Leadership Kenosha — April 2019

It was an interesting day for our Leadership Kenosha team. Our goals for the day were to learn about the healthcare sector in Kenosha County; to dive deeper into understanding diversity and inclusion; and to explore effective communication in leadership. This meeting focused on the healthcare sector and was geared to how we individually influence others with how we communicate.

Our day began at the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) where we were greeted with a presentation prepared by classmates Lisa Retzfaff, Mike Steinborn, and Jessica Retzlaff explaining their interpretation of the assigned chapter we had titled, ”Leadership is an affair of the Heart.” Their presentation was very informative, funny, and uplifting focusing on how we treat people in our personal and professional lives. Jib Jab was used to explain how it’s important to love what you are doing as this will help you to be more successful within your personal/professional lives. The group also explained how positivity in the work force is beneficial as others are affected by the energy of a positive attitude and workers can sense when a leader is positive. This helps to avoid toxicity in the workplace. The entire Leadership group then shared some experiences with the class that they have had with other managers throughout their work years. Very interesting!! (more…)

Promote your business in the Chamber Local Business Guide!

This summer, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce will publish its annual Local Business Guide. Our mission is to provide opportunities to engage and connect our Members with the greater community, and this guide is a fantastic resource to do just that. 5,000 guides are printed each year— nearly 1,000 are direct mailed to our Members and local dignitaries, with the remainder available at Chamber and community events throughout the year.

Download the sell sheet for more details, pricing, and to reserve your spot. Please email the Chamber or call (262) 654-1234 if you have any questions. Ad reservations are due by May 31st. There are ad opportunities available to fit any budget!

 

Leadership Kenosha — March 2019

The potential to lead exists in you. If you apply your head, your heart, and your courage, you can learn to lead”. Our March class focused around “The Best Leaders are the Best Learners”.  Upon arrival at the Gateway Technical College Horizon Center, we were welcomed by Zina Haywood, Executive Vice President/Provost for Academic & Campus Affairs. We were given a brief overview of Gateway and we took a guided tour of the Horizon facility.

Since our theme was “leadership and learning”, we quickly moved into our review of the book The Truth About Leadership. This chapter focused on developing leaders through being a life-learner, which takes deliberate practice. It requires setting improvement goals, staying open to feedback, working on strengths and weaknesses, and having the support of others. Understanding that leadership is learnable allows you to be open to opportunities that are all around you. As this month’s presenters, Gia, Jackie, and I challenged the class to go beyond their comfort zones, believe in themselves, and don’t be afraid to learn new things. (more…)

Legislative Breakfast with Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca

Join us in welcoming Peter Barca, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He will be giving an overview of the Department of Revenue and cover important items of the Governor’s budget as it relates to economic growth and DOR’s projections of the direction of the Wisconsin economy.

Register here

Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00am – 9:00am
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha

Centrisys Receives Award From Salvation Army

Centrisys/CNP announced today that they have been recognized for their charitable contributions by the Kenosha Salvation Army. Centrisys was awarded the 2019 Other’s Award Recipient in the category of “Resources Supporting Others.” Jim Andresen, the company’s COO said, “By May 2019, the Centrisys/CNP employees will have contributed over $15,000 to the Salvation Army and the company matches match all of our employees’ contributions dollar-for-dollar.

Established in 2017, Centrisys Cares is the company’s charity. They support the Salvation Army through two programs, Youth Program and Recreation Program and the Disaster Relief Services. Every year in May, the company hands over checks to the Salvation Army for the two programs. (more…)