Statewide business plan contest open online to vets, other entrepreneurs through Jan. 31

At a time when more veterans are expressing interest in becoming entrepreneurs, the 16th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2019 competition through 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Six veterans made it to the finalist rounds of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, a Madison-area startup formed by a U.S. Air Force veteran placed first in the Information Technology category of the statewide contest. Nick Mastronardi, a former Air Force officer, launched POLCO as a civic engagement platform.

The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, management talent and possible sources of capital.

Don’t Miss the Western Kenosha County Legislative Breakfast!

Join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for a unique opportunity to attend an address on the state of your community, presented by Educators Credit Union. Members of the Chamber are invited to join us for an area update from:

  • Kenosha County Director of Planning and Operations Andy Buehler
  • Village of Bristol President Mike Farrell
  • Village of Salem Lakes Trustee William Hopkins
  • Town of Paris Chairman Virgil Gentz

Register here

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7:00am – 9:00am
Bristol Oaks Country Club
16801 75th Street, Bristol

Don’t Miss the Eastern Kenosha County Legislative Breakfast!

Join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for a unique opportunity to attend an address on the state of your community, presented by AT&T. Members of the Chamber are invited to join us for an area update from:

  • Kenosha County Director of Planning and Operations Andy Buehler
  • City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian
  • Village of Pleasant Prairie President John P. Steinbrink, Sr.
  • Village of Somers President George Stoner

Register here

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
7:00am – 9:00am
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha

Chamber Closed Next Week

Due to the timing of the holidays, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected to close the Chamber offices for the holiday week. The Chamber offices will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. If you anticipate the help of the Chamber during that time, please contact our office in advance of the holiday. Any Expo registrations received prior to December 31st and “Come Home to the Chamber” membership applications received before December 27th via email, mail, or fax will be honored.

On January 2, 2019 the Chamber office will re-open at 8:00am.

Our Chamber wishes our community the very best of the holidays!

Two Weeks Left To Save $102 Off Membership!

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce has been helping businesses grow and prosper in the Kenosha Area since 1916. To celebrate 102 years, we’re offering $102 off your first-year dues to new members! This deal runs until December 27th, so there is still two weeks left to join at this discounted rate!

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of all of the amazing programs and services the Chamber has to offer for a great price. Contact the Chamber for more details or to join!