What's Going on in Jackson County October 3, 2019
The 13th Annual Black River Area Oktoberfest- This Saturday!!
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update


ALL TRAILS IN JACKSON COUNTY ARE CLOSED!!

Trails are heavily flooded in many areas, some sections of trail are impassable.

Creeks are flooding over the trail system and riding conditions are at a dangerous level.

We understand this is not ideal and closing the trails is our last resort but we have no choice when trails are too dangerous to ride.




Visit the Chamber office to pick up an ATV trail map. You can also call us and we will send one to you!
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!


Radio Shop's 22nd Anniversary
Fall 2019 Field Assembly at Silver Mound
Educational Opportunities
FastTrac Your Idea, Your Business, Your Life!
FREE 10-week Business Start-Up Course

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. Come to one class or come to all! The following topics will be discussed each week.

  • October 8 - Legal Strategies/ Business Exits
  • October 15 - Reaching the Market/ Distribution and Sales
  • October 22- Financial Management Cycle, Sales Projection, Cost Projection/ Intellectual Property, Complying with Laws, Regulations & Contracts.
  • October 29 - Building the Organization and Team/ Your Cash Needs When You Might Earn a Profit
  • November 5 - Refining Financial Assumptions and Seeking Funding/ Putting Together a Business Plan
  • November 12 - Launch, Leading the Organization Culture, & Process Optimization/ Measuring and Analyzing, Financial Results & Process Optimization.
  • November 19 - Present Plan

For more information Call 715-836-7511 or Visit FastTrac to register.
Stein Counseling & Consulting Services
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
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 Despite the Pick-Your-Own being done, we will continue to provide free tractor and wagon rides for the remainder of the season on weekends. It is looking like we will be closing for the season Mid October.  Fall hours through October are 9:00AM-7:00PM.

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.

Pilgrim's will be holding a Job Fair at Western Technical College @ 24 Fillmore Street, BRF on October 10th from Noon to 5 pm. More info here .

 
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
This Week's Member and Community Events
October

1-31   Lunda Community Centers “I Ain’t Afraid Virtual 5K Challenge”

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

3         Connection Movie Event @ 1pm at The Black River Falls Public Library.

3         Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a Fall Harvest Dinner from 4:30-7:00pm. Cake Sale, Quilt Sale, and a Silent Auction. Adults are $7 and children 3-10 years old are $4. Turkey & Gravy over biscuts, salad and dessert.

3         Blair-Taylor will have their Homecoming Bonfire starting at 9pm.

4         Blair-Taylor will have their Homecoming Parade followed by a Pep Rally starting at 1pm.

4         The Black River Falls Public Library Story Time @ 10:15 am.

4         The Highground Veterans Memorial Park invites the public to attend a fun & educational grand opening of the exhibit, “Civil War & The Midwest” at The Highground Museum at 6pm-8pm and is great event for the entire family! The exhibit will be on display until October 30.

4         The Black River Falls Public Library lego II (for grades 4-6) after school till 4:15 pm.

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

4         An Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Sand Creek Brewery with music from “Toner.” There will also be a ‘Car-b-que’ taking place on Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds for car show participants. Light food will be served and participants can bring their own beverages.

4         Friday Nights in October at Three Bears Resort features scary movies and a pajama party – included with an overnight stay.

5         Blair Taylor will have their Homecoming Dance/Grand March at 8:30pm.

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

5         Ho Chunk Gaming BRF: Lovin’ Country will be on the Casino Stage from 8pm-midnight.

5         Black River Area Oktoberfest. Free family fun all day! Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information. 715-284-4658. Scheduled events will include a car show, children’s inflatables and face painting, medieval knight demonstrations, food and craft vendors and, of course, plenty of live music and fun!

5         Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will have their bake sale from 10am-3pm at the Black River Area Oktoberfest located at the Fair Grounds.

5         Saturdays at Three Bears Resort will feature a Witches Brew Social and Bonfire Tales- included with an overnight stay.

5         Ho Chunk Gaming BRF: UFC 243 starting at 8:30pm in the Bingo Hall. $10 cost with $10 in Rewards Play.

5         WWIS Radio Shop’s 22 nd Anniversary Special! Tune into to 99.7 FM/1260AM/105.3FM from 7:30am-8:30am for straight out buy specials. 8:30am-10:00am will bring tons more of anniversary auction items.

5         Warrens Harvest Day and Craft Fair. Visitors can tour a cranberry marsh, visit the state’s only cranberry museum, take a wagon ride to a pumpkin patch, pick apples at a 140-year-old orchard, and view arts and crafts made by local artisans. This event is hosted by the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, Wetherby Cranberry Company, DnA Vintners, Moseley Roadside Market, Rex Moseley Fruit and Vegetable Farm, St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Warrens Area Business Association. Visit http://visitwarrens.net/harvest-day-celebration-craft-fair-is-oct-5/ for more information.

5         Ho-Chunk Nation Domestic Abuse 4 th Annual Color Run/Walk @ Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Office Building, BRF. Registration starts at 9am. Race starts at 10am. For more information email DomesticAbuseDivision@ho-chunk.com .

7         The Black River Falls Public Library- Library Book Club Meeting at 10am.

7         The Black River Falls Public Library - English as a Second Language Class @ 5:30 pm. (Contact the Library to register)

8         Ho-Chunk Gra Headstart Story Time at 11 am at The Black River Falls Public Library.

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

8         Midwest Hearing Center will be offering free hearing tests at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. For appointment, call 1-800-781-2836. Walk-ins are okay too.
9         Business After 5 will be hosted by Co-op Credit Union! Join us from 5-7pm.

9         The Black River Falls Public Library Green Book Club Meeting at noon..

9         The Black River Falls Public Library “Career Chat @ 2pm followed by one-on-one Employment Assistance (DWD): Contact the Library to schedule an appointment.

9         The Black River Falls Public Library - “Like Dandelion Dust”- a movie about family violence (rated pg13) at 5 pm followed by a group discussion.

9         Harvest of the Month for October is Apples. From 10:30-11:30am, Diabetes Education & Support Group “Mindfulness” with Michelle Goetting, in the Oak Room at BRMH.

9         Friends of the Black River October Meeting will be led by Sabrina Aspenson, UW- LaCrosse graduate. She will present on her research of the Driftless Region Fungi. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in The Hub community room in the Lunda Community Center. This is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information, email info_fbr@yahoo.com .

9         Silver Sneakers Splash at Lunda Community Center 9:45 to 10:45 am. (Free class day). An exercise class that will improve your health, balance, flexibility, and strength without straining your joints. 


Chamber Member Job Postings
Gross Auto: Full-Time Finance Development Manager to split time between the Black River Falls and Neillsville locations. The perfect candidate will pride themselves on creating an exceptional experience during every delivery and make our guests a top priority. To apply or just learn more about the opportunity, please email amandakarauskar@grossbrf.com, apply in person, or online at www.grossauto.com/careers.

Repete's Saloon & Grill: Hiring Servers. Day, night, full-time or part-time. Come join the team!

City of Black River Falls: Library Director. The Director plans, implements, and oversees all library fiscal, programming, operations, collection development, facilities management, and personnel. Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including addresses, phone numbers and emails) to: Chuck Nibbe, President, Library Board of Trustees ncatjd@gmail.com by Oct. 18. For a complete job description, go to  www.blackriverfallslibrary.org/about/employment

Black River Memorial Hospital: Business Intelligence Informatics Nurse, Clinic Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging-CT-X-Ray Tech, Emergency Room Paramedic, Med/Surg Weekend RN, and Occupational Therapist. To view job postings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net.

Doc's Bunkhouse: Bartender 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.

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

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council: Program Director who will oversee the Weatherization, Energy, and Rehab Programs. Based out of the main office in Independence, WI, the director is responsible for managing a yearly budget of $3 million and supervising a staff of 18 people. Starting salary is is $61,667-$77,084 per year, based upon experience. We officer a complete benefit package. To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Anna Cardarella, Executive Director, at anna.cardarella@wdeoc.org.

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
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