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Committees in The Eau Claire Area Chamber

The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce is stronger because of the participation of its members. Volunteer opportunities on committees also provide members with valuable business contacts. If you are a member and are interested in becoming involved in one or more of the following committees, please contact the assigned staff person at (715) 834-1204 or via email. Remember any employee of a Chamber member business or organization may participate in any Chamber committee or event.

Agri-Business Committee 
Meets approximately seven times a year on at 7:30 a.m. Committee plans and conducts Breakfast In the Valley in June and supports agricultural programs in the area. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Emily Lindholm

Ambassadors 
Meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at noon. Ambassadors host Business After Hours, ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies, and solicit ideas and input from existing Chamber members. If your business is a member of the Chamber and you would be interested in becoming an Ambassador, please complete an agreement form. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Cheri Weinke

Annual Meeting Committee
Meets four or five times a year at 7:30 a.m. Committee plans the Annual Meeting, obtains sponsors, coordinates volunteer awards and helps in set up and decorating. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Bob McCoy

Business Council 
Meets bi-monthly at 7:30 a.m. Committee surveys members to identify program and seminar topics of interest, helps to recruit presenters and plans local seminars. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Becky Seelen

Business Expo Committee
Meets approximately nine times on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m.  Committee plans, organizes and conducts the Business EXPO held annually in October. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Becky Seelen

Business Salutes Eau Claire Committee 
Meets six times a year on Friday at noon. Committee plans and hosts the annual Business Salutes Eau Claire golf outing in May including securing prizes and sponsors.View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Bob McCoy

Business & Workforce Development Committee
Meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Committee works on issues pertinent to the current and future workforce of the Chippewa Valley. The Committee also conducts Educator Tours, Age of Opportunity Job Fair, business visits and other business/education partnership opportunities. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Scott Rogers

Excellence in Education Committee
Meets approximately six times on the second Thursday of the month at noon. Committee plans the annual Excellence In Education Banquet to recognize outstanding students and educators from area high schools. View the committee members
Staff Contact: Becky Seelen

Governmental Affairs Committeee
Meets monthly on the second Friday at 7:30 a.m. The Committee is actively involved with local, state and federal issues that impact the business community and recommends positions on issues to the Chamber Board. The Committee conducts Egg & Issues, legislative dialogues, Candidate Forums, collaborates in the planning of the Chippewa Valley Rally, and organizes the Campaign Training School. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Scott Rogers

Green Business Intiative Committee

Meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Committee determines those businesses and organizations that have met the criteria to be designated as a "Green" Business. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Bob McCoy

Health & Wellness Committee
Meets monthly on the third Wednesday at noon. Committee educates members on ways to reduce health care costs and improve access. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Scott Rogers

Leadership Eau Claire™ Committee
(Open only to Leadership Eau Claire™ Alumni)
Program alumni are encouraged to participate in the Curriculum and Alumni committees. Curriculum Committee plans the seven program days; Alumni Committee hosts social, networking and educational events for alumni. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Becky Seelen

Membership Committee
Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at noon. Committee members assist the Chamber in the recruitment and retention of members. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Amy Muehlbauer

Real Life Academy
Meets approximately six times per year to plan and conduct two Real Life Academies in November and April of each year. These financial literacy events are for high school students and are conducted in partnership with the area high schools. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Emily Lindholm

SOHO Committee
Meets approximately four times a year at 9 a.m. Committee plans and coordinates quarterly discussions for SOHO members (Chamber members with 5 or less employees). The committee is only available to SOHO members. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Amy Muehlbauer

Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley
Meets monthly on the second Thursday at noon. Committee organizes educational and social events for young professionals, ages 21-39. Interested members will be placed on a waiting list and applications are reviewed in February and August. To serve on the committee you must be a YPCV member and it is preferred that you work for a Chamber member business. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Emily Lindholm

Youth Leadership Eau Claire
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at noon. Plans the seven leadership program days for juniors in high school. View the committee members.
Staff Contact: Becky Seelen