The Board approved the following slate of officers for 2016-2017:
Board Chair: Dave Johnson, EO Johnson Business Technologies
Board Chair Elect: Tim Benedict, Benedict Refrigeration
Secretary/Treasurer: Laura Talley, BMO Harris Bank
Past Board Chair: Faye Deich, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
Mark Faanes, Wipfli
Bill Hilgedick, Edward Jones
Paul Kohler, Charter Bank
Terry McHugh, WEAU 13 News
Based on discussions at the Strategic Planning Retreat the Mission Statement the Board voted to approve the following changes to the Chamber’s Mission and Vision Statements:
Mission Statement: The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is the advocate of business.
The Vision Statement: The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is the leader in the progressive development of the Chippewa Valley through the efforts of the business community.
The slogan “Our Community is Our Business” will remain unchanged.
The 2016 Legislative Agenda as proposed by the Governmental Affairs Committee was approved by the Board.
A copy of the Chamber Board Job Description was distributed.