Downtown Wayland Main Street

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Wayland Main Street Hosting Annual Art Hop

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The holiday season is fast approaching and so is Wayland Main Street’s 8th annual Art Hop! Starting on Friday December 2nd, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, the streets of downtown Wayland will transform into a festive celebration of the Christmas season, downtown businesses, and the people that make downtown Wayland a wonderful place to shop, eat, and play.

Art Hoppers will get to know downtown Wayland businesses a bit better as participating businesses transform into art venues for the night. Each participating business will feature unique and talented artists showcasing and or selling their art.

Downtown streets will be closed off to create a stroll friendly atmosphere and warming stations will be available. Other family friendly activities include horse and wagon rides, strolling carolers, interactive Charles Dickens characters, the annual Christmas tree lighting, and more.

Artists are encouraged to register for the opportunity to showcase and sell their art. The registration form and other information can be found at http://www.downtownwayland.com/art-hop/.

The fun continues on Saturday with Wayland’s Annual Christmas parade hosted by the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade begins at 11:00 am at the Wayland VFW Post 7581 located at 735. S. Main Street. This year’s parade theme is “Toyland.” Those entering the parade should decorate accordingly. For more information, visit the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce website.

The Wayland Boy Scout Troop 97 is encouraging parade spectators to bring non-perishable food items or gently used or new coats, gloves, scarves, boots and hats. There will be Boy Scouts walking in the parade ready to pick up and receive these items as they go by. All items will go towards the Wayland Christmas project, which donates meals and gifts to those in need. After the parade, children can visit Santa at the Wayland Fire Department. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Prior to the parade, the community is invited to attend the annual pancake breakfast at the Wayland Fire Department at 160 W. Superior Street from 7:00 to 10:30 am. For a nominal charge, guest can enjoy a hot breakfast consisting of an All-You-Can-Eat buffet with pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee.

“The annual Art Hop is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season,” said Denise Behm, co-chair of Wayland Main Street’s Art Hop committee. “Art Hop is free and family friendly and brings the community and downtown district together in a celebration of downtown Wayland and the holiday season.”

For more information about the event, please contact Wayland Main Street at (888) 417-6653 or visit the Art Hop Event page at http://www.downtownwayland.com/art-hop/.

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland. For more information, visit http://www.downtownwayland.com/.

Call for Artists – Art Hop 2016

Friday, December 2nd, Wayland Main Street will host its Annual Art Hop from 5:00pm-9:00pm in downtown Wayland. ArtHop2014

During Art Hop, the downtown streets will be transformed into an Art Hop celebrating with many Christmas festivities. Downtown streets will be closed so guests may walk safely to and from the different venues. Artists will appear in various downtown businesses showcasing or selling their art. In addition to art, there will be many family friendly activities including horse and wagon rides, warming stations, strolling carolers, musicians, an annual Christmas tree lighting, and much more.

ArtHop-STanArtists are encouraged to register now for an opportunity to showcase and sell their art. There is no charge for artists, but artists must be able to commit to stay with their art for the duration of the four-hour event.

Registrations may be downloaded here.

If you prefer to register online, click here.

Space is limited, please register today!

Art Hop Venue Registration Now Open!

Venue registration for Art Hop 2016 is now open!

Register now to reserve your downtown Wayland business a spot as an Art Hop venue.  As a participating venue, you’ll have the chance to get to know your customers and community more while increasing your business’ visibility.

Deadline for venue registration is November 20th.

Venue registrations forms can be faxed, mailed, or emailed (subject line: Art Hop) back to the Wayland Main Street office at the information listed below.

Click the photo below to access the venue registration form.

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WERC Marketing Your Small Business Workshop

Title: WERC Marketing Your Small Business Workshop
Location: Vibrant Grains, 142 S. Main Street, Wayland, MI 49348
Link out: Click here
Description: The Wayland Economic Restructuring Committee (W.E.R.C.) presents their 2016 Fall workshop designed for small business owners looking for low cost marketing ideas with big business impact. The workshop is scheduled for November 9, 2016 at Vibrant Grains Bakery and Restaurant, 142 S. Main Street in downtown Wayland.

Guest Speaker for the workshop is Austin Ashley, Account Executive at M3 Group, a full service branding agency and publisher of three niche publications in Lansing Michigan. Austin Ashley worked previously as Main Street Manager for Old Town Lansing and so has first hand experience helping small businesses reach their full marketing potential.

Workshop topics will include:
– Realistic research and development: bringing big business ideas to small businesses
– Content marketing: putting marketing ideas to work in synergistic and realistic campaigns.
– Brick and Mortar/Click and Order: Making sure Main Street keeps up with the retail trends of the digital age.
– Quick Tips and Tricks: Tools and idea to add to the entrepreneur’s toolbox
– Time for Q&A

The event is open to the public. Downtown and home based businesses alike are encouraged to attend.

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2016-11-09
End Time: 20:30

W.E.R.C. Schedules Fall 2016 Workshop

Wayland’s Economic Restructuring Committee (W.E.R.C.) will be holding their 2016 Fall workshop designed for small business owners looking for low cost marketing ideas with big business impact. The workshop is scheduled for November 9, 2016 at Vibrant Grains Bakery and Restaurant, 142 S. Main Street in downtown Wayland.

Guest Speaker for the workshop is Austin Ashley, Account Executive at M3 Group, a full service branding agency and publisher of three niche publications in Lansing Michigan. Austin Ashley worked previously as Main Street Manager for Old Town Lansing and so has first hand experience helping small businesses reach their full marketing potential.

Workshop topics will include:

– Realistic research and development: bringing big business ideas to small businesses

– Content marketing: putting marketing ideas to work in synergistic and realistic campaigns.

– Brick and Mortar/Click and Order: Making sure Main Street keeps up with the retail trends of the digital age.

– Quick Tips and Tricks: Tools and idea to add to the entrepreneur’s toolbox

– Time for Q&A

The event is open to the public. Downtown and home based businesses alike are encouraged to attend. 

We hope to see you there!

For more information or to register for the workshop visit our event website (http://bit.ly/2cwijaq).

Date: November 9, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Website:  http://bit.ly/2cwijaq

Location : Vibrant Grains Bakery and Restaurant

142 South Main Street

Wayland, MI 49348

Email: info@downtownwayland.com

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