Chamber Announces Bob and Anna Mae Tanner as 2018 Parade Grand Marshals

Chamber Announces Bob and Anna Mae Tanner as 2018 Parade Grand Marshals   The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announce Bob and Anna Mae Tanner of Wayland have been selected as the Grand Marshals of the 2018 Chamber Christmas Parade. “The Chamber of Commerce is honored to annually select the Grand Marshals to lead the 40th Annual Chamber Christmas Parade started in 1978. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner are longtime residents of Wayland and true pillars in our community. We couldn’t be more excited to have the Tanners as our grand marshals,” stated Denise Behm, Chamber Executive Director. The Tanners are best known for their humble servanthood attitude and willingness to helping others whether it is at their church, for city events, helping shovel a driveway, pick up groceries, or help with yard clean up. Their journey as Mr. & Mrs. Tanner began in 1960 when they were married at Dorr Christian Reformed Church.   A lifelong resident of Wayland, Bob was born in Wayland just blocks from his current home he and Anna Mae have shared for the past 54 years. Bob and Anna Mae are well known and respected community members volunteering with the area food pantry and at the voting polls. They have been members of Wayland Christian Reformed Church since 1964 where both have served in many volunteer roles. Bob has performed janitorial duties, served as a deacon, an elder and a cadet leader. Anna Mae served as a Gems leader for 19 years. Bob and Anna Mae both worked for Harding’s Market in Wayland.  Anna Mae worked there for ten years and Bob retired after working 28 years and now works for Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services. Bob has also volunteered at various chamber events including the annual golf outing. The Tanners have raised four children in Wayland and currently are proud grandparents of twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. It is our sincere honor to have this year’s Grand Marshals as Bob and Anna Mae Tanner.  Please look for Mr. & Mrs. Tanner leading our Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8th at 11:00am in downtown...

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NEW Members Welcomed!

NEW Members Welcomed! Virgils Blends, Gilson Appraisal, Shine On Sales, Young Living – Naomi Stirdivant, All Services Remodeling LLC, Centershot Gun Range For additional information on these, or any member, please view our online member directory at...

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Multi Chamber After Hours – Another Huge Success

The Gun Lake Casino welcomed the West Michigan Chamber Network for 5th Annual Multi-Chamber “Business After Hours” event on Thursday, July 19th. The event, drawing 120 attendees, consisted of chambers from Wayland Area, Byron Center, Allegan Area, Otsego-Plainwell, Coopersville, Caledonia Area, Cutlerville-Gaines, Wyoming-Kentwood, and Grandville-Jenison. Chamber members enjoyed networking within the Stage 131 while enjoying an array of appetizers and refreshments. Live music was performed by Jake Stevens who played acoustic guitar. A drawing for two gift certificates were won by Tom Duisterhof and Ashley Pool. The event, organized by Wayland Area Chamber Executive Director Denise Behm with Gun Lake Casino Community Relations Director Jeff Sorensen, proved to be a huge success when it was started five years ago as it gives members an opportunity to network with others from various...

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5 Lakes Brewery & VFW Post #7581 Announce August 26th Golf Outing

The 2nd Annual Wayland VFW Post 7581 & 5 Lakes Brewery have openings remaining for their Annual Golf Outing.  The outing is scheduled for 11:00am on Sunday, August 26th  at Yankee Springs Golf Course. All are welcome to attend this great event that supports our Veterans. The outing includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. Golfers will have an opportunity to win prizes while on the course at various golf hole contests. The outing is a four-person scramble and costs $60 per person/$240 per team (must have a full team to sign up). Event sponsorships are also available including a hole/tee sponsor for $50 each.  For additional information on registering a team, or becoming a sponsor, please contact 5 Lakes Brewery at info@5lakesbrewing.com or call Rick Lameyer at...

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Expo Registrations Now Taking Place!

Vendor Registrations are now taking place for the chamber’s 14th Annual Business Expo.  The event will happen on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Wayland Union Middle School, 701 Wildcat Drive in Wayland.  The purpose of the Expo is to highlight area businesses, products and services available in the Wayland and immediate surrounding area, while offering some fantastic entertainment and educational opportunities for visitors. Vendors can enjoy networking with community members as well as other businesses during the vendor networking breakfast. For additional information on becoming a vendor, please contact Chamber Executive Director Denise Behm at denise@waylandchamber.org or...

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