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    November 26, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

BOTW - L.E. Phillips CDC

Upcoming Events

Front Page


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Furnish 123

Friday, December 6, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Dogtopia

Monday, December 9, 2019 
Business After Hours: December 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019 
Community Connections - Member Orientation

Thursday, December 19, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Hope Gospel Mission - Renewal Center for Women and Children

Friday, December 20, 2019 
Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast




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


New Members

Please help us welcome the new members that have recently joined the Chamber: 

Globe Life - Family Heritage Division

Gander RV & Outdoors

Angell Mirror Photo Booth

Awards & Recognition


Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Victory Automotive

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings:

Western Dairyland EOC

Global Finishing Systems


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


Giving Tuesday Campaign

Why We Need Your Support
The Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports Chamber educational programs and projects including Leadership Eau Claire™ (LEC), Real Life Academy and Youth Leadership Eau Claire (YLEC). Our foundation's goal is to build the future of our community - many of the Foundation's programs involve younger generations. They are our future workforce, our future leaders, and our hope for a better tomorrow.  

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 3rd, 2019 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Help kick start our campaign & donate now - all donations received now through December 3rd contribute towards our Giving Tuesday totals! 

Click here for more information or to donate online >>




Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Eau Claire Chamber office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 and also on Friday, November 29.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Annual Human Resource Conference 
Seminar Presenters Needed!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center 

The Chamber has partnered again with the Chippewa Valley Society of Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) to present the annual Human Resource Conference. We are seeking proposals from individuals who would be willing to volunteer to present a one-hour session on an aspect of human resources. Do you have experience that you would be willing to share? We are looking for topics on a variety of subjects.

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 Kaylynn Stahlbusch by December 20, 2019.


Programs & Services


Progressive Networking Lunch

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
Cost to Attend: Chamber Members - $22, Non-Members - $35

Sponsored by: L.E. Phillips Career Development Center 

Attention all networkers!  The Progressive Networking Lunch is back!  This event will offer a chance for you to connect with 23 other business professionals over lunch.  The format is fun: you will start by having your salad with seven other individuals, then after 20 minutes, you will have your entree with seven different individuals, then after 20 minutes you will move to a new table to have dessert with seven new individuals.  This is a chance to have lunch AND network with 23 other business professionals in an hour!  

This will fill up fast so get your spot at the table NOW!  Limited to the first 24 networkers - we will not be adding tables.  Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!  

To register, click HERE


Chamber Buy Local Bucks


Chamber Buy Local Bucks:
The Perfect Holiday Gift


Looking for a unique gift idea for an employee, relative, favorite teacher or friend?  Let the Eau Claire Chamber help!  Here are the top five reasons why Chamber Bucks should be your go-to gift for the holiday season: 

  1. The #1 reason is: YOUR DOLLARS ARE SPENT LOCALLY!
  2. Chamber Bucks can be used at more than 400 Chamber member businesses. You can let the recipient decide where they want to shop! Here is a current list.
  3. Purchasing Chamber Bucks 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!
  4. Chamber Bucks come in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and $50.
  5. Feeling super generous and need a bunch of Chamber Bucks?  No problem! 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.

Community Connections - Member Orientation
Friday, December 13, 2019
7:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room
No cost to attend

As a new or current Chamber member, this orientation will provide an overview of your chamber as well as provide insight for a more consistent value with membership.  It will be a chance to learn more about your chamber and a chance to share ideas with other business professionals.  

Community Connections will be the forum for valuable Chamber program and sponsorship content in a round table open environment and will provide an opportunity to discuss the many Chamber benefits and why your membership dues matter.  

Click here to register>>



Eggs & Issues: Holiday Legislative Breakfast 

Friday, December 20, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Davies Center - Dakota Ballroom
77 Roosevelt Avenue
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 

Join us for the annual Holiday Legislative Breakfast, hosted by UWEC Chancellor James Schmidt and Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Terry McHugh. Invited are the members of the State Senate and Assembly who represent west central Wisconsin in Madison. This is an excellent opportunity to get a recap of the session so far in 2019, and hear the key priorities that our local lawmakers will be taking to Madison in for 2020.  

Legislators invited to participate include Senators Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie), Patty Schachtner (D-River Falls) and Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire), and Representatives Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire), Jesse James (R-Altoona), Bob Kulp (R-Stratford), Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), Treig Pronschinske (R-Mondovi), Romaine Quinn (R-Cameron), Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) and Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer).

Click Here to Register>>>


26th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Best Western Premier Park Hotel & Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison

Bringing the Chippewa Valley's Voice to Madison. This annual event is organized by the Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance, representing the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce. It's is a unique opportunity to bring the collective voice of Chippewa Valley business and community leaders like you to Madison all at one time. With workforce issues at the top of the agenda, we'll be there to emphasize the impact on our region of initiatives being undertaken or considered by state government, including education, infrastructure and more. 

How It Works: You'll be part of a team of several dozen area business and community leaders traveling to Madison for small group meetings at legislative offices, a luncheon, informal discussions with lawmakers and staff at the closing reception, and networking with others from the area who are interested in state government policy. 

Optional round trip same-day bus transportation is available from Eau Claire (choose that option when you register).

Discounted hotel rates are available to those traveling on their own and staying overnight.  Call the Park Hotel at 608-285-8000 and ask for the Chippewa Valley Rally Room Block. 

Cancellation policy: If you find later you can't attend, cancel at least 7 days before to receive a full refund. 

Sponsorships will be available for local businesses and organizations who want to show support to help make this annual event possible.  For information, contact Scott Rogers at the Eau Claire Chamber: rogers@eauclairechamber.org

To register, click here



Business After Hours
Monday, December 9
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center

Please join us for the year-end holiday Business After Hours!  Network with other business people in a social atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to make those important business connections.  NOTE: The Chamber will not be hosting its annual Holiday Open House, usually held the first week of December.

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

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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