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14th Annual Women's Business Conference

Posted: May 31st, 2017

The 14th Annual Women's Business Conference, presented by the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire W.R. Davies Student Center.

The conference is expected to attract more than 500 business owners, aspiring business owners, entrepreneurs and exhibitors from across the Midwest. This year's conference features 100 exhibitors and 20 educational sessions on business planning, marketing, legal issues, business finance, and current trends in business.

The conference will start with a Power Panel moderated by Sarah Stokes, featuring the leaders of four successful women-owned businesses. Included in the Power Panel will be Sherri Yukel from Big Dot of Happiness, Christina Wiersgalla from Wiersgalla Co., Connie Olson from Micon Cinemas, and Sue Tietz from McDonough Manufacturing. Each participant will share their tips for success and explain how they got started and how they overcame obstacles during their business careers.

The conference will conclude with a Closing Celebration and goal-setting session moderated by Kari Dahl from the UW-Stout Leadership Development Institute.

Conference participants will attend four educational sessions throughout the day and may choose from the following topics:

  • The New Digital Consumer: Create & Cultivate Your Online Presence
  • Crowdfunding Your Startup
  • Are You an Entrepreneur?
  • Effective Engagement with Government
  • Employment Law Update
  • Stop Wasting Marketing Money
  • Business Account Fraud
  • Vetting Your Business Idea - The Business Model Canvas
  • Social Media for Employee Recruitment
  • All Things Family Law and How they can Impact Your Business
  • How to Build A Customer-Centric Brand that Wins
  • Start Strong, End Strong: Build, Maintain & Repair Credit
  • Rural Business: Getting Started and Strategies for Growth
  • Outlook Tips & Tricks
  • Understanding Business Contracts
  • Content Marketing and Using Social Media to Promote Your Business
  • Ask the Lender
  • Social Enterprise
  • You Created an Instagram Account. Now What?
  • Business Succession Planning

The 2017 Women's Business Conference is presented by the non-profit Western Dairyland Community Action Agency and the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The conference is sponsored by more than 30 businesses and organizations, including 98.7 The Brew, Weld Riley, WQOW TV-18, Queen of the Castle, Chippewa Valley Family, Eau Claire Pet Care, Leader-Telegram, and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

The registration fee is $69 per person. Scholarships are available for students and income-eligible individuals. For more information or to register, call 715-836-7511, ext. 1171 or visit www.WomensBusinessConference.com.

ABOUT WESTERN DAIRYLAND COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Western Dairyland Community Action Agency is a non-profit human services organization serving Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, and Trempealeau Counties.  The agency was established in 1966 to alleviate poverty related conditions and provide opportunities that enable people to advance economically and socially.  More information is available at www.westerndairyland.org

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center works with startup, existing, and expanding businesses in the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency's service area of Eau Claire, Jackson, Trempealeau and Buffalo counties.  The Business Centers' services are designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to individualized as well as group business training, referrals, financing, technology, and ongoing business case management services.  For more info go to www.SuccessfulBusiness.org.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Western Dairyland, 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire, WI, 715-836-7511 ext. 1171 to make arrangements. This agency is an equal opportunity provider.

Western Dairyland Receives
Nonprofit Excellence Award

Posted: April 6th, 2017

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley held its annual Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event recognizes the businesses and individuals who generously support the education, financial stability and health of the community.

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