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February 27, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Business Salutes Eau Claire Golf Classic

Mark you calendars for 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12! That is when you will receive an email to register for Business Salute Eau Claire Golf Classic on May 21.

The registration process will now be online so don't delay because it will fill up fast!

Please click on the links below for more information.

Tuesday, February 27
Lunch & Learn: Cultural Immersion (Innovation)

Wednesday, February 28
Business Day in Madison

Thursday, March 8
Ribbon Cutting: Trust Point, Inc.

Thursday, March 8
Candidates Forum: Eau Claire School Board

Monday, March 12
Business After Hours

Tuesday, March 13
Lunch & Learn: Learn About The Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey

Thursday, March 15
SOHO Coffee Talk

Friday, March 16
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Thursday, March 22
Ribbon Cutting: Woods & Water Realty

Tuesday, March 27
Lunch & Learn: Marketing Wellness Programs Within Your Organization

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

Renewing Members

Month of January 2018

Awards & Recognition

January 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Western Dairyland Community Action Agency

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

Chippewa Valley Air Show Chamber Chalet Tickets

The Eau Claire Chamber will be hosting a chalet at the 2018 Chippewa Valley Air Show on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. There are 50 tickets available for each day at a cost of $95 each. For that price, you will receive seating, food and beverages. Please reserve your tickets online.

Saturday, June 16

Sunday, June 17

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals

Lunch & Learn: Learn About The Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey

Presented by: Deb Marshall, Wipfli
Tuesday, March 13, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
Cost to Attend: $10 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 want to know more about how our annual wage survey works? How about some insights into what trends the data suggests? How can YOU use this data in your business? Are there jobs you'd like to see included?

In this session, Deb Marshall will share survey history, how and why it has evolved, what the future holds and how best to use the information. Marshall is a senior manager in HR consulting at Wipfli LLP and has been the Wage Survey chairperson for most of the 18 years we have conducted it.

Read more and register >>

2017 Human Resources Conference

Tuesday, April 3
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost: $89 per person

Sponsored by: Achieve Wellness, Chippewa Valley Technical College, M3 Insurance, REALiving, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, and Weld Riley, S.C.

The Chamber and the Chippewa Valley Society of Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) will present its sixth annual Human Resource Conference specifically geared for human resource professionals, small business owners and managers. The conference will provide a variety of sessions to keep the HR professional or business owner in the know about key issues affecting the workforce. SHRM and HRCI credit approval are pending.

Welcome and Opening Keynote: 8 - 9 a.m.
The conference will begin with a keynote presentation from decision from Jim Chiolino, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Equal Rights Division (ERD) deputy administrator and deputy, Labor Standards Bureau on ERD issues and trends, including proposed rule changes and legal decision This "what's up" in Wisconsin labor and employment law opening session is a "can't miss" opportunity!

Breakout Sessions
After the keynote session, attendees will have the opportunity to attend four of the breakout sessions For more detailed information on each of the breakout sessions, download the brochure.

We will take a break from sessions for a networking lunch featuring a variety of HR hot topics.

Register online >>

Programs & Services

January 2018 Economic Outlook Survey

Thank you to our members that completed the bi-annual Economic Outlook Survey. Please review the results.

Radial Designated as Green Business

Sponsored by: B-Framed Galleries, CliftonLarsonAllen, HUEBSCH Services, Mayo Clinic Health System, SDS Architects and Werner Electric

The Eau Claire Chamber has selected another Chamber member business to be identified by the Chamber as a Green Sustainable Business.

The business selected include: Radial.

There are now a total of 69 Chamber member businesses that have received this designation, since February 1, 2010.

For more information on how to apply to be designated as a Green Business, visit the Chamber's website.

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals
Xcel Energy: Learn More


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Friday, March 16, 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, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative

Join our area State legislators for an update on this session's key issues as the legislature wraps up the 2017-18 session, and how they impact the Chippewa Valley. Invited lawmakers include Senators Terry Moulton (R-23) and Kathleen Vinehout (D-31); and Representatives Kathleen Bernier (R-68), Bob Kulp (R-69), Warren Petryk (R-93), Treig Pronschinske (R-92), Rob Stafsholt (R-29), Rob Summerfield (R-67) and Dana Wachs (D-91). This is a Chamber members only event.

Read more or register>>

Candidate Forums for the Spring Local Election

Eau Claire School Board: March 8, 7:00 p.m.
Eau Claire City Council: March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
No charge to attend and no pre-registration required

With the April 3 local election approaching, this is a valuable opportunity to hear candidates for Eau Claire City Council and Eau Claire School Board address key issues.

The Candidate Forum is sponsored by the Leader-Telegram, Valley Media Works (Community Television), WAYY, WQOW TV 18, and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.

Business After Hours

Monday, March 12
5-6:30 p.m.

Westgate Sportsman's Club
4909 Sportsman Dr

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, CCFBank, Goldridge Companies, and Westgate Sportsman's Club.

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.


Other Information

Employer Meeting March 1 About Eau Claire County Becoming Wisconsin's First Certified Work Ready Community

Please join us at Chippewa Valley Technical College's Manufacturing Education Center on March 1 at 2:30 p.m. to learn more about Eau Claire County becoming Wisconsin's first certified ACT Work Ready Community and what that means for your business. There will be an overview about the ACT WorkKeys assessment and National Career Readiness Certificate, then the Eau Claire County Work Ready Community Light Up Ceremony following at 3:00 p.m. as CVTC's Manufacturing Show kicks off.

Manufacturing Education Center address: 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703

For Information Contact: Lynette Livingston or Jeff Sullivan.

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