Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
August 2016
In This Issue

Music in The park
August 2 - Red Cedar Symphony
Woodstone Senior Living, Sponsor

August 9 - The Dean's List
UW-BC Foundation, Sponsor

Group Health Cooperative
was recently named the "#1 Most Active Company" in the nation, a prestigious designation by The Wellness Council of America.

Don Robarge
City of Rice Lake
  Water Utilities Superintendent, received  the 2016 District #4 Operator of the Year Award


New Members

The Enchanted Barn/Rustic Lux
1543 6 1/2 Avenue
Hillsdale, WI.
Ginny Cairns

Perfect Image Sign, LLC
2501 College DR.
Rice Lake, WI
Mike Schullo

Kathy Kadlec
2575 15th Street
Rice Lake, WI.

Dash of Polish
103 N. Main St.
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Lori Dvorak


Membership Renewals

Amundson Appliance Inc.
6 years
Mark Berger
Edward Jones
19 years
Henry Wisconsin
9 years
Gibbson's Watercare Service
4 years
Tokyo USA Inc.
1 year
Wipfli, LLP 
37 years
Vocational Services
1 year
Caroline  Dunham 
6 years
Shared Medical Technology, Inc.
20 years
Link Ford & RV
39 years
Vinopal Title & Abstract
12 years
Cabin Coffee Co. of Rice Lake
3 years
Travel Leaders
36 years
Johnson, Agen, Kupferschmidt & Associates
8 years
The Salvation Army
3 years
Mosaic Telecom
21 years
Tice Technologies
8 years
Bob & Steve's BP Amoco 
14 years
Loffler Companies, Inc.
28 years
Thomas Precision Machining
32 years
Northwoods Promotion & Apparel
6 years
Outdoor Ventures
3 years
Bethany Lutheran Church
10 years
A Plus Plumbing Services N'More
4 years

Committee Meetings

August 2, 11:30 a.m.

Great Lakes Forestry Museum
August 3, 7:30 a.m.

Economic Development & Education
August 4, 7:30 a.m.

August 5, 8:15

Board of Directors
August 9, 7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
August 16, 9:30 a.m.

Executive Committee
August 23, 7:30 a.m.

August 26, 7:30 a.m.

Sponsor a Chamber Chat  and have your business recognized each Wednesday at
8:30, on WJMC 1240
for a month.
Openings available!

We invite you to join us for our 32nd
Annual Salute Golf Outing!
Shotgun starts at 8:00 and 1:30

When: August 18, 2016
Where: Turtleback Golf Course

Reserve your Hole Sponsorship  Here

Volunteers needed for the day of the event

Member of the Month

Quanex Building Products Corporation
311 W. Coleman St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 38 manufacturing locations around the world, Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered materials and components for building products sold to the building materials industry. We design and produce energy-efficient window and door products, systems and solutions, as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinet components. The Rice Lake, WI facility produces window screens, patio door screens, gas fireplace safety barriers, patio door threshold systems, and various other engineered products for the building industry.

Visit us online

1st Annual Blue Hills  Clay Shoot 
For Scouting
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Blue Hills Sportsmen's Club

Adult shooters of all levels are welcome to attend and a training area will be offered for inexperienced shooters.  Funds raised at this event will be used to support the 
Boy Scouting Programs of the Blue Hills District, 
which consists of Barron, Rusk, Sawyer and 
Washburn Counties.

Event Sponsors:

Paid advertisement
 Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Tom Toy, Tim Pabich, Tim Olson and Thomas Larson, President  of Larson Companies
The Wisconsin State Cabinet Week

A ssistant Deputy S ecretary  Dave Anderson  of Department of Workforce Development and  Secretary Mark Hogen,  CEO of 
Wis. Economic Development (WEDC).
Attended the Chamber's Board of Directors 
meeting July 12th.

 Department of Administration Secretary, Scott Neitzel and Director of Office of Business Developemnt,  Joe Knilans held listening seminars.
Two seminars on Identity Theft and Data Breach with the Department of Ag Trade Consumer Protection were presented by 
The Assistant Deputy Secretary 
Sandy Chalmers and their agency liaison 
Laura Fay.

Wisconsin manufacturers make some really cool things and as part of Manufacturing Month, we are in search of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin!

Free Website Benefits
Our New website is set up to help us promote Your business! 
See what you can do:
- Add events to the calendar for the public to see
- Post jobs on the Job Posting section
- Promote your business with sales, promotions, coupons on the Hot Deals section
- Add a logo to your listing in the directory

Bert's Joke of the Month
The 60th High School Reunion 
He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years, having been high school classmates and having attended class reunions in the past without fail.
This 60th anniversary of their class, the widower and the widow made a foursome with two other singles. They had a wonderful evening, their spirits high, with the widower throwing admiring glances across the table . . . and the widow smiling coyly back at him.
Finally, during one dance, he picked up courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?"
After about 6 seconds of careful consideration, she answered, "Yes... yes I will!"
Needless to say, the evening ended on a happy note for the widower. However, the next morning he was troubled. Did she say "Yes" or did she say 'No'? He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. He went over-and-over the conversation of the previous evening, but his mind was blank. He remembered asking the question, but for the life of him could not recall her response.
With fear and trepidation, he picked up the phone and called her. First, he explained that he couldn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the past evening. As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say "Yes" or did you say "No"?
"Why, you silly man" she replied, I said Yes. Yes, I will! And I meant it with all my heart!"
The widower was delighted. He felt his heart skip a beat.
Then she continued. "And I'm so glad you called. I couldn't remember who asked me!"

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37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868