Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce June 2017 Newsletter
Sherwin Williams  Grand Opening

L-R Wendy Markgren, Bert Richard, Matt Steil, Linda Wiese, Leigha Larson, Michael Erickson, Alena Yanko, Derek Young, Ann Gallagher, Vince Klandeman, Judy Nichols, Jackie Molden.

Congratulations S.C. Swiderski
Thursday, May 11, 2017

L-R Sarah Fischer, Bill Sieger, Chris Karch, Bert Richard, Shane Swiderski, Fay Harder,Jay Trowbridge, Linda Wiese, Clint Symons, Chris Fitzgerald.


For the fourth year in a row, WJMC was named Best Small Market Local Newscast , taking both 1st and 3rd place in the category
WAQE-FM took 1st place in Best Client Event Promo, and WJMC won 3rd place in the same category.

  Cookin' Up a Storm will now be serving food at the lakeside of Curriers Lakeview Lodge
Saturdays & Sundays
3 pm. - 7 pm.
Menu and more information on their
Face Book  here

Please join us for our
33rd Annual
Salute Golf Outing
Thursday, August 17

Sponsorship's are still needed 
Click  HERE to print the form

Volunteers are also needed
Please contact the Chamber office @

Music in The park
June 6 Municipal Band
  Sponsored by Marsh Insurance & Our House Senior Living
June 13 Municipal Band -
  Elks Flag Day Ceremony
  Sponsored by Woodstone Senior Living
June 20 Northwinds British Brass Band
  Sponsored by Todd's RediMix Concrete
June 27 Municipal Band
  Sponsored by Dr. Dave & Sonja Wilson

View the whole schedule  HERE

Member of The Month
American Excelsior was started in 1888 and will celebrate 130 years in business next year. We have seven manufacturing plants located in six states, with over 400 team members. Our Corporate Office is located in Arlington, Texas and we have two sales divisions, each accounting for approximately half of the revenue of the Company.  

Our Flexible Foam Division has five manufacturing plants, which are located in: Yakima, WA; West Chicago, IL; Norwalk, Ohio; Sheboygan, WI and Arlington, TX. They each fabricate polyurethane/polyethylene foams for applications in the medical, furniture, marine, packaging and pet bedding markets. Our Sheboygan plant also has molding capabilities, with the best example being the well-known foam Cheesehead.

Our Fiber Division is comprised of plants in:  Florence, AL; Norwalk, OH and Rice Lake, WI. The core product lines in this division are; colored excelsior, evaporative cooling filter pads, poultry nesting pads, packaging pads, animal bedding, and erosion/sediment control devices made from both wood and wheat straw. Servicing our domestic clients is our strength; however, we ship excelsior products around the world for a variety of markets.

In 1906, the wood excelsior plant, in Rice Lake, was built and started operation. It was originally thought the plant had a lifespan of twenty years due to the supply of aspen. Thanks to the advancement of transportation and properly managing the forests, we are still here and going strong 111 years later. The Rice Lake location is the sole Company plant that manufactures wood excelsior. The excelsior is then shipped to the other plants for distribution or further processing. We also have the largest independently owned outdoor erosion control test facility in the United States, called the Erosion Lab, located just south of Rice Lake.

We are proud of the 150 plus team members at our plant and of being a part of the Rice Lake community. It is always our goal to make the places we live, also great places to work. 

Rice Lake Farmers Market
Begins Saturdays, June 3rd
Located in Gordy's parking lot 
New Membership
Mosquito Squad of NW WI.
10571 N. Town Industrial Park
Hayward, WI. 54843
Nicole Rude

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
N2384 Hunt Hill Rd.
Sarona, WI. 54870
Nikki Janisin

Journey Skin Care
431 S. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI.
Elisha Stone

Membership Renewals
Rands Bowling Lanes * 55 years
CWS Security Watch * 1 year
Walgreen's  * 7 years
Primrose Parlor Antiques * 18 years
Adventures Restaurant * 16 years
Cabin Coffee * 4 years
Full Throttle Sports, LLC  * 14 years
MSA Professional Services  * 1 year
Northern Business Products *  59 years
Gliks  * 8 years
Serv Pro  * 1 year
Rice Lake Schools * 34 years
Little Caesars * 2 years
Dove Healthcare * 1 year
Zoe Communications * 17 years
Things To Do

and See
Rice Lake Logo
  Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
37  S Main Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868


  What is there to to see and do in
Rice Lake?
We created this flyer to help businesses with directing visitors.

If you would like a display box of brochures,  please contact the
Rice Lake  Chamber @ 715.234.2126.

$1 Million Challenge Grant Launched to Aid Wisconsin Tornado Victims

Foster Freiss is eager to issue a challenge grant  to match donations towards those affected by the recent tornado's.

Donations can be made at the Red Cedar Church @ 1701 W. Allen Street OR
Sterling Bank @ 311 North Main St.

June Committee Meetings
Economic Development & Education
Thursday, June 1, 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday June 6, 11:30 a.m. @ Knapp Stout Tap OR Badger Brew
Board of Directors 
Tuesday, June 13,  7:30 a.m. 
Golden K Board
Tuesday June 20, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, June 23, 8:00 a.m
Executive Committee
Tuesday June 27, 7:30 a.m.

Hungry Hollow
48th Annual Steam & Gas Engine Club
June 24 - 25th
Gates OPEN at 7:00 am
Corner of Hwy 25th & 19th Ave
Young Professionals Event
Friday June 23rd
5:30 p.m.
at Veterans's Memorial Park
Serving Hot Dogs, Beans & Lemonade

Following our picnic meeting, is music  with
Sundown at the Band Shell
June Dairy Month Breakfast
Saturday, June 3rd
6:00 am. - 11 am.
Gehl - Acres Farm
2326 14 3/4 Avenue
Cameron, WI  54822
The Rice Lake Chamber
Placemaking Committee

Sundown At the Shell
Live Music
Featuring Andy Nelson Galactic Trio & Pony!
Food & Community
Friday, June 23 2017
6pm. - 9pm.
                                             at the
                                        Veterans Memorial Park
View the Aquafest activities on their website  HERE
Will you be participating in any Aquafest event?

Customer Service Award

      We know there are many people who do an outstanding job with Customer Service.  They deserve to be recognized for their efforts. 

The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce is asking you to submit their name so we can say "Thank You"!

Please download form our website or come in and submit your recommendation.

Thank You Link Ford & RV
for sponsoring the May Chamber Chat!

Call us now to sponsor your month. Wednesdays
8:30 a.m.   on WJMC


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  • Free Hot Deals
  • Free Basic Listing

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  • Enhanced Listing $35/year 
  • Basic Listing FREE


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Bert's Joke of the Month
Four old men went into the pro shop after playing 18 holes of golf.
The pro asked, “Did you guys have a good round today?”
The first old guy said, “Yes, I had three riders today.”
The second old guy said, “I had my most riders ever. I had five.”
The third old guy said, “I had seven riders, the same as last time.”
The last old man said, “I beat my old record. I had 12 riders today.”
After they went into the locker room, another golfer who had heard the old guys talking about their round went to the pro and said, “I’ve been playing golf for a long time and thought I knew all the terminology of the game, but what’s a rider?”
The pro said, “A rider is when you hit the ball far enough to actually get in the golf cart and ride to it.”