September 13, 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....  
  • Invest Cheboygan County info
  • Experience Secrets on Main
  • State of the Community Breakfast
  • Cheboygan Fall Fest Info
  • Play the Carnegie Schedule
  • and lots more great information from our members!
Have a Great Day!
Scott Herceg, CAE
Executive Director

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.

Ribbon Cutting for Today's Dental

Please join the Cheboygan Chamber Ambassadors Team on Tuesday September 25th as we celebrate Dr. Free taking over the Today's Dental Practice in Cheboygan from Dr. Rowe who is retiring.  There will be a general open house form 4pm - 6pm with the ribbon cutting taking place at approx 5:30pm.  Today's Dental is located at  10277 N. Straits Hwy in C heboygan.  We hope you can join us!
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!
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Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Michigan's Premier Small Business Awards Program 2019 Award Nominations ARE OPEN!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is the most prestigious small business awards program in the state of Michigan. The mission of the program is to honor and recognize Michigan's small business people as well as those champions and advocates that support them.    Click here for more information or to nominate a business.

Click here to download the flyer

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
Going Pro Talent Fund
(Formally known as STTF)

Complete your application now! Must be in by October 3, Wednesday.

Going Pro Talent Fund!

Applications will be accepted on September 6 and must be into the State by October 3, no later than 5:00 p.m.

CCE can help with your application and provide training for your staff; Lean, Leadership, CNC, TQM, marketing, sales, shop math, AutoCad/ CAM, just let us know what you want your staff to know and improve.

Learn what you need to know to receive these State of Michigan grant dollars for training your employees. Get your application done early as you need to send it to Michigan Works! and then they send it into the State of Michigan.

Call (231) 348-6613 for additional information or to set up an appointment.  We will come to you and help in anyway we can, training titles, spreadsheet completion, application support, leverage funds, rational, etc. 

Giving Tuesday is on Nov 27

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and its affiliate foundations are currently accepting applications for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan 2018. Last year, this campaign raised over $120,000 in a 24-hour period for over 50 nonprofits. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 27, 2018. Applications are due by September 24th. There are 10 spots available for organizations serving the Straits Area Community Foundation's (SACF) service area of Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City.

Cheboygan County Drug-Free Coalition Meeting 

Cheboygan County Drug-Free Coalition meeting to be held Thursday, September 27th from 3:00PM-5:00PM. This meeting will be held monthly, in the basement of the Cheboygan Area Public Library at 100 S Bailey Street. Please come support efforts to create a community culture of awareness and action in order to prevent and treat substance use disorders in Cheboygan County. We will be discussing plans for a youth coalition, and picking an official name and logo for our coalition. All community members welcome!
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

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