You sell your company. We sell the community.
Through the new Explore Eau Claire program, a personal concierge acts as a connection to your job candidates and new hires as they make the choice to call Eau Claire home and begin the process of relocation. We ask what's important to them in a community, then research, communicate, and make connections for them in areas such as:
- Places of worship
- Community involvement
- Pet care
- Outdoor and indoor recreation
Our Explore Eau Claire program will save you time and money. Our concierge is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to serving candidates who are relocating. Whether you have a general employee, manager, or executive, our program helps decrease turnover and increase employee satisfaction.
- As an Explorer investor, you will receive a $2,000 credit to use on any of our services. You will also receive the benefits listed above under the investor levels tab.
- As a supporter investor, you will receive a $1,000 credit to use on any of our services. You will also receive the benefits listed above under the investor levels tab.
"Eau Claire is a vibrant, thriving community, and organizations hiring new employees can benefit greatly from the chamber’s Explore Eau Claire program. Just as onboarding introduces employees to your organization and their role, Explore Eau Claire helps new hires connect with the broader community. This personalized concierge service can help potential recruits learn about our schools, places of worship, retail shops, and recreation opportunities—keys to feeling at home in a new city. I hope this will help more people who come to Eau Claire for work choose to make their home here for life."
-Chancellor James Schmidt
We’ve moved to a few different cities to start new jobs, and never have we felt more welcome than in Eau Claire. The Explore Eau Claire program felt like a warm hug from a city who wanted us here. The personalized recommendations helped us find community fast. Eau Claire already feels like home after six months, thanks in no small part to the Explore Eau Claire program and the people behind it. Thank you!
- Clients in the Explore Eau Claire program
Explore Eau Claire does what you cannot.
Individual Attention to your Job Candidates:
The family your recruit brings with them are often the deciding factor in whether your candidate accepts the job. Our concierge asks personal questions about the most important areas of your candidate's life (marital status, children, hobbies, etc.) to understand the needs of those all moving to the area. We then provide a customized tour and access/links to area resources as reassurance that the Chippewa Valley has assets that can meet their needs and interests.
Personal Acclimation for your New Hires:
If your new hire and his/her/their family feel connected to the community, it will increase the likelihood that they stay in the Chippewa Valley. Our concierge will learn more about your new hire and his/her/their family and connect them to our community in the early stages of relocation. From arranging a tour of a dance studio, pointing out the best fly-fishing streams, or connection with a youth hockey team, we can act as the link between newcomers and their needs and interests.
Focus on Accompanying Partner:
An accompanying spouse/partner securing employment is another vital factor in a family choosing to stay in the area. We can distribute a spouse/partner's resume to our Chamber Members and other prospective employers. This is a win-win for all, as we know area employers are looking for quality candidates.
Explore Eau Claire Investors
For more detailed information on our great community, please check out The EC Life magazine. Printed versions of the EC Life magazine can be mailed upon request and are also available at the Chamber office.
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