It’s something of a relief to send the kids back to school and once again not have them constantly bugging you while you are trying to get work done. Even though they are older and in high school, they still manage to pull your attention away from work. Summer vacation was nice, but now it’s time to get back into the regular routine of things.

Business Member News

Speaking of regular routine, did you know that according to a study by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, businesses in communities with a Local Business Alliance, like RelyLocal Wausau, saw an 8.6% growth in revenue last year vs 3.4% growth for businesses in communities that didn’t. Buying local works, let RelyLocal Wausau work for you.

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Lil Ole Winemaker Shop

Head over to their new location on 602 Jefferson St for their Grand Opening This Saturday from 9am-8pm. The 1st 50 through the door will receive a free gift and all guests can register for our Open House give-aways. Meet Mark Mittlesteadt from 2nd Nature Creations, LLC, the remarkable artist that patiently painted the stunning vineyard across our walls. Enjoy free samples of wine, slushies, coffee, cappuccino, cheese from Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods & BBQ sauces from Kim’s BS Sauce. Delectable cakes from Sugar ‘n Spice Cheesecakes available for sale. We’re ready to show you what we’ve done to make your experience remarkable. Stop in – we hope to see you soon!

Day’s Bowl-a-Dome

Come check out our awesome new happy hour $2 domestic taps, $3 premium taps, $1 off mixers, $3 appetizers!!! Monday thru Thursday 3-6 and 9-close, grab some friends and come on down!Day’s Bowl-a-Dome. . .

Tax Information Seminar

As we approach the the 4th quarter of the year, I find it crazy that tax time is just around the corner. But instead of waiting until January to make those 2013 tax preparation plans, why not take the time now to prepare for the coming year’s tax law changes. Fortunately Haven Tax and Accounting Service is offering a series of tax information and planning seminars. You’ll find dates and more information on the Buy Local Wausau Blog. . .

Artrageous Weekend

The weekend after Labor Day is truly Artrageous. Start things off with the opening of the Woodson Art Musuem’s annual Birds in Art Exhibition. With their new exhibition space now open, this year’s exhibit promises to be bigger and better than ever. Head up the hill to the corner or 12th and Franklin Streets to see why this show gathers international acclaim. More details . . .

After checking out the exhibition at the Museum, be sure to head back downtown for the Festival of Arts show located along 3rd street and the 400 block of downtown Wausau. With the weather promising to be beautiful, this will be a great weekend to catch some local and regional artists as they show off their wares. If arts and crafts are more your style, don’t forget the long running Art in the Park in the multi-purpose buildings in Wausau’s Marathon Park. A complementary shuttle will run from the park, to downtown, and the Woodson Art Museum all weekend long.

Central WI Irish Fest

Had enough art and need to decompress? Central Wisconsin’s Irish Fest may be the place to be. Hosted by Native Irishman Jim Daly and found in the parking lot of Basil in Weston, this festival celebrates our journey around the calendar half way to St. Patrick’s Day. Three live bands, no cover. The fun starts at 4:00pm.

Run Bike Walk


Want a little exercise while supporting a good cause? The Friends of Northland Run/Bike/Walk is this Saturday Morning with registration starting at 9:00am. All proceeds for the 7th annual event supports the high school’s tuition assistance program. As an alumni of Northland Lutheran High School, I excited to be supporting this event. So please join me for a fun morning before you head on over to the Artrageous activities downtown. Registration details . . .

Wings a Grief Ministry

Getting Back to Life after Loss-and education and support series for Grief, Loss, and Transition begins Tuesday, September 17, 2013 for six consecutive weeks.Learn what to expect when grief changes your life. this group will validate your thoughts and help you face one of life’s greatest challenges. No Charge. Meets at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in conference Room 0-850 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Certified facilitators since 1997, Nan & Gary Zastrow are founders of Wings–a Grief Education Ministry. Details . . .

Facebook Classes

This October is official social media month for me. I’ll be teach three different classes as part of the UWMC’s continuing eduction series. Wednesday October 2nd is Email Marketing for Business. Wednesday October 9, 16, & 23 is A three part introductory Social Media for Business class. And Wednesday October 30th is Advanced Social Media for Business. All classes start at 6pm and are two hours long. Details and registration info can be found on the UWMC Continuing Education Site.

Closing Thoughts

Be sure to done orange on Friday in support of Peytons Promise’s efforts to raise awareness in ending Hunger in our communities. So please wear orange this Friday, September 6th to “Go Orange for No Kid Hungry”! Have a great start to the weekend and keep it local my friends.