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    February 5, 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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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Manz Elementary School

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
February Workplace Wellness Network Sleep Wellness

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Eau Claire City Council At-Large Candidates Forum/Meet & Greet

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Stone Countertop Outlet

Friday, February 8, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Lakeshore Elementary School

Monday, February 11, 2019
Business After Hours

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Chippewa Valley Rally

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019
2019 Sales Conference

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Business Day in Madison

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Simple Office Solutions

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

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Awards & Recognition

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Posting
Global Finishing Solutions

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




New Date: Chippewa Valley Rally
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Madison 

Postponed last week because of the weather, the new date for the 25th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally is Wednesday, February 20.

There’s still time to sign up and join over 100 business and community leaders from the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie areas to bring important economic issues to policy makers in Madison. Same-day charter bus transportation is available from Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire or Menomonie, or you can travel on your own.

Key issues for the 2019 Rally will include: Providing vigorous state leadership on workforce challenges, investing in critical infrastructure, and leveraging the economic impact of public education. One of the top priorities is the proposed new science building at UW-Eau Claire needed to replace aging Phillips Hall.

The event is organized by the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie Chambers of Commerce.

Sponsored by Market & Johnson, Northwestern Bank, Xcel Energy, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Foundation, Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Momentum West, Royal Credit Union, and Weld Riley S.C. 

Click here for details and to register>>


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

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 13 News 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, Inc.
  • Develop a Top Sales Force - by Dawn Garcia of Pursuit of Excellence LLC
  • 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, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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>>


Programs & Services

Business Hosts Wanted: Middle School Career Tours

One of the ways to encourage young people growing up in the Chippewa Valley to stay here and begin their careers is to give them an opportunity to see those jobs in action right here in the area.

The Chamber has upcoming opportunities for employers to host groups of up to 20 Middle School students at a time for brief tour experiences. This complements the Academic and Career Planning curricula being taught in local schools, and provides a chance for local employers to give them a taste of the kinds of jobs available right here. The next set of tours are being planned for the morning of March 20 for students from DeLong Middle School in Eau Claire.

If you’re an employer interested in participating in hosting one of these tour experiences, contact Scott Rogers, the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director at rogers@eauclairechamber.org


February Workplace Wellness – Sleep Wellness

Wednesday, February 6th
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 >>


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.


2019 Business Day in Madison

March 6, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison

Join local Chamber members and business people from around the state at the annual Business Day in Madison, presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

Get insights on the economic trends, political updates, and innovation from a variety of engaging speakers including Ed Henry, award-winning political journalist, chief national correspondent for FOX News and New York Times bestselling author; Dennis Prager, bestselling author, columnist and nationally syndicated radio talk show host; Travis Mills, retired United States Army staff sergeant, recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor and advocate for veterans and amputees; and Governor-Elect Tony Evers (invited).

The Chamber will coordinate car pooling for those interested, and discounted lodging is available for those traveling in the night before. This is also a complimentary Tuesday evening reception for event participants. Contact Scott Rogers for more information.

Click here to register>>



Business After Hours
Monday, February 11
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

3460 Mall Drive

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 Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, Bauman Associates, Ltd. and Express Employment Professionals

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 Jenna Ziegler.



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