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November Connector: Middle School Tour

North Star Middle School Employer Tours: The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce organized employer tours for Northstar Middle School. This event was a great opportunity for middle school students to start thinking about career opportunities and what they want to pursue in their life. We’d like to thank the companies that were a part of…

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November Connector: Solutions Summit Recap

Workforce Solutions Summit 2022 Recap: The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce had a great turnout of employers across the region and excellent information was shared. The keynote speakers and breakout sessions gave employers a chance to share ideas to solve workforce problems and implement changes in the workplace. Ron Wirtz was the first keynote…

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Renee Ernsting, Child Care Partnership

Renee Ernsting is the Director of Child Care Partnership. She has worked for the agency for 20 years in various positions, promoting positive outcomes for young children and their families in 10 western Wisconsin counties.  Her current focus is on connecting families with child care services, developing child care professionals, and collecting data that impacts…

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David Carlson, C.C. WE ADAPT

My background is not one that is well represented in the spaces I now occupy. I am the son of a Vietnam Veteran who, after returning from combat, sex-trafficked women, including my mother. I grew up under these conditions, seeing abuse, drug addiction, crime, and extreme violence throughout my childhood. I lived under a cloud…

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Renee Sommer, At The Roots LLC

Renee Sommer is a WI State Certified Peer Specialist and Founder of At The Roots LLC. Renee has lived experience with neurodivergency, anxiety, depression, PTSD, C-PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and self-medicating. As a sexual assault survivor and member of the LGBTQ+ community, she offers support to the community that is trauma-informed, inclusive, and peer-centered. For…

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Kristel Tavare, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Kristel Tavare is the Director of PK-12 Initiatives at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She has been in this role for the past five years. Prior to CVTC she has served as an academic advisor at University of Wisconsin- Stout, a K12 counselor, and a teacher. Her program is the fastest growing area of the college…

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Mike Dieter, Express Employment Professionals

As General Manager of Express Employment in Winona, Mike Dieter enjoys helping companies become employers of choice to attract top talent. When not serving his team, Mike is active on the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, chairs the Economic Development Committee and spends as much time on the Mississippi River boating and…

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Mike Kreiling, Express Employment Professionals

Business owner and author, Mike Kreiling spends his days leading his Express Employment Professionals franchises and his weekends outdoors hiking, biking, and enjoying nature with his wife, two sons, and their dog. Check out Mike’s new book on growth through grief at mikekreiling.com

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Connie LeCleir-Meyer, Chippewa Valley Technical College

I have been at CVTC for two years both as faculty for Business Management and Human Resources courses, and as the Leadership & Organizational Development Trainer for Workforce Solutions. These positions have given me the curriculum structure of and content knowledge of decision-making to help align professional development courses in the workplace with CVTC course…

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