The goal of the Eau Claire Chamber’s Business and Workforce Development Committee is to support Chamber member businesses and organizations by promoting opportunities, programs and partnerships that foster business development.
Some of the programs and activities the committee is involved with include:
Promote the Chippewa Valley
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce seeks to partner with the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation and Visit Eau Claire to promote the Eau Claire area as a great place to work, live and visit.
The Age of Opportunity Job Fair
This program was created to highlight mature workers in the Chippewa Valley. We found that many seniors are interested in maintaining a link to the working world through part time employment or volunteer service.
Promote Partnerships Between Business and Education Communities
We seek to do programs that promote strong partnerships with educational institutions to address needs to retain and attract students, alumni and other talent through educator tours, education roundtables, promotion of young professionals and internships.
The Chamber promotes the benefits in hiring Interns! TODAY there are students in our classrooms preparing to enter the business world. TOMORROW they will be the next generation of professionals—the employees, managers, and supervisors in your company. Wise managers realize the benefits of helping prepare these students for their future. Businesses take advantage of interns to gain access to high-quality candidates, evaluate prospective employees, and gain from current knowledge.The Chamber has partnered with area educational institutions to create a website promoting hiring interns and walking businesses through the process of hiring and utilizing interns. Check out the Chippewa Valley Internship Central website at: www.cvinterns.org.
Area Resources That Can Help With Workforce Challenges
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce provides a list of resources in the Chippewa Valley that can help as businesses face workforce related challenges, such as training, hiring, employee retention, high skilled talent etc. Click here for the resource list.
If you would like more information on any of these programs and activities or have questions about the how the Eau Claire Chamber is involved with workforce development issues, please contact Brett Geboy, Governmental Affairs and Workforce Director.