Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce November 2016
In This Issue
Monsters, Spooks and Ghouls!

Watch for the Business Halloween Costume Contest Results E-Blast coming soon!

Remember to Vote
Tuesday, 8th

Rice Lake 

Kobussen Buses took delivery of two 2016 MCI J4500 series 56 Passenger Motor-Coaches. The many luxury features are Independent suspension, LED lighting throughout,  Seat belts, Wi-Fi, reclining seats, 120v household outlets. This investment represents
Kobussen Buses continued  commitment to being the areas leader in luxury  motor-coach transportation.

November 6th


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.

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
November 3, 
7:30 a.m.

November 1, 
11:30 a.m. @

Board of Directors
November 8,
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
November 15,
9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
November 22,
7:30 a.m.

Thank you Cozy Creations for sponsoring our October Chamber Chat!


Clothes Spin Laundry
329 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
John Nelson 

Rice Lake Glass & Door   
39 years
Dairy State Bank    
56 years
Barron County Historical Society     
7 years
Koehler & Meese Law Office      
57 years
Lazy A Ranch     
57 years
Coldwell Banker - Brenizer Realtor     
23 years
The UPS Store     
12 years
Drags Restaurant     
51 years
Looking Good Photo Booth     
2 years
We Share Food Pantry 
1 year
Thompson Nelson Insurance     
50 years
Osterbauer Drugs     
56 years
Dick Pajula     
16 years
Kitchen & Floor Decor Inc.     
27 years
Birchwood Manufacturing     
57 years
Straight Forward of Wisconsin     
4 years
American Red Cross   8 years
Cookin' Up a Storm      2 years
Mr & Mrs Robert Johnson     
58 years
Charter Spectrum Business     
57 years
Arrowhead Family Dental    
11 years
Surplus Outlet    
57 years
Rice Lake Auto Supply 
34 years
Bonded Collections of Rice Lake      
Team Realty     
26 years
Coe Law Offices     
57 years
Swanson Eye Care     36 years
Paul's Sheet Metal Products & Service     25 years
Don Johnson Motors  57 years
Barron County Habitat for Humanity (Restore) 
1 year
Lampert's Yards     
56 years
CCF Bank     
15 years
Lehman's Supper Club  
51 years
Curriers Lakeview Lodge     
51 years
50 years
United Way
1 year
Lakeland Cooperative
57 years
Knudson Agency, Inc.
45 years

November  BIZOLOGY
November 8th at the UW-BC Student Center
See Flyer for Details

December Bizology is sponsored by
RE/MAX Advantage & Turtleback 
@ Turtleback Conference Center.

Member  of the Month
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
2472 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting at Clothes Spin, 329 N. Main St. to celebrate new owners John Nelson and Tracy Larson.

From left to right: Sandie LeVan, Becky Gordon, Bert Richard, Anne Gallagher, Wendy Markgen, Tracy Larson, Kay Ruid, John Nelson, Matt Secore, Judy Nichols, Jen Burish and Don Ruid. 
Sponsors Needed 

We are now collecting sponsorships to help defray the costs of our 12th  Annual Hunters Feed
Thursday, November 17th
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us in this annual tradition!
Call the Chamber office,

Click here for details.

Good Luck Deer Hunters!

Please help the Children!

Children's Christmas Corner
 Saturday, December 3
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Rice Lake Cedar Mall

We need participation of local businesses.
  • Vendors to set-up and manage their table with gifts ranging from $1 - $10
  • Click here for vendor regisration form.
  • Sponsors to fund gift wrap, tags and bows
  • Volunteers to help the children shop and to wrap presents.

Come enjoy the smiles and Christmas Spirit!


Contact the Chamber at 715.234.2126 or email us at chamber@rice-lake.com

October Bizology United Way Kick-Off

L to R Linda Wiese(Rice Lake Chamber Ambassador) and 50/50 Winner ; Lyn 
Caroline Dunham -Grand Prize Winner for Real Estate Solutions; Mitch Zimmer-President to Rice Lake United Way; Karen Heram-Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Director,; Anne Gallagher (Chamber Ambassador), United Way BOD and Mark Eby-Office Manager from Real Estate Solutions(October Bizology Sponsor).

Congratulations Marshfield's 100th Anniversary

L - R Sandie LeVan, Stef Fielder, Ned Wolf, 
Judy Nichols,Bert Richard

Chamber Sponsored Trip
You are invited to a tour of  Iceland
October 11 - 16, 2017

Join us for a special "Northern Lights" trip.
Learn more here.

Website Options for our Members
A few months ago the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce launched a new and updated website. We are happy to inform you that our new website allows you additional uses! 

FREE for your use:
  • Free Job Postings
  • Free Hot Deals
  • Free Basic Listing

Marketing Options on our Website

  • Banner Sponsor $125/month - includes: logo, 20 additional keywords, enhanced lisiting on the map, 1600 character description, top priority listing on the directory and will be in a shaded box, 1 newsletter insert, 1 e-blast, banner located on a variety of our pages, limited to 4 banners a month.
  • Enhanced Listing $35/year - includes: logo, 20 search keywords - 12 more than basic listing, enhanced listing on the map, 1600 character description, listed below banner ad priority in business directory and will be in a shaded box.
  • Basic Listing FREE - 8 keywords, 200 character description, random location in directory
Bert's Joke of the Month
A tourist wanders into a back-alley antique shop in San Francisco's Chinatown. Picking through the objects on display he discovers a detailed bronze sculpture of a rat. The sculpture is so interesting and unique that he picks it up and asks the shop owner the price.
"Twelve dollars for the rat, sir," says the shop owner, "and an extra one thousand dollars more for the story behind it."
"You can keep the story, old man," he replies, "but, I'll take the rat."
The transaction complete, the tourist leaves the store with the bronze rat under his arm. 
As he crosses the street in front of the store, two live rats emerge from a sewer drain and fall into step behind him. Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another sewer drain, more rats come out and follow him. By the time he's walked two blocks, at least a hundred rats are at his heels, and people begin to point and shout. He walks even faster, and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of rats swarm from sewers, basements, vacant lots, and abandoned cars, following him. 
Rats by the hundreds are at his heels, and as he sees the waterfront at the bottom of the hill, he panics and starts to run full tilt. No matter how fast he runs, the rats keep up, squealing hideously now not just hundreds but thousands, so that by the time he comes racing to the water's edge a trail of rats twelve city blocks long is behind him.
Making a mighty leap, he jumps up onto a light post, grasping it with with one arm, while he hurls the bronze rat into San Francisco Bay with the other, as far as he can throw it.
Pulling his legs up and clinging to the light post, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of rats surges over the breakwater into the sea, where they drown.
Shaken and mumbling, he makes his way back to the antique shop.
"Ah sir, you've come back for the rest of the story," says the owner.
"No," says the tourist, "I was just hoping you had a bronze sculpture of a politician!"

Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | karen@rice-lake.com | http://www.ricelakechamber.org
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Happy Thanksgiving from the 
Rice Lake Chamber!