January 2018 
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

January 9, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

1895 - 20 1/2 St. Rice Lake, WI

Sponsored by 
This event is open to Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce members, invited guests and their employees. Bizology After Hours promotes business in a fun and creative atmosphere.

Please join us for February's Bizology sponsored by the CCF Bank!

Slumberland Furniture
on your 20th
"Home for the Holidays"
Over 30 sets will be donated over the next few weeks along with mattress protectors, pillows, sheets, quilts and frames! Sweet dreams kiddos!!

The Young Ambassadors
enjoying the Christmas Parade

Chloe Steiner, Megan Butala, Aimsley Kadlec, Cecelia Larson, Carlee Schwark.

"Spot Lighting You!"

V & S 
Construction Services
on your 
65 th Anniversary!

690 Kelly Ave.
Dresser, WI. 54009
Todd Meinen

Main Street Food Coop
1 South Main Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Bob Andruszkiewicz

Papa Murphy's
2304 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Daryl Presley

Membership Renewals

United Way     3 years
Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse     3 years
McCain Foods USA Inc.   50 years
Burger King   23 years
Sherwin Williams   2 years
Rice Lake Weighing Systems    58 years
US Bank   58 years
Dwight Johnson   15 years
Thyme Worn Treasures   13 years
Lakeview Medical Center   21 years
LaPoint Tire & Automotive   4 years
Kwik Trip Stores   10 years
Real Estate Solutions   6 years
Norske Nook    21 years
American Christian Tours   27 years
Gibson's Water Care Service   6 years
Rice Lake Snow & Dirt Club   5 years
CEC Lake 7 Theatre   3 years
Goodwill Industries    17 years
Holiday Inn Express & Suites   2 years
Dan Fitzgerald   6 years
Herbergers    58 years
Marco   6 years
Zimmerman Jewelers     68 years
Diamond Designs by Bodis     54 years
Swant Motor Company     57 years
The UPS Store     13 years
H & R Block     12 years
V & S Construction     57 years

The Chamber thanks renewing members 
for their continued support 
of the Chamber's mission.
Mischievous Elf Contest Winners

1st Place - $50 Chamber Gift Certificate
Becki Madvig
 $25 Chamber Gift Certificate
Tina Peterson
Jessica Prince
Rice Lake Logo Sweatshirt
Randy Ritchey

This is what the participants have to say:

"Thanks for the activity! My kids look forward to searching for these each year."
"Thank You so very much - this was sort of a fun little game."
"Thank You so very much for doing this fun contest!"
"Boy that Elf is busy!"
"Thank You!"
"Thank You for this fun family activity!"

Bert's Joke of the Month

A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner, her  mother told her father to find out about the young man. The father invited 

the fiancé to his study for a talk.

"So, what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.

"I am a biblical scholar," he replied.

"A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you  do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?"

"I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."

"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she  deserves?" asked the father.

"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replied, "God will provide  for us."

"And children?" asked the father. "How will you support children?"

"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the fiancé.

The conversation proceeded like this...and each time the father questioned,  the young idealist insisted that God would provide.

Later, the mother asked, "How did your talk go, honey?" The father answered, "He has no job, he has no plans, and he thinks I'm God."

In This Issue

Member of the Month

H & R Block is a global consumer tax services provider. An H & R Block branded retail office is located within five miles of 95 percent of Americans - covering all demographics and income levels. taxpayers have access to more than 70,000 tax professionals with the H & R Block brand. Last but not least, more than 23 million tax returns worldwide were prepared by and through H & R Block in fiscal 2017. So whether you want to sit and wait for your return to be prepared, drop off your documents, or walk in without an appointment.     H & R Block has an option for you.
For taxpayers who want access to money faster than the IRS can provide, H & R Block is now offering the Refund Advance, where you could get an advance on your refund up to $3,000 after filing your taxes. It's a no interest loan from Bofl Federal Bank, and the loan is repaid from your tax refund once received.
Please visit our website  here.
Member Thank You's!

A special thank you to Woodstone Senior Living for sponsoring our 
December Chamber Chat!
Bank Mutual and the Elk's Lodge 
for sponsoring 
December's Bizology 

We are looking for more Chamber Chat Sponsors.
Please call 
our office to schedule
at 715-234-2126 

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
January 4, 
7:30 a.m.

January 9, 
11:30 a.m. 

Board of Directors
January 9,
7:30 a.m.

Heart of the North
January 12,
8:30 a.m. @
John Bank, Rice Lake

Golden K Board
January 16,
9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
January 23,
7:30 a.m.

January 26
8:00 a.m. @
Perkins Restaurant

Heart of The North

The Heart of the North Delegation will be going to Madison on 
Thursday, February 8th.
Those interested in going should call the 
Chamber @ 715.234.2126

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.

Holiday Lights & Electric Cord
Free Recycling Program
Through January 31, 2018
Rice Lake City Hall
30 East Eau Claire Street

Rice Lake residents only
Customer Service Awards

Please send us your nominations for Customer Service Awards

Paid Advertising

Advertise in this monthly newsletter or put your ad in an E-Blast for $50.00 each.
Membership Benefits Include
These are the options  that you can post on  our website yourself:
  • Events on our Calendar
  • Hot Deals
  • Job posting
To get more information on how to access and post, call us at   715.234.2126   or email us at     chamber@ricelake.com
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | karen@rice-lake.com | http://www.ricelakechamber.org
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868