The Ripple Effect

“The hardest part about starting a Main Street program is convincing the community that they deserve more.” 

– Brittney Hoszkiw, Michigan Main Street Center

What is the Ripple Effect? 

The Wayne Ripple Effect Mission Statement
Wayne Main Street, formerly known as the Wayne Ripple Effect, a Michigan Main Street program, is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. We are a positive force working with our community, business and property owners to preserve, enhance, and promote our history downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy.

Board Meeting Packets:

Wayne Main Street Board Packet – August 2014

Financial Reports:

July Summary Financial Reports


Historic downtown Wayne is a gathering place for families, neighbors and visitors to enjoy hometown hospitality and Wayne Pride through family activities and cultural events.

Our downtown is a safe, inviting and walkable destination that connects the Rouge River and Parks with the surrounding neighborhoods. We proudly preserve and utilize our historic buildings.

Downtown Wayne is a business-friendly destination for residents and visitors to experience our unique and vibrant entertainment and business district, including the State Wayne Theater.

Close-knit and engaged citizens of all ages come together to volunteer, socialize and positively impact our community using creativity and imagination.

2014 Ripple Effect Board

President Cindy Schofield
Vice President Pat Rice
Treasurer Cindee McClure
Secretary  open

Director Bill Copland
Director Patt Hartford, promotions committee co-chair
Director Merle Baum, design committee chair
Director Beverly Campbell, promotions committee co-chair

Core Volunteers: 

Alfred Brock, Wayne Resident
Bernadette Brock, Resident
Christine Easley, Resident
Al Damitio, Wayne City Council
Kim Harris, Resident
Jim Hawley, Wayne City Council
Jim Henley,Wayne City Council
Skip Monit, Wayne City Council 

Mike Mueller, Strength & Spirit
Vicky O’Neil, Victoria’s Tea Salon
Anna Petrou, Dairy Queen
John Rhaesa, The Wayne Dispatch
Susan Rowe, Wayne City Council
Jessi Shaffer, Resident & Business owner (Warriors 3 Comics & Games)

Email us at:

Downtown Wayne Facebook Page Wayne Pride News The Ripple Effect Find us on Facebook

Read about the Wayne Ripple Effect on Metro Mode:

Metro Mode Wayne Ripple Effect Article

In 2014, Wayne was chosen to become a Select Level Michigan Main Street Community so that we can utilize their proven methods for downtown revitalization.

This volunteer group welcomes any and all volunteers with only one simple request… bring a positive attitude.  As Winston Churchill once said, “For myself I am an optimist- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

Get involved and truly make a difference in your community.

Let’s make a difference….. TOGETHER!

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