CONSUMERS ENERGY ANNOUNCES "OUR TOWN" GIFT CARD PROMOTION

To assist in this challenging time, Consumers Energy is helping our community members stretch their dollars while also supporting small businesses and their employees in Michigan. We are providing a dollar-for-dollar match for gift cards/certificates purchased through local chambers of commerce and downtown organizations.

The “Our Town” gift card promotion will double the amount shoppers can spend in downtowns across 56 communities. Example: Buy $50 and get $100 to spend.
Consumers Energy is providing $3,000 to $40,000 to local organizations (a total of $500,000) in the Lower Peninsula where we provide electric and natural gas service. Shoppers can earn the matching dollars when they buy gift cards directly from their local chambers and downtown organizations.

The promotion runs Dec. 10 through Dec. 31. Limit of a $50.00 match is allowed. Available while supplies last and must be purchased through a local chamber or downtown organization participating in the “Our Town” promotion. Click Here for a list of participating organizations.

BOGO - Chamber Checks

Boyne Chamber has received a $5,000 matching grant!
BOGO of equal value - $50 maximum. 
Our Chamber Checks are available in $10, $25, and $50 denominations. Chamber staff are working remotely, please email a list of chamber checks you would like and a contact phone number to kim@boynechamber.com and we will schedule a pick-up time. You can also call us at 231-582-6222.

HAPPY SHOPPING COMPLIMENTS OF CONSUMERS ENERGY!!
LAST CHANCE
"Jingle Boyne"

Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Promotion
Support and Win

* Turn in your envelope and receipts to the Chamber office by December 11th. A minimum of 12 receipts is required to be eligible for the drawing. Look for the drop box - 115 S. Lake St., Suite A

* 12 Days of Christmas prize drawings will be held daily from December 11th—December 22nd at 3:00pm. We have lots of great prizes that have been donated by many of our chamber members.
Jingle Boyne envelopes that have been completed with 12 receipts can be turned in at the Chamber Office 115 S Lake Street Suit A in Boyne City at the Jingle Boyne Box outside our office.
Boyne Area Community Christmas Update

We continue to work closely with Boyne City Public Schools and the local health department for guidance as we develop a safe plan for packing and delivery.
Last year we served over 200 families/600 children. We
anticipate the need to be greater than ever this year!

·        Volunteers - Everyone that has volunteered will soon be receiving an email or phone call to confirm your schedule. THANK YOU!

·        Donations of new, unwrapped toys, games and books can be dropped off at Toys for Tots locations. Boyne Area Community Christmas is the recipient of all toys collected in the Boyne area. Drop off locations in the Boyne Area:

Barrel Back, Walloon General Store, The Brook Ind. Living, Boyne City Auto, Boyne City Hall, Boyne City Hardware, Boyne City True Value Co-op, Boyne Mountain, Charlevoix County Transport, Berkshire Hathaway, Dollar General, Edward Jones, Eagles Club, Family Fare, Huntington Bank, Korthase/Flinn, Mathers Ford, Summer Tree Residential, Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Tractor Supply

Beginning Dec. 1, donations can also be dropped off at the BCPS Administration Building. Look for the drop off sign on Pine St.- Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 2pm. If you have a large amount to drop off please call ahead to schedule a time 231-459-5588.

·        All food and toys will be delivered to families this year. Those that have volunteered will soon be receiving an email or phone call to confirm your schedule. THANK YOU!!

·        New mailing address!! Monetary donations can be mailed to Boyne Area Community Christmas, PO Box 886, Boyne City, MI 49712

  • Donations still needed: 24 pack crayons, coloring books, sketch pads, colored pencils, adult coloring books, youth size hats, water resistant mittens and gloves of all sizes and socks of all sizes.
  • Please watch as we update donation needs via the chamber newsletter and social media. Facebook click here.

·        Sign up forms for families have been distributed to ALL students that attend Boyne City and Boyne Falls Public Schools and Concord Boyne. Please look for forms in your child’s weekly folder. Forms will also be available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and WIC. For further information, please contact Heather at 231-459-5588.

·        If you are in need and your child is attending a Boyne Area school online, please call Heather at 231-459-5588.

From the Boyne Area Community Christmas committee and the many grateful families of our community, thank you for your generosity and continued support!

Since 1954 - No child in the Boyne Area will be without a Christmas!
NEW - Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative


The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $10 million grant program to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses disproportionately impacted the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to award grants of up to $15,000 to at least 670 small businesses across Michigan.

“As we continue to take necessary precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, many of Michigan’s small businesses are experiencing additional strain, particularly now during the holiday season and heading into winter,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “We are fully committed to supporting our small businesses and their employees across the state as they navigate and persevere through this pandemic. By putting this federal funding to work, we can provide immediate assistance to those businesses hardest-hit by the pandemic. As we continue fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, I will continue to listen to medical experts and do everything in my power to protect our families, frontline workers, and small businesses.”

The application period for small businesses seeking grants will begin on Tuesday, December 15.
The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative is intended to meet the urgent need of Michigan businesses including restaurants and bars, lodging providers, live event venues and movie theaters, conference and meeting facilities, indoor recreation facilities, and gyms and fitness centers. The grants under the program will support those businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow and the continued support of their workforce and may be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, or utility expenses.
The program will provide a total of $10 million to one or more qualified grant administrators, who will administer and allocate grants of up to $15,000 each to eligible businesses around the state. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis and the application window for small businesses will close once the targeted allocations within each of the state’s 10 prosperity regions  are reasonably expected to be met.

To qualify for grant support, businesses must meet a number of criteria, including but not limited to:
  • Being a business in one of the targeted industries;
  • Identifying a need for payroll, rent, or mortgage payments, and/or utility expenses necessary to continue or restart business operations;
  • Having at least two employees (including the owner) but fewer than 50;
  • Additional eligibility requirements can be found on Michiganbusiness.org/relief.

In addition, applicants will be required to self-certify that they are following all state and local orders related to COVID-19, including, but not limited to, those issued by DHHS and county health departments. For the full list of requirements and application, CLICK HERE

These federal CARES Act dollars were distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Michigan Community Development Block Grant  program. A complete list of Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative grant recipients will be posted to michiganbusiness.org/relief. MSF today also approved up to $1 million to be used for administrative costs.

In further support of Michigan’s small businesses and their employees, MEDC’s new “Support Local”  campaign launched last week, reminding Michiganders of the importance of supporting local businesses during the upcoming holidays and throughout the winter season. As efforts continue to combat the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign is intended to inspire Michiganders to shop, eat, and travel safely in their own neighborhoods and downtowns during the holiday season and beyond.

“Our priority continues to be focused on getting critically needed relief into the hands of those businesses that need it most,” said MEDC CEO Mark A. Burton. “The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative, along with our “Support Local” campaign, builds on our commitment to getting funds to small businesses across Michigan and creating a strong foundation for the success of Michigan’s workers and economy.”

According to the Michigan Retailers Association , one in five Michigan jobs are in the retail industry. Michigan residents sent $18.5 billion to out-of-state retailers in 2017. If only one in 10 out-of-state purchases were switched to local stores, Michigan would gain $1.2 billion in increased economic activity, creating 10,600 new jobs. Visit www.michigan.org/supportlocal  to learn more about statewide opportunities to support small businesses in Michigan.
The Support Local campaign builds on the Pure Michigan Pledge , a promise to uphold local safety protocols and CDC travel guidelines  to travel safely in the state.
The Pure Michigan Pledge outlines seven steps businesses in the travel industry will take to ensure a safe environment for travelers, as well as residents looking to shop, eat and stay locally.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST & TOUR

To enter your house:
Take a picture and upload it HERE Boyne City News and Buzz.
Include your location so we can come drive-by and see!

There will be voting on Facebook Dec 14-18
Winner will be announced Dec 18th
Trophy and Chamber Check for winning house!

Everyone can see the entries. *TOUR MAP NOW ON GOOGLE MAP*
CLICK HERE for the map.
(When app opens, swipe the screen down )

Consumers Energy Selects Boyne City as 10 Town For Downtown Shopping

Consumers Energy selected Boyne City as one of the Top 10 Towns in Michigan for Small Business Shopping. The towns are being promoted throughout the company and on social media as a reminder to employees, customers, and the public at large to support our small town, locally-owned businesses during the holiday shopping season. The chosen shopping districts fall within the Consumers Energy service territory and offer unique downtown shopping experiences. The utility reminds you that before you head out, don’t forget to #MaskUpMichigan and consider advance ordering and curbside service whenever possible. Please always follow state and local health orders when shopping locally.
BOYNE CITY MAIN STREET SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON SHOPPING LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
 
A statewide social media campaign kicks off this week to help area shoppers focus their holiday gift-buying on local businesses. Using the hashtag #ShopSmallOnMainSt, Michigan Main Streets are spreading the word in their communities about the benefits of shopping local. 

The #ShopSmallOnMainSt social campaign will formally launch on “Small Business Saturday” (November 28). The campaign is designed to help local retailers leverage the power of social media to build enthusiasm for shopping with Boyne City-based businesses.  
 
Local business owners are among the most creative marketers, and their enthusiasm for reaching customers online is contagious. Small Business Saturday is a meaningful way for the community to support small businesses through shopping, ordering take out and sharing their experiences on social media. 
 
Plus, in the midst of the global pandemic, social media is flexible in connecting local shoppers with local businesses.  
 
In addition to Boyne City, at least 24 Michigan Main Streets are expected to participate in #ShopSmallOnMainSt in 2020. Main Street communities stand out through their dedication to building stronger communities and preservation-based economic development. 

Our local Main Streets reflect this dedication to community. The social media initiative was created to promote this dedication and the “shop local” message. 
Charlevoix County
Commission on Aging

DECEMBER UPDATES

Meals Update
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home bound clients by $3 donation.
  • We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This need to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
  • We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed! 😊
 
Activities Update
  • On a weekly basis we are handing out information, education and Virtual Activity packets with our Home Delivered, Disaster and Curbside Pickup meals.
  • Once a month on the 3rd Friday of the month we will be handing out Fun Grab Bags that will have games, puzzles, and craft activities to keep our aging adults engaged with more hands on fun.
Services Update
  • The COA has been providing masks to seniors over the last few months and we ask that our aging adults when interacting with our COA staff for any reason, please wear your mask. This includes when we are in your home providing services, dropping off a meal, doing foot clinics or if you are picking up a meal curbside. We wear our masks to keep you safe, please wear your masks to keep our staff safe and healthy so that we can continue all the services we are currently providing during this Pandemic. No healthy staff equals no services to our aging adults.
  • The 2020-2021 Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program is once again available to Charlevoix County aging adults. Registration packets are available during curbside pickup of meals or you may call the COA office at 231-237-0103.
Please print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, follow us on Instagram “Charlevoixcountycoa” and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website at www.charlevoixcounty/Commission_on_Aging .
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging also has some new information that will be available at all of our area Chambers of Commerce…Stop in and pick up our 3 new information cards and share them with your friends and family. It’s covers just some of the things you never knew the COA and Senior Centers did!
We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
Now, more than ever, the Boyne Area Chamber is working to provide resources, share information, and meet the needs of our members.

Welcome New Chamber Member

NORTHSTAR EAP

Northstar EAP is an Employee Assistance provider that focuses on giving our partners real results and actionable outcomes. Our full circle system provides data and information that allow our partners to make clear decisions and understand how best to motive and train their teams.

Northstar delivers unmatched EAP services to our partners local and customized counseling through real people. Working directly with employers, we eliminate the authorization and screening process so are clients can get help immediately. We put our company partners and their employees first. Northstar offers in-person and virtual support options so your employees can see us when they need us most.

Let’s get after 2021 together. Contact Northstar for a custom proposal and learn how your workforce can perform at their best.

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. 
BOB HUFF TREE- DECORATE IN MEMORY

The Bob Huff Memorial Tree that was planted in Old City Park is now being decorated to honor Bob. The first decoration was placed by Boyne Avenue Greenhouse while decorating the Gazebo this year. Decorations can be placed on the tree by those wanting to honor Bob's memory.
Northwest Michigan Works Offering Virtual Career Connection

Stay connected with Northwest Michigan Works! online at a Virtual Career Connection meeting where you can learn about job opportunities and improve job search skills while networking with other job seekers and professionals. On Tuesday, December 8 from 2-3:00 pm, Career Connection will focus on job opportunities in the Petoskey area. On Thursday, December 10 from 10-11:00 am, Career Connection will focus on Traverse City area job opportunities and on the same day from 11 am - 12 pm Career Connection will focus on job opportunities in the Cadillac area. There is no charge to attend Career Connection but space is limited. Check the Northwest Michigan Works! Workshop Calendar for registration information.

Charlevoix Area Humane Society teams up with the Bissell Pet Foundation in Empty The Shelter!

BISSELL Pet Foundation to bring Holiday Hope to 170 Animal Shelters Across the Country on December 9-12
You can adopt a pet and save a life for a reduced fee at a participating Empty the Shelters location near you
Despite this year’s challenges, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) and the Charlevoix Area Humane Society has remained vigilant in its mission to find loving homes for shelter pets. On December 9-12, BPF is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across the country with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. BPF will support nearly 170 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions.
BPF requires that adoption fees do not exceed $25; fees vary by location. County licensing and microchip registration fees may apply.
If interested in adopting from the CAHS you must have an approved application on file!
Go to www.charlevoixhumane.org to download one there or use the Petfinder link to fill one on line.

Don't Forget - Big Ticket Raffle!

Call the shelter for your chance to win! 231-582-6774
$50 ticket Only 1000 sold.
Win two round trip airline tickets, seven night stay at a beautiful waterfront resort, or take the $10,000 option! You can’t win of you don't play!
MIDHHS PAUSE EXTENDED but...
Still LOTS of ways to support local businesses!

Order take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery from local restaurants. Buy a gift card for stocking stuffers.

Shop at one of area retail stores. Many are offering online shopping and even personalized virtual shopping.


Pamper yourself with a massage, haircut, or manicure. Or purchase stocking stuffer gift cards.

Start a home improvement project or a "honey-do" list.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Chamber Members!!!
Families and Businesses
You can wish everyone a Merry Christmas and also support your local Food Pantry.
Send a Christmas Greeting from your family or business to readers of the Weekly Choice, Charlevoix County News or Michigan MoneySaver all over Northern Michigan.
Email your color family photo or business photo to us along with your Christmas message to Office@WeeklyChoice.com or Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com
Deadline to publish in the December 23rd edition is Saturday, December 19
Cost is $90 per edition. THEN - we will donate $50 to your Local Food Pantry
Depending upon where your business is located or family lives
Donations will be sent to:
Otsego County Food Pantry - Gaylord
Mancelona Food Pantry - Mancelona
Giving Tree Food Pantry - Johannesburg
Christian Help Center - Grayling
Care & Share Food Pantry - East Jordan
Good Neighbors Food Pantry - Boyne City
Community Food Pantry - Charlevoix
Manna Food Project - Harbor Springs
Brother Dan's Food Pantry - Petoskey
Cheboygan County United Way - Cheboygan
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors - Beulah
Father Fred Foundation - Traverse City
Bellaire Community Food Pantry - Bellaire
KAIR - Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources - Kalkaska
Food Distribution Center - Au Gres
Local Business Updates
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - With our five outdoor igloos and two firepits we offer the ideal way to get out and enjoy winter! Igloos are $25.00 per 55 minutes and reservations are required. The maximum seating is 6 people from the same household. Due to social distancing restrictions we do not offer tastings. Glass and appetizer service only. To reserve an igloo call 231.373.2090.
We are currently open Fridays (2:00-6:00), Saturdays (12:00-7:00) and Sundays (12:00-5:00).
We will be closed December 24th & 25th. During the holidays we will be open daily from December 26th - January 3rd.
Curbside service during the week is available by appointment. We also offer gift certificates and custom made gift baskets that are ideal for gift giving. Happy Holidays!

SOMMERSET POINTE - We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful summer and fall season. We did plan on staying open on weekends all winter but with everything going on right now we have decided that for now we will be closing down until the spring. If anything changes we will let you know. Our deepest prayers to all of you and stay safe!

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - On-Line Worship and the Giving Tree
We invite you to join our Advent Season on-line worship 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. Every Wednesday evening leading up to Christmas, we post Evening Prayer with assembling the Manger Scene, and invite you to follow along at home.
Our Christmas Eve service will also be on Facebook live-stream, at 6:00pm.
On Sunday, December 20, our Giving Tree will be in our front yard. There will be cards on the tree, with gift cards for a local store. Feel free to take a card and use it yourself or pass it on to someone in need.
Episcopal Church of the Nativity is located at 209 East Main Street, and receives mail at PO Box 228, Boyne City MI 49712.

LAKE STREET PUB -Wondering how you can support your local restaurants through this tough time? Gift cards make the perfect gift!
Now through December 23, for every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a $10 Pub Point bonus certificate good toward food! Give us a call at 231-497-6031. We are happy to prepare your cards for pickup, or drop them in the mail!
LSP gift cards never expire! Bonus certificates may be used January 01- May 31, 2021.

RED MESA - Our hours will be 11:00 - 8:00 Sunday thru Thursday and 11:00 - 9:00 Friday and Saturday. We are happy to offer curb side pick up. You can call in your order or download the "toast" app and place your order online. All online orders over $25 placed through this Sunday will receive a $5 discount. Just enter the code MESA5 at checkout. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

SUNNYSIDE - Starting this weekend you can look forward to seeing the Side Hustle parked outside. We will be posting our take out menu. You will be able to use Facebook messenger to place take out orders, or just walk up and place an order.

SPUDSBOYNE - Updated Hours, Monday Closed, Tuesday through Friday 11-5,
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-2
Please be patient with us as we fine tune hours and operation. We are doing everything we can to adapt to the situation and keep our customers and employees safe.

STIGGS BREWERY - FREE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED. SUNDAYS!
We know first-hand how tough this pandemic can be. We are still kickin' because of our loyal, enduring community. It's just amazing how giving and supportive our patrons have been. We want to extend a hand and help support each other as best we can. Each Sunday, we will offer free meals to families or individuals in need of a hot meal. Pick any items off our menu and let us know that you need a free meal. No Questions Asked. It's that easy. Phone in your order each Sunday. (231) 497-6100.
Last week's community meals are made possible by Schraw & Associates: Attorneys at Law. Our friends at Schraw & Associates are located in beautiful downtown Boyne City.

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - Fireside Fun – Friday & Saturday 4-8pm
Reserve your own private fire pit for up to an hour and come on down and enjoy one of Ryan’s great cocktails or a draft or two!  Need a few snacks to go along with those libations?  Pre-order online or order to-go when you arrive; enjoy the warmth of the firepit and get out and have some fun all while social distancing and being safe!  Reserve your time around the firepit by calling 231.459.4487 during normal business hours!
We’re helping our buddies from Ole' Timers Cluckin' Fried Chuckin' again this weekend! Along with our normal Taproom menu, the Cluckin Chunkin’ guys will be frying up chicken this weekend! You can find their menu on our online ordering system! Give’em a try!
Gift Cards Available - Need a quick gift for someone! How about a BC Taproom Gift Card?!  We’ve got a deal for you ….buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift certificate that’s good until May 31, 2021. We’re extending this deal until December 20th, stop in and pick up a gift card during normal business hours.
Offering To-go Food & Cocktails!  Hours during “The 2020 Pause Redo” : Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30am-8:00pm  Visit www.bctaproom.com to place your to-go orders!

LAKE CHARLEVOIX ASSOCIATION - An association of people that love Lake Charlevoix, LCA has as its mission protecting the natural quality and beauty of Lake Charlevoix for the safe and shared use of all. We seek members from everyone that supports keeping Lake Charlevoix beautiful. LCA is a 501c3 organization, making membership donations tax deductible.
LAKE STREET PUB -Wondering how you can support your local restaurants through this tough time? Gift cards make the perfect gift!
Now through December 23, for every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a $10 Pub Point bonus certificate good toward food! Give us a call at 231-497-6031. We are happy to prepare your cards for pickup, or drop them in the mail!
LSP gift cards never expire! Bonus certificates may be used January 01- May 31, 2021.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN -IT’S OFFICIAL: The 2020/21 winter season kicks off on Wednesday, December 16 at 9am! Access is limited to our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests ONLY. We anticipate opening with two lifts and three runs, but stay tuned for more terrain updates as we continue snowmaking operations whenever temperatures permit.
Lift ticket holders are added to the mix on Saturday, December 19. Secure your spot online in advance, as same-day lift tickets may not be available at the window through January 2. Season passholders who have not received their passes in the mail may pick up at the NEW Season Pass window, keep in mind many passes are en route.
WAFFLE CABIN BOYNE MOUNTAIN-
Cali has great news! Waffle Cabin will be open 10:00-4:30 daily starting Wednesday December 16th. Stop by and get a free famous original or chocolate drizzle waffle with any gift card purchase $25.00 and up December 16th-25th only.
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
 
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.

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - The City Hall Building will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. until further notice. Staff will be working remotely Mon. - Fri. from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted by using their regular office number and email or contact City Hall general office at 231.582.6597 to conduct day to day business. Water/sewer payments, as well as other documents, can be placed in the silver drop-box located in the driveway island/boulevard.
We encourage everyone to continue to take regular precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.

BOYNE DISTRICT LIBRARY - Lots of great stuff happening at the BDL!!! 24/7 Pick-Up Lockers / eBooks /New *Surprise Me* Option / Showshoes. CLICK HERE for all the news/
School News

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Early Learners has 3-year-old openings starting January 4th!
We have not had yet
any preschool closings due to COVID, we follow safety protocols for ALL students and staff.
Monday - Friday
Full days $35
Half days $25 must be picked up by 12:30
  • Potty trained required
  • Scholarships may be available
  • Registration fee $25
  • All children 3-Years-Old (by December 1, 2020) can attend the tuition-based program as needed.

 NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - Offering a “Fresh Start for 2021” Series
2020 was a challenging year for most of us. Here’s a chance to refocus your attitude and your energy by participating in a new series of classes that will challenge your mind, body and spirit all offered virtually in the comfort and safety of your own home. How to Know the Stars with Mary Adams, The Storytellers Night Sky, Meditation for Inner Peace with Tiffany Lenau, Yoga Roots, and Happy for No Reason with Lynn Zimmer, NCMC. Additionally, over 100 classes have been added in areas of history, language, music, art and much more. Register at ncmclifelonglearning.com/events.
Great News!!
The Boyne City Hospitality Class Holiday Bake Sale is going to happen!

Order your holiday treats now. All of the items will be made, with love, by the students. And all proceed will to the Junior class to pay for their class activities.

Click HERE to place your order. Happy Holidays everyone.

New Advertising Opportunity Available

In addition to the advertising opportunities available in our Thursday Edition, we have added a dedicated newsletter. This newsletter will go out on Monday or Tuesday weekly and will be dedicated to you and your business message. If you would like information on how to send a dedicated e-newsletter or a display ad to our 3,800 newsletter recipients, contact  kim@boynechamber.com or call 231-582-6222

You can also reach our readers with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50 in our Thursday edition. Ad space is available for all future weeks. Your message will be seen by more than 3,800 readers with a 50% open rate each week!

> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. Click here to subscribe.
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 Boyne Mountain Details
Massage Therapist at Boyne City Massage & Details
Accounts Payable at Char-Em ISD Details
Assistant Bookkeeper at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Portfolio Asset Manager at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Full & Part-time Caregivers at Pineview Cottage Details
Cooks & Hosts at Lake Street Pub - Details
Senior Center Cook at Charlevoix County Commission on Aging- Details
Sales Representative at The Britton Weber Agency - Details
Project Coordinator at Mitchell Graphics - 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.

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

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE AVAILABLE NOW-PETOSKEY
Price: $1,500 down, $1,000/Mo
Click this link for a 3D walkthrough tour of our office space: 3D Matterport Tour
This unit is located within North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate, downtown Petoskey. Next door to shopping, dining, and Little Traverse Bay. Storefront is located across from Pennsylvania Park with high foot traffic and a convenient meeting location with city parking spaces available in front and rear of the building.
INCLUDED: All utilities, Standing desk, desk chair, two client chairs, locking filing cabinet, High speed wifi, Apple TV available for presentations, Conference room access available, Front desk receptionist, Coffee/water bar for you and clients, Insurance required, Handicapped accessible (front and back entrance).

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