May 12-16 is National Small Business Week. Small and locally owned businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, they create 2 out of every three new jobs in America. So we’re celebrating all week long because we know small business rocks! So please take a moment to celebrate small and local by thanking a small business owner for the hard work they do. You’ll find our favorites on RelyLocal Wausau.

Business Member News

One of the benefits of being a member of RelyLocal Wausau is our referral service. Our website and blog receive a lot of visitors and we often receive requests from people searching for a particular product or service online, but just can’t find what they are looking for. Our LOCAL experts give that personal touch that no search engine can deliver, and will direct them to businesses that we know and trust. Be a part of our local network, contact us today to find out how.

Fun 4 Kidz and Tent & Event Party Rental


Fun4Kidz-ExteriorPlease welcome our newest RelyLocal Wausau Business Member- Fun 4 Kidz & Tent and Event Party Rentals. Rent inflatables and bounce houses for your next birthday party or event. Also tent rentals, event rentals, lighting, and concession equipment. New to Fun4kidz Collection: an elephant combo unit and a new obstacle course! Think of Fun 4 Kidz for graduation events, block parties, carnivals, birthday parties, and more. Tents, chairs, tables you name it, we got it! Dishes, chill tables, even concession items like cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cone makers. Check them out at their new location: 1215 Grand Ave in Schofield. Fun 4 Kidz & Tent and Event Party Rentals, tent and party rentals in Wausau/Schofield. . . 

Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery

Hidden Sources isdoing a Mt. Olympus stop on Wednesday, May 21 from 4-5 pm with Hot 96.7fm. Stop by the store located in the Metro Center in Schofield for demos of Fatman’s BBQ sauce and samples of Coconut Bliss Ice Cream and Lemonade from Lamers Dairy. Everything is Gluten Free! In addition, all purchases during the broadcast will be 10% off!  What a great way for us to spring into summer! Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery in Schofield/Wausau. . .

Graham Coulson Furniture


Graham-Coulson-furniture-at-vossAmidst the reflections of downtown ‪Wausau‬, you’ll see Graham Coulson Furniture‘s pieces on display in the window at Voss Photography studio, next door to evolutions in design on Third st. Now through the end of May you need to wander down and check them out, pictures really don’t do these pieces justice. Also, traveling to the Madison area? You’ll find Graham Coulson Furniture on display at Rubin’s Contemporary Furniture: 317 Wilson St near downtown Madison.

True North Path Coaching

The tick population nears their peak in May and June. Believe it or not, but bitter cold winter did not kill the ticks, and they are expected to be more prevalent than ever before. On Saturday, May 31 at Globe University in Rothschild, Russ Fugerer of True North Path Coaching will present the documentary “Under our skin” and will also tell the story of how one local man battled Lyme disease with an integrative medical approach. If you spend time in the outdoors, you need to attend this event. Details on the True North Path website.

Loving Traditions Cakery

Loving Traditions Cakery has a wedding cake for just about any season, be it a lovely spring/summer wedding or a stunning fall wedding pictured above. Getting married this summer? Talk to Debbie today for a wedding cake (or grooms and bridal shower cakes) that will be as personal of an expression that is your own special day. Loving Traditions Cakery, wedding cake baker in Weston . . .

Cloverbelt Credit Union

The Memorial Day weekend isn’t far away which means summer vacation season is nearly upon us. To help make your vacation more affordable, CCU is once again selling discount tickets for several summer attractions. Head on over to their website for more information on reduced rate admission for Great America, the Milwaukee County Zoo, and Wisconsin Dells attractions.Cloverbelt Credit Union in Wausau. . .  

River District Theatre

This is the final weekend for Three the Hard Way- a sharp ensemble cast comedy about three sisters who meet for the first time as they reconcile the loss of their gambling father. Three the Hard Way will knock your socks off!!! Director Deb Worner is doing a terrific job and is blessed with a great abundance of talent – such as – Connie Hallstrand, Jessica Benton, Ellen Barker, and RDT alum Dan Drenk. Call the box office 715-298-9250 for your $12 advance tickets and we will hold them at the door for you or pick ‘em up if you’d prefer at Sweets of 3rd or the Wisconsin Visitors Center. At the door tickets are $15. All performances are at St. Paul United Church of Christ, downtown. River District Theatre in Wausau. . .

Local Business Roundtable

Local-Business-Roundtable-April-2014-1It’s time to get your network on. Our next Local Business Roundtable is Thursday, May 22. Some people believe that this month’s subject may be controversial, but we think it’s the big question everyone wants the answer to, but is afraid to ask. Read more on the Buy Local Wausau Blog 

Closing Thoughts


Greta-Cafe-Wausau-East-2014We had an awesome time Wednesday at CAFE, the Cultural Arts Festival at (Wausau) East. My daughter who is graduating in a very short period of time is showing off some of her work she did in her painting class. If you missed CAFE last night, but want to check out some great student art, Wausau West is having their art show Thursday evening starting at 4:00pm. It’s open to the public. (PS: how many art lovers can identify who photo-bombed me in this picture).