Boyne Area Chamber Duck Race Sell Out Year

The Boyne Area Chamber Duck Race was a sell out for 2021!! The event would not be possible without the help and partners of the following:

Lynda's Real Estate- Duck Central
Marty Moody- Ticket Sponsor
BC Blaze- Duck Duty & Clean-Up
BC Fire Department- Duck Dumping
ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS & Those that purchased tickets.

The ducks will return in 2022!!

18th Annual Boyne Thunder this weekend – July 9 & 10th

The 18th Annual Boyne Thunder will be taking place this weekend throughout downtown Boyne City & beyond! Don’t miss the Street Show/Stroll the Streets Friday evening from 6-9:30 p.m. to get an up close look at participating boats. Then, Saturday morning, watch the boats as they take off from the Boyne City Marina at approx. 10 a.m. They will do a parade lap between approximately 10:15 & 10:45 before heading across the lake. For the full Spectator Schedule of Events, including times, route, recommended viewing locations & more, visit:
Boyne Chamber of Commerce Announces Candidate Forum

The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a City Commission Candidates Forum at 6:00p.m. Thursday, July 22nd in the Commission Chambers of Boyne City Hall.

There are three City Commission seats up for election in November. Seven individuals were successfully nominated to run for election. With having more than six candidates, the City will hold a primary election on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The nominees who will be on the primary ballot (listed in alphabetical order) are as follows:
Ronald J. Grunch
George Robert Lasater
Marty Moody
Timothy James Nemecek
Sally L. Page
Joseph Schlegel
Dean Ross Solomon

The general election, which will decide the three candidates who will serve, is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Each seat is a four year term

SUBMIT A QUESTION - If you would like to submit a question to by asked at the forum, email your question to . All questions will be asked of all candidates.

The Boyne Valley Lions Club had a great induction ceremony officiated by our own Lion Jill Drury (now Vice District Governor). A huge thank you to departing King Lion James Richman. The Club appreciates your fearless leadership over the past year, even though a pandemic. The gavel has now been passed to our new King Lion Kimberly Akin who will take the club to the next level. Thank you Lion James and good luck to our new leader Lion Kim.
The Club only inducted the new officers, but two new Lions as well. Welcome to our club Sue Barenholtz, and Julie Hasse! Our club is looking forward to more community service for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
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In a unique cross-Atlantic online event, the Twin Boyne Valleys in America and Ireland unveiled plaques commemorating their partnership on the 4th of July. Click the link below to see the entire program, which lasted nearly two hours, including music and videos promoting both communities and remarks from officials in both communities.
Pirate Festival Parade Volunteers Needed

10:00 AM

The Sweaty Yeti 5K is half road-race, half trail-race. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. This event is held in honor of Christie Barber Galvin and Kellie Barber. All proceeds go to the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Boyne District Library is conducting a survey to assess how better to serve our community. Completing it will enter you for weekly prize bundle drawings and a grand prize drawing of $50 to Lake Street Market at the end of summer. It is very brief, and participation is open to everyone regardless of whether they have a library membership or not. 
For thirteen years, Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake has brought together paddlers and lovers of the outdoors to share in a fun and unique event that not only showcases the beautiful lake that Camp Daggett calls home, but also helps support a worthy cause. In their 13th year Camp invites participants to join the kayaking team, and take part in this great event with the goal of raising dollars to support the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC) and its student programs. Please consider supporting this great event, or joining in the fun to paddle around the pristine waters of Walloon Lake on July 17, 2021.
This is a non-competitive one-day event with two routes; one will be a more difficult route starting at 8:00 a.m. and the other will be an easier route that will start at 9:00 a.m. Both teams will start out at Bear Cove Marina and both will end their paddle at the McMurray’s on Indian Garden Road for dinner and a celebration.
The cost to participate in this event is a minimum of $50.00. Kayakers may get support from family, friends, and co-workers to raise dollars to support the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC). Kayakers can dedicate their pledge/fees to a specific school district, school of their choice or organization serving children and youth. Pledging to a kayaker can easily be done online. For those who wish to donate online, support a particular kayaker or purchase a commemorative dock flag, go to  To support a particular kayaker, select the dollar amount, and then locate the name of the team member. Select Add to Cart and then follow Pay Pal instructions.
If you prefer, you may call Camp Daggett with a credit card by calling 231-347-9742 or checks can be written to Camp Daggett and mailed to 03001 Church Road, Petoskey, MI 49770.
For more information go to the Camp Daggett Website:
Choose Your Wheels for the 2021 Pedal, Pig, & Pint Bike Tour
Mark your calendars for the third annual Pedal, Pig, and Pint Bike Tour, Sunday August 1, 2021, in Boyne City, Michigan. Riders of all ages and levels are welcome to enjoy this self-paced bike touring event accessible to all ages and riding abilities.
NEW THIS YEAR - Raven Hill Discovery Center and the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) are collaborating to bring you the opportunity to Choose Your Wheels. Enjoy beautiful miles of wooded mountain bike trails or a scenic paved route around Lake Charlevoix, while supporting two exceptional non-profit organizations striving to enhance outdoor experiences in the area. Stiggs Brewing Company in Boyne City has generously offered to support this event with a Pig Roast, Pint and festive atmosphere for relaxing after the ride.
All riders start at Veterans Memorial Park in Boyne City and finish with a celebratory lunch at Stiggs Brewing Company.
Road cyclists can opt for a scenic, paved trail between Boyne City and Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, or the 42 mile tour along the north shore of Lake Charlevoix to the Lake Michigan shoreline trail. Then on to the Ironton Ferry and back to Boyne City along the south shore of Lake Charlevoix. 
Trail riders can choose from a network of beginner to advanced riding trails at Boyne School Forest Trails or the Avalanche Multi-Use Trails. Advanced mountain bike cyclists might challenge themselves by combining both trails and the distance between them. 
“This is the only combined mountain and road bike event in the region,” explained TOMMBA spokesman Mike Labadie. “Whatever your choice of wheels, it will be a beautiful ride, and a great way to explore the area and support two great organizations.” 
Register online at or at Veterans Memorial Park, 319 N. Lake St. in Boyne City, beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Registration includes an event bike shirt, lunch and a pint at Stiggs, a free admission pass to Raven Hill Discovery and acknowledgement for your support of these two amazing non-profit organizations. $50.00 for an individual, $100 for families (up to five related family members), and $25 for a child (under 15) accompanied by an adults. Wrist bands will be distributed at registration and are required for Lunch and a pint at Stiggs Brewing Company, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City.
Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association is dedicated to creating, enhancing, and preserving great trail experiences in Northern Michigan. All proceeds go to maintaining and building top quality trails for riders of all levels. Visit to learn more about TOMMBA and explore the many TOMMBA built mountain biking trails you might like to explore.
Raven Hill Discovery Center provides hands-on experiences through programs, exhibits, and facilities that connect science, history and the arts for all ages. Located on 175 acres in East Jordan, Raven Hill expands time from prehistory, to modern, to future and from our world to beyond the universe. Raven Hill challenges minds of all ages through experiences that expand the brain and link thoughtful ideas. Raven Hill is looking for your ideas connecting cycling to art, science, and history. If you have a historical fact, story, artistic effort, or scientific facts you would like to share about bicycling, please contact Cheri Leach at Raven Hill to share your idea (231)536-3369, or email Raven Hill is developing a bicycling display at the museum to align with this year’s Pedal, Pig, & Pint event! 
If you have additional questions concerning the ride, contact Holly Sasso (517) 231-3341 or Michael Labadie (616) 304-5758.    

Celebrating a collaboration between Evangeline Township, City of Boyne City, Charlevoix County and Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association with a joint Charlevoix County Recreation Grant to construct a driveway and parking lot on City-owned property in Evangeline Township. TOMMBA has raised funds for a professionally built trail to connect the property to the current Boyne Forest Trail System, which will be completed in July. Donations for trailbuilding may be directed to:
The “green loop” is being constructed now. The other loops will be constructed in the future.
Local Business Updates
LYNDA'S REAL ESTATE - Lawn at Lynda's 2021 Friday Night Music Schedule
7/9/2021 The Never Never Band Boyne Thunder
7/16/2021 The Loper's
7/23/2021 Full Moon Jam Band
7/30/2021 Lou Thumser
8/6/2021 The Never Never Band
8/13/2021 The Loper's
8/20/2021 The Two Beats
8/27/2021 Jeff Meads
9/3/2021 Full Circle

BC TAPROOM - Music - every Thursday and Saturday from 7-10pm

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday -Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday  11am- 10pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

THE BROOK - Click Here for July Newsletter

With over 88,000 square feet of slides, rides, rivers, geysers, waterfalls, pools, hot tubs, and of course Michigan's FIRST surf simulator - the Rip Zone, Avalanche Bay is truly where adventure lives!
Did You Know?! You can get a Season Pass with family OR friends! Four people splash for four months for only $500! That means a Season Pass pays for itself in less than 3 visits!
Get Yours Now

BELLA VITA - Now Open for the 2021 season.
Seven nights/week with dinner service beginning at 5:00PM. Click Here for daily specials!

NORTHERN COMMUNITY MEDIATION - Click Here for July Newsletter.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANTIQUE FLYWHEELERS - Check out our new website! Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club Save the date July 22-25!!

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - The Petoskey Alumni Steel Drum Band will be playing this Thursday, July 8th from 6:30PM-9:00PM. We will be offering our regular food menu as well as grilling out all beef hotdogs served with chips. Highly recommend bringing your own lawn chair as we run out of seating very quickly!

Our long awaited tree house is open. Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine in the trees!

Entertainment Schedule for July
Friday 7/9 - Sean Bilby from 4:00PM-7:30PM
Saturday 7/10 - Michelle Chenard from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Friday 7/16 - Chris Calleja from 4:00PM-7:30PM
Saturday 7/17 - Chase and Allie from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Friday 7/23 - Michelle Chenard from 4:00PM-7:30PM
Saturday 7/24 - Tyler Parkins from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Friday 7/30 - Jellyrolls Blues Band from 4:00PM-7:30PM
Saturday 7/31 - The Real Ingredients from 2:00PM-6:00PM.

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Announces 2021 Schedule
For a complete schedule CLICK HERE

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - We offer the traditional Episcopal Church service every Sunday at 10:00am.
We have removed our attendance limit, so bring the friends and family. Come as you are: shorts and t-shirts are fine with us.
Our on-line service is also offered 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: Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne. Church of the Nativity is located at 209 E. Main Street.

GENISIS CHURCH OF BOYNE CITY - is now meeting on Sundays at the American legion, 302 south lake street. Service is at 11:00am.
Get ready to grab your Boyne Area 4-H Soccer jersey, cleats, shin guards, soccer ball and water bottle and head to the soccer fields. Attached you will find the fall Boyne Area 4-H soccer informational flyer and registration form. Remember that youth must be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2022 to participate and be sure to put your child grade that they will be in this fall on their registration form. You can sign up any time at the MSU Extension office in Boyne City Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm in Boyne City Hall. Registration is open now until August 13th to avoid the $20.00 late fee. 
If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Matela (Boyne Area 4-H Soccer Program Manager) at 231-340-0995 or OR the MSU Extension office at 231-582-6232. Can’t wait to see you on the field!
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 - City Clerk/Treasurer Position
Boyne City, a progressive, stable, award winning, full-service Northwestern Michigan waterfront community of 3,735 year-round with large seasonal increases seeks qualified, outgoing person to administer and execute all financial, record keeping, election, human resources and cemetery matters. Demonstrated financial, budgeting, bookkeeping, recordkeeping and related creative problem solving, public relations, communication, organizational and supervisory skills desired. Oversees 3 employees. Current employee retiring after 35+ years. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. Submit resume, letter of interest, salary history and requirements with 3 references to: Michael Cain, City Manager, by Monday, August 10, 2020. EOE 

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - Main Street Executive Director
Boyne City’s nationally award-winning Michigan Main Street/DDA Program is seeking an experienced leader to build on its success by taking our volunteer-driven organization to the next level. Founded in 2003, this vibrant and far reaching program seeks leader to match. Thriving, quality four-season waterfront community and energetic district with a well-known reputation for leadership, creativity and progress. Stable, cohesive board, community and funding. Searching for an entrepreneurial leader with diplomatic and effective people, management, marketing, economic development, and communication skills who can develop and accomplish goals while having fun and managing multiple priorities and perspectives. Can do attitude required!
Previous Main Street, DDA, and economic development experience a plus. Comprehensive wage (DOQ) and benefit package. Send cover letter, resume, wage history and 3 references to Boyne City Main Street Program c/o Michael Cain at Open until filled. EOE

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - Passenger Transit and Delivery service available, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm. 

Federal mandatory mask order continues for airplanes, buses, public transit systems, and rail systems
June 28, 2021 -- As State of Michigan emergency orders were lifted on June 22, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds everyone to continue to mask up on airplanes, trains, public transit, and intercity vehicles, including vans and buses, in compliance with the federal face mask requirement issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and an order issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The federal requirements remain in effect through Sept. 13; the CDC order also requires people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the virus to continue to wear a mask in public transportation facilities.
The federal requirements were implemented after President Joe Biden's Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, "to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely."
Science-based measures are critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Mask-wearing is one of several proven life-saving measures, including getting the vaccine, physical distancing, appropriate ventilation, and timely testing, that can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Requiring masks protect America's transportation workers and passengers, helps control the transmission of COVID-19, and aids in reopening America's economy.
Various transportation providers fall under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the TSA. More COVID-19 information has been posted on their respective websites for further guidance:
 Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit

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. Call 582-6900 to arrange for rides and/or deliveries.  Open to all Charlevoix County residents and visitors with no age or income eligibility requirements. 

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - We are please to announce that CCT will be providing service to the Music at the Pavilion on Wednesday evenings for Boyne City area residents.  Please reserve a ride no later than 5pm on Tuesday’s; same day requests will be honored if seating is available. To reserve a ride, please call 231.582.6900; normal fares apply to this event.
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Boyne City Schools now offering, Free breakfast and lunch to all 18 and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program.
When: June 21st to August 20th - Monday- Thursday
Where: Back of Boyne City High School
Time: 10:00 am to 12pm pick up brunch bags
No Meal pick up on Fridays
Friday's meals go home on Thursday with that meal kit.

BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - This summer, we will continue our Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Meals Program at Boyne Falls Public School. Chef Nathan will be serving meals Monday-Thursday w/ breakfast served from 8:30-9 AM and lunch served from 11:30-1 PM. Meals are FREE for all children 18 and under and $5 for adults. Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Children and families from other districts are also welcome. See the flyer for dates that we will be open. We hope to see you there!

Meals Update
  • We are now again providing a hot, in person, dine in meal by $3 donation for anyone 60 years and older.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home bound clients by $3 donation for anyone 60 years and older.
  • We are providing Hot Take Out meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week for anyone 60 years and older. – NO Reservations needed! 😊

July In Person Activities
Please call your Site Coordinator for more information.
  • Boyne – Call Loretta for more info at 231-582-6682
  • Charlevoix - Call Vikki for more info at 231-547-3844
  • East Jordan - Call Brenda for more info at 231-536-7831
  • Beaver Island – Call Lonnie for more info at 231-448-2124
We have reopened all of the Senior Centers fully on July 1, 2021 with some temporary changes in how meals will be presented to seniors dining in for the summer until we can get all of our kitchens staffed and running fully. Welcome back seniors!
The current MDHHS guidelines means no mask for anyone, no social distancing, no capacity limits. 
July 1, 2021 Meals & Activities for the Charlevoix Senior Center will take place at the Northside Building at 13513 Division Street, Charlevoix.
Please print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, follow us on Instagram “Charlevoixcountycoa” and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website at www.charlevoixcounty/Commission_on_Aging .
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging also has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce…Stop in and pick up our 3 new information cards and share them with your friends and family. It’s covers just some of the things you never knew the COA and Senior Centers did!
We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - is hoping that area businesses would be willing to complete a brief survey gauging interest in an internship program with NCMC. Click HERE to access the survey!
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 These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Various Positions at LexaMar Details
Various Positions at Friske Farm Market Details
Various Positions at Boyne City Taproom Details
Maintenance Positions at Bay Area Management DetailsS
Caregiver at Pineview Cottage Details
General Laborer at Bulmann Dock and Lift Details
Various Summer Seasonal Workers at The City of Boyne City Details
Various Positions at Castle Farms Details
Various Positions at The Brook Retirement Community Details
Various Positions at Boyne City Public Schools Details
Various Positions at Char-Em ISD Details
Various Positions at Boyne Watersports Details
Various Positions- at Great Lakes Energy 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:

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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