January 2021 Newsletter

New Year Baby 2021
Welcome to the first baby of the new year on Saturday, January 2nd! Indira Diana Lehto was born at 2:13 a.m. to parents Jesse & Jennifer Lehto of Chetek. She weighed six pounds, 12.4 oz. and was 18 inches in length. She joins big brothers Duke & Drake. The Lehto family received a bunting, gift card and first home meal from the Volunteer Partners, and a gift basket containing gifts from area businesses and Rice Lake Gift Certificates from the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Congratulations to the family!
January Member of the Month
Some financial institutions do one thing well, but Royal Credit Union does everything well! Ask our Members and they'll share their stories - we've been helping our Members save, borrow, and spend since 1964. Royal is your full-service community credit union, offering deposits, loans, business banking, and so much more. We do it all, from friendly office services to powerful online and mobile tools. It all works together to make managing your accounts easy. Our Members agree that Royal Credit Union has everything to meet their needs. No matter what age or stage of life you're in, we can help you reach your financial goals.

Royal Credit Union
1421 S. Main Street
Rice Lake WI 54868
Slumberland Homes for the Holidays
The Ambassadors attended the Homes for the Holidays at Slumberland last month. It is great to be involved with such a wonderful event. Beds, sheets, quilts etc. were given to families with children that needed a bed. Don Johnson Motors helped to deliver them.
L-R: Tammy Jackson, Ann Antonson, Judy Nichols, Paul Larock, Anne Gallagher, Wendy Markgren, Sonja Wilson, Ryan Haviland, and Matt Piazza.
Ribbon Cuttings

Congratulations to Dutch Shultz with the opening of his salon, The Hair Garage last month! The Ambassadors were honored to do a ribbon cutting.

326 S. Main Street

L-R: Judy Nichols, Wendy Markgren, Tammy Schutz, Dutch, Bert Richard, Ashley Headley, Sandie LeVan, and Sonja Wilson.
Your 2021 Board of Directors

Thank you to Rob Berger for serving a 3 year term on the board. We are grateful for your time!

Welcome to Sue Reynolds, Johnson Agen Kupferschmidt & Associations to the board! We are looking forward to working with you!

Dave Armstrong, Barron Co. Ec. Dev.
Joel Baribeau, Baribeau Implement
Mike Britton, Dairy State Bank
Lisa Egbert, Manpower
Chris Fitzgerald, Barron Co. Sheriff
Rick Fleishauer, Holiday Inn Express
Josh Johnson, Don Johnson Motors
Jackie Molden, Royal Credit Union
Mark O'Brien, City Councilman
Chris Olsen, Northwoods Promotions/Ventures Apparel
Sue Reynolds, JAK
Congratulations to Katie & Scott Benard with the opening of The Caddy Shack! The Ambassadors were happy to do a ribbon cutting for them.

326 S .Main Street
Sonja Wilson, Bert Richard, Jackie Molden, Katie & Scott Benard, Carol Robideaux, Wendy Markgren, and Sandie LeVan.
Mischieveous Elf Street Light Hunt
Thank you to all who participated! We had over 500 entries.
The winners are as follows:
1st - Imrick/Cocciante Kids (Olivia, Katlyn, Andrew, Brent & Kendra)
2nd - Kris Fetkenheuer
3rd - Pam Page
Annual Membership 2021

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 and return updated information to the office. We are asking that we have our membership investments in by the end of this month.

Thank you to our December 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 and our sponsors are appreciated!

Sponsors are needed starting in February! $100-125 a month.
Please call the office to reserve a spot.
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!

There is over $50k worth of gift certificates to be used in our community!

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!

Welcome New Members!
We are happy to welcome new businesses to our membership!

Just Playing Child Care
704 Cornell Ave.
Rice Lake WI 54868
Shasta Westaby

Radiant Sparkle Cleaning
1383 - 19 1/2 St.
Cameron WI 54822
Kathryn Stahl

The Hair Garage
326 S Main St, Ste 104
Rice Lake WI 54868
Dutch Shultz

Two Rivers Accounting
12 W. Marshall St.
Rice Lake WI 54868
Brandon Willger
Renewing Membership, Continued

Providence Reformed Baptist Church, 6 yrs.
Quality Care Staffing Solutions, 4 yrs
Quanex Building Products, 39 yrs.
Real Estate Solutions, 9 yrs.
Red Barn Theatre, 22 yrs.
Rice Lake Cedar Mall, 45 yrs.
Rice Lake Family Restaurant, 9 yrs.
Rice Lake Glass & Door, 44 yrs.
Rice Lake Rotary Club, 13 yrs.
Rice Lake Snow & Dirt Club, 8 yrs.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems, 62 yrs.
St. Croix Valley SART, 3 yrs.
St. Vincent de Paul, 8 yrs.
Salvation Army, The, 8 yrs.
Shared Medical Technology, 25 yrs.
Short Elliot Hendrickson, 19 yrs.
Slumberland, 23 yrs.
South Lake Motors, 10 yrs.
Southside Laundry, 28 yrs.
State Farm Insurance-Ashley Headley, 8 yrs.
Sterling Bank, 17 yrs.
Stonehaven Cottages, 3 yrs.
Storm, Don, 10 yrs.
Surplus Outlet, 61 yrs.
Swoboda, Wayne, 23 yrs.
Synergy Cooperative, 62 yrs.
Taco Johns, 18 yrs.
Team Realty, 31 yrs.
Thomas Precision Machining, 37 yrs.
Thompson-Nelson Insurance, 61 yrs.
Thrivent Financial "Legacy Planning Group, 9 yrs.
Thurs, Duke, 25 yrs.
Tice Technologies, 13 yrs.
Todd's Redimix Concrete, 12 yrs.
Tokyo, 7 yrs.
Tracker Marine Boat Ct., 20 yrs.
Travel Leaders, 40 yrs.
Triple A Maintenance, 21 yrs.
UWEC-BC, 33 yrs.
V&S Construction Services, 61 yrs.
Vinopal Title & Abstract, 17 yrs.
Voelker, Maynard, 10 yrs.
Waznik Moseler Group, 9 yrs.
WESTconsin Credit Union, 8 yrs.
WESTconsin Realty, 8 yrs.
Wild Rivers Chiropractic, 2 yrs.
Wis. Indianhead Tech. College, 47 yrs
Zimmerman Jewelers, 72 yrs.
Thank You to our Renewing Members!
American Excelsior, 56 yrs.
American Family - Shawn Carr Agency, 10 yrs.
Ameriprise Financial, 30 yrs.
Amundson Appliance, 11 yrs.
Anderson Hager & Moe, 33 yrs.
Animal Hospital North, 4 yrs.
Arnold, Al, 7 yrs.
Arrowhead Family Dental, 16 yrs.
Associated Bank, 42 yrs.
Associated Realty, 47 yrs.
Badger Steel & Fabricating, 27 yrs.
Baribeau Implement, 40 yrs.
Barron County Dairy Promoters, 30 yrs.
Barron County Fair Assoc., 29 yrs.
Barron Electric, 15 yrs.
Berkseth, Jack, 16 yrs.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 15 yrs.
Big Chetac Resort, 30 yrs.
Birchwood Manufacturing, 62 yrs.
Blaine's Farm & Fleet, 61 yrs.
Boys & Girls Club, 3 yrs.
Busy Bobbin, The, 38 yrs.
Care & Rehab, 4 yrs.
Care Partners/Country Terrace, 15 yrs
Clothes Spin, 5 yrs.
Coe & Cuskey S.C., 62 yrs.
Community Cat Rescue & Adoption, 2 yrs.
Confidential Records, 16 yrs.
Cooper Engineering, 61 yrs.
Culligan Water, 36 yrs.
Currier's Lakeview Lodge, 55 yrs.
DCS Netlink, 30 yrs.
Dairy State Bank, 61 yrs.
Diagnostic Radiology Assoc., 42 yrs.
Don Johnson Motors, 63 yrs.
Dove Healthcare, 6 yrs.
Draeger Chiropractic, 31 yrs.
Edward D Jones - Rob Berger, 24 yrs.
Edward D Jones - Goeff Bohn, 19 yrs
Family Health Center, 11 yrs.
Feather Real Estate Group, 2 yrs.
Fireline, Inc., 7 yrs.
Fitzgerald, Dan, 9 yrs.
Fred Thomas Resort, 41 yrs.
Full Throttle Sports, 18 yrs.
Gibson's Water Care, 9 yrs.
Haack Orthodontics, 59 yrs.
Home Spun Tours, 4 yrs.
Hometown Mattress, 6 yrs.
Hunt Hill Audobon Sanctuary, 5 yrs.
Indianhead Glass, 3 yrs.
Jarvela, Larry, 19 yrs.
Jenkins Realty, 12 yrs.
Johnson Agen Kupferschmidt & Associates, 13 yrs.
Johnson Financial Group, 22 yrs.
Johnson, Robert, 62 yrs.
Ken-Way Services, 9 yrs.
King's Way Bible & Gift, 31 yrs.
Kitchen & Floor Decor, 32 yrs.
Kiwanis Golden K, 28 yrs.
Koehler & Stephens Law Off., 62 yrs.
Lake States Environmental, 9 yrs.
Lawrence Nelson & Associates, 11 yrs.
Lehman's Supper Club, 56 yrs.
Lulabelles Learning Ct., 5 yrs.
Maple Terrace Resort, 35 yrs.
McCollum Crowley P.A., 23 yrs.
Merrick Plastic Surgery, 3 yrs.
Northwoods Dentistry, 38 yrs.
Northern Star Theatre, 5 yrs.
Optimum Therapies, 13 yrs.
Our House, 26 yrs.
Pajula, Dick, 20 yrs.
Paul's Sheet Metal, 62 yrs.
PeopleReady, 6 yrs.
Perfect Image, 5 yrs.
Pregnancy Help Center, 4 yrs.