September Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Gina Madrigrano Friebus


Gina Madrigrano Friebus is a Kenosha native who served as Vice President of Administration for W.O.W. Distributing Co.,Inc. , one of Wisconsin’s largest beer distributors from 1993 to 2009, when she retired.  Before joining W.O.W., she served as Vice President at 7UP Bottling Company/Kemmerer Bottling Company and Director of Administration at Jockey International. Having worked for her family owned businesses for the majority of her career, Gina is very proud of the distinguished award the Marquette University Center for Family Business bestowed on she and her siblings, Thomas and Aldo, and W.O.W. Distributing,  for their commitment to family and business over the years prior to her retirement.

Born, raised and educated in Kenosha, Gina is a graduate of St.Joseph High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Carthage College and a Masters of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee.

Gina currently holds positions on the Board of Trustees at Carthage College, a member of the St Joseph Catholic Academy Foundation Board, and TEMPO Kenosha, a professional women’s organization.  She also is a member of the Italian American Ladies Auxiliary and Ciao, and the Pleasant Prairie Police Appreciation Association.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Carthage College in 2011 and the Italian American Columbus Day Award.

She is the daughter of Thomasina (Montemurro) Madrigrano and the late Aldo M. Madrigrano.  For over three generations, the Montemurro and Madrigrano families have employed southeastern Wisconsin residents in their businesses.  At various times in her career she has worked with all of her siblings; Thomas, Kathy and Aldo.

Gina is an avid Milwaukee Bucks fan, enjoys Green Bay Packer games, traveling and photography.

Gina and her husband, Bill Friebus, live in Pleasant Prairie.


Please Join Us

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

RSVP by Monday, Sept 9, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us



Flowers & Fashion 2019

Flowers & Fashion Show

Flower Garden Background

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 5:30p.m.

Colerget Conference Center

New this Year!

To ensure attendance for our Members,
registration will first be opened to Members and their guests.
Registration will be opened to the general public after this initial period.

All non-member attendees will be asked to pay $25 which will be credited to her annual membership should she join Tempo Kenosha.

Flowers & Fashion Show

Save the Date! – Details coming Soon

Flowers and Fashion
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 5:30 pm
Colerget Conference Center

New this Year!

To ensure attendance for our Members,
registration will first be opened to Members and their guests.
Registration will be opened to the general public after this initial period.

All non-member attendees will be asked to pay $25 which will be credited to her annual membership should she join Tempo Kenosha.

2019 Tempo Kenosha Scholarship

Scholarship Application Due May 24th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Tempo Kenosha is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide a $1,500 scholarship for the continuing education of local women who are at least 21 years of age to attend Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University or UW-Parkside to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Applicant Qualifications/Requirements

  • Must be an adult female learner at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must be Kenosha County residents
  • Eligible colleges include Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University and University of WI – Parkside
  • Applicants must be seeking a minimum of a 2-year degree (Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree)
  • Applicants must be either a child of an employee employed by a Chamber member or an employee of a Chamber member, and company must have been a member for at least 1 year
  • Applicants must provide at least 1 letter of reference
  • Applicants will be expected to attend at least one Tempo Kenosha luncheon to be recognized for their scholarship

Applicants must be available for interview on Monday, June 3, 2019

Mailing Address:  Tempo Kenosha, PO BOX 580494, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

View the application here.



Fused Glass Creation

With Jayne Herring

You’re Invited!

Monday, April 29, 2019
5:30 pm for refreshments & networking
6:00pm Class
$50.00/person payable to Jayne Herring at the event

Glass Bowl

Join us in designing and preparing a lovely fused glass dish. You’ll decorate a base


provided by Jayne with fuseable glass details. Jayne will fire and then slump the piece into a dish and return it to you in about 10 days…Just in time for Mother’s Day!

RSVP By April 22, 2019 by emailing here:

There’s still space available! Invite a friend to join you!
We’d love to meet her!




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

Annual Planting Event

We will be hosting the annual Planting Event on Wed. April 20th, 2016 at 6:00 pm.  This is our Fourth annual “Planting Party” at Anton’s Greenhouse 9140 Cooper Rd, Pleasant Prairie, WI.  Come for a fun night, learn about plants and create your own beautiful planter. You can event bring a bottle of wine along or a beer or two!

New this year – We’re expanding it beyond Tempo Members! Please invite a friend who enjoys gardening or would like to know more about Tempo Kenosha to join you!

More Information about the Annual Planting Event on April 20, 2016.