What's Going on in Jackson County February 7, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

All trails in Jackson County are closed. This includes both ATV/UTV and Snowmobile Trails.

 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!
Annual Dinner Award Nominations

The 2019 Annual Chamber Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls. As in previous years, the Chamber will announce the Business of the Year Award, Customer Service of the Year Award and the Service Organization of the Year Award.

You can submit your nominations electronically on our website or by clicking here . You can also download and print nomination forms. Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, February 19 . The winners will be announced prior to the event, at the dinner, and throughout the year. Self-nominations are encouraged.
2019 Black River Country Visitor

The 2019 Black River Country Visitor's Guides are printed! We have boxes available for distribution. If you would like a box, stop into our office or give us a call and we can drop them off to your business. Here is a sneak peek at the beautiful cover!

Special Announcements
Three Bears Resort will be having Spring Break Specials! Rates start as low as $159.95 per night and include waterpark passes. Spring Break dates are March 21-April 6 and April 13-April 22.

Lost Falls Campground is now taking reservations for for the upcoming camping season, May 1- September 30. Call 715-284-7133 to make your reservation today. Weekends fill up fast!

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!
Educational Opportunities
CCU is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to a graduating senior at 10 high schools throughout the region each spring.

Interested applicants should address any questions about the application process directly to their school's guidance office or scholarship coordinator.
Check out the scholarships available that the Black River Memorial Hospital Partners and Volunteer Services of Black River Memorial Hospital are looking to award to deserving students.
2019 Business After 5 
2019 Business After 5 Schedule

We have ONE opening for Business After 5 in 2019.

We also have a few openings for Business After 5 in 2020.

Give us a call today to reserve your date!
Save the Date - Work/Life Balance Program
March 28, 2019
Why is Work/Life Balance so important? There is no shortage of surveys, studies, commissions and task forces striving to draw attention to the fact that U.S. workers are increasingly stressed out and overworked. Even the Senate took note in 2003, when it passed a bipartisan resolution declaring October as National Work and Family Month, stating that, “reducing the conflict between work and family should be a national priority.”
During this interactive presentation, you will gain an understanding of what work/life balance is, assess your present work/life balance or imbalance as the case may be, and the causes and consequences of imbalance.  We will also develop a plan and discuss ways to achieve balance.  

This program is free for Chamber members and a $10 fee for non-members. Contact the Chamber office to register for this program. RSVPs appreciated by March 25.
Monroe County
Economic Development Conference
The 2019 Monroe County Economic Development Conference will be held February 27-28 at Three Bears Resort in Warrens, WI.
Some of the topics featured at the conference include:
Workforce issues & possible solutions
Creating a "team" atmosphere in the workplace
Leadership leads to successes!
Time & stress management
Apprenticeship, internship, Inspire Program, veterans, disabled & re-entry employee possibilities
Childcare & housing - impacts on businesses & workforce
First impressions - a difference maker for your tourism business
Business spotlights
Networking, networking, networking!
This Week's Member and Community Events
7         Lunda Community Center: Strong Teens. This six session, activity based program will teach teens the basics of living an active, healthy lifestyle. Topics include how to create and perform a full-body workout, benefits of exercise, setting goals, heart rate training, nutrition and more. Open to ages 11-13. Cost for members is $36 and non-members is $54.

7         Black River Public Library: Connection Movie Event at 1pm.

7         Black River Memorial Hospital Hosts Grief Support Group. A Grief Support Group for people are grieving the loss of a loved one will be meeting for six weeks starting February 7. The meetings will run Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm at B-Home Services and Supplies, 311 County Highway A. There is no cost to attend. Materials and information on the grieving process will be shared with the participants. These sessions will provide those who have lost a loved one the chance to meet with others who are feeling the same sense of loss. To register or for more information, call 715-284-3662.

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

8         High Voltage Entertainment presents a Karaoke Challenge.  The fifth 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 @ 815-529-4287.

8-10   Rainbow Rock REIKI: Holy Fire III REIKI Master Class. Class will be held from 5-10pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Must contact Sue Haag to reserve your spot, 715-299-7462.

9         Black River Falls Public Library: BRF Writers Group Meeting at 10am. New members welcome!

9         The Tomah-Warrens Sportsman’s Alliance Fisheree will be held at Lake Tomah from 9AM-3PM. Raffle tickets and prizes will be available!

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

9         Doc’s Bunkhouse Bar and ATV Campground: Kanoodleedoo Dart Tournament. This is a ladies only dart tournament. Grab a partner and come out for a day of fun. Sign up starts at 11am and we will start throwing at noon. 301 games, best two out of three and you play all teams once. Food will be provided for dart participants.

9         Jackson County Historical Society: Chili Feed at the BRF American Legion from 3:00-6:00pm. Proceeds go to the Jackson County Historical Society.

9         Hatfield Fire and Rescue is having their Annual Souper Bowl @ 11 am. Join them at the Inwood Supper Club in Hatfield, WI for 20 to 30 different kinds of homemade soup. East as much as you want for only $8.00.

10       Jackson in Action & Friends of the Black River Snowshoe/Hike will start at 12:30pm. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 12pm and follow to the starting point. This will be a 2 mile hike that is family/friendly. Snowshoes are not provided but can be arranged if you call a head. Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more information.

10       Valentine’s Day Dinner at United Methodist Church. Cost is $12 per person, roses and chocolates will be available for sale! On the menu is Lasagna, Garlic Toast, Mixed Green Salad, Sweetheart Cupcakes and beverages.

11       Black River Falls Public Library: Free Group Life Coaching Session with Lori Jayne Carlson at 5:30pm. For more information, visit lorijaynecarlson.com.

11       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.

11       Lunda Community Center: Youth Art Class, Valentines Edition! 7-12 year olds will join Erin and Lexie by using their creativity to make a special valentine. Cost for member is $8 and non-members is $10. This will be held from 5:30-6:30pm, all supplies are provided!

12       Western Dairyland Business Center and the Women’s Business Center invite entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to “Start a Small Business in 8 Steps.” This class will run from 6:00-9:00pm at the Western Dairyland offices at 418 Wisconsin Street in Eau Claire. Tuition is $29. Class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

12       Black River Memorial Hospital: Ho-Chunk Gra Head Start Story Time at 11am.

12       Black River Falls Public Library: Lego 1 (for grades K-3), 3-4:15pm.

12       Join the Co-Op Credit Union for the Financial Wellness Series at the Black River Falls Public Library. This series will be presented by Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor, Jason Breining. All sessions will be held at 6pm in the Library’s program room. Please register by calling CCU at 800-258-0023 or at the library. This meeting will be on Scams and Fraud. 

13        Diabetes Education and Support Group Monthly Programs: “Plant-Powered Eating- Anti-inflammatory Foods.” Join us from 10:30-11:30am, in the B-Home Conference Room , 311 Hwy. A, BRF. The speaker will be Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Learn about the connection between nutrition and inflammation and the TOP 11 FOODS for managing pain. Plant-powered meal ideas and recipes will be provided.

13       Black River Falls Public Library: Green Book Club meeting at noon.

13       Friends of the Black River meeting will feature Black River Falls Municipal General Manager Casey Engebretson. Engebretson will give a program about the Black River Dam and the Flood of 2016 that severely damaged one of the dam’s gates. The meeting will be begin at 6:30pm in The Hub Community Room at the Lunda Community Center. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about FBR, email info_fbr@yahoo.com .

13       Black River Falls Public Library: Employment Assistance (DWD): Call 715-284-4112 to schedule an appointment.

13       Business After 5 will be hosted by UMOS! Join us from 5-7pm.

Chamber Member Job Postings
The Wright Place Saloon: Waitstaff, Line Cooks, and Prep Cooks (all shifts)!
Part-time available, possibly full-time as warmer weather approaches! Apply in person at 44 Main Street, BRF.

Pine View Care Center: Clinical Nurse Manager. Responsible for infection control/employee education and health/clinical follow up. Apply in person at Pine View Care Center.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist, Nutrition Services Assistant, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, and Social Worker. Visit the job openings page and www.brmh.net for more details and to apply.

School District of Black River Falls: Activities Director. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Certified Staff" on the WECAN website, https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/ , or stop at the Black River Falls School District Office, 301 N. Fourth Street, BRF.

City of Black River Falls : Street Superintendent. The ideal candidate will be a strong team leader, a collaborative team member, be passionate about providing public services and have demonstrated experience leading and managing in a local government setting. Send completed application, cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: City of Black River Falls, Attention: Hiring Committee, 101 South Second Street, BRF.

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/
Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services : Behavioral Health Aide. Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Manager, the Behavioral Health Aide provides a variety of functions including supportive services and clerical duties. To apply, visit the Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us .

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 .

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.

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
Pizza Hut- 666 E. State Highway 54 , Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-4000- https://pizzahut.com     
At Pizza Hut, we don’t just make pizza. We make people happy. Pizza Hut was built on the belief that pizza night should be special, and we carry that belief into everything we do. With more than 60 years of experience under our belts, we understand how to best serve our customers through tried and true service principles: We create food we’re proud to serve and deliver it fast, with a smile.

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
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615