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

Wednesday, 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

Monday May 13, 2019
Business After Hours: May 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019
2019 Business Salutes Eau Claire Golf Classic

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

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Leadership Eau Claire
Accepting Application for Class of 2020

Application Deadline is Monday June 3, 2019!

The Chamber is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Eau Claire™ (LEC) Class of 2020. The goal of the program is to enhance participants’ community knowledge and leadership qualities through skill building exercises, activities and educational days. During the nine-month program, participants discuss the issues facing the community, develop the leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles and are exposed to involvement opportunities in the community. More information is available here on the Chamber’s website and you can download an application here.

“I really truly cannot express enough how profound the experience of making connections, learning about professions beyond my scope of expertise, and making new-found friends has had a positive impact on my personal [AND] professional life. " – Nicole Schultz, UW-Eau Claire, Class of 2018

An informational meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 for anyone seeking more information about the program. Register here or call the Chamber office at 715-834-1204.

If you have questions, contact Casey Schumacher at 715-858-0614. Application deadline is June 3, 2019.




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.




HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

May Workplace Wellness
Network Presentation

Wednesday, May 29th
8:00 – 9:30 am 
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

101 N Farwell St, Ste 101
Cost to Attend: Free!

Join the Chamber's Health & Wellness program for a session on "Taking Care of You" - a session focused on stress management.

Taking Care of You (TCY) is a research-based program that offers practical strategies and experiences to help people deal with the stress in their lives. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and their overall health. 

Participants will consider ways to:

  • Become more aware of the mind-body connection and how to use this awareness for better health
  • Develop habits that can lead to a healthier person: body, mind, and spirit
  • Respond versus react to the stress in life
  • Discover opportunities in life’s challenges
  • Find ways to bring more joy into life
  • Simplify life
  • Live more in the moment

About our presenter: 
Jeanne Walsh works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Division of Extension, as the Human Development & Relationship Educator for Chippewa County. Jeanne has been with Chippewa County for the past 4 years, and her primary program areas include both financial stability and health and wellbeing. She is a Master Trainer in Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit, a research-based stress management program for adults. Jeanne will be sharing some practical strategies and experiences from the Taking Care of You program, and participants will come away with a unique stress management approach designed to help them deal with the stress in their lives.

Thank you to our program sponsors for making this seminar possible: 
Achieve Wellness, HSHS Sacred Heart St. Joesph’s, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System, Optimum Therapies, Prevea Health and UnitedHealthcare.

More information or to register online >>


Excellence in Education Banquet Volunteers Needed!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Florian Gardens Conference Center

Each year, the Chamber hosts the Excellence in Education Banquet where we honor 60 area high school seniors and their honored educators from 10 high schools. This year’s event will be held on May 1, 2019 at the Florian Gardens Conference Center.

Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to make this event possible.  Please let us know if you are interested in assisting in any of the following ways:

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Registration Table
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Door Greeter 
  • 5:15 - 8:00 pm - Table Host - option to have dinner for $20 if desired

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Danielle Kummer at the Chamber: kummer@eauclairechamber.org or (715) 858-0618.


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>>


UWEC Science Building Next Step:
Joint Finance Committee - April 15 Hearing in River Falls

The next critical step in moving UWEC's proposed Science Building forward in the state budget is now action by the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, which will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 15, in River Falls.

A very visible presence and support from our local business community will be an important factor in persuading the Joint Finance Committee to keep the Science Building in the budget.

If you would consider traveling to River Falls next Monday as part of a Chamber contingent, or you are otherwise interested in providing input to the Joint Finance Committee, contact Scott Rogers at the Chamber: rogers@eauclairechamber.org or (715) 858-0616.



Business After Hours
Monday, May 13
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Manny's Cocina

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.

May's Business After Hours is sponsored by Weld Riley, S.C., Ayres Associates, Commonweal Develpment and Wipfli

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.

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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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