Joint Chamber Business & Education Blender

Kenosha Area Chamber and Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce members are invited to a free night of networking hosted by Herzing University – Kenosha and sponsored by Carthage College, Concordia University Wisconsin, Gateway Technical College, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside to promote continuing education.

There is no fee to attend! Enjoy open, social networking over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Bring plenty of business cards!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Kenosha Brewing Co.
4017 80th Street, Kenosha

Chamber Sponsor Package offers marketing opportunities to fit any marketing plan

It’s a new year, and with that comes new opportunities for you to market your business with the Chamber! The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce has dozens of events planned for 2020, and we’d love it if you considered being an event sponsor.

The Chamber hosts both the Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show and Business to Business Expo, networking events such as the Business After 5, Business Before 9, and Regional Connections, charity fundraisers for our Foundation— the Scholarship Golf Classic and Scholarship Charter Fishing Outing, the Spotlight on Kenosha County radio show and podcast, and sit-down events like our Legislative Breakfast and Annual Meeting. No matter what your company sells, at least one of the Chamber’s events would be a great fit to promote you or your business!

Whether you’re considering the title sponsor of one of our events, being a supporting sponsor, or even sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, our sponsorship opportunities will fit any marketing budget and any marketing plan.

Download the 2020 Sponsor Package (PDF)

Scholarships for High School Students and Adult Learners Available!

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to students that display positive character, leadership skills, academic excellence, community involvement, and future aspirations. Each year, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as adults looking to further their education at the associates, bachelors, or masters level. These scholarship opportunities are open to all employees of Chamber Members. Scholarships are formally awarded each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in August.

Applications for the High School Scholarships are due April 10th and the Herzing Scholarships for Adult Learners are due May 8th.

Join us at the Leeward Business Advisors Business After 5!

Ring in 2020 with the Chamber and Leeward Business Advisors at our first Business After 5 of the year! The whole business community is invited to join the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for open, social networking, hosted and sponsored by Leeward Business Advisors and cosponsored by BMO Harris Bank. Enjoy networking with Kenosha area professionals.

Cost of entry is $5 for Chamber members and their employees and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Leeward Business Advisors
520 58th Street, Kenosha

Leadership Kenosha — December 2019

This month’s subjects were local government and ethical leadership.

We gathered on the third floor of the County Administration building on 56th Street, a grand room with arched ceilings and intricately carved decorations.  I sat in the seat of a County Board Supervisor, complete with personal lamp and microphone, looking at walls hung with photographs of past chairmen, imagining all the past business that had been conducted in the stately room… And then we learned from Joe Potente’s presentation that the building was built to be the Moose Lodge for Kenosha and served the Moose until bankruptcy during the Depression forced a sale.  Later it housed the UAW, and the large upper room was a roller-skating rink!  My image of the high seriousness of the space took a hit, but it was still inspiring to sit ‘in the room where it happens’ and learn about the different chapters of its history.  We heard from four different elected officials, serving city, county, town, and village governments.  I was surprised to learn how low the stipend is for officials in Kenosha County, and my admiration for these civil servants grew as I heard their stories of their vision and their work. (more…)