November 2018 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Halloween Business Costume Contest

1st Place * Traveling Plaque
Royal Credit Union

2nd Place * Prevea Healthcare

3rd Place * Northwoods Dentistry

Dairy State Bank                  Rice Lake Library

Kitchen & Floor Decor            Link Ford

          Fringe Salon                 Blue Hills Chiropractic

Rice Lake Public Library

NEW Investment Booklet
We are excited to introduce our 
New Investment Booklet! 
To date, we have mailed these to all of our nonprofit, out of town and individual members. 

 Review the booklet and note the added benefits and ala carte choices. 
Please  return the Membership Investment Form (pages 12 & 13) to us, so that we may update our records. 
If you have any questions, call the office at

*REMINDER* The New Fiscal Year is
January thru December.

The Chamber Helping You Online!

I was at the annual WCCE (Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives) conference in September and picked up a couple ways that we can easily help YOU get noticed online.

It is important in today's world with so much online and being technology driven that your business have an online presence.  Why not take advantage of "free" opportunities!

What is the first thing that people do today to find a phone number or address or even a type of place? They google it! They use google search to find that phone number, address, hours that you are open, message you etc.  Another reason they google you is that a lot of people and businesses no longer have land lines. You are not listed in phone books etc.

I encourage you to take 30 minutes and get YOUR business in Google My Business, so that you can be found and people will call You and come to Your business.  Go to:

It is FREE !  

We are google searching all of our business members to see who is out there, who has a completed search, and to help those that are not on yet.  We want to help you with that next step in helping to make your business successful!

If you have questions, please call us at the office.  We are here to HELP YOU!

Karen Heram
Executive Director

Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE) is a professional association of full and part-time executives and staff members of local chambers of commerce in Wisconsin. Its mission is to advance the management skills and experience of its members in order to help them work with the challenges chambers face. 
Our Chamber Executive, Karen Heram 
is finishing her 4 years on the board.

Wooly is asking for some help! We are looking for 
donations to help us pay for Wooly and preparing his 
permanent home.  We have set up two ways people can help donate to this all volunteer project.  The first is either dropping off a check at  Rice Lake City Hall payable to City of Rice Lake Sculpture  Project or you could use one of these two electronic options.  Through the city bill pay system, click donation and reference 
or we have a GoFundMe page at 
Thank you in advance for considering 
a donation to this project.



Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County
P.O. Box 734
Rice Lake, WI. 54868

The Flying Apron
422 N Main Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Jane Fetting Owner

Indianhead Glass & Door
1025 Haugen Avenue
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Ryan Hyden Owner

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team
1343 N. Main Street
River Falls WI 54022
Michael Knoll Executive Director


Cookin' Up a Storm     4 years
Marsh Insurance Services     58 years
Rice Lake Glass & Door     41 years
Tractor Central    23 years
Team Realty     28 years
Thrivent Financial "Heart of the North"     6 years
Clothes Spin Laundry     3 years
Thompson Nelson Insurance     58 years
A-1 Express Rental     3 years
Don Johnson Motors     61 years
Drag's Restaurant     53 years
Curriers Lakeview Lodge     52 years
The UPS Store     14 years
Looking Good Photo Booth     4 years
Swant Motor Company    58 years
Brentwood Senior Living     7 years
Skate City     9 years
Lakeview Dental     43 years
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP     10 years
Perkins Family Restaurant     3 years
Paul's Sheet Metal & Roofing     59 Years
Barron County Historical Society     9 years
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire     14 years
Surplus Outlet Inc.      59 years
Blaine's Farm & Fleet     58 years
Rice Lake Utilities     24 years
Compeer Financial    57 years
Rice Lake Weighing Systems     59 years
Dairy State Bank     58 years
Koehler & Stephens Law Office     58 years
Super 8 Motel     21 years
Swanson Eye Care     38 years
UW-Eau Claire - Barron County     30 years
WITC     44 years
Synergy Cooperative     59 years
Birchwood Manufacturing     59 years
Diagnostic Radiology     39 years
John & Nancy Mommsen     59 years
Dick Pajula     18 years
Marshfield Medical Center     59 years
Lehman's Supper Club     53 years
Rice Lake Cedar Mall    42 years
Turtleback Golf Course     52 years
Osterbauer Drugs     58 years
Kubnick & Warren     38 years
Care Partners/Country Terrace     12 years
ReStore - Habitat for Humanity     4 years
Furnish 1*2*3    6 years
Rice Lake Chronotype     59 years
Lampert Lumber     58 years
Johnson Truck Bodies     59 years
Knudson Agency     47 years
Viking Coca Cola     59 years

Thank You for your membership!

In This Issue

Member of The Month

NAPA Auto Parts, Rice Lake, WI, is a locally owned and
operated store where service to our customers is top priority. 
The store is  located at 338 N Main Street and the Machine Shop is across the street at
337 N Main Street. We are your trusted source for automotive parts,  accessories and "Know How" for your car, truck, or SUV. NAPA also stocks  tools and equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks, marine and
farming equipment. Whether you are looking for replacement parts, specialty  parts and equipment or aftermarket parts, we stock them. Most hard to find  parts are available overnight. 
Come in today and experience the NAPA "Know  How!"
Or visit us at
Don't Forget!
Sunday, November 4th

T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Inc
has moved to a new location! 
2500 College Dr.
Rice Lake, WI.

Nominations are Open!
Citizen of the Year
Innovation in Education
Century Award

Please submit a statement as to why a person or business should be selected for an award. Include as much detail as you can to assist the nominations committee.

Nominations are due to the Chamber office by 
Friday, December 14, 2018.
Mail to Chamber address:
37 S. Main Street 
or email to :

Awards will be presented at the January Business After Hours event Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Lehman's Supper Club.

Mini Business World
Is Coming to Rice Lake
The Rice Lake Chamber. CESA 11, WITC and 
WMC (State Chamber) 

February 26th.
We may be looking for your expertise with the students watch for more details to come!

to the Golden K
for once again, 
helping check bulbs on the Christmas Street Decorations!

Thank You To Our October
Chamber Chat Sponsor
 Team Realty
The Chamber does live radio spots every Wednesday morning on WJMC promoting what the Chamber is doing and what is happening in our community.

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 @
And we will be happy to get them ready for you!

Committee Meetings

Economic Development
& Education
Thursday, November 1,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Young Professionals
Tuesday, November 6,
12:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Heart of the North
Friday, November 9,
8:30 a.m.
Johnson Bank

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, November 13,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Executive Committee
Tuesday, November 27,
7:30 a.m.

Friday, December 7,
8:00 a.m.

Free Opportunities for our Members!

People are looking at our website for job postings, events and you have this opportunity to post a FREE Hot deal to bring customers to your business.

Check out our website

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.


Bert's Joke of The Month

A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads "Talking Dog For Sale". Intrigued, he walks in.
"So, what have you done with your life?" he asks the dog.
"I've led a very full life" says the dog. "I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home".
The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dog's owner, "Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?".
The owner says, "Because he is a liar! He never did any of that!".
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868