March 13, 2018
5 pm - 7 pm
At and Hosted by
Rice Lake Elks Banquet Conference
and Dining facility
36 East Eau Claire Street
& The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
Featuring a "Taste of our Members"
This event is open to Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce members, Rice Lake Elks Lodge members, invited guests, and all employees of the member businesses.
Bizology after Hours promotes business in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Call your teams in Today!
March 9, 2018
At Rands Bowling Lanes
You still have until March 5
to get your team together.
to sign up your team
This is a fundraiser for the
Chamber's Community Fund
A delegation of business people went to Madison on February 8th for the annual Heart of the North Day. They represented Barron, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties. Meetings were scheduled with:
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Department of Workforce Development
Department of Health & Human Resources
Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Administration
Department of Administration
They also met with Senator Janet Bewley and Representative Romaine Quinn.
The Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors put these 3 questions to the 5 candidates for the Rice Lake City Council.
The 5 people running for the 4 at large council positions are:
The questions asked were:
- Why are you seeking the position of City Council member?
- What can the City do to encourage existing business growth and attract new businesses?
- What can the City do to attract a viable new workforce?
Read their responses
The committee working on coming up with new entrance signs for Rice Lake had the WITC Architecture students in both Rice Lake and New Richmond do some designs for entrance signs. On February 21st the committee met with the students and they presented their designs.
The entrance sign committee will meet
further the ideas.
We thank WITC instructor Deb Kutrieb and her students for working with us.
The designs were creative and very thoughtful of what represents Rice Lake.
Left to right: Shekhar Karmarkar, Brandon Kahl, Dalton Swager, Carolyn Queiser, Bun Hanson, Chelesa Hoffman, Cory Schnacky, Karen Heram, Bruce Willers,
Back in the screen shot: Angie Ramos, Michaela DeGross.
Image Graphics Premiere Applications
15 W. Allen St.
Rice Lake, WI.
1784 22nd St.
Rice Lake, WI.
Pregnancy Help Center
234 N Main Street
Barron County Dairy Promoters 27 years
Business & Estate Advisers, Inc. 16 years
Ameriprise Financial 27 years
E.O. Johnson Business Technologies 36 years
Workforce Resource, Inc. 32 years
Draeger Chiropractic 28 years
Lullabelles Learning Center 2 years
C & M Properties & Construction 2 years
Northwest Builders, Inc. 14 years
Donn & Cindy Thomas 2 years
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates 20 years
Hardee's of Rice Lake 5 years
Hometown Title Co. 17 years
SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn, & Rusk Ctys. 3 years
Big Bike Parts, Inc. 12 years
Office Max 5 years
The RiverGroup Financial Advisers 3 years
Barron County Fair Association 26 years
THANK YOU MEMBERS FOR YOUR CONTINUED
DEDICATION AND SUPPORT OF THE CHAMBER.
Bert's Joke of the Month
Three Irishmen are sitting in the pub window
seat, idly chatting and watching the front door of the brothel across the road.
They see the local Baptist pastor appear, knock on the door and quickly go inside.
"Would you look at that!" exclaims the first Irishman. "Didn't I always say what a bunch of hypocrites those Baptists are?"
No sooner are the words out of his mouth than a Rabbi appears at the brothel door, knocks, and also disappears inside.
"Dere's another one trying to fool everyone with pious preaching and silly hats!"
They continue drinking while roundly condemning the vicar and the rabbi when they see their local Catholic priest knock on the brothel door.
"Ah, now dat's sad," says the third Irishman, "One of the girls must have died."
Member of the Month
For over thirty years, Johnson, Agen, Kupferschmidt & Associates, Inc., has been satisfying the tax accounting needs of businesses and individuals in Northwest Wisconsin. Locally owned, the staff is committed to quality,
Several of the staff members have received the Enrolled Agent designation by the Internal Revenue Service. This designation is a recognized symbol of expertise in the area of taxation.
We have offices in Barron, Cumberland and Rice Lake with partners Brenda Kupferschmidt, EA and Sue Reynolds, EA and staff serving the greater part of NW Wisconsin. The bottom line for the company is to work well with their clients and to help succeed in business and life.
New Owner &
Business Name Change
Former Rice Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialist's
Optimum Therapies, LLC
1507 W Knapp St #2
Dash of Polish
is moving to
The Cutting Edge
1403 Macauley Ave.
as of April 4th
Senior Pedicures and
Benchmark Printing Inc.
Has a new owner
11 E. Newton Street
Best of Luck!!!!
Economic Development & Education
Tuesday, March 6,
Heart of The North
Thursday, March 8th,
Board of Directors
Golden K Board
Thank You February
If you would be interested in showcasing your business by hosting Bizology After Hours, please give the office a call and reserve the date!
Chamber Chat Sponsors
Thank You February
Chamber Chat Sponsor
"Express Employment Professionals"
The Chamber does live radio spots every Wednesday morning on WJMC promoting what the Chamber is doing and what is happening in our community.
We need sponsors to help us keep this program going.
Cost is $25 a week or $100-125/month.
As a sponsor you are mentioned on the radio every week and also mentioned in the Chamber's newsletter.
We are in need of sponsors for June and August on. Please call the office and reserve a month.
Customer Service Award
The Chamber Ambassador's give out an award for people who give great customer service to their customers. We know that there are employees who do this and they should be recognized for their efforts to bring that customer back to your business. We do rely on you to let us know who these wonderful employees are! Please fill out the information form below and send it to the Chamber office. The Ambassadors would love to present a "Customer Service Award" to that person!
Customer Service Form
Membership Benefits Include
These are the options
that you can post on
our website yourself:
- Events on our Calendar
- Hot Deals
- Job posting
The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce will be closed at noon,, Friday March 30 in observance of