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
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
Guest Column- Michael Cain, Boyne City Manager

An open letter to the Citizens of Boyne City

The last year has been a challenging one for everyone across our world, our country, our state and our community. We have all had to do things that none of us could have ever expected just a little over a year ago. We have all had to make many difficult decisions, often quickly and without complete or not fully tested information. Things have changed as we have learned more, only to be changed again as newer and more reliable information became available. For better or worse, the rule book for dealing with this pandemic has had to be written as we worked our way through it.

Some people have experienced life altering events. The death or severe illness of a family member or friend. The loss of a job or a business. The disruption of our normal lives as we tried to adjust and cope with a seemingly endless stream of new challenges, requirements and bad news.

Through it all the City of Boyne City has worked to insure the services we provide that are most critical to our citizens, are ones you can rely on when you need them. And they have been. Not only have all of our key functions continued without exception, but we have continued to make progress on new items that further the goals that our community has established.

Although City Hall has been closed to the public at times during the pandemic, the work being done has never stopped. Who knew last March how effective many of us could be working away from ‘work’? That is not always the case for many of our frontline workers. Our Police Officers, Emergency Medical Service providers and Firefighters all work from City Hall but respond to wherever duty calls. Likewise, our Public Works and Water/Wastewater personnel, although based in different buildings, must go to where the work requires them to be. To help keep all of them safer and help protect the critical services they provide, the City has kept City Hall closed to the public. Although the building may be closed, none of the critical work that goes on there has stopped. Whether being done in that building or someplace else the citizens of Boyne City can be confident that the work needed to continue to build a better Boyne has not slowed. New homes and jobs are coming to our community. Roads are being improved and maintained. Parks and recreational resources like trails are being improved. The list goes on and on. From the very early days when we tried new ways to help our businesses and all our citizens interact safely, to this very day Boyne City continues to do what is best for the community as a whole.

Recently, with the reduced age requirements, all City employees who wanted to be vaccinated have been. Most of them have completed getting their shots and are on track to have them become fully effective shortly. As such, the City Office staff will be available ‘by appointment only’ beginning on Monday, April 5th. Regular Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and can be reached by calling 231.582.6597. Police Department office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays and can be reached by calling 231.582.6611.
Assuming there are no further COVID setbacks or conflicting new Federal, State or other guidance City Hall is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday, April 19th at 7:30 a.m.

We all want to get back to ‘normal’, or whatever that might be going forward, as soon as possible. The quickest way that we can all get there together is to get vaccinated, continue to wear a mask in public and follow the other guidance from our healthcare providers. Hopefully, working together, that day will come sooner rather than later.
If at any time you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding anything the City of Boyne City does, or doesn’t do, please feel free to contact me directly at either 231.582.0377 or mcain@boynecity.com. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Michael Cain
City Manager
City of Boyne City
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. We are hopeful the race will happen in the river but may have to resort to plan B.

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.
Boyne City Main Street Seeking Board Member

Boyne City Main Street (City of Boyne City Downtown Development Authority) is seeking applications for one board position. Upon appointment from the City of Boyne City Commission, the partial term would begin immediately. The term ends January 2024. To apply, fill out the Board Member Application and email to Kelsie King-Duff, BCMS Executive Director at mainstreet@boynecity.com by Friday, April 9. 
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
ABOUT FACE & BODY

Sandy is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Practitioner, and has been in practice for 8 years. Her business, About Face and Body offers a variety of massages including Swedish, deep tissue, sports and prenatal. She just recently became certified in Cranial Sacral therapy from the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Sandy also offers in-home massages that are professional and stress free. Along with massage, About Face and Body offers esthetics which include a full range of facials, extractions, waxing (including Brazilians), and peels. Coming soon About Face an Body will be expanding to include ALL ABOUT NAILS which will provide nail services that include Dazzle Dry polish, shellac, and dip. About Face will also be partnering with Joli Co to offer a variety of CBD enhancements in massage, pedicures and manicure.  
231-881-2234 www.aroundaboutfaceandbody.com
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. 
Yardleys discuss plans for Boyne River Inn at Team Boyne

Russell and Rosie Yardley, who are the
presumptive new owners of the Boyne River Inn, told the Team Boyne economic support group this week all about their plans for the iconic local restaurant. They were hoping to open in June, but some construction delays have delayed the opening until September.
Russell is well known to Boyne City residents, working as the head chef for Boyne Country Provisions over the past seven years, and before that for the Tannery and Little Lena’s restaurants. Rosie has worked with her husband from time to time as well, and the
pair plan to bring back “the old BRI,” including the popular all-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry. 
You can hear all their plans in this
video of last Friday’s monthly Team Boyne meeting. The meeting also includes reports from community
leaders including City Manager Mike Cain, Mayor Tom Neidhamer, School Superintendent Pat Little, Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff, County Commissioner Chris Christensen, Boyne Chamber Associate Director Lisa Luebke, Jessica Lovay from the Northern
Lakes Economic Alliance and Steve Bratschie, developer of the new Fox Run manufactured home community.
Team Boyne meets on the third Friday of
every month and is open to the public. If you’d like to attend a future meeting, email committee chairman Jim Baumann at jimbaumann1@gmail.com.
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.
City of Boyne City Seeking Board and Commission Applicants
 
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!
Charlevoix Conservation Tree Sale Deadline April 5th
 
Tree Sale Time is Here! As we near the final weeks to place orders for the Spring Tree Sale, and balance our numbers in hopes of getting enough trees for our participants, here are a few important dates to remember! New this year is a deadline for orders- many districts do this to help with quality control and communication with our vendors prior to packaging your orders.

Order Form Deadline: Monday, April 5th
Register for Pick-Up: April 12th-16th | M-F 9-4pm | 231-582-6193
Tree Sale Pick-Up Weekend: April 23rd-24th | Friday 2-5pm, Saturday 9-noon

Click HERE for catalog and click HERE for order form. Some trees have sold out check with Conservation District for availability prior to placing order 231-582-6193.

Charlevoix Area Humane Society announces HomeAgain Resale Store to open soon!

The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is opening a unique “Upscale” resale retail store titled “HomeAgain” in Charlevoix County, 118 Water Street in downtown Boyne City. This store will be distinctively characteristic in its clientele and donor market, as we are not interested in competing with the current and very worthy cause resale stores in the area.
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s resale store HomeAgain, will be unique in that the inventory will be higher end home accessories, art, collectable items, new and distinctive items not found in other resale stores.
HomeAgain, our Shelter Store will not be a “bargain store” concept, but rather a good deal on great quality items, for a great cause.
We have been considering and working on this concept for a good number of years now, and feel this is the right time~ We are asking you to keep the idea in your thoughts, as you consider tax deductible goods (and services) you can contribute to the cause.
Our objective is to create a consistent and reliable revenue generator to support the mission of the CAHS in saving lives and finding loving homes for animals in need.
We will soon be collecting inventory (like new only) such as decorative home accessories, new store close outs, vintage and designer clothing, art work, collectable Items, home accessories, furniture, some antiques, and more…
Our goal is to create an exciting retail store that is a destination location in discovering something new and unique every time you walk in the door, and also a meaningful place to “Rehome” your special donated goods for a great cause.
Thank you so very much for all your support
Further details to come.
With Gratitude,
Scott MacKenzie, Executive Director, Charlevoix Area Humane Society
Any comments or questions please contact Scott MacKenzie at director@charlevoixhumane.org
A Statewide Housing Plan for Michigan MSHDA is leading the development of Michigan’s first collaborative statewide housing plan.

What is a Statewide Housing Plan (SHP)? Housing is the cornerstone of thriving communities and every person deserves safe, affordable, and quality housing, yet according to the Michigan Statewide Housing Needs Assessment, about 50% of our state’s renters, and 25% of its homeowners pay too much for housing. A Statewide Housing Plan will help identify the causes of this and other housing issues and what must be done to address them equitably, inclusively, and in a way that best leverages all available resources.

How do I get involved?

Take the Survey by CLICKING HERE to ensure good representation from our part of the state!
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. 
March 31, 2021 Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Update

Vaccination Status Update

Since December 2020, when COVID-19 vaccination clinics began, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has administered 30,858 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines
As of March 28, the health department’s vaccination status is as follows:

Number of vaccine doses administered last week (March 22-28): 3,501 doses.
Number of vaccine doses allocated for this week: 3,290 doses.
Percent of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego county residents who have received at least one dose of a vaccine: 41.4%. • Percent of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego county residents 65 and older who have received their first or initial dose: 70.7%.
For additional vaccine administration data, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.
The health department’s vaccine dashboard is updated weekly on Tuesdays.

Lisa Peacock, Health Officer, for the health department’s jurisdiction of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties, noted that appointments are being scheduled across the region for individuals 16 and older. To sign up for vaccination at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan:
Visit www.nwhealth.org.
On the main page, click on the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration link for all priority groups to complete the pre-registration form.
An automatic email or text will confirm your submission.
As appointments become available, a text message or an email will be sent to you with information about how to schedule an appointment. Please monitor your text messages and email inboxes, including spam/junk mailbox for your confirmation and scheduling messages.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 16- and 17-year-olds so it is essential to properly fill in the date of birth fields in the pre-registration form for minors so that we can plan for vaccine as well as parent/guardian permission.
A family member or friend can help register anyone with a barrier to online registration. Remember to put the registrant’s date of birth or other personal information; however, you can list your phone number or email address. In addition, anyone with barriers to internet access or other constraints such as transportation can call 2-1-1, the Aging Hotline at 231-715-5557, or their local Commission on Aging or Senior Center.

“Last week marked our biggest week of vaccination clinics as we held 13 clinics, with two clinics being supported by EMS to vaccinate homebound individuals! We are excited to continue to add new locations in the community and alternate options for those residents that need vaccine closer to home in order to reach our vaccination goal,” Peacock said. The health department wants to remind residents that all three vaccines available – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) - are safe and effective. 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
CAFE SANTE Hop into Cafe Santé this Easter! Enjoy Brunch Specials Starting at 8 a.m.
Come meet the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.
Specials Include:
Whitefish Benedict – Fried whitefish, poached egg, hollandaise & herbed potatoes
Lox Benedict – Cured salmon, poached egg, dill hollandaise, Sante toast & herbed potatoes
Blue Crab Quiche – Lump crab, egg custard, Swiss Gruyere, spinach and a side of fresh berries
Challah French Toast – Challah bread soaked in spiced custard, orange hazelnut butter & local maple syrup
Sausage Plate – House-made sausage patties, Plath’s smoked sausage, eggs to order, Sante toast & herbed potatoes

BOYNE MOUNTAIN - Easter with a twist! April 2nd-4th
Our traditional Easter Brunch is returning with all your favorites under 50% limited capacity restrictions at Stein Eriksen's.
We're moving the eggs to the slopes! While the on-hill egg hunt is not traditional, it allows us to spread out the scavengers over hundreds of skiable acres. Eggs are filled with all sorts of prizes, including duffles from The North Face and other cool Boyne Mountain swag.
We'll also have live DJs spinning kid-friendly tunes on the lawn, hula hoop contests, a Shaggy's ski giveaway hosted at the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Front Desk, the Hemlock Open, and more!

STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN - FEED-A-FRIEND Free meals to those in need every Sunday. STIGGS FEED-A-FRIEND allows families and individuals in need of a hot meal to call in take-out orders every SUNDAY with a NO QUESTIONS ASKED policy. Order ANYTHING from our regular dinner menu. Order what you need. Order what you want. We understand that many of our family and friends have fallen on hard times. We are here to help.
This program is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit and is made possible by our amazing community sponsors, donations and our hard-working staff. Learn more and/or donate at stiggsbrewingcompany.com/feedafriend
This week's focused sponsor is Barden Lumber. Serving Boyne City and Northern Michigan since 1922, Barden Lumber has everything you need for your next building project. Find out more at bardenlumber.com
(231) 497-6100 call in your "FREE MEAL" order. 4-8pm

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 - We have lots of exciting events planned for this spring & summer! Below is a sample of what is coming!
Artist Luke Buck returns for his 12th WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th from 10am to 3pm both days. The focus this year is on “Old Barns” in conjunction with the Center’s coming Smithsonian exhibit on the History of Work in August & September of this year. Luke’s workshop will emphasize the construction of barns and participants will examine the interesting variations and styles of barns found throughout the country and the beauty that they portray.
Luke grew up and studied art in Indiana. Many “locals” here in northern Michigan appreciate his talents and collect his paintings. Early enrollment is encouraged, as space is limited. To register or for more information, email info@miravenhill.org  t. FULL NEWSLETTER HERE

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - Beginning Monday February 1st we will resume our normal winter hours. Tasting room will be at 25% occupancy with tables spaced at 6 ft. apart. Masks will be required except when eating or drinking. Outdoor igloos, and teepee are still available by reservation. Igloo cost is $25.00 per hour and the teepee is $75.00 with $25.00 going towards your bill. Snowshoes are complimentary for all of our guests.
Hours of Operation; Sunday - 12:00-5:00, Monday-12:00-6:00, Tuesday & Wednesday - Closed,
Thursday - 12:00-6:00, Friday - 12:00 - 6:00, Saturday - 12:00 - 7:00

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/
 
WALLOON LAKE INN
Easter Sunday Brunch – see attached for menu and graphic
04/04 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Reservations are recommended https://www.walloonlakeinn.com/reservations
3 Courses for $50 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
 
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

March Hemingway Features:
Sample classic Hemingway-inspired recipes from “To Have and Have Another” by Philip Greene, and “The Hemingway Cookbook” by Craig Boreth in Walloon Lake Village
Hotel Walloon – Gregorio’s Rx
Walloon Lake Inn – Irish Whiskey Sour
Barrel Back Restaurant – Artichoke Salad

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY -
Live-Stream Lent -We invite you to join our on-line worship during Lent (and any time) through Facebook live-stream. 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.
Every Sunday morning, we are live at 10:00am, and you can see the video at any time later.
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 -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.)
Please see the following necessary documents and be sure to read and follow instructions carefully.
Petition forms may be obtained at City Hall from Jessica Puroll, Deputy City Clerk by calling 231-582-0341.
Petition signature requirements are per City Charter as follows:  Sec 4.6. - Nominations.
The method of nominating of all candidates for the city elections shall be by petition. Such petition for each candidate shall be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 40 registered electors of the city. No person shall sign his name to a greater number of petitions for any one office than there are persons to be elected to said office at the following regular city election. Where the signature of any individual appears on more petitions than he is so permitted to sign, such signatures shall be counted only to the extent he is permitted to sign in the order of the respective dates and hour of filing the petitions containing such signatures.

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, March 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:

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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