Rainy-Day-Wausau-Farmers-MarketThis week has been something else weather wise. We started out in the 70’s and sunny skies and ended up with a low on 37 by this Friday. This is an addition to the 1.5+ inches of rain we received on our already saturation soils. How are your basements holding out? I know of plenty of people with sump pump issues, so hopefully you weren’t one of those. I don’t know about you, but I sure could use another month of summer.

SupermoonI sure hope Monday’s Super moon wasn’t the Harvest Moon, otherwise we’re going to be in for a long cold winter.

Business Member News

Hey non-profit groups, how would you like some free publicity. The Buy Local Wausau Blog is always looking for great content and we would love to publicize your event FOR FREE. In order to receive a free blog post, please emails the details, including any links to Facebook event pages, or organization website tomichael@buylocalwausau.com. Please send the information at least 14 days prior to your event for maximum publicity.

Shepherd and Schaller celebrate 65 years


Shepherd-and-schaller-sporting-goodsShepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods  at 324 Scott Street in downtown Wausau will celebrate 65 years in business September 18-21, 2014. The store was founded in 1949 by Allen Shepherd and Stan Schaller, brothers-in-law who met during WWII.  The store’s merchandise mix has evolved with the times, and the business continues to grow. Read more about their interesting history and what makes this local business different in the sporting goods market. . .

Financial Fiduciaries

September is Fiduciary Month, which underscores the importance of requiring that brokers adhere to a fiduciary standard in advising their clients. What is a fiduciary standard, you may ask? In a nutshell it means that your advisor does not have a compensatory interest in the product they are selling you. Want to learn more? Financial Fiduciaries offers a few things that your financial advisor may not want you to know. 

Wings, a Grief Ministry


10507085_812577935429186_5005052991779041571_oJoin Wings on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness at Marathon Park. Registration at the Big Kitchen at 9:00, Walk begins at 10:00.  All donations support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 16, How Grief Changes Your Life. A six week series for education and support after the loss of a loved one. Meets for 6 consecutive Tuesdays at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Ste. 0-850, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Facilitated by Nan & Gary Zastrow. For information, call 715-845-4159. or visit theWings a Grief Ministry website. . .

Raptor Education Group

Wings of Wausau is a free, family friendly event being held on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 11am – 3pm at the Grand Theatre in downtown Wausau. Come anytime to view live birds of prey, learn from our education stations, enjoy the family friendly activities, have lunch with us, support local vendors that support REGI and bid on our wonderful silent auction items. All proceeds go directly to REGI for wild bird rehabilitation, education and research. Come for an hour or stay for the afternoon, we would love to see you.

Estate Sale

It’s a golfer’s dream, an estate sale in the Riverview neighborhood. Everything’s on sale including the house. Great location in quiet neighborhood, and a golf course for a back yard. The sale starts on Friday September 19th, but you can get a preview at Caring Transitions of Central WI estate sale page.

Women’s Community Golf Outing


10628748_939482916065703_8748176065958538604_oIt’s that time again for NorthStar Cleaning & Restoration’s 2nd annual Charity Golf Outing! We will be raising donations for the Women’s Community Center once again this year. We are still in need of silent auction items, raffles and door prizes. Please contact us if you would like to donate and participate in this great event for a wonderful cause. We hope to see you there!

It is getting a bit chilly out there. With our seasonable summer coming to an end and the cool weather of fall nipping at our heels, these cooler days are a good reminder that we need to think about winter heating. Energy prices aren’t going down, so the only way to save money is to become more energy efficient.AbbyBank shares some great info this week on three solutions to serious savings on your energy bill.

Local Deals Postcard

postcard-9inx12in-h-front 20140817Have you considered the thought of trying direct mail advertising, but are afraid of the work and cost? Now’s the time to snag one of those last minute spots on the Local Deals postcard. This affordable cooperative direct mail piece goes to 5,000 households in the greater Wausau area. You can advertise on the card for about a nickel an impression. When could you buy a stamp for a nickel? Ad deadline is closing fast, so let us know ASAP to secure your spot. Details on the Local Deals postcard can be found here. . .

Closing Thoughts


Wausau-Jewish-History-exhibit-1Opening this Saturday at the Marathon County Historical Society is an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Mount Sinai Congregation. Read more on the Buy Local Wausau blog on this fascinating history. . .


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