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Bart Starr's Super Bowl 1 MVP Corvette Returns to Green Bay!

June 14, 2018

Bart Starr’s legendary career featured many thrilling game winning drives, yet it’s quite possible that his most memorable “drive” came courtesy of the Chevrolet Motor Division on Friday, February 3rd, 1967.

On that cold winter day in New York City, SPORT Magazine presented Starr with the keys to a brand new 1967 Corvette Sting Ray as his reward for being named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl I.

Having spent most of the last 51 years far from the public eye, this iconic piece of Packers’ history has returned home to Green Bay and is now on display at The Automobile Gallery courtesy of new owner Steve Altieri.

Gallery Founder Red Lewis is excited to share this rare jewel with fans from all over the U.S., “We’re just thrilled that Mr. Altieri has chosen the Automobile Gallery to showcase his great piece of history. To witness an original vehicle that proudly wears every wrinkle of its life is a rare opportunity.”

Just as Bart Starr’s performance in Super Bowl I made history, his 1967 Corvette Sting Ray preserves it. Witness this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity today at The Automobile Gallery.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

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The Automobile Gallery Launches New Website

May 10, 2018

New Site ~ Same Address!

The work is done, the dust has cleared, and The Automobile Gallery's New Website is up and running!

"We are excited to announce the launch of our NEW FULL-FEATURE WEB SITE to the public! You'll see that the web site's new makeover is looking as stylish as The Automobile Gallery itself. With more features than ever before, fans and aficionados alike can view previous guest vehicles, view upcoming events, reserve event spaces, shop our store, become a sponsor or member, and much more!"

Please help The Automobile Gallery spread the word and share their new site. As always, they truly appreciate your support!

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

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CARS & GUITARS – 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW

April 18, 2018

The 2nd annual Automobile Gallery Car Show will take place Sunday, June 16th, 2018 on the 400 Block of South Washington Street in Green Bay.

The first 200 participants will receive dash plaque commemorating the 2nd annual car show, however, there will be no judging. The car show will take place rain or shine.

All Vehicles Welcome

No Judging

Donations for Pre-Registration: $10.00

Day of Show Registration: $15.00

Music: 10am-1:30pm

Registration includes 2 lunch tickets sponsored by American Foods Group

Show is limited to 350 Cars

For more information, and to register online, Please Click Here!

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

Freedom High School Turns Rust Into a Rock Star

March 1, 2018

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas represents the top of the mountain in the automotive world so, of course, the students at Freedom High School in Freedom,
Wisconsin responded by building this mountain climbing monster (see accompanying photo) for SEMA 2017.

“Project Front Runner” was born with a 1985 Toyota 4Runner donated by Rick Paulick, the promoter of the NEW Motorama car show in Green Bay. Mr. Paulick wanted to reward FHS’ automotive students for volunteering at SEMA in past years.

Led by Brian Vanderheiden, Timmy Vanveghel, Trevor Hintz, and Alex Garvey, the team went to work on the 4Runner while Automotive Instructor Jay Abitz and Mr. Paulick went to work securing partnerships with local businesses and manufacturers to raise more than $20,000 to support the project.

Turning 32-year-old metal into magic in less than 7 months was a monumental undertaking. Working 7 days a week alongside expert Dave Byron and FHS alumni, students put their mechanical, welding, metal fab and painting skills to work.

As Project Front Runner made its debut on the world stage at SEMA, student Brian Vanderheiden reflected on the monumental moment, "My first complete paint job is going to SEMA! That‘s pretty cool!“ "Cool" turned to red hot when FHS students caught the attention of world renowned builders and artists at SEMA and soon they were working side by side with Count’s Kustom’s Rob Churchill and Ryan Evans from The History Channel’s Counting Cars along with Cristy Lee from Velocity’s All Girls Garage who signed the dash!

This "Must See" Vehicle will be on display at The Automobile Gallery Next Week!  Don't Miss It!

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

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Shawano High School Drift Car Proudly on Display at The Automobile Gallery

February 15, 2018

The Shawano High Drift Car is now on display at the Automobile Gallery in Green Bay.

Shawano High Drift Club is a team of High School Students from the Shawano Automotive program who have built a Legends Drift Car from the ground up.  

The sport of drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car as fast as possible through the entirety of a corner.

Students purchased a Legends race car and completely rebuilt it with a few modifications to turn it into a drift car. Students earned seat time by working on the car all winter and began learning to drift at US Air Motorsports.

These students are now sanctioned for the National INEX Racing series!

The Automobile Gallery salutes these students and Shawano High School. Their Drift Car will be on display until mid March, and it is a "Must See!"

Time For Some "Collaboration"

February 7, 2018

Many of us enjoy the experience of working together - collaborating on a common project.  If we have the right team members collaborating, not only will success be assured, but the process itself will be uplifting.

The Automobile Gallery is happy to announce a collaboration with Captain's Walk Winery -- and this one is unique!

"Collaboration - a White Wine blend comprised of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Pinot Grigio was created by our neighbor, Captain's Walk. For every bottle purchased, Captain's Walk will donate $1.00 to The Automobile Gallery!"

You're invited to Stop by for a sample!

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

looking forward to another prosperous year

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays to you from The Automobile Gallery!

2017 is coming to a close and we would like to take a moment to be thankful for everyone who visited The Automobile Gallery during our second year of operation.

Because of your interest in the Automobile Gallery attendance has more than doubled, our Inaugural Car Show was a success and we sent 7 boxes of toys to The Salvation Army through their Toys For Tots program!

We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to another prosperous year!

The Automobile Gallery is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and enrichment of our visitors and community.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Toys For Tots Campaign is Under Way

November 30, 2017

The Toys for Tots campaign has kicked off and will run through December 15th.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

The Automobile Gallery is running a special offer in conjunction with this effort:

The Automobile Gallery is happy to be a Toy Drop-Off location for Toys-For-Tots. For each unwrapped new toy that is dropped off at their location, the donor will receive one free entry ticket to the Automobile Gallery!

For a complete list of Toys-For-Tots Drop-Off Locations in the Green Bay & Surrounding Area, including Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, Please Click Here

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.  

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

The Automobile Gallery Proudly Supports Ashwaubenon High School Students

November 16, 2017

This prototype of a Stalker Bantam (see accompanying photo) is proof that Ashwaubenon High School’s Formula Student USA Team is literally on the educational “fast track”.

The project was years in development as the team set out to improve on the Bantam Stalker which is based on legendary designer Colin Chapman’s original Lotus 7 produced between 1957 and 1972. The team’s vision was to develop a lightweight, track-only training model featuring multiple advancements to enhance performance and handling.

As a freshman Project Leader Marisa Marohl began by reverse engineering a Bantam Stalker chassis donated by Jim Woodsmall from Dallas Center, Iowa. Marisa used computer program Autodesk Inventor to engineer changes in 3-D before creating the parts.

The front suspension remains the same, but the independent rear suspension was totally designed and built by the students with major enhancements. A modified 35 Horsepower V-twin Briggs & Stratton engine will provide the muscle with a continuously variable transmission utilizing a planetary reverse system. Since the Stalker Bantam will be a track trainer, the team will be adding full dual controls on both sides of the car allowing a driving instructor full control to help students understand how to properly pilot the vehicle around the track.

Regardless of how the Stalker Bantam performs May 14th and 15th, 2018 at the CTech Motorplex at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, The Automobile Gallery is proud to support the Formula Student USA students who are clearly on the right track in life!

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.  

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

New Arrivals at the automobile gallery

November 9, 2017

The Automobile Gallery is excited to announce the arrival of two new gems.

A beautiful 1949 Buick that was owned by Packers Legend Reggie White:

Featured in "Reggie's Prayer," it arrived at The Automobile Gallery just the other day. After finishing the movie, Reggie gave this car to his good friend (and friend of The Automobile Gallery) Tommy Kujava in 2001.

This amazing car it will only be here a few weeks, so we suggest you get down to The Automobile Gallery soon! 

Also on a limited engagement, The Automobile Gallery is featuring a magnificent 1964 Porsche 356c:

The Automobile Gallery is grateful to Daniel Whetter for allowing them to display this unique and beautiful vehicle.

Whether or not you are a car buff or not, you owe it to yourself to get down to The Automobile Gallery to see some very unique and impressive cars. Their inventory changes often, so you will never be disappointed.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants and entertainment.  

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

AN ENVIRONMENT AS IMPRESSIVE AS THE AUTOMOBILES IT SURROUNDS

October 12, 2017

The preserved facade of the former Denil Cadillac dealership combined with contemporary architectural elements, interiors, meeting spaces, social gathering areas and the spectacular expansive showroom gallery make The Automobile Gallery one of the most versatile and desirable venues in the area.

The event space is designed for a variety of events and meetings from small intimate affairs to large corporate meetings and gatherings.

Have you considered a Car Themed Photo Shoot for your Family? Your Team? Just You and Your Friends?  

The Automobile Gallery can provide the perfect back drop for your car-themed shoot! Please inquire for rates and availability. 

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants and entertainment.  

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

1953 Hudson Hornet Here For Limited Time

September 28, 2017

Featuring the Hudson’s revolutionary 1948 “step down” body design, which lowered the center of gravity and gave the Hudson Hornets superior handling, this 1953 Hudson Hornet is in Green Bay as part of The Automobile Gallery's "Guest Vehicle Program."

The Hornet dominated Nascar racing in the early 1950’s. Famed drivers, such as Marshal Teague, won 27 of 34 races in 1952, 22 of 37 in 1953 and 17 of 37 in 1954. The famed H-145 “power dome” high compression straight six was considered the engine to beat. The Hornet, with its massive 308 cubic inch engine, could go from 0-60 mph in 12.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 107 mph.

The Hudson Hornet on display is a survior vehicle, owned by Bradley & June Kennedy. Henry Thissen, the godson of Henry Ariens, the founder of Ariens Equipment Company, purchased the Hudson Hornet new from Enneper Brothers Automotive Service in Brillion, Wisconsin, for $3,268, which included the optional eight tube am radio for $100.00.

Henry drove the Hornet until his passing in 1959. His wife Jennie then took over the Hudson until she was unable to drive any further in 1965. At this time Jean (Thissen) Trotier, Henry and Jennie’s only child, took ownership and moved the Hornet to south Milwaukee.

In 1967, the water pump gave way and the car was parked in the family garage. This is where the car sat until May 2013 when Bradley & June (the Trotier’s only child) Kennedy took ownership.

The Kennedys made minor repairs to bring the Hornet back to life. Brad & June are actively involved in showing their survivor Hornet at a number of car shows in Wisconsin through out the summer months.

The Automobile Gallery thanks the Kennedys for choosing The Automobile Gallery to display this beautiful survivor car.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

The Automobile Gallery Open For Holiday Parties & Events

September 14, 2017

Are you looking for a unique and enticing venue for a family, organization, or company Holiday Party?

"The Automobile Gallery is The Place To Be!"  Nothing goes better together than Vintage Automobiles and American Holiday Traditions.  Christmas & Cars ~ Pretty hard to beat!

There are still dates available in December and January.  Call Kathryn Gardner at 920-437-9024 for details.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

1994 Corvette Convertible Donated

August 17, 2017

Vintage Car Donated by Donald and Kristine Krueger

The Automobile Gallery is very appreciative for Don and Kristine’s generous donation, choosing The Automobile Gallery over the Corvette Museum to take guardianship of this one-of-a-kind Corvette.

Some car collectors would comment that 1 of 116 was a rare number. Others would say that 1 of 24 is even more significant. Experts might even say 1 in 7 is an exceptional find. However, a car with those numbers, which has only 2146 miles and is 23 years old, is an impossible discovery. Yet, this beautifully maintained 1994 Corvette convertible matches all of them.

In 1994, Corvette introduced two new paint colors to their exterior choices, one of them being Copper Metallic, and this is where our story begins. Because of quality problems, Chevrolet Quality Control stopped production of the Copper Metallic painted Corvettes after producing 116 vehicles. Chevrolet kept 6 of those vehicles for research. Of the remaining 110 cars, 86 were coupes and 24 were convertibles.

Of the 24 convertibles, only 7 had a solid black leather interior. That is only the beginning of our story.

After this Corvette left the assembly line it was scheduled to be delivered to Bergstrom Chevrolet in Neenah, WI, but first it made a slight side trip to Las Vegas for the Chevrolet Dealers 1994 introduction show, where this Corvette debuted its new Copper Metallic color. When the show was over this Corvette was then shipped to Bergstrom Chevrolet where Don and Kristine Krueger saw it on the lot.

After viewing the Copper Metallic in the daylight, their decision was made; they bought the Corvette.

This Corvette led a pampered life with Don and Kristine, only taken out on sunny days and warm summer nights, never seeing a cloud or a drop of rain.

Don, after three years and a very hectic business schedule, put his copper colored Corvette, with 2146 miles on the odometer, into temporary storage where it stayed for the next 20 years.

Thank you Don and Kristine for entrusting your outstanding Corvette to The Automobile Gallery!

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The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

The Automobile Gallery Welcomes 1941 Cadillac Series 6 "Back Home"

August 10, 2017

World War II had not yet broken out in 1941 when General Motors’ Cadillac division proudly proclaimed, “For thirty-nine years, Cadillac’s manufacturing policy has remained one of the few certain things in an uncertain world.”

An uncertain world was about to get more uncertain as Hitler advanced on Europe and the Japanese were planning a surprise attack on U.S. soil, but as 1941 began Cadillac was celebrating.

While multiple luxury car companies collapsed in the Great Depression, Cadillac emerged as the “Automotive Standard of the World” and The Series 61 Coupe was at the head of the class. The Bill Mitchell designed Series 61 is considered by some historians as the greatest Cadillac design of all-time with its fastback body and aerodynamic design.

Mrs. Obeal Speaker from De Pere, Wisconsin obviously agreed with the historians when she purchased this Series 61 brand new from Denil Cadillac on July 3, 1941. Mrs. Speaker proceeded to drive this Cadillac for the next 35 years before finally trading it in on August 16th, 1976 at Denil Cadillac for a 1973 Cadillac.

Dave & Peter Denil recognized the importance of Mrs. Speaker’s Cadillac and took ownership of the classic automobile. They maintained the Cadillac until they graciously donated it to The Automobile Gallery.

Mrs. Speaker knew a great car when she saw it. Innovation is everywhere on the Series 61 beginning with the introduction of the egg crate grille that would become a Cadillac trademark for years to come. Although a no-shift, Hydromatic transmission was introduced for the Series 61, Mrs. Speaker insisted on the three speed standard transmission with a clutch, not trusting “these new inventions”. She also ordered the optional rear seat not wanting her car to look like a Business Coupe.

Mrs. Speaker liked her Cadillac Coupe so much that when it came time to purchase a new one in 1976 she was insistent that her “new” Cadillac have both a manual transmission and a back seat. Mr. Denil, after a great deal of salesmanship, convinced Mrs. Speaker that all Cadillacs came with backseats, and that manual transmissions were no longer available in Cadillacs.

The Automobile Gallery is proud to have this Cadillac Series 61 return to the very building it once called home thanks to the generous donation from David & Peter Denil.

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule.

You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

The Automobile Gallery is Now a Blue Star Museum

July 26, 2017

The Automobile Gallery is now a member of the Blue Star Museums! This means active military and their families are admitted without charge!

"The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2000 museums across American to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. We are so proud to be part of this program."   - Kathryn R. Gardner, Executive Director - The Automobile Gallery

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to the general public unless a special event is scheduled.  It's always a good idea to call before visiting to check on the schedule. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants and entertainment.  You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!

Welcoming The Automobile Gallery to the GB News Network

June 15, 2017

We're thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Network: The Automobile Gallery!

The Automobile Gallery is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educate, inspire and share the passion of the automobile with the community and car enthusiasts throughout the United States.

The gallery and non-profit organization was the vision of entrepreneur and automobile collector William “Red” Lewis, who wanted to give back to the community of Green Bay.

This extraordinary property was completely updated and renovated by local craftsmen and now boasts over 18,000 square feet of event and gallery space in the heart of downtown Green Bay. In addition to the versatile event space the gallery displays almost 50 vehicles of distinction, each with a story to help you understand and appreciate the impact of the automobile in our everyday lives.

The preserved facade of the former Denil Cadillac dealership combined with contemporary architectural elements, interiors, meeting spaces, social gathering areas and the spectacular expansive showroom gallery make The Automobile Gallery one of the most versatile and desirable venues in the area.

The event space is designed for a variety of events and meetings from small intimate affairs to large corporate meetings and gatherings.

To Watch a Short Video about The Automobile Gallery, Please Click Here

The Automobile Gallery, located at 400 South Adams Street in Green Bay, is also open to the general public on weekends and varied weekdays. It is ideally located near hotels, restaurants and entertainment.  You can visit The Automobile Gallery on the Web at http://www.theautomobilegallery.org/, give them a call at 920.437.9024, or just stop in downtown and say hello!

Please be sure to Let Them Know that the Green Bay News Network Sent You!