Rice Lake Chamber News 
May 2016

Please join us for the 
May Baseball Bizology 
After Hours!      


September 13 - CCF Bank

October 11 - Real Estate Solutions

November 8 - WITC / UW-BC

Ambassador Activities
Congratulations to new business "Hometown Mattress"

Front row, left to right - Kathy Kadlec, Sandie LeVan, Jessica Rhode, Dan Wackerfuss, Mike Franson, Dawn Franson, Rhiannon Thompson, Rep. Romaine Quinn and Eric Richter.  Back row, left to right - Mayor Mike Diercks, Bert Richard, Lance Corton, Kay Ruid, Carol Robideaux, Judy Nichols, Becky Black and Dana Heller.

Congratulations to the new owners and location for Outdoor Ventures!

Now located at 113 N. Main Street, 
Suite B next to Northwoods Promotions.
 Front row - Kathy Kadlec, Linda Wiese, Anne Gallagher, Chris & Mary Olsen (new owners), Carol Robideaux, Judy Nichols, Sandie LeVan and Karen Heram. Back row - Bert Richard, Dana Heller, Wendy Markgren, Lance Corton, Scott Fredrickson, Don Ruid, Becky Black, Mayor Diercks, Stef Fiedler, Kay Ruid.
The Boy Scouts of America  
Cordially invite you to the
Leaders of Character Banquet
Honoring Terry Gerber

May 12, 2016 * 5:30 * AmeriVu Inn, Rice Lake (formerly the Days Inn).

Speaker: Larry McCarrenGreen Bay Packers Hall of Famer & Award Winning Broadcaster.

In addition to a fabulous dinner, the event will consist of a full half-hour of Larry McCarren's Packer stories followed by a short live auction with autographed Packer  items.

Business sponsorships are also available. Business sponsors will receive promotion in the event program and with table markers. This is an excellent way to reward valued clients,  employees, or board members, all while supporting a great cause.

Full Table - 8 persons: $1,000

Half Table - 4 persons: $600

Individual Attendance: $150 per person

The Chippewa Valley Council serves 1,400 youth participants and 450 adult volunteers
in the Blue Hills District (Barron, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties). All donations  are used to serve the youth of the area. This fundraiser, with other projects, helps to raise  funds of $92,500 annually to support Scouting in the Blue Hills District.

For information on attending please contact:
Bob Lorkowski at L'Cars (715-458-2277)
Sarah Peterson (715-416-0006)

This is a paid advertisement. 

Save the Date!

Thursday, August 18th.

Turtleback Golf & Conference Center

Invitations will be sent toward the 
end of May.

Watch for details.

You are Invited!
Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility at 910 Bear Paw Avenue, will open on May 16 and the community is invited to attend an Open House on Thursday, May 12th from 4:30-
7 PM.  A ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 4PM. Take a guided tour, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments, music, and door prizes. 
Learn more at  dovehealthcare-ricelake.com.

The UW-Barron County's Future Engineers Rube Goldberg team won a national competition and against some prestigious engineering schools from around the country!  

The Barron County Health Department is doing a survey titled   "Smoke Free Outdoor  Spaces".  Please follow this link to take the survey - 

Heart of the North 2016 Group

Row One: Shanoah Harren, Laura Schroder, Stella Knutson, Tall Paul Zahurance, Chloe Steiner, Channing Parkman.  Row Two: Tess Ender, Addie Kalepp, Leslie Fijalkiewicz, Sharon Masek, Selene Singerhouse, Emily Marten, Danielle Boortz, Janelle Meckley, Jordan Zahurance, Michael Lindau, Pam Guthman, Beverly Stencel, Ken Pearson, Andy Albarado, Kelli Engen, Karen Heram and Jim Leudtke.  Third Row: Theresa Stein, Al Arnold, Sheryl Giehrman, Carol Olson, Rod Olson, Stu Durkee, Addison Bowman, Bert Richard, Ervin Craft, Keith Montgomery, BJ Williams, Keith Trembath and Romain Quinn.  Fourth Row: Chris Ruckduschel, Jim Miller, Lowell Jacobson, Mark Servi, Bruce Willers. Joe Huftel and Chase Mastaler. 


City wide garage sales are Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th.

Rice Lake's ATV Route is now open! 

In This Issue


Introducing the Chamber's new
 Young Ambassadors.

Front Row, left to right: Chloe Steiner, Channing Parkman, Olivia Gargulak, Brie Clark. Back Row, left to right:  Aimsley Kadlec, Addison Bowman, Stella Knutson, Emily Marten, Laura Schroeder and Alex Drost.

Music in The park
Concerts begin on 
Tuesday , June 7th at Veteran's Memorial Park

June 7 - Municipal Band
Badger Steel & 
Fabricating, Sponsor 

June 14 - Municipal Band
               Marsh Insurance
               Services, sponsor

June 21 -Northwinds Brittish                       Brass Band
             Woodstone Senior Living, sponsor

June 28 - Municipal Band
             Dairy State Bank, sponsor

The full program schedule will 
be available soon.

New Members

Hometown Mattress
2701 S. West Avenue
Rice Lake
Mike Franson & Dan Wackerfuss

Westphal Roofing
2133 15th Avenue
Tyler Westphal

Tactical Escape 101
12 W. Marshall St.
Rice Lake
Justin Fonfara

Providence Reformed Baptist Church
23 W. Eau Claire St.
Rice Lake
Pastor Steve Svendsen

Dove Healthcare
910 Bear Paw Avenue
Rice Lake
Marie Zachmann

Membership Renewals
Badger Steel & Fabricating, Inc. -
22 years
Barb's Custom Imprint - 3 years
Busy Bobbin - 33 years
CCF Bank - 14 years
Elks Lodge #1441 - 26 years
Emmett Engstrom - 24 years
Express Employment Professionals
1 year
Lawrence & Associates, LTD -
6 years
Maxine's Restaurant - 29 years
Midwest Dental - 3 years
Primrose Parlor Antiques - 
17 years
Rands Bowling Lanes - 54 years
Slumberland - 18 years
Smiles in Motion - 5 years
Triple A Maintenance - 16 years
WESTconsin Credit Union
3 years
WESTconsin Realty, LLC
3 years

May Member of the Month

Congratulations Norske Nook Restaurant & Bakery!

Manager: Sara Seffens

Home Cooking at it's Best! Famous for our time-honored recipes and "made from scratch, each crust rolled by hand" award-winning pies. Norske Nook serves Norwegian food and American favorites seven days a week. We offer a full menu, daily specials and a welcoming smile.

To learn more about the history of Norske Nook, click here. 

Visit our website here.

Member Appreciation!
Thank you to Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic and Northern Star Theatre for sponsoring a fabulous Bizology After Hours!

Thank you to Cozy Creations Floral & Gifts for sponsoring our April Chamber Chat program!

We appreciate YOUR support!!

Committee Meetings
Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. @ Old Southern BBQ

Great Lakes Forestry Museum
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m.

Economic Development & Education
Thursday, May 5, 7:30 a.m.

Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.

Friday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. Aussie Brew House

Executive Committee
Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 a.m.

Bert's Joke of the Month!

And Then The Fight Started..

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on the TV?" I said, "Dust"......

And then the fight started...

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds." I bought her a set of scales.

And then the fight started....

When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive...so, I took her to a gas station.

And then the fight started....


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the strip steak, medium rare please." He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?". I said "Nah, she can order for herself."

And then the fight started...

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!


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

If you are interested in entering a float, please contact the Chamber at 

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