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January 30, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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2018 Sales Conference

Wednesday, February 21
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost: $79 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by: Imagineering & University of Wisconsin - Continuing Education

Back bigger than ever! The Chamber will present its fourth annual Sales Conference to help sales professional learn new tips, discuss different strategies and refresh ideas to help boost their sales performance. From seasoned sales professionals to those just starting their careers, this conference will empower them with better tools to make this their best sales year ever!

Conference includes the opening keynote session, four different breakout sessions and a Progressive Power Lunch! Jerry Kollross of UW-Eau Claire will kick off the conference with a keynote address on a historical perspective on how professional sales theory has changed and how it has remained the same over the years. After the keynote session, attendees will have the opportunity to attend four of the following breakout sessions:

For detailed information on each of the breakout sessions, click here.

Progressive Power Lunch
Following the breakout sessions, attendees will participate in a fast-paced networking lunch. The Progressive Power Lunch is an easy way to make contacts fast. Here's how it works: attendees will be assigned to a different table for each course of lunch (salad, entree and dessert.) At each table everyone will be asked to share business cards and give a short infomercial on their business/services. By the time lunch is over, each attendee will have gained 15+ business contacts. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

Lunch is included with the conference.

Read more and register online >>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, January 31
Chippewa Valley Rally

Thursday, February 8
Ribbon Cutting: Mattress 123

Monday, February 12
Business After Hours

Friday, February 16
Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's State Of The City

Wednesday, February 21
2018 Sales Conference

Wednesday, February 21
Ribbon Cutting: Ribbon Cutting: Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Friday, February 23
Groundbreaking: Hope Gospel Mission

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

Wednesday, February 28
Business Day in Madison

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Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

New Members

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

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

Renewing Members

Month of December 2017

Awards & Recognition

December 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Alter Metal Recycling

Member to Member SOHO New Member Referral Program Board of Directors Staff
HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Cultural Immersion (Innovation)

Presented by: Duane Shoebridge, Human Endeavors
Tuesday, February 27, 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 on Cultural Immersion, you will learn to hire and manage so that you can inspire and control innovation. Presenter Duane Shoebridge, author of "Getting Around the Humans", will walk you through the creative culture. You will be shown the shrines and how to tackle the taboos. Once you learn the emotional "why" behind the behavior, then the logical "how" to address them can be formulated. Come to learn in a fun discussion on why we do what we do.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Breakfast in the Valley

Looking For a Cost Effective Way to Expose Your Business?

The Eau Claire Chamber is creating the 2018 Community Profile/Business Directory. Approximately 4,000 copies of this publication will be printed and ready for distribution in May. This annual directory is distributed to more than 1,225 Chamber members, future members, area hotels, the airport, and to potential residents in all relocation packets as well as used as a recruitment tool for area businesses.

This quality full-color publication is an excellent vehicle for you to showcase your business to other businesses and potential residents/current residents in the area. Please view the ad specifications and the affordable rate schedule. For more information please click here or contact Amy Muehlbauer at 715-858-0617.

Highlight Your Business Through Business of the Week

Want to highlight your business on the web and social media? The Chamber has a new opportunity for its Chamber members to do just that!

Starting this week, one Chamber member will have the opportunity to be highlighted with a photo on the homepage of the Chamber's website which will then hyperlink to a page on the site with an article on the business. You can also have additional photos or a YouTube video on the page.

For more exposure, we will share this information on our social media platforms, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In addition, the top ad position on The Update will indicate the member as Business of the Week with a hyperlink to the article.

The photo on our homepage will be featured from Monday through Sunday but the other information will remain indefinitely!

Take advantage of this new opportunity by reserving your spot online. The cost is $250 per week.

Thank you to our first Business of the Week, Manpower! Make sure you check them out.

Xcel Energy: Learn More


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's State Of The City

Friday, February 16, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
The Lismore
333 Gibson Street
$20 per person for Chamber members

A Chamber Business Advocacy Event
Advocate- Xcel Energy, Miron Construction
Supporter -
Banbury Place, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative

The Chamber's Annual "State of the City" breakfast. An update on the priorities and accomplishments of the City of Eau Claire with City Council President Kerry Kincaid and City Manager Dale Peters. A Chamber members only event.

Read more or register>>

Business After Hours

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

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
900 W Clairemont Ave

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 HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals.

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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