Submit Your Business Updates During the COVID-19 Outbreak

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting businesses across the country, a majority of our members have dealt with major changes to how they normally conduct business. As always, we encourage you to Shop Local and do business with Chamber members, whenever it is safe to do so.

We’ve created a page of our members that have made any changes to the products or services they are providing. We’ll update that page daily with any additions or changes that are provided to us from our members. Each business name links to our Business Directory with their website, phone number, and more information about that member.

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Legislative Breakfast Postponed

As you know, the coronavirus has created an incredibly challenging time for everyone – businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, private citizens – everyone. There is great concern for the safety of the public and the City of Kenosha, County of Kenosha, State of Wisconsin and the Country is under a State of Emergency in hopes of containing the spread of the virus. The Chamber Board of Directors and Staff consider the health and safety of our members a top priority. Because of this, we are postponing the Legislative Breakfast, originally scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020. After talking with the sponsor of the event, Clark Dietz, Inc., we will be rescheduling the Legislative Breakfast for some time in May. The exact date will depend on the availability of the elected officials that committed to speaking at this event.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this postponement may create for you. Those of you that have already registered, your paid registration will be transferred over to the rescheduled event. If you cannot make the event on the rescheduled date or if you wish to cancel your registration, you can request and will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber if you have any questions. More importantly, stay safe! We look forward to seeing you at future Chamber events.

Business Before 9 Postponed

Over the past few days, the Chamber has monitored the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. Out of an abundance of caution, the Chamber, after conferring with Recplex officials, is postponing our upcoming Business Before 9 networking event at the Pleasant Prairie Recplex on March 19th. The make-up date is still TBD.

Any future events we have planned will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as the health and safety of our community and membership is our main priority. This is a rapidly evolving situation that we will continue to keep an eye on over the coming days and weeks.

The Chamber will continue to support and promote our members and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. We’ve listed a few resources below to help you and your business:

Stay safe and take care!
Chamber Staff

2020 Expo Health & Home Show is This Weekend!

The 2020 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show, presented by Kenosha Subaru and AM 1050 WLIP, is a family-friendly, fun and informative opportunity to meet the many businesses and organizations that make the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce such a strong association. This community event will showcase Member businesses and organizations and will be held this Saturday and Sunday, February 29–March 1, from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days at University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Student Activity Center Fieldhouse.

The Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Health Care ​and sponsored by Alexander Chiropractic Neurology Center and Selective Hearing Centers,​ has interactive services and health screenings that are FREE to Expo visitors. These include hearing and vision screenings, carotid artery screenings, medication list reviews, and brain/spine examinations, just to name a few. The first 600 children visiting the Aurora Health Care booth will receive a teddy bear. The Aurora Health Care team members will help children examine their stuffed patient and check vitals at this year’s Teddy Bear Clinic!

There’s fun for the whole family at Expo! The Family Activity Area, sponsored by the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club, features local non-profits and civic organizations geared toward kids and families. There will be fun games, t-shirt giveaways, raffles and more! We will also be welcoming back the Kenosha Garden Railroad Society’s amazing model train display and the High School Showcase, featuring clubs and organizations from local high schools.

2020 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show also features the Great Kenosha Raffle, presented by M.V.Properties/ RE/MAX Newport Elite. The raffle is your chance to win great prizes and support the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which awards college scholarships to Kenosha County High School Seniors. This year’s grand prize is $1,000 cash, with dozens of amazing gift baskets to win!

There is plenty to see this year in the Expo and we will have live demonstrations in the Demonstration Area. Demonstrations include a Mascot Parade, Kenosha YMCA WERQ Fitness, a Railroad Safety Seminar, Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts, and Kenosha Jazzercise Fitness Center. The complete schedule is available at the Expo website.

We’re excited to welcome Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers to Expo on Saturday, February 29th from 3-4pm! She will be performing an acoustic set at Expo in our Demonstration Area, a performance sponsored by Community State Bank. Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello-infused, alternative/pop rock sound since 2015. Led by Betsy Ade’s incomparable and emotive vocals (you might recognize her from season 16 of “The Voice”), their music has been played on radio stations around the country. Together, the band has an amazing mix of musical knowledge that provides a unique sound reminiscent of music from the 90’s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich.

We’ll have over 100 vendors at Expo next weekend, and you’re bound to work up an appetite exploring them all. We’re excited to welcome UW-Parkside’s A’viands, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to our Food Court! Special thanks to our food court sponsor, Debbie Solbrig at Farmers Insurance.

Mending Minds Behavioral Health Services Grand Opening

Today we celebrated the Grand Opening of Mending Minds Behavioral Health Services. This is their first physical location and a big day for Jason and Gretchen Martinez. They saw a need to help children and adults diagnosed with mental health, AODA, and learning disabilities navigate the system and put their extensive experience towards that effort.

Mending Minds Behavioral Health Services has a focus on encouraging and empowering individuals through education on wellness and recovery. They provide respite, skill development, teaching daily and independent living skills, parent mentoring, counseling, de-escalation support, and more. Their motto is, “To walk beside you on your path of recovery,” with a goal to help each person achieve individual success.

Mending Minds Behavioral Health Services
1100 55th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 945-8696