October 17, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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2016 Business Expo

Business Expo & Job Fair:
Tuesday, October 17
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road

Sponsored by:

Business Expo & Job Fair Open to the Public - 1:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

The Business Expo & Job Fair is today! 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. SOLD-OUT

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 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

Monday, November 13
Business After Hours

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

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

View Full Calendar on Website

Month-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Simple Office Solutions

New Members

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

Northbound Supply Co.

Renewing Members

Month of September 2017

Awards & Recognition

September 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
TSI Voice & Data

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

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 >>

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Integrating Social Media With Other Marketing Efforts

Presented by: Jennine Fox, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Tuesday, October 31, 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.

During this month's Lunch & Learn session, presenter Jennine Fox will talk about using social media with other marketing efforts such as email and SEO. She will discuss ways to get your social media fans and followers to subscribe to email marketing programs to try to better retain and engage that group. She also will address how social media can increase your presence on SERPs in the organic search listings.

Read more and register >>

Programs & Services

Economic Outlook Luncheon With Mark L. J. Wright, Senior Vice President And Director Of Research At The Federal Reserve Bank Of Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 8, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost to attend: $25

Please join the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and Peoples Bank Midwest for a presentation by Mark L. J. Wright, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Wright was a senior economist and research advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Wright has been an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an assistant professor at Stanford University. He has been an economist and advisor to the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis, as well as an instructor at the IMF Institute. He is currently a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Economics, Economics Letters, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Wright received a B.A. in economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. His research examines the macroeconomics of developing countries, with a specific focus on their tendency to be prone to international financial crises. Much of his recent work has been devoted to sovereign default and the process by which sovereign debts are restructured.

Read more and register >>

Market Your Business Here


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>>

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>>


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.


Other Information

Temporary TSA Pre ✔ ® Application Center Re-Opens at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport will once again host a temporary application center where individuals can apply for TSA Pre✔ ® from Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3, 2017.

The application center will be located in the Airport Terminal (on the far North end of the Terminal). The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TSA Pre✔ ® is an expedited screening program where members can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt in designated screening lanes. Passengers also can keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. A TSA Pre✔ ® lane at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport opened in May 2014.

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