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.

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April Luncheon

Guest Speakers: Steve & Crystal Miller of Harmony Works

Crystal & Steve Miller

Entrepreneurs Crystal and Steve Miller, a husband and wife team, own Frontida Assisted Living and have had success in building teams in assisted living for the last 10 years, as evidenced by their Top Workplace awards for 5 years in a row from feedback given by their teams.

As a professional speaker, Steve has traveled the country sharing their team-building strategy with rave reviews. Crystal has earned awards for her intentional leadership, including the Kenosha Area Business Alliance Entrepreneur of the Year award. She is a frequent speaker and a leader in her community.

Please Join Us

When:       Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Speaker:   Steve & Crystal Miller
Where:      The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Friday, April 5, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

March Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michele Hancock, Ed.D. Professor of Practice in Education and Director of Accelerated Certification in Teaching

Dr. Michele Hancock

Dr. Michele Hancock, Ed., currently serves as Professor of Practice in Education and Director of Accelerated Certification in Teaching.

Throughout her numerous years in pre K-12 education and as an adjunct professor in St. John Fisher College’s doctoral program, she has taught in diverse communities and served as an educational leader addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. In her varied professional roles from classroom teacher to school principal, from central office administrator to school superintendent and higher education advocate, the equity initiatives promoted and implemented addressed creating equitable outcomes for all students and employees by closing equity gaps where they existed. In addressing adult learner needs, Prof. Hancock has taught and presented to numerous organizations, K-12 districts, and higher education institutions on topics such as equity-conscious leadership, pathways to equity and inclusion, culturally relevant instruction, crucial conversations, equity-minded teacher programs, etc.

Prof. Hancock completed her doctorate at St. John Fisher College earning an Ed.D. Her dissertation work received prominent recognition for research on how teachers recognize and challenge deficit-thinking in their schools. Other degrees received were a B.S. at University of Illinois, M.Ed. at National Louis University, and her Certificate of Advance Studies (CAS) in Education Administration at the State University of New York (Oswego).

Prof. Hancock has co-authored and published a couple of education articles in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Journal of Staff Development (JSD) on the topics of principal and teacher leadership, and faculty and staff professional learning programs.

She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, married with two sons, two granddaughters.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Michele Hancock
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Friday, March 8, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us at tempokenosha@gmail.com

February Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Jessica Gamez, Business Development Executive at Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association (KVNA)

 

Jessica Gamez

Jessica Gamez is a results-driven health care sales and business development professional with 10 years of experience with a focus on leadership and growth in home health, hospice assisted and independent living, skilled nursing and long term acute care hospital settings. She has experience in sales and marketing, operations and project management, strategic planning, finance, customer service, business development, process improvement and program development. She loves the challenge of navigating the ever-changing healthcare universe for best patient outcomes and census growth.

Jessica has a BA in Business Management and Leadership with a minor in Sales and Marketing. She is currently enrolled in Nursing Home Administrators Independent Coursework for NHA certification. She is well versed in programs for at-risk populations including Medicare, Medicaid, and Accountable Care Organizations.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Speaker:  Jessica Gamez, KVNA
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12

Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Friday, February 8, 2018
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us at tempokenosha@gmail.com

January Luncheon

Welcome Guest Speaker Cameron Swallow:

Cameron Swallow

Cameron Swallow moved to Kenosha in August of 2017 to join her husband, John, the new president of Carthage College. She has been a secondary school teacher for 18 years, teaching mathematics, English, French, music and drama. She enjoys reading good fiction, traveling, and playing and singing folk music. She has always been interested in projects that bring different groups of people together around a common purpose and she is looking forward to participating in such community-building projects at Carthage and in Kenosha.

 

 

Meet the 2018 Tempo Kenosha Scholarship Recipients:

Elizabeth Spevak

Elizabeth’s goal is to become a Registered Nurse and is currently working at Aurora Health Care as a CNA. She was nominated for the South Market CNA/MA/Tech Caregiver Excellence Award in March of 2018 for the care she provides to her Addition Medicine Patients. She volunteers her time at the local humane society and works with rescue animals until they are able to find a permanent home.

Giovanna Gutierrez

Giovanna is the Bilingual Admissions Counselor for the University of WI – Parkside. In 2013, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Art History and a Spanish minor. She is currently seeking her Master’s degree in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration on Public Service from UW – Parkside. She is passionate about helping underserved students obtain a high school credential and transition to college.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Speaker:  Cameron Swallow
Guests:     Tempo Scholarship Recipients

Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Friday, January 4, 2018
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us at tempokenosha@gmail.com

 

December Luncheon

Guest Speaker:

Rita Ramacci of Francine’s Fine Catering

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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 12, 2018
Speaker:  Rita Ramacci
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Monday, Dec 10, 2018
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us at tempokenosha@gmail.com

November Luncheon

Heather Lux

Guest Speaker:

Heather Lux
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Heather Lux has served as the Regional Project Director for the Southeast Office for over 6 years. Under her leadership, the business education team has not only met but exceeded all of the area’s goals and deliverables. She oversees all daily operations in WWBIC’s Southeast Wisconsin office. She brings in vision, strategy and relationship building. Ms. Lux was formerly Director of Junior Achievement where she was responsible for special events, fund raising, networking, board development, partnerships and overall program sales. Prior to that, she was the territory and then, regional sales manager for a large paper mill on the east coast, receiving the “Top Sales” award for 9 out of 13 years. Ms. Lux earned her degrees in Business Administration and Public Relations from Carthage College, and recently completed her Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Parkside. She currently serves on the national board for the Association of Women’s Business Centers.

When:      Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Speaker:  Heather Lux
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Monday, Nov 12, 2018
by emailing tempokenosha@gmail.com

October Luncheon

Amy Trottier

Amy Trottier is a CPA with Andrea & Orendorff LLP in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and has over twenty years of experience in the public accounting industry.  Before Andrea & Orendorff, the majority of her experience came from being a tax manager with VBL & Associates, S.C. in Kenosha and Clifton Gunderson LLP, a mid-sized national public accounting firm.

In her position with A&O, Amy focuses on tax planning and compliance for individuals and small business owners.  She has also developed a niche in estate accounting and income taxation.  Working with local attorneys, she helps families navigate the probate process and fiduciary income taxation.  She enjoys helping clients understand the complex tax code and make intelligent and informed decisions.

Originally from Waukegan, Illinois, Amy has been a resident of Kenosha for over 20 years.  Amy and her husband of seventeen years have two children and a high-energy Border Collie/Black Lab mix.  While most of her free time is spent being a mother and a wife, Amy also enjoys scrap booking and listening to live music.

When:      Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Speaker:  Amy Trottier, CPA
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Monday, October 8th, 2018
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

February Luncheon

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Tara was born and raised in Kenosha and currently resides there with her daughter who is a Junior at Mount Mary University majoring in Social Work and her three adorable dogs.  With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Concordia University, Tara holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the United Way of Kenosha County.  Prior to her role at United Way, Tara worked as the Vice President of Cash Management for Southport Bank and prior to that, spent 14 years working for Johnson Bank holding various positions throughout her career.

Tara currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lakeside Curative Services, Band of Blue – a nonprofit organization with a nationwide focus on providing support to the children of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and Kenosha County Workforce Development.  In addition, she is on the Executive Committee for Building Our Future, a Kenosha County initiative where our vision is everyone will achieve their personal potential from cradle to career. Tara is passionate about volunteerism and is a Foster Mom for Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue and a Big Sister for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kenosha County.  In recognition of her volunteer and fundraising efforts, Tara was honored as the 2013 Young Professional of the Year for Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, the 2012 Community Service Award winner for Johnson Financial Group, and was a 2016 Community Trustee Honoree for the Journal Times Positively Racine Publication.

January Luncheon

Dr. Jeanette De Witt
6 Steps to Building Your Health Naturally  
                                                                                          

Dr. Jeanette De Witt is the owner of De Witt Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training as a University Scholar from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 1996. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy from Allegheny University of Health Sciences in Philadelphia, PA in 1998. She completed five examinations and a research project to earn her Certification in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy in 2012. Later that year, she returned to her academic studies while continuing to practice full-time. Dr. Jeanette received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2014. She is a native of Cincinnati, OH and moved to Kenosha, WI with her family in February 2012.

Dr. Jeanette has practiced in both hospital-based and private outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practices. She opened De Witt Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC in 2015 to serve the Kenosha and Racine Communities with a practice of “well-care” instead of “sick-care.” With her 19 years of experience treating a variety of patients from 6 months old to 98 years old, Dr. Jeanette helps people in Southeastern Wisconsin get back to doing what they love without painkillers even if other treatments, including surgery, have failed. Her mission is to empower people to make better decisions about their health and brighten the day of anyone who walks through her door. She is passionate about teaching how physical therapy is a natural alternative to opioid/pain medication and how exercise can be used as medicine to prevent many chronic diseases like asthma, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Dr. Jeanette celebrates her 12-year marriage to Joel De Witt. He is the Director of Mental Health with Armor Correctional at the Milwaukee County Jail and Franklin House of Correction. Yes, her husband goes to jail every day AND comes home every day, too! Their two daughters, Lydia (age 8) and Madelyn (age 7) attend Christian Life School. Dr. Jeanette also acts as Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track at Christian Life School. Their family attends First Christian Church in Kenosha and enjoys family fun time by playing board games, watching Star Wars movies, visitng the Kenosha County local parks and Six Flags Great America.