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    May 7, 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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Monday, May 13, 2019
Business After Hours: May 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: General Communications

Friday, May 17, 2019
Eggs & Issues: Washington Update with the US Chamber

Monday, May 20, 2019
2019 Business Salutes Eau Claire Golf Classic

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: River Valley Architects

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Working Mothers' Luncheon

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
2019 Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
May Workplace Wellness Network - Taking Care of You

Thursday, May 30, 2019
LEC Closing Retreat

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Hope Gospel Mission

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Women's Golf Workshop

Simple Office Solutions

Online Calendar Quote

Please welcome the new members that have joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in the past week.

The Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

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Job Bank

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


Volunteer Registration Now Open! 

Friday, June 14, 2019
Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive

Please join us in celebrating & honoring our agricultural economy!
Shifts available are 4:45 – 6:30 am, 6:30 – 8:30 am, 8:30 – 10:30 am & 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Click here to sign up! Your preference of volunteer time is filled on a first come first serve basis & shifts will go fast! We ask that you only register a maximum of 12 volunteers per company per shift, to allow for the opportunity for other Chamber members to be involved. Comments or questions please contact Casey Schumacher.



Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Washington Update With The US Chamber


Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00-8:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn: Eau Claire South I-94
4751 Owen Ayres Court  
Cost to attend: $20

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

Attend this edition of Eggs & Issues to get a valuable update on what's happening in Washington, DC, that impacts our local economy. We'll dive into the outlook for trade policies - the impact of tarriffs and the outlook for international negotiations - as well as what's happening with the hot button issue of immigration. We'll also get a perspective on expectations for action on infrastructure, the reauthorization coming up for surface transportation, and get insight on how federal tax reform actually turned out. The U.S. Chamber's John Kirchner will join us to bring a candid, business-focused perspective on these issues that you won't hear from political parties or the national news media.  John serves as the manager of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Midwest Region, where he develops and implements the Chamber's grassroots legislative and political activities.

To register, click here or call the Chamber at (715) 834-1204.




2019 Small Business of the Year Breakfast

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Wild Ridge  
3647 Kane Road
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Market & Johnson

Please join us at a breakfast to honor our 2019 Small Business of the Year recipients:

The Coffee Grounds (1-25 employee category) - Owned and operated by Eric & Julie Nelson, their daughter Megan Kremer and son-in-law, Will Martin

Precision Quality Systems (26-150 employee category) - Owned and operated by Stephanie and Chad Butero 

These awards were presented at the Chamber's 105th Annual Meeting/Eau What a Night. The awards are based on the following criteria: growth and sustainability of the company, entrepreneurship, innovativeness of products or services, response to adversity, community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, workplace culture and employee relations.  

Click Here to Register>>>



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  
Excellence in Education

124 Area Students and Educators Honored at Annual Banquet

The Chamber recently honored 60 area high school seniors and their chosen educators at the 35th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet. Students represented 10 area high schools.

Each participating school selects honored students based primarily on academic achievement, although other important attributes, such as leadership, character, enthusiasm, community involvement, communication skills and self-motivation, also were considered. The Excellence in Education Banquet also recognizes an additional student from each school who has exhibited extraordinary qualities and effort, above and beyond what is considered normal or expected, and who is quite likely not a top academic achiever. Each student was asked to select an educator who incited a special interest in a specific subject or learning in general, demonstrated exceptional knowledge, served as a mentor or caused the student to do more than what might be considered possible.

For a list of all student and educator honorees, click here.

Recognitions, thank yous and photos>>


Programs & Services

Working Mothers' Luncheon

Thursday, May 23, 2019
11:30 a.m. - Registration and check-in
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch, Keynote Speaker and Panel 
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center 
5872 33rd Avenue
Cost to attend: $25

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, Dove Healthcare, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals, Northwestern Bank and Weld Riley

This is a 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. 

During lunch, keynote speaker, Julia Johnson of Pablo Management will tell her story and share her thoughts on how to maintain a healthy work/life balance.  After lunch, we will have a panel discussion featuring a variety of Chippewa Valley working moms who will share some helpful tips and useful information on topics including organizing, cooking and technology safety. 

Panel members will include Bridget Coit, Public Information Officer for the Eau Claire Police Department, Laurel Robertson, Professional Recruitment Manager for Manpower and personal chef and caterer and Nancy Rothwell, owner of Straighten-Up Organizing.  

Gather a group of friends or come alone to connect and share with other working moms.  Registration deadline is Monday, May 20.

Click Here to Register


Women's Golf Workshop

Thursday, June 6, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Mill Run Golf Course
3905 Kane Road
Cost to Attend: $35 for Chamber members, $65 for non-members

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center for Eau Claire County 

Do you feel like you are missing out on key business opportunities because you don't golf and feel too intimidated to participate in one of the many community golf events held each year? More and more women are recognizing the value of golf as a networking tool. Join us for our annual Women's Golf Workshop for a fun, interactive afternoon that will provide you with everything you need to know to empower you to get out of the office and do business on the golf course instead!


1 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m. - Golf Etiquette

PGA Golf Professional Jim Buyze of Wild Ridge Golf Course will give a few pointers on the basics, such as what to wear, how to behave, what clubs to use and what other golfers will expect from you.

1:30 p.m. - Rules of Golf
Heidi Olson of Automated Financial Solutions will lead participants in an interactive activity to explain the Rules of Golf. Olson is a former women's regional affairs manager for the United States Golf Association and former head rules official for the Division 1 NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

2:30 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - Golf Instruction

Wild Ridge & Mill Run golf professionals will provide pointers as you practice driving, chipping and putting. The group will be divided based on experience. When registering for this workshop, please indicate your experience level on a one to 10 scale based with one as no experience with golf and 10 being you golf regularly but would like to improve skills and learn more about the game.

Instruction will end at approximately 4:30 p.m. You are not required to bring your own clubs or balls. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Don't miss this dynamic opportunity. Cost to attend is $35 for Chamber members and includes the workshop, instruction and time on the driving range. The cost for non-members is $65. Enrollment is limited, so register early!

Click here to register >>


Weekly “Business Advocate” E-Newsletter Available

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

The newsletter is sent late each Monday morning, and is part of the Chamber’s enhanced Business Advocacy Initiative. It’s possible through our Business Advocacy investors: Partner Level: Xcel Energy; Advocate Level: Miron Construction; and Supporter Level: Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative, and HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph’s hospitals.

To subscribe, simply click here to update your Chamber communication preferences. Select the “Advocacy” box, then click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.

Or for more information, contact Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director.



Business After Hours
Monday, May 13
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Manny's Cocina

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.

May's Business After Hours is sponsored by Weld Riley, S.C., Ayres Associates, Commonweal Development and Wipfli

A note to attendees:  Oakwood Mall has given permission for guests to park in the lot by the former Sears store.  

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.

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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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