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

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Wage Survey

2017 Chippewa Valley &
Coulee Region Wage Survey
Now Available

The 2017 Chippewa Valley & Coulee Region Wage Survey is now available for purchase.

To purchase a copy of the wage survey, please contact Casey Schumacher (715) 858-0614.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Friday, July 28
Ribbon Cutting: Wireless Express

Monday, July 31
Your Chamber Orientation

Tuesday, August 1
Ribbon Cutting: Cowboy Jacks

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

Friday, August 11
Ribbon Cutting: Achieve Wellness

Tuesday, August 15
Ribbon Cutting: River Prairie Center

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

Thursday, August 17
Ribbon Cutting: Pac Basic

Friday, August 18
Eggs & Issues: Washington Update & Outlook With The U.S. Chamber

Wednesday, August 23
Leadership Eau Claire Alumni Luncheon

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Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Renewing Members

Month of June 2017

Awards & Recognition

June 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Eau Claire County

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


9th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avene
Cost to Attend: $79 for member, $109 for non-members

Sponsored by: Leader Marketing Solutions, Satellite Six and Spectrum Reach

Get ready for a dynamic conference packed with a sensational keynote, intriguing breakout sessions on a variety of marketing strategies and an informative panel discussion during our Ninth Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference. Bigger than ever, this conference will provide an intensive review of marketing and social media tools, tips and strategies that businesses can use to reach out to customers and grow their bottom line.

New this year, we designed a special track for non-profit organizations or those with no or very little marketing budget. In addition, we are offering three additional sessions and extending our conference an additional hour!

The Conference will kick off with the engaging keynote session “Tell Me What You Want: Success in Marketing Through Audience Profiles” from Ben Stroinski, founder of Satellite Six. The session will explain how building a complete and living profile of all your audience will guide everything you do in marketing, messaging and brand experience. Looking at a case study of how this process guided decision making through developing campaigns, website, taglines and other materials. If you listen to your audience, they will tell you exactly the things they struggle with and what will get them to pay attention and engage with your marketing.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Responding to Complaints and Negative Reviews on Social Media by Jen Ekblad of WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Design, Content Marketing & SEO. Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together by Graham Barnes and Meghan Bauer of JB Systems
  • Skinny Marketing: Low Cost and No Cost Advertising Ideas for Maximum ROI by Jacqueline Van Hemert of Children's Museum of Eau Claire
  • 8 Simple But Powerful AdWord Tips by Brianna Willer of Satellite Six
  • Get IN the Game with Inbound Marketing by Mary Steffl and Gary Volbert of Loffler Companies
  • How to Photoshop - Without Photoshop by Kelsie Beckfield of Nestle Nutrition
  • Want to Stand Out and Sell More? Say Yes to Social Media Video! by Sarah Stokes, Chris Herzog and Taylor Pelissero of Stokes+HERZOG Advertising, Public Relations and Video Studio
  • Branding and Rebranding - Finding Your Voice by Tara Graff of Royal Credit Union
  • No Cost/Low Cost Tools and Metrics to Fuel Your Digital Marketing Efforts by Linda Pophal of Strategic
  • Measuring Digital Campaigns: With Transparency Comes Great Responsibility! by Nichole Cerillo and Megan McGown of Spectrum Reach
  • Photoshop: Helping to Define the Projects, Purpose, Audience and Intention by Amy Hahn of Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Do's and Don'ts of Company and Civic Organization Facebook Postings by Briana Farb of Quality Care Staffing Group
  • Make Your Content Wow and Sell Them! by Dawn Garcia of Pursuit of Excellence
  • Lovin' Your Brand by Brooke Brokaw and Kristina Schoh of Courtesy Corporation - McDonald's
  • Marketing for Non-Profits by Dr. Tammy Tillotson of Dr. Tammy Tillotson Consulting

The conference concludes with a networking lunch featuring table topic discussions on a variety of social media and marketing topics.

Read more or register>>

Download conference flyer>>

Programs & Services

More Than 400 People Participate in the
Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk

More than 400 people joined us on a beautiful Wednesday to get a little exercise and take in the sights of downtown Eau Claire. Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors who made it possible. Sponsors: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Associated Bank, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, and the Eau Claire YMCA.

View event photos on Facebook>>
View event photos on the Chamber's website>>

Market Your Business to UW-Eau Claire Students: DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY

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 >>

Market Your Business Here


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Washington Update & Outlook With The U.S. Chamber

Friday, August 18, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

The U.S. Chamber's John Kirchner will join us to bring a candid, business-focused perspective you won't hear from the national news media. John serves as the manager of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Midwest Region, where he develops and implements the Chamber's grassroots legislative and political activities. This is a great opportunity to get an update on key federal issues and the outlook for Copngressional activity this fall.

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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