Beautification Award to Backyard Dream Studios: The O Coworking Space

Congrats to Backyard Dream Studios/The O Coworking Space on receiving a Chamber Beautification Award to be presented at our 102nd Annual Meeting on July 31st at The Club at Strawberry Creek.

Backyard Dream Studios worked tirelessly to renovate The Kenosha Orpheum office space and create The O Coworking Space with a mission to connect the community and business professionals with something greater than themselves. The O Coworking Space features 24/7 key card access, free printing, high speed internet, a conference room, a kitchenette with free coffee, monthly memberships ranging from open desk seating to private offices, and even daily passes for those who need to stop in and use the internet or printer.

The space was vacant since the early 1980’s. From the original maple floors to the rustic ceilings, Backyard Dream Studios created a space in Kenosha’s vibrant Downtown that provides a quiet, clean and professional coworking space where anyone may rent space short term. Being close to Lake Michigan, part of Downtown, and part of the business community works with their core values that include community, diversity, collaboration, and professionalism while having fun.

Generate More Business with the Kenosha News’ Digital Media Strategy Seminar!

It’s time to take your business to the next level and make more money with digital media! Join the Kenosha News Sales Team for a free seminar on how to generate more business with digital media strategies. Learn the value of online digital marketing solutions to build and grow your business. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at Kenosha Country Club from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, and lunch will be provided.

Reserve your seat at the Kenosha News website.

July 10, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha

Dooley & Associates Welcomes New Team Member

June 13, 2018 press release from Dooley & Associates— Dooley & Associates is excited to welcome Ashleigh Henrichs to the company’s growing creative team as a Content Specialist. Henrichs will be responsible for researching, writing and editing content for Dooley’s wide breadth of clients. Her decade of nonprofit leadership, experience as a community blogger, and extensive background in financial publishing will make her an asset to the many clients that Dooley & Associates serves.

“At Dooley & Associates, we are all about community, so adding a talented ambassador like Ashleigh to the team at Dooley & Associates is a natural fit. Her writing expertise and many community connections will serve our current and future clients well,” said Jennifer Dooley, Principal.

Most recently, Ashleigh served as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Racine and Kenosha Counties. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English (Ripon College) and a master’s degree in writing (DePaul University).

Dooley & Associates is Kenosha’s award-winning marketing firm that provides graphic design, web development, video production, photography, content and digital services. (more…)

Downtown Kenosha Inc. SPARK Series

Downtown Kenosha Inc. SPARK Series – Learn from industry leaders about the topics you care about and spark new life into your business. Industry experts deliver new skills and strategies to help you spark business growth. Industry experts address your questions relating to your business to increase your success.

Meet the panelists:
Jim McPhaul, Director, Wisconsin SBDC
Heather Lux, WBIC-Regional Project Director – Southeast Office of WWBIC
Racheal Hernandez, Practice Administrator, NorthShore University
Rob Hogan, Officer, Treasury Management Relationship Manager, Johnson Bank

What questions do you have on Profitability and Digital Marketing?

Take advantage of getting your business questions answered by panelists during our business development workshops! This month’s topic is PROFITABILITY.

Register Online

Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30am – 9:00am
Kenosha Public Museum
5500 1st Avenue, Kenosha

Leadership Kenosha — May 2018

“…say “yes” as often as you can.” Of course, saying ‘yes’ can lead to mistakes. So don’t be afraid to make a mistake, because, as he continues, you can’t be young and wise at the same time. Saying ‘yes’ begins things. “Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow.” Saying ‘yes,’ he goes on, leads to new experiences and new experiences will lead to knowledge and wisdom.” (Kouzes and Posner, pages 163-164)

Debra Karp opened our day with a few additional thoughts from the epilogue of The Truth About Leadership.

Our class was then introduced to Dan Treloar, Land & Water Conservation Planner, Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development and Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator, UW-Extension. As the bus ferried us to our destination of Mighty Grand Dairy, Dan spoke to us about land conservation and the farmlands and dairies in the community. Patches of grass are strategically placed in the farmland to prevent erosion of the farmlands. Dan also spoke of the size of dairy farms and how that has been impacted by economics over the years. (more…)