Leadership Kenosha — November 2020

This month Leadership Kenosha met with Leadership Racine and was given a plethora of information on nonprofit organizations and key characteristics they have in common. We were also presented with the role a board of directors has in nonprofit organizations. This was the first time the cohorts met virtually.

Some of the key facets that make up the fabric of a successful board of directors is the belief they can make a difference, diversity, different professional backgrounds, and using their skills while benefiting the community. (more…)

In N Out Beauty Supply Grand Opening

Today we welcomed In N Out Beauty Supply to the northside of Kenosha! Their Grand Opening celebration today features raffles and giveaways. In N Out Beauty Supply offers a wide range of health and beauty products for all of your cosmetic needs. In N Out Beauty Supply is a minority owned, woman owned business that promises great customer service, a positive atmosphere, and a wide variety of products to suit all of your beauty needs.

In N Out Beauty Supply
2324 18th Street
(262) 434-0875

Join the Chamber for a State of Wisconsin Legislative Update!

Join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for a unique opportunity to attend an address on the state of your community.

Members of the Chamber are invited to join us for a State of Wisconsin update live on Zoom from State Senator Robert Wirch, State Senator Van Wangaard, State Representative Samantha Kerkman, State Representative Tip McGuire, and State Representative Tod Ohnstad.

Friday, December 4, 2020
8:00am – 10:00am
Register Online ($10)

Career Pathways Academy Seeking Volunteers

KENOSHA— Career Pathways Academy was recently formed with a mission to help Kenosha’s high-risk youth achieve their full potential by providing quality educational programming. They have started with online tutoring for Kenosha Middle School Students because studies and statistics have shown there is a large achievement gap for disadvantaged students and test scores are well below state average. Their vision is to enable students to achieve their highest potential.

The Founders of Career Pathways Academy looked at the recent unrest in Kenosha in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake and sought to make a local change in the lives of students. They looked at the statistics provided by Great Schools and developed a plan to close the learning gap and give our children a better educational foundation.

Jan McCarter, MBA serves as Chief Academic officer at Career Pathways Academy. She has extensive experience leading tutoring services. James A. Hentschel, MHA serves the President and CEO and has experience with at risk youth from coaching and as an Athletic Director. James has pooled together extraordinary talent and experience for the Career Pathways Academy Board:

  • CasSandra Brooks, Ph.D., Vice Principal, Kenosha Unified School District
  • Aaron Coleman, Lead Designer at My Bounce Media, BA Mathematics
  • Mary C Lach, Director at Associate Life, Master’s in spirituality
  • Anne L. Fredd, J.D., Senior Attorney at Neal & Leroy
  • Kris Jensen, Sports Development at Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, BA Recreation Management
  • Larry Jouett, Founder of The Gratzi, Inc., BA Operations and Management
  • Eric Kenesie, MBA, Vice President of Finance at Auto Truck Transport
  • Glen Kozlowski, Vice President of Sales at Windy City Wire, formerly Chicago Bears
  • Dr. Felicia C. Newsome Dent, DBA, MBA, CCSP, GCDF
  • Steve Russell, MBA former Gas Turbine Electrical Chief Petty Officer, US Navy

Career Pathways Academy is looking for people who want to help make a difference. To support their mission and the next phase of tutoring, they will need:

  1. A Volunteer Social Media Manager
  2. Volunteer Tutors
  3. Donated Computers and Educational Software
  4. Donations for the basketball program beginning in January 2021
  5. Network and help spread the word!
  6. Establish trade/skills internships (summer) that lead to apprenticeships with supporting corporations.

For more information, email James A. Hentschel at Career Pathways Academy or call (224) 372-0352.

International Mold and Production New Building

KENOSHA— International Mold and Production LLC founder and President Leonard Koren announced today that IMAP is nearing completion on their move in to an almost 10,000 square foot facility in the heart of Kenosha. IMAP purchased the building in May executing a contract that started at the onset of COVID-19 restrictions. Since then IMAP has worked with WE Energy and Pieper Power to install 480V service to the property which was completed in September. The company was previously leasing space from National Materials Transport for the past three years, owned by Terry Atwater Jr.

“IMAP is grateful for the help and support of NMT and Terry Atwater who helped launch IMAP’s foray in to Kenosha. Their assistance was crucial to learning about the community, its workforce, and supply base. We look forward to setting down roots in Kenosha with our own space, providing our workforce and customers with a fantastic place to go to every day, and once our interior is complete we will turn to beautifying the exterior as well.” according to Koren.

IMAP is a product manufacturer of prototype and production parts to many automotive suppliers, electronics. sporting goods, drones, medical, and pet product customers. They also provide injection molds made in both china and the USA. IMAP is interested in growing its mold building capabilities in the USA and has already made investments in CNC, CMM, and EDM equipment. The total investment to date in Kenosha is nearing $500,000 and that also includes nine 3d printers, and three injection molding machines for Engineered Polymers and Two-Shot molding.

International Mold and Production LLC
6329 31st Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142