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

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Market Your Business to UW-Eau Claire Students

Participate in our UW-Eau Claire Welcome Packets! About 2,600 freshmen and transfer students will enter UW-Eau Claire this fall and move into the dorms. Let these students know that you are here - be part of the UWEC Welcome Packets!

The Chamber will present welcome packets to all new freshmen and transfer students living in UW-Eau Claire dorms. For just $135, you have the opportunity to insert 2,600 brochures, coupons or other promotional items in the gift bag. Or better yet, volunteer to help stuff bags for two hours and get a reduced fee of just $85! Reservation deadline is July 18 and handouts must be delivered by Friday, July 28. We will pack the inserts on Wednesday,
August 2.

Read more and sign-up >>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, July 19
Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk

Thursday, July 20
SOHO Coffee Talk: Tips, Tricks And Must Do's For Online Safety

Friday, July 21
Eggs & Issues: The State Of Local K-12 Education

Tuesday, July 25
Lunch & Learn: Everything You Need To Know About Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Confidentiality And Trade Secret Agreements

Monday, July 31
Your Chamber Orientation

Thursday, August 3
Ribbon Cutting: Little Minds Matter

Thursday, August 3
Business at the Airport

Wednesday, August 9
Workplace Wellness Network - Cool Tools And The Value Of Movement

Tuesday, August 15
Ribbon Cutting: River Prairie Center

Wednesday, August 16
Ribbon Cutting: Beaver Creek Reserve Solar Panels

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.

Cavalcade of Cars Museum

Mastermind One80 LLC

Renewing Members

Month of June 2017

Awards & Recognition

June 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:

Member to Member SOHO New Member Referral Program Board of Directors Staff
Sacred Heart Hospital


Lunch & Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Confidentiality and Trade Secret Agreements

Presented by: Sara Ackermann, Ruder Ware, L.L. S.C.
Tuesday, July 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.

At this month's Lunch & Learn session, all your questions about non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and trade secret agreements will be answered, including but not limited to the following:

  • Do we really need any of these provisions? Are they enforceable in Wisconsin? What about other states? Should they be in handbooks or separate agreements? How are these provisions enforced in the court of law? How do we make sure the territory and other restrictions are reasonable?
  • Can we bind current employees? If so, do we have to give them something, or is continued employment sufficient?
  • What is the difference between a "no-hire" provision and a "no-solicitation" provision and why should I care?

Read more and register >>


SOHO Coffee Talk:
4 Technology Tips/Tricks/Must-Do's for Protecting Your Data
Thursday, July 20
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

The French Press
2823 London Road

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

With all the latest news on cyber-attacks we thought it would be important to keep you informed on ways you can avoid this happening to you personally and with your business. And, as small business owners many of you do not have an IT department or IT staff person to help you when trouble arises. So, we have presenter Scott Wallace with S.A. Wallace sharing 4 technology tips on securing your online information.

The Coffee Talks are meant to be interactive, so please bring your questions, comments or concerns to the discussion.

An RSVP to this event is very important, so please click link below to register. No cost to attend.

Register online >>

Programs & Services

Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk
Wednesday, July 19

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Associated Bank, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph hospitals, Marshfield Clinic, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Water provided by the Eau Claire YMCA.

Join us on Wednesday, July 19, for our annual Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk. Enjoy a scenic route with colleagues and other Chamber members while you take in some of the downtown sights like Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, Phoenix Park and the trail along the Chippewa River. Check in anytime 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office

There's no charge to participate and you can walk at your own pace. Walkers will have the choice of routes of varying lengths. Come on your own, or get a group together!

Click here to download a flyer you can post or share.
Download a map of the walk.

If you're part of a Chamber-member organization and register in advance (by the day before, Tuesday, July 18), you'll be eligible for door prizes and help us anticipate the number of participants. When you check in, you'll also receive a Commemorative Wellness Walk Button. Wear it and you'll be eligible for special offers that day at participating downtown Chamber members.

Rain date is one week later, July 26. If the weather looks questionable, we'll make a decision by 9:30 a.m. and notify advance registrants by e-mail and on Facebook.

Join us on July 19 for some light physical activity and to see what's been happening in downtown Eau Claire!

If you have questions, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616)

Read more and register >>

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Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: The State Of Local K-12 Education

Friday, July 21, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

As the new school year approaches, get a snapshot of the current state of K-12 education here in the Chippewa Valley. Leaders from the Eau Claire Area School Distrct, School District of Altoona and Regis Catholic Schools will each provide an update of their current challenges and priorities, including how they're addressing the future workforce needs of the area.

This is a Chamber member only event.

Read more or register>>

Business At the Airport

Thursday, August 3
5-6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley
Regional Airport

3600 Starr Avenue

Pilot Sponsors: Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals and Spectrum Business

Please join the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie chambers of commerce for the annual Business at the Airport on Thursday, August 3. Find out what is happening at your airport, network with other business members, visit more than 30 exhibitor tables, have a chance to win great door prizes.

This event takes the place of the August Business After Hours but please note that it is held on Thursday rather than Monday.

Cost to attend is $6. You do not need to pre-register.

Read more about exhibitors >>

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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