Is Mother Nature playing a trick on us? As I look out at the big piles of snow in our yard, I’m reminded that by this time a year ago all the snow was gone and we had hit 82 degrees by St. Patrick’s day. It looks like more rain and snow is in the forecast for this weekend. I think we’ll be lucky if we thaw out by April Fools Day.

Business Member News

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Briq’s Soft Serve

Briq’s Rib Mountain location will open this Friday at 11:00am. That means four of their eight locations, and all Wausau area locations are now ready for business. Have you gotten your Briq’s fix yet?

Richards Restaurant and Bar

Easter is only a couple of weeks away. But you need to put in your reservations in now for the Richard’s Restaurant and Bar‘s Easter Buffet. For only $13.99 you’ll get Baked chicken, sliced ham, kielbasa with peppers and onions, sweet and sour meatballs with pasta, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, full salad bar, and dessert table!Now taking reservations and Serving 11:00 thru 4 pm on Easter Sunday.

Red Clover Market

Seed Savers seeds at Red Clover Market
Back at home we can barely wait for the ground to warm up and give us the opportunity to work in the garden. But we are getting a head start on things by starting our tomatoes, peppers, and assorted herbs. Red Clover Market in Weston offers heirloom and organic seeds by the Seed Savers Exchange. Learn more about why heirloom seeds are important on today’s Buy Local Wausau Blog.

Resch Insurance Agency

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Woodson Art Museum

Have you visited the Woodson Art Museum lately? Their current Exhibition includes two great exhibits, “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” features intricate origami works of 40 artists from thirteen different countries. “Calvin Nicholls: Paper Sculpture by Design” consists of complex three dimensional artwork constructed out of paper and other limited materials. Meet artist Calvin Nicholls in person this week, he will be the Woodson’s Artist in Residence from March 5-9th. Click here to learn more.

River District Theatre

Wausau’s little theatre company, the River District Theatre is certainly making a name for itself. Their production of Naked Darrow, written and performed by local playwright Gary Anderson about the life of labor leader and attorney Clarence Darrow will have its National premiere off broadway this June in New York City. You can see the production in Wausau before it goes National. Details at the River District Theatre website.

Social Media Works

Social Media Works
This week I was one of the presenters at the Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference. As a regular participant of this conference, I was honored to be chosen as a speaker. You can read about my presentation on the Buy Local Wausau Blog and learn how Social Media is making a fundamental and very important shift in the online world

If that conference isn’t enough, Starting on Monday March 25 and running for three weeks is my Social Media for Business class held at the UWMC campus in Wausau. This class will give you the tips and tools that will help you put social media to work in your business’ marketing plans.

Closing Thoughts

Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. It will be nice to get that extra hour of sunlight in the afternoon. But I’ll miss my early morning sunrises, at least for the time being. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night. While you’re at it, also change out the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.