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    January 2, 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, January 8, 2019
Opportunity Zones Seminar 

Monday, January 14, 2019
Business After Hours

Monday, January 18, 2019
Eggs & Issues: The Chamber's State of the County

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Memorial High School

Friday, January 25, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Lunch & Learn: Developing High-Functioning Leadership Teams

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
25th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: North High School

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

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

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Please welcome the new members that have joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in the past week.

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2019 Decals and Verification Forms Have Been Mailed!

Be sure to check your mail this week for your 2019 Chamber decal and verfication form.  Please display your decal in your place of business and let us know if you need additional decals.  Also, please review your verification form for accuracy, make any corrections or omissions and return it to the Chamber by February 1. 

The information provided will be featured not only on our website, but also in our printed business directory which goes to print in March.  Updated information can be sent to us three different ways: 

Thank you in advance for keeping your membership information up-to-date!




Eggs & Issues


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


Friday, January 18
7:00-8:30 a.m.
Green Mill Conference and Banquet Facilities
2703 Craig Road
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Advocate Sponsors - Xcel Energy, Miron Construction; Supporter Sponsors - Banbury Place/Cigan Properties and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

The Chamber's annual "State of the County" breakfast with remarks by Eau Claire County Board Vice Chair, Colleen Bates and Administrator, Kathryn Schauf.  Hear the highlights of the county's work over the past year and its priorities for 2019.  

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



Lunch & Learn: Developing High-Functioning Leadership Teams
by Tina Nazier, Wipfli 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
PESI Conference Room
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, PESI and Weld Riley, S.C.

This Lunch & Learn session takes a look at the five elements of highly effective leadership teams, provides methods for assessing the effectiveness of your team and shares tools to improve leadership team effectiveness. This workshop incorporates group and individual activities.

Following this workshop, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify the five elements of high-functioning teams.
  2. Provide practical application of tools and group activities to learn how to master the five elements.

About the Presenter

Tina Nazier, MBA, CPC, is the director of strategic alignment for Wipfli’s Health Care Practice. Leaders within organizations are keenly aware there is always a higher level they can achieve.  Yet, answering the “how to” question may often elude them. As a leader within Wipfli’s health care practice, Tina provides specific answers to those questions and outlines the initiative, strategic thinking and ingenuity that executives need to propel them and their organizations to the next level. She draws upon more than 25 years of experience in leadership, executive coaching, organizational and cultural development, strategy and operational improvements to help executives and teams break through the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Click here to register>>> 


Programs & Services

Opportunity Zones Seminar

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
4:00-5:30 p.m.
No cost to attend

Created as part of federal tax reform, the new Opportunity Zones program has the potential to be one of the most significant federal community development initiatives ever. Eligible for use in designated Census Tracts, investments by Qualified Opportunity Funds offer a way for investors to take their realized capital gains and re-invest them into businesses or real estate in designated Opportunity Zone regions across the country. In exchange, investors may receive a graduated series of federal tax incentives tied to long-term investments within Opportunity Zones.

Locally, there are eligible Opportunity Zones in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake and Menomonie.

Attend this workshop to learn more specifics on how Opportunity Zones are an innovative, flexible, solution for encouraging private sector-led economic growth and aim to connect targeted communities with much-needed capital. Learn exactly where Opportunity Zones are located, who should invest, the proper way to invest and the multiple tax advantages associated with investing in Opportunity Zones. This workshop will be of interest to accountants, bankers, builders, developers, and owners of property in the zones.

This program is hosted by Market & Johnson, Wipfli, and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. It will be led by Casey Kretz, CPA, and Tanya Malaney, CPA, senior tax managers at Wipfli’s Eau Claire office. 

There is no cost to attend this event but pre-registration is appreciated.  

Click here to register>>


2019 Beverage Sponsorships Available

Would you like to get your company name and logo out to approximately 16 events per month at the Chamber office with exposure to an average of 180 people?  If so, then please consider being a beverage sponsor. 

For just $130 per month, you'll sponsor the beverages provided at Chamber meetings held at the Chamber office and your signage and promotional items will be displayed as well.  You'll also receive recognition on all meeting agendas. 

If interested, please contact Chelsea Seckora at (715) 834-1204 or seckora@eauclairechamber.org for more information on available months. 


25th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This one-day event is jointly sponsored by the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce.  We’ll be there to bring our region’s important economic, education and infrastructure issues to the attention of state government. You’ll participate in pre-scheduled small group meetings with legislators and their aides, an exclusive luncheon with the Governor (invited), meetings with top state officials, an informal closing reception, and more. Everything is taken care of, including charter bus transportation to and from Madison (or you can travel on your own if you prefer).

Click here to register or for more information>>>

Sponsorships are also available. Contact Scott Rogers at the Chamber.


Xcel Energy

Business After Hours
Monday, January 14
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Bremer Bank

3947 Oakwood Hills Pkwy

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 Bremer Bank, United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin and Lincoln Hospitality Group (Grizzly's, Milwaukee Burger, Northern Tap House).

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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2019 Business After Hours Schedule

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Business After Hours events.  Click here to download a list of the 2019 locations and sponsors.  


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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