December 2017 
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

DECEMBER 12, 2017
5 PM - 7 PM

Elks Banquet Hall
36 E Eau Claire Street
Rice Lake, WI

sponsored by 

This event is open to Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce members, Rice Lake Elks Lodge members, invited guests, and all employees of the member businesses. Bizology After Hours promotes business in a fun and creative atmosphere.

Please join us for January's's Bizology sponsored by the 4Everfit & Cumberland Healthcare

2017 - 2018   Rice Lake 
Chamber of Commerce Board

Row 1   Mark O'Brien, President Chris Fitzgerald, 
Kathy Kadlec.
Row 2 Chris Olsen, Lance Corton, Rob Berger, Megan Bachman, Mike Britton, Jackie Molden, Joel Baribeau.
Absent Josh Johnson, Jane Fetting, & Phil Fader.

This is a paid advertisement

The Golden K helped us check bulbs on the street decorations and have them looking good.

Before they went up 

the Chamber's little Mischievous Elf had some fun and switched some bulbs!

Can you find them?

Find the 8 street decorations the elf messed up and get your name in a drawing for Rice Lake Gift Certificates!
1st - $50, 2nd & 3rd - $25 each

Get your name in the drawing once for 1 decoration, twice for 2, etc. and a bonus entry if you find all 8!
Deadline is December 18th

New Members

Action Filltration
310 South Street
Dave Waskow

Fairway Outdoor Advertising
1329 Interchange Place 
La Crosse, WI 54603
Eric Grundin

Gyre Marketing
552 9 1/2 Street
Dallas WI  54733
(715) 455-1594
Tara Young

Membership Renewals

Elite Therapy Institute    5 years
Elks Lodge #1441     28 years
Mastercraft/Holiday Kitchens     56 years
Looking Good Photo Booth     2 years
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.     16 years
Antczak Construction     15     years
Cedar Mall of Rice Lake      41 years
Diagnostic Radiology     38 years
Shared Medical Technology     21 years
University of Wisconsin Barron County     29 years
Christie Mountain     31 years
Lakeview Dental   42 years
Confidential Records, Inc.  13 years
Howard Silverstein     13 years
Skate City     8 years
Home Medical Products     26 years
Innovative Services     2 years
Bob & Steve's BP Amoco     15 years
Miracle Ear     3 years
Rice Lake Family Restaurant     6 years
King's Way Bible & Gifts     28 years
Chippewa Valley Boy Scouts     14 years
Northern Star Theatre     2 years
Johnson Bank     19 years
Wipfli     38 years

The Chamber thanks renewing members for their continued support of the Chamber's mission.

Customer Service Awards

Please send us your nominations for 
Customer Service Awards

Bert's Joke of the Month

1. My goal for 2017 was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.
2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.
3. How to  prepare Tofu:
a.  Throw it in the trash
b.  Grill some meat
4. I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.
5. I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes.
6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.
7. Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
8. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.
9. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero outside they closed school? Nah, me either.
10. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot where I was going with this.
11. I love being over 65. I learn something new every day and forget 5 others.
12. A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I woke up and searched with him.
13. I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day.
14. November 5, 2017 is the end of Daylight Savings Time. Hope you didn't forget to set your bathroom scale back 10 pounds on Saturday night.
15. Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Membership Benefits Include
These are the options  that you can post on  our website yourself:
  • Events on our Calendar
  • Hot Deals
  • Job postingS
To get more information on how to access and post, call us at   715.234.2126   or email us at

If you would like to receive legislative information from Madison and or Washington, D.C., please let our office know. We will add you to the "shared" email list for advocacy.

In This Issue

Member of the Month

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire started over 40 years ago as a local thought and has grown into a nationally recognized health management organization (HMO). A community-based non-profit health plan, the Cooperative serves more than 70,000 members in Western and Central Wisconsin. Everything we do is driven by a single imperative - optimizing the health of our members. We do this in a thousand ways each and every day. We believe in genuine relationships, authentic interactions and long-term partnerships. These strengths enable the Cooperative to offer every member, group and provider an experience of mutual purpose unrivaled in our market. 

Visit their website  HERE

Spirit of Christmas
610 West Avenue
(Between Don Johnson Motors and Slumberland)
Sherry Shipman

Operation Santa
40 E Newton street
Rice Lake Moose 
Family Center
Cindy Lammers
Lodge opens daily @ 3 PM for drop off

Toys for Tots
US marine Corp
Larry Miller
Give away December 16 th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
@ Rice Lake
December 17 th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barronett Community Center

Remember a loved one with an LMC Volunteer Partners Love Light this season.
Fill out your form  HERE

Bell Ringers are still needed for the Salvation Army
Please Call 715.234.2799
or go to:

Boys & Girls Barron County

Littlest Shopper's

December 7, 4 - 6 PM
Northwoods Promotions
113 N Main St. Rice Lake

Click here to learn  more.

Member Thank You's!

A special thank you to Westphal Roofing for sponsoring our 
November Chamber Chat
Northwoods Promotions & Outdoor Ventures for sponsoring 
November's Bizology

We are looking for Chamber Chat Sponsors. Call us at 715.234.2126

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
December 7, 
7:30 a.m.

December 12, 
11:30 a.m.

Board of Directors
December 12,
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
December 19,
9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
December 26,
7:30 a.m.

There is still time for the

For only $50, you can advertise your
Holiday promotions, stocking stuffers, discounts,
gift certificates or shopping opportunities
at your business
from November 20th through the New Year!
Holiday Deal's will be promoted by e-blast, Facebook posts & news release once a week..

It is EASY to do, just send us your promotion and one picture or logo with the details to:
and we will get it posted!
Follow the link on our homepage to the deals.
Call us with questions 715-234-2126

Get your Chamber 
Gift Certificates here!
Call us ahead of time and 
we will get yours ready for pick-up!
And don't forget We now have  "Square" to accept your credit card.

Beach Walk
The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals interested in forming a group focused on developing a sculpture or some type of display near the Rice Lake beach walk.
We are looking for something that will make visitors want to enjoy taking their picture with.
The site was repurposed from the former city beach this past year. For further information, contact Karen at the Chamber



Paid Advertising

Advertise in this monthly newsletter or put your ad in an E-Blast for $50.00 each.
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868