Thank you and congratulations to Martin Dental for receiving the dementia friendly training!
We appreciate all who took the time to learn about dementia and how best to serve our community members living with dementia and their caregivers. More and people are calling the Aging & Disability Resource Center asking if the business, organization, church, etc. they would like to go to is dementia friendly.
Is Your Office Dementia Friendly? Make the call today to learn more about this free, onsite, flexible training at 715-839-4735.
Eau Claire, WI – Charter Bank is proud to announce and welcome Patty Chambers as our new Chief Human Resources Officer. She will be partnering with the HR team, senior leadership, employees, and the Board of Directors to support Charter Bank’s business objectives and core values of Community Partnership, Customer Commitment, Family-Spirited, Integrity and Teamwork. This includes programs for employee development, total compensation and employee performance that serve Charter Bank’s continued success and growth.
As a Mondovi native she comments on her excitement to be working locally, “I am thrilled to continue my career in the same community in which I live. Charter Bank has a very positive, strong reputation. I am starting to get to know the people who have served to grow Charter Bank over the years, and I will learn from them and help to continue the bank’s growth.”
In addition to obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Chambers had held a SPHR certification since 2008. She has served in a variety of positions within Human Resources. Her most relevant experience comes from the hospitality, energy, and financial industries in Texas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
“Patty comes to Charter Bank with extensive experience and expertise in her field,” states Paul Kohler, President of Charter Bank. “We are very lucky to have someone so passionate about our core values and driven to maintain the same tradition of excellence.”
In her downtime Chambers enjoys spending time with her husband Greg, two daughters Hannah and Elayna, and their two pet cats Izzy and Lucy. While both of her daughters are moved out of the house and currently attending college at the University of Minnesota, Chambers jokes that, “when my girls were little, we had a zoo at our home! We could never say no to adding pets, including a gecko.”
Altoona, WI - The owners of C&M Home Builders and Real Estate are proud to announce they’ve begun development on 120 new single family home lots dedicated to affordable housing in phase 2 of the Hillcrest Greens development in Altoona.
“The City is very excited to welcome another unique C&M Home Builders housing development to the City of Altoona. The Hillcrest II development will highlight all the best Altoona has to offer with easy access from Highway 12, close proximity to a beautiful park and the ability to get anywhere in the Chippewa Valley in minutes,” said Altoona City Administrator Mike Golat.
Phase 2 of Hillcrest Greens includes 120 new lots for single family homes on the site of the former Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. These city lots include wooded and walk out lot options, common areas with pickleball courts, ponds, and trails.
The homes in phase 2 of Hillcrest Greens start at $237,900 with numerous lot sizes and floor plan options available, including lots near Otter Creek. C&M’s package home options allow home owners to purchase the lot and brand new home with all the amenities at an affordable price in the Chippewa Valley, with wooded and water adjacent options.
“Affordable housing is needed all over the Chippewa Valley, so we are excited to begin this new phase in Altoona to help offer more options to our community,” said C&M owner Cody Filipczak.
For more information on Hillcrest Greens or any of C&M’s other communities, log on to CandMRealEstate.com.
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SDS Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chelsea Vorce is now a Registered Architect in the State of Wisconsin. Chelsea joined SDS in 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology from Western Technical College. She has successfully completed the Architect Registration Exams, Education & Experience Requirements, and Application for Registration in order to earn her Certificate of Registration as an Architect in the State of Wisconsin.
“The thing I enjoy most about my career at SDS is that every day brings something new and exciting. Whether it’s the satisfaction that comes with visiting a construction site and seeing a project come together or facing the challenges that arise while problem solving with the design team, every day presents new opportunities to grow and learn,” said Chelsea.
Those in her office say, “Chelsea is an exceptionally talented and industrious team member. Her ability to keep everything moving while juggling a range of project variables and client wishes is a rare and much-appreciated skill. Her cheerful attitude even when dealing with unreasonable schedules or unfortunate circumstances is an encouragement to everyone with whom she interacts.”
SDS Architects, Inc. is an Eau Claire-based architectural firm providing architectural and interior design, consulting, and management services to clients in the commercial, educational, governmental, industrial, and religious sectors throughout Wisconsin.
Blessing of the Animals events September 29 CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual “Blessing of the Animals” events on Sunday, September 29.
At St. Joseph’s Hospital: The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the hospital’s Healing Garden outside of the main entrance at 2661 Co. Highway I, Chippewa Falls.
At Sacred Heart Hospital: The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Healing Garden outside of the main entrance at 900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.
All pets must be leashed or under control and owners must provide clean up. The events are free and open to the public.
October sessions with The Healing Place
EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that helps anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in October. All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heights Drive, Eau Claire, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 715-717-6028.
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 5 p.m., Tuesday evening meditation group. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m., Wednesday morning meditation group. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m., gratefulness gathering, a monthly program designed to cultivate grateful living. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 3 and 17, 6:30 p.m., suicide survivor’s support group. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 7 and 21, 6:30 p.m., parent grief support group. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 8, 5 p.m., sound meditation/Tibetan singing bowls with Mary Jackelen. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m., “It’s ok that you’re not ok.” A program using TED Talks to discuss grief, loss and life transition. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 2 p.m., Personality, Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Style, three-part workshop to help strengthen relationships by reducing conflict and improving communication. Free. Call to register by Oct. 9, 715-717-6028.
Oct. 17, 11 a.m., “Book Club,” part of The Healing Place’s Movies with a Message series, at Micon Downtown Cinema (315 S. Barstow Street). Free. No registration needed. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m., Mindfully Merry: Taming the Tinsel at Holiday Time, offers tips for coping with stress and grief at Christmastime and beyond. Free. No registration needed.
Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m., six-week spouse loss support group. Free. Call to register by Oct. 24, 715-717-6028.
'Unusual Message' on display at Foster Gallery
"Unusual Message," the UW-Eau Claire Foster Gallery's current exhibition, features everyday objects transformed into extraordinary unusual images by artists and designers from 12 countries. Full story.
Dangers of vaping topic of nursing research, presentation
A UW-Eau Claire nursing student and professor are working to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of vaping, which has become a national public health epidemic. Full story.
Trends in Local Journalism on “The West Side” September 23
The state of journalism in western Wisconsin and its role in western Wisconsin communities will be discussed on “The West Side” at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 23 on the Ideas Network Stations of Wisconsin Public Radio 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Dean Kallenbach will welcome Dave Gordon, chair of the board of directors for the online publication the Chippewa Valley Post, and emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he chaired the Communication and Journalism Department for five years; Gary Johnson, editor of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram; Andris Straumanis, associate professor for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls; and Dan Schillinger, recently retired news director at WQOW-TV in Eau Claire. The program takes place the week before News Engagement Day, set for October 1.
“The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs at 10 a.m. on Mondays on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615. Archives are available at www.wpr.org.