Rice Lake Chamber News 
April 2016

Please join us for the 
April Bizology  After Hours!
ArtScape on Main
Tuesday, April 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsored by


Hosted by the Rice Lake Main Street Association
at Northern Star Theatre
104 South Main Street

2016 Bizology Schedule

May 12 - Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin

September 13 - CCF Bank

October 11 - Real Estate Solutions

Ambassador Activities
Congratulations to Sarah Dietz from Royal Credit Union for Excellent Customer Service!

Front row:  Jackie Molden, Sarah Dietz, Lyn Dunham.  Second row: Judy Nichols, Tammy Schutz, Sandie LeVan, Wendy Markgren, Becky Black.  Third row: Lance Corton, Don Ruid and Chris Musil (Royal Credit Union).

Save the Date!

Thursday, August 18th.

Turtleback Golf & Conference Center

Watch for details.

Mike Joosten, instrumental music teacher at Cameron High School was named UW-Eau Claire's 2016 Pre-Service Educator Award recipient. 

Mike also directs the Municipal Band for Rice Lake's Music in the Park.

Congratulations Mike!
Rice Lake Weighing Systems has acquired Heusser Neweigh Metrology Services, a precision weighing and metrology services company based in Concord, CA. They are pleased to welcome Heusser Neweigh to the Rice Lake family and are excited about the opportunities combined efforts will create. 


Committee Meetings
Tuesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. @ Badger Brew
Great Lakes Forestry Museum
Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 a.m.
Economic Development & Education
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 a.m.
Board of Directors
Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 a.m.
Golden K Board
Tuesday, April 19, 9:30 a.m.
Friday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.
Executive Committee
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 a.m.

Bert's Joke of the Month!

Mensa Convention

There was a Mensa convention in San Fransisco.  Mensa, as you probably know, is a national organization for people who have an IQ of 140 or higher. 

Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe.  When they sat down, one of them discovered that their salt shaker contained pepper, and their pepper shaker was full of salt. 

How could they swap the contents of the two bottles without spilling any, and using only the implements at hand? Clearly, this was a job for Mensa minds. 

The group debated the problem and presented ideas and finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer. They called the waitress over ready to dazzle her with their solution. 

"Ma'am," they said, "we couldn't help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker has pepper". But before they could finish, the waitress interrupted: "Oh, sorry about that". 

She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them. There was dead silence at the Mensa table. 

Kind of reminds you of Washington D.C., doesn't it?
In This Issue

Spring Election 2016

April 5, 2016 at 
City Hall in Rice Lake 

On the ballot is the presidential preference primary, a state supreme court race, Barron County Circuit Court judge election and election of four city alderman and mayor.

More information available at 

Music in The park
Concerts begin on 
Tuesday, June 7th at Veteran's Memorial Park with the Municipal Band.

We are in the process of securing sponsors!

Please call 715-234-2126 
if you're interested.

The program schedule will 
be ready soon.

Membership Renewals
Allstate Insurance 1 year
Ameriprise Financial Services 25 years
Anderson, Hager & Moe -  
28 years
Associated Realty -   42 years
Bank Mutual -   37 years
Benchmark Printing, Inc.
37 years
Cedar Cove Resort -   33 years
Disabled American Veterans -  
1 year
Edward D. Jones - Geoff Bohn 14 years
Fireline Shooting & Training Center -   1 year
Margot Haukom -   32 years
Heritage Manor 36 years
Hometown Title Co. -   15 years
Eunice Hyllested -   38 years
Interventional Pain Specialists of Wisconsin -  10 years
Koser Radio TKC, Inc. -   57 years
Lake States Environmental, LTD 4 years
Mayo Clinic Health System
8 years
Nicolet Welcome Service 7 years
Northern Business Products
58 years
Rice Lake Main Street Association 26 years
S.C. Swiderski 3 years
Duke Thurs 20 years
Thyme Worn Treasures 11 years
The Water Meister Inc. - 31 years
Toboggan Run Dental 38 years
Tracker Marine Boat Center
15 years

April Member of the Month
Congratulations Marketplace Foods!

"We're Marketplace Foods and we've been your hometown grocery store i Rice Lake since 1983. We continue to be your go to place for the highest quality foods in the area. We're proud to strengthen our community by carrying locall produced items and locally grown produce. It's our goal to inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity one guest at a time all while treating them as our most important guest. 

Marketplace is located at 
330 S. Main Street 
in Rice Lake. 

Please visit our website 

Member Appreciation!
Thank you to The Elk's Lodge for sponsoring a fabulous Bizology After Hours!

Thank you to Wiplfi for sponsoring our March Chamber Chat program!

We appreciate YOUR support!!

Customer Service Recognition Award
The Rice Lake Chamber Ambassadors love to recognize individuals who have provided exceptional customer service to you.

Please fill out this form with details of how someone went above the standard service.  How their personality left you feeling great. How they worked out an issue for you. How they provided exceptional Customer Service!

Rice Lake's ATV Route is now open! 


The 2016 Aquafest Parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th. 

If you are interested in entering a float, please contact the Chamber at 715-234-2126.

Free Website Benefits
Our NEW website it 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

-Update and add descriptions etc. to your listing in the directory

These services are free to our members, so please take advantage of the opportunities available. 
Karen Heram
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce