Holy Smokes! What’s going on in the Wausau area this weekend? Everything! With so many events to choose from, there is no lack of things to do. So forget about heading up north, stay home and enjoy the balloon rally, BBQ fest, chalk fest, whitewater competition, live theatre, and even some fireworks and farmers markets. You can read the entire scoop in the Buy Local Wausau Blog.


Business Member News

Social Media should be an important part of any businesses marketing plans. Many some businesses do a great job at integrating social into their marketing, while others may not have the time, resources or expertise to launch a social media campaign. That’s why I offer social media management services to help businesses succeed. I only take on a limited number of businesses at a time, but I currently have an opening. Contact michaelmartens@relylocal.com today to learn how social media can work for you.

Hazel Home

Head to downtown Wausau for the annual downtown sidewalk sale. With almost every downtown merchant participating, including Hazel Home where you’ll find tons of great vintage and antique merchandise on sale up to 50% off! All categories…furniture, lighting, dishes, glassware, linens, and more. New items will be added each day. Thursday 12-5, Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. Hazel Home at . .

The Wedding Store

In the past few weeks The Wedding Store has added quite a lot to our rental item inventory. We have recently added an absolutely beautiful and versatile cake table, several vases, and free standing church candelabras! In addition to our new inventory, we are also now offering an event set up and break down service. This is not a planning service in the traditional sense. We simply put up the decorations and take them back down according to previously set specifications. The Wedding Store. . .


AbbyBank welcomes Chad Otte and Michelle Lor, both as Assistant Vice President / Mortgage Loan Officers.  Chad and Michelle’s roles will specialize in real estate lending, whether the purpose be remodeling, building or buying a home.  The addition will continue expanding AbbyBank’s real estate lending presence in our Wausau and Weston market. Read more on the Buy Local Wausau Blog. . .

Accent Window Fashions

Adding just a touch of gold to your rooms adds glamour and sophistication.What could be more glamorous than a touch of gold? It’s a soft, warm and luxurious color that symbolizes good health, success and wealth. Use it wisely – and we mean in moderation – and it will add a rich and timeless touch. A gold interior touch doesn’t have to be an actual metal object, it can be anything that’s a gold color. Gold works with virtually any design style from traditional to modern to contemporary.

Learn more at Accent Windows Fashions. . .

Lovers and Patriots Actor's Reading Theatre

River District Theatre

Both this weekend and next the River District Theatre is bringing back their house show “Lover’s and Patriots.” Written by local artist Gary Anderson (who’s back from his recent NYC off broadway premiere of Naked Darrow), this play explores the lives and relationship of John and Abigail Adams.Tickets available by phone or at Art, Books and Banter downtown. Read more at the Buy Local Wausau Blog. . .

Deal-a-Rama Postcard

Reserve your space in the RelyLocal Wausau Deal-a-Rama Postcard. This 9×12 large, full color postcard goes to 5,000 homes in the Wausau and Weston metro areas. The next card, to be mailed in mid August, and will feature businesses with pre-season and back to school specials. This is a great opportunity to get your message in front of homeowners looking for these services at a cost of about a nickel an impression. Learn more about the Deal-a-Rama…

We Want to Hear from you!

Every week this newsletter features the news and happenings from our RelyLocal member businesses. But the success of this weekly missive wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for you. Please send us your news items, specials, and promotions. As a local business owner you’re an expert in your field, so we’d also love any tips, industry trends, or helpful information you’d love to share with the general public. To send us news items, just email them to michaelmartens@relylocal.com. 50-75 words is great and don’t worry about it being perfect, we can edit and polish things up for you.

Closing Thoughts

The downtown Concerts on the Square are 20 years old this weekend. I can still remember when the first concerts were held up at Stewart park on the top of the hill. My how this event has grown: every week is like a big family gathering downtown. Last week’s entertainment and weather was great and I hope to see you at next week’s event. Until then, have a great weekend and keep it local, my friends.