ThinkEauClaire.com, the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce’s interactive talent attraction campaign, was selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) Talent Development award, presented at its event in Madison on September 11. The award is part of the Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA) program established by WEDA to recognize businesses, projects and organizations that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy. The Talent Development award honors initiatives or programs that have driven successful talent development efforts to strengthen the Wisconsin workforce.
The first place winner in the Talent Development category was Western Technical College in La Crosse for its partnership with the City of La Crosse and La Crosse Central High School that provided over 440 students with hands-on instruction in the construction trades while building 35 new homes to ease that community's housing shortage.
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce's ThinkEauClaire.com recognized as Talent Development finalist
Left to right: Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Dir; Kaylynn Stahlbusch, Workforce & Program Director;
David Minor, President & CEO
The Chamber’s ThinkEauClaire.com campaign was recognized as a finalist because it offers an interactive video and web-based platform that local businesses can utilize to help attract employees to the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley region. The program provides a persuasive tool for area employers to highlight the unique attributes of living and working in the region, including the cultural, economic and recreational qualities desirable to potential employees. The platform was built in a way to allow businesses to customize the available media tools to promote their organization and tell their own story about company culture, pay and benefits. ThinkEauClaire.com also supports and complements the State of Wisconsin’s Think-Make-Happen talent attraction marketing campaign.
River Prairie wins Economic Development initiative category;
Nordson EDI, Chippewa Falls, a finalist for Business Retention & Expansion
Also at the CEDA event, Altoona's River Prairie Project won first place in the Economic Development Initiative category, while another finalist from the Chippewa Valley was Nordson EDI of Chippewa Falls in the the Business Retention and Expansion category for its new combined facilities now under construction.
CEDA 2019 Awards
Nordson EDI finalist information
River Prairie Project Wins Prominent Economic Development Award
Western Technical College winner information
Posted by Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.