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    February 19, 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  

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Northstar Middle School

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Chippewa Valley Rally

Thursday, February 21, 2019
SOHO Social Event

Friday, February 22, 2019
Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's State of the City

Thursday, February 28, 2019
2019 Sales Conference

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
March Workplace Wellness Network - Sleep Wellness

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Business Day in Madison

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Eau Claire City Council President Forum/Meet & Greet

Friday, March 8, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: King Embroidery & Apparel

Monday, March 11, 2019
Business After Hours

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Eau Claire School Board Candidates Forum/Meet & Greet


Online Calendar Quote

Awards & Recognition

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Posting
Prevea Health

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



   2019 Breakfast in the Valley: 
   Save the Date!

This year's event will be held on Friday, June 14 at the Expo Center. Our annual event celebrates local agriculture and serves more than 3,000 community members.

With three different sponsorship levels, there are many opportunities to get involved. Breakfast in the Valley is made possible because of the generous support of sponsors. By sponsoring, companies also receive priority for volunteer registration! Please click here for further details on what each level of sponsorship receives. Please contact Casey Schumacher with any questions.

Sponsorship Information>>




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 

This premier event is quickly approaching so be sure to register now!  With the move to the Pablo Center, there'll be lots of exciting changes this year so get all the details by clicking on this handy fact sheet.  

To register, click here>>>


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  
Sales Conference

2019 Sales Conference

Thursday, February 28
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Cost to Attend: $79 for Chamber members, $109 for non-members

It’s back and bigger than ever! The Chamber will present its fifth annual Sales Conference to help sales professionals learn new tips, discuss different strategies and refresh ideas to help boost sales performance. From seasoned sales professionals to those just starting their careers, this conference will empower YOU with better tools to make this the best sales year ever!

Conference includes the opening keynote session, four different breakout sessions and a Progressive Power Lunch! Kathy Wright of WEAU TV-13 will kick off the conference with a keynote address on building relationships in today’s no-talk world. After the keynote session, attendees will have the opportunity to attend four of the following breakout sessions:

  • Relationship Building/Getting in the Door by Katey Fortun of Five Star Telecom
  • Develop a Top Sales Force - by Dawn Garcia of Pursuit of Excellence
  • Sales for the Non-Sales Person - by Wally Wheeler of Image 360/Insty Prints
  • Knowing Your Value by Phillip Swiler of Loffler Companies
  • Speak Your Prospect’s Language with MBTI Personality Profiling – by Ann Werner of National Presto Industries, LLC
  • A Modern Approach to Prospecting – by Sarah Gordee of Hookd Promotions
  • Organization=Sales – Connie Kees of Consult an Organizer
  • A Salesperson’s Guide to Relationships That Matter ­– by Matt Middendorp of Sales Math Consulting, LLC
  • Use a Sales System to Win More Sales – by Dawn Garcia of Pursuit of Excellence, LLC
  • From Lead to Raving Fan ­by Sheila Wall of The Music Therapist Company, LLC
  • Engaging a Diverse Customer Base – by Cathi LaFontaine of Chippewa Valley Technical College

Progressive Power Lunch
We will take a break between sessions, and attendees will participate in a fast-paced networking lunch. The Progressive Power Lunch is an easy way to make contacts fast. Here's how it works: attendees will be assigned to a different table for each course of lunch (salad, entrée and dessert.) At each table everyone will be asked to share business cards and give a short infomercial on their business/services. By the time lunch is over, each attendee will have gained 15+ business contacts. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

Registration includes the keynote presentation, breakout sessions and the Progressive Power Lunch.  Deadline to register is February 25.  

To register, click here>>


RESCHEDULED: March Workplace Wellness Event – Sleep Wellness 

Tuesday, March 5
8:00 – 9:30 am 
Mayo Clinic Health System – Auditorium

1400 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI
Free admission!

Do you have questions about sleep? Do I sleep enough? How does sleep affect my health? What impact does that have on work performance? What disorders commonly affect sleep? Join the Eau Claire Chamber's Workplace Wellness Program for our February Workplace Wellness Learning Circle.

Our speaker this session will be Donn Dexter, M.D. - special thank you to Mayo Clinic Health System in providing us with this exclusive opportunity!  

Donn Dexter, M.D. received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and he completed his residency and fellowship at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Dexter has been in practice for just over 30 years as a board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the current Chair of Education for the Mayo Clinic Health System Northwest Wisconsin Region.  Dr. Dexter is also a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology.

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 REALiving

Click here to register online >>


Programs & Services

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Get Your Young Professionals More Involved!


We encourage any Chamber member’s employees age 21 – 40 to join our Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley organization! To find out more information about this program or to fill out an application, head to the Chamber’s website & check out our Facebook page. Our organization was recently voted #1 best networking group or event in the Volume One’s reader poll!

Want YP to come to you? Schedule an informational presentation at your office - YP leadership will come on site and present this program to your employees! Email Casey Schumacher or call (715-858-0614 for more information on this opportunity.  


January 2019 Economic Outlook Survey

Thank you to our members that completed the bi-annual Economic Outlook Survey.  Please review the results.


Vote Today: Eau Claire City Council Primary Election
Tuesday, February 19
Good Government Council Questionnaire Now Available

Voters in the City of Eau Claire go to the polls for a Primary Election today. At stake are five At-Large positions on the Eau Claire City Council. The Primary will narrow the field from 12 to 10, who will then face off in the April 2 General Election.

All 12 candidates participated in the Chamber’s Good Government Council Questionnaire, answering questions about their qualifications and their views on important city issues.

Click here to download the Good Government Council Questionnaire

Election Day: Polls will be open on Feb 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's State of the City

Friday, February 22
7:00-8:30 a.m.
The Halls of the Lismore, Wilson Hall
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Partner Sponsor - Xcel Energy; Advocate Sponsor - Miron Construction; Supporter Sponsors - Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative and HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals

The Chamber's Annual "State of the City" breakfast. An update on the priorities and accomplishments of the City of Eau Claire with City Council Acting President Andrew Werthmann and City Manager Dale Peters. This is a Chamber member only event.   

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



Business After Hours
Monday, March 11
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Lazy Monk Brewing LLC

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 L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, Lazy Monk Brewing LLC and Security Financial Bank.

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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SOHO Social Event
Thursday, February 21
4:30 - 6:00 a.m.
Cowboy Jack's

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!

Register here>>>


Small Street Journal

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



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