Packers Mentor-Protégé Program seeking applicants for program's 12th year

Draft Days for prospective and accepted participants set for January; Program now recruiting for participants in Milwaukee and Madison

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The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program currently is seeking mentor and protégé applicants for its 12th year of partnerships to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Wisconsin.

In addition to seeking participants in northeast Wisconsin, the program is now recruiting businesses from the Madison and Milwaukee areas.

Protégé companies in the program will be matched with mentor companies that can provide technical, managerial, financial or other guidance to improve their competitive standing. The program is open to all businesses, with a focus on minority-, woman-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran-, disabled person- or LGBTQ-owned businesses. The mentor-protégé relationship requires at least a 12-month commitment.

Virtual Draft Days will be held via Zoom on Jan. 14 for Green Bay area applicants and Jan. 21 for Milwaukee and Madison area applicants. The event will allow protégé companies to meet with potential mentors and discover if a match would be beneficial.

The Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR). AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 20 years, and has worked on the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and Atrium renovation project. AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity programs. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs.

Applications can be submitted online at packers.com/community/mentor-protege.

Questions and requests for protégé and mentor applications should be directed to AFFR at 920-884-5006 or via e-mail at aff@affresearch.com.

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