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    November 20, 2018   The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update
Upcoming Events
Front Page  

Tuesday, November 27
Lunch & Learn: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Workforce of the Future

Tuesday, November 27
Ribbon Cutting: Cabin Coffee Co.

Thursday, November 29
Making a Difference: Your Voice in Gov't

Thursday, December 6
Chamber Holiday Open House

Monday, December 10
Business After Hours 

Thursday, December 20
SOHO December Social Event 

Friday, December 21
Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast

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

Citizens State Bank - Cadott

Citizens State Bank - Chippewa Falls

Awards & Recognition

October 2018 Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Posting
Global Finishing Solutions

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



Thank You to Our Volunteers


Thank you very much to over 100 volunteers who made our Fall 2018 Real Life Academy possible last week! Around 300 local students were successfully educated on finances by attending our event. Save the date for our Spring 2019 event to be held on Wednesday April 10th, 2019!

Interested in volunteering?  Contact Casey Schumacher.

For photos from our event, head over to the Eau Claire Area Chamber's facebook page!  



Holiday Hours

The Eau Claire Chamber office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 and also on Friday, November 23.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!



Thursday, November 29
4-5:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
101 N. Farwell Street
Cost to Attend: $5 

What happens when government policies impact your business? How do you make sure your voice is heard when decisions are made at City Hall, the County Courthouse, Madison or Washington?

Attend this fast-paced, but informative session to get the lowdown on how government really works, what decisions are made at what level, and how to be the most effective when you want to weigh in on an issue that's important to you. This non-partisan program will be led by the Chamber's Governmental Affairs and Workforce Director, Scott Rogers.

To register, click here>>

Presented by the Chamber's Business Advocacy Initiative in partnership with Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley. The Chamber's Advocacy sponsors include: Miron Construction, Xcel Energy, Banbury Place/Cigan Properties and Eau Claire Energy Cooperative. 


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Workforce of the Future
by Dawn Garcia, Pursuit of Excellence, LLC

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
PESI Conference Room
Cost to attend: $20

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, PESI and Weld Riley, S.C.

At this month’s Lunch & Learn session, Dawn Garcia, founder of Pursuit of Excellence, LLC, will reveal the projected changes to your workforce from the fourth industrial revolution, coming at your business at 90 mph! What should you expect? What roles will stay, go, or be substantially different? Find out how to position your team for success now, and into the future! If you’re an employer, your future workforce and business success will depend on this...

Specific takeaways from this session include: 

  • A vision of the workforce of the future (by 2025)     
  • An inventory – roles at risk     
  • Role transitions – preparing for action
  • Technology solutions & tools
  • Creating your fourth industrial revolution workforce plan

About the Presenter

Dawn Garcia, MBA, MS, CMQ-OE, has served in healthcare, business and educational leadership roles over the course of her career, including corporate leadership and graduate program faculty. Five and a half years ago she launched Pursuit of Excellence, LLC, a business management consulting agency based in Eau Claire, WI, to assist business leaders with leadership and talent development, business strategy & execution, and operational excellence.

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


Sales Conference Seminar Presenters and Sponsors Wanted! 

Thursday, February 28, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
The Florian Gardens Conference Center 

Presenters Needed!

The Chamber will present its annual Sales Conference and is seeking proposals from individuals who would be willing to volunteer to present a keynote or one-hour session on an aspect of sales. Do you have experience that you would be willing to share? We are looking for topics on a variety of subjects, such as:

  • Account Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Negotiating
  • Time Management for Sales People
  • Basics of Selling
  • Referrals
  • Recruiting Sales People
  • Personality Profiling in Sales
  • Time Management for Sales People
  • How to Use Sales Force Effectively
  • Sales for the Non-Sales Person
  • How to Use Technology to Woo Customers
  • Legal Aspects of Sales

Benefits of Speaking
While this is a volunteer opportunity, speakers receive recognition in marketing material and at the conference. All speakers are invited to attend the entire conference as our guest. And best of all, you are able to promote yourself and your business to hundreds of Chamber members.

If interested in presenting, please complete this form and return to Jenna Ziegler or fax to 715-834-1956 by November 30, 2018.


Programs & Services
Holiday Open House

Chamber Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 6
3:30-6:00 p.m. 


Sponsored by: AMK Cleaning Services LLC, B & B Electric, Inc., B-Framed Galleries, Banbury Place, Inc. and Cigan Properties

This annual event hosted by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is open to all members. Come enjoy food and beverages from Chamber member businesses and network with old and new friends! 

The following Chamber members will be providing food and beverages. Check back next week for an updated list.

Dessert First
The French Press
General Beer Northwest and Leinenkugel's
Infinty Wine & Distillery
Park Ridge Distributing 

Chamber Buy Local Bucks


Chamber Buy Local Bucks:
The Perfect Holiday Gift

Not sure what to give your staff, friends or even relatives this fast-approaching holiday season? The Chamber is here to help you out! Here are just a few reasons to buy Chamber Buy Local Bucks:

  • The number one reason is that your dollars are spent locally.
  • Chamber bucks can be used at more than 430 Chamber member businesses. You can let the recipient decide what they need the most! Here is a current list.
  • Purchasing them is easy - just stop by the Chamber office at 101 N. Farwell Street. There is parking right in front of the building and you will be greeted by our friendly staff!
  • For large orders, please call the Chamber office in advance at (715) 834-1204 or complete the form and email/fax it to the Chamber.

The Chamber office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Eggs & Issues


Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast

Friday, December 21, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Davies Center - Dakota Ballroom
77 Roosevelt Street
$20 per person for Chamber members

Sponsored by:

Join us for the annual Holiday Legislative Breakfast, hosted by UWEC Chancellor James Schmidt and Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Laura Talley. Invited are the members of the State Senate and Assembly who will represent west central Wisconsin in Madison beginning with the January legislative session, including newly-elected members of the Senate and Assembly. This is an excellent opportunity to get a preview of the key priorities that our local lawmakers will be taking to Madison in January.

Click here to register>>


Save the Date!
25th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mark your calendar now – and help us bring the Chippewa Valley’s voice to Madison in January.

This one-day event is jointly sponsored by the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce.  We’ll be there to bring our region’s important economic, education and infrastructure issues to the attention of state government. You’ll participate in pre-scheduled small group meetings with legislators and their aides, an exclusive luncheon with the Governor (invited), meetings with top state officials, an informal closing reception, and more. Everything is taken care of, including charter bus transportation to and from Madison (or you can travel on your own if you prefer).

Click here to register or for more information>>>

Sponsorships are also available. Contact Scott Rogers at the Chamber. 


Xcel Energy

Monday, December 10
5-6:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue

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.

This month's Business After Hours is sponsored by: The Florian Gardens Conference Center, Nohre & Company, S.C., CPAs, Northwestern Bank and Spectrum Insurance Group

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 Jenna Ziegler.



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