The Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce (GLACC) is proud to announce that September is Wisconsin’s Chamber of Commerce Month which was proclaimed by Governor Scott Walker.
The Ladysmith Community has held a Chamber organization with records going back into the 1920’s. More recently the Chamber has broadened its wings and has sought memberships from all over Rusk County and beyond. 
Today, the GLACC is a 229 member strong organization and growing. “We feel this is a great accomplishment in our small community. Our members understand the true meaning of supporting each other and our area,” states Office Manager Whitney Trott. GLACC’s members consist of 192 businesses, 36 organizations or clubs, and one individual.
“On behalf of the entire GLACC, I would like to thank our Chamber members for putting their confidence in our organization. Without you we would not be possible. We have dedicated staff and a proactive and supportive board of directors,” says Trott. “Our goal, as our mission statement reads: ‘Striving to promote Rusk County as a great place to live, learn, work, shop, and play,’ is such a true statement. This community has great schools, phenomenal recreation, employment availability, and shopping to fit most people’s needs.” 
The GLACC is housed in the Rusk County Visitor’s Center in the city of Ladysmith and is open Monday through Friday to serve the community.  Staff members include: Joni Hall (Membership Coordinator) and Whitney Trott (Office Manager). The GLACC board of directors include: Dr. Robert Lecheler (President), Jessica Bingham (Vice-President), Sara Baker (Treasurer), Roxie Kemmitz (Secretary), Katie Matott (Director), Blake Doud (Director), Missy Kroening (Directors), and Jason Rafko (Director).
GLACC has hosted a variety of events throughout the year including the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival; Leaf it to Rusk Fall Festival; Arts & Crafts Fair during Mardi Gras; Rusk County Community Awards Banquet; Pictures with Santa; Shop Local Chamber Bucks Giveaway; the Annual Meeting for Chamber members; Chamber/Tourism Open House; and a co-sponsor of Winter Magic and the Farm, Home, Garden & Sports Show. GLACC also looks forward to bringing new events into the community
The GLACC has several benefits offered to their members including member referrals, social media promotions, ribbon cuttings, newsletters, weekly email with list of events, Chamber Bucks, and networking opportunities to name a few.  
Upcoming GLACC Events
GLACC All Member Meeting

September 11th

Hosted by: Embrace
Location: 107 Lindoo Ave E, Ladysmith

Lunch will be provided.
Time to share what is happening in your organization!

Please RSVP to GLACC if you plan to attend!
A&M Fiberglass Manufacturing, LLC
817 W 7th St N
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Owner: Garrett Lockburner

Manufacturing and repair of fiberglass products.
Nail Creek Cycles
308 W Arthur Ave
Bruce, WI 54819

Owner: Matthew "Bud" Sutten

Specializing in antique motorcycles and all Harley Davidson motorcycles. Services include, but not limited, engine rebuilds, transmission rebuilds, custom restoration and basic service.
Upcoming GLACC Member Events
Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 8:30am-12 noon   Rusk County Farmers’ Market at their new location of Corner of Hwy 8 and E 2 nd St N).
Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 9:00am-11:00am
Toadally Artsy Kids at Toad House.
Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 10:00am-12:00 noon  Knit & Chat meets at the Toad House.
Sep. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27: 6:00am-6:45am  Gentle Body Power Fitness Class at Offering Hope Therapies.
Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26: 10:15am  Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Rusk County Community Library.
Sep. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 & 28: 11:15am-noon  Gentle Body Power Fitness Class at Offering Hope Therapies.
Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26: 12 noon-4:00pm   Rusk County Farmers’ Market at their new location of Corner of Hwy 8 and E 2 nd St N).
Sep. 5: 1:00pm TRIAD meeting at Rusk County Senior Center. For more information call 715-532-2174.
Sep. 5: 5:30pm-7:30pm  Family Fun Night at Ladysmith First Church of Christ featuring Rusk County’s Largest: Ice Cream Sundae and more! Inflatables, dunk tank, hotdogs and popcorn.
Sep. 5: 6:30pm-done  Rusk Area Arts Alliance (RAAA) meeting at the Toad House, Lake Ave W.
Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27: 10:15am  Preschool Storytime at the Rusk County Community Library.
Sep. 7: 9:00am  Rusk County Transit Commission regular scheduled commission meeting at the RCTC office.
Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28:  1:00pm-5:00pm  Bruce Community Farmers Market, Hwy 8, Bruce.
Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28:   1:00pm-4:00pm  ‘The Artist Within’ for adults and older teens at the Toad House.
Sep. 7: 5:00pm-10:00pm  Music On Miner: ‘Bill the Thrill (5-7) ‘Anxiety’ (7-10), Car & Cycle Show (6-8), Outdoor live music, beer garden, car show, kids activities & more at Worden Ave & E 2 nd St (DJ’s American Pizza & Pub). FREE gas grill giveaway each month.
Sep. 7: 6:00pm-9:00pm  ‘The Carpenter Ants’ in concert will perform to kick-off the Flambeau Gravel Grinder weekend at the Legacy Theater at Memorial Park.
Sep. 8: 9:00am  3 rd Annual Veterans Ride beginning at Glory B’s Irish Pub and making a 50 mile route through the Blue Hills. A brat feed will follow at Glory B’s. $10 donation/person for the ride.
Sep. 8: 9:00am  Flambeau Gravel Grinder race will include race lengths of 19, 30 or 60 miles. The race will begin at the Rusk County Fairgrounds and end at Memorial Park. Live music, food, beer and games will begin at the Legacy Theater at 1:00pm ‘Sage Leary’, 3:00pm ‘John Fox & Friends’, and 7:00pm “Sean & Ian Okamoto.’
Sep. 8, 29: 9:00am-3:00pm  Outdoor Flea Market in the parking lot of Connections Store & More. Call 715-532-7542 to reserve a space $5 space fee.
Sep. 8: 1:00pm-close  Cedar Lodge will host their Customer Appreciation/Anniversary Party. Enjoy charcoal chicken, began bags, and more! Live music by Cory D. Lee at 1:00pm, followed by Sage Leary at 5:00pm, and Contradiction at 9:00pm.
Sep. 10, 17, 24: 3:45pm-6:00pm  Power House Youth Group meets Monday’s for tutoring, snacks, and games at the Rusk County Youth and Senior Building.
Sep. 10, 17, 24: 5:30pm-7:30pm  WAC (We Are Change) meeting for 6th-12th grade students at the Rusk County Community Library.
Sep. 11: 12:00pm GLACC All Member Meeting hosted by Embrace held at their office at 107 Lindoo Ave W, Ladysmith. RSVP to 715-532-7328.
Sep. 12, 19, 26: 5:15pm  First Church of Christ Impact Program meets every Wednesday for a family style supper and then classes for the whole family from 6:00-7:15pm.
Sep. 13, 20, & 27: 9:30am-11:30am  Rusk Co. Aging and Disability Resource Center hosts “Stepping On”-a workshop for older adults to reduce the chances of falls. Sessions are held at Ladysmith Care Community Cameo Room, 1001 E 11 th St N, Ladysmith. Registration is required by Sep. 10. Contact 715-532-1723 for details. Classes continue on Thursday’s through October.
Sep. 13: 7:30pm  Flambeau Valley Arts Association brings “Trillium Flutes”-a quartet of professionals from the Chippewa Valley. Tickets can be obtained at the door or in advance at fvaa.wwebly.com. Show is held at the Ladysmith Middle/High School Auditorium.
Sep. 16: 11:00am  Bruce Kiwanis Annual Packer-Viking Party at JS Supper Club. $5 per person includes food all day. Chili cookoff is $10 to enter. Raffles and games all day. 
Sep. 18: 1:00pm-3:00pm  RCTC Transportation Plan meeting to conduct a human services transportation plan for 2019-2023 at Rusk County Government Center.
Sep. 18: 5:30pm-7:30pm ‘ Cruise Night’ at Main Street in Bruce. Music, drawings & food coupons. Call 715-868-2277 for details.
Sep. 19: 8:00am-4:30pm  Mental Health First Aid class will be held at ICAA. A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Register at 715-532-4222.
Sep. 20: 5:00pm  Tee-Away Book Club will meet at Tee-Away Golf & Supper Club.
Sep. 20: 6:30pm  Rusk County Democrats meeting at their new office (120 1st St N).  
Sep. 22: 1:00pm-3:00pm  Introduction to the Medicine Wheel-presentation of a Sioux Medicine Wheel taught by Sun Bear at Servite Center for Life – Sister’s Residence, 1000 College Ave W, Ladysmith. Cost is $10.
Sep. 24: 10:00am-11:30am  Creative Community gathers for crafts at the Sister’s Residence, 1000 College Ave W, Ladysmith.
Sep. 26: 2:00pm-4:00pm  Shawl Ministry group meets to knit, crochet, pray and socialize at Congregational United Church of Christ, 109 Lake Ave E.
Sep. 26: 4:30pm-6:30 Customer Service Training presented by Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Topics covered are The Basics of Customer Service; Service for Diverse Customers; Diffusing Dissatisfied Customers; Show Pride in Your Region. Supper provided by GLACC at 4:30pm/Presentation at 5:00pm. at Ladysmith Care Community-Cameo Room, 1001 E 11 th St N, Ladysmith.
RSVP to GLACC at 715-532-7328 or manager@ladysmithchamber.com by Sep. 21 for a meal count. This is a free training to Rusk County businesses and/or GLACC members.
Sep. 27: 4:00pm-6:30pm  Fall Dinner at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 515 College Ave W, Ladysmith. Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, veggies & desserts are served.
Sep 27: 5:00pm ‘Senior Dining at Five’ at the Ladysmith Senior Center, 825 E 3rd St N, Ladysmith. Suggested donation is $5.00 *$8.50 for anyone under 60 years old. Call Kay Stewart for reservations at 715-532-2176 at least 48 hr. ahead. Space is limited.
Sep. 27: 6:00pm-8:00pm  Miner Theatre Variety Show at the Miner Theatre showcasing local talent. Visit minertheatre.com/variety-show to sign up.
Sep. 28: 9:00am-3:00pm  Dementia Live education session will be held at the Ladysmith Senior Center. Call 715-532-2176 to reserve your spot.   
Oct 1: 5:05pm-6:30pm The 5:05 Business After Hours sponsored by Rusk County Rodeo held at TeeAway Golf & Supper Club. Join for networking, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, 50/50 raffle, and Chamber Bucks raffle.
Sep 28-30: Leaf it to Rusk Fall Festival

11AM – 4PM      Marvelous Mike’s Mini Golf Open House
11AM – 4PM    Rusk County Historical Museum
1PM – 5PM       Bruce Farmers’ Market
5PM – 7:30PM  Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting Event
6PM                     Sing Along at the Apollonia Church
8PM – 11PM      ‘John Fox’ band at Theatre Lounge
All Weekend     Scarecrows on Parade
8AM – 2PM      County Wide Garage Sales
8AM   Rusk County’s Honor the Fallen Motorcycle Ride & Fundraiser
8AM – 4PM        Holly’s Fun Fair at Holly’s Last Stand
8:30AM – 1PM  Ladysmith’s Biggest Farmer’s Market
8:30AM – 1PM  Rusk Co Visitor Center Railroad Displays
9AM – 2PM      ‘Toadally Artsy Kids-Leaf People’
9AM – 3PM      Connections Store Parking Lot Sale
9AM – 3PM      Bruce Newsletter Museum/Tours and History
9AM – 5PM      Bubble Wrap Art at Fine Arts Center
10AM & 1PM   Rusk Riders Guided ATV Ride
10AM – 1PM    Charcoal Chicken Dinner at Farmers’ Market
10AM – 5PM     Gordy’s Market Petting Zoo & Games
10AM – 10PM  Events Downtown Ladysmith: Car/Antique Tractor Show (10-2), Games (11), Beer Garden, ‘Sage Leary’ Band (noon-1), ‘South of 8’ Band (1-3), ‘Austin Fire’ Band (3:30-6:30), ‘Anxiety’ Band (7-10), Scavenger Hunt, Skate Competition (12-3), Arts & Crafts Vendors (9-2)
10:30AM            Felsenmeer Guided Hike $
11AM – 4PM     Marvelous Mike’s Mini Golf Open House
11AM – 4PM    Rusk County Historical Museum
11AM – 4PM    Christie Mountain Fall Color Chairlift Rides $
11AM – 9PM     Rusk County 4-H Green & White Day
6PM                    OLS School Gala-Dueling Pianos
11AM – 4PM      Marvelous Mike’s Mini Golf Open House
11AM – 4PM    Rusk County Historical Museum
11AM – 4PM     Christie Mountain Fall Color Chairlift Rides$