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June 5, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Congratulations to LEC Class of 2018

Congratulations to the following individuals who have graduated from the Leadership Eau Claire™ program.

Click here for the list of 2018 graduates and other information on the program.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, June 6
Ribbon Cutting: REALTORS® Association Of Northwestern Wisconsin

Friday, June 8
Breakfast in the Valley

Monday, June 11
Business After Hours

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

Thursday, June 21
SOHO June Social Event

Thursday, June 28
Business Luncheon With Governor Walker

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Advertise Here

New Members

Please welcome new members that have joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in the past week.

RODAC Development & Construction, LLC

Renewing Members

Month of May 2018

Awards & Recognition

April 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

BeeHive Homes

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:

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

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>>


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 >>


Did You Know?

The Chamber has a program called SOHO, intended for YOU as a Small Office/Home Office business owner.

SOHO is open to Chamber members with 5 or fewer full-time employees. All employees are welcome to attend.

The SOHO Committee holds a Coffee Talk (round-table discussions) every other month discussing topics that are beneficial to SOHO owners. These topics are generated and facilitated by YOU, the SOHO member. The concept is to utilize the group as a sounding board for your business, as well as for professional and personal growth.

SOHO Socials are held on the months there is no Coffee Talk, and these take place at Chamber small business establishments.

Take advantage of this group founded by and for business owners just like you! Keep an eye out for emails regarding upcoming discussions.

Programs & Services

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 >>

Additional Copies of "Our Community"

You should have received a copy of "Our Community", the Chamber's community profile and business directory. It was either dropped off by a volunteer during Operation Thank You or it was mailed to you. If you didn't get a copy or would like addtional copies, please contact the Chamber office.

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community


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, June 11
5-6:30 p.m.

Princeton Valley
2300 W Princeton Ave

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 Princeton Valley, The Fairfield Inn & Suites and Morries Chippewa Valley Mazda.

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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