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    October 22, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

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Upcoming Events

Front Page

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Feed My People

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
October Workplace Wellness Network - QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: South Middle School

Friday November 1, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Schleis Floor Covering

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: McKinley Charter School

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center

Monday, November 11, 2019
Business After Hours: November 2019   

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Livea Weight Control Center

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Economic Outlook Luncheon

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Workforce Solutions Summit 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Northwestern Mutual 

Friday, November 15, 2019 
Eggs & Issues: K-12 in Eau Claire - Its Impact & Future

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 
Ribbon Cutting: Meadowview Elementary School



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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 this new member that has recently joined the Chamber: 


Awards & Recognition

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

 Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Rays of Sol 

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings:

Chippewa Valley Technical College

EO Johnson Business Technologies


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



Workforce Solutions Summit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Pablo Center at the Confluence
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you're an employer with challenges of any kind related to attracting, hiring or retaining talent, join us on Wednesday, November 13, for the 2nd Annual Workforce Solutions Summit at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

This event is designed to bring you up to date on the latest trends impacting employment in our region, then provide practical ideas, strategies, resources, best practices, and success stories to help you tackle your workforce challenges. 

Click here for program and registration information.

Resource exhibit tables also available: If you have services or information that would be helpful to employers in solving their workforce challenges, you can reserve a Resource Table to be visited by participants during extended breaks at the event.

Click here for more details.




Real Life Academy

Real Life Academy Needs Volunteers!

Wednesday, November 13th
Varying shifts from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Halls at The Lismore

More about the event: The Real Life Academy is an interactive, hands-on, authentic experience for area high school students to learn about money management. In the fall and spring of every year, nearly 400 juniors and seniors from Altoona, Augusta, Fall Creek, Memorial, North and Regis high schools have researched and selected their careers, participated in classroom lessons on financial management, and are ready to put their financial skills to the test.

Volunteers are needed to help run the stations students visit – additional questions about how to get involved with this event please contact Casey Schumacher.

Thank you to our major event sponsor: Royal Credit Union

Click here to register!



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

October Workplace Wellness
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, October 30th
8:00 – 9:30 am 
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - PESI Conference Room

101 N Farwell St, Suite 101

Join the Chamber's Health & Wellness program for a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Training.

Like CPR, QPR is a simple evidence-based process that you can learn to use in your personal and professional life. Learning QPR can help save the life of someone thinking about suicide - in this session you will learn the following:

  • Spot warning signs of suicide and start a conversation with someone at risk.
  • Assist the person at risk to seek help.
  • Make a referral to a provider that can help that person professionally 

Follow this link to download a printable poster for this event!

Thank you to our program sponsors for making this seminar possible: 
Achieve Wellness, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Optimum Therapies, Prevea LeadWell, and UnitedHealthcare

Click here to register online >>


Programs & Services


Economic Outlook Luncheon

Tuesday, November 12
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 Area Chamber of Commerce and Peoples Bank Midwest for a presentation by Terry Fitzgerald, Vice President and Senior Economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve.  

Terry J. Fitzgerald is a vice president and senior economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He leads the Economic Analysis Group which conducts policy-oriented research and produces a wide range of economic and policy analysis for senior bank management, the board of directors, the Federal Reserve System, and the public. Terry also coordinates policy activities across the Research Division, including support for FOMC briefings, Presidential speeches and essays, and other policy activities and Research initiatives. His research focuses on the national economy and has appeared in professional journals and in publications of the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Cleveland, and Minneapolis. He has served as a keynote speaker for a range of business, government, nonprofit, and public groups. 
Terry has 25 years of experience with the Federal Reserve. He worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis while attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota. He rejoined the Bank as a visiting scholar in 2001 and as a full-time economist in 2006 before being promoted to assistant vice president in 2009 and to vice president in 2012. Prior to returning to Minneapolis, Terry served as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and as a professor of economics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Terry holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.

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Thank you to our sponsor:





Eggs & Issues: K-12 in Eau Claire - Its Impact and Future 

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch 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 

With 11,600 students and 1,400 staff members, the Eau Claire Area School District is the eighth largest school district in Wisconsin. At this special edition of Eggs & Issues, representatives from the school board and administration will join us to examine its impact in the community, its financial health, and its role in preparing young people for work and life in our economy.

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ECASD Board of Education Initiates Superintendent Search; Community Encouraged to Provide Input

The Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) is officially beginning a national search for its next Superintendent.

“We see this as an important time to engage the strengths and wisdom of the entire Eau Claire community — our students and their families, our alumni, the business community, and other friends and supporters of the District — in a broad effort to help shape our promising future,” says School Board President Eric Torres.

The district is hosting community forums to get input about the most important characteristics the public wants to see in a superintendent, and ideas on ways candidates can best engage when they come to Eau Claire for on-site interviews.

Thursday, October 24 • 5:00-6:00 PM • South Middle School

Wednesday, October 30 • 7:00-8:00 PM • DeLong Middle School

Saturday, November 2 • 9:00-10:00 AM • Northstar Middle School

The district also is providing an anonymous survey for input, which will be open through November 2.  Click here to take the survey.

The school board will be recruiting candidates this fall with a January 1 application deadline. After selecting finalists and conducting on-site interviews, late April is the target date for a decision. The planned start date for the new superintendent is July 1, 2020.



Business After Hours
Monday, November 11
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services

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.

November's Business After Hours is sponsored by Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Bijou Bistro, Charter Bank and Rhom Construction. 

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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