Newsletter | November 17
Announcing the first seasonal “County-Wide Community Christmas” which will run from November 27, 2020, to January 1, 2021. While Covid-19 has taken away some of our normal traditions it has not taken away our spirit! The goal is to bring our whole county together during the holiday season. We want everyone to join us regardless of your location in the county if you are a Business, Resident, School, Church, Non-profit, or Club.  You can be a part of this! 

The event has three objectives to spread holiday cheer by decorating your residence, business, or organization location, to support our businesses through patronage and buying local, and to give back to help those in need by providing non-perishable food items or donations.  

We will create a "car parade route" to tour decorated locations. This will give residents a fun option to view seasonal lights & decor. Be sure to keep note of your favorite residence, business, and nonprofits because there will be awards for the one in each category that receives the most votes! Who knows….Maybe this will become a new tradition in Manistee County.

Join the fun today! If you would like to sign up to “Get on the Map” please do it by November 23. Also for information or updates please go to the Facebook Page “Manistee County Community Christmas". An electronic map link will be created using the addresses of those residents, nonprofits, and businesses that are participating and will be on the Facebook page. When businesses sign up they can choose to be a drop off site for non-perishable food items.


Tangled Tackle Company, LLC. - Bait and Tackle store with just about everything you'll need for fishing. If you haven't visited make sure you do they moved into their new location earlier this year at 226 W. Parkdale Rd. Facebook Page

Port City Emporium - Opening November 23, Retail gift shop with a mix of Old & New. Vintage decor, one of a kind items as well as hand crafted artisan goods mostly from our great state. Patrick and Anita relocated to Manistee in July from the Ann Arbor Area. They have invested in one of our wonderful victorian homes and found a spot on River Street they thought was perfect for their business venture. They are excited to enjoy a slower paced life by the lakeshore and to add another small business to Manistee. Website and Facebook Page

Thoroughbred Boat Company - New Boat Manufacturer that will use Classic designs of a time when true craftsmen built boats by hand, using the finest materials, creating a custom product uniquely suited to its owner. Facebook Page.

Thoroughbred is up for a “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” award which highlights the coolest product manufactured in Michigan and is part of the MMA’s MFG Excellence Awards program which celebrates the contributions manufacturers make to Michigan’s economy and local communities.
The final round of voting runs through Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Please vote daily for us at to help us become the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan.” The winner will be announced live during the virtual MFG Excellence Awards event in January. Click here for the Press Release.

Cape Air - Now in its 31st year, Cape Air is the largest commuter airline in the United States. With service to 38 cities in the US and Caribbean, Cape Air flies over 525,000 passengers a year. The employee-owned company, based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has grown from three flights a day between Provincetown and Boston in 1989 to a fleet of 92 aircraft, 400 flights a day, and service to 500,000 passengers annually.

Cape Air has been recognized as "One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler. The airline currently operates two round-trip flights daily between Manistee and Chicago O’Hare with fares starting at just $49 each way. The frequency will increase to four daily flights during the summer high-season months. Book a flight or check rates here, Facebook Page and Website

Authentic 231 - Cannabis Provisioning Center - Quality products
Whether grown in house, or sourced from a local vendor, we are committed to bringing only the best cannabis products to our customers. Impeccable Service
We are growers, we know our stuff. Come talk to one of our knowledgeable budtenders about the products that best suit your needs. Amazing Experience
People. Products. Environment. We strive to provide the best experience in the industry. Website and Facebook Page

BrixStone Farms - An established apple orchard and farm market located in Bear Lake, MI. Only a few miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, the orchard resides in a prime fruit-growing region and has been in fruit production for over 100 years. The farmstead is open to the public throughout the duration of the fall harvest, visitors can pick their favorite apples fresh from the farm!

Today BrixStone Farms sells fruit to fresh market buyers, fruit processors and private buyers throughout Michigan. This farm currently grows tart cherries, peaches and over 12 varieties of apples. The farm has a future expansion plan to plant more varieties of apples and peaches in 2020-2022. Website and Facebook Page

Attention Small Business Owners
Consumers Energy is offering Energy Efficiency Solutions to help your business financially succeed while maintaining safety protocols. Learn more about customized solutions for your business. Contact an Energy Advisor at 877-607-0737 or schedule your free appointment at

Fab-Lite, Inc. has expanded their operations to offer not only business furniture but also a new line of Home Office Furniture. A message from Fab-Lite, Inc:

We’re not new to furniture. Just furniture for working from home. That means we know what it takes to design and build professional-grade pieces that work as hard as you do. And now we’re making them in colors, finishes, and styles that look like something you’d actually want in your home.

Our desks and storage products are also made here in the USA, supporting American workers and letting us control the quality. And to top it all off, we ship quickly, getting your furniture to your door in two weeks or less so you can get straight to work.

Shop now at:

Free Drive Thru Flu Shots December 1, 9 am - 3 pm
Manistee Road Commission
Employers give the gift of manistee county ca$h
this holiday season!
Promote local spending instead of purchasing national brand gift cards that have no benefit to our local businesses community!

For purchases over $500 contact Kristina directly as you will receive a 3% discount. All other purchases can be done via our website

Contact Kristina via email or call 231-723-2575
Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis starting tomorrow November 18 at Noon. For more information Click Here
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We encourage you to continually visit our WEBSITE as we now have
a COVID-19 page with resources and links to keep you updated and informed.

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