Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce NewsletterDecember 2011

Children's Christmas Corner

Saturday, December 3


This will be held on December 3, 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.  Please note we will be located at Rainbow Home Center this year.
We need lots of help that day.  Jobs would include front door greeting and watching that the children do not leave without a parent, shoppers to help the kids shop for gifts, wrappers to wrap gifts, and clean up. 

Please see FLYER for more information

Chilly Bowl Challenge Fundraiser 


Get your teams organized now! Our Chilly Bowl Challenge will be on January 27, at Rand's Bowling Lanes.  Registration January 23.  We encourage your business to challenge a similar business to yours to a game of bowling.  Your team will recieve one free drink for recruiting a challenging team.  Help us raise funds to pay for the beautiful new Christmas decorations that light up our community.  Please click the LINK to register.


Spirit of Christmas/Adopt a Family 2011


This year's Spirit of Christmas program will be located at the former Marshfield Clinic on North Main St, Rice lake.  Coordinater Sherry Shipman asks those who have sponsored in the past as well as those interested in getting involved to call her at 715-236-8494. If you are not able to adopt an entire family, you can adopt a single person or donate money or gift cards  that will be used to provide food, clothing, toys and miscellaneous items.  The deadline is December 2, so call now and make a family's Christmas one to remember.

Operation Santa

The Rice Lake Moose Lodge is again asking for your help for Barron County area families.  A huge effort is made to work with other area Christmas groups so that each family is only helped by one organization.  They need toys for all ages, hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, movie tickets, gift certificates, books, games, puzzles, soap, shampoo, diapers, blankets ets. They try not to take clothing because it is hard to match them with the families the way our program is set up. Please drop off any donations marked for Operation Santa  at the Moose Lodge in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or after 3 p.m. daily. You can have items picked up from your home by calling 715-234-9304 (Cindy Lamers) or 715-236-2900 (Moose Lodge).  If you wish to help with a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Operation  Santa and send to: Rice Lake Moose Family Center, 40 East Newton St, Rice lake, WI 54868.  Names of familes in need will be accepted starting November 28, 2011.  To submit a family please call Cindy Lammers at 715-234-9304. 

Membership Offers


Holly Auction 


Fundraiser for United Way

Wednesday, December 7

6-9 p.m.

Rice Lake Elk's Lodge 



Member Renewals


Johnson Truck Bodies - 53 yrs

Birchwood Manufacturing Company - 53 yrs

Xcel Energy - 53 yrs

Arrowhead family Dental - 6 yrs

Lehman's Supper Club - 46 yrs

Koehler & Meese Law Office - 53 yrs

CenturyLink - 52 yrs

Branham-Hely Orthopaedic Clinic - 31 yrs

Skip Widdes - 10 yrs

Benchmark Printing - 33 yrs

US Bank - 53 yrs

Mastercraft Industries - 52 yrs

Howard Silverstein - 7 yrs

Miller's Cheese House - 41 yrs



New Member


Rice Lake Area Men's Club

P.O. Box 631

Rice Lake, WI 54868


 Jefferson Lines Comes to Rice Lake  


Jefferson Lines Ribbon Cutting
Jefferson Lines introduces service between Duluth and Eau Claire, with connections to thousands of destinations. Jefferson provides daily service to and from Rice Lake.  They pick up passengers from Cenex West gas station located at Cenex Dr, Rice Lake.  Our Ambassadors  apppeared with representatives from Jefferson Lines for their ribbon cutting.  Please click the Link to view their website. 


Business Visits

Adventures Unlimited
Ventures Unlimited Ribbon Cutting 2011 
7 South Wilson Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Business After Five
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by
WJMC Radio &
Don Johnson Motors
Located at
Lehman's Supper Club
Find the Holiday Street Decoration 

We hope you have been enjoying the festive holiday displays around the city.  Take a closer look as you admire the beautiful sights.  The Chamber is hosting a contest for those who notice something out of place in one of  the street decorations.  Email or call with the correct answer to the Chamber and describe what you've spotted to be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Chamber gift certificate.  

Rice Lake Gift Certificates 


Searching for that perfect holiday gift? Don't forget about our Rice lake Chamber gift certificates.  These certificates can be made for any amount and can be used at any Rice Lake area business.  Stop in today to pick up your Rice Lake gift certificates. Please call in advance for larger orders. 


New Years Baby Basket


We are in the process of putting together a basket of goodies for the 2012 New Years Baby.  We are looking for gift items, coupons, or gift certificates related to helping a family with a new born baby.


Anyone wishing to include something in the basket should drop it off at the Chamber office by December 19.   



Sponsors Needed for

Business After Five


Get in early! Spaces

are filling up quick


December - WJMC & Don Johnson Motors

January - Rice Lake Elk's Lodge

February - Open

March - Open

April - Main St Association

May - Girl Scouts

June -Open

July - Open

August - Open

September - Open

October - Open

November - Open

December - Open   


December Calender of Events


1: Annual Holiday Parade 

3: Children's Christmas Corner, Rainbow  Homecenter, 10-1 p.m.

3: Breakfast with Santa, Cedar Mall, 9a.m

5: Love Light Trees, Lakeview Medical Center, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

17: Last Chance Holiday Art & Craft Fair, Cedar Mall


Quick Links...

Our Website 




Board of Directors 



Charatcer Counts

December - Caring


  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need

Committee Meetings

Economic Developmet & Education

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 a.m.


National Lumbering Hall of Fame

Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 a.m.


Board of Directors

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 a.m.-noon



Thursday, December 15, 8:00 a.m.


Golden K Board

Tuesday, December 20, 9:00 a.m.


R.L. Tourism Commission

Monday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.


Executive Committee

Monday, December 26, 7:30 a.m.



Friday, December 23, 8-9 a.m.

 @ Norske Nook 

Banner Ad Space Available on the Chamber's

Economic Development Website


We have three banner ad spaces available for anyone of our members interested in having their ad on the Economic Development page on the Chamber's website. 


The cost is $50 a month (billed quarterly at $150), plus the one time set-up fee which depends on your ad.


If you are interested, please call the Chamber office at 715-234-2126




Karen Heram
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce