Eau Claire Area School District Board
ECASD Board Accepting Applications for Vacancy EAU CLAIRE, WI — The Eau Claire School Board is seeking applicants to fill the seat vacated by Joe Luginbill on November 1, 2019. The application and selection process will follow Board Policy 133 – Board Vacancies which can be found HERE. Applicants must complete and submit the online Commissioner Application Form found HERE. Applications must be received by 4:00pm on November 26, 2019. A paper copy of the application can be obtained from the Superintendent’s Office at 500 Main Street or by calling 715-852-3002. At the November 4, 2019 School Board meeting, Board President Eric Torres encouraged all interested and qualified persons to apply. Applicants will be required to give a maximum three-minute statement at the December 2, 2019 School Board meeting which begins at 7:00pm. The Board plans to select a candidate after those statements have been made on December 2. The successful applicant will then take the Oath of Office and begin official service on December 4, 2019. Detailed application instructions can be found HERE. The person so appointed shall serve in that capacity until a successor is elected in the next School Board election. More information can be found at www.ecasd.us/BoardVacancy.
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University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
NSF grant to boost supercomputing at UW-Eau Claire
A recent $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation will more than double the high-performance computing capacity for faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, but the grant’s impact will not stop there. Full story.
Dr. Danielle Amethyst Brake receives UW System Poorman Award for LGBTQ+ advocacy
Brake, assistant professor of mathematics, is the UW-Eau Claire recipient of the UW System's 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People. Full story.
Dr. Heather Ann Moody earns UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award
Moody, assistant professor of American Indian studies, is the UW-Eau Claire recipient of the UW System's 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. Full story.
Artists Series welcomes VocalEssence Singers Of This Age Nov. 21
Singers Of this Age, the youth branch of VocalEssence of Minneapolis, is a talented, diverse group of high school singers who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium. Full story.
Recognized with Exemplary Employer Award
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) recently presented Dove Healthcare with the Exemplary Employer Award during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
DVR Business Services Consultant Wade Schenck shared, “Dove Healthcare was recognized because of their inclusiveness and commitment in job shadowing and hiring practices for individuals with disabilities; they understand the value of working with DVR; and have demonstrated a strong partnership. I want to say thank you to all of their locations for their openness to partnering with our consumers.”
Dove Healthcare’s Regional Director of Operations Jeremy Kiley accepted the award from DWD Chief Legal Counsel Pam McGillivray. Kiley commented, “Dove Healthcare has always sought to find community partnerships and collaboration. If it benefits Dove Healthcare and it benefits the communities we serve, we are in. This recognition affirms our mission to develop those partnerships with mutual respect for all.”
McGillivray said, “It is the least we can to do recognize the contributions that talented individuals bring to Wisconsin’s workforce, but without an employer recognizing the skills that these individuals possess and providing an opportunity, the countless, successful employment connections made through DVR and other disability organizations wouldn’t occur. Today, we celebrate the proud Wisconsin businesses that have made a commitment to an inclusive workforce and recognize the value that comes along with that commitment.”
Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and five assisted living residences in northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-hospital care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care. For more information, visit the website dovehealthcare.com.
Dove Healthcare – South & West Eau Claire Receive Top Rating From U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report recently announced local healthcare providers Dove Healthcare – South Eau Claire and Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire as high performing for short-term rehabilitation, designating the skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers with a Best Nursing Home badge for 2019-20.
According to the news release, “U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes throughout the country. This year, nearly 2,250 nursing homes (about 19% of all homes) earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.”
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Farm Technology Days
Video Introduces 2020 Farm Technology Days Host Family
Eau Claire, WI (November 8, 2019) – Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2020 organizers have released a video highlighting Huntsinger Farms, the event's host farm.
Huntsinger Farms on the west edge of Eau Claire in Eau Claire County is the world's largest producer of horseradish, and its Silver Spring Foods company is a national leader in the condiment industry. The 2020 event is the first time a horseradish farm will host Farm Technology Days in Wisconsin.
“We are excited to share the story of our family farm and give a preview to what will be a really interesting and fun event next year,” said Eric Rygg, president of Huntsinger Farms and Silver Spring Foods, and great-grandson of the farm’s founder, Ellis Huntsinger. The video provides the history of the farm and family, along with how horseradish is grown, harvested and processed.
The video recently premiered to regional media and is now available for the general public to view.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2020 will be July 21-23. To learn more about next year's event, go to http://www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/eau_claire/
Women's Giving Circle
A RECORD $47,210 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
The Eau Claire Community Foundation’s Women's Giving Circle Fund is pleased to announce that in 2019, it’s awarding a record $47,210 in grants. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the Circle’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the Circle has voted to fund are:
The Women’s Giving Circle members pool their charitable dollars into a fund at the Eau Claire Community Foundation in order to maximize their philanthropic impact. The Circle began in 2007, when a group of over 100 Founding Members each pledged a total of $1,000 over 4 years. Today, it has almost 300 members, and it continues to grow.
This year’s grant awards bring the Circle’s total grant distributions since inception to $312,413. Grantees will officially receive their awards at the Gift of Giving breakfast, which will take place at Florian Gardens at 7:30 am on December 4, 2019. The Women’s Giving Circle members invite the Eau Claire community to attend this celebration of philanthropy. They also welcome new members; anyone can join the Circle at any time.
For more information about the Women’s Giving Circle, or to RSVP for the Gift of Giving Breakfast, please consult the Eau Claire Community Foundation website (www.eccfwi.org). You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-552-3801.
Recognized by CRN for Leadership and Innovation in Technology Solutions Wausau, Wisc., November 12, 2019 — RMM Solutions, a leading provider of business-enabling technology solutions and services, was honored with the 2019 Triple CrownAward by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The Triple Crown Award recognizes IT solution providers that earned a spot on all three of CRN’slists in 2019: Solution Provider 500, Fast Growth 150 and Tech Elite 250. RMM is one of just 47 solution providers to receive the Triple Crown Award. CRN’s solution provider listings are highly respected in the industry. The Solution Provider 500 ranks the Top 500 companies in North America offering IT solutions, services and managed services. RMM won a spot on this list based upon its successful delivery of solutions spanning data center and cloud environments, networking, security, managed services, and more. The Fast Growth 150 recognizes solution providers that have seen significant increases in revenue over the preceding two years. RMM saw growth of more than 66 percent, earning a spot on this list for the first time in 2019. The Tech Elite 250 honors technology companies that exhibit expertise and technical excellence through partnerships with leading vendors. RMM was recognized for its high-level certifications with Cisco, Microsoft, HPE and VMware, and Chief Technology Officer Arthur Corallo was listed as a top technology executive. “It is an incredible honor to receive the 2019 Triple Crown Award, and we are very proud of our amazing team,” said Rimon Moses, CEO, RMM Solutions. “It is through their efforts that we have developed our portfolio enterprise-class data center, cloud and managed services offerings. We are committed to helping organizations throughout Wisconsin and beyond gain a flexible, high-performance and highly secure IT infrastructure to support their business objectives.” For the full list of CRN Triple Crown winners, visit: https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/storage/goingabove-and-beyond-crn-s-2019-triple-crown-award-winners/41.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.