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    August 14, 2018   The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update
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Vote Today: Primary Election Day
Chamber candidate information on competitive local races

Today is Election Day for Democratic and Republican Party primaries to select which candidates will face off in the fall election.

Wisconsin features a secret-ballot, open primary system, where voters can vote in only one party's races, but choose which party in the privacy of the voting booth. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To see where you vote and who is on your ballot, go to: myvotewi.gov

Locally, there are competitive Democratic primaries in the 31st Senate District, and 91st and 92nd Assembly Districts. Statewide, eight candidates are in the running for the Democratic nomination for Governor. On the Republican side, there is a competitive primary for the US Senate race.

To learn more about how it works and what’s at stake, the Chamber has created an online guide to the election, and you can read candidate answers to our Good Government Council questionnaires for the competitive local primaries:

Guide to the August 14 Primary

31st Senate District Candidate Questionnaire

91st Assembly District Candidate Questionnaire

92nd Assembly District Candidate Questionnaire

If you have questions, contact Scott Rogers. (715-858-0616)

Highlight Your Business Through Business of the Week

Want to highlight your business on the web and social media? The Chamber has a new opportunity for its Chamber members to do just that!

Each week, one Chamber member has the opportunity to be highlighted with a photo on the homepage of the Chamber's website which will then hyperlink to a page on the site with an article on the business. You can also have additional photos or a YouTube video on the page.

For more exposure, we will share this information on our social media platforms, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In addition, the top ad position on The Update will indicate the member as Business of the Week with a hyperlink to the article. 

The photo on our homepage will be featured from Monday through Sunday but the other information will remain indefinitely! 

Take advantage of this new opportunity by reserving your spot online. The cost is $250 per week. 


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Building Resilience for Career Longevity
by Deb Clarke, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber
PESI Conference Room
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, PESI and Weld Riley, S.C.

Resiliency, the ability to bounce back from challenges, is a trait that can help ensure career longevity. This Lunch and Learn session will explore the role resilience plays in professional and personal well-being.  Best practices in developing resilience will be explored. At this session, we’ll:

  • Examine the concept of resilience.
  • Explore skills that enhance resilience.
  • Evaluate best practices in resiliencee
Register online>>
Programs & Services

Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon

Wednesday, August 22
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Metro
201 E. Lake Street
Cost to Attend: $25

LEC alumni are invited to the annual Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon for a chance to reconnect with other alumni and check out the recently renovated The Metro, which is owned by LEC alumni Benny (LEC Class of 2007) and Kate Haas (LEC Class of 2018.) We will welcome members of the newest LEC class, congratulate members of the Class of 2018 and receive an update on their group project success. Come find out which alum will receive the annual revolving "Door Prize" award!

Cost to attend is $25 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Connie Glenz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leadership Eau Claire™ participants. Registration deadline is August 17.

Free parking is available in the Schlegelmilch lot (8) only two blocks away. Additional parking also is available in the Seaver Street lot (10) and the Transfer Center lot (7). Click here for a parking map and more information.

Register online >>


Business Expo & Job Fair

Business Expo & Job Fair
Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Mark your calendars for the largest combined Business Expo & Job Fair in the area. This is a fantastic networking opportunity, and you’ll definitely want to be there.

Public Hours – 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
VIP Reception 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Watch your mail for your exclusive invitation to this reception. Your invitation also will include three tickets for entrance during the public hours.  Be sure to share these with your staff members, customers and clients!

Booths Available
Have you reserved your booth yet? To see if your contract was returned and to review a list of all exhibitors, click here.

There are a limited number of booths still available. But, don't delay -- take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business to hundreds of area professionals and the general public. All exhibitors are listed in the Business Expo tabloid distributed at the event and inserted in the Leader-Telegram. Plus, it is a great opportunity to recruit for new employees.

More information is available here or contact Amy Muehlbauer at 715-834-1204.

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Federal Update & Election Outlook With The US Chamber

Friday, August 17, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
101 N. Farwell Street
PESI Conference Room
$20 per person for Chamber members

A Chamber Business Advocacy Event
Advocate - Xcel Energy, Miron Construction
Supporter - Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative 

Federal issues have come to the forefront this summer in areas like the impact of tariffs on industry, immigration, the Supreme Court nomination, and an approaching mid-term election this fall. The U.S. Chamber's John Kirchner will join us to bring a candid, business-focused perspective on these issues that you won't hear from the national news media.  John serves as the manager of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Midwest Region, where he develops and implements the Chamber's grassroots legislative and political activities. This is a Chamber members-only event.   

Read more and register>>



Monday, September 10
5-6:30 p.m.
Hickory Hills
E4080 Hickory Rd

Please join us for the monthly Business After Hours. Network with other business people in a social atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to make those important business connections.

This month's Business After Hours is sponsored by Hickory Hills and Chippewa Valley Energy.

Admission is $6 at the door for members. Passes may be purchased in advance for $5 each (minimum of four)  
Registration is not required for this event.

Read More>>


SOHO Social
Thursday, August 16
4:30 - 6 p.m.

1476 Blazing Star Blvd

Sponsored by: Everclear Hearing Products and S.A. Wallace

You're invited to gather with other Small Office Home Office members for a networking social and we're going to try something new too! This is an informal event but we'd still like you to register so we can get a head count. Come for the fun and stay for the friends!

Register online>>


Small Street Journal

Read the current Small Street Journal for updates and announcements from
Chamber members. Please submit your updates to Becky Seelen.



Wednesday, August 15
2018 Business Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 16
Workplace Wellness Network

Thursday, August 16
SOHO Social Event

Friday, August 17
Eggs & Issues: Federal Update & Election Outlook With The US Chamber

Tuesday, August 21
Ribbon Cutting: Crossfit River Prairie

Wednesday, August 22
Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon

Wednesday, August 22
Ribbon Cutting: WIN

Thursday, September 6
Ribbon Cutting: Marshfield Clinic Health System

Monday, September 10
Ribbon Cutting: Gordy's Market

Monday, September 10
Business After Hours

View Full Calendar on Website

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Please welcome new members that have joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in the past week.

Cabin Coffee Co.

Expressive Domain

Gordy's Market

National PKU Alliance, Inc.

Shillin Wealth Management


Awards & Recognition

July 2018 Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

City of Eau Claire Fire Station

Hobby Lobby

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Student Transit

Member to Member

Coupons SOHO New Member Referral Program Board of Directors Staff YPCV



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