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    March 3, 2020         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update


Upcoming Events

Front Page  

Wednesday, March 4, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Nostalgic Bean

Thursday, March 5, 2020  
Cyber Security & Technology Conference

Friday, March 6, 2020  
Community Connections - Member Orientation

Monday, March 9, 2020  
Business After Hours: March 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020  
Altoona School Board Candidate Forum

Tuesday, March 10, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Eau Claire Children's Museum

Tuesday, March 17, 2020  
Ribbon Cutting: Prevail Bank

Thursday, March 19, 2020  
Lunch & Learn: Enhancing Your Employee Benefit Package

Thursday, March 19, 2020  
Eau Claire City Council Candidate Forum and Meet/Greet

Friday, March 20, 2020  
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Tuesday, March 31, 2020  
City Council Election Business Issues Breakfast

Monday, April 6, 2020  
Business at the Airport


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

Awards & Recognition

Governor's Financial Literacy Award

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Achieve Wellness at CURT Manufacturing

ESPY Specs

New Members

Heyde Center for the Arts

Home2Suites by Hilton Eau Claire South

Profile by Sanford

Sure Controls

Newsletter Archives

Job Board

Featured Job Postings

Weld Riley, S.C.

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



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Business Salutes Eau Claire Golf Classic

Monday, May 18, 2020
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club


Registration for the 2020 Business Salutes Eau Claire golf outing is now open.


This event sells out quickly so be sure to register now!  Registrations will not be taken by phone or email.  Once the event sells out, please indicate if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the afternoon round of golf.  




Working Mothers' Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
11:30 a.m. - Registration and check-in
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch, Keynote Speaker: Sarah Stokes
The Florian Gardens Conference Center 
2340 Lorch Ave.
Cost to attend: $25

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Northwestern Bank and Wipfli

We are looking for sponsors for this unique opportunity for working moms to gather to address the challenges they face in today’s business environment. Soon-to-be mothers and those who are planning for motherhood someday in the near future also are encouraged to attend. Although this event will be geared to working mothers, all are welcome to attend. 

Luncheon Sponsor $550

  • “Presented by” name recognition
  • One table sponsorship including eight tickets at the reserved table
  • Logo recognition on Chamber’s Calendar of Events with link to company website, all print advertising, and promotional emails
  • Recognition on signage displayed at event
  • Display table (opportunity to distribute advertising specialty items at event

Table Sponsor $350

  • One table sponsorship including eight tickets at the reserved table
  • Verbal recognition and signage on your table at event

Please contact Kaylynn Stahlbusch via email or phone at 715-858-0615 to inquire about interest and availability for this wonderful event.





HR Conference

2020 Human Resource

Conference Registration

Now Open 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Florian Gardens Conference Center

2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Cost to Attend: $89 for Chamber/CVSHRM Members, $119 for Non-Members, $49 for Students

The Chamber and the Chippewa Valley Society for Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) will present its eighth annual Human Resource Conference specifically geared for human resource professionals, small business owners and managers. The conference will provide a variety of sessions to keep the HR professional or business owner in the know about key issues affecting the workforce. SHRM credit approval is pending. 

Registration Information
Cost to attend is $89 for Chamber or CVSHRM members, $119 for non-members, and $49 for Students and includes the keynote presentation, all breakout sessions and a presentation over lunch featuring the Think Eau Claire initiative.

To sign up for the conference, click here to register or call the Chamber office at 715-834-1204. Registration deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020.

Sponsored by: Edvest - WI College Savings Program, M3 Insurance, Marshfield Clinic, ReforMedicine, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., and United Healthcare,




UWEC Campus Closet

Please join us in supporting a Leadership Eau Claire Class of 2020 Non-Profit Project by donating your gently used professional clothing and accessories to help our future UWEC workforce! The Eau Claire Chamber office will be a drop off location for the entire month of March 2020. For more information on this program, visit the Campus Closet website or contact Demetrius Smith (SmithDem@uwec.edu). Thank you in advance for your support!


Programs & Services

LEC Alumni Day

LEC Alumni Day
Creative Economy

Thursday, April 9
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Avenue

Do you miss Leadership Eau Claire™ and learning about what’s happening in the community? Join us for a special LEC Alumni Day focusing on Creative Economy. This event is an exclusive opportunity for LEC Alumni to highlight a few things happening creatively in our community.

Join us for a day exploring Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Culinary Management program, Artisan Forge, and the group will also receive an update on the expansion of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library as well as complete a hands on project at the Dabble Box makerspace.

For more information or to register online >>


Chamber Buy Local Bucks

Would Your Business Like to Accept Chamber Buy Local Bucks?  Here's How!

Send us an email and we can get you added to the list along with over 600 other Chamber member businesses that accept Chamber Buy Local Bucks. They are easy to use, can be deposited like a personal check & help keep money in Eau Claire! This is also a great way to support your fellow Chamber members!

How to redeem Chamber Bucks as a business: Treat Chamber Bucks checks just like a regular check. After acceptance, endorse the back of the check and deposit the Chamber Bucks, just like any other check, into your bank account with your daily deposits. Your account will be credited in the amount of the Chamber Bucks check.

*When a Chamber Bucks check is presented as payment and the purchase is less than the total amount, simply give back the remainder in cash. *

How can my business use Chamber Bucks?

  • Staff Rewards or Incentives

Use Chamber Bucks as a wellness incentive for your employees or for special recognition of a job well done. Using Chamber Bucks in this way helps support your business and/or your fellow Chamber members.

  • Use for a Raffle Prize

Give Chamber Bucks as a prize. Hold a raffle for customers and give Chamber Bucks to the winner!

  • Give as a Gift

Chamber Bucks make great gifts for any special occasions including birthdays, graduation, Administrative Professionals’ Day and Christmas.

IF you have more questions regarding our Chamber Bucks program, feel free to reach out to Sarah Hughes at hughes@eauclairechamber.org





Governor's Award



Area recipients: Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Eldon Hill, founder of the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation

The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and long-time Eau Claire resident Dr. Eldon Hill, who established the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation, received the 2019 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards for Organizations and Legacies (respectively) on Wednesday, February 19, at the State Capital.

The Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards recognize organizations and individuals who make a significant difference in financial literacy education. The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce was one of six organization recipients. The Chamber has worked creatively and in close partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District to instill financial literacy in the area.

Click here to read the full story on the Chamber blog


Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast 

Friday, March 20, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $25 

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 

Join our area State Legislators for an update on action in Madison as the session winds up. Invited are members of the State Senate and Assembly who represent the Chippewa Valley. They'll discuss their top policy priorities, and answer questions submitted by attendees.

Note: This session of Eggs & Issues will conclude at 9:00 a.m.

Click Here to Register>>>


Spring Local Election - Candidate Events to Help You Decide

Several important local city council, county board and school board positions will be on the ballot when voters go to the polls on April 7.

Public Candidate Forums

The Chamber is co-hosting public Candidate Forums for contested races to help you make your decisions. They include:

Click the links above for more details. They are open to the public and require no pre-registration. The Altoona School Board Forum is at Altoona High School, while the March 19 Eau Claire City Council Forum will be at Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave. Following a moderated Q&A session, there will also be a Meet & Greet opportunity for voters to talk informally with the candidates. These public Forums are organized by the Leader-Telegram, WQOW News 18, Wisconsin Public Radio, Valley Media Works, and the Chamber.

EC City Council Business Issues Breakfast
Candidates for Eau Claire City Council will participate in a moderated discussion about business issues over continental breakfast.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 a.m.

Click here for details and to register

Election Day

The April 7 election also includes races for Eau Claire County Board, State Supreme Court, and a Presidential Preference Primary. The Chamber will also be publishing Good Government Council questionnaires for local races, available later this month.
Click here for the Chamber’s Guide to the Election

Polls will be open on April 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov 



Business After Hours
Monday, March 9
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Pablo Center at the Confluence 

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.

March's Business After Hours is sponsored by L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, CCFBank and Pablo Center at the Confluence

Admission is $8 at the door for members. Passes may be purchased in advance for $7 each (minimum of four).  Registration is not required for this event.

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