What's Going on in Jackson County March 14, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

All Trails are closed. This includes snowmobile and ATV trails.

ATV Trails will re-open May 15 weather permitting.

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!
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.
Business After 5

As a reminder, there is NO Business After 5 in March.

We are still looking for someone to host Business After 5 in April!

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!
The Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, Department of Workforce Development and the Black River Falls High School are planning a Career Fair and Community-Wide Job Fair at the Black River Falls High School.  We appreciate your partnership on this day to help grow your current and future work force.
The schedule for the day will be:
10:00am – 11:00am -  8th Grade Career Fair
11:00am – 3:00pm -  High School Career Fair and Lunch
3:00pm – 5:00pm -  Community Wide Job Fair
*The School District will provide lunch and snacks for all folks running a booth. 
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form at this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/GlRP4T8SUUD7UuED2  or download and print the form on our  website .
Black River Falls Public Library

The Black River Falls Public Library is conducting a survey as part of a strategic planning process. They are reaching out to local organizations in hope to gather community feedback. To guide planning they would like to learn more about what our community values about the library, including which services and programs people are using and what they would like to see from the library in the future. The survey will be available through March 30.
Special Announcements
Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers needs three volunteers to deliver groceries to go. Interfaith is blessed to have partnerships with  Co-op Credit Union  and  Regal Beloit Motor Company   to help with the deliveries, along with many other wonderful volunteers. Interfaith could use more drivers from Hixton and Taylor. If you know anyone in those areas looking to volunteer, Interfaith would be happy to find them something fun to do!

Three Bears Resort will be having 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!
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.
Check out the scholarships available that the Black River Memorial Hospital Partners and Volunteer Services of Black River Memorial Hospital are looking to award to deserving students.
This Week's Member and Community Events
1-31   Lunda Community Center’s Think Spring Virtual 5K Run/Walk. This is a 3.1 mile run/walk race on your turf and your pace. You can do this WHENEVER and WHEREVER you like! Stop in or call (715) 670-0790 for more information.

1-31   Black River Falls Public Library will have a Birdhouse Display.

14       Harvest of the Month – Live Cooking Demo (carrots) at 4 pm on WEAU-TV 13 NBC with Ruth Chipps, MS, RDN, CD.

14       Start A Small Business in 8 Steps. 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".The class will run from 6-9 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.
There 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.

14       Green Life Xpo March meeting will be held at the UW-Extension Office from 7:30-9:00am. Dr. Steven Deller will be talking on Affordable Housing. Continental breakfast will be on site and is $5. For more information, contact Linda at 715-299-7155.

15       Black River Falls Public Library: Story Time (Bugs and Frogs) at 10:15am.

15       Black River Falls Public Library’s Children’s Winter Reading Program ends.

15       Applications due today for Laces to Leaders! Calling all 3 rd -5 th Grade Students wanting to have fun and develop leadership skills, while learning to run a 5K! This 8-Week program will be held at the Boys and Girls Club. Girls will meet Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm and Boys will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm. Cost is free with a B&G Club Membership. For more information, contact Kelly at the Boys and Girls Club, 715-284-4005 or klabar@cvclubs.org .

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

15       Revolution BRF: Joanna Johnson-Scottish Fiddler. Raised in the traditional eighteenth century style of Scottish Fiddling, Joanna Johnson is coming to light as a fiddler and composer with individuality steeped in her family heritage. Come watch her preform at Revolution from 7-10pm.

15       ATV Trails close at midnight! Trails will re-open May 15 weather permitting.

16       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF- Sell Out Stereo. Enjoy free entertainment on the Bar Stage from 8pm-midnight.

16       Bev’s Saddle Mound Tap: St. Patrick’s Day Horseshoe Tournament! Registration will be at 11am, cost is $10 per team. 100% payback – double elimination. Tournament will start at 12/Noon. For info, call 715-884-7355 ask for Bev or Ed.
16       Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF -Magician Matthew Teague will be on the Casino Floor from 4-7pm!

16       Saint Patrick's Day Eve Celebration at Sunset Tavern from 6-10pm. Join A Hundred Sows and Bucks for their 3 rd annual BRF Sunset St. Pats Celebration.

17       Skyline Golf Course ~ Corned Beef & Cabbage starts at 11am, Bingo will be at 1:30pm.

17       Merrillan Café’s 25 th Annual St. Patricks Day Dinner! Enjoy traditional Irish Corned Beef, Cabbage Dinner, Salad, Dinner Roll or Bread, and a drink- all you can eat for $7.25! Serving from 11am-7pm.

17       Black Creek Lodge: Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served for only $9 from 11-untill gone!

17       Castle Hill Annual St. Patrick’s Day Buffet featuring an Old Irish Favorite- Corned Beef and Cabbage with the all fixin’s! Along with Carved Ham, Baked Chicken, Irish Stew, featuring homemade Reuben Soup, Fresh Baked Irish Soda Bread and an Irish Dessert Buffet and more. Only $14.99! Make your reservations today!

17       BJ’s Airport Bar & Grill - St. Patty’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage will with the fixin’s will start at 11AM for only $8.99.

17       Revolution BRF: St. Patty’s Waffle! Come on down to the shop from 8am-1pm and enjoy a St. Patricks Day Waffle!

18       Lunda Community Center Wellness Series Welcomes Dr. Jerry Kitowski. Learn about brain health during the free event. This will be held in The Hub Great Room from 5:30-6:30 and is open to the public.

18       Rainbow Rock REIKI : “Being in Alignment with Your Magic.” Janelle is going to use her wonderful life coaching skills to help us all get in alignment with out Magic! Join us at Rainbow Rock REIKI Wellness Center at 6:00pm.

18       Black River Falls Public Library: Friends of the Library Meeting at 5:30pm.

19       Parent’s Night Out at The lunda Community Center. Enjoy a night out - we'll watch the Kids!  Ages: 3-12. Members: $9.00. Non-Members: $12.00
Enjoy Pizza Hut pizza, games, arts/crafts, movies and FUN!  Sign up online or at the Front Desk.

19      Black River Falls Public Library : Sandpillow Head Start Story Time at 11am.

19     Black River Falls Public Library: Library Board Meeting at 4pm.
Chamber Member Job Postings
City of BRF Parks & Rec.: Assistant/Summer Position. Must have valid Driver's License and be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This position involves trimming, mowing, cleaning, ball fields maintenance, maintenance of parks playgrounds, park grounds, equipment and buildings. This is a seasonal/limited term position. Applications can be picked up at BRF City Hall or on the City of BRF website. Applications must be submitted by April 1 at 4:30pm.

Coulee Region Landscape & Design: Landscape Position. Duties include operation and maintaining equipment, mulching, edging, trimming, blowing, stone/shrub installation, retaining walls, paver patios, seeding and general labor. For more information and to apply call (608) 797-4473 .

Jackson County Highway Department Black River Falls: Jackson County is accepting applications to fill a full-time Equipment Operator position as well as establish an eligibility list to fill future full-time vacancies. Essentials duties include road maintenance, truck driving, and operation of heavy-duty equipment. To apply, visit the Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us . Deadline to apply is March 20.

Pine View Care Center : Full or Part-Time Dietary Cook Position and CNA's for all shifts. apply online at www.pineviewcarecenter.com or call 715-284-5396.

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services: Casual Mini Bus Driver. This is a casual/part-time position that provides transportation services to older adults and persons with physical and developmental disabilities to scheduled destinations. This position will average 35-40 hours per month. To apply, visit the Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us . Deadline to apply is March 22.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Med/Surg Registered Nurse, Med/Surg Nurse Intern, Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and Social Worker. To view job openings and to apply visit www.brmh.net .

Black River Falls School District: Substitute Bus Drivers. Contact Jeff Hensel, Transportation Supervisor, In person at 1212 Pierce Street or by phone at 715-284-2557.

River Haven Salon & Spa: Stylist. Please send your resume to info@riverhavensalon.com.

Mr. Pita : Waiter/Server. Apply in person.

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.

City of Black River Falls : Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator. Responsibilities include research, planning, scheduling, training, disciplinary actions, administering crime prevention programs, public relations, developing and administering policies, directing and coordinating all aspects of department operations and administration, preparing the department's annual operating budget, and leading criminal investigations. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, four (4) professional references, and a copy of your most recent DJ-LE-330 form to: City of Black River Falls, c/o Hiring Committee, 101 S. Second Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

Co-op Credit Union : Mortgage Loan Processor. This is a full-time position based out of our Black River Falls location. Mortgage Loan Processors are responsible for ensuring efficient processing of documents and completion of various types of mortgage loan packages; both internally and with our growing secondary market lending needs. If you have excellent written communication and listening skills, are accurate and detail oriented, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, this position could be the right fit for you! Secondary market, title, and/or mortgage loan knowledge/experience is preferred but not required. This position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. For a full job description, more details, and an application visit:  https://www.coopcu.com/about-us/careers .

Co-op Credit Union: Finance Intern this is a summer internship based out of our Black River Falls office location. The Finance Intern provides support and assistance to various lending-related areas and the Collections Department. They assist with special projects and perform a variety of routine departmental functions. Desired qualifications include being self-sufficient and able to work independently, proficiency with Microsoft Suite, and must be pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Related financial background is preferred but not required.

Co-op Credit Union: Marketing Intern this is a summer internship based out of our Black River Falls office location. The Marketing Intern provides support and assistance to the Marketing Department in assisting with special projects and routine departmental functions. They work both independently and with others to help implement the marketing and public relations initiatives of CCU. Desired qualifications include being self-sufficient and able to work independently, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, creative writing and design skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Suite. Must be pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Stein Counseling:  Part Time Office Assistant-BRF, Full Time Office Assistant-BRF, Full Time Evening Office Assistant-Onalaska, Parent Educators-La Crosse, Monroe, and Jackson Counties, Outpatient Therapist, Black River Falls AODA Counselor, 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.

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/ .

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
Oakridge Landscaping, LLC - W8459 Oakridge Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-299-2828 or 608-790-4510
A new locally owned business introducing ourselves (Bubba) Frank Rowlee and Mike Sandoval as owners and operators. We are now taking clientele for spring and fall clean up, mulch beds, planting beds, as well as any and every landscaping project. Please call or message us to set up a free estimate.

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