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    October 9, 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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Only One Week Away - Mark Your Calendars!
Business Expo & Job Fair:
Tuesday, October 16
YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road 

Sponsored by: Leader-Telegram, WAXX/WAYY, WEAU 13 News, Ruder Ware, 29 Pines, UnitedHealthcare and Wipfli

11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Business Expo & Job Fair - Open to the Public

4:30-7:30 p.m. - Business Expo VIP Reception - Private Invitation Only

The Business Expo & Job Fair is only a week away! Here are five great reasons why you need to attend and send your staff:

1. More than 130 Exhibitors! - Click here for the list of exhibitors
Come learn about new products and services offered right here in the Chippewa Valley! If you are wondering what's new, this is the place to find out what's happening.

2. One of the Best Networking Events of the Year! - You won't want to miss the VIP Reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with about 1,000 area professionals.  Thank you to 29 Pines, Ruder Ware, UnitedHealthcare and Wipfli for sponsoring the VIP Reception.

3. Job Fair - We have more than 70 exhibitors participating in the Job Fair recruiting for more than 140 different positions! For a list of positions, click here.

4. Free Educational Seminars & Speed Networking Event 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Top Three Ways to Leverage Social Media in Your HR Marketing Efforts by Taylor Pelissero, Stokes|HERZOG Marketing and Consulting
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 is free to attend but registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.

5. Fantastic Door Prizes!
Each exhibitor will be giving away a door prize. Plus, during the VIP Night, you could win one of these major door prizes:
  • A framed print from B-Framed Galleries
  • A private tour for eight from Chippewa Valley Tours
  • A Notebook computer from Heartland Business Systems
  • A $500 Visa gift card from WESTconsin Credit Union


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.   

Click here to register>>


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>>

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.   

Click here to register>>

Programs & Services

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


Leadership Success Series: Featuring Jim Hoffman, Hoffman Construction

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System
1221 Whipple Street
Cost to Attend: $25

Sponsored by: Associated Bank, Banbury Place, Mayo Clinic Health System, Royal Construction, Inc. and Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

Join us for our next session of our Leadership Success Series featuring Jim Hoffman, president of Hoffman Construction. The fourth generation construction company is a heavy civil contractor specializing in road construction and contract mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The company grew from $25 million in revenue in 1984 to over $150 million in 2014. Hoffman Construction manages 30-50 major highway and site development projects each year with its fleets of scrapers, dozers, off-road trucks, backhoes and dump trucks. The company grew by more than 40 percent this year due to Foxconn-related work and bidding opportunities.

Jim Hoffman, a Black River Falls native, attended Stanford University. He received a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in construction engineering. After graduation, he worked in the San Francisco Bay area for Rudolf and Sletten, a building contractor, before returning to Hoffman Construction Company in 1989. He has served as the past president of both the Wisconsin Earthmovers Association and the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association.

Cost to attend is $25 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members and includes a breakfast buffet. Breakfast will be served in the atrium outside the auditorium. The presentation will be held in the auditorium from 8-9 a.m. with a short time allotted for questions and answers. Please park on the first or second level of the hospital parking ramp. Follow signs to the hospital entrance. Once in the building, take the main elevator in the Luther Building to the lower level.  

Click here to register>>

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, November 12
5-6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane

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: Ruder Ware

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.

Read More>>


Small Street Journal

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


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

Wednesday, November 7
Economic Outlook Luncheon

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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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Awards & Recognition

August 2018 Ambassador of the Month

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Happy Days Auto Body


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



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