Chamber Benefits

​The Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce provides…

Chamber Events

The Chamber can put you in touch with hundreds of people who may become new clients or customers. 

Annual Meeting which is held each year in January and is attended by over 300 members  recognizing the community and Chamber accomplishments and priorities.  2018 Annual Report

Business After Hours are held monthly throughout the year to bring members together for both business and pleasure. Hosted by Chamber members giving them the opportunity to talk about their businesses, meet Chamber leaders and other new members. Generally held the fourth Monday of the month from 5-6:30pm. 2019 Schedule

Business N Breakfast educates members on the communities “Hot Topics” as well as brings you up to speed on what is happening at the Chamber and is another networking opportunity. Sponsorships are available.

Coffee & Commerce network with other business professionals over fresh coffee and light breakfast treats. Free to attend. Sponsorships available. 

Chamber Annual Golf Outing is a nine hole scramble that provides an excellent networking opportunity. 

Excellence In Education sponsorship form banquet recognizes the top 5% of graduating seniors from Chippewa Falls schools. More than 250 business and education leaders join students and parents to celebrate. These special events give members an opportunity to highlight their businesses to other members. 

June Dairy Day Dinner is a community sponsored dinner that is held annually in recognition of the farm community's impact on our local economy. More than 3,000 businesses, community members, and farm leaders participate in this event. 2019 Ticket Form

Success For Breakfast members will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in this new series highlighting local speakers sharing their expertise. 

Women's Luncheon is an annual networking event. Sponsorship available. 

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Committees

Marketing Opportunities

The Chamber promotes your organization to the public and business community in several ways along with many marketing opportunities.  Marketing and Sponsorship Options at the Chamber are numerous and it is easy to reserve your spot. 

Chamber website, which receives over 12,300 visitors per month, 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 your business website.

Member Login where you can register and pay for events online. You can also update your member information such as key employees, email, address and phone number. There is a members directory that will list main representatives and other information. 

Community Calendar - Members can highlight their upcoming events at no cost on our website through the community calendar.  Community Calendar guidelines. 

Display Area for member literature is available at the Visitors Center. Thousands of visitors and business people stop in the Visitor Center looking for businesses, attractions and places to go. Member restaurants may display their menus. We also have an outside Electronic sign and a Visitor Center Screen that is available to promote your events. 

Newsletter highlights member information and keeps you up to date on Chamber activities and committees. Members may submit news to be included in the Members To Member section at no charge. The newsletter is available online and is sent to all Chamber Members and their representatives. Advertising in the newsletter and inserts available for a fee. Supply the Chamber with 1150 copies of your businesses insert for our newsletter. Cost is $150.00 for a 8 X 11 ½ flyer and must be received by the Chamber the last day of the month for the next newsletter.

Go Chippewa Falls travel guide lists all Chamber tourism related businesses. The guides are distributed at Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, Chamber's, & Convention & Visitors Bureaus statewide, area businesses, the Visitor Center, and put in over 1,300 Chamber relocation and visitor packets & in over 5000 welcome bags. Advertising Available.

Chamber Buck$ is our gift certificate program which keeps local dollars in our community. They can be purchased at the Chamber office and are redeemable at particiating members. Service or retail business members can participate in redeeming Chamber Buck$ as well as advertising on them.

The Chamber Membership and Resource Directory is printed once a year and lists your business by name, by business classification and by all representatives. This publication is distributed to every Chamber member, it is also sent to all of the relocation inquiries we receive every year and are put in member hotels.

Chamber Conference Rooms are available to Chamber members only. Chamber members can use one of our four conference room's for meetings at no charge (first come first serve basis.)

Mailing Labels of the Chamber's memberships list is available to purchase in label format and used only by members. The small mailing list is $60 and includes each member's main representative (over 600). The large mailing list is $80 and includes each member and all their representatives (over 1200).

Member 2 Member e-news is a bi-monthly email that is sent to members highlighting Chamber news and events reaching over 1,400 member representative. Advertising options.

Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking 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 putting it in the member e-news blast.

 

Referrals
 

The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for goods & services to be purchased in our area. We refer Chamber members to visitors, newcomers, businesses and area residents. We also send Chamber member window/door decals, to our members to enhance their credibility and recognition.

Relocation and Visitor Packets are sent to thousands of individuals inquiring via phone or internet. We customize each packet with Chamber member information.

Welcome Bags are given to groups meeting in the area. Members can put a  coupon or promotional item in them at no cost. The Chamber puts together Quarterly Coupon pages that are distributed at the Visitor Center and in all  welcome bags. Members may submit a coupon at no charge.

 

Professional Development

The Chamber is dedicated to improving your ability to achieve success in your business or professional life. Programs include:

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 start in September and run through May, meeting the first Thursday of each month. Congratulations to the Class of 2018-2019. 

Schools 2 Skills is a program 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.  They learn about career paths, salaries and the education required to succeed in today’s workforce environment.

Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley is a personal and professional development program of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce, that encourages young business people ages 21-40 to interact socially, exchange ideas and engage in the commmunity's future. 

 

Political Advocacy

The Chamber is a unified voice to represent your business interest at the local, state, and national levels of government.

Chippewa Valley Rally is where a diverse and concerned group of community and business leaders journeys to Madison for the purpose of strengthening the area’s relationship with 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 consist of Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie Chambers.


Facts & Figures

The Chamber serves as a central source of information for members who are seeking community and business demographics.

Chippewa Valley Wage Survey is coordinated through the Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance and partners with the Chippewa Valley Society for Human Resource Management (CVSHRM), and Wipfli, LLP.