Why are these people smiling?

Remember Valentine’s Day as a kid? Decorating a shoebox at school with hearts, exchanging valentines, and picking out the best valentine in the package to slip to the person you ‘secretly admire’ along with an extra piece of candy. Do kids still do this anymore? Or is this practice long gone, along with the naivety of young love. One thing for sure, Valentines Day sure makes a great break from the monotony of winter.

If you are looking for a last minute valentines gift, don’t forget our great RelyLocal Wausau business members. Find it locally on RelyLocal.com

Business Member News

What’s more convenient than the phone book and faster than a web search? It’s the RelyLocal Mobile App. Installed on your iPhone or Android mobile device, this app gives you quick access to all the great RelyLocal Wausau local business members. Install it today, click on one of the links below:

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On our mobile app we feature a different local business each week. Install the app and find out who this week’s featured business is. Don’t have a smart phone? You can still play along by going to m.relylocal.com.

Briq’s Soft Serve

Briqs-soft-serve-holly-and-kevinBoth the Wausau and Weston locations of Briq’s Soft Serve are now open! Be sure to check out their new space at 1605 Merrill Ave (right next door to the old stand), the drive through makes ordering ice cream on a cold day even easier. Briq’s gift cards are the perfect treat for all of your Valentines….pick some up today! Make a stop at our Wausau or Weston locations part of your romantic date night, whether it’s for your friends, family, sweetheart, or the person who deserves love the most- YOU!Briq’s Soft Service Ice Cream in Wausau and Weston. . .

Loving Traditions Cakery

Did your significant other propose to you over Valentine’s Day? Do you know someone that just got engaged. Loving Traditions Cakery would love to be the cake decorator for your big day. It’s never too early to talk to Debbie and get ideas. Even if you don’t know what kind of cake to get, reserving the date now with her will assure you that she’ll be able to make your big day’s desserts spectacular. Loving Traditions Cakery in Weston. . .

Northstar Cleaning and Restoration

We’re pleased to announce the newest member of the Northstar Cleaning and Restoration family: Jamie Wenzel, as project manager. Jamie has worked in the restoration industry for over four years and is IICRC Certified in water, fire, smoke, and odor control. Previously licensed in the property and casualty insurance industry, his experience working with contractors, insurance, and restoration professionals will bring top notch customer service along with clear communication in every step of the restoration process.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home and Crematory

Join us on March 12, 2014 for a complimentary continental breakfast or light supper and learn from our experts on why your should consider planning ahead.
Guest Speaker, Attorney Jeffery Drach. RSVP: Contact Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Homes 

Goin’ Postal Wausau

Mike & Becky Besaw the owners of Goin’ Postal are pleased to announce the opening of Embroidme at 607 S 24th Avenue Suite 12 right next door. We would love to talk to you about your Advertising Specialties, Logo Apparel, and Team & Corporate Branding. We offer custom Embroidery, and a new process called direct to garment right here in our shop. We also provide Screen Printing. Feel free to checkout our extensive catalog on www.embroidme-wausau.com If you have any questions for us you can reach us at (715)843-0707. Embroidme is now open 9-6 Monday – Friday. Goin’ Postal Wausau. . .

Auto Select

Need a new timing belt? Get your timing belt for free when you have Auto Select install it. That’s a value of up to $75! This deal expires Feb. 22, so schedule an appointment today. Click here for a coupon.


Wow Do we have some Valentine’s Deals for you come on in and get smart phones as low as $.95 for Cellcom. Or with every Exede Internet sale we’ll offer you $20 off a PC tune. PC tunes are normally $85 and we’re offering them for $65 with an Exede internet activation. Grandads.com Wausau authorized Cellcom Dealer.

Abby Bank

Anyone need to see how much your old coins, currency or gold jewelry is worth? We will be having Golden Rule Coin at our AbbyBank locations next week for FREE. At our Abbotsford location, on Wed., Feb. 19th from 10 am – 3pm. Also, at our Wausau location on Thur., Feb. 20 from 9 am to 12 pm and then at our Weston location on Thur., Feb 20 from 1 to 5 pm. Hope to see you there! AbbyBank in Abbotsford, Wausau, and Weston. . .

Advanced Social Media for Business Class

Are you currently using social media in your business and looking for that extra edge? My advanced social media class will help boost your efforts by integrating social media into your marketing plans and providing an exceptional social media experience to your followers. Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00pm. ($19) Details and Registration info. . .

Closing Thoughts

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday, restaurants are going to be booked solid. If you are one of the unlucky people that weren’t able to score a reservation, don’t fret, use this as positive to cook a romantic dinner at home. Trust me, it’s way sexier, and can be a load of fun. Bon Appetit Magazine has some great dinner ideas for romantic couples. Otherwise why not whip up the national dish of Italy: Pizza Margherita. You can even shape the crust in the form of a heart. Now that’s amore.