150 Years and Counting. . .

This week marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. As you remember from history, Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and a turning point in the conflict. Lincoln’s address was meant as a way to heal the nation as much as it was to enshrine the memories of those served in the Civil War. This Sunday the Marathon County Historical Society has a lecture on the Gettysburg Address by noted local Civil War Historian Brett Barker. 

Business Member News

Question of the week: “How do you come across all these great articles from local businesses?” I scan the social media channels and constantly talk to our local business members to come up with article ideas. Your Facebook post may only be seen by 10% of your audience, so when it gets picked up in this newsletter, it’s viewership increases exponentially. That’s one of the benefits of being a RelyLocal Business Member. Contact us for more. . .

The Wedding Store

The-Wedding-store-exterior-nov2013As we come in to the winter months and pending holidays I find myself reflecting quite a lot on the past year and how quickly it has gone by. A little over a year ago we decided to open this little shop that would act as an incubator, if you will, to small businesses that service the wedding and event industries. Little did I know what we actually would turn in to! A true one stop wedding and event planning shop and service. It has been a wonderful ride so far! Now that we have successfully gotten through our first year (almost), I am confidant that we have many more beautiful and fun years ahead!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been there for me to bounce ideas, thoughts, worries, and many times, complaints off of.

Keep us in mind for your business holiday greeting cards! More about The Wedding Store. . .

Downtown Optical

Do you have a flexible spending account at work? Remember to use any remaining flex spending, insurance benefits, or HSA’s before January 1st, as many of those benefits won’t carry over into next year. Now’s the perfect time to get that eye exam and shop for a new pair of glasses. Downtown Optical has many classic and contemporary styles in stock now.

Goin’ Postal Wausau

Christmas is coming & the Goose is getting fat and so we thought we better let everyone know our holiday hours:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. to noon (November 30th, December 7th, 14th, & 21st). As always, make it a great day from all your friends at Goin’ Postal, “your friendly neighborhood shipping center”.

Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe

Need a great gift for the holidays? We do custom wine,cheese, crackers and other goodies baskets. Call or stop in for details. Also mark your calendar for their 3rd Annual Hunter’s Widows Weekend. As the hunters head for the forest, come on down Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24 for samples, snacks, and a wide variety of wine and wine related gifts. Just in time for holiday giving. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe. . .

Central Wisconsin Dairy Delivery

Not only does Central Wisconsin Dairy Delivery have Ice Cream, Egg Nog, and the area’s freshest milk, but they can bring your turkey right to your front door! The turkeys come from Country Fresh Meats in Weston and they range in size from 10-12 pounds up to 20 pounds, that’s good eating! Order Today . . .

Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care

Autumn weather making your skin more dry? Switch up your morning routine by adding a more emollient skin care product. Try the Image Hydrating SPF 30 moisturizer for your all-in-one moisturizer, anti-aging, and sun protection solution. Contact Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care for high quality skin care products. . .

Verhasselt Home Repair

Snow is on the way! No I don’t mean the fake flakes that fell from Granite Peak last week; but real snow with real accumulations. Do you have a drive way, business, or parking lot in need of plowing? Verhasselt Home Repair has a limited number of snow plow time slots available. With prompt service and attention to detail, give them a call today to set up a free estimate. Verhasselt Home Repair. . .

Holiday Shows and Open Houses

St-Peter-Craft-Expo-SignThe RelyLocal team is going on the road this month in support of buying local! You’ll find us at the St. Peter School in Schofield Holiday Craft and Home Business Expo (Corner of Spring & South Grand Ave, Schofield)  on Saturday November 23rd from 9am-3pm.

Also, forget the big box crush and celebrate Small Business Saturday with us at Kurt and Jo’s Eats and Treats in Marathon(668 Maratech Ave) on Saturday November 30 from 1pm-6pm. We’ll be at the combination holiday expo and benefit for Breanna Zajackowski. At both events we’ll be giving away prizes and you’ll be able to purchase our Local Rewards Cards, which can be used at participating local businesses to help you save money. Hope to see you there.

Design Resumes

Finding your own accomplishments is often the hardest part of resume writing. When most people look at themselves, they don’t necessarily see the things they have done as accomplishments. They are looking for the glowing moment when they stood on the company podium getting accolades from the CEO as the accomplishment. What they should be looking for is the improvement that they put in place that changed the process from failure to success. It is those things that keep companies running in the black. Design Resumes. . .

Local Business Roundtable

Join us one week from this Thursday for the next Local Business Roundtable breakfast networking group. Last month we had 41 participants- will we beat that record this month? Thursday, November 21st, 7:30am. Wausau Entrepreneurial and Education Center, 100 N 72nd St. FREE. Hope to see you there. Details. . .

Closing Thoughts

Are you a Plusser? Google+ is the up and coming social media channel by Google. Launched two years ago, this platform is really starting to gain traction in such a way that businesses that use social media to promote their products and services need to start paying attention. If you follow Google+, be sure to head on over and circle our page. 

Have a great start to the weekend, and don’t forget to keep it local my friends.