BOYNE AREA CHAMBER BRINGING BACK SMELTANIA

The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the winter festival “Smeltania”. The event will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 1-6pm.

While we are still finalizing details, events confirmed will include local restaurants in the Pavilion at Veteran's Park offering their specialties. Eat in the park, bring your own shanty, or take it to go. There will a scavenger hunt around Boyne City, The Heritage Center will be providing some history of Smeltania, Contests, local specials at area businesses, music, and fun!!! Watch our Facebook page for updates.

All restrictions by the Health Department in regards to Covid guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

Chamber Members - Watch your email for details on how your business can be involved.

We are looking for volunteers, sponsors, ideas, and support. Contact us at kim@boynechamber.com 231-582-6222.


We hope to make this an annual festival that will be bigger and better every year.
FROZEN BOYNE PROMOTION -Support Local
  
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 info@boynechamber.com
A winner will be randomly chosen each week and will receive great prizes from chamber members and each winners photo will be featured in our weekly e-newsletter!
Grab your coat and boots and show us how you are enjoying winter while you support local!

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 mainstreet@boynecity.com
Winter’s Cross Quarters and the Season of Candlemas
A Virtual Storytelling Event with Mary Stewart Adams


Saturday February 6      7-8:30pm Eastern Time
This virtual night sky event hosted by Little Traverse Conservancy will be presented by Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams.

Halfway through each season, we come to its “cross-quarter,” an emotional moment when we turn away from the promise of new beginnings towards fulfillment. In winter, the cross-quarter happens at the beginning of February as Orion marches through the sky with his dogs. Variously known as Groundhog’s Day, Candlemas, and St. Brigid’s Day, the Winter’s Cross Quarter festivals celebrate sustaining the inner light as the days are growing longer through the remaining weeks of the season.
Mary Adams will share insights into the celestial picture behind this month’s festival season and how it can inform the year’s mood. As always, the program will include information about finding your way through the sky this season. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants by the morning of the program. Registration is required at www.landtrust.org/events. Thanks to member support, there is no charge for this event!

Little Traverse Conservancy is your local land trust. Individuals, families, and businesses make annual donations to ensure that LTC can protect land throughout northern Michigan for your family and generations to come. Nature Preserves and Working Forest Reserves are open to you and can be found throughout the northern lower and eastern upper peninsulas of Michigan. LTC receives no government funding for its operations. In addition to offering voluntary land protection options for landowners, we reach thousands of children with environmental education programs each year. More than 110 miles of trails are available on dozens of the more than 200 nature preserves. A free nature preserve and trail app – LTC Explorer – is available for download. For more information, visit www.landtrust.org or call 231.347.0991.
Chamber member benefits   |    Member application   |  Call 231-582-6222 or email us
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS








WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN
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
800-275-1995
Email:
WIRT RIVVETTE GROUP

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

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPOMENT
SENIOR LIVING
FINANCE SOLUTIONS
CONSULTING

www.wirtrivettegroup.com
989-233-5191

Now, more than ever, the Boyne Area Chamber is working to provide resources, share information, and meet the needs of our members.

For more information on joining the chamber or member benefits, call us at 231-582-6222 or email info@boynechamber.com
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at info@boynechamber.com
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

B.A.C. Gallery
Barden Lumber
BC Tap Room
Bingham Well Drilling
Boyne City Motel
Boyne City PirateFest
Boyne Country Heating Cooling & Plumbing
Boyne District Library
Camp Quality Michigan
Challenge Mountain Resale Store
Dodson Group Payment Solutions
Edward Jones - Ruth Skop
Eyes on Main
Harbor House Publishers
Hoenicke PC
Hubble Insurance
Kilwins Boyne City
Kiwanis Club of Boyne City
Lakeside Farm
North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate
Northwest Garage Door
Park View Family Dentistry
Ralph Gillett, CPA
Robert Banner Law
Schraw & Associates
SPUDS Boyne
State Farm Insurance - Mark Patrick
Synergy Electric
The Farley Calendar Company and Promo Products Co.
Timber North Vacation Management
Wilmot Electric

The Boyne Tough Add-On Option. It is an optional one-time $100 add-on to your membership renewal. Your additional contribution will allow the Chamber to retain ALL memberships and continue to adhere to our mission of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Boyne Area. 
Boyne Chamber 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.
 
 
Indoor Farmers Market Applications Available

ATTENTION INTERESTED VENDORS!

The 2021 Outdoor Season market application is available! Now is the time to apply. We are looking for local, fresh produce vendors and local meat vendors to join our market this year. If you are interested or know someone who is please follow the link and spread the news!

Boyne Laundry Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, February 9th

Join us in welcoming Boyne Laundry to the community on Tuesday, February 9th at 1:00pm. We will have a safe in person ribbon cutting and a live Facebook event so don't miss out!!!

Tanner Catt is pursuing the Boyne Laundry venture at 410 N. Lake St. with several family members. The family’s company, Gaylord-based Catt Development, for which Tanner Catt serves as lease manager, owns the shopping plaza in which the laundromat is located.
With the self-serve laundry operation, Catt said the family saw an opportunity to fill a need which some Boyne-area business leaders told them exists for numerous local residents.
“It’s been something we’ve been trying to do for a number of years,” he added.
Boyne Valley Lions Vision Screen Ninety-One Preschoolers
 
For the past two years, the Boyne Valley Lions Club has done vision screenings with the preschoolers. This year was no exception! Each year, a few kids get glasses or the support that they need based on this process. It is a game-changer for those children. The vision screening led by Lion Dr. Nathan Slezak, O.D. screened ninety-one preschoolers. Of those screened, eighty-four (84) preschoolers passed and seven (7) were referred for additional follow up.
 
The Lions are also known for:
●      Local school activities including Robotics Club, school trips, elementary field days, sports boosters, more.
●      Diabetes education and free screening initiatives
●      KidSight screening for early onset visual impairments
●      White Cane fund-raising for the visually impaired
●      Participate and serve volunteers in “Buff up Boyne”
●      Serve hungry elementary school students at Field Days and school carnival
●      Project WAVE Lions initiatives
●      Financial support to Girl Scouts, PAWS with a Cause, Boyne District Library, Alzheimer’s Fund, Crop Hunger Walk, Humane Society, other
The Lions Club meets virtually (due to the pandemic) every other Wednesday via Zoom. For more information on becoming a Lion contact Eleanor Sutliff, Membership Chairperson at oesutliff@yahoo.com

Photo Figure 1: Boyne City preschooler having her vision screened by Lions Lisa Luebke and Dr. Nathan Slezak O.D.
ALLIANCE CELEBRATES RESTAURANT REOPENING
Continues call for a pathway to full reopening


NORTHERN MI – The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance continued their call on leaders to provide business owners with clarity by releasing a comprehensive plan to fully reopen bars and restaurants. Today, February 1, 2021, is the first day in 75 days that bars and restaurants are open for indoor dining, which is limited to 25 percent capacity. The Alliance represents 16 chambers and economic development organizations and over 7,000 member businesses from all across northern Michigan.
“We’ve been waiting for this day, and we’re relieved to be reopening, but we owe clarity to our bars and restaurants on what will happen after February 21 when this current order expires,” said Stacie Bytwork, the chairperson of the Alliance and president of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our bars and restaurants can’t keep operating three weeks at a time; this isn’t sustainable, and our job providers deserve more certainty.”
Michigan has lost nearly 3,000 restaurants since the onset of the pandemic, and the Alliance fears this trend will continue if a pathway to reopening isn’t outlined soon. The absence of a plan to fully reopen bars and restaurants has also complicated the hospitality industry's operations.
“The uncertainty of these shutdowns has put pressure on all aspects of our operations. We weren’t able to keep all of our staff offering only takeout and lost good employees to other sectors. Now we will have to work on rebuilding our staff with this continued unpredictability,” said John McGee, co-owner of McGee’s, Harrington’s by the Bay, and Sorellina in the Grand Traverse region.
“We’re not reopening today, in part because we are concerned about restocking our restaurant only to close again,” said Connie Freiberg, chef/owner at Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar in Manistee.
The Alliance continues to offer its partnership to leaders across the state in crafting a comprehensive plan for a full reopening for bars and restaurants. The coalition is willing to safely meet with any leader who wants to formulate a real plan for reopening. The Alliance also urges northern Michigan to support their bars and restaurants in whatever way they feel comfortable.
“The restaurant community wants our customers and community to know that our industry is accustomed to strict health and safety protocol; COVID just adds a layer on top of our already comprehensive measures. We want our diners to know we are committed to their health and safety,” said John McGee.
The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance continues to support chambers, economic development organizations, and their member businesses by providing timely information and advocating for rural business needs primarily at the state level. The Alliance is engaged in delivering industry-specific information, access to funding opportunities, and ensuring the northern Michigan voice is represented in reopening discussions. More information on the Alliance’s latest work can be found at nmichiganbusiness.com.

About the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance:
The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance is a coalition of chambers and economic development organizations including the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Benzie County Chamber of Commerce, Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, Traverse Connect, Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Superior Community Partnership, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, & Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The Alliance exists to advocate for rural northern Michigan and move forward rural-centric busines
Charlevoix Commission on Aging February Updates

Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our homebound 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 needs 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 -Upcoming Zoom Activities…
  • Thursday, February 11 @ 1PM Caregiver Support Group
  • Wednesday, February 10 @ 9:30AM “Let’s Talk About…Valentines Past” with Brenda & Loretta
  • Wednesday, February 24 @ 9:30AM   “Let’s Talk About…New Craft Ideas” with Brenda & Loretta
**Join us by calling your Center for details and an email invite**
February Activities…Please note these are all activities that are handed out curbside or by appointment to do at home. Please call your Site Coordinator for more information.
  • Beaver Island-Coloring Activity, Valentine BINGO, Not So Newlywed Gameshow Activity…..Call Lonnie for more info at 231-448-2124
  • Boyne-Book & Puzzle Exchange, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Loretta for more info at 231-582-6682
  • Charlevoix-Jigsaw Puzzles, Adult Coloring Packets, Wordsearch Packets…..Call Heather for more info at 231-547-5361
  • East Jordan-Jigsaw Puzzles, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Brenda for more info at 231-536-7831

Charlevoix Conservation District Tree Sale

It's time to think Spring, the 2021Tree Catalog is here! If you haven't received yours in the mail already - we've provided them in PDF format below. You may also contact us to be added to our mailing list and have one mailed directly to you. Copies are also available at our office, and our 24-hour drop box located by our front door. We're looking forward to a new Tree Sale season with you!

Please note a couple of changes have been made with our tree sale this year:

Deadline for Tree Orders - April 5
Registration for Curb-Side Pick Up - April 12-16
(Register for a date and time for pick-up)
Order Pick-Up Weekend - April 23 & 24
(Curb side only - registration required)
Extra Tree Availability - April 26
(9am-4pm - Details available on Facebook, Website or by Phone)

The Charlevoix Conservation District office is located at 303 North Street in Boyne City.
Phone: 231-582-6193 Email: alison.adams@macd.org. Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm. More details are provided in the 2021 Tree Sale Catalog HERE & Order Form HERE.

NETWORKS NORTHWEST
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, nwm.org/VirtualHiring
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 maintenance@boynecity.com
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:
ADVICE ON DINING IN

After 75 days of another indoor dining closure, RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN for indoor dining statewide at 25% capacity today! Michigan's hospitality industry has been uniquely impacted by the pandemic and your support is crucial as we work towards full reintegration.
What restaurant will you be visiting this week? Share your support by using #MISafeDining and posting where you're visiting!

As many of us enjoy a meal out at our favorite restaurants, please understand that restaurants have been working tirelessly to prepare for your safe return.

Keep some of these things in mind as you dine-out:

Protection. Wear your mask! It is required for restaurant guests to wear their masks until they are seated.
Patience. Wait times may be longer as restaurants are under limited capacity restrictions and will likely see high demand.
Positive. As we all navigate current restrictions, please share a positive attitude with hosts, servers, managers, etc. as we all do our best.
Punctual. Due to capacity limits, you’ll see a lot more reservations. Please call the restaurant if you need to change your reservation and do not no-show.
Local Business Updates
BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - Beginning Monday February 1st we will resume our normal winter hours. Tasting room will be at 25% occupancy with tables spaced at 6 ft. apart. Masks will be required except when eating or drinking. Outdoor igloos, and teepee are still available by reservation. Igloo cost is $25.00 per hour and the teepee is $75.00 with $25.00 going towards your bill. Snowshoes are complimentary for all of our guests.
Hours of Operation; Sunday - 12:00-5:00, Monday-12:00-6:00, Tuesday & Wednesday - Closed,
Thursday - 12:00-6:00, Friday - 12:00 - 6:00, Saturday - 12:00 - 7:00
Valentines Day Special - Free snowshoeing, one hour igloo rental, two glasses of wine and our delicious charcuterie boards. Price $50.00. Reservations are limited and required.

SUNNYSIDE BISTRO - Restaurants all over have geared up and are ready to serve the public again come see us 7 days a week 8am-1pm!!! We are so glad to be Boyne city’s breakfast place!!! See you soon!!!

RED MESA - We are so happy to be BACK doing what we love- serving our guests excellent, homemade Latin American cuisine! New on our menu are the Baja Taco Salad and Baja Cod Tacos! (...and yes, by VERY popular demand, the Cuban Black Bean Cakes are back as well!)
Dine-in is available on a first come, first served basis. Curbside pickup is available as well. See you soon, Boyne City!

LAKE STREET PUB - As of February 1, all tables, including our outdoor “Pub Pods” will be on a first come, first served basis. There will be a wait. At 25% seating capacity we will be doing our best to seat you in a reasonable time. The table limitations will cause longer wait times than we are used to. There will be a wait. We would like to host you as much as you would like to dine with us. Please be patient, courteous and understanding. We promise to do our part if you do your part. Together, we will work through these trials to move toward better days.
Our Part:
1) Staff members will have a temperature check, health screening and are required to inform us if experiencing any symptoms before every shift.
2) All staff will be required to wear a face covering.
3) Staff is dedicated to cleaning and sanitation at all times.
Your Part:
1) Guests are REQUIRED to wear a face covering at all times when not eating or drinking.
2) Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.
3) Co-mingling, moving/combining furniture is not permitted
4) We require the contact name and phone number of one guest per table
5) Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. We will do the same!
Table capacity is limited to 6 people. If you have a party larger than 6, we cannot guarantee that we can seat you all at the same time or at tables next to each other.
Only one party may be at the host stand at a time. If someone is ahead of you, please wait for them to be seated before entering or call 231-497-6031 to request a table and/or add your name to the waitlist. You will only be seated if your entire party is here.
No one may wait for a table in the building. We will text you when your table is ready.
Everyone must wear a face covering when in the building. You may remove your face covering when dining or drinking only. Please do your part to keep everyone safe and cover your mouth and nose when your server is at the table. No exceptions! Thank you for doing your part to help us reopen Lake Street Pub. We very much look forward to seeing everyone again!

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

WHI-SKI INN - Thank you to our community and guests from near and far . Your enthusiasm, support and laughter have helped our tiny but mighty, BBQ/Bourbon restaurant survive and thrive during this difficult time. Slowly but surely, we will be re-opening more seats inside, safely. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am - 10pm & Sunday 11:30am - 8pm.

CAFE SANTE - We are beyond excited to have people back inside Cafe Sante!!! Our hours are Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm.
In our effort to stay compliant with the MDHHA orders, there are a few guidelines that we all must follow to ensure we can continue to serve you.
We will be accepting limited call ahead seating. It does not guarantee you a table at a specific time. There will be a wait. At 25% seating capacity we will be doing our best to seat you in a reasonable time. The seating limitations will cause longer wait times than we are used to. There will be a wait. We would like to host you as much as you would like to dine with us. Please be patient, courteous and understanding. We promise to do our part if you do your part. Together, we will work through these trials to move towards better days.
Our Part
1) Staff members will have a temperature check, health screening and are required to inform us if experiencing any symptoms before every shift.
2) All staff will be required to wear a face covering.
3) Staff is dedicated to cleaning and sanitation at all times.
Your Part
1) Guests are REQUIRED to wear a face covering at all times when not eating or drinking.
2) Contact tracing is required. When you check in we will ask for a name and an e-mail address or phone number.
3) Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.
4) Co-mingling, moving/combining furniture is not permitted
5) Stay home if you have symptoms of Covid or have been exposed to the virus. We will do the same!
Table capacity is limited to 6 people. If you have a party larger than 6, we cannot guarantee that we will seat you all at the same time or at tables next to each other.
Only one party may be at the host stand at a time. If someone is ahead of you, please wait for them to be seated before entering or call 231-582-8800 to request a table and/or add your name to the waitlist. We will only seat complete parties.
No one may wait for a table or take out inside the building. We will text you when we are preparing a table for you and a time to enter or pick up take out.
Everyone must wear a face covering when in the building. You may remove your face covering when dining or drinking only. Please do your part to keep everyone safe and cover your mouth and nose when your server is at the table.
We have 1 igloo that will seat 6. We will be taking reservations for the igloo at 1 hour 20 min intervals. This will allow us time to clean and sanitize the space for the next group. The Igloo will be heated. However, we do live in Northern MI and you should dress for the elements.
We can't wait to see you either back in the restaurant or on the curbside! Sante!

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.
BARREL BACK - We will be back open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday for 25% indoor seating, outdoor seating, carry out and curbside from 8:30am-9:00pm.
Happy Hour will be returning 4:00-6:00 daily.
Entertainment Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6:00-9:00
Daily Features 4:00-9:00
We’re so excited to see everyone!
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.
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Municipal News
 
CITY OF BOYNE CITY -INVITATION TO BID Janitorial Services
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 www.cityofboynecity.com 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 - NCMC Corporate & Community Education and S.C.O.R.E. have partnered with Abuzz Creative on an informative digital marketing series. Boost Your SEO in Four Easy Sessions will be offered on Thursdays, February 25th – March 18th from noon – 1:30. When your SEO is centered around the right audience, your targeted website traffic will increase, resulting in more conversions. Learn SEO basics to get results in the form of potential leads and possible customers,. Register here for one class $30 or all four $100. Marcie Wolf is the owner Abuzz Creative and provides Digital Marketing for any size business.  
CHAR-EM ISD - SUPPORTING CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS AND THE SKILLED TRADES!
Did you know that Char-Em ISD offers the following Career and Technical Education programs, in partnership with our 11 public school districts in Emmet, Charlevoix and northern Antrim counties?
Agriscience and Natural Resources
Automotive
Aviation Science and Technology
Business Administration and Management
Construction Trades
Culinary Arts
Drafting and Design Technology
Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis
Graphic and Printing Technology
Health Occupations
Information Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Marketing, Sales and Service
NEW! Public Safety
TV and Film Production & Broadcasting
Welding Technology
Woodworking and Furniture Making
Start the CTE conversation with your student today! All classes are open to ANY Char-Em ISD student in ANY school district.
February is Career Tech Awareness Month - learn more about Char-Em's programs online at http://www.charemisd.org/.../career-and-technical.../
BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS- received a $950 boost thanks to a grant from Great Lakes Energy! BFPS was one of 20 grant recipients chosen from 50 applicants. We are excited to announce that the grant funded the purchase of Braining Camp, a virtual math manipulative platform that will help our students understand math at a deeper level for years to come.
Thanks, GLE, for giving back to the youth in our community!!
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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:

Director of Development & Communications at Walloon Lake Association Details
Various Positions at Self indulgent Salon Details
Full Time Teller at Charlevoix State Bank 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: lsehrlich@ledesign.biz.

DOWNTOWN BOYNE CITY, WATER STREET \SPACE FOR LEASE
Downtown retail/office space for lease on highly desired north/sunny side of most visited main street. (Previous Harbor Wear/Boyne Trading Co; two doors down from Red Mesa). Wood floors throughout, high ceilings with original tin, and additional windows along brick river walk. High visibility with ideal front-window presence. Approximately 950 sq ft, plus dedicated bathroom. Call 231-582-9299 for more information or to schedule a site visit.

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE – 800sf - 1,924sf of office space available. Located in a beautiful building, center of town with lake views and natural light on One Water Street above Cafe Santé. $12/sf/yr includes common area maintenance (excluding utilities, internet, and trash). Call 989-732-9722 or www.cattdevelopment.com

VISITORS GUIDE - The Boyne Area Chamber's Visitors Guide/Business Directory is available as a digital magazine as well as a beautiful 4-color printed magazine. It contains interactive content, including page-turning, links to websites and video, as well as a full search function. To view the digital publication, click here

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