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March 6, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Our Community

Don't Miss Out!
Advertise in "Our Community"

The Eau Claire Chamber is once again publishing the annual community profile/business directory, "Our Community". Approximately 4,000 copies of this publication will be printed and ready for distribution in May. This annual directory is distributed to more than 1,225 Chamber members, future members, area hotels, the airport, and to potential residents in all relocation packets as well as used as a recruitment tool for area businesses.

This quality full-color publication is an excellent vehicle for you to showcase your business to other businesses and potential residents/current residents in the area. Please view the ad specifications and the affordable rate schedule. For more information please click here or contact Amy Muehlbauer at 715-858-0617.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Thursday, March 8
Ribbon Cutting: Trust Point, Inc.

Thursday, March 8
Candidates Forum: Eau Claire School Board

Monday, March 12
Business After Hours

Tuesday, March 13
Lunch & Learn: Learn About The Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey

Thursday, March 15
SOHO Coffee Talk - I'm Going To Do It RIGHT This Year!

Thursday, March 15
Candidates Forum: Eau Claire City Council

Friday, March 16
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Thursday, March 22
Ribbon Cutting: Woods & Water Realty

Monday, March 26
Your Chamber Orientation

Tuesday, March 27
Lunch & Learn: Marketing Wellness Programs Within Your Organization

Tuesday, April 3
2018 Human Resources Conference

Friday, April 6
AM Exchange

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.

Delivery Bistro

Eau Claire Sealcoat

Raggedy Man

Renewing Members

Month of February 2018

Awards & Recognition

January 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Prevea Health

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

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Friday, March 16, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Green Mill Conference and Banquet Facilities
2703 Craig Road
$20 per person for Chamber members

A Chamber Business Advocacy Event
Advocate- Xcel Energy, Miron Construction
Supporter -
Banbury Place, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative

Join our area State legislators for an update on this session's key issues as the legislature wraps up the 2017-18 session, and how they impact the Chippewa Valley. Invited lawmakers include Senators Terry Moulton (R-23) and Kathleen Vinehout (D-31); 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 members only event.

Read more or register>>

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals

Lunch & Learn: Learn About The Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey

Presented by: Deb Marshall, Wipfli
Tuesday, March 13, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
Cost to Attend: $10 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.

Do you want to know more about how our annual wage survey works? How about some insights into what trends the data suggests? How can YOU use this data in your business? Are there jobs you'd like to see included?

In this session, Deb Marshall will share survey history, how and why it has evolved, what the future holds and how best to use the information. Marshall is a senior manager in HR consulting at Wipfli LLP and has been the Wage Survey chairperson for most of the 18 years we have conducted it.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services


SOHO Coffee Talk: "I'm Going To Do It RIGHT This Year!"
Thursday, March 15
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
101 N. Farwell Street

Sponsored by: Everclear Hearing Products, LLC and S.A. Wallace

Part 3 of our DIP: Development Improvement Process

We've discussed strategic planning and marketing on a budget so what’s next - Cash Flow Management. Our panel of experts will discuss tips on prepping, preparing, and completing your financials. They'll share with you some things you can do yourself and also when it may be time to get some help. And, most importantly, learning from your financials and how to keep things simple. Don't over complicate your income! Audience participation is encouraged so please bring your questions.

Our panelists are Cory Coulombe, CJC Company and Evlyn Carlile, Simple Office Solutions with an intro story by Scott Wallace, S.A. Wallace LLC.

Register online >>

Chippewa Valley Air Show Chamber Chalet Tickets

The Eau Claire Chamber will be hosting a chalet at the 2018 Chippewa Valley Air Show on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. There are 50 tickets available for each day at a cost of $95 each. For that price, you will receive seating, food and beverages. Please reserve your tickets online.

Saturday, June 16

Sunday, June 17

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community


Candidate Forums for the Spring Local Election

Eau Claire School Board: March 8, 7:00 p.m.
Eau Claire City Council: March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
No charge to attend and no pre-registration required

With the April 3 local election approaching, this is a valuable opportunity to hear candidates for Eau Claire City Council and Eau Claire School Board address key issues.

The Candidate Forum is sponsored by the Leader-Telegram, Valley Media Works (Community Television), WAYY, WQOW TV 18, and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.

Business After Hours

Monday, March 12
5-6:30 p.m.

Westgate Sportsman's Club
4909 Sportsman Dr

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 Rhom Construction, CCFBank, Goldridge Companies, and Westgate Sportsman's Club.

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
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Gateway Campus
2320 Alpine Road
Friday, April 6
7:45 - 9 a.m.

Sponsored by: Chippewa Valley Technical College

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and some beverages and food. At 8 a.m., staff from Chippewa Valley Technical College 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 (30 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 Chippewa Valley Technical College 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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