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June 19, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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LEC Alumni Day - Balancing Growth Downtown

Thursday, July 12, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Cost: $49 per person for Chamber members - ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT

All LEC Alumni - Do you miss Leadership Eau Claire™ and learning about what's happening in the community? Join us for a special LEC Alumni Day focusing on Balancing Growth Downtown. This event is an exclusive opportunity for LEC alumni to discover what's new in downtown while also speaking with community leaders about how our recent growth is impacting the city this year.

Register online>>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Thursday, June 21
SOHO June Social Event

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

Wednesday, June 27
Ribbon Cutting: CCFBank

Thursday, June 28
Business Luncheon With Governor Walker

Thursday, June 28
Ribbon Cutting: The Plus

Monday, July 9
Business After Hours

Tuesday, July 10
Ribbon Cutting: Associated Bank

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

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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.

C&N Rentals

Renewing Members

Month of May 2018

Awards & Recognition

May 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Physicians Weight Loss Centers

Azura Memory Care

PESI, Inc.

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Fairfield Inn & Suites

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

2018 Breakfast in the Valley Recap

The 22nd Annual Breakfast in the Valley was a big success thanks to more than 80 sponsors and over 300 volunteers. This year, we served 3,100 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 over the course of the year to plan the event.

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 as wellwe hope it was a good team building event! Thanks to everyone for making the breakfast a great success. Save the date for the 23rd Annual Breakfast in the Valley on June 14, 2019.

Read more about the event and view some fun photos!


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


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 >>

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 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>>

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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