United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley COVID Recovery Grant
The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) Endowment has released $500,000 to inspire and fund impactful COVID recovery efforts in the Chippewa Valley. Funds will be released in two waves; the Second Wave request for proposals will be available in late summer for funding beginning in Fall.
Rarely has humanity faced a threatening situation for which one important solution is our staying separated from one another. The consequences of our doing so are especially threatening to our counties’ young children and their families.
“Early childhood care and education is more than preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. Early childhood care and education has the possibility to nurture caring, capable and responsible future citizens.” UNESCO
Royal Credit Union Ranked #1 in Wisconsin and one of America's best credit unions
“We are honored to be named by Forbes as one of the best credit unions in America and #1 in Wisconsin,” said Brandon Riechers, Royal Credit Union president and CEO. “The key evaluation factors used by Forbes including creating trustworthy relationships and offering sound financial advice are cornerstones of our commitment to our Members. In addition, we recently launched an updated, award-winning website and consistently offer Members access to digital products to provide them easy access to financial services. Credit unions are known in the marketplace for offering highly competitive rates and exceptional service. We are proud to rank among the best credit unions in the nation and will continue to use our values to guide our decisions as we work to make a positive impact in the communities we serve in Minnesota and Wisconsin.”
DECI Launches Campaign to Support Downtown Business
Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. is excited to announce a new digital content and marketing campaign to support the safe re-opening of downtown businesses: #Root4EC! The campaign invites the community and visitors back to their favorite, Downtown Eau Claire establishments and recreation activities.
The campaign features a powerful video entitled Portrait of Eau Claire, produced by Downtown Eau Claire's own Hookd Promotions. The piece is an intimate portrait of the downtown business owners who need our support. The video was released on Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.’s Facebook page on Tuesday evening and had 9,000 views within 48 hours. Eau Claire area residents will soon start seeing the video and still photography promotions on platforms such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube! The campaign encourages area residents and visitors to #Root4EC on social media to support the people and places that make up the unique fabric that is Downtown Eau Claire.
Another interactive feature of the campaign is a #Root4EC Facebook profile frame that will be available for personal Facebook profile photos. Local cheerleaders of all ages and interests are encouraged to participate! Downtown businesses are taking extra steps, like sanitizing regularly, wearing masks, and providing outdoor seating, to make visits safe. They look forward to welcoming the community to revisit the sites and sounds that make up our downtown and define our connection to it.
For more information, please visit https://www.downtowneauclaire.org/root-4-eau-claire/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To watch the video Portrait of Eau Claire, please visit bit.ly/rootforec
Pablo Center limits Season 3 sales to live performances scheduled after january 1, 2021
[Eau Claire, WI, July 8, 2020] Following the direction of public health officials, data from peer organizations, Members, and Patrons, the Member presale and public sale of Season 3’s live performances will be limited to events scheduled after January 1, 2021.
For Season 3 events scheduled in the months of October, November, and December, performances will be evaluated a month before the scheduled performance date. If the health data and the Eau Claire Health Department indicate it is safe to proceed, tickets will go on sale with a one-week Member-exclusive on-sale followed by a three-week general public on-sale for each event.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Like so many activities disrupted by COVID-19, an exhibition to honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act has transitioned to a digital format. “ADA30: Accessibility in the Chippewa Valley” will remain online through December 2020. Full story.
Chippewa Valley Innovation Center
Chippewa Valley Innovation Center https://www.chippewavalleyinnovationcenter.com/
The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC) announced today their newest graduating clients, Wolfe Ridge Manufacturing and Precision Die Systems, two emerging manufacturing companies who have completed the CVIC Business Growth Program, and will soon begin operations in their new facilities here in the Chippewa Valley.
"The support the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center has provided in work space and advisory services has been critical for these young companies as they establish a foothold in early growth, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Ray French, president of the CVIC board of directors. "We are thrilled to see these newest graduates of our program move into their new facilities and look forward to seeing their continued success. They are shining examples of how CVIC helps to strengthen our community through the generation of job growth, tax revenues and infrastructure."