Leadership Kenosha — October 2021

At October’s Leadership Kenosha Session, my team presented Chapter 1 of our class book The Truth About Leadership.  My main takeaway was leadership begins with you- the individual. After meeting our new nonprofit project teams we are working with, we attended the Chamber’s Annual Meeting at the beautiful Club at Strawberry Creek.

During lunch the Milwaukee Bucks Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Godsey presented on how the Bucks are not just a world championship basketball team, but a community leader in developing a more prosperous and equitable southeast Wisconsin. Seeing the role of a sports organization in city planning and economic development further confirmed the opportunity for corporations to work with young leaders such as myself interested in Wisconsin focused smart cities and regional planning projects such as the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN). (more…)

Business Education Breakfast: Threat Assessment Workshop

Is your business prepared?

Join the Chamber and the local business community for a conversation on how to assess the threats that could lead to workplace violence, how to prevent them from advancing into a serious situation, and how to better prepare for potential emergencies.

This Business Education Breakfast is presented by Allen Innis, ULINE Director of Corporate Security, and will help attendees discover how to recognize:

  • Categories of workplace violence
  • Pre-attack indicators of violence
  • Other warning signs and red-flag behaviors
  • Early intervention tactics

Registration is $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 with the program running from 8:00am until 10:00am. Sign up by November 12th.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha
7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am Program

Register Online ($30 members)

Join the Chamber at our 105th Annual Meeting!

Join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for our 105th Annual Meeting! We will vote on the term renewals for our Board of Directors, award college scholarships, as well as the Chairman’s Award, Ambassador of the Year, and Best Place to Work in Kenosha County awards.

Dustin Godsey, Chief Marketing Officer for the Milwaukee Bucks will be our featured keynote speaker. As Milwaukee Business Journal’s CMO of the Year, you will not only hear about the Bucks economic impact on Milwaukee and the region, but also the Bucks’ expanded global presence that’s putting Wisconsin on the map in creative and innovative ways.

Registration is open now to all Chamber Members. Cost is $60 per person or $500 for a table of ten. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 6th.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Club at Strawberry Creek
14810 72nd Street, Kenosha
11:30am – 1:30pm

Leadership Kenosha — September 2021

What does the imagery of multiple colors, double-dutch sized ropes, and beach balls bring to mind? Does it remind you of a fun day at the beach? Memories made at a playground? This is what would have come to mind before last week’s Leadership Kenosha Retreat. The descriptors above now activate memories of laughter, camaraderie, team building, and learning with new colleagues.

The retreat constructed our leadership foundation. Through the Real Colors activity, we learned to identify our personality types, how to communicate with those with different attributes, and how our distinctive qualities add value to our teams. FOCUS Training fostered an environment of trust. Group activities comprised of sharing our “inner geek” to find common ground (who knew our trainer was a trekky!), working together to keep a beach ball “live” in the air while using only certain parts of our bodies while laughing at our falls, slides, and bumps. The highlight was what I will call the Mission Impossible ropes activity where we were to pair-up, some blindfolded, and cross through twirling ropes. Thoughts of tripping and becoming tangled were quickly put to rest by participating in the practice session. It is with much happiness that I report we not only survived, but nailed it, through developing a strategy, assigning roles, and trusting our team. The time spent at the retreat was instrumental in creating a connection with each person while discovering new things about ourselves.

I’d be remiss if I failed to mention that the best parts of our retreat were the feelings of warmth, sense of belonging, and adventure as we embark on this journey together. The leadership gem I collected is cultivating a team requires leaning into each other, being strengths focused, and pivoting out of the comfort zone. What can we do individually to stretch out of the comfort zone this month?

—Terra Wendricks

Advance Clinical Services Ribbon Cutting

Today we had the honor of welcoming Advance Clinical Services to Kenosha. Advance Clinical Services provides quality psychotherapy for individuals and families needing assistance with mental health and addiction. Their specialty is helping to restore healing to broken relationships. They offer immediate openings for ages 8+, either by telehealth or in-person appointments if you live in the Kenosha/Racine area.

Advance Clinical Services
6121 Green Bay Road, Suite 200
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-3718