Kenosha HarborMarket Launches Vendor-Recovery Grant Program for 2021

The Kenosha HarborMarket is offering economic recovery grants to vendors taking part in the 2021 season, Executive Director Andrea Forgianni announced.

Those wishing to sell their goods at the market this season can apply for the grants to help offset the cost of booth rental at the Saturday showcase of fresh local food, produce and artisan products that has been a city institution since it was established in 2003. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday through the market’s website. (more…)

Tempo Kenosha Scholarship for Women Adult Learners

Tempo Kenosha has partnered with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide three $1,500 scholarships for the continuing education of local women who are at least 21 years of age to attend Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University or UW-Parkside to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Tempo Kenosha is a group of diverse accomplished women in business, public service, education, and the arts, who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership. The Kenosha chapter holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month where speakers present on a variety of subjects in both professional and personal development. Scholarship applications are due May 28, 2020.

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Precautionary Business Safety Measures

Yesterday Mayor Antaramian and Chief Miskinis announced planned precautionary efforts to be implemented following the announcement of the charging decision by the Kenosha County District Attorney regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake. We’re expecting to hear an announcement very soon.

While we hope that any demonstrations are peaceful, it is important to have a plan ready for your business and employees in the event of any potential civil unrest over the coming week.

  • Ensure work-from-home plans are in place. Identify who in your organization has the capability to work remotely
  • The city is preparing for a number of possible safety efforts that may affect the operation of your business, including limitations on city bus routes, road closures, and a curfew
  • Double-check with your insurance company that you’re covered for damages as a result of riots and demonstrations, including vandalism
  • Secure financial documents and expensive equipment
  • Remove loose objects that could be used to damage property
  • Leave exterior lights on and make sure security cameras are working and recording
  • Have a plan to board up your windows, if needed

Please refer to our Business Directory to connect you to other businesses you may need to work with, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the Chamber if you have any questions or needs.

Spotlight on Kenosha County

Looking for a different way to promote your business? Every Friday morning on AM 1050 WLIP, Chamber President Lou Molitor and Bill Lawrence host “Spotlight on Kenosha County Business” on Bill’s “The Wake-up Call Show” from 6:45am until 7:00am.

For $210, you receive 15 minutes of live interview time on the show (you provide the questions), and 24 30-second on-air promotions during the week. The interview is call-in live at 6:45am. It’s a great and unique way to market yourself and your business, live on the radio during the morning commute!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! For more information or to sign up, contact the Chamber.

Listen to last week’s episode with Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts right here: