May 18, 2020 
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Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions  
Businesses that reopen must adopt workplace safety measures to protect employees, customers 
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state—specifically, MERC regions 6 and 8, as detailed in the governor's  MI Safe Start Plan  to re-engage Michigan's economy. 

The partial reopening will take effect on Friday, May 22. Cities, villages, and townships may choose to take a more cautious course if they wish: the order does not abridge their authority to restrict the operations of restaurants or bars, including limiting such establishments to outdoor seating.  
"This is a big step, but we must all remember to continue doing our part to protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19," said Governor Whitmer. "It's crucial that all businesses do everything in their power to protect their workers, customers, and their families. And as we approach Memorial Day weekend, I encourage everyone to be smart and be safe. My team and I will continue to work around the clock to protect the people of Michigan." 
"The data shows that these regions in Michigan are seeing consistent encouraging trends when it comes to the number of cases, deaths, and the percent of tests that are positive for COVID-19," said MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. "It's important to note that these businesses must take special precautions to protect Michiganders. I also encourage everyone to continue to wear a mask in public, maintain a 6 foot distance from others, and to remain vigilant in washing their hands often. This will help prevent a second surge in cases in our state." 
All businesses that will reopen in regions 6 and 8 must adopt the safety measures outlined in Executive Order 2020-91. That means they must, among other things, provide COVID-19 training to workers that covers, at a minimum, workplace infection-control practices, the proper use of PPE, steps workers must take to notify the business or operation of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, and how to report unsafe working conditions. Restaurants and bars will also have to limit capacity to 50% of their normal seating, to keep groups at least six feet from one another, to require their servers to wear face coverings, and to follow rigorous disinfection protocols. 
"We are thankful to Governor Whitmer as today marks an important first step of reintegrating restaurants into the fabric of our daily lives," said Justin Winslow, President and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association. "Restaurants in the U.P. and northern Michigan understand that with their opportunity comes an extraordinary responsibility to operate in a manner that ensures the safety of their guests and their employees. I believe they are up to the challenge." 
"Like Gov. Whitmer, Mayors in Michigan support the well-being of all our citizens," said Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers. "All regions of Michigan have been affected by COVID-19, and Up North, we want to support the Governor by cautiously opening up some of our economy resources. However, in doing so, we must be mindful that wearing masks and continuing to practice social distancing is a must to make this work. Stopping the spread of this virus is still key and if we can't, then we will have to close it down again." 
"I support the shift to making decisions on a regional level when possible," said Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith. "As restrictions are slowly eased, it will be important for us to remain vigilant to stop the spread of the virus." 
Region 6 in the governor's MI Safe Start Plan includes the following counties: Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, and Emmet. 
Region 8 in the governor's MI Safe Start Plan includes the following counties: Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Iron, Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Delta, Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, and Chippewa. 
To view Executive Order 2020-92, click the link:  EO 2020-92.pdf
Antrim County creates the Antrim Promise to support local businesses

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich. – Antrim County, along with several local organizations, is working on a recovery plan, entitled Antrim Promise. The plan is being organized for area businesses as we all recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns.

Teaming up with the Antrim County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), local Downtown Development Authorities (DDA), as well as Chambers of Commerce from Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Mancelona, Central Lake and Ellsworth/East Jordan, the Antrim County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be providing the plan to all Antrim County businesses.

“It is critical at this time that we are all working together, unified in mission,” said Jeremy Scott, Antrim County PIO. “Each organization brings unique capabilities and perspectives that we need to serve local businesses and find a path to recovery.”

The need for a plan has become apparent as Area Chambers of Commerce have reported up to 71% of their members having to shut down during this time. And with so much information and so many resources, concise and relevant guidance will be necessary as businesses navigate health, safety and financial concerns.

“Whether they had to close or not, businesses are wondering how they get their business up and running,” Said Shelley Dennis, EOC Liaison Officer. “They want guidance and they want to know where and how to get supplies.”

The Antrim Promise will start with the EOC offering PPE Readiness Packs, which will include hand sanitizer, gloves, cloth face masks (enough to outfit each employee with two), and KN95 masks (for qualified businesses). Additional, individualized, needs can be requested and will be fulfilled according to availability.

The Antrim Promise supply request form: S UPPLY REQUEST

Elk Rapids Small Business Recovery Program

The Elk Rapids DDA is raising funds to help small businesses pay rent, purchase safety equipment and market their product during this new way of doing business.

Please help by supporting our campaign for the relief and recovery of our small business community. Last day to donate is Wednesday, May 20.
Support our small businesses:
If there are any Elk Rapids Businesses that are in need of masks, please contact Karen Simpson at
Shop your favorite foods--fresh produce, meat, fish, honey, syrup and so much more--just as you always have! This summer will be a little different: please send only one shopper per family, wear a mask, and follow distancing and traffic flow guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you back to Farmer's Market!

Click HERE TO GET LATEST UPDATES from the Michigan Chamber and sign up for webinar
Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19
Click on the link Provided for a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We will continue to update this page as more resources become available. If you have any questions or wish to speak to MEDC directly, please call 888.522.0103.

COVID-19 Small Business Support Webinars


Tuesday, May 19 - 2pm: Paycheck Protection Program - Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, May 20, 2pm: Re-opening Your Business
Thursday, May 21, 2pm: Introduction to Marketing Your Business

Register for these at:
Revive & Thrive: Reopening Retail
May 27 Webinar 
NORTHWEST LOWER, MI –Join the Northwest Michigan SBDC and the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for a webinar on Revive & Thrive: Reopening Retail on Wednesday, May 27. The webinar is being held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm online. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, and Networks Northwest.
This webinar will feature Meegan Holland, Vice President of Communications and Marketing with the Michigan Retailers Association who will address the logistics of reopening your retail store or small business. Meegan will discuss ways to reconfigure your store, manage employees, deal with vendors, and reach out to customers with safe distancing and safety in mind. Northwest MI-SBDC Regional Director, Annie Olds, and Business Consultant, Joni Krolczyk, will be available for additional questions and answers following the presentation as well.
There is no charge to attend the training, but pre-registration is required at in order to join the webinar. For more information, contact the SBDC at  or 231-929-5060.

Tuesday, May 19 @11:00 a.m.
New & Renewing Investor/Member Orientation 2020 Spring

Thursday, May 21 @ 8:00 a.m.
TCYP Morning Brew - Up North Pride

Thursday, May 21 @ 11:00 a.m.
Human Resource Discussion: How to safely bring Employees back to work

Thursday, May 21 @ 5:00 p.m.
TCYP Virtual Happy Hour

MI Wish Grants  
Grants to Small Businesses for Safety Equipment

  Do you need special lifts for residents or patients? 
Do you use special roofing equipment, scaffolding?
Do you own your own business, or work for a small business?
Do you have other safety equipment needs?  
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering mini grants for safety equipment. These grants are being offered to small businesses. Grants will fund the purchase of equipment and can cover the cost of training on the use of the equipment.  
If you work at, or own your own small business and are in need of safety equipment.....check out link above.
Click on list below for all sites that have the up to date information on COVID-19 and Business Assistance.

Lists are now available on website:


To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. Visit to file your claim.
Over 50,000 critical job openings are available. Apply at !
NEW! Feel Good Friday Webinar Series!
The Michigan Works! Association is hosting a new webinar series this month designed to help front-line workers cope with the stress associated with their roles during the pandemic.

This series is designed to help Michigan Works! staff interact with customers while caring for yourself during these uncertain times. The Feel Good Friday series will take place twice a day on May 8, May 15 and May 22. Join us for all three webinars or just the one that interests you the most. This entire series is absolutely FREE to participate in. Full details are below.

Friday, May 22 - 11 a.m (FULL). and 3 p.m.

Business re-opening guide, playbooks, and resources
As businesses prepare to reopen, there are several guides to help. We will update the list as we receive information. 

Prepared by the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
COVID-19 has impacted every business differently. Every business will face tremendous challenges as our nation begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps your business will need to take to reopen as restrictions are lifted across the country and your business prepares for the "new normal." 

Monday, May 18 ~ 7:00 p.m. Village Council Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, May 20 ~ 9:00 Beautification Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday, May 26 ~ 6:00 p.m. VILLAGE COUNCIL/PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP (Regular Planning Commission Meeting to follow immediately.) This will likely be an electronic meeting. 
THANK YOU to everyone for an extremely successful social distancing food drive.  The Elk Rapids Community Cupboard is full thanks to you. And, so many generous donations has ensured the cupboard will continue to serve those who need assistance for the foreseeable future.  We are accepting new clients so if you are aware of anyone who needs help please ask them to contact Pam Coleman at 847-445-8239.

Donations can also be mailed to:
P.O. Box 572, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629. 
We also have a donation box outside First Presbyterian Church at 404 Spruce Street, Elk Rapids. 

ACTS Food Pantry
Open: Tuesday 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Wed 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m

ACTS now has call-ahead-to-order (231) 267-3002 curbside delivery in place along with a maximum effort to protect our workers and clients. We still can use other able-bodied volunteers to help. If you can do this, please call Carol Hockin at 231-492-6952.

We truly appreciate what you can send to keep our Pantry open. ACTS -- Working Hard To Help People in Need
The Good Samaritan Food Pantry is open for curbside/drive-thru pickup:
(231) 588-2208

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 1:30 p.m.

We have changed things to help protect our staff and community, as we now offer a drive thru service to receive food, and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, food, etc.). If baby items are needed beyond the basics please call (231) 588-2200. We are doing our utility and emergency assistance through phone by calling (231) 588-2208. One thing we are in need of is bar soap to hand out with our food boxes.

Local 211 - An Information and Referral service which is available 24/7. If you need assistance with paying bills, seniors, utilities, food, and other essential services please dial 211 on your phone and follow the prompts.

United Way of Northwest Michigan has launched a website where you can step forward to volunteer; background checks will be conducted and once completed, United Way will connect volunteers with opportunities. See this link:
With the announcement today by the Governor, many of the businesses hours and practices will most likely change. We will update in the next few days and re-send list out.
Meanwhile check your favorite businesses on their Facebook pages. Please call the chamber with any questions you may have (231) 264-8202

When Businesses Open....

  • Please Be Patient.

  • Let's All Work Together.

  • Support Local Business.
  • As businesses open, please follow their guidelines for social distancing, sanitary procedures, and safety measures.
  • Some places might not be ready to fully open yet. Give them time to rebuild their stock and supplies.
  • Some businesses may feel uncomfortable with opening fully and may remain closed for awhile or continue with curbside service ~ respect their decision.
  • They may not be able to operate at full person capacity.
  • Service may be a little slower until getting fully staffed.
  • Be Positive ~ Better days are coming!
  • Be Patient and respectful.
Best practice before going out is to check a business' facebook page or call. Please notify us with any changes or additions.

Corner Drugs (231) 264-8033
Please call in all orders, prescriptions, and retail
Curbside pick-up, mail, or home delivery ONLY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see Facebook page

Crystal Lake Clinic (231) 264-9060 Open
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT ~ Video Chat also Available
Please call when you arrive for your appointment. Wait in your car until a staff member comes out to get you. Masks are required and hands will be sanitized at the back door. We are not using our waiting room. Follow up visits are scheduled while patient wait in their room and then escorted out the back door.

Elk Rapids Medical Clinic (231) 264-0700 WALK IN NOT AVAILABLE!
Open for our patients during this time by appointment only in Elk Rapids and Traverse City locations. Please all with any questions and to check hours.
Hours: Traverse City Mon - Fri 8-5  231.935.8346
Elk Rapids Mon - Thur 8-5, Friday 8-12 231.264.0700
Televisits and phone visits are sometimes appropriate as well.

Elk Rapids Physical Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehab) (231) 264-6682
Hours: Please call for appointment
Tele-Health Therapy, Please call ahead

Elk Rapids Primary Care (231) 264-0399 PLEASE NO WALK-INS
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 - 3:00, closed on Friday, closed for lunch
Please phone ahead see Facebook page for detailed instructions
As concerns about Coronavirus (Covid-19) circulate throughout our country, let it be known that we at Elk Rapids Primary Care are here for you. Continue Reading

Healthy Beginnings Chiropractic (231) 939-3830
Call for any emergency needs.

Hufford Vision & Eye Care (231) 264-2020
Closed, Call Dr. Hufford 231-675-9646 for ocular emergency or medical eye concern. see Facebook Page

Dr. Lints Orthodontics (231) 922-7210
Closed, call for emergency see Facebook Page for updates

MI Family Chiropractic (231) 498-2128 or (231) 350-8892
please call for appointment Mon-Thurs 9:00-5:00 see Facebook Page

Munson Medical Center (231) 935-5000
Call your healthcare provider first, for guidelines, visit:
Facebook Page: MunsonMedicalCenter

River Pharmacy (231) 264-8165 Please call in your ahead
Hours for curbside Pickup: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 closed from (12-1), Sat. 9-1
Call when you arrive

Torch Chiropractic (231) 307- 4200 Elk Rapids (231) 331-7010 Rapid City
Open Monday and Thursday, Please call for an appointment first, or go to the website to request an appointment visit or
List of Restaurants/Markets   offering take-out and delivery:
Changes are happening continually
Best to call ahead before heading out.
Blue Water Bistro   (231) 331-6262, Option 1
Hours for take-out and limited delivery:
Wed-Thurs 12-8pm Fri-Sat 12-9pm Sun 4:00-8:00 p.m.
See  Facebook Page   for menu and specials
Torch Lake Pizza -pizza, subs, appetizers, salads, and specials
Blue Pelican Inn   (231) 544-2583
Hours for take-out and delivery: Wed-Sat 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited see   Facebook Page   for Menu
Torch Lake Pizza -pizza, subs, appetizers, salads, and specials
Cellar 152   (231) 264-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Wed-Sat Noon- 6:00 p.m.
Menu: most menu items.  Facebook Page
Selling Providence and Undertoe Farms fresh product
View Menu and order food, beer, wine, and more Online  HERE
Chang Express   (231) 264-9140
Hours for take-out: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Menu: Regular
Chef Charles Pizza   (231) 264-8901
Hours: Tues - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call ahead for carryout orders
Cone Corral   (231) 264-6880
This week-end cones, flurries, and sundaes! 🍦
Hours for curbside pizza & salads service only: Mon- Sat 4-8 p.m.
DIY PIZZA KITS, dairy free and GF available, see  Facebook page   for specials
Menu: Phone in orders only and payment over the phone
Eastport Market  (231) 599-2507
Hours: Sun-Thur 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Beginning 5/21 Sun-Thur 7am-9pm Fri & Sat 7am-10pm
Pickup Service 9am-5pm see  Facebook page   for menu & instructions
ER General Store   -- (231) 264-9266
Hours: WED - SAT Taking orders 11:30 until 6:30 p.m. curbside & delivery
Menu: Pizza, liquor, beer, snacks  Facebook Page
Ethanology Distillation (231) 498-2800
Order online   and schedule patio pickup
See  Facebook Page   for updates

Farmer White's (231) 632-1500
Call to pre-order pies and baked goods (a days notice is needed at this time please). Jams, canned products, frozen cider, and more! Call (231)632-1500 for pick up, Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
Flour Pot Bakery   (231) 264-9732 NOW OPEN ON THURSDAY
Hours for window service:
Thurs & Fri 6:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Sat 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Menu: Call to order, see  Facebook Page   f   or menu
Friske Farm Market  (231) 599-2604 NEW DAYS OPEN & HOURS
Hours for curbside: Mon-Thurs 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Fri-Sat 9:00a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Menu: See website:   for details. Essential items available.
Everything you need in one stop! Please call ahead to place your take-out order for pick-up or curb-side service.
Harbor Cafe (231) 264-8700 or (586) 863-2431
Hours: Thurs - Sun 9:00 a.m. - Noon Breakfast only Curbside pickup only
See website for menu:
S   ee Facebook Page   for details
King Orchards  (231) 544-6479 M-88 Mkt (231) 264-0715 US 31 MKT
Call to pre-order or order on-line
Hours for curbside service: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sat 10-4
Menu: see  Facebook Page   for items list
Lochenheath Restaurant (231) 938-9800
Thurs, Fri, & Sat Curbside Pickup
See  Facebook Page   for menu
McGee's No. 72   (231) 421-8800
Hours for takeout & curbside service Daily 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
See  Facebook Page   for menu and BOGO specials
Pearl's   New Orleans Kitchen (231) 264-0530
Hours for take-out and limited delivery Daily 11:00 am - 8:00 p.m.
(delivery from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Menu: Regular including specials See   Facebook Page  or
Pelican's Nest   (231) 533-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Tues-Sat 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited, see  Facebook Page   for menu

Planetary Coffee (231) 632-4997
Thurs-Mon 9am-2pm take out and curbside Service
Call or visit: to place order
Providence Organic Farm  (231) 599-2020 best to order online
Store Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm Call to place order or order on line
Curbside Pickup only for now.
Order online:  Providence Farm Online Order   see  Facebook Page   for details
Reflect Bistro   (inside Cambria Hotel) (231) 778-9110
Hours for curbside pickup: Daily Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. |
Lunch & Dinner 11:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular + Happy Hour menu 4-7 p.m. see  Facebook Page   for specials
Royal Farms   (231) 599-3222 Please call ahead to place order
Hours for curbside pick-up: Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sun 10-4 p.m.
Menu: apples, pies, cherry products, and beverages
and also essential items available, please call for list.
Or order  ONLINE HERE .
Shorts' Brewing Pub   (231) 498-2300
Hours for take-out and beer delivery: Every day 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular  Facebook Page   for menu and specials

Siren Hall (231) 264-6062
Starting Thursday, May 21 for Memorial Weekend
OPEN Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3-8pm
To-go and Curbside Pick-up ONLY
See Facebook Page for updates
T.J. Charlies   (231) 264-8819
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 3:00 CLOSED SUNDAY
Now Offering Dinner Takeout - Fri and Sat, Call by 6pm for pickup or delivery.
Friday: Cod Fish Basket w/fries & Slaw $7.50 + tax
Saturday: BBQ Chicken $8.25 or BBQ Ribs $9.25 + tax, includes potato & slaw
Menu: Regular Call for daily specials
The Local   (231) 498-2190
Hours: Tues-Sunday 8 am - 2pm
Take out ~ See  Facebook page   for specials & updates
Torch Lake Cafe   '    (231) 599-1111  Delivery service now available
Hours for take-out & gift certificates: Mon-Sun 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: See  Facebook Page   for menu and specials
Essential items also available
Town Club  Opening Saturday, May 16, 2020   (231) 264-9914
Hours: 4:00-8:00 p.m. Daily ~ Front entrance only
See  Facebook Page   for Take out Menu
Townline Ciderworks (231) 883-5330
Hours for to go orders: Fri 2-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Undertoe Farms   (231) 342-7451 or
Call about delivery see  Facebook Page
Order online:  Undertoe Farm online order
V i llage Market - Central Lake (231) 544-3300
Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm Seniors 8-10am  
Village Market- Elk Rapids (231) 264-5629
Village Market - Rapid City (231) 331-6111
Hours for ER & RC: 8:00am- 8:00pm Daily 8-10 for Seniors
see  Facebook Page   for updates
Curbside service for all 3 stores:Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Waters Edge Market (231) 264-5511 can call ahead to order
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Daily, see  Facebook Page   for details
Waterfire Vineyards   (231) 498-2753
Pick up order upon request any day of the week, order  on line
Menu: Regular see  Facebook Page   for update

Shop online. Buy gift cards. Support Local!
List of open businesses. Please follow    ALL    your favorites on social media 👍
Adams Madams   (231) 544-2770
Open for pickup only Wed-Sat 12:00-3:00 p.m.
See  Facebook Page   for details
Alden's Mill House   (800) 226-5481
Order on-line or order for store pick-up
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Alden State Banks (231) 264-6900
Lobby closed, Drive thru open Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fri 8:30 - 6:00,
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - Noon Call to schedule an appointment
Altonen Orchards (231) 264-8052
Greenhouse is open daily 9 am - 6pm
See  Facebook Page   for updates
Bayfront Beach and Bike (231) 313-8268
Bike Tune-Up time!
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Curbside drop and home delivery available
see    Facebook Page       for details
Bodywise    (231) 264-6688
Classes on Zoom!
see    Facebook Page    for details
Chemical Bank (231) 264-8160 REDUCED HOURS
Lobby Hours by appointment ONLY
Reduced hours starting 4-6-20 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 9-12
Corner Drugs    (231) 264-8033
Please call in all orders, prescriptions, and retail
Curbside pick-up, mail, or home delivery ONLY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see    Facebook page
Elk Lake Floral    (231) 264-8188
Greenhouse is OPEN! Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 9-4, Sun 10-2
Please call ahead if you need curbside service.

Elk Rapids Antique Market (231) 264-9192
Starting Wed. May 20, Weekly Facebook Sales@ 7pm
See Facebook Page for updates
Elk Rapids Yoga Flow    (231) 463-4556
Free online zoom classes
Book classes on website:
Fifth Third Bank (231) 264-5621
Beginning Sat. 3/21 Lobby Closed, Open by appointment
Drive-thru Hours: Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-5:30, Sat 9-12
Gill-Roys Hardware Elk Rapids (231) 264-8457
Gill-Roys Hardware Torch River (231) 322-4600
Call ahead phone orders are accepted
Hours for both stores: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 6:00 | Sun 10:00 - 4:00
Harbor Antiques (231) 264-6850
CLOSED       Call for a special appointment (231) 313-1436
Harbor Flooring (231) 264-0200
Now open by appointment only, curbside pickup of samples available
Michigan Lake Products   (231) 264-8002
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Mobil Station - EZ Mart (231) 264-6200
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. DAILY
Call for Subway and Lucky Louie Pizza Hours
Now & Then (231) 498-2410 Masks now available
Open for curbside pickup
See    Facebook Page    for hours
Pine Hill Nursery  Kewadin (231) 599-2824 TC (231) 941-1808
GreenHouses Now Open Curbside service available.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Kewadin: 9-10am for at risk shoppers
see    Facebook    for ordering and pickup details
River Pharmacy    (231) 264-8165 Please call in your ahead
Hours for curbside Pickup: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 closed from (12-1), Sat. 9-1
Call when you arrive. See  Facebook Page   for updates
Send Brothers Farm Mart (231) 267-9010
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:30, Sat 8:00 - 3:00
Call ahead orders and curbside pick up available see    Facebook Page
Shell Station on Ames Street (231) 264-5990
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. DAILY

Swift Audio & Automation (231) 264-0054
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm call for appointment
see Facebook Page for updates
Tinker Tailor (231) 409-7498
If you are interested in ordering a mask from Tinker Tailor, see
Facebook Page    for mask details and send a private message or
text message to 231-409-7498
Tiny Traveling Boutique Shop OnLine
Curbside pickup Hours: Thur-Mon 11-3pm
Shop online, curbside pick up available
$5.00 flat rate shipping.
All Essential workers receive 20% off the whole month of May.
Send Tawny your receipts and she'll send you the promo code!
See  website  for ALL up to date information. 
U.S. Post Office
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 4:30, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch
Sat. 8:30 - 10:30
Wildflower Soapworks (231) 264-8000
Hand Sanitizer spray available
Pick-up Hours Mon, Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Online orders see    Facebook       for coupon special
Elk Rapids Golf Club will be allowing the public to play starting Friday, May 22, 2020. Please utilize their online booking options at . Pre-payment is required.

Elk Rapids Golf Club
734 Ames Street, Elk Rapids
(231) 264-8891
This Mother's Day and the Month of May, Give The Gift of Beauty.
Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate and Receive 15% Off One Retail Item. 
Curbside & Delivery Options Available 
 A salon specialist is on hand to answer questions, take orders, and schedule pick-ups. Please contact us via phone or email.
Offer Valid: May 1 to May 31, 2020
Hairport Salon and Spa * 404 Bridge St. * Elk Rapids * (231) 264-8184
Online Shopping:
Tinker Tailor * 504 Bridge Street * Elk Rapids *
Our team has been hard at work building up inventory of our reusable/washable masks & we are ready to ship out to you. You can also pick up orders at 8980 Cairn Hwy, Elk Rapids.
If you’d like to buy any masks please contact our office at 231-264-8111
We have a variety of sizes: XS-XL. See Facebook Page for details.
Some fun ideas, activities, start a new hobby.........
Virtual Piano Lessons

with Bonnie Twiss, Elk Rapids

Now is your chance to learn the piano!
Throughout the next few weeks, Grass River will be providing daily resources to encourage families to get outside during these stressful times and to keep the kids minds engaged during school closures. These fun and educational activities are designed to be completed in a local park or even your own backyard......

You can also visit their Facebook Page for other activities

You may or may not know that Raven Hill Discovery Center has made the difficult decision to “hibernate” for 12 months due to the COVID-19 crisis. Hopefully, the Center can safely open a year from now with a plan for whatever the future brings. Opening for this 2020 spring and summer season would be difficult in this time of social distancing. Fall and winter are slow times, so opening in the spring of 2021 in time for spring field trips, discovery camps and summer visitors, seems to be the best option for the Center at this point in time, if that is feasible. Work will go on behind the scenes and your continued support is appreciated. Check us out daily on Facebook and the website ( ) for informal learning activities, photo memories, history pages, updates and more. We may also be reached via email ( ) or phone: 231.675.6025.

Check us out daily on Facebook and the website ( ) for informal learning activities, photo memories, updates and more. We may also be reached via email ( or phone: 231.675.6025. Stay safe and keep in touch, everyone.
Elk Rapids District Library

Check out their facebook pages for lots of suggestions, ideas, and virtual tours!


Newton's Road

See their Facebook Page for great home-school ideas

(231) 994-3684

May 19 6th-9th Grade 4:30 pm * May 21 K-5th 2:00 pm/10th-12th 4:30 pm
Like the Chamber on Facebook!
Thank You!
Even our beloved swan is doing her part to stay safe 😷