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July 24, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Leadership Eau Claire

Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon

Wednesday, August 22
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Metro
201 E. Lake Street
Cost to Attend: $25

LEC alumni are invited to the annual Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon for a chance to reconnect with other alumni and check out the recently renovated The Metro, which is owned by LEC alumni Benny (LEC Class of 2007) and Kate Haas (LEC Class of 2018.) We will welcome members of the newest LEC class, congratulate members of the Class of 2018 and receive an update on their group project success. Come find out which alum will receive the annual revolving "Door Prize" award!

Cost to attend is $25 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Connie Glenz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leadership Eau Claire™ participants. Registration deadline is August 17.

Free parking is available in the Schlegelmilch lot (8) only two blocks away. Additional parking also is available in the Seaver Street lot (10) and the Transfer Center lot (7). Click here for a parking map and more information.

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Please click on the links below for more information.

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

Thursday, August 16
SOHO Social Event

Friday, August 17
Eggs & Issues: Federal Update & Election Outlook With The US Chamber

Wednesday, August 22
Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon

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Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

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New Members

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

Fleet Farm

Zens Outstanding Outdoor Marketing LLC

Renewing Members

Month of June 2018

Awards & Recognition

June 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Holiday Inn Express

Peoples Bank Midwest

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Rhom Construction

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

2018 Business Hall of Fame Luncheon

Wednesday, August 15, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue

Cost to attend: $25

Sponsored by: Peoples Bank Midwest

The Business Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their business and the community. There are two types of awards - a Business Hall of Fame for individuals from the previous 50 years and a Historical Business Hall of Fame for any period prior to the last 50 years.

Please join us as we honor our 10th class of inductees:

Bill Ihlenfeldt, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Lloyd Johnson, First Wisconsin National Bank
Louis & Mark Phillips, Max Phillips & Sons
Jack Stromwall, Stromwall, Joseph and Gustaveson Inc.

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HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


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!

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Employers: Connect with Your Future Workforce.
Sign up for an Inspire Connections Workshop.

Workforce Sponsors:
Partner - Marshfield Clinic Health System, Prevea Health
Advocate - Xcel Energy
Supporter - Charter Bank, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

Choose one of the interactive eight workshops offered on August 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, or 15. Attending the workshop will allow you to connect with your future workforce - local students - by getting you signed up for an Inspire Connections company profile. Inspire Connections is an online program that connects local employers to area students to nurture the workforce pipeline and help students achieve their career goals. Additionally, you'll learn tips on creating a profile that is easily found by and attractive to students.

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Programs & Services

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 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.

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.

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Federal Update & Election Outlook With The US Chamber

Friday, August 17, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
101 N. Farwell Street, PESI Conference Room
$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 The U.S. Chamber's John Kirchner will join us to bring a candid, business-focused perspective on federal issues that 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 national outlook for the election this fall. This is a Chamber members-only event.

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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.

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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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