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June 26, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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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.

Read more and register online>>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, June 27
Ribbon Cutting: CCFBank

Thursday, June 28
Ribbon Cutting: The Plus

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

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

Renewing Members

Month of May 2018

Awards & Recognition

May 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
EO Johnson Business Technologies

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

Eau Claire Cavaliers Sponsored By The Eau Claire Chamber & EC Chamber Educational Foundation

The Eau Claire Chamber and the EC Chamber Educational Foundation are sponsoring the July 28 Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball game. The Cavaliers take on the La Crescent Cardinals at 2 p.m. in Carson Park.

The Chamber is selling tickets for $5. The EC Chamber Educational Foundation will receive $2 for each ticket sold. Stop by the Chamber office to purchase your tickets.


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!

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Programs & Services

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.

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: 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: RESCHEDULED

THURSDAY, 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>>

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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