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    July 16, 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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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
2019 Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk

Friday, July 19, 2019
Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin's Transportation and Administration Secretaries

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Provisions Health Services

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Commerce Point, Eau Claire Realty

Thursday, August 1, 2019
2019 Business at the Airport

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Diamond School of Dance

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Business Hall of Fame Luncheon

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: The Luminary Wellness Center

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Please welcome the new member that has recently joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce:

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Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
5-6:30 p.m. 
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3600 Starr Avenue

Pilot Sponsors: Charter Bank, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport & Pearle Vision

Please join the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie chambers of commerce for the annual Business at the Airport on Thursday, August 1. Find out what is happening at your airport, network with other business members, visit more than 30 exhibitor tables, have a chance to win great door prizes.

This event takes the place of the August Business After Hours but please note that it is held on Thursday rather than Monday.

Cost to attend is $6. You do not need to pre-register.




Wednesday, August 14, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue

Cost to attend: $25

Sponsored by: Peoples Bank Midwest

The Business Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their business and the community. There are two types of awards - a Business Hall of Fame for individuals from the previous 50 years and a Historical Business Hall of Fame for any period prior to the last 50 years.

Please join us as we honor our 11th class of inductees:

Don Barnes
Dan Clumpner, Commonweal Development
Sue Tietz, McDonough Manufacturing
Ken Vance, Ken Vance Motors

Click Here to Register Online >>

At the Business Hall of Fame luncheon, we will feature each of the honorees in a special commemorative publication. We are offering businesses the opportunity to place an ad in this publication. For ad sizes and rates please click here or contact Phil Swiler at (715) 858-0617 with any questions.



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Leadership Eau Claire Alumni Luncheon

Tuesday, August 20, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue

Cost to attend: $30

Sponsored by: Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, L&M Mail & Courier, REALiving, Weld Riley, S.C., and Xcel Energy

Join us for our annual Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni Luncheon for a chance to reconnect with other alumni! 

Keynote speaker to highlight LEC Class of 2015 Alumni - Jason Jon Anderson with the Pablo Center at the Confluence. We will welcome members of the newest LEC class, congratulate the graduated members of the Class of 2019 and receive an update on their group project success. Come find out which alum will receive the annual revolving “Door Prize” award!


Cost to attend is $30 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Connie Glenz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leadership Eau Claire™ participants.

Registration deadline is August 16, registration required to attend!

Click Here to Register Online >>


Programs & Services

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities: 
Age of Opportunity 55+ Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 18
Oakwood Mall

The Chamber’s Business & Workforce Development Committee is once again coordinating the Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair, Wednesday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Oakwood Mall. The event is organized in conjunction with the Chippewa Falls and Menomonie Chambers of Commerce and the Aging & Disability Resource Center.

This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to interact with experienced, dependable and motivated workers interested in part time, full time, seasonal or volunteer opportunities. It takes place during National Employ Older Workers Week.

Sponsorship includes your logo on all advance promotional materials, prominent exposure during the event, and an exhibit table. Sponsorship are $175 for Chamber members ($200 for non-members). Exhibit tables without a sponsorship are $65 for Chamber members ($90 for non-members).

Reserve a sponsor or exhibit position>>

For questions or more information, contact Kaylynn Stahlbusch (715-858-0615).



The 2019 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey will be available for purchase this week. 

In its 20th year, the survey results were compiled from submissions by nearly 160 companies in various industries, in an area encompassing the coverage area of the chambers of commerce in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Marshfield, Menomonie, Portage County, Rice Lake, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. Also involved were local chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the Chippewa Valley, La Crosse, Wausau and Winona, MN. The survey is administered by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.

More information on the Wage Survey can be found on the Chamber's website.

To purchase a copy of the wage survey, please contact Danielle Kummer (715) 858-0618.


Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin's Transportation and Administration Secretaries

Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The Lismore
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $20

This edition of Eggs & Issues now features two state cabinet secretaries: WisDOT's Craig Thompson and the Department of Administration's Joel Brennan, who are traveling together to talk about implementation of the newly-completed state budget.  

Transportation was among the most hotly-debated issues during this year's budget deliberations. DOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson will discuss the state's transportation priorities and how they will be implemented. WisDOT is one of the largest state agencies, with 3,400 employees and a biennial budget of more than $6 billion. The department supports all modes of transportation, including state highways, local roads, railroads, public transit systems, airports, and harbors.

The just-completed budget will also have a big impact upon the Department of Administration, headed by Joel Brennan, who works with the Governor and state agency heads to ensure the overall mission and vision of state government is carried out. His department is responsible for the new state capital budget of $1.9 billion. That includes $109 million for a new UWEC Science Building, which is among $1 billion in projects for the UW System.

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 

Click Here to Register>>


Other Information

Get Your Name Out to Potential New Residents of Eau Claire

People interested in moving to Eau Claire contact the Chamber to receive information on the community.  Reach these potential new residents by advertising in the Chamber’s Relocation Packets. This program is designed to help you market to Eau Claire newcomers by giving you first access to those interested in moving to our community.  Participation is limited to Chamber members only. 

Approximately 300 relocation packets are sent out annually and contain area information, helpful phone numbers, an Eau Claire city map, a community profile/business directory and more along with member inserts.  

As an advertiser, your logo and website link will be listed on the relocation page of the Chamber's website.

The cost to participate is $90 annually and 300 copies or $160 and 600 copies (initially) of the marketing piece you wish to have included in the packet. 

For more information, contact Sarah Hughes at: hughes@eauclairechamber.org


Small Street Journal

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



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