100 Years of Success–Globe University Supports Chamber Centennial

Written by Samuel Fisher, director of career services

Recently the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary, a milestone that Globe University was proud to support. The success of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, and its members, was evident by the nearly 700 attendees that joined the celebration. The event was an opportunity to not only celebrate the centennial, but also recognize individuals and businesses for all of their hard work and success over the past year.

Globe University staff promoting “We Care” through the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. From left: Samuel Fisher, director of career services, Angela Ruppe, dean of education, Alexandra Randall, career services coordinator, and Wes Escondo, campus director Eau Claire Campus. Photo courtesy of Visit Eau Claire.

We Care: Supporting Local Employers

Globe University is a proud member of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and supports many chamber sponsored events, including the 100th anniversary. As part of Globe’s “We Care” vision, supporting employers that hire students is at the forefront of the organization’s focus.

Career Services Coordinator Alexandra Randall understands the importance of supporting local employers, including many of those who attended the chamber 100th anniversary. Alex said, “The evening was a great opportunity to network with local employers and learn about all of the great initiatives the chamber is taking to grow industry in Eau Claire. As a community member, we are proud to be included in the celebration.”

Maintaining Employer Partnerships

Creating and maintaining strong partnerships between employers and the University is a vital component of success. Owner of Apple Valley Enterprises LLC., Ron Knutson, and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Aaron Czappa joined Globe University staff as invited guests. Both organizations have a strong partnership with the University.

Wes Escondo, campus director at Globe-Eau Claire, is a big proponent of supporting community partners, like the Eau Claire Chamber, and has made it his mission since joining the campus back in 2012. Wes believes, “As an accredited institution of higher education, our students and staff benefit when we build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with fellow community members. There is no better forum to build these partnerships than through chamber involvement. It is also important to our culture to go beyond simply doing business in the Eau Claire community, but rather contribute to it through active participation.”