Boyne Chamber Launching
Newsletter for Chamber Members

 A new service is coming to our Chamber Members in 2021 with the launch of the "Member Direct" Newsletter.

This e-newsletter will be 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.
To continue the success of our Jingle Boyne holiday promotion, the chamber is launching a winter promotion, Frozen Boyne during February and March.
Just like Jingle Boyne, this promotion will be at no cost to members or guests that want to participate. It will also not require chamber members to provide any specific special or discount. This allows you to determine your level of engagement as a Boyne Area Chamber member. 
From our Frozen Boyne flyer:
Enjoy "Frozen Boyne" as you support local and win!
Show us how you enjoy the winter in the Boyne Area. 
How it works:
Beginning February 1st through March 17, 2021 
Share photos of you enjoying amazing winter activities in the Boyne Area
  • Supporting ANY Chamber member business
  • Ice-skating at Avalanche
  • Sledding at Avalanche
  • Tubing at Boyne Mountain
  • Skiing or snowboarding at Boyne Mountain
  • Outdoor dining at a Boyne Area restaurant or enjoying take out
  • Fat tire biking at Avalanche
  • Snowshoeing or cross country skiing a local conservancy trail
  • And so much more!!!

Email a photo of you enjoying "Frozen Boyne" to
A winner will be randomly chosen each week and will receive great prizes from chamber members and each winners photo will be featured in our weekly e-newsletter!
Grab your coat and boots and show us how you are enjoying winter while you support local!

We plan to promote this through social media, our newsletter, and printed posters.
If you would like to donate an item or gift certificate for the weekly drawings, please call us at 231-582-6222 or email lisa@boynechamber.
Feel free to contact us with questions or comments.
Celebrate all that is Chocolate at Chocolate Covered Boyne
February 12 & 13

There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. This is your chance to experience chocolate desserts and specials at participating businesses on February 12 & 13 during regular business hours, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Spend the day shopping in downtown’s unique shops and then get a dessert to take home with you from one of the many eateries. While the public dessert contest will not be able to be held this year, due to COVID-19, restaurants will be offering special desserts. Be sure to add a dessert when calling to order a to-go meal. A judged portion will still take place, with the winner announced on the Boyne City Main Street social media and in the weekly newsletter.

Chocolate Covered Boyne is the best way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City. 

For additional information and details, please contact Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director at 231-582-9009 or via email at
Van Dam Italmas nominated for the 2021 Classic Boat Awards!
For more than 30 years, Classic Boat Magazine has celebrated the world’s most beautiful boats. It is with great honor that Van Dam Custom Boats has been nominated for the 2021 Classic Boat Awards for their Great Lakes cruising yacht, Italmas. Nominated for the “Spirit of Tradition” award, Italmas is a modern yacht that embodies classic styles from the 40’s and 50’s era. Cast your vote for Italmas by clicking the link here. Thank you for supporting local craftsmanship!
Electric Vehicle Charging now available in Downtown Boyne City
The first of two new phase 2 electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Boyne City became active for public use on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The new charging station, which can handle two vehicles at once, is located next to the ‘Red’ building at 214 Ray Street in the northeast corner of the parking lot north of the Boyne District Library, near the South Park and Ray Street intersection.
A second downtown charging station is currently under construction at the northeast corner of Old City Park on River Street just west of East Street and the Consumers Energy building. It is anticipated that the second station will be operational by the end of February.
Both of these charging stations are owned and operated by Hage Automotive of Detroit at no charge to the City and are part of a statewide system of charging stations available to the public. The network is being created as part of collaborative effort involving Hage Automotive, Consumers Energy, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local partners like Boyne City. The charger next to the red building came about after as a successful grant application was filed by Mike Castiglione, owner of nearby Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen, with Consumers Energy. The City received a grant from Consumers Energy for the Old City Park location.
The HAGE automotive locations in Boyne currently charge $0.29 per kwh while another charger operated by Great Lakes Energy is available at no charge. The Great Lakes Energy charger is located east of downtown in their headquarters parking lot at 100 Air Industrial Park Drive, off M-75 South. All of these locations use the J-1772 connection.
More information is available on these sites, and many more, on-line at sites like
Photo caption: #1) Present for the activation of the first downtown Boyne City electric vehicle charging station at 214 Ray Street are: Mike Castiglione of Stiggs, Abass El-Hage, Owner and Kevin Kardel, COO of Hage Automotive and City Manager Michael Cain.
#2) A Tesla driver checks out the new downtown Boyne City electric vehicle charging station. Present are (from left) City Manager Michael Cain, Mike Castiglione of Stiggs the driver’s son Miles and the driver, Chad Muma. The Tesla is owned by Boyne City resident Howard Newkirk.
Note: All information above may be attributed as quotations from the sender. For additional information please contact the sender at 231.582.0377 or
Check out the 2020 Boyne City Main Street Impact Report

2020 was quite a year! While it no doubt brought many challenges, we have so many things to celebrate as a community as well. Check out the 2020 Impact Report from Boyne City Main Street for a look at what we’ve been up to! CLICK HERE

"Now Premiering 2021" Main Street Slide Show - Watch Now
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us

The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end we will engage and encourage our community to work with us toward those goals.
WRCNM is a dynamic organization that:
  • Provides many specialized services for adults, children and families to improve their lives
  • Seeks positive solutions in crisis situations
  • Protects and nurtures health and well-being
  • Encourages active participation in making important life decisions
  • Facilitates personal growth and lifelong learning
  • Provides a link to community resources
  • Works to change the culture of violence
  • Advocates for social justice
WRCNM provides confidential support, advocacy, counseling and the Safe Home to people in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties.
24-hour help and information line: (231) 347-0082 or (800) 275-1995
Main Office: 231-347-0067
24-Hour Help and Information
231-347-0082 or

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


The Wirt-Rivette Group provides integrated finance solutions for businesses. These programs include equipment financing, commercial and residential property financing, property management and consulting.


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. 

Watch live on North Central's Facebook page January 28 at 4 p.m. 
Since North Central’s Administration/Classroom Building opened in 1967, thousands of students have passed through its doors on their way to an associate degree and the next step of their career or college journey. Now, one of the oldest and busiest buildings on NCMC’s campus is undergoing a historic addition and renovation to better prepare students for success in a technology-driven world. The Building Tomorrow Together campaign, a $9.9 million investment in the college’s facilities, technology, and student resources, will kick off with a virtual launch party at 4 p.m. on January 28. The free event will be livestreamed on North Central’s Facebook page, and the public is invited to attend. Preregistration is required at

The launch party, which is themed “Futures Start Here,” will include a keynote address from Kalin Sheick, TV personality and owner of Petoskey-based Sweetwater Floral company. North Central team members Kim Dickinson and Scott LaDeur will host the hour-long event, which will feature North Central trivia and more than $500 in prizes for attendees. Petoskey entrepreneurs Ben Slocum and Pete Manthei, NCMC alumni who founded Beards Brewery in 2012, will share how their experience at North Central helped pave their path to success. 

North Central President David Roland Finley said the launch event will capture the excitement on campus as new classrooms and student gathering spaces near completion. 

“This project is critical because it puts students’ needs front and center,” Finley said. “Adaptable teaching and learning environments will provide flexibility and an improved classroom experience, and centralized access to student support services means that academic advising and career counseling are just steps away from our busiest classrooms.” 

The Building Tomorrow Together campaign will culminate with an August 2021 ribbon-cutting event, when the Administration/Classroom Building will be formally reintroduced as the Borra Learning Center, named in recognition of lead donors Pier C. and Renee Borra. 

“Through this campaign, we have an opportunity to strengthen and grow a longstanding community institution that is unique to Northern Michigan and greatly enhances the quality of life for everyone,” Pier Borra said. 

To learn more about the Building Tomorrow Together campaign or the launch event, visit

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Silver by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

Join Munson Healthcare leaders for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11:00AM.
Participants will include:
• James Whelan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Cadillac Hospital, and Medical Director, Munson Clinically Integrated Network
• Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare
The press conference will be livestreamed on the Munson Healthcare system and hospital Facebook CLICK HERE
Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Update  
Michigan’s distribution of the vaccine continues in a phased approach with an emphasis on ensuring the continuing functioning of the health care system and essential services in the community, and protecting people at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
It’s important to note that local health departments are moving as quickly as possible to administer vaccine.
There is limited vaccine in Michigan, and we schedule appointments for the vaccine supply we have. Please be patient! Appointments will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
Vaccination in one phase may not be complete before vaccination in another phase begins and will likely overlap.
Residents are encouraged to visit for more information about the vaccine.
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. 
New Boyne City City Clerk / City Treasurer Sworn In

The Boyne City City Commission, at their January 12th regular City Commission meeting, confirmed City Manager Michael Cain’s appointment of Caroline Kennedy as Boyne City’s new City Clerk / City Treasurer. Ms. Kennedy was sworn in to her new position at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15th by outgoing City Clerk / City Treasurer Cindy Grice shortly before ending her last day with Boyne City after over thirty-five years of service to the Boyne community.
The City Clerk / City Treasurer position was posted internally and advertised in July of 2020. Ms. Kennedy was selected out of pool of nine applicants for the position. Panel interviews were conducted with three of the applicants. The interview panel consisted of Kim Awry, then Gaylord Assistant City Manager/City Clerk (now City Manager); Tom Cannon, East Jordan City Administrator; Allen Terry, City Clerk/Treasurer/Finance Director for the City of Petoskey and Boyne City City Manager Michael Cain. The three candidates also met with members of the Boyne City office team.
Ms. Kennedy has extensive experience working in and with local governments, most recently as the Assistant Village Manager and Village Clerk for the Village of Elk Rapids. She had previously provided local government training to members of the Boyne City City Commission and staff during her long tenure with the Michigan Municipal League.
Since October Ms. Kennedy has been working with the City getting training on her new roll with Boyne City, including helping with the recent Presidential election.
Ms. Kennedy will receive salary of $65,500 per year in addition to other standard City benefits

Photo: Incoming Boyne City City Clerk / City Treasurer Caroline Kennedy (left) takes the oath of office from retiring City Clerk / City Treasurer Cindy Grice.
Boyne City Main Street (DDA) wants to hear from you!

We are currently working through renewing our TIF (Tax Increment Financing) plan which will help us set a vision for the next 15 years in downtown Boyne City. Your feedback will help us prioritize all of the fun projects and great ideas into actionable items! The quick survey can be taken here:
Thank you to our generous community for reaching the goal of raising $50,000 for the Boyne Forest Trail System expansion. This amount will be matched by a grant from the MEDC, providing $100,000 to hire professional trail builder Flowtrack from Marquette to begin the new trails this spring.

While we have met our Patronicity fundraising goal, TOMMBA needs your help to raise an additional $19,000 to build all of the planned features in the green loop and potentially more trails in phase 1 of this expansion project. Hitting this goal will connect the newly constructed trail-head parking lot on Old Horton Bay Rd to the existing Boyne Forest Trails. Your help will have us riding new trails by this summer!!
Make your tax-deductible donation today directly to TOMMBA via their website: or via check to: TOMMBA, PO Box 112, Boyne City, 49712.

Thank you for helping us continue to build trails and our Boyne Community!
 The ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Outing will become a virtual snowshoe event for Camp Daggett on January 30 and 31. Bearcub Outfitters invites individuals to rent snowshoes for $5.00 at their store at 321 E. Lake Street on January 30-31 (rental fees go to Camp Daggett). Bearcub will be collecting donations for Camp Daggett in the store. While at the store, participants can purchase tickets for exciting prizes. Participants can then take their own individual hike, and post photos online. Tag @bearcuboutfitters & @campdaggett on Facebook or Instagram to be entered in a drawing for Bearcub Outfitters gift certificates. If not on social media, email pictures to
For more information, go to “Cross your fingers that we can resume our usual Camp Daggett Torchlight Snowshoe on February 27,” states Becky Philipp-Kranig, owner, Bearcub Outfitters. For additional information, go to
To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit
Charlevoix County Community Foundation Adds New Trustees

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two (2) new trustees; Angie Nachazel and Keith Carey.
Angie Nachazel has been the secretary at East Jordan Elementary School for over fifteen years. She is an East Jordan native and has been active in the community in many ways. She served on the Miss East Jordan Scholarship Board for 19 years, the Jordan Valley District Library Board, the City of East Jordan Parks and Recreation Committee, EJPS Extravaganza Committee and was also a member of the East Jordan Enrichment Advisory Committee at the Community Foundation.  Angie is married to Scott Nachazel and together they have two boys. Ted is a technical writer for Michigan Scientific Corp. and Jacob is an accounting major at Western Michigan University. In her free time, Angie enjoys mountain biking or hiking on the local trails and boating on Lake Charlevoix. “It’s an honor to serve as a member of the Community Foundation Board of Trustees,” she said, adding, “it’s such a positive and helpful organization that provides so many resources to help our communities.”
Keith Carey is 4Front Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, where he has directed the communication and advertising efforts of the Traverse City-headquartered financial institution since its inception in 2015. He is a graduate of Alma College, earning a degree in History, and spent his early professional life holding policymaking and small business lobbying positions in Lansing. Born and raised in Charlevoix, Keith returned home in 2007 with his wife, Heather. They have two children – Camden, a freshman at Charlevoix Middle/High School and a member of the Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), and Taryn, a sixth grader at Charlevoix Elementary School. Keith is active in Charlevoix’s youth and high school football programs and volunteers with the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. “I’m really excited to join the Board of the Community Foundation,” he said, “and I’m looking forward to doing all that I can to work to advance the Foundation’s mission.”

Don Jess, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, is looking forward to working with the new trustees. “Angie and Keith are the kind of thoughtful people who will be great additions to our Board,” adding, “their perspectives and engagement will benefit the Community Foundation as we work to broaden our impact right here at home.”

Including the new appointments, the Foundation's Board of Trustees includes fifteen members, representing all regions of Charlevoix County. Other trustees include; Carol Burton of Beaver Island; Evelyn Howell, Monica Peck, Josette Lory, and Lori Meeder of Boyne City; Tim Manchester of Boyne Falls/Walloon Lake Area; John Doskoch, Don Jess, and Bob Hoffman of Charlevoix; and Jennifer Boyer, Bill Lorne, Fred Malpass, and Tami Vincent of East Jordan.

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a grassroots charitable organization made up of various funds – all of them established by local donors. Some funds are earmarked for specific causes, and others are open-ended to meet changing needs. The funds are held in permanent endowment, so they can continue to grow and generate income to enhance the quality of life in Charlevoix County, now and for generations to come. For more information about the grant-making process, establishing a fund, or making a gift, please contact the Charlevoix County Community Foundation at (231) 536-2440, or online at
Start 2021 off right with the SBDC's new webinar series - SBDC CARES.

The SBDC and partnering vendors are ready to assist in getting your small business back on track by offering you free webinars through CARES Act funding. Webinar topics will include:

January SBDC Cares Webinars

Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, January 21 at 2:30M to 3:30 PM

Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, January 28 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northwest Michigan
Virtual Hiring Event

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at a Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event Wednesday, February 10. The online event will include nearly 30 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Virtual Hiring Event will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and participants can register in advance to learn about each employer’s job openings. There is no charge to participate in the hiring event and registration provides access to all the employer’s online booths.
Registration and a list of participating employers are available at,
4th Annual Walloon Lake Winterfest

The Village of Walloon Lake is hosting the 4th Annual Walloon Lake Winterfest on Saturday, February 20th, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The event will take place at Barrel Back Restaurant, The Village Green Park, and Tommy’s Walloon. 
Winterfest is a family friendly event, with outdoor activities for kids of all ages. There will be complimentary ice skate rentals in a variety of sizes for the whole family, and free ice skating at the ice rink located in the Village Green Park. Snowshoe and Cross-Country Skis are available for rental at Tommy’s to explore local hiking trails. *Weather permitting. Warm up inside with a complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar provided by Walloon Lake Inn.
Explore Local Distilleries, Breweries & Wineries including: Wise Men Distillery, Beards Brewery, Shorts Brewery, Long Road Distillers, High Five Spirits, Boyne Valley Vineyards, and more. Drink tickets can be purchased on site from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Enjoy Barrel Back all-day Happy Hour specials from 12:00 PM -6:00 PM.
Giveaway prizes from Barrel Back Restaurant, Wise Men Distillery, Boyne Valley Vineyards, Tommy’s Walloon, Walloon Lake Inn, and Hotel Walloon. Drawings will be held every half hour with the Grand Prize beginning a Two Night Stay at Hotel Walloon to be given away at 4:00 PM. *Must be present to win. Live Ice Carving in the Village Green Park with Food Network’s Ice Brigades and Wise Men Distillery Ice Luge.
The Petoskey Snowmobile Club will be holding their 3rd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride. The ride begins at the Petoskey Snowmobile Clubhouse (4172 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey, MI 49770) and will end at Barrel Back Restaurant to be showcased on the lake. Gas is available at the Blue Facilities Building and Snowmobile parking is available for the event. Enjoy free Bean Soup at the Bean Pot while enjoying the Vintage Snowmobiles. All donations collected with be going to the Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Thank you to our sponsors: Hotel Walloon, Barrel Back Restaurant, Wise Men Distillery, Tommy’s Walloon, Walloon Lake Inn, and Petoskey Snowmobile Club.
Hockey Coming to Avalanche Ice Rink

Starting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 you’re invited to join a group of local hockey enthusiasts for some non-contact outdoor hockey fun at the City of Boyne City - Avalanche Ice Rink. The outdoor rink will be reserved for outdoor pick up hockey games between 7 PM to 9 PM each Tuesday evening for the rest of the winter season. Augie Engelhart is the local organizer who recently received approval for the use. For details on outdoor hockey plans, or should you want more information on the event requirements, please call Augie at 248/930-2125.
Outdoor hockey has become increasingly popular over the past few years and this is a great way to introduce people to the sport and get some exercise.
If you have any questions or comments please contact Tim Faas, Director of Public Works at 231/582-0375 or via email at
Boyne City Housing Commission is Currently Accepting Applications for Housing Waiting Lists

Boyne City Housing Commission is currently accepting applications for the following WAITING LISTS: Public Housing (Litzenburger Place Apts. and Family Housing), Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Deer Meadows Apts. Applications can be obtained at 829 S. Park St., Boyne City, MI 49712 or by calling (231)582-6203. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Mental Health Feedback Needed

North Country Community Mental Health Authority (NCCMHA) and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA), in partnership with Munson Healthcare and McLaren Northern Michigan, are conducting a survey of citizens in 12 counties in northern Michigan to understand the perspectives, beliefs, and experiences with behavioral health crisis services.
Your feedback is important as NLCMHA, NCCMHA, and our community partners strive to build and deliver better crisis services for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Answers will be collected anonymously, and participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in a focus group if they would like to.
The survey takes approximately 12 minutes to complete.
The survey will remain open through February 18, 2021.
Those who live or work in the following counties are invited to participate: Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Grand Traverse, Emmet, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Otsego, Roscommon, and Wexford.
Here is the link to take the survey:
Local Business Updates
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY NEWS - Don't be left out of this year's girl's and boy's high school basketball GAMEDAY programs!
This year the GAMEDAY programs will be distributed locally with our papers plus be handed out at all home Mancelona, East Jordan, Charlevoix, Grayling, or Gaylord High School games. Support the High School winter sports teams by advertising in the GAMEDAY program. Local school athletic departments receive a minimum of 10% of the proceeds from these books. This is a great partnership to support local high school athletics.
Contact Dave Baragrey | | office: 989-732-8160
cell: 989-350-9235.
One of Northern Michigan's Few Locally Owned and Operated Newspapers.

COUNTRY NOW & THEN/UP A LAZY RIVER -LAST CHANCE SALE. Store will be closing January 31st. Most items 70% off.

SOMMERSET POINTE -The Pointe Fish and Grill "on the go" is in full effect!
Come see us at Boyne Mountain Wednesday 4-8, Thursday 4-8, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12- 4:30ish

THE BROOK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY -Check out all the great things happening at The Brook CLICK HERE

ODAWA CASINO - is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, February 3th, 2021 from 1 pm to 7pm. Please note the change in time. The location is the Michigan Huron Room, located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey). Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting HERE or email Marty Van De Car at Let’s save some lives!
All who donate or attempt to donate will receive $5.00 free slot play at Odawa Casino!

WHI-SKI INN - Grab your family and head on down the The Whi-Ski Inn. Our safe, sanitized pods on our front deck can seat parties of 2-6. You can enter the restaurant to place your To Go Order and buy a drink while you are waiting. Drinks out around our fire pits are the best! 231-549-3346

CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL - Here is our schedule from Jan 2 to Jan 17. Currently, all Aqua Exercise classes are cancelled due to state health department mandates until Jan 15. Families with kids: please come during OPEN SWIM times and bring your own swim toys. Limit of 15 people in the pool at one time. Please wear a mask when entering the building but not in the pool. Two family bathrooms are available. Click HERE to see the schedule. Pricing at

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - The Pause is over and we’re happy to be reopening for in-person dining on Monday, February 1st at 11am.
We’re excited to see all our old friends and look forward to making new friends. Due to reduced seating capacity, we encourage diners to make reservations by calling 231.459.4487 and speak to the bartender or choose Extension 3.  
 Our Patio Shanties & Firepits have been a big hit. We will continue to offer these features. Please call for reservations!
Hours: Monday, Feb 1 – Saturday, Feb 6 11am – 10pm
Specials: Tuesday - $10 1/2 pound Burger & Pint
Wednesday- Kids eat free with purchase of any other meal.
Thursday- 2 for $25 Mix or Match Quesadillas or Tacos
Friday & Saturday - 2 for $30 Prime Rib Dinners (10 oz cut) or 2 for $40 Prime Rib Dinners (16 oz cuts)
Watch for some great Valentine’s Day & Presidents Day Weekend specials.
LAKE STREET PUB - Happy Hour- Enjoy 1/2 OFF all appetizers every day, 2-5pm! Available for curbside pickup and outdoor dining by reservation in our “Pub Pods”.
We are happy to announce that we now have 5 “Pub Pods” available! These heated pods seat up to 6 people. They are available for reservation up to a day in advance. Due to limited seating, these are available for a time limit of one hour. We allow 1/2 an hour between bookings for sanitation and ventilation. Give us a call at 231-497-6031 to book your spot! Check out our menu at
HOTEL WALLOON - Indulge in love and luxury this Valentine’s Day. Spoil yourself and that special someone with chilled sparkling wine, decadent chocolate assortment, 10 flameless tealight candles, a bouquet of fresh flowers, scattered rose petals, and unique dining experiences from Walloon Lake Inn & Barrel Back Restaurant.
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
 Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for the provision of Janitorial Services.
 Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope labeled - “Janitorial Services”, until 1:00 P.M., local time, February 11, 2021 at the Boyne City - City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 at which time they shall be opened and read. In the event our office is closed, bids may be left on the table in the vestibule. The City of Boyne City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in their best interest.
 Complete specifications are available at under News & Information” and click on “Employment”

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - Avalanche winter park activities: Trails are being groomed for walking/snowshoeing and biking. Restrooms are available but the warming house will not be open at this time. The rink is open!!! 4pm to 9pm weekdays, 11am to 9pm weekends.
The sledding hill is open!!! 11am to 9pm weekends. 4pm to 9pm weekdays.
For questions, call City Hall 231-582-6597 and we will continue to post updates on our page.

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.
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -Ready to hit the trails again? Registration is open for the spring season of Norte's Youth Mountain Bike Team. We can't wait to see you (and your awesome attack positions) out there.
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE Department of Corporate and Community Education is offering a series of free financial classes led by Bill Hansen from Edward Jones. The series will be presented via Zoom on Tuesdays, February 2nd-23rd and will feature these topics: Rules of the RoadRetirement by DesignTime Matters: A Woman’s Retirement Outlook, and What Happens When the Paychecks Stop. A new class in the History Series has also been added. Odawa and the Civil War will be presented online by Eric Hemenway on February 3rd. For a full list of Lifelong Learning classes, click here. 
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 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!

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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:

Full Time Teller at Charlevoix State Bank Details
Communication Specialist at Great Lakes Energy Details
Customer Service Representative at The Britton Weber Agency - Details
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
Full & Part-time Caregivers at Pineview Cottage Details
News Briefs
PRIME RETAIL SPACENOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT. 118 Water Street in Boyne City. 900 sq ft retail selling space with 600 sq ft storage space. Call Bob Kroondyk 231-675-5018 for additional information.

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

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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