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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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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tri UpNorth Triathlon

Triathlon

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort

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Sunday, September 15, 2019Community Event

Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit

Please note the change of date! Join us on Sunday, September 15, 2019 for our annual golf outing! Men's, Women's and Co-Ed teams are invited to join in this four person scramble event. $70 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with shared cart, pizza & pop lunch, burgers & brats dinner, plus a 50% off coupon for a future round of golf! 
Registration forms are available by emailing us at info@benziehabitat.org. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County's mission to build affordable homes in Benzie County!  

When:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Lake Golf Course 

 8493 Fairway Drive

Beulah, Michigan 

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Saturday, September 21, 2019Community Event

Peterson Rd Beach Clean Up

Seeking volunteers to help clean up Peterson Road Beach on International Coastal Clean Up Day! Help us track the trash through the Alliance for the Great Lakes reporting system. Register by contacting the Benzie Conservation District: 231-882-4391.

When:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Peterson Road Beach, Honor MI
For More Info:
Aime Merizon
2318824391
aime@benziecd.org
www.benziecd.org

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Saturday, September 21, 2019Community Event

A Celtic Summertide

Join Manitou Winds woodwind quintet for another inspiring evening of music from across the Celtic realm in Frankfort’s historic and beautifully restored Garden Theater! Bringing to life music from the many Celtic nations, our colorful musical palette will be adorned by harp, guitar, and special guest soprano Emily Curtin Culler! The program will feature favorites from last year’s performance ("Trí Amhraín as Éirinn", "O’Carolan’s Symphony", and many others) plus brand new music including colorful new arrangements of timeless traditional music. Admission is free. Proceeds from a goodwill offering will benefit Manitou Winds’ growing mission to bring the intimate joy of chamber music to audiences across Northern Michigan.

When:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:30 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:

The Garden Theater

301 Main St.

Frankfort, MI 49635

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019Community Event

Building Community Resilience

Join an essential conversation about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Join us on Wednesday, September 25th for a free event in Benzie County that will explore the health impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and what our community can do to change the trajectory. Local experts will lead an audience-driven discussion and question and answer session following the screening of the documentary film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. 

This event is for parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, business owners, healthcare providers, schools—everyone who has a passion for thriving, resilient communities.

Tickets are free at the door, but to guarantee a seat, reserve online here.  


When:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Benzie County Central High School Auditorium 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019Community Event

Career Exploring Club Kickoff

Students: Experience Exploring, a hands-on career exploration club for middle and high school students that meets one Saturday a month during the school year. RSVP on: Eventbrite

At this event, engage in the first hands-on exploration of the school year. Learn about aviation careers by using the NMC flight simulator. Find out more about what is planned for the rest of the year.

Parents: Attend the informational session during the first hour to learn more about this national organization, the benefits of participation and how to register.


When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Northwestern Michigan College - Aero Park Campus
2600 Aero-Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

For More Info:
Newton's Road
(231) 994-3684
contactus@newtonsroad.org

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Saturday, September 28, 2019Community Event

National Alpaca Farm Day

Join us for National Alpaca Farm Day! Enjoy an exclusive meet the alpaca experience and browse the boutique. This free event is family friendly and fun for all ages!

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• Meet the Alpacas
• Walk with Alpacas
• Browse the Alpaca Boutiques
• Alpaca 101 Seminar (4 – 5 pm) for those interested in learning about The Alpaca Lifestyle
• Spinners
• Free to the public
• Fun for all ages!

When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm and Boutique

4907 River Road

Frankfort, MI 49635 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Decorated Light Pole Contest

Let's make this town look great for Fall! For only $10, you, your family, your business or organization can decorate a light pole in town (Frankfort and Elberta). Poles will be judged on Friday, October 11 after 12 noon. Winners of the best poles (1st, 2nd 3rd) will receive cash prizes!

 

EVERYONE is invited to participate in Frankfort's Fall Festival’s Decorated Light Pole Contest in downtown Frankfort and Elberta. Street decorations are shown to attract additional visitors to the area and enhance the mood of the season. This is a fun and creative way to increase the public’s awareness of your business or organization.

Families, groups, businesses or individuals may “purchase” light poles for a donation of only $10 a pole. Decorating begins as early as

Saturday, September 28th and must be completed by

NOON Friday, October 11th.

Judging of the light poles will take place

Friday afternoon, October 11th

Winners will be announced Saturday, October 12th ,

at the Fall Festival in Frankfort. CASH PRIZES will be awarded

to the top 3 best-decorated poles.

Light poles are available on a first come, first choice basis. To purchase a light pole and receive decorating guidelines stop in or call the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231 352-7251, or Joanne Bartley at fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com, 231-352-7251


When:
from Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:58 PM
thru Friday, October 11, 2019 12:58 PM
Where:
Downtown Frankfort

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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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