Live music, entertainment, Spring Formals, and benefits. There’s a whole lot to do this month.

Spring Break is over, Easter is almost here; and I’m looking forward to the spring planting season. A couple of house finches took over the robin’s nest on my front porch. I love watching the birds hatch. I don’t know about you, but I’m crossing my fingers that it won’t snow anymore.

Business Member News

15% of the traffic on the RelyLocal Wausau site comes from smart phones. It’s amazing how many people are using their phone to browse the web and search for businesses. Get the RelyLocal Wausau iPhone or Android Apps and be part of the mobile revolution. Go to the App Store and search ‘relylocal.’
find out more how your business can connect with this mobile and increasingly affluent segment of the population. Contact Michael Martens today.http://wausaufoodie.com/contact/

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Nobody knows the importance of community more than our local Credit Unions. Cloverbelt Credit Union has been a vital part of our local community since 1936. Now with four locations in the Wausau area, they are always ready to help for your banking needs. Now, banking is even easier with their smartphone app. Access your accounts at CCU from your smartphone or compatible device. For more information, visit

JR’s Discount Grocery

Food prices are increasing every day. Wouldn’t it be great to control your shopping budget and still get the same national brands you see in the supermarkets? JR’s Discount Grocery carries name brand and regional store brand groceries at deep discounts. How do they do it? They purchase distressed items, odd lots, and remainders and pass the savings on to you. With so many values, it’s a fun place to shop.

Stoned and Wired

A trunk show and more beading classes are coming to Stoned and Wired. Don’t miss this great opportunity to shop for C-Koop enamel pieces on April 19. Six beading workshops are also on the schedule. Details, pictures and a class list can be found on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

iPhone coming to Cellcom

Apple’s iPhone is used by about 30% of the smart phone population, making it one of the most used single phone devices on the market. Now that number may get higher as Cellcom will soon offer iPhones to its subscribers. If you where thinking about switching to the iPhone but needed the network and coverage that Cellcom provides, then your prayers have been answered. The devices should be available by early May at local Cellcom agents Grandads.com and HappyMac.
http://www.relylocal.com/wausau-wisconsin/categories/communications/telephone-internet-service/business_listings

Getting ready for Prom

Prom and Spring wedding season is here. You can look your best for the big event with new nails and a style from A Touch of Class Salon. Contact them about their new Gel and Fiberglass nails.
Prom & Spring Weddings are in Full Bloom and Oasis Day Spa in Mosinee will have you looking and feeling your best for those Special Occasions with awesome manicure, pedicure, and facial services. Get their APRIL SPA-CIAL; schedule 4 services and Receive 20% OFF.

Kyle Pagel Benefit

Kyle Pagel is suffering with a rare form of childhood cancer. The local business community is rallying to help the family pay medical bills with a benefit on April 22nd. The Kyle Pagel Benefit features entertainment by the 501st Legion, a Star Wars reenactment group out of the Milwaukee area. There will also be a scavenger hunt starting on April 15 with the winners receiving a prize package valued at over $800. Details on the event can be found on the Kyle Pagel Benefit Facebook Page.

Facebook Cover Photos

Facebook upgraded all the business pages to the new Timeline format last week. All this week I’ve been watching local businesses put up some great covers for their pages. If you are having some difficulty with the timeline format, or don’t know quite where to start with using the new format, my blog post will get you going on the right direction.

Local Business Roundtable

Save the date for our next Local Business Roundtable. Thursday April 26 at 7:30am business owners and professionals are invited to attend our free networking and roundtable discussion event. Held at the Wausau Entrepreneurial and Education Center (business incubator). Contact Steve Steffke of Legalshield to RSVP.

Live Music and Entertainment

April is really heating up with quite a few opportunities to catch live music and entertainment. As more and more RelyLocal Business Members are offering live entertainment, I’ll try to keep you current on who’s playing where.
Pro Players Sports Bar and Grill: Catch the classic rock sound of Occupation Foole on Saturday, April 14 starting at 10:00pm.
Basil in Weston: Artificial Karma, April 14 starting at 8:30pm
This Friday the 6th catch the Buy Local Wausau Blog’s favorite Jim Carlson at Limericks Public House. Starting at 7:30pm.

Closing Thoughts

This early spring has been a boon for local agriculture. I know many a farmer that’s chomping at the bit to start planting. Thanks to hoop houses and warm weather, locally grown greens are starting to show up in the stores like The Planted Seed, and Red Clover Market (hint, more about Red Clover next week). The thought is inspiring me to put some seeds in the ground for a little fresh salad.