May 2018 Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

We have received many requests over the past year for a county - wide wage report and have been working with a consultant for the last few months to create a wage survey. Below is a link to the survey which will be open until 
Sunday, May 6th.
Please let me know if you come across any issues completing it and they will be corrected. Once its closed, the consultant will compile a report 
(there will be no company specific data included in  the report) and it will be sent to all who participated in the survey.
We need to get as much participation 
for a comprehensive survey. 
To take the survey click on the link  HERE

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 was 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 RCU Foundation gifted $150,000 
to the Rice Lake Public Library (RLPL) 
for their remodel  and expansion project.


Petunia's Unlimited
Monday, May 14, 2018
@ Turtleback Golf, 
Dining & Conference Center
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Auctions, Raffles, & Door Prizes!
Call for tickets @ 715.234.5117


Barron County June Dairy Breakfast
Saturday, June 2nd.
@ Barron County Fairgrounds
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


T.L. Sinz Plumbing
Meet & Greet
Friday, June 1st 
1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

@ 23 West St. Patrick's Street
Is celebrating 24 years of business and 3 years in Rice Lake
Join them for snacks and live radio feed from Moose Country

June 1- 10 2018
For a schedule of events click HERE 


The Water Meister (Culligan)      33 years
Mayo Clinic Health System     10 years
Northern Business Products   60 years
S.C. Swiderski    5 years
Bank Mutual    39 years
Cumberland Healthcare     2 years
The Busy Bobbin     35 years
Westconsin Reality LLC     5 years
Slumberland Furniture     20 years
Westphal Roofing     3 years
Providence Reformed Baptist Church     3 years
Koser Radio Network (WJMC)     59 years



Thursday, August 16 th

Get your teams together for a day of fun & networking!
More information to come.

Bert's Joke of the Month

Old golfers....

Four old men went into the pro shop after playing 18 holes of golf.
The pro asked, "Did you guys have a good game today?"
The first old guy said, "Yes, I had th ree riders today."
The second old guy said, "I had the most riders ever. I had five."
The third old guy said, "I had seven riders, the same as last time."
The last old man said, "I beat my old record. I had 12 riders today."
After they went into the locker room, another golfer who had heard the old guys talking about their game went to the pro and said, "I've been playing golf for a long time and thought I knew all the terminology of the game, but what's a rider?"
The pro said, "A rider is when you hit the ball far enough to actually get in the golf cart 
and ride to it."

In This Issue

Member of the Month

Lakeview Medical Center

Lakeview Medical Center (Inc) is a non profit 40 - bed community hospital in Rice Lake that serves northwest Wisconsin. With a 24 hour emergency department staffed with dedicated physicians, a modern facility featuring large private rooms  and 57 full-time resident doctors representing a variety of medical specialties. LMC's mission is to enrich lives, creating healthy communities through accessible, affordable and compassionate health care. For 3 years in a row LMC has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Watson Health, (formerly Truven Health Analytics) LMC has also been recognized as a 2017-2018 High Performing Hospital in knee replacement by US News & Worth Report and is a five star recognize hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

To learn more about us, click  HERE

Music in The park
It's 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

View our 2018 schedule  Here

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
Thursday, May 3, 
7:30 a.m.

Young Professionals
Tuesday, May 1,
12:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 8 ,
7:30 a.m.

Beach Walk
Friday, May 11,
2:00 p.m.

Golden K Board
Tuesday, May 15 ,
9:00 a.m.

Friday, May 25 ,
8:00 a.m.
Cabin Coffee

Executive Committee
Tuesday, May 22 ,
7:30 a.m.

Bizology Sponsors

Thank You to Rice Lake Main Street Association and Lakeview Medical Center Marshfield Clinic  for sponsoring 
the April 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 APRIL
Chamber Chat Sponsor
 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
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868