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    September 17, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce




Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

Upcoming Events

Front Page

Chamber/CVTC Business Community Breakfast

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 - 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, Market & Johnson, Northwestern Bank and Royal Credit Union

Renovated spaces, new technology and a name change will be showcased during this interactive event. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the exciting things happening at CVTC to help us better serve our students and community for a lifetime. While you’re here:

  • Explore The LINC, a cutting-edge environment to learn, innovate, network, and collaborate.
  • Experience the hands-on, renovated early childhood and information
    technology labs.
  • Participate in roundtable discussions focused on workforce training challenges and strategies to narrow the skills gap.

There is no cost for Chamber members to attend.  Please RSVP by October 4, 2019.  

Click here to RSVP >>



Tuesday, September 17, 2019
MRA Launch Party

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Hoeft Builders

Friday, September 20, 2019
Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Solis Circle - City of Altoona

Friday, September 27, 2019
Ribbon Cutting:Star Cup

Monday, September 30, 2019
Chamber Open House to Celebrate Chamber Month

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Bye, Goff & Rhode

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

Awards & Recognition

A Finalist for State Economic Development Award

Please welcome the new member that has joined the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce recently. 

Timberland Builders


Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings

Prevea Health

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



Friday, October 11th
7:45-9:00 p.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 >>



HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

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


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


Chamber Open House to Celebrate Chamber Month 

Monday, September 30
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
No cost to attend

Sponsored by: Banbury Place/Cigan Properties

Join us as we celebrate Chamber Month in Wisconsin!  Meet your Chamber staff, tour the Chamber office, enjoy appetizers and drinks and learn more about your five-star accredited Chamber and how to get more involved!  No charge to attend and registration is appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you!

To register, click here.

Business at the Gardens

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

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

Business at the Gardens 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.  Cost to attend is $15 with $5 of each entry fee being contributed to the Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation

To register for this premiere VIP event, click here




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>>



Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast 

Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton
333 Gibson Street
Cost to attend: $20

At this edition of Eggs & Issues, we've invited the local members of the State Senate and Assembly to give us an update on issues in Madison that impact the Chippewa Valley. There will also be a moderated Q&A with questions submitted by attendees. Please note that this program will run until 9:00 a.m.

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 

Click Here to Register>>


Other Information

Think Eau Claire award

ThinkEauClaire.com Recognized as Talent Development Finalist    

ThinkEauClaire.com, the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce’s interactive talent attraction campaign, was selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) Talent Development award, presented at its event in Madison on September 11. The award is part of the Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA) program established by WEDA to recognize businesses, projects and organizations that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy.  The Talent Development award honors initiatives or programs that have driven successful talent development efforts to strengthen the Wisconsin workforce. 

Also at the CEDA event, Altoona's River Prairie Project won first place in the Economic Development Initiative category, while another finalist from the Chippewa Valley was Nordson EDI of Chippewa Falls in the the Business Retention and Expansion category for its new combined facilities now under construction.

For the complete story and more information on the CEDA event, click here.  


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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