Wow, Wednesday evening was absolutely gorgeous. I had a great time taking the dog out for a real long walk yesterday. I also got some great Wausau area photographs. Be sure to watch our Facebook page as I post some hidden gems of the metro area in my upcoming ‘where is it’ feature.

Business Member News

One of the benefits of RelyLocal Wausau membership is publishing your businesses news item in this newsletter. This newsletter covers a highly localized area, 75% of our readers are from the Wausau Metro Area. We also have a 30% open rate, which is almost double the industry standard. Contact me to learn more about connecting with this loyal local audience.

Loving Traditions Cakery

Cakes, cookies, cake pops; Loving Traditions Cakery does it all. Confirmation and graduation season is fast approaching, so if you haven’t got your cake order in yet, I’d recommend that you give Loving Traditions a call right away. Meeting with Debbie yesterday, she fielded three cake orders. They may be busy; but never too busy to put together a top quality cake or dessert for your special occasion.

Nicole’s Boutique

Hello Fashionistas! Brand new spring apparel, accessories, and shoes have arrived. Nicole’s Boutique has opened the doors at 620 N. Third Street. Nicole’s is welcoming patrons to watch the transition as the shop changes with the arrival of backordered wrought iron fixtures to coordinate with the chandeliers that adorn the freshly painted 100 year old tin ceiling. So many more changes to come. Shop Nicole’s!

Spring Home Maintenance

Michelle Millikin of Realty Executives wishes to remind you that routine maintenance outside you home is one of the best ways to keep you home looking good and maintain its value. Check out her website for a list of five trouble areas that should be on any homeowner’s maintenance list.

Contractors and Construction

Of course if you are unwilling or don’t have the time to do spring maintenance yourself, RelyLocal Wausau can connect you with a quality contractor able to handle those small handyman repairs. Our contractors and construction category is a great resource.

Northstar Cleaning and Restoration

Living in a 90 year old house, we decided to tear out all the carpeting and let the hardwood floors show. That means we also have a nice, big Persian rug in our living room. Did you know that specialty rugs require special cleaning. Conventional cleaning products may not be compatible with wool Oriental and Persian rugs. Northstar Cleaning and Restoration can clean your specialty rug either in your home or give it a deep cleaning in our shop, using the proper solutions and equipment.

Rose Garden Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Many restaurants offer a Mother’s Day brunch, but the Rose Garden in Wausau’s brunch offers the extra benefit of live music. Hear harpist Linda Cannon perform live while munching on their omelette station, pork loin, salmon, and great tasting desserts. Reservations are accepted for 10:30am and 12:30pm seatings on Mother’s day.

Facebook for Business

Every day more and more businesses are jumping on to Facebook to connect with their customers. Facebook and other social media platforms are a great, inexpensive way to build loyalty and engagement. If you are new to Facebook and want to learn the nuts and bolts, or are an experienced social media maven and wish to pick up some tips and techniques; then my Facebook for Business class is for you. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday May 22 at 4:30pm. Details can be found on the Buy Local Wausau blog.

Closing Thoughts

Who’s got a smoke alarm in their home? I hope everyone does. Are your smoke alarms in working order or did you pop the battery out at 2:00am because it started beeping randomly. Find out how smoke alarms save lives by touring a house that the Wausau Fire Department ‘practice burned’ last week. Tours are this Friday starting at 9:00am. Details on the Buy Local Wausau blog.