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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Ascher Janitorial Services benefitting from Packers Mentor-Protégé Program

Posted May 30, 2014

Ascher Janitorial Services was able to grow and flourish under the mentorship of Bay Towel.


Tricia Ascher is no stranger to adversity in her life. As a small business owner, she and her husband, Adam, face challenges while running their company, Ascher Janitorial Services.

But three years ago, Ascher suffered strokes and unexpected health problems that threatened her life. After her recovery in the ICU and working hard for a year to regain her functionality, Ascher believes she is lucky to be alive and is determined not to waste it.

This motivation is part of what drove Ascher to participate in the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program, which pairs established and influential companies with emerging women-owned and minority-owned companies. The program fosters relationships between companies that face similar challenges in terms of strategies, sales and marketing.

The program paired Ascher Janitorial with Bay Towel, a local linen rental and commercial laundry service. Upon meeting for the first time, Bay Towel chief operating officer Dave Jerrett said he and Ascher clicked immediately.

“We hit it off right off the bat and had great dialogue because there are a lot of similarities in our businesses and industries. That was the key. Because it was a great match, we were well-positioned to do some great work,” he said.

Jerrett said the similarities between Bay Towel and Ascher Janitorial allowed the mentorship to flourish during the year they worked together.

“Both of our companies live our values every day. It’s an integral part of who we are and this made our relationship so successful because our values were really the same,” Jerrett said.

At the beginning of the program, Jerrett and Ascher sat down together to identify what obstacles Ascher Janitorial faced and in which direction they wanted to take their business. By using what Jerrett has learned in his business and by asking fundamental questions about Ascher’s strategies, Jerrett and Ascher were able to develop a plan to spark business growth and manage that growth moving forward.

“Dave helped us find the path to success. I knew where I wanted to be and I knew where I was, but I wasn’t sure how to get from A to B.” Ascher said.

Ascher said that it was a process to decide whether or not to commit to the rigorous program, which lays out specific guidelines for its participants. In the end, however, she says the Mentor-Protégé Program was instrumental in the growth of Ascher Janitorial.

“The amount of work that we have put into it is a direct reflection on what came out,” she says.  “Making that commitment to improvement doesn’t happen overnight.”

Because of Ascher’s perseverance and leadership, as well as through her successful application of what she learned working with Jerrett in the program, she was recognized with the silver award for the Eclipse Triumph Award at the National Women Business Owners Corporation Conference this month.

Ascher said that while the Mentor-Protégé Program may be geared toward helping the protégés, the relationship serves the mentors as well and allows for growth in the small-business community.

Through his sessions with Ascher, Jerrett said that the fundamental business questions they discussed helped him get his company back to some of the basics as well.

“As I was giving them advice, I thought about if Bay Towel still follows that advice,” he said.  “It forced me to re-evaluate and re-assess some of the things that we were doing in our business.”

Ascher said that working with the Mentor-Protégé Program allowed her company to grow so much that the phone in her office seems to be ringing constantly with new business.

“It really caused me to learn the importance of working together and helping each other and having good resources in the business community,” she said. “I really understand and can see the benefits of having a mentor.” 

Click here for more information on the third session participants

By Katie Hermsen, for Packers.com

 
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