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

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 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  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.
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 - Packing and distribution will happen on Dec. 17 and 18. Call Lisa at Boyne Area Chamber to reserve your day and time 231-582-6222.

·        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. This will require more volunteers that have a vehicle. All delivery drivers will be paired with another volunteer. Call Lisa at Boyne Area Chamber to volunteer 231-582-6222.

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

  • Donations 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!
Let's "Jingle Boyne"

Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Promotion
Support and Win

How it works:

* Pick-up your Jingle Boyne Envelope at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce office, Challenge Mountain Resale Store, or Kilwins Boyne City beginning November 1st.

* Spend at least $10.00 at ANY Boyne Chamber Member Businesses between  November 1st & December 11th. KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS!!

* 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.
Support Local & Stay Safe With Gift Card Purchases or Chamber Checks

Now more then ever, our local businesses need your support. While we all try to safe safe, we can still support them by purchasing gift cards. Gift cards are a great gift idea and you can purchase from most businesses online or by calling them direct without leaving home.

Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don’t forget “Chamber Checks” are available from the Boyne Area Chamber. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area. Click Here for a list of businesses where checks can be used.
New for the Holiday Season: Order your Chamber Checks and we will mail your checks with a customized message to the recipient you choose.

Contact us at 231-582-6222 or info@boynechamber for more details or to purchase Chamber Checks.
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.
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. 
Youth Grants Awarded in New Focus Areas

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation responded to requests from nonprofit partners in November. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded primarily to nonprofits who will focus in the areas of youth mental health and academic stress. In all, over $29,000 was awarded during the Youth Needs grant cycle.

Every three years, the YAC performs a Youth Needs Assessment, asking 8th through 12th graders in Charlevoix County about the top issues concerning them. Earlier this year, the YAC met to discuss the results of the most recent Youth Needs Assessment and made the decision to focus their grantmaking dollars on prioritizing the top two issues identified by their peers – youth mental health and academic stress.

“Mental health and academic stress have long been areas of need for Charlevoix County youth, and both have worsened due to the effects of COVID-19,” said Nathan Newman, a senior at East Jordan High School and Treasurer of the YAC. “So, for this grant cycle, we wanted our resources to go toward programs that will support the mental health and relieve the academic stress of Charlevoix County youth.”

The YAC made this goal a reality when they awarded 80% of their available funding in this cycle to organizations who are directly addressing youth mental health and/or academic stress. By prioritizing these focus areas the YAC hopes to make a bigger impact in the areas that Charlevoix County youth themselves have identified as most important.

Specific grants were awarded to five area nonprofits. Northern Michigan Equine Therapy will receive funding to expand their mental health professional services, which currently has a waiting list. East Jordan Public Schools will use funding to support learning loss among students due to interruptions in the school year caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan will expand their programs to middle school students in Charlevoix. Northern Family Intervention Services will use their grant to create mental health coping kits for youth, as a way to encourage progress. Finally, the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan will use their grant to set up a protocol for Charlevoix County at their Child Advocacy Center, a necessary component that will allow them to steadily provide services to area youth. All of these projects or programs directly address the areas of youth mental health and/or academic stress.

While the primary focus of this cycle was on the two priority areas, two other grants were also awarded to Good Samaritan Family Services for the Sammy’s Shoes program, and to Planned Parenthood of Michigan for their Smart & Healthy Youth programming in Charlevoix County. Additionally, earlier in the year, the YAC held a special meeting and awarded $32,000 to the school nurse program in Charlevoix County schools, which was in danger of being discontinued. The YAC teamed up with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, the C3F, and other donors, to continue the program for another year, to help schools cope with implications of the pandemic.

“We’re excited about all of the grants we recommended during the Youth Needs cycle this year,” commented Aubrie Sparks, a senior at Boyne Falls High School and President of the YAC. “And we are super confident our allocations will benefit the priority areas we identified.”

A charitable organization dedicated to improving and enriching life in the area, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation accepts gifts from individuals, families, businesses and civic groups and manages them as permanent endowments. While a portion of the funds are utilized to support grantmaking, the principal of the endowment continues to grow, providing ongoing charitable capital to benefit Charlevoix County’s residents—now and in the future.

The next grant cycle will focus on Environment, Land Use, and Recreation projects. Applications will become available in mid-December and will be due by Monday, February 1, 2021. The Community Foundation welcomes inquiries about applying for grants anytime by emailing Ashley Cousens at More information about each grant cycle can be found at on the “Apply for a Grant” page. Additionally, scholarship applications are now available at on the “Apply for a Scholarship” page or interested students can contact their high school counselor or Mishelle Shooks at for more information. 
NMET 2020 Year-End Match Campaign

Northern Michigan Equine Therapy is sad to share that our annual event, Sleigh Rides to the North Pole, has been canceled this year. Given that this is our largest fundraiser to support therapy scholarships and ensure our horses’ needs are met, we are asking our communities and friends of NMET to partner with us to ensure that we can continue to harness the healing power of horses to improve lives. With your continued involvement, NMET will be positioned to meet the increasing needs of our clients and their families at a time when they need us most and for many years to come. Our 2020 year-end match campaign includes a match for your donation,
up to $10,000. For more information, or to donate to NMET, head to our
Lexamar Employees Hold Food Drive To Benefit Good Neighbor Food Pantry

Even during a global epidemic, Lexamar employees came through with a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit local families in need!

"Good Neighbors Food Pantry gives a huge thank you to Lexamar employees who donated more than 1,300 pounds of food from their Thanksgiving food drive! Their amazing generosity, even during a global pandemic, is commendable. The food they donated benefits our neighbors in need during the holiday season."  Susan Conklin Volunteer Pantry Director
FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Free drive-thru testing is happening at the Emmet County Fair Grounds located at 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey. Testing is free of charge and available for any Michigan Resident Regardless of Symptoms. Doctor's referral is not needed. Results will be available via online portal, and any individual with a positive test result will be called by their local Health Department. Test are for diagnostic purposes (this is not an antibody test) and will be sent to a laboratory to determine results. The test is performed by naso-pharyngeal swab. Pre-registration is not required, however, if you want to per-register click HERE for information.

12-2-20 Update

Due to overwhelming caseloads, the health department will no longer provide personalized documentation clearing individuals from COVID-19 related quarantine and isolation. We have resources to empower local businesses in determining when employees are safely able to return to work in our employer toolkit ( as well as our quarantine and isolation guidance letter ( We ask all local employers to utilize the resources we have available to make decisions for the health and safety of your employees and customers. With our local businesses taking the appropriate steps we can prevent the ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Earlier this afternoon, updates were discussed for the existing CDC considerations for the length of quarantine time necessary to assure minimal risk of further transmission by COVID-19 exposed individuals. That modified guidance can be found at Staff at MDHHS are currently reviewing these options to evaluate how best to include them in the Michigan guidance around quarantine and isolation. Once an update from MDHHS is available we will then adjust our local quarantine and isolation guidance.
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT NEW SERVICE Senior and Emergency Grocery Service

Charlevoix County Transit announced today that a Senior and Emergency Grocery Ordering/Delivery Service is being added to the services offered by the County’s Transit.   While delivery of items such as food pantry boxes, prescriptions and senior meals was well received, the grocery delivery was not widely used during the early months of the pandemic.  One of the drawbacks that transit officials noticed was that for curbside pickup available for groceries an individual needed to place their order via a smartphone or web-based application.  During the height of the shutdown, the website and app ordering was time consuming and problematic for many and therefore transit didn’t see many requests grocery delivery.

The expansion of the Transit’s delivery program will provided assistance to those needing help with ordering their groceries.  County residents who would like to use the Grocery Ordering/Delivery Program can call Program Coordinator at 231.497.1430 on designated shopping days to place their grocery order. The program coordinator will then input the order with the caller, take payment information (credit/debit card) and then place the order as well as scheduling the grocery delivery in transit’s scheduling system. This program is currently limited to in-county grocery stores utilizing the store shopping app.

Designated days/times for orders to be placed:
Monday              1:30-3:00pm
Tuesday              9:00-10:00am and 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday       1:30-3:00pm
Thursday            9:00-10:00am and 1:30-2:30pm

While this program initially focused on helping our county’s aging population, with a surge in COVID cases and the flu season upon us, transit officials felt this was a worthwhile community service that should be offered to anyone who is in need of help or worried about going into stores.   Charlevoix County’s Commission on Aging will assist the Charlevoix County Transit with getting information about this program out to the county’s aging population as well as continue to assist those over 60 years old with transit fares for in-county rides as well as out-of-county medical appointments.

For more information about Transit rides or the free delivery services offered, please call 231.582.6900 between 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Crafti-Days at Boyne District Library

Are you looking for something fun to do these next few weeks? Kiddos looking for handmade gifts to give? 
It's CRAFTI-DAYS at Boyne District Library! Check out our link below to sign-up for some great kits to take and make at home!

24/7 Pick-Up Lockers now available.
The Boyne District Library now has pick-up lockers available any time of day for you to pick up your materials. Just call us to make arrangements. We will give you a unique 4-digit code and assign you a locker. Easy! Call us at 231-582-7861.
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.
These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

MS Cat - Jarvis Restoration
Charlevoix County News
Synergy Electric
Northern Michigan Surgical Suites
Edward Jones - James Richman
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. 
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 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!

Santa is stopping at Friske's with his sleigh and favorite reindeer on Saturday, December 5th, from 11am-3pm!

Out in the reindeer stable, we'll have the big heaters going so the kiddos can stay cozy while they make-their-own Christmas ornaments for our tree! Also, pull up a chair and enjoy hot coco, hot cider and festive donuts!

ADMISSION BY DONATION and includes: a picture with Santa in his sleigh, meeting the reindeer, personalizing a Christmas ornament. Family rate: $20 (5 or more children *immediate family only). Feed the reindeer for only 25¢!

Inside the market, shop and *SAVE 10%-50% on every purchase when you draw your surprise savings at the checkout. Our general store and market place is a gift basket waiting to happen!

It's going to be a holly jolly Christmas at Friske's this year, so bring the whole family out and make some memories with us!

*Some exclusions apply

Challenge Mountain - Semi Private Shopping Event

Exciting news! Here’s your chance for a semi private shopping event in the store. The best part .... you will get 50% off your ENTIRE purchase! Stop in or give us a call today to reserve your spot
Poinsettia Sale

Do you want to help out the Farmers Market and get holiday poinsettias at the same time? Well now you can! Place your poinsettia order with the Market Manager over the next few Saturdays. This joint fundraiser courtesy of Upsy Daisy Floral in Boyne City is a great way to start your holiday celebration! You may also place your order by message on Facebook! We hope to have your order soon!
Charlevoix State Bank donating to the expansion of the Boyne Forest Trail with a $2,500 challenge grant.

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s
Public Spaces Community Places initiative

Charlevoix State Bank is donating to the expansion of the Boyne Forest Trail with a $2,500 challenge grant.
The Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA), working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is underway on a 60-day matching grant program to raise $50,000 to build additional trails at the Boyne Forest Trail System. The Charlevoix State Bank challenge grant means that every dollar donated up to $2,500 will be matched by both CSB and by the MEDC -- tripling your donation.
Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trails of Marquette will build the next phase of the trail in the spring, with nearly 3 miles of a flowing singletrack. The following phase will feature expert level trails with jumps, drops, gaps, steel features and more.
The Charlevoix State Bank challenge grant closes on December 4 or as soon as the challenge is met.
Thank you for helping build additional multi-use trails to promote outdoor recreation and please watch for future challenges.
Stiggs Offering Meal Relief on Sundays With Help of Donors

Free meals to those in need. Pick some menu items. Call us up. Mention "free meal" and we will take care of the rest. This is a "no questions asked" service made possible through generous donations. Each week we will post a sponsor (if available). Thank you to last week's sponsor Boyne Country Propane. This may be extended or end sooner depending on available donations.
(231) 497-6100 to order.
Local Business Updates
CAFE SANTE - Open for take-out & curb-side service Monday - Sunday 11am-8pm. Watch for daily specials.

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!

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: 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.
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 -Who couldn’t use a little added Happy-Ness to their lunch hour?!!
Beginning today, we are offering Adult Happy-Ness Meals! Just give us a call at 231-497-6031. We will bring your meal, (with fun prize!) right out to your vehicle!

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.

ODOWA CASINO - With much consideration, in conjunction with the Odawa Casino Gaming Authority, Odawa Casino Management has made the decision to remain open during the next three weeks.
This decision was not made lightly, and a great deal of thought went into it. Based upon the procedures that we have had in place since re-opening several months ago, we feel confident that we are doing everything possible to keep our team members and community safe. We will continue to take these extensive measures to do our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. For up-to-date information on all of our COVID-19 response policies and what we are doing, we encourage you to refer to our Facebook page, as well as

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM -BLACK FRIDAY GROWLER SPECIAL: Friday, November 27th, 11:30am-8:00pm, order any food item and get a growler refill for $5.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY GROWLER SPECIAL: Saturday, November 28th, 11:30am-8:00pm, order and food item and get a growler refill for $5.
Prime Rib Dinners To-Go: Tuesday-Saturday during the “Pause”. Prime Rib served with potato, veggie and au jus: 10oz cut is just $17 and the 16oz cut is $22.
Cocktails To-Go:  Check out our Facebook and the BC Taproom website for the Cocktail To-Go list!
Take-out/Curbside Service Available Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30-8pm  Order online at  
*The new menu is out ….new additions include Tacos, Quesadillas, French Dip, Fried Chicken, Short Ribs and more!
*$10 Growler Refills
Shutdown Gift Card Special! Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift certificate! This special will be available during the COVID Shutdown (Nov 19-Dec 8)

CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL - Hey parents.... want to take the kids to the pool for some inside fun? We have open swim times available Mon, Wed, Fri from 9 am - 11:30 am, Tues 9-11 am, Thur 2:30 - 4 pm and Sat 1-3 pm. This is a time when kids can be in the pool. There is a limit of 15 people in the pool at one time. Check out the full schedule on our website as it can change based on Health Department recommendations.

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.
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 - With the passing of election day it has been noted that most of the political signs have been removed throughout the City. If you still have a political sign displayed please remove it as soon as possible. The City of Boyne City Sign Ordinance allows for political-event signs in all zoning districts without a permit on private property, however the signs are required to be removed after seven (7) days following the political event to which the sign pertains. For any questions or additional information on this topic please contact the Boyne City Planning Department at 582.0343 or 582.0337.

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.
School News

BOYNE CITY Booster Foundation - 42nd Annual Hobby Craft show scheduled for December 5,2020 has been CANCELLED. Please address questions to Colleen Calo at 231-582-6156 or

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - For the Class of 2024 fundraiser this year, we will be selling some amazing Rambler Gear!! Not only your basic sweatshirts & t-shirts will be available but we also have 1/4 zip sweatshirts, Windbreaker Jackets, Blankets, Hats, Koozies, Stadium Seats, Umbrellas, etc.
Fantastic Christmas ideas for Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and the whole family!
Orders placed by Thanksgiving Break will be ready and delivered to the school by Christmas Break.
Please visit to place your orders!
If you have any questions please contact Mallory Slate:
Thanks in advance for supporting our Freshmen Class.
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
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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 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:

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

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).

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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