Blue-Steel-FlowerLast week at this time we were bundled in our parkas and cursing the cold weather. One week later, the jackets are unzipped and kids are outside playing in shorts. If you don’t like the weather in Wisconsin, just wait a day and it will change.

So, how did this winter stack up compared to previous years? It was definitely drier and milder; especially compared to last year. Be sure to head over to the Buy Local Wausau Blog for a image highlight of last winter.

Local Business News

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Janke Bookstore


MJM_2739Illinois’ David Whitehurst was deer hunting northeast of Rice Lake on November 21, 2004 when he and his friends saw ambulances race by about 1:20pm. So starts an article in theGreen Bay Press Gazette about the new book titled “Tree Stand Murders.” This true crime story is a gripping tale about the murders of six deer hunters in the woods near Rice Lake and subsequent manhunt and trial of the killer. Want to learn more, you can meet the author, David Whitehurst, this Friday March 13, from 4-6pm at the Janke Bookstore in downtown Wausau.

Entrepreneurial Training Program

Have you ever wanted your own business, but not sure of the first step? The UWSP Entrepreneurial Training Program is just the place to begin. Starting on Tuesday March 31 and running for 10 weeks, the program at the UW Stevens Point Small Business Development Center will give you the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. The best part is at the end of the program you will walk away with a complete business plan. I took this class back in 2003 and can’t recommend it enough. Details and registration at the UWSP SBDC. . .

THRIVE Foodery


Thrive-Foodery-SignGet Happy at Thrive Foodery! Take $2.00 off any, “adult beverage” from 4-6pm every day of the week. Be sure to also check out their recent review in the Wausau Daily Herald.

Woodson Art Museum

The National Guitar Museum has just curated our first art exhibition on the guitar, called “Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR.” Now showing at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin the exhibition features 40 of the most iconic and unusual designs the museum has ever come across–from the theorbo to the Goya 80. The exhibition runs until the end of May, and admission is free. Come check it out at the Woodson Art Museum. . .

Wild Birds Unlimited of Wausau

Wow what amazing weather! Hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy it! With warm temps want to remind you that bears will come out of hibernation. Also if you use birdfood that has hulls (our no-mess doesn’t) I’m sure you’ll see a pile under the feeders. Rake them up so mold doesn’t develop and your grass has a better chance of coming back. Wild Birds Unlimited of Wausau. . .

City of Wausau

If your home was built prior to 1965 and you live in the City of Wausau, you likely have a lead water service. Wausau Water Works needs to test the lead in water supplied via lead laterals (service lines). This testing is required by the DNR. (See our website at for more details)

Thus, we need you to help with this testing program. There is no cost to the homeowner and you will get information regarding lead in your drinking water. Please contact Deb Geier at 715-261-7262 or to schedule an appointment

Local Jobs

Trapp River Golf Course
Trapp River Golf Course is seeking a motivated individual to oversee the food and beverage operation. This role is charged with driving excellence for Trapp River Golf Course. The Food and Beverage Manager will work to ensure the overall success of the operation and assist in the growing the business. For more information or to apply, please call Paul at 715-571-4198

Briqs Soft Serve
If you love Briq’s ice cream and you’re looking for an opportunity to earn some money, (because even if it can’t buy happiness it does make life a little easier!) we are now hiring at all 8 of our locations:Wausau, Rib Mountain, Weston, Mosinee, Merrill, Edgar, Rhinelander and Minocqua. Part time and management positions available. Stop by any Briqs location for an application or message us on their Facebook page. 

Northern Air Merchant Services

The new mandatory EMV Regulation goes into effect on October 1, 2015. This means everyone who accepts cards at their business, face to face, MUST upgrade their equipment to be able to accept the new Micro Chip Enabled Cards. On October 1st the fraud liability shifts from the card issuer to you, the merchant. To diminish the risk of fraud ALL merchants are required to upgrade their equipment to accept the micro-chip embedded cards.
Northern Air Merchant Services has arranged for a $100.00 Rebate in the form of an American Express Prepaid Reward Card to all who upgrade between now and April 30, 2015. This will reduce the cost of the Chip Reader to $59.00. Call Rick Montgomery 715-889-2409 TODAY! Offer Expires April 30, 2015. Northern Air Merchant Services

Closing Thoughts


Chocolate-BrowniesOne our family’s favorite quick desserts is a pan of brownies. I stock up on the mix when it is cheap, but after trying this easy and delicious brownie recipe, I may never go back to the box.Read more on the Buy Local Wausau Blog,