September 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....  
  • Fire Up Chiefs! 
  • Dems Fall Fundraiser
  • State of the Community Breakfast
  • Cheboygan Fall Fest Info
  • Carpe DM to play the Carnegie
  • and lots more great information from our members!
Have a Great Day!
Scott Herceg, CAE
Executive Director

Welcome New Chamber Members!

The Cheboygan Chamber is excited to welcome, The Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club, and Libby's Cafe


It's Homecoming week in Cheboygan and the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Cheboygan are reminding all Cheboyganites to show your spirit!  Get out your Chiefs gear or wear black and orange not only this Friday, but every Friday throughout the school year to support our students, and student athletes!

This Friday, join East Elementary and Bishop GMC Cadillac for a tailgate party at Washington Park from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, catch the Homecoming parade at
6:00 pm, then head over to Western Avenue Field for the big game.  Cheer on the 3 - 2 Chiefs as they take on the 1 -4 Ogemaw Heights Falcons. 

State of the Community Breakfast October 5.  

On the morning of October 5th 2018, at the Cheboygan Opera House , the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce will produce its 2018 State of the Community Breakfast.  The goal of this event is to report the most accurate and up to date information to the community on a variety of topics through key note speakers and a compiled report from many of the organizations doing the economic and community development work.  Click here for more information on topics and speakers presenting .

Tickets are $10 per person or $15 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber Office or by calling 231-627-7183.  They can also be purchased on line at  

We hope to see everyone there at this great event for our community.

Thank you to our Sponsors for the State of the Community Breakfast!

AirNorth Communications                    Consumers Energy

  Great Lakes Grill                                                                  
Ribbon Cutting and Vessel Christening for Yankee Sunshine

The Yankee Sunshine is the new glass bottom boat based in Cheboygan that is giving tours of the ship wrecks in the Straits of Mackinaw near Cheboygan.  Please join the Cheboygan Chamber Ambassadors Team on Thursday September 27th as we celebrate Nautical North Family Adventures new feature the  Yankee Su nshine.  There will be a general open house from 5pm - 7pm with the ribbon cutting taking place at approx 5:30pm followed by a christening of the boat and a blessing by Fr. Duane from St Mary/St Charles Catholic Church .  For more information about how to book a tour on the Yankee Sunshine please visit Nautical North Family Adventures web site to look at times and tours that are available. The Yankee Sunshine is docked on the Cheboygan River at the Cheboygan Village Marina which is located at 123 S. Main St in C heboygan.  We hope you can join us!
Cheboygan Area Featured in Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business recently did a 5 article spread all about the positives and the resurgence of the economy of Northeast Michigan.  Of the 5 articles, 4 featured Cheboygan Area Chamber Members.  To access the full collection of articles click this link to visit Crains web site and read all 5 articles.  Chamber Members featured include Simply Marcella, Nauti Inn, The Queens Head, Bring It Cheboygan, Moran Iron Works, and the entrepreneurial spirit of Cheboygan. 

October 11th Business After Hours Info.

Golden River Orchard will host our 5th Annual Business After Hours on October 5th from 5:00-7:00PM.  Come out and see the awesome fall colors and enjoy some fresh Honeycrisp apples or pick a pumpkin from our patch.  We will have some great food and beverages to enjoy with your friends and family.  Knaffle's Tent Rental & Mini Storage is participating again with us this year, as a cosponsor so that everyone stays comfortable in case of weather.  

This event is always one of the most popular After Hours on the schedule and a great way to kick off the fall season in Cheboygan! 

Cost is $10 for general public and just $5 for Chamber Members.  

We hope to see everyone there!

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Fall in Love with Local Businesses

Getting excited for fall?! Kick off Fall Fest weekend with a festive night out! Cheboygan entrepreneurs have teamed together to create a "Fall in Love with Local Businesses" event at The Hayloft above The Coop on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6-8pm. The event is limited to 30 attendees and will include a fashion show by Urban Bird & Co., jewelry making, a meal and food demonstration, and a wall art project with Lindsey Vork Photography and The Coop, all with a fall flair! 

Brandt's Sports Center Open and Rebuilding

After a devastating fire this summer Brandt's Sports Center would like everyone to know that they are open, operating and rebuilding.  Click here to visit their facebook page to get the latest updates and to get ready for winter trail ridding.

Experience Secrets on Main This Fall

The newly opened Secrets on Main Bed & Breakfast is pleased to share we experienced a surprisingly successful summer! Very few nights was the 1892 home without an overnight guest!  
Open year round, we invite you to tour the home and see the many unique renovations, or enjoy Tea Time with a full lunch on Saturday's from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. or visit Sunday afternoons for Pie Time from 3:14 to 5:00 p.m. or just stop for a cup of tea! Our home is also available for meetings as well as private parties. Call 833/832-8963 for assistance. Ask about our secret local discounted rate!
Thank you Cheboygan for being such a nice place to call home! We feel so warmly welcomed!
Terry & Laurie Musclow, Owners


North Central Michigan College invites high school juniors and seniors and their parents to College Night, Wednesday, October 10. The event will be held on the Petoskey campus in the Student and Community Resource Center from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
High school students and parents can meet with representatives from more than 60 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the Midwest about ... click here to read the full article
Carpe DM to Play Carnegie

The Cheboygan Carnegie is once again hosting the "Play the Carnegie" concert series.  Spear headed by Dale Rieger, this series showcases many local and Northern Michigan musicians and will continue every Sunday through December from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Admission is by donation.  This week featuring Carpe DM Band, and enjoy everything from everything from old
Irish lullabies to folk, country, and classic rock. 

Bake Sale to Benefit Student Tuition Assistance 

Cornerstone Christian School is holding a bake sale on Friday October 12 at Family Fare from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.  All monies raised go to student tuition assistance.

City of Cheboygan Newsletter

The City of Cheboygan produces a nice newsletter periodically through out the year.  Click here for the latest copy and find out all that is going on in the City of Cheboygan.
Click here to download the flyer
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