Business Education Partnership Program Graduation

Last Wednesday, our Chamber held our Business Education Partnership Program (BEPP) Graduation at Gateway Technical College. 90 students from 5 area High Schools participated in the Spring 2017 program. The goal of the program is to allow High School students to gather experience and information to assist them in making career and education plans. Congratulations to all of our BEPP graduates!

BEPP creates collaboration between the Kenosha Unified School District, Gateway Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside,Carthage College and Kenosha County manufacturing businesses: Ocean Spray, Bradshaw Medical, Uline, and Kenall Lighting. We wish to thank all of these businesses for their time hosting and participating with special thanks to the BEPP sponsor, AT&T.

Cute Nails & Spa Grand Opening

Cute Nails & Spa opened their second location today in Pleasant Prairie. Their first location is in Lake Geneva. They are offering 20% off all services through 5/31/17 as their Grand Opening Special. Cute Nails & Spa is a family owned, full service nail salon with many years’ experience. They offer deluxe manicures and pedicures, gel nails, decorative finishes, and waxing for eyebrows, face and body.

Cute Nails & Spa
9330 76th Street, Suite B
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
(262) 564-5666

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Opening Celebration

Yesterday we attended the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasant Prairie Kenosha. The hotel decor received a tasteful and contemporary update and the new owners and management team were on hand to welcome everyone. Stop by and ask for a tour.

When you stay at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, you experience all the little things they do to show they care. From thoughtful touches and friendly service to their warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, they make your stay as comfortable as possible, right from the start. They’re proud to be a full-service hotel, where niceness matters above everything, and where they offer guests all the amenities they know and love, from fitness centers and on-site dining to free Wi-Fi. Because they’re situated off I-94 between Milwaukee and Chicago, they are the perfect location to experience the sights of both these beautiful cities. They also have a business center, meeting rooms, and banquet rooms for your next occasion.

DoubleTree by Hilton
11800 108th Street
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
(262) 857-3377

Gateway Technical College Opens New Kenall Protective Training Center

Gateway Technical College opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center on Friday, April 28, 2017. The center will provide a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway’s law enforcement academy, as well as professional and ongoing training for area law enforcement agencies. It includes newly remodeled tactical training areas, added classrooms, a 12-lane shooting range and a crime scene investigation lab.

Gateway Technical College named the Kenall Protective Services Training Center in recognition of the Kenall company’s donation of $250,000 to the Gateway Promise program. The center and other specific training sites will also provide demonstrations of situation-appropriate lighting solutions.

Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the challenging needs of students, employers and communities.

Regional Connections Multi Chamber Networking Thanks

We wish to thank every who participated in Regional Connections Multi Chamber Networking yesterday including the Chambers who participated. Participating Chamber Executives pictured here from front to back and left to right include…

Front from left to right: Marilyn Trongeau of Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association, Inc., Katy Engels of Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, Connie Meadie of Lindenhurst – Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce, and Anna Clementi of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce.

Back from left to right: Barbara Porch of Antioch Chamber of Commerce, Lou Molitor of Kenosha Area Chamber, Jennifer Ditscheit of Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, and Rich Walker of Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau: Illinois Playground