Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is July 25th

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event July 25th. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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Adaptive leadership can help with challenging times

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. We are living in challenging times. Between March and mid-April 2020, three rounds of COVID-19 response stimulus packages—some the largest ever made law through federal policies—were approved to meet the crisis. These packages total nearly $2.5 trillion of what is presumably, […]

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People of all walks of life are taking part in solution

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. As I reflect over the past weeks of heightened safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been considering the critical institutions of government, nonprofit and businesses calling so many essential capacities to work. Professional leadership has been tremendous […]

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Food Bank nonprofit set to launch

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Last week, our largest food pantry in Kenosha County hosted a ribbon-cutting of its relocated pantry facility that is now housed on the same site as its emergency shelter program. Congratulations to Shalom Center’s leadership, staff and volunteers. The nearly 10,000 […]

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The dark side of higher education: student loan debt

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Today I am exploring, in public with trepidation, the implications of the dark side of my higher education experience: Student loan debt. While I, like presumably many former students, would not trade that experience/opportunity for the world, nonetheless I have resigned […]

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A journey of self-discovery with The Enneagram

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. As of 2013, I have been a certified facilitator and trainer of a personality and temperament assessment called Real Colors. This is based broadly on the Myers Briggs Test but in a much, much simpler form. A way I can […]

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Employers need to get engaged to address labor shortage

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Southeastern Wisconsin, from an economic development perspective, is an engine to Wisconsin. There are nearly 350,000 people in Kenosha and Racine counties, with the population projected to grow between 30 percent to as much as 60 percent by the year […]

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Innovation is the engine for economic growth

Article written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Journal Times. Economists’ understanding of economic growth and development processes has evolved with the times to an appreciation, in 2019, that the engine of growth and development is innovation. New products and services, novel approaches to social issues, and an entrepreneurial spirit […]

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Lincoln Park plays vital role in health of Kenosha

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Public parks and open spaces have long been seen as assets in a local community. Lincoln Park is one such Kenosha-specific asset to me as a 42-acre green space with expanses of sports fields and flower gardens, nestled within a residential neighborhood on Kenosha’s […]

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Seven steps to defining and realizing goals

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Last week I co-facilitated a strategy retreat for a small group of neighborhood leaders. Uptown Brass Village Neighborhood Association represents the geographic area located between 14th Avenue and 26th Avenue, and 60th Street and 65th Street (including blocks along Roosevelt Road.) Preparing for the […]

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