Looking for an easy Thanksgiving meal? Hot prepared meals or take and bake meals will be available. There are individual, kids, or family options. You can pick-up hot or cold meals on the 25th or 26th and deliveries of hot meals will be available on Thanksgiving day for those who aren't able to pick-up.
Depending on number of delivery requests, volunteers may be needed to help. If you are interested in volunteering contact Mike at 231-497-6100 or

Stiggs will be selling these meals and providing FREE meals to those who need it no questions asked.

As of today, we had Boyne Country Propane buy meals for those in need and two people who wanted to remain anonymous. If you would like to donate to help those in need of a free meal contact Mike at 231-497-6100 or

Adult Dinner- Beer-Brined Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Squash, Dinner Roll, Cranberry Sauce and Slice of Pumpkin Pie. $20.00 per person
Kids Dinner (<12yr) – Beer-Brined Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Squash, Dinner Roll, Cranberry Sauce and Slice of Pumpkin Pie. $15.00 per person
Take & Bake Dinner – SERVES 6 PEOPLE - Whole Beer-Brined Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Squash, Dinner Rolls, Cranberry Sauce and a Whole Pumpkin Pie. Everything will be in oven-ready trays. Available Hot-N-Ready or Cold-Ready-to-Cook. $108

CLICK HERE for order form.
Boyne Area Community Christmas Update

We continue to work closely with Boyne City Public Schools and the local health department for guidance as we develop a safe plan for packing and delivery.
Last year we served over 200 families/600 children. We
anticipate the need to be greater than ever this year!

·        Volunteers - 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, games and books can be dropped off at Toys for Tots locations. Boyne Area Community Christmas is the recipient of all toys collected in the Boyne area. Drop off locations in the Boyne Area:

Barrel Back, Walloon General Store, The Brook Ind. Living, Boyne City Auto, Boyne City Hall, Boyne City Hardware, Boyne City True Value Co-op, Boyne Mountain, Charlevoix County Transport, Berkshire Hathaway, Dollar General, Edward Jones, Eagles Club, Family Fare, Huntington Bank, Korthase/Flinn, Mathers Ford, Summer Tree Residential, Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Tractor Supply

Beginning Dec. 1, donations can also be dropped off at the BCPS Administration Building. Look for the drop off sign on Pine St.- Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 2pm. If you have a large amount to drop off please call ahead to schedule a time 231-459-5588.

·        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. Call Lisa at Boyne Area Chamber to volunteer 231-582-6222.

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

  • Donations needed: 24 pack crayons, coloring books, sketch pads, colored pencils, adult coloring books, youth size hats, water resistant mittens and gloves of all sizes and socks of all sizes.
  • Please watch as we update donation needs via the chamber newsletter and social media. Facebook click here.

·        Sign up forms for families have been 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. 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.

·        If you are in need and your child is attending a Boyne Area school online, please call 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!

Since 1954 - No child in the Boyne Area will be without a Christmas!
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, Challenge Mountain Resale Store, or Kilwins 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. Look for the drop box - 115 S. Lake St., Suite A

* 12 Days of Christmas prize drawings will be held daily from December 11th—December 22nd at 3:00pm. We have lots of great prizes that have been donated by many of our chamber members.
Jingle Boyne envelopes that have been completed with 12 receipts can be turned in at the Chamber Office 115 S Lake Street Suit A in Boyne City at the Jingle Boyne Box outside our office.
10th Annual Kiwanis of Boyne City Turkey Trot GOING VIRTUAL

Because of the ever changing COVID-19 situation and the new state guidelines, it is necessary we change the BCTT to a Virtual Event!

The Boyne City race usually draws between 300-450 runners and walkers depending on the temperature.
“This year would have been a great turnout with the mild temperatures. In a normal year we offer professional timing, age group awards, awesome T-shirts, door prizes, great snacks and drinks. I am confident we will have that normal year again once COVID is behind us,” Skop told the Petoskey News Review. Read full story HERE

Registered runners - packet pick-up Wednesday, November 25 from 4-6pm @ Edward Jones – look for us outside!

Contact Info: E-mail:
Thank You to our wonderful sponsors for the 10th Annual Turkey Trot
BC Lanes
BC Pizza
Boyne City Hardware
Charlevoix State Bank
Classic Instruments
Dilworth Inn
Edward Jones - Ruth Skop
4-Front Credit Union
F.O. Barden Lumber
Kilwins - Boyne City
Lynda's Real Estate
Boyne Marathon-Next to Family Fare
Eyes on Main
Family Fare
Farley Calendar Co.
Grain Train
Mary's of Boyne
Nickel Design
North Country Cycle Sport
Northern MI Sports Medical Center
Pat O'Brien Real Estate
Lake Street Vet Clinic
Melrose Manufacturing
Northern Pet Salon
Progressive Dental
Red Brick Salon
Riverside Tire/10 minute Oil Change
Van Dam/Boyne Boat Yard
Wright Building and Design
Boyne River Storage
Boyne Country Provisions
Upsy Daisy Floral
UpNorth Imagewear
Wilmot Electric
Support Local & Stay Safe With Gift Card Purchases or Chamber Checks

Now more then ever, our local businesses need your support. While we all try to safe safe, we can still support them by purchasing gift cards. Gift cards are a great gift idea and you can purchase from most businesses online or by calling them direct without leaving home.

Need a gift, maybe for someone who is hard to buy for? Don’t forget “Chamber Checks” are available from the Boyne Area Chamber. Chamber Checks make the ideal "shop local" gift that can be redeemed at many businesses in the Boyne area. Click Here for a list of businesses where checks can be used.
New for the Holiday Season: Order your Chamber Checks and we will mail your checks with a customized message to the recipient you choose.

Contact us at 231-582-6222 or info@boynechamber for more details or to purchase Chamber Checks.
Shop Small Business - Sat., November 28th

Our small businesses are struggling to keep their lights on! it is estimated that 60% of businesses that shut down during COVID-19 will remain permanently closed. Small Business Saturday could be the lifeline local shops and restaurants need to stay afloat!

This can be done safely with little to no personal contact.
  • Call and inquire about shopping hours set aside for customers most at risk.
  • Call your favorite local store to ask about purchasing online including gift cards. Most businesses now have an online presence to accommodate online shopping and shipping.
  • Order take-out for curbside pick up. Most local restaurants and other food businesses are offering this service and many have also added delivery within a limited radius!
  • Even if an online search does not find a website for your favorite local store, give them a call anyway. They are ready and willing to fulfill your shopping needs in a safe and healthy way!
A statewide social media campaign kicks off this week to help area shoppers focus their holiday gift-buying on local businesses. Using the hashtag #ShopSmallOnMainSt, Michigan Main Streets are spreading the word in their communities about the benefits of shopping local. 

The #ShopSmallOnMainSt social campaign will formally launch on “Small Business Saturday” (November 28). The campaign is designed to help local retailers leverage the power of social media to build enthusiasm for shopping with Boyne City-based businesses.  
Local business owners are among the most creative marketers, and their enthusiasm for reaching customers online is contagious. Small Business Saturday is a meaningful way for the community to support small businesses through shopping, ordering take out and sharing their experiences on social media. 
Plus, in the midst of the global pandemic, social media is flexible in connecting local shoppers with local businesses.  
In addition to Boyne City, at least 24 Michigan Main Streets are expected to participate in #ShopSmallOnMainSt in 2020. Main Street communities stand out through their dedication to building stronger communities and preservation-based economic development. 

Our local Main Streets reflect this dedication to community. The social media initiative was created to promote this dedication and the “shop local” message. 
Industrial Magnetics Opens New Recycling Test Facility

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. has recently completed the equipment installation phase of their new recycling test facility located in Fort Wayne, IN. The facility is conveniently located minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, which is a pipeline to the major airline hubs of the Midwest.
The test line was designed to replicate real-world scenarios for customers who would like to see how the equipment performs with regard to their specific application.
“The test facility has generated a lot of interest from both existing and potential customers”, states Jason Miller, Vice -President of Engineering – Javelin Brand. “We have scheduled large-scale tests for a few customers who have specific results in mind. The test facility will provide an opportunity to validate performance of the equipment prior to purchase, which allows us to provide our customers with solutions, rather than just equipment pricing.”
Prospective customers who are interested in obtaining additional information or initiating a test should contact their IMI Regional Sales Manager or call 800.662.4638
NMET 2020 Year-End Match Campaign

Northern Michigan Equine Therapy is sad to share that our annual event, Sleigh Rides to the North Pole, has been canceled this year. Given that this is our largest fundraiser to support therapy scholarships and ensure our horses’ needs are met, we are asking our communities and friends of NMET to partner with us to ensure that we can continue to harness the healing power of horses to improve lives. With your continued involvement, NMET will be positioned to meet the increasing needs of our clients and their families at a time when they need us most and for many years to come. Our 2020 year-end match campaign includes a match for your donation,
up to $10,000. For more information, or to donate to NMET, head to our
MDHHS Issues Three-Week Epidemic Order to Save Lives, Protect Frontline Heroes During Fall COVID-19 Surge

New order limits indoor and outdoor gatherings where COVID-19 is more likely to spread from person to person
MDHHS Issues Three-Week Epidemic Order to Save Lives, Protect Frontline Heroes During Fall COVID-19 Surge
New order limits indoor and outdoor gatherings where COVID-19 is more likely to spread from person to person
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order today that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates.
Under this order, indoor residential gatherings are limited to two households at any one time. However, MDHHS strongly urges families to pick a single other household to interact with over the next three weeks, consistent with new guidance released by the department. The order is aimed at limiting residential and non-residential gatherings where COVID-19 spreads rapidly. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Professional and college sports meeting extraordinary standards for risk mitigation may continue without spectators, however all other organized sports must stop. Colleges and high schools may proceed with remote learning, but must end in-person classes.
Boyne Thunder 2021 Sponsorship Drive

To our sponsors and participants,
The Boyne Thunder Committee is looking forward to hosting the 18th annual Boyne Thunder 2021 on July 9th and 10th.
We are grateful to each of you that participated in our virtual event this past summer, donating over $65,000 to our community and our partner charities. Thank you for your generosity.
We will open our sponsorship drive for the 2021 event on Tuesday, December 1st, at 9am. To become a sponsor, please call 231-582-9009 on December 1st and let us know which sponsorship level you are interested in and we will reserve your place in our event. If you aren’t able to get through on your first try, please leave a message and we will return your call in the order they are received.
Information about the sponsorship levels can be viewed here. As with every year, each captain will also take home a Captain’s Gift in addition to the items and priority placements as presented.
We hope you will encourage your friends to check us out and perhaps join you for a wonderful weekend on Lake Charlevoix.
This year we will also be asking each of our sponsors to send us a favorite picture of your boat, if you would like to, so that we may find additional ways to promote your sponsorship through social media platforms.
Prior to December 1st, if you have any questions or would like clarification on anything having to do with Boyne Thunder, please call 231-582-9009 or email
On behalf of the Boyne Thunder Committee and our community, thank you for choosing to sponsor and attend our event.

Charlevoix County Transit announced today that a Senior and Emergency Grocery Ordering/Delivery Service is being added to the services offered by the County’s Transit.   While delivery of items such as food pantry boxes, prescriptions and senior meals was well received, the grocery delivery was not widely used during the early months of the pandemic.  One of the drawbacks that transit officials noticed was that for curbside pickup available for groceries an individual needed to place their order via a smartphone or web-based application.  During the height of the shutdown, the website and app ordering was time consuming and problematic for many and therefore transit didn’t see many requests grocery delivery.

The expansion of the Transit’s delivery program will provided assistance to those needing help with ordering their groceries.  County residents who would like to use the Grocery Ordering/Delivery Program can call Program Coordinator at 231.497.1430 on designated shopping days to place their grocery order. The program coordinator will then input the order with the caller, take payment information (credit/debit card) and then place the order as well as scheduling the grocery delivery in transit’s scheduling system. This program is currently limited to in-county grocery stores utilizing the store shopping app.

Designated days/times for orders to be placed:
Monday              1:30-3:00pm
Tuesday              9:00-10:00am and 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday       1:30-3:00pm
Thursday            9:00-10:00am and 1:30-2:30pm

While this program initially focused on helping our county’s aging population, with a surge in COVID cases and the flu season upon us, transit officials felt this was a worthwhile community service that should be offered to anyone who is in need of help or worried about going into stores.   Charlevoix County’s Commission on Aging will assist the Charlevoix County Transit with getting information about this program out to the county’s aging population as well as continue to assist those over 60 years old with transit fares for in-county rides as well as out-of-county medical appointments.

For more information about Transit rides or the free delivery services offered, please call 231.582.6900 between 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Charlevoix County Transit received Heros In Motion Award

On November 10th, Charlevoix County Transit’s Director Jill Drury and several staff members accepted the Heros In Motion Award from the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and Toyota USA. The award was presented to four transit agencies for their innovation and dedication to community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Upon accepting the award, Drury stated, "We are honored to be recognized for the service we provide to our communities. Like many transit agencies, Charlevoix County Transit adapted quickly and began providing non-traditional transit services such as food and prescription deliveries to our county residents.”  Drury thanked CTAA for their work on behalf of rural and small urban transit agencies and Toyota USA for their support of public transit. “So many transit agencies across our country are working hard during this pandemic and we thank you for being chosen for this award."
During the award introduction it was noted that Charlevoix County Transit officials noticed that grocery delivery was not being utilized due to consumers having to use a web-based program or app to order groceries. That observation spearheaded discussions between Transit and Commission on Aging and culminated in a new Grocery Ordering and Delivery Service which will begin in early December. Initially the service will be available to anyone in the community and once we’re in a post-pandemic climate, there will likely be eligibility criteria established for the service.
Charlevoix County Transit has provided passenger transportation services to Charlevoix County residents since 1980.    For more information about transit’s services, call 231.582.6900 or email

The Boyne Eta Nu Charities thirty-third annual “Lights of Love” tree dedication will take place Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. on the Dilworth Hotel porch in Boyne City. This special event offers an opportunity for community members to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season. This year receipts will benefit Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist. NMHA is a nonprofit, non-medical organization that specializes in providing nominal grants for personal care items for those facing illness and loss. NMHA serves clients in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. In the past thirty-two years, Boyne Eta Nu has raised over $110,000 for Hospice and Hospice Assist.
You can help decorate our “Lights of Love” tree by purchasing a green, blue, red or gold light ranging from $5 to $30. For a $40 contribution, you will receive a personalized heart ornament inscribed with your loved one’s name that will hang on the tree during the month of December. The personalized hearts ornaments will be distributed after the New Year. One hundred percent of the monies collected will go to the Hospice Assist program. You can make a donation through the end of December and is tax deductible.
CLICK HERE for a “Light of Love” donation form or pick one up at the Boyne City Chamber. Those wishing to make a direct contribution may do so via mail to Pati Scott, 4408 E. Fontenoy, Boyne City, MI 49712. Please make checks payable to Boyne Eta Nu Charities. The personalized hearts ornaments will be distributed after the New Year.
For additional information visit us on Face Book at Boyne Eta Nu Charities or contact Pati Scott at or call or text 231-758-2496.

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!

MS Cat - Jarvis Restoration
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
Thank You Boyne Tough
Chamber Members

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

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

Big Ticket Raffle!

Call the shelter for your chance to win! 231-582-6774
$50 ticket Only 1000 sold.
Win two round trip airline tickets, seven night stay at a beautiful waterfront resort, or take the $10,000 option! You can’t win of you don't play!
Boyne District Library Curbside Only Services

The Boyne District Library will be rolling back to curbside service only beginning Wednesday, November 18th due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. The dropbox will be open for returns and we are also pleased to offer a new service for patrons; 24/7 pickup lockers! How it works—patrons place holds on items either online or by calling the library. Staff place items in a secure locker located in the entrance of the community room that will now be open 24/7. Staff will notify patrons of their locker and pin and patrons can retrieve their items at any time during the next three days. If you wish to use this new service you can call the library at 231-582-7861 or email us at We will also be offering curbside materials pickup, curbside printing, and faxing during our regular hours just call the library for details.

Santa is stopping at Friske's with his sleigh and favorite reindeer on Saturday, December 5th, from 11am-3pm!

Out in the reindeer stable, we'll have the big heaters going so the kiddos can stay cozy while they make-their-own Christmas ornaments for our tree! Also, pull up a chair and enjoy hot coco, hot cider and festive donuts! 😍

$5 EVENT ADMISSION includes: a picture with Santa in his sleigh, meeting the reindeer, personalizing a Christmas ornament. Family rate: $20 (5 or more children *immediate family only). Feed the reindeer for only 25¢!

Inside the market, shop and *SAVE 10%-50% on every purchase when you draw your surprise savings at the checkout. Our general store and market place is a gift basket waiting to happen!

It's going to be a holly jolly Christmas at Friske's this year, so bring the whole family out and make some memories with us!

*Some exclusions apply
Indoor Farmers Market Update

The Boyne City Farmers Market will continue to be open each Saturday from 9AM - NOON. Health and safety is a priority and masks will be required for entrance. Curbside options will be available and we ask all our patrons to reserve 830 - 930 for at risk and vulnerable shoppers. So keep coming down each week and please help us keep our market safe and open.
Pointsettia Sale

Do you want to help out the Farmers Market and get holiday poinsettias at the same time? Well now you can! Place your poinsettia order with the Market Manager over the next few Saturdays. This joint fundraiser courtesy of Upsy Daisy Floral in Boyne City is a great way to start your holiday celebration! You may also place your order by message on Facebook! We hope to have your order soon!
Charlevoix State Bank donating to the expansion of the Boyne Forest Trail with a $2,500 challenge grant.

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s
Public Spaces Community Places initiative

Charlevoix State Bank is donating to the expansion of the Boyne Forest Trail with a $2,500 challenge grant.
The Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA), working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is underway on a 60-day matching grant program to raise $50,000 to build additional trails at the Boyne Forest Trail System. The Charlevoix State Bank challenge grant means that every dollar donated up to $2,500 will be matched by both CSB and by the MEDC -- tripling your donation.
Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trails of Marquette will build the next phase of the trail in the spring, with nearly 3 miles of a flowing singletrack. The following phase will feature expert level trails with jumps, drops, gaps, steel features and more.
The Charlevoix State Bank challenge grant closes on December 4 or as soon as the challenge is met.
Thank you for helping build additional multi-use trails to promote outdoor recreation and please watch for future challenges.
Local Business Updates
CAFE SANTE - Open for take-out & curb-side service Monday - Sunday 11am-8pm. Watch for daily specials.

BOYNE AREA FREE CLINIC - will be closed this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open the following Friday, December 4, our normal hours from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
 We also want to remind everyone that Christmas day and New Year’s Day both land on Friday so plan accordingly. Make sure you come in before Christmas to get your necessary medications, such as medication for your heart and blood pressure.

SOMMERSET POINTE - We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful summer and fall season. We did plan on staying open on weekends all winter but with everything going on right now we have decided that for now we will be closing down until the spring. If anything changes we will let you know. Our deepest prayers to all of you and stay safe!

In these days, we rely on a Strength that is beyond our own. We trust less in our own plans and problem-solving and more in the Hope that God gives. In this season of Advent, we take time to quiet our hearts and minds, opening ourselves a fresh hope. We invite you to join our Advent Season on-line worship through Facebook live-stream. You do not need a Facebook account: just open your internet browser (Google, Edge, Bing, Yahoo, or similar) and enter: Or find us on Facebook, @EpiscopalBoyne.
We are live at 10:00am every Sunday morning, and you can see the video at any time later. Episcopal Church of the Nativity is located at 209 East Main Street, and receives mail at PO Box 228, Boyne City MI 49712.

LAKE STREET PUB - OPEN for Curbside Pickup! Our hours are Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. Just call us at 231-497-6031.
All growler fills are only $10, all “buckets” of beer are only $5! Psst, this includes Founder’s CBS and Old Nation M-43! Get it while you can, once the keg is empty, it’s gone until we reopen for in-house dining!

RED MESA - Our hours will be 11:00 - 8:00 Sunday thru Thursday and 11:00 - 9:00 Friday and Saturday. We are happy to offer curb side pick up. You can call in your order or download the "toast" app and place your order online. All online orders over $25 placed through this Sunday will receive a $5 discount. Just enter the code MESA5 at checkout. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

SUNNYSIDE - Starting this weekend you can look forward to seeing the Side Hustle parked outside. We will be posting our take out menu. You will be able to use Facebook messenger to place take out orders, or just walk up and place an order.

SPUDSBOYNE - Updated Hours, Monday Closed, Tuesday through Friday 11-5,
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-2
Please be patient with us as we fine tune hours and operation. We are doing everything we can to adapt to the situation and keep our customers and employees safe.

ODOWA CASINO - With much consideration, in conjunction with the Odawa Casino Gaming Authority, Odawa Casino Management has made the decision to remain open during the next three weeks.
This decision was not made lightly, and a great deal of thought went into it. Based upon the procedures that we have had in place since re-opening several months ago, we feel confident that we are doing everything possible to keep our team members and community safe. We will continue to take these extensive measures to do our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. For up-to-date information on all of our COVID-19 response policies and what we are doing, we encourage you to refer to our Facebook page, as well as

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM -BLACK FRIDAY GROWLER SPECIAL: Friday, November 27th, 11:30am-8:00pm, order any food item and get a growler refill for $5.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY GROWLER SPECIAL: Saturday, November 28th, 11:30am-8:00pm, order and food item and get a growler refill for $5.
Prime Rib Dinners To-Go: Tuesday-Saturday during the “Pause”. Prime Rib served with potato, veggie and au jus: 10oz cut is just $17 and the 16oz cut is $22.
Cocktails To-Go:  Check out our Facebook and the BC Taproom website for the Cocktail To-Go list!
Take-out/Curbside Service Available Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30-8pm  Order online at  
*The new menu is out ….new additions include Tacos, Quesadillas, French Dip, Fried Chicken, Short Ribs and more!
*$10 Growler Refills
Shutdown Gift Card Special! Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift certificate! This special will be available during the COVID Shutdown (Nov 19-Dec 8)
Chamber Members- Please send us your business updates, specials, entertainment schedules, or any information about your business you would like to share in the newsletter. This is one of your benefits as a chamber member. Help Us Help You!!!
Municipal News
CITY OF BOYNE CITY - With the passing of election day it has been noted that most of the political signs have been removed throughout the City. If you still have a political sign displayed please remove it as soon as possible. The City of Boyne City Sign Ordinance allows for political-event signs in all zoning districts without a permit on private property, however the signs are required to be removed after seven (7) days following the political event to which the sign pertains. For any questions or additional information on this topic please contact the Boyne City Planning Department at 582.0343 or 582.0337.

CITY OF BOYNE CITY - The City Hall Building will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. until further notice. Staff will be working remotely Mon. - Fri. from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted by using their regular office number and email or contact City Hall general office at 231.582.6597 to conduct day to day business. Water/sewer payments, as well as other documents, can be placed in the silver drop-box located in the driveway island/boulevard.
We encourage everyone to continue to take regular precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT - Transit service will not be available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, November 30th.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and hospitals across the state report near capacity levels, many agencies and businesses are making changes, such as going to ‘appointment only’ or limiting the number of shoppers in a store at a time. Charlevoix County announced earlier this week that their building would go to an “appointment only” basis for all offices and services. Charlevoix County Transit announced today that they are reducing capacity on all transit vehicles to allow for better social distancing.
To support the health of passengers, drivers, and community members, Charlevoix County Transit will institute new passenger limits to promote better social distancing beginning Monday, November 16, 2020. Charlevoix County Transit is encouraging residents of the county to utilize the transit’s delivery services whenever possible for items such as groceries, prescriptions and food pantry boxes. Additionally, transit officials stated that passengers should limit their travel to essential trips such as to work, medical appointments or for essential shopping and banking.     
“We understand that many people depend on Charlevoix County Transit for access to work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essential services,” said transit director Jill Drury.   “Our priority is to ensure we provide a safe environment for both our customers and our operators.  By reducing capacity and increasing our cleaning protocols we are making the health and safety of our communities a priority”.
Transit service is available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. For trip or delivery information, please call 231.582.6900.
School News

BOYNE CITY Booster Foundation - 42nd Annual Hobby Craft show scheduled for December 5,2020 has been CANCELLED. Please address questions to Colleen Calo at 231-582-6156 or

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - For the Class of 2024 fundraiser this year, we will be selling some amazing Rambler Gear!! Not only your basic sweatshirts & t-shirts will be available but we also have 1/4 zip sweatshirts, Windbreaker Jackets, Blankets, Hats, Koozies, Stadium Seats, Umbrellas, etc.
Fantastic Christmas ideas for Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and the whole family!
Orders placed by Thanksgiving Break will be ready and delivered to the school by Christmas Break.
Please visit to place your orders!
If you have any questions please contact Mallory Slate:
Thanks in advance for supporting our Freshmen Class.
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE -  Launches College Central Network (CCN). Career Services was created from the partnership of NCMC and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa.
This free, Web-based tool is designed to help students, alumni, and community residents connect with employers looking to fill a wide range of employment opportunities.
Approved employers may post jobs and search résumés.
Registered users can search open positions, upload a résumé, and create a shareable portfolio to showcase examples of their work for employers. Other resources include the CCN app, access to career advice podcasts and documents, notices about posted positions, upcoming events, and additional services. Click Here for details
New Advertising Opportunity Available

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

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

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

Various Positions at Boyne Mountain Details
Massage Therapist at Boyne City Massage & Details
Accounts Payable at Char-Em ISD Details
Assistant Bookkeeper at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Portfolio Asset Manager at Northern Michigan Escapes Details
Full & Part-time Caregivers at Pineview Cottage Details
Cooks & Hosts at Lake Street Pub - Details
Senior Center Cook at Charlevoix County Commission on Aging- Details
Sales Representative at The Britton Weber Agency - Details
Project Coordinator at Mitchell Graphics - 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:

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

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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