Welcome to Small Business Thursday! The Wausau Regional Chamber’s Small Business Expo is today. It’s a great time to get out, network, and meet other business owners and professionals. The expo is at the Patriot Center Thursday April 26, from 11:00am to 5:00pm and the cost of admission is your business card. Hope to see you there.

Business Member News

Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. RelyLocal Wausau’s purpose is to promote local small business, independent business and the mom and pop shop. Our directory increases local businesses visibility online and helps them compete amidst all the noise the big guys make. Learn more about how RelyLocal Wausau works for your business by visiting our new page:http://www.buylocalwausau.com/local-business

Red Clover Market

Red Clover Market in Weston WI, is more than an organic market, it’s a full grocery carrying fresh produce, meats, dairy, dry goods, and vitamins and supplements. Specializing in organic and locally produced food, you’ll find items by New Roots Coffee, Burich Bunch Bakery, Jojo’s Bakery, Organic Valley and others on their shelves.

Joe Rader Towing

Need a Tow? Call Joe! Joe Rader Towing is Central Wisconsin’s towing service leader. 8 trucks, including light duty, medium duty, and flatbed service; Joe Rader can handle most any type of vehicle up to 15 tons in weight.

Total Rental Center

Total Rental Center in Weston has been Central Wisconsin’s event specialists since 1974. Whether you are having a intimate backyard event, or staging a large corporate gathering, Total Rental Center can supply everything you need to make your next event a success.

Lindsey Marie Photography

Are you a professional in the Wausau area and in desperate need of an awesome image of yourself for your Facebook page, LinkedIn account or business card? Lindsey Marie Photography is offering a Special Portrait package for Wausau area business professionals. Hurry up, check them out and book a session. Her calendar is guaranteed to fill up fast.

McAuley Consulting

McAuley Consulting wants to remind you that we are two months from the end of the first half of 2012. Is 2012 behaving as you expected? If business is growing in 2012 are you making the profits you expected? Is your organization capable of profitably handling the growth? Are you having fun in your business?  If the answer to any of the above questions is maybe, no way, hope so etc. give me a call and we can talk.

Coolwater Creative

Coolwater Creative is doing a summer giveaway! Please sign up and tell your friends/colleagues about the great work and mission of Coolwater Creative. Every recommendation gets an extra entry to win $125 cash or a family aquatic center pass! Click on their Facebook link below to enter the contest.

Michelsen Music

The school year is winding down and Michelsen Music is gearing up for our gigantic End of School Year Spring Clearance Sale! Get screaming deals on musical instruments, accessories, and sheet music and get your summer off to a rocking start!

Wings, A Grief Ministry

Finding the Other Side of Sadness–Education and support group begins May 22 for 4 weeks. In this series, learn how to get back to life when grief seems difficult to heal. The secret is not about escaping the sorrow of grief, but it’s about finding a way to accept life’s challenges. Participants will be challenged to understand more about their loss; engage in grief work; and build new identities. This group is designed for participants who are ready to move from grief to mourning and discuss their path to healing. Meets at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, May 22, 29, and June 5, 12. Class size is limited. Contact Nan Zastrow at 715-845-4159 to register. No Charge for the class or materials.

Closing Thoughts

Thanks to the businesses that keep passing information to me, this newsletter is growing every week. We are also reaching more and more locally minded consumers with every issue. If you want your businesses, or non profit group’s news published in this newsletter, drop me a line by Wednesday at 5:00pm tomichaelmartens@relylocal.com