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SouthKent.org 3rd Friday Exchange Luncheons

SouthKent.org 3rd Friday Exchange Luncheons

From: http://www.southkent.org/

Jan 21, 11:30 am at Carrabba's!

Great Networking over lunch. Can't get away from your busy calendar to do any networking? Pencil this event in on the 3rd Friday of every month. WKACC Members pay $15 for great networking and a delicious lunch. Non-member guests or visitors are welcome to register for only $21.00. 

NEW IN 2011: There will be a “Rolling Drawing” held at the January session. All members will be entered automatically, but the member MUST be present to win. Each month, the first attending member’s name to be drawn from the membership roster will win, with up to 10 names drawn at each event. Each month that no winner is selected, the pot grows by an additional $25 up to a $200 maximum cash pot. Membership has many advantages. Contact 616-531-5990 for more information.

Michigan Film Festival Holds Wrap Party

The Michigan Film Festival is holding a Wrap Party at the facilities of Wyoming's WKTV on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 7 -11 p.m. Hosted by local actor Arlie Hammons, organizers hope to thank everyone who planned and volunteered for the MFF, and build momentum for the coming year. Individuals interested in volunteering for 2011's festival is invited to attend.

WKTV's production studios are located at 5261 Clyde Park Avenue SW, Wyoming. Click here to learn more about the festival.

Because light appetizers and drinks will be available, please register through the facebook event page.



2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids



GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign


WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Wyoming Celebrates the Holidays with Annual Tree Lighting

Wyoming, MI, Monday, Nov. 29 – The City of Wyoming and The Salvation Army are hosting their annual Christmas tree lighting event on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. for the community. The tree lighting will take place behind City Hall, located at 1155 28th Street SW.

Wyoming community members are invited to participate in the festivities, which will include: holiday music provided by the Salvation Brass Band, complementary cookies and hot chocolate and an opportunity to visit with Santa Clause. There is no charge to attend the event.

“We are excited to partner with The Salvation Army on this fun, family event once again,” said Barbara VanDuren, deputy city manager. “It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the holidays as a community, and has been a Wyoming tradition for over 20 years.

Local hardware store to host "Jewelry as Hardware" open house

Wyoming, MI - Godwin Hardware & Plumbing is hosting its "Jewelry as Hardware” open house on Saturday, November 13th. Their website described the event as a, "make-and-take workshop where you'll learn how to create fun jewelry from inexpensive items found in the hardware store."

With over 175 people signed up as of this morning, organizers have been quite surprised by the events popularity.

"I'm overwhelmed and overjoyed that the community is as excited as we are - and now the guys don't think we're crazy." said workshop leader and service associate Julie Londo.

Demonstrations are at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 and 2:00. There is no charge for the event itself but you'll have to pay for any items you use.

Please RSVP by calling (616)243-3131.

Additional information and photos can be found on their Facebook page.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited.

The church is located at 4201 Burlingame SW. Visit http://www.holytrinity-wels.net/ for additional information.

Downtown Development Authority consultant to review cities Market Impact and Strategies Report

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

Where can we expect future development and investment to be made in the retail sector, specifically in the City of Wyoming, but also in reflection of the Grand Rapids metro area? What is the impact of emerging markets like the Byron Town Center and East Grand Rapids Gaslight Village? You are invited to hear from the City of Wyoming’s Downtown Development Authority’s consultant first hand as Sharon Woods of LandUSA reviews in detail the commissioned market impact and strategies report to the Wyoming City Council. Join us at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, at the Wyoming City Hall to hear first hand how this information may be used to re-craft area business development initiatives and community design.