December 2020 Newsletter
Annual 2020 Community Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of our annual awards!
Due to the pandemic issues, our presentation program looked a bit different this year. We presented the awards to the recipients and video taped it, then a program was put together and aired on November 19th at 6 p.m. (Charter Channel 992, Mosaic Channel 993 and a link on FB).
Citizen of the Year - Dr. Rod Olson
Innovation in Education - Josh Johnson, Don Johnson Motors
Business of the Year - Dove Healthcare
Rising Star Award - Jane Fetting
December Member of the Month
Quality Care Staffing Solutions LLC is a family orientated healthcare agency that prides ourselves with working with some of the best healthcare workers to provide the quality of care and compassion people deserve! We hold our medical professionals to the highest standards by providing empathy, integrity, accountability, responsibility and compassion. Quality Care Staffing Solutions LLC is dedicated to all staff as well! We pride ourselves on fostering an atmosphere of mutual trust, loyalty, respect and honesty while recognizing the value and full potential of each and every individual. We are proud to serve and support the communities we live in and partner with.

Quality Care Staffing Solutions, LLC
2900 S Main Street, Rice Lake WI
715-736-1821, ext 2
Thank you to Meyers's Electric for repairing wiring on several of the decorations
Thank you to volunteers Beccie Olsen, Trinity Roberts, Henry Pike, Bert Richard, Wendy & Bruce Markgren, Lisa & Jerry Egbert for their help to check bulbs and get them ready to go up!
Thank you to Parks & Recreations Department for getting the decorations up!
Thank you to Rice Lake Utilities for lighting them!

The decorations lift the spirits of many!
Thank You Volunteers, Meyer's Electric, Rice Lake Utilities and Parks & Recreations!
Mischieveous Elf Street Light Hunt
That little mischievous elf was at it again!

He got into the holiday street decorations before they were put up and switched some bulbs! Find any of the 1-10 with the error and you have a chance to win Rice Lake Gift Certificates!

1st prize - $50, 2nd & 3rd prize - $25 ea.
Deadline to turn in locations is Friday, December 18th.

Send, call, or email the locations to the Chamber office (, 715-234-2126, or 37 S. Main St.
Happy Hunting!
Annual Membership Billing

The 2021 Membership Investment billing is in your mailbox!

We are happy to let you know there will not be an increase!

Please review the booklet as a reminder of all the benefits of your investment in the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce.
We appreciate all of our members and look forward to working with you.

Thank you to our November Chamber Chat Sponsor S.C. Swiderski!

The Chamber does live radio spots every Wednesday morning on WJMC promoting what the Chamber is doing and what is happening in our community and our sponsors are appreciated!
Mail Your Kids Santa Letters Here!

The Chamber Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors will be collecting letters to Santa this month! They promise Santa will write back, just include a return address!!

Santa Mailboxes can be found at the following locations:

Cedar Mall
Community Bank in Cameron
Northwood Promotions
Rice Lake Chamber Office
Rice Lake Gift Certificates
It is that time of year when we are looking for gifts for family, friends, secret santa, or co-workers.

The easiest solution - Rice Lake Gift Certificates! They can be used at our local Rice Lake businesses.
As a reminder to our local businesses - PLEASE accept this certificates for the full value they are make out for! It is so easy for you to accept them - just deposit in your daily deposits as if it was a check! You will get the full value of the certificate!

These are just one more way to keep money here to support our local businesses and keep them open!

The Placemaking Entrance Sign Committee has finished one of the two signs planned for our local Community. The Knapp Street sign went into place this past April and is looking great!

The next sign to be replaced is located at the Highway O entrance into our City. This is a highly visible location with a high traffic count; so we want to get it in place very soon!

Funds are needed to complete this sign. Please see the brochure and check the pictures below to take notice of the poor condition of the current sign. We have included a picture of the new sign displaying daytime views and also the backlit halo effect at night.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will allow for this beautiful sign's completion on Highway O!