Lucky To Be Where We Are
Bobby Greene is a business and family man who is Wisconsin raised. Bobby grew up in Oshkosh and worked for his family. In Downtown Neenah you will find Greene’s Pour House, a family friendly pub that is the place to be. He enjoys Neenah’s diverse shops and food choices Downtown stating, “There is something for everyone and everyone is kept safe.” Bobby loves to take care of people, which is one of the reasons he wanted to own a restaurant.
Thanks to Bobby’s wife, Mary Greene, he has built the business into what he dreamed of, and he is still dreaming and thinking of ways to improve. He says his wife is one of his biggest inspirations. “She keeps me positive and focused. She is my best friend and pushes me to do my best.” Some of Bobby’s favorite achievements in his business have been his growth in staff and relevance.
Bobby has gone from 4 employees to 34 employees and a big goal for him is to open more restaurants and hopefully have a chain. “People have heard of us all over the place. The people come to see us.”
Bobby started from the bottom. He didn’t start with a large amount of money to get the business running. It took years of hard work and perseverance, and all that work has paid off. “In Neenah, the people stick by you and help you succeed.” With the support Bobby finds in Neenah, he feels as though he can achieve his dream, even when things get tough. Over the years, Bobby has learned that you shouldn’t be afraid to try even if you might fail, and in Neenah, we will help you overcome that obstacle. Bobby says you need to “Learn and move on. Life’s a whirlwind, you’ve got to stop and smell the roses. Learn from risks.” Bobby always has a list. There are 600 things that you have to do, the list is never empty, but it’s not so bad when you love what you do. “We’re lucky to be where we are and what we’re doing.”
By NHS Arete Student: Hayley Techlin