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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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Saturday, August 24, 2019Community Event

Benzie Long Lake Water Tour

Register by contacting John Ransom: 231-882-4391; john@benziecd.org.


When:
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Meet at end of Long Lake Rd, north of Round Lake, off M-22.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019Community Event

Let's Go Fly a Kite

The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce is not ready to end summer so "Let's Go Fly a Kite" on August 24 from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Frankfort Lake Michigan Beach! Bob & Ginny Istnick came to the Chamber after they had witnessed a wonderful Kite Event on Okaloosa Island. They suggested this fun beach activity to give the kids another chance to run on the beach and enjoy the joys of the winds of Frankfort. Ginny & Bob are sponsoring the event with the Chamber to purchase "Kites for Kids" and adults don't need to be shy, we will have 100 kites for both young and old. Chamber Staff and volunteers will be at the entrance beach turn-around with 100 kites to give away FREE-(Donations welcome to continue this event in the future). A table will be set up to assemble the kites and send the kites into the winds. Come join the fun and enjoy the beauty of one more summer day in Frankfort, Michigan.

When:
Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM

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Sunday, September 08, 2019Community Event

2019 Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit

Play a round of golf with friends and support affordable housing in Benzie County ! The Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County, will be held at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Beulah. Lunch and supper will be served. Stay tuned for more details. Email us at info@benziehabitat.org with any questions. 

When:
Sunday, September 08, 2019 12:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Crystal Lake Golf Course 
For More Info:
Jennifer Murtaugh
231-352-0300
info@benziehabitat.org
benziehabitat.org

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Thursday, September 12, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill "Ragtime Artist, Peter Bergin"

Peter Bergin will explore the intersection of ragtime with early American Parlor music from the 1850's-1930 and into the 50's.

Ragtime concerts with Peter is interactive and insightfu.He gets audiences moving to the beat and puts smiles on faces with his stories and anecdotes.


When:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beulah
For More Info:
Ray Nichols-
231-882-4790
raynick@charter.net

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Thursday, September 12, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill - Peter Bergin- The Great American Song

Ragtime concerts with Peter Bergin are interactive and insightful.  Peter gets audiences moving to the beat and puts smiles on their faces. Audiences gain a better understanding of our American musical heritage.  It's a celebration of life through music and stories! 

Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH) and the Women's Resource Center (WRC) will receive offerings from the concert.  


When:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Where:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah, MI 49617

 

 

For More Info:
Jennifer Adkins
231-882-4241
office@benziestandrews.com

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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
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Saturday – 11am – 3pm
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