December 27, 2018
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 for more information.
Some things to not miss in this issue....  
  • FurBall Information
  • Hot Cocoa Party!
  • Duncan Bay Nature Trail
  • Toast Our Town
  • Last Concert of the Season at the Carnegie
  • and lots more great information from our members!
Have a Great Day!
Scott Herceg, CAE
Executive Director

Welcome New Members

Holiday Office Hours

The chamber office will be CLOSED
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Years Eve & New Years Day.

We will be OPEN
December 26, 27 & 28 from 10 am to 4 pm

Do You Know About Everything the Chamber Offers with Membership?

Join us at one of our bimonthly "Make the Most of your Membership" classes to learn about all the benefits of being a chamber member.  We offer 3 convenient class times, 8 am, noon and 5:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of every other month beginning January 23rd.  

for a January 23rd class
and let us help you take   full 
advantage of your membership!

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!
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Archambo to Play Last Concert of the Season at the Carnegie

Come enjoy our last concert of the season with Evan Archambo. 
Evan is a local favorite, born right here in Cheboygan. He has been playing music practically his whole life and even went on a 7 country tour in Europe with the Michigan Ambassadors of Music. We can't wait to see what he has in store for us! 

Admission by donation. Soup from Nourish.
Sunday December 30th  2 pm to 4 pm,

Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets

Michigan Works! Helps Client Overcome Multiple Barriers to Pursue Welding Certification

Most of her life Ashli has struggled with social disorders, such as anxiety and disorientation, making it hard for her to be around people. She's been working with a team of professionals to mitigate and rectify the symptoms and came to Michigan Works! for career assistance.
Ashli's goal was to obtain her welding certification. With help from Michigan Works!, Ashli received classroom training assistance, as well as mileage assistance to/from her classes and to/from her job, while she attended her welding classes...  Click Here for Full Press Release

Bringing It to Cheboygan
The Duncan Bay Nature Trail

Little Traverse Conservancy staff and volunteers were busy this fall building one of the largest boardwalk projects the organization has ever undertaken.
Roughly 2,000 feet of boardwalk, a footbridge, and an overlook platform are all planned for the Duncan Bay Nature Preserve located on the edge of the City of Cheboygan. Funding for the boardwalk materials is provided through a grant from the Save Our Great Lakes (SOGL) Program received by Huron Pines out of Gaylord. "This trail is a result of a community appeal by the City of Cheboygan, the local grassroots group Bring IT Cheboygan, and other local citizens who have worked to improve opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoyment in the region," said LTC Director of Stewardship Derek Shiels. "The new half-mile trail loop already offers a nice opportunity to explore nature along the edge of Duncan Bay. Once completed next year, an overlook platform will offer an excellent destination for bird and wildlife watching overlooking Lake Huron and this beautiful Great Lakes wetland complex."

Click Here to Visit Website


North Central Michigan College's gym and fitness center at the Petoskey campus will be closed over the holiday break for maintenance and upgrades. The courts will be closed December 17-21 for new LED lighting installation.  From December 22-25, the Center will be closed for the Christmas holiday.  From December 26 - January 1, new court dividers will be installed. The gym and fitness center/track will reopen on January 2 for regular hours.  Click here for a full schedule of Holiday Hours at NCMC.

Click Here to Download Information Packet
 (including pledge sheet and registration form)

Swan Lake Wows the Crowd at Cheboygan Opera House

Interlochen Arts Academy Ballet brought 42 dancers to the Cheboygan Opera House to perform Tschaikovsky's "Swan Lake." Directed by Joseph Morrissey, whose intricately choreographed dances are performed world-wide, "Swan Lake" featured elaborate sets and exquisite historical costumes from Russia.
High School students from Interlochen performed their first ever tour at the Opera House last year with "The Nutcracker." This year Cheboygan is the first leg in a three stop tour with shows at Bay Harbor and Midland. This exposure to touring is part of their training to become professional dancers when they graduate.

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
124 N Main Street  |  Cheboygan  |  49721
231-627-7183  |  800-968-3302