Home Grown Wisconsin

Who doesn’t love Wisconsin Made products. One of the benefits of being a locally owned, independent business is that you have a greater control of the products you are selling. Many of our local businesses make a conscious decision to stock their shelves with Wisconsin Made products. Be it locally produced food, ice cream, clothing, artwork, or even insurance; purchasing locally produced items keeps more money growing in our local economy.

Business Member News

RelyLocal’s local business directory is looking for your business. Getting listed is easy, you can start the process by visiting our interactive business listing form. Once you fill-out a few questions, we receive and process your information, review it and then set-up a time to meet with you. Thank You for the interest and referrals!

Rural Mutual Insurance

Rural Mutual Insurance got their start providing insurance services to farms and agribusiness. But today, while they still hold true to their rural roots, Rural Mutual Insurance full line of insurance for rural and urban residents alike. As a Wisconsin based business: premiums paid here, stay here to keep Wisconsin strong.

Vibrant Spirit Massage

Massage isn’t just for a day at the spa. A massage can have positive therapeutic benefits for your health and wellness. Vibrant Spirit Massage provides a range of integrative massage services that are tailored to your specific needs.

A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class Salon is Moving! Watch their page on Facebook for details, but by May 29th you will be able to visit them in their new, larger location at 1809 N Mountain Rd (near the corner of N Mountain Rd, and Rib Mountain Dr). More details next week.

Now Hiring

RelyLocal Wausau’s job listing site is a great way to find a new job or career change. Some of our local business members also have positions to fill. Please share these listings with anyone looking for a job.
Cloverbelt Credit Union: Full time accounting specialist:http://www.ccuwausau.com/ASP/whatsnew.asp
Vino Latte: Afternoon/Evening supervisor (apply in person at the shop)
The Rose Garden: Experienced Cook (apply in person)
To get your job opening listed in this newsletter, email michaelmartens@relylocal.com

Local Business Roundtable

Coming Thursday May 24th is the next Local Business Roundtable. The topic for this month is ‘opening the closed door.’ Getting past the gatekeeper can be the hardest part of sales process. Share and learn how to present your products and services to the people that may need them the most. 7:30am at the Entrepreneurial and Education Center, details at the link below:

Bike to Work

May is National Bike and Pedestrian Month. This week, May 14-18 is National Bike awareness week with Friday the 18th National Bike to Work day. Did you know that trips under 3 miles can often be done as fast or faster on a bicycle than with a car. Plus you’ll be burning calories and not gas. Show your support of cycling and take the bike to work this Friday.

Facebook for Business

I saw an interesting statistic last week about the best time of the day to post on Facebook. The latest research states that posts made between 1pm – 3pm local time tend to have the highest level of engagement and morning posts have lower levels of engagement. As for the evening, best time to post is around 7:00pm. Useful information like this are some of the things you’ll learn at my Facebook for Business Class. The next seminar is on Tuesday May 22, from 4:30-6:00pm at the Entrepreneurial and Education Education Center in Wausau. Details and registration can be found at the Buy Local Wausau Blog:

Closing Thoughts

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer is only two weeks away. As you make vacation plans, don’t forget that you can take RelyLocal with you when you travel. Our mobile app not only connects you to over 150 local businesses in the Wausau area, but also to over 500 communities nationwide. To download the app onto your iPhone or Android device, click on the link below. Have a great week!