Dear Downtown Business Owner,

Here is your November 2014 update on Downtown Kenosha, Inc. activity including events and opportunities. Please take some time to read through the newsletter and feel free to ask questions or share your feedback! You can contact the Downtown Kenosha, Inc. office at 262-925-3463 or email us anytime.
DKI Executive Director Hired
Christopher Naumann to Start Dec. 8
Photo: Jim Matthews, Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette

Downtown Kenosha, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Christopher Naumann, who will begin the job on December 8. "We are very happy that Christopher has accepted this opportunity with our organization and our community," noted DKI Board Chair Paul McDonough. "His experience and success in growing and managing a similar organization in Green Bay makes him an ideal fit to lead DKI."  READ MORE> 

Lightin' Up Deadline Reminders

BUSINESS LISTINGMonday, Nov. 3 This is the deadline to provide details of your business' specials, activities and/or entertainment that will happen during Lightin' Up (Nov. 28). Businesses who previously provided their name and address to be listed on the event brochure should now submit the details of their Lightin' Up activity to be listed on the website. Any business who missed the brochure deadline is welcome to submit to be included on the website. Please submit your info to Zohrab by Nov. 3.


ICE LANTERNS - Monday, Nov. 3

Francisco Loyola and the Kenosha Art Association will once again offer ice lanterns for purchase for Lightin' Up. The cost is $10.00 per lantern and includes one battery operated candle light. Orders must be placed in advance and you will be responsible for picking up your lantern(s) at a designated time and location on November 28.
To order, contact Francisco by email or call (262) 945-9411 by Nov. 3.


Decorate your storefront and/or windows in holiday style and compete for visitors' votes! Advance registration is necessary to place your business name and location on the website, day-of-event flyers, as well as on the voting site. Read more about the contest HERE. Register with Deanna by Nov. 14.

SnowDaze 2015: Ice Sculpture Orders Now Being Accepted

Downtown Kenosha, Inc. is pleased to be partnering with the City of Kenosha again for the annual SnowDaze Festival on February 14, 2015. Ice sculptures by Art Below Zero will once again be the main attraction at the Library Park festival and throughout Downtown.

Businesses are invited to purchase a sculpture to be placed in front of their location. DKI will again subsidize $100 of the cost for the FIRST 40 sculptures. Standard single-block sculptures cost $250-$275 depending on the design (most are $250), so net cost to the business will be $150-$175. Orders received after the first 40 will be billed at full price ($250-$275). You may choose from set designs (click HERE for the list and associated costs) or request a custom design. Designs already reserved for Library Park are the Lighthouse and Streetcar. 


The 40 subsidized sculptures will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to one per location at this price. Deadline for all orders January 15


To order, contact Zohrab by email.


Check out photos of 2014 SnowDaze ice sculptures HERE!

Scott Holloway Fundraiser Saturday, November 1

Celebrating Lemon Street Gallery's Melanie Hovey

An open house to mark the retirement of Lemon Street Gallery Executive Director Melanie Hovey will be 11am to 4pm Saturday, November 1 at the gallery. Join us in celebrating Melanie's 15 amazing years of building Kenosha's arts scene! A recognition program begins at 4pm and refreshments will be served from 4-6pm. Thank you Melanie for all you've given and will continue to give to the arts!

Ongoing Co-op Ad Opportunities


Be a part of a unified radio campaign featuring the official Downtown Kenosha jingle. A custom 60-second commercial costs as little as $20 per spot. Or split the cost with 3 other businesses and pay as little as $5 per spot. All commercials run during prime time, Mon-Fri 6am-7pm and rates include production costs.Click HERE for details or contact Mike Hirsch at (262) 694-7800 ext. 121 or via email


Kenosha News Get Out

This special Downtown advertising section runs the second Friday of each month (the day before Second Saturday). It's a great opportunity to reach consumers who are already planning to come Downtown or to help encourage them to do so! Ad spaces are just $65 per date and include full color. Click HERE for details or contact Allyson Barnes at (262) 656-6262 or via email.

REMINDER: Check Your Business Listing on
As mentioned in recent Newsletters, the Downtown website is undergoing a "facelift" and the new will be launched in just a few weeks. We encourage you to review your free business listing in the site's Business Directory and make changes and updates as needed. Click HERE for instructions on how to submit your new content.
CONNECT with Downtown Kenosha!



NOVEMBER Event Highlights 

11/1 - Scott Holloway Benefit

at Linnea Bakery & Rustic Road Brewing

11/1 - 15th Anniversary Celebration & Melanie Hovey Retirement program 4-6pm @ Lemon Street Gallery

11/1MAAM-a-RAMA 12-4pm @ Fusion

11/6 - Happenings Magazine Presents John Oates In Concert @ Reuther Auditorium 

DESIGN Committee
Tuesday, November 18 @ 6pm @ Kaiser's Pizza & Pub



Monday, November 24 @ 6pm @ Boat House Pub & Eatery


Click HEREto learn more about Downtown Kenosha, Inc. Volunteer Committees.

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September Total  3,973 


YTD TOTAL = 36,248



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Post Reach - 74,626

Engaged Users - 6,816

Got Downtown BROCHURES?
Make sure you have an ample supply of the current Downtown Kenosha Business Directory & Map!  Brochures can be picked up at the Downtown Kenosha, Inc. office (at KABA, 5500 6th Avenue, Suite 200 - above Jockey) or at the Kenosha Area CVB office (corner of 56th & Sheridan). Or email us and we'll deliver them to you!
Resources & Links

Downtown Kenosha Strategic Development Plan:
View online | Download Full Plan (31MB)

2014 State of the Downtown Presentation:
Power Point | Video Highlights


Kenosha News Co-op Advertising Program


WLIP Co-op Advertising Program


Adopt-a-Flower Basket Program


Website Listing Form

Downtown Kenosha Inc.
5500 6th Avenue, Suite 200, Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 925-3463 | Email