Believe it or not, road construction season is just around the corner. The Grand Ave reconstruction project is scheduled to start on April 28. Are you ready for it? I know I’m not. living just off of Grand, I envision that the next six months is going to be nothing but trouble if I want to go downtown or out to Schofield. I guess I better check out alternate routes. How will will the construction affect you. You can read more about it on the Buy Local Wausau Blog:


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Business Member News

Just in time for Mother’s Day, our next Deal-a-Rama postcard will be mailed out on the first part of May. This oversized postcard reaches 5,000 homes in the Wausau, Weston, and Rib Mountain area. You can advertise on the card for only pennies an impression; in fact cooperative direct mail, like this postcard, is one of the most affordable ways to get your message out. Space is available on the next card, so please contact us today atmichaelmartens@relylocal.com or (715)203-1240 to reserve your spot.


Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care

The Dermarenew Spring Open House is coming up on Thursday April 24 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. Stop on by and learn more about the vast array of services available to help you look and feel your best. When you’re there, sign up to win any of the $$$ in door prizes that will be given out that evening, from cosmetics, to skin care, sunscreen, and other fun items. Located in the AbbyBank building in Weston, Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care.


Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery

Gluten free for Easter? Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery has you covered. Stop in today or tomorrow and enter our drawing for an Easter basket! One lucky winner will be chosen Friday night, to be picked up Saturday, the 19th. Plus this week save 50 cents on Humpty Dumpty eggs with any milk, cheese, or butter purchase( includes Soymilk, Almond milk, non dairy cheeses and orange juice)! Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery in Schofield. . .


Financial Fiduciaries

You have heard of Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year creating brand name awareness. Why spend all of this money? The mega-firms know a significant percentage of investors believe they are safer when they select a brand name firm to invest their assets.However, headline after headline has documented investors are not safer. These firms have paid billions of dollars of fines for cheating investors. It is obvious, they make more money doing what is best for their firms than doing what is best for their clients. . .

Read more in this blog article on why you should consider a Local financial advisor, and consider a company like Financial Fiduciaries, of Wausau when you are looking for someone that will put your interests first in making financial planning decisions.


Wings, a Grief Ministry

Miracles or Messages? Have you had a message from your deceased loved one? If so, let us know! On Thursday April 24th at 7:00pm Louis LaGrand, PHD will present a free seminar on Messages and Miracles: the healing power of signs from the deceased. Go to this seminar and validate that things like this do happen. You are not crazy. Information and FREE registration is available at the Wings, a Grief Education Ministry website.


River District Theatre

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Talley’s Folly is a play about two unlikely people that find each other. Charming and touching, these two ‘lame ducks’ become kindred spirits in the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Lanford Wilson. See Talley’s Folly as performed by the River District Theatre at the Mt. Sinai Congregration this weekend and next. Times and ticket information can be found on the River District Theatre website.

Also check out their interview with Sunrise 7’s Sean Caldwell as he spoke with cast members Gary Anderson and Ellen Barker for a preview of River District Theatre’s new production in Wausau.


Woodson Art Museum

Calling all fashionistas! The Woodson Art Museum is seeking 40 volunteer models for their upcoming Recycled Runway fashion show — Saturday, May 3 — of upcycled garments created by UW-Madison design students. Meet artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd whose elegant couture fashion sculptures are on view in ReDress: Upcycled Style. See this flyer for details, and call the Museum @ 715.845.7010 to sign up! More info on the event can be found on Woodson Art Museum’s website. . . 


Hold ‘Em for Habitat

Join us this friday at the Great Dane of Wausau for the first annual Charity event Hold ’em for Habitat. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wausau. You still have time to reserve your seat at a table. Or just show up on Friday April 18 at 6:00pm at the Great Dane Brewpub in Wausau for an exciting evening of fun, poker, card tables, raffles, and silent auction.


Local Business Roundtable

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Are you ready to network? This month’s Local Business Roundtable falls on the same day as the Wausau Regional Chamber’s Business Expo. So get your day started early by joining us for this month’s “Keep Local Business Local” networking breakfast and roundtable discussion on Thursday, April 24th. This month we’ll talk about how to maximize your tradeshow experience. Read more on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.


Closing Thoughts

Wow, is the river ever high. The snow is melting up north and all that liquid is contributing to fast running water down the Wisconsin River. Although river levels have subsided in the last week, there was a bit of flooding in Oak Island Park last weekend.Check out my video clip of the flooding and swift water under the park bridge.