This Saturday is National Mom and Pop Business Day! Small, locally owned and independently operated businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With that being said, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the small business owner on their own day. March 29 has been dedicated as National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Read more about Mom and Pop Business Day on the Buy Local Wausau Blog

Business Member News

Video is a great way to showcase your business. Posting an online video to Youtube not only can promote your business, but increase your business’ search visibility. RelyLocal Wausau offers embedded video clips in the directory and now for a limited time will produce a 60 second ‘virtual tour’ of your business and post it with relevant keywords to drive traffic.Contact Michael Martens to learn more about the power and effectiveness of online video.

CJ’s Catering of Wausau

Snow and ice are melting and the sun is shining brighter! Spring is a time of renewal. It’s also a time for us at CJ’s Catering of Wausau to thank our valuable customers for a great year. CJ’s Catering of Wausau opened our doors to you from a new location last March. What a year of growth and progress it has been! Our new location gives us quick access to all of the Wausau area. We have added a quick fax form for those last minute meetings. CJ’s Catering of Wausau is always ready to serve you with our experienced staff and excellent food and beverage services. CJ’s Catering of Wausau

The Gateway Market

The near west side’s farmer’s marketing is back. Check out the Gateway Market at its new day and new time: Fridays starting at 2pm until 7pm or sold out! The Gateway market will be open soon at the corner of 2nd Ave & Stewart, but are in search of vendors for the season. Get your vendor application at The Planted Seed, LLC, 402 S. 2nd Ave. 

Woodson Art Museum

This is the final weekend for the Woodson Art Museum’s exhibition of “From Houdini to Hugo: the art of Brian Selznick” and “Mysteries, Magic, and Mayhem.” Why not check it out this Saturday at their monthly Family Day: Masks, Make-Up, & Magic, Sat., March 29, 1-3 pm, includes a magician’s sleight-of-hand wonders, mask making, and a stage make-up demo by a UW-Stevens Point theater arts student. Always-free admission @ the Woodson Art Museum.

Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care

Spring Open House: Thursday, April 24th 4:00PM – 7:00PM. Prizes, Botox demo, mineral makeup demo, new products, new services, event-only specials, and snacks. Goodie bags to the first 100 attendees. Come and learn about the latest in aesthetic treatments and skin care. Dermarenew Medical Cosmetic Care . . . because confidence is a powerful accessory.

River District Theatre

Wausau Area Talent Wanted for regional healthcare commercial. Evergreen Pictures, LLC., is looking to fill roles for a series of commercials being shot in Wausau towards May 21st and 22nd. Casting will be on April 16th. Talent must be non-union (SAG, AFTRA) and cannot have been featured in any other healthcare-related commercials in the past 3 years. More details and contact information can be found on the River District Theatre of Wausau site. . .

Habitat for Humanity

Texas Hold’em fans break out the sunglasses and get ready for a great evening of cards benefiting the Wausau Area Habitat for Humanity. Come join them at the Great Dane in Wausau on April 18th for a great cause! Prizes, Raffles, Silent Auction and more! 100 Player Maximum, 10 per table. Register by contacting Jay Cricks or Stacy Koshak by April 16th at 715-302-0529. Tickets and seats are going fast, reserve yours today!

Closing Thoughts

A big THANK YOU to everyone that attended our Local Business Roundtable meeting this month at the Marathon County Historical Society. We once again nearly had a full house with 38 participants. Be sure to join us next month at the Entrepreneurial & Education Center on Thursday April 24 at 7:30am for more networking and business discussion.