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    October 8, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

EC Energy

Upcoming Events

Front Page

Business at the Gardens

Business at the Gardens 
Tuesday, October 8
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Business at the Gardens

Friday, October 11, 2019
AM Exchange - October 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Friday, October 18, 2019
Eggs & Issues: How City Finances Really Work

Friday, October 18, 2019
Community Connections: Member Orientation

Friday, October 18, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Rays of Sol

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

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


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Awards & Recognition

Please welcome the new members that have joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce recently. 

Bijou Bistro

Rays of Sol


Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings

Weld Riley, S.C.


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



VIP Sponsors: Five Star Telecom, Occupational Chaplains of America (OCA) and WEAU 13 News

Join us today at Business at the Gardens!  This event will feature nearly 60 exhibitors, representing a variety of industries, showcasing their products and services to the business community at the premiere business-to-business networking event in the Chippewa Valley.  

A VIP reception will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm and will feature a cash bar along with a variety of Wisconsin-themed hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees can register for a chance to win one of several major door prizes. 

Door prizes include:

  • B-Framed Galleries - "Abstract Tulip Fields" framed art print - $500 value
  • Boxx Sanitation - Certificate for one year of service and gift basket - $400 value
  • Infinity Beverages - Private Production Room Tasting for up to 8 people - $500 value
  • Pablo Center at the Confluence - Pablo Center event tickets and dinner for four - $500 value

If you have pre-registered for this event, when you arrive, please come to the table marked "Pre-Registration" to pick up your event badge.  Pre-registrations will be taken until noon today.  Click here to register. 

If you have NOT pre-registered for this event, not a problem.  When you arrive, simply come to the table marked "Walk-Ins".  Cost to attend is $15 with $5 of each entry fee being contributed to the Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation.  

We look forward to seeing you at Business at the Gardens!





Eggs & Issues

How City Finances Really Work  

Friday, October 18, 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 the City of Eau Claire in the midst of considering its 2020 operating budget, Finance Director Jay Winzenz will join us to provide clarity on how city finances work and what goes into creating a balanced budget.  He will talk about anticipated expenses, revenue sources and how issues like levy limits, Tax Increment Financing and other components impact the city's ability to deliver services.  He will also provide an explanation of the four-year Capital Improvement Plan that was adopted by the city council in July.  

Click Here to Register>>



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

Economic Outlook Luncheon With Terry Fitzgerald, Vice President and Senior Economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve

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.

Click here to register>>

Thank you to our sponsor:




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 >>


Workforce Solutions Summit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Pablo Center at the Confluence
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 more information and to register


Programs & Services


Community Connections - Member Orientation
Friday, October 18, 7:30 a.m.
PESI Conference Room 
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 
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>>



Friday, October 11th
7:45-9:00 a.m.
REALTORS® Association of 
Northwestern Wisconsin (RANWW)
3460 Mall Dr., Ste. 5A

 Sponsored by: Consult an Organizer

Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for registration and refreshments. At 8 a.m., Connie Kees from Consult An Organizer will take the floor to tell you more about her 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 (40 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 Consult An Organizer 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 Kaylynn Stahlbusch.


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