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    July 9, 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 10, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin

Friday, July 12, 2019
AM Exchange

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

Friday, July 19, 2019
Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin's Transportation System

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


WBD, Inc.

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Please welcome the new members that have recently joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce:

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.
Eau Claire County Veteran Services
Senator Jeff Smith
VES Environmental Services
Your CBD Store - Eau Claire

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

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Job Bank

Featured Job Posting

Flex-Staff, Inc.

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


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.




Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin's Transportation System 

Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
The Lismore
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $20

We welcome Wisconsin Transportation Secretary-designate Craig Thompson, who will update us on the status of the state's transportation system and his outlook for its future.

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>>




The Workforce Playbook is LIVE at www.ecworkforceplaybook.org and we have advertising availability on this new workforce resource.

The Workforce Playbook is a comprehensive directory of the workforce programs available to employers in the Eau Claire area, Western Wisconsin, and state of Wisconsin to help deal with workforce challenges. 

Navigate through the site with a convenient directory of workforce categories, programs, and calendar of events. To further define your search you can choose a target age group.

Looking to market to individuals using this platform?
Banner and tile advertising space available in a couple of dimensions!

Contact stahlbusch@eauclairechamber.org or call 715-858-0615 to reserve your website advertising space now.



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 >>


YLEC & LEC Group Project Ideas Needed

The Chamber is requesting service projects for both our adult and Youth Leadership Eau Claire programs. Are you involved with a non-profit organization and have a project that you need help with? Submit a proposal!

What kind of projects?
Each year, we divide our LEC and YLEC classes into teams of 6-9 people to work on community service projects.

For the youth program, the projects that work the best are projects the teenagers can feel passionate about, work together as a team and accomplish something positive for the community. In the past, groups have painted murals, created programming events for children, cleaned up parks, etc.

For the adult program, we ask for project ideas that are more in-depth than simple volunteer tasks. In the past, groups have designed signage for Beaver Creek Reserve, rebuilt storage areas at the Humane Society, done marketing for the Eau Claire Homeless Children program, and other similar projects.

What doesn't work?
NO fund raising projects of any kind will be accepted. This includes asking the group to plan an event that is intended as a fund raiser. Also, the projects may not be political.

YLEC - July 12
Proposals for the YOUTH program are due by Friday, July 12. More information and a proposal form are available here.

LEC - August 2
Proposals for the ADULT program are due by Friday, August 2. More information and a proposal form are available here.

A list of all past group projects is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Schumacher (715-858-0614).



Programs & Services

Save the Date: 
11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Wednesday September 25th, 2019
The Florian Gardens Conference Center

Registration opening soon!

Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk 

Join us on Wednesday, July 17, for our annual Business Community Downtown Wellness Walk! Enjoy a scenic route & take in some of the downtown sights like the newest downtown mural, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, Phoenix Park and the trail along the Chippewa River. Check in anytime 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office to visit exhibitors!

There's no charge to participate and you can walk at your own pace. Walkers will have the choice of routes with varying lengths. Come on your own, or get a group together, ALL Chamber member employees are invited to attend!

Thank you to our sponsors: Achieve Wellness, Aging & Disability Resource Center, Group Health Cooperative, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Mayo Clinic Health System and Spectrum Insurance Group, LLC

Read more & get registered! >> 



Weekly "Business Advocate" e-Newsletter - Subscribe Now!

Want to keep up with governmental issues and actions that impact your business? The Chamber's Governmental Affairs staff now offers a weekly e-newsletter to Chamber members with updates related to local, state and national public policies.

The newsletter is part of the Chamber's enhanced Business Advocacy Initiative. 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

To subscribe, simply click [[AFFILIATIONUPDATELINK]] to update your Chamber communication preferences. Select the "Advocacy" box and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

Or for more information, contact Scott Rogers (715-858-0616).



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.

AM Exchange
Friday, July 12
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Fit Lab Nutrition

Friday, July 12
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Fit Lab Nutrition
1514 S Hastings Way 
No cost to attend

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and refreshments from Fit Lab Nutrition.  At 8 a.m., staff from Fit Lab Nutrition will take the floor to tell you more about their business. 

Then it's time for some speed networking. Don't be frightened, it's much easier than speed dating! 

Registration is required since there will be a maximum attendance (34 attendees for this event). The first five people who register (and attend) will receive a pass to attend Business After Hours. When you register online, it will indicate the other individuals that have registered. 

Join us for this fun exchange of information! Hear more about Fit Lab Nutrition and meet other business professionals.

Register here>>


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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