Chippewa Falls Chamber Newsletter: July 2022

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Chamber President, Mike Jordan, Announces Retirement After 25 years of leading the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, President Mike Jordan has announced he will retire by the end of the year. “Over the past 25 years, it has been a privilege and a pleasure to work for an outstanding organization in a great community,” Jordan said. “I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years and the direction our community is going.” Jordan joined the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber in May of 1997, after serving four years as the Vice President of Economic Development at the Davenport Iowa Chamber. Board Chair Amy ForcierPabst commented, “This announcement is bittersweet. Mike has done an exceptional job leading and growing the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, developed an outstanding staff, and has prepared the Chamber well for the next chapter. The entire board appreciates all he has done and wishes Mike and his wife Carol, all the best in retirement.”

The Chamber Board has formed a committee to conduct a national search for its next president.


RIBBON CUTS & GROUNDBRE AKINGS

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COME TO THE LIGHTHOUSE CHIPPEWA FALLS

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION BEAVER CREEK RESERVE

FLAG HILL PAVILION - IRVINE PARK CHIPPEWA FALLS

ROCQUE RIDGE GUIDES & OUTFITTERS HOLCOMBE

TASTY TROLLEY FOOD TRUCK CHIPPEWA FALLS AREA

SID HARVEY’S FAMILY DINER CHIPPEWA FALLS

WILD FLOUR BAKERY CHIPPEWA FALLS

ORGANIZED MESS EXPERT CHIPPEWA FALLS

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RIBBON CUTS & GROUNDBRE AKINGS

CHEMCEED, LLC & CF PRODUCTS CHIPPEWA FALLS

BIG FISH ENCOUNTERS CHIPPEWA FALLS

FIRST BANK OF BALDWIN CHIPPEWA FALLS

VALLEY SPORTS ACADEMY LAKE HALLIE

RIVER JAMS LAKE HALLIE

BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES

WHERE PEOPLE MATTER

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NE W MEMBERS The Wellness Way Jordan Weil 4410 Golf Terrace, Suite 120 Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 829-7048

Caillier Clinic CariLyn Imbery 475 Mall Dr, #315 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 836-0064

Beauty Elite Morgan Crabb 223 N Bridge St Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 829-4247

The Healthcare Workforce Training Institute Paula Gibson 2829 Cty Hwy I, Suite 3F Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 726-3849

Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club Chip Eckardt Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 577-9455

Eau Claire Roofing Co Inc Joseph Dzienkowski 1125 Starr Ave, Suite I Eau Claire, WI 54703 (715) 552-7362

Whirlybird Coffee Co. Elizabeth Van Aarde 2829 Cty Hwy I, Suite L1 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 229-5880 Heartbreakers Bar and Grill Sophie Taft 1705 Cty Hwy OO Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 514-4536 Keller, Inc. Kyle Larson Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 577-2102

Hope Village - Tiny Housing Alternatives Inc Mike Cohoon 4140 126th St Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 210-5405

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Big Fish Encounters Mathew Rowan 8402 Commerce Pkwy Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 492-1339 Organized Mess Expert Emily Stiemann Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (920) 248-2758 Trillium Commercial Realty Amber Cernohous 1119 Regis Ct, Suite 120 Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 514-0201 TDS Telecommunications Marcus Stabe Eau Claire (715) 577-5273 4

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NE T WORKING & EDUCATION Chamber 101 is a FREE virtual program available to members only. Whether you are a seasoned or brand new member of the Chamber, this event is for you! During Chamber 101, learn all the Chamber offers your business with your membership, network with other business members, and ask the Chamber staff questions. Registration is required.

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JULY 13 Location: Virtual 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Connect with local business members from the comfort of your office during this FREE virtual networking opportunity. Participants engage in lively discussion about current business struggles, successes, and other interesting topics of conversation. Registration is required.

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Begin your morning with a delicious cup of coffee and by meeting other members of the business community at Coffee & Commerce. Location: Chippewa This is a wonderful opportunity to take a step away from your desk Riverfront Park and network with others. Attendees have a chance at winning a 8:00 - 9:00 AM door prize, too!

SEPT 26 Location: Valley Sports Academy 5:00 - 6:30 PM

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Business After Hours is a networking opportunity for members only. Attendees can expect food and drink provided by the event sponsor, plus an evening of meaningful networking with other local business members. You could also be the winner of an awesome door prize!

Chippewa Falls is a special place because of the community’s willingness and ability to work together to make the greatest impact with limited resources. Join us for a Nonprofit Roundtable discussion at Heyde Center for the Arts to exchange ideas on how to share services with other nonprofits serving Chippewa Falls. Register online or email michelle@chippewachamber.org.

OCT 27

Location: Heyde Center for the Arts 8:30 - 10:30 AM

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NE T WORKING & EDUCATION Connecting Students With Our Local Business Community One of the Chamber’s goals is to provide students and businesses the opportunity to connect with each other during the students’ formative educational years. To accomplish this, the Chamber organized three tours for Chippewa Falls Middle School students, highlighting different industry sectors within Chippewa Falls. These tours offered students an immersive experience at different industries while encouraging them to consider how their current and future education helps them pursue a career they are passionate about following their graduation. Students experienced the new culinary tour at River Country Co-Op, 29 Pines Restaurant, and Sleep Inn & Suites. Students discovered the intricacy and importance of the manufacturing industry while touring Advanced Laser Machining and Wisconsin Metal Fab. Finally, students toured a local farm with the Chippewa County Land Conservation & Forest Management crew, where they learned more about the different careers in agriculture, forest management, and land conservation. Each tour day ended with lunch and activities at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). Students received hands-on activities relating the CVTC educational departments to the focus of their tour. If you are interested in being a host for one of the tours, contact michelle@chippewachamber.org or call (715) 723-0331.

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MEMBER SNAPSHOT ANTIQUES Collective Charm APARTMENT RENTALS Chippewa Manor Residential Living Eau Claire Realty Homestead Village Senior Apartments Landing Apartments Parkridge Village Riverview Romeis Apartments Rooney Properties Southridge Village APPAREL Bloomer Floral & Gift Shop Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center Drewmark Boutique APPLIANCES & PARTS & SERVICES Amundson Appliance APPRAISERS J.C. Norby & Associates, Inc. Meinen Insurance Agency Inc. ARCHITECTS Ayres Keller, Inc. River Valley Architects Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) Wendel

ASSISTED LIVING Aggie’s Country Living Chippewa Manor Residential Living Comforts of Home Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home Lake Hallie Memory Care Our House Assisted Living Our House Memory Care Scott and Allies Home Suite Home Wissota Place Senior Living AT TORNEYS Burton Law LLC Czech Law Office Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. Nodolf Flory, LLP O’Brien Law Office, LLC Raihle Law Office S.C. Wiley Law S.C. AUCTIONS Sold4U Auctions LLC Sold4U Auctions - Hallie North

ART GALLERIES Heyde Center for the Arts Valley Art Gallery ASPHALT PRODUCTS Senn Blacktop

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MEMBER NE WS Career Development Center Outreach Office is moving offices! They are moving their Bridge Street office a couple blocks downtown to 21 E Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls. Chippewa Falls Main Street was recognized for its outstanding downtown revitalization efforts at the 31st Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held in Fond du Lac. Chippewa County Department of Public Health Leadership Team and the Professional Advisory Committee awarded numerous Friends of Public Health. The following people were recognized: Angie Walker, Dr. Stacey Sperlingas, Mayor Alan Haas, Kyle Ziegler, Dean Ortmann, Nicole Whipp Sime, Leslie Fijalkiewicz, Tim Easker, Dennis Brown, Paul Brenner, Dave Pike, Lynn Bauer, Chief Matthew Kelm, John Jimenez, and Deb Johnson. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire announced its donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Chippewa Falls. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire’s $500,000 donation will allow the club to renovate its kitchen space and appliances, allowing them to provide nutritional programs and services to its members.

The Family Radio Network “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive received a record-breaking $527,000 worth of donated cleaning supplies this spring from more than 760 local businesses, churches, and schools for 96 crisis agencies...” Wendel, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, energy efficiency and construction management firm, is celebrating the move of its Eau Claire, WI office. Wendel has relocated its existing Eau Claire office to 204 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 200, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Wendel is pleased to announce that Jason Denue, PE, REP has been named Vice President, Energy. Jay has been with Wendel for 14 years during which time he has led the study, design and construction of energy conservation, renewable energy, and electrification projects. In his new role, Jay will be responsible for the energy practice area, with the objective of leading and growing Wendel’s national energy efficiency services. Have something to share? Send your press releases and announcements to erin@chippewachamber.org.

Royal Credit Union has named Grant Beardsley Executive Vice President-Chief Legal Officer, and announced five new Branch Managers in the Chippewa Valley region. The Branch Managers include: Shawn Dachel, Kayla Larson, Courtney Ricci, Jennifer Smith, and Josh Berg. Royal Credit Union held its 58th Annual Meeting. Three board members were re-elected to three-year terms—Stuart Schaefer, Doug Olson, and Jennifer McDonough. At the Reorganization Meeting, Tom Huffcutt was elected Chairman; Stuart Schaefer was elected Vice Chairman; Doug Olson was elected Treasurer; and Jennifer McDonough was elected Secretary. John Sackett, Nancy Beltz, and Bill Blackburn serve as Directors. String Theory took top honors for the Diversity & Inclusion Award at the 31st Wisconsin Main Street Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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Business After Hours Sponsorship Opportunities Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00pm One host location and two potential co-sponsors for each date Host/sponsors are responsible for organizing food and beverages Host/sponsors must provide three door prizes (one worth $50+ and two worth $25+)

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Coffee & Commerce Sponsorship Opportunities Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00am One sponsor for each date Sponsor must provide one door prize worth $25+ Sponsorship cost is $100

Networking @ Noon Sponsorship Opportunities Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00pm One sponsor for each date Sponsor must provide one door prize worth $25+ Sponsorship cost is $100

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2023 Dates Available Please check your preferred date(s). March 17 August 18 October 20

Deadline: October 21, 2022

All submissions will be placed in a drawing for the 2023 schedule. Questions about these events? Call: (715) 723 - 0331 Email: kathy@chippewachamber.org


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Event is branded as “Presented By: [Presenting Company Name]” Logo use in all online materials and event program Company recognition on social media and Member Memo E-Newsletter Onsite event signage and verbal acknowledgement at Annual Meeting Six complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting

Major Sponsors (Limit 6) • • • •

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Logo use in all online materials and event program Company recognition on social media and Member Memo E-Newsletter Onsite event signage and verbal acknowledgement at Annual Meeting Four complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting

Entertainment Sponsors (Limit 6) • • • •

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Logo use in all print and online materials Company recognition on social media and Member Memo E-Newsletter Verbal acknowledgement at Annual Meeting Two complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting

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Company recognition on social media and Member Memo E-Newsletter Table signage and verbal acknowledgement at Annual Meeting Two complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting

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