What's Going on in Jackson County August 15, 2019
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trail Update

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.

All other trails are open for riding.


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 Dale's Refrigeration & Heating Applicances 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!
Entertainment in the Park
Join us Tuesday Nights at the Lunda Park Bandshell
from 7:00 to 8:00pm.
August 20th - BRF High School Marching Tigers!

The Black River Falls Marching Tigers are directed by Paula Hardie. The band is comprised of BRF band students

August 27th - Black River Area Community Band!

The BRACB is comprised of an all-volunteer band which have the avenue of musical education and performing concert music

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
Living Waters Presents Stephen Witt
Wildlife at the Farm - Cain's Orchard
Art Festival
Hart 2 Heart Memorial Walk
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
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 will be open for the season, August 24, with ready picked early apples and U-Pick Elliot Blueberries. Fall hours August 24- October are 9:00AM-7:00PM.

The Friends of the Black River are looking for volunteers to help with its annual river cleanup Saturday, Aug. 24. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Al Young Park at the south end of First Street in Black River Falls to be assigned a section of the river. Volunteers may paddle the river or walk along the shore to collect trash. FBR will provide a complementary lunch to volunteers at noon at Al Young Park. To get a count for the lunch, volunteers are asked to contact FBR President Steve Rake at 715-284-2087 or by e-mailing  info_fbr@yahoo.com  by August 22.

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
15       Black River Falls Public Library : Will have a Library Resource Demo at 1:30pm and Microsoft Word Basics at 2pm.

15       Jackson County Bank will have their Customer Appreciation Picnic at the Lunda Park from 4:00-7:00pm. Register for over $500 in cash prizes. Free pork and beef sandwiches with all the fixings! For the kids, drawing for prizes, inflatable play area and face painting. Music by Sean Jordan will start at 5:00pm.

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

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

16       Living Waters presents Stephen Witt in concert. Steven is a worship pastor from Minneapolis. Formed in 2014 lead vocalist and pianist Stephen Witt will usher us into the presence of the Lord. Bring a friend and a chair. Concert will be held outdoors or in a wedding barn. Starts at 7 pm. For directions or more information contact Melanie at 715-797-7937.

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

16       Black River Falls Public Library -Final day to return summer reading program log sheets, bookmarks and bingo cards!

16       Republican Party Membership Special Caucus at 16 N. Water Street, Brf at 6:30 pm. A special caucus/general meeting for all Jackson County Republican Party members will be held Friday August 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the GOP office. The purpose of the meeting is to review the financial needs of our party as we move into the critical 2020 election and elicit financial support for the maintenance of our GOP office. We’ll discuss payment options, including automatic monthly withdrawals, and other ways you can assist our county party. Your attendance and commitment is needed. The party has two individuals who have agreed to match monthly donations up to a joint total of $400 per month, but need your help to get to our goal of $1,000 per month. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! Heavy hors d’oeuvres (i.e., food) will be provided and the meeting is actually open to anyone wishing to provide financial assistance.

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

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

17       Highground 19 th Annual Ride to Remember . This annual motorcycle ride will be honoring POW’s and MIAs/KIAs with special recognition to those from the US Navy. All proceeds go to The Highground! Registration is $25, includes rides, patch or rocker, lunch and free ticket to the concert. Breakfast will be available for purchase from 8:30-11:00am, registration starts at 10:00am, guided rides being at the American Legion #73 at 11:00am, and Procession into The Highground, Group Photo, and Rally Ceremony at The Highground will start at 3:00pm. The Blasterz will start at 8pm- open to the public with a $5 cover.

17     Black River Falls Downtown Association’s Art Festival! All kinds of artists are welcome! If interested or for questions, email downtownbrf@gmail.com  

17       Wildlife Day at the Farm- Cain’s Orchard. Enjoy watching wildlife, birding, berry picking, cookout, campfire, camping and an organized hike. A fun event for the whole family! This is a day to learn about sustainable farming, coexistence in nature and celebrate Wisconsin wildlife. The event will also showcase businesses across Wisconsin that recognize that outdoor recreation supports, contributes to a high quality of life and attracts and sustains employers and families.

17       Move with a Doc! Bring your friends and family for a healthy Saturday Morning Walk with some of our local medical providers. Take 10 minutes to learn about a health topic, and then spend the rest of the hour walking your own pace chatting with providers. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome! Water will be provided! Meet at the Farmers Market and we will start walking at 9am.

17       Gage Wright Memorial Ride at The Wright Place from 9 am to Noon. We have created this Ride in honor of our son Gage and to raise Suicide Prevention Awareness. Breakfast buffet, kickstands up at 11 am, Live music to follow ride (TBA) Raffles, 50/50 raffle. Single riders - $25, Couple's $30. We are accepting donations for Raffle items! Please send private message for more info!

17       The Annual Skyline Women’s Association 4 Person Scramble! Registration is at 10:30am and Tee-off starts at Noon. Cost is $25 per member or $45 per non-member, includes 18 holes of golf, dinner, and a chance to win various prizes!! You can sign up in the clubhouse as an individual or with your team (men, women, or mixed). Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring teams! There will also be fun games with prizes to win at different holes along the course. The fund raised will be used toward continued course improvement.

18       Jackson County Humane Society and The Jackson County Animal Shelter are hosting a Hart 2 Heart Memorial Walk from 3 to 8 pm. In memory of Dr. Lyle Hart we will be bringing together our community to celebrate his life and raise funds to support the Jackson County Humane Society. Contact (715) 284-0251 for more information.

19       Black River Falls Figure Skating Club will have fall registration from 5:30-8:00pm at the Milt Lunda Arena. Go to www.brffsc.com to register online or print required forms and bring to one of the registration sessions. Email brffsc@brffsc.com with any questions.

19       Black River Falls Public Library’s Friends of the Library meeting at 5:30pm.

20       2019 Entertainment in the Park -Black River Falls High School Marching Tigers will perform from 7-8pm. Tune to WWIS Radio-99.7 for cancellations.

20       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.

20       Black River Falls Public Library will have the Library Board Meeting at 4pm.

21       Jackson Electric Member Picnic will be from 4-7pm at the Jackson County Fair Park. Members will enjoy brats with all the traditional picnic sides. 
Chamber Member Job Postings
WWIS Radio: P art Time Marketing Representative to our staff. Duties to include, but not limited to maintaining current sales accounts, actively pursue new clients, creative script writing, voice recording and fill in for on-air shifts. No phone calls or emails please.Send a resume and cover letter to: WWIS Radio Inc., Attn: Marketing Rep, W11573 Town Creek Rd, Black River Falls, WI 54615

Lunda Community Center: Climbing Wall Attendant. Responsibilities include overseeing and assisting rock wall users in order to maintain participant and facility safety. Enforces all climbing wall policies and procedures. Inspects visually the equipment and facility during opening and closing of the wall. Contact the Lunda Center at 715-670-0790 for more information.

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.

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.

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! 

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

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

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