Scholarships for High School Students Available!

Each year, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors looking to further their education. These scholarship opportunities are open to all employees of Chamber Members. Scholarships are formally awarded each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.

Since 1994, college scholarships have been awarded to Kenosha County High School students that display positive character, leadership skills, academic excellence, community involvement, and future aspirations. Among other qualifications, applicants must have a connection to the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce either through an employer or a parent/guardian’s employer. In 2022, the Foundation plans to award a minimum of four $2,500 scholarships.

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Scholarship applications are due Friday, April 15, 2022. Must be available for interview Monday, May 9, 2022.

Leadership Kenosha — January 2022

“Challenge Is the Crucible for Greatness”

This month’s Leadership Kenosha session focused on equity and diversity, and the criminal justice system and law enforcement – as well as alternatives in Kenosha. Throughout our conversations, a leadership truth from The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner stuck in my mind: Challenge is the crucible for greatness. A leader’s greatest growth and achievement happen during challenging situations: “All significant and meaningful accomplishments involve adversity, difficulty, change, and challenge. No one ever got anything extraordinary done by keeping things the same.” (more…)

Network at the Hartnell Chevrolet Business After 5!

The whole business community is invited to join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for open, social networking hosted by Hartnell Chevrolet, with food provided by Luisa’s Pizza. Our Chamber Ambassadors will be on hand to help with introductions and to keep networking flowing.

Cost of entry is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. No advance registration is necessary and guests can pay cash at the door.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hartnell Chevrolet
7800 Antioch Road, Salem

Harbor Park Health and Fitness Grand Opening!

We had the honor of touring the newly expanded space at HarborPark Health & Fitness and conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony in advance of tomorrow’s Grand Opening. The HarborPark Health & Fitness Grand Opening celebration will be Saturday, January 8th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm and will feature:

• Great sign-up deals!
• Gift basket raffle
• Free sample classes during the event
• Reduced price Dexascans
• Free injury screens
• Free consults

HarborPark Health & Fitness has grown and expanded, and they are excited to show off their space and all of the new services they have added, like Pilates, Yoga, Dance Cardio, Piloxing and more! You may have known them as the CrossFit gym with some of the most knowledgeable and effective trainers in Kenosha and now they’ll be able to serve individuals in so many more ways!

Harbor Park Health and Fitness
1326 35th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 220-7548

Leadership Kenosha — December 2021

Have you ever been curious about the differences between city government and county government? For example, who is responsible for trash pick up, plowing streets, highways, and interstates? How about where the county spends most of its annual budget? Well, that is just some of the information the latest Leadership Kenosha cohort learned this month during their visit to the Kenosha County Board Chamber in the Kenosha County Administration building downtown.

The goal for the day was to increase our understanding of local government, the path to elected office, along with enhancing our skills for talking across differences and conflict management. Our day started off with a presentation from Joe Potente, Kenosha County Communications Manager, Kenosha County Executive Office, who not only provided us the background for local government, but he also shared with us a lot of the history of the Kenosha County Administration building. The building, formerly the Union Club, hosted many political dignitaries, like John F. Kennedy. (more…)