July / August 2020
Times of stress can really bring out the best in people. This has been a tough year, but our community is coming together like never before.

I am excited that this bi-monthly e-newsletter can start bringing you news of upcoming events again! I know first hand how hard it has been for so many committees to decide how to handle this years events. The decision to cancel or change a beloved event is not an easy one. We look forward to many of these events coming back again next year.

We are lucky that our community has such great natural areas to enjoy, wonderful businesses, and great people! Please support our local business community as much as you can, keep looking after your neighbors, wash your hands, and stay healthy.

Thanks for reading our newsletter and for supporting the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce,

Jessica Bilski
Executive Secretary,
New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce
Area Fireworks 2020
Waterfest Fireworks on Castle Rock Lake - August 1, 2020
Follow Waterfest on Facebook for details and updates
Fireworks in Mauston - July 3, 2020
Watch the City of Mauston Facebook for details
CALM: Tips for Caregivers from Caregivers
We all experience stress in our lives, and everyone reacts to and copes with stress in their own way. What is stressful for one person may not be stressful for someone else. CALM is a method used to minimize stress, anxiety and depression.

Stress overload may cause us to become ill, irritable, depressed and interfere with our daily function. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to seek out additional support and guidance from the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

For more information and help, visit alzwisc.org
The parents of the class of 2020 wanted to try to give the graduates an experience that was a little closer to the graduation experience they had been looking forward to for so long. One mom, Colette Schultz started making calls, and before long she had secured a stage from the city for the kids to walk across. Rudig-Jensen offered to clear out their large tent of cars to allow the stage to be located indoors with plenty of space for social distancing. Jared Roeker American Family Insurance offered up event insurance. With the help of the New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, she was on her way to raise money to get each of the 29 graduates a flower and balloon bouquet. Mill Haven Foods & Silver Star Health joined forces with Rudig-Jensen and Abra Auto Body to provide lunch for the graduates and their families after the ceremony. In all, over 15 businesses chipped in to help the graduates out with everything from; money, gas cards, decorations, lunch, space, chairs, tables, time, event insurance, photography, and resources. And because the event was for close family only, Lynxx 24 and Image Pictures offered to broadcast the ceremony on their YouTube Chanel ImagePictures so that everyone else could watch.
Congratulation Class of 2020
While the school was still under the Governor's orders to not gather, their only recourse was to mail home diplomas and organize a no-contact car parade for the Graduates. The town came out to support the graduates as they paraded through town.
You can watch the entire graduation ceremony at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXqoZf8KwM
Covid-19 Updates
COVID-19 Activity Level Data Dashboard
DHS launches new data dashboard to help make data-informed local decisions
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched a new  data dashboard  today designed to give Wisconsinites the tools they need to most effectively respond to COVID-19.
“Our fight against COVID-19 isn’t over. Folks need to remember that this virus continues to spread in our state,” said Governor Tony Evers. “We want to make sure Wisconsinites have accurate information about the status of COVID-19 in their communities. That’s why the next generation of Badger Bounce Back, a new data dashboard assessing COVID-19 activity level, is so critically important.”
View the entire news release .
Find Wisconsin wide Covid-19 updates, stats, and best practices at www.dhs.Wisconsin.gov
See the New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Website for:
This year for Small Business Week we held a raffle. Anyone who shopped at a business with a New Lisbon address or any business who was a member of the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce could send in their receipt for a chance to win a gift certificate for that business. We were happy with how many entries we received. We drew the winner live on our Facebook page. The winner was Doug Cody who won a gift certificate to Twin Bluffs County Market.
3rd Annual New Lisbon Chamber ATV Poker Run!!
August 8, 2020
$20/per person, price includes ride and food. Registration starts at 10am, run begins at 11am. Top prize is $200!! Door prizes and raffles.

We will start at The Body Shop. You will be given a card when you register. MUST have them stamped at each location. Locations will be posted once we have the last few confirmed.

All vehicles welcome! Just come ride for fun and to support the Chamber!

For questions, please contact:
Jenny Kochie @ (608) 547-8868 or jlk_17@hotmail.com
Karla Brockman @ (608) 542-0575
Brian Taylor @ (303) 809-3942

2nd Annual Wine & Beer Walk
This years Wine/Beer Walk will be held August 21 in New Lisbon. We are excited to bring this event back to town. We hope that you can get out and visit some businesses, see some old friends, and safely have a great town. We will again have a great sample of beer, wine, and even a few other drinks, as well as lots of great snacks! Watch our Facebook page for more details on the event.

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite for $20 each. Get yours soon. Last year we sold out!
See the New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Website for:
  • Local Information
  • See what businesses are open though Coronavirus Concerns
  • Find Business resources for starting or operating a business
  • Businesses resources specific to Covid-19 shutdowns and challenges
  • Employment resources from Covid-19 challenges
  • Local Job Openings
  • Our members list - a great place to find a local business
  • Events calendar

MADISON, Wis. – The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020.

Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new unit beginning in 2021. State wildlife officials do not know precisely how these changes will specifically affect harvest permit wait times, but they expect there will likely be no significant changes across zones A, B, C and D. There will be no zone changes for the upcoming 2020 bear season.
Wisconsin bear hunting is prevalent, and more people apply each year than the number of licenses available. For 2020, more than 119,000 hunters applied for a permit or a preference point for 11,535 available permits.

The new zones are part of the Wisconsin Black Bear Management Plan, 2019-2029 [PDF] developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bear Advisory Committee and approved by the Natural Resources Board in May 2019. The new bear management zones are designed to address bear conflicts and manage desired population levels effectively.

People who would like to hunt black bear in Wisconsin must possess a Class A bear license . Hunters may obtain a Class A bear license by:
Applications are required for a Class A license or to receive a preference point. Hunters must apply at least once during a period of three consecutive years, otherwise, all previously accumulated preference points will be lost. Sign up to receive an email when the 2021 bear permit application opens .
June's supper was TO GO. Watch for updates on future Community Suppers. Planned dates are: July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 17, December 15
Keep an eye on the Community Supper's Facebook Page for updates
Thank you to all of our members for their support.
Please shop local, hire local, eat local - support these businesses
Alliant Energy
American Bank
American Metal Fab, Inc
Angie's Oops Saloon, LLC
Bank of Mauston
Black & White Catering
Abra Auto Body & Glass
Body Shop Bar & Grill
Black Bear Fruits
Black & White Catering
Buckhorn Campground & RV Resort
Buckhorn Grill & Bar
Buckhorn Store
Bunker Automotive
Bunker Water jet Cutting, LLC
Castle Rock Golf Course
Castle Rock Realty
City of New Lisbon
Coast To Coast Training
Community Closet
Concept Printing
The Dirty Turtle
Dvorak's Tent Rental
Eagle Blasting & Repair
Eagle Promotion & Apparel, LLC
Friends of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Fun Company
Gary Smith's Auto Body Inc
Generations Dance Academy
Gray Electric
Hare Funeral Home
Jenny's Jammin Jewelry
Jossabean Sweets Bakery, LLC
Journey's End Farm
Juneau County Economic Development Corp.
Kellys' Bar & Grill
Leer Inc
Lemonweir Villa Apartments, Meridian Group, Inc
Leroy Holthaus Insurance Agency, Inc
Little Cottage
Lulich Landscaping, LLC
Lynxx Networks
Main Street Ink and Toner
McKinney's Home Decorating, Inc
Midwest Dental
Midwest Moments, LLC
Mile Bluff - New Lisbon Family Medical Center
Mill Haven Foods, LLC
Morris Excavating, LLC
New Lisbon Community Center
New Lisbon Lions
New Lisbon School District
Oakdale Credit Union
Oakdale Electric Cooperative
On The Line - Web Presence Management
Opera House Bar & Resturant
Papa D's BBQ
Portofino Bay
Raabe's Pharmacy
Re/Max Real Pros
Rob's Interior & Exterior Painting
Royal Bank
Rudig Jensen Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Sid's Concrete
Silver STar Health
Summer Hideaway Campground
Tricor Insurance
Tuesday's Bar & Grill
Twin Bluffs County Market
Wabash National
Walker Stainless, a Division of Wabash National
Wisconsin River Meats
Get Your Events Noticed!
Send the details to nlchambr@mwt.net or tag us on Facebook
We will add them to our local calendar, the Juneau county calendar, and more! 

It is a great time to renew your membership for 2020, or become a first time member!
Fourth of July celebrations almost always include fireworks at night, which can be scary for seniors who have dementia. The loud noises will be unfamiliar to them and can create a state of confusion and fear, which will exacerbate their dementia symptoms. With enough preparation, caregivers will be able to keep seniors/loved ones who have dementia safe and comfortable while still having fun.
1. Best not to leave seniors who have dementia alone on the Fourth of July.
2. If fireworks are expected, a good idea may be to play their favorite music through earphones to distract them from the noise.
3. Keep decorations to a minimum and avoid decorations that are flashy or ones that make noises.
4. The Fourth of July is the perfect time to form new memories.
5. Be mindful of “ Sundown Syndrome , that anxiety inducing time after sundown as evening sets in.
August's Business of the Month is Black Bear Fruit
July's Business of the Month is Community Closet
June's Business of the Month was Castle Rock Golf Course
May's Business of the Month was Dvorak's Tent Rental
Inventor & Entrepreneur Club of Juneau County
Meeting: Last Thursday of the Month

5:30 Social Networking, 6:00 Presentation (virtual meetings start at 6pm)

At Lynxx Networks, 127 HWY 12/16 in Camp Douglas (enter through lower lot/doors)

All are invited - you do not need to be a member to attend.
  • Bring your business cards for a chance to win a free ad in our next bi-monthly e-newsletter.

  • 50/50 raffle

  • Networking

  • Fun

  • Door Prizes

  • Food & drinks
Want to advertise in our next newsletter? All ads are $25 and published bi-monthly. Call or email Jessica for your spot in the next newsletter!!
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