May 22, 2020
Private at-Home Personal Training Session
A $145 value for only $75, which will be
donated to local nonprofits
1-hour private at-home Personal Training Session with individualized assessment and programming to help you workout at home with weights or without.


Harbor Springs Therapy and Wellness will send your gift certificate shortly after the auction fundraiser ends on May 24th

Call Damon Whitfield with questions or for further information at 231-838-2087, or email
Many local restaurants reopen for dine-in service today
Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order reopened Northern Michigan for on-site dining starting today, Friday, but it will be a new and different experience. For the safety of customers and staff, everyone is required to wear a mask (BYOM). Customers are allowed to remove their masks once seated but must abide by the recommended precautions of wearing masks to and from the tables and in common areas. Seating adjustments have been made to account for 6-ft. social distancing requirements. Many restaurants encourage (and some require) you to make a reservation, as seating is limited to 50% occupancy. Here are some restaurant and bar guidelines for reopening safely.


CROW’S NEST will open with limited seating from 4-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended, 231.526.6011. We will continue take-out as an option as well. Take-out menu.

MOOSE JAW JUNCTION will open for lunch Friday at 11:30am and immediately go to our normal summer hours. We will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Keep in mind, while we will have our famous fish fry on Friday, we must follow the rules. Seating will be interesting. Please bring plenty of patience as we adjust to our new way of life for most likely some time. 966 W. Van Rd., Pellston, phone (231) 539-8528.

THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT - We are opening the dining room on Friday at 5 p.m., seating is by reservation only. We will continue to offer curbside pickup for carry-out dinners. This is a trial run in the dining room, and we are limiting reservations to one party every 15 minutes, with a maximum of 6 diners per table. Now open 7 days a week. 231-526-1904.

PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is opening for dine-in service from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight this Friday. Hours are 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Online ordering for take-out is still available. (231) 526-2967.

PETOSKEY BREWING will open starting Friday for dine-in service. Our hours for the holiday weekend will be 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Take-out will also resume Friday though our online ordering website. Please check our Facebook page for updates. (231) 753-2057.

SMALL BATCH AT THE CUPOLA - We are open Friday and Saturday 830-8, Sunday 830-5. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our patio will be open for service as well. All menu items will also be available for takeaway, 231-242-4686. Call for curbside pick up. Our takeaway menu.

STAFFORD’S PIER is opening for dine-in service beginning Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. Menu. (231) 526-6201.

STATE ROAD PROVISIONS is open 3-9pm kitchen and until 11 for the deck and bar, Monday through Friday, plus Saturday and Sunday noon till 9 and deck till 11pm. (231) 526-7805.

PAPER STATION BISTRO is open 11am until 9pm Sunday through Thursday, plus Friday and Saturday until 10pm. Monday the 25th, we start breakfast at 8:30am. (231) 242-4680.

TEDDY GRIFFIN’S ROADHOUSE will be open 7 days a week from 4 - 9:30 PM but closed Memorial Day. You are highly encouraged to make a reservation, as seating is limited to 50% occupancy. We can be more prepared to accommodate you if we are anticipating your arrival. Teddy’s is requesting all dining customers to call 231-526-7805 upon arrival or see the hostess, who will be stationed outside the building. Our to-go menu and online ordering is still available and is great way to enjoy Teddy’s.

VERNALES - We have been working hard during this time on improvements throughout the restaurant and are happy to announce that we will be open for full dine-in service starting Friday, May 22nd. We want to reassure you that we are following all State of Michigan and federal guidelines regarding restaurant operation. Online ordering for our curbside menu is available every day during our normal business hours. 231-242-4777.


BC PIZZA - We have updated our hours of operation. We will be open Monday through Thursday 11-9, Friday and Saturday 11-10, Sunday 4-9. We will remain open for pick-up and delivery. 231-526-2424. 

CHANG CUISINE - Open for takeout and delivery Monday- Friday 11 am- 8pm, Saturday 3-8pm. Call 231-526-7107. Not yet opening for dine-in service.

CROOKED TREE BREADWORKS - 231-347-9574, Hours vary weekly so please check Facebook for this week's curbside hours. This week we are open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday 5/23. We are closed Memorial Day and open Tuesday 5/26 through Friday 5/29 for the remainder of Memorial Week. We are working with a skeleton crew, so if we're on the line with another customer, leave a voicemail and we'll get back to you to take your ordera.

THE DEPOT CLUB private dining facility is open Wednesday through Saturday for curbside service from 4-8 p.m. Online menu. (231) 242-4233.

GURNEY’S has just reopened and will be open Tuesday –Saturday from 9-6, and the deli closes at 4pm. Curbside only - call 231-526-5472 to place your order and to pick up. Cash and check only.

JOHAN'S PASTRY - 231-526-0907, open daily 7:30am-4pm.

POND HILL FARM is offering Grab-and-Go items for porchside pick-up seven days a week from 12p to 6p at the farm market. Visit to view the available items. You can order by phone 231-526-3276, at the farm market, or online. The online market is also open for shipping canned goods. For Memorial Day weekend only, we will offer outside seating and beverages in the beer garden Friday 12p-6p; Saturday 12p-8p; Sunday 12p-8p; Monday 12p-6p.

RODRIGO’S will open a pop-up shop at Colin's Corner Cafe with a limited menu from May 22-May 31, 4 to 9pm. We will be posting a menu on Facebook and have some self outdoor seating. It is limited as we are following strict social distancing rules. Colin's Corner Cafe will open June 1st.

TOSKI SANDS MARKET - 231-347-9631. Open Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm. Menu. P lease note that gloves and masks are required. We can provide both if you do not have any.

TURKEY'S CAFE AND PIZZERIA - 231-526-6041, open daily 11am-9pm. Menu. We will open for dine-in slowly and soon.

> Restaurant managers, please email with any updates or additions.
> Support our restaurants! Buy gift cards from their websites or from the Chamber's Online Auction by midnight Sunday.
> More businesses are reopening safely. See our #SafeHarbor list elsewhere in this newsletter.
Chamber continues“Safe Harbor” initiative - and face masks - as businesses reopen
As the business community prepares for reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Harbor Springs Chamber is launching a “Safe Harbor” initiative, including the production of Safe Harbor face masks. This effort will:

> Assure our locals and summer residents that our businesses will open in a safe manner.

> Provide details on how and when various businesses will be reopening or expanding their services. If your business is reopening, please let us know -. email the details by Tuesday to, and we will include the information in our newsletter and on our social media pages.

As part of this initiative, the chamber is offering “Safe Harbor” face masks, created for us by Carter's Imagewear and Awards. You can show your support for the effort by purchasing the Safe Harbor masks for $5 each, ($5.30 including sales tax). There is a minimum order of 4 masks, but there is no limit to how many you can buy. We encourage local retailers to order in bulk and sell them in your stores. This “pre-order price” will only be good for a short time, so don't delay. After the masks are delivered, the chamber will be selling them at a higher price. This offer is open to businesses, residents and visitors.

Allow 3 weeks for delivery. You will be able to pick up your masks at the Harbor Springs Chamber office on designated “curbside pick-up days” to be announced later. If you would like your masks to be mailed to you, there is a $10 fee.

Here's are more ways you can support the #SafeHarbor effort (in addition to ordering masks and telling us how you are reopening safely):

  • Print and display this poster with reminders about how to stay safe.
  • Tag your social media posts with #SafeHarbor to help us promote this effort and assure our community that we are adopting safe procedures in our businesses.
  • Take this DDA survey to share your opinions on how to make our community as safe as possible while keeping our local economy intact.
  • Ask your followers to share how they support #SafeHarbor and let’s spread the message!
Auction continues through 5 p.m. Sunday;
$26,000 raised for local businesses already
The Shop & Support Harbor Springs Small Business online auction has been extended for one week, due to an overwhelming response that has raised more than $26,000 for local businesses in just 10 days.

The business support website organized by the Harbor Springs Chamber was scheduled to end May 17th, but now it is extended to 5 p.m. this Sunday, May 24th, thanks to additional sponsor support from The Cottage Company and an anonymous donor.

You can support your favorite local business by purchasing a gift card, jewelry, pet items, or local services. Click here to see all of the auction items and “buy now” items . More than 170 items are now available from 50 businesses. The site includes both “Buy Now” items and Auction items.

The Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce launched the project to support local businesses that have been closed or severely limited for the past nine weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. This opportunity is open to all Harbor Springs Chamber members and any non-member business with a Harbor Springs address.

Also on the auction site is an option for area residents to simply make a donation to the Manna Food Project, Salvation Army or Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. More than $1,000 has been donated so far.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, who covered the cost of the auction software and credit card fees so that 100% of the proceeds can be returned to the participating businesses:
Chamber Auction results are "impressive and amazing"

Here's a comment from a Chamber member after we told them they would be getting a check for more than $1,300 in proceeds from the auction:

"This is so impressive and amazing. Good work guys. Your really pulled this off with flying colors."
Street Musique will return this summer!
Back on the streets of downtown Harbor Springs this summer -- Street Musique! Hosted by the Harbor Springs Chamber Foundation and the Blissfest Music Organization, Street Musique takes place Thursday nights, 6:30-8:30pm, from July 2-August 20. The Harbor Springs City Council on Monday expressed unanimous support for continuing the event with social distancing modifications.

Again this year, each Thursday night will have a theme with music and musician types that fit the themes. Not taking place this year will be children's activities because of the large crowds that gather, making social distancing difficult. Volunteers will stroll through the downtown to help keep social distancing in place around each music location.

Funding for Street Musique comes solely from donations from the community. Please consider supporting this long-standing program that brings music and joy to downtown Harbor Springs:

More local businesses start reopening safely

In addition to restaurants, a number of other local businesses are reopening safely this week:
TVEDTEN FINE ART will open for the season starting this Friday, May 22nd. Hours are 11-4, Monday thru Saturday. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year by spotlighting new artists each Friday from 5-7 p.m., starting with Rick Ford on July 2nd. We will be observing the health recommendations by asking everyone to please wear a mask and give a 6 ft. space to others in the gallery. Thank you, and we are looking forward to seeing you!

L’ESPRIT-ELLE will reopen Friday, May 22. Our store hours are: Monday - Saturday 10 -5 and Sunday 12 - 3. We will be following the recommended safety measures for the protection of our customers and staff. We remain committed to our customers and will continue to offer curbside pick-up. Please follow our Instagram and Facebook for updates. We look forward to a wonderful Harbor Springs summer!

MITCHELL GRAPHICS is here to help with “ Back To Business” communications . We are committed to helping our neighbors and customers resume business operations as we re-open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer floor graphics, hygiene window clings, directional signage, support signs, and informational print pieces – like brochures, menus, and direct mail postcards – to help you reopen with the communications tools you need for safety and growth.

WALSTROM MARINE - We count ourselves lucky to be in a community full of fresh air, fresh water, and both year-round and seasonal residents who care deeply for it. Together is how we come out better on the other side and we at Walstrom Marine look forward to doing our part in providing a #safeharbor for everyone this spring and summer season. Visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and additional information. Starting on Thursday, May 21, the fuel dock hours will be 9a-5p. We will be open 7 days a week.  Details  

GATTLES - We are planning to open on Monday, June 1st. This is dependent upon us getting our shipment of inventory on time and being able to set everything in place. Our opening should be no later than June 15th in any event.

LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY HUMANE SOCIETY - We are so grateful for the community’s support of our organization in the past couple of months. We are dedicated to providing the best care for the animals at our shelter and ensuring a clean, safe environment for adopters, visitors, volunteers and staff. Our shelter and services will re-open at the end of the stay-at-home order on May 29 (as long as state regulations and requirements will allow). Following our re-opening, we will: 
  • Offer curbside pickup and drop-off for all of our Boarding, Grooming and Daycare clients. For more information about Boarding, Grooming and Daycare services, please call 231-347-2384.
  • Offer curbside pickup and drop-off for all of our Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic patients. We’ll also continue to offer curbside pickup of prescription food and medication. For more information about Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic, please call 231-622-6363. 
  • Offer animal adoptions in a safe, clean environment. 
  • Offer our Pet Food Pantry to pet owners in need at various mobile locations throughout Emmet County, via delivery, or pickup at the shelter at 1300 W. Conway Road, Harbor Springs. For more information regarding our Pet Food Pantry or other shelter information, please visit or call 231-347-2396.

TIM BONDY Physical And Occupational Therapy And Wellness Centers has continued to offer therapy services during the “stay at home” orders for essential care rehabilitation. Our two clinics at 1171 and 1225 W. Conway Rd. in Harbor Springs are now fully operational. Remodeling of our clinic has been completed during the past six weeks, offering an open space format as well as private rooms for individual treatment. A protocol has been implemented for screening all persons entering the facility as well as the wearing of masks and gloves and following the needed safe distancing and cleaning measures for the safety of our patients, clients and staff. Tim Bondy Physical Therapy is a Certified Rehabilitation Facility and accepts Medicare, Medicaid Blue Cross, Priority Health, Workers Comp and many other insurance plans. Appointments or inquiries can be made at 231 487-4638 or

LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY - While most of our staff remain working from home, the more than 200 nature preserves and working forest reserves are open and available for nature enjoyment throughout our five-county service area. To find out what trails are near you, visit our interactive map at or download the free app, LTC Explorer (links available on website). Copies of our preserve guide map are also available by the door of our office on Powell Road near Vernales. With our member support, we are able to continue Protecting the North Country We Love and to ensure the land’s health - and our health - remain a top priority.

> RETAIL REVIVE & THRIVE when you reopen - Join the Northwest Michigan SBDC and the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for a free webinar on Revive & Thrive: Reopening Retail on Wednesday, May 27. The webinar is being held from 11 am to 12 pm online. Details and registration.
Governor reopens auto dealerships and retail businesses by appointment, authorizes nonessential medical, dental and veterinary procedures  
Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing.
“The data shows that Michigan is ready to phase in these sectors of our economy, but we must stay vigilant and ensure we’re doing everything we can to protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Whitmer. “On behalf of our brave first responders on the front lines of this crisis, we must continue to all do our part by staying safer at home. We owe it to them to do what we can to stop the spread of this virus.”
Health Dept. answers questions on what's allowed under latest Executive Order allowing reopening
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan wants to remind residents and local businesses that the Governor signed Executive Order 2020-91 and Executive Order 2020-92 on Monday. Under these executive orders, restaurants, bars, retail businesses, and offices in our region are allowed to resume in-person work and offer onsite dining, with strict precautions in place, beginning Friday, May 22nd at 12:01 am. Resources aligning with the requirements of the executive order can be found on our COVID-19 business resource page.

We have received questions and concerns regarding travel and housing as a result of the preliminary phases of re-opening in our region under Executive Order 2020-91 and Executive Order 2020-92.

The following is prohibited:
• Travel to vacation rentals
• Campground housing, unless primary residence
• Hotel and motel rentals/use, unless to house someone aiding in the COVID-19 response

The following is allowed:
• To return to a home or place of residence from outside this state.
• To leave this state for a home or residence elsewhere.
• Between two residences in this state, including moving to a new residence.
• As required by law enforcement or a court order, including the transportation of children pursuant to a custody agreement.
• For individuals in Regions 6 or 8, to go to a restaurant or a retail store or to attend a social gathering of up to 10 people.

We cannot stress enough that this preliminary phase of re-opening our state does not mean there is an absence of COVID-19 in our communities. However, this does mean that we have made substantial progress in our region specifically regarding testing, contact tracing, and a decrease in the number of new cases each day. While enjoying the warmer weather and the re-opening of some local businesses, everyone should continue taking all necessary precautions to protect themselves and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED CASES - As of 4 pm Wednesday, May 20, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is reporting:
  • Positive COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 11, Charlevoix – 14, Emmet – 21, Otsego – 99
  • Recovered COVID-19 cases in the following counties: Antrim – 9, Charlevoix – 12, Emmet – 19, Otsego – 77
  • Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the following counties: Charlevoix – 1, Emmet – 2, Otsego – 10.

The State of Michigan has reported 53,009 cases and 5,060 deaths.

> Stay up-to-date on the latest information in the Health Department jurisdiction by liking and following our Facebook page and visiting our website.

City Council supports high school senior car parade on May 29 - Story

Seven seniors share valedictorian title for Harbor Springs High School - Story

Back to business: entrepreneurs, health care specialists react - Story

Opening date for ferry service still to be determined - Story

City ends moratorium on short-term rentals - Story
Many changes, precautions in place as Harbor Springs Farmers Market opens Saturday
Farmers Markets have been deemed an essential service. The Harbor Springs Farmers Market, opens this Saturday, May 23rd from 9am to 1pm. For the safety of our customers and vendors there will be many changes and precautions put in place this summer.

Overall, the market will be shifting from an event or social gathering spot to purely an essential food distribution site. We’ve worked really hard for many years building programs to enhance customers’ experience at market. These programs will not be gone forever; however, safety is our number one concern.

In order to promote safe social distancing, vendors will be spaced 10 feet apart, and we suggest sending only one to two family members. As much as we love them, we are also recommending dogs be left at home. Hand-washing stations will be installed each morning, and hand sanitizer will be provided at each booth.

We have also established a Market Pre-Order system that will assist in getting people in an out of market quickly and efficiently. Orders must be placed with each individual vendor two days prior to market and can be picked up at the blue tents on the west end of market, closest to the church. A list of vendors participating in the Pre-Sale can be found on our website, .

Thank you in advance for complying with the safety precautions, we are excited for the start of market season.

This is not how I envisioned my first year as market master, it’s been a crazy time figuring out the logistics to keep everyone as safe as possible and still have a Harbor Springs Market experience. I am looking forward to seeing all of our customers, I’ll meet you at the market…..I’ll be the one in the mask.

Hannah Bianchi
Harbor Springs Farmers Market Master

City seeks bids to replace downtown trees and install tree grates and concrete

The City of Harbor Springs Downtown Development Authority/Principal Shopping District (DDA/PSD) is soliciting bids for the removal/replacement of at least 35 downtown trees. The project will also require the installation of tree grates and/or brick-paver surround, and/or electrical box upgrades. A pre-bid meeting will be held on June 8 and bids will be opened June 10. Questions can be directed to DDA/PSD Director Margo Damoose or City Manager Victor Sinadinoski at (231) 526-2104.  Bid specifications and details.

The city leaf and yard waste pick-up program continues through May 28. All materials must be placed at curbside, not in the street. Leaves and yard waste, including flowers, plants, grass, etc., should not be placed in plastic bags. Each type of material (leaves and yard waste) must be placed in separate piles. At this point, due to safety considerations, the city cannot pick up brush while maintaining social distancing.

Summer brush pickup will begin June 16 and is scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month through September. We cannot accept brush at Kiwanis Park or any other city location. Brush is accepted at the Emmet County drop-off center at 7363 Pleasantview Road. Call Lucas VanderZee at 231-526-0604 if you have questions.
Chief Kyle Knight submits Police Department Annual Report

I am pleased to submit the 2019 Harbor Springs Police Department Annual Report to the City Administration, the citizens of Harbor Springs, and our guests. The report includes statistical crime data, traffic enforcement statistics, crash information, and general service details. It also includes our accomplishments for 2019 and goals for 2020.

In compiling the data from 2019 I was very pleased with our overall statistics and the services provided to our residents and guests. Having been in this position for over two years I acknowledge there is still work to be accomplished, though I am ecstatic about our progress and the direction the department is advancing. I see positive changes in our statistics as well as our relationship with the community we serve.

Business resources and COVID-19 updates

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at  and

Covid-19 Resources from the NW Michigan Health Department

Template for a Preparedness and Response Plan for a lower risk business (MS Word)

Promote yourself... send us YOUR News.
Join our Member Resources Facebook Group!

With things changing rapidly these days, we invite our readers and especially our member businesses to join our new  HSACC Member Resources Facebook Group   . Please share your daily specials, updates and business information with other Chamber members here. We're all in this together!
Chamber office now open by appointment

After nine weeks of being closed, the Harbor Springs Chamber office at 368 Main Street will be open by appointment. Please call us at 231-526-7999 to set an appointment time or to ask about anything that we might be able to help with. We ask that you wear a mask if you come visit us, and we'll be following social distancing guidelines.

Chamber staff have been working remotely for the past two months, organizing an auction that raised more than $26,000 for local businesses and a #SafeHarbor campaign to promote the safe opening of all of our businesses. Through it all, we were checking email ( and phone messages to 231-526-7999, we kept producing sending our weekly newsletter and updating our social media and website. Stay safe and healthy!
Conservancy goes virtual with environmental ed
For more than 30 years, Little Traverse Conservancy has offered programs to thousands of children every year. The majority of the programs have been held at nature preserves and natural areas throughout the five-county service area.

“The current situation has caused our education staff to pivot and explore ways to still bring the joys of nature to all ages, while remaining helpful to educators and parents forced to do the work online or from their own homes,” said Sarah Mayhew, the Conservancy’s director of education.

The result has been a brand new web experience found at The program page is broken into three categories: 1) Online Learning Links; 2) Activities and Lessons; and 3) Virtual Programs.

Little Traverse Conservancy is a member-supported non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. To learn more, please contact a staff member or visit the website,
Manna extends mobile pantry as hundreds flock to Odawa Casino for food assistance
Manna Food Project’s drive-thru, mobile food pantry held weekly at Odawa Casino has served more families in need than anticipated - so the program has been extended into June.

Originally scheduled through May 22, the mobile will continue to distribute food on Fridays through June 5. Manna staff and volunteers will distribute pre-assembled food boxes with an assortment of shelf-stable items, along with a bag of fresh and frozen items, from noon to 3 p.m.

Exactly 100 families showed up to the first distribution on May 1. Word of the event spread over the radio, thanks to Big Country 102.9 and Lite 96.3. And on the second Friday, over 200 families received assistance.

After the third distribution on May 15 served nearly 200 families once again, Manna and KorthaseFlinn Insurance, who sponsored the program with Auto-Owners Insurance, had to decide whether to end the program after May 22 as scheduled, or to continue longer.
“Clearly, the need is there,” says Kim Baker, Executive Director of Manna. “For Randy Flinn, president of KorthaseFlinn, the answer was easy: ‘Let’s keep it going!’”

On Tuesday, May 19, Lite 96.3, 106 KHQ, and their sister stations held an on-air “Feeding Northern Michigan” campaign. A portion of the funds raised by the radiothon, along with more support from KorthaseFlinn, will help subsidize the mobile’s additional days of operation.

“Despite the chaos of the past few months, things have come together and needs are being met. Our caring community makes it all happen,” Baker says.
$230k in grants awarded to 30 organizations
Middle- and high-school students will receive the nourishing food they need. Our recycling center will improve its recycling efficiency by upgrading its container sorting line. Young children in a local town will have a safe, public place to play. Nursing home residents will benefit from needed room improvements.

These are just a few examples of people whose lives will be improved through recent grants from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. In April, the Community Foundation awarded a total of $229,650 in grants to 30 organizations serving Emmet County. Programs will support people in need with food, housing, educational opportunities, financial support, addiction treatment, suicide prevention, and more.

In addition to the grant awards, the committees each allocated dollars from their respective grant pools specifically to the Community Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The distribution committee directed $100,000 to the Essential Needs Fund with the YAC allocating an additional $25,000. During the crisis, the Essential Needs Fund is providing relief funding for eligible nonprofits that have been impacted by increased demand for services or financial hardship due to decreased revenue. A short application is available on the Community Foundation’s website,

Radio stations help feed the hungry; Drive continues this week

The number of families in Northern Michigan who are food insecure is growing at an alarming rate. MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is using the power of our radio stations to help our local food banks with Feeding Northern Michigan... a virtual online food drive on Lite 96.3 and 106 KHQ from now through Sunday, May 24.

Click here to donate and your contribution will be distributed to The Manna Food Project, Father Fred, and Feeding American West Michigan. Donors will be announced on the radio. Challenge another business or family member. Give a portion of your sales on a certain item or just make a donation. Every contribution is valuable and appreciated, and the drive has raised more than $11,000 as of Wednesday, May 20.
Hot Spring Spas are $1,500 off MSRP this month
Luxury Bath and Spa is family owned and operated, and proud to be your new local authorized dealer for Hot Spring® Spas, the world's number one selling brand in hot tubs. We are the only dealer in Emmet and Charlevoix County authorized to service and sell Hot Spring® Spas. We are open for curbside pickup, free regional hot tub delivery, and offer service repairs, chemicals, and accessories for your hot tub.

We are offering a great deal this month. Through the month of May, we are offering $1,500 off MSRP when you order a new Hot Spring® Spa; this offer excludes floor models.
Chamber members: help us promote you!

Let us know about your business news, promotions and events - it’s a free benefit of membership.

Are you reopening your business soon, or offering virtual appointments, call-in service or online purchasing? Let us know about it!

> REACH 800+ WITH YOUR AD or press release in Harbor Happenings. You’ll get great local exposure - our newsletter goes out to 1,700 people and is opened by more than 800 each week. Here are your advertising options:
  • Display ad and web link at the top of the newsletter - $60.
  • Display ad and web link after the third story in the newsletter - $35.
  • Exclusive e-blast featuring your business - $125

We can create your ad or give you the specs to have your people do it. We invoice you after your ad runs. To send us your news, reserve your ad or ask questions, contact .
THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT is looking for a Line Cook, $15-20 per hour, based on experience. Email

STATE ROAD PROVISIONS is looking for servers, bartenders, line cooks. It’s a fun roadhouse in Harbor Springs. Make great money, have a good time. Open at 3 o’clock - great evening work. Give us a call at 231-881-6281 - looking for immediate help, part-time or full-time.

POND HILL FARM is seeking a Line Cook and Culinary Trainees. Send resume to

TOSKI SANDS MARKET has positions available for people with interest in our large
selection of high-quality foods and spirits. Positions include working with customers; meat & fish preparation; deli; preparing our signature entrees, salads & dips; produce;
stocking; displays & product rotation. A few opportunities for full-time or part-time, year-round. Great work environment, competitive wage based on experience & knowledge. Apply on their Facebook page or email
2296 M-119, Petoskey, MI.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & Suites, Apple Tree Inn, and Days Inn are hiring ALL Positions in Petoskey. Front Desk/Night Audit & Housekeeping/Laundry - YEAR ROUND.
  • Make up to $11.75/hour
  • Travel Incentive
  • Hotel perks and Discounts
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Full & Part Time

Make More Than a Living - Are you a caregiver looking for immediate work in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs and Charlevoix area? Do you want a rewarding career helping others while receiving competitive pay, flexible work shifts and a generous benefits package? We’ve got the job for you! Comfort Keepers is looking for Caregivers to join our team. At Comfort Keepers, we provide uplifting in-home care for seniors and other adults who require a helping hand, a supportive companion, and day-to-day assistance in their homes. As a caregiver, you will have the opportunity to deliver one-on-one care that enhances quality of life and brings hope and joy to clients and their families. Take the first step toward an exciting career with Comfort Keepers! Apply today! Call Tonya Fegan (231) 487-9477 or online at:

Chestnut Valley Golf Course is seeking applicants for the following positions: Pro Shop, Bag Staff, Ranger/Starter, Beverage Cart, Bartenders and Grounds Staff. Employees of Chestnut Valley Golf Course receive the benefit of a single golf membership while employed and in good standing. To submit an application for employment please download and complete our job application . Once completed, you can scan and email it directly to us at

Pineview Cottage Assisted Living and Memory Care is looking to hire a 2nd shift caregiver, and is offering a sign-on bonus. Full-time/Part-time second shift. $500 sign on bonus for full-time, $250 for part-time. Luxury assisted living/memory care community looking for caring, compassionate, detail oriented & dependable caregivers. Position includes assisting our residents with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, activities & meal service in our fine dining room. Premium wages, and comprehensive benefits, paid time off & paid holidays. Call Dean at 810-516-8928.

Housekeepers at the Birchwood Inn - Looking for 2 housekeepers for the summer months - June through September. Flexible hours and days. Will train.  Birchwood In n, 7291 S. Lake Shore Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740. (231) 526-2151. .

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Chamber awaits guidance on 4th of July events

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Harbor Springs Chamber to cancel the Business and Restaurant Expo, planned for June 9th, and the Harbor Springs Car Festival, scheduled for August 13th. We are waiting for guidance from the State of Michigan and the City of Harbor Springs before we decide if we will hold the annual 4th of July Parade. The Harbor Springs Chamber Foundation is also waiting for guidance before determining whether to proceed with the 4th of July fireworks. The Harbor Happenings newsletter will keep you updated as we learn more.

Here is the schedule of major summer and fall Harbor Springs events:

June 9 - Harbor Springs Business and Restaurant Expo * - cancelled
June 25 - Blessing of the Fleet and Summer’s Launch - Party cancelled, see website
June 30 - Night of the Arts Gallery Walk * - cancelled, may be held in the fall
July 2-August 20 - Street Musique ** - This event WILL be held - live music downtown on Thursday nights
August 13 - Harbor Springs Car Festival ** - cancelled
August 28-29 - Sidewalk Sales *
Sept. 25-27 - Harbor Springs Festival of the Book - cancelled
October 6 - Harbor Stars Community Awards Dinner *
* = Chamber events  |  ** = Chamber Foundation events
Thank you, new Chamber members!

These local businesses and organizations have joined the Harbor Springs Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

  • Cottage Interiors
  • Luxury Bath & Spa
  • Northern Michigan Chorale
  • Efficiency United
  • Little Traverse Bay Ferry Company
  • Harbor Design Center

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Disclaimer:   Information presented in the HSACC Newsletter does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce or its membership. It is provided here as information only, as provided by member businesses & local organizations.