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    September 3, 2019         The Weekly Newsletter of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

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Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce: The Update

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September is Chamber of Commerce Month! 

September is Chamber of Commerce Month in Wisconsin!  In celebration of Chamber Month, the Eau Claire Chamber will be offering a variety of activities and events throughout September.  Wondering how to get involved?  Let us show you how!

Grab some cool Chamber logo wear!  Now available to you, our members, Chamber logo apparel!  From now until Friday, September 6, members will have the opportunity to order Chamber apparel online.  Click here to see the complete line for ladies, guys, even a slick bandana for your favorite canine friend!


Chamber Logo Wear - Lady  Chamber Logo Wear - Dude


Test your Chamber knowledge and watch Facebook for your chance to win Chamber Bucks!  Each Wednesday in September, there will be a contest so be sure to check out our Facebook page!  

Attend our Open House!  On Monday, September 30th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., the Chamber will host an open house so come on down and meet our Chamber staff, tour our office, enjoy some refreshments, network and learn more about your Chamber.  This event will take the place of our Holiday Open House which is held in December.  No cost to attend and registration is appreciated.

Other happenings during Chamber month:

Monday, September 9 - Business After Hours - River Prairie Center

Wednesday, September 18 - Age of Opportunity Job & Volunteer Fair - Oakwood Mall 

Friday, September 20 - Eggs & Issues: Legislative Breakfast - The Lismore, a DoubleTree by Hilton 

Wednesday, September 25 - 11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference - The Florian Gardens Conference Center 

Monday, September 30 - Chamber Open House to Celebrate Chamber Month - Chamber Building


Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Bullis Pond Dental

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: OCA - Occupational Chaplains of America

Monday, September 9, 2019
Business After Hours: September 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Chippewa Steel Hockey

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

Friday, September 27, 2019
Ribbon Cutting:Star Cup

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

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Awards & Recognition

Wally Wheeler Named Ambassador of the Quarter

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Newsletter Archives

Job Bank

Featured Job Postings

Charter Bank

Prevea Health

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


HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's hospitals  

11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference - Register Now!

11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Avenue
Cost to Attend: $79 for Chamber members, $109 for non-members

Sponsors: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Huebsch Services, Northwestern Bank, Satellite Six, UWEC Continuing Education

Get ready for a dynamic conference packed with a sensational keynote, intriguing breakout sessions on a variety of marketing strategies and an informative panel discussion during our 11th Annual Marketing & Social Media Conference. This conference will provide an intensive review of marketing and social media tools, tips and strategies that businesses can use to reach out to customers and grow their bottom line.

The conference will kick off with engaging keynote session by Erin Trowbridge of Four Peas Consulting. She will instruct attendees on the marketing strategies of Manipulation or Inspiration? Embracing More Responsible Marketing.

New this year, we will be joined by Nick Meyer, Joel Pearish and Mike Paulus of Volume One for a general session right after lunch. They will cover The Video Content Cocktail Yes, you CAN mix your own! Concoct tasty marketing and social-media videos (for B2B or B2C operations) with top shelf tips, tools, and examples that help drive engagement and results. Whether you do it yourself or call in the experts, you’ll get a buzz from this fun and fast-paced session!

Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to attend four breakout sessions.  
Click here for a full conference brochure!

To register, click here>>>


Programs & Services

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 and Occupational Chaplains of America (OCA)

Business at the Gardens will feature more than 70 exhibitors, representing many industries in the Chippewa Valley, showcasing their products and services to the 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

Exhibit space is still available!  There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for Business at the Gardens as well as a number of unique booth spaces, both indoor and outdoor.  Click here for more information on how to be an exhibitor at Business at the Gardens or contact Phil Swiler at swiler@eauclairechamber.org.


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>>



SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Workforce Solutions Summit

Wednesday, November 13
The Pablo Center at the Confluence

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 second annual Workforce Solutions Summit at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire.

Topic survey: Your input is welcome as we finalize topics for this year’s event. Click here to take a quick 1-question survey.

Registration will be open soon, but save the date on your calendar.

For more information, contact Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director: rogers@eauclairechamber.org


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>>



Business After Hours
Monday, September 9
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
River Prairie Center 

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.

September's Business After Hours is sponsored by Shillin Wealth Management, Country Jam USA, King Pin Management 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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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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