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June 12, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Business Luncheon With Governor Walker

Thursday, June 28, 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.

Wednesday, June 13
Ribbon Cutting: Physicians Weight Loss Centers

Thursday, June 14
Groundbreaking: Azura Memory Care

Thursday, June 14
Chippewa Valley Air Show Reception

Friday, June 15
Eggs & Issues: State Of The Wisconsin Economy

Friday, June 15
Ribbon Cutting: PESI, Inc.

Thursday, June 21
SOHO June Social Event

Tuesday, June 26
Lunch & Learn: Understanding The New 2- Percent Pass-Through Deduction (Section 199A)

Thursday, June 28
Business Luncheon With Governor Walker

Monday, July 9
Business After Hours

Tuesday, July 10
Ribbon Cutting: Associated Bank

Thursday, July 12
LEC Alumni Day - Balancing Growth Downtown

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

Renewing Members

Month of May 2018

Awards & Recognition

April 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

REALTORS® Association of Northwestern Wisconsin

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Fish Window Cleaning

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

2018 Business Hall of Fame Publication:
Ad Opportunities

On August 15, the Chamber will host the 2018 Business Hall of Fame luncheon 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:

1) for individuals from the previous 50 years to current year
2) a historical award for any period prior to the last 50 years. The following individuals will be inducted:

Bill Ihlenfeldt, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Lloyd Johnson, First Wisconsin National Bank
Louis & Mark Phillips, Max Phillips & Sons
Jack Stromwall, Stromwall, Joseph and Gustafson Insurance Agency

At the Business Hall of Fame luncheon, we will feature each of the honorees in a special commemorative publication. We are offering businesses the opportunity to place an ad in this publication. For ad sizes and rates please click here or contact Amy Muehlbauer (715) 858-0617 with any questions.

Host the July AM Exchange: July 13

There was a last-minute cancellation to host the July AM Exchange. Are you interested to showcasing your business to 30 to 40 business people on the morning of Friday, July 13. The cost of the sponsorship is $200. Contact Cheri Weinke (715-858-0613) if you are interested.


Lunch & Learn: Understanding the New 2- Percent Pass-Through Deduction (Section 199A)

Presented by: Tanya Malaney, Wipfli
Tuesday, June 26, 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.

The objective of this Lunch & Learn session will be to answer many of the common questions around how the 20 percent deduction for pass-through entity owners (199A) will work. We will review the fundamental requirements to claim the 199A deduction as well what constitutes qualified business income (QBI). Additionally, we will discuss the types of businesses that qualify for the deduction and the limitations that are imposed.

We will use various examples to demonstrate the applicability to different types of businesses, income levels, etc. Discussion topics will include unresolved issues and areas in which additional guidance is still needed.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Group Project Ideas Needed

The Chamber is requesting service projects for both our adult and Youth Leadership Eau Claire programs. Are you involved with a non-profit organization and have a project that you need help with? Submit a proposal!

What kind of projects?
Each year, we divide our LEC and YLEC classes into teams of 6-9 people to work on community service projects.

For the youth program, the projects that work the best are projects the teenagers can feel passionate about, work together as a team and accomplish something positive for the community. In the past, groups have painted murals, created programming events for children, cleaned up parks, etc.

For the adult program, we ask for project ideas that are more in-depth than simple volunteer tasks. In the past, groups have designed signage for Beaver Creek Reserve, planned large events like the Veterans event recently held at Carson Park and created volunteer manuals and databases.

What doesn't work?
NO fund raising projects of any kind will be accepted. This includes asking the group to plan an event that is intended as a fund raiser. Also, the projects may not be political.

YLEC - July 13
Proposals for the YOUTH program are due by Friday, July 13. More information and a proposal form are available here.

LEC - August 3
Proposals for the ADULT program are due by Friday, August 3. More information and a proposal form are available here.

A list of all past group projects is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615).

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: State Of The Wisconsin Economy

Friday, June 15, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Green Mill Conference Center
2703 Craig Road
$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

John Koskinen, Chief Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, joins us to cover the key numbers on indicators like unemployment rates, GDP, standard of living, entrepreneurship, domestic migration, housing, health care and more. This is a Chamber members only event.

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>>


SOHO Social
Thursday, June 21
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Pine Meadow Golf Club
2832 London Road

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

You're invited to gather with other Small Office Home Office members for a networking social. This is an informal event but we'd still like you to register so we can get a head count. Come for the fun and stay for the friends!

An RSVP to this event is very important, so please click link below to register. No cost to attend.

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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