The Board discussed a potential tenant to replace the EDC.
An update was given on the Confluence Project and their fund raising project for October 16.
The Board approved offering naming rights for the smaller Chamber conference room to the first member who is willing to pay $5,000 for the five year rights.
Cigan Properties is preparing a new lease for the Chamber, effective November 1, 2015. The Chamber will then sublet the extra office spaces.
An Emergency Operations Plan was approved as part of the Chamber’s Re-accreditation. The Board is making the plan available to members if they wish to have a plan for their business.
The Board approved a Core Values statement. It may be read on our website.
Approved going to iPads for Board meetings after January 1 Two thirds of the Board members have iPads and the Chamber has a donor that will make available six or seven iPads for Board meetings. Security features and apps will be researched.
The Economic Outlook Survey was presented. It looks very favorable. The Chamber sends out the same questions every six months to the main contact of each Chamber member business.
Discussed the Chamber’s trip to Dubai as there are currently only eight signed up. The Chamber will continue to market the trip until October. The chamber in Columbia, MO may also join the group.
The SOHO group (small office home office) group is currently for members with five or fewer employees. The group was requesting going up to ten employees, but that would be nearly 75% of members. The Board will leave the SOHO group and 5 or fewer employees. The group was encouraged to make seminar suggestions to the Business Council for smaller members.
The following businesses received their Green Business renewal recognition: Chippewa River Industries, Choice Products, CliftonLarsonAllen, Edward Jones-Andrew Schlafer, Festival Foods, Hillside Dental, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Johnson Litho, Nestle Nutrition, Phillips-Medisize, RainMaster Lawn Systems, RealityWorks, Royal Credit Union, SDS Architects, Xcel Energy.
Leadership Eau Claire™ had 57 applicants and the Chamber accepted 44.
Bob McCoy and Scott Rogers are both serving on the task force for the new Transit Center site location, which will make a recommendation to the City Council by the end of the year.
A discussion took place regarding a fraudulent check that an individual attempted to cash as a Chamber Buy Local Buck. A police report has been filed.
The Chippewa Valley Wage Survey had 105 companies participate. The Chamber has sold 111 surveys. A summary of salaries showed that most wages had increased 2-3%.