Truestream

Last call: Awards Gala RSVP deadline is Friday 
Awards Gala
Just two days remain to reserve your seat for the Boyne Chamber's Annual Awards Gala, and it's already nearly sold out, so don't delay. The deadline is Friday, January 10th for this "can't miss" event on Thursday, January 16th, at Boyne Mountain Resort. You can make your reservation online here
Classic Instruments owner John McLeod will be the keynote speaker for the Awards Gala.  McLeod has built his automotive business from a one-man operation to a nationally recognized industry leader with 29 employees. He is a former winner of the Sally Roselli Business Leadership Award that will again be presented at this year's Awards Gala.  
Keurig
Everyone who buys bucket raffle tickets will be entered in a drawing for this Keurig coffee maker donated by Meijer.
Presenting sponsor for the gala is 
KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services
Here is the schedule for the evening:
5:30 p.m. - Cocktails, networking and checking out all the great Bucket Raffles. Live music from Nelson Olstrom.
6 p.m. - Dinner & Welcome
  Keynote John McLeod
  Awards Presentation - List of 20 nominees
  Board of Directors Induction
  Live Auction
  Bucket Raffle Drawings
  Yeti Cooler Drawing
AUCTIONS & RAFFLES Cash, check and credit/debit accepted.
> The Live Auction is sponsored by Boyne Mountain. See story below with details on the incredible items that will be auctioned.
> Bucket Raffle tickets $25 for 10 tickets, plus a free ticket to the Keurig coffee maker door prize. Can be purchased at registration and throughout the night. Buy as many as you like.  All Bucket Raffle prizes packages are valued at $250+ in value. Great themed packages like Ladies, Men's, Experience, Food & Beverage, Pets, and more.
> Yeti Cooler Raffle sponsored by Boyne City Hardware, $10 each. Total value will be $750+. Filled with liquor, beer, wine, and goodies. Can be purchased at registration and throughout the night. Buy as many as you like.
Cash, check and credit/debit accepted.
> Click here to reserve individual seats, table sponsors and other sponsorships. 
Facebook pictures from last year. 300 people typically attend the gala.

KorthaseFlinn
Thanks to our sponsors!
PRESENTING SPONSOR
GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSOR

TABLE SPONSORS
4Front Credit Union
Boyne City Hardware
Boyne Avenue Properties LLC
Boyne Valley Lions Club
Challenge Mountain
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Charlevoix State Bank
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

Kammerman & Bascom
Kiwanis of Boyne City
North Harbor Christie's International
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Raven Hill Discovery Center
Have fun or promote yourself with amazing live auction items
Auctioneer
Auctioneer extraordinaire Scott MacKenzie
Those attending the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala will be able to bid on three amazing items from Boyne Mountain Resort, plus two incredible promotional packages in the live auction conducted by everyone's favorite auctioneer, Scott MacKenzie. Each promotional package includes five different donated advertising or promotional opportunities with a total value of more than $4,000. The Boyne items include a year's membership to The Spa, a Gold ski pass and a Splash package of deluxe lodging and waterpark passes. Here are the details:
> Promo Package #1
$1,000 for airtime advertising from 9&10 News
$100 Ad in Boyne Gazette
$500 Radio Advertising from McDonald Garber Broadcasting
$2,200 Full logo development package from Kecia Freed Design
$355 for 100 Personalized Calendars and $100 toward promotional products from Farley Calendar & Promotions 
$4,155 TOTAL VALUE
> Promo Package # 2
$2500 in Black Diamond Radio advertising
$100 Ad in Boyne Gazette
$870 in Petoskey News Review advertising
$200 towards promotional products from Mitchell Graphics
$355 for 100 Personalized Calendars and $100 toward promotional products from Farley Calendar & Promotions
$4,025 TOTAL VALUE
> Boyne Mountain Fun Packages
- One-year membership to The Spa at Boyne Mountain, effective immediately and expires Jan 16, 2021. $1,300 VALUE.
- Gold Boyne Season Ski Pass (adult, teen or junior), allowing unlimited skiing and riding at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands, valid for the 2020-21 season. Also good for discounts on lodging, waterpark access and retail purchases. $900 VALUE.
- Boyne Mountain Splash Package, including two nights' deluxe hotel accommodations in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, plus two-day waterpark passes to Avalanche Bay for up to four people. Lodging reservations must be made in advance of arrival. Redemption is based upon availability, allows quad occupancy, holiday/blackout periods apply. Expiration date is January 16, 2021. $1,100 VALUE.
Berkshire Hathaway

www.davidbeek.com   *   231-216-1000
Celebrate all that is chocolate at Chocolate-Covered Boyne
Chocolate Boyne There are many reasons to spend the day in Boyne City, but nothing as sweet as chocolate indulgences throughout downtown. Chocolate-Covered Boyne is your chance to experience chocolate treats and good deals at participating businesses on February 14 & 15 during regular store hours, in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event is a great way to chase away the winter blues and indulge in delectable creations, all conveniently located in downtown Boyne City.
The event culminates in a Chocolate Dessert Contest on Saturday, February 15. Check next week's newsletter for the time and place. This "tasty" competition, hosted this year by last year's winner, the Boyne City Hospitality Class, is open to the public. Be a part of the action as our guest judges sample desserts prepared by local restaurants. The winner, decided by both a public vote and judged vote, takes home a trophy and chocolate bragging rights. 
> MERCHANTS & RESTAURANTS - Email your Chocolate-Covered Boyne specials to bcmainstreet@gmail.com The earlier you send it, the longer we are able to promote it!
> PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES - Click here to view the full list as the specials come in.
Volunteer Appreciation

SAVE THE DATE for our Volunteer Jambo from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th at the Pine Lake Lodge, upstairs from the Boyne City Taproom. The Boyne Area Chamber and Boyne City Main Street are sponsoring this event for those interested in volunteering with our organizations. Meet current volunteers, ask questions, and get involved! Spread the love and bring a friend.
Northern Chamber Alliance reviews action items from 2019
Chamber Alliance With the close of 2019, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance feels it is important to look back and reflect on the key action items and impacts from the past year.
  1. Advanced the development of rural economic development policy and draft legislation. Specifically:
    1. Rural housing payment in lieu of taxes program
    2. Rural business incentive tiers
    3. Rural talent relocation and remote worker tax credit
    4. Employer assisted housing tax credit
  2. Launched the Rural Affairs and Development (RAAD) campaign to create a rural cabinet-level position within the Governor's administration.
  3. Launched and grew regional coalition to advocate for RAAD and rural development policy. 
  4. Grew the Northern Michigan Policy Conference to over 125 attendees and keynote speakers from across the Midwest. 
  5. Impactful advocacy and public statements defending rural issues and funding during Michigan's unique and historic 2019-2020 budget standoff.
We are excited to provide more leadership for Northern Michigan and rural economic growth in 2020. Onward!
> The Boyne Area Chamber is an Associate Partner of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. Your chamber membership helps support the action items listed above.
City invites input on parks and recreation plans tonight
Open space
Open Space concept #2
Everyone is invited to attend the Boyne City Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at 5 p.m. tonight, Thursday, January 9th, in the lower level City Hall Training Room. The commission will review the draft Recreation Master Plan. Then at 5:30 p.m. there will be a joint meeting with the Boyne City Commission in the City Hall Commission Chambers on the second floor to review  draft concepts for the entrance/base at Avalanche and the Open Space parks.
Avalanche concept
Avalanche concept #3
At the start of the second meeting there will be a brief introduction of the concept plans and then people can leave their comments. Boyne City's consultants from Beckett & Raeder Inc. will be there until 7:30 p.m. to answer questions and to get input from the community on the concepts for people who cannot be there at the 5:30 p.m. start. Here is the agenda for the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. 
> News-Review story with additional details.
> Any questions before the meeting can be directed to Boyne City Director of Public Works Tim Faas at 231.582.0375.
Avalanche Bay

Rader, Matthews, Patoka join Boyne Chamber board
The Boyne Area Chamber is adding three local business leaders to the board of directors for the new year. They will be installed at the Annual Awards Gala on January 16th.

MATT RADER says he "had the great fortune of being born and raised in Boyne City."  Growing up, he fell in love with the multitude of activities and amenities in Northern Michigan. It is because of these opportunities that he and his wife Kelly have chosen to raise their three children in the area. If three kids were not enough, the two also own a restaurant, Bella Vita, a name chosen because it translates to "Beautiful Life."
A passion for skiing and snowboarding led Matt to employment with Boyne Resort as a teen. After a "ski bum" season in Big Sky, then attending Northern Michigan University, he returned to Boyne Mountain and was offered a position with Boyne Realty, where he began his career as a Realtor. Matt recently brought his 14+ years of resort/vacation real estate sales and development expertise to Pat O'Brien & Associates.  

LACEY MATTHEWS  is the Communications and Marketing manager for Great Lakes Energy, the largest electrical cooperative in the state of Michigan, based in Boyne City. Lacey is a native of Antrim County, growing up on a sheep farm on the south end of Torch Lake.  
She directed marketing for an electrical utility in Houston for four years before moving back home in 2017. Lacey is the proud parent of her two kids, Isthmia and August, and proud dog mom to her Great Dane, Beau. She enjoys snowboarding, boating, traveling, horseback riding, reading, and being a hockey mom.  
 
PATRICK PATOKA is the Waterpark & Adventure Center Director at Boyne Mountain Resort. Originally from Wisconsin, Patrick has been a resident of the Boyne area for 12 years. His wife Jessica is the Playcare Children's Center Director, also at Boyne Mountain Resort. Together they have a 3-year-old son, David, and an English Bulldog, Bauer. Patrick and his family are outdoor enthusiasts who love camping, kayaking, golfing and skiing. Patrick is also an avid hunter, fisherman and home brewer.

> Photos by Kim Mettler of Michigan Barefoot Memories.
Chamber updates 2020 Special Events calendar
The Boyne Area Chamber has updated its Special Events calendar for 2020. We compile this information for our website and our Visitors Guide publication. The full calendar is on our website, and here are the highlights through early August:
Jan. 11 - Fat & Flurrious fat tire bike race, Avalanche Preserve
Jan. 16 - Boyne Area Chamber Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain Civic Center, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Chocolate Boyne Feb. 14-15 - Chocolate-Covered Boyne with downtown merchants.
March 13-14 & 20-21 - "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Gershwin comedy produced by Boyne City High School Drama Department, Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
April 23 - Taste of Boyne at Boyne Mountain
April 23-May 3 - Boyne Area Restaurant Week
May 2 - Buff Up Boyne spring clean-up, Sunset Park
May 2 - Paint The Town Red, Boyne Mountain
May 13 - Leadership Charlevoix County Graduation, Boyne Mountain  
May 14-17 - 60th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park.
Mushroom Festival   14 - Mushroom Festival Craft Beer Block Party
  15-16 - Guided and Competitive Hunts
  15 - Mushroom Festival Wine & Dine Gourmet Dinner
  16 - Taste of Morels 
  16 - Run For Their Lives 5k fun run sponsored by Charlevoix Area Humane Society
May 16 - Boyne City Farmers Market moves outdoors for the summer, continues on Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
May/June - Regional Business After Hours tba
May 23-25 - Rock Out With Your Dock Out Summer Kickoff, Walloon Lake
May 25 - Memorial Day parade and services, Veterans Park
June - The Series at Lavender Hill begins, concerts continue through summer
June 12 - Stroll the Streets begins, Fridays through Sept. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
June 20 - Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic cycling event
June - Evenings at the Gazebo concerts, Wednesdays through August, Old City Park, 6:30 p.m.
July 3 - Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and kids bouncers for 4th of July Celebration. 
July 4 - Boyne City 4th of July Celebration (Running races, parade, craft fair, bouncers, music, Duck Race, Raft Race, fireworks), www.boyne4thofjuly.com  
   Horton Bay Parade
   Walloon Lake Fireworks
July 10-11 - Boyne Thunder boating event, www.boynethunder.com   
July 11 - Sweaty Yeti Run, Boswell Stadium, East Jordan, 8 a.m.
July 16 - Farmers Market Food Truck Rally, Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.
July 23-26 - Antique Flywheelers Show, Walloon Lake
July 25 - Celebrate Walloon and TriWalloon triathlon
Aug. 1 - Classic Instruments Car Show & Open House
Aug. 6-9 - 46th Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival 
Aug. 6-9 - Boyne City Pirate Festival
Aug. 8-9 - Open Class Car Show & Flea Market, Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW NAME FOR BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
'Off the Clock' schedule announced for the new year
The Boyne Area Chamber has announced the 2020 schedule for "Off The Clock," our new name for Business After Hours. This is the Chamber's monthly business networking event, held at member businesses. The first one of the year, as always, is the Annual Awards Gala at Boyne Mountain Resort on Thursday, January 16th. Except for the Awards Gala and the Regional Business After hours, there is no charge for admission or refreshments. Chamber members and the general public are welcome to attend. Here is the schedule for 2020:
Off The Clock January 16th - Annual Awards Gala, Boyne Mountain
February 20th - Boyne Valley Vineyards, 5325 US 131 North, Boyne Falls
March 19th - Lynda's Real Estate, 27 S. Lake St.
April 16th - Catt Development, Edward Jones, and Boyne City Massage & Wellness, One Water Street.
May 21st - Bella Vita, 2911 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road
June 18th - Parkview Dental, 216 N. Lake St.
September 17th - Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., & Stiggs Brewery, 112 S. Park St.
October 15th - Good Neighbors Food Pantry, 624 State St.
November 19th - Sunnyside (former Water Street Café), 113 Water St.
December 17th - To be announced.
> Thanks to Kecia Freed Design for creating our new Off The Clock logo!
Bear River Health hosts Lions legend for addiction discussion
luncheon Luncheon is Jan. 25 at NC Michigan College
Bear River Health of Walloon Lake is organizing a Sports Impact Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 25, featuring a discussion with Detroit Lions legend Herman Moore on how addiction affects us all. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Central Michigan College Student and Community Center, 1525 Howard St., Petoskey. A private VIP Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Boyne Mountain Resort. The luncheon is described as a "session of food, football, and inspiration, in partnership with the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter. This interactive panel discussion spotlights Detroit Lions Legend Herman Moore and other former NFL Players as they share their experiences of overcoming obstacles while in the NFL and ordinary everyday life." Proceeds will go to community organizations dedicated to serving those affected by the opioid addiction crisis. Local high schools will be getting about 100 free tickets per school. 
> A number of sponsorship opportunities available. Click here, email sjordan@thesportsma.com, or call 231-535-2822 x 3006 for sponsorship information. Event details and online tickets.
McLaren named Top 50 Heart Hospital 3rd year in a row
top 50 For a third year in a row, McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. McLaren Northern Michigan was one of only two Michigan hospitals to receive this award and is the only Northern Michigan hospital recipient.  The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study scores hospitals in key clinical and operational performance areas including mortality, complications, and re-admissions. McLaren Northern Michigan excelled in clinical outcomes for heart attack and heart failure treatments, as well as open heart and angioplasty surgeries, compared to hospitals nationwide. On average, patients spent less on procedures and had shorter hospital stays. This is the fourth time McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this award since it began in 1998. 
"Our cardiac team sets the standard for heart care in northern Michigan and beyond. We are focused on bringing the latest advancements to you; our patients. For example, McLaren is the first hospital in northern Michigan to have cardiovascular robotic system capabilities," stated Todd Burch, hospital president and CEO.
> To learn more about the award-winning heart care at McLaren Northern Michigan, call 800.248.6777 or visit mclaren.org/northern.
Webcam
Webcam view from of downtown Boyne City from Pat O'Brien's office on Tuesday afternoon.
Out of town for the winter? Check out our snow on these live webcams
> Lake Charlevoix Live/Sunset Park, Lynda's Real Estate Service - Webcam.
> Downtown Boyne City, Brett Binkley/Pat O'Brien office - Webcam.
> Camp Michigania, Walloon Lake - Webcam.
> Boyne Mountain, Mountain Express ski lift - Webcam. Others at Boyne.  
> Hotel Walloon - Webcam.
Foundation hosts info meeting for non-profits on Jan. 29th
Foundation
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation will host an informational meetings for non-profits at Boyne City Hall at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29th. This session will consist of a brief presentation by C3F staff about the new grant cycles in general, and then will be mostly driven by questions from our non-profit partners. If you are writing a grant for your organization this year or if you have an idea about a grant, even if you've been submitting grants for years with C3F, we encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn about the changes and get your questions answered. We look forward to working with you and helping to answer your questions about the new grant cycles.

United Way invites letters of intent for 2020 grants
United Way Char-Em United Way's 2020 community investment process is underway with a call for letters of intent to apply. Letters of intent may be submitted online at: www.ceuw.org/loi. Letters of intent will be reviewed and invitations to apply for a grant will be emailed early February. Grant applications will be reviewed by a Citizens Review Panel in mid-April. If you are interested in participating as a panelist to help our board determine funding allocations, please email Anora@Charemunitedway.org.
Community Christmas
Thanks to all who made Christmas brighter for 500+ children
Packing The board of Boyne Area Community Christmas extends our gratitude to everyone who helped make Christmas brighter for over 500 children this holiday season. We could not have done it without all of you! You donated and collected money and food, toys and gifts, you helped unload trucks, pack boxes, sort food and toys, haul bags and deliver Christmas magic. For 65 years we have come together to help members of our community in need and you never disappoint in the outpouring of love you bring. From all of us at Boyne Area Community Christmas to all of you, our sincerest thank you and blessings in the new year.
With appreciation,
Heather Ross, Secretary
Boyne Area Community Christmas
Rotary plans monthly open meeting Monday at Cafe Sante
Rotary The Boyne City Rotary Club will hold an "open meeting" at 6 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Cafe Sante. The public is invited to attend and learn how Rotary contributes to the Boyne community and how our service projects benefit people around the world. This meeting will take the place of the usual weekly meeting held at 7 a.m. on the first, second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Boyne District Library Community Room. The club holds their evening open meeting once a month, on the third Monday, and all future open meetings are slated to be held at Cafe Sante.
Cannabis, census and the blues are luncheon topics in 2020
Luncheon lectures North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 17. A variety of topics will be featured, including the chemistry of cannabis, the 2020 census, blues music, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, redistricting, trash and where it goes, and Beethoven. All programs will be held on Fridays in the College Library Conference Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
January 17 - The Chemistry of Cannabis. Lake Superior State University's new cannabis chemistry program is the first academic degree program in the nation focusing on the quantitative analysis of cannabis-related compounds, including THC and CBD. Professors Benjamin Southwell and Steven Johnson will explain their program, the career potential for graduates, and the possible positive impact their program could have on the economy of the eastern Upper Peninsula.
January 24 - 2020 Census. 
February 14 - The Blues. 
February 21 - S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 
March 13 - Redistricting the New Way.
March 20 - Talking Trash. 
April 17 - Beethoven and the Ode to Joy. 
> Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place for each presentation. Cost is $12. Details on all the lectures.
In the News
         
   Michigan named world's top travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts - Story

   Widespread flu activity hits MIchigan - Story

   Charlevoix bridge closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through March - Story  
Reach 1,400 readers with your ad message or press release
The Chamber/Main Street E-News comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. If you submit news, please send it by Tuesday to jim@boynechamber.com. Nearly 1,400 people open our newsletter each week, and you can reach them with your advertising message and a link for as little as $50. Ad space is available for January 16th and beyond.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. Click here to subscribe .
WELCOME, NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!                      Member benefits
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
Kroondyk Construction
Bob Kroondyk at his latest project, the Veterans Park Pavilion. (Photo courtesy of Michael Cain)
Kroondyk Construction Inc.
Bob Kroondyk
PO Box 427
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 675-5018
Email:
kbob57@gmail.com
ABOUT US: Kroondyk Construction Inc. is a locally owned by Bob Kroondyk, who has 42 years of experience in quality home building and remodeling of exterior and interiors. References upon request. Comments from past clients include: ''On time and within budget'' and ''Good, honest and reasonable.'' Licensed and insured.

Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton
Britton Weber Agency
Matthew Britton
2301 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-1484
ABOUT US:  In November of 2019 Matthew Britton took ownership of the John Weber Allstate agency, which has been in the family for decades and is now known as the Britton Weber Allstate Agency. Matthew has 12 years in the insurance industry acquiring property, casualty, life and health licensing along with series 6 and 63 security licenses. His designations include Certified Insurance Counselor, Licensed Insurance Counselor, and Certified Insurance Service Representative. Born and raised in the Boyne area, Matthew resides with his wife Betsy and daughters Ophelia (5 years old) and Lucca (2 years old). While the office location and existing staff remain at 2301 Garfield Road North in Traverse City, Matthew will be servicing the entire northern Michigan area, including the community he calls home... Boyne City. Matthew's hobbies include mountain biking, golfing, and camping but most of all he enjoys spending time with Betsy and his girls.

Spuds Spuds 
Adam Graef, owner
116 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 989-731-0330 (Gaylord store)
ABOUT US: Home decor, lighting, women's clothing, jewelry, gifts and one-of-a-kind custom- built furniture.
The Old Spud Warehouse is having a baby! We've decided to open a second location in Boyne City in the old Sportsman's Bar. We plan to open in March if all goes well. Follow our progress on  Facebook   or  Instagram ."  The Old Spud Warehouse offers the out-of-the-ordinary in a wide range of products from the (in our humble opinion) best of furniture, lighting, home decor and personal items along with the always surprising and unusual one-of-a-kind items. Opened in May of 1997, Spuds has become a Northern Michigan destination for those who are weary of seeing the same things wherever they go. We pride ourselves on the fun and unusual in all areas of the shopping area. With new things arriving daily, it is a different store every week.
HELP WANTED                        Check the listings on our  Jobs Page
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.

Line Cooks at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen - Details
Etch Operator (training provided) - Precision Edge Surgical Products Co. - Details
Management Assistant at Northern Michigan Escapes - Details.
Accountant/Bookkeeper at Van Dam Custom Boats - Details

Hiring event NORTHERN MICHIGAN ANNUAL HIRING EVENT will return for the third year, scheduled for April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellison Place in Gaylord. The goal is to have 70 companies registered and at least 400 job seekers attend. Employers can save time and money by booking now. Early Bird registration is available until January 31, for $325. Regular registration beginning in February will be $375. This is an opportunity to showcase your business as one of the premium companies in lower northern Michigan and the eastern U.P. This event is free to job seekers and a great opportunity to network with employers from multiple industries. Details and registration.
FUN
FUN, FOOD, EVENTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -   Special events   
Ski free at Boyne on Community Appreciation Day this Sunday
skiers In appreciation of local patronage and support of their resorts and operations, Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands are offering a full day of free, all-access skiing and snowboarding to area  residents on Sunday, January 12th. This offer is for residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Those residents can show their driver's license or other form of identification with proof of residency at the resorts' lift ticket windows to receive a free lift ticket for the day.

Additional Community Appreciation Day Offerings:
  • 10am-2pm - Free NASTAR
  • 10am-4pm - Tubing $10/hour or $15 for two hours
  • Noon-5pm - Twin Zip Rides $15/two rides
  • 1pm Snowmaking demonstrations  - top of Mountain Express chairlift
  • 3pm-9pm - Avalanche Bay $15/person
  • Ski and Snowboard Equipment Rental | $20 per person
  • $15 Ski/Snowboard group lesson-advance reservations are required. Please call 231.549.6056.
  • $10 Day Spa Admission - The Spa at Boyne Mountain and 20% discount on spa and salon services.  Advanced spa reservations recommended by calling, 231.549.7946.
  • Free horse-drawn sleigh rides and bonfire
  • 2 pounds of fudge for the price of 1 at Kilwin's, while supplies last.
  • Plus several food and beverage discounts.
Stiggs Brewery to host Pint and Paint tonight, Thursday
Pint and Paint
Stiggs Brewery's next Pint and Paint party is scheduled for Thursday, January 9th from 6-9 p.m. in the basement of the brewery. Instruction will be the "Art of Mandala Drawing," using simple tools to create beautiful designs and patterns. Lexie Brummeler will walk you through the process of painting a beautiful mandala on a stone and Sue Metzger help you create a wonderful mandala on canvas. You will be able to take home two beautiful pieces of art. All materials will be provided and registration includes a drink of your choice for $25. Profits will go to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society to help fund some much-needed projects, including a small surgical suite to spay and neuter strays and a new HVAC system. Register by calling Sue at 231-582-7567, or email sue@shangrilahouse.com. Event flier to print.
STIGGS 3RD ANNIVERSARY PARTY and Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday. Details in story below.
Fat & Flurrious Bike Race is part of Shorts series on Saturday
Fat _ Flurrious
The third annual Fat & Flurrious Bike Race returns for 2020 on Saturday, January 11th with a new partner. This will be the first race in the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series. Fat & Flurrious is a winter fat bike race that starts in front of Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in downtown Boyne City and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Just like previous years, the course is condition-dependent. Bad snow = shorter course, great snow = longer course. The Open category, which will be two loops around Avalanche, will finish between 1.5-2.5 hours. The Sport Category will ride only one lap and will finish between 50 -90 minutes. Only the Open Category counts towards Shorts' overall points. The event is also a fundraiser for Top Of Michigan Mountain Bike Association to build new mountain bike trails. Register here.
Stiggs hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. They will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. They invite you to make your best chili recipe in their first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City. Limited to 12 entries. More info and registration .
Boyne City Bakery featured in "Best Michigan Bakeries" list
Bakery Boyne City Bakery is featured in a list of "Best of Michigan Bakeries" in Country Lines, the magazine produced for its customers by Great Lakes Energy. Readers were invited to send in their recommendations, and this one  came from Evelyn Howell: 
Boyne City Bakery is the BEST French bakery in the U.S. Each time I go into this bakery I feel like I'm stepping back into a French bakery in France from the delicious pastries and breads, to the French-speaking baker, to the polite employees, and the French-themed decor and ambiance. Go today and enjoy a "little piece of French heaven"! Check out the full list.
Friends Film Series starts Friday at Boyne Library
Mary and Max The Friends of the Boyne District Library Film Series resumes on the first and third Fridays of January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 
> January 10th: Mary & Max, 2009, Drama.
Spanning 20 years and two continents, Mary and Max recounts the pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely 8-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. 
> January 24th: The Peanut Butter Falcon, PG-13, Drama/Comedy.
After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
> News-Review story with the full film series schedule.
Stay fit this winter by swimming at the Charlevoix Pool
Pool
A great way to stay fit over the winter is to swim at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. The pool has many open swim times on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday,  which is when kids and families can play in the pool. Enjoy special open swim rates on Wednesday from 6-8 pm ($1 or $1.50 rate pp). Drop-in pool lap swim or open swim fees range from $5 to $2.50, depending on age and home address. Aqua Fit classes are also available on a drop-in basis. Details at www.CharlevoixPool.org.  
SWIM LESSONS start at the Charlevoix Pool on Saturday, Jan. 11 and run for 7 weeks. Classes are Jan. 11, 18 & 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22. Cost is $55 for district residents and $60 for non-residents. Sign up online at www.charlevoixpool.org/lessons .
Janet Chambers
Janet Chambers
NEW MARKETING MANAGER - Janet Begrow Chambers has been selected as the Manager of Marketing and Development for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. She joins the organization on a contract basis through her company, Beacon Marketing Solutions. She will be assisting with community outreach and public relations, as well as promotions surrounding fundraising events and activities. Chambers grew up in Charlevoix and holds a marketing degree from Michigan State University. She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing communications, graphic design and public relations. She can be reached at janet@charlevoixpool.org.
Freshwater Gallery announces 4 winter/spring concerts
David Mayfield
David Mayfield Parade performs January 18th.
Freshwater Concert Venue has announced four performers who will be featured in concerts in the new year. They include:
  • The David Mayfield Parade Americana/bluegrass band on January 18th.
  • Chastity Brown on Feb. 14.
  • Steve Poltz on April 10.
  • Eliza Gilkyson on May 9.
  • A March concert to be announced.
David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess. Those who have seen Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, have caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you'll come back for more. 
This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album, "The David Mayfield Parade." His follow-up, "Good Man Down," was self-released and funded with a surprising successful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000. On the heels of that success, Mayfield has partnered with Compass Records, a label that Playboy Magazine calls "Nashville's hippest alternative label." "Strangers," Mayfield's first album with Compass, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield's musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family's band.
> Call (231) 582-2588 to reserve concert tickets, $35. 
Farmers Market continues on Saturdays in Boyne City Hall
Farmers Market
The Boyne City Farmers Market continues from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the lobby of Boyne City Hall. This year-round Farmers Market is packed full of beautiful produce, greens, homemade goodies and so much more. 
19 FARMERS & VENDORS - The indoor market includes: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Beehouse Cookies, Big Medicine Coffee, Blackbird Gardens, Bluestem Farm, Charlevoix Lavender, Charlevoix Moon Artisan Wine, Cook Family Farm, Daybreak Dream Farm, Ken's Fresh Fish 'N Tales, Korthase Sugarbush, Mini Farm, Providence Organic Farm, Siegrest Farm & Greenhouse, Spirit of Walloon, The Rustic Baker, Walloon Lake Winery, Winnie's Brand, Ziibimijwang Farm.
MARKET MUSIC, thanks to Grain Train and Blissfest:
January 11th - Dwain Martin
> For more information, visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org . To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email farmersmarket@boynecity.com.

Last call to apply for Farmers Market Committee
Boyne City Main Street is seeking applicants for the Farmers Market Committee. Two positions are open - one for a patron and one for a vendor. Applications are due January 9th at noon and can be found here
Senior Centers extend lunch hours: Any time from 11:30 to 12:30
Senior Center
We are excited to share new dining hours for Charlevoix County Senior Centers to better accommodate all the busy schedules and to provide a true lunch hour experience. All lunchtime meals will be available from 11:30am until 12:30pm. If you are already coming to the centers for your meals, you can still eat when you want to along with those you normally eat with. The Pledge of Allegiance and grace will still be said at Noon. The extended hours are meant to encourage those not currently coming for lunch due to scheduling conflicts to make it easier to participate. These hours also give our regulars a bit of flexibility and free up some seating.
> We now have Caregiver Support Groups available at our Charlevoix County Senior Centers. All caregivers are welcome, as we know our professional caregivers need support too. This group meets at the Boyne Area Senior Center January 27th and the fourth Monday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
STAY UP TO DATE on the latest goings on at Senior Center sites by liking our Facebook page and visiting our website Click here for the calendar  of activities, lunch menus and entertainment.
BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER is located at 411 E. Division St., Boyne City, 231-582-6682. Site coordinator is Loretta Bayless .
Comfort Keepers will deliver fresh meals to your front door
Comfort Keepers Comfort Keepers is now offering fresh meals, delivered to your front door. Meals are prepared using quality ingredients to meet a variety of dietary needs. All meals are chef-prepared on the North Central Michigan College campus. Meals are delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays by caregivers that check the refrigerator for expired food and performs visual safety checks. Caregivers also provides assistance with ordering each week.  Call Tonya Fegan today 231-929-9044 to help you choose the meal plan that's best for you.
Camp Daggett offers Father and Son Weekend Feb. 7-9
Camp Dagget
Camp Daggett is accepting registrations for its annual Father and Son Weekend, Friday - Sunday, February 7-9. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers or big brothers are invited to bring their sons (ages 7-14) for this fun-filled weekend at Camp.
Activities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and close at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Cost is $200 for father/son, plus $50 for each additional family member. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. Participants can expect a weekend of fun and adventure as they try their hands at various outdoor activities and enjoy wild game lunches and dinners in front of the lodge fireplace. 
> For additional information, click here or contact Ed Leverenz at Camp Daggett, 231-347-9742 ext 112. To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit www.campdaggett.org .
Camp Daggett summer camp registration opens
Camp Daggett Registration is now open for Camp Daggett summer camp. Applications for 2020 summer camp have been mailed to 2019 summer campers and 2019 wait-listed campers. Applications have also been delivered to local school offices, the Boyne Area Chamber office, and finally the application will be available on the website for download on January 13. Once the registration form for 2020 is available on the website, to register you must download the form and print it, complete it and mail it as soon as possible.
All applications must be mailed. Campers will receive confirmation letters approximately 2-4 weeks after we get the application. If a session is full, we will call promptly to discuss another week or wait list. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include payment.
Club to discuss ' Top Five Astronomy Stories of 2019'
Astronomy club Northern Michigan Astronomy Club will discuss "The Top Five Astronomy Stories of 2019" at the Wildwood Observatory, located one mile north of Boyne City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 9, at 1825 Wildwood Heights Road. Major advances in our understanding of the cosmos occurred in 2019. Telescopes will be set up for observing after the presentation, weather permitting. The Wildwood Observatory is a small private observatory built by Rod and Michelle Cortright. It is used for observing and astrophotography. The club was formed in 2011 to promote interest in astronomy in the Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet County area. All are welcome. For more information and directions visit our Facebook page or contact Rod Cortright at cortrigh@msu.edu, (231) 675-0393. 
Nature backpack Loanable Nature Backpack Program is a fun free resource from Conservation District
A fun free resource for this time of year is the Loanable Nature Pack from the Charlevoix Conservation District. Created with the help of Thrivent Charitable Group and local resident Susan Vrondran, this resource is available to loan from the district's office in Boyne City any time of year.  Get out and explore the many natural areas Charlevoix County has to offer; we have trail maps too. A pair of Tubbs snowshoes and walking sticks (to reduce stress on the knees) can be loaned out together or separately. The backpack has fun survival and exploration items to enhance your outing.  Rent for a day, weekend or week. Contact the Conservation District office at 231-582-6193, M-F 8-4:30, to rent or for more information.
music
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
 
BARREL BACK 04069 N M75,  Walloon Lake , (231) 535-6000. Open daily @ 8:30AM
WINTER SPECIALS and promotions:
  Sunday - Build your own pasta night.
  Monday - Smoke house platter night. Array of our smoked meats.
  Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (Chefs Choice of three weekly)
  Wednesday - Half off one topping pizza night
  Thursday - Fish Fry
Entertainment Monday through Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.:
  Monday.: January 13 - Ben Overbeek
  Tuesday: Jan. 14 - Phillip McLellan
  Wednesday: January 15 - Pete Kehoe
  Fridays: January 24 & 31 - Pete Kehoe
  Saturdays: January 25 - Holly Keller
  Sunday: January 26 - Sean Bielby
 
BC LANES & THE VENUE SPORTS BAR , 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City. (231) 582-6353.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday 1-9PM, Mon-Thurs 3-10PM, Fri & Sat 3PM-12AM
FISH FRY - All you can eat fish fry on Fridays, $11.99 4-10PM,  served with all you can eat fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce.
HAPPY HOUR - Thursday-Friday 4PM-6PM & Sunday 1PM-3PM,  $3 20oz Domestic Draft $4 20oz Craft Draft.
 
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturdays:
January 18th - Tribe Of Chiefs
January 25th - Gibson Seal
 
BOYNE CELTIC SESSION will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 19th, in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. We invite the public to come and enjoy traditional Irish music - free admission on the first and third Sundays of the month. Anyone wishing to receive a PDF of the book we use to play our music is encouraged to contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664. 
 
BOYNE CITY TAPROOM/PINE LAKE LODGE, 220 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 459-4487. 
* Weekly Lunch Special - $7. Watch Facebook for details.
* Nightly Specials:
  Tuesday - 1 lb. Basket of Ribs with Fries and coleslaw, $10
  Wednesday - Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and coleslaw, $10
  Thursday - Half pound Pot Roast with mashed potatoes & gravy, $10
  Friday - AYCE Fish with Fries and coleslaw, $12.95
  Saturday - Chef's Choice
  Sunday - AYCE Pancakes, $6
* All Day Tappy Hour on Sundays
* Kids eat free on Sunday with adult meal purchase
THURSDAYS - Trivia Series at 
6pm. Prizes each week for top three teams.
* FRIDAYS - Live music upstairs in the Pine Lake Lodge, 8-11 p.m. on the following dates.
Jan. 31 - Yankee Station
 
BOYNE MOUNTAIN , 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, 231-549-6000.
Mountain Crawl MOUNTAIN CRAWLEvery Thursday at Boyne Mountain, walk, stumble or crawl to four different bars for the all-new Mountain Crawl. Make stops at four different locations - Everett's, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Forty Acres Tavern, and Eagle's Nest - and enjoy deliciously discounted beverages and appetizers. Stop at all and receive a Mountain Crawl Hat. Participants must be 21+ to participate. The specials are: $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft beer, $5 select wine, $5 select apps. You can also enjoy live music at Forty Acres Tavern and karaoke in the Snowflake Lounge.
Forty Acres Tavern, 231-549-7270, 8-11 pm unless noted
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Zeke Clemons
Friday, Jan. 10 - Sean Bielby
Thursday, Jan. 16 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 17 - A Brighter Bloom
Thursday, Jan. 23 - Eric Jaqua
Friday, Jan. 24 - Chris Calleja
Thursday, Jan. 30 - Charlie Reager
Friday, Jan. 31 - Sean Bielby 
 
Stein Erickson's Family Party
Every Saturday in January - DJ Roger Coates 
 
Snowflake Lounge, 4-7 p.m. unless noted
Saturday, Jan. 11 - The Shifties
Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Holly Keller, 8-11 pm
Saturday, Jan. 18 - The Real Ingredients 
Sunday, Jan. 19 - A Brighter Bloom
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - The Shifties, 8-11 pm 
Saturday, Jan. 25 - Zeke Clemons 
Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Under The Moon, 8-11 pm
 
Snowflake Lounge, 8 p.m. -1 a.m.
DJs on Fridays and Saturdays in January.
 
Mountain Express, 12-4 p.m. - DJs  on Saturdays in January.
 
Vineyard
Boyne Valley Vineyards
  BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS, 5325 US 131 N,  Boyne Falls,  (231) 373-2090.
Saturday, Jan. 11th - Sean Bielby, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18th - Chris Calleja, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25th - Tyler Parkin, 2-5 p.m.
Igloos and snowshoes are available.
 
 CAFE SANTÉ , 1 Water St, Boyne City,  (231) 582-8800
> Americano breakfast special - 2 eggs your way, herbed potatoes, toast and jam, and a beverage for $7. Monday through Friday, 8-11am.
> Mondays, 6-9 p.m.:  $5 pizza special and Nathan Bates performs.
> Wednesdays and Thursdays - Winter Biergarten menu  of German food and $5 German beers, 11 a.m. to closing.
> Fridays, 8-11 p.m.: January  10th - Nelson Olstrom,  17th - Under the Moon,  24th - Chris Koury,  31st - Brett Mitchell.
> Saturdays, 8-11pm: January 11th - SYDNI, 88th - Holly Keller, 25th - Pete Kehoe. 
 
FRESHWATER GALLERY/CONCERT VENUE, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2588.
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-6pm and by appointment, 231-675-7605.  Closed Sundays and Mondays except Blue Mondays Open Mike Night from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 5) on the second and fourth Mondays, hosted by Robin Lee Berry. We invite you to bring and sing or chill and listen.
Upcoming concerts:
Jan. 18 - David Mayfield Parade - David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene, known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess.  
Feb. 14 - Chastity Brown
March - to be announced
April 10 - Steve Poltz
May 9 - Eliza Gilkyson
 
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS -  For schedule and tickets, visit greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2601. 
Saturday, Jan. 18 - "Broadway's Next Hit Musical"
 
LAKE STREET PUB , 202 S. Lake St., Boyne City,  (231) 497- 6031.
> Pub Time - Monday thru Friday, 3-6pm. En joy $1 off Cocktails, Craft Beer & Wine.  $2 Draught Domestics,  $12 Bucket of Domestic Bottles - 1/2 dozen on ice,  $1 Each- Ice Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp.
> Masterminds Trivia with Matt Hall every Wednesday, 7-9pm, teams of 1-8 people. Prizes for each week's winners, (sorry, may not to be used on the night won): 1st - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd - $25 Gift Certificate, 3rd - $15 Gift Certificate
> Trivia Theme Night on the last Wednesday of every month. Every player who dresses with the night's theme receives 10% off their individual bill.
 
RED MESA GRILL , 117 Water St, Boyne City, (231) 582-0049
"Casa Tuesdays" - $3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 food features and live music 6-9 p.m.:
Jan. 14 - Chuck & Jamie ( Charles Witthoeft & Jamie Balousek)
Jan. 21 - Buddha Sweet
Jan. 28 - Lou Thumser
 
STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City,  (231) 497-6100
> EUCHRE MONDAYS - 6 p.m. Top two weekly winners get prizes, half off Euchre Pilsner from Arbor Brewing Co.
LIVE MUSIC & events at 7 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 3 - Crosscut Kings
Thursday, Jan. 9 - Pint & Paint , 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10 - Something Great
Stiggs anniversary Saturday, Jan. 11 - Third Anniversary Party and Fat & Flurrious Bike Race. Race starts at 10 a.m. in front of Stiggs and flows around the groomed single-track and hiking trails at Avalanche Mountain. Stiggs also hosts the after-race parking lot party, which coincides with their third anniversary. We will have large heated tents full of fun and entertainment by the Lonely Lovers and Lavender Lions. 
Make your best best chili recipe for the first annual Chili Cook-Off with public voting and tasting beginning at noon. All entry fees will be donated to the Good Neighbors Food Pantry of Boyne City.  Limited to 12 entries.  More info and sign up here.
Friday, Jan. 17 - The Real Ingredients
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Jeff Pagel
Friday, Jan. 24 - Eric Jaqua
Saturday, Jan. 25 -  Under The Moon
Friday, Jan. 31 - Nelson Olstrom
 
WHI-SKI INN , 2670 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, 231-549-3346.
Wine, Wings, and Whiskey all 20% off every Wednesday. 
LIVE MUSIC is 7-10 p.m. unless noted:
Friday, Jan. 10 -  2-Track Mind
Saturday, Jan. 11 - Crosscut Kings
Friday, Jan. 17 - The Shifties
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Lou Thumser
Friday, Jan. 24 - Nelson Olstrom
Saturday, Jan. 25 - The Two Beats
Friday, Jan. 31 - The Pistil Whips
Saturday, Feb. 1 -  2-Track Mind
NEWS BRIEFS  
Lifetree Cafe
DEMONS, EXORCISM AND THE DEVIL will be examined at Lifetree Café on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled "Is the Devil Real? An Exorcist Tells All," features interviews with people who claim to have had encounters with demons, including a clergyman who has conducted many exorcisms-the removal of demonic spirits. "Satan is one who takes advantage of vulnerable people," the clergyman says. "He'll use any opening he finds in people to pollute, contaminate, tarnish, and destroy them."    
> Lifetree Café is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. Use the Pine St. entrance. It is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Broschart at 231-582-7983  or Lifetree@fpboyne.org.
Coffee talk COFFEE WITH THE SUPE - Everyone is invited to a Superintendent Coffee Talk with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 9th. The Coffee Talks are normally held on the first Friday of every month. The coffee is courtesy of the superintendent, and this Coffee Talk will be held at Boyne City Bakery. Join Pat for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice, stay as long as you like or just stop in for a chat. Locations for this Coffee Talk will rotate around the community.
"REBOOT" COOKING CLASS - It's not too late to make that New Year's Resolution to be healthier in 2020. Come to our plant-based "New Year's Reboot" cooking class on Wednesday, January 15th from 6-8pm and take steps towards healthier eating. Please call the Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop at (231) 437-3482 to register.

Mary_s of Boyne WINTER SALE begins at Mary's of Boyne. 20-50% off selected winter apparel. Coats, sweaters, vests 50% off. Ponchos, scarves, selected tops/jackets, cords at 20%off. Mary's of Boyne,108 S. Lake St Boyne City 231-582-3820. Open seven days a week. We ship. Website.

WALLOON WINTER FEST - Save the date for Walloon Winter Fest, set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Barrel Back Restaurant, Tommy's and the Village Green Park. Some of your favorite local wineries and breweries will be in attendance; stay tuned for details. Hotel Walloon is currently offering seasonal rates starting at $100.
KINDER CLOSET at Christ Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on January 11 and the second Saturday of every month. Free baby items are provided, including diapers; wipes; clothes and more, for any Charlevoix County parent with a newborn to 24 month-old-child. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1250 Boyne Avenue in Boyne City. For more information, call 231-582-9301.
BOYNE TRADING CO.,109 E. Water St.  Inventory Reduction Sale  continues this week.  Save 50% off store-wide. Stock up on your favorite BoyneWear, Vera Bradley and Life is Good products now.
OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE - 800sf, 1,430sf, 1,440sf, or 3,670sf 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.
RETAIL AND/OR OFFICE SPACE available on Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. Public parking lot adjacent. Call 517-230-0914.
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

FOLLOW THE CHAMBER on  Facebook. Also follow the City of Boyne City on  Facebook and  Twitterand follow Boyne City Main Street on Facebook and Instagram. Follow Boyne Appétit! on Facebook.

SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you the weekly Boyne Business News. Click here to subscribe. The newsletter is produced by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Main Street Program.

PAST ISSUES of our newsletter.