What's Going on in Jackson County - January 10, 2019

Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

Jackson County trails are closed due to extremely icy conditions.

 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!
Special Announcements
Millie J's: Have a prom dress you're looking to sell? Bring it in! Earn cash or store credit for high quality used prom dresses at Millie J's.

The Black River Falls Middle School is having a  Community-Wide Job Shadow day  on  February 12th and 13th  for all 8th grade students and they are looking for local employers for students to job shadow. Through the job shadow experience, students will get to explore a career area of interest. Students will be able to witness firsthand the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. Students would be  on site from 9:30am-11:30am , and transported to and from by the School District. 

If you would be interested in having job shadow students,  please fill out  this form  by Jan 11th  to aid in placing students. You will hear back from the School District a couple weeks later with details about the students placed with you and additional details for the day.

Lunda Community Center has winter golf specials going on until February 28. Buy 5 sessions for only $100! Sign up at the front desk and receive your punch card.
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!
2019 Business After 5 
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
1-31   Lunda Community Center: January Check-In Challenge. The member with the most check-ins in January will receive a FREE LCC T-Shirt!

10       Lunda Community Center: Hands Only CPR/Save a Life Course will be taught by Steve Collins from 6:00-7:00pm. Participants will NOT be certified from this course; however they will leave feeling confident assisting a victim if an emergency were to arise.

10       Revolution BRF: Sip & Sign with Kaye Henrickson from 5:00-7:00pm. Local teacher and author, Kaye Henrickson will be on site to discuss her book and journey. Her new book “Battle Voyage: Channeling my in Warrior Princess to Kick Cancer’s Ass” will be available for purchase and signing.

11       Black River Falls Public Library: Story Time at 10:15am.

11       Republican Party of Jackson County: At the January meeting we will finalize our executive reports for caucus and review the draft resolution package. The meeting will be held at the Republican Party Office, 16 N. Water Street, from 6:00-8:00pm.

11       High Voltage Entertainment presents a Karaoke Challenge. The first of 9 singing competition events. The Show will start between 8 and 8:30.pm at Cozy Corner. Come on out and pick and follow your favorites. Signed up contestants to check in at 7 pm. For More info Contact Dan at 815-529-4287.

12       The Western Dairyland Business Center and the Women's Business Center invite entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps". The class will run from 9:00 am - Noon at the Western Dairyland Office located at 418 Wisconsin Street in Eau Claire. Tuition is $29. Class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland Office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

12       Black River Falls Public Library: BRF Writers Group meeting at 10:00am. New members are welcome!

12       High Voltage Entertainment presents a Karaoke Challenge. The second of 9 singing competition events. The Show will start between 8 and 8:30.pm at TH’s 400 Club. Come on out to pick and follow your favorites. Signed up contestants to check in at 7 pm. For More info Contact Dan @ 815-529-4287.

12-13 Rainbow Rock REIKI : Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki I & II taught by Sue Haag, Reiki Master. To learn more about Holy Fire II Reiki, go to www.reiki.org . The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions, the self-treatment, practice using all the level II symbols including distant healing, and practice using the Japanese Reiki Techniques. Class will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm both days at Rainbow Rock REIKI Wellness Center. 

13       Lunda Community Center: Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League starts January 13. Cost is $200 per team. Games will be held Sundays at 5pm for 9 weeks-tournaments TBD. Teams will play one match consisting of three sets of 6 v 6. Minimum of 3 males and 3 females per team. Teams will self-referee matches.

14       Lunda Community Center: Wellness Series. Kristin Stutz, NY Life- Financial Fitness. What you can do to better yourself, financially, in each stage of life. Join us in the Multipurpose Room from 5:30-6:30pm.

14       Lunda Community Center: Water Polo from 6:00-7:00pm. Free for members in the month of January. Non-members pay for a day pass only. Waterpolo will be a fun way to get exercise in the water. It will be played in the deep half of the pool. You don’t need to be a great swimmer to participate, you should be able to tread water however.

14       Rainbow Rock Reiki: Join us for “Creating Trust ". Janelle is going to use her wonderful life coaching skills to help us create trust! Trust is building our relationship with the Divine, realizing our Oneness, and that everything we experience is of our own creation. We are going to build our trust in ourselves and creator through energy clearing, specific mindset exercises, and the principles of success. I am excited to take you to your next level of trusting this Divine Universe we live in and your ability to create the feelings you want. Start time of 6 pm. Call Sue Haag at 715-299-7462 for more information.

15       Lunda Community Center: Family Fitness Night from 5:45-7:15pm. Play yoga, climb the climbing wall, fastest 2 lap run on the track wins a prize, play castle guarders with Andy Osegard, lots of fun! Enter through the LCC front doors. Students are $3 and parents/guardians are FREE!

15       Black River Falls Public Library: Sandpillow Head Start Story Time at 11:00am.

15       Black River Falls Public Library: Library Board Meeting at 4:00pm.

16       Lunda Community Center: Steve Collins: EMT & CPR Instructor will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to this free class at 1pm.

16       Lunda Community Center: International Folk Dance taught by Carrie Melin from 6:30-7:30pm. This is a great way to get some exercise, make new friends and learn a slice of culture from other countries. In this class, easy circle and line folk dances will be taught. No experience or partner is necessary, just bring some comfortable shoes and get ready to experience the joy of movement and dace, community building and a taste of world culture. Sign up at the front desk or online. 

Chamber Member Job Postings
Co-op Credit Union: Do you attend Black River Falls High School, or know someone who does? If you’re looking for a great opportunity to gain some work experience after school and during breaks, look no further! We are now hiring responsible and motivated Student Member Service Representatives to work part-time at our Black River Falls office locations, as well as Tiger Credit Union (located inside BRFHS). For a full job description, more details, and an application visit:  https://www.coopcu.com/about-us/careers

Ripp Distributing Co. Inc.: Full Time Delivery Driver. Must be in good physical condition. Candidate will be responsible for managing a daily route system which includes sales and delivery of products in an established route area. For more information or to apply, email rripp@centurytel.net.

Pine View Care Center : Business Office Manager and RNs & LPNs. Apply in person or fax a resume to 715-284-1502.

Black River Area Child Care: is looking for responsible individuals to join the team. Qualified Classroom Aides, as well as Substitute Teachers and Aides. Paid training is provided. Please stop in to 725 North 8th Street, BRF to apply.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Lab Unit Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist, Nutrition Service Assistant, and Social Worker. To view job descriptions or to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

The School District of Black River Falls: Head Varsity Football Coach. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" on the WECAN website, https://wecan.education.wisc.edu, or stop into the District Office at 301 N. Fourth Street, BRF.

Jackson County Department of Health & Human Services : Children and Family Social Worker I/II. To apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

Black Creek Lodge: All positions. Apply in person at S13182 County Road H, Fairchild, Wisconsin 54741

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/ .

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

AmericInn is looking for Housekeepers and Front Desk. Apply in person.

Stein Counseling: Outpatient Therapists, BRF AODA Counselor, Parent Educators in 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/employmen t

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.

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 .
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
Hatfield Resort (Formerly Northwoods Resort)- W8215 County Rd J, Merrillan, WI 54754- Phone: 715-333-6600- https://hatfieldresort.com
We have everything you need to keep you on the 200+ miles of ATV trails in Jackson & Clark Counties. Located at Hatfield Resort are many ATV/UTV amenities like 24 hour gas, washing stations, food, drinks & more!

High Voltage Entertainment – N4281 Tucker Way, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 815-529-4287 – www.facebook.com/HighVoltageEntertain/ or www.highvoltageentertainment.com/
We provide turnkey event and entertainment services that drive revenue for your business & unique experiences for your customers.

Coulee Tech, Inc. - 1111 Linden Drive, Holmen, WI 54636- Phone: 608-783-8324- www.coulee.tech/
Coulee Tech, Inc. specializes in giving manufacturers IT support and app development. Service provided in La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Jackson in Action- 227 S 11 th Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-1330- www.Jacksoninaction.org
Jackson in Action (JIA) is a community coalition that promotes healthy lifestyles for children, their families, and the greater community. To help combat obesity and promote wellness in the Jackson County area, JIA offers events such as The Pace and Pedal Duathlon , Hunter Fitness classes, Laces to Leaders, snowshoe events and more. For more information, www.jacksoninaction.org . 

WKBT-TV | Phase 3 Digital – 141 6th Street S, La Crosse, WI 54601- Phone: 608-782-4678- www.news8000.com/ We are a CBS affiliate providing news and information on live television nearly 27 hours a week as well as a full service digital agency. You can find continuous news updates, programming and on-air and online advertising solutions at www.News8000.com .  

Millie J’s – 34 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 715-284-2034 - www.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 - www.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 - 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!
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615