What's Going on in Jackson County -December 13, 2018

Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

The Jackson County Trails will open on Saturday, December 15 for ATV/UTV only.

  If the trails are 28 degrees or above we ask that you please stay off them to maintain a good condition for the entirety of the winter riding season.

 Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map or a snowmobile trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!
Goody Bag Items Needed! 

Throughout  the year, we put together goody bags for races, new teachers, hockey tournaments and other events. We are asking for businesses to donate goody bag items. If you have pens, magnets, key chains, etc. that you would like to donate please give us a call. We are also looking for any coupons ( % discounts, buy 1, get 1 offers, etc.) that can be included in these bags.  

This is a great opportunity to advertise & promote your business!
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Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?
  Purchase Chamber Bucks for the Holiday Season!
Chamber Bucks are similar to a gift certificate – but can be used to purchase merchandise, products or services at over 90 Black River Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses.

Chamber Bucks can be purchased in any denomination and anyone can purchase them. Below is a list of members that accept Chamber Bucks. Participating members are also listed on the back of Chamber Bucks.
To purchase Chamber Bucks, stop into our office, give us a call at 715-284-4658 or email us at chamber@blackrivercountry.net.
Special Announcements
Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area will open Saturday, December 15! All tubing and lift tickets will be discounted to ONLY $9.00. Users can expect tubing to be fully open and Jackson Banks (Bunny Hill) to be open as well. All lifts serviced by the chair lift will remain closed as recent weather has limited snow making conditions.

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park is having an Online Quilt Raffle. The quilt raffle is here, and we currently have 17 quilts up for raffle! You can purchase your tickets online right now. Tickets are $10 for one, or $25 for three. https://www.thehighground.us/about-us/donate/quilt-raffles/

The Western Dairyland Connects Project provides individuals in rural Buffalo, Trempealeau, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Chippewa and Dunn Counties with long-term access to HP laptops and mobile hotspots from Verizon at no cost. For more information or to request one, go to www.SuccessfulBusiness.org or email karman.briggs@wdeoc.org .

The Mocha Mouse is offering Employee Appreciation Gift Boxes! Celebrate your employees this year with a local gift box personalized by you. Catering and gift certificates are always available as well.

Sparta Butterfest is having their Annual Button Design Contest! Click here for details.
Project Christmas

Once again the Jackson County area is coming together to help those in need during the holiday season. For more than 30 years, volunteers have been collecting and purchasing gifts, wrapping, boxing up food items and delivering these items to families in Jackson County.
Cash collection boxes and/or toy and food collection bins are in place at 40 different Jackson County businesses. (See list of businesses below.) Project Christmas will regularly collect from these locations until December 10, 2018. Gifts of new toys and games should be $15-$20 in value, unwrapped, non-violent and non-battery operated. Food: no canned goods or glass.
Volunteer dates are as follows:
December 13:  6:00 p.m. - Packing of food boxes and presents
December 15:  Distribution (Call Chuck or Ruth at 715-284-2100 if you are interested in being a delivery driver.)

Project Christmas headquarters will be at Jackson Electric Cooperative, N6868 Cty Rd. F in Black River Falls.
Save the Date - Customer Service Training with
Julie Fox from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism - January 24, 2019

Bringing Fun to Life in Wisconsin
Research shows that 68% of your customers may not choose to return to your business, not because of the product that they receive, but because they experience an attitude of indifference or rudeness by the owner, manager, or an employee. While marketing our state as the Midwest’s premier destination for fun, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism recognizes that in order to deliver on this brand and have visitors return to our state and your business, our customers must receive great customer service. To support this, a customer service program has been developed for businesses and communities throughout Wisconsin. While the premise of the program is rooted in service for the tourism industry, the basic customer service skills discussed apply to owners and employees in all industries. This session will provide attendees with the basic knowledge and skills to deliver outstanding customer service experiences.
2019 Women's Business Conference

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
This Week's Member and Community Events
14       Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls : Matthew Teague will be at the casino from 4-7 pm.

14       Sand Creek Brewing Company Christmas Party! 5 pm to 10 pm. $3 pints all night long. Ugly sweater contest. Music provided by our local Jack Pine Buck Snort Christmas Band. Prizes for the best (worst) sweater!

14       Black River Falls Public Library : Story Time at 1015 a.m.

14       Purpose Financial BRF : Everyone in the community is invited to join the Purpose Financials Clothing Drive lunch that will take place on December 14 from 11 am-2 pm at the Purpose Financial BRF Location. The event will include pizza from Pizza Hut and Rosario’s as well as chips and refreshments.

14-16 Al Muth Harley Davidson : Come and celebrate Christmas at our Open House from 8 am-8 pm on Friday, 8 am-3 pm on Saturday December 15, and 10 am-2 pm on Sunday December 16. Live music on Friday by Ira DeBoer Project. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

15       Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area : All tubing and lift tickets will be discounted to ONLY $9.00. Users can expect tubing to be fully open and Jackson Banks (Bunny Hill) to be open as well. All lifts serviced by the chair lift will remain closed as recent weather has limited snow making conditions. 

15       Project Christmas: Delivery Day! Meet at Jackson Electric at 7 am.

15       Jackson County WINTER Farmers Market . This will be held in the Lunda Community Center Field House from 10 am-1 pm. Santa Claus is expected to be present, so bring a camera!

15       Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls : Toner Band will be on the Casino Stage 8 pm-midnight.

15       Lunda Community Center : Santa is coming to the LCC! Arrive a little early to watch him arrive in his sleigh! Story time will be in the Child Watch area at 930 and 10 am. Crafts and refreshments will be available.

15       All ATV Trails in Jackson County will re-open today.

15       Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls : Matthew Teague will be at the casino from 4-7 pm.

15       Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser & Christmas Bake Sale with Santa - 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Santa will visit from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Get your gifts wrapped for a freewill donation and purchase baked goods. Lunch is available for purchase. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. All proceeds benefit Millston Area Museum. Millston Community Center - W6665 Berry St. Millston, Wisconsin 54643

15       Alpaca General Store & Huacaya Hills Alpacas Special Holiday Hours. W12770 County Hwy P, Black River Falls, WI 54615. Saturday, December 15, 2018. 10:00 am-4:00 pm

16       Three Bears Resort : Breakfast with Santa at 11 am. 701 Yogi Circle, Warrens.

16       The Wright Place Relax and Paint . 3:30 to 6 pm. Come paint with me at The Wright Place in Black River Falls!! Cost is 35$ which includes a 16x20" canvas and all supplies needed. Class size is limited to the first 25 people paid, with sign up required in advance. Pay via PayPal link posted or sign up at The Wright Place. If you have any questions please text me or call me at 715-937-5543. *Minimum of 10 signed up in advance or the class may be rescheduled or cancelled.

17       Black River Memorial Hospice GIFT WRAPPING Fundraiser. 11:30 am to 5 pm in the Dorthy Halverson #1 Room. For a donation to Hospice, you can bring your gifts and Hospice Volunteers will wrap them! Open to the Public.

17       The Wright Place Saloon Christmas Cookie Decorating Party. 4 pm to 8 pm. Calling all kids!!! Spend a fun filled evening at The Wright Place on Monday, December 17th from 4 pm to 8 pm decorating Holiday cookies!!! The little ones will decorate holiday sugar cookies with frosting and fun toppings to take home and enjoy!! Remember kids also eat free every Monday per adult meal so come get some dinner and have a blast making cookies!!!

18       Lunda Community Center: Parents Night out! Children ages 3-12 (must be potty trained!) can come enjoy Pizza Hut, Games, Arts/Crafts, movies and FUN! Sign up online or at the front desk.

18       Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center , the Western Wisconsin chapter of SCORE, and H&R Block invite entrepreneurs and business owners to attend a Business Tax Chat discussion about small business tax preparation from 6-8 pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.

18       Black River Falls Public Library : Library Board Meeting at 4 pm.

19       Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls : Pete Lee Comedy will be in the Bingo Hall at 7 pm. Cost is $10 with $10 in rewards play.

19       Lunda Community Center Member Holiday Party . 6 pm to 9 pm. We invite our members with a membership at any level, to join us for a fun evening of music with Sean Jordan and other local talent, a fashion show by Millie J's, and comedy by Mike Brody - a favorite entertainer here at the LCC. And don't forget the delicious food by Revolution and desserts by Kellie G! We look forward to seeing you! Happy Holidays!

20       Red Creek Elementary Third Grade Holiday Program. Mrs. Gawron’s 4 th and 5 th grades- 730 pm.

2 0       Kidz in Motion at The Lunda Community Center from 6 to 6:45 pm. Stay active and have FUN! Enjoy obstacles, team building activities, dodge ball, games and so much more! Each week will be something different! This is for ages 5-10, members are $3 and non-members are $6. Register online or at the front desk.

Chamber Member Job Postings
Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council is hiring a Finance Director to provide overall direction and leadership in managing the affairs of a complex organization with diverse programming and 140+ employees. As a member of the senior administrative team, the Finance Director is responsible for the financial administration of the agency and more. To view more details on this position and to apply, visit http://www.westerndairyland.org/employment_opportunities.phtml

K-9 Country Lodge: is looking for a responsible adult, willing to work part-time, weekends and some holidays. Applicant must love dogs and cats, enjoy working with the public, be in good physical condition and be self-motivated. Apply in person.

Waumandee State Bank: Loan Officer for the Black River Falls location. If interested, you may pick up an application at any location or send a resume to: Waumandee State Bank, Attn: Jean Prochinske, Human Resource Officer, S2021 County Road U, Waumandee, WI 54622 or by email to jeanp@waumandeebank.com .

The Print Shop: Full-Time Finishing Equipment Operator. Resumes can be mailed or emailed to mindy@theprintshopbrf.com

The Highgrounds: Gift Shop Coordinator. Apply in person.

Pine View Care Center : Seeking individuals that are interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. Call 715-284-5396 today to sign up for a FREE CNA Certification Class.

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Resources: Congregate Meal Site Manager and Casual Home Delivered Meals Driver. To view job listings and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us .

Black River Memorial Hospital: Lab Unit Coordinator, Maintenance Mechanic, Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist (Full-Time, afternoon shift, 80 hours per pay period, benefited), Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist (Full-time, night shift, 72 hours per pay period, benefited), Patient Care Technician, Physical Therapist, Registration Clerk, Registered Nurse (Full-time, day shift, 72 hours per pay period, benefited), Registered Nurse (Part-time, day shift, 64 hours per pay period, benefited). To view job listings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net .

Aptiv: Employment Trainer - Part Time and Community Living - Youth Service Associate - Part Time. Aptiv offers competitive pay, flexible working schedule, retirement option, medical, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, continuing education support, and a friendly fun environment. To view full job descriptions and to apply, visit aptiv.applicantpro.com/jobs/ .

Boys and Girls Club: Part Time Youth Development Specialist - The Boys & Girls Club – Lunda Center is seeking a dynamic individual to work with youth in our after-school program approx. 20 hours a week Monday-Friday, 3 pm-7 pm during the school year (hours change in summer) Responsibilities include but not limited to supervising youth, planning and implementing programs, and being a good mentor. Applicants must be 18 to apply. Applications available at Club front desk or send resume to Kelly at  klabar@cvclubs.org. Call 715-284-4005 for more information.

American Red Cross : Disaster Action Team Member. Click here for details.

Comfort Inn: Housekeeper. Good wages, flexible schedule and sign on bonus! Contact Tamra at 715-284-0888 for more information.

AmericInn: Housekeeping and Front Desk. Apply in person.

Black Creek Lodge: Hiring for all positions. Apply in person.

Stein Counseling: Part Time Office Assistant, Outpatient Therapists, BRF AODA Counselor, Transcriptions, Parent Educators La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson Counties, and In-Home Counselor positions available. To view job descriptions and to apply, visit https://effectivebehavior.com/about/employment/

Department of Corrections- Jackson County View job openings and apply at  http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp .

D&S Manufacturing: We encourage you to explore our current job openings. If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at this company, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 715-284-5376 or contact us at   bdolesy@dsmfg.com

Ho-Chunk Nation/Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls: We have many jobs open weekly; all the jobs within the Ho-Chunk Nation and its Gaming Facilities can be found by going to:  www.ho-chunknation.com/employment

UMOS Transitional Jobs Program , in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, offers subsidized employment opportunities, skills training and support services for qualified people who have difficulty entering and succeeding in the workplace. For referral forms and/or more information, please call 715.299.6334 or email  tj.central@umos.org .

Need Employment Assistance?
The Department of Workforce Development and the Black River Falls Public Library are collaborating to offer employment-related services. Contact the Library at 715-284-4112 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Advertising Opportunities

Every week the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce sends out a weekly e-newsletter about events, activities and news that reaches almost 5,000 email addresses! Be a part of this weekly update with your advertisement for just $25 a week. Email a PDF or JPG of your ad to chamber@blackrivercountry.net and let us know which week you'd like us to run it. We will also include it in the monthly e-newsletter at no additional charge. For more information, give us a call at 715-284-4658.
New Members
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Millie J’s – 34 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 715-284-2034 - http://milliejsbrf.com/ Offering a one-of-a-kind collection of Misses and young women’s clothing. Show off your personal style with brands you won’t find in other stores. Millie J’s, in Black River Falls, WI, is the area’s premier clothing store serving Black River Falls and surrounding areas. We offer clothing, tuxedo rentals, shoes, accessories, local artist jewelry and much more! For your next shopping trip, visit Millie J’s in Black River Falls.

Black River Tattoo – 28 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 715-284-8282 - https://blackrivertattoo.com/home.html Stop in and check out Black River Tattoo right on Main Street in Black River Falls, WI. No price quotes via phone or messenger. It is in your best interest when seeking quality tattoos that you stop in, check out the shop and meet the artists.

The Wright Place Saloon – 44 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 715-670-0004 - https://www.facebook.com/thewrightplacesaloon/ The Wright Place Saloon & Grill provides its guests with delicious American style food with a western twist, BIG FLAVOR, great cocktails & lots of fun!
Ho-Chunk Gaming of Black River Falls
Millers Antique & Auction Co
Gross Motors of Black River Falls
Community Dental
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615