What's Going on in Jackson County April 4, 2019
Business After 5
This is a great networking opportunity. Join fellow Chamber Members at Western Technical College for an evening of drinks, food and door prizes!
Remember,  any employee  of a chamber business is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  here or download and print the form on our  website .
The Great Taste Festival

The Great Taste Festival is Saturday, May 4  from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Milt Lunda Arena, and the BRF Booster Club is looking to engage BRF Chamber Members and local businesses in a way that benefits BRF student-athletes, the Booster Club, Chamber members and local businesses. This is our 13 th  year for the Great Taste Festival, which is the Booster Club’s lone fundraiser for the year. All proceeds go to support BRF athletic programs, helping teams buy new equipment and give student-athletes new training and game experiences.

Donations for the silent auction can be made by Friday, April 19.
For any of the above matters, or if you have questions, please contact Ron Wirtz, BRF Athletic Boosters Club Board, at 612.430.4917 or by email at ron.wirtz@mpls.frb.org .
New Beginnings
All occasion and bridal experience!

Garden Valley Gatherings is partnering with Revolution, Falls Florist, Studio 107, Millie J's, My Simply Sweet Kitchen and Carriage House Wedding Flowers to host a one of a kind event.

You don't need to be newly engaged to come! This event is for all of us that are looking for a new beginning or our next adventure.

The event will feature fashion trends, entertainment, catering, stationary/invitations, skincare, health/wellness, finance, floral designs, venues, hair/makeup, photography, travel/honeymoon, and more!
Music from Sean Jordan, Garret Gilbertson, Blaine Howard, and Bathany Shuda (harpist).
Located at Garden Valley Gatherings- W13072 St. Road 121, Alma Center, WI 54611
Fundraising with the La Crosse Loggers
Let the La Crosse Loggers help your team, club or group make some money this summer! Here’s how…
– Your group gets a specified amount of tickets for a designated Logger home game
– Your group sells the tickets to family, friends, neighbors and/or businesses to help raise money that your group needs
– Your group will receive special recognition during your “fundraising” game, in which a Loggers representative will make a special presentation of the “check” during the designated Loggers home game
**All profits and unsold tickets must be turned back in to the Loggers office 10 days before the designated game, and the Loggers will then perform the check presentation during your scheduled game.
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!
Jackson County ATV/UTV Trails

ATV Trails will re-open May 15 weather permitting.

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

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!
Educational Opportunities
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. Applications are due by April 15th.
This Week's Member and Community Events
4         New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristina McMorris will be joining us at the Lunda Center in Black River Falls at 6:30pm to wrap-up our 2019 Jackson County Reads program with an author presentation. Her latest book, Sold on a Monday , explores the unintended consequences of a single act. Although fictional, this book was inspired by a haunting photograph taken during the Great Depression. Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home. Pick up a copy of Sold on a Monday today at your Jackson County Libraries. This presentation is sponsored in part by: Black River Falls Public Library, Taylor Memorial Library, Friends of the Black River Falls Public Library, Black River Falls Area Foundation, School District of Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Nation, Co-op Credit Union, Comfort Inn & Suites - Black River Falls.

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

5         Black River Falls Public Library : Story Time at 10:15am.

6         Jackson County 4-H Small Animal Swap will be held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 6:00am and the auction starts at 10:00am. Open to the public! Any questions? Contact Jackson County Small Animal via email at jacksonsmallanimal@gmail.com or on our Facebook Page, Jackson County Small Animal Group.

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

6         Co-op Credit Union will kick off Youth Month with a photo booth, craft table, treats and refreshments at the Black River Falls Main Office from 10am-Noon.

6         The Easter Bunny will visit the Black River Country Bank in BRF from 9am-11am. Come and celebrate Spring and visit the Easter Bunny!

6         Revolution BRF - Coffee & Cards. Join Heather in stamping your very own handmade greeting cards. We will have 6 different designs available. You choose which cards and how many of each you want to make! Cost is $2 per card or 6 for $10. Bring your own adhesive or there will be some to purchase from Heather. No experience needed! Everyone is welcome!

6         MOPS of BRF 5 th Annual Garage Sale will be held at United Methodist Church from 9am-2pm. Take home a bag full for only $5! Anything you can fit in your provided bag, unless items are otherwise marked or are bigger.

6-7     Rainbow Rock REIKI ~ End of Life Doula Class with Lisa Wolfson. Lisa shres her vast experience as an End of Life Doula in assisting the dying and their families by creating a beautiful look at their lives, fulfilling their final wishes and helping them transition with dignity in a way that is meaningful to all. This program is a practical guide and awareness training created to guide people in accompanying the dying and their families through their final days. This class will benefit those working in hospice, nursing homes and other health settings. Register at www.ravenkeyesmeicalreiki.com under trainings. Minimum class size of 10 so feel free to share! Contact Sue Haag at 715-299-7462 with questions. 

7         Come paint at The Wright Place Saloon! Cost is $35, which includes a 16x20 canvas and all supplies needed. Class size is limited for to the first 25 paid guests with a sign up required in advance. Pay via paypal or in person at The Wright Place. If you have any questions, call or text 715-937-5543 or call The Wright Place at 715-670-0004. Starts at 2pm.

9         Job Fair at Black River Falls Middle School . 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 and 3:00pm – 5:00pm - Community Wide Job Fair.

9         Black River Falls Public Library : Ho-Chunk Gra Head Start Story Time at 11am.

9         Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) will host the Stepping On program. Participants learn why they fall and how to prevent falls. This program includes strength and balance exercises, home safety tips and a medication review. Holly Freeman, BRMH Occupational Therapist, shares about the program. “Participants will see fall prevention products. They will leave with more strength, better balance, and confidence in independent living.” This class is ideal for people who 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 held from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Lunda Community Center. For more information and to register for the program, call 715-284-1330.

9         Black River Falls Public Library: Strategic Planning Focus Group at 1pm.

9         Black River Falls Public Library : Lego I (for grades K-3) 3:00-4:15pm.

10       Black River Memorial Hospital: Diabetes Education & Support Group will be held at the B-Home Services and Supplies Calhoun Conference Room from 10:30-11:30am.

10       Friends of the Black River - Ralph Heiser, Chair of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Chippewa Valley Chapter, will present a program about the organizations mission and the assistance it can provide private woodland owners. The meeting will be at 6:30pm in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. This is a free event and the public is encouraged to attend.

10       Reiki Share. This is a time for Reiki Practitioners to both give an receive mini Reiki sessions to each other. This will be held at Rainbow Rock Reiki at 6pm. Cost is $5.

10       Black River Falls Public Library: Strategic Planning Focus Group at 6pm.

10       Black River Falls Public Library: Green Book Club meeting at noon.

10       BRF Public Library- Employment Assistance (DWD): Call 715-284-4112 to schedule an appointment.

10       Friends of the Black River meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub meeting room at the Lunda Community Center. Ralph Heiser, chair of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Chippewa Valley Chapter, will present a program about the organization’s mission and the assistance it can provide private woodland owners. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, email info_fbr@yahoo.com.
Chamber Member Job Postings
Department of Health and Human Services: Behavioral Health Manager. This position manages the Behavioral Health Division, which includes Crisis Mental Health Services, Children's Long-Term Care Services and provides coordination for Jackson County CSP and Comprehensive Community Services within the confines of the Western Region Integrated Care Consortium. In addition, this position also manages the Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic which encompasses the areas of Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services, and the Intoxicated Driver Program.To view a full job description and to apply, visit www.co.jackson.wi.us .

Black River Falls Police Department : Full-Time Patrol Officer. The department will also be filling available part-time Patrol Officer position and building a 12-month eligibility list. Responsibilities include working in partnership with the community to prevent crime, solve problems, and enhance the quality of life or citizens. To apply, submit a cover letter specifying preference for full-time and/or part-time position, a resume, and a completed copy of a DJ-LE-330 to Chief of Police, BRF Police Department, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls. Deadline to apply is 4:00pm on April 26.

Federation Co-op: Agronomy Operations Assistant. Multiple openings for seasonal part-time work at the Hixton, Wi Agronomy Center. Qualified applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, obtain a Class B CDL license, and have a clear driving record. Contact 715-284-5453 or visit www.federationcoop.com .

Castle Hill: Waitstaff/Bartender/Dishwasher & Cooks. Positions include a competitive wage, free meals, and flexible hours. Apply in person at Castle Hill Supper Club.

Mr. Pita: Waiter/Server. Contact Roberto or Sharon.

The Wright Place: Line Cooks, Prep Cooks and Dishwasher for all shifts. Must work weekends. Pay is negotiable. Stop in or email thewrightplacebrf@gmail.com to apply.

Mosser Lee Company: Seasonal Packaging Position. To apply, please pick up an application in person. W6585 Hwy. O, Millston, Wi.

Black River Power Sports: Full-Time Service Technician for ATV, Snowmobiles, Lawnmowers & Cycles. Stop in or bring in a resume to Black River Power Sports, W10120 Hwy 54 East.

Pine View Care Center: RNs & LPNs and CNAs for all shifts and Part-Time Housekeeping & Laundry. Apply online at www.pineviewcarecenter.com or call 715-284-5396.

Pine View Care Center: Part-Time Activity Assistant. Apply online at www.pineviewcarecenter.com or call 715-284-5396.

Doc's Bunkhouse: Bartenders/Wait Saff, Cooks and Housekeeping. All positions may have other duties assigned as needed. Pay based on experience. Interested candidates can pick up an application in person- N11702 Elker Road, Merrillan.

Black River Memorial Hospital: Med/Surg Nurse Intern, Nutrition Service Assistant, Occupation Therapist, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and Social Worker. To View job openings and to apply, visit www.brmh.net .

AmericInn is looking for Housekeepers and Front Desk. Apply in person.

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. For a full job description and to apply, https://www.coopcu.com/about-us/careers.

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. For a full job description and to apply, visit https://www.coopcu.com/about-us/careers.

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
Sure Stay Plus by Best Western – 600 Oasis Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615- Phone: 715-284-9471 – https://www.bestwestern.com
The Sure Stay Plus Hotel by Best Western offers 141 standard guest rooms and suites with the option of upgrading to a suite containing a cozy fireplace, or relaxing whirlpool, and a beautiful view of the boardwalk. All rooms come standard with a refrigerator, microwave, iron and board, hair dryer, and single cup coffee maker. Our indoor pool and fitness area as well as free hi-speed wireless Internet access. Located conveniently on the beautiful ATV/snowmobile trails of central Wisconsin. Pets welcome!

Black River Falls Athletic Boosters, Inc. - PO Box 1147, Black River Falls, WI 54615- https://www.facebook.com/pg/Black-River-Falls-Athletic-Booster-Club
Black River Falls Athletic Booster club holds fundraising events for the benefit of BRF high school sports .

Marco’s Italian & American Grill- 3514 Blarney Road, Warrens, WI 54660- Phone: 608-378-5050- https://www.marcosatwarrens.com/
Marco's Italian & American Grill will have happy hour between 4 pm-6 pm. Lunch specials starting at $5.95! Dinner specials starting at $9.95! House Specialty Drinks, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Homemade Baked Dishes, Homemade Pasta, Imported Pasta, Seafood, Chicken, Veal, Steak, and More!

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.
Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615