Eau Claire Chamber Launches Entrepreneur Conference

V1 Staff

Entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels are invited to the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Entrepreneurs’ Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The conference, sponsored by Chippewa Valley Technical College, will be 1-5pm at Florian Gardens Conference Center, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire. The half-day event will include a keynote address, breakout sessions, economic development resource booths, and a networking reception. Jon and Jennifer McBride, founders of VES Environmental Solutions, will offer the keynote; in just a few years, their business has grown from two employees in Chippewa Falls to 34 workers in the U.S., 35 in China, and two in Europe. The conference will also feature a “sneak peak” at 1 Million Cups, a nationwide program to connect entrepreneurs that will make its Eau Claire debut in 2017. The conference event is free, but registration is required. Register online at eauclairechamber.org or by calling (715) 834-1204.