January 13, 2021
With dine-in service paused until Feb. 1, here's what our restaurants are offering for take-out
Faced with a new state ordered moratorium on dine-in service that has been extended until February 1, local restaurants are offering take-out and curbside pickup.
Restaurant managers, please email updates to jim@harborspringschamber.com. This list is also posted on our website.

BAR HARBOR - Open for takeout service Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-7pm. While we are on a takeout-only basis, all of our awesome burgers, with chips or fries, are only $10. Our delicious Perch Dinners, with fries and slaw, are only $12. All bar drinks are available for takeout. We are currently running a great deal - receive $125 in gift cards for $100. We are happy to ship them to you or have them ready for pickup. (231) 526-2671. Video update.
COCHON GOURMET MARKET & Coffee House - Open 7:30 to 2 daily. We now have outdoor dining options - an igloo and two heated ice shanties. They’re super cozy and seat a maximum of 4. Call to reserve them today as space is limited. We ask for coffee orders to be placed at the window as curbside service is still available. Gourmet Market is open to the public (with restricted number of customers allowed at the same time). No seating currently available. Order online at CochonMarket.com or by phone, (231) 242-4402.
DEPOT DINING CLUB is offering take-out curbside service Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call (231) 242-4233 or email your order to lstark@depotclubhs.com after 5 p.m. Curbside pickup is available 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Updated Menu PDF or visit depotclubhs.com.
JOHAN'S PASTRY SHOP - Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers can come inside to order and pick up but cannot stay inside or sit at tables.
THE NEW YORK is offering carryout from 4 to 8 pm, seven days a week. For curbside pick-up, pull around to the back of the restaurant, into the alley and give us a call at (231) 526-1904. Your order will be delivered right to your car. Click here for a our current carry-out menu; beer, wine and groceries are also available. Northern Fried Chicken is now available 7 nights a week. Give our online ordering and payment system a try, it's quick and easy.
PAPER STATION BISTRO - Open 12:30 to 7:30pm every day. Menu and online ordering. 231-242-4680.
PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is offering takeout, delivery, and heated patio seating from 12-9pm every day. Use our online ordering service or give us a call at 231-526-2967.
SMALL BATCH AT THE CUPOLA - New take-away menu with all-day breakfast, lunch & dinner. All available for pick-up, curbside & local delivery. Our bakery is open and stocked with treats for take-away as well. Hours: Monday:9-2, Tuesday & Wednesday closed, Thursday , Friday & Saturday 9-6:30, Sunday 9-4. NEW outdoor dining options - an igloo and two heated ice shanties. They’re super cozy and seat a maximum of 4. Call to reserve them today as space is limited. 231-242-4686.
STAFFORD'S PIER - Now available for take-out: Our full menu and family-style meals such as herb roasted chicken, baked mostaccioli, shepherd’s pie, including salad, serves up to 3. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Order online at www.staffordspier.com or call 231-526-6201.
TURKEY’S CAFE & PIZZERIA - Closed for winter break, reopening Feb. 11 for President's Weekend. 231-526-6041. Website with menu.


BC PIZZA - We are closed on Mondays. Open Sunday 4-9, Tuesday to Thursday 11-9, Friday -Saturday 11-10. Call us for pick-up and delivery. 231-526-2424.
CHANG CUISINE - 231-526-7107. Open for take-out, which you can pick up inside or curbside. Monday - Thursday 11 AM to 8 PM, Friday 11 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 3 to 9 PM.
CROOKED TREE BREADWORKS - Open our normal hours throughout the executive order: 8-6 M-F, 8-5 Saturday, closed Sunday. 231-347-9574. Website.
THE CROW'S NEST - 4601 N State Rd. is closed until indoor dining is permitted, 231.526.6011.
MIM’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 1825 N. US Highway 31, Petoskey. Taking phone orders, (231) 348-9994. Curbside service in back parking lot. Open Monday - Saturday 11am to 8pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays. www.mimsmediterraneangrill.com
NEW - Delivery available for $20 minimum order, Monday - Friday from 11am to 3pm
MOOSE JAW JUNCTION is open Thursday-Sunday, 4-8 pm. Outdoor seating available. Dress warm!  Featuring our Blackened Shrimp Taco $12.99, Bean Burrito $8.99. Moose Jaw Chili and French soup. Menu. (231) 539-8528.
NORTHERN LIGHTS RECREATION will continue to offer our full menu via take-out. Food orders will be taken at www.NorthernLightsRec.com OR you may call us at 231-347-3100. You may place an order as early as 11 am, with pick-up at noon and until 7:30 pm with pick-up by 8 pm, seven days a week. Curbside service available.
PETOSKEY BREWING - Open 7 days, 12-8 p.m. Offering take-out/curbside pickup food and beer. Order online or by calling 231-753-2057. Take 25% off 4-packs and growler refills with any food order. Come check out our new heated, outdoor service shanties. Call the brewery to reserve yours today. Full service by our hard-working staff. We have small ones for 2-4 people and large ones for 4-6 people.
POND HILL FARM - From now through March, open Thursday - Monday 11am-6pm. To-go food, beer, wine and hard cider may be ordered via phone at 231-526-3276 or by coming into the cafe to order. All goods will be packed to go. You may eat it outside here or bring it home. Menu and online orders of other products at www.pondhill.com. NEW on Saturdays is Pizza and Sledding Night 1-8 pm. Join us for homemade wood-fired pizza at the farm. Enjoy your food & drinks outside under a heater in our open air tent or out by the bonfire. Wine, beer & hard cider available as well. The trails, gnome house hunt, playground & livestock barn will be open as well.
RODRIGO’S - Take-out and curbside available 4-9pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday). (231) 412-6077. Menu on Facebook.
STATE ROAD PROVISIONS - Open during the closure for walk-in ordering, walk-in pickup, curbside pickup we will run the food to your car - seven days a week from 4-9pm. Order by phone at 231-526-7605, or order dinner online anytime you like during the day and pick it up whenever you like after 4pm. During our hours of operation we will have a bonfire pit rolling for you. We can sell you beer, wine or cocktails to go and you can hang out there. Reserve a pod for 2-6 people in a family. NEW - serving breakfast from 8 to 12:30 on Saturdays and Sundays.
TEDDY GRIFFIN’S ROADHOUSE - You all know the drill by now - use our online ordering or call 231-526-7805 from 4-8PM. We are bringing back the patio furniture. Our patio is open for cocktail and dine out service. Dress accordingly.
TOSKI SANDS MARKET & Wine Shop is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 to 6 on Sunday. Call 231-347-1571. Website.
VERNALES - Open for takeout Thursday-Sunday, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Call ahead to schedule your pickup time or order online. 231-242-4777.

> Restaurant managers, please email jim@harborspringschamber.com with updates.
This Restaurant Takeout Guide was published in the Chamber's Harbor Happenings newsletter. Other stories from that newsletter are included below. If you would like to keep up with local news and events, by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, please email jim@harborspringschamber.com.
You can win a rare, historic Nub's Nob blue chair in chamber's new raffle!
Here is your opportunity to win retired Blue Chair #15 from Nub's Nob, while also helping the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce. For $100 you may purchase one of only 100 raffle tickets for the chance to win a retired blue chair. This rare, priceless prize is available thanks to the generosity of Nub’s Nob, which donated the chair.

Starting today and continuing until Feb. 1 (or until the 100 tickets are gone) tickets will be sold at the Chamber office, 368 East Main St. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at Pierson's Grille & Spirits. You do not have to be present to win.
We encourage raffle ticket purchases by cash or check, but you may also purchase via credit or debit card with a $3.50 processing fee. We do accept purchases via phone, and we will email phone purchasers a photo of your raffle ticket.

The historic Blue Chairlift served Nub’s skiers for more than 50 years before taking its farewell run in March of 2020. The Blue Chairlift was manufactured by Poma/Miner-Denver and was installed in 1971. Ben Doornbos Nub's Nob, General Manager, explained the decision last spring: “The lift has been cared for by our crew for nearly 50 years. Over time, finding parts to maintain the lift has become increasingly difficult. The manufacturer no longer supplies the parts we need to service the lift. Instead of running the lift with limited access to essential parts, we have decided to take the lift down this summer."

Hurry, don't miss your chance to own your very own rare, retired Blue Lift Chair from Nub's Nob!
It's not too late to buy a brick to help repair Chamber Gazebo at the waterfront

The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce needs your help. Our beloved gazebo at the waterfront near the Pier restaurant, is in disrepair. We have an amazing way for to help and have your name or a loved one's name forever memorialized in the walkway to the gazebo.

We are selling stamped bricks to be placed on the walkway to the gazebo to assist with the cost of its repair. This past summer, even with shortened hours and a shorter season, our Gazebo Guys greeted more than 700 people from all over Michigan and the nation.

We plan to have the bricks placed in the spring or early summer with a grand reopening sometime next summer.

Click here to purchase your brick now. Single bricks are $100 (4x8-inches) and double bricks (8x8 inches) are $250. If the certificate is to be a gift mailed to a different address, please make sure to note that address, along with your personal message. Each 4 x 8 brick permits 15 letters and/or spaces per line, two lines maximum. The 8x8 bricks are 4 lines of 15 letters and/or spaces per line. Add this information within the Comments section during check-out.

Thank you for your support of the chamber and our Harbor Springs community!
Chamber Virtual Annual Meeting is January 21; New officers and board members to be installed
The Harbor Springs Chamber’s Annual Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom this year at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. As that day draws near, we will email invitations with the Zoom link to our members.
This meeting always includes a Chamber status update from our board officers and the installation of new board members and officers.

The officers for 2021 will be:
  • Chairman - Michael Kernicki, Golf Industry Consultant. Here is an interview with Michael about his thoughts leading the chamber in 2021.
  • Vice Chairman - Damon Whitfield, Harbor Springs Therapy & Wellness
  • Secretary - Abbey Neerken, Michigan Community Capital
  • Treasurer - Derrick Brown, Brown Motors
  • Past Chairman - Andi Tolzdorf, Emmet County Recycling

The four new board members who will be installed at the meeting are:
  • Frank Bower, General Manager of True North Golf Club
  • Kate Conlon, marketing director of Walstrom Marine
  • Elaine Warner, Personal Lines Account Manager for Collins & Associates
  • Richard Wren, Director Of Adventure Sports at Boyne Highlands

The chamber thanks and appreciates the service of three board members who retired from the board on December 31. They are former board chair Michelle Kruzel of Northern Michigan Architecture, former board chair Carol Laenen of North Central Michigan College, and former board secretary Bobbie Rathjens of Boyne Highlands Resort. Full 2020 board.

In previous years, the Annual Meeting has also included informal networking and refreshments, but those amenities will have to wait until 2022. Please mark your calendars and join us on January 21st.
Chamber Alliance sponsors Jan. 15 policy conference
Chamber members are invited to attend the annual Northern Michigan Policy Conference from 9:15 a.m. to 2 pm. Friday, January 15.

Organized by the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, the conference is designed to leverage diverse strategies to enhance the northern Michigan region's standing as a world-class place for business, residents, visitors, and students of all ages.

This year's policy conference will be a collaborative, business-driven experience delivering actionable goals to energize and provide vision. Conference content will focus on the Alliance's four policy-areas in the context of economic recovery.
Speakers will address issues surrounding business development, talent, housing, and childcare and discuss innovative approaches. Registration fee is $25.


  • City council approves updated short term rentals ordinance - Story

  • Harbor Springs targets potential land acquisition grant - Story

  • Covid vaccinations will take time and patience - Story

  • Groups seek solutions to housing affordability, availability - Story
City of Harbor Springs news

City Hall remains closed to the public
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in our area and in order to mitigate the spread of the disease, City Hall has been closed to the public for the foreseeable future. City staff will still be in our offices working to serve you. We ask the following:
  • Call or e-mail with any questions, comments or concerns.
  • Drop off payments in one of the City's two outdoor drop-boxes located just outside City Hall.
  • If you absolutely must meet with a City employee, please call ahead of time to schedule a meeting. Masks are required.
  • All City board meetings will be held remotely for the public. There are three ways to participate: by Zoom, YouTube, or telephone. Please see meeting agendas for how to connect and participate.

Upcoming city meetings on Youtube:
  • Land Acquisition Fund-Raising Committee, 2 p.m. Jan. 11 - Details and map. The City is seeking public input and/or assistance in developmental strategies/ methodologies to raise the City’s grant funding share of at least $1.25 million dollars for the purchase of the unique lakefront property, which would give additional recreation and water access to our citizens, guests, and visitors. Acquisition of said property would increase the existing and continuous public access of the Zoll Street Dog Park and of Jean Jardine Park located to the north of the property or adjacent to City Hall. Citizens help is strongly encouraged and appreciated. Questions or concerns, please call the City of Harbor Springs at (231) 526-2104. 
  • City Council, 7 p.m. Jan. 18
  • Downtown Development Agency (DDA), 8 a.m. Feb. 4
  • Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21
  • Full calendar.

City website has details, calendar and more information.

Promote yourself... send us your news.
Camp Daggett summer camp registration opens February 1

Camp Daggett is happy to announce plans for summer camp 2021, and also thanks to all of the camper families who pre-registered for summer 2021 by rolling over their deposits from 2020.
Applications for new campers will be available on the Camp Daggett website only, beginning February 1. Applications will not be available at area schools or chambers of commerce. These applications will need to be printed and mailed back to camp along with a deposit. Please know that availability is limited and can be checked on our website.
To contact the registrar, families may call the office at 231-347-9742 and dial extension 101, or email julie.guirey@campdaggett.org. The office is open and able to respond Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Grant applications invited for LT Bay Watershed projects
Little Traverse Bay is a natural gem tucked along the Lake Michigan shoreline, serving as a hub for activity in all seasons but also as a reminder of the essential human need for access to clean, clear water. Ten years ago, the CMS Land Company partnered with the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation to establish the Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund. With the goal of protecting, enhancing, and restoring this resource, the fund has granted nearly $350,000 in the last 10 years to myriad projects that protect and restore Little Traverse Bay and its watershed.
Grants from the fund are awarded annually to nonprofits, municipalities, and schools addressing the priorities outlined in our region’s Little Traverse Bay Watershed. Grant applications are due Monday, February 1, 2021. Potential applicants are invited to call the Community Foundation to discuss their project before receiving an application, (231) 348-5820. Learn more.
Citizens National Bank announces promotions
Citizens National Bank (CNB) President and CEO Matthew Keene has announced four recent promotions within the organization.
David A. Woods has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Loan Officer. Woods joined the bank in 2018 as a Senior Vice President & Senior Loan Officer.
Joseph P. Garber has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer. Garber was hired in 2018 as Vice President, Credit Manager.
Stephen J. Daly began his CNB career as a credit analyst and having completed its business banker training program has been promoted to Business Banking Officer.
Chandlar E. Rush has been promoted to Technology Officer. Rush began her career with CNB in 2013 as a teller at the Alanson branch. In 2015 she transferred to the Support Center and in 2016 to the Information Technology department. This year Rush was instrumental in developing, managing, and expanding a new department, Operations Administrative Support Center.
Conservancy nature trails accessible this winter

Although snow now covers our ground, Little Traverse Conservancy encourages everyone to continue to explore local nature trails. The preserves and reserves below will have plowed parking areas and groomed trails (as marked) this season. But that’s not all! All Conservancy nature preserves and reserves are open to the public for exploration. The recently updated nature preserve map can be picked up outside of the Conservancy office at 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs. Other ways to discover the trails are to visit the online interactive map or download the free app, “LTC Explorer” on Google Play or Apple App Store.

Emmet County
Allan & Virginia McCune (Berger Rd. & Maxwell Rd) GROOMED TRAILS
Sally & Art Hailand Jr. and Helstrom Family
Bubbling Springs
Consuelo Diane & Charles L. Wilson Jr. Working Forest
Goodhart Farms (Robinson Rd.) GROOMED TRAILS
Hoogland Family
Offield Family Viewlands GROOMED TRAILS
Offield Family Working Forest (Quick Rd.) GROOMED TRAILS
Round Lake
Tanton Family Working Forest
Watson Family & Joseph J. Schott
Charlevoix County
Charles A. Ransom
Elizabeth B. Hoffmann
Nathan “Barry” Driggers GROOMED TRAILS
Rogers Family Homestead (Erie St.)
The Hill (Clute Rd.) GROOMED TRAILS
Cheboygan County
Agnes S. Andreae
Boyd B. Banwell (M68) GROOMED TRAILS
Duncan Bay
Seven Springs
Mackinac County
Oliver & Edna Birge (Search Bay & Wheel Rd. trailheads)
William B. Derby
Chippewa County
Clyde & Martha Williams
Drummond Island
Round Island Point (West Winding Ridge Rd.)

LYRIC THEATRE - Last chance for Pinocchio. Wonder Woman 1984 & News of the World held over. One Night in Miami opens Friday. Showtimes and tickets.
College Luncheon Lectures will be virtual in 2021
North Central Michigan College’s popular Luncheon Lecture series will resume in a virtual format on January 15. A variety of topics will be featured, including an analysis of the 2020 general election, icebreaking on the St. Mary’s River, veterans’ court, redistricting, trash and where it goes, and Beethoven. All programs will be held on Fridays via Zoom. The presentations are free, however pre-registration is required.

January 15 – What Happened? Scott T. LaDeur, Ph.D., professor of political science at North Central Michigan College, will offer a detailed analysis of the November 2020 general election, both nationally and locally. County Clerk Suzanne Kanine, who oversees elections for Emmet County, will talk about the smooth election process that was carried out here.
Scott LaDeur will analyze the 2020 election.
January 22 – Breaking the Ice. Each winter, the U.S. Coast Guard launches Operation Taconite, the nation’s largest ice-breaking operation based in Sault Ste. Marie, to keep portions of the Great Lakes open to commercial shipping traffic as the lakes and St. Mary’s River freeze. Mark Gill leads Operation Taconite, and he will talk about his mission, his strategies, the cutters, and the people who battle the ice.

February 5 – Veterans’ Court.
February 19 – Redistricting the New Way.
March 5 – Talking Trash.
March 19 – Beethoven and the Ode to Joy.

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One post lists your jobs on chamber website and North Central Michigan College
> Chamber members are invited to post their job openings on our Jobs Page. Log in to post, or email angie@harborspringschamber.com for assistance.

NEW... when you send us your job posting, North Central Michigan College will automatically post it on their jobs board.

> Check our Jobs Page for new listings.
LUXURY BATH & SPA - Service Technician. Details.

BOYNE HIGHLANDS has numerous winter season job openings - Details.

PERRY FARM VILLAGE - Resident Assistant positions available - full-time or part-time, flexible shifts. Details.
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!
Business resources and COVID-19 updates

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus

Covid-19 Resources from the NW Michigan Health Department

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

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