August Member Spotlight

Lynn Biese-Carroll

The Shalom Center

Lynn Biese-Carroll

Our member spotlight this month features Lynn Biese-Carroll. In 1992, as a chiropractor, Lynn moved to Kenosha where there were no female chiropractors. At that time, Kenosha had fewer chiropractors than anywhere (except 2 counties) in the U.S. It was these demographic stats that attracted Lynn to Kenosha. She opened her first chiropractic office in 1992. As an adjunct professor at Palmer College, Lynn was committed to mentoring chiropractic interns which she melded with her business strategy of franchising group practices and developed into 6 chiropractic clinics and 14 doctors within 10 years. Mentoring women was important to Lynn. To date, 7 of 14 chiropractors that began their careers with the Biese Chiropractic Clinics were female and all went on to run successful practices on their own.

In 2008, Lynn retired from practice to return to Loyola University to obtain an Executive MBA. She has been a member of the Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the Mahone Foundation for 15 years and the Board of Directors for Women and Children’s Horizon for 25 years. She has taught Anatomy & Physiology at community college, was Executive Director of the Sharing Center (Paddock Lake) and Clinic Administrator of the Kenosha Community Health Center before taking the position of Executive Director of the Shalom Center in Kenosha.

Lynn’s life has been dedicated to supporting and teaching people in need and empowering young women to find their place in the world, where they, too, can make a difference.


Garden Party

Annual Garden Party!
Tuesday, August 9th
5:30pm | Fashion Show 6:00pm


An Evening at the Colerget Gardens!
Please be our guest for an evening of networking, friendship and great fashion tips!

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
RSVP  by August 1st
Space is limited

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 Luncheon

When:      Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Speaker:  JoAnne Brandes
Where:     The Colerget | 6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        Check in 11:45 | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Monday, June 6, 2016
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us

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 Luncheon

When:      Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Speaker:  Christine Weyker
Where:     The Colerget | 6520 67th St Kenosha
Time:        Check in 11:45 | Lunch 12
Cost:         $25 per person

RSVP by Monday, May 9, 2016
Click the “Register Now” link or e-mail us

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.

May Member Spotlight

Nancy Phillips

Johnson Bank

Nancy PhillipsAs a Treasury Management Relationship Manager, Nancy is responsible for the acquisition and expansion of commercial banking relationships and ongoing servicing of commercial clients in Johnson Bank’s Kenosha market. She takes the time to learn about her clients’ needs in order to build strong relationships and earn their trust.

Nancy joined Johnson Bank in 2015 and has worked in the financial services industry for five years as a relationship banker. During that time she specialized in small business where she reviewed and evaluated processes to streamline business to improve cash flow and reduce costs. Her prior experiences also include 15 years as a corporate controller and 15 years as a business owner.

Nancy is originally from Chicago graduating with a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. She moved to Wisconsin in 2000 with her husband, Craig, and two children, Marshall and Ashley. Her family has grown with the addition of her grandson, Jackson. Nancy enjoys traveling, cooking, knitting and golfing. She is also active in her community as a board member for Kenosha Community Health Center and secretary for Twin Lake Chamber and Arboretum Woods.

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.