Breakfast will feature talk on UW-EC programs

A community breakfast jointly sponsored by the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and UW-Eau Claire will be on Tuesday, April 2.

The free breakfast will be 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Dakota Ballroom of the Davies Center, 77 Roosevelt Ave., on the university’s campus.

The event will feature a panel who will discuss the university’s graduate programs and how they benefit the Chippewa Valley.

Panelists are chamber president and CEO David Minor, UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt, College of Business Dean K. Brewer Doran and university Foundation executive director Kimera Way.

Those interested in attending must register by March 29 through the chamber’s website,

Chamber HR conference tickets on sale for April 3 event

A daylong conference for human resources professionals, managers and business owners who need to keep up on workforce issues will be April 3 in Eau Claire.

Jointly sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and Chippewa Valley Society of Human Resource Management, the conference will be 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave.

Jim Morgan, vice president of member experience at nonprofit employer association MRA, will start the conference with a keynote session on leadership and building trust.

Other sessions will address federal overtime rules, executive compensation, effective training, hiring veterans, improving retirement and health care plans, marketing and responding to an active threat in the workplace.

Admission for chamber or CVSHRM members is $89 per person while nonmembers must pay $119. Lunch is included in the admission fee.

Register online at by March 29.

Short Takes

• Eau Claire-based Charter Bank hired Ann Gonstead-Hartle as its compliance officer, making her responsible to make sure the bank complies with federal and state regulations. Gonstead-Hartle has more than 18 years of banking industry experience, most recently serving as vice president of compliance for another local financial institution, CCF Bank.

From staff reports