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December 2019  Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
RICE LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
12 DAYS OF SHOPPING
DECEMBER 1ST-12TH 2019
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Stop and pick up your passport at the 
following participating businesses:
Cookin Up a Storm/Wicked Whisk
Baribeau Implement
Primrose Parlor
Norske Nook
Ventures Apparel
Full Throttle
Fireline
Glik's
Surplus Outlet
Diamond Designs by Bodis
Perkins
Fringe Aveda Salon
Holiday Inn Express
Goodwill
   or print This Sheet and when you stop at the above business(s) get it stamped!
Drawings will be held Friday, December 13th
 
To Qualify for Drawings return your stamped sheet to any participating business on or before December 12th by noon or the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
office, 37 S. Main Street, Rice Lake before 4:30 p.m.
 
Visit 11-14 Businesses for a chance to win a $100 or a $75 Chamber Gift Certificate
Visit 7-10 Businesses for a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Chamber Gift Certificates.
 

Our little mischievous elf was at it again - he got into the street decorations before they got put up and switched some bulbs! Find any of the 1-8 decorations with the error and register for Rice Lake Gift Certificates!

Go to our website www.ricelakechamber.org and click on the Mischievous Elf post or click   Mischievous Elf Contest call, mail or email the locations to:
37 S. Main Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
715-234-2126
chamber@rice-lake.com

Deadline is December 16th.
Find one - get your name in the drawing,
find two - get it in twice etc.
Find all of them and get a bonus in the drawing!
1st - $50 in Rice Lake Gift Certificates
2nd & 3rd - $25 in Rice Lake Gift Certificates
Happy Hunting!

Our 15th annual Hunters Feed 
was a Huge Success!

Winners of the Guns were:
Winchester .270 Bolt Action Rifle - Rick Feiertag
Henry .30-.30 Lever Action Rifle - Blake Marsh
Weatherby 6.5 Creedmoor, Bolt Action Rifle - Jim Stoll
Savage .30.06 Bolt Action w/scope Rifle - Joe Erickson

Photo Contest Winner is:
Tim Miller

THANK YOU to all of the Volunteers and all who Donated to make it another success!

Please Welcome the Following New Directors to the Rice Lake Chamber  Board 

Rick Fleishauer - Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Lisa Egbert - Manpower

Dave Armstrong - Barron County 
                                               Economic Development 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 
BIG BUCKS CASH RAFFLE WINNERS!

Barb Ritzinger - $1000
John Sommerfeld - $500
Lori Richter - $250
Dane Jensen - $100
Angela Hite - $100

Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake Receives Top Rating From U.S. News & World Report and CMS
U.S. News & World Report recently announced local healthcare provider Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake as high performing for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, designating the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center with a Best Nursing Home badge for 2019-20. Out of 15,000 homes evaluated nationwide, Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake is one of only 420 homes nationwide that received this badge designation for both stay types.
 
Additionally, a recent update to Nursing Home Compare by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designated Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake with an overall 5 Star Rating.  This rating is based on quality measures, staffing ratios, and annual health inspection results. Star ratings are assigned to each of these categories and the categories are combined to calculate an overall rating. In October 2019, the average star rating for Wisconsin skilled nursing facilities was 3.49 and nationally it was 3.12.
 
Detailed information can be found on the websites: 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RICE LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STAFF!
Bert's Joke of The Month
1. ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonalds
2. AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tries to do
3 BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage
4. BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with
5. CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate
6. COUNTERFEITERS: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets
7. ECLIPSE: What an English barber does for a living
8. EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist
9. HEROES: What a guy in a boat does
10. LEFTBANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money
11. MISTY: How golfers create divots
12. PARADOX: Two physicians!!
13. PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower
14. PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm
15. POLARIZE: What penguins see with
16. PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV!!
17. RELIEF: What trees do in the spring
18. SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does
19. SUDAFED: Brought litigation against a government official

MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Barron County Pro Rodeo
905 Park Avenue East
Ladysmith, WI 54848
715-403-5162

Dave Armstrong

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Rice Lake Main Street Association - 30 yrs
Lake States Environmental - 8 yrs
Marsh Insurance Services - 60 yrs
Swant Motor Company - 60 yrs
Northwest Honda - 12 yrs
Anderson, Hager 7 Moe - 32 yrs
Full Throttle Sports - 17 yrs
Jenkins Realty - 11 yrs
WESTconsin Realty - 7 yrs
Duke Thurs - 24 yrs
Animal Hospital North - 3 yrs
Red Barn Theater - 21 yrs
Dwight Johnson - 18 yrs
Southside Laundry - 27 yrs
South Lake Motors - 9 yrs
Adventures Restaurant- 19 yrs
Badger Steel Fabricating - 26 yrs
Barron Electric Cooperative - 14 yrs
Busy Bobbin - 37 yrs
Culvers - 16 yrs
Dairy State Bank - 60 yrs
Fred Thomas Resort - 40 yrs
Hardees - 7 yrs
L. Harris Partners - 6 yrs
Norske Nook - 24 yrs
Perfect Image Sign - 4 yrs
Pregnancy Help Center - 3 yrs
Quality Care Staffing Solutions - 3 yrs
Thompson Nelson Insurance - 60 yrs
Tractor Central - 25 yrs
AmericInn - 25 yrs
Ameriprise Financial - 29 yrs
Baribeau Implement - 39 yrs
Barron County Historical Society - 11 yrs
Bethany Lutheran Church - 14 yrs
Business & Estate Advisers - 18 yrs
Coe & Cuskey Law Office, S.C. - 61 yrs
Drag's Restaurant - 55 yrs
Edward D. Jones-Geoff Bohn - 18 yrs
Henry Repeating Arms - 12 yrs
Home Spun Tours - 3 yrs
Hunt Hill Audubon Society - 4 yrs
Impact Seven - 6 yrs
Johnson Truck Bodies - 61 yrs
Ken-Way Services - 8 yrs
Kitchen & Floor Decor - 31 yrs
Lakeview Dental - 45 yrs
My Last Resort - 3 yrs
Mosaic Telecom - 23 yrs
Osterbauer Drugs - 60 yrs
Rice Lake Weighing Systems - 61 yrs
St. Croix Valley SART - 2 yrs
Surplus Outlet - 60 yrs
Thomas Precision Machining - 36 yrs
The UPS Store - 16 yrs
WITC - 46 yrs
People Ready - 5 yrs
Barron County Dairy Promoters - 29 yrs
C & M Properties - 4 yrs
Johnson, Agen & Kupferschmidt & Associates - 12 yrs
Koehler & Stephens Law Office - 61 yrs
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates - 22 yrs
Todd's Redimix Concrete, LLC - 11 yrs
Vinopal Title & Abstract - 16 yrs
Salvation Army - 7 yrs
Turtleback - 54 yrs
ETI Wound Healing Center - 8 yrs
Real Estate Solutions - 8 yrs
Fireline Shooting & Training Center - 6 yrs
Don Johnson Motors - 62 yrs
Travel Leaders - 39 yrs
Thyme Worn Treasures - 15 yrs
Appleyards - 43 yrs
Rice Lake Glass & Door - 43 yrs
Beranek Electric - 36 yrs
Chippewa Valley Boy Scouts of America -16 yrs
Family Health Center of Marshfield - 10 yrs
Interventional Pain Specialist of Wisconsin - 14 yrs
Swanson Eye Care - 40 yrs
Miracle Ear - 6 yrs
American Excelsior - 55 yrs
Barron County Fair - 28 yrs
Bernick's Pepsi - 3 yrs
Bob & Steve's BP Amoco Shop - 18 yrs
CCF Bank - 18 yrs
Rice Lake Cedar Mall - 44 yrs
DBS Group - 2 yrs
Indianhead Glass - 2 yrs
Integra Staff - 6 yrs
Johnson Financial Group - 21 yrs
Koser Radio - 61 yrs
Maple Terrace Resort - 34 yrs
Marketplace Foods - 59 yrs
MSA Professional Services - 5 yrs
Merrick Plastic Surgery - 2 yrs
John & Nancy Mommsen/Lazy A Ranch - 61 yrs
Old Southern BBQ - 5 yrs
Primrose Parlor Antiques - 21 yrs
Providence Reformed Baptist Church - 5 yrs
Quanex - 38 yrs
Rice Lake Snow & Dirt Club - 7 yrs
St. Vincent De Paul Society - 7 yrs
US Bank - 60 yrs
WE Energies - 55 yrs
Workforce Resource - 34 yrs
In This Issue
OPERATION SANTA
Deadline to donate items is Friday, December 13th
For more information on who to contact and where to drop your items, please go HERE !

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Donations taken Monday-Thursday between 1-4 p.m.
610 West Hill Plaza
715-736-0042 

TOYS FOR TOTS
Donations taken Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cambridge Senior Living
820 Bear Paw Ave.

COOKIES WITH SANTA
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m.
-Pictures with Santa
-Make and take crafts
-Milk and cookies
-Enter to win  a free night stay and other prizes
Hope to see you there!
Holiday Inn Express
824 Bear Paw Ave.

COOKIES WITH SANTA
Saturday, Dec. 19, 4-6 p.m.
Cookie Decorating. Cambridge will provide the delicious homemade cookies & enough frosting & sprinkles to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. There will also be a hot cocoa bar with all the fixin's & an appearance by the big man himself. Prizes will be given away, & a photographer will be available for photos with Santa! We hope you can join us for this FREE family-friendly event! 
820 Bear Paw Ave.
Dove Healthcare Recognized with Exemplary Employer Award!
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) recently presented Dove Healthcare with the Exemplary Employer Award during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Congratulations Dove!
See Article Here.


Member of the Month

FURNISH 123

Furnish 123 is a locally owned business. The owners live in Birchwood. We pride ourselves on great customer service. We also stay on top of the latest styles and trends by attending multiple furniture markets throughout the year. We are constantly updating our showroom. We work with many vendors that are new to the Rice Lake market, so we are able to accommodate our customers no matter what style they are looking for.

2800 Pioneer Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715-719-0122


Thank You To Our November
Chamber Chat Sponsor

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

Meeting Dates

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

Ambassadors
Norske Nook
Friday, December 6,
8:00 a.m.

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, December 10,
7:30 a.m.

Young Professionals
Tuesday, December 10,
12:00 p.m.

Heart of the North @
Johnson Bank
Friday, December 13,
8:30 a.m.

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

Executive Meeting
Tuesday, December 24,
7:30 a.m.
2019 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Chamber Calendar of Events

Rice Lake Chamber
12 Days of Shopping
December 1-12

Holly Auction
Wednesday, December 4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Turtleback Golf Course

Holiday Parade
Thursday, December 5
6:30 pm

Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 7
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express

Heart of the North
February 6, 2020


Need the perfect gift?

We have Gift 
Certificates Here 
We will make them in 
$5 - $50 values
Let's support our local businesses!

Please call the office @
715-234-2126
And we will be happy to get them ready for you!


Customer Service Award

Please nominate that person who gave you great customer service!

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



Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | karen@rice-lake.com | http://www.ricelakechamber.org
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868