Woodson-Art-Museum-Birds-FBThe weekend after Labor Day is truly Artrageous. Start things off with the opening of the Woodson Art Museum’s 39th annual Birds in Art Exhibition. I find it totally amazing that our little museum in Wausau is on the forefront of bird related artistry and it’s permament exhibit has received international acclaim. Head up the hill to the corner or 12th and Franklin Streets to see why this annual show is so highly respected.


After checking out the exhibition at the Museum, be sure to head back downtown for the Festival of Arts show located along 3rd street and the 400 block of downtown Wausau. With the weather promising to be beautiful, this will be a great weekend to catch some local and regional artists as they show off their wares. This year the Center for the Visual arts gets into the fun by opening their galleries and exhibiting works from local and regional artists and hosting a prestigious regional art exhibit. If arts and crafts are more your style, don’t forget the long running Art in the Park in the multi-purpose buildings in Wausau’s Marathon Park. A complementary shuttle will run from the park, to downtown, and the Woodson Art Museum all weekend long. Read all about it on the Buy Local Wausau Blog. . .

Business Member News

How can RelyLocal Wausau help local businesses? Our online directory and mobile app get your contact information, location, hours, products, and services in the hands of people looking for them. But being a member is more than that; RelyLocal is a co-operative campaign that provides very affordable advertising and marketing services to locally owned and operated businesses so they can continue to focus on what they do best; run their business. Contact us to learn more.

Little Ole Winemaker Shoppe

Lil Ole Winemaker August 2013Where has the summer gone??? Packer game tonight, Labor Day is past!!! And we will be celebrating 5 years in business Sat. Sept. 6th. What a fun 5 years it has been, meeting new customers, getting to know our faithful customers better, change in location and being involved in many more local events. Very excited to think what the next 5 years has in store for us and our customers. So please come to the shop Sat. Sept. 6th from 10-6 to help us celebrate. Give a ways, vendors, wine, cheese, purchase 5 bottles of wine and receive a 6 bottle wine tote. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe, winery in Wausau . . . 

Auto Select

This past weekend I had to change the oil in car. One of my favorite places to go is Auto Select’s Express location on 6205 Schofield Ave in Weston. But I was under a time crunch and decided to do it myself. Now oil changes aren’t difficult, I’ve done many over the years, but once I bought the oil and filter, found my tools, and dug out the ramps stored in my garage, I wasn’t really saving any time or money. So, save the hassle and let the pros do it- They’ll top off the other fluids and give you a complimentary safety inspection. Auto Select- two locations in Weston and 7 others in central and eastern Wisconsin.

Marathon Savings Bank

THE “CLEAN SWEEP” PROGRAM IS BACK, SEPTEMBER 8-12! Together, Marathon Savings Bank and IROW will provide you with a way to make a “Clean Sweep” of your personal confidential documents! Place your paper in a locked cart for confidential destruction at the only NAID (National Assoc. for Information Destruction) certified company in North Central Wisconsin. You DO NOT need to remove paper clips or staples. Please remove any large binder clips and plastic. Marathon Savings Bank in Wausau. . .

Run – Walk – Ride

NLHS Run Walk Bike August 2013Want a little exercise while supporting a good cause? The Friends of Northland Run/Bike/Walk is this Saturday Morning with registration starting at 9:00am. All proceeds for the 7th annual event supports the high school’s tuition assistance program. As an alumni of Northland Lutheran High School, I excited to be supporting this event. So please join me for a fun morning before you head on over to the Artrageous activities downtown. Registration details . . .

Local Business Roundtable


Part of the mission of RelyLocal is to provide opportunity for businesses to network and grow. Our Local Business Roundtable does that every month by connecting 30+ business owners and professionals. Find out what makes this event so popular by reading a recap of last month’s meeting facilitated by John Prey. 

Local Deals Postcard

How would you like to reach 5,000 households in the Wausau, Weston, and Rib Mountain area for about a nickel an impression. Cooperative direct mail makes it all possible with our Local Deals postcard. Advertise an event, offer a coupon, or just promote your business’s products and services on the card. With a limited number of advertisers, your message is sure to be noticed. Next card will be mailed October 1, 2014, so reserve your spot today. Details on the Local Deals Postcard. . .

Local Jobs

To paraphrase a local staffing agency I spoke with last week: the job market is red hot right now. Full time, part time, permament and seasonal- there is a wide variety of opportunities available in our local market. Find out what’s available by checking out theBuy Local Wausau Jobs Board.

Baeseman’s Shoe & Clothing-Wausau
Customer Service Associate. Baeseman Shoes is now hiring for a Customer Service assistant. We are looking for an organized , conscientious  individual with a passion for helping people! Associate will be responsible for providing excellent service to customers, acting with integrity and trust, while promoting our  80 year family tradition and core values.

Hours Available:  Part Time, Seasonal
Associate should be available to work on Wednesdays and Saturdays with additional hours required as needed
Required Experience: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good phone skills. Great customer service skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Apply in person at: Baeseman’s Shoe & Clothing, 1002 South 3rd Avenue, Wausau, WI  54401

Closing Thoughts

How much rain can a person take? As I write this it’s raining cats and dogs and more thunderstorms are on the way. I know the rain is a good thing, I for one haven’t had to water the garden all month and the lawn now needs a good mowing. But really, enough is enough. I’m really glad that things will dry out for the weekend. A rainy arts fest is no fun.

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