Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show March 3 & 4, 2018

The 2018 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show, presented by Kenosha Subaru and AM 1050 WLIP, 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. This community event will showcase Member businesses and organizations and will be held this Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days at University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Student Activity Center Fieldhouse, 4000 County Hwy JR, Somers, WI (far west side of the Kenosha campus.)

The Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Health Care ​and sponsored by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union​ and Snap-On Tools Corporation,​ has interactive services and health screenings that are FREE to Expo visitors. These include Carotid artery screening, blood pressure checks, hearing evaluations, hearing aid cleanings, spinal nerve screening, sinus/otolaryngology screenings, medication list reviews, balance testing, speech sound screenings, distance vision screenings, foot screenings, chair massages, and much more. In addition to the health screenings, Aurora Health Care will have demonstrations of the newest member of their surgical team…The da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. Aurora Health Care has announced they will have live interactive demonstrations by their surgeons. Topics covered will be Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care and Joint Pain and Arthritis.

There’s fun for the whole family at Expo! The Family Activity Area, sponsored by the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club, features local non-profits and civic organizations geared toward kids and families. There will be fun games, t-shirt giveaways, raffles and more! We will also be welcoming back the Kenosha Garden Railroad Society’s amazing model train display.

2018 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show also features the Great Kenosha Raffle, presented by First American Bank. The raffle is your chance to win great prizes and support the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which awards four college scholarships to Kenosha County High School Seniors.

There is plenty to see this year in the Expo and we will have live demonstrations in the Demonstration Area. Demonstrations include Kenosha Police Canine Unit, Step By Step Dance Academy Class Performance, Phoenix Martial Arts Academy Class, DIY by Off Job Larry, and Women’s Self Defense by Phoenix Martial Arts Academy. The complete schedule is available at the Expo website.

While the 2018 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show is produced by the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, the event has a dedicated committee focused on the event. The Committee Chair is David Strash of Kenosha News who is also on the Marketing subcommittee, the Chair of the Family Activity Area is Larry Nelson of Bane Nelson, the Chair of the Great Kenosha Raffle is Wendy Gauss of Team Volkmar at RE/Max Newport Elite, and general committee members include Amanda Blommel of David Insurance and Shelly Floreani of Southern Lakes Credit Union. The Chamber team focused on producing the Kenosha Expo each year is President and CEO Lou Molitor, Membership and Event Coordinator Emily Stipan, Graphic Designer Mike Mertz, and Receptionist Nancy Perkins.

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.