Pineview Cottage
Pineview Cottage is here to help you - Call today and learn more!   *   231-412-6069
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We're working on your behalf in these difficult times

Dear Chamber Members,

The Boyne Area Chamber  going to continue working on your behalf in both our community and our members during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal for our Chamber is to ensure that the information we share is accurate, informative and researched.

The goal for our business and nonprofit members is to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees, volunteers and customers.

The goal for our community is to continue to "support local" in ways that are safe and appropriate for them.
We are going through this together and need to count on each other to be calm, rational and considerate. Check on your neighbors and at-risk community members by calling on the phone or sending private messages via social media; instead of going in person.

The Chamber office is closed to the public; however, we are still available by phone and email. The office number (231)-582-6222 and email Please watch our Facebook page and expect email correspondence with updates and information.

We can connect you with our local, state and federal officials. We can let them know what you need and advocate for you. Please let us know what you need or what questions you have at this time.

For updated information on COVID-19 you can visit:

   State of Michigan 

   Center for Disease Control 


Kimberly Akin
Executive Director
Chamber member benefits     |     Member application    |   Call 231-582-6222 or  email us
Surgery center
Northern Michigan Surgical Suites
Mandy Caverly
825 Moll Drive
Boyne City MI  49712
(231) 497-1031
ABOUT US: Northern Michigan Surgical Suites is a beautiful, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty center outpatient surgical center located in Boyne City, Michigan. It is designed to give patients, friends and family a relaxing experience before, during and after the procedure. Northern Michigan Surgical Suites also provides a high ratio of medical staff to patients in order to provide the highest quality experience and attentive care.
At Northern Michigan Surgical Suites, the surgeons choose the best staff to take care of you during your time with us and the highest quality equipment for your procedure. You may rest assured that the Center meets the highest industry standards in health care. Our professional and caring doctors, nurses, and staff ensure you are treated like family! 
The surgery center is open Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm.
Berkshire Hathaway   *   231-216-1000
Restaurants offer take-out, curbside pickup and delivery
Order takout
Faced with a state-ordered moratorium on dine-in service, many local restaurants are offering enhanced take-out, curbside pickup and delivery options. 

BARREL BACK - Open 7 days for curbside pick-up from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prepaid curbside service is available. Please call ahead to place your order and call when you arrive. We are happy to bring your food out to you. Website with menu. 231-535-6000. 

BC PIZZA has always had take-out, drive-through and delivery service - and that continues now that their dining room has closed. You can order by phone during their hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Pickup service is available from their location at 1191 Highway M75 South.  (The downtown location on North Lake Street is closed for now.) Their name says "pizza," but their menu also includes pasta, subs, wraps, salads, appetizers, burritos, quesadillas and desserts. Menu. 231-582-2288. 

BOYNE CITY BAKERY - Take out available. Call about curbside service or delivery options if you cannot leave home, specials for school-aged children, call about bulk orders for freezing at home. The back entrance to the bakery will be closed until further notice. 231.497.6060.

CAFE SANTE is now offering curbside pickup for meals between the hours of 11am and 9pm. All curbside pickups will be extended a 20% discount on orders over $20. Our new S-Car-Go Delivery will be available between the hours of 5 - 9pm. Delivery will have a minimum order of $40 and is offered within approximately five miles of the restaurant. Beer and wine will be offered for both pickup and delivery. Payments will be handled by credit card over the phone; there will be no cash payments. Menu. 231-582-8800.

HOPPY HOUND Coffee and Dog Bakery - Now offering curbside service and opening at 7am to fill your coffee needs. $2 20-oz. coffee all month long. We are open 7am-5pm. Medical staff and first responders get 30% off your coffee this month, just show us your badge. (231) 497-6488.

INDOCHINA GARDENS is open for take-out during their regular hours - 11 to 8 Mon-Fri, 12-8 Saturday. These hours may change as the restaurant adjusts to the closing of their dining room, so you may want to call to check. 231-582-4099.

LAKE STREET MARKET is offering curbside pickup for call-in orders. They are  open their usual hours - Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 7, and "we are doing everything we can to keep the store a safe place. Meanwhile, if you would like to call orders in and have us bring them out to your car, let us know!" Menu. 231-582-4450.

LAKE STREET PUB Our new Pub Patrol will deliver our full menu, beer, and select wine to anyone in approximately a 5-mile radius. We will accept delivery orders every day, 11am-8pm. Delivery will be by credit card only. There may be a delivery fee for orders under $25.  Menu.   (231) 497-6031 .

BOYNE COUNTRY PROVISIONS - All of our retail products and deli prepared food to go is available for normal retail purchase and carry-out. Both Provisions Wet Goods and Provisions Wine Market & Deli are open for business as usual with normal operating hours. (The Wine Lounge is currently closed and the menu is not available for carry-out or delivery.) Announcing free home delivery to zip code 49712. Call in an order of $50 or more, and we'll deliver it for free from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is a $5 delivery charge for purchases below this amount. Delivery options include spirits, craft beer, wine, specialty foods, deli meals, etc. Customers purchasing age-restricted items will be required to show valid ID upon delivery. Chef Russell and our dedicated deli staff are working hard to ensure our "Grab & Go" food offerings are kept in stock. We will also begin offering Pepperoni & Cheese Take 'N Bake pizzas daily. Check Facebook for updates. 231-582-2151.

RED MESA GRILL  is now offering curbside pickup for meals between the hours of 11am and 8pm Sunday thru Thursday, 11a m-9pm Friday and Saturday. Delivery will be available between those hours as well. All curbside pickups will be extended a 20% discount on orders over $20. Delivery will have a minimum order of $25. Beer and wine will be offered for both pickup and delivery.  When you call in your order, just let us know the make, model, and color of your vehicle. We will run your order out to you when you pull up on Water Street. Take-out service is available 7 days a week.  Menu . (231) 582-0049.

STIGGS BREWERY & KITCHEN will have take-out available for curbside delivery or walk-in pick-up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4-8 p.m.  Beer is available to go too - grab a growler of your favorite brew. Check out our website to see what is currently on draft. Menu. 231-497-6100.
SUNNYSIDE Breakfast, Lunch & Catering is open Wednesday through Sunday, 8am-2pm, for take-out and delivery. We will also be continuing our sack lunches and pancake mix for those families who need it. You can pay over the phone or in cash. We are happy to continue to serve you during this time. Menu . (231) 497-5050


BOYNE CITY TAP ROOMOur team wants to wish everyone and their families the best in health, safety and wellness during these current times. We will be at home with our families doing the same this week, but check Facebook for our weekend carry-out and curbside pick-up hours, food specials, beer discounts and more. Menu(231) 459-4487.
Parking map
pickup parking ON THE MAP ABOVE: 
Unlimited parking is GREEN.
15-minute limit is YELLOW.
2 hour limit is RED.
Employee preferred parking is cross-hatched.
Proposed "Pickup Only" spaces are YELLOW DOTS.
City designates "Pick-up only" parking areas
Downtown businesses and their customers should note that the City of Boyne City has designated several "pick up only" parking spaces for your use in the downtown area. These are available to all businesses and customers during this time. The map above shows the locations. #SupportLocal #GetCreative #StayHealthy
Updates from City Hall, County Transit, Main Street, businesses

CITY HALL CLOSED - To better protect the public and City personnel during this COVID-19 outbreak, the entire Boyne City Hall Building will be closed to the public until further notice, except for necessary meetings. Staff can be contacted by email or phone, 231-582-6597.

Transit CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT  i s making some changes to service hours. Effective immediately, the Friday/Saturday Late Night Buses have been suspended as well as daytime Saturday service. Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, Transit will provide FREE RIDES for the following services:
Food/Meal Pick-up - includes grocery stores, food pantries, school food programs, restaurant curbside/to-go. As many of these locations have limited timeframes for pick-up, it's important that passengers pre-schedule rides if at all possible. Same day requests will be provided based on a first-come/first service basis.
Medical Transportation - Please confirm your appointments with your medical provider the day before your appointment. We suggest scheduling medical transportation at least 3 days in advance whenever possible.
There is no eligibility criteria for the free rides being offered. If you need a ride, call us and we'll do our best to make it work for you. Call 231-582-6900 to schedule trips.
Service days/hours are subject to change based on directives from local/state/federal officials. Please check our Facebook Page and the county website for updated information.

BOYNE CITY MAIN STREET For the safety of our staff and visitors, our office is closed to the public. Please call us at 231-582-9009 or email for assistance. Like us on Facebook or Instagram @BoyneCityMainStreet and visit our website, for updates. Thank you, and stay healthy!

BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORT temporarily ceased regular operations on March 15th and hotel guests departed on the 16th. The plan is re-open this spring. All advance lift ticket and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark day pass purchases are fully refundable and will automatically be processed by our team in 7-10 business days. 

211 CALL CENTERS - Char-Em United Way reminds area residents that 211 call centers are fully operational and able to work remotely, if needed. A role that 211 can play is in rumor control. Anyone without internet access can call 211 and be given vetted information about COVID-19.

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - By a directive from the Episcopal Bishops for all of Michigan, Church of the Nativity will have no in-person worship or other events until May 10. So we are going online! Join us for our Facebook livestream at 10 a.m. Sunday. Our understanding is that you do not even need a Facebook account to watch, listen, and comment. These are challenging times - and by God's grace, we will meet the challenge.

GREAT LAKES ENERGY offices are now closed to the public. You can use their drop-box or mail for payments. You can use your online account at or via the GLE app to make payments, report outages or request other service needs. You can also call 888-485-2537 to make a payment by phone or ask a question. We will cautiously continue all operations including construction and Truestream installations. Please reschedule appointments if you are not feeling well

Cycle NORTH COUNTRY CYCLE SHOP - We understand your dilemma of social distancing and wanting to get out in this nice weather! As such, we are temporarily tweaking how we conduct business.
1. Need your bike repaired but don't feel comfortable driving into town? All good, we can pick up (pun intended) your bike and drop it off. Yes, we will use an abundance of sanitizer.
2. Trying to purchase a bike but would rather do some preliminary research without entering a shop? Great - feel free to call, email, FB message, etc. If you'd like, we can also deliver your new and incredibly sterile bike to you.
3. Please don't hesitate to contact us outside of shop hours. We like talking about bikes!
4. All payments can be processed electronically through PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, etc. Our credit card machine also accepts contactless payment.

BARDEN LUMBER will be open during their normal hours of Mon-Fri 8-5 and Saturday 8-Noon. Customers may call (231) 582-9961 or e-mail to set-up a no-contact drive-thru pickup or delivery. They have cancelled their annual Builder Grill-Out.

EASTER EGG HUNTS sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Young State Park and Boyne Mountain have been cancelled.

SOMMERSET POINTE restaurant and the Pointe Health Club gym are temporarily closed.

52 WEEKENDS has closed its storefront on Water Street in downtown Boyne City, but many items from the store are available on their website.

FORGOTTEN TREASURES is suspending storefront operations. During this time they will be revamping at the shop and working on the possibility of getting items online. Consignments terms on items recently dropped off for the upcoming season will be extended.

BEAR RIVER HEALTH  will proceed with treatment and service as usual. Their dedicated infection prevention experts have been proactive in planning and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and continue to implement actions to prevent the spread of infection. These measures include rigorous screening, sanitation, and hygiene practices. These infection control measures are now a permanent part of BRH culture, not only to address COVID-19, but also flu and colds. Full press release.

LITE 96.3 COMMUNITY CONVERSATION  about Coronavirus.  We are facing a situation like no other we've faced before. So many questions. How do we protect ourselves? What resources are available? How do we help area businesses? What can you do to help your family?  We have experts in many fields ready to share their knowledge about Northern Michigan and what we can do as a community to get through this crisis. Lite 96.3 has partnered with McLaren Northern Michigan and The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce for one morning full of information. Please join us this Friday, March 20 from 6-9am and listen in at Lite 96.3.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Agency and Michigan Works urge residents to avoid offices and use online resources - details
BC Schools providing food for students on pick-up basis
BC Schools Boyne City Public Schools have arranged for food to be provided to all students under the age of 18 during this extended school closure. The food that will be provided will be on a pick-up basis. There are no "eat-in" options due to the order of the governor to close schools to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. This week's dates for free meals will be Wednesday, March 18, and Friday, March 20, located in the back entrance of Boyne City High School near the bus garage from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Other dates will be announced.
Manna Food Bags can be picked up on Fridays from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. for previously eligible students. This includes preschool children. Pick-up will be at the high school back entrance doors closest to the bus garage.
Questions can be directed to Food Service Director Layna Krell at 231-439-8148 or
McLaren sets up COVID-19 hotline and newsletter
McLaren McLaren Northern Michigan has set up a COVID-19 Hotline at 231.487.5550 to help address questions and concerns regarding the new coronavirus. The phone line will be staffed every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours expected in the near future. This hotline will provide information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, what to do when you are exhibiting those symptoms, and an opportunity to talk to a McLaren Care Team member. 
It is important to know to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency and to make sure to call ahead before going to a health care clinic or hospital. 
In addition, McLaren Health Care is offering Coronavirus screenings on the McLarenNow telehealth site to help protect you and reduce the spread of infection. See a doctor now to treat your symptoms and/or for a low-cost coronavirus (COVID-19) screening. 
NEWSLETTER - McLaren Northern Michigan has implemented a community newsletter to provide updates on COVID-19.
Main Street façade grant applications are available
$20,000 to be invested into rehabilitation and improvement of downtown
Banner Law
The Banner Law office received a facade grant last year.
Applications for Boyne City Main Street's 2020 façade grant program are now available. The façade grant program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown.
  To begin the process, interested property owners or tenants must review the Facade Grant Program Guidelines , and meet with representatives from Boyne City Main Street to discuss the scope of the project. An application must then be submitted by noon on April 30. After a competitive review process by the Design Committee and Boyne City Main Street Board, a decision will be made on which projects receive funding. For every dollar awarded, the applicant must spend an equal amount. Individual grant amounts will be up to 50 percent of a project's cost. A total of $20,000 is available for the 2020-21 cycle.
  The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
> For more information about Boyne City Main Street and the façade grant program or to schedule your meeting with Main Street representatives, visit or email

Stroll the Streets Stroll the Streets sponsorships make this great summer event possible
An open letter to Boyne Area businesses:
  As we begin what can only be an outstanding 2020, it is time to start planning the 17th year of Stroll the Streets. The first Stroll the Streets will be June 12 and will run every Friday evening through September 4, 2020.
  Stroll the Streets is one of Boyne City Main Street's signature events for our community - enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. Stroll the Streets is the perfect opportunity to display the friendly and welcoming community that is Boyne City. The positive image this event creates is invaluable to us all and impossible to put a price tag on.
  Thousands of people visit downtown Boyne City during the thirteen Friday evenings throughout the season to dine at our many restaurants, shop in our stores, enjoy ice cream, dream about a second home - and come back the next day, next week, or next year to do it again.
  That success is because of you! Your contribution makes Stroll the Streets possible. We thank you for your past support, and we hope we can count on you to help again this summer. With your investment in Stroll the Streets you are supporting a great event, and we will recognize your support to the thousands of people visiting our businesses and strolling our streets. Please review these Sponsor Opportunities to see how you can support Stroll the Streets.
  For planning purposes, we are asking you to let us know your level of support by May 1, 2020 by returning the enclosed sponsorship form. Payment is not due until July 1, 2020.
Thank you!
Boyne City Main Street
Karen Guzniczak
Stroll the Streets Coordinator
NLEA interns
Here are some of the NLEA interns from previous years.

NLEA seeks college students for summer intern positions
The DTE Energy Foundation will again provide funding for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Summer Internship program. This will be the sixth year of the program, which enables the NLEA to provide a real world opportunity for area college students on a meaningful project. Past projects have included: developing featured sites marketing packages, entrepreneur toolkit, broadband fiber project, marketing videos highlighting hot jobs in the area, and marketing photos/materials for the up-north trails project.
NLEA typically hires two students from the area who have completed their junior year of college, however there have been interns who were freshman and sophomores as well. The students' skill set and course of study will be matched to the project to give them experience working in their field. Interns will learn to work as a team member of a professional staff and gain experience networking with communities, businesses and education leaders. This is a full-time position, paying $15/hour plus travel expenses at 40 hours/week roughly for the months of June, July, and August. Start and end dates will be adjusted to fit their college schedules.
This year's project will involve a thorough analysis of the components of our current communications program (website, newsletter, e-blasts, social media, etc.) and build out additional components (podcasts, video content, print media, email marketing) that will add to or replace our current program, to ensure we are maximizing our communications effort.  
> If you know of a good candidate, contact Andy Hayes at the NLEA, 231-582-6482.
Good Neighbors Lenten suggestion: Help out our food pantry
Giving up something for Lent? How about giving to someone for Lent? Good Neighbors Food Pantry suggests giving to your neighbors in need. The pantry could use your help with the following: chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, tuna fish, and macaroni and cheese. Items can be dropped off at the pantry at 624 State St. on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., or Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
For more information about the pantry, leave a message at 231-497-8677, email, visit, or find us on Facebook.
COVID-19 UPDATEWe WILL be distributing food on Tuesdays. We will not, however, be "open" as usual. In an effort to promote "social distancing" during this time, we will be distributing pre-assembled food boxes to families directly to their vehicles (or the transit bus) during our regular open hours on Tuesday: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5:30 p.m.  Good Neighbors is committed to do its part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to serve those in need.
Out of town? Check out our 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.
Our newsletter schedule is adapting to the times
The Chamber/Main Street E-News normally comes to your inbox each Thursday morning. In this time of rapid changes, we will send newsletters whenever it seems most beneficial, and sometimes more than once a week. Send your news and business updates to More than 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 all future weeks.
> SPREAD THE NEWS - We'd love to send you and your friends the weekly Boyne Business News. Click here to subscribe .
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 These jobs are all listed on the Jobs page now:

College Student Summer Interns at Northern Lakes Economic Alliance - Details.
Housekeeper at Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey - Details
Part-time cook, no weekends, at Charlevoix Senior Center - Details
Assistant Harbormaster for the City of Boyne City - Details  
> CANCELLED - April 4th Northern Michigan Hiring Event in Gaylord. Organizers plan to reschedule.
Performers announced for expanded Gazebo concert season
Gazebo The Boyne Area Chamber has announced its Evenings at the Gazebo schedule, and we are excited to offer an extended season with 10 concerts this summer. The 2020 series is presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting with concerts held in Old City Park on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Concerts are made possible by additional support from local businesses and individual sponsors. Seven of the 10 concert sponsorships are still available. Band sponsors are featured on a logo banner displayed at all concerts and they get to introduce the band on concert nights. Sponsors also have their name or logo included on all promotional materials, listed on our website, listed in our weekly newsletter, and on Facebook. 
> New this summer, concessions will be available each week! Challenge Mountain will begin the season on June 17. Sunnyside will then be there every Wednesday for the rest of the summer until August 19. Stay tuned for all the delicious details..
> Here are details on sponsorships, and you can sign up by emailing or calling the chamber at 231-582-6222. 
Black Diamond > Here is the 2020 summer schedule, sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Details on each band are online at
June 17 - Full Moon Jam Band
June 24 - Calamity Jane
July 1 - 1000 Watt Prophets
July 8 - Jay Daniel Band, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 15 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
July 22 - On Tap, sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 29 - Mike Dhaseleer 
August 5 - Awesome Distraction
August 12 - Full Circle
August 19 - Billy McAllister "Perfectly Frank" Sinatra Tribute, sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value
MOWING SERVICES - Charlevoix County is seeking quotes to provide mowing services along the Little Traverse Wheelway and the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, this year. Here is a link to the request for quotes, which is posted on the County website.
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:
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
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

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