July Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Laura Cox, Acupuncture & Wellness of Wisconsin


Laura Cox

Laura E Cox is the owner of Acupuncture & Wellness of Wisconsin, LLC. She is a practitioner of natural functional medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, offering acupuncture, nutritional consultations, wellness and lifestyle coaching, therapeutic massage and more. She holds a Bachelors in Nutrition and a Masters in Oriental Medicine and multiple certificates in subjects including autoimmune disease, post traumatic stress disorder, supportive care of cancer patients, smoking cession, etc. She recently completed her second year of an advanced certification in Natural Functional Medicine. She will be starting her pursuit of a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in July at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX.


Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Speaker:  Laura Cox, Practitioner
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person




June Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Nathan Thiel, Village of Pleasant Prairie

Nathan Thiel

Nathan Thiel’s one year anniversary with the Village of Pleasant Prairie was April 30,  2019. For the past 12 years, Nathan has served in municipal government in a variety of positions in Public Works, Finance, and Administration. His most recent position was as City Administrator for the City of Mauston, Wisconsin, where he worked for over seven years. He graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University the Maxwell School.

The best part of his job is helping communities solve decade old problems and establishing their legacy. The smartest thing he has ever done is marry Krystle, his wife of 14 years. His greatest joy is making his 5 daughters and 1 son smile.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Speaker:  Nathan Thiel
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

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May Luncheon

Guest Speaker, Becky Noble
KABA – Life Balanced

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Becky Noble is the Director of Marketing for the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA), a role she has served for the past 12 years.  Becky is responsible for communicating KABA’s vision that Kenosha County is the premier destination for new investment and talent in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor throughout the region and beyond.  She maintains the web site and social accounts for KABA as well as producing all of the promotional marketing materials and overseeing many of KABA’s events.  Becky currently serves on the Governance Board of the Kenosha School of Technologically Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC) and on the Communications Committee for Building our Future.  She is a past board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and the Education Foundation of Kenosha and served on the Rebranding Committee for the City of Kenosha. Becky holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.


Special Presentation, Hannah Skendziel
Spark Summer Camp

Hannah Skendziel graduated from Harborside Academy in Kenosha and now attends Carthage College. She is a senior, graduating in May, with a degree in biology. She is a Pre-Medical student and will be applying to medical school this June with the hope of starting fall 2020. Outside of school, she participates in neurophysiology research on campus. It was while presenting this research at a state-wide conference that she learned of a STEM camp in La Crosse specifically for girls. She realized that while the Kenosha area has a need for such a program, no one was offering it. She decided to start the camp herself with the mission of breaking down social and financial barriers, making STEM available to all girls who have the interest and passion.

December Luncheon

December’s Speaker is Rita Ramacci!

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Rita Ramacci has been in the food industry for more than 25 years opening her first business, Cookin’ Babes, in 1990. Over the next ten years, she and a partner built their business catering private parties, weddings and many events at the Kemper Center. Rita then moved on to work with Ladies Room 3 at one of Kenosha’s treasures, Frank’s Diner. In 2001 she opened Francine’s Fine Catering using the kitchen at Frank’s to prepare her food until she purchased her current location, 5147 33rd Avenue, in 2004.

After 3 months of renovation work with her father, Rita began utilizing her new kitchen. Rita focuses on corporate functions for area businesses including schools, museums and City and County events. She is the exclusive caterer for The Colergét Conference Center. In addition to her catering work Rita has also taught many cooking classes at the Kenosha Public Museum and as an adjunct at Gateway Technical College in the Culinary Arts program.

Prior to her career as a chef, Rita was a dress maker creating wedding dresses and costumes for the Madrigal feast as well as the Renaissance Fair. She earned a degree in Chemistry at the Metropolitan University in Denver, Colorado.

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: Check in 11:45 | Lunch 12:00
Where: The Colerget, 6520 67th St
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Cost: $25 per person

July Quest Speaker

Jessica Sippel

Jessica SippelSippel Law, LLC
Trust and Estate Planning

Jessica’s primary area of law practice is estate planning, probate, trust administration, and real estate.  She advises and counsels clients in estate and tax planning for multi-million dollar estates as well as clients who have smaller estates.  She has been an active educator and speaker for private families, financial planners and accountants and welcomes any opportunity to share the importance of estate planning with her professional and community fellows.  Ms. Sippel presently is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bar Association, Financial Planning Association, Association for Women Lawyers, and the Association for Marquette University Women.  

Jessica Sippel (Wolff) grew up in Waterford, WI.  She attended St. Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Central High School.  She graduated cum laude from Marquette University in three years with duo majors in French Literature and English Literature.  She then went on to receive her law degree at Marquette University Law School in 2011.  She has been married for six years to her high school sweetheart Brian R. Sippel (also a Burlington native) and together they have two children, Jude and Natalie.  She enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, singing, playing piano, sustainable and organic living practices and the outdoors.


June Guest Speaker

JoAnne Brandes

Leadership Excellence Center

JoAnne BrandesJoAnne Brandes is the founder and co-president of the Leadership Excellence Center, an attorney, an outside Board member of several corporations, and speaker and consultant specializing in leadership development, corporate structure and governance, cultural transformation and change management. JoAnne retired after an over 25 year career with the  S.C. Johnson family of companies as the Executive Vice President, CAO, General Counsel and Secretary of JohnsonDiversey, Inc., responsible for all legal matters, Human Resources, Communications, Public Affairs and administration for the company and its over 65 international and domestic subsidiaries.  JoAnne was a member of the company’s management committee and had major responsibility for the company’s acquisition and integration within a few years of global companies adding over $2 billion in sales. JoAnne was named “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother Magazine several years ago for her work in developing corporate child care and other family friendly programs for employees.

May Guest Speaker

Christine Weyker

The KAC – Kenosha Achievement Center, Inc

Christine WeykerI grew up in New Berlin and moved to Milwaukee to pursue my degree in Education.  While attending college I met my husband and was married one month after graduating with my bachelor’s degree.  My husband’s job brought us to Kenosha in 1989.

While running a childcare facility in Milwaukee, I completed my Master’s degree in Leadership and Advocacy at National Louis University. I continued my work with young children through the Birth – 3 program and joined the KAC team in 1998.  My intention in 98’ was to establish the B-3 program at KAC then get a “real” job in corporate America. Now, 18 years later, I am KAC’s Chief Executive Officer.  Needless to say, I found my niche working on behalf of people with special needs.  I am proud to be part of a team whose mission is to remove barriers, change perceptions and build confidence.  Our goal is that people regardless of ability are given opportunities for personal growth and success.

April Guest Speaker

Crystal Miller

Frontida Assisted Living

Crystal MillerCrystal Miller was born in Canada and grew up in northwestern Ontario where her parents served as evangelical missionaries.  She is the oldest of five children and credits her genetics and her birth order as contributing to her personality and work ethic!   Crystal attended Maranatha Baptist University and earned a B.S. in Business Management.  She and Steve married in 1995 shortly after her graduation and they moved to Kenosha in 1997.

Crystal’s entrepreneurial spirit and determined nature have been a great fit with her husband Steve’s visionary and creative mind and together they have attempted, built, failed, and finally thrived in business over the last 20 years.  Frontida, Inc. was born in 2009, beginning by managing assisted living homes in Wisconsin.  Crystal often talks about her passion – building a positive company culture and developing the people she is privileged to lead.  She reminds every team member that Frontida’s culture is the cumulative attitude and behaviors of each member of the team.  Crystal leads Frontida by consistently making the company values a part of every day life at work.  She is regularly found encouraging personal responsibility and spending time building into her team members and company leadership.  Crystal desires to build their trust by living the values that she has adopted for Frontida: *Tell the Truth, *Work Hard, *Follow the Rules, *Love Others, and *Have Fun.  Over the past seven years Frontida has grown and now operates eight assisted living homes in southeastern Wisconsin. In 2015, Frontida was honored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace.

March Guest Speaker

Nathan Dosch

First Business Bank

Business Succession Planning

Nathan DoschNate Dosch has joined First Business Trust & Investments with more than 10 years of combined experience in private legal practice and in public accounting focusing on tax, estate and succession planning strategies for high-net worth individuals and families. He earned his J.D. from Marquette University Law School, his M.S. in Taxation from UW – Milwaukee and his B.S. in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. Nate is active in a number of youth sports programs including Menomonee Falls Little League, Brookfield Indoor Soccer and Upward Basketball at Elmbrook Church. He resides in Menomonee Falls with his wife and two boys.

February Guest Speaker

Karen Hansen Johnson

The Shalom Center

KenoshaKaren earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska.  At the same time Karen was away at school, her mother Greta with the  support of Karen’s father Paul, started the Kenosha Soup Kitchen which is now known as the Shalom Center.  After living away from Kenosha for nearly 30 years, Karen returned to her hometown in 2013 with her  husband Todd, to be her ailing mother’s primary caregivers.  After Greta passed away in May 2014, Karen and Todd decided to make Kenosha their home and continue the legacy her parents began with the Shalom Center.

Karen joined the Shalom Center Board of Directors in September 2014.  She is on a mission to better inform the community of what the Shalom Center has been able to accomplish in its 30 plus years with the generosity of its amazing donors and volunteers.  Karen  serves on the following committees within the board: Building Committee, Public Relations Committee, Fundraising Committee and the Capital Campaign Committee.  She began the popular cheesy scarf fundraiser for Shalom.  She developed and brought to life Shalom’s first mascot, SOUPY Shalom.  Karen is also currently employed with Rosenthal Heating & Air Conditioning as a Commercial Account Manager.