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Business After Hours

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Business After Hours is a bi-monthly Chamber networking event that provides a great opportunity for you and your employees to make those important business connections in an informal, relaxed setting.  Each Business After Hours is held at a different host venue.

There is no cost to attend Business After Hours and registration is not required.  Food and beverages will be available at each host venue.

2024 Business After Hours Dates and Locations

  • February 12, 2024 - Valley Sports Academy - Host Sponsor: Valley Sports Academy, Co-Sponsors: Hy-vee SIGH Group, Lake Wissota Golf & Events
  • April 8, 2024 - River Valley Architects - Host Sponsor: River Valley Architects, Co-Sponsors: Achieve Health, Cancun
  • June 10, 2024 - The Coffee Grounds- Host Sponsor: Holiday Vacations, Co-Sponsors: Chippewa Valley Museums, The Coffee Grounds and Impact Advertising
  • August 12, 2024 - Eau Claire Event District- Host Sponsor: Eau Claire Event District, Co-Sponsors: KP Katering LLC *This Business After Hours is joint with the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce*
  • October 7, 2024 - The Brewing Projekt - Host Sponsor: Royal Credit Union
  • December 9, 2024 - The Florian Gardens Conference Center - Host Sponsor: The Florian Gardens Conference Center, Co-Sponsors: Nohre & Company, Northwestern Bank, and Spectrum Insurance Group.

Hosting Guidelines

  • Host sponsors and co-sponsors must be Chamber investors who are in good standing (membership dues invoices must be no more than 45 days past due).
  • The $600 sponsorship fee includes digital marketing and promotion of the event on the Chamber's website and social media platforms as well as by mass email to Chamber investors.
  • Participating sponsors will be responsible for the food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that will be served at the event.  The average cost for food and beverages is $1,200 - $1,600 or about $400 per sponsor if split between 3-4 sponsors.
  • The host venue must be able to accommodate 120 people, the typical average attendance of this event.
  • If the host venue does not have a liquor license, special licensing is required by the City of Eau Claire. The host sponsor must also partner with a qualified non-profit organization or a caterer with an approved mobile license.  The special licensing application must be made at least three months prior to the hosting date.
  • The host sponsors will each provide a minimum of four door prizes, with a value of at least $50.
  • Chamber staff and Ambassadors will handle registration and attendee sign-in as well as emcee the program portion of the event.

Questions?  Please contact Vice President of Investor Engagement, Kaylynn Winegar.

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