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Friday, July 26, 2019

Benzie Fishing Frenzy

Annual 3 day salomn fishing tournament

 

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When:
from Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05 PM
thru Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:05 PM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park and Lake Michigan!

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Frankfort Street Sale


When:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Saturday, July 27, 2019Community Event

Upper Herring Lake & Creek Water Tour

Paddle the Upper Herring Lake & Creek with the Benzie CD, Sat July 27, from 10 am to 12 pm. Register by contacting John: 231-882-4391; john@benziecd.org. Free event; meet at public access site on Herron Rd.

When:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Meet at DNR public access site on Herron Rd.
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Thursday, August 01, 2019Community Event

POMH Auxiliary's 37th Annual Tour of Interesting Places

POMH Auxiliary's 37th Annual Tour of Interesting Places

When:
Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Six private homes around Frankfort will be open to the public for walk-throughs between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2019 for the 37thannual “Tour of Interesting Places,” presented by the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Tour guests are invited to visit the diverse selection of residences, which include three waterfront properties on Crystal Lake, all originally mid-twentieth century summer cottages, and each uniquely enlarged and renovated; an ultra-contemporary ranch; a 1930s-era Art Deco-style home on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan; and an in-town Victorian built in 1865.  Art lovers and nostalgia buffs alike will delight in this year’s ‘Tour of Interesting Places,’” said Sharon Grajcar, event chair. “The homes of three local award-winning artists – Ellie Harold, Ann Loveless and Steve Loveless – are featured this year. And one of the beachfront homes is a showcase for Japanese and Chinese porcelain artifacts.  In addition, Grajcar added, “Stormcloud’s beautiful and energy efficient new brewery off of M-115 will also be open to Tour guests.” Southern SinThesis’ food truck is scheduled to be on site as well. Restrooms are also available for Tour participants.  The Auxiliary is very grateful to the six homeowners and to Rick Schmitt at Stormcloud for opening their doors for this year’s fundraising Tour,” said Grajcar.  Tickets for the Tour of Interesting Places can be purchased before the event for $20 at Hull’s of Frankfort, the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah, or online at www.munsonhealthcare.org/pauloliverhometour. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event at any home on the tour, for an additional fee.  Tour guests must be at least 12 years of age and no cameras are permitted.

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Friday, August 02, 2019Community Event

Crystal Lake Woodies and Michigan Boatbuilding Program

The Benzie Area Historical Society is offering “Crystal Lake Woodies and Michigan Boatbuilding” at the “boat barn” of local resident Jon Peele on Friday, August 2, 6-8:00 p.m.  Guests will be able to view his collection of vintage racing and wooden power boats dating back to the 1930s as well accessories, books, and memorabilia.   Peele’s interest and passion for boating began when he was a child summering in Beulah and admired the large inboards made of varnished mahogany on Crystal Lake.  As a teenager, he and friends formed a water skiing team that performed at Beulah water events making use of a neighbor’s small Chris Craft.  His love for these beautiful crafts has only grown through the years as has his collection, started with his brother Jim.

All of the boats in Peele’s collection have been restored by professional boat restorers with great care taken to restore them to what they looked like when they left their builder’s plant.  All have their original engine or an engine built by the same company during the same time period. 

Doors open at 6:00, and at 7:00 p.m., Peele will present “Michigan Boat Building” which will highlight Michigan’s role as the epicenter of boat building in our country with companies such as Century in Manistee, Chris Craft and Ventnor. 

Ned Edwards will give a brief presentation with photos of the Classic Boats of Crystal Lake, of which there are now about 25, from a 1930 Chris Craft Runabout to a 2015 Grand Craft Utility.  These mahogany wood boats were all built in Michigan and many have been restored by highly skilled craftsmen, including Mike Green of Traverse City, who is the great grandson of Chris Smith, founder of Chris Craft.  Most of the owners of these boats are members of the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, International, of which Ned is a board member and secretary. 

The event will be held at Peele’s boat barn located on Center St, Beulah, across from The Granary and behind The Depot.  Admission is by donation and will benefit the Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum.  For more information, contact the Benzie Area Historical Society at 231.882.5539. 


When:
Friday, August 02, 2019 6:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Peele’s boat barn located on Center St, Beulah, across from The Granary and behind The Depot
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Saturday, August 03, 2019Community Event

Walk-A-Thon

The Walk-A-Thon is a morning of fun, friendship, caring and giving to support Benzie Seniors. This event is a major source of funding for Benzie Senior Resources, a nonprofit that has provided exceptional services, resources and trusted care to support Benzie seniors for over 40 years. Raise some pledges, grab your tennis shoes, and come enjoy a stroll, a run or a bike ride with your neighbors and friends along the South Shore of glorious Crystal Lake. The Walk-A-Thon event is held on Saturday morning, August 3, at Bellows Beach Park Pavilion in Frankfort. Register and begin your walk between 7:30 and 9 a.m. A delicious brunch will be served between 8:30 and 11 a.m. for all participants. For more information and to request a walker packet, phone 231-525-0600 or email info@benzieseniorresources.org

When:
Saturday, August 03, 2019 7:30 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Bellows Beach Park Pavilion in Frankfort
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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Rotary Chicken BBQ


When:
Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:51 AM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park

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Monday, August 05, 2019Community Event

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - THE BEST WEEK OF SUMMER!

Children in our community are invited to venture into the wilds of Africa during “ROAR:  LIFE  IS  WILD - GOD  IS  GOOD” Vacation Bible School, hosted by Blaine Christian Church, Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 6 - 8:10 pm each evening.

Children, ages 3 - 6th grade completed, are welcome to enjoy the  BEST  week of the summer at no cost.  Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will enjoy activities designed especially for them in “Little Paws” Pre-school.  Each evening at 5:30 pm, a light supper will be available for children attending VBS.

Registration is each night from 5:30 - 5:50 pm at the church.  Blaine Christian Church is located at 7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads), in Arcadia.

Based on the theme of “Life Is Wild - God Is Good”, during  “ROAR”  Vacation Bible School, children will go in small groups on an African adventure to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that can power them through this wild life. 

They will make new friends, explore the Imagination Station and KidVid Cinema, enjoy Stampede Sports, make cool crafts to take home, sing fun songs during Sing And Play Roar, and enjoy the snacks at the Hungry Herd Café.

Since everything is designed to be hands-on, it is recommended that children dress in play clothes.

During their four days of fun, children will learn about giving and helping others by donating non-perishable food items each evening to help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN), located in Benzonia, provide food for those in need in our county.  There will also be a change jar for children to give donations to BACN.

On Sunday, August 11th, at 10 am, the children will wrap up their Vacation Bible School experience by singing their songs and sharing what they learned during a combined worship service.  This is open to the public.

 If you have questions or need more info about Vacation Bible School, or if you need directions, please call 231/352-9148, or send an email to:  blainechurch@gmail.com, or check the church’s website at:  blainechristianchurch.org.

You and your family are welcome to get to know the church family at Blaine Christian Church on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am (contemporary style service), or at 10 am (blended style).  Separate activities, through “Kid’s Kare”, are provided at each service for children 2 - 6 years old.


When:
from Monday, August 05, 2019 5:30 PM
thru Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:15 PM
Where:

 Blaine Christian Church

7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads)

Arcadia, MI  49613 

For More Info:
Blaine Christian Church
231-352-9148
blainechurch@gmail.com
www.blainechristianchurch.org

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Friday, August 09, 2019Community Event

Concert in the Park

Salt City Jazz Band

When:
Friday, August 09, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavalion

 

 
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Saturday, August 10, 2019Community Event

Coffee Break Birding

Benzie Audubon Club members and friends will gather in front of Petals and Perks in Frankfort and, with a cup of coffee in hand, carpool to nearby sites to look for summer birds.  This is a popular outing; if you go, be prepared to have fun!  Doug Cook leads. There is no fee, and all are welcome.  For more information visit www.benzieaudubon.org

When:
Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:

Gather in front of Petals and Perks in Frankfort and, then carpool to nearby birding sites.  

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Friday, August 16, 2019Craft Fair

2019 Frankfort Art Fair

2019 Frankfort Art Fair
REGISTRATION CLOSED


The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to apply to the 43rd Annual Frankfort Art Fair to be held in Market Square Park in historic Frankfort on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  Outdoor Fine Art Fair in Frankfort Michigan.

PLEASE NOTE:  New Hours on Friday!  Friday 1:00PM - 7:00PM and Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

When:
from Friday, August 16, 2019 1:00 PM
thru Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:00 PM
Where:

420 Corning Avenue  

 

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Frankfort Art Fair

The biggest weekend of the summer in Frankfort will begin on Friday, August 16 when Art Fair exhibitors will be in Market Square Park providing a preview of their art for purchase from 1pm - 7pm. NEW EXPANDED HOURS.  New Kid's play area with a bounce house and Miss Vickie, with Getup and Dance.  And you will also get to see Frankie Fish!  The Frankfort United Methodist Church will hold their annual Pulled Pork Picnic from 5-7pm and the Frankfort A&W will host a fun Cruise night from 5-8pm.  The A&W will be hopping with classic cars, great food, music and fun starting at 5pm.  Also that evening, there is a Concert in the Park at Mineral Springs Park at 7pm.

On Saturday, August 17, the 43rd Annual Frankfort Art Fair will continue where over 150 artists will be displaying their work from 10 AM - 4 PM in Market Square Park on M-22.  

Also on Saturday, the Collector Car Show will be held in Mineral Springs Park in downtown Frankfort.  Registration begins at 8 am and presentation of awards at 2:30pm.  

St. Ann's Men's Club will be serving their annual pancake breakfast at St. Ann's Church beginning at 7:30...  More >>

When:
from Friday, August 16, 2019 1:00 PM
thru Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:00 PM
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Friday, August 16, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Concert in the Park

Cheryl Wolfram (Solo Guitar & Vocal)

When:
Friday, August 16, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavilion
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Saturday, August 17, 2019Chamber Event

Collector Car Show

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - Please come to Mineral Springs Park and register starting at 8am.

When:
Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
517 Main Street, Frankfort
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Frankfort Collector Car Show


When:
Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:00 AM thru 02:00 PM

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Sunday, August 18, 2019Community Event

Song of the Lakes

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra (BASO) will take stage with the legendary local music ensemble, Song of the Lakes, in a special collaborative performance on Sunday, August 18 at 7 pm., in the Benzie High School Auditorium.  The event will feature Song of the Lakes performing selections from "Benzie Rover," "Pearl of America," and "Stand Up," backed by th BASO.

In addition to performing with Song of the Lakes, BASO will perform a number of other pieces including:

 -The Coriolan Overture by Beethoven

-A James Bond Medley

-Hungarian March by Berlioz

-Pops Hoe-Down by Hayman 

-Danzon by Marquez 

 


When:
Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:

Benzie Central High School Auditorium

9300 Homestead Road

Benzonia, MI 49616 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Community Event

Early Fall Migrating Birds

On Wednesday August 21 at 6:30pm Benzie Audubon Club members and friends will meet leader Doug Cook at the Betsie Valley Trailhead in Elberta to look for early fall migrating birds (and resident species as well) in the in the Elberta Marsh. There is no fee, and all are welcome. For more information see www.benzieaudubon.org.



When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Betsie Vally Trailhead in Elberta, MI
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Community Event

Becoming Mary Sully

2019 Phil Talk “Becoming Mary Sully”
Like a Ted Talk, but with the famous Phil Deloria
A box of recently discovered colorful and dynamic abstract triptychs became a familial quest in unraveling “personality prints” of American public figures like Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth and Gertrude Stein. Deloria has reclaimed that work from obscurity; exploring the stunning portfolio through the lenses of modernism, industrial design, Dakota women’s aesthetics, mental health, ethnography, anthropology, primitivism, and the American Indian politics of the 1930s. All are welcome to this evening of discovery and insight, free of charge.


When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

First Congregational Church of Frankfort, MI

431 Forest Ave. 

 

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Friday, August 23, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Concert in the Park

Tim Kluck (Folk Country Originals)

When:
Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 AM
Where:
Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavilion
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Friday, August 23, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Concert in the Park

Come to this Kid Friendly  Dance Nite

Miss Vickie Slater owner of "Get Up & Dance" will lead the troops to fun and games with music and lots of laughter!  Special Event

 


When:
Friday, August 23, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavilion
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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.

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

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