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    October 2, 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
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Economic Outlook Luncheon With Niel Willardson, Senior Vice President And General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank Of Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost to Attend: $25

Sponsored by: Peoples Bank Midwest

Please join the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and Peoples Bank Midwest for a presentation by Niel Willardson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Niel Willardson, senior vice president and general counsel, oversees the Financial Management Group; the Payments, Standards and Outreach Group; the Corporate Secretary's Office; and Law.

Niel has been with the Bank since 1990 and has worked in several leadership positions in the Bank, serving as department officer in Human Resources and managing officer in Banking Supervision.  In 2000, he joined the Bank's senior management team and served as senior vice president over Supervision, Regulation and Credit for eight years.  He also served as Corporate Secretary from 2009 to 2017.  Niel was named general counsel in 2005.

In addition to Reserve Bank responsibilities, Niel serves as an adjunct law professor at the University of Minnesota law school and was the inaugural recipient of the Stanley V. Kinyon Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award.  Niel received his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota.   

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HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals


Lunch & Learn: Developing Inclusive Language To Create Inclusive Workspaces
by Dr. Tamara Johnson, UW-Eau Claire 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Chamber
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, UW-Eau Claire’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Student Affairs, Dr. Tamara Johnson, will share practical steps for working toward more inclusive workplaces through the language we use. Participants will leave with specific strategies to make improvements in their organizations.

This session is one of three Lunch and Learns the Eau Claire Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Task Force will host to promote the development of a strong culture of inclusion within Chamber organizations in the Chippewa Valley. Please consider joining the Task Force to learn more about the steps needed to develop inclusive language to support improved workplace culture.

Register online>>

2018 Business Expo Seminars
Tuesday, October 16
YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road 

Join us for free educational seminars and speed networking at the Business Expo & Job Fair.  
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
1-2 p.m.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Kids These Days ... How to Recruit and Retain Millennials by Jordan Beeler of Mayo Clinic Health System

4 – 5 p.m. 
Speed Networking
Seminars are free, but registration is encouraged to reserve a spot. Register online on the Calendar of Events page or call the Chamber office at 715-834-1204.
Programs & Services

Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Tuesday, October 9, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
No cost to attend for Chamber members

Sponsored by: Charter Bank, Chippewa Valley Technical College, HSHS Sacred Heart/St. Joseph's hospitals, Market & Johnson and Royal Credit Union

Attendees will tour the new restaurant space for the Culinary Management program and will get the chance to walk through the Cosmetology learning lab and full-service salon, Shear Inspiration CVTC Salon & Spa.  Attendees will also learn about the academies that have been created for local high school students to earn college credits and the free services offered to adults returning to the workforce. 

A "breakfast on the go" will be served. There is no charge for Chamber members to attend this event but we do ask that you pre-register by Thursday, October 4.

Click here to register >>

Workforce Solutions Summit

Monday,  October 29
Pablo Center at the Confluence

Sponsored by: Charter Bank, Marshfield Clinic, Momentum West, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Prevea Health, Ruder Ware, Workforce Resource and Xcel Energy

If you're an employer with challenges of any kind related to attracting, hiring or retaining talent, join us on Monday, October 29, for the first-ever regional Workforce Solutions Summit at the new Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve undertaken extensive research to identify the organizations and initiatives in our region that have real value in addressing the full range of workforce issues employers are faced with. We're be partnering with many of these organizations and our sponsors to bring you practical ideas, strategies, resources, best practices, and success stories - and connect you with those that have a specific fit to your industry and situation. 

Click here for more information

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin Business Update With WMC

Friday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, PESI Conference Room
101 N. Farwell Street
$20 per person for Chamber members

A Chamber Business Advocacy Event
Advocate - Xcel Energy, Miron Construction
Supporter - Banbury Place/Cigan Properties, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative 

Kurt Bauer, President of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, provides an update of key issues of importance to the state's business community, including a look at his organization's policy priorities in Madison, and the current political outlook for the fall election.  WMC is the state's chamber of commerce and its largest business trade association, representing more than 3,500 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy. This is a Chamber members-only event.   

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Legislative Candidates' Forum/Meet & Greet

Thursday, October 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center

620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire
No charge to attend and no pre-registration required

Join us for this valuable opportunity to help make your voting decisions for state legislative races this fall.  Hear the candidates for State Senate Districts 23 and 31, and State Assembly Districts 67, 68, 91 and 93. Following the Forum Q&A, there will be time to meet and greet individual candidates. All of the candidates for these offices have confirmed their attendance.

Sponsored by: Leader-Telegram, WQOW TV 18, Valley Media Works (Community Television), and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, click here or contact Scott Rogers.

Xcel Energy

Monday, October 8
5-6:30 p.m.
Cowboy Jack's
1432 Front Porch Place

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 Associated Bank, N.A., Cowboy Jack's and Marshfield Clinic.

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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Friday, October 5
7:45-9:00 a.m.

Aging & Disability Resource Center
721 Oxford Avenue

Sponsored by: Aging & Disability Resource Center

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and some beverages and food. At 8 a.m., staff from Aging & Disability Resource Center will take the floor to tell you more about the business.

Then it's time for some speed networking. Don't be frightened, it's much easier than speed dating!

Registration is required since there will be a maximum attendance (30 attendees for this event). The first five people who register (and attend) will receive a pass to attend Business After Hours. When you register online, it will indicate the other individuals that have registered.

Join us for this fun exchange of information! Hear more about Aging & Disability Resource Center and meet other business professionals.

Register online >>


Small Street Journal

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


Tuesday, October 2
Ribbon Cutting: Happy Days Auto Body Shop

Wednesday, October 3
Candidates' Energy Forum

Thursday, October 4
Ribbon Cutting: Signarama

Friday, October 5
AM Exchange

Monday, October 8
Business After Hours

Tuesday, October 9
Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Thursday, October 11
Legislative Candidates' Forum/Meet & Greet

Tuesday, October 16
2018 Business Expo & Job Fair

Thursday, October 18
Ribbon Cutting: Wipfli

Thursday, October 18
SOHO October Social Event

Friday, October 19
Eggs & Issues: Wisconsin Business Update with WMC

Friday, October 26
Ribbon Cutting: Visit Eau Claire Experience Center

Monday, October 29
Workforce Solutions Summit

Tuesday, October 30
Lunch & Learn: Developing Inclusive Language to Create Inclusive Workspaces

Wednesday, October 31
October Workplace Wellness Network

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

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Side Bar on Grand

Awards & Recognition

August 2018 Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Schleis Floor Covering

Sal's Complete Auto Service

Shillin Wealth Management

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