Committee Announces Plans for 2021 4th of July Festival

Boyne City 4th of July Committee is excited to announce planning has commenced for the 2021 Boyne City 4th of July Festival, July 3-4 in Boyne City, Michigan.


Currently, the Festival intends to have the following in-person events with possibly more to be announced:
46th Annual Nancy Adams Art & Craft Fair, July 3-4
45th Annual Independence Day Run, July 4
GRAND PARADE, July 4
Music in the Park, July 4
Commemorative Raft Race, July 4
32nd Annual Boyne Area Chamber Duck Race, July 4
FIREWORKS Over Lake Charlevoix, July 4
All events will be held according to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations at the time of the Festival. Understanding information about safety protocols changes weekly, specific event details will be made on an individual basis and posted on social media and our website. Be sure to check often as we approach closer to the Festival. We look forward to safely gathering with our community to celebrate our country's independence and the "Best 4th in the North!"

SAVE THE DATE Chamber "Swing Fling" Golf Outing

Kick off the golfing season in Northern Michigan onFriday, May 21st. Shotgun start at 5:30pm with the Boyne Area Chamber at Ye Nyne Olde Holles!

18 teams of 4 will enjoy 9 holes with cart along with a picnic dinner.
$50 per player with proceeds going back into the Boyne area community.
Current health and safety guidelines will be followed

Registration opening soon watch Facebook for details.

Sponsorships Available
Contact the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or info@boynechamber.com
Still Time To Advertise In Boyne Area Chamber Member Directory & Visitor Guide

Want your business information delivered in 15,000 printed copies and 140,000 digital views? We still have room in our 21-22 guide! Even in a pandemic, we distributed everyone of last year's guides!! Contact charshaltz@harborhouse.com today.
PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The Boyne Area Chamber produces this FREE summer concert series on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The 2021 summer series will take place in the Pavilion at Veterans Park .

Our first concert will take place on Wednesday, June 16th with the Full Moon Jam Band. Concerts will run through August 25th.

Would you like to promote your business and host a concert? To check out the Sponsorship Opportunities CLICK HERE. Contact Lisa at 231-582-6222 or lisa@boynechamber.com for more information.
Boyne Chamber of Commerce Announces 2021 Events

The Boyne Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce upcoming 2021 events. Although events may look different from previous years, our hope is that we will be able to safely host some fun summer experiences. We will closely watch as restrictions and guidelines as they change, and be mindful of all state and federal mandates in relation to Covid-19 for all our events.

WINE & DINE- May 14th The Mushroom Festival WINE & DINE dinner will be held Friday, May 14 at the Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake. Enjoy scenic views as you experience morel inspired creations paired with wines. 
Tickets are $60 per person, which includes five morel-infused hors d'oeuvres, five wine tastings, tax and gratuity. 
Registration will open early April once safety procedures are determined.

SWING FLING- May 21st A Golf Scramble held at Ye Nyne Old Holes Golf Club. Enjoy round of golf, raffles, prizes, and dinner. Details, sponsorship opportunities, & registration coming in mid-April.

PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS June 16th - August 25th (formerly Evenings at the Gazebo) Every Wednesday night enjoy music from 6:30-8pm at the Pavilion in Veterans Park.

ANNUAL DUCK RACE- July 4th Our Annual July 4th Duck Race. Buy a duck ticket for a chance to win cash prizes. Watch as 1200 ducks race down the river to the finish line.

3rd ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING- September Held at Boyne Mountain resort. Enjoy an afternoon of golf, prizes, raffles and a dinner to end the day. Details on registration, sponsorships, and registration coming soon.
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
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Now, more than ever, the Boyne Area Chamber is working to provide resources, share information, and meet the needs of our members.

For more information on joining the chamber or member benefits, call us at 231-582-6222 or email info@boynechamber.com
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at info@boynechamber.com
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

B.A.C. Gallery
Barden Lumber
BC Tap Room
Bingham Well Drilling
Boyne City Motel
Boyne City PirateFest
Boyne Country Heating Cooling & Plumbing
Boyne District Library
Camp Quality Michigan
Challenge Mountain Resale Store
Dodson Group Payment Solutions
Edward Jones - Ruth Skop
Eyes on Main
Harbor House Publishers
Hoenicke PC
Hubble Insurance
Kilwins Boyne City
Kiwanis Club of Boyne City
Lakeside Farm
North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate
Northwest Garage Door
Park View Family Dentistry
Ralph Gillett, CPA
Robert Banner Law
Schraw & Associates
SPUDS Boyne
State Farm Insurance - Mark Patrick
Synergy Electric
The Farley Calendar Company and Promo Products Co.
Timber North Vacation Management
Wilmot Electric

The Boyne Tough Add-On Option. It is an optional one-time $100 add-on to your membership renewal. Your additional contribution will allow the Chamber to retain ALL memberships and continue to adhere to our mission of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Boyne Area. 
Boyne City Main Street 2021 Events Update
 
Boyne City Main Street is pleased to announce the intent to hold the following Main Street events for the Summer 2021 season:
 
Boyne City Farmers Market
Buff Up Boyne – Saturday, May 1
Back to the Bricks – Sunday, June 6 (one-time special event, more details to come)
Stroll the Streets – Friday evenings, June 11 – September 3
Boyne Thunder – Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10
Food Truck Rally – Thursday, July 15
Harvest Festival – Saturday, September 25
 
All events will be held according to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations at the time of the event. Understanding that information about safety protocols changes weekly, specific event details will be made on an individual event basis and posted on social media, in the newsletter, and on our website www.boynecitymainstreet.com Be sure to check those often as we get closer to event dates. We look forward to safely gathering with our community again.
2021 Stroll The Streets Sponsorships Available

We are really looking forward to the return of events and gathering with our community again in a safe manner! As we begin what can only be an outstanding 2021, it is time to start planning the 18th year of Stroll the Streets. The first Stroll the Streets will be June 11 and will run every Friday evening through September 3, 2021.

Stroll the Streets is one of Boyne City Main Street’s signature events for our community – enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. Stroll the Streets is the perfect opportunity to display the friendly and welcoming community that is Boyne City. The positive image this event creates is invaluable to us all and impossible to put a price tag on.

Thousands of people visit downtown Boyne City during the thirteen Friday evenings throughout the season to dine at our many restaurants, shop in our stores, enjoy ice cream, dream about a second home – and come back the next day, next week, or next year to do it again.

While it is difficult to understand the direct impact to each of us, just doing simple math tells a great story. What if 1000 people spent an average of $20 every Friday night for thirteen weeks and just 5% was at your business? That is $13,000 in sales.

In 2019, more than 75 bands were hired throughout the season with an investment of $16,000 to entertain the crowds.

That success is because of you! Your contribution makes Stroll the Streets possible. We thank you for your past support, and we hope we can count on you to help again this summer. With your investment in Stroll the Streets you are supporting a great event, and we will recognize your support to the thousands of people visiting our businesses and strolling our streets. Please review the attached information to see how you can support Stroll the Streets.

CLICK HERE for 2021 Sponsorship Form

For planning purposes, we are asking you to let us know your level of support by May 3, 2021 by returning the enclosed sponsorship form. Payment is not due until July 1, 2021.

Thank You. Boyne City Main Street 231-582-9009
Karen Guzniczak Stroll the Streets Coordinator 231-675-2698
NETWORKS NORTHWEST...
Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at a Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event Wednesday, April 21. The online event will include nearly 30 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Virtual Hiring Event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and participants can register in advance to learn about each employer’s job openings. There is no charge to participate in the hiring event and registration provides access to all the employer’s online booths.
Registration and a list of participating employers are available at, nwm.org/VirtualHiring
Boyne City Main Street Façade Grant Applications Now Available

Up to $20,000 to be invested into rehabilitation and improvement of downtown facades
Applications for Boyne City Main Street’s 2021 façade grant program are now available. The façade grant program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown.
“We look forward to continuing our work with building and business owners in the downtown with programs like the façade grants that result in long-term investment,” Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director, said.

To begin the process, interested property owners or tenants must review the Façade Grant Program Guidelines on the Main Street website HERE and meet with the representatives from Boyne City Main Street to discuss the scope of the project. An application must then be submitted by noon on April 29. After a competitive review process by the Design Committee and Boyne City Main Street Board a decision will be made to which projects receive funding. For every dollar awarded the applicant must spend an equal amount. Individual grant amounts will be up to 50 percent of a project’s cost. A total of $20,000 is available for the 2021-22 cycle.
Funds are provided by Boyne City Main Street with dollars raised through Boyne Thunder. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year. Eligible items under the façade program include, but may not be limited to: removal of siding that was used to cover original building materials, exterior brick or wall surface repair, pointing of brick/mortar joint repair, window and/or door replacement/repair, any architectural details in need of repair and/or replacement. Ineligible expenses include paint, signage, awnings and work that has already been completed.
The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
For more information about Boyne City Main Street and the façade grant program or to schedule your meeting with Main Street representatives, visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com or email mainstreet@boynecity.com.
Boyne City Taproom Youth Employment Scholarship Program

Are you looking for a new, or even your first, Summer job? With flexible hours, competitive wages and a great leadership team our restaurant is eager to meet you!
And as a bonus - Join our Team with the opportunity to earn a $2,000 Scholarship!
Eligible: Local Students 14-19 years old 
We have the perfect program for you! Join our team at Boyne City Taproom and while making great money every Summer, work your way towards a scholarship bonus!
So here’s the deal! 
Work a minimum of 480 hours between May 1 – September 30, 2021 = $250 Scholarship
Work a second year, minimum of 480 hours 2022 = $500 Scholarship
Work a third year, minimum of 480 hours in 2023 = $1000 Scholarship
OR
After three Summer seasons of employment, rather than taking the yearly scholarship bonuses, receive a $2,000 lump-sum payout at the end of your third Summer, 2023 ,and get an additional $250 bonus.    
This is a great opportunity to work in a fun, safe and fast paced restaurant environment. Positions will vary based on age and years worked, so that you get varying experience to bolster your resume.  

Contact: Aaron Hagen, Director of Restaurant Operations, at 231.459.4487 ext. 5
City of Boyne City Commission Election- Petitions Due April 20th
 
2021 City Commission Election(s): Three City Commission seats are open for election / re-election in the November 2021 election. (If more than six (6) valid petitions are received, the City will hold a primary election in August.)
Petition forms may be obtained at City Hall from Jessica Puroll, Deputy City Clerk by calling 231-582-0341. Completed forms must be filed with the City Clerk's office no later than April 20, 2021 by 4 p.m.
Visit our website for additional information and filing details.
Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan hosts two events in April

An Online Auction raises dollars to support vital services for adult and child survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.  April 8-18, browse and bid virtually on wonderful items donated by generous local businesses and individuals, such as art, dining, home décor and fitness; online at www.biddingowl.com/WRCNM. For more information, call WRCNM, at (231) 347-0067.
The Great American Lie film will be available to stream from April 14- 23, with virtual panel discussion 6pm, April 22. The documentary exposes economic immobility and social inequality in the U.S., viewed through the lens of gender. To sign up/learn more, visit www.wrcnm.org and click on The Great American Lie link or contact Megan King at mking@wrcnm.org.

Our Mission:
The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end we will engage and encourage our community to work with us toward those goals.
Charlevoix Area Humane Society announces HomeAgain Resale Store Seeking Donations

As you may have heard or read by now, then Charlevoix Area Humane Society is soon to open a new “Upscale” resale store in Boyne City called HomeAgain!
The intent of this store is to create a stable and consistent revenue source to support the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. It is such a challenge in planning, organizing and running event fundraisers, applying for competitive grants and endlessly soliciting donations all on a gamble that the possible return on time and investment will be fruitful. We believe a resale store of this niche could very well relieve some of the pressure in raising funds to meet our annual goals in saving lives and finding loving homes for animals in need.
We are now actively accepting donated goods and services to stock our HomeAgain store for our grand opening at 118 Water Street, downtown Boyne City (across the street from Red Mesa)
We are accepting like new items, home accessories, art work, pottery, new store items, furniture, like new vintage and designer clothing, collectables and antiques, jewelry…. Our shelter store will be a unique experience for any shopper, hopefully a destination place to find special items at a fair price, all for a great cause.
Please call the shelter at 231-582-6774 or Scott MacKenzie 231-420-0903 to make arrangements for picking up donations, or to drop them off at the store or shelter.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society
Grants for Environment, Land Use, and Recreation Awarded


The Community Foundation, through its first grant cycle of 2021, is responding to many requests from nonprofit partners in the areas of environment, land use, and recreation. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded to nonprofits who will work on clean energy initiatives, shoreline stabilization and invasive species management, addressing stormwater runoff, planting trees, and more.

Students in the East Jordan Middle/High School volunteer and leadership program, called the Shoe Club, will be moving forward with their project to install a solar array at the EJ Middle/High School. They plan to install the array this spring and summer and it will improve energy efficiency at the school as well as provide opportunities for students to continue to learn about solar energy. Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is a partner with EJPS and will be developing the solar curriculum to go along with this solar array, as well as for other schools as they begin to embrace solar energy in the future.

The Charlevoix Antrim Kalkaska Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, better known as Antrim Conservation District’s CAKE CISMA, will develop a tool lending library at the Charlevoix Conservation District so that landowners can learn more about managing invasive species on their own land. Additionally, CAKE CISMA will be working on shore stabilization and revitalization at Bennett Creek, a tributary to the Jordan River. Hayes Township will also be working on shore stabilization and other improvements as they create a schematic design for Camp Seagull.

Challenge Mountain and the Charlevoix Area Community Pool will both be working on repairing drainage issues, standing water, and stormwater runoff at their respective parking lots. Cleaning up road runoff is important environmental protection for groundwater and for keeping lakes and rivers clean. Another way to keep ecosystems in balance is to plant trees, which is the plan for Charlevoix Public Schools’ “Roots for Rayders” program. Kindergarten students and high school seniors will team up to plant trees, with lots of environmental education along the way.

In total, $86,136 in grants have been awarded through the 2021 Environment & Land Use grant cycle. Visit c3f.org for a complete list of grants. A portion of the grant funds were produced by a fund that is being invested in a socially responsible way. By investing these dollars in environment, social, and governance investments (ESG), the fund will continue to grow, while also supporting and being supported by income from socially responsible companies.

A charitable organization dedicated to improving and enriching life in the area, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation accepts gifts from individuals, families, businesses and civic groups and manages them as permanent endowments. While a portion of the funds are utilized to support grantmaking, the principal of the endowment continues to grow, providing ongoing charitable capital to benefit Charlevoix County’s residents—now and in the future.

The next grant cycle is called Community Priorities. Applications are now being accepted. This cycle will focus on requests from eligible nonprofit partners for county-wide projects, arts and culture, veterans, health and wellness, and substance abuse projects or programs, and the organizations that make this work possible. In 2021, requests for general support are being accepted in all grant cycles. Applications are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Community Foundation welcomes inquiries about applying for grants anytime at acousens@c3f.org.
US-131 Rebuilding in Boyne Falls Starts April 12
 
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $4.7 million to rebuild nearly 1.3 miles of US-131 from Cherry Hill Road to north of Thumb Lake Road in Boyne Falls. This project includes building new sidewalks, storm sewer, culverts, and curb and gutter.
 
For project details and a map, visit Mi Drive.
 
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
This work will require several different local detour routes as work proceeds:
- During work on the US-131 northbound lane between Main Street and Thumb Lake Road, northbound traffic will detour on Main Street, Railroad Street, and Thumb Lake Road.
- During work on the US-131 southbound lane south of M-75, southbound traffic will detour on M-75 and Boyne Mountain Road.
- During work on M-75, traffic will detour on Boyne Mountain Road to US-131.
- During work on Thumb Lake Road, traffic will detour on Springbrook Road and Skop Road.
 
SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project includes new signs, pavement markings, and guardrail.
 
Covid-19 Vaccines Available to Charlevoix County Homebound Residents

The Health Department and EMS services in Charlevoix County have begun offering Covid-19 vaccinations to the homebound population in Charlevoix County. This service is intended only for individuals unable to travel to an established vaccine location—the Office of Emergency Management schedules appointments for home visits. The Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccination shots will be given during these visits. Please note that EMS paramedics will not show up at your residence in an ambulance but another fully equipped vehicle.  Paramedics will be prepared to provide medical service immediately in the rare event of an adverse reaction to the shot. They would dispatch an ambulance only if one is needed for transporting a patient to the hospital. Persons who are homebound or otherwise unable to travel but want a vaccine are encouraged to contact Emergency Management at 231-541-4461 (Sheriff’s Dept Office Line) to schedule an appointment. 
April 7, 2021 Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Update

16 or older? Now it’s your turn for the vaccine!

If you’re wondering if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and you’re 16 and older, the answer is YES! And the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is urging you to register now for a vaccination clinic near you.

“We have now entered a new phase where if you’re 16 and older and wondering if it’s your turn to register, the answer is a resounding yes!” said Lisa Peacock, Health Officer. “We have almost immediate openings in many of our clinics and are asking anyone 16 and older who’s interested in getting their COVID-19 vaccination to visit our website and register. In many cases, you can get an appointment within a day or two, or in other cases it may be 7-10 days out,” Peacock said. “We look forward to seeing you at one of our clinics very soon!”

The health department hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinics weekly in all four counties in its jurisdiction of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. To see where a clinic is being held near your home or worksite and to pre-register, visit www.nwhealth.org.

Since December 2020, when COVID-19 vaccination clinics began, the health department has administered 34,088 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

As of April 4, the health department’s vaccination status is as follows: •
Number of vaccine doses administered last week (March 29 – April 4): 3,230 doses.
Number of vaccine doses allocated for this week: 3,649 doses.
Percent of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego county residents who have received at least one dose of a vaccine: 45.1%.
Percent of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego county residents 65 and older who have received their first or initial dose: 72.4%.
For additional vaccine administration data, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. The health department’s vaccine dashboard is updated weekly on Tuesdays.

Today, April 7, 92 new cases were reported:
Antrim (15), Charlevoix (20), Emmet (40), and Otsego (17) counties.
As of 4 p.m. today, the health department is reporting:
Total COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim (1,285), Charlevoix (1,270), Emmet (1,866), and Otsego (1,810).
Recovered COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim (977), Charlevoix (1,036), Emmet (1,461), and Otsego (1,172)

A list of organizations offering the vaccine in the health department’s four-county jurisdiction is available by Clicking Here

Get the facts before you make your decision. What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines, myths and facts: CLICK HERE
Local Business Updates
LAVENDER HILL FARM - The Series 2021 Lineup Announced! Mark your calendars. The Series at Lavender Hill Farm is back with amazing bands ready for a fresh new season to begin! Ticket release date information coming soon!
Visit our website for more information about this season's performers.
6/26 | The Rough & Tumble
7/10 | Cousin Curtiss
7/17 | Morgan Myles
7/31 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
8/7 | Gaines & Wagoner
8/14 | Stella!
9/4 | Horton Creek Bluegrass

RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER -Click HERE to view Raven Hill's weekly updated. Don’t forget—only two weeks until we re-open, IF state pandemic guidelines allow! Visitors will be asked to mask and socially distance inside and out. Visitor numbers and time spent indoors will both be limited, with other visitors being a given return time for indoor exploration. Check the website for the latest updates. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 231.675.6025.

LAKE STREET PUB - Open Daily 11am-8pm Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 2pm-5pm 1/2 off appetizers and $1.00 off drafts. All tables, including our outdoor “Pub Pods” will be on a first come, first served basis. (231) 497-6031

HOTEL WALLOON
Military & First Responders
To honor and thank all Military Personnel and First Responders for their service, Hotel Walloon is offering these special guests to stay one night and receive the second night free, compliments of the Hotel. Offer is available for the entire month of March. https://hotelwalloon.com/special-offers/
Teacher’s April Getaway to Walloon
At Hotel Walloon AAA/AARP Members receive 10% off our best available rate from Labor Day to Memorial Day. https://hotelwalloon.com/special-offers/
Stay In Michigan
Have the adventure of a lifetime in your own backyard! Rediscover what makes Michigan so special with this unforgettable getaway to the hidden oasis of Walloon Lake. At Hotel Walloon, Michigan Residents receive 20% off our best available rate from May 14 – June 13, 2021. https://hotelwalloon.com/special-offers/
 
BARREL BACK RESTAURANT
Monday: Sean Bielby (live music) and All You Can Eat Tempura Fired Shrimp
Tuesday: Phillip McLellan (live music) and Taco Tuesday
Wednesday: Pete Kehoe (live music) and ½ off 1 topping pizzas

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - Church of the Nativity Continues On-Line
Considering the rise in the number of Covid cases in the area, we are continuing with only a support crew in the building for our live-stream. We yearn for the day when we can all gather again, and want to keep everyone safe now so that day will come sooner rather than later.
We celebrate Easter for a week of Sundays, counting Sundays of Easter through May 16. Then on May 23, we celebrate the festival of Pentecost.
We invite you to our service every Sunday at 10:00am, by live-stream on our Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account: just open your internet browser (Google, Edge, Bing, Yahoo, or similar) and enter:   https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalBoyne. Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne.
Chamber Members- Please send us your business updates, specials, entertainment schedules, or any information about your business you would like to share in the newsletter. This is one of your benefits as a chamber member. Help Us Help You!!!
Municipal News

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - Become involved in your community... volunteer as a member for a city board or commission. There are currently openings on the Planning Commission, Parks & Recreation Board, and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
Involvement by our citizens is one of the things that help make Boyne City the special place it is. Currently Boyne City needs people to step up, sit down and serve on several of its Boards and Commissions. You don’t need to be an expert in an area to serve. The most important things needed are a passion for your community, an open mind, some extra time and in most cases being a resident. You bring that and the City will help out with most anything else you need. If there is not an immediate opening on the board(s) or commission(s) you expressed an interest in, the City will hold onto your application until we have openings on one of the groups you selected. Applications are available at the City’s website by clicking on this link: (Volunteer Board Member Application) or at the Boyne City Hall. Come join your neighbors and make a positive difference in this great place we call Boyne City! Please contact Boyne City City Clerk /Treasurer Caroline Kennedy at 582.6597 for more information. You’ll be glad you did!

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - The City will hold a residential rubbish collection program on the above two dates ONLY. SPRING DATE- Saturday, May 22, 2021 and FALL DATE - Saturday, September 18, 2021. This service is for all 3 unit or less residential dwellings in the city. It is not for properties outside the city nor is it for commercial businesses. This program is in addition to, not a replacement of, your existing residential household garbage collection. It is still your responsibility to properly dispose of your garbage separately. 
CLICK HERE for flyer.

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - 2020 Water Quality Report for the City of Boyne City has been released. CLICK HERE to read full report.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - Passenger Transit and Delivery service available, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm. Call 582-6900 to arrange for rides and/or deliveries. Open to all residents of Charlevoix County.
Transit is providing free transportation to anyone with COVID vaccination appointments. Due to seating capacity restrictions, please schedule appointments as soon as you receive your appointment.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING - Click HERE to see all of the updates including meal updates, April activities, and other announcements! ClicHERE to see the March menu calendar!
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - If employers are looking for student-workers we do have a jobs board at the HS. Employers are welcome to drop off a flyer at the HS office and it can be posted. It is that time of year - where kids are just starting to line up summer work if they don't already have something. 
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - Luncheon Lecture Friday, April 16th 12-1:00 pm. Lisa Peacock, MSN, RN, is Health Officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. Her organization is in charge of the complex effort to help our community maintain safe practices and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will give a status report on vaccine distribution, who’s next in line, and what we can expect in the months ahead. Register Here
BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL - Boyne Falls NHS is hosting a Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 20. Please call to make an appointment and help save lives.
HELP WANTED
Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
 
Chamber member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email lisa@boynechamber.com. These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

General Laborer at Bulmann Dock and Lift Details
Various Summer Seasonal Workers at The City of Boyne City Details
Retail Sales Associate at Peninsula Details
Dental Hygienist at Paga Family Dentistry Details
Various Positions at The Brook Retirement Community Details
Various Positions at Boyne City Public Schools Details
Maintenance/Janitorial Position at Challenge Mountain Resale Store Details
Various Positions at Char-Em ISD Details
Various Positions at Barden Lumber Details
Lead Production Technician at North Country Cycle Sport Details
Various Positions at Boyne Watersports Details
Office Manager at Boyne Boat Yard Details
Various Positions- at Great Lakes Energy Details
Various Positions at Self indulgence Salon Details
Various Positions at Boyne Mountain Details
News Briefs
300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419 email: lsehrlich@ledesign.biz.

DOWNTOWN BOYNE CITY, WATER STREET \SPACE FOR LEASE
Downtown retail/office space for lease on highly desired north/sunny side of most visited main street. (Previous Harbor Wear/Boyne Trading Co; two doors down from Red Mesa). Wood floors throughout, high ceilings with original tin, and additional windows along brick river walk. High visibility with ideal front-window presence. Approximately 950 sq ft, plus dedicated bathroom. Call 231-582-9299 for more information or to schedule a site visit.

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE – 800sf - 1,924sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or www.cattdevelopment.com

VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication, click here

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