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 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
Jingle and Jangle arrived today from the North Pole! Stay tuned for their adventures with our chamber members during Jingle Boyne!!
Santa Parade & Holiday Open House
 
The Santa Parade & Holiday Open House will take place on Friday, November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving). 
 
This year the parade will be stationary - meaning the floats will stay in one spot and the people watching will be the ones moving. The floats will be set up around the loop in Veteran's Park. Cars can enter from State Street and drive the loop to view the floats (with Santa at the end, as always!). The drive-thru parade will take place from 6-8 p.m. You can view the official parade poster here. If you would like to have a float of your own the application can be found here. Be sure to visit your favorite downtown restaurant for a bite to eat before or after the parade, and the shops are sure to have a ton of unique gifts for everyone on your list!
 
Halloween in Boyne City

TRICK OR TREAT: 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.

BOYNE CITY EAGLES - October 31, Noon-2PM The Ladies Auxilary is not doing our normal kids Halloween Party - but - we will be handing out bags of candy, until we run out, to people that drive through our driveway.
STIGGS - October 3, 5 to 8 pm Stiggs Candy Shoot on the front porch.
Litzenburger Place and Deer Meadows will not be open to Trick or Treaters.
Earlier than the Bird Event

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
Main Street Award Virtual Event Friday, October 30th
 
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.
4 Tickets left in Chamber Recharge Raffle

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,
BOYNE ETA NU LIGHTS OF LOVE TO BENEFIT HOSPICE ASSIST

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 patiski13@gmail.com or call or text 231-758-2496.
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.
Health Department of Northwest Michigan COVID-19 Update

October 27th - The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is reporting 51 new confirmed cases in Antrim (4), Charlevoix (7), Emmet (27), and Otsego (13) counties. Case investigation and contact tracing are in progress, and relevant information will be shared when it is available.

We continue to ask that anyone getting tested for COVID-19 isolate until they get their results. Recently there has been an increase in the number of reported close contacts of confirmed cases. The challenge is that the infectious period begins 2 days before the development of symptoms, so by the time a person knows they are sick they have already exposed others for a couple of days. That is why quarantine after exposure and/or testing is so important, typically if someone is maintaining quarantine when/if they develop symptoms the only people exposed are household members.

“Our health department staff is again working extended hours in order to properly and thoroughly investigate each new confirmed case of COVID-19. With a recent uptick in cases we have also seen an increase in close contacts, each contact is then called to discuss their exposure and quarantine,” shared Dr. Meyerson, Medical Director. “In order to protect one another and prevent any further surge in cases, we strongly encourage our community members to keep social gatherings to a minimum, maintain a 6- foot distance from anyone outside your household, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and please stay home if you are feeling sick.”
As of 4:00pm, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is reporting: • Positive COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 123, Charlevoix – 172, Emmet – 263, Otsego – 237 • Recovered COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 62, Charlevoix – 90, Emmet – 137, Otsego – 148 • Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the following counties: Charlevoix – 4, Emmet – 4, Otsego – 12. The State of Michigan has reported 167,545 cases and 7,257 deaths.

Stay up to date on the latest information in the Health Department jurisdiction by liking and following our Facebook page and visiting our COVID-19 Data Dashboard. To locate a testing facility, visit the Michigan COVID-19 Test Finder website. To track the risk levels of COVID-19 pandemic indicators, visit the MI Safe Start Map website.
TIP OF THE MITT SCORE OFFERING FREE WEBINAR ON BUSINESS CREDIT BASICS FOR START UP BUSINESSES
 
Tip of the Mitt SCORE is offering a free webinar to the business community on business credit basics for start-up businesses.
 
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.. Register in advance for this meeting by going to https:// tipofthemitt.score.org and click on Take a Workshop. A confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting.
This introductory lending course will help new business owners understand credit, lending and options available to them. In this course we will discuss what it will take to build credit, get credit, and maintain it. We will discuss different lending options for your business type, the required documentation and use real life examples of how to increase cash flow in your business through lending.
Cynthia Lamberson, Business Banking Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, helps people with their financial goals, supports their business growth and provides information on how the financial industry can assist them with their business efficiencies. An entrepreneur herself, she can provide valuable insights to new business owners.
North Central Michigan College Corporate and Community Education is joining SCORE Tip of the Mitt as a partner for this webinar. SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of area businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information about SCORE, visit tipofthemitt.score.org. NCMC Corporate and Community Education provides quick, job-specific training to thousands of area employees and job seekers, as well as serving the personal and professional development needs of the larger community. For more information, visit ncmich.edu and click on Community and Events.
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. 
Visit Indoor Farmers Market Every Saturday

Last Saturday from 9AM - NOON we had our first indoor farmers market at the Veteran's Park Pavilion. It was a great success! Thank you to all that came. I talked with many of you and the feedback was positive. This Saturday it's Halloween and the perfect opportunity to test out your costume. We are encouraging all to come down to the market wearing your Halloween attire. Let's have another fun, safe, and spooky market day! See everyone Saturday at 9!
Flu season 2020: “Give it a shot”

Staying protected during the flu season is more important than ever. Not only is the flu a serious illness, it can also be a huge burden due to stress placed on our health care system, costs related to medical treatment, sick days and lost productivity from employees being off work.

The flu vaccine is a smart way to reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu and benefits everyone around them. Encourage your members to “give it a shot” this year. Share the attached helpful tips and resources to make sure they get the right information, understand the importance of the flu shot and know where to get vaccinated.
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN WORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR

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.
WIN A TRIP TO MAUI

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!
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!
Charlevoix Conservation District Annual Meeting & Open House

Join us on November 12th, 6-7pm for our 72nd Annual Meeting Open House! Everyone is welcome. Grab Dinner To-Go from Lake Street Market, along with beverages and other treats. It's on the house! While you visit with our Board, Staff and Partners, drop your name in a raffle (no need to be present to win), learn about our programs & services, get free conservation tips for your land or backyard, view our new community room & office, and vote for incoming board members (eligible voters are individual residents of legal age who can demonstrate residency in Charlevoix County via one piece of identification. Awards for our Charlevoix County Conservationist of the Year & Star Volunteers will be presented at 6:30pm. We can't wait to see you! No RSVP required, only masks! 303 North Street, Boyne City. Call District Manager, Alison Adams for questions & details - 231-582-6193, or email alison.adams@macd.org.
LET’S TALK TURKEY
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!
MICHIGANDERS CAN GIVE ENERGY INPUT AT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES

You’re invited to the last in a series of virtual public open houses Consumers Energy is hosting to gather suggestions for its Clean Energy Plan, which will eliminate coal and help achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
At the open house, Consumers Energy experts will share information and take questions and comments. Consumers Energy wants to hear what you think.
The fourth and final session is Tue. Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. and will focus on A Smart Energy Future. Visit www.MICleanEnergy.com for links to join the event. The open house is scheduled to last about 45 minutes. To participate, you must be logged in by 1:30 p.m.
The public input will help inform Consumers Energy’s suggested Clean Energy Plan updates to the Michigan Public Service Commission in June 2021.
Odawa Casino Presents More than $11,400 to Local Non-Profits

Odawa Casino raised more than $11,400 in donations to share equally between four local nonprofits, and presented checks to the organizations including Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Wawatam Area Senior Center, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, and Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity, for $2,853.72 each.
Odawa Casino launched the Spare Change Donation program in August in response to the national coin shortage and simultaneously supports local nonprofits within the community. The program includes boxes around the casino floor where guests are able to donate the change from their gaming vouchers instead of cashing them in at the casino cashier.
“The Spare Change program was created as a way of doing our part in both the current national situation, but also sending donations to some amazing nonprofit organizations that are crucial to our community. We were pleased to see that the community showed up and had such a positive response to the program”, said Ron Olson, Odawa Casino General Manager.
Odawa Casino Petoskey and Mackinaw City will continue the program for the foreseeable future with different nonprofits in the area every few months to continue with addressing both the needs of the community, as well as the coin shortage.
Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features nearly 1,000 slot machines, table games, multiple dining options, the fabulous new Victories Sports and Entertainment Bar, and an off property 137-room hotel. Odawa Casino Mackinaw City opened in May 2016, and is currently in the process of a brand new expansion for an even higher quality gaming experience.
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
COUNRTY NOW & THEN/UP A LAZY RIVER - After 30 years of business, Karen and Ray Guzniczak! Stop in for 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.

SUNNYSIDE BISTRO- Starting next Monday, October 26th Sunnyside will be opening 7 days a week from 8am-1pm.

BOYNE VALLEY VINEYARDS - New Winter Hours (Beginning Sunday, November 1st)
Monday - 12:00 - 6:00
Tuesday & Wednesdays - Closed
Thursday - 12:00 - 6:00
Friday - 12:00 - 7:30
Saturday - 11:00 - 7:00
Sunday - 12:00 - 5:00
Entertainment
Friday 10/30 - Tyler Parkin 4:00 - 7:30
Saturday 10/31 - Chris Calleja 1:00-5:00 (We will be closing at 6:00 PM on Saturday 10/31) 
Happy Halloween!
Friday 11/6 - Chris Calleja 4:00 - 7:00
Saturday 11/7 - Pete Kehoe 2:00 - 6:00

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

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.

BOYNE CITY TAPROOM - New Hours! New Features! New Happy Hour! New Cocktails! New, New, New , New!!! FALL HOURS: Sunday-12pm-5pm, Monday &Tuesday-Closed, Wednesday through Friday -3pm-10pm, Saturday-12pm-10pm
BCTR Game Day Platter
Mozzarella Sticks, Jalapeno Poppers, Boneless Wings, Fried Pickle Chips, Cheese Curds, Traditional Wings, Onion Rings, All the Favorite Dipping Sauces
Serves 4 $19 Available Saturday

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 -Boyne City residents are encouraged to take the @watershedcouncil’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure survey before Dec. 1. The survey can be found by visiting: https://arcg.is/ayCCi. Your participation in this survey will help to inform future GSI project development in our city!
School News

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -Fall Drama performance will be an audio reenactment of Orson Welles' historical radio broadcast, WAR OF THE WORLDS. 40 high school students have learned the ins and outs of voice acting, sound effects and telling the story and emotion entirely with the voice. This has been a new challenge with recording and editing but also something new and exciting. The broadcast will open with a few vocal numbers, as the original broadcast also had, that will be soon interrupted as the events of the evening ensue. Our broadcast link will go "LIVE" on the same evening as the original broadcast in 1938 - Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7 pm. To listen, go to our BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS district webpage www.boyne.k12.mi.us and click on the link. The link will be available from 7 pm on October 30 - midnight on November 1, 2020. The licensing/streaming company is charging a $2.95 fee for this performance. Our HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT will be offering a TAKE-OUT DINNER for the evening of October 30 from 5 pm - 7 pm thanks to a job shadowing opportunity with STIGGS in Boyne City. See the flier for info on how to enjoy DINNER AND A SHOW!!
HELP KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE IN BOYNE CITY!!  Thank you for your continued support of these kids and our program.

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!

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE - NCMC Corporate & Community Education is offering a series of free history presentations via Zoom. “Haunted Petoskey” will take place right before Halloween on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM. Join local historian, Chris Struble, for commentary and a tour through rare, vintage images that will give you a glimpse into local paranormal activity that will be interpreted from a historical perspective. Register here. On November 10th, the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, popular maritime expert, Ric Mixster, will be speaking about the investigations into what may have happened to the ship and its crew. Ric will also be providing information about his personal exploration of the wreck. Register here. Join Ric again on November 16th for a presentation of “Safe Ashore: The 1940 Armistice Day Storm”. Ric will share exclusive footage and interviews that will set the stage for the storm that hit Lake Michigan at 125 mph and slammed into several freighters who were at the mercy of the waves. Register here. These courses are part of the NCMC Lifelong Learning series. See the full class list 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

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HELP WANTED
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:

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: 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

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE AVAILABLE NOW-PETOSKEY
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).

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