Shalom Center Celebrates All Services in One Location

The new Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network Food Pantry building celebrated being under one roof yesterday. All of their services are now located together. They worked with the Chamber’s Leadership Kenosha class to deliver the marketing concept of One Roof. One Family. One Home.

Since 1982, the Shalom Center has been building hope and building a future for those they serve. The mission of the Shalom Center is to serve the community by providing emergency food, shelter, and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity, with a goal to help people maximize their potential for self-sufficiency.

Shalom Center Food Pantry
4314 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 658-1713

Join us at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex Business Before 9!

The whole business community is invited to join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for open, social networking bright and early at our Business Before 9 Networking! Enjoy a light breakfast while expanding your network at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex Ice Arena from 7am until 9am. There will be tours, raffles, and door prizes! The Business Before 9 is sponsored by the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex and co-sponsored by Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse and Visit Pleasant Prairie!

Cost of entry is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00am – 9:00am
Pleasant Prairie RecPlex Ice Arena
9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie

Leadership Kenosha — January 2020

This month was an eye opening and humbling experience at both the Kenosha County Detention Center (KCDC) and the Kenosha Correctional Center. We began our day with Amber Engel, Karly Kattenbraker and Magan Perez explaining our book chapters “You Can’t Do It Alone” and “Trust Rules.” We had an interactive session where we wrote on puzzle piece sticky notes where what you do to motivate others and then on a second note what others do to motivate you. As we worked in groups, we realized we had similar motivations on both accounts and that we need others to inspire, motivate and trust. The summation of the presentation is that for others to trust us we need to trust others first.

Jevon Claussen, Program Manager at KCDC, spoke about the facility and programs being instituted throughout the facility and in preparation for inmate release. The facility opened in 1998 as the House of Correction by the County Board and now is governed by the Sheriff’s office as KCDC. (more…)

Do you work at the best place in Kenosha?

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the thirteenth annual Kenosha County “Best Place to Work” Award. This award is intended to highlight an outstanding Kenosha County employer, as nominated by its employees. Any Chamber member in good standing with a location in Kenosha County is eligible for the award.

Download the Nomination form or stop by the Chamber to pick one up and tell us about the environment at your place of work. Explain how they have helped you, inspired you, developed a sense of family or community, or aided you or other employees in your time of need.

The employers who have won the Kenosha County Best Place To Work award in the past are David Insurance, Fulmer Dentistry, Odd Job Larry, Partners in Design Architects, Aurora Health Care, Camosy Construction, Tecomet, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Hair Unlimited, Cordeck, Landmark Title Corporation, Dental Associates, Johnson Bank and Platinum Systems.

The winner of the Kenosha County Best Place to Work Award will be recognized at the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on August 11. The Annual Meeting will also feature the Chairman’s Award, scholarship awards, Ambassador of the Year, the approval of the Board of Directors, and a keynote address. Nominations are due by May 8, 2020!

Don’t Miss the Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on March 30!

Join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for a unique opportunity to attend an address on the state of your community.

Members of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to join us for an area update from our legislators: State Senator Van Wanggaard, State Senator Robert Wirch, State Representative Tip McGuire, and State Representative Tod Ohnstad.

Cost of entry is $20 per person and registration is required as seats are limited. To register, contact the Chamber. Registration includes coffee and a breakfast buffet.

Monday, March 30, 2020
7:00am – 9:00am
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha