A Note from Marty Ochs
The Green Bay Innovation Group and other supporters donated $30,000 in 2022 to local Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters, Community Outreach Programs and Non-Profit Organizations. One of the recipients was Apricity, a Neenah company providing treatment, employment, and support services to those impacted by substance use disorders. Through the magic of Christmas, a matching donation turned GBIG's donation of $2,500 into $5,000. 

Thanks to our 2022 sponsors for their support. Half of our Sponsorship revenue goes back to our communities! Register as a sponsor in 2023 by choosing one of three options: Bronze, Silver or Gold Annual Sponsorships.

Marty Ochs
GBIG Success Story Update
Wisconsin is recognized as one of the largest regions for the 5P, Converting and Supporting Industries.
We are the place to do business! The Green Bay Innovation Group has had an exceptional 2022. 
GBIG NEWS Update: Corrugated 
We have seen in the container board sector some market weakness in the past quarter due to slower demand and price increases due to destocking and elevated inflation. We should see the market for the first quarter being stable, declining inventories and shutdowns. However, we are seeing increased capacity with new mills announced along with a number of companies closing down older facilities! Wisconsin should be very concerned with a lot of older board and corrugated plants! 
GBIG Webinar: Stop Scaring Away Amazing Talent 
Do you know the 30% Rule, the Crab & Beer Rule, or the difference between abilities and skills? Learn about these topics and much more by attending the free GBIG webinar, “Stop Scaring Away Amazing Talent.” Joe Nowlin and Mike Quinn, HR professionals who revolutionized employee selection with the 15dots® Selection Process, will lead the webinar. 15dots, based in Neenah WI, trains HR leaders to adopt a rigorous employee selection process. 15dots refers to five ability tests and 10 behavior-based interview dimensions critical to employee selection.
When: 10am-11am CT, Thursday, Jan. 26
Where: Packerland Websites’ Conference Room 1 (sign-in is at the footer of Packerlandwebsites.com)
Why: Fix the broken model of attracting, selecting and retaining talent.
Wi5P Webinar: Women Leaders in Industry Series
Women in the 5P Industries and New North are sponsoring a free virtual webinar from 1-2pm CST Tuesday, Jan. 23. Barb LaMue, president and CEO of New North Inc. will speak about Wisconsin’s diverse business development and upscaling talent. The New North is an 18-county regional development corporation in Northeast Wisconsin.
2023 Business Trends: Inflation & The Economy Ahead
Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Senior Vice President – Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist, will present national and regional economic data at a presentation from 7:30-9:30am Thursday, Jan. 19, at Butte des Morts Country Club, 3600 W Prospect Ave, Appleton. A panel of local business leaders will discuss inflation, interest rates, employment, and more.
2023 INDA Events
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry to achieve business growth. INDA helps members convene and connect, innovate and develop their businesses. 
Box Latch's TikTok Video
Box Latch had never considered TikTok as a marketing option. The company's introduction to this platform occurred as a result of a podcaster stopping at their table at the PackExpo Emerging Brands Summit and asking if he could shoot and share a video. The video went viral, purchases doubled in the next 25 days (although not all were attributed to the video), and CEO Jim Wilson was invited to speak on a podcast and at a conference. Read more about this surprising turn of events.
Quad Plus Troubleshooting Story
Quad Plus understands the importance of thoroughly testing new equipment so problems can be solved during the acceptance testing phase of a project. One non-woven manufacturing facility enlisted the help of Quad Plus troubleshooting experts to diagnose and solve issues with brand-new machinery. The machines were still in the acceptance testing phase, and the facility was experiencing problems, primarily with system faults when attempting to operate the line at full capacity.

Stop Outsourcing! Own Your Hiring
“You can’t outsource thinking,” is one of Bill MacPherson’s principles. Bill, Managing Director of Mercer Celgar, a global leader in the pulp industry, says organizations should be fully engaged in attracting and hiring talent.
GBIG Mission Statement
The mission statement of the Green Bay Innovation Group is to bring together and create opportunities for networking between Wisconsin companies involved in the Paper, Printing, Pulp, Plastics, Packaging, Converting and Supplier Industries. GBIG creates an open dialog between companies. GBIG webinars, meetings, etc. talk about current and new products, technology, innovation, sales, marketing, social media/web design, new equipment, etc. 
GBIG is looking to create new products, new markets and expand the presence of our industries in Wisconsin. We are here to help you push the norm and challenge one another to help make our companies and our communities better.  
Finally, we are bringing financial support to our communities, especially to those most in need through the donations from our Sponsors.
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