We’ve had an extremely busy week over at RelyLocal Wausau. Not only are more and more people using the Directory and following our Facebook page, but we’ve signed up some great new member business. Two are online this week, and more will be coming online in the next few days. All I’m going to say is check back often to see who we’ve added.

Business Member News

As I’ve mentioned, we are seeing a big increase in traffic to the website, Facebook, and this email newsletter. RelyLocal member businesses are noticing the boost in traffic, and your business can benefit too. Contact michaelmartens@relylocal.com today to find out how RelyLocal can work for your business.

A Touch of Class Salon

There are a lot of hair salons in town, but A Touch of Class Salon goes the extra mile by giving their customers a complimentary personal consultation and offering shampoo and blow-dry style as part of their package. Give them a call, or make your appointment online at their website and experience the Touch of Class difference. Coupons available on RelyLocal.com.

El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante and Bar

El Jalapeno is Wausau’s downtown Mexican restaurant. Located in the lower level of the Washington Square building, El Jalapeno offers delicious Mexican fare in a fun and festive atmosphere. Made with fresh ingredients, they offer both traditional Mexican delights and the popular Mexican American favorites. Welcome them aboard to RelyLocal and check them out today.

Melanies Studio

Massage is the perfect recovery to a hectic lifestyle. Massage therapy is more than a just a spa treatment, it should be an integral part of the rest and recovery process to allow our bodies to function at their best. Melanie’s Studio in Wausau provides a comprehensive massage treatment approach for a healthy lifestyle and rehabilitation.

Lindsey Marie Photography

It’s Senior picture time again and Lindsey Marie Photography has one of the best Senior picture deals in town. Lindsey has room to do a limited number of senior sessions this year, but is offering a tremendous early bird special to the first 20 bookings. From Now Until FEBRUARY 12th ALL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS ARE ONLY $50+tax! (session must be completed no later than August 1st! But Booked NOW!) That’s a huge savings to you off her popular session fee of $275!

Wings, A Grief Education Ministry

There is no easy way around the pain of losing a loved one. Grief has no rules and no timetables. Understanding the grieving process can soothe the doubts that linger. Learn about the “surprises” of grief and the emotions that affect you physically, mentally, and spiritually. In this six week series, you will learn about normal grief and hopefully gain a renewed sense of hope. Come and learn, share feelings, and ask questions to gather hints about picking up the pieces after loss. Join us on Tuesday, February 21, 6:30pm at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital and find information that can validate your thoughts and help you face one of life’s greatest challenges.

Woodson Art Museum

Opening this weekend at the Woodson Art Museum are two great exhibitions. “Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney” and “The Americans in Glass Legacy.” Both exhibitions run from January 28th to April 7, so head on down to the Museum this weekend to check them out.

Great Dane Blood Drive

Giving blood is one of those personal donations that can really help a person in a positive way. The need for blood is constant and the gratification is instant. The Great Dane Pub and Brewery is holding an American Red Cross Blood Dr on Wednesday February 1st from noon to 4:00pm. Call 715-845-3000 for an appointment or visitwww.redcrossblood.org for details. Walk ins are also welcome.

Facebook for Business Class

My advanced Facebook for business class is coming up on Monday, January 30th from 7:30am – 9:00am. Room is still available so I encourage anyone wishing to learn how to effectively use Facebook to promote their business to attend. Items we’ll be covering include: Facebook Insights, advertising campaigns, and how to create custom tabs. Details on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

Closing Thoughts

The YWCA Men Who Cook is this weekend. I’ve been working like crazy planning my menu and preparing the dishes. My table is sold out, but you can vicariously enjoy some of the dishes on my blog. I’ve posted the recipe to the dessert I’m serving, Creme Brulee. Check it out and enjoy.