Spring is less than a month away! While our warm weather hasn’t felt much like winter, I know I can’t wait for the snow to melt and the grass to grow. Do you want some new clothes, a fresh haircut, a clean coat of paint for a room in your house, to get in shape? RelyLocal Wausau will connect you with a locally owned business that can help you do it.

Business Member News

Social media is a powerful tool for small and locally owned businesses to use to connect to their customers. In a recent study, 88% of businesses believe that social media will have an impact on their business but only 67% of businesses have some sort of social media footprint. But also reported is that many businesses are also overwhelmed with social media opportunities, and are not acting on the media’s true potential. RelyLocal Wausau brings the pieces together and helps businesses become more effective social media communicators. With the local business directory, Facebook page, blog, and email, we can promote your business and expose  it to a wider audience for a lower cost than traditional marketing methods. Contact us today to learn more
I got my first Macintosh back in 1989. Ever since then I’ve flitted back and forth between the Mac and PC platform. But the great news is that today you don’t have to make that type of decision as just about every application available for the PC can be found on the Mac. HappyMac Digital Electronics is Central Wisconsin’s only Apple Specialist and offers a full line of Apple products teamed up with local sales and service to help you into a computer system that meets your needs.
In last week’s email I messed up the links for Verhasselt Home Repair. Don Verhasselt has a great special offer on his listing and I want give you the opportunity to take advantage of it. More details and the coupons are on RelyLocal Wausau.
Stoned and Wired, Wausau’s beading supply and artisan jewelry shop has a full schedule of jewelry making classes lined up for the month of March. learn how to make Vintage Vine necklaces, crystal and pearl bracelets, reinventions necklaces, and their ever popular vintage treasure bracelet. Plus they have an introduction to metal design class scheduled. Details and dates are on the Buy Local Wausau blog.
I hope you are reading this email on Thursday, as today is the day for El Jalapeno’s grand opening celebration. Join them for food and drink specials, giveaways including t-shirts, hats, keychains, mexican blankets, tequila, and much more!! “Z104” will be here to keep the party going from 4:30-6:00pm in which they will be trying to give away $50,000!!!!!! Please come and join the party on the 23rd!!
Spring must be here. If the mild weather doesn’t belie the fact, then Friday’s opening of Briq’s Soft Serve proves it. Briq’s locations in Wausau, Weston, and Mosinee will open their windows for the season Friday the 24th at 11:00am. Head on over this weekend and get a cold frosty treat before Sunday evening’s predicted snowstorm rolls into town.
Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care located in Weston, WI is holding an open house event on Wednesday, March 7 starting at 4:00pm. Learn to navigate the 14 zones of your face and apply the right products for optimal skin care and health! The right products mean the right results. During this open house you will be able to meet vendor reps and experts, learn about treatments, techniques, and have a chance to win some great prizes. Registration closes February 28, details on the Buy Local Wausau Blog:

Facebook for Business

Next to Google, Facebook is the 2nd most visited website in the world. Your customers are using Facebook on a daily basis, doesn’t it make sense for your business to be there? Facebook makes it easier for customers to find what they are looking for based on friends’ recommendations, location-based information, and users’ preferences and activities. You are missing a big marketing opportunity if you are not using Facebook to foster and build a relationship with your customers. My 90 minute seminar will introduce you to Facebook fan pages and help you create and maintain a presence for your business on Facebook. The next class is Tuesday, March 27 starting at 4:30pm. Details and registration information is located here:

Closing Thoughts

As this newsletter reaches the one year mark, it has become a great resource for connecting the local community. As our newsletter base grows, we would like to offer sponsorship opportunities for businesses wanting to deliver their message on a consistent, weekly basis. Only two sponsorship slots are available per newsletter. Contact Michael Martens at michaelmartens@relylocal.com for sponsorship cost and scheduling.