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RESOURCES

PROGRAMS & SERVICES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CHAMBER BENEFITS

well. The Chamber works in conjunction with local groups

Business Directory and in the printed Local Business Guide,

and organizations that offer a variety of professional guidance

Chamber Membership also includes a variety of perks

courses to help you develop as a leader and to help your

beneficial to you and your business, such as grand opening

business thrive in the community.

celebrations, college scholarships, referrals, and even a

We don’t just help your business grow; we help you grow as

In addition to marketing our Members on our website

morning radio show! LEADERSHIP KENOSHA Leadership Kenosha is a 9-month professional development

NEW BUSINESS RECOGNITION

program whose participants focus on personal and interpersonal

Opening a new business? The Chamber holds Ground Breaking,

skills, team building, conflict management, and communication

Grand Opening, and Ribbon Cutting ceremonies to introduce

and presentation skills to enhance our emerging and existing

your new business to the community! Those events are marketed

community leaders. Chamber members receive a discount on

in our weekly Chamber Planner, on our web calendar, and

tuition. Leadership Kenosha graduates are emerging leaders who

afterward shared on social media and on our blog.

serve as catalysts for positive change for the quality of life in our community.

KENOSHA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

BUSINESS & EDUCATION PARTNERS

Each year, the Chamber Foundation awards college scholarships.

PROGRAM (BEPP)

Since 1994, college scholarships have been awarded to Kenosha

The Business & Education Partners Program creates

County High School students that display positive character,

collaboration between the Kenosha Unified School District,

leadership skills, academic excellence, community involvement,

Gateway Technical College, UW-Parkside, Carthage College,

and future aspirations. Among other qualifications, applicants

Herzing University and Member manufacturing businesses. The

must have a connection to the Kenosha Area Chamber of

goal of the program is to allow High School students to gather

Commerce either through an employer or a parent/guardian’s

experience and information to assist them in making career and

employer. The scholarship recipients are formally recognized at

education plans.

the Chamber Annual Meeting.

WISCONSIN WOMEN’S BUSINESS

Adult learner scholarships are also available through

INITIATIVE CORPORATION

partnerships with Herzing University and Tempo Kenosha.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Herzing University offered two full-ride, debt-free scholarships

(WWBIC) is an economic development corporation providing

and Tempo Kenosha offered one $1,500 scholarship.

quality business education, technical assistance and access to capital for entrepreneurs. Established in 1987, WWBIC consults,

SPOTLIGHT ON KENOSHA COUNTY BUSINESS

educates and mentors owners of small and micro businesses

Spotlight is the Chamber’s twice monthly radio program that

throughout Wisconsin. Although they concentrate their efforts

promotes businesses in Kenosha County. The program is hosted

with women, people of color and those of lower incomes, WWBIC

by Bill Lawrence and Chamber President Lou Molitor on AM

services are available to any business. WWBIC is the largest

1050 WLIP. Sponsorship is only $200 and includes 24 30-second

microlender in the State of Wisconsin.

on-air promotions during the week plus 16 minutes of live interview time. Spotlight on Kenosha County Business is also available to stream on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

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Profile for Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

2019-20 Local Business Guide  

2019-20 Guide of Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce membership.

2019-20 Local Business Guide  

2019-20 Guide of Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce membership.

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