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    April 2, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

Eau What a Night

Upcoming Events
Front Page  

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
2019 Human Resource Conference

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Azura Homes

Friday, April 5, 2019
AM Exchange

Monday, April 8, 2019
Business After Hours: April 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
SOHO - Small Business Survival Academy

Tuesday, April 17, 2019
Eau What a Night: 105th Chamber Annual Meeting

Friday, April 26, 2019
Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's Annual State of Altoona

Wednesday May 1, 2019
2019 Excellence in Education Banquet

Simple Office Solutions

Online Calendar Quote

Please welcome the new member that has joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in the past week.

Nordic Care LLC

Awards & Recognition

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings
Market & Johnson, Inc.

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



Vote Today!
Important Local Elections

Several important local city council and school board positions will be on the ballot when voters go to the polls today.

This is especially critical if you live in the City of Eau Claire, where highly competitive races for City Council President and five At-Large City Council seats will have a significant impact on the direction of city policies.

Statewide, voters will also elect a Supreme Court Justice.

If you need some help to learn about the candidates, go to our online Election Guide for links to questionnaires, recorded candidate forums and other information.

Election Day: Polls will be open today, Tuesday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov




Eau What a Night: 105th Chamber Annual Meeting


Wednesday, April 17
5:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Pablo Center at the Confluence
128 Graham Avenue
Cost to Attend: $80 per person 

The Chamber and Title Sponsor, WEAU 13 News, invite you to join us for Eau What a Night, the Chamber's 105th Annual Meeting! 

The evening will kick off at 5:30 pm with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, catered by KP Katering.  Attendees can expect a full array of abundant, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres along with several cash bars throughout the venue.  The reception will provide plenty of time to network and connect with your fellow Chamber members.  

At 7:00 sharp, be sure to find a seat in the RCU Theatre!  We have a surprise guest entertainer that will be sure to knock your socks off!  You won't want to miss this fantastic performance!  Our program and awards ceremony will follow at 7:30.  We'll honor those who've made the last year a success and celebrate some outstanding Chamber volunteers.

Not ready to go home yet?  Then stick around for the after party, sponsored by Group Health Cooperative.  Live music, desserts prepared by The Lismore and a cash bar will round out the evening in the Jamf Theatre.  Get all the details by clicking on this handy fact sheet.  

This premier event is sure to sell out so register now


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Save the Date - 7th Annual Working Mother's Luncheon

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center

This popular event is back!  This is a unique opportunity for working moms to gather to address the challenges they face in today's business environment.  Soon-to-be mothers and those who are planning for motherhood are also encouraged to attend.  Fathers and other caregivers are welcome.

Stay tuned for more details and registration information.  We hope to see you there!

Programs & Services
SOHO - Small Business Survival Academy
Tuesday, April 9
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00 p.m

Please join us for lunch on Tuesday, April 9th at the first ever Small Business Survival Academy!  This new series from the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce was created for both members and non-members to create educational and networking opportunities for small business owners and their employees.  

Small business owners and employees often wear many hats, and not always well.  Sometimes you just need someone to pitch an idea to and get constructive feedback.  Getting advice from your Aunt Gertrude might not be as helpful as connecting with another small business person.  

Whether you need someone to offer guidance or help keep you accountable, at this luncheon you will learn more about the Planning Peer Partner Program (or P3 Program as we like to call it) and have an opportunity to connect with your business peers. 

Make plans to have lunch with us and learn more about this valuable opportunity to connect!  The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members – lunch provided. Bring a non-member and be entered into a drawing for free admission to Business After Hours!

Click Here to Register>>




2019 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey - Our 20th Year! – Collection is Now Open!       

The survey is distributed the week of March 18, due back by May 31 and is published in mid-July.  We are proud to be covering employers from nine chambers of commerce in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Marshfield, Menomonie, Portage County, Rice Lake, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.  Also included are the local chapters of Society of Human Resource Management in the Chippewa Valley, La Crosse, Wausau & Winona, MN. 

We need area employers to contribute their data in order to keep the wage survey viable and relevant; data is kept confidential. We have made it easy to participate, so please review the instructions and complete the forms. All documents for survey participation can be found on the Eau Claire Area Chamber’s website.

There is a minimal cost to receive the report when it is available in mid-July, and Chamber or CVSHRM membership qualifies businesses for discounted pricing.

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Kummer at (715) 858-0618.


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: State of Altoona

Friday, April 26, 2019
7:00-8:30 a.m.
River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place  
Cost to attend: $20

A Chamber Business Advocacy event.  Investors: Partner Level - Xcel Energy; Advocate Level - Miron Construction; Supporter Level - Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative and HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals

Our annual update on what's happening in the City of Altoona, presented by Mayor Brendan Pratt and City Administrator Mike Golat. 

To register, click here or call the Chamber at (715) 834-1204.



Business After Hours
Monday, April 8
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn: Eau Claire South I-94

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 
M3 Insurance, CCF Bank,  Larson Companies, and UnitedHealthCare.

Admission is $6 at the door for members. Passes may be purchased in advance for $5 each (minimum of four)  Registration is not required for this event.

Read More>>


AM Exchange
Friday, April 5
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College - West Campus

Friday, April 5
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College West Campus
(Energy Education Center)
4000 Campus Road, Room 103
No cost to attend

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and some beverages and food from Chippewa Valley Technical College. At 8 a.m., staff from CVTC will take the floor to tell you more about the college. 

Then it's time for some speed networking. Don't be frightened, it's much easier than speed dating! 

Registration is required since there will be a maximum attendance (34 attendees for this event). The first five people who register (and attend) will receive a pass to attend Business After Hours. When you register online, it will indicate the other individuals that have registered. 

Join us for this fun exchange of information! Hear more about CVTC and meet other business professionals.

Register here>>

Small Street Journal

Read the current Small Street Journal for updates and announcements from Chamber members. Please submit your updates to Chrystal Mills.



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