Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce March 2017 Newsletter
Celebrating 65 years!
Member of the Month
  Xcel Energy, a U.S. investor-owned electricity and natural gas company and a recognized leader in delivering renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions, has regulated operations in eight Midwestern and Western states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy related products and services to approximately 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through our four wholly-owned utility subsidiaries. Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin, headquartered in Eau Claire, is one of Xcel Energy’s operating companies and provides electricity and natural gas to customers in 213 communities in Wisconsin and Michigan. Approximately 1,250 people work for Xcel Energy in both states.
Heart of The North
2017 Heart of the North Legislative Day Delegation

Heart of the North is a lobby group that went down to Madison on February 9th. The group represents Barron, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties. Attending were county & city officials, businessmen, chamber representatives, education representatives and students. Issues taken down were in regard to Broadband, Education, Substance Abuse, and Transportation. They visited 39 Senators and Representatives.

Front row l-r: Karen Heram, Tess Ender, Megan Bachman, Al Arnold, Ken Pearson, Joel Zimmerman, Channing Parkman, Heidi Schaaf, Shanoah Harren, Chloe Steiner, Stacy Frolik, Penny Robert, Lottie Bernecker, Erin Whyte, Rep. James Edming, Selene Singerhouse, Dave Armstrong, Rep. Romaine Quinn, Katy Gannon, Chris Ruckdaschel.

Back row l-r: Stu Durkee, Mark Servi, Leslie Fijalkiewicz, Mary Schnacky, Sheldon Johnson, Keven Jensen, BJ Williams, Jim Miller, Dan Cousins, Aimsley Kadlec, Bruce Willers, Mike Diercks, Bert Richard, Keith Montgomery, Tyoler VanHelden, Andy Albarado.
Al Arnold, Jim Miller and Representative
Romain Quinn
Katy Gannon, Representative Romaine Quinn
and Tyler Van Helden
Dave Armstrong and Senator Bewley
Dan Cousins and Jim Miller
Advertise your upcoming events FREE!
As a member or civic group of the Chamber, you can post your events on our website calendar. to get more information on how to access and post, call us at  715.234.2126  or email us at 
chamber@rice -lake.com

Thank You Taco Johns for sponsoring Chamber Chat
for January & February
Call us now to sponsor your month. Wednesdays
@ 8:30 a.m.  on WJMC

Marshfield Clinic
is offering
March 4th
At their Rice Lake Center
Learn more HERE


"Chilly" Bowl Results
Men's High Game
Dakota Christianson
score 254
Women's High Game
Barb Sommerfeld
score: 207
Traveling Trophy 
LaPoint Tire
score: 2920
View the teams HERE


Thank You
Woodstone Senior Living
for hosting February's Bizology


Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
Thursday, March 2, 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. 
@ Adventures Restaurant

Board of Directors
Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, March 24, 4:00 p.m.
@ Adventures

New Members

AMK Cleaning Services LLC
100 Spruce Ave.
Cameron, WI. 54822
Ashley Kosharek owner

C&M Properties Construction
9305 Murphy Lane
Eau Claire, WI. 54703
Sarah Stokes

Membership Renewals

Heartwood Conference & Retreat Center
1 year
Hardees of Rice Lake
4 years
Rice Lake Area Business Alliance
1 year
Yours, Mine & Ours
25 years
Barron County Dairy Promoters
26 years
Larry Jarvela
16 years
Barron County Fair Association
25 years
Ameriprise Financial Services
26 years
Draeger Chiropractic
27 years
Lawrence & Associates LTD
7 years
T.L. Sinz Plumbing Inc.
1 year
Anchor accounting LLC
23 years
Woodstone Senior Living
8 years
The RiverGroup Financial Services
1 year
Oral Maxifilliofacial Surgery Associates
of Eau Claire
19 years
Business and Estate Advisers Inc.
15 years
Family Health Center of Marshfield Inc.
7 years
Medications Plus Pharmacy 
33 years
Northwest Builders
13 years
Xcel Energy
57 years

Customer Service Award

      We know there are many people who do an               outstanding job with Customer Service.  They deserve to be recognized for their efforts.
The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce is asking you to submit their name so we can say "Thank You"!

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 Bert's Joke of the Month
 The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper
A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has him out of $10,000,000.00
His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place.
It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing so he would not have to testify in court.
When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about his missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer who knows sign language.
The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the money is!
The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, Where's the money?
Guido signs back, "I don't know what you are talking about."
The lawyer tells the Godfather, "He says he doesn't know what you are talking about"
The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido's head and says, "Ask him again or I'll kill him!"
The lawyer signs to Guido, "He'll kill you if you don't tell him."
Guido trembles and signs back, "OK! You win! The money is in a brown
briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno's house.
The Godfather asks the lawyer, "What did he say?" The lawyer replies, "He
says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."
Don't you just love lawyers?