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Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority hosts community investing workshop

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Wayland, Mich.) –

Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a local investing workshop on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM at New Life Community Church.

The workshop, titled Grubstake, is the first of seven planned throughout the State of Michigan and will teach the fundamentals of how to make sound community investments and directly participate and benefit from the revitalization of one’s own community.

Investing locally seems like a no-brainer to most but knowing if it’s the right fit is another story. Grubstake will discuss the MILE Act (Michigan Invests Locally Exemption) which allows companies in Michigan to raise capital from investors in Michigan. Come see a mock pitch, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of others.

Led by REVALUE of Ypsilanti, Grubstake was developed in partnership with the Michigan Main Street Center and is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Municipal League (MML), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3).

“Downtown Wayland is proud to host this incredible workshop and bring critical investing tools to our community. Grubstake as a word may leave you scratching your head but investing and raising capital doesn’t have to. Revalue and the Michigan Main Street Center have created a rare and innovative opportunity for our community.” Executive Director, Ingrid Miller.

Grubstake is free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information or to register visit, http://whatisgrubstake.com/.

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or Ingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.

 

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About Wayland Main Street

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.

Press Release: Ribbon cutting marks…

For Immediate Release

Ribbon cutting marks Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority placemaking addition to Downtown

(Wayland, Mich.) –

Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a ribbon cutting at the newly constructed ITC Pavilion located at the corner of Pearl and Pine streets in Downtown Wayland on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:30PM.

The project was funded by ITC of Michigan which supported the design and creation of the downtown rain garden (completed in 2017) as well as the pavilion; the Michigan Realtors Association’s MI Great Places, Inc. placemaking grant that empowers communities to achieve “small wins” through community driven projects; #TeamGarcia (Abe and Natalie Garcia), Jean Farrell of Real Estate One – Success, and Jason Makowski of NAI Wisinski that provided the local match necessary to complete the project; and the Wayland Main Street/DDA for additional match and visionary leadership that spearheaded the project.

This project would not have been completed without the enthusiastic support of the City of Wayland and the Department of Public Works that expertly constructed the pavilion. Additional thanks to PCI that reviewed plans and permitted the project at no cost as a community partner.

“The ITC Pavilion project is a testament to the community-driven, revitalization efforts at work in Downtown Wayland. With the support of multiple community partners, the pavilion is an added public asset for all to enjoy.” commented Executive Director, Ingrid Miller. “We look forward to adding new landscape features around the pavilion in the spring and are currently partnering with Wayland Union High School students to design and construct furniture for the space.”

The ribbon cutting is open to the public, light refreshments will be served – dress warm!

 

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or Ingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.

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About Wayland Main Street

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.

Fall Happenings 2018

Wayland Main Street/DDA selected for pilot round of the State’s Façade Restoration Initiative

Wayland Main Street/DDA selected for pilot round of the State’s Façade Restoration Initiative

 

(Wayland, Mich.) –

 

Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is one of three Michigan communities selected to receive state funding through the new Façade Restoration Initiative.

 

On Tuesday, August 28, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved $800,000 in grants for local façade improvement projects in three Michigan communities under the pilot round of the Façade Restoration Initiative. Awardees were the Marquette Downtown Development Authority ($300,000), the Wayland Main Street/DDA ($200,000) and the Ypsilanti DDA ($300,000). Approved in April, the $1.5 million Façade Restoration Initiative, or FRI, is intended to expand state support for façade improvement projects in Michigan communities. FRI provides matching funds of up to 50 percent of façade restoration costs to local downtown development authorities, Main Street organizations, principal shopping districts or local authorities. To be eligible, communities must have an existing and locally administered façade improvement program already in place. The program was also expanded by MSF today to allow Michigan nonprofits and tax-exempt economic and community development organizations to apply for future funding rounds.

 

“We were selected for the strength, clarity, and commitment of our current façade program and for the pipeline of projects we have lined-up. We are honored to be selected from the 60 communities that responded to the Request for Information. Not only does being awarded this opportunity recognize the positive impact of our program to date, it gives us the boost we needed to move forward on many projects. The face of our downtown will be radically changed in a relatively short period of time. We are grateful to have been selected”. Commented Wayland Main Street/DDA Executive Director, Ingrid Miller.

 

 

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or Ingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.

 

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About Wayland Main Street

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.

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NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will hold its regular meeting

November 14, 2017

 

At 3:00 PM

New Life Community Church

160 Pine Street

Wayland, MI 49348

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