Downtown Wayland Main Street

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ITC Michigan and Wayland Main Street Announce Rain Garden Partnership

For Immediate Release

WAYLAND, MI, May 15, 2017

ITC Michigan and Wayland Main Street are announcing a new initiative to beautify and improve downtown Wayland with environmentally friendly green spaces.

Thanks to ITC’s generous sponsorship, Downtown Wayland will soon feature a scenic rain garden and pavilion. This project is just the latest in ITC’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Rain gardens provide a practical and visually appealing solution to the problem of water pollution caused by unfiltered storm water runoff in urban settings. These gardens are designed to intercept and absorb unfiltered storm water that would otherwise flow into storm drains and contribute to water pollution and degradation.

The rain garden will feature a mix of pollinator-friendly native plants and will serve as a vibrant green space in Downtown Wayland.

Work is set to begin in late May and Wayland Main Street volunteers will get some extra help planting from local Boy Scout Troop 97.

The rain garden will be finished by early June, in time for Downtown Wayland’s annual Main Street Celebration in July. Construction of the pavilion is slated to take place in 2018.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Julia Bouwkamp at (888) 417-6653, or email

Wayland Main Street Offers Small Business Branding WERCshop

For Immediate Release

WAYLAND, MI, May 11, 2017

The Wayland Economic Restructuring Committee (W.E.R.C.) is hosting a branding WERCshop designed specifically to help small businesses elevate their brand presence and engage customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

The WERCshop,  Branding Your Small Business,”  will be presented by Meg Smolen and Rick Glasser of Full Circle Marketing and Design, an integrated marketing and design agency based in Grand Rapids, MI. Full Circle Marketing is built around the idea that brands deserve better. From concept to completion, they craft memorable experiences that get attention and drive results.

This interactive WERCshop is designed to meet the needs of small businesses.  A brand is more than a logo, name, product or service. During this WERCshop small businesses will learn to build and market their brand from the experts at Full Circle.

The event is open to the public. Downtown, home-based, and prospective business owners are all encouraged to attend. Seating is limited. Tickets for the WERCshop are $12.50/person and include admission, materials and lunch. Tickets may be purchased online at:

The WERCshop will be held at Open Road Brewery, 128 S Main St. in downtown Wayland on June 7, 2017. Parking in rear or at city lots.  Doors will open at 11:30 am for lunch. The presentation will start promptly at noon and run until 1:30 pm.

WERC thanks our Spring 2017 WERCshop local sponsors: Hastings City Bank and Reno Agency for making this event possible.

WERC provides affordable and exceptional programs for bi-annual WERCshops that support economic vitality and strengthen downtown businesses.


If you would like more information about this topic, please call Julia Bouwkamp at (888) 417 -6653 or email

Downtown Job Opportunity

City of Wayland

Wayland Department of Public Works Job Posting

Part time/Seasonal

 Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Sidewalk Cleaning
  • Power washing
  • Trash and Graffiti Removal
  • Mowing/Trimming
  • Painting
  • Planting/Watering Flowers
  • Weed Control
  • Provide a High Level of Customer Service and Ensure that Downtown is Safe, Clean, and Vibrant.
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Compensation: $10/HR

Status: Part-Time / Seasonal

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled, Applicants are encouraged to apply by 5/12/2017.

Please Submit application to:

City of Wayland

Attn: Cole Lutz

103 S. Main Street

Wayland, MI 49348

For questions contact: Cole Lutz at 269-792-0686

Main Street Office Closed Friday, April 14

The Wayland Main Street Office will be closed on Friday the 14th in observance of Good Friday.

We wish you all a good holiday weekend.

We’ll be back in downtown Wayland on Monday.

Notice of DDA Meeting Location Change


 Will hold its regular meeting

At Hastings City Bank

156 W. Superior St.

At 12:00 PM

March 16, 2017

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