PROGRAMS & SERVICES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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.
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
the Chamber Annual Meeting.
WISCONSIN WOMEN’S BUSINESS
Adult learner scholarships are also available through
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.
2019-20 Guide of Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce membership.