April 1, 2021
We're celebrating women in business
March was Women's History month and we have been celebrating chamber-member businesses that are owned or managed by women. More than 20 women movers and shakers gave us their perspective by answering three questions.

On March 11, we featured Elaine Warner of Collins & Associates Insurance, Margaret Tvedten of Tvedten Fine Art, Kathie Breighner of Concierge Publications, and Shelby Ferguson of The Day's Design. Here are their profiles.

On March 18, we featured Karen Rolfes of Oil Paintings by Karen Rolfes, Michelle Kruzel of Northern Michigan Architecture, Melissa Hoglund of First Tee Northern Michigan, and Cindy McSurely of Blissfest Music Organization. Here are their profiles.

On March 25, we featured Sara Smith CPA, Carrie Blanck of Tres Belle Interior Design, Nikki Law of Polished on Main, Jody Ewbank of Stafford's Pier, and Amy Gillard of Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. Here are their profiles.

Here are profiles of five more women business leaders:
Amelie Dawson,
Harbor Springs Library
I've been the director of the Harbor Springs Library since 2015.

A highlight of managing your organization:
One of my favorite things to do is lead school field trips through the library. Before COVID, HSPS teachers would bring their classes down the boardwalk to our building on Spring and Main and I could introduce the kids to the library and explain how it's a safe place for everyone to come,
how they can borrow books themselves, how to search for specific books, and tell them about all of the resources we offer the community for free. I love seeing them return with their families with their newly acquired library cards. Now, while the library is open for curbside service and browsing-by-appointment, I've been able to lead virtual field trips on Zoom, where I can still explain how kids can benefit from the library and how they can access books and even read some stories over the computer. We still have our weekly Thursday story time on Zoom, too, and it's been a really great way to stay connected.

What inspires you? 
Our history. The Harbor Springs Library has been serving Harbor Springs for 127 years! I feel really honored to be a part of carrying on the tradition and making Harbor Springs a better place to live.

What advice do you have for young women in business today?
Find a mentor in your business - someone who has been where you are, who has met with success and hardships, and who is willing to share their experience.
Julie Wieman,
Macgregor Plumbing
President/Owner for 12 years, have been here for 30.

A highlight of managing your business:
I love that I am part of a company that has been in Harbor Springs for almost 59 years, and we still have many customers who have been with us for decades. I am surrounded by great people I work with and am constantly amazed by the passion they bring with them to work every day. It makes my job that much more enjoyable!
What inspires you? 
I belong to an organization of plumbing, heating and electrical contractors from all over the world, many of whom I have known for almost 30 years. I am always inspired by creative solutions they have found in their companies and through openly sharing with each other. I have always implemented everything I've learned here at home. I always love a good challenge that requires problem-solving.

What advice do you have for young women in business today?
Don't ever be afraid to try new ideas in your business and have the courage to fail because, more often than not, you will get it right. Find what you enjoy doing in life and follow that into a career. Don't chase the money, find something you will still love doing in 40 years. Also know there are very successful, strong women everywhere who are always willing to help!
Danielle Blasko,
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
Executive Director for 1 year, 2 months

A highlight of managing your organization:
Being able to keep all of our staff on payroll throughout the stay-at-home orders and ongoing pandemic has meant a great deal to me personally. We are fortunate to have a generous community of supporters who helped make this possible.
What inspires you? 
My staff inspires me every single day. They are wholeheartedly devoted to our mission and saving lives. Harry Truman famously said, "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." This quote has guided me in my career, and the team at LTBHS exemplifies this philosophy. I have never had the privilege of meeting so many selfless people in one place before joining this organization.

What advice do you have for young women in business today? 
Just go for it! Whatever that dream or goal is that seems unreachable, take action - one step at a time - to realize it. And always trust your company's mission to guide your decision-making. If you put mission first, you can't go wrong.
Laura Swem,
Last Chance Resale
I am the owner and only employee. I love what I do. This May, I will be in this business for 8 years.

A highlight of managing your business:
The freedom to make all the decisions.

What inspires you? 
My freedom. I am a veteran's daughter and this is why I do what I do.

What advice do you have for young women in business today?
Just believe in yourself and follow your dreams.
Elizabeth Kirby,
Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls
I am the founder and President since 1989

A highlight of managing your business:
A few of my shining moments are:
> When I was approved as a designer and vendor to Neiman Marcus for the Precious Jewels Department for all 38 stores across the United States. I held that golden coupon for 30 years.
> I was honored to be asked to join the Cultured Pearl Association of America as one of the first two designers ever allowed to join the dealers and importers association.
> I opened a retail boutique in Harbor Springs that allowed me to interface directly with the public.

What inspires you? 
Nature, the quest for beauty, and pearls themselves inspire me.

What advice do you have for young women in business today?
Pretend you are successful, operate from abundance rather than scarcity, and always do the right thing with integrity.
These women in business profiles were included in our weekly Harbor Happenings newsletter on April 1, 2021. Other stories from that newsletter are below. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please email jim@harborspringschamber.com.
Notecards now on sale to everyone

The popular new Harbor Springs Notecards are now available to everyone. You can help the Harbor Springs Chamber support summer events in the park by purchasing a set of beautiful notecards, pictured above, with pictures of downtown Harbor Springs.

Chamber members had a two-week window to buy the notecards at a special price.. Starting today, April 1, the public can also purchase them for $15.95 per set of 12.

Dr. Ed Cohen has graciously provided us with four lovely pictures depicting different seasons here in Harbor Springs - the very recognizable fountain and garden in Childs Park (Lakefront Park), a view of Bay Street from the docks, winter from the bluff, and finally summer at City Beach. Who wouldn't enjoy receiving these as a gift or hand written note?

With your purchase you will receive 3 each of the 4 photographs, in a lovely bag sealed with the chamber logo, ready for you to give as gifts or individual notes. Packaging was selected for ease of storage and convenience of mailing. Your notecards will be available for pickup at the chamber office, or you can mail up to three sets for an additional $10.

We thank you in advance for your support of the Chamber and our upcoming events in the parks this summer. Here's to a successful 2021!
Vaccine registration now open for everyone over 16
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan wants area residents to know if they have not registered or been vaccinated yet, now is the time to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 16 and older is encouraged to sign up as clinic appointments are available starting this week.
A steady and reliable supply of vaccines has allowed the health department to hold weekly clinics in each of its four counties. To sign up for vaccination at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, complete this pre-registration form.
An automatic email or text will confirm your submission. As appointments become available, a text message or an email will be sent to you with information about how to schedule an appointment. Please monitor your text messages and email inboxes, including spam/junk mailbox for your confirmation and scheduling messages.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 16- and 17-year-olds so it is essential to properly fill in the date of birth fields in the pre-registration form for minors so that they can plan for the vaccine as well as parent permission.
The type of vaccine available at each health department clinic depends on availability, and clients are not able to select their preferred vaccine (with the exception of minors 16 or 17 years of age who will be registered for a Pfizer vaccination clinic).
Additional information about vaccine providers, availability, and clinic locations, can be found at www.vaccinefinder.org.
Webinar explores “Emmet County Housing Crisis and What We Can Do About It” 

Everyone is invited to participate in an April 6th webinar sponsored by the Petoskey Chamber on the Emmet County Housing Crisis. Emmet County’s hospital, businesses, building trades and organizations are facing severe workforce shortages. One of the primary reasons is that new workers coming to our communities have no place to live.

”Housing shortages exist at all price points and have reached a crisis in Emmet County.” said Nikki Devitt, President of the Petoskey Chamber. You can learn about total estimated housing demand, challenges facing our area and opportunities for housing solutions in this presentation from Emily Meyerson, coordinator of the Emmet County Housing Ready Program of Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership.

Register here for the webinar that takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 6 and is free to attend. Comfort Keepers is the Hot Topics Sponsor. Hot Topics is part of Winfluence programming underwritten by Citizens National Bank.
Harbor Springs Chamber helps organize 3 new outdoor summer music and movie events

Looking ahead to summer, three new events organized by the Harbor Springs Chamber have been approved by the City Council to be held in city parks.

TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. on July 6 and July 20 in Zorn Park. A+ Entertains is providing the outdoor movie screen and equipment, and the Lyric Theatre will provide popcorn. Three sponsor opportunities are available for Movies in the Park.

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC IN THE PARK - The chamber is also organizing this music series on four Friday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Event sponsors for this new event are Stafford's Pier, The New York Restaurant and Reeve Cottage Interiors. Two more sponsor opportunities are available.

Here are the dates and performers:
  • July 16 - Holly August
  • July 23 - Dede Alder
  • Aug. 6 - Keith Scott
  • Aug. 13 - Tyler Parkin

Bring your blanket, chair, picnic basket, takeout meal and beverage from a local restaurant and enjoy these performers' beautiful sounds.

LITTLE BAY LIVE! - The chamber is facilitating plans by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (GLCO) to present a new outdoor performances series at Marina Park on four Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. - July 11 & 25 and Aug. 15 & 29.“Little Bay Live!” is an extension of the online program, Little Bay Concerts, started in spring of 2020 offering online music performances connecting the Orchestra to the community and providing performing opportunities for GLCO musicians during the COVID-19 shut down. “Little Bay Live!” will feature small ensembles of GLCO musicians performing outdoors for residents and visitors.

> SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - Contact Bonnie at the chamber, director@harborspringschamber.com, if you would like to sponsor Music in the Park or Movies in the Park.
Chamber searching for new office space
The Harbor Springs Chamber has started to search for new office space, and we’re open to suggestions and ideas from our members and the community.

By the end of this year, the chamber will have to move from its current office, which it has shared with the Andrew Blackbird Museum at 368 Main Street, for the past 20 years or so.
The chamber will need an office with space for two staff members, a copy machine, file cabinets and displays of local information and materials. The chamber is open to options that would include sharing office space. If we find a space that is somewhat larger than we need, we are open to partnering with another small office or business that also needs space. Ideally, we would like to be in or close to the downtown, but we are flexible on that option as well.

Anyone with space available between now and the end of the year is invited to contact Bonnie Kulp, Chamber Executive Director, at 231-526-7999 or director@harborspringschamber.com
Stamp your name on a brick at the Gazebo
The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce needs your help. Our beloved gazebo at the waterfront near the Pier restaurant, is in disrepair.

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 this spring with a grand reopening in the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022.

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.

NOTE: All bricks that are currently placed at the Gazebo will be cleaned and replaced.
Live webcams in and around Harbor Springs
  • Steeple Cam from atop Holy Childhood Church - View
  • Lyric Theatre, downtown - View
  • Graham Real Estate webcam on the bluff - View
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area - View
  • Boyne Highlands Resort - View
2021 Harbor Springs Special Events Calendar

Some dates are tentative, some are subject to change, pending pandemic restrictions.

* = Chamber events | ** = Chamber Foundation events | *** = Other events

April 3 - Bowling Down Main Street* - 12 noon to 2 p.m. Free movie at the Lyric, 10:30 am
April 4 - Last day of ski season at Nub's Nob, weather permitting.***
April 15 - STIR networking event, Pond Hill Farm - 5;30-7:30 p.m.
June 16 - Outdoor Entertainment Raffle Drawing - Stafford's Pier (5p-6p drawing at 6)
June 24 - August 19 - Street Musique, 6:30-8:30 p.m.** (weekly on Thursdays)
June 29 - Night of the Arts Gallery Walk*, 6-9 p.m.
July 1 - Blessing of the Fleet, 6 p.m.*** (Historical Society)
July 4 - Parade*, Art Fair & Fireworks**
July 6 - Tuesday Night Movies in Zorn Park, beginning at dusk*
July 9-11 - 40th Annual Blissfest*** (CANCELLED)
July 11 - Little Bay Live! Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - Marina Park, 4-6 p.m.*
July 16-17 - Shay Days*** (Historical Society)
July 16 - Holly August performs, Friday Night Music in Marina Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
July 20 - Tuesday Night Movies in Zorn Park, beginning at dusk*
July 23 - Dede Alder performs, Friday Night Music in Marina Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
July 25 - Little Bay Live! Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - Marina Park, 4-6 p.m.*
July 30 - Aug 1 - Little Traverse Yacht Club 60th Ugotta Regatta (TBD)***
Aug. 6 - Keith Scott performs, Friday Night Music in Marina Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Aug. 12 - Harbor Springs Car Festival**
Aug. 13 - Tyler Parkin performs, Friday Night Music in Marina Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Aug. 15 - Little Bay Live! Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - Marina Park, 4-6 p.m.*
Aug. 25 - Regional Business After Hours at Legs Inn* (TBD)
Aug. 20-21 - Harbor Springs Sidewalk Sales*
Aug. 29 - Little Bay Live! Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - Marina Park, 4-6 p.m.*
Sept. 18 - Taste of Harbor Springs, Marina Park*
Oct. 1-31 - Skeletons Arise*
Oct. 5 - Harbor Stars Awards Dinner*
Oct. 30 - STIR Tailgate: Michigan vs. MSU - Moose Jaw Junction. Support your team!
Nov. 11-14 - Ladies Night (Weekend) Out. Local Ladies Lead the Charge on Nov. 11.*
Nov. 27 - Christmas Tree Lighting*
Dec. 4 - Merchants Holiday Open House*

>This calendar will be updated in future newsletters and on our website as more details and updates become available.

  • COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our area - Details

  • Nursery rhymes get a stargazing twist in new Michigan-made book - Details

  • Strong demand seen for construction and remodeling - Details 
City of Harbor Springs news

Upcoming city meetings on Youtube:
  • Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. April 15.
  • Downtown Development Agency (DDA), 8 a.m. April 15.
  • City Council, 7 p.m. April 19.
  • Full city calendar.

Spring Leaf & Brush Pick-Up - April 19 – June 2, Details.

City board and commission meetings at City Hall are now open for in-person meetings. There is a maximum gathering limit of 25 people, and all individuals present must wear a mask and practice social distancing. The City will continue to provide remote participation opportunities for those who cannot attend, or are not comfortable attending, in-person meetings.

City Hall has reopened to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please consider calling or e-mailing City staff to conduct businesses that does not need to be conducted in person.

City website has details, calendar and more information.

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Vote for Harbor Springs as best harbor in USA!
Walstrom Marine invites Harbor Springs businesses and residents to join them in voting for Harbor Springs as the Best Harbor in the United States. Follow this link to cast your vote. Participation is limited to one vote per user, but you can get an extra vote if you also share a post on Facebook or Instagram about Harbor Springs, and if you tag US Harbors with #bestharbor2021.

The contest is organized by USHarbors.com and voting runs now through May 31st, with a winner being announced Friday, June 4th. “I think this would be a great PR opportunity for the city itself and something that local businesses could promote as well,” said Walstrom Marketing Coordinator Ellen Auten.

Last chance to be part of this year’s Discovery Map
The deadline is here to place your business or organization on 80,000 copies of the 2021 Discovery Map. Our distinctively colorful, artist-drawn maps are a favorite of locals and travelers for navigating local dining, shopping, attractions, lodging, and services. The map features a two-sided, aerial perspective of the Little Traverse Bay Area and Charlevoix County. Discovery Map is not only a uniquely distinctive map but also an interactive online map linking your website and social media. Don't miss your chance to be on the 2021 map, contact Jon Jensen at LittleTraverseBay@DiscoveryMap.com or (231) 252-6458.
Northern Michigan's Economy is April 9th online Luncheon Lecture topic

How has northern Michigan fared during the pandemic? Matt McCauley, CEO of Networks Northwest, leads an organization that tracks the local economy and works in many ways to facilitate employment for many job seekers in our area.

He will give us the latest unemployment numbers and explain what is being done to help businesses and government keep our economy strong. This free lecture will be held from 12-1 p.m. Friday, April 9.

Matt McCauley, Networks Northwest CEO
Chamber collecting canned food for new Friendship Center Dine and Delivery program
The Friendship Center of Harbor Springs mission is to enrich the quality of life and support independence and vitality for all area older adults. Participants have not been able to sit down and have a congregate meal together at the Center since March of 2020 due to Covid 19 restrictions. We have thought of a new way to provide nutritious meals that we bring to them.
Our new Dine and Delivery Program reaches out to the older adults in our community by providing them a meal they can prepare themselves.

Friendship Center volunteers will pack and deliver a full meal the participants can enjoy with their family in the comfort of their own home. We could use your help! A canned food drive will be held at the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce office, 368 East Main St. If you would like to donate, we are in need of cans of sweet potatoes and corn.

The Dine and Delivery Program is made possible by a grant from Zonta, healthy produce from Burnette Foods and freezer bags from Cheryl Tallman (Fresh Baby) to keep food safe during deliveries. We are thankful for the volunteers and all who support this wonderful program. We look forward to serving the older adults in our community, thinking of new ways to reach out . . . all while keeping everyone safe.
It’s time for everyone to read “The Removed” for festival's Community Reads program
The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is proud to announce the One Bay, One Book Community Reads program. The first annual event will take place on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. EDT on Zoom, and will feature 2018 presenter and National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson as he discusses his new book, The Removed, with poet and professor of English and American Indian Studies, Margaret Noodin. This event is free, but registration is required. Free copies of the book are available (while supplies last), thanks to support from the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians and Michigan Humanities. More information is available at hsfotb.org/1bay1book.
ZenBusiness sees micro business renaissance
Chamber member startup ZenBusiness, a one-stop-shop to start, run and grow a business, has announced that more than 100,000 micro businesses have been formed using the platform since the onset of the pandemic, proving that the United States is in the midst of a micro business renaissance. As the pandemic changed how people work, it also provided an opportunity for many to finally realize their dream of becoming a business owner and take the first step towards financial independence.

To coincide with the company’s growth, ZenBusiness released data highlights and trends that they have seen this past year relating to small business formations, including:
  • 39 percent of new businesses founded over the past year on the ZenBusiness platform were women-owned as opposed to 30 percent the year before, highlighting a jump in women entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
  • Entrepreneurs over the age of 65 saw the biggest jump in growth (180 percent).

A survey of ZenBusiness customers who formed their businesses in the past year also provided insight into how COVID has impacted business formations. Highlights include:

  • 63 percent of ZenBusiness customers who formed a business in the past year said the pandemic played a role in their decision.
  • 80 percent of respondents said that stimulus checks would be reinvested directly into their businesses.
  • 65 percent expect their businesses to grow regardless of economic conditions.
First in Midwest to perform back-to-back robotic procedures treating STEMI heart attacks

Thanks to a generous gift from Robert W. Considine, McLaren Northern Michigan Interventional cardiologist, Harry Colfer, MD, made history in late December 2020, when he became the first physician in the Midwest to perform back-to-back robotic procedures treating STEMI heart attacks using the CorPath Vascular Robotic System.

The most deadly type of heart attack is the ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). A STEMI occurs when a coronary artery becomes completely blocked and a large portion of the muscle stops receiving blood.

“A STEMI is an active heart attack,” said Dr. Colfer. “It is critical to get the patient to the lab as quickly as you can. The robotic system allows us to efficiently find the blocked artery and reopen it. The longer it takes, the more heart muscle damage occurs.”

Crucial to the McLaren Northern Michigan Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) team are Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists, Tim Goldsmith, RCIS, and Glen Withersbee, CNMT, BSNM, both of whom have become what the CorPath company calls “superusers” of the system. They load the equipment with necessary wires and balloons, working closely with Dr. Colfer throughout the procedure.

“The supporting superusers of the tool are there to guide and expedite the start of the procedure, which in turn creates better outcomes,” added Withersbee. “The robot has the ability to be more precise, increasing the ability to get into the vessel quicker.”

“We had the right team in place at the right time to be able to carry out these procedures in the best way possible,” Colfer said. Full press release.
SCORE offers free webinar on social media for business
Tip of the Mitt SCORE and the Petoskey Chamber are partnering to bring a free webinar to the business community on leveraging social media to boost your business. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting.

A confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend at this time, participants are still encouraged to register. Registrants will receive a link to view the webinar at a more convenient time.

Social Guru 4 You is a digital marketing service, specializing in helping businesses grow through social media, SEO, email marketing and influencer marketing.
Jasmine Turner and Kalley Atkins, owners, have experience in marketing, design, customer service, social media management and strategy, public relations and event coordination.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the top social media trends to boost sales, reach your target market, convert social followers to consumers, and how to create an online community for your brand/business.
Some restaurants are closed for spring break

STAFFORD'S PIER will be closed from April 5 through 18.

THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT is closed for spring break and cleaning and will reopen Thursday, April 22nd, at 5 p.m.

TURKEY’S CAFE & PIZZERIA is closed to complete inventory and allow staff to take time off for an elongated Spring Break. Will reopen on April 29th - just in time for Annual Cinco de Mayo party on May 5th.
COCHON - Gourmet Market & Coffee House is closed for a few days during Spring Break - March 30, 31 and April 1. We will be back at it on Friday April 2.

> Restaurant managers with updates may email jim@harborspringschamber.com.
LYRIC THEATRE - Despicable Me 3 will show in Theater 1 Saturday, 4/3 at 10:30 a.m. with free admission at the door, then enjoy Bowling Down Main Street at noon!
Godzilla vs. Kong opened Wed, 3/31. The Courier & Audrey play through this Thursday. 3 new movies open Friday. We are showing the Hemingway three-part PBS television series in Theater 1 April 5, 6 and 7 from 8 to 10 p.m.
4th of July Art Show applications now available

Harbor Springs Community Schools annual 4th of July Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4th, at Zorn Park. The art show will feature 80 artists of all media. Up-to-date information about the show and applications for artists can be located at: http://harborps.org/community/art-show/. Contact the event organizers by email at artshow@harborps.org.
Thrive 45 plans nonprofit roundtable and networking
Area businesses are being asked to encourage your younger staff to join other young professionals to attend the Thrive 45 Nonprofit Roundtable and Networking Event on April 7th.

This free educational and networking event will help connect young professionals with area nonprofits. Learn about community issues and how you can help support their missions.
This event will take place on an exciting virtual platform called REMO and will allow attendees to interact with a range of nonprofit organizations and clubs in order to learn, become involved, and advocate to support our community. There will also be 30 minutes of networking time to allow attendees to connect.
This free event is taking place on Wednesday, April 7th, from 6pm-7:30pm and registration is required in advance. Wrap-up and networking will take place from 7pm-7:30pm. Register here.
Chamber members, help us promote you!

Let us know about your business news, promotions and events by Tuesday for publication each week on Thursday - it’s a free benefit of membership.

> REACH 700+ WITH YOUR AD or press release in Harbor Happenings. You’ll get great local exposure - our newsletter goes out to 1,800 people and is opened by an average of 750 each week. Here are your advertising options:
  • Display ad and web link at the top of the newsletter - $60.
  • 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 jim@harborspringschamber.com.
Post a job, find a job on College Central Network
The College Central Network is up and running for North Central Michigan College. We are adding students, alumni and community members every day. The goal continues to add more people and their resumes.
As you can imagine, college students begin looking for work at the conclusion of their academic career. So be patient and know that the system will continue to grow. For those that have yet to complete the employer profile you can click this link.

WOULD YOU LIKE AN INTERN? Another area that NCMC is attempting to break into is internships. We are looking to match students with employers for real life experiences. Internships could be summer, fall or winter. Career Development Specialist Doug Tippett is interested in feedback from businesses. Do you have a need for interns? What would that look like for your company? Would you consider hiring an intern upon completion of degree? Email Doug at dtippett@ncmich.edu.

> Chamber members are invited to post their openings on our Jobs Page. Log in to post, or email angie@harborspringschamber.com for assistance. Check our Jobs Page for new listings.
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE, full-time at Pecado Ltd. in Petoskey. Details.

Experienced Medical Assistant - Details
Medical Assistant FT - travel - Details
Orthopedic RN - LPN - Details

WALSTROM MARINE is hiring a Seasonal Receptionist and a Marine Service Technician.

CAREGIVERS - Perry Farm Village is hiring dedicated and compassionate caregivers to join the team. Details.

CAREGIVER - Pineview Cottage, full-time and part-time. Sign-on bonus for full-time. Details.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Pineview Cottage - Details.

COLDWELL BANKER FAIRBAIRN REALTY - Real Estate Sales Associate - Details.

HOSPITALITY WORKER - Learn how to do a little bit of a lot of different jobs while working for the Birchwood Inn, including pool upkeep, painting, gardening, housekeeping and maintenance services. Details.

CHESTNUT VALLEY GOLF COURSE - Bag staff, pro shop and rangers. Details.

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL for Conway Professional Services. Details.

Safe Home Coordinator - Details.
Cashier-clerk, full and part-time positions at Gold Mine resale store. - Details.
Residential Advocate - Details.
Therapist - Details.

LITTLE TRAVERSE YACHT CLUB - Seasonal help. Details.

HARBOR SPRINGS MATTRESS COMPANY - Mattress production worker. Details.
Thank you and welcome, 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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