2018 Legislative Breakfast

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Breakfast today, February 19, 2018, which was sponsored by AT&T Wisconsin. Featured speakers included State Senator Robert Wirch, State Senator Van Wanggaard, State Representative Peter Barca, State Representative Samantha Kerkman, and State Representative Tod Ohnstad.

The speakers all discussed the great amount of legislation currently up for vote and the issues demanding their attention. Key subjects in common included streamlining legislation, the Dark Store legislation, work force training and retention, housing, and issues surrounding the Foxconn project.

Over 100 people attended and there were many Kenosha County officials and municipal officials from across the County in attendance. Featured picture courtesy of Kristen Kief of Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum, shared to the Chamber’s Twitter account. Thank you, Kristen!

Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Health Care

The Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Health Care​ and sponsored by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union​ and Snap-On Tools Corporation,​ has a TON of interactive services and health screenings that are FREE to visitors at the 2018 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show taking place March 3rd & 4th at UW-Parkside Student Activity Center Fieldhouse, 4000 County Hwy JR, Somers, WI.

These include spine and nerve screenings, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, and cartoid artery screenings, just to name a few. Check our website for an up-to-date list of what to expect at Expo!

Stop by Booth H16 to meet the newest member of Aurora Health Care’s surgical team…The da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System.

Aurora Health Care is committed to bringing the best care and latest technologies right here to Kenosha. They’re proud to introduce the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System to the community at our Expo on March 3rd and 4th. They have announced there will be live interactive demonstrations by their surgeons.

The da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System is a minimally invasive technology that gives surgeons enhanced vision, precision and control, which means smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery— so you can get the care you need and get back to life.

Fosters ReStore Grand Opening

Congratulations to Fosters ReStore on their Grand Opening! Fosters ReStore is a new resale clothing store featuring a variety of apparel and more. They directly support foster children and foster families providing clothing vouchers and emergency clothing. Fosters ReStore is part of My Foster Kids Foundation Inc. which is dedicated to making the child’s journey into the foster care system as seamless as possible by providing foster families with comfort things and necessities, all made possible by donations.

Everyone is encouraged to donate their gently used clothing and also to shop at the store. Your dollars go directly to scholarships and other programs for foster children. They provide foster families with the ongoing support that they need while providing the children a second chance at happiness in a transitional space.

Fosters ReStore
7865 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-5700

Ambassador Highlights — Suzanne Maki

Suzanne Maki is the Director of Community Outreach at The Bay at Waters Edge Health & Rehabilitation Center and The Bay at Sheridan responsible for community marketing and outreach amongst healthcare professionals sharing the same mission in providing quality care to those in need. She is the proud mother of Logan, a fourth grader that participates in Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Tae Kwon Do, and plays the violin. A passion for the arts is shared with the whole family and she and her husband, Len, volunteer at the Racine Theatre Guild where she is also a performer. Writing and crafting are among her creative pursuits as well as children’s entertainment for birthday parties and events (found on Facebook as Enchanted Parties and Events.)

Suzanne is an active networker with our Lighthouse Networking Group, Elderly Senior Networking Group, Kenosha Senior Center, ADRC Consortium (Aging & Disability Resource Center), and with many other healthcare professionals within the community. She recently joined our Ambassadors and is part of the Scholarship Golf Classic Committee.

Ambassador Highlights – Christine Lindenberg-Nowland

Christine Lindenberg-Nowland is the owner of CAL Graphics, Inc. whose tagline is, “Our business is branding your business.” Christine works with businesses for all of their marketing needs and specializes in the Graphic Design element of branding; creating custom logos, web sites, social media pages, and all marketing materials. With their extensive background and resources for printing, your print projects will be professionally designed, managed, and delivered on time.

Christine is married to a kind, hardworking and generous man. They love to travel and have been to many places. Next trip, Viking cruise down the Rhine! They enjoy dinner and wine with friends, reading poolside with an umbrella drink, time with family at the lakehouse, and every once in a while, just staying home on a Saturday night and chillin’. Despite the strong work schedule, Christine gives her time extensively to the Open Arms Mission, Joy! Lutheran Church, The Sweet Water Foundation, Antioch Jr Women’s Club, and our Chamber, where she has been an Ambassador since April, 2015 and served on several event committees.

We are always looking for people with a passion to serve the greater business community. If you, or someone you know, would like to join our Ambassadors, contact Emily at the Chamber at (262) 654-1234 or any one of our Ambassadors.