Chamber to give public policy tips

Businesses interested in learning about how local, state and national policies are made can attend a 90-minute informational session on Nov. 29 in Eau Claire.

Scott Rogers, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s governmental affairs and workforce director, will present the nonpartisan program at 4 p.m. at the chamber building, 101 N. Farwell St.

Rogers will explain which decisions are made at each level of government and how businesses can be effective when they want to weigh in on a policy issue.

Attending the session costs $5. Register online at

Short Takes

• An Eau Claire delivery company won a distinction awarded to just 99 of the 5,600 small businesses that FedEx Ground contracts with in the U.S. and Canada. Scott Fortier of 4TA Line Haul Express was named a FedEx Ground Entrepreneur of the Year due to business growth, customer service, safety, community involvement and business ethics.

• The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce set Jan. 30 as the date for the 2019 Chippewa Valley Rally, a one-day event where local business leaders visit Madison to talk with lawmakers.

• Eau Claire-based Larson Cos. recently named Hannah Wampole as its human resources lead.

From staff reports