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Membership

Young Professionals

Membership in the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley is open to any professional between the ages of 21 and 39. Membership is discounted for professionals that work for a business or organization that is a member of the Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce. We have members from all different professions including: accountants, bankers, event planners, financial representatives, teachers, chiropractors, real estate agents, university professionals and more.

Annual membership cost is:

$15.00 (full-time student over the age of 21, educational institution must be a member of the Eau Claire Chamber, please include copy of student ID with application, if you pay the student rate you will be listed as a student, not under your business)

$40.00 (Employer is a member of the Eau Claire Chamber or Chippewa Falls Chamber)

$100.00 (Employer is not a member of  the Eau Claire Chamber or Chippewa Falls Chamber)

Please contact Emily Lindholm, Special Projects and Young Professionals Director, at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce or download a membership application. You can mail your application to: P.O. Box 1107, Eau Claire, WI 54702 or fax it to (715) 834-1956. Once we receive your application and payment, you will be considered a member and eligible to attend any YPCV event.

YPCV Membership Listing
If you need to update your information, contact Emily Lindholm, Special Projects and Young Professionals Director. 

YPCV’s membership mix is the organization’s greatest strength. In a survey conducted of the YPCV members in April 2015, the following information was compiled:

Age:
While we target ages 21-39, 61% of YPCV members fall between the ages of 21-30.
Relationship Status:
• 49% Married • 26% Single
Gender:
• 53% Female • 47% Male
Number of Children:
• 64% have none • 24% have 1-2 children
• 5% have one on the way • 7% have 3 or more children
Political Affiliation:
• 23% Democratic Party • 1% Green Party
• 42% Republican Party • 3% Independent Party
• 23% Undecided • 5% Libertarian Party
• 3% Other  
Voting Tendencies:
• 95% National Election • 57% Local Elections
• 90% State Elections • 5% Do not vote
Work:
Members expand 16 industry categories ranging from financial, healthcare and professional and business services with the largest percentage (29%)  from financial.
• 4% Self Employed • 9% are employed by companies with 100-249 employees
• 29% are employed by companies with 2-24 employees • 21% are employed by companies with 250-999 employees
• 17% are employed by companies with 25-99 employees • 21% are employed by companies with 1,000+
• 90% work in Eau Claire  
Education:
• 61% have a bachelor’s degree • 7% have a doctorate/PhD
• 17% have a masters degree or doctorate   
Origins:
• 28% are “lifers” and have always lived in the area • 17% are "born again", born in the area, moved away and came back
• 23% are considered a “transplant,” attended college here and stayed or moved away after college and came back • 9% are “newbies,” moved here in the last 2 years
• 24% are considered "stickers" moved here over 2 years ago • 58% expect to stay in Eau Claire over 10 years
Other:
• 50% of YPCV members volunteer on 1 or more community board of directors/committee • 73% of YPCV members donate 1-5 hours per month to community service