November / December 2020
Thank you for all of the support that you have shown our community, the Chamber, and our local businesses this year. We are looking forward to the holiday season. Keep your local businesses in mind as you shop! Please support your community by buying products, gift cards, and services locally.

Jessica Bilski
Executive Secretary,
New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce
Oops Saloon's First Dollar
The New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present Angie Skiles with a ceremonial first dollar of profit for Oops Saloon & Grill.

Oops Saloon & Grill is located at 120 Main Street in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. They offer a full bar, great food, darts, sand volleyball, pool, and a friendly atmosphere. Oops offers up plenty of space between their large bar, indoor seating, and a large outdoor seating areas.

Angie has owned the Saloon for a year in Camp Douglas and has kept the past owner's military memorabilia in the establishment while adding her own personal touches.

Oops Saloon is open at 11am on Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays. You can stop in or call in an order at 608-427-3221. You can see their menu on their facebook page, Oops Saloon and Grill.

Pictured are Brian Taylor, New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Angie Skiles, Owner of Oops Saloon & Grill, Jessica Bilski, New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary
Thanks to these great sponsors we handed out around 50 take and make dinners for our local farmers to show our appreciation for all that they do.

Farmers came and picked the items up at Riverside park on a rainy Thursday afternoon.

The shopping bags were filled with a frozen turkey, vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, bread, and a pie.
Drop off new and gently used
winter wear
at the Chamber office
November 5, 2020 - January 5, 2021
119 East Bridge Street, New Lisbon, WI 53950
It is Time to Light Up Riverside Park
Lights will be lit throughout December,
starting on December 4th with a celebration.

Driving through the park is free.
Donations of Elderly Essentials will be accepted at the park (individual wrapped rolls of TP or paper towel, soap, shampoo, handkerchiefs, nail clippers, chapstick, dish rags, razors, facial tissues, etc.)
The New Lisbon Charmer of Commerce held a Trunk or Treat event for kids of all ages on Halloween from 2-4pm. Businesses and community members decorated their vehicles and handed out candy at the Community Center Parking lot.
Lynxx Networks, 3RT Networks Donate Reusable
Water Bottles to Area School Districts
Camp Douglas, WI: Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks donated 2,000 reusable water bottles to area schools, including the districts of Mauston, New Lisbon, Tomah, West Salem, and Aquinas schools in La Crosse. The donations were made to school districts that are existing customers of Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks.
With school districts across the nation turning off water fountains in their buildings for safety purposes in the wake of COVID-19, many students have been asked to bring a reusable water bottle to use throughout the school day. However, since there are days that students will forget or misplace their water bottle, or come from a home where a reusable water bottle for school is not an option due to finances, Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks wanted to help in a small way by supplying school offices with reusable bottles in the event that a student needed one.
“One of our employees saw a social media post from a local school district reminding parents and students to bring a water bottle for school, and this triggered the idea of purchasing and donating water bottles,” said Lynxx Networks CEO Jim Costello. “We started calling the school districts that we serve to see if they’d be interested in receiving water bottle donations, and if so, how many they needed. We ended up placing an order of 2,000 reusable water bottles to cover the requests from of all our schools.”
Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks employees hand delivered the bottles to schools.
Costello said the goal of the donating the water bottles was to send the message to our area schools that we stand with them and support them.
 “Our teachers and administrators are navigating a very different school year, with extra demands on school staff,” said Costello. “By helping to provide an item that students will need every day, this is a way for us to support our local administrators, teachers and students, and help to ease the burden of at least one of the new pieces of this school year.”
Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks provide fiber-optic internet, voice, IT consulting, technology and network consulting, and engineering and data center services to businesses. Their focus is west-central Wisconsin, but through partnerships, Lynxx Networks and 3RT Networks are able to offer services both state and nation-wide.


If you would like more information, please contact Ann Anderson at 604-427-6515 (Main) or 608-427-4024 (Direct) or
Deer Hunters Encouraged To Help Families In Need Through Deer Donation Program
Contact: Sarah Wyrick, DNR wildlife damage program assistant or 608-266-2151

Since Wisconsin's Deer Donation Program first began in 2000, more than 92,000 deer have been donated, totaling more than 3.7 million pounds of venison distributed to food pantries across the state.

MADISON, Wis. – Each year, hunters, meat processors and food pantries help families in need by working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners to donate thousands of pounds of venison to Wisconsin food pantries.
"Whether it is harvesting an extra deer or donating the only deer they shoot, Wisconsin hunters have historically shown their willingness to help others by donating deer to the Deer Donation Program," said Sarah Wyrick, DNR wildlife damage program assistant. "As deer hunters begin preparations for this hunting season, we encourage them to consider the Deer Donation Program."
Since Wisconsin's Deer Donation Program first began in 2000, more than 92,000 deer have been donated, totaling more than 3.7 million pounds of venison distributed to food pantries across the state.
"There are a couple of ways hunters can help," said Wyrick. "Hunters can donate a deer at one of the participating meat processors, or when they purchase a hunting license, they can make a monetary donation to help cover venison processing costs."
Hunters are advised to plan for their donation by locating a participating processor and having their deer tested for CWD. Hunters should also call the participating processor before dropping off deer to make sure the processor is prepared to accept the deer.
The DNR thanks all deer hunters and meat processors that have participated in the deer donation program throughout the years.
Visit the DNR website to learn about the DNR's deer donation program and how to help, as well as find a list of participating meat processors and CWD sampling requirements.
Heather Berklund Named New Chief State Forester
Click the link above for the entire press release

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole has appointed Heather Berklund as the department’s new Chief State Forester. Her appointment became effective Oct. 12.

Berklund said she is honored to have been selected to lead the Division of Forestry and is committed to continuing to build relationships and collaborate with partners on the sustainable management of Wisconsin’s forests.

Berklund’s office will continue to be in Rhinelander and her contact information is: Heather Berklund, DNR chief state forester or 608-598-9068
Support the community Center
November 25th
Doors open at 7pm
$5 entry fee
Live band: Site 7
Enjoy pizza, a full bar, and free popcorn.
See the New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Website for:
Suppers for the last few months have been TO GO. Watch for updates on future Community Suppers.
Planned dates are: November 17, December 15
Keep an eye on the Community Supper's Facebook Page for updates
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Our local airport Commission is seeking sponsorship to replace its loaner car. 

Having access to this local airport is vital for our economy, as many of your businesses use it often to fly in people. The loaner car is free for visiting pilot use, but is reaching the end of its lifespan. Ideally the commission would replace it with 2 cars, since usage has increased significantly in recent years. Can you help? See Cary Winch's request below, and contact him directly if you can sponsor in some way. Thank you.

From Cary Winch:
The Mauston/New Lisbon Union airport has a airport loaner car. This car is free to use by pilots and businesses flying into the airport. It is used a considerable amount, more so in recent years. Some of the users of the loaner car are private pilots using it to visit homes in the area. Some are private pilots visiting and using the local services such as hotels and restaurants. The major majority of users of the loaner car are business related and used by visitors to many of the manufacturing businesses and such in our area. Other notable loaner car users would be visitors to the Woodside ranch and the New Lisbon prison.
 Our airport loaner car was a contribution made a number of years ago by a local businessman. It is getting rather old and having just returned from service we were given a report of the car being very near end of serviceable life. It is time to look for a replacement airport loaner car. Ideally we should expand this to two airport loaner cars due to the increase in use of the car.
 The airport commission would like to find sponsors to help defer some of the airport loaner car acquisition costs. The commission wants to promote the businesses in our community and this sponsorship would be a great way to do this. Sponsored businesses would be advertised on the airport loaner car(s)and at the airport as well.
 The Mauston/New Lisbon airport commission can be contacted about this loaner car opportunity by contacting Cary Winch at (608)565-7443 (Camp-Inn Travel Trailers) or at
Thank you
Cary Winch
Mauston/New Lisbon Union airport commission
Wisconsin Maps Commission

Every 10 years, each state redraws their legislative and congressional district maps using data from the decennial census. In addition to the data from the 2020 U.S. Census, the Commission will use the information gathered during the public hearing process to prepare new maps. It is then up to the Legislature to take up and approve the maps created by the Commission. 

Selected by a three-judge panel, the Commission is a nine-member nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps for Wisconsin. More information about the Commission, its members, and its activities is available HERE

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the People's Maps Commission will host the public hearings online for each of Wisconsin's congressional districts. Agendas and additional details will be announced in advance of future meeting dates. The hearing dates are as follows: 
·        5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, 8th Congressional District 
·        Watch the recording of the Oct. 1 hearing HERE.  
·        6:00-8:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, 5th Congressional District 
·         Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 3rd Congressional District 
·        Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, 4th Congressional District 
·        January hearing date TBD, 7th Congressional District 
·        February hearing date TBD, 1st Congressional District 
·        March hearing date TBD, 6th Congressional District 
·        April hearing date TBD, 2nd Congressional District 

For anyone unable to join online, written comments are strongly encouraged. All written comments can be submitted at any time using the feedback form available on the People’s Maps Commission website HERE. Written comments will be reviewed by the commissioners and are public record. 

The People’s Maps Commission ¨ PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707

It is time to renew your membership for 2021 or become a first time member!
September's Business of the Month was American Bank
October's Business of the Month was WRJC
This year's Annual Meeting was put off due to gathering restrictions. The Annual Vote was sent via email to the email address on yoru membership form (only one vote per member organization). If you beleive that you should have received an email, but have not, please contact Jessica at 608-562-3555 or

Votes are due in November 15, 2020.
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