Leadership Kenosha – January 2017

The theme for the January Leadership Kenosha meeting was “Challenge is the Crucible for Greatness.” Our first goal for the day was to increase our knowledge of, and skills for, conflict resolution. To this end, Mr. Robert Beezat, author and consultant with GovHR USA, helped us understand the dynamics of conflict management. He stated that conflict is about power, emotion and change. Mr. Beezat then guided us in taking the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument which helped provide insight into how we personally approach conflict situations. We learned that once we know our own tendencies and understand how the dynamics of conflict are at play in a situation, we are better able to approach the situation in a constructive way.


Blackhawk Community Credit Union and Kenosha City Employees Credit Union Announce Merger

The membership of Kenosha City Employees Credit Union voted unanimously at a special meeting on January 11, 2017, to merge with Blackhawk Community Credit Union, based in Janesville. As non-profit credit unions, both Kenosha City Employees and Blackhawk have like-minded goals of serving the people of southeastern Wisconsin with affordable banking services and contributing to the community.

“Our objective in finding a merger partner is to create long-term benefits to our members,” said Kimberly Granger, President of Kenosha City Employees. “Blackhawk puts our members first and has respect for the history of our organization.” Kenosha City Employees Credit Union will retain its name, staff, and branch location. The branch is located within the Kenosha Municipal Building and the credit union serves the employees of the city and their families.

“This merger is a partnership. We want to see Kenosha City Employees Credit Union continue to serve its membership as a part of the Blackhawk family of credit unions and we are looking forward to expanding to the Kenosha area,” said Blackhawk’s CEO, Sherri Stumpf.

In addition to this merger, Blackhawk is opening a full-service branch this summer located at 7180 75th Street in Kenosha. For more information, please contact Matt Krauter, SVP New Markets, at (262) 496-7814.

Security National Mortgage Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, January 11th, we kicked off the Grand Opening celebration of Security National Mortgage with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Security National Mortgage Company has great programs available— in addition to FHA, VA and conventional loans, they also do USDA/Rural Housing, state specific specialty programs for first time home buyers, reverse mortgages and construction loans. Their size and stability allows them develop the best loan to fit your needs.

Security National Mortgage
5002 7th Avenue, Suite 100
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 945-7665

Registration and Sponsor Opportunities for the 2017 Expo Health & Home Show

Registration is under way for our 26th Annual Kenosha Expo! Exhibitor spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. To view the floorplan or download a registration form, visit kenoshaexpo.com.

Interested in getting your business promoted to thousands of people locally? The 2017 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show is seeking sponsors. This exciting, two-day event draws over 5,000 people annually. Sponsors are featured in marketing materials, the kenoshaexpo.com website and on signs at the Expo. To see what best fits your budget, visit the Expo website.

The 2017 Kenosha Expo – Health & Home Show is a family-friendly, fun and informative opportunity to meet the many businesses and organizations that make the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce such a strong association and is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with thousands of consumers in a single day. Plus, exhibitors have free WiFi to process credit card payments on site and connect to your website.

Chamber Now Accepting 2017 Scholarship Applications

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation has begun accepting 2017 college scholarship applications. Please share with your employees so their children and dependents may benefit.

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The scholarship is open to graduating High School Seniors that reside in Kenosha County, Wisconsin and have a connection to the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce either through a Member employer or a parent/guardian’s employer. The due date for applications is March 31, 2017 by 3:00pm. (more…)