Fair Season is here! The Lincoln County fair wrapped up last week and the Wisconsin Valley Fair is just around the corner. As a kid, our family was very active in 4-H; so I practically lived at the Fair that first week of August. After all those years, and working in the industry for a bit, I still have a fondness for deep fried cheese curds, carnie games, and commercial and 4-H exhibits. If you’re going to the fair, be sure to check out the RelyLocal Business Members that are exhibiting there, including Lindsey Marie Photography, Grandads.com and Exterior Professionals. Be sure to stop by the Kiwanis ice cream booth in the center of the Exhibition Building. I’ll be there all afternoon starting at 3:00pm and would love for you stop by and say hi.
Business member news
I’ve had a very busy summer helping promote and market our community’s great locally owned and independent businesses. Want to learn more about how RelyLocal can increasing your businesses visibility? Give me a call today at (715)203-1240 or email email@example.com.
Great sushi made fresh and fast. Please welcome Bangkok Sushi Bar in Weston to RelyLocal Wausau. They offer your favorite sushi rolls and sashimi along with soups and appetizers. Dine in, carry out, or delivery.
Marathon Savings Bank
Longevity and a commitment to our community. That’s two words that describe Marathon Savings Bank. They’ve been around since 1902 and to this day still remain locally owned. I’m also happy to announce that they are one of our newest RelyLocal Business Members. Where other banks have their branches, Marathon Savings Bank has their roots.
You may just jump for joy, Nicole’s Boutique is having a summer clearance sale. Up to 80% off in stock merchandise now through Saturday July 28. Stop on by today at their new location in downtown Wausau at 620 3rd St.
The Tanning Studio
Join The Tanning Studio’s Plover location on Saturday, July 28th for the 1st annual CELEBRATE PLOVER EVENT! Fun for the entire family! Children’s Parade, Antique/Flea Market, Arts/Crafts Show, Fire Department Water Fights, Children’s Games, Food/Refreshments, Fireworks at Dust and best of all…THE TANNING STUDIO! Lake Pacawa Park in Plover starting at 9am til Midnight! Hope to see you there!
Text message scam
I received alerts from both Cloverbelt Credit Union and Marathon Savings Bank concerning a text messaging scam that is making the rounds.
Customers and members are receiving a text message or phone call that is part of a scam targeting the public in general. The scammers are saying that the recipient’s debit card has been deactivated and that they need to call to reactivate the account. They are then given a phone number and instructed to enter their debit/credit card account number and other personal information.
These calls are not being made by local financial institution. If you are contacted, do not provide any information and immediately hang up. If you did provide your card information please call the customer service phone number on the back of your card so it can be blocked from transaction processing. Please also call your financial institution during our regular business hours to let them know your account was affected.
I think I’ve mentioned the artist Jacob Sieg once before. He’s been working on an amazing project called ‘Then and Now.” Sieg takes historical photographs from communities such as Duluth, Eau Claire and Wausau and expertly merges them with contemporary images. What you get is a wonderful juxtaposition of history and progress. His art is displayed locally at the 3rd floor gallery in the First American Building, but you can also purchase postcards and prints at Hazel Home and Janke Book Store. See more at his website: ‘Then and Now Art’