Local boy comes home . . .

David Huchthausen got his start with a glass kiln at the UWMC art studios in 1970. From that humble beginning, his career as an artist spanned four decades. Now the Seattle resident is back home with a retrospective show at the Woodson Art Museum. His work throughout the past four decades has altered the history of contemporary glass. Deliberately enigmatic and mysterious, Huchthausen’s work – from his earliest mixed-media sculptures and fantasy and landscape vessels to his trademark integral color laminations and spheres designed to be examined from all directions – strives to tantalize and challenge viewers.

Business Member News

Quite a few of our RelyLocal Wausau Business Members have special hours and promotions for this coming shopping weekend, and are posting their information on their Facebook pages. The RelyLocal Local Love Interest List assembles and consolidates this information so you can read all about their efforts without missing a single post. Subscribe to the list at the link below and you too will receive unfettered access to this great local content:

Laura J Studios & L Boutique Studio

L-Boutique-Studio-1Our newest RelyLocal Local Business Member hails from Marathon! Laura J Studios & L Boutique Studio is a full service photography studio combined with a boutique carrying unique apparel lines and accessories, candles & gifts, local artisans, inspirational home décor. Always something new. Located in Downtown Marathon. Learn more. . .

Briq’s Soft Serve

We are excited to announce that our NEW Wausau store will be opening Friday! Please come and enjoy your favorite treat at the original Wausau store tomorrow,Thurs. Nov.21st, as it will be the last day we are open at that location. There have been many great memories made there for customers and employees alike. Founder Dan Briquelet had a dream and that is where it all began. We are honored to continue what he started and look forward to giving you the same great Briq’s experience you have always enjoyed!

Lil Ole Winemaker Shop

Forget about tramping around in the woods this weekend. Head on down to the Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe this Saturday and Sunday for their 3rd Annual Widows’ Weekend. Ladies… we have crafted the perfect spot for you all to fully enjoy your weekend when the men head for the trees. Join us on Saturday, November 23 from 8-6 and Sunday, November 24 from 10-1 to celebrate! A $10 purchase enters you in the drawing for a gift basket including a bottle of wine and assorted goodies! There are plenty of snacks and samples and fun all weekend. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe.

Goin Postal Wausau

HOLIDAY PACKING TIPS:

Tip 1: Do not wrap your package in any sort of paper, brown paper, white paper, wrapping paper etc. If the wrapping rips off the box, your label may rip off also and the driver will not know where to deliver it.

Tip 2: Make sure you use a strong and sturdy box, because the more times you use a box it loses its original protective qualities. If you must use a secondhand box, be sure to remove all labels and other shipment markings and to make sure that the secondhand box is still rigid and sturdy.

Of course the biggest tip of all is to take your packages to Goin’ Postal Wausau, your friendly neighborhood shipping store.

The Wedding Store

Wedding, Party, Shower, and Event Rentals & Services; Invitations, Decorations, Dresses, Cake Stands, Linens, and much more. If you can dream it up, we will do our best to make it happen! Join us for Small Business Saturday, November 30th! Receive a $15.00 gift certificate for every $75.00 spent! We accept Chamber Bucks! The Wedding Store LLC, 721 South 3rd Avenue, Wausau. 715-841-1600

St. Peter Lutheran School Craft & Home Business Expo

St-Peter-Craft-and-Home-Business-ExpoThe RelyLocal Team is hitting the road! Come on down to the St. Peter Lutheran School Craft and Home Business Expo this Saturday from 9am – 3pm. 39 Vendors will have a wide variety of Christmas decorations, gifts, and other holiday items. RelyLocal will be there spreading the local love and selling their Local Rewards Cards. Purchasing your card at the expo will not only help you save money and keep business local, but a portion of the card sales will benefit the educational programs at the school. Hope to see you there.

Accent Window Fashions

Hunter Douglas ‘Tis The Season For Style Saving Celebration Now through 12/17/13 – Hunter Douglas ‘Tis the Season for Style Saving Celebration comes just in time for the holidays. Hunter Douglas is offering valuable mail-in REBATES of $100 or more on select beautiful window fashions —  Accent Window Fashions LLC will match the rebate offer for double the savings.Stop in today and see these beautiful window treatment options.

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Names and wish lists are now available for CCU’s 14th annual “Share the Holiday Magic – Be Somebody’s Angel” program,. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to bring joy to a person who might not otherwise have a happy holiday, Gift recipients include residents of Mount View Care Center and people served by VNA Health. Stop by any CCU location for more information or to pick your name. Cloverbelt Credit Union. . .

Credit Card Processing, Easy Money Saving Tips!

As the holidays kick up into high gear, Rick Montgomery of Northern Air Merchant Services offers these great tips to help protect you and your business from credit card fraud. Preventing fraud is one more way you can keep costs down. Here are some telltale signs that can tip you off to potential fraud.

1. Watch for customers who purchase a large amount of merchandise without regard to size, style, color or price.

2. Don’t ask questions on major purchases

3. Try to distract or rush you during the sale

4. Make purchases and leave the store but then return to make additional purchases

5. Make large purchases just after the business has opened or as it is closing and refuse free delivery for large items.

6. It is also recommended that you keep your terminals up to date to avoid any compliance issues.

EMV (Euro Mastercard/Visa) will be required by Sept 2015. EMV means by Sept. 2015 all cards credit and debit will be  issued with an electronic chip embedded. Your card reader/terminal MUST be able to read these chips by this date. All risk will be placed upon the merchants for any fraud occurring events after this date, if your terminal does not read chip. Is your terminal EMV capable? For more information about merchant processing, please call Rick Montgomery at 715-889-2409 or email rick.montgomery@fdiswi.com.

Closing Thoughts

The Marathon County Historical Society’s new permament exhibit opens this Saturday. See and hear the history of our community and the county from the voices of those that lived it.A preview can be found on the Buy Local Wausau Blog: