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June 20, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Wednesday, September 20
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
Presenters Needed! - Proposal Deadline is July 7

The Chamber is seeking proposal from individuals willing to volunteer to present a one-hour session for our Annual Social Media & Marketing Conference. Do you have experience that you would be willing to share? We are looking for topics on a variety of subjects. Some topics we are especially interested in include:

  • Advanced SEO and Analytics
  • Adwords
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing
  • Do's and Don'ts of Facebook Company Postings
  • Editorial Calendars - What they are and how to use them
  • Event Planning Tips
  • Free Apps for Your Phone
  • Getting the Buy-in from the CEO
  • How to Effectively Use an Intern
  • How to Handle Complaints on Social Media
  • Integrating Social Media with other Marketing Efforts
  • Marketing for Non-Profits
  • Media Relations
  • Mobile Websites
  • New Technology and Gadgets to Help Your Business
  • No-Cost Social Media and Marketing Ideas
  • Photoshop or Video Editing
  • Putting Marketing Strategies into Tactical Plans
  • Social Media & Marketing Trends
  • Video Marketing
  • Benefits of Speaking
    While this is a volunteer opportunity, speakers receive recognition in marketing material and at the conference. All speakers are invited to attend the entire conference as our guest. And best yet, you are able to promote you and your business to hundreds of Chamber members.

    If interested in presenting, please complete this form and return to Becky Seelen or fax to 715-834-1956 by July 7.

    Sponsorship Opportunities for Annual Social Media & Marketing Conference
    Thanks to Satellite Six for committing to sponsor this Conference. We do have room for a few more sponsors. Sponsors at the $300 level will receive:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the event.
  • Recognition on all marketing materials.
  • Recognition at the event.
  • A free eight-foot display table at the conference.
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees.
  • Opportunity to include brochure or flyer in handout binder.
  • If you would be interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Becky Seelen (715-858-0615) by July 7.

    Please click on the links below for more information.

    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

    Wednesday, July 19
    Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk

    View Full Calendar on Website

    Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

    Peoples Bank Midwest: Donnie Magadance Retirement

    Renewing Members

    Month of May 2017

    Awards & Recognition

    May 2017
    Ambassador of the Month

    Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

    Featured Job Posting:
    Culimeta-Saveguard, LLC

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

    UW-Eau Claire New Student Welcome Packets

    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 18th and handouts must be delivered by Friday, July 28th. We will pack the inserts on Wednesday, August 2. Becky Seelen (715-858-0615).

    Read more and sign-up >>

    Sacred Heart Hospital


    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

    Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk
    Wednesday, July 19

    Sponsored by: the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Associated Bank, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph hospitals, Marshfield Clinic - Eau Claire Center, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Water provided by the Eau Claire YMCA.

    Join us on Wednesday, July 19, for our annual Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk. Enjoy a scenic route with colleagues and other Chamber members while you take in some of the downtown sights like Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, Phoenix Park and the trail along the Chippewa River. Check in anytime 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office

    There's no charge to participate and you can walk at your own pace. Walkers will have the choice of three routes of varying lengths. (Maps available soon) Come on your own, or get a group together!

    If you're part of a Chamber-member organization and register in advance (by the day before, Tuesday, July 18), you'll be eligible for door prizes and help us anticipate the number of participants. When you check in, you'll also receive a Commemorative Wellness Walk Button. Wear it and you'll be eligible for special offers that day at participating downtown Chamber members.

    Rain date is one week later, July 26. If the weather looks questionable, we'll make a decision by 9:30 a.m. and notify advance registrants by e-mail and on Facebook.

    Join us on July 19 for some light physical activity and to see what's been happening in downtown Eau Claire!

    If you have questions, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616)

    Read more and register >>

    Market Your Business Here


    Sponsorship Opportunity Policy Leadership Institute

    Sponsorships are available for the Chamber's inaugural Policy Leadership Institute - a two-session program on October 5 and 19 designed to provide non-partisan, unbiased training to equip business leaders for greater involvement in the political process.

    Participants in the Institute will benefit from non-partisan, unbiased training to develop the knowledge and skills to be more effective at influencing legislative decisions, serving on appointed boards or commissions, or running for public office. The program will feature experienced speakers and instructors providing practical, real-world insights, conducted in two 3-hour evening sessions.

    A limited number of sponsorships are available at the Charter Sponsor level of $650 or the Supporting Sponsor level of $330. For questions or more information, contact Scott Rogers(715-858-0616).

    Click here for more information and to reserve a sponsorship>>

    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>>

    AM Exchange

    AM Exchange
    The French Press
    2823 London Road
    Friday, July 7
    7:45 - 9 a.m.

    Sponsored by: The French Press

    The first AM Exchange was a hit! We hope you can join us for the second one at The French Press.

    Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and some great coffee and food from The French Press. At 8 a.m., Kris and Pat from the French Press will take the floor to tell you more about where they started and where they are going.

    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 French Press and meet other business professionals.

    Register online >>

    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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