What's Going on in Jackson County May 17, 2018
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails
The Jackson County trails are open for the summer riding season!

Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map, Snowmobile map or call us and we will send one to you!
Advertising Opportunities

Every week the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce sends out a weekly e-newsletter about events, activities and news that reaches almost 5,000 email addresses! Be a part of this weekly update with your advertisement for just $25 a week. Email a PDF or JPG of your ad to chamber@blackrivercountry.net and let us know which week you'd like us to run it. We will also include it in the monthly e-newsletter at no additional charge. For more information, give us a call at 715-284-4658.
Special Announcements
The Jackson County Farmers Market will return selling fresh produce and other hand-made items on Diploma Drive, next to the Lunda Community Center, on June 7. Car seat safety checks will take place the first Saturday of each month June-October. New $100 voucher bookelets are available to purchase. The vouchers will be accepted as cash by the vendors. For information on where to purchase a booklet, visit www.jcfarmmarket.org/news.

Black River Falls Public Library and the Department of Workforce Development are collaborating to offer employment related services. Contact the Library at 715-284-4112 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

American Red Cross Blood Service: We are launching a “Missing Types” campaign June 11 th  thru July 3 rd  this year to help raise an awareness need for new blood donors. Companies, businesses, and organizations are partnering with Red Cross and other blood banking organizations globally to raise awareness that we need more new blood donors. The number of new blood donors has been decreasing and we need to increase the number of new blood donors. This is a free campaign to participate in. We are asking organizations that we partner with to join us. You can sign up through the following site:  https://www.redcrossblood.org/partner. You will be sent marketing materials and guidance. 

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park is in need of volunteers for events on Memorial Day. Contact Theresa Herbert at 715-743-4224 or by email at events@thehighground.us.

Wisconsin Fast Forward Training Grant program: The grant provides funding to businesses to create customized training programs to expand their employees' skill set and/or hire workers who may be lacking in skills in which the training could bring them up to the level needed to succeed with the company. 
Grant applications are accepted year-round with grants awarded quarterly. The next grant round ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2018. Applications are only accepted on-line at the WFF web site:   http://wisconsinfastforward.com/wff_standard.htm    Individuals will also find additional information regarding the program at this web site. 
The Department of Workforce Development is hosting a training opportunity to help applicants complete the grant process. Information for this training is below:
Fast Forward Training Opportunity-Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant
The training session is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. You can attend in-person or online using WebEx. Space is limited at the in-person session. Register now to reserve a seat.
Training Opportunity: Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Register to attend in-person or online (via WebEx):
2.    Enter you WFF application username and password (your Job Center of Wisconsin or UI password will work as well or you can create a new account)
3.    Search for "Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant"
4.    Locate the appropriate time and either "In-Person Session" or "WebEx Session"
5.    Click "Request"
In-Person Training Session Location
GEF 1  Room F305
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53707
BRACC Fern Helbling Scholarships
Fern was a local registered nurse who passed away Dec. 21, 1999. It was her wish that the interest earned from part of her estate be used to benefit local scholars. The Fern Helbling Business Scholarship is awarded to a male or female student enrolled in a four-year college. The student must be at least a college sophomore in good standing and must be taking at least six credits and enrolled in a business curriculum.
A second scholarship is the Fern Helblings Women's Scholarship . This is awarded to a women 25 years or older, and enrolled in a two or four year college and currently taking at least six credits. For requirements and applications click here . Tomorrow, May 18 is the deadline to turn in a scholarship.

Federation Cooperative : For the entire month of May, you can exchange your 20 lb LP Cylinder for only $12.00! This limited offer can be found at our c-stores in Black River Falls, Hixton, Northfield, Merrillan, and Fairchild!

Arnold Creek Retreat has openings for Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend! Call today to reserve your space at 715-577-9547.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregiver is looking for some business partners to assist with our growing Groceries to Go Program. Our Groceries to Go program runs every Wednesday. Volunteers are needed to pick up grocery orders at Hansen’s IGA and deliver them in the Black River Falls and surrounding areas. This program is so busy it now takes up to three volunteers to deliver each Wednesday. Participants call in their grocery orders to Hansen’s, a Hansen’s employee does all the shopping, and then an Interfaith volunteer delivers the groceries and takes the payment back to Hansen’s. This takes one to two hours. 
~Another volunteer opportunity is to read for our Visually Impaired Program. Volunteers are needed to make a digital recording of the local papers so we can send it out to our Visually Impaired Participants. This is also done on Wednesdays and takes one to two hours. It can be done at home Wednesday nights, or during the day on Wednesday.
~Each program is looking for volunteers to commit to one to two days a month. For more information, contact Lori or Carol at  715-284-7058  or email  jcivc.org

Skyline Golf Course is offering an amazing deal to anyone who has not been a Golf Member here for the 3 years.
** 1/2 off your Golf Membership in 2018
** 25% off your Golf Membership in 2019
And for all current Golf Members who have a membership, we have privileges just for you! All Members will be receiving special discounts on all purchases at the Skyline Golf Course such as food and beverages, items in the Pro Shop, and discounts on Room Rentals.
It just keeps getting here at the Skyline Golf Course. The best place to Golf, Dine, Entertain and Socialize.
2018 New Members
Umos, Inc. – 2701 S. Chase Ave Suite B, Milwaukee, WI 53702- www. UMOS.org – Phone: 414-389-6008
UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.

EO Johnson Business Technologies – 1505 Prarie lane, Eau Claire, WI 54703 – www.eojohnson.com – Phone: 715-598-1649
EO Johnson Business Technologies provides the technologies that power your business. Our solutions include: Managed IT Services, Managed Print Services, Document Management and Scanning systems, Business Consulting Services, and print/document and Production Printing/Wide Format equipment.

Gathering Grounds – 437 N. Water Street Black River Falls, WI 54615 - https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=gathering%20grounds  - Phone: 715-284-2800
Cozy small town coffee shop located in Black River Falls, Wisconsin that serves soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and an assortment of unique gifts!

PriceLand Hemp LLC – 118 Main Street Black River Falls, WI 54615 - http://wiscbdoil.com/ - Phone: 715-299-5200 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joey.dean.5667
PriceLand Hemp, LLC is Wisconsin's First Legal Retail Online CBD Products Apparel& More (Licensed) Retail & Online Store. 

Mr. Pita – 24 North Water Street Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrPitaBRF/ - Phone: 715-670-1300.
Mr. Pita serves pitas, wraps, burgers, breakfast and more. Open Thursday-Tuesday from 11 AM-8 PM. Closed on Wednesdays. Stop in and give them a try! 

Cinco De Mayo- 109 Main Street Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone 715-284-5001- http://cincodemayoblackriverfalls.com (Reopening Soon)
The area's leading restaurant serving Black River Falls and surrounding area since 2010. We specialize in authentic Mexican food, fresh ingredients, drinks, catering and much more. For your next Mexican meal, visit Cinco De Mayo in Black River Falls.

First Nations Community Financial – 206 S. Roosevelt Road Black River Falls, WI 54615- http://firstnationsfinancial.org/- Phone 715-284-2470
First Nations Community Financial is a state chartered not-for-profit Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Merrillan Café & Bait Shop- 400 N. Washington Street Merrillan, WI 54754- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=merrillan%20cafe  – Phone 715-333-9200.
Open Mon 5 am -1pm and Tue-Sun 5 am to 7 pm. Homemade soups, Daily Special, Great Food! Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. We also have many ice cream flavors, Pie, Carmel roll, and Danish. Call ahead orders welcome! Located on the ATV Trail.

Ho-Chunk Gaming of Black River Falls
Millers Antique & Auction Co
Gross Motors of Black River Falls
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615