What's Going on in Jackson County September 19, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

Trails are open.

The 7th Street parking lot to Oak Ridge is still closed.

Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!

ATV Trails will close October 15 and reopen December 15, weather permitting. Plan your visit to Black River Country for a Fall Ride!
Regional Business Survey

Every year the 7 Rivers Alliance surveys the region's businesses and leaders. It's a way for us to measure the top needs and challenges facing our region. It was this survey a few years ago that helped lead to the development of the workforce development plan.

The information collected in this survey will be analyzed and used to plan programs and services that help companies address challenges and barriers to growth. We will gladly share the results. 

Thank you again for your assistance, and providing critical information that will help The 7 Rivers Alliance better serve you in the future.

Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at Co-op Credit Union 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!
The 13th Annual Black River Area Oktoberfest
47th Annual Cranfest
World's Largest Cranberry Festival

Always the last full weekend of September. If you have, or need, last minute lodging opportunities, give us a call! 715-284-4658.
Educational Opportunities
Business Bookkeeping with QuickBooks® 

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 Thursday evenings on September 19, September 26 and October 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $149. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. Laptops will be available for use during the class or you may bring your own. Register online at  www.SuccessfulBusiness.org

Whether you are new to business bookkeeping or just new to the QuickBooks® software, this series 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 in three sessions. Small business owners, independent contractors, freelancers and self employed individuals are encouraged to attend.

  • Session 1 (Sept 19): Learn the nuts and bolts of invoicing, billing, receiving payments, banking transactions and sales receipts
  • Session 2 (Sept 26): Learn how to run AND interpret your business financial reports, as well as what should be in your chart of accounts.
  • Session 3 (Oct 3): Q&A -- bring your business specific questions and any remaining unresolved issues for our certified Quickbooks® ProAdvisor to answer!

Tuition is $149. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. Bring your own laptop or borrow one from our computer lending library. A free 30-day trial of QuickBooks Online can be accessed here:  https://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/.
Space is limited to 20 participants. 

Classes will be taught by Tammy McCartney of  Beyond Bookkeeping.  She has a passion for organization and details, while bringing ease of mind to small business owners. Tammy has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lakeland College, is certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and has provided bookkeeping services for more than ten years to multiple small businesses ranging from start-ups to $3 million in revenue.

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
Three Bears Resort: Cabana Giveaway! Only the first 20 NEW Reservations can claim this offer! Book a Room in September and get a FREE Cabana Rental! Call 608-378-2500 and mention CABANA GIVEAWAY.

Three Bears Resort: Cranberry Festival Early Arrivers Savings- Book Thursday, September 26 for rates as low at $159.00.

All Seasons Trail End Cabins has openings for Cranfest. Give them a call to reserve now! 608-348-7313.

Black River Cleaning Services is having a back to school special that you do not want to miss! New and current clients get $20 off when they mention this special and teachers (homeschooling parents too!) get $30 off! This offer is valid through September 19. Call 715-204-4270 to make your appointment!

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.

Cain's Orchard will be open with ready picked early apples and U-Pick Elliot Blueberries. Fall hours through October are 9:00AM-7:00PM.

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 .
This Week's Member and Community Events
19       Jackson County Farmers Market of Diploma Drive by the Lunda Center will be open from 2 to 6 pm.

19       BRF Public Library: Library Learning- Library Resource Demo at 1:30pm and Library Learning- Microsoft Word Basics I at 2pm.

19       Black River Country Bank - Customer Appreciation Tailgate Party! Hosted at the Melrose location. Join us for favorite tailgate festivities, foods, and family fun! Door prizes, kids money pit, kids pedal pull, fun rain or shine! 4:00pm-7:00pm.

19       Black River Memorial Hospital is hosting FREE Grief Support Group meetings. 6 weekly meetings starting September 19, 2019 from 5:00-6:30pm located at B-Home Services and Supplies, 311 County Hwy A. To register, call 715-284-3662.

19-3   Western Technical College Cavalier Cupboard Food/Essential Needs Drive! Seeking donations of Non-perishable food, pet needs and child care needs. Donation box locations at Ho-Chunk tribal, Western TC Campuses(Tomah, Sparta, BRF), Hansen’s IGA (BRF), Office Bldg Atruim.

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

20       Revolution BRF: Jenna Rae is back by popular demand! Her acoustic duo with guitarist, Tim Schroeder. Come listen from 7-10pm.

20       Sand Creek Brewing Company: Merry Weathers “In the Brewouse” from 6:30-9:30pm. Come out to listen!

20       Tiger Booster Club Tailgate Party for the BRF Tigers vs Nekoosa Game. Serving ribeye steak sandwiches, brats & hotdogs (meal or sandwich). Game starts at 7pm!

20       Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls: Steve Augeri Band (Journey)at 7pm.

20       BRF Public Library: Story Time at 10:15am.

20       BRF Public Library: Lego II, for grades 4-6, will be held after school until 4:15pm.

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

21       Jackson County Farmers Market of Diploma Drive by the Lunda Center will be open from 9 am to 1 pm.

21       Move with a Doc! Bring your friends and family for a healthy Saturday Morning Walk with some of our local medical providers. Take 10 minutes to learn about a health topic, and then spend the rest of the hour walking your own pace chatting with providers. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome! Water will be provided! Meet at the Farmers Market and we will start walking at 9am.

21       Ho-Chunk Gaming will have a $1500 Ride to Rewards Poker Run! Registration starts at 11am at Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF. Once registered, riders will receive their game card. Game Cards must be turned in by 6pm. Riders will travel to Bev’s Saddle Mount Tap to receive the first part of their poker hand and come back to HCG BRF to complete their hand and participate in the $1500 cash drawing. To top poker hand will receive $500 cash with 4 more cash winners. If there is tie for best hand, those riders will compete against each other. Drawing will be at 7pm. Free gifts to all that participate. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, $10 rewards play and free drink.

21       2019 Tire Round Ups - open from 8am-12pm at Jackson County Highway Shop, N5661 State Hwy 54 West. Passenger or light truck is $2 and all other tires are $10 per tire.

21       Constitution Day Celebration at the Lunda Park in Black River Falls with Keynote Speaker WI Supreme Court- Justice Daniel Kelly. Other speakers will be US, State, and Local Legislatures. Socializing and Speakers at 3pm- meal at 5pm-live and silent auctions and raffles. Pulled pork or beef brisket dinner for $20 by BP Smokehouse. RSVP by Sept 13, 2019. Event hosts $100 includes 2 dinners. Please bring your own lawn chair, friends, and families. Sponsored by Republican Party of Jackson, Clark, Monroe and Trempealeau Counties. Make checks payable to: Republican Party of Jackson County, PO Box 355, BRF. Or buy tickets on Eventbrite. Any questions- call Rebecca Franks at 715-284-7783.

21       Ho Chunk Gaming BRF will have The Luck on the Casino Stage from 8pm-midnight.

21       North Bend Lions Club 8 th Annual Spirits and Rib Fest from 1 to 5 pm on HWY 54- 1.3 miles west of North Bend. Enjoy wine tasting and specialty beers while judging barbecued ribs barbecued by teams in the competition. Vendors and Music by PigTown Fling String Band. Bring your lawn chairs and relax among friends. Ticket are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Call 608-488-5823 for tickets or nblions.ticketbud.com/ribfest2019. Must be 21 or older to participate. No children. ID required.

21       Korean War Veteran Reunion at The Highground. Noon – 2pm. An informal gathering of Korean War Veterans & supporters. Veterans will be able to meet fellow Korean War veterans in a casual setting at The Highground. It’s a time to share stories, experiences, make new friendships and allow the public to hear your first-hand accounts and thoughts on your service during the Korean War. Please RSVP for this event by contacting Theresa at The Highground—715-743-4224 museum@thehighground.us. Appetizers will be served. The Highground Museum is located at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456

21       Black River Youth Hockey is having the 1 st open skate from 6-9 pm at the Milt Lunda Memorial Arena.

21       Black River Falls Youth Hockey Poker Run! Cars, trucks, bikes, etc all welcome! Notify to play starting at 6, and a chicken Q! Registration starting at 10am. Leave at 11 am. Jackson County Fairgrounds. For more info contact Rita Casper 715-299-3284 or Marcie at 715-299-7760.

23       BRF Public Library: Lego, for grades K-3, will be held after school – 4:15pm.

23       “Breakfast for the Brain” . Join with the ADRC of Jackson County and Amy Gunderson, JC Nutritionist as we explore the importance of Breakfast. Lunda Community Center Hub @ 9 am. Registration is requested by calling 715-284-3978.

24       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!

24       BRF Public Library: Tech Tuesday with Cell-Plus at 5:30pm.

24       BRF Public Library: Jackson County Bird Club Meeting at 2pm.

24-25 VIBRATIONAL SOUND HEALINGS at Rainbow Rock REIKI. David is a Tuning Fork practitioner, Professional Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master practitioner/teacher and Crystal Healing practitioner. With the use of the Solfeggio frequency tuning forks, he will be doing an Energy Vitality Technique, which works with the Aura in the etheric field to bring unused energy stored in the sacrum up to the top of the head for sacred pause and then bringing it down into the now for you to access. This is in combination with Reiki which is channeled through the tuning forks and hand positions. He also combines the practice with crystals, singing bowls and Gaia chimes. Please Contact Sue Haag at 715-299-7462 to Schedule your Date/Time for your session.

25       Black River Falls Legion Fish Boil will be held at Miles Hagen Post 200 from 5pm-7pm.

25       BRF Public Library: Discover Girl Scouts Open House will start at 5:30pm.

25       Farmer’s Daughter, Scholze’s Ace Hardware Store and Garden Valley Gatherings present another All Things New Again workshop! This painting workshop will be held inside the barn! Again, bring your own piece of furniture and wear your painting clothes. All supplies provided. Piece must be a size you can carry. Buy your tickets today so you don’t miss out! (715) 896-6971 for more information.

Chamber Member Job Postings
The Mocha Mouse: Part-Time Waitstaff. Stop in for an application.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Business Intelligence Informatics Nurse, Clinic Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging- CT- X-Ray Tech, Emergency Room Paramedic, Housekeeper, Marketing & Community Relations Director, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker (full time & day shift) and Social Worker (2) (part-time & day shift). To view job openings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Black River Area Child Care: Qualified Classroom Aides as well as substitute teachers and aides. No nights, weekends or holidays! Paid training provided. Please stop in at 725 North 8th Street, Black River Falls to apply.

Mosser Lee: Full-Time Production Position. Starting wage is $11 plus incentives. Must be dependable, punctual, and a team player. 4 - 10 hour days (Friday's off). To apply, please pick up an application at W6585 Hwy 0, Millston, Wi.

Jackson County: Coroners Position. Applications can be found on www.evers.wi,gov. Deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday, September 30.

Doc's Bunkhouse: Bartender and Cooks. Flexible scheduling on the positions, but mainly evening and weekends. Competitive wage and fun atmosphere. Call for information at 715-964-8010 or stop in and full out an application at N11702 Elker Road - Merrillan.

School District of Black River Falls: Cooks. These positions will work at Red Creek Elementary or Forrest Street Early Learning Center. The opening is for 3 hours per day. These positions work the school year. The starting wage is $14.17 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 at 301 N. Fourth St. for an application. Application deadline is September 30, 2019.

The Wright Place Saloon: Hiring Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Weekend Waitstaff and dishwashers. Experience is preferred- must work weekends! Apply in person.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council: Program Director who will oversee the Weatherization, Energy, and Rehab Programs. Based out of the main office in Independence, WI, the director is responsible for managing a yearly budget of $3 million and supervising a staff of 18 people. Starting salary is is $61,667-$77,084 per year, based upon experience. We officer a complete benefit package. To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Anna Cardarella, Executive Director, at anna.cardarella@wdeoc.org.

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