Wyoming Kentwood Chamber http://www.southkent.org Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:31:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://www.southkent.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/wkacc-favicon.png Wyoming Kentwood Chamber http://www.southkent.org 32 32 113176676 3rd Fridays – March, 2017 http://www.southkent.org/3rd-fridays-march-2017/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:33:11 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1770 The post 3rd Fridays – March, 2017 appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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When: March 17, 2017

Where: Dave & Busters, Grand Rapids, MI

What: 3rd Fridays, March 2017

3rd Fridays at Wyoming / Kentwood Chamber

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3rd Fridays – January, 2017 http://www.southkent.org/3rd-fridays-january-2017/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:47:47 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1724 The post 3rd Fridays – January, 2017 appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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Event Details

When: January 20, 2017

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Rapids, MI

What: 3rd Fridays, January 2017

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3rd Fridays – November, 2016 http://www.southkent.org/3rd-fridays-november-2016/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:16:57 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1562 The post 3rd Fridays – November, 2016 appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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When: November 18, 2016

Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel, Kentwood, MI

What: 3rd Fridays, November 2016

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Every 3rd Friday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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3rd Fridays – October, 2016 http://www.southkent.org/3rd-fridays-october-2016/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:41:43 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1544 The post 3rd Fridays – October, 2016 appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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When: October 21, 2016

Where: Craig’s Cruisers, Wyoming, MI

What: 3rd Fridays, October 2016

3rd Fridays at Wyoming / Kentwood Chamber

Every 3rd Friday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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October Member Spotlight http://www.southkent.org/october-member-spotlight/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:54:54 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1521 The post October Member Spotlight appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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Expo Story http://www.southkent.org/expo-story/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:53:25 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1515 Community organizations come together for first South Kent Expo

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September Member Spotlight http://www.southkent.org/september-member-spotlight/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:13:02 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1456 The post September Member Spotlight appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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Metro Cruise Press Release http://www.southkent.org/metro-cruise-press-release/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:25:14 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1431                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This Friday & Saturday August 26th & 27th will be the 12th Annual 28th St. Metro Cruise. One of the features of this years Metro Cruise is Pete Chapouris, owner of SO-CAL Speed Shop in California. Pete has built many Hot Rods and high performance vehicles from the ground up. Pete […]

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                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This Friday & Saturday August 26th & 27th will be the 12th Annual 28th St. Metro Cruise.
One of the features of this years Metro Cruise is Pete Chapouris, owner of SO-CAL Speed Shop in California. Pete has built many Hot Rods and high performance vehicles from the ground up. Pete will sign autographs and answer questions at Rogers Plaza both Friday & Saturday.
The very popular Pin Up Girl Contest will happen on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Ten ladies vying for Miss Metro Cruise at Rogers Plaza.
WKTV’s Dream Wheels live TV show will take place at Pal’s Diner in Cascade and Rogers Plaza in Wyoming on Saturday, starts at 6:00. Lots of unique collector cars.
Over 40 Vendor Booths are at Rogers Plaza along with some of the most beautiful classic cars in West Michigan. Live music Friday and Saturday.
The hours for the 28th St. Metro Cruise are Friday 4:00-10:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm.
For more information go to 28thstreetmetrocruise.com.

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GRBJ http://www.southkent.org/grbj/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:05:33 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1425 Metro Cruise ready to rev up its economic engine 12th annual event could draw millions in spending to 28th Street corridor. Michigan has always been the car industry state, and perhaps no West Michigan event shows that off better than the annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. The cruise, hosted by the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of […]

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Metro Cruise ready to rev up its economic engine

12th annual event could draw millions in spending to 28th Street corridor.

Michigan has always been the car industry state, and perhaps no West Michigan event shows that off better than the annual 28th Street Metro Cruise.

The cruise, hosted by the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce, is prepping for its 12th year as a citywide event Aug. 26-27. Free to attend, it brings thousands of car professionals and enthusiasts together on 28th Street in Wyoming to bask in the beauty of thousands of colorful hot rods, low riders, muscle cars, performance cars, classics, antiques, even motorcycles.

And according to a survey the city did on the event, it’s economically profitable for the area, said Bob O’Callaghan, president and CEO of the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce,

“About $3.3 million was spent on the 28th Street corridor that weekend three years ago. I’m assuming, like everything else, it’s gone up. We’re going to do another survey next year,” he said.

“It did shock me (that the number of dollars) was so high, and that’s awesome. But we have to look at the fact that there’s 15 miles of 28thStreet, and the corridor runs from Grandville to Cascade. That’s a lot of money, and that’s why the event was started: to bring awareness to 28thStreet.”

The survey, in which Grand Valley State University students interviewed about 1,000 people, also revealed that the event has grown from about 85,000 attendees in its first year to more than 250,000 on average in recent years, O’Callaghan said. Between 15,000 and 16,000 vehicles participate each year, he said.

O’Callaghan said about 90 percent of attendees come from within about a 25-minute drive, although some come from the east side of the state and even out of state.

Leading up to the event, a preliminary Pin Up Girl Contest and car show took place July 9 at the American Legion in Wyoming, attended by about 500 people. The final contest will be held 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Rogers Plaza, 972 28th St. SW, Wyoming.

The area chamber started the Metro Cruise to help bring business to 28th Street after M-6 opened on the south end of Grand Rapids and the RiverTown Crossings Mall opened in Grandville.

But now, the city of Wyoming is on the rebound.

“I see it a lot like what Kentwood is experiencing right now. Kentwood has a lot of industrial. I see that in Wyoming,” O’Callaghan said. “If we get a couple of those things to fall (in place), I think in five years it’s going to be a great place to live and work. With things falling to our favor, Wyoming is right where it was before.”

Those couple of things O’Callaghan wants to see fall into place are the selling of the former Klingman’s Department Store space in Rogers Plaza and the development of the massive former General Motors facility at 300 36th St. SW, Wyoming.

“Klingman’s has a bid on it right now; they’re going through options right now. That should go another three, four months if it’s going to happen. If not, they have to start from square one,” he said. “The General Motors one might take longer. When that went down, that was a huge blow to the Wyoming area. The Classic Chevrolet dealer, Studio 28 and General Motors all closed within three months of each other in 2009.”

“The attitude then was ‘We’re doomed.’ The city of Wyoming has done a great job of keeping everybody’s attitude (lifted.) If those two things fall (in place) in Wyoming, it’ll be good for the tax base but also for interest in the area.”

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3rd Fridays – August, 2016 http://www.southkent.org/3rd-fridays-august-2016/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:11:39 +0000 http://www.southkent.org/?p=1417 The post 3rd Fridays – August, 2016 appeared first on Wyoming Kentwood Chamber.

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Event Details

When: August 19, 2016

Where: Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI

What: 3rd Fridays, August 2016

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