2021 Expo Health & Home Show is This Weekend!

The 2021 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 FREE community event will showcase Member businesses and organizations and will be held this Saturday, June 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm outdoors at the Kenosha YMCA.

The Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Health Care ​and sponsored by Bane Nelson, Window Select, and UW-Parkside,​ has interactive services and health screenings that are FREE to Expo visitors. These include hearing and balance screenings, blood pressure checks, and posture assessments, just to name a few. We’ll also be offering free Moderna COVID vaccines in partnership with Kenosha Community Health Center.

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, giveaways, raffles and more!

2021 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show also features the Great Kenosha Raffle, presented by Wendy Gauss with MV Properties Team at RE/MAX Newport Elite and Snap-on. The raffle is your chance to win great prizes and support the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which awards college scholarships to graduating High School Seniors.

With all there is to see and do at Expo, you’re bound to work up an appetite. We’re excited to welcome back our food vendors at this year’s Expo: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Nothing Bundt Cakes! A special thank you to our food court sponsors, Coins Kenosha and Duke’s Country Saloon!

We ask all of our visitors to park in the Indian Trail High School parking lot. The Kenosha YMCA will be running a free shuttle all day from the parking lot (just follow the signs!) right to Expo’s front entrance. For those of you who feel like getting your steps in, there’s a short walking path linking Mahone Middle School’s parking lot to the YMCA. The Kenosha YMCA’s parking lot is only open to YMCA members looking to use their facilities and a limited amount for handicap parking. All other guests will be asked to park at Indian Trail.

We hope to see you there!

Community State Bank Celebration

Today we celebrated the one year anniversary of the Kenosha location of Community State Bank and their long-awaited Ribbon Cutting. Their new Kenosha location, designed with an open floor plan and ample collaboration space, includes a full-service teller line, drive-thru, ATM, night deposit box, and safe deposit boxes. CSB Kenosha opened in June 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and has been a great resource to local business owners in the Kenosha community.

Community State Bank is a full-service commercial bank that has been locally owned and operated since 1898. They’ve been serving the commercial and consumer needs of communities throughout Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties for over a century. They define their success by the respect and trust placed in them by the communities they serve, their employees and clients. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community State Bank
8304 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 864-2322

Canna Vita & Squeez Juice Bar Celebrate their Anniversary

Today we celebrated the anniversary of both Canna Vita & Squeez Juice Bar Kenosha. Their Open House will run until 6:00pm today and they are offering free samples, discounts and more! Stop in and meet them and see all they have to offer.

Canna Vita was founded to bring alternative health into the hands of our community. They specialize in cultivating the highest quality, lab tested hemp infused products. With a variety of cannabinoids, methods of use, and accessories, Canna Vita is your one stop shop for all things CBD.

Canna Vita & Squeez Juice Bar
515 57th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 764-2613

Leadership Kenosha — May 2021

Leadership Kenosha had its final session on May 19 and all members were in attendance in person for the first time since our journey began. We came ready to explore “what a day at the farm” looked like. Understanding the agricultural impact these businesses have on Kenosha county was impressive, and at times a little smelly! We got love from baby calves and some side eye from their mommas. Dave Daniels from Mighty Grand Dairy spent time explaining the business of milk cows and the exhaustive efforts that keep the business not just going but growing! We then traveled to Brightonwoods Orchard where Dr. Bill Stone gave us the secret of how to be the apple of someone’s eye! It’s by buying them some Apple Whiskey! We were sold! We toured the orchard and braved the wild animals (ok maybe they were just new born kittens). As a reward for our courage we were able to sample a new product line of apple cider. The second half of our afternoon was spent presenting our community projects to our class and the judges. You could hear a room full of impassioned individuals discussing the triumphs and struggles that came along with our projects. As I’m writing this now no decision has yet been made on the winning team but we all learned and grew from topics, people and opportunities we have been exposed to during our 2020-2021 journey. We may be saying our last goodbyes from our cohort but don’t expect this to be the last time you hear from us. This is not the end, this is just the beginning!

-Lisa Guerrero