October 2018 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

The Chamber Helping You Online!

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

It is important in today's world with everything online and being technology driven that your business have a presence online.  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.

So, right now 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: www.gybo.com

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 will be calling you if we don't find you to help you with that next step in helping to make your business successful!

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

Karen Heram
Executive Director

NEW Investment Structure Coming!

To make it easier for businesses to budget their funds for the year we are working on restructuring our billing cycle.

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 sponsorship's 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!

Ribbon Cuttings
The Flying Apron Bake House  and Bistro! 
422 N Main

L-R Linda Wiese, Tammy Schutz, Jane Fetting, Carol Robideaux, Scott Fetting, Jackie Molden, Wendy Markgren, Anne Gallagher, Bert Richard

Happy 50th Anniversary !
McCain Foods!
L-R Ambassadors Jackie Molden, Judy Nichols, Kay Ruid and Bert Richard, Chamber President Elect Chris Olsen, Mayor Mike Diercks along with McCain Food representatives Brian Goettl, Marilee Krenik and workers.

Welcome Prevea Health
1051 West Ave, Rice Lake, WI 54868

L-R: Bert Richard , Sandie LeVan, Dr. David Helland, Curt Snyder, Karen Heram, Andrew Bowman, Dr. Ashok Rai, Mayor Mike Diercks, Sherri Dunphy, Suzanna Wolf, 
Dr. Laura Smith, and Jennifer Benrud 

Walmart's New Liquor Store

L-R Carol RobideauxSamantha Jo Edstrom, Jackie  Molden,  Walmart Manager Phil Hamm,  Anne E. Gallagher, Wendy Markgren and Walmart Employees.
Meet our 2018 -2019 
Young Ambassadors!

L-R Hannah Farm, Ella Weber, Lucas Ho, Louis Larson, Maddie Falstad, Kiara Anderson, Taylor Maki, Lianne Konijnenburg, Sydney Bungartz, Mackenzie Olsen.
Missing Kelli Marschall

Customer Service Award
Congratulations Jen Davis of
Tainter School

L-R: Matt Ohlfs (Dean of Students), Bert Richard, Carol Robideaux, Anne Gallagher, Jen Davis (Customer Service Award recipient), Jen Burish, Jackie Molden, Jill Bennett (Principal), and Karen Heram.

WCCE Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives

Karen Heram Executive Director, attended WCCE Conference/Board Meeting in September,
  finishing her  3 year term on the board.

Halloween is just weeks away.
Start thinking about your  participation in our 
Annual Business Halloween Costume Contest!
Judging will take place on October 31st.
Plan NOW and thi s might be your lucky year!!



Hobby Horse Floral
738 Cornell Avenue
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Dale Sirek

SCORE Mentors - Chapter 362
500 S. Barstow Street
Room B11
Eau Claire, WI. 54701
Jeff Rasmussen


Manpower of Rice Lake     25 years
Short Elliot Hendrickson     17 years
Paul Bunyan Resort     41 years
Fred Thomas Resort     38 years
Fairway Business Advisors     2 years
Don Storm     7 years
South Lake Motors     8 years
Coldwell Banker Brenizer Realtors     26 years
Ken-Way Services of Rice Lake     7 years
Southside Laundry     25 years
Arrowhead Family Dental     13 years
Jack Berkseth     13 years
Integra Staff     4 years
Rice Lake Auto Supply     36 years
Todd's Redi Mix Concrete     9 years
Lincolnwood Resort     48 years
Baribeau Implement     38 years

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

In This Issue

American Excelsior
is celebrating their
130th Anniversary in October!


Public Power Week
October 7th - 13th
Please stop by the 
Rice Lake Utilities @
320 W. Coleman Street, 
for a chance to win door prizes and to have some refreshments as we celebrate you, our customer!


Curriers Lakeview Lodge
Open House
October 13th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2010 21 1/4 St
Enjoy cookies and free Pontoon rides!


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

Nominations for Annual Community Awards
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 Business After Hours event Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to be held at Lehman's Supper Club.

Citizen of the Year
Innovation in Education
Century Award

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!

Need the perfect gift?

We have Gift 
Certificates Here 
Please call the office @
And we will be happy to get them ready for you!

Committee Meetings

Young Professionals
Tuesday, October 2,
12:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Economic Development
Thursday, October 4,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, October 9,
7:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Heart of the North
Friday, October 12,
8:30 a.m.
Johnson Bank

Executive Committee
Tuesday, October 23,
7:30 a.m.

Friday, October 26,
8:00 a.m.
Norske Nook

Another Opportunity

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

Thank You September
Chamber Chat Sponsor
 Mccain Foods

Celebrating their
50th Anniversary!

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.


Bert's Joke of the Month

Just Pull the tooth!

A man and his wife walked quickly into a dentist
 office. the man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one heck of a hurry. I have two buddies sitting out in my car, waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about anesthetic, I don't have time for the gums to get numb. I just want you to pull the tooth, and be done with it! We have a 10:00 am tee time at the best golf course in town and it's 9:30 already. I don't have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!" 
The dentist thought to himself, "Well, well, well, at last, a golfer with real guts!" So the dentist asks him, "Which tooth is it Sir?" 
The man turns to his wife and said, 
"Open your mouth honey, and show the dentist".
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | karen@rice-lake.com | http://www.ricelakechamber.org
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868