100+ Gather to Build Back the Paper Industry
Green Bay Innovation Group thanks the excellent keynote speakers and panelists for contributing to a very successful Build Back the Wisconsin Paper Industry event. We all recognize the importance and impact that paper has on the 5P, Converting and Supporting Industries in the State of Wisconsin. We would like to thank First Business Bank as a major sponsor of the event and thank everyone who attended.
Marty Ochs
Executive Director
Green Bay Innovation Group
Jerimiah Janssen
Vice President
First Business Bank 
 Brit Swisher
Midland Paper – Area Vice President Northern Region 
Michelle LeMere
Vice President
Engineered Specialties
Pixelle Specialty Solutions 
Sam Rikkers
Deputy Secretary/COO
Wisconsin Economic
Development Corporation
Seven-member panel of
industry experts from the
Wisconsin Paper Industry
The Future of Plastic and Recycling Event April 12
GBIG will sponsor the Future of Plastic Recycling, beginning with a 9am tour at Convergen Energy, 600 Liberty St, Green Bay, followed by 11am Check-in, 12pm Lunch and 1pm Presentation at Johnsonville Tailgate Village, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.

Speakers in the afternoon include George W. Huber, UW-Madison Professor and Director of the Center for Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP). CUWP is developing a technology that allows the recycling of flexible and rigid, multilayer and mixed plastic wastes. This technology is called solvent targeted recovery and precipitation, or STRAP. After CUWP successfully operates a STRAP pilot system, the organization plans to design the first commercial facility in Green Bay. Learn more on April 12.
Register today for this In-Person GBIG Event on Wednesday, April 12, $40.
Branding at Its Best
How can branding make you money? Are you leveraging branding to increase sales? Attract and retain workers? Get branding advice you can use from Bill Koehne, marketing expert and business owner of Packerland Websites, Green Bay.
Free GBIG Webinar
2pm Thursday, March 23
Leadership Lunch N Learn
Today's workplace includes
workers from different generations. What is the best way to engage workers of different ages, interests and backgrounds?
Prophit Co., a Green Bay leadership
and executive coaching company,
will present “Leading through the Generations Lunch N Learn”
Free Webinar
11:30 am 
Thursday, March 9
March Risk Management Webinars
All webinars are from 11am-12pm
March 14 | Prescription Drugs
Jeff Sewell - Benefits Consultant
March 21 | Fleet Safety
John Brengosz - Loss Cntl. Specialist
March 28 | Ergonomics and Wellbeing
Taylor Hahn, CHES - Strategic Wellbeing Consultant
Lori Willkom - Health & Safety Consultant
Future of Plastic Recycling
9am tour at Convergen Energy,
600 Liberty St, Green Bay
Check in at 11am
12pm Lunch, 1pm Speakers
Johnsonville Tailgate Village,
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
Afternoon of speakers
GBIG In-Person Event, $40
Wednesday, April 12
Converters Expo
GBIG Members Exclusive!
Use promo code GBIG50 to save $50 on registration. Join a gathering of converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens, industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. 
Lambeau Field
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
In-Person Event
Thursday, April 13
Contract Packaging Tour
Tour the contract packaging & manufacturing facility.
Followed by refreshments and networking with GBIG members.
1010 Strohmeyer Dr. Neenah
Free GBIG In-Person Event
2pm Wednesday, April 19
Reynolds to Speak at Leadership Webinar April 24
Women in the 5P presents the Women Leaders in Industry Series. Lisa Reynolds, CEO of Reynolds Packaging, will be the featured presenter at a webinar from 1-2pm Monday, April 24. Reynolds Packaging specializes in flexible packaging solutions and eco-friendly packaging. Reynold Packaging was named 2020 Wisconsin Woman-Owned Business of the Year by Marketplace Governor’s Awards.
Kate Burgess, Elevate97, joins New North board 
Kate Burgess, a dynamic leader within the creative space for more than two decades, has joined the board of directors of New North Inc., the regional economic development corporation for the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin. Burgess is CEO of Elevate97, a Green Bay-based brand house that creates, produces and distributes marketing solutions for worldwide brands
Rust to Tech, Part 5
By Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant
While we know that converting and associated industries have made a leap from the old rust belt days into a world of technology and advancement, we need to consider how further innovation, even disruptive technologies, can propel and challenge new outcomes. (Reprinted with permission from Paper, Film & Foil Converter)
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.
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors