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    August 27, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

Upcoming Events
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Bullis Pond Dental

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: OCA - Occupational Chaplains of America

Monday, September 9, 2019
Business After Hours: September 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Steel Hockey

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Hoeft Builders

Friday, September 20, 2019
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019
Ribbon Cutting:Star Cup

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New Members

Please welcome the new members that have recently joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce:


Star Cup

Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Center

Hansen's IGA

Awards & Recognition

Wally Wheeler Named Ambassador of the Quarter

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings

Market & Johnson, Inc.

SDS Architects, Inc.


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


11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference - Register Now!

11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost to Attend: $79 for Chamber members, $109 for non-members

Sponsors: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Huebsch Services, Northwestern Bank, Satellite Six, UWEC Continuing Education

Get ready for a dynamic conference packed with a sensational keynote, intriguing breakout sessions on a variety of marketing strategies and an informative panel discussion during our 11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference. This conference will provide an intensive review of marketing and social media tools, tips and strategies that businesses can use to reach out to customers and grow their bottom line.

The conference will kick off with engaging keynote session by Erin Trowbridge of Four Peas Consulting. She will instruct attendees on the marketing strategies of Manipulation or Inspiration? Embracing More Responsible Marketing.

New this year, we will be joined by Nick Meyer, Joel Pearish and Mike Paulus of Volume One for a general session right after lunch. They will cover The Video Content Cocktail Yes, you CAN mix your own! Concoct tasty marketing and social-media videos (for B2B or B2C operations) with top shelf tips, tools, and examples that help drive engagement and results. Whether you do it yourself or call in the experts, you’ll get a buzz from this fun and fast-paced session!

Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to attend four breakout sessions.  
Click here for a full conference brochure!

To register, click here>>>





Business at the Gardens

Tuesday, October 8
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
Cost to attend: $15 (includes $5 donation to Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation).

This is the event our members have been asking for!  Business at the Gardens will feature a chance for you, our members, to highlight your business, network with other Chamber members and celebrate our robust and ever-growing business community.  

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for Business at the Gardens as well as a number of unique booth spaces available, both indoor and outdoor.  Showcase booths are sold out but there are still standard, outdoor garden and VIP booths still available.  

The event will feature a cash bar along with an hors d'oeuvre menu that will highlight traditional Wisconsin fare.  Attendees will have the chance to mix and mingle with their fellow Chamber members as well as learn more about area businesses.  

Don't miss the chance to showcase your business!  Booth spaces are selling fast!  For more information on sponsorships and booth rates, contact Phil Swiler at (715) 858-0617 or swiler@eauclairechamber.org.

To register to attend Business at the Gardens, click here.



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  


MRA Launch Party 
Tuesday, September 17
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
No Cost to Attend

On September 17, MRA is hosting an opportunity to get know staff and learn about how they can help your company recruit, onboard, train and retain the best talent.  No small task in today’s employment market.  Please stop by and meet MRA Staff, grab something to eat and drink, and mingle with Eau Claire friends.  Learn how we can be the bridge to your talent and business solutions.

Everyone is welcome to attend, however, RSVP's are encouraged.  Click here to RSVP to Courtney. 


Eau Claire Chamber Logo Wear Now Available For Purchase!

September is Chamber of Commerce Month in Wisconsin!  As part of this celebration and after numerous requests from our members for Chamber logo apparel, your Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce will be offering for a limited time, a collection of Chamber logo wear.  From now through Labor Day, members will have the opportunity to order apparel online.  Click here to see the complete line!  

Stay tuned for more info on upcoming activities and events to celebrate Chamber of Commerce Month!


Programs & Services

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities: 
Age of Opportunity 55+ Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 18
Oakwood Mall

Only two booths available!

The Chamber’s Business & Workforce Development Committee is once again coordinating the Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair, Wednesday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Oakwood Mall. The event is organized in conjunction with the Chippewa Falls and Menomonie Chambers of Commerce and the Aging & Disability Resource Center.

This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to interact with experienced, dependable and motivated workers interested in part time, full time, seasonal or volunteer opportunities. It takes place during National Employ Older Workers Week.

Sponsorship includes your logo on all advance promotional materials, prominent exposure during the event, and an exhibit table. Sponsorships are $175 for Chamber members ($200 for non-members). Exhibit tables without a sponsorship are $65 for Chamber members ($90 for non-members).

Reserve a sponsor or exhibit position>>

For questions or more information, contact Kaylynn Stahlbusch (715-858-0615).




SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Workforce Solutions Summit

Wednesday, November 13
The Pablo Center at the Confluence

If you're an employer with challenges of any kind related to attracting, hiring or retaining talent, join us on Wednesday, November 13, for the second annual Workforce Solutions Summit at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire.

Topic survey: Your input is welcome as we finalize topics for this year’s event. Click here to take a quick 1-question survey.

Registration will be open soon, but save the date on your calendar.

For more information, contact Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director: rogers@eauclairechamber.org


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast 

Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $20

At this edition of Eggs & Issues, we've invited the local members of the State Senate and Assembly to give us an update on issues in Madison that impact the Chippewa Valley. There will also be a moderated Q&A with questions submitted by attendees. Please note that this program will run until 9:00 a.m.

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 

Click Here to Register>>



Business After Hours
Monday, September 9
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
River Prairie Center 

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.

September's Business After Hours is sponsored by Shillin Wealth Management, Country Jam USA, King Pin Management and Marshfield Clinic. 

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 Kaylynn Stahlbusch.


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