October 2016 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Celebrating our 65th Anniversary!

2016 Annual Banquet

Placemaking Exercise
Wednesday, September 28

New Members
Thrivent Financial 
3 E. Eau Claire Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Keith Dawson

Membership Renewals
Republic Services     14 years
Maynard Voelker     6 years
Cedar Cove Resort     34 years
Red Cedar Churc      10 years
St Vincent de Paul      4 years
Ken-way Services of Rice Lake       5 years
Perkins Family Restaurant       2 years
Manpower      24 years
Americ Inn Hotel & Suites       22 years
Norske Nook       20 years
Jack Berkseth       11 years
Bargain Bills      5 years
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire     12 years
Taco John's       13 years
South Lake Motor & RV       6 years
Southside Laundry      23 years
Golden K Kiwanis Club       24 years
Todd's Redi Mix Concrete LLC       7 years
Maple Terrace Resort       30 years
Donald Storm       5 years
F & F Automotive      6 years


You are invited to participate in a 
Business Halloween Costume Contest
Monday, October 31st.
Encourage friendly competition between other businesses by creating a theme 
and employee dress-up 
A traveling trophy will go to the winning Business.
Photos taken @each participating Business will be posted on Face Book and our newsletter
Please call the Chamber  715.234.2126 
to have the judges stop 
Join us for a
Chamber Sponsored Trip to Iceland
October 11 - 16, 2017

Join us for a special "Northern Lights" 
Chamber Chat Sponsors

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 starting next month!  Please call the office and reserve a month.

Bizology Sponsors

We have an opening for someone to sponsor the December Bizology this year. It typically is done with the Holiday/Christmas theme. The date is the 2nd  Tuesday, December 13th.

If you would be interested in hosting this Bizology After Hours, please give the office a call and reserve the date!

Bert's Joke of the Month

A Blond is selling her pet Python on E-bay. Some potential buyer called her up and asked her, "how big is the Python?" She answered, "It is massive."
He responded, "How many feet?" She said, "Boy are you stupid--a Python has no fricken feet!

In This Issue

The Lunch Box program, served on Tuesdays out of the Bethany Lutheran kitchen is currently seeking groups willing to plan, prepare and serve lunch on the following Tuesdays: Oct. 11, Nov. 22, Dec. 20 and 27. This program offers lunch to anyone in the community who is in need of a meal and is run totally on a volunteer basis. If your group is willing to serve, please contact Sue Torgeson at suzannetorgerson@

Member of the Month

Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. is an Employee Owned(ESOP) engineering consulting company with 800 plus employees in 31 office locations. SEH was established in 1927 and is comprised of engineers, architects, planners,scientists and talented professionals. We serve many clients and their project needs in airports, buildings, economic development/project funding, energy, enviromental, infrastructure, water/waste water, land development, transportation, urban design/community planning, structural engineering projects and water resource projects. Our company motto is "Building a Better World for All of Us". 

Up Coming Events

Hunters Feed
November  17th

Childrens Christmas Corner
December 3rd

Chilly Bowl

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
October 6, 
7:30 a.m.

October 4, 
11:30 a.m. @

Board of Directors
October 11,
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
October 18,
9:00 a.m.

October 28, 
8:00 a.m.@
Norske Nook

Executive Committee
October 25,
7:30 a.m.

Membership Benefits Include
These are the options 
that you can post on 
our website yourself:
  • Events on our Calendar
  • Hot Deals
  • Job posting

November 6th

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