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    June 9, 2020         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update


Front Page  

Upcoming Events


Friday, June 19, 2020: Eggs & Issues: State Of Public Higher Education- Online Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Women's Golf Workshop

Wednesday, July 1, 2020: Buzzing About Business Lunch- Business Networking Spotlight

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

New Members

Please join us in welcoming these new members that have recently joined the Chamber:

The Hive


Newsletter Archives

Job Board


To post free, unlimited job opportunities through June 30, 2020, visit the Chamber's Job Board!


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


Critical Business Updates

Critical Business Updates

  • Continually-updated page of must-know information for businesses, including the latest information on state and federal orders, other resources

Chippewa Valley COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

Eau Claire Chamber COVID-19 Page

  • Information and links about local businesses, resources and more

Chippewa Valley Business Community COVID-19 Resource

  • A Facebook Group for businesses to post and share information

Eau Claire City-County Health Dept COVID-19 page



Literacy Chippewa Valley is collaborating with JONAH (Joining our Neighbors Advancing Hope) to do a community wide survey on how COVID-19 has affected the community.  

Click here to take the survey



A Message Regarding Breakfast in the Valley and a Thank You to the Ag Community

As many of you are aware, our Breakfast in the Valley event would've taken place this Friday. However, with the ongoing pandemic, the difficult decision to cancel this year's event was made for the safety and well being of our community. Even so, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing ag community for all they have done and continue to do.

Please click on the video below for a special message from the Eau Claire Chamber to our BIV sponsors, volunteers, attendees and the ag community. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

BIV 2019




Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Chamber partners on national initiative to address inequality of opportunity

The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it is partnering in a national initiative with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to address inequality of opportunity, an extension of the work of its local Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. 

"Recent events around the country reinforce what we know: Inequality and violence tears apart communities and we must do better," notes the Chamber in a statement released today and signed by President & CEO Dave Minor.

Click here to read the full statement

The national initiative gives the Chamber an opportunity to enhance and extend the efforts of its Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, which was formed in 2016 and is chaired by Wes Escondo of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wisconsin. Its goal is to share information and learn best practices about diversity, inclusion and minority business development to improve our workforce.

To receive The Perspective and be added to the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce communication list, please click here.



Eggs & Issues: State of Public Higher Education- Online Virtual Meeting


Join us for a discussion of the present and future of public higher education in the Chippewa Valley with Bruce Barker, President of Chippewa Valley Technical College, James Schmidt, Chancellor at UW-Eau Claire, and Katherine Frank, Chancellor at UW-Stout. They will provide us with an update on their current situations and plans for the future. They'll also talk about the role of higher education as our economy moves forward from the current COVID-19 health and economic crisis. This will be especially timely in light of discussions about potential changes in the UW System.

An online virtual event: Thanks to the Perigon system provided by WIN Technology, you'll be able to participate in this event live from your computer. (BYOB - Bring Your Own Breakfast!)

Registration closes at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 18.  An email address and mailing address is required for each attendee to register. A link to login to this session will be emailed to you about 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.

***PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive the email containing the link to log in to the meeting, please be sure to check your spam folder.  

To register, click here>>


Is Your Business Open or Reopening?  Share Your Information Via the Chamber Website

With the current and eventual reopening of many small businesses in the Chippewa Valley, the Chamber would like to keep the community and its members informed on how businesses will proceed moving forward.  If your business is currently open or taking steps to reopen in the near future, please take a few minutes to email us the following information:

  • Days and hours of business operations
  • Consumer expectations, i.e. masks encouraged, required, not required
  • Is curbside service available?
  • Are appointments required?
  • In-store customer limit
  • Any other pertinent information - steps you are taking to ensure safety, etc. 

The Chamber has created a page on its website devoted to business reopening information.  This page will be continuously updated as we receive information from our members. 

We also encourage you to reference the reopening guidelines provided by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  The WEDC site breaks down each type of business by sector and gives guidance, resources and best practices to use within your business.  

Please send your business updates to: mills@eauclairechamber.org



Women's Golf Seminar

More and more women are recognizing the value of golf as a networking tool. This annual Women’s Golf Workshop will be a fun, interactive afternoon and will provide you with everything you need to know to empower you to get out of the office and do business on the course instead!

The workshop will begin with PGA Golf Professional Jim Buyze of Wild Ridge Golf Course giving pointers on the basics, such as attire, behavior, clubs, rules, and expectations of other golfers. Wild Ridge golf professionals will then give you pointers as you practice driving, chipping, and putting. Lastly, you will be split into small groups to play 3 holes of golf, putting your new skills into practice. Instruction will end by 4 p.m.

You are not required to bring your own clubs.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis or golf shoes.  Enrollment is limited, so register early!

Member Registration - $45.00
Non-Member Registration - $75.00

Reserve your spot here!

Weekly the Chamber utilizes our blog to post condensed versions of members’ news releases in the Small Street Journal Publication.

This free marketing resource is available to all members; we are in search of releases highlighting area small businesses.

To submit your news or press release on a regular basis please email Kaylynn Stahlbusch or call 715.858.0615 with questions.



Buzzing About Business

We are "buzzing" back to business with a progressive networking lunch!   

Come join us at The Hive on Wednesday, July 1st, for a fun networking experience!  We will provide a safe social distance environment for the first 20 people that register.  The format is a surprise and every professional will have the opportunity to share their business story.  This will sell out so register now!

Please indicate your lunch choice when you register - for descriptions of lunch options, go to www.thehivecv.com  Lunch will include one beverage (coffee, tea or soda). 

Click here to register!



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