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.
Thanksgiving Dinner to Go from Cafe Sante

Attention Cafe Sante friends and family… are you stuck at home and wondering what you are going to do for Thanksgiving? Cafe Sante has got you covered! We have put together an amazing gourmet meal for you and your family! All you have to do is reheat this awesomeness (don’t worry, we will send you with instructions)!

Here is the menu:

Smoked duck fat injected Turkey Breast
Calvados roasted turkey gracy
Negroni cranberry sauce
Oyster & pancetta dressing
Dauphinois potato
Crisp speck ham & green bean casserole
Sweet potato tart with red wine caramel sauce

All this deliciousness for $25 per person!

Still hungry? Add on a charcuterie & cheese board for only $10. This will include Chef’s selection of pates, salami, cheese with paired accompaniments.

Don’t forget to add your favorite wine, cocktail, and/or beer.

Pre-order by Monday November 23rd by 3pm and you can pick up all this wondrous food on Wednesday November 25th after 3pm.

It’s Thanksgiving Cafe Sante style!
Earlier than the Bird still on in Downtown Boyne City; Santa Parade Canceled

Boyne City Main Street will be kicking off the 2020 holiday season this Saturday, November 21 with Earlier than the Bird. Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, and for the health and safety of our community, the Santa Parade, which was scheduled for Friday, November 27 has been canceled.

The 13th Annual Earlier than the Bird shopping event is planned for Saturday, November 21 ALL DAY LONG. Find something for everyone at your list, and support Boyne City’s locally owned businesses.

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. Snap a picture of your receipt and email it to to be entered into the drawing to win an Earlier than the Bird coffee mug. For a full list of participating businesses, and specials being offered, visit:

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

Due to the cancelation of the parade, residents and businesses are being encouraged to decorate their homes and storefronts for the holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

Congratulations to our Chamber Recharge Raffle Winners!
We are so grateful that our community members, businesses, and visitors helped support this raffle. Without such a giving community, we would not have been so successful. THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you To Our Boyne Chamber Members that donated to our Experience Package
Boyne Avenue Greenhouse
Boyne City Massage
True North Trout
Jordan Valley Outfitters
Avalanche Bay

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.

* 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 and Jangle are very excited about visiting our member businesses. Shop at Challenge Mountain resale store or adopt a pet from the Charlevoix County Humane Society...those both count in your Jingle Boyne Envelope!!!
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!

Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Start & Finish – Wherever you Wish!
Registration: Entry forms can be picked up at: Kilwins Boyne City,
Edward Jones, Lake Charlevoix Coffee Company, Family Fare Bulletin Board, or download a form HERE

Entry Fee: Individual Entry - $25 pre-registration (1 t-shirt) – We do not offer refunds.
T-shirt guaranteed if entry form received by November 22, 2020.
Extra t-shirts will be available for purchase @ $15 each while supplies last.

Packet pick-up day before event from 4-6pm @ Edward Jones – look for us outside!

Contact Info: E-mail:
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.
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Launches Digital COVID-19 Survey

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a rapid increase in the number of new daily cases in our region. When community transmission becomes so widespread, our strategies need to pivot to have the most impact. This approach involves quickly identifying and investigating high priority cases such as those who potentially increase the risk for further spread.
In order to both gather and share important information as quickly as possible, we have adopted a new online survey to conduct case investigations with individuals that receive positive COVID-19 test results. Gathering this information from those who test positive helps us to identify those who may spread the virus to others. This is also important in order to initiate isolation and quarantine as soon as possible because any delay to this process can result in unnecessary spread. To see a full overview of how the survey system works and more general information click HERE.
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 Area Community Christmas Update

Since 1954 - No child in the Boyne Area will be without a Christmas!

·        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 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.

·        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

·        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.

·        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!
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.
Boyne Valley Garden Club Wreath Donation

Instead of selling wreaths as a fundraiser this year, the Boyne Valley Garden is giving the wreaths to the businesses in the Boyne City community. It is the Club's way to thank them for their support by buying wreaths previously. Hopefully, the wreaths will add a festive air to Boyne City. It is also a way for the Boyne Valley Garden Club to show their appreciation for the services provided by the merchants during this difficult year.
Challenge Mountains Reflect on Achievements with Gratitude for So Many
Reflecting on achievements, Challenge Mountain continues to maintain its core Mission to “Enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation.” The recently released Report to the Community highlights the positive achievements of 2019. Challenge Mountain offered adaptive recreational experiences to nearly 2,000 participants, provided Resale Store shopping and donating opportunities for the local community, and exceeded fundraising goals. Although the pandemic limited recreational programs in 2020, “we look ahead to the time when we can gather again,” shares Executive Director Elizabeth Looze. READ how community support continues to enhanced the lives of individuals and families living with disabilities — making great things happen together.


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.


For the easiest, most delicious of holidays, pre-order your desserts today!

Choose from a variety of our best PIES such as:
American Apple, Dutch Apple Crunch, Country Caramel Apple, Caramel Apple Pecan,
Michigan Cherry, Cherry Pickin’ Crunch and Cherry Berry!

Also available are these seasonal favorites:
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins,
Caramel Apple Scones, Ginger Molasses Cookies, Pumpkin Oat Sandwich Cookies
and more!

Call 231-599-2604 and place your order NOW!
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. 

One of the most valuable tools the Chamber
utilizes to promote your business is our Visitors Guide & Business Directory. Our high quality print and interactive digital publication is a benefit of Chamber membership and is used to expose your business to thousands of potential customers.

We know the pandemic has impacted you in major ways. In times like this, the first dollars a company usually cuts is from the advertising budget. This is a big mistake. Advertising in difficult times is actually a smart business decision to preserve and grow your business, both now and into the future. This is an important year to advertise. Our Guide is an excellent way to promote and publicize your business.
In addition to the 15,000 print copies of the Visitors Guide, we also produce a fully interactive digital edition, which enjoys over 140,000 views annually. Your advertisement runs in both formats at no additional cost. The following digital options are available to you:

Our Visitors Guide has a full year of circulation, distributed from the Chamber office, at numerous regional businesses and at MDOT Welcome Centers state-wide.
We are partnering with Boyne City’s own Harbor House Publishers, which is known throughout the Midwest for publishing quality directories, visitors guides and community profiles. Our publication includes a buyer’s guide of Chamber members organized by business category. It also includes a community profile describing our area in a series of magazine-style articles.
Char Shaltz, Account Manager for Harbor House Publishers, will contact you in the next few weeks to discuss options for promoting your business in the 2021/22 Visitors Guide & Business Directory. You can reach Char by phone at (231) 582-2814 Ext. 127 or visit Feel free to give me a call at (231) 582-6222.

As a valued member of the Chamber, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Our Visitors Guide is a high quality publication that we are proud to use to promote our community.

Kim Akin, Executive Director
Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce


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.
Challenge Mountain Volunteer Profile:
Getting to Know Lynn Hall
A love of northern Michigan's winter and summer outdoor activities led retired school teacher, Lynn Hall, to Challenge Mountain

“When I retired from the public school system after 40 years of teaching, I became interested in learning more about Challenge Mountain and the services offered to students and adults living with disabilities…I attended a volunteer meeting and realized that this retirement opportunity was exactly what I needed: a program where children, teaching and skiing were combined. I had found a volunteer opportunity that I could embrace, though had no idea how much I would be personally impacted by the experience,” Lynn shares.

READ how Lynn got hooked on volunteering for Challenge Mountain and gained friendships and more along the way.
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.
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!
Crowdfunding campaign launched for Boyne Forest Trail Bike Park in Boyne City
$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s
Public Spaces Community Places initiative

Boyne City will gain a new bike park and three miles of world-class, sustainable, and professionally-built trails through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.
If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by January 8, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit:
“Creating new recreational assets for a region is a strong strategy for economic development and local pride, and this project is another example of how Boyne City continues to enhance the sense of place in its community and improve the quality of life for its residents and visitors,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development Michele Wildman. “We are pleased to bring this space to life and provide resources for this effort through our Public Spaces Community Places program.”
This project will add miles of new sustainably designed trails that will become a destination trail system for the region. This trail system will draw from states across the region for many reasons. The new trails will be professionally built with exciting features, sustainable design practices, and will be heavily promoted by TOMMBA and our partners. Boyne Forest Trail is within riding distance of the thriving downtown of Boyne City, a Michigan Main Street community.
The bike park offers local residents and visitors miles of biking and hiking trails through some of the most beautiful woods near Walloon Lake and Boyne City. In winter, the trails are groomed for winter biking, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing. With its rolling terrain, natural charm, and proximity to a fantastic variety of restaurants, pubs, shops, the Boyne Forest Trail offers another recreation destination as a choice for the region’s outdoor enthusiasts.
“Boyne is a Trail Town, with the area’s trails continuing to expand and connect for a multi-use experience for all skill levels and generations,” said Spencer Lindenberg, TOMMBA board member. “The Build More Boyne Trails crowdfunding campaign will add another dimension to the existing Boyne Forest Trail System, including unique features and challenges. We are excited to tell donors that their donations will be doubled with a Michigan Economic Development Corporation match or even tripled, with donation challenges – join in the fun as we continue to build more trails in the Boyne region.”
Public Spaces Community Places is a collaborative effort of the MEDC, the Michigan Municipal League, and Patronicity, in which local residents can use crowdfunding to be part of the development of strategic projects in their communities and be backed with a matching grant from MEDC. Communities, nonprofits and other business entities can apply at
“Creating engaging outdoor recreational amenities is key to great placemaking,” said Dan Gilmartin, CEO and executive director of the Michigan Municipal League. “This new bike park and trails will provide even more opportunities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the spectacular natural assets this area has to offer.”
The Public Spaces Community Places initiative started in 2014 with MEDC providing matched funding of up to $50,000 for community improvement projects throughout Michigan. As of Oct. 31, 2020, MEDC has provided nearly $7.9 million in matching grants. Since the launch of the program, 255 projects have been successful in reaching their goal, with $9.2 million raised from 45,392 individual donors.
Local Business Updates
52 WEEKENDS - It’s three days of Earlier Than The Bird Sale starting Thursday online only. Check out for your steals and deals.

CAFE SANTE - Open for take-out & curb-side service Monday - Sunday 11am-8pm. Watch for daily specials.

We are suspending in-person worship from now through the Christmas Season. Our regional denominational body has sent us an updated directive that we are following for the health and safety of our community. We invite you to join our 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 -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 - 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 - Home for the holidays? Zoom Gatherings 101
November 23
 With the CDC and local Health Department now recommending that the holidays be celebrated with only those who live in your own household, now is the time to take advantage of a complimentary Zoom Gathering 101.  This 1-hour session is designed to review the basics of Zoom as both a participant and a host, but will also incorporate activities you might consider to spice up the holiday season.
In today’s unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever we continue to come together to enjoy one another’s company – even if it is from afar. Let’s make the best out of the pandemic…the more fun the merrier! Be sure to wear your best holiday apparel – Thanksgiving or Christmas themed, whatever you have in the closet – ugliest sweater, coolest Santa hat, whatever you think will get you the most votes. Top three will win a prize!!! Register Here.
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:

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
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:

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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