New Year’s Resolutions

Rebirth, renewal, turning over a new leaf: however you want to imagine it, the start of the year is always full of opportunity. I think that’s why we are so keen on making resolutions. Did you make a resolution this year? 47% of Americans regularly make a resolution every new year. But will they keep them? The Buy Local Wausau blog looks at the popular resolutions and offers tips on making your resolution a success.

But what if called them goals instead of resolutions? Julie Walraven of Design Resumes posed that question on her Facebook page this week. In her words: “Resolutions come from off the words “I resolve.” For far too many people, they see a break of that resolution to lose weight or to stop smoking as the end. You can set a goal at any time and the best goals include attainable steps to reach a larger goal or a number of smaller goals that lead to another.”

Whatever you want to call them: goals or resolutions, let’s all make more effort to buy local this year.

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Business Member News

RelyLocal is the Wausau area’s buy local campaign. We help locally owned and independent businesses increase their visibility and encourage consumers to buy local. We use an integrated approach to promote local Businesses that are a part of RelyLocal including: Listing in the RelyLocal Local Business Directory, RelyLocal Local Business Mobile App, Social Media and Email marketing, Deal-a-Rama Postcard, and our popular RelyLocal window stickers. Join our community campaign and let RelyLocal help increase the visibility of your business.Contact us today.

MS Graphic Design

MS Graphic Design is on the move! Starting January 2nd you’ll find them at 5503 Schofield ave. Suite B (1 mile east of my old location) across from Farmers Market Park in Weston. Phone number and email will all stay the same. Be sure to stop in and say hi. MS Graphic Design. . .

Haven Tax and Accounting

Now that the holidays are past us, we can turn our attention to everyone’s favorite activity: taxes. Fortunately Haven Tax and Accounting is ‘Making it Easy’ Need W-2’s and 1099’s? Get them done for only $25 each. Haven will also do personal and business tax returns (individuals starting at only $75). Haven Tax and Accounting. . .

Local Jobs

Jay’s Auto Repair in Schofield has an immediate opening for a Lead Mechanic / Master Technician. We offer a 5 day work week, (no nights, weekends or holidays), unlimited earning potential, great benefits & we’re willing to pay for it! They’re looking for someone ASE Certified and at least 3 year’s experience. Interested? Contact Jay’s Auto Repair for details. . .

Abby Bank

Thank you Abby Bank for your support of Peyton’s Promise and area food banks. This past holiday season Abby Bank presented a check with a grand total of over $6,604 for the total money raised with the AbbyBank challenge along with the Elves Stocking the Shelves event. This program provided holiday meals to over 16 local food pantries and backpack programs. Read more at the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

Deal-a-Rama Postcard

Space is filling up fast on our next RelyLocal Deal-a-Rama Postcard, scheduled to be mailed in January 29. Contact me today to learn how you can effectively and affordably use direct mail to send your message to 5,000 households in the Wausau, Weston, and Rib Mountain area. If you’ve never tried direct mail before, the Deal-a-Rama is a great and affordable way to test the waters. More Information. . .

Closing Thoughts

I really want to thank all the RelyLocal Business Members and the Wausau area for making RelyLocal a success. Our audience is very locally minded and if weren’t for that community spirit, the Buy Local mission of RelyLocal wouldn’t be as receptive. Thanks again.