Conover Chamber Newsletter
Your monthly news & updates
Welcome and Thank You!
Thank you to our new members for joining the Conover Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled to have you on board and look forward to supporting the growth of your businesses. 

To our returning members, we appreciate your continued confidence and look forward to continuing to support the growth of your business 

Our partnership is designed to promote your businesses as well as the development of Conover and the surrounding communities. You will also begin receiving direct communications via email.

As always, feel free to reach out to us at 715-479-4928 or via email at

Your Conover Chamber of Commerce team,
Working Together for Conover

Jacki HIldebrandt, President
Mimi Muehlbach, Vice President
Jenny Schiddel, Secretary
Kelly Kraetsch, Treasurer
Ashlee Millin, Director
Beth Millin, Director
Chris Yerges, Director
Carolyn Young, Director
Webcam(s) for Sharing
Whether the sun is shining, or snowflakes are falling, we want to share your view. If you have a webcam of a location in Conover that you can share, the Chamber would like to add the link to our website. Please contact the chamber office by email – or call – 715-479-4928.
Members in the News
As seen in the Vilas County News-Review ....
Conover Events
Landover ATV/UTV Club is looking for volunteers to sell raffle tickets/coupon books, bingo volunteers and bingo players.
Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show

Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips and other amazing stunts. Regularly scheduled shows during the summer are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7pm starting June 11th.

TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Lake Pleasant, 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover
CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team: 715-891-8573
Conover Fire and Rescue
12 Days of Guns
Tickets are on sale now for $20 each at local Conover area businesses or from any Conover Fire and Rescue member. 12 Days of Guns drawing starts Friday, December 1, 2023, at 7 pm and continues daily thru Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The drawing takes place at the Conover Fire Department located at 4861 County Road K East in Conover.

LOCATION: Local area businesses and department members.

CONTACT: Conover Fire & Rescue | 715-477-2036

Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, homemade pie, beer and soda. A full bar is also available. Proceeds benefit the Conover snowmobile trail system. Join us for food, fun, and more. 

Date: AUGUST 6, 2023
TIME: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Lanny’s Fireside, 5315 US-45 Conover
CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies -
11 local businesses partake in creating a fun, unique putting green for people to come enjoy in competition with teams of up to 4. 6 hours to complete 9 holes (businesses) and get back to Burnt Bridge for the raffles and drawings. Lots of new ideas for this second year. It will be a blast!

Date: August 26, 20232
TIME: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LOCTION: Burnt Bridge Tavern | 5920 County Hwy K-West | Conover
CONTACT: Tara Rosploch | 715-892-7564 | Watch Facebook for further information
2 rounds of 18-hole disc golf tournament. Registration opens at 8am, players meeting 9am. Lunch is included. Trophy only tournament-all net proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research. CTP prizes, plus extra buy-ins. Come throwdown and help raise money for pediatric brain cancer research.

Date: August 27, 2023
TIME:  8:00 am – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Rohr’s Wilderness Tours | 5230 Razorback Rd | Conover
CONTACT: Marcia Rohr | 715-547-3639 |
September Events

Enjoy fresh grilled brats and cold beer, what better way to wrap up the summer. Come out and enjoy the fun to support the Sno-Buddies groomer and trail fund. Basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and more. 

Don’t miss Burnt Bridge’s annual Backyard BBQ to support Beat Childhood Cancer. Enjoy rotisserie chicken and pork, fresh roasted corn-on-the-cob, potato salad and drink specials. Join in the karaoke fun and try your luck at dozens of raffle baskets and 50/50 drawings. Beat Childhood Cancer is a 501c3 non-profit organization that drives childhood cancer research and raises awareness, making a difference in kids’ survival today.

SEPTEMBER 16 - Sno-Buddies - Season Kick Off and General Membership Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Conover Town Park, 4697 Park Circle, Conover, WI 54519

Here’s your chance to meet Gilbert Brown AND support a good cause at the same time. Stop out at Burnt Bridge all week long and get your raffle tickets for Packer gear and memorabilia. Come back on Monday night and meet Gilbert. Autographs and pictures are available with donations to the fundraiser. All proceeds go to The Gilbert Brown Foundation which supports 156 children’s charities in Wisconsin. For more info visit
Area Events
For more information on area events sponsored by our members, click on one of the logos below for their calendars of events and opportunities.
Community Organizations
Before You Hit the Trails - Map It Giveaway

It’s time to explore Vilas County’s great recreational trails—we’re home to nearly 90 trails that offer outstanding hiking, biking, ATVing, UTVing, paddling & more!
Now, we’re giving you a chance to come explore the Northwoods of Wisconsin’s outstanding trails for yourself—enter today and you could win a trails essentials prize package valued at $400 that includes all the gear you’ll need for an excellent day on the trails in Vilas County!

Enter today and start dreaming about your next trails adventure! And don’t forget to download the free Map It Vilas County trails app, where you can find new trails, keep track of your favorites, and even navigate your route without a cell signal.

Before You Hit the Trails - Map It Giveaway - Vilas County, Wis
Vilas County Forestry, Recreation & Land Department
DATE: July 3, 2023,
From: Todd Bierman, Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor RE: Vilas County Park User Fees

Public Notice
There has seemed to be some confusion to which facilities in Vilas County are requiring the purchase of a user permit. The only Facilities requiring the permit are the facilities owned, operated and maintained by Vilas County. The following is a list of facilities where a permit will be needed: Boot Lake, Buckatabon Lake, Eagle Lake, Lake of the Hills, Hunter Lake, Muskellunge Lake, Pickerel Lake, Snipe Lake, McLeod Lake, Snyder Lake, Torch Lake, Tamarack Flowage, Buckatabon Creek, Cranberry Island, Lac Vieux Desert, River Road, Rummels Road, Tamarack Springs, Dr. Oldfield Memorial Park, Heart Lake Road, County Highway K, and the Vilas County Shooting Range.

Permit fees for the 2023 season are as follows:
- Daily Permit, $5.00
- Resident Seasonal, $25.00
- Resident Senior (oldest person in household over 65 years of age), $15.00
- Non-Resident Seasonal, $45.00
- Commercial Operator Seasonal, $250.00 (Single Vehicle)
- Commercial Operator Seasonal, $375.00 (Multi-Vehicle)
- A convenience fee of $1.00 for daily permits and $4.50 for seasonal permits
applies to cover transaction costs.

The new permitting system is quick and user-friendly, whether purchasing a daily permit or applying for an annual seasonal permit. Daily and seasonal permits can be purchased on-site at each park and landing location through a user’s mobile device by following the simple instructions on the location’s posted signage.

Resident, commercial operator and non-resident seasonal permits can also be purchased online at through a simple application and check-out process. The website also contains comprehensive information regarding the new permitting system and offers customer assistance through email and telephone support.
“The County board has responded to stakeholder concerns about the wear and tear of continued growth in the use of the county’s parks and landings and the new permitting system will help support ongoing upgrades and maintenance to support the parklands and ensure we preserve the amenities into the future.” says Todd Bierman, Parks & Recreation Supervisor for Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land.

For more information on permits, locations and fees, visit

Todd Bierman
Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor
CashFORKids 2023 fundraiser set to begin August 1, 2023
Feed Our Rural Kids Inc (FORK) has announced it will again put on the annual CashFORKids fundraiser beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, and run through Aug. 31.
CashFORKids, now in its fourth year, is FORK's largest fundraising event and aims to help feed local children.

"Once again, the program will be a collaborative effort of all Eagle River financial institutions in support of FORK’s mission," explained CashFORKids Chairperson Lexi Scafaro. "Working together, our local banks and credit union will again work to raise the funds needed to underwrite FORK’s three nutritional support programs within the Phelps, Three Lakes, and Northland Pines school districts."

Last August, Eagle River financial institutions provided area children with the equivalent of more than 10,000 meals through their collective participation in FORK’s CashFORKids fundraiser.

"This year we hope to raise $28,000. That goal is just 4% more than we raised last year," continued Scafaro. "This incremental increase in funds raised is needed to keep up with annualized food cost increases."

Individuals can donate in person to this effort at Nicolet National Bank, Associated Bank, Ripco Credit Union, People’s State Bank, Incredible Bank, Great North Bank, and BMO Harris Bank.

Donations can also be made online at, or checks can be mailed to: CashFORKids, 4887 Echo Ridge Dr., Eagle River, WI 54521.
"Without the support of the community during this fundraising effort, we would totally need to re-imagine our organization and the programs we manage in order to help feed area children from food insecure homes," said FORK President Perry Pokrandt. "This collaborative effort of all Eagle River financial institutions provides us the critical financial support needed to run our FORK Cares and FORK Now programs, as well as the nine local Children’s Pantry locations."

Pantries are stationed at the Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, Sugar Camp, and Phelps elementary school buildings; within the Conover Town Hall, St. Germain Community Center, and Plum Lake Public Library; as well as within the Northland Pines Middle/High School as an element of their Locker program.

More information on each of these programs and more can be found online at
"We are again grateful to the Eagle River financial institutions for standing with FORK to help us feed local kids," concluded Scafaro. "We thank the community for their support of FORK’s mission, and sincerely hope that they join with others in their support of the 4th annual CashFORKids fundraiser."

Feed Our Rural Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.