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June 13, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Breakfast in the Valley

Breakfast in the Valley: A Huge Success

The 21st Annual Breakfast in the Valley was a big success thanks to more than 80 sponsors and more than 300 volunteers. This year, we served 3,000 people from 5 to 10 a.m.! This event would not be possible without the Chamber members who volunteered to serve the breakfast and the Breakfast in the Valley committee that worked for several months to plan the breakfast.

A special thanks to the early risers who helped get the breakfast running whether it was making coffee, firing up the skillets, directing traffic or serving guests. We appreciate those that brought a whole team from their company. We hope it was a good team building event! We also want to thank those that came for the less exciting part of the day, clean up! Thanks to everyone for making the breakfast a great success. Save the date for the 22nd Annual Breakfast in the Valley on June 8, 2018.

Committee, Sponsors and Thank You

View some great photos on the website

Please click on the links below for more information.

Tuesday, June 13
SOHO Social Event

Thursday, June 15
Ribbon Cutting: Baroque

Friday, June 16
Ribbon Cutting: SWEAT Powered By Momentum

Friday, June 16
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Tuesday, June 20
2017 Business Hall of Fame Luncheon

Wednesday, June 21
Leadership Success Series Featuring Jim Loffler

Tuesday, June 27
Lunch & Learn: Driving Population Health For Our Workforce And Their Families Through Employee Primary Care Clinics

Tuesday, June 27
Eau Claire Express Chamber Ticket Night

Friday, July 7
AM Exchange

Monday, July 10
Business After Hours

Thursday, July 13
Ribbon Cutting: Momentum Sport Fitness

Thursday, July 13
Ribbon Cutting: Prairie Place Apartments

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

Renewing Members

Month of May 2017

Awards & Recognition

April 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Tess Oral Health

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

Walmart No Longer Accepts Chamber Buy Local Bucks

Walmart has informed the Eau Claire Chamber that they will no longer be accepting Chamber Buy Local Bucks. They are using a new cash/check management system which was mandated by corporate. The system will no longer allow them to take the Chamber Bucks as cash or check.

The Chamber apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please remember there are more than 400 Chamber members businesses that accept the Buy Local Bucks.

Sacred Heart Hospital


Leadership Success Series:
Featuring Jim Loffler, Loffler Companies
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 - 9 a.m.


Mayo Clinic Health System
1400 Bellinger St
Cost to Attend: $25
Sponsored by: Associated Bank, Banbury Place, Mayo Clinic Health System, Royal Construction, Inc. and Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

The Chamber's Leadership Success Series offers a platform for executives of high profile companies to share their story of success as well as their vision and thoughts facing business today and in the future. This series is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders at the helm of some of the state's most significant industries and companies.

Join us for our next session of our Leadership Success Series featuring Jim Loffler, the founder, president and CEO of Loffler Companies. He started the company in 1986 with one other employee, his wife, Darcy. They began selling Philips dictation machines and typewriters, then expanded to fax, copiers, IP phones, IT managed services and much more. Today, the company employs almost 500 team members and focuses on long-term relationships.

Read more or register>>

Lunch & Learn: Driving Population Health For Our Workforce And Their Families Through Employee Primary Care Clinics

Presented by: Janice Lemminger, C4 Solutions, LLC
Tuesday, June 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.

Have you heard about employee primary care clinics? Curious how this might benefit your organization? Come to this month's Lunch & Learn session to find out more about employee primary care clinic. Attendees will learn:

  • How a clinic can improve overall health and wellness of employees.
  • How an On-site/Near-site primary care clinic can reduce Health care spend.
  • Primary reasons it is one of the most well received of all employee benefits.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
Age of Opportunity 55+ Job & Volunteer Fair
Tuesday, September 19, Oakwood Mall

The Chamber's Business & Workforce Development Committee is once again coordinating the Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair, Tuesday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Oakwood Mall. The event is organized in conjunction with the Chippewa Falls and Menomonie Chambers of Commerce, the Aging & Disability Resource Center, and Citizens Employment & Training.

This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to interact with experienced, dependable and motivated workers interested in part time, full time, seasonal or volunteer opportunities. It takes place during National Employ Older Workers Week.

Sponsorship includes your logo on all advance promotional materials, prominent exposure during the event, and an exhibit table. Sponsorships are $175 for Chamber members ($200 for non-members). Exhibit tables without a sponsorship are $60 for Chamber members ($85 for non-members).

Click here to reserve a sponsor or exhibit position>>

For questions or more information, contact Scott Rogers (715) 858-0616


SOHO Social
Tuesday, June 13
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Lakely
516 Galloway Street

Sponsored by: The Construction Hub and Everclear Hearing Products, LLC

Have you been to the Lakely yet? If not, you’re invited to join the SOHO group for a casual social hour on the Lakely patio. Come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while conversing with your fellow Small Office Home Office network. Please click the registration link so we can let the Lakely know how many people we can expect. The more the merrier!

Register online >>

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Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Friday, June 16, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center
3340 Mondovi Road
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

Join our area state legislators for an update on this session's key issues and how they impact the Chippewa Valley. Invited lawmakers include Senators Terry Moulton (R-23), Kathleen Vinehout (D-31) and Sheila Harsdorf (R-10); and Representatives Kathleen Bernier (R-68), Bob Kulp (R-69), Warren Petryk (R-93), Treig Pronschinske (R-92), Rob Stafsholt (R-29), Rob Summerfield (R-67) and Dana Wachs (D-91).

This is a Chamber member only event.

Read more or register>>

Business After Hours

Monday, July 10
5-6:30 p.m.

Manny's Cocina
4207 Oakwood Hills Pkwy

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 Ayres Associates, Commonweal Development Corporation, Weld Riley, S.C. and Wipfli.

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>>

Chamber Ticket Night
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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