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    January 22, 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 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

Friday, February 1, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Paws & Claws Daycare

uesday, 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

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019
2019 Sales Conference

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

Stone Countertop Outlet

Awards & Recognition

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

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



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>>




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.


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

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 >>


Programs & Services

Looking For a Cost Effective Way to Expose Your Business?

Promote Your Business in the 2019 “Our Community” publication!

The Eau Claire Chamber is creating the 2019 Community Profile/Business Directory.  Approximately 4,000 copies of this publication will be printed and ready for distribution in May.  This annual directory is distributed to more than 1,200 Chamber members, future members, area hotels, the airport and to potential residents in all relocation packets as well as used as a recruitment tool for area businesses.

This quality full-color publication is an excellent vehicle for you to showcase your business to other businesses and potential residents/current residents in the area. 

Please view the ad specifications and the affordable rate schedule AND check out the additional benefits you get with placing an ad.

For more information please contact Amy Muehlbauer at (715) 858-0617 or muehlbauer@eauclairechamber.org.


Excellence in Education Banquet –Sponsors & Nominations Needed

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Florian Gardens Conference Center

Each year, the Chamber hosts the Excellence in Education Banquet where we honor 60 area high school seniors and their honored educators from 10 high schools. This year’s event will be held on May 1, 2019 at the Florian Gardens Conference Center.

Sponsors Needed
Help! We are in need of sponsors to make this event possible. Sponsorships help pay for the honorees’ meals and gifts. All sponsors will have the opportunity to attend the event and sponsor a student. Sponsors are recognized in the program, at the event and in the Chamber Update. If you would be interested in sponsoring this event, please click here.  The sponsorship deadline is April 1.

Nominate a Special Educator!
Do you know an educator who deserves to be recognized? At the banquet, we will give special awards in three categories: Innovation in Teaching, Contributor to Education and Unsung Hero. We are seeking nominations for teachers, school staff and volunteers who have made an exceptional impact on students, educational service or leadership. To nominate an educator, submit this form by Friday, March 15 to the Chamber.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Ziegler at (715) 858-0615 or email ziegler@eauclairechamber.org


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

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. 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>>


Xcel Energy

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 and Bauman Associates, Ltd. 

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.

Read More>>


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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