Welcome to road construction season in Wausau. Is it just me, or did those orange signs almost pop up overnight on the streets. My favorite routes are being torn up and traffic patterns are once again totally disrupted for the summer. Everyone be careful and aware out there while driving, as it seems like road conditions are changing on a daily basis. Is your business affected by road construction? Contact us so we can issue a traffic alert.

Business Member News

RelyLocal Wausau is looking for your business. Are customers finding their way to your front door? Does the public know about the promotions and specials you are offering? Getting listed on the RelyLocal Wausau directory is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your visibility. Doing it is easy, you can start the process here:

Becca’s Cafe, Bistro and Catering

Becca’s Cafe, Bistro and Catering located in Rib Mountain (in the Mid Wisconsin Bank building) offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, and smoothies; along with coffee and other drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner till 8, enjoy a fast casual meal indoors or out on their patio in a relaxing, hip atmosphere. Voted best Smoothie in the recent Wausau Daily Herald poll, this place is a great diversion to the shopping chaos that makes up Rib Mountain Dr.

Hazel Home

Located in downtown Wausau across from the 400 block park, Hazel Home has an eclectic mix of vintage and mid century modern furniture and home furnishings. If you like watching Mad Men or any of other stylized 1960’s television shows that are currently popular, then you’ll love Hazel Home. Now through June: 20% off all Fiestaware and depression glass! Perfect for starting the collection you’ve always wanted or pick up some nifty pieces to complete it.

Sprocketz Bike Shop

New this week at Sprocketz is Innova Disc Golf products. Enjoy the summer weather and Weston’s new disc golf park. Sprocketz is now also a dealer of Road ID products. If your one of those people that doesn’t like to ride with the bulk of a wallet or identification, then you’ll love the various styles of RoadID as a means of identification in case you get into an accident.

Caring Transitions

The Estate Sale north of Merrill continues this weekend. Large garage full of items due to major downsizing. Luggage, housewares, furniture, office supplies, tools, boat motors and parts, lawn and garden, flower pots, items too numerous to mention. Come and check us out!!! N2670 R.O.W. Road, Merrill. See their listing on estatesale.net for details

Jay’s Auto

Keep your cool at Jay’s Auto in Schofield. For the month of June all air conditioning service for your auto will include the freon for free, all you pay is $89.95 for the A/C recharge itself. Other repairs to a/c system extra, see shop for details.

Rural Mutual Insurance

Join Beth Schreiner and DJ Wright at the Rural Mutual Insurance Company Open House this Thursday from 9:00am to 6:00pm at their offices located in the center court of the Cedar Creek Mall. Games, Prizes, Giveaways, and lots of networking opportunities. PS: Be sure to tell them RelyLocal sent you.

LinkedIn

Are you a LinkedIn user? LinkedIn is a great resource for anyone in the job market, or for professionals looking to network with other professionals and business owners. But, LinkedIn was hacked this week and 6.5 million passwords where stolen from the site. While only the passwords in there encrypted form where stolen and not the complete login information, it won’t take long for someone to ‘connect the dots’ and use the information to break into your LinkedIn account. Best method of protection is to head over to LinkedIn today and change your password. If you used the same password at other social sites, you may want to change it there also.

Closing Thoughts

One of the rarest of astronomical events happened this week, the transit of Venus. Late Tuesday evening the disc of the planet Venus travelled across the face of the sun, an event that only happens once a century or so. Observing the transit and seeing the projection of the little planet against of the enormity of the Sun really starts to put the size of the solar system into scale. You can see some pictures yourself at my blog: