What's Going on in Jackson County September 12, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

We did not groom this week, trails were groomed last week so they will be rough!

The groomer will be out today to go over some of the areas that need more attention but overall trails will be rough.

We have had a lot of rain this week, expect water holes and muddy areas. 

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
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.

FastTrac Your Idea, Your Business, Your Life!
FREE 10-week Business Start-Up Course
Starting September 17, 2019 in Black River Falls
Anyone interested in starting their own business, becoming self-employed or taking a new product to market is strongly encouraged to attend this new, FREE 10-week course this fall on Tuesday evenings at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI starting September 17 at 5:30pm. This course is being offered by the Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center and the Western Dairyland Business Center in collaboration with the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce with funding by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Space is limited. To reserve your seat, register at  www.SuccessfulBusiness.org  or call 715-836-7511 x1174.
Kauffman FastTrac® is a flexible course with a solid framework to support you as you start a business and begin your journey to success. This immersive course is designed to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help you think about your business idea.
As you progress through the course, you’ll work to:
·          Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
·          Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
·          Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
·          Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/ service.
·          Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business.
·          Define your company’s brand and marketing.
·          Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture.
·          Determine the steps to profitability.
·          Identify potential sources of funding for your business.
·          Launch your business.

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 fa 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.
This Week's Member and Community Events
12      BRMH Harvest of the Month : Live @ 4pm on WEAU-TV
13. “Been-a-licious” with Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, RDN.

12       Karner Blue Garden Club will meet at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend!

12       Jackson County Farmers Market of Diploma Drive by the Lunda Center will be open from 2 to 6 pm.

12       Area farmers are invited to attend a pasture walk hosted by the Coulee Graziers Thursday, September 12th at 11 a.m. at the Nate and Karen Kling farm, W15503 Kelly Road Taylor, WI 54659. There is no membership/meeting fee to attend any of the monthly pasture walks. For more information contact the Jackson County Extension office (715) 284-4257 or Steve Kling, Coulee Graziers Network (715) 662-5053.

12       BRF Public Library: Library Learning Resource Demo will be at 1:30pm and a Microsoft Word Basic 1 Demo at 2pm.

12 Garden Valley Gatherings: Final Thursday MENU : Build your own taco bar with Barbacoa meat, taco meat. From making a rice bowl to hard or soft shell taco and all the fixings and dessert for $10. Kids will include a taco and fixings and a dessert for $5.

12       Garden Valley Gatherings, Scholze’s Ace Hardware Store, and Farmer’s Daughter present – All Things New Again Workshop. Come get your paint on from 5-8pm. Space is limited to sign up and pay today! Bring your own piece of furniture and wear your painting clothes. All supplies are provided. Piece must be a size you can carry. Dinner and drink available to purchase in the barn. Cost is $40/person. Link to purchase tickets is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sept-12-all-things-new-again-workshops-tickets-70507789697

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

13       BRF Public Library will have Story Time at 10:15am.

13       BRF Public Library will have Lego II, for grades 4-6, after school – 4:15pm.

13       Sashiko Stitching Class at the Lunda Community Center from 10 am to Noon. American sewing guild member, Judy Rommel will present the program. Sashiko originated in 15 th century Japan as a technique to sew several layers of fabric together for mending and warmth. This session will include information on materials, techniques and time to stitch your own sample. $2 fee to register. Deadline to register is Monday. September 9. Sign up at the Lunda Community Center Front desk.

13       JOE G ON THE PATIO@ROZARIO’S - From Marshfield Wi, Joe combines Americana, folk and pop music styling to produce a raw sound of originals while also doing covers from the likes of Tom Petty , Springsteen, Radiohead and many more of your favorite artists. Come for dinner and the show starts at 6:30 pm! Rozario’s is located at 42 n 1st street downtown Black River Falls.

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

14       The Wright Place Saloon invites you to come and listen to A Hundred Sows and Bucks from 7-10:00pm!

14       BRF Public Library : BRF Writers Group meeting at 10am- new members are welcome!

14       Black River Youth Hockey Association will host its Annual Golf Scramble at Skyline Golf Course! Registration starts at 11:00am and a shot gun start at 12:00pm. Cost is $55 per golfer ($35 for Skyline Members). Price includes 18 holes, a cart and meal afterward in the Skyline Club House. Meal only option is $11. Raffle items will be available in the club house. All proceeds will offset the cost of Hockey for BRYH.

14       Revolution BRF: Coffee & Cards. Feeling crafty? Come on down and a make a special Stampin’ Up Card! Cost is $2 per card or 6 for $10. Bring your own adhesive- or purchase from Heather. All pieces are pre-cut and ready for stamping and assembling. Everyone is welcome! Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

14       Ho Chunk Gaming will have Lady Luck on the Casino Stage from 8pm-midnight.

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

14       Doc’s Bunkhouse will have LIVE music with Toner starting at 8pm.

14       The Friends of the Black River - The Hatfield dam will have a water release Sept. 14 to provide conditions for whitewater kayaking. For more information, contact Jeff by calling 715-896-5534.

14       KARAOKE ON THE PATIO@ ROZARIO’S . Come sing your favorite tunes and enjoy some great food and drinks!

15       Jackson County Tavern League Tailgate Party for Packer vs Minnesota. Doors open at 10:30am – game starts at noon. At the Comeback Sports Bar. $50 per ticket. Free beer and food while it lasts! Prizes and Raffles! Tickets available at Sunset Tavern, Re-Pete’s and Comeback Sports Bar. 

16       BRF Public Library: Friends of the Library Meeting at 5:30pm- new members welcome!

17       BRF Public Library: Sand Pillow Headstart Story Time at 11am.

17       BRF Public Library: Library Board Meeting will be at 4pm.

17       TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA@ROZARIO’S - Put your team together and come exercise your brain! Have a fun filled evening of multi media hosted trivia, with great food, drinks and of course prizes! Think you’re smart, come on out and prove it!

18       Lunda Community Center’s Hub Guest Speaker: Dr. Ben Boardman will start at 1:30pm. An introduction to the History and Culture and Cuba and its advancements in the field of public health.

18       Western Dairy land Business Center: Business Plan Basics Class from 5:30-8:30pm at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin St. Eau Claire. This is designed for small business ownders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners. Tuition is $29. Register online at https://ic.successfulbusiness.org/events.aspx.

18       BRMH- Harvest of the Month Tasting - Tomatoes from 11:30 to 12:30 in the BRMH Cafeteria.

Chamber Member Job Postings
Doc's Bunkhose: Bartender/Wait Staff (must be 18+) 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.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Business Intelligence Informatics Nurse, Clinic Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging- CT - X-Ray Tech, Emergency Room Paramedic, Homecare/Hospice Registered Nurse, Housekeeper, Marketing & Community Relations Director, Nutrition Services Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker (Full-Time, Day Shift) and Social Worker (2) (Part-Time, Day Shift). To view the job openings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Service Masters: Part-Time Help Monday - Friday in BRF. Starting at $12 and hou r. If interested apply online at  www.smbldg.com

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

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: Maintenance Worker. This position primarily entails custodial work and light maintenance. 2019 Salary Range: $12.77-$15.97 per hour, plus excellent County benefit package and State Retirement. To view the full job listing and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us. Deadline to apply is September 18, 2019.

Land O Lakes: Production Operator/Driver - 2nd Shift. To be considered, apply to job # R-8499 online at www.landolakesinc.jobs. Questions? Call 715-284-8871. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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

Banner Journal: Immediate opening for a full-time News Reporter. Duties include: new reporting on county, city, school and community events, feature stories and photography. Benfeits to include vacation & paid holidays. Send resume to: Banner Journal, Attn: Personnel, 409 East Main Street, BRF. Email kathy@bannerjournal.com or jodee@bannerjournal.com.

Gathering Grounds: Part-Time help Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1:30pm.

Marshfield Dental Center:  Full Time Dental Hygienist. For all inquiries, visit the job posting here.

Co Op Credit Union: Member Contact Agents, based out of Black River Falls, meet members' financial needs by providing exceptional, efficient service over the phone on the full range of credit union products and services. They promote and cross sell CCU products and services to members and perform all duties in compliance with CCU policies and procedures. For Full job descriptions and application instructions can be found on our website at  https://www.coopcu.com

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/

Comfort Inn: Housekeepers wanted. Apply in person.

AmericInn is looking for Housekeepers and Front Desk. Apply in person.

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