Many businesses and organizations throughout Greater Green Bay have been stepping up to the plate to support our front line workers including first responders, health care professionals, retail front line personnel and transportation workers just to name a few. A huge thank you to all our front line workers and essential businesses that have been working around the clock to help meet the needs of our community. You are the rocks that are holding our community together during these unprecedented times. Below is a list of some resources and special offers businesses and individuals are doing just for you as well as some good things happening during a time of crisis to show there is also some positivity to share among the not so great news.
The Greater Green Bay community is encouraged to become part of the Blue-Ribbon campaign showing support for healthcare workers. Individuals can display or wear blue ribbons, display blue lights at their homes and businesses and have children color blue ribbon pictures to display on windows and doors. It is hoped that these actions of support will be shared via social media channels of our area healthcare systems and providers using #BlueArmy.
Somewhere To Go
Many local hotels are offering special rates for healthcare workers to recharge or for those that need some privacy while working remotely.
Aloft Hotel Green Bay is offering the following special rates. The Hero Discount includes loft rooms starting at $69 as a thank you to front line workers. The rate can be redeemed here. They also have a Community Caregiver Rate that is designed for COVID-19 First Responders. Loft rooms starting at $69 via Marriott Cluster Code QWO and a Work Safe Rate offering clean rooms, refreshments and WIFI available from 8 am to 5 pm. Day use rooms starting at $49 by calling 920-593-6002.
If you can't work at your office during these times and can't work from home due to any reason make your office at Delta Hotels by Marriott Green Bay. Give them a call to find out more at 920-499-0631. Also offering special rates for essential workers, government and caregivers including first responders, hospital staff, traveling nurses and other medical workers. Complimentary rooms for First Responders are available and are being coordinated through their management company, NHS Hospitality.
Dog barking, kids screaming, phones ringing, laundry beeping, your boss pleading—working from home isn’t always pleasing. Escape the noise and work remotely in the comfort of your own room at the Hampton Inn Downtown Green Bay with free WiFi, coffee maker, ergonomic workspace, comfy bed for a power nap, and more. They are also open to host all displaced guests and essential workers in this time of need. Use meeting space to help execute any and all essential work. As a thank you to our first responders fighting on the front lines keeping our community safe, Hampton Inn Downtown wants to offer a home away from home at a preferred rate. Call 920-437-5900 to book.
Stay safe and keep your employees safe by booking at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. Call and reserve your room for only $50 plus tax. Room includes one queen bed, sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen. If you would like a room with two queen beds, sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen, the rate is only $60 plus tax. Penthouses also available for $90 plus tax. Penthouses includes one queen bed, one full-size Murphy bed, sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen, and two bathrooms. All rooms have outside entrances to help control exposure. Call 920-435-2222 and speak with Angela or SueAnn to make reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ask for the Covid-19 Emergency rate.
Work in Peace, Radisson Green Bay has your quiet workspace. If you are looking for a space to work remotely, we have everything you need. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and local & long distance calls. Our grab and go Coffee Shop serves breakfast, lunch and take-home dinner options including homemade short ribs and lasagna for the family. Book with the hotel only at 920-494-7300, Ask for the Work in Peace rate, which is a day-use only room from 6 am to 6 pm.
Dedicated to the health and safety of their guests, Spring Hill Suites By Marriott Green Bay would like to offer you and your coworkers who are working from home a safe and quiet place to conduct business. They are currently offering daily rates for business professionals who have been working from home during the pandemic quarantine. They are also offering nightly and day rates for First Responders (EMS, Firefighters, Police) and medical professionals (Nurses, Doctors, Environmental Services). During this time, they want to help those who need a place to rest and keep their loved ones safe at home. Call 920-569-8500 to book.
Additional hotels offering special/reduced rates:
Hotel Northland is still open for business during this difficult time. The well-being of guests and associates is of paramount importance. If you are traveling to Green Bay they'd love to welcome you and be your hotel of choice! Contact them at 920-393-7499 for further details about rates and offerings.
St. Brendan’s Inn - Get away and relax. Choose any room and they will throw in a bottle of wine or two pints on the house! The kitchen is open for room service. Choose from their full menu. Take a whirlpool, sleep in and let them cook for you! Only $89.50!
More hotels open for business:
For Your Transportation Needs
Enterprise is an essential services provider supporting relief agencies, as well as helping move people, services and goods during the global health crisis. They remain open and committed to continuing to help serve all organizations that have transportation needs. Please keep them in mind as you find your ground transportation needs evolving. For more info, contact Marie Smook.
Here are some services they are providing:
- Rental cars needed as an alternative to flights for those who still have business travel needs
- Rental cars needed one-way to get employees who are on-site home
- Additional cars needed for social distancing – limiting the number of employees in each fleet vehicle
- Transportation for employees who do not have reliable transportation and/or have concerns with public transit
- Additional vans/trucks needed to support increased demand
Special Offers For Frontline Workers
Badger State Brewing Company is offering front line workers 40% off to-go orders. Just show your ID and they will take care of it from there.
Good Things Happening
Despite the negative and unfortunate news we're reading every day about the world's ongoing battle with coronavirus, there's still a lot of good news happening out there. If you want some uplifting news for the day, check out some of these sources.
Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery (Denmark Distilling) began making hand sanitizer using the high-proof alcohol they had on-hand as part of vodka production. It started out by bottling it in 3 oz. bottles and giving away one with each sale at the winery. They quickly went through 400 bottles of hand sanitizer. Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery increased production and began filling gallon jugs with hand sanitizer. They donated large supplies to front line workers and first responders!
Badger State Brewing Company and Noble Roots Brewing Company joined nearly 750 breweries in 48 states and 51 countries to brew and sell All Together IPA from a recipe developed by Other Half Brewing in New York City. All Together is an open-source beer recipe created to support the hospitality and tourism industry. Get yours today to help support Green Bay's hospitality industry. The All Together beer is available at the participating breweries via curbside pickup and at Green Bay area grocery stores.
1951 West continues to donate 10% of all to-go orders throughout the Safer at Home order to The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is an organization that focuses on equitable access to food, shelter, transportation, and resources for students and families in the Howard-Suamico School District. 1951 West has also donated meals to a local hospital maternity ward.
Run Away Shoes coordinated a FREE run/walk event to run “together” as a community and provide shoes to the hardworking staff members in janitorial and healthcare roles in our community. For every 50 miles the collective group accumulates, Run Away Shoes will donate a pair of shoes to these workers until May 31.
O’Connor Connective started the Downtown Faces Forward movement to celebrate the faces behind the storefronts in our community. Each small business has a story to tell. Through this social media campaign, meet the people who have what it takes to make small businesses run, and aren’t willing to let a worldwide pandemic keep them from facing forward. Join in celebrating these faces and their businesses.
The Brown County Tavern League is running a Give Back Twice campaign to support establishments impacted by COVID-19. How it works - GIVE BACK ONCE: Gift certificates were purchased from every member in Brown county (162 members in total), spending close to $9,000. GIVE BACK TWICE: 20 packages of gift certificates, valued at $300-500 each are being raffled off. Packages include supper clubs, restaurants, bars and golf courses. All proceeds go back to Brown County Tavern League members equally! You can purchase raffle tickets through June 7. $10 per entry or 3 for $20. The drawing will be held on June 8 at 5 pm live on their Facebook page.
Northeast Wisconsin's Fox11 News is compiling positive stories with Show Us Something Good.
Actor John Krasinski started his own Some Good News segment by collecting positive stories and sharing #SomeGoodNews with the world. Tune in here.