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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 Fun Fest, Saturday, October 28, 2017: NEW TIME 12-3PM

 

Wayland Main Street Hosting Annual Fall Fun Fest

WAYLAND, MI, October 6, 2017

Calling all goblins and ghosts, superheroes and scarecrows!

The Wayland Main Street Organization is hosting its seventh annual Fall Fun Fest in Downtown Wayland. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 12-3 pm and will feature activities for the whole family including: trick or treating at downtown businesses, hayrides, animals from the Critter Barn, book sale, pumpkin decorating contest, chili cook-off, and so much more. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are not required but are encouraged.

For more information about the event, please contact Wayland Main Street at (888) 417-6653 or visit the Fall Fun Fest event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1088363834588009/

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/

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Ingrid Miller at (888) 417-6653, or email Ingrid.Miller@downtownwayland.com

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: https://brandingyourbusinesswercshop.eventbrite.com.

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.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Julia Bouwkamp at (888) 417 -6653 or email julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com.

Main Street Celebration 2017

SAVE THE DATES!

Wayland Main Street volunteers are working tirelessly to plan another great year. Please check back often for event updates and news.

Main Street Celebration is now two days – mark your calendars.

July 14, 2017 from 6-10PM

and

July 15, 2017 from 12-6PM

For more information about our artist market, please visit Minerva and Athena Goddesses of the Arts Celebration.

For food vendor registration use this online form.

For general inquiries please email info@downtownwayland.com.

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