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April 11, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

'I admit I resisted joining Leadership Eau Claire™ for a few years. Now after being a member of the Class of 2017, I can say I am disappointed I didn't get involved earlier. This program creates connections to the leaders of Eau Claire that without the program would likely not happen. The friendships and connections that are made through LEC are invaluable, and I will forever be an advocate of this program. Through the Group projects, LEC members have the opportunity to make a lasting positive impact on our community." - Paul Swartos, CCFBank, Class of 2017

Application Deadline is Monday, June 1, 2017!

The Chamber is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Eau Claire™(LEC) Class of 2018. The goal of the program is to enhance participants' community knowledge and leadership qualities through skill building exercises, activities and educational days. During the nine-month program, participants discuss the issues facing the community, develop the leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles and are exposed to involvement opportunities in the community. More information is available here and you can download an application here

"Born and raised in Eau Claire I was shocked by how much I didn't know about Eau Claire before my experience with Leadership Eau Claire™. I am so thankful to LEC for opening my eyes to all of the wonderful organizations and businesses that make our city a community." - Melissa Wilson, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Class of 2017

An informational meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 27 for anyone seeking more information about the program. Register here or call the Chamber office at 715-834-1204.

If you have questions, contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615). Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Tuesday, April 11
Business Luncheon With US Senator Ron Johnson

Tuesday, April 11
Groundbreaking: The Hub At The Local Lounge

Tuesday, April 18
103rd Chamber Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 20
Ribbon Cutting: WESTconsin Credit Union

Thursday, April 20
SOHO Social Event

Friday, April 21
Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's Annual "State Of Altoona"

Friday, April 21
Groundbreaking: EO Johnson Business Technologies

Friday, April 21
Your Chamber Orientation

Tuesday, April 25
Lunch & Learn: Mobile Apps For Productivity

Tuesday, April 25
Ribbon Cutting: Imperium Chiropractic

Tuesday, April 25
Ribbon Cutting: The Joyful Doc Clinic

Thursday, April 27
Leadership Eau Claire Informational Meeting

Wednesday, May 3
Excellence in Education Banquet

Monday, May 8
Business After Hours

Wednesday, May 10
Ribbon Cutting: Security Financial Bank

Wednesday, May 10
Working Mothers Luncheon

Wednesday, May 10
Workplace Wellness Network - Diabetes Prevention & Healthy Food Choices At Work

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Simple Office Solutions

New Members

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

Anu Family Services

Cowboy Jacks

Metropolitan Food Service Equipment

Quality Care Staffing Solutions

SWEAT powered by Momentum

Renewing Members

Month of March 2017

ADRC:Learn More

Awards & Recognition

February 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Anytime Fitness

Member to Member SOHO New Member Referral Program Board of Directors Staff

Thank You: Real Life Academy Success

Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and committee members who made the spring Real Life Academy a success. We had 358 students from Altoona, Augusta, Fall Creek, Memorial, North and Regis high schools participate in the event on Wednesday, April 5 and experienced a day of "real life."

Read more>>

Sacred Heart Hospital


Lunch & Learn: Mobile Apps For Productivity

Presented by: Denise Woodford, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Tuesday, April 25, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
Cost to Attend: $20 Chamber members; $40 non-Chamber members (includes lunch)

Sponsored by:

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals
PESI, Inc.
Weld Riley, S.C.

Do you have too much to do and just can't get it all done? Wish someone would create an app to help you? At this month's Lunch & Learn session, we'll explore sites and IOS applications that will aid you in becoming more productive. This session will focus on the latest tools, sites and iPhone/iPad applications built to increase your productivity while simplifying your everyday life. Attend this fun session and - the best part of all - most, if not all, are free online!

Read more and register >>

Workplace Wellness Network: Diabetes Prevention & Healthy Food Choices At Work

Wednesday, May 10, 8-9:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room

Sponsored by:
Achieve Wellness, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Optimum Therapies, Prevea LeadWell and WPS Health Insurance

This special program is part of our ongoing education series for those involved in or responsible for workplace wellness to explore key topics and share information to make their programs more effective. Each session begins with a brief content presentation, followed by informal discussion among participants on the topic presented, or any other workplace wellness ideas or concerns that are on your mind.

This session covers two topics:

Healthy Food Choices

Diabetes Prevention

There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required. This event is specifically designed for organizations who have active workplace wellness committees or are implementing a new workplace wellness program. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616).

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Working Mothers Luncheon

Wednesday, May 10, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Sponsored by:
Associated Bank, Dove Healthcare, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, REALiving, and Weld Riley, S.C.

Join us for our fifth annual Working Mothers Luncheon! This is a unique opportunity for working moms to gather to address the challenges they face in today's business environment. Soon-to-be mothers and those who are planning for motherhood someday in the near future also are encouraged to attend. Fathers and other caregivers are welcome. During lunch, attendees will have the chance to network and gain practical ideas and advice from other working mothers to help balance work/life experiences in an informal, brainstorming atmosphere.

This year's keynote speaker is author and humorist Mary Pierce, who has been entertaining corporate and community audiences since 1996. She is the author of three books of inspirational humor for women, published by HarperCollins Publishers: When Did I Stop Being Barbie & Become Mrs. Potato Head?; Confessions of a Prayer Wimp; and When Did My Life Become Game of Twister?

Read more and register >>

Market & Johnson Earns Chamber Workplace Wellness Award

Market & Johnson, Inc., is the latest Chamber member business to earn a Workplace Wellness Award from the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.

The company was recognized for its efforts to enhance the wellness of its employees by implementing a workplace wellness program that meets eight best practice criteria established by the Chamber's Health & Wellness Committee. As a member program started within the past year, Market & Johnson qualified for a Bronze Level Award.

"We recognize that Market & Johnson's most valuable resource is its employees, and that the health and wellness of our employees has a direct impact upon the continued success of our organization," said company President Jerry Shea.

More information: News release and Photo

Miron Construction


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's Annual "State Of Altoona"

Friday, April 21, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

Altoona's burgeoning growth is evident simply by observing the construction activity at the River Prairie exit and other areas of the city. During our annual update with Mayor Brendan Pratt and City Administrator Mike Golat, we'll dig deeper and learn more about what's happening next, and the timeline for the new event center and public park.

This is a Chamber member only event.

Read more or register>>

Business After Hours

Monday, May 8
5-6:30 p.m.

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely
516 Galloway Street

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 Rhom Construction, The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely and SDS Architects.

Admission is $6 at the door for members and $12 for non-members. Passes (minimum of four) can be purchased in advance at the Chamber for $5. Registration is not required for this event.

For more information>>


SOHO Social
Thursday, April 20
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Fire House
202 Gibson Street

Sponsored by: The Construction Hub and Everclear Hearing Products, LLC

If you are a Chamber member business with 5 or less full time employees - you are automatically a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) member. We'd love for all SOHO members to attend our upcoming social at the Fire House on Thursday, April 20th. This is an informal event with the purpose to connect and learn about other small businesses in the area. There is no cost to attend but we would like to know approximately how many will be attending. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Muehlbauer (715-858-06170.

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.


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