What's Going on in Jackson County October 10, 2019
Thank you to our Oktoberfest Sponsors!
Thank you to everyone who attended the successful 13 th Annual Oktoberfest at the Jackson County Fair Park. Thank you to the BRF Parks & Recreation Department for all of your hard work getting the arena ready.  Thank you to the many craft and food vendors, bands and other entertainers. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with setup, car show, ticket sales, bartending, shuttle driving, kid’s area, first aid and clean up. Your efforts, combined with the businesses that donated money, items, or time made this a true community festival.

Oktoberfest Sponsors:
Sand Creek Brewing Company and Black River Area Chamber of Commerce
Music sponsors: Gross Motors of Black River Falls, Miller’s Antiques & Auction Co and Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls
Photo Booth Sponsors: D&S Manufacturing, Jackson County Bank and Footprints in Time Midwivery
Kid’s Inflatables Sponsors: Black River Memorial Hospital and Northwood Vet Service
Shuttle Van Sponsor: Riverside Auto
People Mover & Giant Pumpkin: Black River Falls Downtown Association Advertising Sponsors: Jackson County Room Tax Group, Southwest ITBEC and WPPI Grant
Safe Ride Home Sponsor: Jackson County Tavern League
Arena Sponsor: Hoffman Construction Company
General Sponsors: Black River Chiropractic Clinic, Black River Country Bank,  Co-op Credit Union, Community Dental, Gundersen Health System (BRF eye Clinic), Jackson Electric Cooperative, Karen Stai Koenigs Insurance Agency,  Norgaard Agency Inc, Northern Family Farms, Ripp Distributing Company, Riverside Auto Sales & Rental, Rotary Club of Black River Falls, Scholze Ace Home Center, Theisen’s, Viva Cinco de Mayo, WKBT-TV/Phase 3 Digital and WWIS Radio.

Car Show Sponsors for trophies and other prizes:
Auto Value, Black River Country Bank, Black River Downtown Association, Black River Furniture Outlet, Burger King, CCS Distributing, Certified Auto BRF, Come Back Sports Bar, Co-op Credit Union, Countryland Seamless Gutters, Craig Rodenberg, Falls Florist, Federated Co-op, Gaier Construction, German Hill Equipment, Heather's Balancing Touch, Gross Motors, H2O Well Drilling, Hair for all Seasons, Hardees, Hwy 54 Towing, Jacks or Better Bar, Jackson County Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mac Tools, Delco Battery, Merrillan Lions Club, Moe Hardware Hank, Reflections on Water, O'Reily's Auto Parts, Pizza Hut, Re-Pete's Saloon & Grill LLC, Republican Party of Jackson County, Roger Castle - Tripple R Car Wash, Rozario's Pizza, Pasta & Pub, Skyline Golf Course, Smiley Bear Design, Snap On Tools. Speed Bump Auto Body, Steve's Barber Shop, Studio 107, Sunset Tavern, Superior Builders, The Merchant General Store, Toy Box Rides - Riverside Auto, Triple T Tire & Lube, Waumandee State Bank, Weiner Bar, Wild Bodyshop, Wood Sales and Service, and WWIS FM 99.7

Miss Jackson County Court, Miss Black River Falls Court, Karner Blue Princesses, Chriskindl Court, Kathy Tjerstad,  BRF Police Department & Community Service Officers, BRF EMS, Todd Krueger, Jim Wiesender, Kathy Kopp, Lynette LaGarde, Sammi Windsor, Don & Aiden Laufenberg, Ryan & Ginger Heath, Sue & Glenn Miller, Kristen Franks, Pete Olson, Tamra Soto, Cathy Link, Gary Spangler, Robert Crampes, Grady Guetknecht, Craig Rodenberg, John Slosser, Rebecca Franks, Anita & Bill Laurent, Kim & Travis Wieczorkowski,  Dave Meyer, Steve & Barb Frankhauser, Veronica Price, Dan & Sandy Krueger, Don Roberts, Heidi Tuff, Todd & Judy Luttio, Mike Groth, Ned & Sue Kellerman, Nancy Krueger and Lyall White. 

Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update


The Jackson County trails will remain CLOSED for the remainder of the 2019 summer riding season.
Trails are impassable due to flooding in many areas.

Unless otherwise noted, road routes remain open. The Crawford Hills motorcycle trails also remain open. Clark County trails are open, you can ride from Hatfield and head north into Clark County.
We hope you continue to enjoy our beautiful trails and visit this wonderful part of Wisconsin. It is always our number one priority to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Trails will re-open on December 15 for the winter.

Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at Revolution for an evening of food, fun and door prizes!
Remember, any employee of a Chamber Business is welcome to attend! We hope to see you there!

Fall 2019 Field Assembly at Silver Mound
Interfaith is Celebrating 30 Years!
Rotathon Fundraiser-This Saturday!
Educational Opportunities
FastTrac Your Idea, Your Business, Your Life!
FREE 10-week Business Start-Up Course

Anyone interested in starting their own business, becoming self-employed or taking a new product to market is strongly encouraged to attend this new, FREE 10-week course this fall on Tuesday evenings at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. Come to one class or come to all! The following topics will be discussed each week.

  • October 15 - Reaching the Market/ Distribution and Sales
  • October 22- Financial Management Cycle, Sales Projection, Cost Projection/ Intellectual Property, Complying with Laws, Regulations & Contracts.
  • October 29 - Building the Organization and Team/ Your Cash Needs When You Might Earn a Profit
  • November 5 - Refining Financial Assumptions and Seeking Funding/ Putting Together a Business Plan
  • November 12 - Launch, Leading the Organization Culture, & Process Optimization/ Measuring and Analyzing, Financial Results & Process Optimization.
  • November 19 - Present Plan

For more information Call 715-836-7511 or Visit FastTrac to register.
Stein Counseling & Consulting Services
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!
Special Announcements
Doc's Bunkhouse Bar and ATV Campground OCTOBER SPECIAL: Book a cabin or campsite and pay for two nights and get the third night free.

Living Waters Weddings, Retreats & Cabins LLC has openings for gun hunting season in November! Call them at (715) 797-7937 and mention this announcement to reserve your stay.

Pilgrim's will be holding a Job Fair at Western Technical College @ 24 Fillmore Street, BRF on October 10th from Noon to 5 pm. More info here .

Scholarship Opportunity - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.
How to apply
  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply click here
Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:
  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.
  • Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
Todd Anderson
Business: (715) 446-4500
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This Week's Member and Community Events
1-31   Lunda Community Centers “I Ain’t Afraid Virtual 5K Challenge”

10       The Black River Falls Public Library - Library Learning: Library Resources Demo@ 1:30 pm and Microsoft Word basics I at 2 pm.

10       Karner Blue Garden Club will meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend!

10       Come to the Black River Memorial Hospital Café at noon for Great Lakes Apple Crunch Day.

10       Oktober, Smooth & Tasty Beer Pairing Dinner at Revolution BRF. Beer pairing dinner....Featuring the lineup from Sand Creek Brewery. Four courses of food, including dessert....with a fabulous brew served with each! 5:50 to 8 pm.

11       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF -Magician Matthew Teague will be on the Casino Floor from 4-7pm!

11       Friday Nights in October at Three Bears Resort features scary movies and a pajama party – included with an overnight stay.

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

11       The Black River Falls Public Library : lego II (Grades 4-6) after school until 4:15pm.

11       Sand Creek Sampling at Mocha Mouse in Black River Falls from 5 to 7 pm.

12       2019 Rotathon for the Rotary Club of Black River Falls will be held at Castle Hill Supper Club. The theme for the evening is Halloween and there will be a costume contest! The night of fun and games begins at 5:30pm. There will be many different raffles, lots of fun games, and there will be a live auction at 7:00pm. Proceeds from the event will be used to support a variety of local charitable organizations. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from any Rotary Member of at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. Heavy appetizers will be served.

12       Saturdays at Three Bears Resort will feature a Witches Brew Social and Bonfire Tales- included with an overnight stay.

12       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF: Lonesome Losers will be on the Casino Stage from 9pm-midnight.

12       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF -Magician Matthew Teague will be on the Casino Floor from 4-7pm!

12       The Black River Falls Public Library: Forest History Society of Wisconsin Meeting @ 9am. (Free and open to the public) Contact Historian Mary Woods for more information. Brochures available at the Library.

12       The Ho-Chunk Nation Domestic Abuse Divisions fourth annual color run/walk has been rescheduled for today. Signup starts at 9am at the HCN Tribal Office Building. The first 200 people registered will receive a white T-Shirt, sunglasses and bandanas. To pre-register, contact DomesticAbuseDivision@ho-chunk.com .
12       Scholze ACE Home Center , Inc is celebrating 35 years in business! Save the date for a Customer Appreciation Event- “Acetoberfest”. Take 20% off your purchase from 8am-1pm, Garbage Can Exchange for only $3.50, 10am-Noon see the Fire Truck and Ambulance, 10am-1pm Grilling Grass Fed Beef Brats from Scholze Family Farm, $5 off propane exchange, free fire extinguisher inspection, and Oktoberfest Samples from Sand Creek and Warm Pretzels from The Wright Place.

12       Lunda Community Center will have a Pickleball Fun Day starting at 9am. Free for members, non-members purchase a day pass. All levels are welcome. Just show up at 8:45 to get ready!

12       The Black River Falls Public Library: BRF Writers Group meeting at 10am. (New members welcome).

13       Live music @ Sunset Tavern starting at 1 pm by Dustin Lamm & Friends
14       The Black River Falls Public Library : Lego I (For grades K-3) after school until 4:15 pm.

14       The Black River Falls Public Library: “New Book Club” at 5:30 pm.

14       Silver Sneakers Splash at Lunda Community Center 9:45 to 10:45 am. (Regular Fees apply). An exercise class that will improve your health, balance, flexibility, and strength without straining your joints.

15       The Black River Falls Public Library: Sandpillow Headstart Story Time at 11 am.

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

15       TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA@ROZARIO’S - Put your team together and come exercise your brain! Have a fun filled evening of multimedia hosted trivia, with great food, drinks and of course prizes! Think you’re smart, come on out and prove it!

15       Virtual Launch Party @ The Lunda Community Center  5:15 to 7 pm. Sample a variety of virtual classes. All fitness levels encouraged to attend. Door prizes and hors d’oeuvres.

16       Harvest of the Month at WEAU-TV 13, 4pm news. Apples with Ruth Chipps, BRMH Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 

Chamber Member Job Postings
Mosser Lee: Accounting/Office Position. This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President - Finance in the Millston Office. To apply for this position, please send your resume to dlivdahl@mosserlee.com or come to our office for an application. W6585 Highway 0, Millston, Wi.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Clinic Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging - CT - X-Ray Tech, Emergency Room Paramedic, Med/Surg Weekend RN, Med/Surg RN and Occupational Therapist. To view the job postings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Jackson County DHHS: Children and Family Social Worker III. This position will perform duties as a lead worker within the division and will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the Children and Family Unit. To view the full job listing or to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services: Limited Term Children and Family Social Worker I/II. Overall responsibilities focus on the safety and well-being of the clients, along with reunification and permanence. In pursuit of goals, Social Workers will perform home visits, attend meetings with family and service providers, perform data entry and reporting duties. To view the full job listing or to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

Jackson County Sheriff's Department: Eligibility List - LTE Corrections Officer and Eligibility List - LTE Deputy Sheriff. To view the job listings and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us by November 3, 2019.

School District of Black River Falls: Special Education Aide- Speech Language. This is a limited term position for the 2019-2020 school year. This position is 30 hours per week Tuesday-Friday. The starting wage is $14.86 per hour. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" on the WECAN website, https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/. or stop at the Black River Falls School District Office for an application.

School District of Black River Falls: Special Education Aide. This is a part-time position at the Middle School and works during the school year 6.75 hours per day Monday-Friday. The starting wage is $14.86 per hour and part -time benefits are available. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" on the WECAN website, https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/. or stop at the Black River Falls School District Office for an application.

School District of Black River Falls: Custodian 1. This is full-time, 12 month position at Red Creek Elementary School. The hours are 2:30-11:00pm Monday- Friday. The starting wage is $14.80 per hour and full-time benefits are available. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" on the WECAN website, https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/. or stop at the Black River Falls School District Office for an application.

Children's Learning Village Montessori Academy: Teachers, Substitute Teachers and Teacher Aides. High School diploma or equivalent is required. Intro to Child Care Profession, CPR, First Aid, Shaken Baby and SIDS training are preferred. Must be 18 years of age and must have flexible hours. Stop in to pick up an application!

Gross Auto: Full-Time Finance Development Manager to split time between the Black River Falls and Neillsville locations. The perfect candidate will pride themselves on creating an exceptional experience during every delivery and make our guests a top priority. To apply or just learn more about the opportunity, please email amandakarauskar@grossbrf.com, apply in person, or online at www.grossauto.com/careers.

Repete's Saloon & Grill: Hiring Servers. Day, night, full-time or part-time. Come join the team!

City of Black River Falls: Library Director. The Director plans, implements, and oversees all library fiscal, programming, operations, collection development, facilities management, and personnel. Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including addresses, phone numbers and emails) to: Chuck Nibbe, President, Library Board of Trustees ncatjd@gmail.com by Oct. 18. For a complete job description, go to  www.blackriverfallslibrary.org/about/employment

Stein Counseling:  Part-Time Peer Support Worker/Specialist, Parent Educators-Lacrosse, Monroe, and Jackson Counties, Outpatient Therapist, Black River Falls Outpatient Counselor, and In-Home Counselor. To view job descriptions and to apply, visit https://effectivebehavior.com/about/employment/

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

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.
New Members
Good Vibrations by Christina- 25 S. 2 nd Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-937-1679- https://www.blackrivercountry.net/directory/listing/good-vibrations-by-christina
Reiki and Reflexology Specialist with services including Bio Scan’s, Foot Reflexology, Holy Fire Reiki and Sacred Childbirth with Reiki.

Green Drywall- W8901 Highland Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 541-666-9772- BRFGreendrywall@gmail.com
Providing drywall installation, finishing and repair services.

Rozario’s Pizza Pasta Pub- 42 N. 1 st Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-0006- https://www.facebook.com/rozariosbrf/
Cozy Italian Restaurant in the small town of Black River Falls. We serve pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and tons more! Not only do we have a full menu, but also a full bar too. Great for a quiet dinner with the family, or a night out with some friends. We love to see new faces, young & old, families, or just a group of friends.

WHTL Radio- N35609 Highway 53, Whitehall, WI 54773- Phone: 715-538-4341- http://whtlradio.com/
Your locally owned radio station in Wisconsin's Heartland, 102.3 your home for the greatest hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's. and the home of high school sports in the Trempealeau Valley. Your home for the Packers too.

Black River Falls Cleaning Services- 924 Pierce Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-207-4270- https://brfcleaningservices.com/
Providing reliable, friendly, & affordable home cleaning to our community. -Bonded, Licensed, & Insured -We bring the cleaning supplies! -100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Founded by Stephanie Pipkin who has always been stressed out by a messy home. It seemed there was never time in the day to keep a clean home, work full time, enjoy friends & family, and live a healthy, active lifestyle without feeling completely overwhelmed. She realized that others in our area must feel this, too.

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center- 204 Main Street, Warrens, WI 54666- Phone: 608-378-4878- www.discovercranberries.com
The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is your ultimate cranberry destination! We host a museum, gift shop, and ice cream parlor. The WCDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Wisconsin's #1 fruit crop - the cranberry. We are your ultimate guide to cranberries and a must-see destination in the Midwest. Our museum features interactive information all about the cranberry industry and history of Wisconsin cranberries. Our one-of-a-kind center is located in the historic Union Cranberry Warehouse in Downtown Warrens. Make sure to stop by on your journey through Wisconsin or make a day trip to the museum! 
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615