“The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated on June 14,1885 in Fredonia, WI. A school teacher, B J Cigrand put a 10″ – 38 star flag in a bottle on his desk and assigned essays to his students on the flag and its significance. This observance inspired 3 decades of state and local celebrations and on August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress officially designating June 14 as National Flag Day.”

Happy Flag Day
Thank you Goin’ Postal Wausau for this little Flag Day history lesson and if your flag is worn, torn, faded or in disrepair, bring it to Goin’ Postal and they will exchange it for a new one for FREE. Tattered, torn, or faded American Flag must be in a noticeable state of disrepair and must be at least 2 feet by 3 feet in size or larger for flying from a regular flagpole.

Business Member News

Don’t let the summer doldrums hit. Think about your summer marketing plans before it’s too late. RelyLocal Wausau connects with an increasingly mobile and active community with our new iPhone and Android apps. These apps help consumers find local businesses and give the business increased visibility. Plus being listed on the mobile site is available to members for no extra charge. It’s just like a getting a mobile website complete with QR Codes without spending the big bucks. Contactmichaelmartens@relylocal.com for details.

Jean Bean Soup Company

Jean Bean frozen quarts of soup are now available at Country Fresh Meats in Weston! According to the Jean Bean herself: “Country Fresh is my family’s favorite local butcher shop. The yummiest brats/specialty sausages around!! I’m proud to be in their shop!” Stop by Country Fresh Meats this Friday the 14th from 3pm-5pm for free samples of Jean Bean Soup.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Benefit

Make your reservations now! Jay Cricks NorthStar Cleaning & Restoration and his lovely wife Samantha will be guest bartending and cheffing this Thursday evening at Greenwood Hills Country Club. Drink and meal specials all evening long with $2.00 from every featured entree benefitting the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marathon County. The fun starts at 5:00pm and goes all evening.

Richards Restaurant and Bar

Father’s Day is coming!!! Have you made plans? Well your in luck!, Richard’s Restaurant and Bar has openings for the rest of the week! Come Thursday for $5 A.Y.C.E. Wings, Friday fish fry, Saturday Prime Rib dinner, Sunday Brunch $9.99, Sunday Night for Steak and lobster, Prime Rib or 18 oz T-Bone!!! We would love to make your Fathers Day special!!!!

Travis’ Money Tip of the Week

Thank you Travis Brock of Financial Fiduciaries for another money saving tip.  As gas continues on an upward trend, extending time between fill-ups is key to saving. Follow these tips to help lighten the load of your gas expenditures:

  • Driving Sensibly – speeding, rapid acceleration and constant breaking are signs to ease up
  • Proper Tire Pressure – check your owner’s manual to find the optimum tire pressure for your vehicle
  • Buying the Correct Fuel – high octane gas is not needed for every vehicle and will greatly increase fuel costs
  • Replacing a Dirty Air Filter – an engine not receiving the proper
  • air-fuel mixture will not perform at its peak

Build a Rain Barrel Workshop

Learn how a rain barrel can help conserve water and keep our lakes & streams clean, at an upcoming workshop. Then build a barrel to take home. Rain barrels are used to collect rain that drains from your roof and runs down the gutters. A quarter-inch of rain falling on the average home yields a little over 200 gallons of water, and can fill a barrel in a matter of minutes. This water can then be used to water plants and gardens. Thursday June 20, 6-8pm, Rothschild Village Hall, $30. Details and registration. . .  

Local Business Roundtable

Mark your calendar and save the date. Our next Local Business Roundtable networking event is Thursday June 27, 7:30am at the Wausau Entrepreneurial and Education Center. This month’s roundtable topic is “Effective Collaboration: Practical applications using the local connections we’ve made.” We make great connections at every networking opportunity, but how can we use these connections to help ourselves, our business, and our local economy. Join us on the 27th to find out more.

Closing Thoughts

I must admit, I’m a grilling aficionado. The Weber kettle never goes away for the winter. But I do enjoy grilling a lot more in the summer than the freezing cold winter. If you are looking for a delicious Father’s Day meal this weekend, maybe considering spatchcocking a chicken. It’s delicious and nearly foolproof. Read more about this easy method of cooking a whole chicken on theBuy Local Wausau blog.