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5/20 Chamber Chat: Missy Hughes WEDC (3:00)

Missy Hughes, Secretary, and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) gives updates to La Crosse Area businesses on reopening and fields your questions.

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5/14 Chamber Chat: La Crosse County Health Department Updates (3:00)

Carol Engle-Drury shares La Crosse County Health Department is available to answer your questions about reopening and what’s next. Send questions in advance >>

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5/13 Chamber Chat: COVID-19 Modeling, Testing, Treatment, and Vaccines (3:00)

Dr. Stacey Rizza, Professor of Medicine, President of Mayo Clinic staff and an Expert in Infectious Diseases, will be joining us to share an overview of COVID-19 pandemic modeling, testing, treatment and vaccines, and take your questions. Send questions in advance >>

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5/12 The Forum Online: Congressman Ron Kind shares federal updates and next steps on COVID-19 (12:00)

Congressman Ron Kind joins us to share federal updates related to COVID-19 funding and relief.

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5/7 Chamber Chat: COVID-19 Cleaning - Supply Chain, Products, and more (3:00)

Find out what’s happening at the distribution level for cleaning and disinfecting agents, and what to expect for product allocation. Plus, as you look at re-emerging, learn what to look for on labels and popular products for business and community health use.

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5/1 Chamber Chat: Open Mic. Using What We Know, Brainstorm How to Open (10:00)

The “dial” to open may not be what we anticipated, but it has set the tone for how to open. La Crosse Area Chamber CEO Vicki Markussen will highlight what we know, give examples of how to open, and hear from you how you’re starting to open. It’s open mic, Chamber best practices style.

4/30 Chamber Chat: Alternative to Layoffs: Work Share featuring WMC (3:00)

WMC, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, is Wisconsin’s state-wide Chamber of Commerce. Hear from Senior Director of Workforce and Employment Policy, Chris Reader, to discuss work share, how to maximize tax breaks available for your business, and more.

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4/29 Chamber Chat: How to Pivot - Best Practices in Changing Operations

Hear from Barb Nick, President and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, share how the organization has pivoted internal operations, from techniques for running effective meetings to building resiliency within the company.

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4/23 Understanding the PPP

Ed Jaekel, CPA with JRM CPAs, LLC, will take businesses on a deep dive of the PPP, or Paycheck Protection Program. Get clarification on frequently asked questions related to this funding and tips to avoid common mistakes other businesses are making when applying for or planning to use these funds.

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4/22 Our Local Economy During COVID-19 (3:00)

Dr. TJ Brooks, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics and Chair of the Department of Finance at UWL, will share what he’s hearing and thoughts on the impacts of COVID-19 on our local economy.

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4/21 Keep Your Personal Finances Strong During COVID-19 (12:00)

Duke Cunningham, with Trust Point, Inc., will share actionable steps to take to keep your finances strong during COVID-19. What should you do with your investments or retirement accounts? What are smart ways to use your stimulus payment?

Part of the Staying Healthy webinar series, hosted by the La Crosse Area Young Professionals, but open to all interested.
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4/20 Badger Bounce Back Plan & more (3:30 PM)

Join us for this brief Chamber Chat to let you know what we’re hearing on the newly released Badger Bounce Back Plan and metrics for reopening commerce in WI. Plus additional opportunities for small business funding, unemployment applications, and other resources.

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4/17 Helping Your Kids Cope with COVID (3:00)

From missing significant milestones to feeling cooped up indoors, COVID-19 has impacted our families, and especially our children and youth. Mike Scott, with the Parenting Place, will share best practices for processing our current reality with children of all ages, identifying stress and anxiety across age groups, and creating routines to foster connection during this time.
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4/16 COVID-19 Positive: One Company's Experience (3:00)

Learn from the experience of local company, Trane Technologies, on what to do when a COVID-19 positive individual comes into contact with your business. Hear the steps they took, what they learned, and what they recommend other businesses do differently.

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4/15 Your Wellness During COVID-19 (3:00)

Take Care of Yourself! Beyond the virus itself, the COVID-19 crisis is taking it’s toll on every single American. Now more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves and loved ones: Body, Mind & Spirit. The isolation can be devastating as Mental Health and Human Connection are critically important to you staying well in this time! Nick Roush from Root Down Yoga shares concrete tools to aid you in your wellness pursuit, both during the crisis and after.
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4/14 Workforce Impacts of COVID-19 (3:00)

We’ll hear from Teresa Pierce with Workforce Connections, Inc. on the impacts they’re seeing on our employment and unemployment from COVID-19 and what they predict.
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4/13 The Forum: COVID-19 Funding & Updates (3:00)

The federal government is meeting about opening up funding. All eyes are on the State of Wisconsin and how they will respond. Join us for The Forum (virtual) as we bring together our local electeds to state government. Hear what they think and more importantly, weigh in.

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4/9 Employment Law FAQs During COVID (3:00)

Attorney Kara Burgos (Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd) joins us to share answers to your common COVID employment questions.

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4/7 La Crosse Mayor Addresses Businesses (3:00)

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat joined us to talk to businesses about what the City is doing in response to COVID-19.

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4/3 La Crosse County Health on Business-Related COVID (3:00)

Carol Engle-Drury & Doug Schaefer with the La Crosse County Health Department join us to answer business-focused questions on COVID-19.

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4/2 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Discusses CARES Act (3:00)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Ethan Hellier, Manager, Midwest Region, provided insight on current federal funding available to small businesses and self-employed individuals may prepare to file for a loan.

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4/1 Jon Walrath with Dale Carnegie on "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"

With so much to worry about, it’s time to start moving forward. Join Jon Walrath with Dale Carnegie training as he provides tips on how to reduce stress — brought to you through the Chamber’s partnership with Dale Carnegie.

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3/31 Congressman Ron Kind on Federal Assistance (4:45 p.m.)

Hear from Congressman Ron Kind on updates from the CARES package addressing COVID-19.

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3/31 Andrea Schnick with City of La Crosse on Funding Available

Andrea Schnick with the City of La Crosse Planning Department on updates and steps the City is taking.

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3/27 THE FORUM Online: Federal Update on COVID Stimulus Package

Mike from Sen. Johnson’s office & Greg from Sen. Baldwin’s Office talked about what’s included in the Federal Stimulus Package and how you benefit. NOTE: we hit record a bit late. We apologize for the cut off video.

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3/26 Transitioning to Remote Working

Joe Ruskey, owner of Dependable Solutions, offered software to use to help with remote working.

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3/25 Changes to the Family & Medical Leave Act impacting small businesses

John Honadel highlighted frequently asked questions they are receiving on the changes to the Family & Medical Leave Act.

Wipfli’s COVID-19 Resources >>

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3/24 WEDC on Funding Available

Mark Tallman highlighted the funding options available and what’s on their website.

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Essential Businesses & Clarification Form >>

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