December Newsletter. Season’s Greetings!
2 Dec 2019
December, that time of year when storefronts are festooned with holiday decorations, and another year is reaching its close.
WEDC Annual Meeting
The Wall Economic Development Corporation held their fourth Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th. WEDC board president and Mayor Marty Huether gave the State of the City and WEDC president’s report. Marty discussed how to be successful as a community and suggested that we have to have good growth in order to be able to succeed in the long run.
WEDC Executive Director Liliya Stone also gave her report where she talked about the role and importance of Economic Development in the community and why Economic Development is important. Liliya Stone highlighted some of the major projects WEDC worked on and successfully executed throughout the year.
Mary Williams presented the Business Retention and Expansion or Creation Award to the C9 Enterprises (Wall Meat Processing, Red Rock Restaurant) for the most job creation and capital investment.
Marty Huether presented the Placemaking Award to Creative Community Concepts for making our community a better place to live, work and play by initiating placemaking activities in our community for people of all ages.
Liliya Stone presented a Friend of Economic Development to Cheyenne McGriff for helping, supporting and encouraging Economic Development along the way.
The WEDC board of directors voted for two new 2019/2020 board members for . Mary Williams and Dani Herring’s terms have expired, but they have decided to run for another three-year term. No other petitions were turned in for those vacancies on the board. Mary Williams and Dani Herring will remain on the board for another term.
The WEDC board of directors voted for Officers positions as well. As a result Mary Williams was elected as President, Marty Huether – vice-president and Dani Herring as secretary/treasurer.
West River Dance Company
The seasonal dance classes for the kids have been available in Wall this fall. West River Dance Company’s students have been working hard on their dance technique, which was showcased during the performance on November 15th. Continue to be on the lookout for the West River Dance Company throughout the community next year.
Festival of Trees
On November 22nd the Second Annual Festival of Trees was held. It was sponsored by the First Interstate Greater Wall Area Fund and hosted by the First Interstate Bank. The bank was transformed into a warm, festive holiday haven. It was a successful event on many levels starting with businesses, organizations and individuals who decorated the trees and wreaths, to attendance during the event and the generous support during the auction at the end of the evening. Money raised during the auction for the First Interstate Wall Great Fund will go towards funding projects for our wonderful community of Wall.
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On April 20-24,2020 this initiative will provide 10th grade students in South Dakota an opportunity to explore their career interest and be matched with work experience provided by employers.
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Wall Economic Development Corporation always welcomes local businesses and individuals to become investors/members of WEDC to help our community to grow.
The goal of Wall Economic Development is to improve the quality of life of residents in Wall.
If you are interested to become a WEDC member, please contact Liliya Stone at 605-279-2658 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Wreath Class
Date: December 3rd
Time: please, call at 605-279-1115
Place: 4th Ave Floral
Parade of Lights and Chili Feed
Date: December 5th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Wall Main St. and Wall Community Center
Date: December 11th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Wall Drug Store, 509 Main St.
Christmas Centerpiece Class
Date: December 17th
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 4th Ave Floral
Ken’s Refrigeration & Heating 50th Anniversary
Date: December 14th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Wall Community Center
Thank you to our members for believing in our organization and supporting us.
From all of us at Economic Development, we’d like to wish you — our investors, members, partners, community project leaders, volunteers and organizations who support our work – our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year.
Sincerely, Liliya Stone
Executive Director of WEDC