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April 18, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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YP Week: Begins this Friday!

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YPCV is particpating in this years YP Week! YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 brings together young leaders in 25 communities, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate unique cultural assets with meaningful learning and social interaction.

The grassroots statewide program will run April 21 to 28 with each community presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their communities. YP Week in the Chippewa Valley is sponsored by The Complexx in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc., Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire Jazz, Inc., and the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley.
YPWeek is for individuals between the ages of 21-40 looking to connect with others and who want to get to know the area a little better. Packets will be available at each event or for pick up at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls Chamber, Eau Claire Chamber, The Complexx, and the State Theatre.

Events are free and participants will have the opportunity to win prizes donated by YP Week partners.

Please click on the links below for more information.

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

Friday, April 28
Ribbon Cutting: Walmart

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

Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12

Operation Thank You

Thursday, May 18
SOHO Coffee Talk

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Eau Claire Energy: MemberSolar

New Members

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

Echo Real Estate Investments, LLC

Renewing Members

Month of March 2017

ADRC:Learn More

Awards & Recognition

March 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Royal Credit Union

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

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>>

Sacred Heart Hospital


Excellence in Education Banquet: Volunteers and Sponsors Needed

Wednesday, May 3
Florian Gardens Conference Center

Each year, the Chamber hosts the Excellence in Education Banquet where we honor 60 area high school seniors and their honored educators from 10 high schools. This year's event will be held on May 3 at the Florian Gardens Conference Center.

Sponsors Needed
Help! We are still in need of a few more sponsors to make this event possible. Sponsorships help pay for the honorees' meals and gifts. All sponsors will have the opportunity to attend the event and sponsor a student. If you know one of the honorees and would like to sponsor a specific student and educator, we will be happy to honor your request. A list of this year's honorees is available here.

If you would be interested in sponsoring this event, please click here. The sponsorship deadline has been extended to this Thursday, April 20.

Volunteers Needed
We are need of additional volunteers to help at the banquet serving as table hosts and door greeters. If you would be willing to help us, please contact Becky Seelen at 715-858-0615.

Thank you so much for your consideration!

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 >>

Programs & Services

Wage Survey

The 2017 wage surveys are due by May 20 in order for us to publish the results by July 20. We need more employers to contribute their data in order to keep the survey viable and relevant; data is kept confidential. For any questions, please contact Casey Schumacher. To participate in the survey please click here.

2016 Business Expo

Tuesday, October 17
Early Bird Expo Contracts:

The Chamber's Business Expo & Job Fair is the largest business-to-business networking event in the Chippewa Valley. Your organization NEEDS to be part of this show. Reserve your booth now for the best price and the best choice of location. Hurry, we have great early-bird rates available until May 1.

Here are just a few reasons why you should exhibit at the Business Expo & Job Fair:

  • Great opportunity to demonstrate and introduce new products.
  • Enhance your company image.
  • Get customer feedback.
  • Recruit new employees, interns or apprentices.
  • Introduce your company, products and services to new customers and clients.
  • Remind existing customers how valuable your company is to their success.
  • Your competition is going to be here. You better be too.

More information is available HERE or contact Amy Muehlbauer or Becky Seelen (715-834-1204).

Early-bird deadline is May 1! Register your preferred booth before it's gone!

Miron Construction
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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