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July 3, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Business Luncheon With Governor Walker: RESCHEDULED

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost: $25 per person for Chamber members

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

The Chamber has invited Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker - now in his eighth year in office and a candidate for reelection - to share his successes, challenges, current priorities and vision for the future. In this event for Chamber members, the Governor will focus his remarks on the impact of state policies and leadership on doing business in Wisconsin. (The Chamber will also invite the Democratic Candidate for Governor to address the Chamber membership later this year).

Register online>>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Monday, July 9
Business After Hours

Tuesday, July 10
Ribbon Cutting: Associated Bank

Wednesday, July 11
Business Luncheon With Governor Walker

Thursday, July 12
LEC Alumni Day - Balancing Growth Downtown

Thursday, July 12
Ribbon Cutting: Trend Stone Surfaces

Friday, July 13
AM Exchange

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

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

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.

MRA - The Management Association

EC Super Wash Laundromat

Renewing Members

Month of May 2018

Awards & Recognition

May 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

CCF Bank

The Plus

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Overhead Door Company of The Chippewa Valley

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

Wellness Walk

Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk
July 18

Join us on Wednesday, July 18, for our annual Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk! Enjoy a scenic route & take in some of the downtown sights like the newest downtown mural, 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 to visit exhibitors.

There's no charge to participate and you can walk at your own pace. Walkers will have the choice of routes with varying lengths. Come on your own, or get a group together, ALL Chamber member employees are invited to attend. If you have questions, contact Casey Schumacher.

Check our event out on Facebook!

Thank you to our sponsors: Achieve Wellness, Aging & Disability Resource Center, Associated Bank, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, and Mayo Clinic Health System

All pre-registrations are entered to win a door prize - sign up now!

Read more and register online>>

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!

Read more and register >>

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 >>

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>>

Business After Hours

Monday, July 9
5-6:30 p.m.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place

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 City of Altoona/River Prairie Center and Acquisition Realty Development, LLC.

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 Business After Hours.

More Information>>

AM Exchange

AM Exchange
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Ave
Friday, July 13
7:45 - 9 a.m.

Sponsored by: Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and some beverages and food. At 8 a.m., staff from The Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center will take the floor to tell you more about the business.

Then it's time for some speed networking. Don't be frightened, it's much easier than speed dating!

Registration is required since there will be a maximum attendance (40 attendees for this event). The first five people who register (and attend) will receive a pass to attend Business After Hours. When you register online, it will indicate the other individuals that have registered.

Join us for this fun exchange of information! Hear more about The Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center and meet other business professionals.

Register online >>

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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