What's Going on in Jackson County January 31, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

All trails in Jackson County are open! This includes snowmobile trails on both the east and west side of the County as well as the ATV/UTV trails.

Trail conditions are currently listed as fair-some areas are poor that have not been groomed. With the warmer weather on the way, trail conditions may decline quickly.

As a reminder, there is a 28 degree temperature restriction in Jackson County. If the temperature is 28 degrees or above, you are asked to stay off the trail system.

 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.
Special Announcements
Three Bears Resort will have 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.
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.
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!

31       Black River Memorial Hospital: Food for Better Sleep with guest speaker, Ruth Chipps from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Registration is not required, but is preferred. To register, call 715-284-3670.


1      Join the 3 rd Annual 28 Day Ironman Triathlon at the Lunda Community Center! This can be done as an individual or 2 person team challenge. You will have 28 days to complete an Ironman Triathlon consisting of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running. If you choose the team even, each participant will complete one of the challenges (bike, swim, or run) and split the 3 rd event however you choose. You can work on your challenge outside the LCC if you wish.

1                  Black River Falls Public Library: Jackson County Reads program begins.

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

2         Black River State Forest: Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe. Come to the Black Rive State Forest Smrekar Parking Lot, 4 miles east of Millston off of Country Road O from 6:00-9:00pm. There will be 1.5 miles of Ski Trails and 1 mile of Snowshoe/Hiking trails lit with candle luminaries. Warm up around a large bonfire or in the indoor heated shelter. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be sold! For more information, contact Black River State Forest at 715-284-4103. Event will be held with or without snow.

2-28   Black River Falls Public Library : West Central Wisconsin Regional Art Association Display in the Library Program Room.

2         Shelby’s Voyage @ Ho-Chunk Gaming. 8:00 pm to midnight. High energy variety dance band bringing all your favorites. Bring all your friends and dance the night away with us.

2         Jackson in Action and Friends of the Black River has their Pool Kayak Event from 11am-2pm at the Black River Falls Middle School Pool. No equipment is needed. All ages welcome. $5 per person or $10 per family.

4         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.

4         Black River Falls Public Library: Children’s Winter Reading Program begins.

4         Black River Falls Public Library: Library Book Club at 10am.

4         Lunda Community Center Wellness Series welcomes Dr. Nick Kitowski. Learn about Varicose Veins and Acid Reflux. This will be held in the Hub Great Room from 5:30-6:30pm and is free and open to the public!

5         Black River Falls Public Library: Teen Doughnut Day Escape Room at 3:15pm.

5-6     Rainbow Rock REIKI: Joe “The Rock Guy” is a clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, Medical Intuitive who reads the energy of stones. He does healings using these abilities and a mix of other energy modalities consisting of Reiki, pranic, healing and healing touch by drawing on the natural energies of the planet. Joe uses crystals and gemstones, with the Higher Will, to assist you in healing the self. If interested, please contact Sue Haag to schedule your time at 715-299-7462, text and voicemail are ok.

6         Black River Falls Public Library: Fiber Arts Demonstration: Wool Applique Demo, Noon to 2pm.
Chamber Member Job Postings
Black River Memorial Hospital : Medical Laboratory Technician or Medication Technologist, Nutrition Services Assistant, Palliative Car Nurse Practitioner, and Social Worker. To view job openings, details and to apply, visit www.brmh.net .

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.

Moe Hardware: Looking for 1 part-time and 1 full-time employee. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work some weekends. Stop in and fill out an application.

Department of Health and Human Services Jackson County: Casual Mini Bus Driver. To apply, visit our Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us .

Pine View Care Center: Clinical Nurse Manager. Apply in person at Pine View Care Center or call 715-284-5396 for more details.

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

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.

Stein Counseling: BRF Office Assistant, 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
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