Let's "Jingle Boyne"

Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Promotion
Support and Win

How it works:

* Pick-up your Jingle Boyne Envelope at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce office or Kilwans Boyne City beginning November 1st.

* Spend at least $10.00 at ANY Boyne Chamber Member Businesses between  November 1st & December 11th. KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS!!

* Turn in your envelope and receipts to the Chamber office by December 11th. A minimum of 12 receipts is required to be eligible for the drawing.

* 12 Days of Christmas prize drawings will be held daily from December 11th—December 22nd at 3:00pm.

Chamber Members-If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle please call us at 231-582-6222 or email kim@boynechamber.com
Kick off the holiday season in downtown Boyne City

Boyne City Main Street will be kicking off the 2020 holiday season with two fun events – Earlier than the Bird and the Santa Parade & Holiday Open House.

The 13th Annual Earlier than the Bird shopping event is planned for Saturday, November 21 ALL DAY LONG. Kick off the holiday season with friends, family, and shopping specials.

By holding the event the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Boyne City merchants are inviting customers to get an "early bird" preview of all the great holiday shopping available. Shoppers wearing their pajamas receive special deals at many of the stores. Sweats and workout clothes are not considered pajamas. Stop by the log cabin in Sunset Park to drop off your receipt or e-mail a photocopy of your receipt to bcmainstreet@gmail.com to be entered in the drawing to win an Earlier than the Bird coffee mug.

Boyne City Main Street is pleased to partner with the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce on this event.

Businesses – please submit your Earlier than the Bird special, hours the special will run, and if you offer online shopping, curbside pickup, or delivery to bcmainstreet@gmail.com

Check out next week’s newsletter for information on the Santa Parade & Holiday Open House
Trick or Treat in Boyne City
October 31, 5 to 8 pm

Please follow the same guidelines as every year.
  • If you want to hand out candy - put your porch light on to make it obvious that you are participating.
  • If you do not want to participate - do not turn on your porch light.

Litzenburger Place and Deer Meadows will not be open to Trick or Treaters.

Only 300 tickets are being offered for purchase at $100.00 each. Grand Prize will be $10,000.00!!!! There will also be three “Experience Prizes” drawn. All proceeds will help the three Chambers to “recharge” their operating budgets and help them remain open, and able to move through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boyne Chamber Members: We would love to have you join us in contributing to our Experience Boyne Area package!
In the spirit of friendly competition with East Jordan and Charlevoix, our goal is to offer THE BEST experience package for this fundraiser!!
Please call with any questions.
Thank you for your support!!

To purchase a ticket or make a donation to the experience package to support your Chamber contact the Boyne Area Chamber at 231-582-6222,
To Our Community and Friends,

Due to Covid-19, Boyne Area Community Christmas will look a lot different this year. We anticipate a greater need so we are getting started earlier. But with your help, we are confident that we can achieve our goal since 1954 of “No child in the Boyne area will be without a Christmas.”

For the safety of our volunteers and families, we are committed to following the recommended Covid guidelines from the Health Department and CDC. Therefore, the following changes have been made:

• Volunteers will be given a specific time to help pack boxes. Packing and distribution will happen on Dec. 17 and 18. Call Lisa at Boyne Area Chamber to reserve your day and time 231-582-6222.

• Donations of new, unwrapped toys and books can be dropped off at any Toys for Tots location. Boyne Area Community Christmas is the recipient of any toys collected in the Boyne area. Drop off locations TBD. Follow our Facebook page for details of needs and drop off locations.

• All food and toys will be delivered to families this year. This will require more volunteers that have a vehicle. All delivery drivers will be paired with another volunteer.

• New mailing address!! Monetary donations can be mailed to Boyne Area Community Christmas, PO Box 886, Boyne City, MI 49712

• If you are interested in volunteering to either pack boxes or for delivery please contact Lisa at 231-582-6222. ALL volunteers must be scheduled in advance. Please be prepared to wear a mask as needed.

Sign up forms for families will be distributed to ALL students that attend Boyne City and Boyne Falls Public Schools and Concord Boyne. Please look for forms in your child’s weekly folder sometime in November. Forms will also be available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and WIC. For further information, please contact Heather at 231-459-5588.

From the Boyne Area Community Christmas committee and the many grateful families of our community, thank you for your generosity and continued support!
Country Now & Then / Up The Lazy River Owners Retire
After 30 years of business, Karen and Ray Guzniczak are retiring! They are looking forward to having more time to spend with family and to relax. They will miss their loyal customers and the many memorable moments they shared. With much gratitude, Karen and Ray would like to thank all of the people who have supported them through the years. All the laughs, wisdom, hugs, tears and prayers shared will have a special place in their hearts.

Monday, October 19 will begin the Retirement Sale of their product inventory, store fixtures and displays including three large antique display counters that came from the original Kaden's building. Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River is located at 211 E. Water St., Boyne City,
Boyne Thunder 2021 Planning Underway; Event Coordinator Hired
One of the best things about living in our delightful northern Michigan town is all of the events that take place to enrich our community and to welcome visitors. Did you know that each year Boyne Thunder attracts visitors from all ‘corners’ of the map? We do and, most importantly, we know that this event is held to promote and enhance two of our local charities (Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain) and their good work with children, while helping to sustain the mission of Boyne City Main Street. 
The planning for Boyne Thunder is a year-round task. A committee of approximately 15 people (and hundreds of other volunteers that come together event weekend) will begin work soon in order to host one of the best poker runs anywhere. While many aspects of this event happen ‘behind the scenes,’ the final efforts are brought to life the second weekend of July every summer. 
“While we will move full steam ahead to host the kind of poker run we have held in the past, we will keep an eye on best practices for gatherings this large,” said Ingrid Day, the new Event Coordinator. “We anticipate being able to welcome up to 120 participant boats next summer and trust we will have calm waters and a wonderful weekend.”
It is hard to believe that a few short days ago Lake Charlevoix was filled with boaters of all kinds and now, we can feel the cool onset of fall. So while we may be watching the boats being lifted from the water, we are here to let you know that the Boyne Thunder Planning Team is on the job.
2020 Curbside Soup Fest
Helping Kids be Kids

All proceeds will "Help Kids be Kids". Many elementary and middle school children in the Boyne City School system need our help. Money raised will help purchase backpacks, clothing, lunch boxes, school supplies, allow children to go on a field trip, and mostly help our families in transition. Many of our students are in need of additional resources.

We hope you can stop by and enjoy a homemade ready to go meal while helping out our local children! Please wear a mask to protect our staff and yourself from spreading germs. A $6 donation is suggested.

Your choice of: Split Pea, Potato Ham, White Turkey Chili, Cream of Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Italian Sausage & Tortellini, Celery Soup. Includes saltine crackers, bread, dinner rolls, and a sweet treat.
Hosted by North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate

Thursday, November 5th, 2020  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Boyne City Eagles, 106 River St., Boyne City

Want to place a group to-go order?
Contact Claire Hoaglund with North Harbor Christie’s International at 231-881-9400 or email claire@nhchristiesre.com by Tuesday, Nov. 3rd and we will deliver it to any Boyne area business or school.

We will deliver group orders of 5 or more placed by November 3rd to Boyne Area businesses and schools.
Welcome, New Chamber Members!
MS CAT- Jarvis Property Restoration
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.
These local businesses and organizations have joined the Boyne Area Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

Charlevoix County News
Synergy Electric
Northern Michigan Surgical Suites
Edward Jones - James Richman
Learn How to become a Premier Member by contacting the Chamber at 231-582-6222 or email us at info@boynechamber.com
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

Bingham Well Drilling
Hoenicke PC
Boyne Country Heating Cooling & Plumbing
Edward Jones - Ruth Skop
Ralph Gillett, CPA
Synergy Electric
Kilwins Boyne City

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. 

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at a Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, October 28. The online event will include 27 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Virtual Job Fair will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and participants can register in advance to learn about each employer’s job openings. There is no charge to participate in the job fair and registration provides access to all the employer’s online booths.
Registration and a list of participating employers are available at, nwm.org/VirtualJobFair
Founded in 1974, Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various programs and services for the 10 county region. These programs include Northwest Michigan Works, Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, various business services, and many different regional planning initiatives in response to our communities’ requests and needs. You will see the broad spectrum of workforce, business and community services Networks Northwest offers if you visit our website, networksnorthwest.org
Networks Northwest's member counties are: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford.
Pyramid of Hope Welcomes New Clinician - Jennifer Hewitt

Hello, my name is Jennifer Hewitt and I am super excited to announce that I have joined the Pyramid of Hope Counseling team as one of their clinicians. I offer in office appointments as well as telehealth appointments. I am currently taking new clients and would appreciate any referrals. For more information about me please visit pyramidofhope.com or contact me directly 231.499.8593.

Susan Coyle, a member of Eta Nu Charities, had breakfast with the Kiwanis Club of Boyne City on October 15th and was presented with a generous check for the Eta Nu annual Dressed for Chill fundraiser. The money raised enables Eta Nu to buy brand new winter outerwear for Boyne Elementary, Headstart and Early Learner students in need.

Pictured from left are : Lisa Lalande, Gayle Harbaugh, Ken Visser, Susan Coyle, Ruth Skop, Barbara Malpass Young, Scott MacKenzie and Jonathan Thompson

Boyne Valley Lions Club has a plan: We have a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired, and remain committed to continuing this mission into our next century of service.Strategic
Objective: Prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Lions Clubs International, founded Leader Dogs for the Blind in 1939 and Lions have been dedicated ambassadors and loyal supporters of the mission since that time. Lions identify people in their community who could benefit from Leader Dog’s services, offer assistance to our clients and widely communicate information about our programs throughout their communities. Lions step forward to support the people we serve in significant ways, acting as Leader Dog Chairs in their districts, as puppy raisers and hosts for our breeding stock dogs and as advocates for the community of people who are blind or visually impaired. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization, a global leader in serving people who are blind or visually impaired, and a valued partner to the Leader Dog mission. We are deeply grateful for our longstanding relationship with Lions and proud of our collective impact.

DID YOU KNOW??? Total Cost For A Guide Dog - Initial cost for Guide Dog = $50,000. Ongoing cost = $1,200 a year. Estimated working span = 8 years. Total cost for a guide dog = $59,600! Please help us raise the funds needed to reach our goal of $5,000.

With Good Neighbors Food Pantry

The chase is on! Let’s round up those Northern Michigan Turkeys for Thanksgiving and put them on the plates of those in need in the Boyne City Area! A $20.00 donation will provide a family with all of the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal.
You can drop off your donation at Pat O’Brien Real Estate in Boyne City throughout the month of October or mail your tax deductible check to Good Neighbors Food Pantry  PO Box 35, Boyne City, MI 49712.
With your help, the Good Neighbors Food Pantry will have enough turkeys for all who shop at the pantry. Good Neighbors is blessed to be in our 5th year of service to our neighbors. Thank you, Boyne City!
The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company and VP Demand Creation Services Announce a Joint Marketing and Selling Agreement!

In an effort to better reach and serve the Banking and Credit Union markets currently served by The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company of Boyne City, MI., Farley and VP Demand Creation Services of Traverse City will be working together to do just that. Farley, now celebrating 50 years of doing business with the financial sector nationwide, and VP, offering complementing products and services that will serve the industry well. 
That, along with the addition of seasoned sales professional, Jeff Dufort, of Traverse City, to the sales efforts for both companies, should prove very beneficial for all involved. “Jeff and I shared the same profession, representing different companies, for a very long time. I am excited not only to partner with VP Demand Creation Services but also to have Jeff representing our companies in that partnership. VPDCS and Farley share a similar culture and customer bases but in complementing capacities. This partnership, along with Jeff’s sales experience and expertise, gives us a unique opportunity to offer expansive product lines and customer service that are second to none to the markets that we serve!” said Jeff Streelman, Owner of The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company.
“At VP Demand Creation Services, we have found numerous opportunities to deliver products and services to our national, state, and local clients from other local businesses,” said Dave Moore, owner and CEO of VPDCS. “Our Clients now utilize several of our local business partners, and we feel the products and services which The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company offers are a natural fit for our clients, as well”
“The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company and VPDCS have similar client bases, so having one sales rep/contact person makes sense. I am honored to be representing these two great companies,” said Jeff Dufort, Business Development Manager for both VPDCS and Farley. For more information on both companies please visit www.farleycalendars.com and www.VPdemandcreation.com
D&W Fresh Market partners with Manna Food Project during scan campaign to provide hunger relief

Between October 28 and November 8, store guests who visit the D&W Fresh Market on US-31 will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5, $10, or round up their purchase at any checkout lane and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Manna Food Project and its hunger relief programs.
Throughout the year, SpartanNash—and its family of retail stores, including D&W—underwrites companywide retail scan campaigns in partnership with its charitable giving arm, the SpartanNash Foundation. The upcoming campaign supports the Foundation’s mission of providing hunger relief in our communities, and each of SpartanNash’s corporate-owned stores is partnering with a nearby food pantry.
In 2019, The SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $271,000 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks. This year’s campaign will happen over the course of 12 days, with participating stores and fuel centers in eight states.
One hundred percent of all funds raised by D&W in Petoskey will go directly to Manna, which will in turn have a huge impact on the food insecure families it serves through its onsite community food pantry as well as its distribution to over 50 partner agencies.
“With COVID-19 still present and the winter season approaching, hunger relief organizations like Manna face much uncertainty,” says Kim Baker, executive director of Manna Food Project. “Any support during these critical times is much appreciated.”
Baker also notes that the Family Fare and D&W stores in Charlevoix, Bellaire, Mancelona, Boyne City, and East Jordan are also participating and supporting Manna’s food pantry partners in those locations.
The D&W Fresh Market benefiting Manna Food Project is located at 1163 U.S. 31 North. For more information on the SpartanNash’s campaigns, visit https://www.spartannash.com/corp-responsibility/foundation/retail-scan-partners/.
Main Street Award Virtual Event
You’re invited! You may recall last Winter Boyne City Main Street was named a semi-finalist for the Great American Main Street Award. This award is given each year to only 3 communities nationwide by the National Main Street Center. We are in the top 8 and on Oct. 30th at noon we will find out if we are named a Great American Main Street Award winner. Registration to view the virtual awards ceremony is free, but you need to be signed up in order to receive the link to watch. Call our office at 582-9009 or email mainstreet@boynecity.com to get registered.
You can also register directly through Zoom here or watch live on the National Main Street Center Facebook page.
Boyne Tough Masks
Boyne Tough Masks are still available at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Office.

Masks can be purchased for $5.00 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Local Business Updates
SUNNYSIDE BISTRO- Starting next Monday, October 26th Sunnyside will be opening 7 days a week from 8am-1pm.

BOYNE ARTS COLLECTIVE - in Boyne City will be holding a drawing each week in October to give away a painted pumpkin created by area artists. Come into the gallery to register or to buy one of many on display that are for sale. This fundraiser is a great way to support the BAC that promotes art activities in the Boyne community throughout the year.
The gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday 12 - 3pm. For more information call 989-284-5089.The weekly drawing will be held Sunday evenings.

ODAWA CASINO - is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm. The location is the Michigan Huron Room, located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey).
Walk ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting https://bit.ly/33RAHsc or email Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com. Let’s save some lives!

STIGGS BREWERY - September Music Oct 31st "The Real Ingredients" 6-9PM

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - New Hours! New Features! New Happy Hour! New Cocktails! New, New, New , New!!! FALL HOURS: Sunday-12pm-8pm, Monday &Tuesday-Closed, Wednesday through Friday -3pm-10pm, Saturday-12pm-10pm
The Cabana Boys bring their love of music, beer, shots and bad jokes to the Taproom every Thursday and Saturday nights!
Thursday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 7pm-10pm

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Saturday, November, 7 at 8PM, Etienne Charles, one of the most compelling and exciting trumpeters, ushering the jazz genre into groundbreaking new territory, takes Center Stage. Experience critically acclaimed Trinidadian trumpeter and his seven-member band as they filter reggae, Calypso, and Afro-Caribbean music into a modern jazz conception.
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
BOYNE CITY - General Election Update:
Boyne City received ballots for the upcoming November 3rd General Election on Monday afternoon. Requested Absent Voter (AV) ballots started going on in the mail Tuesday with all the nearly 1,200 ballots delivered to the Boyne City Post Office by Wednesday. Boyne City appreciates all the help from the local Boyne City Post Office employees in this process.  Persons still wishing to vote by AV ballot can still request their ballot from City Hall. Persons walking in to City Hall during regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) can usually get their AV ballot while they wait, if desired. Proper id is required. AV ballots can be returned to Boyne City by mail, in person, or in the drop boxes on North Street in the traffic island by the main entrance of City Hall or in the main lobby. Similar efforts to get AV ballots issued are being made by all the City and Township Clerks and their election workers throughout Charlevoix County. Boyne City residents wanting more information can now call the City Hall at 231.582.6597 for more information.  Boyne City appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation in this matter!  
School News

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Great News! Boyne City Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to all students through Dec 2020. You do not need to do anything to qualify and any meals charged with this week of school will be credited.
Please still fill out the Free and Reduced applications. They are very important for our funding and the remainder of the year.

BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL - NEW to Boyne Falls Public School for the 2020-21 School Year - FREE BREAKFAST for all students. With all of the unknowns, we know the importance of a healthy breakfast, and we decided to make this a priority!

BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL - The bottle and can drive is re-opened at Boyne Falls Public School. Follow the signs in the school parking lot to the bin BEHIND the bus garage. The Class of 2022 appreciates your support!

NCMC - Virtual Update Available. Watch Video Here

ST MICHAELS ACADAMY - Fine Arts Program Awarded $66,500 Grant, Strings Attached
Moved by St. Michael Academy’s (SMA) desire to fully-immerse students in a Classical Fine Arts experience, a private foundation with ties to Northern Michigan funded a $66,500 grant request to enhance the Academy’s art studio and expand its Music program to include Gregorian Chant and a Strings Program—complete with new instruments. For the full press release click here!
New Advertising Opportunity Available

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

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

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

Accounts Payable at Char-Em ISD Details
Assistant Bookkeeper at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Portfolio Asset Manager at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Full & Part-time Caregivers -
Cooks & Hosts at Lake Street Pub - Details
Senior Center Cook at Charlevoix County Commission on Aging- Details
Sales Representative at The Britton Weber Agency - Details
Project Coordinator at Mitchell Graphics - Details
Various Positions at Boyne Mountain - Details
News Briefs
300 SF OFFICE SPACE for lease for $300/month. Convenient location at the corner of Front & Main Streets in downtown Boyne City. First floor of the Atrium Inn with private exterior entrance. Includes heat, A/C, electricity and trash, shared restroom. Nearby public parking. Contact Lee at LE Design, cell phone: 317.258.1419 email: lsehrlich@ledesign.biz.

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

Price: $1,500 down, $1,000/Mo
Click this link for a 3D walkthrough tour of our office space: 3D Matterport Tour
This unit is located within North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate, downtown Petoskey. Next door to shopping, dining, and Little Traverse Bay. Storefront is located across from Pennsylvania Park with high foot traffic and a convenient meeting location with city parking spaces available in front and rear of the building.
INCLUDED: All utilities, Standing desk, desk chair, two client chairs, locking filing cabinet, High speed wifi, Apple TV available for presentations, Conference room access available, Front desk receptionist, Coffee/water bar for you and clients, Insurance required, Handicapped accessible (front and back entrance).

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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