Items will aid area women’s shelter
RACINE — A local drive to collect personal care items for Women and Children’s Horizons will be April 8 through May 8.
The donation drive, “Movers for Moms,” is being sponsored by moving company Two Men and a Truck.
Donations of essential care items including hair care products, bedding, diapers, toothpaste and soft goods will be collected at local businesses.
Two Men and a Truck is seeking businesses to serve as donation sites by hosting a donation box in their office. A list of local businesses in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties will be posted at www.twomenandatruckracine.com under Community Service.
An interactive map of donation sites may also be found in early April at https://twomenandatruck.com/movers-for-moms. A wish list will also be posted online and at each donation site.
Bankers group optimistic as lending grows
A Wisconsin Bankers Association survey of the state’s banks reveals that lending grew each quarter last year, with commercial and industrial lending showing the largest growth at 11.3 percent over performance for the previous year.
Farm loans exhibited the second-largest growth at 4.2 percent. Total loans and leases grew by 3.9 percent.
Total deposits increased 2.6 percent to just over $90 billion.
WRA president and chief executive officer Rose Oswald Poels said the 2018 results reflected what bankers had predicted for the year. They also are optimistic, expecting 2019 results to be as good.
Local company shows rare cars
Steve Valenti Classics is showing a customized 1965 Mustang Pro-Touring convertible Coyote and a 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Woodie (one of four known to exist in the world) at the Autorama World of Wheels at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
The custom car show exhibit continues today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Valenti Classics is moving its sales division back to the Interstate 94 location (with the Corvette on the roof), 355 27th St., Caledonia, in March.
McGhee is Weed Man Rookie of the Year
Luke McGhee of Weed Man Racine-Kenosha has been named as 2018 Rookie of the Year by Weed Man USA.
The Rookie of the Year award recognizes McGhee for “effectively laying the foundation for a successful, rewarding future within the community and the Weed Man organization.”
McGee has a background in soil science and turf management. He was an assistant golf course superintendent at a variety of different courses and helped build Wisconsin’s newest golf resort, Sand Valley.
This year, he has expanded his services across Walworth County including Lake Geneva, Burlington, Waterford, East Troy and Elkhorn.
“I was always taught to work hard and be able to run your day, not allowing your day to run you. And that’s how I choose to live my life and run my business,” said McGhee.
“I would have to say that my genuine passion for proper care is a big driver to being acknowledged for this award. My team takes our work seriously and when its reflected in referrals, it feels good to know we are making a difference.”
For more information about Weed Man of Kenosha, call 262-358-8488 or visit racine-kenosha.weedmanusa.com.