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May 22, 2018 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Breakfast in the Valley

Early volunteer Shift Openings Still Available!

Friday, June 8

Thank you for the overwhelming response to volunteer!
We still have a limited number of 4:45 - 6:30 AM still open and we need your help.

Your preference of volunteer time is filled on a first come first serve basis and shifts will go fast. We ask that you only register a maximum of 12 volunteers per company per shift, to allow for the opportunity for other Chamber members to be involved. Comments or questions please contact Casey Schumacher.

Register to Volunteer>>

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, May 23
Groundbreaking: Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration Of Life Center

Thursday, May 24
Ribbon Cutting: Raggedy Man

Tuesday, May 29
Your Chamber Orientation

Tuesday, May 29
Lunch & Learn: Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?

Wednesday, May 30
2018 Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Thursday, May 31
Ribbon Cutting: BeeHive Homes

Monday, June 4
Chamber Reception: New Eau Claire City Council Members

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

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.

Chris DeBruyckere

David Klinkhammer

Renewing Members

Month of April 2018

Awards & Recognition

April 2018
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Dreamhouse Interiors

Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Westgate Sportsman's Club

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

Chippewa Valley Air Show Reception

Thursday, June 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Grounds

The Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance is hosting a reception the Thursday night before the Chippewa Valley Air Show. This event will take place on the Airport grounds in the Chalet tents. Members of the Blue Angels crew have been invited to attend.

There is no need to register to attend.

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

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals

Lunch & Learn: Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?

Presented by: Renee Liming, Bauman Associates, Ltd.
Tuesday, May 29, Noon - 1 p.m. NOTE CORRECTED DATE
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.

Each of us makes thousands of decisions every day, one of the most important decisions we make is our ATTITUDE. Happiness is a choice that comes from within us. We have the power to choose to be happy. This presentation will create an awareness of the decisions that we make and the importance of having an Attitude of Gratitude. It will delve into the understanding that we are in charge of our Attitude and how different people have different perspectives. Life is less about what happens to us and more about how we respond to what happens to us. It will cover 10 habits that happy people practice. Lunch & Learn presenter Renee Liming also will share some of her AHA moments that she has had in her career in customer service.

Read more and register >>

Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Thursday, September 20
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Florian Gardens Conference Center

Presenters Needed! Proposal Deadline is Monday, July 2

The Chamber is seeking proposal from individuals willing to volunteer to present a one-hour session for our Annual Marketing & Social Media 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
  • Apps for Social Media and Marketing
  • Branding
  • Content Marketing
  • Do's and Don'ts of Facebook Company Postings
  • Event Planning Tips
  • 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
  • Social Video Marketing
  • Small Business 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 2.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Annual Marketing & Social Media 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 2.

Programs & Services

Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Wild Ridge
3905 Kane Road
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Market & Johnson

Please join us at a breakfast to honor our 2018 Small Business of the Year recipients:

Rainmaster Lawn Systems
Boxx Sanitation

These awards were presented at the Chamber's 104th Annual Meeting. The awards are based on the following criteria: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volume, financial success, entrepreneurship, product or service innovation, offered response to adversity, community involvement, and innovative efforts shown in area of local or national interest.

Read more or register>>

Nominate a Business for the 2019 Small Business of the Year

Xcel Energy: Solar Connect Community


Chamber Reception: New Eau Claire City Council Members

Monday, June 4, 4-5:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Roo

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

An informal meet and greet with the four new members of the Eau Claire City Council elected in April: Emily Berge, District 1; Emily Anderson, District 2; Jeremy Gragert, District 3; and Jill Christopherson, District 4. This is a valuable opportunity to get acquainted with these new office holders, talk about local issues of interest to your business, and learn more about what led them to seek public office. This event is presented by the Chamber's Business Advocacy Initiative. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is appreciated.

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>>

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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