Welcome to the new Entrepreneurial Capital of Northern Michigan! That’s a pretty bold statement, but one that Cheboygan is working hard to live up to. With seven new businesses having opened this last year in a small three block area, close to twenty new businesses community wide and more new growth on the horizon, Cheboygan is experiencing a positivity toward economic advancement that is exciting to be a part of.
Cheboygan is open for business, and looking for people to invest in our community. This investment could come in many different forms. Visitors are investing by coming to explore our natural beauty; boat the inland waterway or ride our hundreds of miles of four season trails. Current residents and long standing business owners are investing and continuing to reinvest in the rich culture and history that has made Cheboygan what it is today, and help it be ready for tomorrow. New entrepreneurs are finding that Cheboygan is a place where they can invest for the future and be welcomed into a community that is enthusiastic about supporting their efforts to write the next chapter in the book of Cheboygan. This year’s issue of the Cheboygan Today will explore all of these topics and more while introducing you to some of the individuals who are making a difference in our community and the region.
So, what part do you play in this production? Just by virtue of reading this you do have a part to play in Cheboygan. Maybe you are one of our longtime residents, business owners or annual vacationers. Maybe you are interested in visiting Cheboygan for just a day. Maybe you are interested in putting down some roots and staying with us a little longer. Or maybe you are a little bit of all of the above. Whatever your current story might be, we invite you to be part of the continuing story of Cheboygan.
We have a saying around here, “That’s Cheboygan”. With our new role as the Entrepreneurial Capital of Northern Michigan, “That’s Cheboygan” is quickly becoming an enthusiastic rallying cry for the advancement of our community. Whether your time with us is long or short we hope that you experience all that we mean when we say, “That’s Cheboygan” and we hope you will join us in saying it too. With all of our stories woven together, past, present and future mixed with an excitement for entrepreneurism, now… “That’s Cheboygan!”
Scott A. Herceg, CAE
Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau