Newsletter
July 2020
MONTHLY MESSAGES FROM THE CHAMBER
FUTURE EVENTS

Ambassador Meeting
August 6; 11:30 a.m.

Young Professionals Event
August 13; 5:30 p.m.
Jake's Supper Club

Business After Hours
August 17; 5-6:30 p.m.
Jake's Supper Club
Sponsored by:
Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce and Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
MEMBER TO MEMBER
BAILEY THE BUSINESS BUDDY RETURNS
DRIVE THRU JOB FAIR
The pandemic has changed recruiting, but the workforce system is still here to help you find the talent that you need! We’re partnering for a Drive-thru Job Fair in Eau Claire on July 15 as part of a statewide, unified approach to let job seekers know that there is still opportunity available in their local area!

How will the fair work and how can you participate?
•Let us know that you plan to participate by completing this short registration link
•If you have available positions, you will need to provide 300 one-page recruitment flyers for your company. Your one-page document can be printed on both sides at 8.5x11” or a smaller size; however, only one page per company!

What should you include? Here are some suggestions:
•Company name, location, logo, etc.
•Available position(s)
•How to apply
•Details about company benefits and/or wages
•What makes your company special, what is the service or product you provide?
•Include your Equal Opportunity statement
•Contact information if a job seeker would like to reach out to your company (email, phone or both)
SOULIFT LLC - RIBBON CUTTING
Join us as we celebrate Soulift LLC at their ribbon cutting at 503 Broadway South in Menomonie on July 27 at 12:00 p.m. (please bring and wear your face mask).

Soulift fitness boutique (Souliftfit.com) provides a unique fitness venue and shopping to Menomonie like no other. This new fitness and shopping concept with the tagline of ‘fuels your fitness and friendships,’ first opened its doors in January, closed during the state’s required COVID shutdown, and opened again in mid-May with temporary reduced hours six days per week, Monday through Saturday.  The business is in a beautiful and inspiring space at 503 Broadway South with a parking lot, colorful ceiling sails, and three private fitness studios having an open feel, plenty of social distancing space, and fitness class equipment that is checked out and cleaned for each use.

Follow Soulift on Facebook, Instagram or their Website to stay up to date on all they have to offer.
GOLF 9 AT NOON REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP INVESTMENTS
Due to COVID-19, the 25th Annual Golf Outing has been postponed. Instead, we are offering a 9 at Noon golf and networking event to adhere to County health and safety recommendations.
Space is limited for golfers - register today while spots are available!
LEADERSHIP MENOMONIE - UPCOMING GRADUATION
Graduation for the 2019-2020 Leadership Menomonie class will be held on Thursday, August 27. Stay tuned for more information as to location and times.

Thank you to our program sponsor for your continued support of the Leadership Menomonie program!
Thank you Leadership Menomonie Sponsors:
SMILE SCAVENGER HUNT
June 15 was National Smile Power Day! A Smile scavenger hunt was created as we encouraged the community to participate with clues to find where all twenty smiles were.

Thank you to the following Chamber Members for participating in spreading smiles: 24-7/West Wisconsin Telcom, Allegra, City of Menomonie, Dunn County Humane Society, Dunn Energy Cooperative, Game Quest Gaming, Great American Fireplace, House Calls of Menomonie Inc., Leissa’s Hair Studio & Spa, MainStream Boutique, Markquart Menomonie, Menomonie Public Library, Rize Nutrition,
Royal Credit Union, St. Paul Church, Synergy Retirement and Planning Strategies, WESTconsin Credit Union
VIRTUAL JUNIOR CHAMBER CAREER FAIR THANK YOU
Thank you to the following presenters for providing area high school students and job centers with valuable information about opportunities right in our own community:

Cedar Falls Building Systems, Inc, Chippewa Valley Technical College, WESTconsin Credit Union, Prevea Health, Royal Credit Union, American Lutheran Communities, Keller Williams Realty Diversified, Menomonie School District, Seek Careers, Schefchik Builders, Inc., Synergy Retirement Planning Strategies, LLC, The Heights Menomonie, and Xcel Energy

Remind your employees that their 2020 High School graduates have until 5:00 p.m. today (July 7) to submit their scholarship application. One local graduate will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship valid at Chippewa Valley Technical College or University Wisconsin-Stout. To learn how to obtain the application, they can catch the replays Here.

Thank you to the sponsors for your support despite it having a different format this year!
LEADERSHIP MENOMONIE APPLICATIONS
Leadership Menomonie may look a bit different for the 2020-2021 class however, some things remain the same. Leadership Menomonie (LM) is designed to develop community leaders who have the skills to work together, be part of solutions, and accept ownership of community issues. Class participants will start the program with an all day retreat. Graduates will have completed nine full-day sessions, studying a wide variety of topics including education, business and industry, heritage, arts and tourism, media, government and law, health and human services, agriculture and environment.

Applications to take part in LM will be available in the August Newsletter and will be due September 1.

Please contact programs@menomoniechamber.org with any questions regarding this program.
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESSES HERE
Menomonie Area Chamber has taken time to recognize business still providing goods and services during this time of daily changes.

We encourage you to list your business, hours, services, sales, etc. on the Facebook group: Menomonie Area Business as Usual . Encourage your customers to post about your business and how great you are!
Menomonie Area Chamber created Menomonie Area Carry Out, Curbside and Delivery to continue our mission of strengthening member business as well as stimulate regional prosperity.

Continue to use this group to post your specials and encourage your guests to post their choices while they supported you! Join the Facebook group here!
CHAMBER SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Starting the week of July 6, the office hours at the chamber will be as follows:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
COVID-19 UPDATES
The Covid-19 virus has affected each of us differently. To meet a variety of needs, we have provided you with a variety of resources. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information from business to personal.

We are all in this together and we are here for you! Please reach out to Melissa if there is a resource you would appreciate seeing listed on our always-evolving COVID-19 resource page.
EXPLORE MENOMONIE
Explore Menomonie has a new logo, new branding, a newsletter and a new Explore Menomonie website that features a whole new look.

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