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The Sons of Norway present Taste of Norway

GREEN BAY – The Gronnvik Lodge of the Sons of Norway presents its annual Taste of Norway event at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 330 S. Broadway on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Lodge members will prepare traditional Norwegian food such as Lapskous — a meatball stew with cheese and sausage, Lefse — a sort of potato tortilla and even the notorious Lutefisk — the love it or leave it dried codfish dish.

Finish the meal with a slice of cake, a variety of cookies, or a bowl of Rommegrot — a sweet porridge made of cream.

For more information, contact Joy Bashara, lodge president, at (920) 445-1585

Startup Week events in greater Green Bay
GREEN BAY – The Greater Green Bay Chamber — in conjunction with the statewide event called Startup Week Wisconsin — will be holding several events for entrepreneurs, startups and other aspiring business owners in the week ahead.

On Monday, Nov. 14, members of the region’s growing tech and innovative community can connect and network at Tech Bash, starting at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, The Audible Brown County Pitch Contest will kick off at 5:30 at The Urban Hub, consisting of four-minute presentations, Q&A sessions with contest judges and prize money for contest winners.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, will bring a high-tech happy hour at LIVE X starting at 5:30 p.m., allowing time for like-minded people to network, connect and share ideas and opportunities.

Winning Powerball ticket sold in Green Bay
GREEN BAY – No one became a billionaire in the Nov. 5 Powerball drawing, but in Green Bay, one $50,000 winning ticket was sold at the I-43 Dino Stop Shell located at 3285 Cedar Hedge Ln.

The odds of winning the $1 million Powerball prize are 1 in 11,688,054. The odds of winning a $50,000 prize are about 1 in 913,000.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in about 292 million.

Earlier this year, a Wisconsin couple won $316.3 million when they co-won a $632.6 million jackpot with another player in California.

That jackpot was the 19th Powerball jackpot won in the history of Wisconsin, putting the state fourth on the list of Powerball jackpots won by state.

Green Bay Packaging keeps Green Master status
GREEN BAY – For the 13th consecutive year, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) has awarded Green Bay Packaging Inc. the status of Green Master within its Green Masters Program.

Recognizing sustainable actions in businesses from across Wisconsin, the Green Masters program works to identify businesses that have taken actions in each of the nine pillars of sustainability.

“The Green Masters Program is a tool for businesses to assess and develop their sustainability program, to benchmark against their industry and to receive a third party certification recognizing their achievements in sustainability,” WSBC’s managing director, Jessy Servi Ortiz, said. “We are proud to have companies like Green Bay Packaging leading the way in Wisconsin.”

In 2021, the Green Bay mill returned 23,000,000 more gallons to the Great Lakes than withdrawn, utilizing ‘reclaimed’ municipal wastewater to replace freshwater demand. Additionally, the mill achieved the first net zero water use validation in the world.

GRB director to speak at Airports Going Green
GREEN BAY – Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) Director Marty Piette, A.A.E. will be a panelist at the 15th annual Airports Going Green Conference, held Nov. 14-16 in Chicago.

Earlier this year, GRB received the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard, becoming the first airport in the world to be certified for responsible water management and stewardship.

GRB joined the ranks of companies like Coca-Cola, Apple, Google and Miller-Coors in earning the certificate.

“The GRB team continues to be incredibly proud of the AWS certification, so I’m honored to represent our team at the Going Green Conference and join airport leaders from around the world in this important conversation,” Piette said. “Our goal is to continually improve water quality in Northeast Wisconsin, so I encourage community stakeholders to join us in our Water Stewardship Strategy.”

Airports Going Green® (AGG) is the aviation industry’s leading forum on sustainability led by the Chicago Department of Aviation and co-hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives.

GRB received an honorable mention for Outstanding Sustainability Program from the Chicago Department of Aviation and Airports Going Green Judging Committee in October and will be recognized at the AGG Conference on Nov. 15.

SNC cadets compete in Army Ranger Challenge
DE PERE – St. Norbert College ROTC cadets Andrew Lopez, Anton Bruley and Joshua Martin participated in the Task Force McCoy 2022 Army Ranger Challenge on Oct. 15-16 at Fort McCoy, a military training center in Monroe County.

Eight teams competed in tests covering a broad range of skills, including physical strength, endurance, weapons qualifications, knot tying and more.

Cadet Andrew Lopez, a junior at St. Norbert College majoring in economics, was part of the team that placed second at the event.

Local shop wins Main Street Makeover Contest
DE PERE – The Market Street Boutique in De Pere has been named a winner of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) annual Main Street Makeover Contest.

Based on the popular reality show concept, established businesses located in one of the state’s 34 Wisconsin Main Streets had the opportunity to nominate themselves for a makeover.

Boutique owner Maggie Simmons will receive personalized technical assistance and up to $5,000 to implement recommended changes.

The three winning businesses will spend several months working with Main Street staff and consultants from RetailWorks, Inc., a Milwaukee-based interior design firm, to come up with a renovation plan to be carried out during a 24-hour transformation event in the spring.

The new and improved business spaces will be formally unveiled during a public celebration featuring state and local officials.

Kellogg’s supports Food For Neighbors program
GREEN BAY – When shoppers purchase select Kellogg’s products at Festival Foods in November, the company will donate up to a total of 100,000 meals to Festival Foods’ Food for Neighbors program, which benefits more than 50 Wisconsin food pantries.

Food for Neighbors was started by Festival Foods in 2004 to offer shoppers an easy way to support food pantries by donating $5 or $10 at the checkout.

Kellogg’s is making its donation as part of its Better Days Promise global environment, social and governance (ESG) strategy to advance sustainable and equitable access to food and create better days for three billion people by the end of 2030.

Cereal purchases that will support the donation include Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Original, Frosted Flakes (all varieties), Froot Loops (all varieties), Apple Jacks and Corn Pops.

Those who prefer online shopping can purchase the selected Kellogg products using Festival Foods’ Click N Go service. In-store and online purchases work towards the match partnership.

Food for Neighbors — along with Paw Away Hunger, which raises funds for pet organizations — has raised more than $2.8 million to date, with donations totaling nearly $350,000 in 2021.

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