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April 25, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Breakfast in the Valley

Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, June 9

We are in need of volunteers to help at the 21st Annual Breakfast in the Valley on Friday, June 9.

The shifts are:

4:45-6:30 a.m.
6:30-8:30 a.m.
8:30-10:30 a.m.
10:15-11:30 a.m. (clean up)

Click here to sign up! Your preference of volunteer time is filled on a first come first serve basis and will go fast! We ask that you only register a maximum of 12 volunteers per shift, to allow for the opportunity for other businesses to help out. Comments or questions please contact Casey Schumacher.

Please click on the links below for more information.

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

Monday, May 1
Ribbon Cutting: Lydia's

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

Tuesday, May 16
Ribbon Cutting: Oakwood Ridge Apartments

Thursday, May 18
SOHO Coffee Talk

Friday, May 19
Eggs & Issues: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Wednesday, May 24
Ribbon Cutting: Winona National Bank

Thursday, May 25

Ribbon Cutting: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Lovejoy Realty, Inc.

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Green Planet Rain Barrels

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

Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Wild Ridge
3905 Kane Road Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Market & Johnson

Please join us at a breakfast to honor our 2016 Small Business of the Year recipients:

Kristo Orthodontics
C&M Properties & Construction

These awards were presented at the Chamber's 103rd Annual Meeting. The awards are based on the following criteria: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volume, financial success, entrepreneurship, product or service innovation, offered response to adversity, community involvement, and innovative efforts shown in area of local or national interest.

Read more or register>>

Sacred Heart Hospital


Women's Golf Workshop

Tuesday, June 6, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Wild Ridge & Mill Run Golf Course
3905 Kane Road
Cost to Attend: $35

Sponsored by: HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals

Do you feel like you are missing out on key business opportunities because you don't golf and feel too intimidated to participate in one of the many community golf events held each year? More and more women are recognizing the value of golf as a networking tool. Join us for our annual Women's Golf Workshop for a fun, interactive afternoon that will provide you with everything you need to know to empower you to get out of the office and do business on the golf course instead!


1 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m. - Golf Etiquette

PGA Golf Professional Jim Buyze of Wild Ridge Golf Course will give a few pointers on the basics, such as what to wear, how to behave, what clubs to use and what other golfers will expect from you.

1:30 p.m. - Rules of Golf
Heidi Olson of Automated Financial Solutions will lead participants in an interactive activity to explain the Rules of Golf. Olson is a former women's regional affairs manager for the United States Golf Association and former head rules official for the Division 1 NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

2:30 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - Golf Instruction

Wild Ridge & Mill Run golf professionals will provide pointers as you practice driving, chipping and putting. The group will be divided based on experience. When registering for this workshop, please indicate your experience level on a one to 10 scale based with one as no experience with golf and 10 being you golf regularly but would like to improve skills and learn more about the game.

Instruction will end at approximately 4:30 p.m. You are not required to bring your own clubs or balls. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Don't miss this dynamic opportunity. Cost to attend is $35 for Chamber members and includes the workshop, instruction and time on the driving range. The cost for non-members is $65. Enrollment is limited, so register early!

Read more or register >>

Programs & Services

32nd Business Salutes Eau Claire Golf Classic

Monday, May 22
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
7:00 a.m. Shotgun start

The afternoon is sold-out. Click here for morning golf registration, meals and door prizes.

Door Prizes
If you would like to donate a Door Prize, minimum value of $75, please contact Kerri Stoner at US Bank or Bob McCoy at the Chamber.

Working Mothers Luncheon

Wednesday, May 10, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Drive, Altoona
Cost to attend: $25
Registration deadline is Friday, May 5.

Sponsored by: Associated Bank, Dove Healthcare, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, 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?

With degrees in education, business and a master's in clinical mental health counseling, Pierce has worked as a classroom teacher, stockbroker and corporate trainer and currently is a licensed professional counselor with Marriage & Family Health Services, Ltd. Pierce and her husband share six children and eight grandchildren and live in Eau Claire with Zoey, their West Highland "Terrorist".

Register online>>

Miron Construction


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Friday, May 19, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

With transportation, a critical component of a healthy economy, the future of Chippewa Valley's mobility and access to the transportation system is an ongoing priority. In this edition of Eggs & Issues, we'll get the latest on the state legislature's debate over long-term transportation funding from Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, an update on efforts to establish passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul from the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition, and learn more about the successes and challenges related to local air service from Charity Zich of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

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>>

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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