GRABWAAR-tomahawk-rest-area-blue-bus-2Summertime Fun! Earlier this week I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Bike Wisconsin group as part of their GRABAAWR bicycle tour. The tour is following the path of the Wisconsin River, but as they do so, they also positively impacted the communities of Merrill, Wausau, and Mosinee. Over 300 cyclists spending time and money in our community is a great economic boost and the riders I spoke with were genuinely pleased with the hospitality shown to them.

Business Member News

RelyLocal wausau local deals postcard deal-a-ramaThe RelyLocal Deal-a-Rama postcard is coming soon. Our next giagantic 9×12 postcard is set to be mailed out on August 15, 2014.  I know that’s six weeks away, but time goes fast in the summer. Reserve your spot today! There are a limited number of spaces in our cooperative marketing piece and two have already been taken. Details and samples of the card can be found here. 

Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe

LOW-Wine-BagsStop by to get your Wine Bags, Wine Slushie Pops and snacks before this Wednesday’s Concert on the Square! Just two blocks east of the 400 block, Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe has wine already chilled in the bottle or their 1.5 liter collapsable bags, ready for the concert. Stop on by Wednesday July 2nd for a bottle of wine and receive a complementary cheese sampler. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe, Winery in Wausau WI. . .

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Just this week Great America raised their one day ticket price from $66.94 to $69.00, which makes the savings on our discount tickets even better (was $25.94; now $28.00!) We also sell tickets to the Milwaukee Zoo, Mt Olympus Water and Theme Park and Noah’s Ark at a reduced price. Your summer fun starts at CCU – stop in at any office for your discount tickets.

Caring Transitions of Central Wisconsin

Whether you are heading on vacation for a week or going to warmer climates for the winter season, the Caring Transitions Concierge service is here to help. They provide weekly walk-throughs to ensure your home is secure along with collecting mail, watering plants, supervising lawn mowing and snow removal, adjusting lighting timers, and even feeding your fish. From short absences to long seasonal ones, Caring Transitions will keep your home looking lived in and ready for when you return. Caring Transitions of Central Wisconsin. . .

Northstar Cleaning and Restoration

We get so busy during the summer months, routine cleaning tasks tend to go by the wayside. So to make life easier, here’s 10 speed cleaning tricks to keep some semblance of normalcy in the house. For all your other cleaning needs: from carpet and upholstery, duct cleaning, to general cleaning needs; giveNorthstar Cleaning and Restoration of Wausau a call today. . .


Stow Wengenroth, Maine Lighthouse (Prospect Harbor, Maine), 1966, lithograph on wove paper

Woodson Art Museum

Printmaking, once a popular method of mass reproduction has evolved into a true American artform. The work of impressive American artists is stunning, from Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton to Jasper Johns and Richard Estes. The newest exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau traces that evolution. Now on display at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. Be sure to check it out. . .

Hsu Growing Supply

10380732_635580726516378_3013878668490873853_oAll this sun and rain is great for the plants, but it also has the weeds going into overdrive. Keep those weeds at bay with Hsu Kiln-Dried hardwood mulch. Available in natural and a wide variety of colors, it’s an all natural, disease and insect free way to keep your garden and flower beds weed free! Hsu Growing Supply in Wausau. . .

Northern Air Merchant Services

Time is running out on the special introductory offer for the new  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.

Local Jobs

This week almost 1,400 employment listings can be found on RelyLocal Wausau. Are you in the market for something new? Make your first step towards the perfect job right

Closing Thoughts

Wifee-and-the-Huzz-bandHow many caught Wifee and the Huzz Band at yesterday’s Wausau Events Concerts on the Square? I love their Rockabilly and Soul rhythms; these guys really know how to rock! These downtown concerts are what makes the Wausau area community so special. With over 2,500 people enjoying themselves to good food and great music, it doesn’t get any better than this. I hope to see you at next week’s concert.

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