The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the historic winter festival “Smeltania”!
Saturday, February 27th from 1pm-6pm.

We have reserved the Pavilion at Veterans Park where your favorite local restaurants will be on site serving deliciousness to warm your insides. Vote for your favorite - winning restaurant will receive the "Smeltie" People's Choice. Bring their own pop-up shanty, chairs, etc.

We will have music by DJ, Mike Thompson (T-Bone) and fire pits will be set up to warm your outsides. Grab a cocktail to go from any of our local restaurants and bring it with you!!!

The Heritage Center will be providing history on Smeltania and selfie photo props.
Stores and merchants can offer specials, and we have all the amazing outdoor activities Boyne has to offer.

Join the scavenger hunt, sponsored by Pat Obrien & Jamie Woodall of Pat O'Brien & Associates. Pick up list and details at the pavilion between 9am & 5pm. Complete the hunt and get entered to win Chamber Checks!!

Long Sleeve t-shirts will be available to order starting today on our Facebook Page HERE. Thank you to our Official Apparel Sponsor Up North ImageWear.

Commemorative Badges will also be available for purchase on our Facebook page HERE. Thank you to our Official Badge Sponsor Farley Calendar & Promo Products.
Ice Shanty Contest, sponsored by Barden Lumber, Most creative/unique wins Milwaukee/Eskimo Auger Kit valued at $450! Bring your shanty to the event, decorate one in your yard, or at your business. Be creative...shanty's can be made out of anything. A cardboard box painted on your window, or a traditional shanty!!!! only rule no pop-ups.
Send a photo and address or location to to enter. Shanty's will be judged by the BAC Gallery and prizes will be given.

Watch our Facebook page for more details and information.

Come early and visit the Boyne City Farmers Market in the pavilion from 9am-noon!!!
Thank You Sponsors


Shanty Contest Sponsor

Scavenger Hunt Sponsor
Pat Obrien & Jamie Woodall of Pat Obrien & Associates

T-shirt Sponsors

Fire Pit Sponsors
Boyne City Hardware (2 Fire Pits)

Watch our Facebook page for more details and information.

Come early and visit the Boyne City Farmers Market in the pavilion from 9am-noon!!!

All restrictions by the Health Department in regards to Covid guidelines will be strictly followed! Plan to wear a mask (scarves don’t count) and social distance when required.
Restaurants & Eateries- if you want to participate, please confirm with Kim and Lisa to save your spot. You will need to bring a table, a heater (if you choose), and your food must be prepared at your establishment and brought to the pavilion. You will be responsible for taking payment.
Stores/Merchants- If you want to participate get us your special, so we can start promoting it.
Community Groups- If you want to participate, let us know how you would like to be involved.

We also have a few sponsor opportunities available. Contact Kim or Lisa to sponsors one of the following:

Music Sponsor- $300 Banner at the pavilion with DJ. 1 available
Prize Sponsor - donate a prize to the event.

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

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

We plan to promote this through social media, our newsletter, and printed posters.
If you would like to donate an item or gift certificate for the weekly drawings, please call us at 231-582-6222 or email lisa@boynechamber.
Feel free to contact us with questions or comments.
Chocolate Covered Boyne Dessert Contest
The results are in! Our Health Department frontliners thoroughly enjoyed the end of the week treats!
Of course it wasn't an easy job to judge and declare a winner, but the results are in:
First Place: The Rustic Baker (located at the Boyne City Farmers Market)
Second Place: Café Sante         
Third Place: Gildas' Lake Street Bakery
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.
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
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

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

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

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This e-newsletter is 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 
Outdoor Farmers Market Applications Available


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!


We are almost out of Apple Trees, but still have lots of other species in stock!  

Order forms are due April 5th Order Form
Registration for pick up date/time is April 12-16th, by calling our office line at 231-582-6193, M-F between 9am-4pm.  
Order Pick Up Weekend (Curb-side Only) is Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24th.  
Order forms are also available on our facebook page, website, at our office, or by email/snail mail. Contact District Manager for questions or details:, 231-582-6193.  
Tree sale info is released the same time each year - late Jan, early Feb, and copies are mailed to everyone on our mailing list.  
Good Neighbors Food Pantry receives Hestia Grant

Everyone needs food to survive. But feminine hygiene products are also a necessity that women need. Those necessities are expensive, and women can’t go about their daily lives without them. “We don’t want anyone to have to choose between buying food and feminine care products, or stay home from a job, doctor’s appointment, or school because they lack these necessities,” said Joanne Park-Foley, a Good Neighbors Food Pantry volunteer. The pantry has received donations of products in the past, but hoped to offer more. Hestia Women’s Giving Circle has made that possible through a grant to the pantry implemented through the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Feminine care products of all kinds are now given every week to women and girls who need them. The mission of Hestia Women’s Giving Circle is to promote economic self-sufficiency and well-being for women and girls.
Good Neighbors Food Pantry is located at 624 State St. in Boyne City. For more information, find us on Facebook, visit, call (231) 497-8677, or email
Charlevoix Pool launches winter exercise-a-thon

Stay fit over the winter while raising money for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool, a non-profit organization. Anyone can enter our S.W.I.S.S. Exercise-a-thon during February. Participants get sponsors for each hour of exercise, or sponsors can donate a flat amount such as $25. Any type of exercise counts -- Our theme S.W.I.S.S. stands for Swim, Walk, Ice Skate, Ski/Snowboard, and Snowshoe. Our Aqua Fit Instructors have formed a team for general sponsors to support with a flat donation. Sign up and details at
(February 16, 2021 Petoskey, MI) In abundance of caution, Bearcub Outfitters and Camp Daggett announce that the ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Outing will once again be a virtual snowshoe event for Camp Daggett on February 27-28. Bearcub Outfitters invites individuals to rent snowshoes for $5.00 at their store at 321 E. Lake Street on February 27-28 (rental fees go to Camp Daggett). Bearcub will be collecting donations for Camp Daggett in the store. While at the store, participants can purchase tickets for exciting prizes. Participants can then take their own individual hike, and post photos online. Tag @bearcuboutfitters & @campdaggett on Facebook or Instagram to be entered in a drawing for Bearcub Outfitters gift certificates. If not on social media, email pictures to
For more information, go to “There is great snow out there right now, so get out there, snowshoe your favorite spot, take pictures!” states Becky Philipp-Kranig, Bearcub Outfitters. For additional information, go to
To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit
Tip of The Mitt Score Offering Free Webinar On Making The Most of Your Website In 2021

Tip of the Mitt SCORE is proud to bring a free webinar to the business community on making the most of your website in 2021. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking HERE. A confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend at this time, participants are still encouraged to register. Registrants will receive a link to view the webinar at a more convenient time.

An estimated 40% of small businesses still don't have their own website. The majority of these business owners think they can't afford a website or they assume they don't need one. However, as the current pandemic continues to make in-person business more difficult, the idea of needing a website is changing quickly. With website traffic up an amazing 70%, we need to capitalize on those new visits! 

Join Marcie Wolf of Abuzz Creative to learn why your small business needs to have a modern, up-to-date website for generating new leads, offering online sales, taking online food orders, making pre-paid appointments, and accepting online payments. If you're a small business owner who is still on the fence about having a website, or you need to learn how to use what you have, join us - this seminar is for you!

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
delicious charcuterie boards. Price $50.00. Reservations are limited and required.

SELF INDUGENCE SALON- Spoil someone for Valentine's Day with a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or highlights!! We even have some perfect gifts for your special someone!!
Call (231) 582-3280

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, . Curbside pickup is available as well. See you soon, Boyne City! Open daily 11am-9pm. (231) 582-0049

LAKE STREET PUB - Open Daily 11am-8pm Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm. All tables, including our outdoor “Pub Pods” will be on a first come, first served basis. (231) 497-6031

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

CAFE SANTE - We are beyond excited to have people back inside Cafe Sante!!! Our hours are Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm.

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Kitchen closes 1 hour prior to closing
New Tuesday Special: all you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs served with salad and garlic bread - $12.95
Shanties and Firepits still available- call the bar for availability/reservations

Live-Stream Lent -We invite you to join our on-line worship during Lent (and any time) through Facebook live-stream. You do not need a Facebook account: just open your internet browser (Google, Edge, Bing, Yahoo, or similar) and enter:
Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne.
Every Sunday morning, we are live at 10:00am, and you can see the video at any time later.
We often think of Lent as a time for giving up some luxury or treat or a bad habit, like giving up chocolate, or stopping biting one’s nails. Those are good things to do. And Lent can be deeper: it can be a time when we turn off the TV or radio or social media, so we can turn off the churning of ideas, thoughts, worries in our heads. Then in some silence, we can rest in the renewing and re-forming love of God for us.
CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL - Scuba class offered in Charlevoix starting March 9
Scuba North is offering a learn to scuba dive class at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool starting March 9 and running every Tuesday from 5-9 pm until April 6. The class is $399 plus tax and includes instruction books and all equipment. To sign up, contact Scuba North at 231-947-2520. Space is limited so sign up early. 
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 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
*Track Steps February 15-March 14
* Supports Senior Graduation Celebration
* $20 registration fee per participant
* Every 10 miles walked/ran = 1 entry into the raffle
* Can be done ANYWHERE (track open to the public as well)
* Google doc will be sent to you weekly to log miles
* 4 weeks to log as many miles as possible
* Drawing on March 14, 2021
* 3 prizes $150, $100 & $50
* You don’t have to be local, we will send a check to anywhere
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.  
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - North Central has issued a call for Cycle 1 scholarship applications for funds to be awarded during the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. Cycle 1 applications will be accepted through April 15. The scholarship application is available at
More than $42,000 was awarded in Cycle 3 scholarship dollars for the current Winter 2021 semester. All 56 students who applied during Cycle 3 were awarded funds, and the largest scholarship granted was $5,000. 
“Such a robust scholarship program is only possible thanks to our generous donors, who recognize that investing in a student’s potential is truly life-changing — for both the student and the donor,” said Chelsea Platte, executive director of the NCMC Foundation.  
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.
New Advertising Opportunity Available

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

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

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Looking for staff? Make a job posting!
Chamber member businesses looking to hire staff are encouraged to post their jobs on the chamber website job posting page. You can do this with your member log-in with just a few simple steps. If you need assistance with your log-in, email These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

Office Manager at Boyne Boat Yard Details
Various Positions- at Great Lakes Energy Details
Director of Development & Communications at Walloon Lake Association Details
Various Positions at Self indulgence 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:

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

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

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

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