Mission BBQ Grand Opening

MISSION BBQ officially opened their doors today after a week of private events supporting our local Police, Fire, and Military. Inside their restaurant is filled with local pictures and memorabilia from local Police, Fire, and Veterans, and every branch of Military. Stop by and check them out!

Mission BBQ serves authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and served in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. There is nothing more American than BBQ and nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders—all our loved ones in service. A portion of the Mission BBQ profits are donated back to the community, through military nonprofits and charities for police and firefighters. Stop by at lunchtime for the daily salute to the Stars and Stripes.

Mission BBQ
6930 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 649-9773

Don’t miss the Herzing University Business After 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton!

The whole business community is invited to enjoy open, social networking at Business After 5 hosted by Herzing University and DoubleTree by Hilton. This event is co-sponsored by The Chancery, who have provided refreshments and hors d’ouevres. Herzing University will have their photo booth there for fun too!

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

January 23, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
11800 108th Street, Pleasant Prairie

Chamber Education Breakfast — Being a Leader Inside a Team

Leading a team is challenging and rewarding. Effective leaders are constantly learning and growing to better serve their groups. Join Tony Toto, Team Building Coordinator and Facilitator from Lake Geneva Canopy Tours in his discussion on key attributes leaders utilize to optimally direct their teams towards success. Tony will share real life examples of long-time and emerging leaders he has worked with who applied these skills and added value to the team dynamic. RSVPs are requested and the cost to attend is $5 at the door.

Register here

February 20, 2019
7:00am – 9:00am
Kenosha Country Club
500 13th Avenue, Kenosha

Leadership Kenosha — December 2018

Our December 2018 meeting focused on a few core topics. We focused first on local government and how this plays a role in all of our lives on a daily basis. We also received a drill down on leadership throughout change processes and the ethics surrounding leadership. We learned how ethics plays a major role in decision making, regardless of the decision at hand or the sector.

We began our day with our monthly review of the book The Truth About Leadership. This chapter focused on how trust plays a role in being a good leader. Greg and Tina presented this in an entertaining way, focusing their discussion around The Office, and how Michael displays, in general, how to not be a good leader. I thought this was entertaining, but also informative. We commonly run into various examples of good/poor leadership on a daily basis, and by using these clips we got an overview of bad examples of leadership. (more…)

Statewide business plan contest open online to vets, other entrepreneurs through Jan. 31

At a time when more veterans are expressing interest in becoming entrepreneurs, the 16th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2019 competition through 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Six veterans made it to the finalist rounds of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, a Madison-area startup formed by a U.S. Air Force veteran placed first in the Information Technology category of the statewide contest. Nick Mastronardi, a former Air Force officer, launched POLCO as a civic engagement platform.

The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, management talent and possible sources of capital.