September  2018 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

September is
Chamber of Commerce Month 
in Wisconsin

 Governor Scott Walker proclaimed Chamber of Commerce Month for September. 
Chambers focus is on advocacy, tourism, 
economic development, entrepreneurship, young professionals, workforce and on  organizing community events.
In conjunction,  WMC is conducting the third annual  Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin  highlighting Wisconsin's vibrant and diverse manufacturing industry. Voting begins September 10 -16th. Winner to be announced October 9th. 

The Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
is proud  of our Members and our Community!

We invite you to visit our New Rice Lake Video tour,
on our website : Click this   link to view.

NEW Dues Structure Coming Soon!

To make it easier for businesses to budget their funds for the year we are working on restructuring how we will be billing.

We have officially moved our fiscal year from October 1 to January 1.  Some of you will notice that you are getting prorated billings now as we are preparing for the change over.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Beginning November - January ALL of our members will be billed for their dues investment with the Chamber.  Along with this will also be a list of our sponsorships available throughout the year. You will be able to choose what you want and pay with one check at the beginning of the year.

Watch for the new format coming the end of this year!

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Welcome Shoe Sensation!
2701 West Ave.
Rice Lake, WI. 54868

l-r: Samantha Edstrom, Linda Wiese, Tammy Schutz, Sandie LeVan, ? , Manager in Training Erin Kohlwey, Clint Symons, Store Manager Jodi Bunnell,Theresa Borders, Assistant Manager Melissa Hatlan, Bert Richard, ? , 
Carol Robideaux, Kay Ruid, Anne Gallagher, 
Wendy Markgren.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Celebrating Mosaic Telecom's
Fiber-to-the-Home- Technology Expansion

L-R: Jesse Garcia, Don Drost, Wendy Markgren, Chase Lapcinski,Tammy Schutz,  ? , Carol Robideaux, 
Senator Johnson Rep., Rep. Romaine Quinn, Sandi LeVan, Preston of Mosaic, Anne Gallagher, Scott Behn, Dave Armstrong, Kay Ruid, Eric Pelle,  ? , Senator Bewley, Samantha Edstrom,  ? ,  ? .

Salute Golf Outing
Shoot Out Results

Steve Sevals    1"4"    31'7"
Dustin McCabe    2'7"   23'6"
Taylor Koser    2'11"    14'9"
Steve Bowman    3'1"    52'6" outside
Bob Schieffer    4'4"    23'1"
Troy Clark    6'5"    45'4"
Craig Hokanson    7'4"    20'2"
Travis Emerson    7'7"    30'
Aaron Marsh    8'6"    -
Dan Upham    8'11"    outside

Score Recap

1st. Crazy For Golf    70
2nd Four Pack Attack    71
Random. Lakeview Medical Gals    75

1st. E.O. Johnson    58
2nd.Viking Coke    69
Random. McCain Morning #2    86

1st. WJMC    57
2nd. CCF BANK #1    58
Random. FED EX 5    65

Shortest Drive #1   Jerry Gudim
Closest 3rd Shot #2    WJMC
Longest Putt #3    J Baribeau
Closest Chip #5    Taylor West
Closest 2nd Shot #7 Colton Sirek
Shortest Drive #10    Mike VanGilder
Closest Chip #11  Matt Klein
Closest 3rd Shot #14   Chris Ryder
Closest 2nd Shot #16    Spencer Golden
Closest Chip #17    Vicki Haley
Closest to Pin #15    WJMC

Straightest Drive #3 Terri Ruppel
Longest Putt #6  Megan Murphy
Closest 2nd Shot #9  Sarah Larson
Longest Drive #14  Megan Murphy

Straightest Drive #3    Tom  Koser
Closest 2nd Shot #12    Chris Ryder
Longest Drive #17    Dominic Agnoli
Longest Putt #18    Colton Sirek

Halloween is just 8 weeks away.
Start thinking about your  participation in our 
Annual Business Halloween Contest!
Plan NOW and thi s might be your lucky year!!



Prevea Rice Lake Health Center
1051 West Avenue
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Jessi Ebben


Quanex Homeshield     36 years
Johnson, Agen, Kupferschmidt & Associates   10 years
Bob & Steves BP Amoco     16 years
Thomas Precision Machining     34 years
Bethany Lutheran Church     12 years
Edward D Jones, Geoff Bohn      21 years
Aurora Vocational Services     4 years
Mosaic Telecom     23 years
New Beginnings of Barron County     2 years
Wiersgalla Company Inc.     20 years
Big Chetac Resort     28 years
Kathy Kadlec     3 years
Northwoods Promotions     8 years
Outdoor Ventures    8 years
Republic Services     16 years
Maple Terrace Resort     32 years
Christie Mountain, Inc.     32 years
Cooper Engineering      58 years
Wayne Swoboda     20 years
L Harris Partners     4 years
WIPFLI    39 years
Diamond Designs by Bodis     55 years
Taco Johns     15 years

We're Better Together!
Thank You for your membership!

Bert's Joke of The Month
A guy walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "want to hear a funny Viking football joke"? The bartender responds, "listen I am from Minnesota and a karate expert. That guy next to you is from Minnesota and is a former boxer. The bouncer at the door is also from Minnesota and is a former 280 lb wrestler. Are you sure you want to tell that Minnesota Viking Joke?" The guy responded, "heck no, not if I have to repeat it three times!
In This Issue

Member of the Month

We connect people to work changing lives one day at a time. We specialize in connecting people to work on long term and short term employment with the ability to pay our workers daily. We also have great technology that helps our workers find work faster and easier.

Please visit our website  Here

The Chippewa Valley Council, 
Boy Scouts of America
invites you to celebrate
Leaders of Character Banquet
Honoring Bob Marsh
Thursday, October 25

Rice Lake Elks Club
5:30 pm Cocktails
6:00 PM Dinner

Guest Speaker:
Modern Day 
Mountain Man
Billy Molls


Member Name Change

Select Staff
is now
Integra Staff
As of September 15th
333 E. LaSalle Ave.
Barron, WI. 54812

WisDOT Public Meeting

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region is conducting a Construction Information Meeting regarding the construction of the Red Cedar River Bridge on South Main Street in Rice Lake, Barron County. 
The meeting is scheduled for  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5 to 6 p.m.  at the Rice Lake City Hall, 30 E. Eau Claire St.

Committee Meetings

Young Professionals
Tuesday, September 4,
12:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Economic Development
Thursday, September 6,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Heart of the North
Friday, September 7,
8:30 a.m.
Johnson Bank

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, September 11,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Friday, September 14
8:00 a.m.
CCF North
Friday, September 28 ,
8:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
Tuesday, September 25 ,
7:30 a.m.

Check Out our Home Page for Special Deals from our members 
to you!
Post your Deals 
Free of Charge
View  HERE

Thank You August
Chamber Chat Sponsor
 Dove Healthcare

The Chamber does live radio spots every Wednesday morning on WJMC promoting what the Chamber is doing and what is happening in our community.

Customer Service Award

Please nominate that person who gave you great customer service!

Submit this  form to our office to be reviewed and scheduled. 

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

We post your job openings on our website, and on our Facebook.


AND We have this ad in the Rice Lake Chronotype to direct you to our website.


Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868