What's Going on in Jackson County March 7, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

The entrance to East Arbutus is closed for the remainder of the winter due to heavy drifting. Please access the lake via the West side!

ATV Trails will close on Friday, March 15! Snowmobile trails will remain open until snow conditions are no longer adequate.

 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!
Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
2019 Black River Country Visitor Guides

The 2019 Black River Country Visitor's Guides are printed! We have boxes available for distribution. If you would like a box, stop into our office or give us a call and we can drop them off to your business. Here is a sneak peek at the beautiful cover!
Business After 5

As a reminder, there is NO Business After 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!
Black River Falls Public Library

The Black River Falls Public Library is conducting a survey as part of our 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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.

7         UW-Extension of Jackson and Trempealeau Counties will be hosting a marketing tools program at the Blair Community Center starting at 1pm. Dr. Brenda Boetel, UW-River Falls, and Steve Okonek, UW-Extension, Trempealeau County will be speaking. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Trempealeau County UW-Extension at 715-538-2311 x208.

8         Sand Creek Brewing Company is having a 12 th Annual Screw Winter Party and 20 th Anniversary! 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Come celebrate with us on our 20th Anniversary! There will be TWO special release beers as well as food, music and of course it’s your opportunity to renew your mug club membership. More details to follow - mark your calendar now!

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

8         Karaoke & DJ Music Hosted by High Voltage Entertainment at Cozy Corner. Starts at 8 pm. Come on out for a fun filled evening of singing & entertainment and great specials!

8-9     Rainbow Rock REIKI is having a Holy Fire III Karuna REIKI Master Class. Friday from 5:00-10:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call Sue at 715-299-7462 for more information. 

9         Humbird Annual Ice or No Ice Fishing Contest will be from Noon-3pm at Lake Emerson. 1 st prize is each fish category is a .22 rifle! Plus $500, $150, $75, and $50 cash. Hot lunch and beverages- beer and pop for sale. Purchase of a raffle ticket is necessary to be elgible for fishing prizes. Proceeds will benefit The North Branch Rod and Gun Club & Alma Center Fire Department.

9         Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF-Marshall Star. Free entertainment performed on the bar stage from 8pm-midnight!

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

9         Miller’s Auction Co will have an Auction starting at 9:00am at 1625 Butts Ave, Tomah, WI.

9         Wisconsin Concealed Carry Class offered on Saturday March 9th from 9:30am - 1:00pm. This is a 3 1/2 hour class that will meet all requirements to apply for your WI Concealed Carry Permit in the State of Wisconsin.  State of Wisconsin CCW permit is also recognized in 31 other states.  Class will follow the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Format.  Must be 21 years old to take the class.  This class will cover Handgun Basics, Shooting Fundamentals, Gear and Gadgets, Wisconsin Carry Law, The Legal use of Force and Developing a Personal Protection Plan.   The Cost for this class is $60.00. Class will be held at Skyline Golf Course & Restaurant located at 612 N 11th St. in Black River Falls, WI.

8-10   Smile The Musical will be presented at the Lunda Theatre. Show times include, Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday a matinee showing at 2pm.

11       Jackson County Little League Registration will be held at City Hall from 4-8pm.

12       Black River Memorial Hospital: Breastfeeding Class will be held from 6:30-8:00pm in the Board Room.

12       Jackson Electric Cooperative 82 nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Lunda Theatre. Doors will open at 6pm- enjoy refreshments before the meeting. A $10 energy credit will be given to each registered membership in attendance. The business meeting will start at 7pm. Door prizes-big screen TV and cash prizes!

13       Diabetes Education and Support Group : “National Nutrition Month; What’s it all about?” Join us in the B-Home Conference Room , 311 Hwy. A, BRF, from 10:30-11:30am. The speaker will be Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Healthy eating isn’t easy, but it does make a big difference in quality of life and overall health. Learn about new nutrition science plus tips and tricks for healthy eating. 

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

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

Pine View Care Center: CNA's for all shifts. Apply online at www.pineviewcarecenter.com or call 715-284-5396.

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park: Part-Time Sales Associate. Pay is negotiable. If this is for you, stop by to pick up and application.

Department of Health and Human Services of Jackson County : Behavioral Health Manager. To apply, visit the Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us .

Department of Health and Human Services of Jackson County: Information Technology Technician. To apply, visit our Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us .

Department of Health and Human Services of Jackson County: Casual Home Delivered Meals Driver. To apply, visit the Career Opportunities page at www.co.jackson.wi.us .

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 t his 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.

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 the job openings page and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

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/

Ripp Distributing Co. Inc.: Full Time Delivery Driver. Must be in good physical condition. Candidate will be responsible for managing a daily route system which includes sales and delivery of products in an established route area. For more information or to apply, email rripp@centurytel.net .

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
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