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    January 21, 2020         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

Trust Point

Upcoming Events

Front Page  

Tuesday, January 28, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Eau Claire Cheese & Deli

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Workplace Wellness Network - Financial Health

Wednesday, January 29, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: River Prairie Nutrition

Thursday, January 30, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Rural Mutual Insurance - Chippewa Valley Group

Thursday, February 6, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Fierce Freedom

Monday, February 10, 2020  
Business After Hours: February 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Achieve Wellness at Curt Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: ESPY Specs

Friday, February 21, 2020
Eggs & Issues: State of the City

Tuesday, February 25, 2020  
26th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally

Wednesday, February 26, 2020  
Business Day in Madison


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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

 Angell Mirror

New Members

Decades Financial, LLC

Newsletter Archives

Job Board

Featured Job Postings

Plastic Surgery Clinic

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



Cyber Conference


Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4955 Bullis Farm Road
Cost to attend: $79 for Chamber members, $109 for non-members

Sponsored by: Cyber Sponsors: Five Star Telecom and WIN, Tech Sponsors: Citon Computer Corporation, EO Johnson Business Technologies, Marco and WESTconsin Credit Union

The Chamber will present its first annual Cyber Security and Technology Conference that will focus on a variety of topics including: cyber insurance, wireless protection in the workplace, incorporating video surveillance into your business and what to do if you experience a security breach.  Attendees can expect breakout sessions featuring speakers with firsthand knowledge in the areas of cyber security and technology that can have an impact in the workplace and on a personal level as well.  Lunch and breaks will be included.

Conference speakers are being finalized but registration is open now.  If you have expertise in the cyber security field and would like to present at the conference, please contact Phil Swiler at swiler@eauclairechamber.org

To register, click here>>




2020 Eau Claire Chamber Award Nominations

As part of the 2020 Eau What a Night Annual Meeting, the Chamber will be accepting nominations for the following awards:

Award winners will be announced at Eau What a Night on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. All nomination forms must be returned by February 7, 2020.  Please send form to Dave Minor at 101 N. Farwell St, Ste. 101, Eau Claire, WI 54703 or email to minor@eauclairechamber.org.  




Community Connections - Member Orientation
Friday, March 6, 2020
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>>



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pablo Center at the Confluence
128 Graham Avenue
Cost to attend: $99 for Chamber members, $109 for non-members

Disturbance. Disorder. Disarrangement. Many people think these are negatives in the workplace, but Leadercast Live 2020 will show how disruption is the best way to make positive, lasting changes in your organization and beyond.

Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world! Learn from change-makers, trailblazers and innovators and discover how to upset the status quo to incite positive change that will echo throughout your organization. The Leadercast Live stage will showcase leadership experts to help attendees master the art of developing and leading successful teams. Leadercast Live 2020 is sponsored by Trust Point in partnership with the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and will be broadcast live to the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

Early registration for Leadercast Live at the Pablo Center will be open until April 3rd at which time the prices will increase. Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be included with the content of the day.

To register, click here.


Programs & Services


"Think Eau Claire" Video and Website Available for Local Employers to Use in Their Recruiting

Employers: If you’re recruiting talent from outside the Chippewa Valley, a reminder that the Chamber has provided the “Think Eau Claire” video and website for you to use to help describe the benefits of living and working in our area.

Created for the Chamber’s Employers Workforce Initiative in partnership with Volume One, the “Think Eau Claire” video and website affirms our area’s attributes as a great place to live and work, including those that have been recognized by a growing number of national publications. It’s designed to complement Wisconsin’s Think-Make-Happen initiative that's working to draw talent to the state.

Think Eau Claire is now available for any Chamber member employer to use in their recruiting efforts. To see the video and access the website, go to: www.ThinkEauClaire.com  Then simply share it with individuals you’re recruiting, add it to your own website careers page, and encourage your own employees to share it with their friends and family.

Spread the word - Like, share and follow Think Eau Claire on social media:


The Think Eau Claire video and website can also be customized for specific employers. To get connected with more information on how to do that, contact Kaylynn Stahlbusch.

Sponsors of the Chamber’s Employers Workforce Initiative include: Marshfield Clinic, Prevea, Xcel Energy and Ruder Ware


Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness Network – Financial Health

Wednesday, January 29th
8:00 – 9:30 am 
The Metropolis Resort & Conference Center

5150 Fairview Drive 
Cost to Attend: Free!

Join the Chamber's Health & Wellness program for a discussion on Financial Health.

Todays financial world is incredibly complicated!  Employees and employers together face many challenges.  On top of that, financial health is a leading cause of stress in the workplace today.  This discussion, led by University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Finance Professor Mark Alfuth, will explore the issues of financial health and the importance of providing opportunities for employees to discuss these critical issues.  Providing financial health education and resources can lead to more productive, efficient employees.

About our presenter: 

Mark Alfuth is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.  For the past 4 years Mark has been a full-time instructor teaching advanced investing techniques, wealth management, and principles of finance.  Prior to being full time, Mark was an adjunct lecturer for 14 years in the department.  Mark “retired” from the business world after 28 years of experience.  Mark spent 15 years with American Express in a variety of financial roles and then 13 years as CFO of American Public Media Group (at the time consisted of Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, Classical South Florida, American Public Media, and other entities).   With this experience in both for-profit and non-profit businesses, Mark has also consulted on a limited basis.  Mark has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.  
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

Thank you to our conference room sponsor: The Metropolis Resort & Conference Center
***Due to high interest and registration, we moved this event to a larger space to accommodate more attendees. 

More information or to register online >>



26th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Best Western Premier Park Hotel & Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison

Bringing the Chippewa Valley's Voice to Madison. This annual event is organized by the Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance, representing the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce. It's is a unique opportunity to bring the collective voice of Chippewa Valley business and community leaders like you to Madison all at one time. With workforce issues at the top of the agenda, we'll be there to emphasize the impact on our region of initiatives being undertaken or considered by state government, including education, infrastructure and more. 

How It Works: You'll be part of a team of several dozen area business and community leaders traveling to Madison for small group meetings at legislative offices, a luncheon, informal discussions with lawmakers and staff at the closing reception, and networking with others from the area who are interested in state government policy. 

Optional round trip same-day bus transportation is available from Eau Claire (choose that option when you register).

Discounted hotel rates are available to those traveling on their own and staying overnight.  Call the Park Hotel at 608-285-8000 and ask for the Chippewa Valley Rally Room Block. 

Cancellation policy: If you find later you can't attend, cancel at least 7 days before to receive a full refund. 

Sponsorships will be available for local businesses and organizations who want to show support to help make this annual event possible.  For information, contact Scott Rogers at the Eau Claire Chamber: rogers@eauclairechamber.org

To register, click here.


Eggs & Issues: State of the City 

Friday, February 21, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $25 

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 

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 President, Terry Weld and City Manager, Dale Peters.

Click Here to Register>>>



Business After Hours
Monday, February 10
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference 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.


February's Business After Hours is sponsored by Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center, Chippewa Valley Technical College and Mosquito Squad of Northwestern Wisconsin

Admission is $8 at the door for members. Passes may be purchased in advance for $7 each (minimum of four).  Registration is not required for this event.

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2020 Business After Hours Schedule 

The 2020 Business After Hours sponsors and locations have been selected.  Thank you to all of our members that submitted requests to sponsor.  

Click here to download a list of the 2020 sponsors and locations.  


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