November 2017 
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

November 14, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

at Northwoods Promotions & Apparel 
113 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI

Sponsored by 
Northwoods Promotions & Apparel 
Outdoor Ventures

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 December's Bizology sponsored by the Elks Lodge!

Join us for the 
13th Annual Hunters Feed!
Thursday, November 16th from 
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
at the 
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce

Come enjoy a hamburger or a hot dog and enjoy the camaraderie. 

Lot's of great Raffle Prizes!

Customer Service Awards

Congratulations Courtney Paul of Home Medical Products & Services for outstanding customer service!

From left to right: Sandie LeVan, Bert Richard, Wendy Markgren, Sheila Keesen, Tony Cifaldi, Courntey Paul, Katie Willis, Judy Nichols, Anne Gallagher, Lance Corton and Linda Wiese. 

Congratulations Dr. Don Torgerson of Torgerson Family Dental for outstanding customer service!

From left to right: Linda Wiese, Wendy Markgren, Lisa Rieper, Judy Nichols, Dr. Don Torgerson. Sandie LeVan, Anne Gallagher, Lance Corton and Nancy Timm.

Business Halloween Contest

First Place Winners

Royal Credit Union "Disney World"

Second Place Winners

Mosaic Telecom "Star Wars" VS "Star Trek"

Third Place Winner

Dove Healthcare "Puns" ". . . "Holy Cow"

Follow this link to view all the participants

Membership Renewals

Alliance Realty  14 years
Barron County Historical Society   8 years
Care Partners Assisted Living   11 years
CCF Bank North & South   16 years
Chronotype Publishing   58 years
CliftonLarsonAllen   9 years
Clothes Spin Laundry, LLC   2 years
Coe Law Office, S.C.  58 years
Compeer Financial   56 years
Cookin' Up a Storm   3 years
Currier's Lakeview Lodge   51 years
Dairy State Bank   57 years
Don Johnson Motors    58 years
Drag's Restaurant   52 years
Dri-X Cleaning and Restoration   2 years
Farm & Fleet     57 years
Jenkins Realty   8 years
Robert Johnson   59 years
Johnson Truck Bodies   58 years
Kathy Kadlec   2 years
Kitchen & Floor Decor   28 years
Knudson Agency, Inc.   46 years
Koehler & Meese Law Office  58 years
Kubnick & Warren, LLC  37 years
Lampert Lumber   57 years
Lazy A Ranch   58 years
Lehman's Supper Club   52 years
Manpower - Rice Lake   24 years
Marsh Insurance Services   58 years
McDonalds    42 years
Northwest Honda   10 years
Northwoods Promotions & Apparel   7 years
Nuto Farm Supply   58 years
Osterbauer Drugs   57 years
Outdoor Ventures   7 years
Dick Pajula   17 years
Paul's Sheet Metal & Roofing   58 years
The ReStore (BCHH)  3 years
Rice Lake Auto Supply   35 years
Rice Lake Glass & Door   40 years
Rice Lake Utilities   23 years
Surplus Outlet   58 years
Swanson Eye Care Inc.   37 years
Synergy Cooperative   58 years
Team Realty   27 years
Thompson Nelson Insurance   57 years
Thrivent Financial "Heart of the North"  5 years
Tractor Central, LLC  22 years
Turtleback Golf & Conference Center   51 years
Viking Coca Cola   58 years
We Share Food Pantry   3 years
WITC   43 years 
Xcel Energy   58 years

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


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

Thank You   Golden K
for once again helping with the Christmas light decorations!

  Watch for this years Christmas Elf Light contest!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6-9PM
Turtleback Golf Course Rice Lake WI
View all of the information HERE

Bert's Joke of the Month
Male logic... flawless

Woman : Do you drink beer?
Man: Yes
Woman: How many beers a day?
Man : Usually about three
Woman : How much do you pay per beer?
Man : $5.00 which includes a tip (this is where it gets scary!)
Woman : And how long have you been drinking?
Man : About 20 years, I suppose
Woman : So a beer costs $5 and you have three beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400 correct?
Man : Correct
Woman : If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000 correct?
Man : Correct
Woman : Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought an airplane?
Man : Do you drink beer?
Woman : No.
: Where is your airplane?
In This Issue

Member Change Announcement!

Lakeland Cooperative has changed to SYNERGY COOPERATIVE as of 
October 1, 2017.

Still located at 
924 Hammond Avenue
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Visit their new website here.

Surplus Outlet 
on celebrating 60 years 
of service in Rice Lake!

Member of the Month


The Fred Thomas Resort is heading in to the 4th generation ownership of providing memorable vacations to our wonderful customers. We understand that vacations are a very special time to relax, unwind and renew not only the soul but family connections and friendship. At the Fred Thomas Resort, we strive to provide wonderful accommodations. a peaceful atmosphere and up to date amenities. Our motto, coined 93 years ago by founder, Fred Thomas "Perpetually New" has stood as a commitment by each generation to continually upgrade and improve the resort making it a premier northern Wisconsin resort.

Westphal Roofing  & Services 
on your new location
2133  15th Ave. Cameron
From left to right: 
Wendy Markgren, Jackie Molden, Lance Corton, 
The Westphal family: 
Tyler, Henry, Emmet, & DeAnna. 
Clint Symons, Judy Nichols, Darrel of NW Builders, 
Bert Richard, Sandi LeVan
Member Thank You's!

A special thank you to Mosaic Telecom for sponsoring our 
October Chamber Chat!
Lampert Lumber and the Elk's Lodge for sponsoring October's Bizology for the United Way Campaign Kick-Off!

Please call our office at 715-234-2126 for future opportunities.


Hunters Feed
Thursday,  November 16th

Holiday Parade
Thursday,  November 30th

Chilly Bowl
2018,  TBA

Committee Meetings

Economic Development & Education
November 2, 
7:30 a.m.

November 7, 
11:30 a.m. @
Cabin Coffee

Board of Directors
November 14,
7:30 a.m.

Golden K Board
November 21,
9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
November 28,
7:30 a.m.

Business Bruncheon
Wednesday, November 15
Learn more HERE
Get your Chamber 
Gift Certificates here!
Call us ahead of time and we will get yours ready for pick-up!
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.

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 5th.
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

We have wonderful colorful brochures

"Things to do in Rice Lake" for you to promote Rice Lake.
Give us a call, we will get them to you!

See whats new through 
out the month on our
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce | 715-234-2126 | |
37 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868