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May 2, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Board Highlights: April 2017

The Board approved signing a contract with the Chippewa Valley Boy Scouts for an Air Show Chalet on June 16-17. The Chamber will have 50 tickets each day to resell to members.

The Chamber has hired Savannah Sepic, UWEC, as the legislative intern.

The Chamber received a donation from Geoff Goodland, Coffee Express. He sold his company but retained three large coffee makers that are used for Breakfast in the Valley. He donated these to the Chamber, $3000 value and will also help to brew the coffee.

Chamber Board members have been meeting with the five finalists for the Dean of the College of Business for UWEC. They will provide feedback to the selection committee.

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Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, May 3
Excellence in Education Banquet

Monday, May 8
Business After Hours

Wednesday, May 10
Ribbon Cutting: Security Financial Bank

Wednesday, May 10
Working Mothers Luncheon

Wednesday, May 10
Workplace Wellness Network - Diabetes Prevention & Healthy Food Choices At Work

Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12

Operation Thank You

Tuesday, May 16
Ribbon Cutting: Oakwood Ridge Apartments

Thursday, May 18
SOHO Coffee Talk

Friday, May 19
Eggs & Issues: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Wednesday, May 24
Ribbon Cutting: Winona National Bank

Thursday, May 25

Ribbon Cutting: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Lovejoy Realty, Inc.

Tuesday, May 30
Lunch & Learn: Office Ergonomics, Principles And Trends

Wednesday, May 31
Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Thursday, June 1
Bob McCoy's Retirement Party

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Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

New Members

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

Dex Media

Wireles Express - Gateway Drive

Wireless Express - Commercial Blvd

Sleep Number

Renewing Members

Month of March 2017

ADRC:Learn More

Awards & Recognition

March 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Independend State Bank

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

Wage Survey

The 2017 wage surveys are due by May 20 in order for us to publish the results by July 20. We need more employers to contribute their data in order to keep the survey viable and relevant; data is kept confidential. For any questions, please contact Casey Schumacher. To participate in the survey please click here.

Sacred Heart Hospital


Lunch & Learn: Office Ergonomics, Principles And Trends

Presented by: Carla Berscheit, Ergo Insights
Tuesday, May 30, 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.

There are a lot of gadgets out there that are designed to make us more comfortable at work. Are the gadgets necessary? Should you provide them for your employees? We will dig into the basic principles of setting up office workstation, proper sitting and standing posture, what chair adjustments you should have if purchasing new chairs and discuss the sit/stand workstation trend as well as other gadgets that are being marketed to the office worker.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Business at the Airport Exhibits

Thursday, August 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Avenue

This annual event, which takes the place of our August Business After Hours, will be held on August 3 at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. With an average attendance of 250 business people, it is a great way to showcase your business or organization for only $120.

Read more or register for an exhibit space>>

Working Mothers Luncheon

Wednesday, May 10, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Drive, Altoona
Cost to attend: $25
Registration deadline is Friday, May 5.

Sponsored by: Associated Bank, Dove Healthcare, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, REALiving and Weld Riley, S.C.

Join us for our fifth annual Working Mothers Luncheon! This is a unique opportunity for working moms to gather to address the challenges they face in today's business environment. Soon-to-be mothers and those who are planning for motherhood someday in the near future also are encouraged to attend. Fathers and other caregivers are welcome.

During lunch, attendees will have the chance to network and gain practical ideas and advice from other working mothers to help balance work/life experiences in an informal, brainstorming atmosphere.

This year's keynote speaker is author and humorist Mary Pierce, who has been entertaining corporate and community audiences since 1996. She is the author of three books of inspirational humor for women, published by HarperCollins Publishers: When Did I Stop Being Barbie & Become Mrs. Potato Head?; Confessions of a Prayer Wimp; and When Did My Life Become Game of Twister?

With degrees in education, business and a master's in clinical mental health counseling, Pierce has worked as a classroom teacher, stockbroker and corporate trainer and currently is a licensed professional counselor with Marriage & Family Health Services, Ltd. Pierce and her husband share six children and eight grandchildren and live in Eau Claire with Zoey, their West Highland "Terrorist".

Register online>>

Miron Construction


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Friday, May 19, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

With transportation, a critical component of a healthy economy, the future of Chippewa Valley's mobility and access to the transportation system is an ongoing priority. In this edition of Eggs & Issues, we'll get the latest on the state legislature's debate over long-term transportation funding from Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, an update on efforts to establish passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul from the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition, and learn more about the successes and challenges related to local air service from Charity Zich of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

This is a Chamber member only event.

Read more or register>>

Business After Hours

Monday, May 8
5-6:30 p.m.

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely
516 Galloway Street

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, The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely and SDS Architects.

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>>

Bob McCoy's Retirement Party

Thursday, June 1 4-6:30 p.m.
The Halls at the Lismore
333 Gibson Street

The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce will host this event in Bob's honor. We invite Eau Claire Chamber members and invited guests to join us for a night of memories, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

More Information and 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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