Chamber Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Chamber Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipient The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly announced 2018 Wayland High School graduate Mitchell Nagel as the recipient of the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship valued at $500. The Scholarship Committee looked for a variety of experiences, involvements, volunteering, and short essay answers when deciding whom to select for this scholarship. Several items stood out with Mitchell’s application including the time he devotes to volunteering in and around the community. Mitchell plans to continue to continue his education at Central Michigan University studying Bio-Medical Science and then continue his education in medical school where his goal is to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.  The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce is proud of Mitchell and wishes him the best in his future...

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Derby Day Coming to Wayland

Derby Day Coming to Wayland On Saturday, July 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm, The Laurels of Sandy Creek will be hosting Derby Day open to the public. The event will include a Pinewood Derby Race, pony rides, Kentucky Derby Hat Workshop, Potato Sack Races, Hot Dog Lunch, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy.  There will be prizes awarded for the derby races.  Kits to build the cars are free and can be picked up at the Laurels of Sandy Creek, 425 E. Elm Street in Wayland from June 18-22 from 8:00am-5:00pm. The cost to enter the race is $5.00 per entry. Standard rules and regulations will apply and will be included with your kit.  For additional information on the race, please contact Derby Race Coordinator, Shannon Schram at...

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Wayland Memorial Day Events Announced

Wayland Memorial Day Events Announced All are invited to Wayland VFW Post #7581 Annual Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday, May 28th.  Veterans are needed for cemetery honors and parade participation. The bus for the cemetery honors will depart at 7:45 am from the Wayland VFW.  The cemetery schedule is: 8:30am Hooker, 9:00am Native American, 9:25am Germond, 9:45am St. Cyril’s, 10:00am Hill, 10:20am Elmwood. For those who would like to be part of the parade, all walkers are to be staged in the field across from the MI State Police Post no later than 10:30am. All floats are to be in line by 10:00am on Dahlia Ave. Please do NOT block driveways. Please take Park Street or Mill Street to Dahlia Ave as it is much to difficult to turn around on Dahlia to face the correct direction if you take Main St or Park St. Beginning at 11:00am is the Annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at the MI State Police Post and concluding at the Wayland VFW Post 7581.  For parade details and City Police parade rules, please view http://www.waylandchamber.org/eventscommunity. At the parade conclusion, the public is invited to the VFW to enjoy the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mayor Bala’s Famous Cole Slaw and Baked Beans.  The cost of the lunch is $7 for the complete meal. Sandwiches only can be purchased for $4 each. Cash or checks only please. If you are able to participate for the cemetery honors, would like to volunteer at the luncheon, or have any questions, please contact the Wayland VFW Post #7581 at 269-792-2975 (after...

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WAYLAND CHAMBER ANNOUNCES FRIENDS OF THE HENIKA DISTRICT LIBRARY AS 2018 CHAMBER CHARITY RECIPIENTS

WAYLAND CHAMBER ANNOUNCES FRIENDS OF THE HENIKA DISTRICT LIBRARY AS 2018 CHAMBER CHARITY RECIPIENTS The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce have proudly announced that Friends of the Henika District Library of Wayland have been selected as the recipient of this year’s Charity of Choice. The chamber is honored to annually select one charity to raise awareness and funds for at various events throughout the year including, but not limited to, the Annual Chamber Business Expo and the Annual Chamber Golf Outing. The Friends of the Henika District Library goal is to support and help the Henika District Library serve the Wayland Community by providing volunteers, fundraising, and book sales. They are a non-profit volunteer group, comprised of people who know that our library is essential to the educational and cultural well-being of our community. They focus their interest in the library and work to help add the extras that tax dollars don’t cover– the resources for special programming, building maintenance and improvements, and support for the annual summer reading program. They aim to make the library a continuing cornerstone in our community and to provide opportunities for everyone in our community to engage in the joys of life-long learning. Friends of the Henika District Library Member Melanie Suk stated, “We are honored to be chosen as the Charity of Choice for 2018 by the Wayland Chamber.  We are excited for all the good that we can do for the library and the community with this opportunity.” In order to be selected as the charity recipient, interested organizations must complete an application process that includes describing their mission, goals, and objectives. The Chamber Board of Directors reviews the applications and takes a vote to determine which charity to adopt for the year. For additional information on the Friends of the Henika District Library, please view their Facebook page @friendsofhenikalibrary or email them at friendsofhenika@gmail.com.  For additional information on chamber or chamber benefits, please contact Denise Behm, Chamber Executive Director, at denise@waylandchamber.org or 269.792.9246. ### For more information please contact Denise Behm, Chamber Executive Director, at denise@waylandchamber.org or...

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Ribbon Cutting Celebration Held for From The Ground Up Management

On March 19th, the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for From The Ground Up Management located at 3710 Division Street in Wayland.  From The Ground Up Management LLC. is a Lawn Care, Landscape, and Snow Plow company with many years of experience in the Lawn Care/Landscape/Snowplow industry. From The Ground Up Management does everything (snow plowing in the winter, lawn care, lawn maintenance, landscape projects, and property maintenance). Owners Gavin and Morgan Klaver were excited to greet guests, answer questions and cut the ribbon. Plaques were presented by Mayor Tim Bala and MI State Representative Steve Johnson. The Klavers are looking forward to their new location where they can grow their business in an industry that they truly love. For additional information on From The Ground Up, please view their Facebook page or call them at...

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