Visitor Center Campaign

 

CREATING A DESTINATION TO INSPIRE VISITORS

Green Bay and its neighboring communities have plenty to offer. From the parks and waterways to the shops and eateries to the museums and so many other attractions to, of course, Lambeau Field and the Packers.

Now, you have a chance to get on board and help the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau continue to tell our community’s story while also boosting the local economy and attracting talent.

Experience Greater Green Bay Visitor Center site layout. Visitor Center is the orange building.

With your support, the Experience Greater Green Bay Visitor Center will be a destination that will inspire travelers – and residents – to:

  • EXPLORE OUR ATTRACTIONS
  • DINE AT OUR RESTAURANTS
  • SHOP OUR STORES
  • STAY IN OUR HOTELS
  • SPEND MONEY
  • MOVE HERE – NOW OR IN THE FUTURE

Having a year-round visitor center would accommodate all those who visit the region, no matter the season.

Greater Green Bay benefits greatly from the huge draw of the Packers. The region also is a popular destination for our outdoor adventurers, thrill seekers, nature lovers, history buffs, entertainment enthusiasts, foodies and convention goers. And Greater Green Bay is the direct link to tourist getaways in Door County and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


THE MOMENTUM IN GREATER GREEN BAY IS HERE

The impact from visitor spending in Greater Green Bay is expected to trend upward in the coming years. The expanded KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay has been a drawing card for hundreds of trade shows, conferences and other events. The Packers’ new Titletown with recreational, dining and lodging opportunities has augmented the year-round activities at Lambeau Field.

More is on the way to make Greater Green Bay a welcoming place to not only play but also to do business. A planned expo center will replace the aging Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena. Titletown Tech, a technology and innovation center launched by the Packers and Microsoft Corp. to boost economic expansion in the region, is set to open in Titletown in fall 2018.

And to help grow tourism’s economic impact, the new visitor center will partner with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College at the center to expand the hospitality workforce by educating talent in several areas, including culinary arts, hospitality and event management.

 


HIGH VISIBILITY FOR YOUR COMPANY

The centerpiece of the visitor center will be the atrium. This will be more than a gathering place for our visitors to find out what to see, where to eat or shop and how best to make the most of their time in Greater Green Bay.

The atrium will be a showcase for YOU to share in the storytelling of the region’s rich history and, at the same time, recruit talent to our region. Local companies will have a prime spot at the visitor center to educate and engage guests through high-tech, high-touch, interactive experiences on their role in advancing industries such as:

  • DAIRY
  • PAPER
  • MANUFACTURING
  • EDUCATION
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • WATER
  • HEALTH CARE

What better way to tell your organization’s story and its part in shaping the unique culture of Greater Green Bay than by being on display – front and center – as countless visitors learn about the rich history and traditions of our community?


RECRUITING TOOL FOR TALENT

Having an inviting visitor center at the doorstep of a large and dynamic region can make just the right first impression, on visitors and job seekers alike. 

We have an incredible opportunity in front of us to attract and recruit talent to the region. The visitor center will enhance the understanding of Greater Green Bay as a great place to live, work and play by showcasing:

  • REGIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE
  • WATERFRONTS
  • EDUCATION
  • INDUSTRY
  • REGIONAL SIZE, REACH AND VAST OPPORTUNITIES
  • QUALITY OF LIFE

Visitors, including prospective entrepreneurs and employees, will learn about various industries, companies and organizations through interactive, high-tech, entertaining displays. Your support and direct involvement as community partners for the visitor center will allow us to:

  • SHARE THE HISTORY AND OPPORTUNITY OF GREATER GREEN BAY
  • SHOWCASE COMPANIES AND BRANDS AS TRUSTED COMMUNITY PARTNERS
  • CREATE A WOW-FACTOR VISITOR EXPERIENCE

 

CAMPAIGN CABINET

Bob Atwell

Co-Chair

Chairman/CEO
Nicolet Bankshares Inc.

David Martin

Co-Chair

H.J. Martin and Son Inc.

Kate Burgess

Cabinet Member

President/CEO
Elevate97

Rick Chernick

Cabinet Member

CEO
Camera Corner Connecting Point

Susan Garot

Cabinet Member

Executive Director
Green Bay Botanical Garden

Mike Haddad

Cabinet Member

President/CEO
Schreiber Foods Inc.

Mark Kasper

Cabinet Member

President/CEO
Amerhart

Chip McDonald

Cabinet Member

Vice President
McDonald Companies

Jeff Mirkes

Cabinet Member

Executive Director
Downtown Green Bay Inc.

Tom Olson

Cabinet Member

Vice President / Lead Director
Green Bay Packers

Kurt Voss

Cabinet Member

CEO
AmeriLux International