What's Going on in Jackson County November 7, 2019
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at Revolution 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!

Special Announcements
Arbutus Motel & Cabin's has openings for the 2019 Hunting Season. Give them a call at 715-333-6016 for availability. Tell them you heard it here!

Hixton/Alma Center KOA has openings for the 2019 Hunting Season. Give them a call at 715-964-2508 for more information.

Living Waters Weddings, Retreats & Cabins LLC has openings for gun hunting season in November! Call them at (715) 797-7937 and mention this announcement to reserve your stay.

Christkindl Court Applications are available for pick up at Reflections on Water, The General Merchant and Millie J's. Applications are due November 15th. Applicant must be between the ages of 12-15 as of November 15th, 2019 and reside within the Black River Falls School District area.
Duties of the Christkindl Court are participation in Christkindl 2019 and 2020, Project Christmas (December 10th and 12th, 2019) Karner Blue Butterfly Festival (July 18th, 2020) Art Festival (Date to be determined) and other promotional events put on by the Downtown Association.
Interviews will be December 5th at 6pm (location to be announced).
Coronation will be Saturday December 7th at 10am at 124 Main Street, previously the Performing Arts Center.

The Alpaca General Store: It's that time of year again. The chill of an early fall reminds us that before we know it, winter will be at our doorsteps along with the season for gift giving. Get a jump start on holiday shopping by checking out the unique and warm gifts at our farm store. Our family has raised alpacas since 2006 and the store is located on the farm and showcases the fleece products produced as well as small gift items made on site. We offer yarn, fleece, socks, scarves, and many other handmade items from knitwear and wovens to handmade wood cutting boards. Open seasonally Saturdays in November 10am-4pm up until Christmas. Other times by appointment of chance. Look for the red barn and store located at W12766 County Road P, BRF.

Three Bears Resort is having an ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SPECIAL. ONLY $99.95 PER CERTIFICATE – VALID IN 2020 (A SAVINGS OF UP TO 60%) Give the gift of Three Bears Resort! Certificate includes one (1) overnight stay in a double queen room and up to four (4) waterpark passes.
ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st AT 9:00 A.M. (CST) until certificates are gone. Hurry, there are only 500 available! CALL 608-378-2500 TO PURCHASE

Scholarship Opportunity - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.
How to apply
  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply click here
Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:
  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.
  • Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
Todd Anderson
Business: (715) 446-4500
CA Insurance Lic. #0B83324
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

We hope you continue to enjoy our beautiful trails and visit this wonderful part of Wisconsin. It is always our number one priority to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Trails will re-open on December 15 for the winter.

Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!
Educational Opportunities
The Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 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 Monday evening on November 25, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI 54615 . Tuition is $39 for Chamber members and $49 for non-Members. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. Laptops will be available for use during the class or you may bring your own.

Whether you are new to business bookkeeping or just new to the QuickBooks® software, this class 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. Small business owners, independent contractors, freelancers and self-employed individuals are encouraged to attend. In this class, you will learn the nuts and bolts of invoicing, billing, receiving payments, banking transactions and sales receipts. If time permits, we will also discuss how to run business financial reports and what should be in a chart of accounts. Bring your questions!

Class will be taught by Evlyn Carlile. Evlyn has more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience and is the owner of Simple Office Solutions. Simple Office Solutions has been helping Chippewa Valley business owners with everything from answering their bookkeeping questions to giving them monthly or quarterly financial reports since 2004. The basis for all services is getting each business owner set up with a tax-ready bookkeeping system they understand and can use.

Payment can be made online by clicking here or by check made payable to Western Dairyland EOC Inc, ATTN: Business Center, 418 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire WI 54703.
Advertising Opportunity
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!
Member and Community Events

1-30    Black River Falls Public Library will have the BRF Middle School Artwork on Display. Be sure to stop down and view it!

1-11    Black River Falls Public Library will have a Good Time Homemakers Display.

1-30             Lunda Center’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk Series “Where’s the Turkey?” $5 for members and $7 for non-members – per race of the 3 run series. Sign up for all three in the series and receive an awesome t-shirt and some bragging rights!

4         Lunda Community Center will hold a “Nutrition, Cardio and Strength Talk”. Informational talk about nutrition,

4- December 6  Purpose Financial in Black River Falls will host Clothing Drive to benefit the local community. During the drive, they will be collecting supplies for the Jackson County Department of Human Services, including new and gently used coats, jackets and other winter related clothing items. Everyone in the community is invited to join the Purpose Financials Clothing Drive lunch that will take place on December 6 from 11am-2pm. This event will include pizza from Pizza Hut and Rosarios, as well as chips and refreshments.

7         Rainbow Rock REIKI: Writing with Mindfulness with Valerie Savage. Come join us as you will explore your world put into the written word! Class will continue on to be the first Thursday of each month. For questions or for reserving your time, call 715-299-7462.

7         Western Technical College - LaCrosse will host a seminar on OSHA. An in depth look at how OSHA regulations affect the way we do business and how to apply these regulations to specific industries. This class is fully interactive with instruction on job specific subjects as well as the basics of how to read and interpret OSHA regulations. For more information or to register, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

7         Black River Falls Public Library will have a Connection Movie Event at 1pm.

7         Harvest Supper Fundraiser for United Methodist Church of Sparta. For more information, contact Marjorie at 608-269-6949.

7         Deer Antlers or Snowman Painting at Sand Creek Brewery . Join us for some creative fun! NO previous art skills required and we welcome painters of all skill levels! Our social artist will take you step-by-step through the featured painting. Always remember that your canvas is your own and you are welcome to paint it however you want and you get to choose your own colors too. We need a minimum to run this class, please sign up by noon the day of. $35 for a 16x20 canvas (all painting supplies are provided). Must register ahead of time by noon the day of!
  • Register on our website www.thepaintshack.net
  • Private message us on Facebook that you are coming
  • Text or call Cyndi with your names 715-379-7377
  • Email us at thepaintshackec@gmail.com
We have small snacks and a variety of alcohol (must be 21+) and non-alcohol drinks available for purchase. Please share this event with EVERYONE!

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

8         Western Technical College - Lacrosse Campus will have a seminar on Microsoft Excel Level 3 (advanced). This course covers advanced features of Excel. Learn how to create and modify Pivot Charts, and explore with VLookup functions. Discover even more about internal and external links, data analysis, and other time saving features. Ideal for users who want to use Excel to get more from their data.

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

8         Black River Falls Public Library will have Lego II for grades 4-6 after school until 4:15pm.

8         Kaiged Acoustic at Rozario's Main Stage @ Rozarios from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. "Kaiged Acoustic" Mother/Daughter duet featuring Kim Negus and Paige Lieberman, along with Kricket on acoustic bass perform a wide variety of songs from classic rock, country, and current hits with rich blended harmonies. Check us out on Facebook.

9         Large One Owner Advertising @ Monroe County Fairgrounds starting at 9am. Call Glen at Miller’s Antique & Auction Co for more information. 715-299-2543.

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

9         Sunset Tavern will have A Hundred Sows and Bucks Irish Hootenanny playing from 6-10pm.

9         Jackson County “Indoor” Winter Market will be open from 9am-12pm at the Lunda Community Center (field house entrance).

9         Try Hockey for Free Day! This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience. Doors open at 9 am, on-ice clinic 10-11 am

9         Black River Falls Public Library will have a BRF Writers Group meeting at 10am. New members are welcome!

9         Diabetes Fair- free community wellness event from 9am-noon at the Lunda Community Center/Hub. For more information, visit www.brmh.net/diabetes or call Barb at 715-284-3629.

9         Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF: TraVace & Friends will be on the Casino Stage from 8pm-Midnight.

9         VIP Petcare Mobile Pet Clinic will be at Theisen’s in BRF from 4 to 5:50 pm. VIP Petcare makes it convenient for you to get your pet the preventive care it needs! Use our easy clinic finder to locate a nearby clinic location, then bring your pet during the hours posted. Please bring your cat in a secure carrier and make sure your dog is on a leash. Clinics are held at local pet and feed retail stores, and no appointment is necessary. VIP Petcare staff will be located inside or right outside the store. When you walk up to the clinic area, our caring staff of pet lovers will walk you through the process. For more information and pricing visit: https://www.vippetcare.com/services-pricing/clinics/

11       Black River Falls Public Library will have Lego I (for grades K-3) after school until 4:15pm.

11       Black River Falls Public Library will have a “New” Book Club at the Library Meeting at 5:30pm.

12       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!

12       Black River Falls Public Library will have Story Time at Ho-Chunk Gra Headstart at 11am.

12       Western Technical College will host a seminar on Quality Tools for Managers. Supervising people and processes requires a great understanding of quality management. Learn to use eight proven quality management tools to work through practice situations to reach smart decisions and appropriate conclusions. The variety of tools explored here: flowchart, scatter diagram, run chart, affinity diagram and many more. For more information, or to register, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

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 Holiday Budgets.

13       Western Technical College - LaCrosse Campus will have a Seminar on Supervision Basics. This session provides new and experienced managers with effective tools and methods to successfully lead. This highly interactive session is an excellent skills refresher for anyone. Course topics covered: communication and relationships, performance management basics, discipline, terminations, inspiring leadership and growing talent in the workplace. For more information or to register, contact Kim at 608-789-6021.

13       Friends of the Black River November meeting will be held in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center starting at 6:30pm. Mosser Lee owner, Dave Epstein, will present a program about his company’s sphagnum moss operation. The program is free and the public is encouraged to join!

13       Business After 5 will be hosted by Revolution Coffee House & Wine Bar. Join us from 5-7pm.

13       Blood Drive sponsored by Partners of BRMH at Comfort Inn & Suites. 12 pm to 5:30 pm. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

13       Black River Falls Public Library will have a Career Chat at 2pm on the topic of Resumes. Following will be a one-on-one Employment Assistance (DWD): Contact the library to schedule an appointment.

13       Black River Falls Public Library: Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent will be at 5pm-prevented by the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

13     Black River Fall Public Library will have a Green Book Club meeting at noon
Chamber Member Job Postings
Western Technical College BRF Location: Limited Part-Time Office Support. Qualified applicants must have excellent customer service skills, be proficient in computer use and Microsoft Outlook. Must be willing to work flexible hours that may include days and evenings. PLEASE SEND RESUME By November 15 TO: Lynda Savage, Western Technical College, 24 Fillmore Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 . Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

City of Black River Falls: Part-Time Custodian. Accepting applications for a part-time custodian for general cleaning of office areas, bathrooms, break rooms, entry ways, lobby areas, & conference rooms at City Hall. The position requires 10-12 hours per week, Monday-Friday before 8:00am with no Holidays. Starting Wage of $11.00-$12.50/hour DOQ. A list of duties is available at City Hall or at www.blackriverfalls.us. Application deadline is November 8, 2019 at 4:30pm.

City of Black River Falls: Street Department Mechanic General Laborer. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team member, be passionate about providing public services and have a strong work ethic. Position qualification include a high school diploma, a valid WI Driver's License with clean driving record, and a Wisconsin Class B Commercial Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement. A complete job description and employment application are available online at blackriverfalls.us/forms or can be picked up at City Hall. Application deadline is November 15, 2019 at 3:30pm.
Jackson County Highway Department: Equipment Operator. Essential duties of the Equipment Operator position include road maintenance, truck driving, and operation of a variety of small light and heavy-duty equipment. Applicant should have prior experience in road construction and / or maintenance equipment operation and general mechanic aptitude. A Class A (CDL) Commercial Driving License and an excellent driving record is required. Starting wage is $19.24 per hour plus excellent County benefit package and State retirement. To apply. visit our Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us. Deadline to apply is November 10, 2019.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Clinic Medical Director, Emergency Room Paramedic, Med/Surg Weekend RN, Med/Surg RN, Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Nutrition Services Assistant, Occupational Therapist, and Social Worker. To view job openings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.
The Mocha Mouse: Part-Time Cooks. Stop in for an application.

Black River Furniture Outlet : We are taking applications for Furniture Delivery Assistant. $12 - $14 an hour, based on capability. Must be able to lift 50 - 100 lbs, have a general knowledge of hand tools and be able to assemble furniture. This is a full time position. Requires some weekends. Stop in and fill out application at Black River Furniture Outlet.

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 .

Black River Falls Cleaning Services : New Cleaning Technician who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of their clients. Availability during at least 2 week days is desired, as these are when most of our residential appointments occur. Must have a valid diver's license, reliable transportation, a phone with a data plan & texting/calling abilities, and ability to preform tasks associated with cleaning. Salary is $12-$14/ hour. Tips and performance-based bonuses are standard. Email Stephanie at stephanie@brfcleaningservices.com.

Three Bears Resort: Are you looking for some extra saving money for the upcoming holidays? We are looking for Servers and Bartenders to start immediately! **Must be available nights and weekends** Please apply via FaceBook or stop by to complete an application @ Three Bears Resort 701 Yogi Circle in Warrens. Pay ranges $9.25 - $13.00 / hour

Pine View Care Center: Full and Part-Time CNA's (all shifts) and RN/LPNs. Apply in person at 400 County Road R, Black River Falls.

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
2019 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.

2020 Members
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.

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.

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