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October 10, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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2016 Business Expo

Only One Week Away -- Mark Your Calendars!
Business Expo & Job Fair:
Tuesday, October 17
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road

Sponsored by:

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. :Business Expo & Job Fair Open to the Public

4:30-7:30 p.m. - Business Expo VIP Reception

The Business Expo & Job Fair is only a week away! Here are five great reasons why you need to attend and send your staff:

1. More than 140 Exhibitors! - Click here for the list of exhibitors
Come learn about new products and services offered right here in the Chippewa Valley! If you are wondering what's new, this is the place to find out what's happening.

2. One of the Best Networking Events of the Year! - You won't want to miss the VIP Reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with about 1,000 area professionals. We will have six different Chamber members offering bite-sized samples of some of their most delicious appetizers, entrees and beverages. Thank you to Marshfield Clinic, M3 Insurance, Ruder Ware and Wipfli for sponsoring the VIP Reception.

3. Job Fair-We have more than 70 exhibitors participating in the Job Fair recruiting for more than 170 different positions! For a list of positions, click here.

4. Free Educational Seminars & New Speed Networking Event - sponsored by Manpower

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seven-Step Guide to Master the Job Hunt by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Feather Communications
Read more or register >>

1-2 p.m. Revealing Your Talents in an Interview by Deb Clarke, CVTC
Read more or register >>

2:30-3:30 p.m. Post Less, Write Effective Job Adverts More by Lisa Fiore of Manpower
Read more or register >>

4-5 p.m. Speed Networking Seminars are free, but registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.
Read more or register >>

5. Fantastic Door Prizes!

Each exhibitor will be giving away a door prize. Plus, during the VIP Night, you could win one of these major door prizes:

  • A framed print “Woodland” by Caroline Gold from B-Framed Galleries
  • An autographed guitar by Florida Georgia Line from Country JAM (Get early bird pricing on Country Jam tickets at the Expo!)
  • A notebook computer from Heartland Business Systems
  • Production Room Tasting from Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

List of Exhibitors


More Information

Please click on the links below for more information.

Tuesday, October 10
Ribbon Cutting: Woita & Associates

Thursday, October 12
Leadership Success Series Featuring Mike Soley, Sr., Miller Bradford & Risberg

Tuesday, October 17
Business Expo & Job Fair

Tuesday, October 17
2017 Business Expo & Job Fair Seminars: Seven-Step Guide To Master Your Job Hunt

Tuesday, October 17
2017 Business Expo & Job Fair Seminars - Revealing Your Talents In An Interview

Tuesday, October 17
2017 Business Expo & Job Fair Seminars - Post Less, Write Effective Job Adverts More

Tuesday, October 17
2017 Business Expo & Job Fair Seminars - Speed Networking Event

Tuesday, October 17
SOHO Social

Friday, October 20
Eggs & Issues: State Business Update With WMC President Kurt Bauer

Thursday, October 26
Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Thursday, October 26
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Valley Habitat For Humanity

Tuesday, October 31
Lunch & Learn: Integrating Social Media With Other Marketing Efforts

Wednesday, November 1
Workplace Wellness Network

Wednesday, November 1
Your Chamber Orientaion

Wednesday, November 8
Economic Outlook Luncheon

View Full Calendar on Website

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.

Sky Yoga

Wolter Power Systems

Renewing Members

Month of September 2017

Awards & Recognition

August 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Eau Claire County

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

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues:
State Business Update With WMC President Kurt Bauer

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

Sponsored by:

Kurt Bauer, President of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, provides an update of key issues of importance to the state's business community, including a look at his organization's policy priorities in Madison, and the current political outlook for the fall legislative session. WMC is the state's chamber of commerce and its largest business trade association, representing more than 3,500 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy.

This is a Chamber members-only event.

Read more or register>>

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Workplace Wellness Network; Home-Work-Life Balance

Wednesday, November 1, 8-9:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room

Sponsored by:
Achieve Wellness, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Optimum Therapies, Prevea LeadWell

This special program is part of our ongoing education series for those involved in or responsible for workplace wellness to explore key topics and share information to make their programs more effective. Each session begins with a brief content presentation, followed by informal discussion among participants on the topic presented, or any other workplace wellness ideas or concerns that are on your mind.

November 1 topic: Home-Work-Life Balance. Get insights to help you live a healthy, high-quality work and home life. Holly Hakes, Executive Director REALiving & Aurora Community Services, will speak about achieving a positive work-life balance, and Dan Ekblad, Overeaters Wellness Coaching, will provide practical ideas for family wellness.

There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required. This event is specifically designed for organizations who have active workplace wellness committees or are implementing a new workplace wellness program. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616).

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Thursday, October 26, 7-8:30 a.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College - MFG ED Center
2320 Alpine Road
No cost to attend for Chamber members

Join the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and Chippewa Valley Technical College for the annual Business Community Breakfast on Thursday, October 26. 

Attendees will tour the CVTC Manufacturing Education Center with several demonstrations on the changes in manufacturing. 

A "breakfast on the go" will be served.

Read more and register >>

Market Your Business Here

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>>


SOHO Social
Tuesday, October 17
4 - 5 p.m.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road

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

Are you interested in going to the Chamber's Business Expo VIP Reception but don't want to walk around the exhibit floor alone? Well, MeetUp with other SOHO members and walk through the show together! This is a perfect opportunity to meet friends, network with other professionals and learn more about the awesome businesses and organizations in our community.

We will meet up in the exhibitors lounge at the entrance of the Business Expo at 4:00 p.m. and have a small "social" before the VIP Reception opens. Registration is appreciated so we can get an estimated head count of who will be joining us.

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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