What's Going on in Jackson County August 8, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

Trails will be groomed this weekend and are in good shape! We have had some rain this week so some areas may have a little more mud, dust will be minimal! 😁

The 7th Street parking lot is still closed to Millston. This will remain closed for the season due to a bridge failure, the remaining trail system is open.


Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!
Photo Contest!
Calling all photographers! 
We need new photos for the 2020 Black River Country Visitor's Guide and for our website! We are looking for all types of photos - scenery, wildlife, ATVing, snowmobiling, skiing, paddling, fishing, etc.
We will pick one photo to be used as the main cover shot for the 2020 Visitor's Guide. The person who submits the winning cover shot will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks and will receive photo credit in the guide. Any photos used on our website or inside the guide will also be given photo credit. Please submit photos no later than August 31st to:  chamber@blackrivercountry.net .
Photos MUST be sent in high resolution. Contact us with any questions. The photo below is this year's cover shot by Heidi Tubbs.  
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at WWIS Radio 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!
Area Business Discounts
Does your business offer any discounts to other local business employees?The Chamber of Commerce would like to compile a list of businesses that offer any kind of discounts or special offers to others. You can email your specific details to chamber@blackrivercountry.net or call us at 715-284-4658 to be added to our list.
Entertainment in the Park
Join us Tuesday Nights at the Lunda Park Bandshell
from 7:00 to 8:00pm.
Free to the Public (Donations Welcome)!
Entertainment for the whole family! Bring a Blanket or Chair.

Tune to WWIS Radio-99.7 FM- for cancellations
Purpose Financial's Give Back to School Celebration
Wildlife at the Farm - Cain's Orchard
Hart 2 Heart Memorial Walk on August 18
American Pickers Is Coming To Our Area!
 Circle of Security Parenting Series 
Art Festival
Educational Opportunities
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 is offering Wacky Wednesday rates starting at only $79.95! Activities include an outdoor movie at dusk (weather permitting), visits from Clyde the Bear, Wacky Bear Club Activities, Half-Off Mini Golf, Wacky Food Options, and a Special Prize for Anyone Wearing a Wacky Outfit or Costume! Book now!

Lost Falls Campground has tubing available daily from 9:00-3:00 pm.

Dilly's Hatfield Resort: The Tiki Bar will be open in the summer,  weather permitting, on Friday's from 4-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 11am-4pm.
This Week's Member and Community Events
8         Jackson County Farmers Market of Diploma Drive by the Lunda Center is open from 2 to 6 pm.

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

8         Black River Falls Public Library will host a “Cooking for 1 or 2” presentation by JC Aging & Disability Resource Center at 2pm.

8         Garden Valley Gathering is celebrating Thirsty Thursdays. Starts at 5 pm. Food will be available each week. Follow them on Facebook for weekly updates.

8         The Western Dairyland Business Center and the Women’s Business Center invite entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to “Start a Small Business in 8 Steps” on Tuesday, August 6th. The class will run from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Western Dairyland offices at 418 Wisconsin Street in Eau Claire. Tuition is $29. Class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. here are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office at 418 Wisconsin Street in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

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

9         Black River Falls Public Library will celebrate Smokey the Bears 75 th Birthday from 10am-4pm.

10       Jackson County Farmers Market of Diploma Drive by the Lunda Center is open from 9 am to 1 pm.

10       Jordan Kappen , former professional baketball player in Europe, will be hosting a FREE clinic from 9:30-10:30am at the Lunda Community Park for ages 7-15. Bring your own basketball! Open to the first 20 to RSVP by emailing jkappen@gmail.com , texting 715-284-6621 or facebook messaging him.

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

10-11 York-Northfield Rodeo in Northfield.

10       1 st Annual AMVETS Community Festival at the Melrose Rod & Gun Club . Broiled Sweet Corn will be served from noon-6pm/gone - .50/ear. Also there will be an ATV Fun Run, 100 Bird Trap Shoot, Bean/Bag Tournament, Youth .22 Shoot, Saw Dust Penny Hunt, Horse Wagon Rides, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken, and Music. 

10       1075 The Rock will be on location at The Wright Place Saloon from 4 to 5:30 pm with the Alec Muth #196 Bud Bike 25 giving you a chance to register to win this one of a kind Harley along with other prizes. This is the Alec Muth #196 Bud Bike 25 - A memorial to Alec Muth. A new Harley Davidson Forty-Eight Special selected by Alec featuring #196 Pro Plates, Alec's racing number. Register to win it and ride it - not sell it! Contact 107.5 The Rock WCCN for more info. http://cwbradio.com/contests/

12       Black River Falls Public Library will have a Free Group Life Coaching Session at 5:30pm.

13       2019 Entertainment in the Park-Falls Players will perform from 7-8pm. Tune to WWIS Radio-99.7 for cancellations.

13       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 Money 101.

13       Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) will host the Stepping On program. Participants will learn why they fall and how to prevent falls. This program will include strength and balance exercises. Participants will be given a list of home safety tips and a medication review. Holly Freeman, BRMH Occupational Therapist, shares, “Participants will leave with more strength, better balance, and confidence in independent living.” This class is ideal for people who can walk and are living on their own. Research shows, this program can reduce the chance of falling by thirty-one percent. Stepping On will be at the Lunda Community Center. For more information and to register for the program, call 715-284-1330.

14       Business After 5 will be hosted by WWIS Radio Station! Join us from 5-7pm.

14       Black River Falls Public Library’s Green Book Club meeting at noon.

14       Black River Falls Public Library Employment Assistance (DWD): Call 715-284-4112 to schedule an appointment.

14       Diabetes Education Support Group – Black River Memorial Hospital Oak Room from 10:30 to 11:30 am. “Feet First” with Bill Larkin, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist at BRMH.
Chamber Member Job Postings
Regal in BRF: Split Shift (9:30am-6pm) drill/press operator, and multiple 2nd shift (2:15pm-10:45pm) entry-level Winding production operators. Stop in to fill out an application, M-F 8-5pm. W9919 W Bauer Road.

Black River Falls Public Library: Custodian. We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain the library facility. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep. High school diploma is preferred but not required. Average of 10 hours a week. Hourly rate starts at $11/hr. Email letter of application, resume and 3 references to Tammy Peasley, t.peasley@wrlsweb.org by August 16, 2019.

Jackson County Sheriff's Department: Eligibility List- LTE and Full-Time Corrections Officer. To view the job posting and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us.

The Shopper & Banner Journal: Immediate opening for a Graphic Designer/Advertising Design. Part-time position creating advertising for weekly papers. Some knowledge of Quark Xpress, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word & Acrobat helpful. Will train. Send resume to: The Shopper & Banner Journal, 409 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615. Or email a resume to kathy@bannerjournal.com.

The Shopper & Banner Journal: Full-Time Reporter Position. Duties include news and sports reporting, photography, typesetting and proofreading. Benefits to include vacation and paid holidays. Send resume to: News Publishing Company, Attn: Personnel, 409 East Main Street, Black River Falls, Wi 54615.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council: Teacher Assistant in Black River Falls. Complete job descriptions and the option to apply are available at https://www.wdheadstart.org/work-with-us.

Land O Lakes: Maintenance Technician. This position is responsible for preventive and predictive maintenance and repairing all mechanical equipment throughout the facility, along with troubleshooting and performing routine daily checks on equipment. Primary work hours are 2nd shift, 1:00pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays. To view the full job posting and to be considered for the job, apply to job # R-8068 online at www.landolakesinc.jobs. Questions? Call 715-284-8871.

Stones Throw Supper Club: Bartenders, Servers, Bussers, Dishwashers and Salad Makers. Please send in applications here on Facebook, to stonesthrow1318@gmail.com, or stop in and pick up an application! 

School District of Black River Falls: Youth Mental Health Navigator. This is a full-time position and is benefit eligible. The position is grant funded for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants can view position details and apply under "Support Staff" or "Certified Staff" by logging into https://wecan.education.wisc.edu or contact Marti Herzberg at 301 N. Fourth Street or by phone at 715-284-4357 ext 1002. The application deadline is August 9, 2019.

Co-op Credit Union: Full-Time and Part-Time Member Service Representatives – BRF & Onalaska. MSRs are responsible for being the "face" of CCU and welcoming members and non-members in a friendly and professional manner. They meet members' financial needs by providing exceptional, efficient service on a wide variety of transactions. If you have experience in public facing roles, excellent communication, math, and computer skills, and are dedicated to exceptional customer service, CCU could be the right fit for you! Cash handling or related financial industry background is preferred but not required. For Full job descriptions and application instructions can be found on our website at  https://www.coopcu.com

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

Black River Youth Swimming, Inc. (BRYS) is seeking individuals with swim experience, enthusiasm, and who are reliable for the winter and summer seasons for our competitive swim program. These positions are available immediately. If you would like to be part of our amazing team of athletes and supportive parents, please check out our website for a full position description.
https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=recwicrrsc. These positions are part-time (roughly 9-20 hour/week). If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact swim board president, Regina Oldendorf, at 715-299-0731 (cell) or email: reginahitchcock@hotmail.com.

Theisen's Home Farm Auto has an immediate opening for a full time Farm Associate to join out team. Farm related experience is required. Hours would include every other weekend and some evenings. Apply online at www.Theisens.com , or in person at the store.  

The Wright Place Saloon: Servers and Bartenders. Stop in to grab an application.

Jackson County Behavioral Health: Social Worker I/II. This position will primarily work within the CCS program as a service facilitator, completing assessments and services plans with clients who have a mental health and/or substance use disorder. To view the job posting and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us. Deadline to apply is August 14, 2019 or until filled.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Business Intelligence Informatics Nurse, Emergency Room Paramedic, Med/Surg Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist.To view the job postings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Sure Stay PLUS by Best Western: Front Desk Staff, Part time night audit, Sales Director, Part time breakfast attendant and house keepers. Please apply in person at 600 Oasis Road, BRF.

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.

Aptiv : Employment Trainer - Part-Time. We are also currently hiring for 13 youth service mentors to work at our Black River Falls facility for the summer! Flexible schedule, competitive wages starting at $11/hr. If you are looking for an opportunity to help others learn new skills, Aptiv is your next home!   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/ .

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
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! 

Jackson County Farmers Market- Diploma Drive, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-6012- http://www.jcfarmmarket.org
The Jackson County Farmers Market aims to bring expanded, local Farmers Market options to the Jackson County community. We are open Thurs. 2p-6p and Sat. 9a-1p, May – October. Indoor Winter Market available in November and December.
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615