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July 17, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Business At the Airport

Thursday, August 2
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 & Pearle Vision

Please join the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie chambers of commerce for the annual Business at the Airport on Thursday, August 2. 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 including:

  • Round trip transportation for two from Eau Claire to Chicago provided by SkyWest Airlines
  • Certificate good for two people for a Wendover Flyaway Trip to the Resorts at Wendover, NV including round trip airfare and 3 nights lodging
  • 30 minute flight for up to 3 people around the Eau Claire area with Hawthorne Aviation

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 >>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, July 18
Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk

Thursday, July 19
SOHO Coffee Talk - How To Setup A Board Of Advisors

Thursday, July 19
Ribbon Cutting: Peoples Bank Midwest

Friday, July 20
Eggs & Issues: The Impact Of Tourism In The Chippewa Valley

Friday, July 27
Ribbon Cutting: Care Partners Assisted Living

Saturday, July 28
Eau Claire Cavaliers Sponsored by the Chamber

Monday, July 30
Your Chamber Orientation

Tuesday, July 31
Lunch & Learn: Tips To Make The Best Of Your Media Interview

Thursday, August 2
Business at the Airport

Friday, August 10
Ribbon Cutting: City of Eau Claire Fire Station

Monday, August 13
Ribbon Cutting: Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, August 15
2018 Business Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 16
Workplace Wellness Network

View Full Calendar on Website

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.

Hobby Lobby

Pablo Center at the Confluence

Prairieview Law, LLC

Renewing Members

Month of June 2018

Awards & Recognition

June 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Associated Bank

Trend Stone Surfaces

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
EO Johnson Business Technologies

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

Positoin Opening at the Chamber

As you may have heard, Cheri Weinke is retiring from the Chamber at the end of September. With her retirement this brings the opportunity for us to shuffle some staff around. Chrystal Mills is going to be taking on most of Cheri's responsibilities. With that move that leaves us looking for an individual to fill Chrystal's role as Finance Director and new responsibilities to support Scott rogers and his efforts with Workforce and Government Affairs. So we are looking for someone who is an analytical thinker, has an understanding of finances, accounting programs - preferable Quickbooks, self-motivated, must be able to work in a team atmosphere, and must be that right fit for us here at the Chamber.

If you would like to learn more about this unique position and great opportunity to work for the Chamber as we help our community continue to grow, click here to view the full job description on the Chamber's Job Bank or Dave Minor with your resume.

Because of the uniqueness of this job, If you have questions please email Dave Minor All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Eggs & Issues

Business Expo & Job Fair
Tuesday, October 16

Seminars Presenters Needed
The Chamber is currently seeking proposals from volunteers to present a one-hour seminar at the Chamber Business Expo & Job Fair on Tuesday, October 16 at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. We are particularly interested in topics related to networking, recruiting and retaining key employees, tips for job seekers and other topics relevant to the business community.

If you are interested in presenting, please complete this proposal (link coming) by Friday, August 10. For more information, contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615).

Sponsorship Opportunities
We have a few sponsorship opportunities available for the Business Expo & Job Fair. Each sponsorship provides great opportunity for exposure at the Business Expo. For more information, visit here. Sponsorships are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Amy Muehlbauer (715-858-0617) for more information.

Caterer Proposals Needed
This year, we are seeking proposals from any caterers, restaurants and grocery stores interested in catering the food for the VIP Reception. The Committee is looking for a caterer to provide light hors d’oeuvres to approximately 500-700 people between 5-7 p.m. The Chamber will seek volunteers to help the caterer serve the hors d’oeuvres butler style.

If interested in catering this event, please submit your proposal to Becky Seelen by August 10. Special consideration will be given to caterers interested in providing a partial in-kind donation as a VIP sponsor. Please contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615) with any questions.


Lunch & Learn: Tips To Make The Best Of Your Media Interview

Presented by: Heather Rigby, Valley Media Works
Tuesday, July 31, 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.

Not everyone is comfortable appearing on camera, whether still or video, nor hearing their voice on a recording. However, a lot more individuals are finding that they are being thrust into the spotlight to represent either themselves or their organizations. This session will provide you with a foundation of knowledge to put your best face forward in the media!

Read more and register >>

Workplace Wellness

August Workplace Wellness Learning Circle

Thursday, August 16
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
101 N. Farwell Street
PESI Conference Room
No Charge to Attend

Sponsored by: Achieve Wellness, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Optimum Therapies, Prevea Health and REALiving

Join the Eau Claire Chamber's Workplace Wellness Program for our August Workplace Wellness Learning Circle. Our speakers include Dr. Jennifer Eddy, a family physician, discussing high risk drinking habits, and Christina Funk with ReforMedicine, S.C., presenting on obesity and chronic disease.

This special program is part of our ongoing education series for those involved in or responsible for workplace wellness to explore key topics and share information to make their programs more effective. Each session begins with a brief content presentation, followed by informal discussion among participants on the topic presented, or any other workplace wellness ideas or concerns that are on your mind.

Register online >>

Programs & Services

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 17 and handouts must be delivered by Friday, July 27. We will pack the inserts on Wednesday, August 1. If you have questions contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615)

Read more and register >>


SOHO Coffee Talk - How to Setup a Board of Advisors

Thursday, July 19, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
101 N. Farwell Street

Sponsored by: Everclear Hearing Products, LLC and S.A. Wallace LLC

As small business owners, we must make decisions about managing our business without the support of a Board or a team of Executives that larger businesses enjoy. Consider creating your own support team by starting a Board of Advisors. Imagine a group of 3-6 business owners, each with their own skillsets and talents, all working together toward the common goal of helping each of their businesses grow and succeed. Group member's work together to hold each other accountable, celebrate successes, and challenge each member to be a better businessperson.

Attendees will have a chance to both learn about the concept of an Advisory Board and then talk to other SOHO business owners about potentially forming a Board. There are guidelines to know when collaboration turns into taking advantage of "free" advice. Come to this event prepared to talk to other business owners about how you can help each other.

Register online >>

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: The Impact Of Tourism In The Chippewa Valley

Friday, July 20, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
$20 per person for Chamber members

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

We welcome Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism, to give us an update on tourism's economic impact in Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley, including the latest initiatives to increase tourism to our area. We'll also get an update on local efforts from Visit Eau Claire.

Read more or register>>


Eau Claire Cavaliers Sponsored By The Eau Claire Chamber & EC Chamber Educational Foundation

The Eau Claire Chamber and the EC Chamber Educational Foundation are sponsoring the July 28 Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball game. The Cavaliers take on the La Crescent Cardinals at 2 p.m. in Carson Park.

The Chamber is selling tickets for $5. The EC Chamber Educational Foundation will receive $2 for each ticket sold. Stop by the Chamber office to purchase your tickets.

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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