What's Going on in Jackson County January 23, 2020
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

Trail Update 1/23/20:
 
Trails will remain open for the weekend. We are grooming today. Snowmobile trails on the west side of the County remain open.


A reminder that if temperatures reach over 28 degrees ATV's are not allowed on the trail system. This temperature restriction does not apply to snowmobiles.




Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map or call us and we will send one to you!
Advertising Opportunity
Throughout the year, we put together goody bags for races, new teachers, hockey tournaments and other local events. We are asking for businesses to donate goody bag items.

If you have pens, magnets, key chains, paper pads 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!
2020 Chamber Members
We want to continue to support you and your business. Our brochure racks and business card racks are running low on information. If you have any information you would like to be handed out (what your business does, promotions, services offered, pricing) please bring them to us to display in our office!
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at Pine View Care Center 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!
Annual Dinner Nomination Form
The Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will take place on March 2, 2020 at Castle Hill Supper Club. Please join us as we highlight our 2019 accomplishments and preview what’s to come in 2020.

The Chamber Awards Committee decided to make some changes to our Annual Awards! We will now be giving four awards each year. The award categories are: Business of the Year (less than 20 employees), Business of the Year (more than 20 employees), Emerging Business of the Year (open in our area 5 years or less) and Service Organization of the Year.

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 14 . 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 STAY 2 NIGHTS, GET THE 3RD NIGHT FREE! This offer INCLUDES water park passes! Three consecutive night minimum stay. Valid 12/3/19 – 1/31/20. Offer is based on a Standard Double Queen Room with an occupancy of four guests. Other resort rooms are available for an up charge. Must have one individual 21 years of age or older staying in each resort room. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires 1/31/20. To book your stay click Here!

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.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange 2020/2021
Host an Exchange Student! This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about another country and its culture. You can share the American lifestyle with a high school student from another country and develop a life-long extended family connection in another part of the world.

The Program:
The Rotary Club of Black River Falls will be welcoming a foreign exchange student to the area August 2020 – July 2021.
The exchange student (15-18 years old) will need two or three families to live with for a four or six month period throughout the year.
The Rotary Club of Black River Falls will provide guidance before the student arrives and will help answer any questions that may arise.

Hosting:
We are looking for host families for the exchange student. Host families may have children at home, they may have children who are grown and out of the home, or they may not have children at all. The only things needed are an extra bedroom and a heart big enough to welcome a child from another country into your home.

Expectations:
·          Participate in a background check and orientation by the Rotary Club of Black River Falls.
·          Support and welcome the student as part of the family including privileges and obligations.
·          Supply room and board for the student. The student must have their own bed and if necessary, they may share a room with a child of the same gender and similar age.
·          Provide a private study place in the home.

Get Involved:
If you are interested in hosting the exchange student, contact Youth Exchange Officer Kristin Franks at  Kristin.Franks@edwardjones.com  or 651-380-7905
Educational Opportunities
As a student at Western, you’ll get the essential, hands-on education you need to build a better career—and make a better life! Our programs are designed to deliver the skills and experience needed in the workforce today. To view programs or for more information visit them at Westerntc.edu
Scholarship Opportunity
Member and Community Events
23                BRF Outlander Fan Group will Meet at Cozy Corner located at 43 Main St, BRF at 5:30 pm. Feel free to bring snacks and invite friends. Significant other encouraged to attend. Contact Andrea Thompson at 715-299-5777 for questions.

23                The 7 Rivers Alliance and the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce will host our first quarterly regional Economic Development meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Chamber of Commerce. Hear updates on the 7 Rivers Alliance Workforce Development Plan, childcare, housing, transportation and more. We'll also have an open forum to hear about your projects and to share best practices. If you plan to attend, please confirm by emailing chris@7riversalliance.org

23                Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center is offering a QuickBooks Online Basic Class. The hands-on class is being held on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the RANWW Conference Center, 3460 Mall Dr State 5B, Eau Claire. No prior experience with QuickBooks is necessary for this class, but attendees should have basic computer skills. Register online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org .

24                Jeff White will be at Sand Creek Brewing Company from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Jeff is an Americana/Alt-country/Folk musician from the hills of Western Wisconsin. He blends warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe.

24                High Voltage Entertainment presents the 2nd Annual Karaoke Challenge @ The Wright Place. Contact them on FB for more information.

24                Sue Orfield Band at Sunset Tavern from 8-11 pm. Join us for a night of sweet and saucy music!

25                8th Annual Walleye Only Contest on Lake Arbutus in Hatfield, WI. Contact Garrett Miller on FB for more information.

25                High Voltage Entertainment presents the 2nd Annual Karaoke Challenge @ Rozario’s. Contact them on FB for more information.

25                KALLIAH & BLACK WATER @ Ho-Chunk Gaming. Free Entertainment Performed on the Bar Stage from 8 to Midnight.

25                Black River Falls Lions Club’s Casino Night at Skyline Golf Course. Serving food from 6 pm until gone. Games from 6 pm-9 pm and prize drawings at 9:15 pm. Proceeds will benefit Lions Camp, Leader Dog Program, and Project Christmas.
27                Jackson County Tavern League Annual Holiday Party at Re-Petes Saloon & Grill. Only 100 tickets available so don’t miss out on great food and a fun time! Contact Re-Pete’s for tickets or info.

27                Black River Falls Public Library Lego I for grades K-3 after school to 4 pm.

27                Black River Falls Public Library Make and Take Epoxy necklaces at 5:30 pm.

28                Black River Falls Public Library Tech Tuesday with Cell-Plus at 5:30 pm. Nancy and Tyler from Cell-Plus help us to simplify our lives by better utilizing the apps on our phones and devices! 'Tech Tuesday' takes place in the Library's program room.

28                Black River Memorial Hospital and BHome Services and Supplies are starting a Grief Support Group. Sessions begin January 28, 2020 from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm. These free sessions will run from 6 weeks and 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, call 715-284-3662.
29                Western Technical College- LaCrosse Campus will host a Seminar on Legal Issues for Supervisors. Supervisors need  www.westerntc.edu/bisto  be familiar with basic employment laws; if not, the organization could be at risk for legal liability. This course provides business owners, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with a road map for handling complicated employee issues to avoid potential legal action. Seminar content covers many practical applications related to proper documentation and gaining an understanding of the risks associated with insufficient documentation. For more information or to sign up, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

Chamber Member Job Postings
WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE invites applications for the position of: Admin. Asst. - Black River F a lls Regional Learning Center (part-time) 
S ALARY: $13.15 - $13.15 Hourly OPENING DATE: 0 1/21/20 
CLOSING DATE: 02 /09/ 20 11:59 PM. POSITION SUMMARY: Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Reg i on. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn and are dedicated to serving students. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching and learning, please consider this employment opportunity at Western. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees. Summary of Position: Performs office support activities fo r the assigned Regional Learning Center to facilitate the efficient operation of the department / organization. May resolve issues within the scope of position to ensure the department runs smoothly in the absence of the department ma n ager. Provides excellent customer service while maintaining FER P A (Family Educational R i ghts and Privacy Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act) regulations. Support and provide backup for other office personnel. May process, verify, and maintain personal and confidential information. This position is to provide office coverage and assistance when needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education Requirements: High School or Equivalent Minimum Experience Requirements: One y ear experience in related area. Starting salary range: $13.15 / hour. This position would be a part-time (variable and intermittent hours) non-benefit elig i ble position. Hours and availability will be discussed at the interview. Applicant review will begin: February 6, 2020 Start Date of: February 2020. Apply online: Here

Jackson County Department of Health & Human Services: Children and Family Services Manager. This position assumes responsibility for the administrative and clinical supervision in the areas of Child Welfare, Child Protective Services, Juvenile Intake, Kinship, IV-E and Safe & Stable Families Program. To view the full job description and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

Jackson County: Deputy Medical Examiner. Under the direction of the Medical Examiner position. This position performs duties in accordance with State guidelines, including but not limited to; conduct investigations of deaths of unusual or violent nature or where no physician was in attendance preceding death. To view the full job description and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

School District of Black River Falls: Limited Tern Special Education Aide and Special Education Aide. Applications can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" on the WECAN website, or stop at the Black River Falls School District Office at 301 N. Fourth Street for an application.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Behavioral Health Therapist/Counselor, Certified Medical Assistant, Clinic Medical Director, Custodial Maintenance/Security, Emergency Room RN (full-time, night shift, benefited), Emergency Room RN (part-time, night shift, non-benefited), Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician, Nutrition Services Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Psychiatrist, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. To view the job postings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Children Learning Village Montessori Academy: We are looking for candidates that are as passionate about the growth and development of the children in our care as we are! Currently looking for Teachers, Substitute Teachers, and Teacher Aides. Must be 18 years of age and must have flexible hours. Stop in and pick up an application.

Black River Area Child Care: Looking for Qualified Classroom Teachers and Qualified Classroom Aides, as well substitute teachers and aides, No nights, weekends or holidays. Paid training provided! Please stop in at 715-284-2238.

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 .

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/employment

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

2020 New Members

Robert Crampes- Individual Membership

Advanced Auto Parts – 115 South Roosevelt Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615 – Phone: 715-284-9411- https://stores.advanceautoparts.com/wi/black-river-falls/115-roosevelt-road
Choose Advance Auto Parts to find what you need at an affordable price. Open 7 days a week. At Advanced Auto Parts there’s much more than the items needed for repairs and maintenance. There are also friendly, knowledgeable Team Members who will answer questions and recommend the parts needed to do your own repairs. For added convenience, order any quality auto parts online and pick them up on the same day. Need more information? Call (715) 284-9411 today.

Black River Housing, LLC - 521 N 8th Street & 145 Rye Bluff Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-4235- http://blackriverhousing.com/
Black River Housing brings you affordable apartment living in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our apartments offer great locations with easy access to amenities and the surrounding area. Please contact us if you have questions about our facilities and availability.

Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home – 128 S. Hoffman Street, Hixton, WI 54635- Phone: 715-963-2311- https://www.jensenmodjeskifh.com/
When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust us to guide you through the arrangements necessary to create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates the unique life being honored. Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality care and service in your time of need, and we take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing.

Schiefelbein Funeral Home - 13507 7th Street, Osseo, WI 54758- Phone: 715-597-3711- https://www.schiefelbeinfh.com/
When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust us to guide you through the arrangements necessary to create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates the unique life being honored. Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality care and service in your time of need, and we take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing.

R&R Cottages – N424 Oakwood Place, Merrillan, WI 54754- Phone: 612-369-2300 - http://rnrcottages.com/
Family Lake home located in Hatfield that sleeps up to 10. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath Lodge is located right on Lake Arbutus and the ATV Trail. 

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.

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.