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  • Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Cheboygan Area Chamber Awards!

    Organization of the Year -  McLaren Northern Michigan Cheboygan Campus Guild

    Educator of the Year -  Betty Golden, Cheboygan Area Public Schools

    Debbie Mesler Award - Patty Archambo

    Frances & Gordon Spies Community Image Award - Kirsten Guenther, City of Cheboygan

    Business of the Year - Business of the Year, Linde Furniture

    Business Person of the Year - Nancy Lindsay, Citizens National Bank

    Entrepreneurial Business of the Year - Nauti Inn Barstro

    Citizen of the Year - Trudy Lofgren

     

  • News for Chamber Articles

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Chamber Awards Nominations Being Accepted By Polly Schneider                                 Small towns like ours are full of unique and committed individuals and organizations.  We have outstanding business owners, educators, volunteers and organizations that use their extraordinary talents in ways that benefit the whole community.  They share these talents not only through their occupations, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Chamber Leading Cheboygan into 2019 with a Solid Event Schedule By Polly Schneider   Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over, and we are now beginning a new year!  2019 is sure to be as fast paced and exciting for the chamber as 2018, with a solid calendar of events and programs.  2018 saw the introduction of a couple new programs and events, 2019 will continue this ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    What an amazing year in Cheboygan Scott A Herceg, CAE At this time of year there are always a lot of articles about the year in review.  So, I thought I would take a minute and do our own year in review from the Cheboygan Area Chamber.  As I said at Good Morning Cheboygan this year, I took a moment the other day to just stop and say thank you.  This has been an amazing year in Cheboygan.  Here ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    From the Historical Files, “What did the Chamber of Commerce Ever Do For Me?” Intro paragraph by Scott Herceg, Executive Director One of our Chamber Ambassadors was cleaning out some very old files in their office recently and they came across a copy of an article that had appeared in the Cheboygan Daily Tribune in 1939.  When they brought it to a recent Ambassador Team Meeting we found it very ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber Articles
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Christmas Comes to Cheboygan!                As I look out the office window and reflect on all the activity Cheboygan has seen this past year, I can’t help but smile with the memories of great Chamber events like the Annual Awards Dinner and Waterways Festival, the buzz that was generated by articles that Crain’s Detroit Business published highlighting Cheboygan’s entrepreneurial spirit!  City ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber Articles, Human Interest
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Cheboygan Bucks are a great way to have dollars stay local. So, do you have your Christmas shopping done yet?  Yeah, I don’t either.  At this time of year, and with only 20 more shopping days until Christmas it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and just order something quickly on line.  Sure it might seem easy, but is that really the message that you want to send?  ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles, Community
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    As Polly and I were discussing what we wanted to write about this week we ran into a little indecision.  We had several topics that we wanted to write on but we didn’t think that any of them by themselves were enough to be a full article.  So, I thought maybe we could splice them all together and make (in honor of Halloween) a “Franken-article.”  But then we thought that that title might be a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles, Community
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Cheboygan Loves Entrepreneurs and Invest Cheboygan is back for 2018 At least twenty six new businesses have started in the Cheboygan Area in roughly the last two years.  That’s an average of a little more than one new business per month since 2016.  That’s awesome!  When you add those twenty six new businesses to already established businesses, some of which were started several generations ago ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Informative Community Event to be Held at Opera House By Polly Schneider                  As usual, we are busy behind the scenes at the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce getting ready for several upcoming events. The annual Michigan Cranberry Co. tours, The Parade of Lights which will be held on Saturday December 1st, and promoting business in Cheboygan.  This fall is a bit busier than normal ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    What is The Chamber of Commerce?  At the heart of our local economy and the backbone of virtually every great community you’ll find a chamber of commerce celebrating and promoting the diversity and uniqueness of their community.  Chambers of Commerce help form the fabric of America.  Their efforts result in business attraction, job creation, improved education, beautification and more.  Despite ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Ambassador.  am-bas-sa-dor.  (noun)  *a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.  By definition, the word  ambassador describes a dedicated person, who champions a cause or specific activity.  Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors do this and so very much more.                At any given time, there is a group of our Chamber Ambassadors working behind the scenes to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, October 26, 2018
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 23, 2018                                                               For more information contact:  Bob Thomas, 517-371-7639                          CHEBOYGAN AREA CHAMBER RECOGNIZED ASOUTSTANDING CHAMBER IN MICHIGAN  LANSING, MI– The Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals (MACP) recognized the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce with the 2018 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Member Perspective by: Emily Clare,(Chebogyan Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member &  owner of Purple Tree Books in downtown Cheboygan) Membership is up, finances are balanced, events are successful, news articles and newsletters keep everyone informed, volunteers are engaged – Wow! Not all non-profit agencies can say that! As a member of the board of directors for the Cheboygan Area Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Observations of a Chamber of Commerce Intern By Solomon Kronberg   As a recent graduate of Cheboygan Area High School my search for a meaningful career has only just begun. Like many students, I found entry level employment in the food and service industries, and like most I found these jobs to be simply tolerable sources of income. However, I have also had the unique opportunity to intern at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Non Profit Administration 101 Class is coming to Cheboygan            By Chamber Staff Running a Non-Profit Organization in our modern economy and changing generational culture can be difficult.  All non-profits have noble beginnings.  They were originally formed to help a group of people or to advocate for a cause, or to bring people together for a greater purpose.  They all have had successful ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Is it Really too Early? Polly Schneider                  I may be the only one, but I have always felt that after July 4th, summer speeds up and after a few short afternoons in the sun, and evenings around the campfire with friends, it’s gone.  Living in the City of Cheboygan near the football field, the first time I hear the cadence of our Chiefs counting off their warm ups sparks a feeling of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    2018 Waterways Festival Art Poster Contest Winner By Polly Schneider                               The new addition of an Art Poster Contest to the Waterways Festival, sponsored by The Cheboygan Daily Tribune, has produced 4 unique pieces of art.  Varying from sharpie to pastel, these artists’ interpretations of our waterways showcase just a little bit of the talent we have in our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, June 15, 2018
    Summer is Here! By Scott Herceg, CAE   Didn’t we just have snow on the ground?  It sure feels like it.  But summer in Cheboygan is here and in full swing.  June really kicks things off with a couple signature events that help welcome everyone to this great time of year.   Father’s day weekend will be a hit this year with the newly minted “Hot Cars and Cool Crafts” event coordinated with the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Summer is Here! By Scott Herceg, CAE   Didn’t we just have snow on the ground?  It sure feels like it.  But summer in Cheboygan is here and in full swing.  June really kicks things off with a couple signature events that help welcome everyone to this great time of year.   Father’s day weekend will be a hit this year with the newly minted “Hot Cars and Cool Crafts” event coordinated with the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Perspective on CheboyganBy Solomon Kronberg            Cheboygan Michigan is many things to many different people. To some it’s home, a calm harbor to raise a family. To others it’s an escape, a place to let worries drift down our Cheboygan River. To those of us who come of age in this community, Cheboygan is the loving foundation upon which to build ourselves into the people we wish to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Chamber Announces 2018 Summer Concert Series Line-up               Summer music.  It becomes the sound track of memories that last all year.  Join the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday nights beginning June 28, for the 2018 Summer Concert Series.  Each show begins at 7:00 pm in Washington Park.  Bring your kids, grandkids, a picnic, lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes every Thursday ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles, Community
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Are you ready for the Summer Tourism Season?  Scott A Herceg, CAE     Winter lasted so long this year that we all feel like we are playing catch up to get ready for the summer season.  We have to hire seasonal staff, set out the new displays, spruce up all the marketing pieces, and make sure that everyone is fully trained and knows how to give good customer service, the kind of superior ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles, Education
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Make the Most of Your Membership  Scott A Herceg, CAE    “Wow, we can do that?”  That is a statement that we hear many times from Members.  It usually comes after we, as Chamber Staff, help them solve a problem they are having in their business, by offering them a solution through one of our Member Advantages.  That is why a Chamber of Commerce exists, to help Members solve problems.  We do ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
             Stop in and see us!          Polly Schneider                  As employees of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, we wear many hats.  Not only do we promote and support our members businesses, we also provide information to residents and visitors alike.  Having a close relationship with the Cheboygan Area Visitors Bureau, we send out hundreds of information packets to potential and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    This year, The Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Waterways Festival, presented by First Community Bank will be held June 29, 30 and July 1.  In an effort to entertain the whole family, we have carefully planned several new events that are sure to be fun and exciting. Although the festival itself will begin on Friday June 29th, we are going to kick things off the evening of June 28th with the first ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    What has 10,000 copies, is in all the Michigan Welcome Centers, is handed out at outdoor vacation shows in Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee and others and is all about Cheboygan?  If you said the “Cheboygan Today” you would be right!  The Cheboygan Today magazine is the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce’s number one marketing tool and the 2018 issue is being printed now and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Monday, February 19, 2018
    Save the date…all the dates.  Now that we are firmly into 2018 we at the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce would like to make sure you all have some important dates saved on your calendars.  Each year the Chamber (and the Cheboygan Area Visitors Bureau) produce many of the signature events that are woven together into the fabric of living in, working in or visiting the Cheboygan area.  Here is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Small towns like ours are full of unique and committed individuals and organizations.  We have outstanding business owners, educators, volunteers and organizations that use their extraordinary talents in ways that benefit the whole community.  They share these talents not only through their occupations, but also as volunteers who are passionate about our community, our issues, and our children.  ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Evaluating, planning, setting goals.  These words usually make people go into cold sweats.  Not so with the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Each year these eleven business owners, elected by the Membership of the Chamber, gather together to go over where the Chamber has been, where they want it to go and how they are going to get there.  This can be a lengthy process.  ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Recently, a contingent of Cheboygan business owners traveled to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Michigan to Represent Cheboygan in front of approximately 34,000 attendees at the “Ultimate Fishing Show and Outfitters Expo.”  Last week’s article discussed the importance of the strong relationship between the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cheboygan Area Visitors Bureau and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Friday, January 12, 2018
    In this week’s Chamber Article, we would like to talk about our partnership with the Cheboygan Area Visitors Bureau.  The Cheboygan has a great "1 -2 punch" when it come to the marketing of the area; The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and The Cheboygan Area Visitors Bureau.  This past year, the Cheboygan Area was featured in at least 7 different travel magazines that have state wide ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    January is typically thought to be a “slower” month in a lot of business settings.  The rush to close the year on a high note is over, and the collective “deep breath” now that the Holidays are over is a welcomed intermission before the busy season gets under way in a few short months.  Here at the Chamber, we’ve taken that deep breath, and with no time to spare, have entered into one of our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Articles
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