Ambassador Highlights: Amanda Blommel!

Amanda is the Marketing Director and Personal Lines Team Lead at David Insurance. She enjoys connecting with her clients and helping protect the things that are most important to them. Amanda began attending Chamber events at the age of 18. She worked her way through college to get a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in digital art from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She continued on in the marketing positions she has held since High School and worked hard to obtain her MBA. All throughout college and full- time employment, Amanda has been very strongly involved in the business community including the Chamber Ambassadors, which she has chaired for the last four years.

She has a dual role with the Chamber as she joined our Chamber’s Board of Directors in 2017. In addition to the time she gives the Chamber, and the Chamber’s various event committees, Amanda has also led Kenosha Women’s Network and served several positions there, as well as Bristol Education Foundation and the Susan B Anthony Awards Committee.

Family is very important to Amanda and she is often seen with her sister Jordan; her best friend and a fellow Chamber Ambassador. She is in a loving relationship with Robert, who came into her life with two beautiful daughters, Kelsey and Kiley, who she loves as her own. With her family, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, being creative, and experiencing new things. Through her involvement with the business community, she enjoys helping others make connections and grow their business.

We are always looking for people with a passion to serve the greater business community. If you, or someone you know, would like to join our Ambassadors, contact Emily at the Chamber at (262) 654-1234 or reach out to Amanda or any one of our Ambassadors.

Ambassador Highlights: Jordan Blommel

Jordan Blommel joined the Ambassador team in March, 2015 and chose to do so because she enjoys growing and connecting with the business community. In 2017, Jordan graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a concentration in General Business and Human Resource Management along with a certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. While going to school full time she worked her way up in the banking industry and is now the Branch Manager Vice President at BMO Harris Bank – Library Park location. As the Branch Manager she focuses on assisting clients in meeting their financial goals in life.
Jordan is a fur mom to a 3 legged Pomeranian, Bella, and a proud Auntie to two adorable nephews and two beautiful nieces. Outside of work and her Chamber involvement, you can find Jordan having a glass of wine or two with her sister, Amanda, who is both her best friend and her rock. Jordan is also a country girl at heart and when time allows she enjoys heading back home to Cable, WI for much needed R&R – fishing, boating, swimming, and camping.
We are always looking for people with a passion to serve the greater business community. If you, or someone you know, would like to join our Ambassadors, contact Emily at the Chamber at (262) 654-1234 or any one of our Ambassadors

Bear Real Estate Group Breaks Ground for Arbor Ridge

This past week Bear Real Estate Group broke ground on Arbor Ridge, a single family community located in the Village of Pleasant Prairie. Arbor Ridge is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood within close proximity to Highway 50 and only minutes from Interstate 94. The 45 beautiful home sites will feature walkout or flat site options. The walk-out sites are on a pond and all of the homes will be close to a neighborhood walking path. Read more in the attached press release: Arbor Ridge PR 031418 (2)

Thanks for a Successful Kenosha Expo!

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce extends thanks to every business, organization, and volunteer that participated in the 2018 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show. We give thanks also to the sponsors who made it all possible: Kenosha Subaru, AM 1050 WLIP, Aurora Health Care, Kenosha News, Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club, Magnum Media WVTY/WRJN, First American Bank, Platinum Systems, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union, Snap-On Incorporated, Jay-Bee Collision Repair Center, Gordie Boucher Ford of Kenosha, Bane Nelson, Otto Nelson Moving & Storage, RecPlex, and Valeri Agency, Inc.

Our special, heartfelt thanks to the dedicated committee focused on the event: Committee Chair David Strash of Kenosha News who is also on the Marketing subcommittee, Family Activity Area Chair Larry Nelson of Bane Nelson, Great Kenosha Raffle Chair Wendy Gauss of Team Volkmar at RE/Max Newport Elite, and general committee members 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.

Leadership Kenosha — February 2018

February’s Leadership Kenosha theme, “You Either Lead by Example or You Don’t Lead At All” followed our cohort throughout our day spent at Uline.  We began with Dave Zissman, Uline Vice President of Finance, who provided us with an overview of the keys to success, the top challenges, and personal experiences which have made Uline the company it is today.  He educated us about Uline’s move to Wisconsin, its growth as a company, its product base, and most importantly, Uline’s goal to remain a customer-driven enterprise even through the compounding organic growth they have experienced.  He spoke to how intrinsically the Uihlein family members are involved in the company and how their examples of leadership guide the company’s employees. (more…)