Rice Lake Chamber News 
March 2016

Heart of The North

Heart of the North Day is a grassroots community based effort to bring issues of importance to the State Legislators for the northern counties of Barron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn.  2016 is the fourth year for our grassroots lobbying effort. We traveled to Madison Wednesday, February 24th by bus from the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce. We had meetings with key legislators, department heads and state cabinet level officials who advocate for issues that are unique and specific to our region of the great State of Wisconsin. We are always looking for feedback and input to help make our lobbying effort a successful event.  Public involvement is critical to our effort. Please call us at the Chamber if you have interest in attending the 2017 session. 

Annual Chilly Bowl
First of all, we'd like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all Team Sponsors and bowlers. We hope you had a great time!  Included in the HUGE THANK YOU are the businesses that donated prizes for the event. This event wouldn't be a success without all of you! 

Mens High Game:  Kevin Drost - 196
Men's Low Game:  Dan Walsh - 69
Women's High Game:  Karen Young - 196
Women's Low Game:  Lauren Sainburg - 37
Travelling Trophy - Lamperts-Elks Team -
2 530

Prizes donated by:

Allstate Insurance
American Excelsior
Christie Mountain
Dairy State Bank
Heartwood Resort - Trego
Mosaic Telecom
Rand's Lanes
Royal Credit Union
Turtleback Golf
Woodstone Senior Living

Team Sponsors:

Benchmark Printing
Dairy State Bank
Don Johnson Motors
Drags Restaurant & Lounge
Elks Lodge
Impact Seven
Link Ford & RV
Marketplace Foods
Mosaic Telecom
Royal Credit Union
Slumberland Furniture
Swanson Eye Care Center
Woodstone Senior Living

Ambassador Activities
Congratulations to Northwoods Promotions on your new location at 113 N. Main Street, Suite H
 in Rice Lake!

Front row: Jackie Molden, Anne Gallagher, Mary and Chris Olsen, Kathy Kadlec, Linda Wiese and Karen Heram.  Back row: Sandie LeVan, Wendy Markgren, Bert Richard, Lance Corton, Scott Fredrickson, Don Ruid and Eric Richter. 
Young Ambassadors 2016!

Addison Bowman
Brie Clark
Alex Drost
Olivia Gargulak
Stella Knutson
Emily Marten
Channing Parkman
Laura Schroeder
Chloe Steiner

Royal Credit Union was named a 2015 Wisconsin Governor's Financial Literacy Award recipient. Governor Scott Walker presented the awards during a formal ceremony in the Governor's Conference Room at the Capitol on February 10, 2016. Royal received the recognition for its innovative, Future U.S. Entrepreneurs (FUSE) program.

Placemaking Update

The Placemaking Committee made presentations to the community and City Council members on Tuesday, February 23rd and also presented to the Planning Commission on Thursday, February 25th. The purpose of the presentations was to update the community on goals reached and to share their vision for future projects meant to  improve our City's public spaces. Watch for updates and information.

Randy Drost - 
Rice Lake Area Schools Superintendent 2016/17.

Congratulations Randy!

Committee Meetings
Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.
Great Lakes Forestry Museum
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 a.m.
Economic Development & Education
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 a.m.
Board of Directors
Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 a.m.
Golden K Board
Tuesday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.
Executive Committee
Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 a.m.
Friday, March 25, 8:00 a.m.
Bert's Joke of the Month!


During a long day of looking around Cabela's, a couple of my friends and I stopped in Hooter's for some hot wings and drinks. 

After being there for a while, one of my friends asked me which waitress I would like to be stuck in an elevator with. 

I told them "The one who know how to fix elevators"........
In This Issue

Open House

March 8, 2016
Rice Lake Elks Banquet Conference and Dining Facility
36 East Eau Claire Street

Featuring a "Taste of Rice Lake"
Sponsored by 

The 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. 

There will be a 50/50 Raffle with all proceeds going toward Young Ambassador scholarships and the Business World program. For more information, call 715-234-2126.
2016 Bizology Schedule

March 8 - Elk's Club "Taste of Rice Lake"

April 12 - Rice Lake Main Street "ArtScape on Main"

May 12 - Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin
New Members
Don Ruid
1012 Nunn Avenue
Rice Lake, WI  54868

Blue Hills Chiropractic
Lauryn Brunclik
11 E. Marshall Street
Rice Lake, WI  54868

Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat
Dirk VanderBent
N10884 Hoinville Road
Trego, WI  54888

The RiverGroup Financial Advisors
Angela Televandos
1204 Knapp Street
Rice Lake, WI  54868

SERVPRO of Barron, Dunn & Rusk Counties
1245 Nelson Drive
Boyceville, WI  54725

T.L. Sinz Plumbing
Todd Sinz
23 W. St. Patrick Street
Rice Lake, WI  54868

Membership Renewals
Adventure's Restaurant - 15 years
Arrow Building Center - 33 years
Barron County Dairy Promoters - 25 years
Barron County Fair Association - 24 years
Business & Estate Advisors - 14 years
Draeger Chiropractic - 26 years
EO Johnson Business Technologies - 
34 years
Family Health Center-Rice Lake Dental - 
6 years
Hardee's of Rice Lake - 3 years
Larry Jarvela - 15 years
Kinsley & Associates - 1 year
Kobussen Buses - 3 years
Medications Plus Pharmacy - 32 years
Northwest Builders, Inc. - 12 years
Olympic Fitness Center - 6 years
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery - 18 years
Royal Credit Union - 36 years
Sterling Bank - 12 years
Tillman Optometry, LLC - 5 years
We Energies - 51 years
Woodstone Senior Living - 7 years
Workforce Resource, Inc. - 30 years

March Member of the Month
Congratulations Libbee's Partee Plus!

"We provide teaching and art supplies and juvenile furniture for schools and daycares as well as party supply decor to tableware and more. Not only do we offer traditional and unique  party supplies but we provide you with the selections you want and the quantities you need. We have so many different themes to shop from with our most popular being Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings, Carnival, Casino, Luau, Patriotic, Disco, Hollywood Awards Night, Mexican Fiesta, Pirate, Nautical, Religious, Retirement, All Sports, Western and Sock Hop. Be sure to check out our food service catering supplies. Selections for both disposable and reusable serving ware, table ware, drink ware, packing food containers and baking supplies." 

Libbee's is located at 19 N. Main Street 
in Rice Lake. 

Member Appreciation!
Thank you to Woodstone Senior Living for sponsoring a fabulous Bizology After Hours!

Thank you to Mosaic Telecom for sponsoring our February 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!

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. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Karen Heram
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce