Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Newsletter 
January 31, 2018

Williamston Chamber Announces First Fridays
Beginning Friday, March 2 

Calling All Artists!
Register Today to Be a Part of the 
2018 Williamston Fine Arts and Grub Crawl!
Deadline is March 1

Williamston Chamber to Offer Cash Scholarship to 
Williamston High School Senior

The Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce will be awarding a $500 cash scholarship to a member of the 2017-2018 Williamston High School graduating class.  To be considered eligible for the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship:

A) Student must be a member of the 2017-2018 Williamston High School graduating class
B) Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
C) Student must submit this application with a completed essay based on the Essay Topic
by  March 31, 2018 to  michelle.r.eichler@gmail.com
Elizabeth Williams Dance Studio 

Now Through February 25

Good TODAY, January 31 ONLY 
Williamston Biggby - 725 W. Grand River

Adult Watercolor Classes Offered at Keller's Plaza

#215 Keller's Plaza, 107 S. Putnam St. (next to Fireworks Glass Gallery), downtown Williamston

February/March Adult Watercolor Classes
Artist/Instructor: Anita Saviko
Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery
Registration: Through Feb 10. 2018

Serious Beginner's Watercolors (level 1) 
Friday Mornings 10:00a-12:00pm 
March 2, 9, 16 & 23
6 Weeks - $120.00. Adults 16 +.
Self-help books and on-line art tutorials not working? This class is the "next step" in learning basic watercolor techniques with a live working artist/instructor. References, sketches, written instructions, in-class demonstrations and gentle critique when asked. The class is a positive fun way to learn in a relaxed atmosphere. Supply list provided upon request.  

Serious Beginner's Watercolors (level 2/3)
Thursday afternoons 1:00-3:00pm
March 1, 8, 15 & 22.
6 weeks - $120.00  Adults 16 +
(Some previous painting experience any media helpful. This is not a Basic Beginners or Serious Beginner's level 1 class.)
Spring in Watercolors, What could be more fun on a dreary afternoon? This class has a spring theme while learning about color mixing and texture techniques.  References, sketches, written instructions, in-class demonstrations, and gentle critique and individual discussion upon request. More fun with Watercolor!  Supply list provided upon request.  

Go to  www.michiganlighthouseartgallery.com  classes for details or call Anita at 517-256-8335 with questions and to register.
All watercolor classes are held in the Upstairs Commons Area of Keller's Plaza. Not handicap accessible, but a helping hand available going up/down stairs. Free parking on streets and city parking lots.


VALENTINE'S DAY is just around the corner!!

Vivee's is ready for Valentine's Day and would LOVE to help you with your flowers, chocolate and gift needs!!  

Stop in today or give us a call.

We have Williamston Wicks candles, hand-made clutch purses, flasks & openers for the guys,delicious candies, jewelry & more.  


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.



Most pension plans are extinct. 
Do you work for a company that provides those benefits? 

If you do, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. It is extremely expensive for companies to offer such benefits to their employees and those who can't usually feel pretty bad. It is not that they don't want to it, it is just that they cannot afford it and still pay salaries and keep the lights on.
If you like your career and are in that situation then you need to get going on self-funding your retirement. Give us a call, make (and keep an appointment) and move forward into the real world of "saving for YOUR retirement". It is the best investment in your future that you will make. 

Call us today 517-655-7879

If you're looking for options for your retirement give us a call, we can help you get the answers you're looking for and create a plan for your retirement!!  

Williamston Masonic Lodge Breakfast 
THIS Sunday

The Williamston Masonic Lodge will hold its next Family Style Farm Breakfast on
Sunday, Feb. 4 
8 am - noon.  

Additional dates this season are:  March 4 and April 8  

Williamston Area Senior Center
P.O. Box 343    
201 School Street   Williamston

February Events
Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:00 pm at the Williamston Theatre a fund raiser for the Williamston Area Senior Center.  "The Last Man in Merrinsville", Tickets $15.00, including the show and light refreshment at the afterglow immediately following at the Red Cedar Grill (cash bar).   For tickets, contact Susan Cockerill 51-881-9861 or Karen Bollman 517-290-1317 or John Roy Castillo at the Center. 
Senior Citizen Potluck - come join us at the Williamston Area Senior Center Monday, February 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  Please bring a dish or desert to pass and a nonperishable item that we will donate to the food bank.  If you forget to bring a dish to share that is OK just bring your check book for a donation to the Center. 
Free Basic Computer Class for Seniors - Thanks for a grant from the Capital Area Community Foundation we will be conducting two free computer classes in February for seniors.  The first one will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and the second one will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  During both these sessions we will conduct an open computer activity in which you can bring your I-pads, lap tops, phones and we will provide assistance on their use. 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Valentines Day Lunch sponsored by Dr. Robert Watts, DDS.   Entertainment, Root Beer Floats, Fish Luncheon and lots of good will.
Monday, February 19, 2018, Sing Along with Dewey Longuski from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Williamston Area Senior Center.  No registration, no fee, just the magical music of Dewey. 
Movies at the Williamston Senior Center - Grandparents and parents bring your grand kids or children to the screening of a family comedy "The Secret Life of Pets." This event will be held on, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center.  Free popcorn and pop will be provided for any one 12 years and younger or anyone over 60 years. 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm the Senior Center will be showing " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel.  Open to all Seniors. 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 have your blood pressure checked by the Willows of Okemos.  On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 the County Register of Deeds, Derrick Quinney will be making a presentation on Real Estate Planning.  The following presentation will be held at 12:30 pm at the Senior Center; Beating the Winter Blues by Heart to Heart Hospice on Tuesday, February 6, 2018; Home Care by Brookdale Meridian on Wednesday, February 7, 2018; Elder Abuse by the Tri-County Office on Aging on Thursday, February 15, 2018; and Senior Safety by Chief Yanz from NIESA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 
Free coffee for all seniors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
EUCHRE - Wednesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group -  meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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 kick start your fitness goals.

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

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


The Wedding Gallery


Stop in to The Wedding Gallery for all your bridal needs.   
We're open Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. with appointments for other days. Just call us!  

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
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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  

How About Some Free Marketing? 

We publish this weekly newsletter to let people throughout the area know about the great products and and services offered by our Williamston Chamber Members.  It's distributed to more than a thousand people. These announcements are FREE to our membership, but only a small percentage take advantage.  

If you have news about your business, sales you'd like to promote, limited time offers or new product lines - send it to info@williamston.org.