The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is set to recognize the successes of the program's fourth session participants on Wednesday, June 3, at a reception at 3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and executive director of New North Jerry Murphy will be congratulating the participants and speaking about the importance of the small business community at the event.
The celebration will mark the successful completion of the program's fourth year matching mentor companies to protégé companies. These mentors provide guidance and support to their protégés as they seek to grow and improve their competitive standing. These partnerships also aim to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Brown County and the surrounding area.
The five partnerships receiving recognition for the fourth session are KI, Green Bay, and Cisco Distributing, Denmark; Score, Reedsville, and Rose Publications, Clintonville; Lindquist Machine, Green Bay, and Wieber Machine, Green Bay; Amerilux International, De Pere, and Machine Plus, Green Bay; and R.R. Donnelley, De Pere, and Donlon Enterprises, De Pere.
Also at the celebration, the program will name Most Valuable Mentors (MVMs) and Most Valuable Protégés (MVPs), honoring each respective company for its accomplishments and continued growth while participating in the program.
The program's participants have demonstrated success in growing their businesses, including an increase in revenue and net profits, and number of clients. Additionally, the participants have increased the number of full and part-time employees. In the four years of the program, approximately 90 full and part-time jobs have been created across the 20 protégé companies, with an average revenue growth of approximately 250 percent.
The program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR). AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 14 years, and has worked on the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and is working on the current Lambeau Field Atrium renovation project. AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity program. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs.
Questions about participating in the Packers Mentor-Protégé program should be directed to AFFR at 920-884-5006 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.More information on the Mentor-Protégé program can be found online at www.packers.com/mentorprotege
The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program was established in 2011 to pair emerging minority- and woman-owned companies (protégés) with established, knowledgeable, and committed companies (mentors) that can provide exposure, appropriate training, resources and experience not readily available to the protégé companies. More information on the Packers Mentor-Protégé Program can be found online at packers.com/mentorprotege.