September 2016  Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
In This Issue
Anniversary Year?

Are you celebrating a milestone anniversary this year?

Please send a quick email to the chamber office with the year!

Lakeview Medical Center
Healing Arts Program

presents the 
A rt exhibit of
Janice Morris

6th Forrest Run
Support the Fight
Against Brain Cancer

September 17
Great Lakes Forestry Museum is sponsoring two new events for their Heritage Days
September 17, 2016
*Historical Scavenger Hunt
*Rip Roar'n Baked Bean Contest

To learn more go to the

We Are Looking for Sponsors of our Chamber Chat Radio program

Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.  on WJMC 1240
$100-125 a month.
PLEASE call the office today!

Don't forget to post your events on our website.

Contact us at 715.234.2126

The Vietnam Memorial 
Moving Wall
will be at Anderson Park 
in Barron
September 8 -11
Opening Ceremony September 8th, 7pm

New Members

Novo Nordisk
800 Scudders 
Mill Rd.
Plainsborro, NJ. 08536
Sherri Gibson

Dri X Cleaning & Restoration
125 W 
Clairmont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI.54703
Brian Nieman

Care & Rehab of Dallas & Barron
104 E. Dallas St.
Dallas, WI. 54757
Brenda Bowe


Quanex Building Products
34 years
First Lutheran Church & Preschool,
9 years
Chris Fitzgerald,
8 years
Cobblestone Bed & Breakfast,
20 years
Wiersgella Company, Inc.,
18 years
Cooper Engineering Company, Inc.,
56 years
Wilder's Wee Pakum Inn 2,
14 years
Christie Mountain, Inc.
30 years
Fred Thomas Resort,
36 years
of Rice Lake,
13 years
Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc.,
15 years
Big Chetac Resort,
26 years
Wayne Swoboda,
18 years
Lincolnwood Resort,
46 years
Skinner Funeral Home,
9 years

Committee Meetings
Economic Development & Education
September 1, 
7:30 a.m.

September 6, 
11:30 a.m. @
Norske Nook

Board of Directors
September 13, 
7:30 a.m.

Great Lakes Forestry Museum
September 14, 
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
September 20, 
9:00 a.m.

September 23, 
8:00 a.m.@
Norske Nook

Executive Committee
September 27, 
7:30 a.m.

Upcoming Dates:

Hunters Feed - November 17, 2016

Children's Christmas Corner - December 3, 2016

Annual Banquet  Sponsorship's

We are seeking sponsorship's of $500 to support the Annual Banquet, programs, awards etc. You will receive the following for your sponsorship:
  • 8 Tickets to the banquet. (table of 8)
  • Your business on the promotions and programs.
  • A free banner ad on our website from time of signing up to the end of October.
To get on the promotion flyers and programs, we need to hear from you by September 12th

Nominations for Community Awards
Your opportunity to nominate and recognize:
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Commercial/Retail Business of the Year
  • Service Business of the Year Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Rising Star Achievement Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Educator of the Year

Nominations are due to the Chamber by Monday, September 12th.

They can also be emailed to


Award Nominations Form Here 

Educator of the Year Nomination Form Here 

Member of the Month

Rice Lake Main Street Association celebrates a 25-year-long partnership with Wisconsin Main Street and the National Main Street Center embracing the history and spirit of our downtown community.  Each year the program coordinates an average of 1000 volunteer hours to provide; purchase and care of hanging petunia baskets, ArtScape on Main banners, art scholarship, holiday parade and tree decorating events, administration of a matching-sign-grant program, low interest  facade  loan program, design consultations, promotion of Small Business Saturday, participation in place-making, better block activities, business seminars, training opportunities locally and around the state, partnership coordination of trash removal.  

Dash of Polish Ribbon Cutting
1 03 N. Main Street, Rice Lake
Lori Dvorak

Left-Right: Kay Ruid, Jackie Molden, Becky Black, Anne Gallagher, Lori Dvorak, Stef Fiedler, Wendy Markgren, Sandie LeVan and Karen Heram.
MSA Professional Services
Ribbon Cutting
15 W Marshall Street, Rice Lake
David Rasmussen, Dave Wierzba

Left-Right: Linda Wiese, Sandie LeVan, Amanda Grilley, Erik Evenson, Teresa Anderson, David Schofield, Michele Schullo, Scott Martin, David Wierzba, David Rasmussen, Carol Rbideaux, Kay Ruid, Matt Secore, Becky Black, Mayor Diercks 
& Don Ruid

Placemaking Node #1
THANK YOU Volunteers, donating your time and materials for the 
Knapp Stout Park

Rice Lake Rotary &  
Rice Lake Parks & Recreation
Rotary cleaned and stained the gazebo and cut down some bushes. Parks & Recreation helped to remove the cut brush, keeping the park looking nice.
Before                            After       
County Materials 
County Materials replaced the missing/broken blocks on the planters in the park.

Salute Golf Results

Thank You to all Sponsors and Volunteers!
You make this event successful!
Bert's Joke of the Month
Three blondes are sitting by the side of a river 
holding fishing poles with the lines in the water.
A Game Warden comes up behind 
taps them on the shoulder and 
says, "Excuse me, ladies, I'd like to see your 
fishing licenses."
"We don't have any," replied the first blonde.  
"Well, if you're going to fish, you need fishing  licenses,"
said the Game Warden.  
"But  officer," replied the second blonde, "we aren't  fishing.
We all have magnets at the end of our lines  and we're collecting debris off the bottom  of the  river."
The Game Warden lifted up all the lines 
sure enough, there were horseshoe magnets 
tied on the end of each line.  
"Well, I know of no law against it," said the Game 
"Take all the debris you want. And with that, he  left
As soon as the Game Warden was out of 
the three blondes started laughing  hysterically.
  "What a dumb Fish 
Cop," the second blonde said to the other  two.
  "Doesn't he know that there are steelhead 
trout in this river?"

Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868