Cars on Main – Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Complimentary Snacks & Drinks

Join us at Cars On Main this Sunday, July 25th, the 16th Annual Car Show in Lannon, Wisconsin.

Cars on Main is a great small town event! Many thanks to two of our Wisconsin Business Owners Sponsors are hosting, complimentary snacks & beverages provided!

Jennifer from www.MainStreetFraming.com (tour her shop and see the differences a pro makes to Frame Your Awesomeness!)
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and
Greg from www.VaughnInc.com (ask about Preferred Customer benefits…you’ll be glad you did!)
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Come by on Sunday and enjoy the sights, sounds, refreshments and people! Over 500 classic cars expected.  Bring the whole family!

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Photos by Ritchie
Richie volunteers his time to take thousands of pictures. Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio cannot thank him enough for all his time to take and prepare these photos. Not to mention the gas money and the wear and tear on his car. If you would like to send him an email please send it to: [masked]. Tell him how much you enjoy them.

Take a look at 262 pictures Richie shot at the last “Cars on Main!” at https://wisconsinhotrodradio.com/showpic/15th-cars-on-main-2020/

Cars on MainGreat food, great people, great venues…

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Cars on Main Classics

We’ll be right in front of Main Street Framing Gallery at 20177 W Main St · Lannon, WI

Be careful to approach from the North/East (Main Street closed from Main Street Framing to the intersection of Lannon Road and Main Street).

Free parking across the street from Main Street Framing!  And the event is free to enter!

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Please contact Keith Klein (text or call) at (262) 853*7900 with any suggestions or questions.

See you Sunday for a FUN Day!

 

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Independence Day Fireworks courtesy of Patrick Henry

Independence Day fireworks are a staple of our 4th of July celebrations.

The real *fireworks* started with the founders of our country, the ‘radicals’ of the 1770s American Revolution.  Patrick Henry was among the most radical.  Henry did *not* approve of the United States Constitution, because he found it too restrictive.  That view led to the addition of the Bill of Rights.

From Apple Podcasts:  In honor of Independence Day, Mike Rowe chews up the scenery with a recitation of what may be the most important speech ever delivered, by Patrick Henry, the man historians call “The Forgotten Founder.”

Many of you may know Mike Rowe as the host of Dirty Jobs.  I was surprised to learn more about him.

Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host, narrator, and former opera singer. He is known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs and the series Somebody’s Gotta Do It originally developed for CNN. Wikipedia

The podcast episode above is episode 162 of The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe.  Rowe possesses a great voice and a knack for narration.  He reminds one of the late, great Paul Harvey.

Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the ‘fireworks’ of speeches like the one Patrick Henry gave, narrated in the podcast we’re sharing.  His speech, given ad hoc, ended in one of the most well-known phrases in American history, just seven words:  Give me liberty or give me death.

We wish everyone a happy, healthy, fine Independence Day weekend, and hope you and yours get to enjoy some extra-fine Independence Day fireworks.

Regards,
Keith and Your Team at OnYourMark, LLC

p.s.:  Learn about Mike Rowe’s mikeroweWORKS Foundation at https://www.mikeroweworks.org/about/

Thanks to Mark Mullarky of Great Lakes Tech Services for the 4th of July post suggestion, and to Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz of Intelegist, LLC, for turning me on to ‘Dirty Jobs’ a while back.

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Memorial Day 2021 – Please Remember & Honor

Memorial Day 2021Happy Memorial Day 2021.

A reminder – Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our military. Veteran’s Day honors all veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those presently serving.

Our family will garden and barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend.  That includes planting a fresh flat of annuals around the base of the flagpole in our front yard, and adding another solar light to the top of the flagpole.  I’ll be thinking of my great uncle, Harold Lloyd, who was killed in battle in WWI – “the war to end all wars.”

Waukesha has an event at Frame Park: Memorial Day Observations | Waukesha, WI (waukesha-wi.gov) featuring the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC.

If you’re busy enjoying the holiday and can’t make one of these events, that’s ok.  It’s ok to have fun! Those we honor on Memorial Day gave their lives serving America and defending our freedoms and way of life. Spending time with friends and family on a beautiful Spring day is part of that. Just take some time on Monday to think of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and maybe lift a glass in their honor.

Have a great Memorial Day 2021 weekend!

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Thank you…

Thanks to Mark Mullarky of www.GreatLakesTS.com for his original post of this heartfelt observation for Memorial Day 2021.  Mark plans to spend Saturday and Sunday at Great Lakes Dragaway with the Nostalgia Super Stock club. He is a car-less member.  If you’re curious what it’s about, visit NostalgiaSuperStock.com.  On Monday, Mark and his wife, Anne, will be at their local American Legion’s Memorial Day service to pay their respects.  They are proud parents of an active duty service member.  It is worth noting that Mark and Anne have always taken time to honor and remember service members, even well before their son entered the military.  We join Mark and Anne in encouraging everyone to attend one of these observances in their community – his Legion does a great job.  Search for a local event by you, perhaps adding your community to the search, for an extra-fine Memorial Day 2021.

3 Small Business Strategies for Success

There’s no perfect formula for success, but there are right and wrong ways to handle business. Try these small business strategies to get your startup off the ground in a snap, courtesy of WisOwners.

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Start with a Smart Structure

Whatever niche your business operates in, the proper structure is a must. Your business structure dictates how you’ll pay taxes and hire workers and more. If lower liabilities and special tax breaks appeal to you, filing an LLC might be the right choice.

Forming an LLC in Wisconsin is simple, too. Try an online formation service to expedite the process while ticking all the essential boxes.

Prioritize B2B Networking

Customers may be your bread and butter, but fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners are crucial to your organizational growth, too. For one thing, you can learn from other business owners – even if they’re competitors.

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Networking through meetup groups or your local Chamber of Commerce allows you to pick other professionals’ brains. From regional advertising strategy to learning the ropes when it comes to permits and business licenses, your networking contacts can offer excellent insight.

Keep Marketing 24/7

Building your organizational structure and seeking support in the professional community are two crucial small business strategies. But finding paying customers – and keeping them interested – is the ultimate indicator of business success.

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To ensure a steady flow of interested clients, you’ll need to market 24/7. In short, every move your business makes should be toward enticing customers and enhancing growth. That means brand-consistent imagery and copy across your website, social media, and store (as applicable).

Think about low-cost advertising methods to get started; nearly half of all small businesses favor social media for their marketing, per Statista.

No magic solution will guarantee business success, but these three tips are sure to give you a solid head start. The appropriate business structure, networking connections, and marketing plan will help you reach the right people to keep your brand growing – of course, hard work never hurts, either.

Happy New Year 2021! Great to put 2020 in hindsight!

Happy New Year 2021, everyone!

The expression “we all have 2020 hindsight” is a favorite since childhood.  Now it’s great to say “we all have 2020 in hindsight.”

To paraphrase our friend Paul Haut, at W. Haut Specialty Co., between the virus pandemic, the election, the fires out west, the droughts and flooding elsewhere, the racial turmoil and civil unrest, the economy…  It is, indeed, good to have 2020 in hindsight.

2021 with computer progress bar and caption, "loading" for happy new year 2021 blog postThis is a time for reflections on the year passing, and good wishes and goal-setting for the New Year approaching.

Thankfully, technology kept many of us in contact even when human contact wasn’t possible.  Many businesses pivoted, in some cases leaping forward a decade or two in a single year. Looking further for silver linings, we got to hear and see a bit of life without so much traffic and general busyness.

Personally, I was gratified by the conduct of my family during times of crisis and strain.  Professionally, it was gratifying to be able to help so many via internet technology that helps us maintain contact when human contact was constrained.

Now’s a great time to reassess what is important to us.  We tend to take things for granted when we’re all healthy in the status quo.  When the norms shift seismically, as they did in 2020, it’s  a good time to take stock and to plan the lives we want.

Reading has always been one of my mainstays, personally and professionally.  My personal annual goal of reading/listening to 50 books a year was easily attained in 2020.  I read for knowledge and understanding.  I believe we could all use more knowledge, and more understanding.  I’ve found myself stocking up on books to last a lifetime in the last couple of months – thousands of them.   Now I hope to write more of what I learn to share knowledge and understanding I’ve gained with others.

Goals are great when they’re common goals.  I will do my best to establish goals with the people I work with and the people we serve, as well as with friends and family – all of whom we hope to see much more often, in person and virtually, in 2021.

We thank everyone who made 2020 bearable, even enjoyable.  We extend our best wishes for a Happy New Year, too.

Tomorrow is the first page of a blank 365-page book. Write a good one!  Happy New Year 2021!

 

 

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Thanks for our friend and vendor Keith Klein of OnYourMark, LLC for sharing this post with us, so we could share it with you.

Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

Dear Friends,

It’s December, and the end of the year cannot come soon enough. 2020 definitely has been a year that we won’t forget. The pandemic, the election, the stock market, social unrest, all in one year. Masks… I am tired of wearing a mask. My blood pressure is getting higher just by talking about it. Yet it’s Christmas, a season of celebration, time to think about the birth of our Savior and King. Our world may seem to be falling apart, but be assured that because of the love of our God, and the birth of His Son Jesus, through faith, things will be alright. Psalm 46: says to “Be still and know that I am God.” In other words, Relax, God is in control. One way or another He has promised to take care of us.

Merry Christmas 2020Our Christmas wishes we send to you. To our friends we thank you for your friendship; to our customers, we thank you for your business; and to our vendors we thank you for your support and knowledge. We value our relationships with all, and pray for peace, prosperity, and harmony in the upcoming year.

Merry Christmas 2020 from all of us at OnYourMark, LLC

Sincerely,

Keith Klein & the Team at OnYourMark

Thanks to our friends at W. Haut Specialty Company for posting this originally, and sharing it with us – to share with you.

A few more thoughts about a Merry Christmas 2020

We thought we’d share some good reading with you.  Here are a few articles from The Atlantic Monthly – in my opinion, the most well-written magazine I’ve known for over forty years:

Have Yourself a Million Little Christmases

How to Build a Life” is a biweekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness.

 

Measuring Your Happiness Can Help Improve It

To quote the tales of Lake Wobegon (pronounced Woe Be Gone) ‘signature’, “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”  And Merry Christmas to you and yours.

 

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