Featured wausau area businesses

Business Spotlight: The Local

Wausau Pilot & Review Today, we shine a spotlight on The Local, now with a third location that features regionally handcrafted wares that embody the Wisconsin experience. The first location, at 420 N. Third St., opened in downtown Wausau in July 2017 and attracted an enthusiastic response from both makers and customers seeking products that…

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Business Spotlight: Connexus Credit Union

Wausau Pilot & Review Today we shine a spotlight on Connexus Credit Union, a member-focused cooperative that serves people throughout all 50 states. Proudly returning profits to the credit union’s member owners, Connexus offers a range of checking accounts and deposit products, along with competitive rates for personal, home, and auto loans.  Established in 1935…

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Business Spotlight: Greenwood Hills Country Club

Wausau Pilot & Review Truly exceptional golf courses excel in every aspect. They blend strategic intrigue with an enjoyable playing experience, amplifying the natural beauty of their surroundings while providing a formidable challenge for even the most discerning golfers. Yet, the mark of a truly outstanding golf club transcends the game itself – it lies…

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Business Spotlight: Penguin Project

Wausau Pilot & Review This week, Wausau Pilot places the spotlight on The Penguin Project, an incredible theater program for people ages 8-22 with and without developmental challenges. This noteworthy program features artists with special needs referred to as “penguins” who have the lines and roles in theater productions, paired with age-appropriate mentors who guide…

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Featured business: Sauvée Creative Living

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau business has embraced the trend of upcycling and repurposing furniture, an idea that has gained momentum in recent years as people seek sustainable alternatives to traditional home decor. Sauvée Creative Living, 1007 N. Third St., launched about a decade ago and offers not just furniture, but also…

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Business of the Week: Matt’s 101 Pub

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau Business is a west-side tavern that has become a community of friends, a staple in the city’s landscape. Matt’s 101 Pub, 101 N. Third Ave., changed ownership in May 2021 when Matt Brewer bought the building as a real estate endeavor. The building includes multiple apartments along…

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Wausau area business spotlight: Learning is ForEver at UW-Stevens Point

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau-area organization offers ongoing learning opportunities for adults with a myriad of fascinating classes, field trips, discussions and other events held throughout the year. Learning Is ForEver, or LIFE, offers continuing education and outreach opportunities through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A membership-based association of…

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Business of the Year: Granite View Market

Wausau Pilot & Review This year, we had the good fortune to highlight more than 25 locally-owned organizations in our weekly business feature. Each of those businesses, from gift shops to restaurants to nonprofit organizations to financial institutions, plays an integral role in the ongoing success of our community. We delighted in hearing about their…

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Business of the Week: The Mill Yard

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau area business is The Mill Yard, a premier bar and grill that has drawn a strong following for its delicious fish fry, broasted chicken, and daily food and drink specials. The Mill Yard, 238532 County Road W, is just a few miles north of Wausau, and is…

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Business of the Week: AGP Drywall

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau-area business is AGP Drywall, a company that is on a mission to ensure you fall in love with your home. AGP Drywall specializes in creating stylish, contemporary spaces that cater to each homeowner’s individual needs and preferences. Whether you’re seeking professional drywall services for a new home,…

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Business of the Week: Design Theory 19

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau business is Design Theory 19, located at 632 N. Third St. in the city’s downtown district.  Founded in 2007, Design Theory 19 evolved from a retail design store to a multidisciplinary interior design firm. In 2019 when the previous owner retired, Mindy Hoppe, principal designer, bought the…

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Business of the Week: Uncommon Pints

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau-area business is Uncommon Pints, a delightful taproom in Rothschild serving up dozens of brews including a wide range of Wisconsin-based taps and even a gluten-free option. Uncommon Pints, 27 Brown Blvd., is at the site of a former bank that has been renovated into a comfortable, cozy…

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Business of the Week: Central Wisconsin School of Ballet

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau business is Central Wisconsin School of Ballet, 124 N. Third Ave., which has offered dance instruction to beginners and professionals alike for decades, along with nationally recognized and award-winning performances. The school, located in the historic Mary Poor Chapel, houses three studios that feature the safest and…

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Asset Builders

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured nonprofit organization is Asset Builders of America, which has been instrumental in teaching financial capability and economic empowerment to youth and families for more than 20 years. Asset Builders will be hosting a family-friendly Financial Wellness Conference on Oct. 14 in Wausau, together with the Get Smart Wausau…

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Business of the Week: Forward Beverage Co.

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured business brings something entirely new to downtown Wausau. At first glance, Forward Beverage Co., which officially opened its doors in early September, appears to be a cocktail lounge similar to others in the downtown area. But make no mistake – this is no ordinary bar. The craft cocktails…

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Business of the Week: Denyon Homes

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau business is Denyon Homes, owned and operated by Heath and Traci Tappe. The couple launched Denyon Homes to continue the family tradition of building homes in central Wisconsin, creating a new generation of quality homes. Building on their 20 years of established history, the Tappes and their…

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Business of the Week: Tommy’s Express Car Wash

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau business is Tommy’s Express Car Wash, which opened its first metro location in December 2019 in Weston. The Wausau location, on Bridge Street, opened in July 2020. Corey Heinz, general manager of Tommy’s Express in Wausau and Weston, said that compared with traditional car washes Tommy’s employs…

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Business of the Week: Weld Riley, S.C.

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured business is Weld Riley, S.C., a law firm in downtown Wausau that longtime residents will remember as the former Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. The Wausau office joined the Weld Riley fold in July 2021, adding to the firm’s offices in Eau Claire, Black River Falls and Menomonie. Weld…

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Business of the Week: Crystal Nail Spa

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau-area business is Crystal Nail Spa, a recently-opened salon that puts an an emphasis on personalized service, custom nail art and on-trend design. Co-owned by Amanda Krcma and her daughter, Linh Nguyen, members of the Crystal team analyze the overall health of your nails and recommend the best…

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Business of the Week: Granite View Market

Wausau Pilot & Review Today’s featured Wausau business is Granite View Market, a one-stop shopping destination in Rib Mountain that carries a wide range of wine, beer and spirits, along with locally-produced meats, bakery items, coffee and cheeses from throughout the region. Make no mistake: This is no ordinary liquor store. What began as an…

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Business of the Week: The Jonnee Bauer Agency, LLC – American Family Insurance

Wausau Pilot & Review The Jonnee Bauer Agency: Multiple awards, strong record of community service This week’s featured business is The Jonnee Bauer Agency, LLC – American Family Insurance. President Jonnee Bauer has been an insurance agency business owner for 18 years and is passionate about creating a legacy for her two daughters, Michelle and…

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Business of the Week: Cedar Creek Grill House

Wausau Pilot & Review This week’s featured Wausau-area business is Cedar Creek Grill House, an independent restaurant inside the Holiday Inn & Suites. Longtime locals will recall this as the former home of Green Mill, 1000 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, but the Cedar Creek Grill House team has completely renovated the space. Gone are the dark…

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