Is it really spring? Feels more like summer!

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty comfortable with this beautiful March weather. While it’s unseasonably warm, it sure feels nice after several months of cold and snow. I just hope Mother Nature lets us down easy and doesn’t drop us like a brick back into the deep chill.

Business Member News

RelyLocal works hard to promote your business, and now it’s working even harder with the integrated Android and iPhone apps. Mobile search is the fastest growing segment of online marketing and now your business can have a mobile web page for no extra charge. If you are reading this on your phone, check it out atm.relylocal.com.
http://wausaufoodie.com/2012/03/19/relylocal-wausau-offers-mobile-marketing/

Auto Select

There are quite a few auto service place out there, but not many can compare when it comes to customer service and quality workmanship. Auto Select offers repair services for almost all makes and models of vehicles, and they understand your needs and concerns and work hard to exceed your expectations. With Auto Select, you’re good to go.

Caring Transitions

Downsizing can be a very stressful situation. Caring Transitions of Central Wisconsin will work with you and your loved ones to help downsize, relocate, and clean out their home while maintaining dignity and respect. We’re glad they’re RelyLocal Members, helping the community is something we both have in common. Watch for upcoming estate sale listings.

Nicole’s Boutique

Nicole’s is moving! After 15 years in the little brick house in Weston. Nicole’s Boutique purchased a building and is moving to downtown Wausau. You’ll find her on the historic 600 block of 3rd St between the Back When Cafe and Evolutions in Design. It will be great fit. Humungous moving sale is going on right now, and she expects to be fully moved in by mid May.

Lindsey Marie Photography

Lindsey Marie loves kids. She loves them so much in fact that during the month of April she is running her Cutest Kid Ever photo contest. Every children’s portrait taken in April will be entered into the contest to win great prizes. Also a portion of all proceeds from the entrants portrait sales will be donated to the March of Dimes. Details and full description of the contest can be found on her website.

Get Hired Faster and Easier

It still is a tight job market out there. You need to take every advantage that you can get. This free seminar led by noted speaker Catherine Byers Breet will give you a game plan and tools for success. Thursday March 29 at 6:30pm or Friday March 30 at 10:00am. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, these two events are free and open to the public. Register today to secure your seat. Details and registration link can be found at the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

Cash Mobs

I’m really excited about our first Cash Mob coming up this Saturday. Ever hear of a Cash Mob? They are like Flash Mobs; but unlike Flash Mobs, which involve singing, dancing, or other form of organized random activity; Cash Mobbers join together and each spend $20 at a local business. Our first Cash Mob will be on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00am. I will be announcing the location on Friday, March 23 at 5:00pm, so watch the Facebook Page and Twitter feed for the announcement. I Hope you can join us, this is going to be fun. Read more at our blog:

Reader’s Choice Awards

The Wausau Daily Herald released their annual Reader’s Choice Awards this week. I’m really thrilled to see that quite a few RelyLocal Wausau business member’s took tops in many of the categories. As for the rest, we’ll get you too. But here’s how things shook out for member businesses:
Auto Services: Auto Select (1st)
Carpet Cleaners: Northstar Cleaning and Restoration (2nd)
Salon/Spa: Dayspring Health Spa (1st)
Women’s Clothing: Nicole’s Boutique (3rd)
Photography: Lindsey Marie Photography (3rd)
Bowling Establishment: Day’s Bowl-a-Dome (2nd)
Museum: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (1st)
Wedding Reception Location: Rose Garden Banquet and Catering (1st)
Appetizers: Basil (2nd)
Atmosphere: Red Eye Brewing Company (1st) Basil (2nd)
Asian Food: Basil (2nd)
Bakery: Kreger’s Bakery and Deli (1st)
Burger: Red Eye Brewing Company (2nd)
Caterer: Bob’s Catering (1st) Rose Garden (2nd)
Best Sandwich: Red Eye Brewing Company (2nd)
Wings: Red Eye Brewing Company (3rd)
Dessert: Basil (3rd)
Fine Dining: Basil (3rd)
Happy Hour: Red Eye Brewing Company (3rd)
Brew Pub: Red Eye Brewing Company (1st)
Smoothie/Malt/Shake: Briq’s Soft Serve (3rd)
Wine: Vino Latte (3rd)
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the readers that took the time to vote. You can find all the winners on the Wausau Daily Herald website:

Facebook for Business

Just a few seats remain for my upcoming Facebook for Business Class on Tuesday, March 27th at 4:30. Big changes are happing to Facebook Pages this month and I’ll tell you how these changes will affect you and what you can do to harness the power of Facebook for your business. Details and registration at the link below.
http://wausaufoodie.com/facebook/

Closing Thoughts

I’ve noticed over the last month that this newsletter has gotten a little longer. I don’t think I’ve becoming too long winded; there is just a lot of great things happening with our local businesses. I think this is a sign that things are improving. But, I love feedback, so please let me know, good or bad, what you think. The good I’ll use as a testimonial and the bad I’ll work hard to correct. Have a great rest of the week.