Today’s the last day of school for Wausau. Everest got out yesterday and the private schools have been out for a few days. Need something for the kids to do this summer? Why not send them bowling. Day’s Bowl-a-Dome is offering two free games for kids every day this summer. Continue reading to find out more. . .

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:

Changes, Changes, Changes

In the world of business and retail, nothing stays static. The same is true with a few of our member businesses as they continue to redefine themselves. Jackie’s Attique will be closing their location on 20 Brown Blvd in Rothschild on June 30th. Open for a year, they will be focusing less on consignment and instead offer a more curated collection of picked antiques and primitives at their new spot in the River District Antique Mall on the West side of Wausau. Look for them at the new location starting on July 1st.

20 Brown Blvd Building
But the Brown Blvd location won’t be empty for long. After July 1st, you’ll be able to find the photography studio of Lindsey Marie there. She’s moving her business from the west side of Wausau to a larger and more comfortable location on 20 Brown Blvd.

Also moving is the Lil Ole’ Winemaker Shoppe. Currently located on the head of Rib Mountain Dr next to Gullivers, their permits have been approved by the city for a move to a new downtown location on the corner of 6th and Jefferson St. (The old Comfort Gallery). Watch for more news as the remodeling of the building progresses.

Financial Tip of the Week:

Thank you Financial Fiduciaries for this great money saving tip: As you are cleaning out your closets and doing some spring cleaning, try to keep in mind how to help others while helping yourself. Try to make three piles while going through old clothing: one to go to a consignment/resale shop, one to be donated (you may be eligible for a tax deduction), and a pile for repurpose. Consignment shops are a way you can receive some cash back for your gently used clothing. Thrift stores, such as Goodwill, are a great place to donate clothing that you might not be getting the use they once received. In order to use the donation on your tax return, make sure to ask for a receipt from the cashier. Repurposing clothing is another option that should be considered. A friend of mine would take an old favorite pair of jeans and turn them into a skirt for example. Another thoughtful idea would be to take squares of childhood clothing and sew/quilt a baby blanket for a niece, nephew, or grandchild.

Bikes and Brats

Looking for new bike? Whether you are a beginner looking to get some exercise or a seasoned rider scoping out the next new ride: Bikes and Brats demo day is where you want to be. On Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30am until 3:30pm Wausau area bike shops,Sprocketz, The Trek Store, Rib Mountain Cycles and Builers will be at Nile Mile Forest bringing both road and mountain bikes for new riders try out. This is a perfect chance for someone thinking about getting into cycling to hit the road or trail. Short courses will be marked for new riders to the area. Brats and other eats will be offered for a small donation–proceeds going to both clubs.  Join Presented by CWOCC and the Wausau Wheelers for a Day at Nine Mile. Invite your friends and family. See PDF for more details.

Woodson Art Museum

With our so-so weather these days, an indoor activity may be whats needed if the skies turn rainy. This is the last weekend for the Woodson Art Musuem’s exhibitions Torque & Twisted: Bentwood Distplays; Functional & Abstract: New Work by Jason Ramey; and Beguiled in the Wild: the art of Charley Harper. Check out furniture pieces that range from organic and functional to highly abstract and stylized. All three exhibits close on June 16 in preparation for Celebrating Summer: Plein-Air Painters of America which opens on June 22. Read more about what’s happening at the Woodson Art Museum. .

Center for the Visual Arts

Now hiring, the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau is looking for an Operations Manager. You can see the job listing on the RelyLocal Wausau job board (along with 1,200 other local jobs).

Design Resumes

What kind of a difference can five years make. If you are like most of us, you’ve probably had some type of employment change in the last five years. This could be complete career change, or maybe a change of position with your current employer. Resumes have also changed a lot in the last five years.Julie Walraven of Design Resumes reminds you that if your resume hasn’t been updated in five years, even if you employment status hasn’t changed, it may be out of date. Read more to find out why. . .

Complete Cellular

Check out Complete Cellular Service of Wausau on Facebook as they highlight a different smartphone each week. With all the rainy weather, this weeks  app is MyRadar. You can find it on the Apple store or Android market. It is a free weather radar app.. It is user friendly and can help you telling if it is going to be rainy or sunny outside, and showing you the storm fronts headed your way. Complete Cellular Service of Wausau. . .

Closing Thoughts

You don’t need to be a real estate agent to know that the housing market in the Wausau area is really starting to heat up; new listings are being scooped up almost as fast as they appear on the market. This weekend is also the Wausau Area Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. I just updated the page for Michelle Millikin of Realty Executives, adding 10 new featured homes to the page. Head on over and check it out. There’s a home for just about every budget.