PURE MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS WINTER IN BOYNE AREA

Thanks to the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, the Boyne Area Winter activities are highlighted in the Pure Michigan Campaign.

The campaign includes all the winter activities available in our region. Our own Mike Cortright is featured in both ads.

The commercials are streaming on the internet and several TV stations.

Click on each picture to view full ad.
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 Chamber Top 10 of 2020

2020 was a hard year, but it wasn’t all bad! In true Boyne Spirit, the community came together to support each other and coined the phrase "Boyne Tough".

We have a list of 10 good things that happened at the Boyne Area Chamber this year.

  1. Successfully retained ALL our members, thanks to the support of generous donors that added the BOYNE TOUGH donation to their membership dues
  2. Added 15 NEW Chamber Members
  3. Increased Facebook followers by 933 with a 1.8 Million Reach
  4. Newsletter subscribers increased by 600 with a 48% open rate
  5. 500K visitors to our website
  6. Received $10,000 grant from Consumers Energy for the Our Town Chamber Check Promotion
  7. Joined with East Jordan & Charlevoix Chambers for a $10,000 Chamber Recharge Raffle
  8. Qualified for a Michigan Restart Grant.
  9. 12,000 Visitors/Business Directories printed and distributed
  10. Jingle Boyne holiday shopping promotion with great prizes donated by generous members
Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Update 1-6-20

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is reporting 23 new cases in Antrim (6), Charlevoix (7), Emmet (5), and Otsego (5) counties. Case investigation and contact tracing are in progress, and relevant information will be shared when it is available.
Today, Governor Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS) announced starting Monday January 11th, residents in Phase 1B are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. MDHHS announced changes to who is eligible for Phase 1B and now includes individuals 65 years and older and frontline workers (school and childcare staff, frontline responders (County, state, and federal levels), and staff in jails, prisons, and shelters). At this time our process has not changed, those who are in a Phase eligible to request an appointment can do so online through our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Form.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has created an aging hotline to help assist older adults inquiring about when/where for COVID-19 vaccine information, individuals can call 231-715-5557. We ask that you do not call the health department requesting an appointment. We will be calling individuals, by Phase, who have completed the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Form to schedule appointments for vaccination. While vaccine supplies are limited, vaccine clinics are appointment-only and are scheduled at specific times. As soon as we are ready to schedule Phase 1B appointments we will share this information widely as we are excited to continue administering COVID-19 vaccines. We are asking our residents to monitor our daily updates and website for news on our status with these phased vaccinations.
“Our clinic appointments are currently scheduled with healthcare workers and we will expand as quickly as possible. As we receive additional allocations of vaccine, we will continually open more clinic appointments. We are also working closely with our hospital and provider partners to ensure a smooth and efficient process,” stated Lisa Peacock, Health Officer. “The COVID-19 vaccine process is rapidly changing, and we understand everyone is eager to get the vaccine. We are not currently scheduling Phase 1B but are collecting information through our website and have plans to start in the near future. Please be patient and we will update everyone regularly.”

As of 4 pm, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is reporting: • Total COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 701, Charlevoix – 872, Emmet – 1,264, Otsego – 1,042 • Recovered COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 490 Charlevoix – 706, Emmet – 990, Otsego – 800 • Confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths in the following counties: Antrim – 10, Charlevoix – 10, Emmet – 32, Otsego – 24
John McLeod Interviewed in GOOD GUYS Magazine

Recently interviewed, John says " he was humbled by being chosen for this article."

Read full article HERE
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. 
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!
Lions Club Sight First Celebrates 30 Years

Lions Clubs International Foundation is celebrating 30 years of improving vision health and increasing screening services through its SightFirst grant funding program.

Established in 1990, the SightFirst program strengthens eye care systems in underserved communities, enabling them to fight blindness and vision loss, as well as assist those who are blind or visually impaired. Lions, in cooperation with healthcare providers and partner organizations, have impacted the sight of more than 488 million people worldwide through SightFirst.  
Hotel Walloon Selected as a 2021 Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings
 
Hotel Walloon has been selected as a 2021 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning and registry brand and app. Five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.
 
To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories—including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.
 
To learn more about what Hotel Walloon has to offer visit their website hotelwalloon.com
Boyne City Main Street Board Member Application

Boyne City Main Street (City of Boyne City Downtown Development Authority) is seeking applications for two full term board positions. Upon appointment from the City of Boyne City Commission, the term would start in February 2021 and expire January 2025. To apply, fill out the Board Member Application here and email to Kelsie King-Duff, Executive Director, at mainstreet@boynecity.com by Monday, January 11th at 4:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Energy Employees Raise Funds for Nine Local Charities

GLE employees raised a total of $8,585 through fundraising events in December. Donations were made to nine local charities within our 26-county service area, each in the amount of $953.88.

Recipients were:
• Boyne Community Christmas
• Brave Hearts Estate in Petoskey
• Circle Rockin’ S Children’s Farm in Scottville
• The Community Light House in Kalkaska
• Crystal Care Fund in Hart
• Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect
• The Otsego County Food Pantry in Waters
• Project Hope of NE Allegan County in Wayland
• VFW Post 2964 in Reed City
CAMP DAGGETT ANNOUNCES SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION DATES
Camp Daggett is happy to announce plans for summer camp 2021, and also thanks to all of the camper families who pre-registered for summer 2021 by rolling over their deposits from 2020.
Applications for new campers will be available on the Camp Daggett website only, www.campdaggett.org, beginning February 1. Applications will not be available at area schools or chambers of commerce. These applications will need to be printed and mailed back to camp along with a deposit. Please know that availability is limited and can be checked on our website.
To contact the registrar, families may call the office at 231-347-9742 and dial extension 101, or email julie.guirey@campdaggett.org. The office is open and able to respond Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“The Camp Daggett Staff and Board of Trustees thank all of our families for continuing to place your trust in us to provide a fun, meaningful, and safe camping experience for your children,” states Rick Gross, Acting Executive Director. “While we are confident we will be able to hold a camping season in 2021, alterations may need to be made to ensure the safety of your camper and our communities.”
“There may be some slight programming changes, changes to the schedule, or changes to our drop off and pick-up procedures, but campers will still experience what it means to put ‘The Other Fellow First,’” states Nathan Fleshman, Summer Camp Director. “But our staff remains committed to making Camp Daggett the magical place it usually is.”
Local Business Updates
MATELSKI LUMBER - Eliminate the cold weather issues with HOT, HOT sales!! Sale ends February 14th!! Prime-Linx Pre Primed Boards. Call today 231-549-2780

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.

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 Design Team Plus, promoting collaboration and maintaining long-term relationships with their clients, consultants and municipalities.
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 Daily 2-5PM Enjoy 1/2 OFF all of your favorite Lake Street Pub appetizers every day, 2-5pm! For Curbside Pickup, just call 231-497-6031
We are happy to announce that we now have our Pub Tent available! This heated igloo seats four people. It is available on a same-day call ahead basis for an hour at a time. We allow 1/2 an hour between bookings for sanitation and ventilation. Give us a call at 231-497-6031 to book your spot!
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.
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. The sledding hill is open for sledding. Staff will start flooding the ice rink for skating this week in hopes to have it ready by New Years day. Restrooms are available but the warming house will not be open at this time. 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!
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! 
 
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - Luncheon Lectures: Election 2020 - What Happened? January 15 12-1pm
Scott T. LaDeur, Ph.D., professor of political science at North Central Michigan College, will offer a detailed analysis of the November 2020 general election, both nationally and locally. County Clerk Suzanne Kanine, who oversees elections for Emmet County, will talk about the smooth election process that was carried out here. Register 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  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
JINGLE BOYNE - Winners will be announced next week AND
our next event will be announced. Stay tuned for more ways to support local and win!
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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