Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce January 2017 
Celebrating our 65th Anniversary
In This Issue
 for winning back the trophy, from the Christmas tree Decorating Contest

Congratulations also goes to
RLHS Art Club, Rice Lake Middle School 6th Grade and Haugen Elementary
Parade Winners

Uniquely Lighted
1st. Place
Mosaic Telecom
2nd. Place
Retired in Boyceville

Best of Theme
"Silver Bells"
1st. Place
Cooper Engineering
2nd. Place
Redeemer Evangelical Church
Street Light Contest Winners

1st Prize - Laurie Carlson - Rice Lake
2nd Prize - Amey Vik - Rice Lake
3rd Prize - Jared Matson - Cameron
for participating
 in the first
on our website.
Cabin Coffee, 
Old Southern BBQ,
Don Johnson Motors,
Cookn' Up a Storm

New Member
4 Ever Fit
1895 20 1/2 Ave. 
Rice Lake
715 - 296 - 7887
Tony Bergman


Zimmerman Jewelers
67 years
Re/Max Advantage
13 years
Dr. David Wilson, DDS
34 years
Appleyards Home for Funerals
40 years
Dan Fitzgerald
5 years
John Mongerson
19 years
Marsh Insurance  
57 years
McCain Foods, USA 
49 years
LaPoint Tire & Automotive, LLC      2 years
Rice Lake Area Men's Club     
5 years
J Shoes     
24 years
Clifton Larsen Allen LLP     
8 years
H & R Block     
11 years
Dwight Johnson     14 years
Marco Inc.    
5 years
Paul Bunyan Resort 
38 years
Skate City     
7 years
American Christian Tours     
26 years
Heritage Manor     
37 years
Marketplace Foods 
56 years
Diamond Designs by Bodis      
53 years
15 years
iheartMedia Management Services 
20 years
Real Estate Solutions   
5 years
Rice Lake Snow & Dirt Club     
4 years
Gibsons Watercare Service     
5 years
King's Way Bible & Gifts     
27 years
Northern Lakes Regional Academy will be hosting a winter showcase event
January 31st, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm featuring many items created by our students.
Dinner Included.
For tickets
Call the school at:

Mayo Clinic Health System
Chamber Chat
Sponsor for

Call us now  to Sponsor  715.234.2126

The ice rink, located next to the Chamber of Commerce is open!
Warming house hours are:
Thursday &  Friday 
4pm - 8pm
Saturday &  Sunday 
12pm - 6pm

Skaters are welcome to use the light switch located on the outside of the warming house to light the rink for skating.
Chilly Bowl

We are looking for Raffle Prize Donations for our Annual Chilly Bowl.
(Date tbd)
Funds raised go towards Placemaking efforts, Youth Scholarships, Christmas Decorations and other Community needs.


are sponsoring

January Bizology
Tuesday, January 10th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Northwoods Promotion
113 N Main Street
catered by
Cookin' Up A Storm

We hope to see you there!

Home for the Holidays

Donated 25 sets of beds to families in the area. Thank you for giving back to the community!

Ribbon Cutting at Old Southern BBQ
2498 S. Main St. Rice Lake

L-R: Bert Richard, Sandie LeVan, Jackie Molden, Lance Corton, Joe Seaver, Dave VonRueden, Claire Terrones, Linda Wiese, Dave Anderson, Becky Black, Judy Nichols, Tammy Schutz, and Mayor Mike Diercks.

Member of the Month

     V & S Construction Services, Inc. is a General/Construction Management firm, working primarily in the Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Building markets. Starting back in 1952 under the name of Vonasek & Schieffer, Inc., we have completed a variety of projects ranging in value from a few thousand dollars to 20 million plus.
     Along with our building and management services we provide design build and design consultation (value engineering) services. Our current work force is comprised of skilled individuals in the construction Laborer, Carpentry, Masonry and Cement Finishing trades.
     Notable area projects include UW Barron County Complex, numerous additions & remodeling projects for WITC, multiple projects for the Rice Lake School District as well as other area school districts and various businesses.
     We are proud to be part of the Rice Lake Community and a member of the Ricer Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and look forward to many more years of service to the area.

Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored Trips:

Irish Adventure (Ireland)
May 14 - 23, 2017
9 days/8 nights/14 meals

View itinerary  here.

Land of Fire and Ice
October 11, 2017
6 days * 6 meals

Join us to learn more at the 
Mayflower Iceland Show  
Tuesday February 2, 2017
3 pm 
At Cabin Coffee

View itinerary here

Rhine Getaway
Basel to Amsterdam
8 day cruise with 6 guided tours in 4 countries

View Itinerary here

Website Options for our Members
A few months ago the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce launched a new and updated website. We are happy to inform you that our new website allows you additional uses! 

FREE for your use:
  • Free Job Postings
  • Free Hot Deals
  • Free Basic Listing
Marketing Options on our Website
  • Banner Sponsor $125/month - includes: logo, 20 additional keywords, enhanced lisiting on the map, 1600 character description, top priority listing on the directory and will be in a shaded box, 1 newsletter insert, 1 e-blast, banner located on a variety of our pages, limited to 4 banners a month.
  • Enhanced Listing $35/year - includes: logo, 20 search keywords - 12 more than basic listing, enhanced listing on the map, 1600 character description, listed below banner ad priority in business directory and will be in a shaded box.
  • Basic Listing FREE - 8 keywords, 200 character description, random location in directory

Bert's Joke of the Month

I n a convent in Ireland, the 
99-year-old Mother Superior lay quietly. She was 

The Nuns had gathered around her bed, 
laying garlands around her and trying to make her last journey comfortable. They 
wanted to give her warm milk to drink but she declined. One of the nuns took the 
glass back to the kitchen. Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had 
been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a 
generous amount into the warm milk.

Back at Mother Superior's bed, they 
lifted her head gently and held the glass to her lips. The very frail Nun drank 
a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole 
glass down to the last drop.

As her eyes brightened, the nuns 
thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their 
spiritual leader.

"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, 
"Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us"

She raised herself up very slowly in the bed on one elbow, looked 
at them and said: 


Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
Thursday,  January 5,  7:30 a.m.
Board of Directors
Tuesday, January 10,  7:30 a.m.

Heart of the North
Friday,  January 13,  8:30 a.m.  Johnson Bank

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

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

Friday, January 27,  8:00 a.m.
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | karen@rice-lake.com | http://www.ricelakechamber.org
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868