Still Time to participate in "FROZEN BOYNE" Promotion

Spring may be right around the corner but there is still time to submit your Frozen Boyne photos to win. This week's winner will take home a $50 gift card to Gildas' Lake Street Bakery! Yummo!! info@boynechamber.com

How it works:
Beginning February 1st
Share photos of you enjoying amazing winter activities in the Boyne Area
  • Supporting ANY Chamber member business
  • Ice-skating at Avalanche
  • Sledding at Avalanche
  • Tubing at Boyne Mountain
  • Skiing or snowboarding at Boyne Mountain
  • Outdoor dining at a Boyne Area restaurant or enjoying take out
  • Fat tire biking at Avalanche
  • Snowshoeing or cross country skiing a local conservancy trail
  • And so much more!!!

Email a photo of you enjoying "Frozen Boyne" to info@boynechamber.com
A winner will be randomly chosen each week and will receive great prizes from chamber members and each winners photo will be featured in our weekly e-newsletter!
Grab your coat and boots and show us how you are enjoying winter while you support local!
Commemorative Twinning Plaque Made by EJ in Trim Castle

Our commemorative plaque made by EJ to mark our twinning of the Boyne Valley has now been placed alongside Trim Castle with thanks to Meath County Council Our official unveiling will take place later in 2021 when restrictions lift.
In 2019 we traveled to Boyne City, Michigan with Gluais to formalize our twinning of regions with the support of Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago chica , our friends in the Boyne Valley USA, Boyne City Government, EJ , the Irish Ambassador in the USA, Meath County Council and the Government of Ireland. We brought many gifts with us to represent our Boyne Valley and a twinning scroll created specially by Excel Print .
Photo at plaque L-R David Gorey , Noel French , Mícheál Kerr , Orla Fitzgerald and Michael Hughes. Missing from the photo is Gerry Meade who initiated the twinning process. Gerry is photographed with Damien English holding the plaque at an earlier date pre social distancing.
We look forward to building our twinning relationship further in the near future and welcoming Boyne City representatives when travel begins again.
Great Lakes Energy Accepting People Fund Grant Applications
The need for grants that help local charitable and community organizations has never been greater! Know an organization that needs funds? Have them submit a People Fund application. The deadline is April 15 for the first round of 2021 People Fund grants. For more information visit https://www.gtlakes.com/people-fund

Great Lakes Energy members help to enhance the quality of life for people in our communities through the People Fund. Bills of participating members are “rounded up” to the next dollar amount and grants are awarded to non-profit organizations for charitable activities throughout our service area. Grants are awarded by three independent Boards of Directors representing three geographical regions – south, central and north. There are no overhead costs – 100 percent of the money collected is returned to our communities. 

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. 
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.
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WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
ABOUT FACE & BODY
RELAY FOR LIFE CHAIN OF LAKES
MSU EXTENSION
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 Chamber
Newsletter for Chamber Members

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This e-newsletter is specific to members with information that pertains to businesses only. This will include information on Boyne Area Chamber member benefits, upcoming educational opportunities, funding sources, employment information, legislative updates, and other relevant items. We anticipate this to be a monthly publication however, we will use it to get time sensitive information out when necessary.

Chamber members will automatically receive the Member Direct e-newsletter with the email address we have on file. If you would like to add additional staff to receive it, or want to make sure your email is correct in our system, just email info@boynechamber.

The weekly Thursday e-newsletter will still be a source of information on events, member updates, and community news 
 
MOREL FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR 2021; SOME EVENTS CANCELLED


The dates for the 2021 National Morel festival will be May 14-15-16, 2021.

To prevent the spread of covid-19 the festival has been downscaled for everyone’s safety.

May 14, 15 & 16 Events include: Annual arts and crafts in Veteran’s park (hours will be posted on our website, bcmorelfestival.com).

The Wine and Dine which is hosted by the Boyne Area Chamber and held at the Deer Lake Beach House. For details on Wine and Dine, visit the chamber of commerce website at https://www.boynechamber.com/). Reservations required, limited availability.

Look for a list of local restaurants featuring specials and morel dishes on our website.
Maps to state land for family morel hunting opportunities will be available at the “Information Booth” in Veterans Park throughout the weekend.

Due to the current pandemic, these popular event will not be possible this year: Music under the Tent ,The Taste of Morels, The Guided Hunt, and The National Morel Festival Competitive Hunt.

New events and activities will be updated on our website and on our Facebook page.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant
Supports Regional Adaptive Recreation at Challenge Mountain

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury through innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Challenge Mountain received a $18,275 grant from the Reeve Foundation to support adaptive recreational programming. “We were thrilled to receive the grant from the Reeve Foundation,” explains Executive Director Elizabeth Looze. “This gift will make a significant impact on the lives of individuals living with disabilities for many years to come.

“Not surprisingly, the Foundation’s Core Beliefs parallel those of Challenge Mountain,” Looze adds. According to the christopherreeve.org, the Foundation “…believes in EMPOWERING those affected by paralysis with the best knowledge, resources and support.” The Foundation Mission: “…IMPROVING the QUALITY OF LIFE for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.” The Challenge Mountain Mission: to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation.

Equipment purchased was received in January including: Skandic wide-track snowmobile, Dynamique bi-ski (adaptive skiing equipment), 100 Bolle ski helmets, and 15 Red Feather snowshoes. “This is equipment will help to improve winter recreational experiences for so many of our participants living with disabilities,” shares Program Director Linda Armstrong. “Even with strict COVID protocols in place, participants have already been enjoying the snowshoes, and the snowmobile has been in action, though it will be most appreciated next winter when we can gather again and provide adaptive skiing opportunities.”
To learn more about Challenge Mountain visit challengemtn.org, or contact Executive Director, Elizabeth Looze at director@challengemtn.org or call 231.582.1186.

The Friends of the Boyne River Announces New Facebook Address.

Join us to see photos of friends and family fishing and paddling kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Viewers post river experiences, animal encounters and bits of history about the river. See local photographer Gary Osterbeck’s photos as he documents the river from the north branch and south branch tributaries, streams and wetlands – year around.
The Friends of the Boyne River’s mission is to improve and conserve the environmental health and recreational quality of the Boyne River and its watershed. Like us on Facebook / Friends of the Boyne River! And visit www.boyneriver.org for more about the river and the non-profit organization.
KIWANIS CLUB BIKE RAFFLE

The Kiwanis Club of Boyne City is partnering with North Country Cycle Sport and raffling off 2 - Trek Marlin 6 Mountain Bikes!! A $1400 value. Raffle ticket price is $20 and only 300 tickets will be sold. The raffle will take place on May 14th just in time for spring riding. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. 100% of the proceeds will help the kids in our community! Please contact any Kiwanis member to purchase a ticket as they are selling fast or reach out to us at https://www.facebook.com/KiwanisBoyneCity
Northern Community Mediation Offers "How to Become a Mediator"
 
If you are looking for meaningful work, being a mediator is the answer. Whether you are a volunteer mediator for Northern Community Mediation (NCM) or choose to be a private mediator, helping disputants themselves resolve their conflicts rather than going through the litigation process is rewarding.
 
In order to be a mediator in the state of Michigan, participation in the 40-hour, general civil mediation training is required by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). NCM will be offering this educational opportunity on May 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Of the 40 hours, five will be done asynchronously and independently, while the remaining 35 hours will be via Zoom. The training is open to both attorneys and non-attorneys.
 
Although the skills learned in the forty-hour training are targeted for becoming a mediator, these same proficiencies apply in everyday life. The training focuses on the ability to listen, communicate, paraphrase, identify and prioritize issues, recognize nonverbal communication, collaboratively problem-solve and much more.
 
Further information is available on the NCM website at https://www.northernmediation.org/workshops-trainings/ or by calling Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771.
 
Northern Community Mediation is a non-profit organization that provides an alternative means of resolving conflict. Trained mediators, who meet with the parties involved in a dispute, facilitate so that the individuals themselves can resolve the conflict 
Expanded Covid - 19 Vaccine Eligibility begins April 5th

More people in Michigan will soon be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccination following recent updates to eligibility requirements by the state health department.
As a result, the regional Health Department of Northwest Michigan is in the process of preparing for the expanded eligibility, including opening vaccination eligibility beginning March 22 for individuals aged 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcomes.
The state also announced beginning April 5, all Michigan residents age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.
“We are pleased that vaccination rollout is moving more quickly than initially anticipated,” said Lisa Peacock, health officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “This will be a large expansion, and it is expected that, initially, demand may exceed available doses of vaccine. Yet, we will work diligently every week to administer the doses we receive to those who need them most and meet eligibility requirements.” Read full story in Petoskey News HERE
Artist Luke Buck returns to Raven Hill 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  
Local Business Updates
STIGGS BREWERY - Our program is called STIGGS FEED-A-FRIEND and it allows needy individuals 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 501C3 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 Classic Instruments. Each and every one of their gauges is designed, assembled and calibrated with pride and quality right here in Boyne City, Michigan. Their proudly "Made in the USA" products are designed and built for street rods by street rodders! Learn more at www.classicinstruments.com

RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER - We have lots of exciting events planned for this spring & summer! Below is a sample of what is coming!
First, Raven Hill is hosting a Zoom session on CLIMATE CHANGE on Monday, April 5th at 7pm. The presentation is called, “Must we, Can we, Will we change?” Robin Gleason was trained by former Vice President Al Gore and will a speaker for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, an organization whose purpose is to educate the public and inspire action on climate change. This engaging presentation is for audiences of all types, so people everywhere, including Northern Michigan, can join together in working for solutions. The presentation will last about an hour, and everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions. Sign up to attend by calling or texting Cheri at 231.675.6025. Please share this invitation with family and friends. This world belongs to all of us. Let’s all work together to take care of it. 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
Live Entertainment is back on Saturdays from 2:00 - 6:00
3/20 - Tyler Parkin
3/27 - Michelle Chenard

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

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - Join us on the Patio on Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening around the firepits or in a Shanty!   Call the bar for reservations, 459-4487!
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Kitchen closes 1 hour prior to closing
New Tuesday Special: all you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs served with salad and garlic bread - $12.95. Shanties and Firepits still available- call the bar for availability/reservations
 
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.
We often think of Lent as a time for giving up some luxury or treat or a bad habit, like giving up chocolate, or stopping biting one’s nails. Those are good things to do. And Lent can be deeper: it can be a time when we turn off the TV or radio or social media, so we can turn off the churning of ideas, thoughts, worries in our heads. Then in some silence, we can rest in the renewing and re-forming love of God for us.
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 - The River Mouth Restrooms are closed for a substantial renovation project until July 1st, 2021. The existing restroom building will be stripped down to the bare stud walls and the concrete floors will be removed and completely reconstructed inside and out. A family rest room will be added as well.
The newly renovated bathrooms at the pavilion are open and available for public use.
Please share as the restrooms at the river mouth generally receive a lot of use.

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 - Calling all parents of Preschool-aged kids!
The Early Learners Program is enrolling for the Summer and next Fall session. Each family should fill out this form if your student will be 3 or 4-years-old next year.
For more information please see the Early Learners Web-page athttps://www.boyne.k12.mi.us/District/Department/4-Early-Learners-Program or email, Laurel Jewett, if you have questions at ljewett@boyne.k12.mi.us.
By filling out this form - parents are starting the enrollment process. https://docs.google.com/.../1F50lCHLNghoSw.../edit (link to sign up)
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - The Corporate and Community Education Department at NCMC is offering many Lifelong Learning classes for spring including: Birding 101Michigan WarblersSpring Gardening SeriesLuncheon LecturesOdawa History and Great Lakes Shipwrecks. Also, 35 new Osher Learning classes have been added in partnership with the University of Utah. Registration for these Osher classes ends March 17th. All classes are offered online where they can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home. For a complete list of classes, click here. To be added to our email list to receive updates about upcoming classes, click here.
CHAR-EM ISD - Just a friendly reminder that registration for MiCareerQuest is now OPEN! We thank those of you that have registered so far.
Employers, schools, and volunteers may register using this link: www.nwm.org/micqnw
and clicking on the corresponding registration link. Registration will be open until the end of the day on March 26th.
We have OVER 2,000 students registered and need employers and volunteers to make this event a success!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to a great event in 2021!
Pandemic EBT Available for Children Attending School Virtually
 
Approximately 810,000 Michigan children whose access to school meals has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to receive food assistance benefits.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is automatically issuing the additional benefits now through the end of March. Monthly payments will continue through June.
This is the second time that Michigan has gained federal approval of Pandemic-EBT benefits. Last school year Michigan was the first state to qualify for the federal
During the second round of Pandemic- EBT, children will receive up to $741.6 million in assistance benefits that their families can use to pay for food at stores or online.
"Michigan has been a national leader in making sure families can put food on the table during COVID and this pandemic-EBT will continue to ensure that no child in our state goes hungry during the pandemic," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. "Students are steadily returning to in-person learning because of the progress we've made combatting COVID-19, but kids who don't go to school five days a week have a harder time accessing the free and reduced-price meals available to them at school. Pandemic-EBT closes this gap, giving our children another option for accessing nutritious food."
Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 are eligible if they qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at school and in-person learning is not available at their school or is not available on a full-time basis. Pandemic-EBT will provide another way for students who do not have in-person classes to access food - along with Michigan Department of Education (MDE) programs that provide meals to students at mobile and stationary locations.
Families will receive an estimated $127.53 monthly for each eligible child who has no in-person classes and attends a school that is fully virtual and about $77.06 for each eligible child who attends a school with a hybrid schedule of in-person and remote learning. Monthly benefits will vary based on the number of school days in each month.
Benefits are retroactive to September, with assistance from September through February paid this month. Payments will be paid automatically, so families do not need to apply to receive the assistance. Households that already receive food assistance will receive the Pandemic-EBT payments on their Bridge Cards. Families that do not already receive food assistance will receive Pandemic-EBT cards in the mail that they can use to purchase food.
After Michigan qualified for Pandemic-EBT last school year, new federal rules for approval of Round 2 funding for this school year delayed Michigan's approval. President Joe Biden's administration provided increased flexibility that allowed Michigan to be approved.
"Providing families with easy access to the benefits and services they need is a top priority of MDHHS that has become even more vital as all of us deal with the impact of the pandemic," said MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel. "Pandemic-EBT is incredibly important to children and families whose normal school routines - which for many include access to school meals - have been disrupted by COVID-19."
The food assistance benefits will go to Michigan families with students ages 5-18 who are enrolled in the MDE program for students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
"This year has been very challenging for students and their families on many levels," said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. "In addition to the over 200 million meals provided to students in local schools and mobile and stationary feeding operations across the state, the P-EBT benefits offer an extra and important measure of food security for our families in need during the pandemic."
Prior to receiving their EBT card, families will receive a letter from MDHHS describing how to use the card, how to set up a PIN and other information about food assistance benefits. The cards can be used much like a debit card for food purchased from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers.
Families can find a list of SNAP retailers on the SNAP Retailers website. They also can use their benefits online to purchase food from Amazon, Walmart or Aldi.
More information can be found on the MDHHS Pandemic-EBT webpage. Families that have questions can email MDHHS-PEBT@michigan.gov.
Information around coronavirus outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.  
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:

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
Director of Development & Communications at Walloon Lake Association Details
Various Positions at Self indulgence Salon Details
Various Positions at Boyne Mountain Details
Massage Therapist at Boyne City Massage & Details
Full & Part-time Caregivers at Pineview Cottage 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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