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    August 28, 2018   The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update
Upcoming Events
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The Chamber Hires New Finance Director

The Chamber is pleased to announce the hiring of Danielle Kummer as Finance Director.  Danielle will assume the position, formerly held by Chrystal Mills, on August 30th.  Chrystal will be taking on the duties of Communications & Operations Director, Cheri Weinke, who will be retiring in September.  Please join us in welcoming Danielle to the Chamber.  

10th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Thursday, September 20
8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost to Attend: $85

Sponsors: Rusoh, Satellite Six, Spectrum Reach, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education and Westgate Sportsman's Club

Get ready for a dynamic conference packed with a sensational keynote, intriguing breakout sessions on a variety of marketing strategies and an informative panel discussion during our 10th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference. This conference will provide an intensive review of marketing and social media tools, tips and strategies that businesses can use to reach out to customers and grow their bottom line.

The conference will kick off with engaging keynote session by Laura Benjamin of Satellite Six that will walk through understanding your audience and how building a complete and living profile of all your audience will guide everything you do in marketing, messaging and brand experiences. We’ll look at a case study of how this process guided decision making through developing campaigns, website, taglines and other materials. You’ll learn that if you listen to your audience, they will tell you exactly the things they struggle with and what will get them to pay attention and engage with your marketing. Understanding these core drivers and tailoring your brand and message to fit is what drives marketing success!

After the keynote session, attendees will have the opportunity to attend five breakout sessions:

 Read more and register online>>

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 resilience

Register online>>

Programs & Services

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
Age of Opportunity 55+ Job & Volunteer Fair

Tuesday, September 18
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Oakwood Mall

The Chamber’s Business & Workforce Development Committee is once again coordinating the Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair, Tuesday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Oakwood Mall. The event is organized in conjunction with the Chippewa Falls and Menomonie Chambers of Commerce and the Aging & Disability Resource Center.

This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to interact with experienced, dependable and motivated workers interested in part time, full time, seasonal or volunteer opportunities. It takes place during National Employ Older Workers Week.

Sponsorship includes your logo on all advance promotional materials, prominent exposure during the event, and an exhibit table. Sponsorships are $175 for Chamber members ($200 for non-members). Exhibit tables without a sponsorship are $65 for Chamber members ($90 for non-members).

Click here to reserve a sponsor or exhibit position>>>

For questions or more information, contact Scott Rogers at 715-858-0616.

Xcel Energy
Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Election Preview & Tips for Navigating in a Turbulent Political Climate

Friday, September 21, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Green Mill Conference and Banquet Facilities
2703 Craig Road
$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 

Wisconsin political veteran Bill McCoshen, Managing Partner of Capitol Consultants in Madison, will take a candid look at the fall election landscape, and provide practical insights on how to be effective in today's ever-changing political environment. He formerly served as Secretary of Commerce and Chief of Staff under Governor Tommy Thompson. His current firm, Capitol Consultants, specializes in government relations, public affairs and issues-based grassroots advocacy. He is also Executive Director of Competitive Wisconsin, a statewide non-partisan consortium of agriculture, business, education and labor leaders that focuses exclusively on developing and advocating statewide policies to retain and grow existing businesses and create new businesses. This will be a valuable opportunity to hear from an expert who has earned respect across the political spectrum.  This is a Chamber members-only event.   

Read more and register>>


Weekly "Business Advocate" e-Newsletter Now Available

Want to keep up with governmental issues and actions that impact your business? The Chamber's Governmental Affairs staff now offers a weekly e-newsletter to Chamber members with updates related to local, state and national public policies.

The newsletter is part of the Chamber's enhanced Business Advocacy Initiative, sponsored by Miron Construction, Xcel Energy, Banbury Place, Cigan Properties and Eau Claire Energy Cooperative.

To subscribe, simply [[AFFILIATIONUPDATELINK]] to update your Chamber communication preferences. Select the "Advocacy" box and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

Or for more information, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616).



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, Chippewa Valley Energy, Cancun Mexican Grill and Hot Country B95.

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>>


Small Street Journal

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


Tuesday, August 28
Lunch & Learn: Building Resilience For Career Longevity

Thursday, September 6
Ribbon Cutting: Marshfield Clinic Health System

Friday, September 7
Ribbon Cutting: EC Super Wash

Saturday, September 8
Ribbon Cutting: Fleet Farm

Monday, September 10
Ribbon Cutting: Gordy's Market

Monday, September 10
Business After Hours

Wednesday, September 12
First Choice Occuptional Medicine & Disability

Thursday, September 13
Plymouth United Church of Christ

Thursday, September 13
YPCV Family Vacation Extravaganza

Tuesday, September 18
Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 19
Healthcare Industry Update Seminar

Thursday, September 20
10th Annual Social Media Conference

Thursday, September 20
SOHO September Coffee Talk

Friday, September 21
Eggs & Issues:Election Preview

Monday, September 24
Groundbreaking: Schleis Flooring

View Full Calendar on Website

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New Members

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

First Choice Occupational Medicine And Disability

Plymouth United Church of Christ


Awards & Recognition

July 2018 Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

River Prairie Cross Fit


Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Prevea Health

Member to Member

Coupons SOHO New Member Referral Program Board of Directors Staff YPCV



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