What's Going on in Jackson County -December 6, 2018

Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails
Trails will re-open for the winter riding season on December 15th - weather permitting.


 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!
Election Ballots Due Tomorrow, December 7th

Reminder to Chamber Member Businesses - 2019 election ballots are due tomorrow . If you need a ballot please contact our office.
2019 Business After 5

We are looking for a host for Business After 5 in February! If your business would like to host, call our office at 715-284-4658.

This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members for an evening of socializing, drinks, food and door prizes!

If you are interested in hosting but don't have a large enough space, please contact us and we can help.

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!
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
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 11:   6:00 p.m. - Gift Wrapping (Volunteers are encouraged to bring wrapping paper, scissors and clear tape)
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
6         Black River Falls Public Library: Connection Movie Event at 1 pm.
6         Black River Falls Elementary School Holiday Concert: 1 st Grade – 6:30 pm- Lunda Theatre.
6         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.
7         Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls: Matthew Teague will be at the casino from 4-7 pm.
7         Anderson Financial Clients are invited to the 11 th Holiday Open House from 11 am-3 pm. Located at 400 Harrison Street, BRF.
7         Black River Falls Public Library: Story Time at 10:15 am.
7         Western Technical College: Retrieval of Pictures from Cell Phones and Tablets to be placed on memory sticks or micro SD cards. Sign up at Black River Falls Regional Learning Center front desk or call 715-284-2253 to reserve a spot. Class will be held from 9-10:30 am.
7         A Blood Drive will be held at the Lunda Community Center from 9 am to 2 pm.
8         Northwood Vet Service is having an Open House from 1-4 pm. There will be a pet bake sale, refreshments, snacks and prizes. Bring your pet to get a picture with Santa for $10. Please call to schedule a time for your pet’s picture. Walk-ins will also be welcome. All proceeds go to Jackson County Humane Society.
8          Sample Sand Creek Brewing Company beer at The Mocha Mouse, BRF noon-2 pm.
8         Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls: Scott Wilcox will be on the Casino Stage from 8 pm-midnight.
8         Black River Falls Public Library: BRF Writers Group Meeting and Annual Christmas Party at 10 am.
8         United Methodist Women Annual Cookie Walk starting at 10:30 am. Located at Methodist Church-100 N. 4th St, BRF, $6/pound. Soup and Sandwich luncheon also available starting at 1030 am. Free will offering!
8         Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls: Matthew Teague will be at the casino from 4-7 pm.
8         Doc’s Bunkhouse is having a Texas Hold'Em Tournament. Sign up starts at 11:00 and play starts at Noon. $10.00 per person buy in / 100% Payback.
8         Co-op Credit Union is having a Kid’s Holiday Open House Event. 10 am to Noon at the Main Office. Come enjoy treats and pictures with Santa.
8-9     Rainbow Rock Reiki: “A Laying on of Stones Through New Eyes” (NCW Level 1). This class will be taught by Joe “The Rock Guy” Rothengass. Deposits are due by November 1. Class will be Saturday 9 am-6 pm and Sunday 9 am-5 pm.
9         Ho Chunk Black River Falls: Christmas with the Nelson’s. This event will be in the Bingo hall at 6pm costing $30 with $15 in rewards play.
10       Lunda Community Center: Wellness Series. Jason Breining, CCU Where did the Money Go? With the holidays around the corner, learn about budgeting techniques and different ways to help your credit debt! Meet in the multipurpose room from 530-630.
10       Black River Falls Public Library: Lego 1 (for grades K-3) 3-4:30 pm.
11       Project Christmas: Wrapping at Jackson Electric starting at 6 pm.
11       Black River Falls Public Library: Drone 101 with Tyler Gunn at 3:30 pm.
11       Black River Memorial Hospital: Employee Wellness Programs: Tips and Tricks for Success. Lunch n’ Learn in the Black River Memorial Hospital from 11:30 am-1 pm. Presenters include Dawn Jacobson, Ruth Chipps, and Becky Windsor.
11       Kindergarten Program in Forrest Street Gym. 1 pm, Mrs. Borhcert, Mrs. Everson, Mrs. Plaza, and Ms. Neitzke’s class. 2pm, Mrs. Hilts, Mrs. Hoefs, and Mrs. Bemis’s class.
12       Rainbow Rock Reiki is having Reiki Share. 6-9 Pm. Please RSVP so we have enough tables :) Cost: $5 If you are a Reiki Practitioner and would like to share an evening of powerful Healing Reiki Energy, please join us. We are an ever growing community that LOVES Reiki and wants to share, learn, appreciate & of course heal ourselves and hold space for others. Although I will be facilitating this event, it is designed to be a collaboration of all Reiki Practitioner's from all schools. Therefore bring an open heart and lightness of spirit and celebrate life together through Reiki!! Call 715-299-7462 for more information.
12       Black River Falls Public Library: Green Book Club Meeting at noon.
12       Black River Falls Public Library: Employment Assistance (DWD): Call 715-284-4112 to schedule an appointment.
12       Black River Falls Public Library: Free Group Life Coaching Session with Lori Jayne Carlson at 5:30 pm (for more information, visit lorijaynecarlson.com ).
12       Concert by the Memories: Free Admission, first come, first serve, sponsored by the Lunda charitable fund, the Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs,this Wisconsin based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Time Stevens. Lunda Theater at the Middle School, BRF. 

Chamber Member Job Postings
Black River Memorial Hospital : Physical Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist (Full-Time, afternoon shift, 80 hours per pay period, benefited), Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist (Full-time, night shift, 72 hours per pay period, benefited), Patient Care Technician, Registered Nurse (Full-time, day shift, 72 hours per pay period, benefited) and Registered Nurse (part-time, day shift, 64 hours per pay period, benefited). To view more details and to apply, visit www.brmh.net .

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

Banner Journal : Immediate Opening for Part-time and Full-time Reporter/Photographer Position. Send resume to kathy@bannerjournal.com or mail to News Publishing Company, Attn: Personnel, 409 East Main Street, BRF.

The Print Shop : Full-time Finishing Equipment Operator. Resumes can be mailed or emailed to mindy@theprintshopbrf.com or interested individuals are invited to apply at The Print Shop 415 East Main Street, BRF.

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services: Economic Support Specialist. To apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us by December 10, 2018.

Jackson County-Black River Falls : Information Technology Technician. To apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us by December 14, 2018.

Atrium Post Acute Care: Full-Time RN PM Shift and Part-Time CNA Days and PM's. Under New Management! Stop in to 1311 Tyler Street, BRF to apply.

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/ .

Three Bears Resort: Housekeeping, Lifeguards, and Servers. Stop in at the resort to apply.

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

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.
Educational Opportunities

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