Grow your leadership skills with Leadership Kenosha!

Leadership Kenosha is currently accepting applications through June 15th for the 2021-22 session.

Hosted by the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UW-Parkside, this is the only local leadership program that teaches leadership skills while immersing participants in many branches of our community. During this 9-month program, participants engage in leadership and community stewardship training by exploring segments of the Kenosha County community such as local government, law enforcement, human services, health care, education, business and economy, and nonprofit organizations.

In addition to attending monthly sessions, participants research and complete a community service team project to apply practical leadership skills, effect change, and enhance awareness of community matters. The program runs September 23, 2021 through May 19, 2022.

Scholarships are available for applicants from nonprofit organizations. Applications and more details can be found on the LK Website. Application forms are due June 15th, 2021.

Join the Chamber Team!


The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and well-organized individual to fill the position of President/CEO. Lou Molitor, Chamber President since 2008, is retiring this fall.

The President/CEO is responsible for assisting in the development of policy, implementing policy, and recommending action to the Board of Directors for the continued success of the Chamber, overseeing the coordination of the existing operations of the Chamber, developing, promoting, and planning events and functions, communicating effectively with the membership on needs, ideas, and opportunities, and developing and implementing an annual budget and organizational plan that advances the general welfare and prosperity of Kenosha and our Chamber membership.

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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

We are also looking for an administrative assistant/receptionist to work part-time (25-30 hours per week) at the Chamber. This position will provide front desk support in the operation of the Chamber, administrative support for Leadership Kenosha, and administrative support for Chamber events, among other responsibilities.

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EM’s Dance Center Grand Opening

Today we celebrated with EM’s Dance Center for their delayed Grand Opening! EM’s Dance Center is offering to waive the registration fees for anyone signing up to attend classes for today, April 6th.

EM’s Dance Center is a positive, family dance studio that is welcoming to everyone! They offer dance classes for the genres of jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, hip hop, and modern. No experience required as they have classes for all ages and abilities. They have both competitive teams and non-competitive classes.

EM’s Dance Center
5913 6th Avenue, Suite A
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 748-1010

Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Today we had the honor to celebrate with Gordon’s Sports Bar and Grill and recognize their one year anniversary. The ceremony may have been delayed a year due to COVID-19, but that will not stop them from celebrating! They have planned a weekend full of festivities, food and drink specials, live music and more.

Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill is the best place to watch sports in Downtown Kenosha. Serving great drinks, delicious food, and a fun atmosphere for friends, family, and outdoor dining.

Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill
5703 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 577-5145

Leadership Kenosha — March 2021

Written by a Generation Xer.

Leadership Kenosha’s morning session took place at the beautiful Herzing University campus in downtown Kenosha. It’s the first time the cohort met in person as a group since fall last year.

It is a different experience “of course!,” being able to interact with one another organically, versus being confined to the limitations of Zoom and technology. After attending what seems like hundreds of Zoom meetings this last year, it was refreshing to interact in person. As one of our presenters pointed out, our eyes have become more important than ever as a form of communication…masks still cover our facial expressions and smiles so concentrate on the eyes. (more…)