Earlier this week Lisa Rasmussen, Wausau’s 7th district councilperson and city council president spoke at the Wausau noon Kiwanis Club. Lisa’s one of those people that has a passion and vision for the city in a no-nonsense kind of way. I’m always amazed at the progress the community has made at redeveloping our downtown district and excited for the prospects of economic development that are ahead of us. On a similar note, this week also marks the passing of Dick Dudley, another local visionary who was on the other side of the economic development table. Much like the original members of the Wausau Group, his legacy will live on in this city for a long time to come.

Business Member News

How does RelyLocal work? It’s a community campaign to promote and support our local businesses. Business members can take advantage of the cooperative marketing opportunities like this newsletter, Deal-a-Rama PostcardLocal Rewards Card, and social media promotion that amplifies their message. Your business can also get on-board. Contact us today to learn more.

Haven Tax and Accounting Services

Welcome our newest RelyLocal Business member, Haven Tax and Accounting Services. Taxes don’t have to be difficult, nor does their preparation need to be expensive. Haven Tax and Accounting understands personal and small business taxes and they’re ready to help you pay less or receive more money on your next tax filing. In addition to tax preparation, Haven Tax and Accounting also provides small business accounting services, payroll services, and business start-up consulting.  Read More about Haven Tax and Accounting. . .

Irish Fest

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 7th for the first annual Central Wisconsin Irish Fest. Starting at 4:00pm, the big tent located in the parking lot of Basil Restaurant in Weston will be home to Irish food, music, and fun. Hear three great regional bands, eat traditional Irish Food, and celebrate the fact that St. Patty’s Day is only six short months away.

Get started with the Celebration early with the Irish Fest bike ride on Saturday, September 7 starting at 10:0am. Riding one of the two routes of 6 or 20 miles are a great way to ‘make room’ for the food and fun later in the evening. Registration is atSprocketz Bike Shop in Weston.


MS Graphic Design

It amazes me on how many businesses don’t have a good business card to hand out. Why settle for those ‘cookie cutter’ online business cards when you can get 500 business cards designed and printed from MS Graphics for only $59.00. Don’t go a day longer without a good business card to share. More info at MS Graphic Design. . .

The Planted Seed

September 1 marks The Planted Seed’s 3 year anniversary! The store will be closed Sunday and Monday for Labor Day so they decided to celebrate early! The freezers are bulging which means all meats will be on sale for all your grilling needs this weekend! $2.00 off PER POUND on all chicken, pork, lamb, goat, bison, and beef (beef is limited to New York strip steaks and Ribeyes). Thank you for your patronage! We wouldn’t be here without you, our wonderful customers!! The Planted Seed. . .

Briqs Soft Serve

Anyone that hikes knows that granola is a groovy treat for the trail. Now you have a great new reason to hike to Briq’s Soft Serve: their fantastic granola flurry. Try it with strawberries or raspberries for a real special delicious treat! Seriously, this will be a new favorite. Briq’s Soft Serve. . .

Accent Window Fashions

Patterned interior finishes can spice up a living space. Solid colors are soothing and calm, but sometimes an entire room of solid colors can just seem boring. Patterns can make a dramatic design statement or subtly amp up the interest in a room. The varieties of patterns are almost unlimited – stripes, circles, paisley, polka dots and animal prints. Patterned finishes come in almost any color combination, from subtle to bold, from traditional to totally contemporary. Be brave and add patterns to your life – and to your home. Learn more about window treatments at Accent Window Fashions. . .

Closing Thoughts

While Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the start of school for many of our youth, we can easily forget the role of labor and unions in creating a better and safer working environment. Wausau’s Labor Day parade is this Monday starting 4pm along 3rd Ave starting at West Wausau Ave and ending at the Labor Temple near Stewart Ave. Have a great weekend and if your traveling for the holidays, be sure to ‘keep it local.’