What's Going on in Jackson County November 14, 2019
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at our Holiday Party 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!
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.

Ribbon Cutting at Black River Cleaning Services at 3:00pm Today!
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at the new office for Black River Cleaning Services at 3:00pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please click here to RSVP to the event!
Special Announcements
Network For Youth is doing a collection of backpacks for homeless. Donna asks that backpacks are unfilled (easier for storage) and supplies grouped in items that fit together. Some ideas of helpful bag fillers include: wet wipes, deodorant, antibacterial hand gel, the little $1 rain ponchos, hand warmers, chap sticks, band aids, Tylenol/Ibuprofen, sanitary items for women, Kleenex packs, tooth brush/paste, socks, and snacks. Also, every Saturday, Donna makes a soup meal that is available all day for those in need of warm meal. She has started using the Bear Paw Soup Mix from the store. If you wish to drop off supplies, you can do so at Network For Youth, 21 S. 2nd Street, BRF.

Lunda Community Center has Winter Golf Specials through December 31. Buy 10 sessions for $150! Must use by June 1, 2020. Receive a three pack of LCC Customized Golf Balls with purchase.

Dilly's Hatfield Resort, Restaurant & C-Store  will be OPEN at 5:00AM for Deer Hunting Opening Weekend.

Arbutus Motel & Cabin's has openings for the 2019 Hunting Season. Give them a call at 715-333-6016 for availability. Tell them you heard it here!

Hixton/Alma Center KOA has openings for the 2019 Hunting Season. Give them a call at 715-964-2508 for more information.

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.

Christkindl Court Applications are available for pick up at the Chamber of Commerce, Reflections on Water, The General Merchant and Millie J's. Applications are due November 15th. Applicant must be between the ages of 12-15 as of November 15th, 2019 and reside within the Black River Falls School District area.
Duties of the Christkindl Court are participation in Christkindl 2019 and 2020, Project Christmas (December 10th and 12th, 2019) Karner Blue Butterfly Festival (July 18th, 2020) Art Festival (Date to be determined) and other promotional events put on by the Downtown Association.
Interviews will be December 5th at 6pm (location to be announced).
Coronation will be Saturday December 7th at 10am at 124 Main Street, previously the Performing Arts Center.

The Alpaca General Store: It's that time of year again. The chill of an early fall reminds us that before we know it, winter will be at our doorsteps along with the season for gift giving. Get a jump start on holiday shopping by checking out the unique and warm gifts at our farm store. Our family has raised alpacas since 2006 and the store is located on the farm and showcases the fleece products produced as well as small gift items made on site. We offer yarn, fleece, socks, scarves, and many other handmade items from knitwear and wovens to handmade wood cutting boards. Open seasonally Saturdays in November 10am-4pm up until Christmas. Other times by appointment of chance. Look for the red barn and store located at W12766 County Road P, BRF.

Three Bears Resort is having an ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SPECIAL. ONLY $99.95 PER CERTIFICATE – VALID IN 2020 (A SAVINGS OF UP TO 60%) Give the gift of Three Bears Resort! Certificate includes one (1) overnight stay in a double queen room and up to four (4) waterpark passes.
ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st AT 9:00 A.M. (CST) until certificates are gone. Hurry, there are only 500 available! CALL 608-378-2500 TO PURCHASE

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
CA Insurance Lic. #0B83324
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

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!
Educational Opportunities
The Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, the Western Dairyland Business Center and the Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center present the Business Bookkeeping with QuickBooks®.

This hands-on series is being held Monday evening on November 25, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI 54615 . Tuition is $39 for Chamber members and $49 for non-Members. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. Laptops will be available for use during the class or you may bring your own.

Whether you are new to business bookkeeping or just new to the QuickBooks® software, this class will tie it all together. Learn the key financial terms and underlying concepts you need to know, as well as the practical, day-to-day steps to effectively manage your business bookkeeping and track your business growth. Small business owners, independent contractors, freelancers and self-employed individuals are encouraged to attend. In this class, you will learn the nuts and bolts of invoicing, billing, receiving payments, banking transactions and sales receipts. If time permits, we will also discuss how to run business financial reports and what should be in a chart of accounts. Bring your questions!

Class will be taught by Evlyn Carlile. Evlyn has more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience and is the owner of Simple Office Solutions. Simple Office Solutions has been helping Chippewa Valley business owners with everything from answering their bookkeeping questions to giving them monthly or quarterly financial reports since 2004. The basis for all services is getting each business owner set up with a tax-ready bookkeeping system they understand and can use.

Payment can be made online by clicking here or by check made payable to Western Dairyland EOC Inc, ATTN: Business Center, 418 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire WI 54703.
Advertising Opportunity
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!
Member and Community Events
1-30    Black River Falls Public Library will have the BRF Middle School Artwork on Display. Be sure to stop down and view it!

1-30             Lunda Center’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk Series “Where’s the Turkey?” $5 for members and $7 for non-members – per race of the 3 run series. Sign up for all three in the series and receive an awesome t-shirt and some bragging rights!

14       The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension will be hosting a beef program at Jackson Electric Community Room. Topics of discussion include the value of pregnancy checking, strategic deworming, and body condition scoring along with preparing facilities for winter. A brief portion of the evening will also be spent discussing retained ownership analysis in light of recent feed and commodity prices. This event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm. To pre-register, please contact Jamie at 715-284-4257 or Jamie.pfaff@wisc.edu . Jackson Electric Community Room is located at N6868 Cty Road F, BRF.

14       BHome Services and Supplies and Black River Memorial Hospita l will be having their annual Evergreen Memorial Service at 7pm. This is a time to pause and remember family and loved ones who have passed away this past year. Refreshments will be served after the service. Please RSVP by calling 715-284-3662. Please bring a holiday ornament to place on our evergreen tree in remembrance of your loved one.

14       BRF Outlander Fan Group will meet at SandCreek Brewery at 5:30pm. Open to curious minds, new and tried-and-true fans alike. For BRF and surrounding areas. Bring snacks or a dish to pass. Invite friends. For questions or more information, contact Andrea Thomas at 715-299-5777.

14       Jackson County Agricultural Society will hold their Annual Meeting at the Milk Lunda Ice Arena Conference Room at 6:30pm. The general public, interested in the county fair, are invited to attend. Anyone interested in being on the official ballot, contact Kim Ponterio at 715-299-2094 before November 1.

14       Holistic Works LLC is having their 1 Year Anniversary Ladies Night! Come celebrate and relax with Holistic Works, Gypsy Hart & Good Vibrations. Oracle card readings, discounted gift certificates, package deals, mini sessions, snacks & refreshments. Check out the incredible space and sign up for amazing giveaways! Thursday November 14 from 11am07pm, located at 25 S. 2 nd Street, BRF. 

14       Ribbon Cutting at Black River Falls Cleaning Service. 103 Fillmore Street, BRF at 3pm.

15       Western Technical College - LaCrosse will have a seminar on Introduction to Google Drive. Google Drive allows shared access to specific documents from any computer. As an overview of all the tools available in this free web based system, this class covers document creation, sheets, slides, and more. The experienced instructor works extensively in Google Drive. Prerequisites: a Window introduction class or equivalent experience, some internet experience, and helpful ( but not required) to have a Google account set up prior to class. For more information or to register, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

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

15       Western Technical College- LaCrosse will host a seminar on “Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Workforce”. Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce doesn't end with recruiting - it's only the first step! Keeping a successful, diverse workforce requires a welcoming and inclusive environment that creates a sense of belonging and personal investment. This session provides employers with tools and ideas to grow and strengthen through diversity. Topics include an overview of the business case for diversity, recruiting and onboarding for a diverse workforce, recognizing and avoiding bias, proper training of supervisors, understanding cultural issues and creating and sustaining a welcoming environment. For more information or to sign up, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

15       Black River Falls Public Library: Lego II (for grades 4-6) will be held after school until 4:15pm.

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

15-17  Rainbow Rock REIKI: Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Class with Sue. Class is held 5pm-10pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $775- registration and $200 deposit is due November 1. Payment plans are available. Pre-requisite: Reiki Master Class.

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

16       Jackson County “Indoor” Winter Market will be open from 9am-12pm at the Lunda Community Center (field house entrance).

16       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF: Ponzi Scheme will be on the Casino Stage from 8pm-midnight.

16       The Highground Veterans Memorial Park are inviting Volunteers to help put Military Care Packages together for Deployed Troops from 10am-4pm. For more information, contact Theresa at the The Highground at 715-743-4224 or museum@thehighground.us.

17       Rainbow Rock REIKI: Wayne Mathney will teach you to make your own one-sided drum! We will start with a pre-constructed frame, deer hides, and a bucket of walnut stain. Class will be held from 12pm-4pm at Rainbow Rock REIKI Wellness Center. 13 inch drum is $140 and a 16 inch drum is $160. A $50 deposit is due by November 9 th . Any questions – call Sue at 715-299-7462.

17       The Bear Creek Band will be appearing at The Wright Place. 2pm to 6pm. FREE ADMISSION

18       Black River Falls Public Library: Deck the Shelves with the Friends of the Library at 3:30pm. Public is invited to participate in decorating the library for the Holidays!

18       Black River Falls Public Library: Friend of the Library meeting at 5pm. New members welcome!

19       Black River Falls Public Library: SandPillow HeadStart Story Time at 10:15am.

19       Black River Falls Public Library: Library Board meeting at 4pm.

19       Black River Falls Public Library: Retirement Open House & Refreshments for Library Director, Tammy Peasely at 5pm.

20       Black River Falls Public Library: “Ask a Tech Expert” from 5pm-6:30pm. Call the library to register at 715-284-4112.

Chamber Member Job Postings
The Wright Place Saloon: Full-Time and Part-Time Bartenders. Stop in to apply.

Lunda Community Center: Part-Time Janitorial Custodian. Please drop off a Job Application and Resume at our Front Desk or by emailing it to Brianne Massman: bmassman@lundacommunitycenter.com.

Western Dairyland E.O.C.: Hiring a construction worker for residential projects in Eau Claire, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson and Clark Counties. Our two-person crews are based out of Pigeon Falls and visit homes throughout our service area and perform a variety of weatherization services. The standard schedule is four 10-hour days (Monday-Thursday) with the possibility of overtime. Apply online at www.westerndairyland.org/jobs or call 715-985-2391 to request an application. Application deadline is November 29, 2019.

Western Dairyland E.O.C: Is hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide overall direction and leadership in managing the affairs of a complex organizastion with diverse programming, 150+ employees and yearly revenue of approximately $14 million. The CFO is the highest financial position and is a member of the senior administrative team. The CFO reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for the financial administration of the agency. To learn more about this position and to apply, visit www.wdeoc.org. Deadline to apply is December 4, 2019.

Western Dairyland - Black River Falls Headstart: Full-Time Teacher Assistant at the BRF Early Learning Center. This is a full-time, school year position. The starting wage is $12.33 per hour. There are two ways to apply, online at www.wdHeadStart.org/job or by sending a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Marum at jennifer.marum@wdeoc.org.

Western Technical College BRF Location: Limited Part-Time Office Support. Qualified applicants must have excellent customer service skills, be proficient in computer use and Microsoft Outlook. Must be willing to work flexible hours that may include days and evenings. PLEASE SEND RESUME By November 15 TO: Lynda Savage, Western Technical College, 24 Fillmore Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 . Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Clinic Medical Director, Emergency Room Paramedic, Emergency Room RN (Part-Time, Night Shift) Emergency Room RN (Full-Time, Night Shift), Med/Surg Weekend RN, Med/Surg RN, Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Occupation Therapist, Social Worker (Part-Time, Day Shift) and Social Worker (Full-Time, Day Shift). To view job postings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

City of Black River Falls: Street Department Mechanic General Laborer. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team member, be passionate about providing public services and have a strong work ethic. Position qualification include a high school diploma, a valid WI Driver's License with clean driving record, and a Wisconsin Class B Commercial Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement. A complete job description and employment application are available online at blackriverfalls.us/forms or can be picked up at City Hall. Application deadline is November 15, 2019 at 3:30pm.

The Mocha Mouse: Part-Time Cooks. Stop in for an application.

Black River Furniture Outlet : We are taking applications for Furniture Delivery Assistant. $12 - $14 an hour, based on capability. Must be able to lift 50 - 100 lbs, have a general knowledge of hand tools and be able to assemble furniture. This is a full time position. Requires some weekends. Stop in and fill out application at Black River Furniture Outlet.

Co-op Credit Union: C urrently hiring for a variety of Member Service Representative and Member Contact Agent positions in our Black River Falls and Melrose locations. Full time and part-time positions available. If you are great at working with people and are looking to make an impact in the lives of others, CCU could be the right fit for you! For full job descriptions and application instructions visit:  https://www.coopcu.com/about-us/careers .

Pine View Care Center: Full and Part-Time CNA's (all shifts) and RN/LPNs. Apply in person at 400 County Road R, Black River Falls.

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
2019 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.

2020 Members
The Highground Veteran’s Memorial Park & Museum – W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI 54456- Phone: 715-743-4636 - http://www.thehighground.us
The Highground is a 155 acre Memorial Park that pays tribute to the dead, and honors the survivors, their service, and their sacrifices. It also pays tribute to the people who supported them when they were away and upon their return. The Highground has a Dove Effigy Mound, a Meditation Garden, a developmental forest with 4 miles of hiking trails, and a Museum. We have now added a 300 acre camp just 20 minutes north of The Highground, which will be used to host Veteran Retreats and other Highground events. We continue to pursue our mission of healing and education through added tours, Educational Days, and various expos. We are a 501(c)3 grass-roots effort, with no ongoing federal or state funding. Volunteers and contributors are the Heart of The Highground.

Millston Area Museum- W6665 Berry Street, Millston, WI 54643- Phone: 715-299-2414 - http://www.millstonareamuseum.com/
We are a non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the history of the Millston, Township of Knapp, Shamrock and Township of Manchester areas. We are currently housed inside the Millston Community Center and are staffed by Volunteers.
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615