia women's group led by Anna Reeves Jarvis.

After Anna Reeves Jarvis died, her daughter Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for the creation of an official Mother's Day in remembrance of her mother, and in honor of peace. In 1908, Anna petitioned the superintendent of the church where her Mother had spent over 20 years teaching Sunday School. Her request was honored, and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother's Day celebration took place at Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Andrew's Methodist Church was incorporated as the International Mother's Day Shrine in the late 1960's, and in 1992, became a National Historic Landmark for its significance in the establishment of a national Mother's Day celebration.

Here in the Green Bay area, we especially recommend taking mom to Brunch at Galley 57 Supper Club. You'll need to call right away, as they're filling up quickly. Click Here for Details.

Then, we suggest that you treat mom to the Civic Symphony's final concert of the 2017-18 Season. It's sure to make for an enjoyable and memorable Mother's Day!  Click Here for Information & to Purchase Tickets.

On behalf of all of our Members at the Green Bay News Network, we wish all Mothers the Happiest Mother's Day of All!

Jury Duty Fine Scam

May 3, 2018

The Brown County Public Communications Center received at least 2 reports of calls on May 1st, in which the caller identified himself as either a Lieutenant or Sergeant with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller in one case stated that due to a reported failure to appear for Jury Duty, money was owed. This money was to be paid via purchased gift cards such as I Tunes.

This is similar to an IRS Scam that has been going on for several years now, in which people are instructed to purchase gift cards and send them to a (fake) IRS office in order to settle the amount they supposedly owe on their taxes.

All area residents should be advised that the Brown County Sheriff’s office will never ask for gift cards as payment.

National Small Business Week 2018

April 26, 2018

National Small Business Week will be held from Sunday, April 29th to Saturday, May 5th, 2018.

As contributor Rohit Arora wrote in Forbe's (April 23rd, online), "Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week...

The Small Business Administration (SBA), which provides services through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, is the driving force behind Small Business Week. The agency provides access to training and mentoring programs, assistance in exporting, and, importantly SBA funding for startups and growing companies."

National Small Business Week is a chance to honor our nation’s small businesses, and to renew the entrepreneurial spirit that is central to the American way of life.

We, at the Green Bay News Network, salute our own local area entrepreneurs  who contribute so much to make our communities great places to live, raise families, and do business.

We invite you to celebrate Small Business Week by visiting our Network Member businesses!

Please let them know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

Excellent Jobs Outlook for Green Bay & Wisconsin

April 5, 2018

According to a recent report (January, 2018) by Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE), the labor market in Wisconsin will continue to tighten, with a gain of roughly 40,000 jobs and unemployment falling to historic lows below 3%.

Here, in the Greater Green Bay area, there continues to be a healthy jobs market with many full and part-time positions available, as well as various internship opportunities.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a first job, a new job, or perhaps a career opportunity, you'll want to read over the articles posted here in the Green Bay News Network this week.  Several of our Network Members are hiring, and we've included details and links to these openings.

When you apply, please let your prospective new employer know that you read about their job openings in the Green Bay News Network!

To contact the Green Bay News Network, whether you're interested in membership or simply have a question, Please Click Here.

Be Sure To Vote on Tuesday, April 3rd!

March 28, 2018

On Tuesday, April 3rd, voters throughout the State of Wisconsin, including those in the Green Bay area, will be voting in the Spring Non-Partisan General Election.

Statewide, voters will choose a Supreme Court Justice, either Michael Screnock or Rebecca Dallet, and will either accept or reject a referendum calling for the elimination of the office of State Treasurer.

In Green Bay and Brown County, voters will also choose alderpersons and County Supervisors, while some municipalities will also elect School Board Members and other local officials.

To access sample ballots for all municipalities in Brown County, Please Click Here

Early Voting ends this week. In Green Bay, you may vote early -- with proper I.D. until 5:00pm Thursday & Friday-- at City Hall; City Clerk's Office 100 North Jefferson Street.

The Green Bay News Network urges all qualified citizens in our area to get out and vote!  Freedom is built upon the active participation of citizens, and now is the time to stand up and have your vote counted!

Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras Offers SCHOLARSHIP

March 22, 2018

The Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras (AWSO) is excited to offer a scholarship to students and educators annually since 2014. As part of AWSO's mission, we serve as a resource for the growth and appreciation of orchestral music in the state of Wisconsin. 

The Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras serves as a resource for the growth and appreciation of orchestral music in the state of Wisconsin. Through this scholarship, AWSO wants to encourage and support like-minded music students and educators.

Who is eligible?

Any music student in grade 6 or above who plays in an orchestral setting or string program, and any active orchestral-instrumental music educator in the state of Wisconsin.

Typical scholarship awards will be in the range of $100 to $500. All scholarships will be awarded in a check format and will be mailed directly to the recipient of the award (i.e. music camp, private teacher, etc.).

Applicants will be informed of results via letter by May 1st. AWSO will award all scholarships based on funds available in the AWSO Scholarship Fund. This may vary from year to year. The AWSO Board will determine the amount available each year.

For more information and application links, please click here

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

March 15, 2018

There's a saying: "On St. Patrick's Day, the whole world is wearin' the Green; some because they're Irish, and the rest who wish they were!"

Well, we think it's best to leave that one for others to settle, but here's a bit of the story behind St. Patrick's Day, according to History.com:

Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.

The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

In the centuries following Patrick’s death, the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture.

Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

Interestingly, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland, but in the United States.

On March 17th, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as with fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.

As Irish immigrants spread out over the United States, other cities developed their own traditions. One of these is Chicago’s annual dyeing of the Chicago River green.

The practice started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river–enough to keep it green for a week! Today, in order to minimize environmental damage, only 40 pounds of dye are used, and the river turns green for only several hours.

Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.

Some of our Green Bay News Network Members are observing St. Patrick's Day as well:

Studio 1212 is offering St. Patrick's Day Eve on March 16th, with Music by Gerry Sloan.

Chef Andy, at Galley 57, has a mouth watering St. Patrick's Day Special on March 17th Only:

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Baby Red Potatoes, Braised Carrots, Freshly Baked Bread, Plus Our Bountiful Homemade Soup & Salad Bar - Only $16.95 - Click Here for Coupon

To check out some of the other local St. Patrick's Day events in the Green Bay area, Please Click Here

And, however you choose to celebrate, the Green Bay News Network wishes You and Yours a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Spring Forward" This Sunday!

March 8, 2018

Are you ready to change your clocks?

Well, ready or not, it's that time again!  This Sunday, March 11th, at 2:00am, we're all supposed to change our clocks to read "3:00am." 

Many of us won't have to do much of anything, except lose that hour of sleep though, if our "clocks" are network-connected electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, smart clocks/smart watches, etc.

Here's a bit of Daylight Saving Time Trivia you might find interesting:

George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895. The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is generally not observed near the equator, where sunrise times do not vary enough to justify it. Some countries observe it only in some regions; for example, southern Brazil observes it while equatorial Brazil does not. Only a minority of the world's population uses DST, because Asia and Africa generally do not observe it.

DST clock shifts sometimes complicate timekeeping and can disrupt travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns. Computer software often adjusts clocks automatically, but policy changes by various jurisdictions of DST dates and timings may be confusing.

And, last but not least: During Daylight Saving Time, fast-food restaurants sell more French fries! Who Knew?

If you DO need to change any of your clocks manually, of course there's no need to stay up until 2:00am to do it:

Simply make the "Spring Forward" change before going to bed Saturday night; You don't want to be late for Church!

Happy Daylight Saving Time from Your Friends at the Green Bay News Network!

FISH & SEAFOOD DINNERS ~ AN AREA LENTEN TRADITION

February 15, 2018

The season leading up to Easter, known as Lent, has begun. You'll notice various Churches, Organizations, Schools, and Clubs hosting or sponsoring Fish Dinners. Many of our area restaurants are offering Seafood and Fish specials at this time as well.
Here's what some of our Green Bay News Network Members are offering for your Lenten dining:

Galley 57 Supper Club: Fried Perch Dinners on Wednesdays & Fridays ~ Choose From 4pc $16.95, 6pc $21.95 or Early-Bird Special: 4pm-6pm Only - 2pc $14.95. All perch dinners include your choice of potato or fresh vegetable and Galley 57's Bountiful soup and salad bar! Wednesday nights, compliment your meal with one of Galley 57's Famous $3 Old Fashioneds! Open 4pm to 9pm, Galley 57 offers many other menu options. Check Out Their New Lunch Menu as well!

Doug's Take 5: Fish Fry and More on Fridays ~ Perch or Walleye Dinner - cooked to perfection, Cup of Clam Chowder, and an Old Fashioned or Ice Cream drink: $20.00.

Jimmy Seas: Fish 'n Chips $11.99, Perch Basket $14.99, Tahitian Salmon $16.99, & Hawaiian Mahi Mahi $19.99

If you're looking for a fish or seafood dinner, we hope you'll check out these opportunities. When you do, please let them know you read about their offerings in the Green Bay News Network!

You can contact the Green Bay News Network by calling 920.819.7652, or by clicking on the "Contact" link at the top of our web pages.

We look forward to hearing from you!

31 NONPROFITS ~ 24 HOURS ~ 1 EASY WAY TO GIVE

February 1, 2018

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is partnering with the Green Bay Packers Foundation to host the first community-wide, 24-hour giving day in Brown County: Give BIG Green Bay!

Starting at noon on February 27, 2018, join thousands of people from across the community to raise funds for local nonprofits. Everyone can participate in Give BIG Green Bay and make a difference in Brown County.

Give BIG Green Bay will rally the community around an easy-to-use online giving platform where everyone can give, at any level, to support local causes they champion.

A grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will launch this program and create a matching pool of funds to incentivize donors and maximize investment. The event will show, in real-time -- minute by minute -- hour by hour, what can happen when we all work together to support our community.

Three of our Green Bay News Network Members are among the non-profits to which you can donate for maximum impact during Give BIG Green Bay:

Golden House

Heritage Hill State Park

Civic Symphony of Green Bay

Each of these plays a vital role in our community, and the Green Bay News Network encourages all of our members and readers to give any amount, large or small, to each!  Keep in mind that all donations during the 24 Hour Give BIG Green Bay event will be matched at 100%!

Unemployment Rates Predict the Super Bowl Winner!

January 25, 2018

Did they compare stats? Did they run computer match-ups of the performance of the key players?  Did they consult psychic seers?

Or, did they arrive at their prediction...based on lower unemployment rate?  What -- You Say?  Read On!

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a prediction by leading provider of contemporary career transition services, RiseSmart, the team winning the 2018 National Football League Championship game will be from New England. RiseSmart's Big Game Predictor holds that the winning team will be from the city with the lower unemployment rate.

This year, Boston holds a 3.0 percent unemployment rate, and will, therefore, beat Philadelphia, which has a 4.4 percent unemployment rate, according to RiseSmart.

In 2017, RiseSmart successfully predicted New England's triumph over Atlanta. This is the eighth consecutive year RiseSmart has issued its Big Game Predictor, which is based upon unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). RiseSmart has found that in the majority of past games, the team whose fan base enjoys greater economic prosperity, as measured by lower unemployment rates, is the team to win the Big Game.

With this prediction methodology, RiseSmart is on a winning streak, achieving a 76 percent accuracy rate over the past 37 championship games.

Of all the years RiseSmart has made a prediction, the team from New England has provided the most upsets, defying the Big Game predictor four times in the last 37 years.

RiseSmart's accurate prediction in 2017 leads skeptics to believe that RiseSmart's Big Game prediction must be more than a coincidence.

The team with the lowest unemployment rate has won 28 of the past 37 Big Games. The lesson? Never underestimate the power of having a job.

"We are rooting for cities who keep people employed and are able get their people back to work quickly – after all, our mission is to help people find jobs faster than the national average," said Dan Davenport, president and general manager, RiseSmart. "2018 is shaping up to be a strong year for businesses across the U.S., with employment rates much lower than years past. Let's see if these rates are once again indicative of who will win the Big Game!"

Here at the Green Bay News Network, we think it might be interesting to look back in time and see if this model holds up for Super Bowls I and II!

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Adams in Running for Vizio TVP Award

January 4, 2018

On January 3rd, VIZIO, Inc. announced nominees for its eleventh annual VIZIO Top Value Performer (TVP) award which aims to recognize the professional football player whose on-field performance most exceeds the value of their base salary.

The crop of candidates recognized for their efforts in the 2017 season features some of the top up-and-coming players in the league including Green Bay's Davante Adams.

VIZIO is looking to fans nationwide to choose the 2017 Top Value Performer by voting online at VIZIO.com/TVP from now until January 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Fans visiting the site can also browse candidate stats and browse highlight videos from Casserly about each player.

Fans are encouraged to vote as many times as they'd like to help their favorite candidate win the 2017 Top Value Performer award. Following each vote, fans will have a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a VIZIO SmartCast™ M-Series™ 65" Class Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™, along with a VIZIO SmartCast™ 45" 5.1 Sound Bar System.

Again, if you'd like to help Devante Adams win the VIZIO TVP Award, Cast Your Vote by Clicking Here!

Lucky Llama, Fireworks, and More!

December 28, 2017

What will The Lucky Llama be doing on New Year's Eve in Green Bay?

Well, you could say that he'll *cross that bridge when he comes to it.*

Seriously, for a great time, bring your children, family, and friends to downtown Green Bay on New Year's Eve.

Rumor has it that if you see the Lucky Llama on December 31st, you will have good fortune in 2018 - even ask people that saw him in years past!

So come on out and don't miss seeing the Lucky Llama walk across the Main Street bridge at 8:45pm!

The Lucky Llama's crossing will be accompanied by warm tacos from Tacos El Pastorcito, then followed by a Spielbauer Fireworks display at 9:00pm with viewing on the bridge as well.

Free parking will be available in the Main St Ramp and throughout downtown along with horse drawn wagon rides.

Everyone is encouraged to use the hashtag #LuckyLlama in your social media posts about this fun family event!

Who's excited to see the Lucky Llama this year?

Check out the video from the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay from last year's event: Please Click Here

The Main Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for your viewing pleasure and safety from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

In addition, U.S. Bank is celebrating the New Year with many free family-friendly events during the day at multiple locations.

Some include the Greater Green Bay YMCA, Green Bay Kroc Center, Neville Public Museum, and more!

The Green Bay News Network wishes a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all of our Members and Readers - and to their Families and Friends!

"Merry Christmas, Everyone!"

December 21, 2017
Christmas is a time of awe, wonder, hope, joy, and love.

It is a time to focus on those gifts that are truly the most important - the ones that don't fit in boxes under a tree and that words can barely describe.

As we celebrate the Miracle of Christmas this year, may each of us take time to reflect upon the "Reason for the Season."

On behalf of all the Members of the Green Bay News Network, We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

 
"Merry Christmas, Everyone!"
 
 
 

Reminder: Christmas Holiday Events in Green Bay Area

December 14, 2017

Don't forget to check out the wide variety of family-friendly events and activities offered during the Christmas Holiday Season.

There are concerts, plays, festivals, light displays, craft shows, and so much more.

Many can be found by clicking here

The Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau also provides a wonderful resource calendar, online, with information about local events and activities.

To take advantage of this resource, Please Click Here.

When You Attend, Please Let Them Know that You Heard about Their Events in the Green Bay News Network!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Green Bay News Network

November 22, 2017

"I do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings."

With those words from the 45th. President of the United States, a tradition that harkens back to 1621 is refreshed and renewed once again; some 396 years running.

We certainly have much for which to be thankful; our lives, our families, our friends and neighbors, our homes and communities, jobs and businesses, and so much more.

Someone offered recently that if each of us tried a simple experiment -- Begin every day, for one week, by writing down just 3 different things for which we are grateful -- our entire outlook on life would improve, as would our general dispositions.

Question of the Week:  What Will I Do to Cultivate Within Myself an "Attitude of Gratitude?"

The Green Bay News Network wishes a most Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all of our Members and Readers - and to their Families.

Here's a few tips regarding the days following our Thanksgiving Feasts:

Black Friday is all about saving money.

Small Business Saturday is all about recognizing and supporting local small businesses.

Cyber Monday is all about using the internet to promote products and services.

The Green Bay News Network is all about all of the above! We are passionate about helping locally owned businesses and community organizations connect with those who live and work in the Greater Green Bay Area.

If you own or operate a businesses in the area and want to promote events, publish specials, tell your unique story through short articles, reach job seekers, or just help area consumers find you, The Green Bay News Network has a gift for you.

Simply contact us at [email protected] Now or on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday to express interest in becoming a member of our network and become a member by Christmas and get up to 50% off your 1st year subscription.

May a Spirit of Thankfulness Fill Your Hearts and Homes!

Veterans Day ~ November 11th

November 9, 2017

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day.

In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day—a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Here in the Green Bay area, there are a variety of events, activities, and special offers provided for the celebration of Veterans Day. 

For details on these, please click here.

The Green Bay News Network expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served in our nation's military.

"Fall Back" This Sunday at 2:00am

October 31, 2017

Ready or Not, Change is Coming!

"Most of the United States has basked in an extra hour of daylight since the spring. But that's coming to an end."

~ Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor

On Nov. 5th, most Americans (including those of us in the Greater Green Bay area) will set their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings time) comes to an end for the year.

Historically, daylight saving time has begun in the summer months and ended for winter, though the dates have changed over time as the U.S. government has passed new statutes, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO).

These spring and fall clock changes continue a long tradition started by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy.

By moving clocks forward, people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. At the time, Franklin was ambassador to Paris and so wrote a witty letter to the Journal of Paris in 1784, rejoicing over his "discovery" that the sun...

To visit LiveScience.com and Read the Entire Article, Please Click Here

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National Prescription Drug "Take Back Day" ~ Saturday, October 28th

October 26, 2017

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs.

The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths, and to see that these drugs do not enter into our ground water supply - as they would if disposed of by throwing down the drain, flushing down the toilet, burying in gardens or landfills, etc.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Many communities in our Greater Green Bay area and beyond have events and drop off locations.  Several are listed below:

ASHWAUBENON POLICE DEPARTMENT:  2155 HOLMGREN WAY GREEN BAY

WRIGHTSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:  DROP BOX WITH EVENT 10:00AM-2:00PM 352 HIGH ST WRIGHTSTOWN

ONEIDA POLICE DEPARTMENT:  DROP BOX ONLY 24/7 2783 FREEDOM RD ONEIDA

GREEN BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT:  DROP BOX 24/7 307 S ADAMS STREET GREEN BAY

ALLOUEZ VILLAGE HALL:  EVENT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1900 LIBAL STREET GREEN BAY

BELLEVUE VILLAGE HALL:  EVENT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 3100 EATON ROAD GREEN BAY

DE PERE POLICE DEPARTMENT:  DROP BOX M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM 325 S BROADWAY ST DE PERE

HOBART POLICE DEPARTMENT:  EVENT AT PD 9:00AM-12:00PM 2400 SHADY COURT HOBART

SUAMICO MUNICIPAL SERVICE CENTER:  EVENT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 12781 VELP AVE SUAMICO

DENMARK VILLAGE HALL:  EVENT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 118 EAST MAIN STREET DENMARK

PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT:  EVENT 8:00AM-12:00PM 585 E GLENBROOK DRIVE PULASKI

To Search for Other Locations near you, Please Click Here

The Green Bay News Network believes that this program is a clear case of "Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons," and we urge all of our Members and Readers to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of potentially harmful drugs in a safe and responsible manner.

Remembering Lombardi, Packer Fans & Team Fight Colon Cancer

October 19, 2017

Fans Win Tickets to October 22nd Game at Lambeau Field

Exact Sciences, in cooperation with the Green Bay Packers, announced today the four Grand Prize winners of the Green Bay Packers Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign. Each receives two tickets to the Packers game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, October 22nd. Winning names were drawn from more than 1,300 entries.

The ticket winners are: Nicholas Pierson (Oshkosh, Wis.); Nathan Plitzuweit (Green Bay, Wis.); Stephanie Ronzio (Carlisle, Pa.); and Holly Setson (Smyrna, Ga.).

The Green Bay Packers are working to promote colorectal cancer awareness throughout the 2017 football season. Through an online pledge, ticket giveaway contest, and digital campaign, the campaign encourages screening-eligible fans age 50-plus to get checked for colon cancer, and asks all Packers fans to help spread the word about the importance of screening.

"Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer in America – killing more each year than either breast or prostate cancer," said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences. "We thank all those pledging to help raise awareness and are proud to recognize these four Grand Prize winners with tickets to Lambeau Field on October 22nd."

Colon cancer took the life of legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi at age 57, and almost 50 years later remains the number two cancer killer in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October 12, 2017

Two big animal welfare organizations are encouraging people to adopt, not shop, for their next (or FIRST) family dog, with a special month-long celebration commemorating all the shelter and rescue dogs out there who are still looking for a home.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA) have deemed the month of October National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month, respectively.

The names are slightly different, but the goal is the same — National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month are both about getting as many great dogs as possible into the loving homes they deserve.

It might sound obvious to anyone who has added a shelter dog to their family before, but adopting a pet is quite fulfilling.

According to the ASPCA, the results of an Edge Research poll suggest people who adopt a dog from a shelter are far more likely to feel good about their experience than those who purchase a pet from a pet store — something to keep in mind while searching for your canine companion.

Shelters and rescues in cities across the country are stepping up to promote their pooches and pups during the month of October.

In the Green Bay and surrounding areas, you can find your next furry family member by contacting these organizations:

SHELTERS:

Bay Area Humane Society

Door County Humane Society

Oconto County Humane Society

Shawano County Humane Society

RESCUES

White Paws German Shepherd Rescue  (Green Bay)

Mit Liebe German Shepherd Rescue  (Suamico)

Golden Retriever Rescue (West Allis)

Wisconsin Shorthair Pointer Rescue (Alma)

Fluffy Dog Rescue  (Milwaukee area)

Wisconsin Westie Rescue (Eau Claire)

Green Bay Animal Rescue

Tailwaggers911 Dog Rescue (Grafton)

The motto of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month is: "Adopt, Don't Shop!"

When you contact the agencies and organizations listed above, please let them know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

Fire Prevention Week

October 5, 2017

October 8th - 14th, 2017 is Fire Prevention Week.

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.  That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.

Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

To Learn More about Fire Prevention - and Fire Prevention Week -- and for helpful teaching resources to use with children, Please Click Here

NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

September 28, 2017

National Family Health & Fitness Day is observed annually on the last Saturday in September.

National Family Health & Fitness Day USA promotes family involvement in physical activity in support of one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health.

Family Health And Fitness Day USA is organized by the Health Information Resource Center. The day was started in 1996. 

Those participating in Health & Fitness events and activities are encouraged to use the hashtag  #FamilyHealthAndFitnessDayUSA in their social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc).

The Green Bay News Network urges everyone to get involved in Family Health & Fitness Day by taking advantage of these offerings by some of our network member businesses:

The Aquatic Center at CP's Fall II Session runs from October 24th to December 16th, and Registration is open according to the following schedule:

Current participant registration began on October 3rd.

New participant registration begins October 17th.

Click Here for More Information.

Galley 57 Supper Club ~ Chef Andy offers many healthy meal choices:

"My favorite healthy dish at Galley 57 is the grilled salmon. It's always fresh, grilled to order, and full of flavor. Top it with fresh mango salsa and choose garlic green beans for a side and you're on the fast track to a delicious and very nutritious dinner."  Click Here to Visit Galley 57.

Pro Fitness

Doug Van Iten and his team of Personal Trainers are ready and willing to assist you in putting together and carrying out a fitness program specifically tailored to your goals.  Doug is dedicated to helping people live healthier and more active and satisfying lives. For more Information, Click Here.

Doug's Take 5

Located at 3600 Riverside Drive, connected to the Four Seasons Tennis Club, and accessible from the Fox River Trail in Allouez, Doug's Take 5 offers healthy menu choices to suit any appetite.  Click Here for More Information.

Village of Allouez 

The Village of Allouez offers, to both residents and non-residents, myriad activities and events in support of Family Health and Fitness.  These include: The Allouez-Bellin Health Farmers' Market, the many programs - events - and activities of the Recreation Department, Health and Nutrition Classes and Workshops, and more.  Click Here for More Information.

Jimmy Seas

Another well known venue along the Fox River Trail, Jimmy Seas is proud to offer health-conscious sandwiches and meals that are sure to please!  To Learn More, Click Here.

Lee Nutrition

Michael Lee, who considers his own dramatic health restoration miraculous, is a living example of what proper nutrition - including clean eating and whole food sourced human food chain supplements - combined with physical exercise can do. He's come from a wheel chair in 2015 to riding a bicycle and working out at a gym in 2017, and has lost 63 pounds since January of this year. 

He'd love to answer your questions, share information and resources, and is willing to speak to your family, club, company, church, or other organization.  To learn more and to contact Lee Nutrition, Please Click Here.

Well, What Are You Waiting For?  Get the Family Together, Check out these offerings, and let's all get involved in Celebrating National Family Health & Fitness Day!

Wings of Life Recognition

September 21, 2017

Wings of Life is a program established by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department to recognize those members of the department, as well as any other agencies involved in the resuscitation of victims of medical emergencies.

When there is a successful resuscitation of a victim upon their arrival to a hospital, crews are recognized for their efforts and receive a “Wings of Life” sticker to be placed on their helmet.

On May 21, 2017, crews from Station 8 responded for a 76 year old female with difficulty breathing. Upon arrival the patient was in full cardiac arrest with Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwayne Reese (in Center of accompanying photo) already on scene providing CPR. Crews initiated resuscitative measures following protocol and AHA guidelines.

As a result of doing outstanding CPR, electrical and medication therapy, the patient was resuscitated prior to arrival at the hospital.

The GBMFD would like to commend Deputy Reese for his efforts on this medical emergency call that required a high level of skill and commitment. Deputy Reese participated in the resuscitation of a patient that was pulseless and not breathing (PNB) on his arrival, but had both a pulse and a blood pressure upon arrival at the destination hospital.

This patient had the highest opportunity of survival because of the efforts of Deputy Reese.

The Green Bay News Network is proud of all of our local, municipal, and state Police, Fire, and EMS personnel - as well as all First Responders, who so often make contributions which result in lives being saved.

Hurricane Harvey Victims Need Our Help

August 31, 2017

The images in the news have been, at times, beyond our wildest imaginations. The devestation and destruction is real, and the disrupted lives cry out for help from anyone who will listen.

Huricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain (about 15 to 20 trillion gallons of water across Texas); shattering storm records for the continental United States.

More than 30,000 people have fled to Houston shelters, while an untold number of other people have been displaced since it came ashore last week Friday as a Category 4 hurricane.

“Our best guess at this point is Harvey could result in $10 billion to $20 billion of industry insured losses, making it one of the top 10 most costly hurricanes to hit the United States,” JPMorgan analyst Sarah DeWitt said in a research note on Monday. (source: reuters.com)

CNBC has photos showing exactly why these people need our help: Click Here

We at the Green Bay News Network urge all of our members and readers to reach out with donations in any amount possible to help those who are in such great need at this time.  Below are some trusted resources for providing necessary aid:

The American Red Cross Online: rdcrss.org/harvey

The Salvation Army Online: helpsalvationarmy.org (Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks)

JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund - YouCaring - https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

America is at its best when people pull together to help those most in need.  This is a moment that call for America's best.

Thank You for Helping!

Wisconsin Excels at American Cheese Society Competition

August 3, 2017

Winning Streak Continues with 118 Ribbons at Industry Awards

Wisconsin cheesemakers continued their winning streak at the American Cheese Society's (ACS) annual competition in Denver, Colorado, this past weekend, capturing more awards than any other state for the thirteenth consecutive year. This year's competition garnered a record 118 ribbons for Wisconsin cheese and dairy products, including 34 Best of Class awards. That's twice as many as the second closest state.

Wisconsin cheesemakers, butter and yogurt makers, claimed 29 percent of all awards, including 34 first place ribbons, 35 second place and 49 third place. Out of 108 cheese awards, 56 went to certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers.

In addition, Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies swept nine categories:

Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds – all milks

American Originals, Brick Cheese – made from cow's milk

American Originals, Brick Muenster – made from cow's milk

Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types – all milks

Flavored Cheeses, Feta with Flavor Added – all milks

Flavored Cheeses, Rubbed Rind Cheese – all milks

Smoked Cheeses, Open Category – made from cow's milk

Cultured Milk and Cream Products – all milks

Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style – all milks

Thirty-three Wisconsin companies received one or more awards at the competition. Several companies had particularly strong showings. Klondike Cheese Co. of Monroe took home 14 awards, including first place ribbons for Odyssey Peppercorn Feta and Odyssey 2% Greek Yogurt. Maple Leaf Cheesemakers Inc. of Monroe earned nine awards, with first place ribbons for Aged Brined Twin Grove Gouda, Low-Fat Cheddar, Reduced Fat Cured Gouda and Jalapeño Jack. Edelweiss Creamery of Monticello won eight awards, including firsts in Edelweiss Emmentaler and Tuscan Dream Semi-Soft Italian-Style Cheese. Schuman Cheese of Turtle Lake took home seven awards, with a first place ribbon in Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan.

"We are proud of the talent, passion and dedication that earned our Wisconsin cheesemakers another strong showing at this year's competition. Wisconsin is honored to be among the many other incredible cheese and dairy products represented from across America." said Suzanne Fanning, Vice President of National Product Communications at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Wisconsin's winning streak continues after taking top honors at the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest and 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest. The 2017 ACS competition included a record 2,024 entries from 281 companies from North, Central and South America. To view the full list of Wisconsin awards, visit www.EatWisconsinCheese.com/acs. Photos are available upon request.

(SOURCE Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board)

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GB Restaurant Week ~ July 13th - 20th

July 6, 2017

The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week is reservations! This is the time for food lovers to try new places, enjoy a romantic dinner, or get together with a group of friends.

Restaurant Week gives food lovers an opportunity to experience food from the BEST restaurants throughout the region. Restaurant Week was created with the intention of spotlighting the chefs and the cuisine that makes Greater Green Bay a dining destination.

We have amazing restaurants and eateries in the Green Bay area, and this is the week to unite food lovers with DELICIOUS dining at AMAZING prices!

Menu options include a $10 Lunch, $20 Dinner and $32 Dinner. Each amount is per person. Every menu at every restaurant is different. When you are seated, ask your server for the Restaurant Week Menu. It's that simple!

Among the area restaurants participating in Green Bay Restaurant Week, are Green Bay News Network Members Galley 57 and S.I.L. Restaurant:

Galley 57 Supper Club, located at 2222 Riverside Drive in Allouez, is open Tuesday through Friday 4pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 4pm-10pm (with Saturday Live Entertainment from 8pm-10pm). Chef Andy Mueller looks forward to your visit.

For Galley 57's Restaurant Week Special, Please Click Here

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S.I.L. Restaurant, located at 154 N. Broadway in Green Bay, is open for lunch and dinner, Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm, and carries a generous variety of wines. Chef Walter looks forward to welcoming you!

For S.I.L.'s Restaurant Week Special, Please Click Here

For More Information on Green Bay Restaurant Week, Please Click Here

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O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand...

June 29, 2017

As we celebrate our nation's Independence this July 4th, we will do well to remember what all the fireworks and festivities are about:

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

-Verse 4, The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key

Independence and Freedom are worth defending, which is why -- throughout our nation's history -- free men and women have stood "between their loved homes and the war's desolation."

We have indeed been blessed, and because of this, we must do all that we can to preserve our freedoms, and -- as our framers so eloquently put it -- to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." 

This year, as we joyfully celebrate the 241st Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, let us each -- in our own way -- recommit to making sure that our freedoms are kept secure for those who come after us.

An Excellent way to Faithfully observe Independence Day, is to take part in ithe Annual "Celebrate the 4th - America's Picnic" at Heritage Hill: Click Here for Details.

We, at the Green Bay News Network, wish each of you -- and your loved ones -- a happy, safe, and blessed Independence Day Weekend!

Jim Rafter, President  ~  Michael Lee, Member Services

Piano Fondue Kicks Off "FRIDAY'S ON THE FOX" June 23rd!

June 22, 2017

Fridays on The Fox, presented by Associated Bank and BayCare Clinic, is set to begin its 8th season featuring free music on the waterfront on Fridays throughout the summer.

Where: City Deck Main Stage, near the Pine Street intersection

When: Fridays, June 23rd - August 4th, 5pm - 9pm, with entertainment starting at 6pm.

Entertainment:

June 23 Piano Fondue (Dueling Pianos)

June 30 Let Me Be Frank Productions

July 7 The Presidents

July 14 Panic Station

July 21 Brass Differential

July 28 Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns

August 4 The Bomb

Concessions:

Homemade Chips and Vidalia Onion Dip

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Local Brews

Pulled Chicken and Pork Sandwiches

Free to attend: Food and beverage sold on site, no carry-ins of any kind.

For Further Information, Please Click Here.

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Flag Day is June 14th ~ What Does it Mean?

June 8, 2017

While we can -- and do -- safely assume that Flag Day is a day on which to proudly fly "The Stars and Stripes," some of us may not know the history of this holiday.

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885.

BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

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June is National Dairy Month

June 1, 2017

National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk.

It has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world. After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed from "Milk Month" to "Dairy Month."

National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers.

Whether it's protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Those are just a few of the reasons that you should celebrate dairy not just in June, but all year long.

Here in the Greater Green Bay Area, it's never difficult to celebrate the Dairy Industry!  One of our Green Bay News Network Members, Farmer's Best Home Delivery, features locallly sourced milk and cheese among their fresh, high quality products.

Several of our other members, Awesub, Galley 57, doug's Take 5, and S.I.L. Restaurant are offering specials on various Dairy items during the month of June.  Be sure to check these out among our Weekly Specials

Armed Forces Day ~ Saturday, May 20th, 2017

May 18, 2017

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too.

The first Armed Forces Day, 67 years ago on May 20th, 1950, was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions, and air shows. In Washington D.C., 10,000 troops of all branches of the military, cadets, and veterans marched past the President and his party. In Berlin, 1,000 U.S. troops paraded for the German citizens at Templehof Airfield. In New York City, an estimated 33,000 participants initiated Armed Forces Day "under an air cover of 250 military planes of all types."

In the harbors across the country were the famed mothballed "battlewagons" of World War II, the Missouri, the New Jersey, the North Carolina, and the Iowa, all open for public inspection. Precision flying teams dominated the skies as tracking radar were exhibited on the ground. All across the country, the American people joined together to honor the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May. Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May.

The Green Bay News Network gratefully salutes our many local area men and women serving in our nation's military. We also extend our admiration and respect for the families of these brave men and women.

Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2017

Mother's Day has a long history in many parts of the world. Here in the USA, the first attempt at an official Mother's Day was organized by Julia Ward Howe.Though not ultimately successful, Howe's holiday proved inspirational for a West Virginia women's group led by Anna Reeves Jarvis.

After Anna Reeves Jarvis died, her daughter Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for the creation of an official Mother's Day in remembrance of her mother, and in honor of peace. In 1908, Anna petitioned the superintendent of the church where her Mother had spent over 20 years teaching Sunday School. Her request was honored, and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother's Day celebration took place at Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Andrew's Methodist Church was incorporated as the International Mother's Day Shrine in the late 1960's, and in 1992, became a National Historic Landmark for its significance in the establishment of a national Mother's Day celebration.

Here in the Greater Green Bay area, families, businesses, Churches, and organizations will be celebrating and expressing gratitude to Mothers in a variety of ways.  

Two of our Green Bay News Network member businesses are offering Mother's Day Brunch:

S.I.L. Restaurant, at 154 North Broadway in Green Bay, Serving 10am-2pm

Galley 57 Supper Club, at 2222 Riverside Drive in Alloue, Serving 10am-2pm

Reservations are Strongly Suggested for both of these Mother's Day Brunch events, so call today!

For those who'd like to take Mom out for a Craft Beer , there are a variety of great venues from which to choose!

Area venues offering Craft Beer Week events on Mother's Day include:

Brickhouse Craft Burgers and Brews in De Pere

Ned Kelly's Pub on Washington Street in Green Bay

Titletown Brewing Co. on Dousman Street

Leatherhead Brewing Company on Lombardi Avenue

and Many More!

To Check Out all of the Craft Beer Week Events, Dates, & Venues, Please Click Here

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Follow-up to "State of the County Address"

May 4, 2017

This past Tuesday, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach presented his State of the County Address to elected officials, business leaders, and area residents.

University of Wisconsin Chancellor Gary Miller kicked off the meeting with a short message of encouragement for the future of Brown County and excitement over the potential partnership between Brown County and UWGB in building a STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus.

During his address, Troy Streckenbach focused on the successes the County enjoyed in 2016 and the challenges and opportunities for the future.

Some of these successes include:

• Dedications and naming of the Renard Island and McKloskey Islands, along with a dedication ceremony for the McDonald Memorial Causeway

• Dedicated an additional $3 million dollars to address child protective services and mental health needs in our community

• Works Department has developed a 5-year plan to bring all of Brown County’s roads and bridges into the pacer rating of good to excellent. 3 years ago, 33% of our roads and bridges were rated in poor to fair condition.

• Over the past five years, Brown County has invested more than $20 million dollars to help bring our 9-1-1 Center into the 21st Century for municipalities and first responders. This includes the county’s radio tower system, next generation 9-1-1, computer aided dispatch system and text-to-9-1-1. These investments were necessary as part of our decision to consolidate all the 9-1-1 centers in Brown County, so that we could reduce redundancy and create efficiencies.

Examples of Future Opportunities:

• Brown County is preparing for the Port to be open year-round in order to meet the ongoing demand for gasoline for the success of the county’s economy.

• A Partnership between Brown County, U-W Green Bay and the Einstein Project to construct a $15 million STEM Innovation Center. The university will be in the heart of the county’s High-Tech Innovation Zone, pairing up what can become a downtown innovation campus.

• A new $93 million expanded Expo Hall is projected to bring in roughly $130 million in revenues to our area over 10 years, to help maintain Greater Green Bay as a tourist destination.

All of these exciting opportunities, of course, come with a price tag, which led to the County Executive’s discussion on the need to raise county revenues in a responsible way.

Streckenbach has long been a proponent of reducing the County’s debt, and not requiring local property owners to bear the entire burden for improvements to county infrastructure projects, and for facilities that are enjoyed by people from our area and those who come from outside our area. Therefore, the recommendation is to institute a ½ percent sales tax for 72 months and to use Hotel Room Tax that is currently in place to help fund the needed improvements.

According to the County Executive, paying for the needed improvements through a temporary tax would save the average homeowner in Brown County $123 per year in property tax over borrowing the money and adding to the county debt.

The proposed projects to be funded under this plan include:

Road & Facility Infrastructure $60 Million

Library Branch Upgrades $20 Million

Jail and Mental Health $20 Million

Expo Hall Gap Funding $15 Million

ME Office / Morgue & Public Safety $10 Million

Maintenance Fund Resch / Expo Center $10 Million

Fairgrounds and Parks $6 Million

STEM Innovation Center $5 Million

Museum Permanent Exhibit $1 Million

The above are only some highlights from the full address, which can be viewed by Clicking Here.

Plan Unveiled to Close Green Bay Correctional Institution

April 20, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, Representative David Steffen, revealed his proposal to close the Green Bay Correctional Institution and replace it with a new maximum security prison elsewhere in Brown County.

It's difficult to get the whole message in the limited time available on TV newscasts, so the Allouez village staff live-streamed the entire press conference which can be viewed on YouTube.

Click Here for Video

The Green Bay News Network wishes to express thanks to the Allouez village staff for providing us with this video coverage.

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Lenten Fish Fries & Easter Brunches!

April 12, 2017

With Easter being this coming Sunday, we just want to remind our Readers and Members of the final Lenten Fish Fries of the Season, as well as the Delicious Easter Brunches being offered.  So, get your appetites ready, and take note of the following:

Galley 57 Supper Club: Wednesday & Friday Fried Perch Special, Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th, 10am-2pm - Reservations Call 920-593-2632

Doug's Take 5: Friday Fish Fry Special ~ Call  920-632-7069

S.I.L. Restaurant: Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th, 10am-2pm - Reservations Call 920-857-3458.

As indicated above, Reservations are highly recommended for those wishing to enjoy these Lent & Easter specials.  Please let them know that The Green Bay News Network Sent You!

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Give us a call at 920-819-7652 or click on the "Contact" link at the top of the page to learn how you can concentrate on your business while we concentrate on connecting you with your customers.

Area Job Openings

April 12, 2017

Now that the ice and snow of winter have gone their ways, perhaps you're in the market for a new job -- or you might know someone who is.  Some of our Green Bay News Network Members are looking for good people to fill positions.

Perhaps one of these is exactly what you're looking for:

Doug's Take 5

Part-Time Cook: Monday through Friday, 5 hours daily, daytime hours. Great working conditions - and pay is "more than competitive." Call Doug at 920.370.3938.

CP Center

Available positions include Program Support Aide, Childcare Teacher (Summer Program), and Adult Instructor. For Information, Please Click Here.

Catholic Financial Life

Several Career Position openings available. Click Here for Details.

Jimmy Seas

Now Hiring for All Positions; Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Kitchen Help: Apply, in Person only, at Jimmy Seas - 1330 Marine Street in Green Bay

Golden House

Various Advocate positions available. Click Here for Details.

Village of Allouez

Open Positions include Summer Parks Seasonal Jobs, Softball/Kickball Umpires, and Part-Time Community Center Custodian. Click Here for Information

The Greater Green Bay area is a great place to live and work, and we hope you will find an opportunity that suits your needs and your skills!  When you call on these employers, please do us the favor of mentioning that you read about their openings in the Green Bay News Network!

The Green Bay News Network ™ has a very clear objective: "To Connect Locally Owned Businesses and Community Organizations with Consumers in the Greater Green Bay Area".

Give us a call at 920-819-7652 or click on the "Contact" link at the top of the page to learn how you can concentrate on your business while we concentrate on connecting you with your customers.

Easter Is Coming!

April 6, 2017

This year, Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 16th by "Western Christians" and in secular society.  

So, what do you know about this holiday?

According to The History Channel, Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday.

It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21st. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22nd and April 25th every year.

Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

In addition to Easter’s religious significance, it also has a commercial side, as evidenced by the mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks that appear in stores each spring.

And, according to marketing reports, Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year!

Here in the Greater Green Bay area, Churches of both Eastern and Western liturgical traditions and expressions will be holding their annual Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter services, and many of our Green Bay News Network Members will be offering seasonal specials and features on Easter Flowers, Easter Brunches, and Special Events featuring the Easter Bunny!

Please check below for these and other interesting news, events, and specials made available this week by our member businesses, and do us the kind favor of mentioning that you read about them here - in the Green Bay News Network!

Happy Easter to All!

National Crayon Day ~ Dandelion Yellow "Retires"

March 30, 2017

When you envision your retirement, do you picture it in color?

Well, a "celebrity" of sorts is retiring on National Crayon Day - this Friday, March 31st!

This "colorful" event will be live cast on Facebook at 7:45am.  Click Here to Join in the celebration.

As reported by Fox News, "This is the first time the company has retired a color from its classic 24-count box."

Crayola is a brand of artists' supplies manufactured by Crayola, LLC (formerly Binney & Smith Company) and best known for its crayons. The company is based in Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Since 1984, Crayola has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards. Originally an industrial pigment supply company, Crayola soon shifted its focus to art products for home and school use, beginning with chalk, then crayons, followed later by colored pencils, markers, paints, modeling clay, and other related goods. All Crayola-branded products are marketed as non-toxic and safe for use by children. Most Crayola crayons are made in the United States.

The company also produces Silly Putty and a line of professional art products under the Portfolio Series brand.

Crayola, LLC claims the Crayola brand has 99% name recognition in U.S. consumer households, and says its products are sold in over 80 countries.

Well, Color us Surprised!

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Fish & Seafood Dinners ~ A Lenten Tradition and an Area Favorite

March 2, 2017

The season leading up to Easter, known as Lent, has begun.  You'll notice various Churches, Organizations, Schools, and Clubs hosting or sponsoring Fish Dinners.  Many of our area restaurants are offering Seafood and Fish specials at this time as well.

Here's what some of our Green Bay News Network Member Businesses are offering for your Lenten dining:

Galley 57 Supper Club: Fried Perch Dinners on Wednesdays & Fridays ~ Choose From 4pc $16.95, 6pc $21.95 or Early-Bird Special: 4pm-6pm Only - 2pc $14.95. All perch dinners include your choice of potato or fresh vegetable and Galley 57's Bountiful soup and salad bar! Wednesday nights, compliment your meal with one of Galley 57's Famous $3 Old Fashioneds! Open 4pm to 9pm, Galley 57 offers many other menu options.

Doug's Take 5: Fish Fry and More on Fridays ~ Perch or Walleye Dinner - cooked to perfection, Cup of Clam Chowder, and an Old Fashioned or Ice Cream drink: $20.00.

S.I.L. Restaurant: Lunch and Dinner meatless specialties include Calamari, Shrimp 'N Grits, Ginny's Shrimp Delight Over Pasta, Fish or Shrimp Tacos, Grouper, Seafood Paella, and Seafood Pescatore. This weekend, Friday & Saturday, S.I.L.'s Dinner features are Fresh Ahi Tuna served over spinach pappardelle pasta with sautéed vegetables in a light garlic cream sauce, and  Creamy Risotto with baby shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, red onion and topped with a grilled prawn.

If you're looking for a fish or seafood dinner, we hope you'll check out these opportunities.  When you do, please let them know you read about their offerings in the Green Bay News Network!

You can contact the Green Bay News Network by calling 920.819.7652, or by clicking on the "Contact" link at the top of our web pages. We look forward to hearing from you!

New Job or Career in the New Year?

January 5, 2017

A friend of ours remarked the other day - while talking about the recent holiday shopping season - "You can't say there are no jobs in Green Bay, it seems like everyone is hiring right now."

We agree - we've seen plenty of great employment opportunities, so it looks like a Job-Hunter's Market!

Here's just a few openings we've noticed from among our Network Members:

Catholic Financial Life

Advisors

Home & Field Office Careers

Brokers

The CP Center

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Full Time

Medical Billing Support Specialist - Full Time

Program Support Aide - Full Time

McCormick Assisted Living

Certified Nursing Assistants - Part Time

Village of Allouez

Code Enforcement Coordinator

Special Equipment Operator

Village Attorney- Allouez & Howard

2017 Summer Camp Counselor

Adult Sport Umpires

Substitute Crossing Guard

Election Inspectors

Adult Education Instructor

If you're looking for a job, or a career change, we hope you'll check out these opportunities.  When you do, please let them know you read about their openings in the Green Bay News Network!

You can contact the Green Bay News Network by calling 920.819.7652, or by clicking on the "Contact" link at the top of our web pages. We look forward to hearing from you!

"Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot..."

December 29, 2016

As we celebrate the New Year Holiday, we'll certainly be hearing strains of "Auld Lang Syne," and many of us will be singing along.  As popular as is this traditional song, it seems that the question "What does Auld Lang Syne mean?" is just as popular.

According to an article in Wikipedia, Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. 

The song's Scots title may be translated into standard English as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago","days gone by", or "old times." Consequently, "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

It's fitting to pause at the change of Old and New Year, and to remember the people, places, and events that have touched our lives. It's also fitting to express our gratitude for all those who have enriched our lives during this passage of time.

We, at the Green Bay News Network, wish to thank all of our Members and Readers for their friendship and support this past year, and we look forward to sharing some exciting news with you in the days ahead!

Happy New Year! 

Upcoming Christmas Concerts, Programs, and Events

December 15, 2016

Last Week, we shared with you some Christmas events from around the Greater Green Bay area.  This week, we're adding a few more, in hopes that you'll find this information helpful and can include one or more of these in your family's holiday celebration schedule:

Chantelles Christmas Concert 7pm, Dec. 15th at the Kroc Center in Green Bay. Free-will donations accepted.

Christmas at the Cathedral - Dec. 16th, 7:30pm, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. newVoices Christmas Concert - Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students Special guest artist: Kathrine Handford, Organist Tickets are available by calling 920-832-9700 or at the door 1 hr. before performance

The Spirit of Christmas Past - 12noon-6pm, Dec. 17th at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Allouez - Click Here for Details

Ugly Sweater Tiny Tavern Tour (Adults Only) - 8pm-2am, Dec. 17th-18th, Click Here for Details

Celebrate the Holidays With The CP Center - Dec. 24th, before the Packer Game: 1199 Shadow Lane, Click Here for Details

Ss. Peter & Paul Youth Choir Concert - This dedicated and energetic youth choir, under the direction of Miss Ashley Reif, will present their Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 24th. at 3:30pm followed by a Festive Family Christmas Eve Mass at which the Youth Choir will sing. Click Here for Details.

The Green Bay News Network hopes that programs, concerts, and such as these will bring joy to you and your families during this Christmas Holiday Season!

Area Christmas Programs & Concerts

December 8, 2016

The Greater Green Bay area is well known for its many Churches and Community organizations.  Whenever a holiday approaches, we're sure to see various programs, concerts, and celebrations offered for the enjoyment of everyone.

Christmas especially is a time when families gather from near and far to celebrate "Peace on Earth to People of Good Will."  Families and local communities have their own traditions, and the variety among these adds beauty and a joyful spirit that can be appreciated by all.

One of the popular traditions of this season, of course, is the Christmas Program or Christmas Concert.  We don't have room here to provide our readers with an extensive list, however, we would like to share a few of these upcoming events with you. When you see one that appeals to you, be sure to jot down the date, location, time, and other important details.  

Best Christmas Pageant EverDec. 10th & 11th - 6:00pm New Hope Presbyterian Church 2401 Deckner Ave. Green Bay. Please join us at New Hope Presbyterian Church for THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! based on the much loved book by Barbara Robinson. The cost is FREE - our gift to the community. Invite your friends and come on out!

Holiday Pops Concerts - The Dudley Birder Chorale performs at the Weidner Center in Green Bay on Dec. 9th at 7:30pm and Dec. 10th at 2:30pm. Tickets available online at www.ticketstaronline.com

Chantelles Christmas Concert 7pm, Dec. 15th at the Kroc Center in Green Bay. Free-will donations accepted.

Christmas at the Cathedral - Dec. 16th, 7:30pm, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. newVoices Christmas Concert - Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students Special guest artist: Kathrine Handford, Organist Tickets are available by calling 920-832-9700 or at the door 1 hr. before performance

Ss. Peter & Paul Youth Choir Concert - This dedicated and energetic youth choir, under the direction of Miss Ashley Reif, will present their Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 24th. at 3:30pm followed by a Festive Family Christmas Eve Mass at which the Youth Choir will sing.

The Green Bay News Network hopes that programs and concerts such as these will bring joy to you and your families during this Christmas Holiday Season!

Did You Know...?

December 1, 2016

While it's common knowledge that we stop for stop signs and red traffic lights, it may not be so commonly known that drivers need to stop for pedestrians at crossing areas that are "uncontrolled."

According to Wisconsin State Statute 346.24.1, "At an intersection or crosswalk where traffic is not controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, or to a person riding a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device in a manner which is consistent with the safe use of the crosswalk by pedestrians, who is crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk."

Our research shows the penalty for failing to stop for pedestrians at these uncontrolled crossing areas can be extremely expensive:

"The forfeiture in Allouez (and surrounding villages) is $120 resulting in a total of $212.20 after legal fees are assessed. The state/county bond is $150 resulting in a total of $326.50. Both Municipal and State violations result in a 4 point deduction on your driver's license."

In plain English, this means that if you are driving on any roadway in the State of Wisconsin, and a pedestrian is indicating an intention to cross that roadway at an uncontrolled crosswalk, you must come to a complete stop and allow the pedestrian(s) to cross. Failure to do so can result in fines and fees in excess of $300.00 plus points against your driver's license.

To read the relevant statute yourself, Please click here.

You can contact the Green Bay News Network by calling 920.819.7652, or by clicking on the "Contact" link at the top of our web pages. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2016

We, at Green Bay News Network, are thankful for the opportunity to help our local business owners share their stories with the good people who live in the Green Bay area, and for the friendships developed with our customers. We wish everyone a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

A few of our Members shared with us some special hours and offers for Thanksgiving Weekend:

S.I.L Restaurant

Closed on Thursday - Thanksgiving Day, Regular Hours on Friday, and then featuring a breakfast menu from 8-11 for Small Business Saturday; then open 11-10 with their regular menu.

Ashiworks Massage & Wellness

Shop small on Saturday, November 26 and SAVE! Stop by the studio from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for some AMAZING gift certificate specials! Can't make it in? No problem! Visit our online store for the same GREAT savings from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m: Click Here for All Ashiworks Specials

Galley 57 Supper Club

So that our faithful employees may properly celebrate with their families and friends, we will be Closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open as usual Friday and Saturday, from 4pm to 9pm, and we look forward to serving you!

Once again, a Happy, Safe, and Most Enjoyable Thanksgiving to All of Our Members and Readers!

Jim Rafter, President         Michael Lee, Member Services

Just Over A Week Remaining in American Cheese Month!

October 20, 2016

Behold the Power of Cheese!

Here in Dairy Land, it's always time to celebrate cheese -- and all the more so during American Cheese Month, which continues through October 31st!

Several of our Network Members are offering Green Bay News Network Exclusive Specials during October:

Pit Row

Farmer's Best Home Delivery

Doug's Take 5

Awesub

They're all helping us celebrate a truly Delicious American Tradition. Be sure to tell them the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

Two More Weeks of American Cheese Month!

October 13, 2016

As the Great Yogi Berra told us, "It ain't over till it's over," and as we like to add, "It ain't over yet!"  All of which is our way of reminding you that it's still October - which means there's still time to take advantage of American Cheese Month Specials!

Several of our Network Members are offering Green Bay News Network Exclusive Specials during October:

Pit Row

Farmer's Best Home Delivery

Doug's Take 5

They're all helping us celebrate a truly Delicious American Tradition. Be sure to tell them the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

October is American Cheese Month!

September 29, 2016

We Cheeseheads here in the Green Bay area don't need an excuse to celebrate cheese, BUT -- we won't turn down an opportunity either!

According to the American Cheese Society: "American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and chefs who bring them to your table."

American Cheese Month is observed annually, October 1st through 31st.

Wherever there is cheese, and wherever there are cheese lovers, American Cheese Month is your chance to spread the word, experience great American cheeses, and help support and promote great cheese, local communities, and passionate producers.

The Green Bay News Network, with the help of some of our members, is celebrating American Cheese Month with some exclusive offers for our readers.

This week, we'd like to tell you about two of these Cheese Month Specials:

Farmer's Best Home Delivery is offering a 20% Discount on your first order - provided that you register on their website, and list the Green Bay News Network in the space provided for "Who Referred You?"  This is valid during American Cheese Month only; October 1st through 31st.

Click Here for Coupon & Registration Link.

Pit Row Shell Stores in the Green Bay area are offering $1.00 off on an 8oz Package of Cheese Curds (normally $3.99). Coupon Must be Printed Out and Presented at time of purchase.

Click Here for Coupon

So Fellow Cheeseheads, it's not just about Hats -- Let's get out there and Celebrate American Cheese Month!  Please let Farmer's Best and Pit Row know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

To learn more about American Cheese Month and the American Cheese Society, Click Here

Bellin Run Road Closures

June 9, 2016

There are a number of road closures planned in conjunction with the 40th annual Bellin Run on Saturday, June 11th.

On Friday, June 10th, and Saturday, June 11th, many roads near Bellin Hospital will be closed to traffic, and alternate routes must be taken.

Road closures for Friday, June 10th, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. include:

• Clay Street: from Porlier Street to Eliza Street

• Porlier Street: from Clay Street to Roosevelt Street

• Eliza Street: from Clay Street to Roosevelt Street

• Roosevelt Street: from Porlier Street to Eliza Street

Road closures for Saturday, June 11th, start at 4 a.m. They include:

• 4 a.m.-9 a.m.: East Mason Street (eastbound) from Webster Avenue to Clay Street

• 4 a.m.-noon: Clay Street from East Mason Street to Eliza Street

• 4 a.m.-noon: Porlier Street from Webster Avenue to Roosevelt Street

• 4 a.m.-noon: Eliza Street from Webster Avenue to Roosevelt Street

• 4 a.m.-noon: Webster Avenue from East Mason Street to Porlier Street

• 7:45 a.m.-10 a.m.: Webster Avenue from Porlier Street to...

To View All of the Road Closures, Click Here

Residents within the run route that will need to exit the area during the scheduled road closures should contact Sean Ryan, Operations Director for the Bellin Run, at (920) 606-2458 to discuss your options.

Bellin is offering their parking lot at 2020 S. Webster Avenue (southwest corner of Webster & St. Joseph Street) as a public lot on the eve of the race, to accommodate residents who want to park outside the course in case they need to depart during the race.

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Are You Looking?

May 12, 2016

Looking for the perfect job?  Need some extra income?  Know a friend or family member who is struggling with their job search?

Whether you're looking for a part time job for extra income, or a full time career position, odds are a local business is looking for someone with your talents.

Take a look at the open positions below, and check out the associated links.  If you see one that suits you, give the employer a call.  If you see a job that fits someone you know, please pass it on!

Catholic Financial Life - Openings for Financial Advisors

The CP Center - Available Opportunities

Golden House - Part Time Victim Advocate

Heritage Hill - Employment Opportunities

Village of Allouez - Open Positions

Webfitters - Web Related Careers

YWCA - Job Opportunities

Pit Row - Webster Shell in Allouez

Valley Apparel & Promotions - Part Time Office Position; Contact Michelle Hock

If you are a local business owner struggling to connect with local job seekers, contact [email protected].  Posting of job openings is a free service to our corporate members.

Got Freedom?

February 16, 2016

Voting is a Great Way to help Maintain Your Freedom!

Through the courtesy of the Village of Allouez, we are pleased to provide our members and readers with a resource for today's Spring Primary (non-presidential) Election.

This resource includes the Notice of Election, Sample Ballot, and a List of Polling Places.

To Access This Election Day Resource, Click Here

Remember, Voting is a Freedom and a Responsibility -- both of which need exercise!

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Green Bay News Network Congratulates Brett Favre!

February 7, 2016

Brett Favre has been named to the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame!

Brett's long and storied career with the Green Bay Packers has brought thrills, excitement, and many unforgettable memories to the people of the Green Bay area, the rest of Wisconsin, and to Football Fans and Sports Enthusiasts everywhere.

"His positive contributions to our community, and his 'Never Give Up' spirit have inspired us;  and the lasting value of his impact can never be overestimated.

On behalf of our Members, Readers, and our entire Team at the Green Bay News Network, We extend to Brett Favre our most heartfelt Congratulations!"

~ Jim Rafter, President, Green Bay News Network

Let's Hear it Again for Number 4!

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Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week

January 7, 2016

With the season of icy roads and heavy snow upon us, those of us who are parents need to give extra attention to the safety of our children.

For those with children going to area public and private schools, it's a great comfort to see our faithful Adult Crossing Guards on duty at various school locations.

From Monday, January 11th through Friday, January 15th, Wisconsin is observing "Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week."

Please take time to stop by, greet one or more of our Adult Crossing Guards, and express to them your appreciation for their service.

Sponsored by: The Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association, Wisconsin Traffic Safety Officers Association, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Milwaukee Police Department, Madison Police Department, Traffic & Parking Control Company, Inc., Superior Police Department, Wisconsin Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association, AAA Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Highway Safety Coordinator’s Association,

The Green Bay News Network ™ has a very clear objective: "To Connect Locally Owned Businesses and Community Organizations with Consumers in the Greater Green Bay Area".

Give us a call at 920-819-7652 or click on the "Contact" link at the top of the page to learn how you can concentrate on your business while we concentrate on connecting you with your customers.

Area Employment Opportunities

December 17, 2015

Once again, we've found that some of our Green Bay News Network Business Members have positions available.  One of these might be right for You! 

Please take time to check these out, and be kind enough to let them know that you received this information from the Green Bay News Network.

YWCA of Greater Green Bay

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay conducts hiring by committee. Because we conduct our hiring this way, we ask that you do not call or email the YWCA generally but contact the specific director listed on the description of the position posted. Detailed information about each position posted is available via the links below. Anything not found here will be responded to during the interview stage. We often have multiple openings with many applicants applying for the positions posted. Please be patient with us as we narrow down our applicant pool. We will contact only the applicants that we feel match our needs best. Please refer to this website for updates on the status of the particular opening.

If you wish to be considered for more than one opening with the YWCA of Greater Green Bay, please submit separate application materials for each opening. Please refer to the specific position's required application materials. Only completed applications will be considered. All applicants must be able to pass a background check.

TechGYRLS® Instructor Intern

Accounting Assistant

Childcare & After School Teacher

Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard

For Information on These Positions, Please Visit the YWCA's Job Opportunities Page.

CP Centers

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist  Full Time & Part-Time Openings

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor  Full Time - 35 hours/week

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist  Part Time - 23.5 hours/week

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor  Full Time - 40 hours/week

For Information on These Positions, Please Visit the Careers Page of the CP Centers Website.

Catholic Financial Life

Catholic Financial Life is currently hiring Advisors

Also, Some Exciting News: Congratulations to advisors Joe Giganti and Amy Blevins for qualifying for the Catholic Financial Life Sales Conference this year!

For Information on this rewarding opportunity, please contact Kristin O’Connell CFP®, FIC Regional Manager, 920.432.8824 or 800.242.2430, or via email:
[email protected]

 

S.I.L. Waterfront Restaurant

Part-Time Server  Lunches, and some Nights

For Information on This Position, Please stop in the restaurant to fill out applications.

If you are a local business owner struggling to connect with local job seekers, contact [email protected].  Posting of job openings is a free service to our corporate members.

Fall Back! Standard Time Resumes

October 26, 2015

We just want to take this opportunity to remind you to Set Your Clocks BACK One Hour before going to bed on Saturday night, October 31st.

If you're the "technical type," you can wait and make the change at precisely 2:00am on Sunday -- but for most of us, Saturday night at bedtime will suffice.
If you arrive an hour early for Church on Sunday, November 1st, it will likely be due to not having made this change. But, we're guessing that early is better than late.

The Green Bay News Network ™ has a very clear objective: "To Connect Locally Owned Businesses and Community Organizations with Consumers in the Greater Green Bay Area".

Give us a call at 920-819-7652 or click on the "Contact" link at the top of the page to learn how you can concentrate on your business while we concentrate on connecting you with your customers.

Local Companies Hiring Now

October 15, 2015

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, hiring among small businesses is forecasted to rise this year.  Whether or not the amount of positions available is on the rise, one thing is for sure:  

There are plenty of locally owned businesses which are aggressively looking for good employees! 

Available jobs range from full time professional positions to part-time jobs that would be ideal for high school or college students.  While some jobs require applicants to have experience, many employers are willing to train eager employees.  The one thing they require is "the will to work".

The Green Bay News Network is focused on connecting local business owners with those who live and work in the Greater Green Bay area. One of the important services we provide is to help employers promote their job openings.  Below is a sample list of our members who are currently looking for good employees:

  1. Catholic Financial Life is looking for Financial Advisors.  Visit their website to learn more about this opportunity.
  2. Cerebral Palsy, Inc. (CP Center) has full and part time positions available in Aquatics, Adult Day Services and Childcare areas.  Visit their website to learn more about these opportunities.
  3. Heritage Hill has both seasonal part time positions available.  Visit their website for more information.
  4. Lindeman's Cleaning is looking for two friendly and conscientious Front Counter Representatives. To apply, fill out the application and drop it off at 1231 South Monroe in Allouez or email it to [email protected].
  5. McCormick Assisted Living is in need of a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Certification and previous experience preferred.  To apply, mail your resume to McCormick Assisted Living, 212 Iroquois Ave, Green Bay, WI 54301 or call 920-437-0883.
  6. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is actively seeking a full time licensed Funeral Director.  To apply send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].
  7. Rosati's Pizza located at 745 S. Huron Road on the East Side of Green Bay is looking for good Servers and Delivery Drivers.  Key attributes are dependability and customer service with a smile.  To learn more about these positions, call us at 920-468-4500 or send an email to [email protected] .
  8. The UPS Store located at 101 S Military Ave, Green Bay has a store staff opening.  Responsibilites include customer service, packing and shipping and other general duties.  To apply, stop in our store or call 920-498-1991.
  9. The Village of Allouez is looking for a Water Utility Foreman, Substitute Crossing Guards, Adult Education Instructors and Election Inspectors.  For more information on these positions, visit the Village of Allouez website
  10. Webster Shell in Allouez has an opening for a Weekend Store Clerk.  The position pays $9.00 - $10.00 per hour.  To learn more about this opportunity, apply in person at the store located at 1501 S. Webster in Allouez.
  11. YWCA of Green Bay currently has openings for a Marketing & Development Director, a TechGYRLS Instructor Intern(s), a Part-time Accounting Assistant, a Part-time Child & After School Teacher and Part-time Swim Instructor(s)/ Lifeguard(s).  To learn more about how to apply for these positions, visit the YWCA website.

If you aren't in the market for a new position, but you know of someone who is, please share this article with them.  By doing so, you will be helping a friend and a local business owner!

Celebrating Labor Day With....Jobs!

September 3, 2015

Though the "conventional wisdom" may say otherwise, we're finding it to be the case that businesses all over the Greater Green Bay Area are looking for good people who want to work.  Every time we take a drive through our communities, we're seeing more signs of the growing Jobs Market: "Now Hiring," "Help Wanted," "Applications Being Accepted," "Hiring Managers," etc.  

The great thing is that these positions are in a variety of industries, and many of them offer excellent growth opportunities.

To find out about Employment Opportunities with some of our GB News Network Members, Click the Links Below:

Heritage Hill State Historical Park

Catholic Financial Life

Webfitters

Village of Allouez

The CP Center

The YWCA

Additionally, you can click the "Business Locator" link (located in the black bar under our Web Page Banner), and check with some of our other Business Members. Tell them you saw their business listed in the Green Bay News Network, and ask them if they're hiring!  If they are, do us a favor and send us an email with the details.

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GBNN Members among 2015 Excellence in Business Award Winners & Runners-up

May 7, 2015

The Allouez Business Association proudly introduced the Allouez Excellence in Business Awards in 2011. Every year the organization is looking to recognized small and large businesses that are located in Allouez, add economic value to the area and contribute to the community. Winners can be awarded once every 10 years and do not have to be members of the Allouez Business Association.

Three Members of the Green Bay News Network are among the following Winners and Runners-up:

The CP Center – Winner in Large Business Category

Heritage Hill State Historical Park – Runner-up in Large Business Category

Riverside Animal Hospital - Winner in Small Business Category

Doug's Take 5 – Runner-up in Small Business Category


When asked about winning the Large Business Category, Jon Syndergaard, Executive Director of the CP Center said:

"On behalf of the 1600 families we serve, the CP Center is honored to be recognized from the Allouez Business Association for Excellence in Business. We pride ourselves on the caring, personalized and progressive services we offer individuals of all abilities, and want to thank all those who recognize the need for these services in our community and voted for us."

The Green Bay News Network proudly congratulates each of these businesses on being voted Award Winners, and Runners-Up. This is a great testament to the dedication of these business owners, and to the quality of their businesses!

Who Says There Aren't Any Good Jobs in Green Bay?

April 23, 2015

We hear it all the time, and surely you've heard it as well: "There just aren't any good jobs...."

Well, if you're looking in the Green Bay Area, We've got some Good News for you!

Here's a few of the great Job Opportunities being offered right now by members of the Green Bay News Network:

CP Center:

Service Coordinator - Adult Day Services – Full Time (40 hrs)

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor – Full Time (35 hrs)

Aquatics - Lifeguard & Instructor - Part Time

Housekeeper - Part Time (20 hrs)

Development Coordinator – Full Time (40 hrs)

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor – Full Time (37.5 hrs)

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - 2 Part Time (26.5 hrs / 15 hrs)

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist - Part Time (23.5 hrs)

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

 

Heritage Hill

Educational Interpreter (Seasonal, Part Time)

Private Event Assistant (Seasonal, Part Time)

Visitor Services Associate (Seasonal, Part Time)

Carpenter Helper 2 (Seasonal, Part Time)

**REMINDER: Heritage Hill Memberships are on SALE now, for a limited time!

Heritage Hill State Historical Park is located at 2640 South Webster Avenue.

You can Contact Heritage Hill via email, phone, or fax:
[email protected]
Local: 920-448-5150
Toll-Free: 800-721-5150
Fax: 920-448-5147

 

YWCA

Internship Positions

TechGYRLS® Instructor Intern

Women's Empowerment Center Intern

Part-Time Positions

Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard

TechGYRLS® Instructor

Child Care Substitute Teacher

Full-Time Positions

Women's Empowerment Center Director

TechGyrls Manager


The YWCA of Greater Green Bay conducts hiring by committee. Because we conduct our hiring this way, we ask that you do not call or email the YWCA generally, but contact the specific director listed on the description of the position posted.

To check out all of these openings, Click Here

The YWCA is located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

 

Lindeman's Cleaning:

Customer Service Representative, M-F 7am-1pm/12:45pm-6pm, Every Other Saturday 8am-1pm----Friendly environment.

Seamstress, Hours to be 8-4 M-W-R-F Tues 9:30-5:30 some Experience Necessary.

Driver/CSR Postion – Will Train!

Click Here for Job Application 

Apply at 1231 South Monroe Avenue, in Green Bay

 

Yes, There ARE Jobs Available in the Green Bay Area, and the Green Bay News Network is Happy to Help You Find Them!

Don't forget to tell these employers The Green Bay News Network sent you!

 

Green Bay News Network Members Nominated for Allouez Excellence in Business Award

April 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce that 4 of the 8 Allouez businesses that have been nominated for the Allouez Excellence in Business Award are members of the Green Bay News Network!

Nominated in the Large Business Category:

Cerebral Palsy, Inc. (CP Center)

While providing services to people of all ages, regardless of income or their reason for needing services, we strive to promote community involvement, inclusion and enhance the quality of life of all persons. When cost effective, innovative, quality care is needed, we are here to help.

McCormick Assisted Living

A Catholic Oriented CBRF / Assisted Living Residence, offering Independence when you want it, and Compassionate Care when you need it. Since 1919, when established by Sarah and Ameila McCormick, McCormick Memorial Home serves Residents who typically: - Are individuals or couples over the age of 60 - Desire Companionship, Safety and Security - Require Regular, Nutritious, Delicious Meals - Are Catholic, with a Desire for Daily Mass, Rosary Service and Bible Study - however, people of all faiths are Very Welcome! - Are able to walk unassisted or with the help of a cane or walker - Need Supervision of their Prescribed Medications - Enjoy Fun Activities and Field Trips

Heritage Hill State Park

Heritage Hill is a living history museum devoted to the preservation of its buildings and artifacts and the interpretation of history with a focus of the impact on Northeastern Wisconsin, and its people.
Heritage Hill provides an educational and interactive experience that encourages visitor awareness, understanding, and appreciation of its diverse regional history of people’s cultures and industries.

Nominated in the Small Business Category:

Doug's Take 5

Doug's Take 5 is a great locally owned restaurant / bar attached to the Four Seasons Tennis Club on Riverside Drive in Allouez.
Doug Meikle, owner, has been providing "neighborly" service, great food and drinks at a very fair price since February 2010.
Try Doug's award winning chili, homemade soups, great burgers, sweet potato fries, etc. and wash it all down with a great selection of beer and cocktails.
Doug's has become the place to meet with neighborhood friends for food, drink and friendship.

Please Vote for Your Favorite Large and Small Nominees.

Voting is now throughApril 21st, 2015.

You can check out all of the nominees, and Vote Here

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GB News Network Featuring Great Specials During March

March 12, 2015

Whether you're looking for a great Friday Fish Fry, something “Irish” for St. Patrick's Day, great deals on Dry Cleaning, or Spring & Summer Sports Gear, You need to check out the current specials being offered through the Green Bay News Network.

Remember: These are local businesses, employing local residents, and supporting our local economy. Together, we grow – and make our communities better places in which to live and do business.

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Our Thanksgiving Wish For You...

November 24, 2014

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we wish to take this opportunity to thank our local, Green Bay area Business Owners, who share their news, events, job postings, and weekly specials with our Readers.

We also thank our Readers for their help in spreading the word on the valuable products and services provided to our community by our local Business Owners.

“Getting the word out on a small business budget” is a very difficult thing to do, and that’s what the Green Bay News Network helps you to do. We always ask our readers to share our newsletters and web address with others, to keep the network growing.

Our Thanksgiving Wish is that you, our readers, take a moment right now to share www.GBNewsNetwork.com with several of your friends and family members.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Jim Rafter

President
Green Bay News Network
920-819-7652
[email protected]

No Greater Leverage Than The Truth!

October 20, 2014

The influential American Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier once said,

"As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”

At the Green Bay News Network we have a very clear objective: "To Connect Locally Owned Businesses and Community Organizations with Consumers in the Greater Green Bay Area". And to fulfill our objective, we want to help you leverage the truth of your story!

We want you to concentrate on running your business. We will provide, and take care of the technology, while you simply provide us with the information you'd like to share with those who work and live in your community.

The Green Bay News Network makes available a powerful array of tools to help connect you with your customers:

Local Search Engine      News & Events Publishing      Weekly Ads

Local Business Directory      Special Coupon Promotion      Job Listing

Video Publishing

We have created a virtual network that connects our growing list of local businesses and community organizations. Give us a call at (920) 819-7652, or email us at [email protected], to learn how to experience the Power and Benefits of the Green Bay News Network!

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