Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Newsletter 
January 10, 2018

2018 - New Leadership, 
New Opportunities

It's a new year and season of change at your Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce. We have so much planned for our members and community in the next year, but first wanted to share some news about the Chamber and its board of directors.

First, I am sad to say that I have reluctantly resigned as Executive Director of the Williamston Chamber due to unforeseen circumstances with my business that has forced me to leave Williamston and move back to the Detroit area.  This was certainly not in the cards when I took this job over last year and I'm going to miss the many wonderful people I've met in my short time in town. Serving as Executive Director was not a job but a labor of love for a community that I quickly adopted and will continue to be part of.  For the foreseeable future I will still handle the weekly newsletter, website and social media for the Chamber, but we are passing the management of the organization on to two very capable sets of hands.  

First, Tammy Scott, a long time board member and a community fixture, will handle the day-to-day as our new Executive Director. As always, you can reach her through the Chamber email address at info@williamston.org.  Secondly, Bruce Weber who local residents see on a regular basis as the Store Director of D&W Fresh Market, will assume the role of Board Chair.  I am excited and confident these changes will ensure that the Chamber will not miss a beat and continue to grow on what was accomplished in 2017.
There are a lot of changes ahead as well for our events and mixers.  First, we will be moving our Chamber Mixers to some new times to make it easier for our local businesses and members to attend. First, will be an evening event in February at the Depot featuring some great advice and insight on how to safeguard your business from internet viruses and predators. More information coming soon.  In March, our mixers will move to mornings at 7:30 with free coffee and donuts and an opportunity for you to share what's going on with your business. 


Stop by Vivee's for Flowers, Chocolates, Gifts,
Candles & more!!
Williamston Wicks candles, Mud Pie décor, dishes & pillows, flasks & openers,  hand-made clutches, gifts for pet lovers, delicious candies, jewelry & more. 
A winter arrangement is a perfect way to make someone feel special!  Give us a call.    


Vivee's can do arrangements for any occasion!  Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Congratulations, In Memory, New Baby and more.  Stop in or call and talk with us. 

We are located next to the Sun Theatre at 142 W. Grand River Ave. in the purple building.


304 River Edge Now Renting

Situated on the banks of the Red Cedar River in the heart of downtown Williamston MI, 304 River Edge Apartments, a brand new development, offers three floors of large high end 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. We also offer commercial rental space. Designed with environmentally friendly aspects in mind, 304 River Edge is situated within walking distance of all of Williamston's restaurants, entertainment, attractions and conveniences. 

Contact our office today for your home or retail needs. We are proud to call Williamston home, and look forward to helping you do so as well. 
517-272-2900 X605

Be the best YOU you can be!!   


Join the Williamston Barbell Club!  Our members have 24/7 access to work out so it doesn't matter what your schedule is like.  The gym is staffed on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 3pm-7pm if you would like to look around.  We're ready to assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals.

HIIT classes!  Join Alexa Boyce - every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 AM OR 6:15 AM for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)  No pre-registration required / $10.00 drop in fee!  It's a perfect class to keep that summer body into fall or to kick start your fitness goals.

ZUMBA is here!!  

**ZUMBA is here!!  We're so excited to announce that we are now offering a ZUMBA class.  Get your friends together and join in on this 
fun way to exercise.
Only $6 a class!!  (Sign up for 5 classes and get one free!)
Call for a spot 517-996-6050 (leave a message) or drop in.

Looking for a personal trainer?  Stop by and talk with Nate!
He's at the WBC on Tues., Thurs. & Fri. from 3pm - 7pm to answer questions.

Call Today -  517-996-6050

Williamston Area Senior Center
P.O. Box 343    201 School Street   Williamston, Michigan 48895    517-655-5173
January Events  
Free Basic Computer Class for Seniors - Thanks for a grant from the Capital Area Community Foundation our next free computer classes in January for seniors will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon were we will conduct an open computer session in which you can bring your I-pads, lap tops, phones and we will provide assistance on their use.

Monday, January 15, 2018
, Sing Along with Dewey Longuski from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Williamston Area Senior Center.  No registration, no fee, just the magical music of Dewey.  You may have heard him play around town with his band, the Red Cedar River Boys.
Movies at the Williamston Senior Center - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm the Senior Center will be showing "The Court Jester" with Danny Kaye. Free Popcorn.  Open to all Seniors.
Other January Activities at the Senior Center - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm Commissioner Randy Schafer will provide an update on Senior Issues that are before the County Commission and on Tuesday, January 18, 2018 there will be a presentation from Habitat for Humanity at 12:30 pm.
On any January Wednesday at the Senior Center join us for the following activities:
EUCHRE - 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group - meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


The Wedding Gallery


Stop in to The Wedding Gallery for all your bridal needs.   
We're open Thursday & Friday from 11am - 6pm and Saturday 1pm-5pm.

The Wedding Gallery has everything you'll need to create the perfect wedding look.

Stop in and check out this gorgeous lace LaSposa gown!

Designer Gowns from LaSposa, Eden Bridal, Jasmine, Moonlight, 
DaVinci, Mori Lee and more.
~Mother of the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids, Prom & Formal Dresses, veils & accessories.

101 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston
"Like" us on facebook and follow us on twitter, instagram & pinterest!

Mark Your Roots
115 W. Grand River Ave, Suite B
Williamston, MI 48895

January Class Schedule

Chart Your Course
Beginning your family history journey
Saturday       January 13, 2018       2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
X Marks the Spot
Using maps and land records to enhance your family history
Wednesday      January 17, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Facts of Life
Tracking down birth, death, and marriage records
Wednesday       January 24, 2018     6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Maiden Name Treasure Hunt
Tips for expanding the female lines on your family tree
Monday       January 29, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


What is your Financial Strategy for 2018? Have you taken the time to fill out a plan? Take the leap into the new year by getting in touch with us at 517-655-7879. We'll send you a blank Financial Strategy Form for 2018 that will help give you an idea of what your goals are and how to get to the finish line.

Call  517-655-7879

Office Space For Rent

151 E Grand River(store front)
Approx. 500 sq. ft.
$675 Monthly Rent
$600 deposit
Landlord pays water and trash
Free WIFI available

Please Contact 517-913-4399
Williamston Schools Foundation News

The Williamston Schools Foundation will draw three lucky winners for its annual Education Wins! Raffle on Feb. 23, 2018, during the last home basketball game vs. Portland. Tickets are $50 each with prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Tickets are available from WSF Trustees (see  www.williamstonschoolsfoudnation.org for a list) and at home basketball games beginning in late December. All raffle proceeds directly fund teacher grants that enhance education at Williamston Community Schools.
The foundation is also looking for a new treasurer to help us enrich the quality of the educational experience for the children of WCS. The WSF board meets quarterly at the Central Office. Interested candidates please contact Amanda Frattarelli, WSF Coordinator, at  wsf@williamstonschoolsfoundation.org  or 517.655.7513