Thanksgiving Traditions

Traditions abound at Thanksgiving. From what is served on the table to the time of day the meal is eaten. Of course we can’t forget the most modern of traditions, the Thanksgiving Day football game. Thanksgiving has its roots in the annual harvest festival that cultures have celebrated for centuries. Abraham Lincoln cemented Thanksgiving into the American psyche with the first presidential proclamation of Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday of November in 1863. Since then countless presidents have made the same proclamation, and we’ve celebrated the holiday on that day ever since.

Celebrating traditions together are what makes us a family. Consider how  your family celebrates the holiday and why particular traditions are important to you. Some of our family’s favorite traditions are the ones we’ve created ourselves. I guess for us it’s the blending of old and new that make this holiday so special.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Business Member News

Who’s heard of Google Plus?A relatively new social media platform, Google Plus started out slow and small about two years ago. But it is on the verge of exploding onto the scene big time as last summer Google integrated the Plus into their Local Pages product and last month joined the Youtube video comments to the Plus platform. Google Plus is the a new key to Search Engine Optimization. What does this mean to you? If you have a storefront, a website, and are concerned about customers finding you, you need to pay attention to Google Plus. RelyLocal offers Social Media Tuneup service can analyze your Google presence and give you a primer on how to be effective on the new platform.Contact us for details

Shop Small Saturday Benefit

Relylocal-Table-St-Peter-Craft-ExpoInstead of hitting the big box stores on Thanksgiving weekend, you redirect your shopping for good. On Saturday November 30th from 1pm – 6pm, the RelyLocal team will be participating in the Shop Small Benefit at Kurt and Joes Eats and Treats (668 Maratech Dr in Marathon).  STOP IN FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS!!! We will be having local businesses and vendors available to order all your Christmas gifts! There will be door prizes and raffles. No entry fee! All we ask is that you leave a donation or partake in our raffle that is benefiting Breanna Zajackowski a five year old beautiful girl who is battling leukemia.

Vendors include: Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Marathon Hardware, Simply Said, Lia Sophia, Sisterz Act, Sun Country, Tastefully Simple, IT Works, Scentsy, Tupperware, Custom Meats, Arrowood Creations, Cards by Jodene, Unit 1 Salon & More, Deco Mesh Wreaths, RelyLocal, Origami Owl, & Paparazzi Jewelry!

Loving Traditions Cakery

It’s Christmas Cookie season! If you’re like me, you don’t have the patience to roll out and cut scores and scores of Christmas Cookies. Loving Traditions Cakery to the rescue! Debbie can supply Christmas cookies and treats of almost any style and flavor. Forget about the work and enjoy the holidays. Place your order today.

Financial Fiduciaries

There are some conversations, like politics and football rivalries, that might be best not brought to the dinner table. You might think that mixing financial discussions and the holidays will also create a recipe for family squabbles; however, we would argue that the holidays are a perfect time to start the dialogue of many important financial discussions. Here are a few conversation starters to consider.

Frasier’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling

Frasier’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling are looking for: Plumbers, HVAC Technicians, and Cross-Trained Techs. Do you want to work for a progressive, family owned business that values quality employees? Then give them consideration. 

Wild Birds Unlimited

Hunters save the heart! The Raptor Education Group is looking for deer hearts to feed their Eagles and other raptors. Wild Birds Unlimited of Wausau is a collection point for the hearts. Bring them in fresh or frozen, either way is appreciated. Happy hunting

Closing Thoughts

We all know that part of buying local good for our local economy. But buying local can also give you a food feeling while helping others, thanks to Kevin Bacon and the cause Shift Your Shopping for Good (www.shiftyourshopping.org/forgood). Go here to learn more, and be sure to watch the video.