Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and Memorial Day is right around the corner. Before you know it, we’ll be in the dog days of summer. Is there any way we can slow things down a bit?
Next Week, May 14-18 is National Bike to Work Week. Does the high cost of gas got you down? Would you like to add a little exercise to your day? Did you know that on average most trips under three miles can be made in the same or slightly less time on bike than by car. Ditch the steel cage next week and take to the road on your bicycle.

Business Member News

Every day I’m talking to small and locally owned business. A common statement they make is ‘wow, you’ve added a lot of new businesses to the directory.’ It’s true, since January 1st we’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have quadrupled our web traffic since this time last year. More new businesses means more traffic which translates to increased visibility for all of our business members. We’ve still got room for more, so contact us today to learn more on how RelyLocal Wausau can work for your business.

Interim HealthCare

Quality home health services can mean the difference between staying in your home or having to go to a nursing home. Interim HealthCare of Wausau has been providing professional health and home care services for 20 years. Locally owned, they’re ready to help you or your loved one keep their independence.

Trails End Lodge

You know that out of the way bar that only the locals know about, has great food and an atmosphere to match? Trails End Lodge is that place. Located at the end of Sherman St on the banks of the little Rib River, Trails End is Wausau’s hidden gem.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking for that last minute Mother’s Day gift idea? Head on over to RelyLocal Wausau and connect with any of our local businesses. How about a spa treatment? With many choices to choose one, you will no doubt find the perfect spa package for mother.


Treat your mom to the gift of rejuvenation with a Dermarenew gift card -or- customize a Dermalogica body therapy kit that can include anything from a mineral bath salt packet to an exfoliating body scrub product.

Stoned and Wired

Hey Beading addicts. Stoned and Wired has just released their class schedule for May. It’s a great introduction to the wonderful addiction of beading.
– Tuesday, May 15 – Basic Wiring Techniques
– Saturday, May 19 – Make & Take Vintage Treasure Bracelet
– Thursday, May 24 – Intro to Beading
– Saturday, May 26 – Make & Take Purse Bling (new)
Please call Stoned & Wired for details. Classes and times can be customized classes to meet individual or group requests.

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is still taking reservations for their Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, but seating is limited. Call today (715)843-7673 to reserve your spot.

Roundy’s Foundation Recipe Challenge

The Neighbor’s Place has the opportunity to receive over $4700 in food from the Roundy’s Foundation. But for that to happen, Kam Aures recipe for Peanut Soup has to win the foundation’s recipe contest. She’s one of the four finalists and voting continues until this Monday til noon. Read more at the Buy Local Wausau Blog and then vote for her recipe.

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.

Local Business Roundtable

Save the date for our next Local Business Roundtable. Thursday May 24 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.

Closing Thoughts

One of the harbinger of Spring is the opening of the area farmers markets. I loved the indoor market that The Planted Seed offered to keep us connected with local producers, but nothing still beats strolling from tent to tent and looking at the bounties of the season. Weston’s Farmer’s Market opened last weekend and the Wausau Farmers Market is set to open this Saturday. What will you find at these early season markets? Find out at the Buy Local Wausau Blog.