Thank You, Cindy Grice & Happy Retirement

At their meeting this week the Boyne City City Commission recognized and congratulated City Clerk / City Treasurer Cindy Grice who retires this Friday after over 35 years of dedicated service to the City and its citizens.   Hired by City Manager Randy Frykberg in 1985 Cindy has steadily risen through the ranks and taken on increasing duties, responsibilities and jobs. She has earned many awards and certifications for herself and the City over the years. In addition Cindy has and continues to serve on various community service organizations.  Please join with us in thanking Cindy Grice for her service to our community.
SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.
This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
GUEST COLUMN- Tom Neidhamer, Mayor of Boyne City

After last week’s events in Washington DC, I, Tom Neidhamer, Mayor of Boyne City, was asked if I would like to reflect on those events from a local government perspective. As discouraged and saddened I am with national politics and the events of last week, and observe that national politics is currently quite unsettling, I would like to offer an encouraging perspective that “local politics” is a nonpartisan avenue where we can find common ground within our community.
At the local level politics is quite simple. We are tasked with the delivery of services and amenities in the most efficient and transparent way possible.
* We provide to our community Police, Fire, and EMS services in an efficient and professional manner. Other than grant money, these services are basically locally funded.
* Our streets, buildings, sidewalks, parks, marina, airport, and cemetery are maintained, improved and mostly funded locally in the most prudent manner possible.
* Our local water and sewer department delivers clean water and sewage disposal in state-of-the-art facilities, funded by user fees.
* Our Administration oversees approximately 35 employees and a 15-million-dollar budget. Short term and long-term security and stability is critical to the sustainability of our city.
We are also in partnership with local business and industry through our support, infra-structure, policies and goals.
* The expansion of Jervis B. Webb, Great Lakes Energy, Van Dam Marina, Industrial Magnetics Inc. and the construction of Northern Michigan Surgical Suites, LLC are examples of companies having confidence in our local government and economy and their investments will increase quality job opportunities.
* The expansion of Lakeview Village, the new construction of Lofts on Lake Street, and the development of Fox Run Manufactured Home Community are testaments to growth and future housing opportunities.
* The purchase of The Open Space and the Theater, the completion of the Pavilion, and the development of new trails at Avalanche and city property on Old Horton Bay Road, and the non-motorized Boyne Valley Trailway are examples of creating awesome recreational and economic opportunities for our community.
* Our city received Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, providing our taxpayers with another level of financial transparency.
* Our Main Street program was recognized after receiving the Great American Main Street Award, one of only 3 cities in the country to receive such recognition.
* Our boards and volunteers, service clubs, churches, schools, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and City Government will continue to work together to make Boyne City a great place to live, work, and play.
The above reasons are why I have confidence in “local politics”. Our job at the local level is to provide efficiency in our services that will hopefully provide building blocks for State and Federal government to build upon. My job, along with my fellow commissioners will be to continue to provide decisions and vision and leadership to make “local politics” a success. All “politics” start local. Our job is to never be satisfied and continue to improve our delivery, communication and transparency.
I, as well as all of you, am looking forward to the day when we are vaccinated and safe from COVID 19 and can reunite with our family and friends and enjoy our community events that Boyne City is so well known for.

Thank you,
Tom Neidhamer
Mayor of Boyne City
Chocolate Covered Boyne

Save the date for Chocolate Covered Boyne 2021. February 12th & 13th, we will celebrate everything chocolate.

Watch for more details next week!
Little Traverse Conservancy
Reconnecting to Our Land:    
2020 Reminded Us to Appreciate
this Wonderful Land

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
              - excerpt from “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver
 
As this past year tested us on so many levels, our communities turned to the healing balm of nature with great appreciation. Little Traverse Conservancy reports that since the pandemic hit last spring, record numbers of visitors have enjoyed many of the hundreds of lands open to the public throughout five counties.

“Within a week of lockdown, we started getting social media comments from people expressing how grateful they were to have access to the many trails at Conservancy preserves and reserves,” said Kieran Fleming, the organization’s executive director. “For many, this time has offered opportunity and perhaps the excuse that was needed to take more time to enjoy the many benefits of our beautiful natural world here in northern Michigan. The entire LTC family should be so proud that they have made this happen for their communities for nearly 50 years.

2020 highlights for Little Traverse Conservancy:
 
-        A total of 924 acres with 3,684 feet of water frontage were protected in 2020.
-        This includes acquisition of the 280-acre Offield Family Viewlands Working Forest Reserve near Harbor Springs on Earth Day, April 22. Formerly a golf course, the property features more than 4½ miles of trails following old golf cart paths and is known for magnificent views of Little Traverse Bay and the Inland Waterway.
-        Nearly six miles of designed mountain bike and hiking trails were completed at the Tanton Family Working Forest Reserve southeast of Petoskey.
-        15 miles of new trails were created overall in 2020.
-        Immersive and multi-disciplinary environmental education programs occurred at new schools this year through the Conservancy’s Forest School Program.
-        The 12th edition of the Featured Lands Trail Map was printed.
-        840 species were documented on Conservancy lands through the iNaturalist platform
-        A record number of individuals, families, and businesses joined the Conservancy in 2021 with current membership at more than 4,200.

Fleming shared that the organization suffered great losses in 2020 with the passing of two of Little Traverse Conservancy’s original founders: Seberon “Boo” Litzenburger and Dave Irish. “These two men were part of a small group of individuals who deeply understood the need to permanently protect natural land for everyone. We are so grateful for the legacy they established that continues - and is arguably even more important – today.”

To learn more about Little Traverse Conservancy, visit www.landtrust.org and considering joining our membership of more than 4,200 individuals, families and businesses. Copies of the Featured Trails Map are available outside of the office or call 231.347.0991. An interactive map of all preserves and reserves is also available on the website.
 
The 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 and working forest reserves. 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.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Thank you       
 
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 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 is continuing to fundraise for the $19,000 balance needed to build all of the features in the green loop. Your donation today can be made to the TOMMBA website and will not incur the Patronicity fee, increasing the value of your donation. Please visit tommba.org to donate.
 
Thank you for helping us continue to build trails and our Boyne Community.
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.

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. 
2021 Boyne Area Chamber Advertising Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to promote your business or non-profit? The Boyne Area Chamber has several advertising opportunities available.

You can also reach our readers with your advertising message in our weekly e-newsletter with an ad and a link for as little as $50 . 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!

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.

Looking to target fellow business members? New in 2021, advertise in the Members only newsletter. This will be a monthly newsletter for Chamber Members ONLY.

If you would like information on how to send a dedicated e-newsletter or a display ad to our 3,800 newsletter recipients or are interested in the members only e-newsletter contact  kim@boynechamber.com or call 231-582-6222
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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9H6HFJC
Callout to Boyne City
Downtown Businesses!

Please help us keep our records up to date by clicking HERE.

You can now visit the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative (PMSBRI) Update Center. The content on this page is designed to give applicants to the PMSBRI the latest updates available on the administration of the program. Visit page HERE.
Employee Assistance Grants Available
Application Opens January 15th

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Educational Foundation (MRLAEF) is offering Employee Assistance Grants to provide support to employees impacted by the MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask Order that took effect of November 18, 2021. The application will open on January 15, 2021 at 9:00am and will be available until January 25, 2021 at 5:00pm. The grants are not first come, first serve and the application will be open for submissions for the entirety of the 10-day period. Please see the link below for the application process, eligibility requirements, etc.
 
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
BC TAPROOM COMPLETES MIOSHA AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Boyne City Taproom recently completed the MIOSHA Ambassador Tier-Two COVID-19 consultation and in-depth assessment of workplace safety requirements. “Customer and employee safety is paramount for our industry to reopen, therefore we were very interested in participating in the assessment” said the Taproom’s Aaron Hagen. “Businesses that successfully complete Tier-Two visits receive official signage to acknowledge COVID-19 workplace safety commitments and efforts to keep customers and employees safe” noted Hagen.  

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new program last Fall to support Michigan businesses to reopen safely amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The MIOSHA Ambassador Program offers education and one-on-one guidance to help businesses understand regulations on workplace safety. The Ambassadors work with business owners and managers to best implement safety directives to help ensure a safe workplace for employees and customers. Ambassadors utilize the Ambassador Assessment to evaluate safety precautions are put in place and provide a toolkit of resources for additional ongoing support.

Businesses interested in the Assessment are directed to the MIOSHA Ambassador Program at Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety.
NETWORKS NORTHWEST
MiCareerQuest Northwest Going Virtual in 2021,
Kick-Off Meeting Set for January 27
 
Northwest Lower Michigan’s largest career exploration event for students is going virtual in 2021. MiCareerQuest™ Northwest will be held online May 12, 2021. Anyone interested in learning more about MiCareerQuest™ Northwest can attend a Kick-Off meeting on Wednesday, January 27 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm via ZOOM. Those attending will be able to interact with the platform to be used at the live event and see demonstrations of what virtual exhibits will look like. 
 
MiCareerQuest™ Northwest is a career and college readiness event for 9th and 10th-grade students. Local employers from Agriculture, Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, IT, Manufacturing, and more will come together to create a unique interactive virtual career exploration experience. Students will find out what it’s really like to be a nurse, machinist, computer programmer, chef, veterinarian, and more, directly from the people who do these jobs every day.
 
To RSVP and receive the ZOOM link for the January 27 meeting, email susan.ward@networksnorthwest.org.
 
For more information about MiCareerQuest™ Northwest go to nwm.org/micqnw.
Eta Nu Charities Lights of Love 2020 Benefit

Boyne Eta Nu Charities would like to thank the community members and others who made a donation to the Lights of Love benefit for the Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist program this past December 2, 2020. Thirty-four personalized Hearts adorned the tree and 101 tree lights memorialized and honored loved ones. Eta Nu presented a $3,800.00 check to NMHA board members Dr. Geralyn Doskoch, Gretchen Stelter and Melissa Zelenak this past Friday. The Charlevoix based nonprofit, non-medical organization specializes in providing nominal grants for personal care items for those facing illness and loss. NMHA serves clients in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. Eta Nu Charities has contributed over $114,700 to Hospice and Hospice Assist programs over the past 33 years.
Eta Nu would like to thank those who purchased tree lights and personalized hearts plus the sponsors who contributed to the event. Lights of Love sponsors included Bob Grove and the Dilworth Hotel who hosted our tree, Haley Drost for the lovely tree, Wright Builders & Design for the painted wooden hearts, Industrial Magnetics Inc. for printing services, the Boyne City High School Culinary Class for the inscribed heart shaped cookies and Bob Greene for his trumpet performance at the dedication event.

*Pictured Left to right Dr. Geralyn Doskoch, Gretchen Stelter and Melissa Zelenak of NMHA, Pati Scott and Jeanne Marriott of Boyne Eta Nu Charities.
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE NAMED TOP NURSING PROGRAM IN MICHIGAN 

Graduates of North Central Michigan College’s nursing program are among the best in the state — and in the top tier of RN graduates nationwide — according to a ranking released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The No. 1 ranking measures North Central’s May 2020 nursing graduates against all other RN graduates in Michigan, including those from four-year universities. 
The ranking is based on the percentage of North Central’s Class of 2020 nurses who passed the NCLEX-RN® examinations administered between April and September 2020. NCLEX-RN® is the test that qualifies graduates to practice as registered nurses. North Central’s first-time pass rate was 100 percent. 
North Central President David Roland Finley said the ranking is a testament to the college’s value proposition : an exceptional education, close to home, for a fraction of the cost of attending an in-state university. 
“North Central’s faculty is among the best in their field, our technology is state-of-the-art, yet we’re small enough to know our students personally,” Finley said. “Those personal relationships make this already outstanding achievement even sweeter.” 
Provost Pete Olson said the graduates’ performance on the NCLEX exam is illustrative of a campus-wide commitment to academic excellence, even amid the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced classes online in March and strained clinical sites for the second half of the semester. 
 “A commendable achievement under normal circumstances becomes extraordinary when you understand the adversity our students and faculty faced, and how they persisted, undeterred,” he said. 
The Class of 2020 was assisted by a generous gift from the Borra Family Foundation, which helped launch North Central’s NCLEX Success Program. The program covers the cost of a live NCLEX training session and provides financial support for students to take the exam and secure their nursing licenses if they follow a prescribed path to complete the NCLEX shortly after graduation. 
“We appreciate the support of the Borra Family Foundation in launching this important initiative, as well as the many donors whose gifts continue to strengthen our nursing program,” said Chelsea Platte, executive director of the NCMC Foundation. “I can’t imagine a more critical time for such talented, committed nurses to enter the healthcare field.” 
North Central’s nursing program is an accelerated, two-year program with a competitive application process. A regional nursing shortage coupled with popular demand prompted the college to expand its nursing cohort from 46 to 64 students in 2019, the first increase since 2006. 
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.
Big Ticket Raffle Winners Donate Proceeds

And here they are! Winners of the CAHS Big Ticket Raffle!
Here is a check presentation photo of Charlevoix Area Humane Society Board member Bob Pursel presenting a $10,000.00 check to Barb and Fred Malpass. Barb and Fred opted out of the trip to Hawaii and instead took the cash option so they could in turn donate it right back!!
They are donating $5000.00 back to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society and our mission, and the other $5000.00 to the Charlevoix Community Foundations Urgent Need Fund. WOW!
This years Big Ticket Raffle was the most participated and largest fundraiser for the CAHS this year. Thank you Fred and Barb so much, and everyone that bought a ticket supporting the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.
Local Business Updates
UPDATED CHAMBER CHECK PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
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 www.charlevoixpool.org.

COUNTRY NOW & THEN/UP A LAZY RIVER - Our retirement sale is in progress, we still have quality inventory here at the store. We have many displays that we are selling including this beautiful Antique Cabinet that is from the late 1800's - early 1900's that was originally in the Kaden's Building in Boyne City. Stop in and check us out we are open 7 days a week and inventory is going fast. Thank you for your continued support.

STIGGS BREWERY -MEAL RELIEF SUNDAY - Please share!
What is it?
Free meals to anyone who needs it. No questions asked.
How do we order?
Order by phone. Pick any of our menu items. Order as much or as little as you need. We are open from 4pm-8pm. 231-497-6100. Alcohol excluded. Let us know it's a free meal when you call. Please plan on around 1 hour for your pickup time.
Why are you doing this?
Because the pandemic is hard on all of us. We want to help out our community by providing the same yummy meals that we share with our friends and family.
We have collected many donations to keep this program going. If you would like to donate, email Mike@stiggsbrewingcompany.com.
Last weeks meal relief is sponsored by Park View Family Dentistry
Care to donate to the cause? email Mike@stiggsbrewingcompany.com

BARREL BACK RESTAURANT - Just remember, when you’re missing your favorite dishes - we’re missing familiar faces!
Stop in for a drink and some yummy eats on the patio at Barrel Back. We have outdoor seating available 11am-8pm daily.
231-535-6000 www.barrel-back.com

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - Weekly 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)
Updated Winter Menu and EASY online ordering available. Offering To-go Food & Cocktails! Visit www.bctaproom.com to place your to-go orders!
Check out our fire pits on the Patio, available on a first come first serve basis.
NEW ....Outdoor Dining on the Patio is coming! We’re excited - our outdoor service area will be ready soon. Watch Facebook for updates!
We’re helping our buddies from Ole' Timers Cluckin' Fried Chuckin' again this weekend! Along with our normal Taproom menu, the Cluckin Chunkin’ guys will be frying up chicken this weekend! You can find their menu on our online ordering system! Give’em a try!
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 www.lakestreetpuboyne.com
JORDAN VALLEY OUTFITTERS - Get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors! Our eco-tours are available all year round with our one-of-a-kind winter rafting adventures led by one of our experienced guides, so you’re free to take in the scenery over hot chocolate. Give us a call at 231-536-0006 to make your reservations. We may be on a trip at the river, so please leave a message.
Long Road Distillers hosting "Moving Up The Road" Farwell Event

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021 10 AM – 5PM

Join us as we say farewell to Boyne City and prepare to move up the road to our new location in Downtown Charlevoix!
We're grateful for the past two years we were able to spend in this beautiful town getting to know so many of you. Outdoor Beerdsman has been a gracious host and we wish them all the best with their move to focus on online retail and wholesale!
Come see us one last time to stock up on bottles of our Michigan-made spirits, cocktail mixers, canned cocktails and Long Road merch! To help us reduce the amount of product we need to move from one location to the next, non-alcohol merchandise will be 50% off!
CAFE SANTE - Sante friends and family! We hope you have recovered and are enjoying 2021 so far! Tired of cooking after the holidays? We have you covered! We have family meals! Just call us at least a day in advance and you can take home an enjoyable meal for 4! See you on the curbside! Sante!

$5 Pizza Mondays are back! From 11am-8pm, dine in or carry out, enjoy a pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted mushroom, zucchini, or cheese pizza for only $5! Don't forget to add your favorite beverage from our extensive beverage menu.

Call 231-582-8800 or visit website Here
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 - 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 sledding hill at Avalanche has been temporarily closed due to icy conditions. It will open back up as soon as we get some fresh snowfall. Ice making has begun on the skating rink and we are hopeful to be able to open it this wknd. Please help us spread the word as we are sure many people are wondering. 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 will be closed January 1st for the New Year Holiday.
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING
Meals Update – Meal Calendar Attached HERE.
·    We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home bound clients by $3 donation.
·    We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This need to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
·    We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed!
 
Activities Update
·    January 7 at 1:30p Zoom Caregiver Support Group – call Sheri for invitation to participate at 231-237-0103.
·    On a weekly basis we are handing out information, education and Virtual Activity packets with our Home Delivered, Disaster and Curbside Pick up meals.
·    Once a month on the 3rd Friday of the month we will be handing out Fun Grab Bags that will have games, puzzles, and craft activities to keep our aging adults engaged with more hands on fun.
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Please print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, follow us on Instagram “Charlevoixcountycoa” and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website. charlevoixcounty.org/Commission_on_Aging
CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY - Hand Sanitizer Sale. Stay safe! Keep one in your pocket, your car, where ever you go!
Good news! You can now purchase your own 24 count box at:
 
Bay Shore Food Market/ Marathon Gas at 06012 US-31, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Phone: (231) 437-3797
Momentum Outfitters 305 Bridge St Charlevoix
The Horton Bay General Store 5115 Boyne City Rd (231) 582-7827 in Horton Bay, and at Valley Graphics Printing Inc at 107 Water St, East Jordan, Phone: (231) 536-0400
The Shelter at 614 Beardsley St, Boyne City, MI 49712
 
Through our special relationship with Online Industry’s LLC in Boyne City, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society is blessed with a mutually beneficial fundraising opportunity for us all!
The Shelter is selling “at wholesale prices” 1 oz bottles of liquid hand sanitizers by the 24-count box, or by the 192-count case. These bottles are sold retail from $2.25-$2.50 a bottle!
You can purchase your discount personal supply for you or your business at only $1.00 a bottle at $24.00 per box or $192.00 per case plus shipping if we need to ship to you.
 
Contact the shelter at 1-231-582-6774 or email director@charlevoixhumane.org. What a great way to stay safe and support a great cause at the same time, everyone wins!
Education News
BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CHEER ON THE RAMBLER STUDENT ATHLETES WHILE RAISING FUNDS WITH FULL COLOR CUSTOM FANS CUTOUTS!
In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, spectators may not be allowed to attend high school sporting games.
Although you may not be able to support us in person, we are hopeful you can still support us in many other ways such as being a ‘Fan in the Stands’, sponsoring a ‘Virtual Rambler Rowdy’
and of course by watching us on RSN.
PRINT SPECIFICATIONS
Each contour cut sign is printed one-sided in full color on sturdy 4mm coroplast sheeting. All signs are weather and waterproof and are good for both indoor and outdoor use. Signs measure 30” tall x 15-3/4” wide.
VIRTUAL RAMBLER ROWDIES
People who buy a fan in the stands cutout can also
sponsor a ‘Virtual Rambler Rowdy’. The Virtual Rambler Rowdies will be watching the games live on RSN through zoom and be interacting with the commentators and the gym on the Ramblertron during the game. RSN will also supply the ‘Virtual Rambler Rowdies’ a 2021 Virtual Rambler Rowdy T-Shirt and be first in line for student section tickets when available.
PRICING
$35 - Fan in the stands cutout
$45 - Fan in the stands cutout PLUS sponsor a
Virtual Rambler Rowdy!

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 - has a great job platform resource! Employers can follow this link https://www.collegecentral.com/ncmich to create a company profile and begin to post jobs and connect with students, alumni and community members. While this is a job platform designed to get students, alumni and community members into career employment, all jobs are welcome. This process takes very little time. If you have any questions about this process let us know and we can connect you to the right person! 
New Advertising Opportunity Available

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

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

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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:

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
Cooks & Hosts at Lake Street Pub - Details
Senior Center Cook at Charlevoix County Commission on Aging- Details
Project Coordinator at Mitchell Graphics - Details
News Briefs
300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419 email: lsehrlich@ledesign.biz.

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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