May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Welcome and Happy St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. I can’t believe the warm weather and it only being March. It seems like our calendar has skipped a month and we’ve been thrust into spring. I’m not sure how long it will last, but I’ll take every day like this I can.

Business Member News

Did you know that RelyLocal Wausau is now fully mobile enabled? That’s right, you can now access our local business directory with your web enabled smart phone by heading to m.relylocal.com. We’ve even got an iPhone app and an Android app thats on the way. Head on over the App Store and search for ‘Relylocal.’ The app is free, and RelyLocal business members get the benefits of a mobile web site as part of their membership. Wow, a mobile site for only $25 a month. Where else will you find a deal like that.
http://www.relylocal.com/wausau-wisconsin/contact-us

Family Treasures

Family treasures is proud to announce their 12th year as a Wausau area business.  There is a treasure to be found by everyone amongst their vast array of quality merchandise. Some examples of their consignment inventory include but are not limited to gently used clothing for men, women, and children, home decor, toys, books, jewelry, purses, and new craft items. Come see their beautiful furniture showroom located next door.

Wausau Area Newcomers

Wausau Area Newcomers works with local businesses and services to provide new families and residents to the area with important information about our community and it’s businesses. If you know of someone new to the area, invite them to contact the Wausau Area Newcomers for a free welcome packet.

Michelle Millikin of Realty Executives

Realty Executives of Wausau is very pleased to announce its merger with the local Weichert Realty office. Effective March 1st the agents of Weichert will be joining Realty Executive office which will result in many benefits for both companies, agents and their customers and clients. Realty Executives is in the forefront of technology. Realty Executives of Wausau already sells more real estate per agent than any other office in our community. It is no secret that the real estate industry and our local market has been hard hit with the economic times we are in. It makes great sense to envelop another company within our profitable and advantageous business model, share overhead expenses and combine marketing efforts and expertise.

NevaeH Gallery Boutique

The birds are chirping and the ice is leaving the lake, so it must be spring. There is also a HUGE Spring SALE Event for NevaeH Gallery Boutique!! Don’t Miss out, be sure to stop in….and pick up some of the goodies you have been eying up….
Specialty items such as furniture, art, clothing, and especially one of a kind artisan products are marked down permanently until gone.  Yeh for Spring and warmer weather! But don’t wait, many pieces are one-of-a-kind pieces and they will go fast!

Planted Seed

With spring in the air, I start to think of all those great vegetables and bounties of the garden. The Planted Seed will be a drop site for the Malek Family Stewardship Farm CSA packages. With a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture, you purchase a share of the produce from the farm. For 20 weeks during the growing season you will receive a wide variety of vegetables and other produce from the farm. Interested, contact The Planted Seed for details.

St Patricks Day

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday and it seems like all the local area establishments are pulling out the stops for this year’s festivities. I’ve culled together a short list of activities from some of our business members. It’s in no way complete, but is a good start to enjoying the weekend.

Briqs Soft Serve

Briq’s in Rhinelander is opening this weekend. For a limited time they also have irish mint shakes, flurries and sundaes, plus thin mint flurries made with locally purchased Girl Scout cookies. Support the Scouts and get a bit of the Irish at the same time.
http://www.relylocal.com/wausau-wisconsin/business_listings/briqs-soft-serve

Basil

Music at Basil in Weston is returning on Saturday night, watch their Facebook page for announcements. Plus on St. Patrick’s Day expect food and drink specials and take part in their Irish costume contest. This place notoriously fills fast for St. Paddy’s so call NOW if you want reservations.

Day’s Bowl-a-Dome

Day’s excited to invite you to join them for their St. Patty’s Day Celebration! This year is going to be their best ever…Free T-Shirts for the first 50 people to help us with our mini pub crawl from 11am-Close AND DOUBLE BUBBLE from 8-Close!!! Yep you read that right, 2 for the price of 1 on our Domestic Taps, Rail Drinks and Famous Tube Shots from 8pm-Close. Hide your kids, Hide your wife, and save some GREEN this Patty’s Day at the Bowl-a-Dome.

Pro Players

Starting at 11:00am at Pro Players: 8.99 all you can eat corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, 2.50 pints of miller lite and bud light green beer until it runs dry, 3 dollar shots of Irish honey whiskey, with specials on car bombs and loaded car bombs, also Dj/Karaoke with “The Maestro” starting at 9pm until close. Bring the luck of the Irish out in ya.

Facebook for Business

Have you noticed a change in Facebook? Yeah, I know, Facebook introduces a change just about every other day. But this one is significant. Business pages are slowly migrating over to the timeline format. Timeline will be a great benefit to your business’s Facebook page. Learn how to take advantage of the benefits and new features at my next Facebook for Business class on Tuesday March 27 at 4:30pm. Space is limited and we are starting to fill up, so please register soon.

Closing Thoughts

As I was working at my desk and enjoying the warm weather this week, I noticed that the robins that nest on my porch are back. But instead of the old robin that had returned year after year, this time it was two younger birds. Although I can’t prove it, I like to believe it’s the offspring that grew up in the nest and are returning home to raise their families. As they settle in, I’ll post pictures. Otherwise you can read last year’s robin story on my blog.
http://wausaufoodie.com/?s=robins