January 17, 2019
Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to this issue of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!   This newsletter goes out to nearly 2000 individual emails and is posted on our   facebook page  each week.  It is designed to keep you informed of the latest info from your local Chamber of Commerce.   Feel free to forward this Newsletter to someone who should be a member or is interested in information about what is going on in the Cheboygan Area.  We want our information to get to as many inboxes as possible!  Be sure to also visit our web site and community calendar at www.cheboygan.com/calendar/ for more information.
Some things to not miss in this issue....  
  • Coast Guard Support
  • Business After Hours
  • Area Hiring Events
  • Kabin Fever Fundraiser
  • Shivaree Info
  • and lots more great information from our members!
Have a Great Day!
Scott Herceg, CAE
Executive Director

Member News
This section is for news from our Members!

Being able to include information in this newsletter is an exclusive member benefit.  If you are not currently a member, but would like to be included in this publication please contact the Chamber office to find out how. 
  • Do you have a special event coming up that you want to get the word out about?
  • Do you have a new product that you want potential clients to know about?
  • Are you in search of new staff?
  • Do you have staff that you want to brag about?
  • This is your section to get your message out to members and the public..... Let us help you tell your story!
  • Send your articles to info@cheboygan.com
Cheboygan community lending a hand to the Coast Guard

Chamber member TV 7&4 did a piece on Cheboygan's support of the Coast Guard Families in our area.  Here is a link to that coverage incase you missed it.  
Awakon Is Funding No Interest Payroll Replacement Loans To Federal Employees Impacted By The Government Shutdown.

Effective immediately, Awakon Federal Credit Union is funding No Interest Payroll Replacement Loans- with deferred payment options, to ease the financial burden on our local Federal Employees who are affected by the Government shut down. In addition, a low interest financial assistance program is available to government contractors also impacted by the shutdown. Some restrictions may apply.
If you are in need, please call 989.733.8557
Awakon's Staff will be participating in a "Dressdown for the Shutdown" this Friday. Staff will donate $5 each to wear casual clothing to raise money for a designated account to help ease the financial burden on our local Coast Guard families affected by the shutdown. Donations will also be accepted in our branches by community members.

January Events Calendar

Our friends at Bring It! Cheboygan have compiled a comprehensive events calendar for the month on January. Everything from pickle ball to City Council meetings, you name it, it's on there!

Click Here to Download This Schedule

Northern Michigans Largest
Hiring Event

Don't hesitate, save time and money by booking now for your Spring 2019 employment needs. Register your business for Northern Michigan's Largest Hiring Event Ever! Located at the Ellison Place in Gaylord, Michigan this event will bring together employers and prospective new employees from around Michigan and the Mid-West all in one place. This is a one-day event beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. March 9, 2019.
Participating industries included but not limited to are Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Agriculture, and others.
Hire your Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal Positions, Apprenticeships, and Internships! 
This is the only event in Northern Michigan attracting talent from around the state and the Midwest!  
Advertising and promotion across all of Michigan.
Register before February 4, 2019, to claim a Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship package. Details for these added-value packages are described in Ticket Options on the sign up page. 
Early Bird Booth Rate applies NOW! $325.00, through January 19, 2019. 

Click here to download this flyer
Cheboygan Career & Technical Education Open House

You Are Invited!
Special Open House for
Career & Technical Education

Date:    January 23, 2019
Time:    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting and Tours:     5:00 pm

Visit our updated CTE classrooms and see what is new!
Light Refreshments Provided

 Click Here to Visit Relay for Life Top of the Mitt's Website

Cheboygan, MI - The board of directors of Citizens National Bank (CNB) recently announced the promotion of Jodie L. Borowicz, C.P.A. to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "This promotion is certainly well-deserved as Jodie has been a true asset to the CNB team. She has restructured our accounting department and brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the bank," stated president & CEO Matthew Keene.
Ms. Borowicz joined the bank in 2016 as the Controller and was quickly promoted to Vice President in 2017. Ms. Borowicz graduated from the Financial Managers School-Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, with a major in accounting and a minor in business law, and is a licensed C.P.A. in the State of Michigan. Ms. Borowicz is a 2011 graduate of the Tampa Connections, a Young Professional Leadership Development in Florida where she resided for a number of years before returning to northern Michigan.  Click Here for Full Press Release

Click Here to Download This Flyer

January Specials at Cheboygan Big Boy 

Mon:  Pork Chop Dinner 10% off
Tues:  Kids Night 10% off and AYCE Taco Bar
Thurs:  AYCE Burger Bar
Sat:  Any Senior Dinner 10% off

Happy Hour Mon thru Thurs from 3 to 6 pm... 1/2 price beer and appetizers

Jan 4th National Spaghetti Day
Jan 20th Cheese Lovers Day
Jan 23rd National Pie Day
Bishop Baraga Catholic School  Annual Catholic School's Week  SPAGHETTI DINNER
Wednesday, January 30
at the K of C Hall
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner by donation
Menu includes: All you can eat spaghetti, homemade sauce, garlic bread, salad, dessert.    
Carry out is available  -    $99.00 Drawing!

Click Here for More Information

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Rotary Support

On January 16, 2019, the Rotary Club of Cheboygan presented a check for $500 to Midge Shaw, Director, Maxine Currie, Musical Director and Joe Cooley, Coreographer, to be used to purchase one of the sets of the upcoming Cheboygan Area High School production of Bye, Bye Birdie. This volunteer team of three has led the students of Cheboygan Area High School through more than 20 excellent high school musicals over the past 20 years. This years play will feature the musical and acting skills of more than 30 high school students of Broadway quality!! Bye, Bye Birdie is slated to be one of the best Cheboygan Area Schools plays yet! The musical will be presented at the Cheboygan Opera House on March 7-10, 2019. The Rotarians are proud financial supporters of the high school musical and certain of their members also volunteer their time for set design and construction.


Black Diamond Broadcasting's MAC-FM now offers Smooth Sailing sounds!
106.3 FM is a unique blend of soft rock paired with the smoothest hits from the 70s and 80s.
You'll hear the most popular, refreshing tunes from superstars such as Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Steely Dan, plus many soft favorites rarely heard on radio these days - from artists like Michael McDonald, Air Supply, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia and many other fun and relaxing favorites.
MAC-FM plays a one-of-a-kind blend of ... click here to read the full press release.  

Support Ski Grooming and get WILD in the Woods!

Wild Woods Loppet at Wildwood Hills Pathway
Saturday, February 23
Let the wild rumpus start! Help raise funds for new grooming equipment for Wildwood Hills Pathway, while being challenged to ski a longer distance than you normally take on during an average day in the woods! Enjoy groomed classic ski trails in the company of other supporters. Ski, have fun and help the Friends of Wildwood Pathway and the Top of Michigan Trails Council raise money to provide new grooming equipment. Michigan Department of Natural Resources runs the groomer on the trails but the Friends of Wildwood pays for that grooming and WE NEED YOUR HELP! This fun, non-competitive event is open to all ages, and includes lunch and great prizes. Wild Things theme is based on Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.
JOIN US, GET WILD, and support the trails you love.  Click here for more information. 

Regional, State, and National News 
Disclaimer:  Information presented in this section of the Chamber Newsletter does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce or its membership.  It is provided here as information only from other regional organizations that the Chamber has a business relationship with.  All decisions made by the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and or Staff are done so locally and independently in accordance with our bylaws and policies and for the betterment of our membership.
Cheboygan Economic Development Group
The Cheboygan Economic Development Group is a private sector organization of Cheboygan County business people, community leaders, and volunteers who care deeply about helping create economic growth and educational opportunities for our citizens in this unique and wonderful corner of northern Michigan.
Helping to build sustainable economic growth is our mission. A future of good paying jobs for residents of all ages is our passion.   Click here to visit their web site.
News from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Chamber members receive an exclusive weekly review of legislative & political news in its Michigan News & Capitol Report e-newsletter. This newsletter is FREE to Chamber members.
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Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Update

The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce is an Associate Partner with the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance who advocates for our members to Michigan State Government as a collective Northern Michigan voice.  If you would like to find out more about the Alliance and what it is doing for Northern Michigan please go to their web site by clicking here . 
Cheboygan Area Chamber Partners with Regional Economic Development Organization

For several years now the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce has been a partner with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance in their efforts provide economic development resources to Northern Michigan.  Follow this link to see what NLEA is doing to grow our regional economy.

Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
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