That autumn blast is here! We all knew that the beautiful, warm weather couldn’t last, so we are now in what the meteorologists would term as ‘seasonable’ weather. Yeah, but I’m still not ready for the threat of snow that might happen this weekend. At least the City of Wausau is giving us another week to get our leaves raked and out to the curb.

Business Member News

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National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Chocolate and cupcakes, it may the fusion of the two best foods in the world. This Friday, October 18th we can celebrate both at once with National Chocolate Cupcake. Get your Loving Traditions Cakery oversized chocolate cupcake exclusively at The Clay House in Weston. But hurry, these cupcakes are available only as supplies last, and i’m pretty sure they will go fast.

Frasiers Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling

Getting your Northern Wisconsin home ready for winter should not be a confusing mess on the chore chart.  It is true that maintaining a Rhinelander or Wausau home is a bit more time consuming than say in…Arkansas or the Southwest.  But, if we do a few simple things every year, we can save ourselves a lot of expense and hassle. That’s why Frasiers Plumbing Heating, and Cooling have  7 tips to prepare your Northern Wisconsin home ready for winter this weekend!


Stop on by the Dermrenew Facebook Page to enter to win a free gloMinerals Luxe Foundation + Retractable Ultra Brush

The Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15 combines advanced diamond powder technology with ultra-fine minerals and pigments in a formula that nourishes and protects skin while delivering ageless beauty. Pair that with the Retractable Ultra Brush for a flawless application. To enter, simply like Dermarenew’s facebook page. 

Local Business Roundtable

Our next Local Business Roundtable is little more than a week away. Join us on Thursday October 24, at 7:30am for breakfast, networking, and to meet guest presenter Dawn Follendorf of Downtown Wausau’s River District. Details can be found on theBuy Local Wausau Blog. . .

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home

Locally owned Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is 100 years. Help them celebrate at their Open House Centennial Celebration this Saturday October 19th from 2-4pm at their 1302 N 6th St location. It’s a perfect opportunity to view the facilities such as their chapels, preparation room, crematory, monument display, kitchen/reception area, and hearse. Plus their staff will be on hand to answer any questions. Info or questions? Call 845-6900.Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home. . .

River District Theatre

The Belle of Amherst: The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

YWCA Wausau, 613 5th. October 19 and 20. Saturdays at  7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

Cost: $10 reserve by phone, $11 at Sweets on 3rd and Visitors Center or $15 at door. Box Office  (715) 848-8037

Refreshments included – No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Based on the life and poems of Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst is an inspiring portrait of a famous and eccentric spinster who is one of America’s greatest literary figures (1,775 poems). One actor creates an entertaining and anecdotal revelation of Dickinson’s life and art. With a wicked sense of humor, Emily tweaks Victorian pretensions, performs deadpan impressions of the people around her and mocks her own idiosyncrasies. Experience this passionate and mysterious poet who, though reclusive, had an intoxicating exuberance for life.More at the River District Theatre. . .

Advanced Social Media for Business

For this week’s social media tip: give your front line the power to engage. Who best to be involved with your social media strategy than the people that work the front of your your business. Facebook allows pages administrators to set up multiple content creator positions, and applications like Hootsuite can give you the power to assign tasks and moderate content across a variety of social media platforms. To learn more, Join me on Wednesday, October 30 for my advanced social media class. Registration is through the UWMC Department of Continuing Education. Cost $20. Registration is at UWMC Department of Continuing Education. 

Closing thoughts

I find it amazing that if you live within 10 miles of a chain pizza place, chances are it will be a Pizza Hut. Do you have a favorite local pizza joint? Followers on our Facebook page have overwhelmingly selected local pizza place Angelo’s as their favorite. Agree or disagree: head on over and share your comments.

have a great start to the weekend and keep it local, my friends.