One of the most rewarding things about owning your own business in a great community like Kenosha is you get to allow your staff to apply their creative talents to a wide range of worthy projects.
Dooley & Associates, working out of our Downtown Kenosha offices, employs some of the most talented and creative individuals. I see their commitment to our clients on a daily basis. Their talents present themselves in the outstanding work that they do. Needless to say, I am proud of our staff at Dooley & Associates and I am so excited to be able to allow them to help our community in so many ways.
One of the organizations that has benefited from Dooley & Associates community outreach is the Kenosha Literacy Council. This vital agency, which works with adults from all over the world who have come to Kenosha to be part of the American dream, is hosting their 17th annual Spelling Bee at Gateway Technical College on Friday, April 8.
I have personally emceed this event for the past five years, the last three in tandem with Dooley’s own Director of Digital Media John Hogan. It’s a fun event and is the major fundraiser for an organization that last year celebrated its 50th year of making a world of difference in Kenosha.
They are still accepting teams and other sponsorships. The Bee has been a source of great pride for the KLC Board of Directors (two of which are members of the Dooley team - John Hogan and Ron Stevens).
I think the event is really going to be fun this year with the theme being Hollywood. My own Service Club - the Rotary Club of Kenosha West - is sponsoring a team for the first time since the first annual Spelling Bee. Our team has adopted the Wizard of Oz as their theme and, with the hilarious members they have on board, I expect them to have a lot of fun even if they don’t spell the words correctly :^>
Rotary-West team members include:
Heartless Jim Fulmer of Fulmer Dentistry as the Tin Man
Jen Fisher of JayBee Collision & Repair Center as Dorothy
Cowardly Mike Worcester of Insty-Prints as the Cowardly Lion, and
our own Brainless Ron Stevens as the Scarecrow
I urge any business looking for ways to get involved in our community to consider sponsoring a team in the Kenosha Literacy Council Spelling Bee. Of course, if you cannot field a team, consider making a donation and attending this fun event! I hope to see you there.