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Workforce Attraction: Attracting New Employees “Times Have Changed!”

Sarah Gordee (Director of Sales, Hookd Promotions) led another outstanding BEAR Lunch and Learn where over 20 Chippewa County business leaders gathered at Hangar 54 within the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to discuss emerging strategies utilized in attracting new employees.  The session also explored trends and statistics around the role that internet video use has on talent attraction and those potential employees searching for new opportunities. Gordee stressed, "companies need to constantly monitor and adjust their social media marketing and utilize optimization strategies effectively, if they're going to have their company websites noticed by these new, savvy job seekers." Another important role CCEDC's Business Expansion And Retention (BEAR) program plays is to gather businesses together to discuss the latest trends and issues that may hinder economic development growth in the [...]

Workforce Attraction: Attracting New Employees “Times Have Changed!”2020-02-26T14:46:32-06:00

CCEDC and CESA 10 host Central Region Business & Industry Luncheon

While Wisconsin continues to experience substantial growth in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, engineering and many others industries the pace of change continues to accelerate as we prepare tomorrow's workers for their future jobs, some which do not even exist yet. Many middle schools, high schools and post-secondary institutions are quickly adapting their programs and curriculum to best prepare our students for these new advancements and environments that are developing right here in Wisconsin. To help strengthen our local employers and district stakeholders Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and CESA 10 hosted a seminar on February 12th, 2020 where over a dozen businesses and district leaders gathered for a conversation regarding "Central Region Business & Industry." This seminar luncheon provided district stakeholders valuable feedback from Chippewa County companies on their labor market needs, [...]

CCEDC and CESA 10 host Central Region Business & Industry Luncheon2020-02-12T15:19:27-06:00

Discovering Export Opportunities in Central Europe

The potential exists to increase local companies’ sales through exporting. CCEDC hosted a round table discussion where over a dozen Chippewa Valley companies asked questions about the advantages of exporting their products to Central Europe. Paul Smerda, the Senior Manager at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) European Trade Representative Firm in Berlin, Germany lead a discussion and answered questions concerning the upcoming WEDC trade venture to Germany in June 2020, market trends, and recommended pro-active sales strategies for doing business in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia. Wisconsin has a history of strong German immigration and shares many similarities such as a strong manufacturing base, an emphasis on quality, and instilling a strong work ethic. In 2018 Germany was Wisconsin’s 4th largest trading partner exporting $814 million worth of goods and [...]

Discovering Export Opportunities in Central Europe2020-01-31T15:34:27-06:00

How Employee Support Services can Help Build Employee Loyalty

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted local business owners and company representatives this afternoon in Chippewa Falls, WI at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. Attendees discussed how employee support services can help build employee loyalty in the workplace and how mental health is just as critical to your most valuable assets of your company. The event was presented by Neal Bennett, President of Occupational Chaplains of America (OCA). Bennett discussed that for employees to perform at their best they need to be able to have a positive outlet during the demands throughout their working day and that is where OCA is available. OCA provides certified, occupational chaplains that interact with employees on a regular basis and are there to help your employees during their time of need or crisis situations. OCA understands that [...]

How Employee Support Services can Help Build Employee Loyalty2020-01-17T13:58:46-06:00

Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is aggressively focused on increasing entrepreneurship in the rural communities of our county. There are several untold opportunities in our rural area that can serve as a catalysts to help spur economic diversification efforts. One of those opportunities is the Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and CCEDC staff will be there to hear panelists Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies; and Mike Schulte, head analyst and head of legal of Great North Labs, which is an early-stage venture fund for the upper Midwest. This event is Cross-border investing: Minnesota, Wisconsin VCs -is great opportunities for innovators from two [...]

Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon2019-09-06T12:27:21-05:00

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