news December 2011

December 9, 2011
  In observance of the holidays, the OTCA office will be closed from December 24 through December 31.  If there is anything that any of us can help with, please feel free to email oldtown@oldtownmainstreet.org
December 9, 2011
OTCA is currently seeking interested candidates for the OTCA Board of Directors 2012. A minimum of 3 positions will be available. For additional information on Board Member responsibilities and requirements please contact current Board President Don McNabb at don.mcnabb@triterra.us  or by phone at 517.853.2150
December 9, 2011
Each year dedicated Old Town volunteers and board members  strive to create the most vibrant community for businesses and residents alike.  Though many of the services that our organization provides is geared toward the betterment of the community as a whole, a handful of the most visible services is set aside for members of the organization.  
December 9, 2011
Are you stumped on what to get the last person on your holiday gift list? Old Town houses a wide variety of stores that offer perfect gifts for all interests.  Check out a few of the many different shops and boutiques just waiting to round out your holiday shopping list:  
December 9, 2011
This year for the first time Cravings Popcorn and Soda Shop will be offering an Old Town Holiday Tin. This tin is a fundraiser for the Old Town Commercial Association. Owner, Chad Jordan developed the idea to share his love of popcorn with his love of Old Town to create a truly unique gift for any Lansing local. Each tin will consists of Cravings Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Original Caramel and Butterrum. In addition each tin will include two VIP passes to an OTCA festival of choice (Festival of the Moon, Festival of the Sun or Old Town Oktoberfest).  
December 9, 2011
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing created the SmArts workshops in response to member needs and as part of the strategy for the Cultural Economic Development Plan for Greater Lansing's Urban Center.  Providing educational and networking opportunities for the creative workforce in Greater Lansing are an important part of the Arts Council's mission to "lead, advocate for, and advance arts and culture in the capital region."   
December 9, 2011
Favorites Café opened just a little over a year ago on November 12, 2010. Owner Kim Robertson is happy to say she loves being in Old Town. "I fell in love with the location and the building. It was just perfect," said Robertson. Her husband John actually had the original dream of opening a business.  After Kim saw the space and the community she knew her café would come alive. Being in business for one year, Kim is happy to say the restaurant is doing well and enjoys serving her family recipes.  
December 9, 2011
Redhead Design Studio is proud to announce they have won four 2011 MarCom Awards. The MarCom Awards are an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Over 6,000 pieces were entered from the United States, Canada and several other countries. The MarCom Awards is the largest award program of it’s kind in the world. Redhead’s awards included:Platinum Award—Trend in Emerging Talent Report (for Capital Area Michigan Works!)