November 7, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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2017 Holiday Open House

Sponsored by: AMK Cleaning Services LLC, Banbury Place, Inc., Cigan Properties, Miron Construction and Northwestern Bank

This annual event hosted by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is open to all members. Come enjoy food and beverages from Chamber member businesses and network with old and new friends!

Please click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, November 8
Economic Outlook Luncheon

Monday, November 13
Business After Hours

Wednesday, November 15
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Valley Home Builders

Thursday, November 16
SOHO Coffee Talk: Small Business/Small Cost Marketing Ideas

Friday, November 17
Eggs & Issues: State Economy & Budget Update With Todd Berry

Tuesday, November 28
Lunch & Learn: Securing Your Business Against Today's Hackers

Friday, December 1
Your Chamber Orientation

Thursday, December 7
Holiday Open House

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Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

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New Members

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

Rick Levin & Associates, Inc.

Renewing Members

Month of October 2017

Awards & Recognition

September 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Royal Credit Union

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

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues:
State Economy & Budget Update With Todd Berry

Friday, November 17, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Green Mill Conference and Banquet Facilities
2703 Craig Road
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

What economic, demographic and budget challenges face Wisconsin policy makers as we move into 2018? Todd Berry, President of the non-partisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, stops by for his annual fall visit to dish up the straight scoop on state budget numbers and issues, and provide a candid analysis of the underlying economics impacting what happens in Madison.

This is a Chamber members-only event.

Read more or register>>

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Securing Your Business Against Today's Hackers

Presented by: Peter Kujawa, EO Johnson - Locknet Managed IT Service
Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Hacking and IT security has become such a regular news item that many business people are becoming numb to it, instead concluding that there is little they can do to protect their businesses, a concept known in the IT security industry as 'breach fatigue." However, while the large company and state-sponsored breaches are the focus of the news, small and midsize businesses are still the most targeted by hackers because they are the easiest prey. To protect your business, you must first understand the nature of the threat, then how to combat it.

In this presentation, you will learn who is doing the hacking, how it works, recent issues and trends facing small businesses in our area and reasonable steps to take to provide a high level of deterrence to hackers coming after your business. This presentation is designed for business leaders who do not have an IT background and promises to be entertaining and provide practical advice that can be put into action quickly.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services


SOHO Coffee Talk: Small Business/Small Cost Marketing Ideas
Thursday, November 16
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Northbound Supply Co.
215 N. Barstow Street

Sponsored by: The Construction Hub and Everclear Hearing Products, LLC

Many SOHO owners are one or two-person entities with big dreams and little to no advertising or marketing budgets to make their dreams happen. No worries! There are ways for organizations of all sizes to create big awareness of what they do, how to find new potential clients, and most of all, work smarter rather than harder to fill sales funnels for the least amount of money. Some of the ideas that will be covered will include:

1. How to establish yourself as the expert in your field
2. How to leverage that new reputation
3. How to best network so you don't end up not-working
4. How and when to walk from the social media time and energy vortex

Presenter: Ronnie Roll, Ronnie Roll Business Services

An RSVP to this event is very important, so please click link below to register. No cost to attend.

Register online >>

Market Your Business Here


CV Chamber Alliance

Save the Date!
24th Annual
Chippewa Valley Rally
January 31, 2017 in Madison

Mark your calendar now - and help us bring the Chippewa Valley's voice to Madison in January. This one-day event is jointly sponsored by the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce. We'll be there to bring our region's important economic, education and infrastructure issues to the attention of state government. You'll participate in pre-scheduled small group meetings with legislators and their aides, an exclusive luncheon with the Governor (invited), meetings with top state officials, an informal closing reception, and more. Everything is taken care of, including charter bus transportation to and from Madison (or you can travel on your own if you prefer).

Register online to attend and more information>>>

Sponsorships are also available.Contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616) for more information.

Business After Hours

Monday, November 13
5-6:30 p.m.

Halls at the Lismore
333 Gibson 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 The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton and The Informalist.

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>>

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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