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 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- 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.

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 for more information.
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

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 by Friday, April 9. 
Manna Resumes Food Rescue Program, Accepts Food Donations After Year-Long Hiatus

Manna Food Project has announced that it will resume its Food Rescue program as well as accept food donations from the public starting April 1, 2021. After a year-long suspension, this decision comes after diligently tracking community transmission of the virus. 
The purpose of Manna’s Food Rescue program is to collect donated and surplus food each week from local grocery stores and businesses. These items range from soon-to-expire canned goods, discontinued and overstocked items, day-old breads and baked goods, prepared food from restaurants, and produce naturally being rotated off the shelves, all of which would otherwise go to waste. By diverting this food from the landfill, Manna not only fills hungry bellies but also reduces food waste in the community—about half a million pounds each year, accounting for approximately 25 percent of the food they distribute. To see the full press release click HERE.

For more information on Manna’s Food Rescue program or preferred food donations, visit HERE, or call their office at 231.347.8852.

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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.  
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
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at
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
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 
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 or email
Donor investment propels vascular robotics program at McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan Heart and Vascular Team Makes History - First in Midwest to Perform Back-to-Back Robotic Procedures Treating STEMI Heart Attacks
Thanks to a generous gift from Robert W. Considine, McLaren Northern Michigan Interventional cardiologist, Harry Colfer, MD, made history in late December 2020, when he became the first physician in the Midwest to perform back-to-back robotic procedures treating STEMI heart attacks using the CorPath Vascular Robotic System.
The most deadly type of heart attack is the ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). A STEMI occurs when a coronary artery becomes completely blocked and a large portion of the muscle stops receiving blood.
“A STEMI is an active heart attack,” said Dr. Colfer. “It is critical to get the patient to the lab as quickly as you can. The robotic system allows us to efficiently find the blocked artery and reopen it. The longer it takes, the more heart muscle damage occurs.”
 Crucial to the McLaren Northern Michigan Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) team are Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists, Tim Goldsmith, RCIS, and Glen Withersbee, CNMT, BSNM, both of whom have become what the CorPath company calls “superusers” of the system. They load the equipment with necessary wires and balloons, working closely with Dr. Colfer throughout the procedure.
"The supporting superusers of the tool are there to guide and expedite the start of the procedure, which in turn creates better outcomes,” added Withersbee. “The robot has the ability to be more precise, increasing the ability to get into the vessel quicker.”
“We had the right team in place at the right time to be able to carry out these procedures in the best way possible,” Colfer said.
A 38-year veteran in the Cath Lab, Goldsmith said the CorPath Vascular Robotics System is one of the best tools implemented during his tenure. “It allows us to precisely manipulate wires and catheters, especially for placing our stents in lesions, providing more accurate placement.”
The benefits to the patient are evident, but there are added benefits for the Cath Lab staff. “Working in a Cath Lab we are exposed to radiation. This new tool allows us to reduce our x-ray exposure,” said Goldsmith.
“We are only in the early stages of robotic surgery.” said Dr. Colfer. “As we use these technologies, we are not only doing what’s best for our patients today, we are also helping to expand medical practice, which will lead to more innovation in the future.”
The future may be closer than expected for robotic surgery. The next steps would be utilizing telerobotics.
“With the rural geography of northern Michigan, telerobotics could be a complete game changer in delivering critical care to patients,” said Steve Backstaff, Clinical Representative for CorPath. “While the future is unknown, I can see a day when a physician here at McLaren is performing a procedure in Petoskey on a patient in the Upper Peninsula. This changes the meaning of care close to home.”
The CorPath Vascular Robotics System is only available in 65 hospitals throughout the nation. Thanks to Robert W. Considine’s commitment to the Heart and Vascular program at McLaren Northern Michigan, the hospital is leading the way in utilization of this new technology to save lives in our region.  
“I am truly moved by Mr. Considine’s generosity,” said Todd Burch, McLaren Northern Michigan President and CEO. “His gifts literally helped save the lives of hundreds of cardiac patients. Our program is strong because of his commitment and support.”
“The possibilities for robotic surgery will continue to expand in the coming years and decades,” he continued. “Thanks to donors like Mr. Considine, who was passionate about supporting innovation and a care team with the expertise and willingness to embrace new technologies, the McLaren Northern Michigan heart and vascular program will be at the forefront of these advances.”
To learn more about the heart program at McLaren Northern Michigan or how you could be a part of the future of robotics, visit or call 231-487-3500.
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.

Why does Michigan need a SHP? The lack of safe and affordable housing in Michigan is an economic development barrier, a strain on household finances, and in many cases, results in too many families struggling to afford basic necessities, or even maintain their health. It is vital to develop strategies that strengthen neighborhoods and communities grappling with barriers. Michigan struggled with a lack of affordable housing before COVID-19. The pandemic amplified the challenge and highlighted the need to increase safety, address issues of quality, and tackle racial disparities. When combined with the ongoing affordability issue, these core challenges further illustrated the need for a statewide housing plan. To be successful, the plan requires a collaborative, statewide, data-driven approach that identifies and provides steps on how to overcome our housing challenges. These are complex issues that cannot be resolved overnight or in a vacuum. With every stakeholder in the housing industry working together, we can identify and implement solutions that will result in meaningful changes at the individual, neighborhood, community, regional and state levels.

How is the SHP created? MSHDA is spearheading a statewide strategic planning process with the consulting group Public Policy Associates and the Michigan Statewide Housing Plan Partner Council comprised of housing experts and key partners. We will be conducting research, benchmarking with 16 national housing finance agencies, and reaching out to engage customers, partners, and the public to help develop Michigan’s first five-year statewide housing plan. Outreach and engagement efforts will be conducted in November 2020 and continue through June 2021 with the goal of having a statewide housing plan by the end of 2021.

How do I get involved?

Take the Survey by CLICKING HERE to ensure good representation from our part of the state!

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
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 24, 2021 Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Update

Spike in COVID cases means ‘not time to let down our guard’

In the last seven days, an alarming 302 COVID-19 cases have been identified within the four-county jurisdiction of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. Since the first reported case in March 2020, more than 5,300 total cases have been reported in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties.

“We haven’t seen this large of a spike in cases since last fall so it’s alarming and sends a message that we need to be vigilant to slow the spread of this virus,” said Lisa Peacock, Health Officer. “As health professionals, we are making every effort to get people fully vaccinated but all of us have the responsibility to keep up our end of the bargain and take precautionary measures to stop this virus. Now is not the time for us to let down our guard.”
From March 1 – March 24, 702 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties.
Today we are reporting case investigation information for those cases.
0-12 years – 64 cases
13-19 years – 148 cases
20-29 years – 92 cases
30-39 years – 97 cases
40-49 years – 108 cases
50-59 years – 86 cases
60-69 years – 65 cases
70-79 years – 27 cases
80-89 years – 10 cases
90-99 years – 2 cases
Unknown at the time of this report: 3 cases

Symptomatic: 495 cases; Asymptomatic: 30 cases; Unknown/not reported: 177 cases
145 cases associated with known outbreaks related to the school population and employment settings where close contact occurs •
12 cases are currently or were hospitalized

Testing and case investigation have stepped up to quicky identify and contain cases. Yesterday, the health department was notified of two cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant in Otsego County. Previously, one case was identified in Charlevoix County. Health department staff treat a variant case the same as any other identified case with case investigation and contract tracing, and the individuals are following isolation guidance. Research shows that the B.1.1.7 variant is more easily spread than other variants.

The good news is that based on the latest evidence, current tests and vaccines available for COVID-19 work effectively against this variant, Peacock noted.

“We know the three coronavirus vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) - are all safe and effective against COVID-19,” Peacock said. “In three months since we started vaccinating our residents, we have administered more than 27,000 doses in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. Approximately 36% of residents 16 and older have received their first (initial) dose and almost 68% of those 65 and older have received their first (initial) dose. X% of our population 16 and older have received their SECOND/COMPLETED vaccination. This is such great progress and is very encouraging,” she said.

Anyone who has any symptoms or with known exposure to COVID-19 should get tested and quarantine themselves. Residents should register for vaccination and schedule their appointment as soon as they are able as fully vaccinated individuals are unlikely to get the virus. In the rare occasion they are diagnosed with the virus, they typically experience less severe disease

Stay up to date on the latest information in the Health Department of Northwest Michigan jurisdiction by liking and following our Facebook page and visiting our COVID-19 Data Dashboard. To locate a testing facility, visit the Michigan COVID-19 Test Finder website. To track the risk levels of COVID-19 pandemic indicators, visit the MI Safe Start Map website. For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the MDHHS vaccine website or the CDC vaccine website.
Classic Instruments Becomes a Sponsor for the Southern Sportsman Showdown

Classic Instruments is an official sponsor for the Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage Southern Sportsman Showdown. This first-time ever event is hosted by BOLD Promotions which is a collaboration between Dave Connolly, Jason Line, and Bo Butner. It is a unique opportunity for Stock and Super Stock racers to compete with the best. “We at Classic Instruments are proud to support yet another sportsman racing event,” said Classic Instruments owner John McLeod. “It’s great to the legendary racers competing with those working toward their big break and be a part of this first-ever event.” The Southern Sportsman Showdown takes place at South Georgia Motorsports Park March 19-21, 2021. See flyer below for details, courtesy of BOLD Promotions and check out the LIVE feed at the link:
Classic Instruments has nearly 3,800 combinations to choose from when it comes to its Performance Gauge lineup. From transmission temp gauges, to brake pressure gauges and even a Stock Eliminator temp gauge plus everything in between, Classic Instruments has a gauge for nearly every monitoring need. All performance gauges include a built-in warning light, data-logging compatibility, and are available in seven different design styles. There are also many custom applications and unlimited style potential available through the company’s custom department. Classic Instruments consulted many racers such as Jason Line and Kyle Tucker to make sure its performance gauges had everything a racer needs. These gauges are truly built by racers for racers.
Classic Instruments has been handcrafting in America since 1977. The company offers a full line of catalog order instrumentation for a wide range of Ford and Chevy model cars and pick-up trucks, plus over 100 universal fit instruments. The Classic Instruments’ line also includes many specialty items such as performance series instruments, Zeus speedometer technology, and Fuel-Link. Classic Instruments can build virtually anything through their dedicated Instrument Customization Unit. Whether it’s a direct-fit set, retro-fit, or complete custom their team is ready to help add The Finishing Touch to any project.
Local Business Updates
BOYNE MOUNTAIN Corn Hole Tournament – Saturday March 27th
Registration is $20 a team, a team consist of 2 players
Onsite Registration starting at Noon. First come first served, 16 team max
Tournament Kickoff at 1:30pm
Double Elimination. 1st and 2nd place team prizes.

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!

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  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
Live Entertainment is back on Saturdays from 2:00 - 6:00
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
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.
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.
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.
Easter Sunday Brunch – see attached for menu and graphic
04/04 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Reservations are recommended
3 Courses for $50 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
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

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:
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 -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.

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 - 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 - MiCareer Quest Registration closes FRIDAY, March 26th
Seeking employers and volunteers to ensure this event is a success! Showcase your business and industry to area students, helping to recruit the future workforce. Over 3,000 students are currently registered! MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD is a career and college readiness event giving 9th and 10th graders the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations. Employers, schools, and volunteers may register using this link: and clicking on the corresponding registration link. Registration will be open until the end of the day on March 26th.
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 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
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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:

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

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