April 2018 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

RIBBON CUTTINGS With the Ambassadors
Congratulations S.C. SWIDERSKI !
L-R:  Sarah Fischer, Jayne Helman, Lance Corton, 
Scott Lokker,  Curt Snyder, Chris Olsen, Matt Housworth, Leigha Larson,  Clint Symons, Jacqui Miller, 
Kari Kussow, Carol Robideaux.

Congratulations Optimum Therapies
Front Row L-R: Anne Gallagher, 
Nicole Alexander,  Stacie Fostvedt, 
Claire & Mary Smith, Mark Smith, Andrea Elwood, 
Peggy Kohler,  Darrin Schober, Sandi LeVan.
Back Row L-R:
Bert Richard, Peggy Martin, Jake Danielson.

Congratulations Chilly Bowl Winner
LaPoint Tire & Automotive!!!

 Front Row L-R Kiara Anderson, Andy Lorenz
Back Row L-R Larry LaPoint, Paul Marten, 
Dwight Wisner, Craig Solum

Visit our Face Book page to see more  TEAMS

This is a Paid Advertisement

2018 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey - You are invited to participate!
New regions added for 2018! Central Wisconsin will now be represented in this survey, so the survey name was changed from the Chippewa Valley & Coulee Region Wage Survey to the Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey.

The survey is distributed the week of March 12, due back by May 18 and is published in mid-July.  We are proud to be covering employers from nine chambers of commerce including Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Marshfield, Menomonie, Portage County, Rice Lake, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.  Also involved are the local chapters of Society of Human Resource Management in the Chippewa Valley, La Crosse, Wausau & Winona. 
We need area employers to contribute their data in order to keep the wage survey viable and relevant; data is kept confidential. We have made it easy to participate, so please review the instructions and complete the forms.
 All documents for survey participation is on the 
Eau Claire Area's Chamber website

There is a minimal cost to receive the report when it is available in mid-July, and Chamber or CVSHRM membership qualifies businesses for discounted pricing!

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Schumacher with the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce via
email or by phone (715-858-0614).


The Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors put these 3 questions to the 5 candidates for the  
Rice Lake City Council.
The 5 people running for the 4 at large council positions are:  

Todd Larson
Dan Lawler
Scott Lundberg
Mark O'Brien
Bruce Willers

The questions asked were:
  1. Why are you seeking the position of City Council member?
  2. What can the City do to encourage existing business growth and attract new businesses?
  3. What can the City do to attract a viable new workforce?
Read their responses  HERE.

New Members

Cash Store
1903 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI.
Angela Trinh

Membership Renewals

Rice Lake Main Street Association   28 years
Arrow Building Center     35 years
WE Energies   53 years
Family Health Center - Rice Lake Dental   8 years
Interventional Pain Specialists of Wisconsin  12 years
Lawrence & Associates LTD   8 years
Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat   3 years
Duke Thurs   22 years
Adventures Restaurant   17 years
Lake States Enviromental LTD   6 years
Blue Hills Chiropractic LLC   3 years
Rands Bowling Lanes   56 years
Fireline Shooting & Training Center   4 years
T.L. Sinz Plumbing   3 years
Tracker Marine Boat Center   17 years
Anderson,Hager & Moe CPA'S   30 years
Allysa Headley ASP State Farm Insurance  5 years  
Smiles in Motion     7 years
Toboggan Run Dental     40 years
Badger Steel & Fabricating     23 years
Accuquest Hearing Center   5 years
Express Employment Professionals   4 years
Associated Realty     44 years


In This Issue

Member of the Month


Koehler Law Office LLC is a small law firm located in the US Bank Building (upstairs) in downtown Rice Lake. At this time, the office is comprised of Attorney Koehler, a Weyerhaeuser native and 1992 graduate of Hamline University, and Attorney Brittany Stephens, a Barron native and 2012 graduate of William Mitchell.Both Attorneys practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, small business matters and certain family law matters. Attorney Koehler and Attorney Stephens also work with Barron County to act as Guardian ad Litem for both the elderly and juveniles. Koehler Law Office is also Legal Counsel to the City of Rice Lake, handling municipal matters as well as the Municipal Court prosecutions. Both Attorneys are active community members and enjoy working with clients to meet their needs.

Koehler Law Office LLC
138 N Main Street
Po.O. Box 430
Rice Lake, WI. 54868

Do your Spring Cleaning 
by participating in the  
City Wide Garage Sale
Friday May 3 - Sunday May 5

 The Rice Lake Snow & Dirt Club and the Indianhead Shriners proudly presented a check in the amount of $12,271.00 to Shriner Children's Hospitals. The check represents proceeds raised during their 23rd Annual "Snowmobilers' Ride for Shriners Hospitals".
They have donated a total of $310,000 in the  last 23 years!
A BIG Thanks to the club!

Music in The park
It that time of year again!
Music in the Park begins on 
June 5th

Be a part of supporting our community by becoming a sponsor for one of the performances.
Please call the Chamber for more information or 
to become a Sponsor

Chilly Bowl 
Raffle Prize Winners

Melissa Hattan
Adam Newhouse
Larry LaPoint
Jennifer Buhrow
Bruce Severude
Brenda Hanson
Lance Corton
Kate Reikenberg
Joe Bilodeau
Ben Rivard
Casey Watters
Michele Hill
Sue Polzin

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
April,  March 5, 
7:30 a.m.

Young Professionals
Tuesday, April 3,
12:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Monday, April 9
8:30 a.m.

Board of Directors
Tuesday, April 10 ,
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
Tuesday, April 17 ,
9:00 a.m.

Friday, April 27 ,
8:00 a.m.@ RCU

Executive Committee
Tuesday, April 24 ,
7:30 a.m.

Bizology Sponsors

Thank You to the Elks Lodge and
"Taste of our Members" for sponsoring the March Bizology!

If you would be interested in showcasing your business by hosting Bizology After Hours, please give the office a call and reserve the date!

Chamber Chat Sponsors

Thank You March 
Chamber Chat Sponsor
Casey Watters 
@ Real Estate Solutions

The Chamber does live radio spots every Wednesday morning on WJMC promoting what the Chamber is doing and what is happening in our community.
We need sponsors to help us keep this program going.
Cost is $25 a week or $100-125/month. 
As a sponsor you are mentioned on the radio every week and also mentioned in the 
Chamber's newsletter.

Customer Service Award

The Chamber Ambassador's give out an award for people who give great customer service to their customers. We know that there are employees who do this and they should be recognized for their efforts to bring that customer back to your business. We do rely on you to let us know who these wonderful employees are! Please fill out the information form below and send it to the Chamber office. The Ambassadors would love to present a "Customer Service Award" to that person!

Customer Service Form  here.

Membership Benefits Include
These are the options 
that you can post on 
our website yourself:
  • Events on our Calendar
  • Hot Deals
  • Job postings
Bert's Joke of the Month

The rain was pouring down. 
There standing in front of a big puddle outside
the pub was an old Irishman, drenched, 
holding a stick, with a piece of
string dangling in the water.
 A passer-by stopped and asked, "What are you doing?"
 "Fishing" replied the old man.
 Feeling sorry for the old man, the gent says, 
"Come in out of the rain and have a drink with me."
In the warmth of the pub, as they sip their whiskies, 
the gentleman, being a
bit of a smart ass, cannot resist asking,
 "So how many have you caught today?

 "You're the eighth", says the old man.

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