Member Benefits

Networking & Education

Annual Meeting is attended by over 300 members annually. This networking event recognizes the community, Chamber accomplishments, and priorities for the coming year. 2020 Annual Report

Business After Hours (BAH) are held throughout the year to bring members together for a causal networking experience at the end of the workday. Member businesses that host these events are given the opportunity to highlight their business. Generally held on the fourth Monday of the month.

Chamber Golf Outing is a nine-hole scramble that provides an excellent networking opportunity on and off the green. 

Chippewa Valley Young Professionals encourages young business professionals between the ages of 21-40 to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, learn more about the area, and engage in the community’s future. This program is a partnership between the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire Chambers. More Information

Coffee & Commerce events are held throughout the year as morning network opportunities with other business professionals over fresh coffee. Generally held on the second Friday of the month.

Excellence in Education recognizes the top 5% of graduating seniors from both Chippewa Falls high schools. More than 250 business and education leaders join students and parents during this banquet to celebrate student accomplishments and honor their favorite educators. Check out last year's virtual ceremony.

Farmer Appreciation Dinner is an annual community-sponsored dinner that recognizes the farming community’s impact on our local economy. More than 3,000 business leaders, community members, and farm families participate in this event each year.

Leadership Chippewa Falls motivates emerging leaders and develops their potential for community leadership by acquainting them with the realities, opportunities, and challenges of Chippewa Falls. Classes run September through May, meeting the third Thursday of each month. 2019-2020 Class     2021-2022 Application

Non-Profit Round-Table is an annual networking event for non-profits that service Chippewa Falls. 

Success for Breakfast is a professional development opportunity to increase member knowledge by highlighting local members who share their expertise.

Women's Luncheon is an annual networking event that highlights a local woman of influence in our community.

 

Member Marketing

Chamber Buck$ is our gift certificate program that keeps local dollars in our community. Buck$ can be purchased at the Chamber office and are redeemable at participating member businesses. Learn More

Chamber Connection Newsletter is printed quarterly to highlight member information and keeps our members up-to-date on Chamber activities and committees. Members may submit news to be included in the Member to Member section at no charge. The newsletter is available online and is sent to all Chamber Members and their representatives. There are several opportunities for members to market their business within. Most Recent Chamber Connection Newsletter

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Website, chippewachamber.org, receives approximately 13,000+ visitors per month and contains valuable information about Chippewa Falls and the business community. All Chamber members are listed in our easy-to-use Online Business Directory complete with a free link to member business websites.

Membership Directory is an annual publication that is available in both print and digital format. The directory is distributed to every Chamber member, given to guests, and is a great resource in our relocation packet. The digital format is available on the Chamber website, complete with a free link to the business website. Members can be listed under two categories as part of their membership.

Member Memo E-News reaches over 1,500 member representatives in a bi-monthly email newsletter highlighting Chamber news and events. Members have the opportunity to be one of 7 purchased ads within any given e-news. Recent Member Memo E-News

Mailing Labels help elevate business mail campaign efforts for events, fundraisers, and/or brand awareness. These are only available for purchase by members.

 

Member Services

Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document that certifies goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. It also serves as a declaration by the exporter. The Chippewa Falls Chamber is the only organization able to make this notification in Chippewa Falls.

Chamber Community Calendar is a no-cost marketing opportunity for our members to highlight their upcoming events on our website through the Community Calendar. Anyone looking at the Chamber website is able to access this calendar. Guidelines for this calendar can be found here.

Conference Rooms are available to Chamber members only. They are available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and must be scheduled in advance.

Membership Directory is an annual publication that is available in both print and digital format. The directory is distributed to every Chamber member, given to guests, and is a great resource in our relocation packet. The digital format is available on the Chamber website, complete with a free link to the member business website. Members can be listed under two categories as part of their membership.

Member Referrals are provided to guests walking into our Visitor Center, on our website, and by individuals calling or emailing our staff. This is a first touch approach to highlight members and their many services.

Regional Tourism Marketing is included for industries that are supported by our GO Chippewa County tourism division.

Ribbon Cuttings And Groundbreaking Ceremonies are conducted by the Chamber Ambassadors for new or expanding businesses. The Chamber will assist with preparations including contacting speakers, creating agendas, supplying the ribbon and scissors, and promoting the ceremony in the Member Memo E-News, Chamber Connection Newsletter, and on social media.

Visitor Center Displays are a free opportunity for Chamber members to place literature in our Visitor Center.

 

Economic Advocacy

Business & Breakfast educates members on the community’s “hot topics” as well as new programs, initiatives, and undertakings at the Chamber.

Chippewa Valley Ralley brings together a diverse group of community and business leaders who journey to Madison for a full day of meetings with state legislators. The goal is to strengthen the area’s relationship with the state government to educate, influence, and thank state legislators on issues of importance to our area, and to network with leaders from the Chippewa Valley. The rally is coordinated through the Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance that consists of the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Menomonie Chambers.

Financial Literacy is a hands-on simulation to provide students with real-world examples of financial decision making and how their choices will impact their successes. This program is open to all Chippewa County high schools and is used with in-class learning prior to the day of the simulation.

Live In Chippewa Falls Workforce Campaign targets specific population demographics based on your needs. It directs potential employees to our customized workforce landing page that includes our member’s employment career listings.

Relocation Services include customized tours, community relocation packets, correspondence, and more. Chamber staff work with members to create a tailored welcome experience for potential recruitments and new employees to the area.

Schools2Skills provides students, parents, and educators the opportunity to explore and understand the careers that exist in our community to help meet the employment needs of local employers. Participants will learn about career paths, salaries, and the education required to succeed in today’s workforce environment. Learn More

Wage Survey objectives are to be the definitive resource of base compensation information for commonly recognized jobs in our geographic area. The report covers the major industry groups (manufacturing, healthcare, financial institutions, general business, government, non-profits), as well as the overall results.

 

Chippewa Partners

Oktoberfest Chippewa Falls is a non-profit celebration of Chippewa Falls’ German Heritage and community. Each year over 10,000 people join us for food, friendship and entertainment. Oktoberfest donates proceeds to community organizations and non-profits that volunteer their time at the event. Sponsorship Opportunities

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Inc. - Chippewa Partners owns 100% stock shares of this property.

 

Tourism Division

GO Chippewa County represents the tourism division of the Chamber and is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Chippewa County. Marketing and promotions of all things tourism with quality of life in our backyard are always top of mind. We work through a yearly strategic plan that allows us to market our communities as a top-notch destination that is accessible throughout the four seasons.

Our communities are promoted through the official regional travel guide, digital advertising, print advertising, radio, social media platforms, and the official tourism website, gochippewafalls.com with the goal of attracting leisure travelers, convention groups, sporting events, rallies, and festivals that drive economic impacts to our area.