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14710 Northwood Hwy
Arcadia, MI 49613
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Golf, Lodging, Dining in a world class set up 

6941 Traverse Avenue
Benzonia, MI 49616
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Benzie Area Historical Museum features artifacts pertaining to Benzie County's history; including Bruce Catton, car ferries, civil war, logging, railroads, Gwen Frostic and Mitchell Corporation exhibits.

8685 Fourth Avenue
Onekama, MI 49675
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is to prepare, promote, and  perform orchestral music to audiences from the Benzie County area.     The mission is supported by three mutually reinforcing elements: 
- Artistic Excellence: promote a standard of excellence in orchestral music 
- Musical Development: provide a musical environment that encourages  lifelong musical participation and enjoyment
- Education: ensure growth in musical skills and knowledge of orchestral  musicÂ

244 S. Benzie Blvd., Suite A
Beulah, MI 49617
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Hours of operation: Fall/Winter; Wed-Saturday 10 AM- 6 PM

Our mission is to facilitate learning through time spent in awe and wonder, and inspire people to investigate the many facets of the world around them. This start-up facility features hands-on  exhibits designed to excite, educate, and stimulate exploration of natural wonders, scientific principles, crafts, fine art, and more.

PO Box 329
Frankfort, MI 49635
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3491 Pilgrim Hwy
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Crystal Lake Sailing School offers Sailing Instruction for kids of all ages throughout the community.

402 Main Street
PO Box 1705
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Focus Gallery features the work of Drew Smith, an award-winning nature, wildlife and landscape photographer.  The gallery displays archival prints on canvas and paper of images taken throughout Northern Michigan and beyond.

PO Box 694
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Frankfort Garden Theater offers a movie theater showing first run movies with aspirations for classic movie showing and live music.

3071 Point Betsie Road
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that supports the preservation and management of the Point Betsie Lighthouse in northwestern Michigan. Weekend tours and gift shopping available May through October. Picturesque views from a stunning and easlily accessed site.

PO Box 474
Beulah, MI 49617
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The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail advocate, promote and encourage development and success of a recreational trail on the former Ann Arbor Railroad corridor of Benzie County.

6341 Sauk Trail
Saline, MI 48176
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Gold Coast Charter Services, Inc. offers charter Fishing out of North Star Marina. Thirty years experience fishing Frankfort. No-fish-No Fee guarantee. Owner: Eric Walline

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683
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Michigan Legacy Art Park features more than 40 sculptures along 3.7-mile hiking trail within a 30-acre preserve. MLAP integrates art, education and nature while interpreting the history and culture of Michigan. "Summer Sounds" concert series on Friday evenings in July and August. Open daily year-round from dusk to dawn. Located at Crystal Mountain.

132 Coast Guard Rd.
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Oliver Art Center is dedicated to advancing the arts in Benzie County and the region through an educational facility and program. Classes, workshops, events, open studio, and services to artists.

722 Leelanau
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Ed Moody, master sculptor of giant pumpkins.

5042 N Scenic Hwy
Honor, MI 49640
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Rental of Canoes, Kayaks, Tubes, SUPs, Rafts & Boats on Platte River.  General Store, Souvenirs, Ice Cream, Kitchen Take Out, Beer/Wine, Grocery, Etc.

1190 Airport Access Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Helicopter tours, helicopter maintenance, Helicopter Sales, parts sales, Robinson Helicopter Authorized Service Center

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About Us - Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of more than 200+ businesses, organizations, and individuals committed to supporting the livelihood of Frankfort-Elberta and surrounding area.

Our Mission

Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the civic, commercial, educational, and industrial welfare of Frankfort-Elberta and the surrounding area.

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Our Goals

Recognizing that the quality of life is our most valuable asset, our chamber strives..

  • To promote the area as an all season recreational destination,
  • To foster preservation of our natural environment,
  • To support planned economic growth in the area,
  • To assist the efforts of retailers, manufacturers, and professionals in maintaining/strengthening a sound and healthy business climate,
  • To aid the community in identifying area-wide problems/concerns and assist in addressing/resolving these issues,
  • And to provide services that are uniquely beneficial to the members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Community Involvement

The Chamber is proud to administer and sponsor many programs of a civic, social, and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the area. Many of these programs include: Community Beautification, Easter Egg Hunts, Friday Night Concerts in the Park, Frankfort Craft Fair, Fourth of July Parade, and related events, Fourth of July Fireworks, Port City Art & Crafts Fair, Frankfort Fine Art Fair, Collector Car Show, Street Sale, Benzie Fishing Frenzy Tournament, Fall Festival, Taste of Benzie, Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Show, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa’s Visit/Community Sing Along, and Shiver by the River Winter Festival.

Member Services

Please see our Membership Information page for all the details regarding the many benefits and opportunities available to members, as well as membership information.

Visitor Services

The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce is open 51 weeks a year. The Chamber is a member of the West Michigan Tourist Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We provide Frankfort-Elberta area visitors with maps, magazines, brochures, charts, phone books and more, publications containing Frankfort-Elberta area attractions, events, and member information, relocation information packets for families and businesses, and an Economic Development Guide for business.

Economic Development Services

The Chamber and its Economic Development Committee work with various local, state, and federal organizations to assist existing business and industries in retention and expansion as well as to attract new employers to the area. The office also produces Economic Development and Information publications for potential investors. Organizations involved include the Frankfort Industrial Park Development Corporation, the Benzie County Economic Development Corporation, the Traverse Bay Area Economic Development Corporation, the Northwest Michigan Council of Government, and the Michigan Department of Commerce. Services provided include Business Relocation Information and Industrial Park Sites.

Relocation Information

Thinking of relocating to the Frankfort-Elberta Area? Call the Chamber of Commerce office and ask for our relocation information kit to help you to identify the questions you need to ask, and the sources for the answers – before you make that important decision. Business relocation information and regional demographics are also available.

Summer and Seasonal Job Listing Service

Is your business in need of summer or seasonal help? The chamber now offers a free job listing service benefiting both businesses looking for summer and/or seasonal employees, and individuals looking for that type of employment. You need not be a member to participate.

Anyone wishing to list a job or employment opportunity with the Chamber may email, postal mail, drop-off, or FAX a brief (50 words or less) description of the position they have available. These jobs will then be listed and available at the Chamber office to anyone seeking employment.

Chamber Office Hours

July & August
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

September
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 11am – 3pm
Sunday – Closed

Mid October through end of May
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday & Monday – Closed

June
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 11am – 3pm
Sunday – Closed

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