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Business Member News

Make sure your business is easily found online. It takes time, but usually anything ‘worth it’ does. Today it takes more than just a website and Facebook page. We can help build your presence with blogging, articles, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube videos, Pinterest, authoritative & ranking directories, and more. Build up your presence gradually with RelyLocal Wausau. Contact for more information.

Red Clover Market

Congratulations to Red Clover Market in Weston. They are celebrating their first anniversary this week. If you haven’t been to the store lately, you need to check it out; many additions and changes have happened over the last couple of months. They also had a great write up in theWausau Daily Herald this past week.

The Rose Garden

Are you still looking to pull together a holiday party for this Christmas? The Rose Garden in Wausau has dates available in December and January for your corporate holiday party. Or, if you are thinking about something a little more informal at work, why not have the Rose Garden cater in. They handle setup, food, and cleanup, so you and your co-workers can enjoy the fun. Contact them today, because time is running out.

It Had to be You

The Wausau River District Theatre is presenting the madcap romantic comedy “It Had to be You” this Friday – Sunday at the YWCA in Wausau. This laugh a minute show is funny, sexy, hilarious, and did I mention also funny? It’s the theatre company’s first comedy, so you really need to go out and see it. Details and times on the River District Theatre website.

Safety message from the Wisconsin Tavern League

I saw this message on the Wisconsin Tavern League Facebook page. I don’t know the exact truth, but it sounds like there may be an epidemic of malicious activity going on in Wausau area bars and nightclubs. According to the page: “We have an unofficial report of over 100 incidences of individuals being “ruffied” in taverns in the Wausau area. Drinks are being laced with THK, speed and roofies. This is a very dangerous prank, so keep your eyes open and tell your servers to do the same. If you suspect this type of activity, please contact authorities immediately.”

Christmas Families

Resch Insurance in Weston is supporting the “Christmas Families” program at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church.   We are making a mission to fulfill ten items for the boys and girls.   Located in our Weston office, we will have green and red hearts of wish items for the children. If you would like to help out this wonderful cause, please stop on by and pick out a heart that will make a difference.  We will also be accepting non-perishable food items such as green beans, jello, cranberries, stuffing mixes, cookie mixes, canned pumpkin, sugar, flour, ….any other items to help the families have a chance at a great Christmas meal.

Marathon Savings Bank

Bring the Grandchildren, tell your friends with children! This Saturday Marathon Savings Bank is enjoying their annual children’s movie at the Cedar Creek Cinema! The movie is “Elf”, the doors open at 9am, the movie is at 9:30am, all you need to do is bring a non-perishable food item for each entry to be donated to our local food pantries. Bring a camera and take some pictures with Santa! We can have fun and make a difference!

Day’s Bowl-a-Dome

Coming up on Saturday, December 8th is the Day’s Bowl-a-Dome 9 Pin Tap Tournament. Fun and games with over $900 in prizes. Teams of 6 are $25 a person. To register, contact Day’s Bowl-a-Dome.

RelyLocal Deal-a-Rama Postcard

The next RelyLocal Wausau Deal-a-Rama postcard will be mailed out to 5,000 households in the Wausau area on the second week of January. Our next card will feature a health, wellness, and New Year resolution theme, so this would be a perfect opportunity for a spa, health club, restaurant, or fitness center to advertise their products and services to people wanting to make a change in their lifestyle for the new year. Space is available, but filling up fast. Contact us for details today.

Closing Thoughts

Black Friday is behind us, we’ve celebrated Small Business Saturday, and did all our online shopping on Cyber Monday. What’s left to do? Well, there’s still 26 days till Christmas and if you are looking for gift ideas that may be unique or different, why not check out my blog post on 10 ways to take back the holidays. I’ll give you a hint, it’s not all about shopping. Have a great weekend.