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    December 3, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

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Upcoming Events

Front Page

Friday, December 6, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Dogtopia

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

Friday, December 13, 2019 
Community Connections - Member Orientation

Monday, December 16, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Northwoods Elementary School

Thursday, December 19, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Hope Gospel Mission - Renewal Center for Women and Children

Friday, December 20, 2019 
Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast

Thursday, January 2, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Dexafit

Wednesday, January 8 2020  
Progressive Networking Lunch



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


Awards & Recognition


Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings


Furnish 123


Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Check out the Chamber's NEW Job Board!

CLICK HERE for more info


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


Giving Tuesday Campaign - TODAY IS THE DAY!

Why We Need Your Support
The Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports Chamber educational programs and projects including Leadership Eau Claire™ (LEC), Real Life Academy and Youth Leadership Eau Claire (YLEC). Our foundation's goal is to build the future of our community - many of the Foundation's programs involve younger generations. They are our future workforce, our future leaders, and our hope for a better tomorrow.  

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place today, December 3rd, 2019 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Help kick start our campaign & donate now - follow this link to see a list of current donors! Thank you to all who have supported our efforts.

Click here for more information or to donate online >>




NEW Chamber Job Board - Check Out the Fresh Look!

Until December 31st, 2019, Chamber Members can post UNLIMITED job listings on the NEW Chamber Job Board for free!

You also have the ability to "feature" a job posting.  This will place your posting at the top of the list, giving it a bold "FEATURED" tag.  Featured postings will also be listed in the Chamber Update e-newsletter.  The cost for this benefit is $25 per posting.

To check out the new Job Board, click here.

When you are ready to post your job, click on “Post a Job” at the top of the Job Board page.  From there, you will be asked to log in.  If you need assistance with your Chamber member login information, please contact the Chamber.  For members who have active postings on the Chamber website, your postings have been transferred to the new Job Board.  

Please complete as much information as possible regarding your position, including an application deadline if applicable.  Also, there is an area to include your company logo which will make your posting stand out even more.  

Once you fill in the information about the job and select the post duration, fill in your contact information and receive your free job postings!

Effective January 1st, 2020, and thereafter, each Chamber member business will receive four job postings free of charge per calendar year.  Additional postings will be subject to the following pricing structure: $25 for a 30-day posting, $50 for a 60-day posting or $75 for a 90-day posting. 

If you are interested in in posting a job or have questions regarding the new Job Board, please contact Chrystal Mills at mills@eauclairechamber.org.  



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Annual Human Resource Conference 
Seminar Presenters Needed!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center 

The Chamber has partnered again with the Chippewa Valley Society of Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) to present the annual Human Resource Conference. We are seeking proposals from individuals who would be willing to volunteer to present a one-hour session on an aspect of human resources. Do you have experience that you would be willing to share? We are looking for topics on a variety of subjects.

Benefits of Speaking
While this is a volunteer opportunity, speakers receive recognition in marketing material and at the conference. All speakers are invited to attend the entire conference as our guest. And best of all, you are able to promote yourself and your business to hundreds of Chamber members. If interested in presenting, please complete this form and return to Kaylynn Stahlbusch by December 20, 2019.


Programs & Services


Progressive Networking Lunch

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
Cost to Attend: Chamber Members - $22, Non-Members - $35

Sponsored by: L.E. Phillips Career Development Center 

Attention all networkers!  The Progressive Networking Lunch is back!  This event will offer a chance for you to connect with 23 other business professionals over lunch.  The format is fun: you will start by having your salad with seven other individuals, then after 20 minutes, you will have your entree with seven different individuals, then after 20 minutes you will move to a new table to have dessert with seven new individuals.  This is a chance to have lunch AND network with 23 other business professionals in an hour!  

This will fill up fast so get your spot at the table NOW!  Limited to the first 24 networkers - we will not be adding tables.  Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!  

Click HERE to register for this fun and exciting event!


Community Connections - Member Orientation
Friday, December 13, 2019
7:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
No cost to attend

As a new or current Chamber member, this orientation will provide an overview of your chamber as well as provide insight for a more consistent value with membership.  It will be a chance to learn more about your chamber and a chance to share ideas with other business professionals.  

Community Connections will be the forum for valuable Chamber program and sponsorship content in a round table open environment and will provide an opportunity to discuss the many Chamber benefits and why your membership dues matter.  

Click here to register>>



Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast 

Friday, December 20, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Davies Center - Dakota Ballroom
77 Roosevelt Avenue
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 

Join us for the annual Holiday Legislative Breakfast, hosted by UWEC Chancellor James Schmidt and Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Terry McHugh. Invited are the members of the State Senate and Assembly who represent west central Wisconsin in Madison. This is an excellent opportunity to get a recap of the session so far in 2019, and hear the key priorities that our local lawmakers will be taking to Madison in for 2020.  

Legislators invited to participate include Senators Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie), Patty Schachtner (D-River Falls) and Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire), and Representatives Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire), Jesse James (R-Altoona), Bob Kulp (R-Stratford), Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), Treig Pronschinske (R-Mondovi), Romaine Quinn (R-Cameron), Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) and Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer).

Click Here to Register>>>


Eau Claire Transit Survey

Eau Claire Transit is updating its 5-year Transit Development Plan and is looking for community and business input on the use and future of the system. Whether or not you currently use the transit system, you’re encouraged to complete their community survey:

Click here to take the transit survey



Business After Hours
Monday, December 9
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center

Please join us for the year-end holiday Business After Hours!  Network with other business people in a social atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to make those important business connections.  NOTE: The Chamber will not be hosting its annual Holiday Open House, usually held the first week of December.

December's Business After Hours is sponsored by The Florian Gardens Conference Center, Nohre & Company, S.C., CPAs, Northwestern Bank and Spectrum Insurance 

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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