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A victory for Michels Corporation's protege

A 70 percent increase in sales is cause for celebration, and Michels Corporation is proud of its supporting role in helping a small business achieve dramatic growth.

Herb Miller and Ugo Nwagbaraocha work together in the Packers Mentor-Protege program.

Herb Miller and Ugo Nwagbaraocha work together in the Packers Mentor-Protege program.

Herb Miller, Michels Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity and Business Development, mentors Ugo Nwagbaraocha, president of Diamond Discs International, in the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program. As a result of participation in the program and Miller’s tutelage, Nwagbaraocha said his business grew by 70 percent in a year. He was recently named the program’s Most Valuable Protégé.

Michels has a long history of supporting small and disadvantaged businesses to promote economic development and to strengthen our supply chain. Diamond Discs’ success in the Packers’ program is just one example of the important role businesses can play in supporting one another.

“By working together, established businesses can guide emerging businesses to the next level,” Miller said. “Michels recognizing the important role small businesses play in our industry and in local economies. We are grateful to have an opportunity to help and are proud of our protégé’s accomplishments.”

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