So, is August going to be the dog days of summer, or will the weather be milder compared to the scorching hot July we’ve had? Needless to say, the rain we’re receiving while I write this letter is greatly appreciated, although it may be too little, too late to turn by brown lawn green.


Business Member News

I really loved networking with all our RelyLocal Business Members at the Wisconsin Valley Fair last week. It’s amazing at how many people you’ll run into if you spend an entire day at the Fair. But why wait for one week to promote your business, with the Relylocal business directory, social media marketing, and co-op direct mail postcard opportunities, you can promote your business 52 weeks a year. Contact me for details.


Lil Ole Winemaker Shop

I’m glad to introduce our newest RelyLocal Business Member, the Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe. Your local winery and gift shop offering personalized wine labels, custom gift baskets, the coolest novelties, free workshops on wine and beer making, free sampling at our newly remodeled bar, all the supplies you need to make your own or rent a space to make your own!


HBBA networking

Networking is the way business works these days. You can’t grow your business without getting out into the community, meeting people, and building relationships. We’ve got another great networking opportunity as a local referral group offers an open house on Tuesday, May 14. Everyone is invited to attend, details are on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.


Spring into life Chiropractic

Want to make your life Terrific? It’s all about attitude. A positive attitude can actually make you feel better and improve your physical health. Motivational speaker Heidi Farrell will tell you more in this free presentation sponsored by Spring into Life Chiropractic. Join us on Thursday August 23rd from 6-7pm at the Rose Garden in Wausau. Details on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.


Farmers Market Week

This is National Farmers Market Week. In a recent study released by the USDA, they found that farmers that sell their produce locally not only improve the well being of the community, but also create new jobs and spur economic development in the community. 



I wasn’t initially planning for this newsletter to have a health and wellness theme, but a healthy community translates into a healthy economy. Maintain your health with a little Yoga on the Square (400 Block). Thursday, August 16th 6:30-7:30pm. Free and open to the public. Bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit The Neighbors’ Place.


Need more wellness connections? Head on over to RelyLocal’s health and beauty category for a great selection of wellness providers.


Closing Thoughts

Summer is winding down fast. Both of my kids are in high school now, so next week is busy with schedules and orientation. Where does the time go? Enjoy what’s left of the summer, there’s still plenty of fun left in August.