August Meeting

Tom & Monica Karnes, LaMacchia Travel Agency

Please Join Us, Wednesday, August 12th at 12:00 p.m.

We will send you the meeting link soon after we receive your RSVP. Please include:

  • Your Name and any announcements you’d like to share
    • We’ll get them out to the group for you!  

RSVP by Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us mailto:tempokenosha@gmail.com

Monica Karnes

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

When I started dating Tom in high school he was already working at the agency and soon travel quickly became a big part of our relationship.

At the heart of why I love this industry is that Travel is a great means to connect with family.  Whether you are traveling with family or visiting them domestically/Internationally there is nothing that creates a stronger bond and greater understanding of family than travel!  My favorite travel experience is the journey to Rodi, Italy, a coastal village on the Adriatic Sea.  Being removed from the touristy and commercialism really made it an adventure but knowing that it was the town my grandfather was born in made it spiritual.  Being welcomed by family we never met or even previously spoke to stirred so many feelings.   Words just can’t properly describe an event like that. 

The Greek Islands are next on my list, the unique beauty, food and culture are all very appealing to me. Knowing that the companies we work with will handle all the details that will allow me to fully immerse myself into the journey is the only way to travel. The true definition of a good agency isn’t based on how good my own vacations are but more importantly  how GREAT the vacations of our customers are.  Our goal is simple, to provide you with the value and service that will bring you back to book your next vacation with us. Stop in the office or contact me anytime to discuss any questions you may have about working with a travel professional! 

Tom Karnes

“You don’t get extra credit for doing what you’re supposed to do.”
– Chris Rock

Let me say this upfront, I’m not big on change.  

I still have my High School job, I’m married to my High School Sweetheart, I still listen to Grateful Dead and I still believe that providing great service is the key to success, and all of these instilled in me in the early 80’s.

I’m being a little facetious about “change”, there are few other industries that have evolved and changed as much as the travel industry or have had as many casualties.    Through a lot of hard work, creativity and commitment from some really great people here at LaMacchia Travel we continue to provide a great value and service. 

What does this mean for you? This means that my experiences, relationships, knowledge and commitment are all here for your vacation benefit. We love what we do…. we sell vacations and experiences and we want you to buy your next one from us.  Call, email or stop in and see what we have to offer, if you like what you see and what we have to offer, we move forward-if you don’t , no problem. It’s just that simple.

FYI just recently I went back to my high school haircut, let me know what you think. 

July Meeting

Guest Speaker

Hannah Warren, Jhoole

 

Hannah Warren Jhoole

In 2008, Hannah Warren, a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Thailand and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to India, learned about the plight of female weavers while taking their portraits in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India. She was inspired to found Jhoole, a nonprofit eco-fashion social enterprise designed to combat poverty and empower women. Jhoole is now a locally managed, sustainable organization that helps women to gain economic independence, invest in education and, ultimately, break the cycle of chronic poverty. Hannah has a BA in South Asian Studies and Linguistics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion.
www.jhoole.org

Jhoole’s Mission is to empower artisans.

“We believe that investing in women has the power to transform communities”

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Speaker:  Hannah Warren, Jhoole
Where:     Virtual Zoom Meeting
Time:        Noon

RSVP by Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

Upcoming Speakers
Aug – Tom and Monica Karnes
Sept – Maureen Sorensen, Plant Manager Rustoleum
Oct – Annie Bruss, Andrea’s
Nov – Dr. Kelli Sasada
Dec – Rita Ramacci, Francine’s Catering

Financial Planning Panel

Tempo Kenosha is pleased to present three local professionals who will provide insight on financial and retirement planning. 

When:      Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Speaker:  Financial Panel
Where:     Virtual Zoom Meeting
Time:        Noon

RSVP by Tuesday, June 9, 2020
E-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

We will send you the meeting link when we receive your RSVP. Please include:

  • Your Name
  • Any announcements you’d like to share
  • Any questions you might have for our speakers
    • Our panelists have a wide range of knowledge in the areas of personal finance and retirement planning. Additionally, they can help share information on both the CARES Act and SECURE Act. Please submit questions with your RSVP. We will also use the chat feature during the presentation.

Guest Speakers:

Kristi Schaeffer Kleutsch, CSA
The Schaeffer Financial Group, LLC

Kristi Schaeffer Kleutsch, CSA

Kristi Schaeffer Kleutsch, Vice President of the firm is the 3rd generation of Schaeffer’s in the financial services business. A UW-Whitewater business graduate of marketing and recreation management, Kristi is a Certified Senior Advisor. She has been licensed and actively practicing since 1999, following a sports marketing career. Kristi and her husband Dan Kleutsch reside in Kenosha with their three children. Kristi is securities licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois, and 12 additional states. She is licensed in life, health, disability and long-term care insurance licenses. Her industry associations include Financial Services Institute, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, as well as Racine Kenosha Estate Planning Council.

Community involvements include: member of YMCA Kenosha Board of Directors, Harborside Governance board member, local schools volunteer, Girl Scouts of Southeast WI, WWBIC Advisory Council, Tempo Kenosha, Lord of Life Lutheran Church  volunteer and Sunday school teacher, faithful friend of Hospice Alliance, Women’s and Children’s Horizons, ELCA Outreach Center, Meals on Wheels  and additional local charitable causes.

Past active involvement including leadership roles with various groups such as Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs, with Toastmasters International ATM-S, Business Networking International, Leadership Kenosha graduate, Kenosha Women’s Network, and Junior Achievement instructor.

She enjoys spending time cheering on her kids in their activities, cooking and time with extended family and friends.

Christine King, CFP, CRPC, CDFA, CKA
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc

Christine King, CFP, CRPC, CDFA, CKAChristine is a Private Wealth Advisor, Associate Vice President for Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC.  She is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, Chartered Retired Retirement Planning Counselor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and a Certified Kingdom Advisor. She specializes in fee-based comprehensive financial planning and asset management strategies. She has been in practice for 23 years. Her branch office is located in Brookfield, WI, and also maintains a comprehensive financial planning practice in downtown Kenosha. She is licensed in 14 states. Her areas of focus include: Divorce Financial Planning, Women’s Financial Strategies, Insurance, Family Finances, Wealth Preservation Strategies, and Estate Planning Strategies. She is a 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager Award winner. She has won this award every year since 2012.

Christine was raised in the Racine/Kenosha area. She recently returned home and lives in downtown Kenosha and loves it!  She earned her Bachelor Degree in International Business and Marketing from Carthage College in 1997. She is a proud alumna of Carthage and an avid volunteer. She serves on the Carthage College President’s Leadership Council and the Alumni Council.  Currently, she also is serving on the Carthage College 150 Years of Women campaign.

In addition, she is a member of Rotary Club of Kenosha-West. She also volunteers with Junior Achievement and Make a Difference WI. Both organizations are devoted to increasing financial literacy and work-readiness in our education system. Christine is the Immediate Past President of Kenosha Women’s Network. Kenosha Women’s Network is a local non-profit who through their mini grant program helps empower women and children of Kenosha County.

When she can, she enjoys adding stamps to her passport and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly Mould, J.D., CTFA, CWS, CDFA
Johnson Financial Group

Kelly Mould, J.D., CTFA, CWS, CDFAKelly is Senior Vice President, Wealth Fiduciary Advisor for Johnson Bank.  She is an attorney and a Certified Trust Financial Advisor, Certified Wealth Strategist and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  She is also one of the winners of Johnson Financial Group’s Circle of Excellence Award provided to associates who excel in providing an exceptional client experience.

Kelly was born and raised in Racine Wisconsin, she graduated from the University Of Wisconsin Law School in 2011, is a Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and has served on their Board of Governors representing Racine County.  Kelly also served on the Board of Governors for the Racine County Bar Association working diligently to build professional networks and increase the access to legal services for members of the Racine Community.  In 2016 Kelly won the Cynthia L. Murphy Community Volunteer Award for her service to the Racine Community. Kelly also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Electronic Media from Marquette University.

Previously, Kelly was an associate with Hostak, Henzl & Bichler S.C. with a focus on family law matters, guardianships and estate planning.  In 2012 Kelly also received a Judicial Appointment to serve as Guardian Ad Litem in Racine County handling family custody and placement, guardianship and juvenile court matters.

Kelly also was an executive for Time Warner Cable with over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and a reputation for exceptional management of people, products and technology. Her last role before embarking on a career in law was as Vice President of Customer Care for Time Warner Cable, Southeastern Wisconsin.

Kelly has a diverse professional background which includes extensive business experience and legal experience.   As a business leader and as an attorney she has consistently demonstrated an ability to build relationships, identify opportunities, develop strategic and creative solutions, facilitate negotiation and accomplish goals.

Guest Speaker Nina Ferraro

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After 13 years in healthcare technology strategy at the senior and executive levels, Nina understood how seriously she and her team of 130 people took achievement and advancement – it often meant neglecting their health, well-being, relationships, and more. After some serious reflection, Nina determined that she did not want to reduce her achievement but did want to increase her overall well-being. So, she took action.

After researching productivity, achievement, and well-being for several years – she created a Boldly Go Productivity Methodology that teaches someone how to produce at their highest level, work at the right times for their brain and body, reduce stress and anxiety – all without neglecting their overall well-being. Understanding this methodology and being disciplined to live it out in one’s life or the workplace will bring any person, team, or company to the next level. Her methodologies have been used by businesses and individuals throughout the country, and have been shown to influence major culture shifts.

The results allow you to reduce attrition, increase motivation and inspiration, improve productive work, and see spikes in overall joy. When Nina implemented her methodologies with her team, she saw team growth increase by 500% and attrition drop from 22% to 4% in two years’ time.

As a Productivity expert, Nina helps individuals, teams, and companies operate at peak levels in all areas of their life. Nina excels at helping people develop their short- and long-term vision (Boldly Blueprint), create a detailed plan of action (Boldly Building Blocks), and then methodically coaches them and holds them accountable to putting that plan into productive action by the very next day (Boldly Go Productivity Methodology).

Beyond Nina’s dedication to Boldly + Co., she lives in Kenosha with her husband and two children (Rome, 8, and Stasia, 5); she is passionate about investing in residential and commercial real-estate throughout the Midwest; and in her spare time, she most enjoys: reading, traveling, eating appetizers instead of entrees, and being in any kind of competition – she’s in it to win it!

 

Please join us, through the magic of Zoom, on Wednesday, May 13th at Noon to hear from Creative Strategist, Nina Ferraro.

We will send you the meeting link when we receive your RSVP. Please include:

  • Your Name
  • Any announcements you’d like to share
    • We’ll get them out to the group for you!
  • Any questions you might have for our speaker
    • We’ll also be using a chat feature for questions you may have during the presentation

 

 

March Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Christine Specht

 

Christine Specht

 

Christine Specht grew up with Cousins Subs – the sub sandwich chain her dad, Bill Specht, founded with his cousin two years before she was born. She has held the roles of Human Resources Manager, Chief Operating Officer, President and CEO, and she now serves as the company’s CEO. Specht lead a series of system changes, including: a largescale rebranding strategy to establish consistency and unify the brand in look and feel across all 99 locations, the implementation of grills in all applicable restaurants and the inclusion of Cousins Subs’ Midwest heritage throughout its menu with signature local products including subs served with all Wisconsin cheeses, Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. She also strengthened Cousin Subs’ unit-level economics, created a strong core of franchise partners and positioned the organization for growth in the Midwest.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Speaker:  Christine Specht, CEO Cousins Subs
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
                    6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by 8:00 am Monday Mar 9, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

February Luncheon

Guest Speaker

Alexandria Robinson

 

Alexandria RobinsonAlexandria Binanti Robinson is working with the mission to revitalize downtowns. As the Executive Director of the Main Street Program Downtown Kenosha, Inc., Alexandria leads the community’s business improvement district in strategic and operational activities to ensure growth and progress of its historic downtown.

Prior to Downtown Kenosha Inc, Alexandria worked in municipality development and public relations with a focus on marketing and small business administration. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin –Parkside and former partner in her family  business, Alexandria has firsthand experience with the local community. She ultimately strives for a thriving economy in Kenosha through placemaking initiatives, successful events, and business support.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
Speaker:  Alexandria Robinson, DKI
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by 8:00 am Monday Feb 10, 2019 by e-mailing us: tempokenosha@gmail.com

 

January 2020 Tempo Business Meeting

Please join us for an update on the status of Tempo Kenosha.

Board members will share information on our goals for 2020, financials and, most importantly, ask for your feedback. Please think about what Tempo Kenosha does well, where we can improve and what you’d like to see going forward.

We look forward to an interactive and open conversation with our valued members and guests!

 

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020
Speaker:  Tempo Kenosha Business Meeting
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by 8:00 am Monday Jan 6, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

Guest Speaker Rita Ramacci

Please join us for one of our most anticipated lunches of the year when Rita shares a cooking demonstration and tips for holiday entertaining!

You don’t want to miss this one!

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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.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019
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 8:00 am Monday Dec 9, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com

*Members and Guests, in an attempt to reduce our costs for uneaten lunches, effective January 2020, a $25 fee will be charged for any cancellations received after 8am on the Monday preceding the Wednesday luncheon.

*Substitutes are always welcome. Please invite someone to attend in your place if you can’t join us!     

 

 

November Luncheon

Guest Speaker

Jonathan Reynolds, Titus Talent

Jonathan Reynolds

As CEO of Titus Talent Strategies, Jonathan is a visionary, entrepreneur and game-changer in the people space. He is energized by inspiring company leaders and equipping them with unique approaches to better understand their people, foster organizational alignment, and create optimum performance among their team members. His fun stories and British accent will draw you in, while his cutting-edge ideas and practical strategies will leave you wanting more. Jonathan has almost 20 years of experience in the recruiting industry and is sought-after for his innovative approach. He started Titus Talent Strategies after experiencing firsthand that the traditional recruiting model was broken and had to be changed to produce better results and create lasting partnerships. Jonathan currently leads a unique, fast-growing team of talent consultants across the country and consults companies on how to improve their talent strategy by focusing on their most important asset – their people.

Check out this great link to learn more about Jonathan!
http://www.jonathanreynolds.life

 

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
Speaker:  Jonathan Reynolds
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by 8:00 am Monday Nov 11, 2019
To RSVP email tempokenosha@gmail.com

 

October Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Tamarra Coleman

Tamarra Coleman

Tamarra Coleman has been a lifelong resident of Kenosha County and was educated in the Kenosha Unified Schools (KUSD), graduating from Bradford High School. After attending college, Tamarra entered the business world, as a Director of Project Managers for 18 years before returning to public sector employment.  In addition to working, caring for her family and raising 3 talented daughters, as a parent Tamarra became actively involved in PTA’s, and participated on various Strategic Planning teams for KUSD and UW-Parkside, as well as serving on the KUSD Policy and Personnel committee, the Curriculum committee and the KUSD Transformation Team.  She was an adult advisor and mentor for African American girls with the SI.S.T.A.S. Empowerment Group.  Tamarra believes in making meaningful contributions to her community through role modeling, volunteerism, engagement and active participation.

Tamarra decided to pursue a political path in 2012 when she ran and was elected to the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) School Board.  She made her presence known as an outspoken member of the School Board and she was re-elected to the School Board in 2015; for another three year term. She gained the trust and respect of her peers who selected her as Board President for four consecutive years, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  She has demonstrated strong leadership, compassion and an understanding of the needs of the community where she lives and works. She also serves on the Executive Board for Building Our Future; she is a Mahone Foundation Committee Member and is the Board Secretary for the Kenosha Community Health Center.

Tamarra left the business world in 2015 to become a member of the management team at the Shalom Center where she currently works as the Executive Director.  At her current position Tamarra demonstrates the same servant leadership spirit that has made her successful in the private sector, on the KUSD School Board, as a mother of 3 daughters and a community volunteer.  She is a great example for women and girls of all ages to follow, not only in the educational arena but in pursuit of life goals.  Tamarra Coleman has been married to her wonderful husband, Rev. Michael Coleman, for 24 years.

Please Join Us

When:      Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019
Speaker:  Tamarra Coleman
Where:     The Colerget Conference Center
6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        11:45 Check In | Lunch 12
Cost:          $25 per person

 

RSVP by Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us tempokenosha@gmail.com