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October 3, 2017 The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Leadership Success Series featuring Mike Soley, Sr., Miller Bradford & Risberg
Thursday, October 12, 7:30 - 9 a.m.


Mayo Clinic Health System
1400 Bellinger St
Cost to Attend: $25
Sponsored by: Associated Bank, Banbury Place, Mayo Clinic Health System, Royal Construction, Inc. and Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

The Chamber's Leadership Success Series offers a platform for executives of high profile companies to share their story of success as well as their vision and thoughts facing business today and in the future. This series is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders at the helm of some of the state's most significant industries and companies.

Join us for our next session of our Leadership Success Series featuring Mike Soley, Sr. of Miller Bradford & Risberg. Born and raised in Eau Claire, he began his career with Uniroyal in 1965 upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1966, Mike launched his career in the construction equipment industry with Miller Bradford & Risberg, and in 1969 purchased the business with two partners. Mike obtained sole ownership of the company in 1989.

Both Mike and his wife Nancy had goals and aspirations that this would be a family business and would train and mentor their two sons, Mike and Dan, in all aspects of the business. Passionate about construction equipment and the customer needs, he added offices in Michigan, Illinois and five offices in Wisconsin.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his six grandkids and their activities. Mike also enjoys fishing, reading books, travelling and Badger football and basketball.

Cost to attend is $25 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members and includes a breakfast buffet. Breakfast will be served in the atrium outside the auditorium. The presentation will be held in the auditorium from 8-9 a.m. with a short time allotted for questions and answers. Please park on the first or second level of the hospital parking ramp. Follow signs to the hospital entrance. Once in the building, take the main elevator in the Luther Building to the lower level.

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Thursday, October 5
Groundbreaking: City Of Eau Claire Fire Station

Thursday, October 5
Policy Leadership Institute - Making A Difference In Public Policy

Friday, October 6
AM Exchange

Monday, October 9
Ribbon Cutting: Blue Ox Running Store

Monday, October 9
Business After Hours

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

Thursday, October 19
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

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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.

Blue Ox Running Store

Renewing Members

Month of September 2017

Awards & Recognition

August 2017
Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings Newsletter Archives Job Bank

Featured Job Posting:
Prevea Health

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

2017 Business Expo & Job Fair Seminars

Tuesday, October 17
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road

Sponsored by: Manpower

Thanks to a sponsorship from Manpower, the Chamber will be offering the following complimentary seminars during the Business Expo & Job Fair. While there is no cost to attend, registration is encouraged to reserve a spot. All attendees also will receive a free ticket to attend the Business Expo following (or preceding) the seminar.

Seven-Step Guide To Master Your Job Hunt
Presented by Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Feather Communications

Tuesday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you feel overwhelmed, scared and unsure about your upcoming job search? If you haven't looked for a job in 5, 10, or 15+ years, you need to know what has changed. By identifying your strengths, being organized with information, knowing what to look for in job postings and understanding today's job search, you will be better poised for a new position. During this seminar, we will cover how to summarize your history, identifying your strengths, understanding Applicant Tracking Systems and key words, and tips for designing an effective resume.

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Revealing Your Talents In An Interview
Presented by: Deb Clarke, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Tuesday, October 17, 1-2 p.m.

Come to this seminar to discover ways to enhance your performance in interviews by sharing your talents with prospective employers. At this session, you will practice strategies for leveraging your success stories to demonstrate your past performance and the future contributions you can bring to a new organization.

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Post Less, Write Effective Job Adverts More
Presented by Lisa Fiore , Manpower

Tuesday, October 17, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Feel like your message is getting lost in a sea of job ads and need help targeting the perfect candidates? Need help writing effective adverts? Join us to learn how to write an effective job advert resulting in increased candidate attraction, interviews and hires. During this session, we will challenge you to put yourself into a candidate's shoes, look at candidate focused wow factors and verbiage and how to "sell" your position.

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Speed Networking Event
Tuesday, October 17, 4 - 5 p.m.

Want to make some new connections? Make the most of your valuable time by joining the Chamber for Speed Networking. The seminar room at the Business Expo will be buzzing with excitement for this fast-paced, energy-filled take on business networking.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Business After Hours

Monday, October 9
5-6:30 p.m.

Local Lounge
2106 N Clairemont Avenue

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 Loffler Companies, Local Lounge and United Bank.

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
Thursday, October 19
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Location to be determined

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

You're invited to gather with other Small Office Home Office members for a networking social and we're going to try something new too! This is an informal event but we'd still like you to register so we can get a head count. Come for the fun and stay for the friends!

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

Employing Young Adults with Barriers: Finding Workforce Solutions

Thursday, October 19, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Confernce Center
2340 Lorch Avenue

Business have workforce needs. Young adults with disabilities and other barriers have the skills and desire to work. Join the discussion to help identify how to make the connections. This event is for employers, family members, educators, organizations and others. Networking and free dinner at 5:00 p.m. with the program 5:30-7:30 p.m. No charge to attend, but RSVP by October 13.

More information: beth.moss@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-5038

Presented by the Wisconsin Promise Project and co-sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Eau Claire Area School District, Workforce Resource, Mayo Clinic Health System, Chippewa River Industries, The Florian Gardens, Waisman Center at UW Madison, and the Wisconsin Departments of Workforce Development, Health Services, Children and Families, and Public Instruction.

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