What do Fathers want?

This weekend marks the 1-2 holiday punch of Flag Day and Father’s Day. Flag Day was first established on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. While not an official Federal Holiday, a national Flag Day Holiday was established by congress in 1949. Today Flag Day gives us another opportunity to show our patriotic spirit and pride.

Father’s Day, first celebrated in the turn of the last century, was created as a complement to Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is easy, it’s the holiday of spring flowers, Sunday brunch, and handmade gifts from school. Father’s Day on the other hand seems to slip by the national consciousness. But that’s ok, as most fathers don’t expect or want the fuss, but instead are satisfied with the unspoken recognition and the ability to spend the time with family at a picnic or outdoor activity. Just being appreciated for everything that Fathers do can be the most precious gift. I’ll be spending my Father’s Day celebrating my daughter’s recent high school graduation, of which I couldn’t think of a better gift.

Business Member News

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L Boutique Studio

Sizzling Summer Sale! Monday June 16 from 5 – 9pm at L Boutique and Studio in Downtown Marathon, featuring wine and appetizers and summer savings of 25-50% off. Get ready for the hot sunny days ahead. L Boutique Studio women’s fashion in Marathon. . .

Goin Postal Wausau

Are you ready for FLAG DAY? Saturday June 14 is FLAG DAY! Is your American Flag tattered, torn, faded and in a state of disrepair? Goin’ Postal will swap out your old, tattered American Flag with a new one for FREE!* Let’s all honor our United States Flag and the freedom it represents.  Stop in soon and swap out your old flag for a FREE new one. *Some restrictions apply: No purchase necessary nor possible: Tattered, torn, or faded American Flag must be in a noticeable state of disrepair and must be at least 2 feet by 3 feet in size or larger for flying from a regular flagpole.
Goin Postal package and shipping services in Wausau. . .

Auto Select

Hot weather can put a lot of stress on your car. Be ready for the the summer season with Auto Select’s spring specials. Two great coupons are on RelyLocal Wausau to help you save on Spring maintenance or auto repairs. What does your car need: new battery, belts, air conditioning? Call today and save (offer expires June 30). Auto Select automotive repair in Wausau / Weston. . .

AbbyBank

AbbyBank’s Tasty Friday appreciation events are coming up quickly, so mark your calendar! Weston will have Tasty Friday on June 20, 2014 ~ 11 am to 2 pm featuring food from Basil in Weston. Wausau’s Tasty Friday will feature food from Lucky’s Eastside Pub on July 18th from 11 am to 2 pm. Then on Thursday, August 7th, AbbyBank in Abbotsford will be serving hot dogs and Brats from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop on by for food and a special appearance of the Fairest of the Fair from the Wisconsin Valley Fair. AbbyBank local banking in Wausau and Weston. . .

Woodson Art Museum

10321107_10152467425343748_8972213283494104170_oStill time to register for our Yoga & Art morning retreat Wednesdays this summer from 9-11:30 am, at the Woodson Art Museum. Call 715.845.7010 for details and to registerWoodson Art Museum in Wausau. . .

The Planted Seed

1959382_697732286929632_4180313768304525673_nAre you planning to head down to the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer June 20-22? Stop by The Planted Seed in Wausau for a $5.00 off admission coupon for the event. Limited supply available, so hurry. The Planted Seed, Natural Food Market in Wausau. . .

Financial Fidurciaries

Do stocks become less risky as time goes by? One area where many professional advisors disagree with academics is whether stock investments tend to become less risky as you go out in time. Advisors say that the longer you hold stocks, the more the ups and downs tend to cancel each other out, so you end up with a smaller band of outcomes than you get in any one, two or five-year period. But this is only half the story, continue reading to find out more. Want more honest, unbiased, investment advice? Contact Financial Fiduciaries in Wausau. . . 

Wisconsin History Tour

Marathon-County-Historical-Society-WausauThis month at the Marathon County Historical Society’s Woodson History Center is the premiere stop of the Wisconsin Historical Museum’s Wisconsin History Tour. All month the roving display will be in the museum’s upstairs gallery while next week June 17-21 will feature a wide variety of talks and presentations, many with a local historical focus. Find out more and view a schedule of events at wisconsinhistory.org. . .

River District Theatre

RDT-On-Golden-Pond-cast-9307-webNext in Wausau – ON GOLDEN POND – St. Paul’s UCC in Downtown Wausau. June 14, 15, 21 and 22. Starring Bill and Susan Day; Directed by Gary Anderson and featuring Nathan Grundman, Hannah Holbach, and introducing newcomer Hayden Welch. Want a sneak peak of the show? Sunrise 7’s Sean Caldwell recently spoke with the actors and director of the play. You can view the interview on the WSAW News Channel 7 site.Get your tickets for this timely Broadway and big screen success at Sweets on Third, Wausau Central WI CVB or by calling the RDT Box Office.

Northern Air Merchant Services

Last week I wrote about the Clover POS terminal. It’s a hip, smart system that uses cloud based apps to help you run your business. To sweeten the deal on getting started with Clover, Rick Montgomery of Northern Air Merchant Services is offering RelyLocal Wausau Business Members an exclusive deal: $0 Monthly Statement Fee, $0 Annual Fee, Transaction Rate .10% + $.10 over IC, and a Free Touch Screen Terminal.Contact Rick Montgomery today to learn more on how this revolutionary POS system can save you money. But hurry, Offer Expires June 30, 2014

Closing Thoughts

Downtown-Wausau-Bike-Rack-600-BlockWhile wandering downtown Wausau on Thursday, I took this picture. But I also had a great conversation with a person that moved to the area from Green Bay. They were amazed at the history and vibrancy of our downtown area. In talking with him, I realized that we really are blessed with an active downtown area. While many communities have seen their downtowns decimated by business moving to the outer rings, Wausau has seen over 30 years of down growth and regeneration. Will the changing face of retail shopping affect our community’s future growth, or will our community leaders be as forward thinking as they were three decades ago in bringing redevelopment to our inner core? We’ve got a great thing going in this city, let’s keep moving forward.

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