Chippewa Valley Rally
Taking the Chippewa Valley's Voice to Madison. This annual event is organized by the Chippewa Valley Chamber Alliance, representing the Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce. It's is a unique opportunity to bring the collective voice of Chippewa Valley business and community leaders like you to Madison all at one time. With workforce issues at the top of the agenda, we'll be there to emphasize the impact on our region of initiatives being undertaken or considered by state government, including education, infrastructure and more. Here's a link to download the 2020 Issues Book.
How it works: You'll be part of a team of several dozen area business and community leaders traveling to Madison for small group meetings at legislative offices, a luncheon, informal discussions with lawmakers and staff at the closing reception, and networking with others from the area who are interested in state government policy. Click here for photos from the 2019 Rally
Highlighting workforce development: Bring your interns or apprentices. A major theme of this year's Rally will be the value of the programs that make internships and apprenticeships possible. If you're an employer who utilizes registered apprenticeships, college internships, or high school youth apprentices, we encourage you to bring one or more of them along to give lawmakers the opportunity to meet students whose futures are being enhanced by these programs. Click here for more information about bringing apprentices or interns. See the registration option below, or contact Scott Rogers if you have questions. [email protected]
Event schedule: Events in Madison begin with an Issues Briefing at 10:00 a.m. There will be two morning legislative visits at the State Capitol, lunch at the Park Hotel (Speaker: Missy Hughes, CEO & Secretary, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.), three afternoon legislative visits, and a closing Reception 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Optional round trip same-day bus transportation is available from Eau Claire (choose that option when you register). Bus boarding at 6:15 a.m., return by 9:30 p.m.
Discounted hotel rates are available to those traveling on their own and staying overnight. Call the Park Hotel at 608-285-8000 and ask for the Chippewa Valley Rally Room Block. Special rates available through February 14.
Cancellation policy: If you find later you can't attend, cancel at least 7 days before to receive a full refund.
Sponsorships are available for local businesses and organizations who want to show support to help make this annual event possible.. For information, contact Scott Rogers at the Eau Claire Chamber: [email protected]
Young Professionals Scholarships Available: If you're a member of Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley or Menomonie Young Professionals, Follow this link to apply!
Optional add-on opportunity
Business Day in Madison: Wednesday, Feb 26, Monona Terrace
You may wish to stay over to attend this annual event organized by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce featuring high-level speakers on leadership, policy, and workforce development.