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Monday, June 03, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Elberta Resturant Week

Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week highlights the dynamic and growing culinary offerings along scenic highway M-22 and historic Betsie Bay.

With over 20 establishments participating, from fresh baked breakfast treats to full service dining and everything in between, Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to beat the summer crowds and discover what's fresh and hot on this year's menus.

The event will feature culinary creations from each participating restaurant, available at fixed price points of $15 and $25.  The pricing structure presents a simple choice for attendees while providing area chefs with the opportunity for menu creativity. We invite you to discover the delicious diversity of Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week.

When:
from Monday, June 03, 2019 12:00 PM
thru Sunday, June 09, 2019 10:00 PM
Where:
Participating restaurants in Frankfort and Elberta.

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Benzie Sunrise Rotary Golf Outing

4 Person Scramble
Entry fee $300 per team - Team Awards / Prizes
Meal follows golf

When:
Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:30 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Crystal Lake Golf Course
For More Info:
Bruce Wildie
231-409-0105

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Friday, June 14, 2019Community Event

2019 1st Annual UpCycled Art Exhibit and Auction Benefit

 This event will be an exhibition and silent auction of art and crafts made from salvaged components. If you are an artist or craftsperson interested in creating a project to donate, more information will soon be available by contacting us at info@benziehabitat.org or by calling our office 231-352-0300. All proceeds will beneift Habitat For Humanity of Benzie County. Registration deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019. 

When:
from Friday, June 14, 2019 10:00 AM
thru Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Where:
Grow Benzie!
For More Info:
Jennifer Murtaugh
231-352-0300
admin@benziehabitat.org
benziehabitat.org

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Saturday, June 15, 2019Community Event

Crystal Lodge Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show


When:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
517 Main Street
Mineral Springs Park Frankfort
For More Info:
06/15/2019
231-651-9906
fktsarg@yahoo.com

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Saturday, June 15, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Craft Fair

When you come to the Frankfort-Elberta area on June 15 you won't be disappointed. We are starting the summer season off with plenty of activities to enjoy! On Saturday, June 15th, the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 23rd Annual Frankfort Craft Fair from 10 am - 4 pm. The Fair will be on Main Street in downtown Frankfort between 4th and 6th Streets. With over 75 booths of quality crafters & artists, you are sure to find that perfect gift or item for your home or garden. You can also check out the downtown retailers, restaurants and farmer's market at the same time! If you are a vendor that would like to participate in this wonderful Craft Fair we are still accepting applications. 

The Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show, sponsored by Crystal Lodge #270 of the Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in the same block as the Fair in Mineral Springs Park, also in downtown Frankfort. Registration begins at 8:00 am.

As always, Frankfort and Elberta have much to offer, so after you've enjoyed these events - check out the area! If you are interested in more information on these events and more, go to frankfort-elberta.com or contact the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-352-7251 or fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com.


When:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Saturday, June 15, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill - The Four Man Fishin'Tackle Choir

The Four Man Fishin'Tackle Choir is the country's premier sportsman's quartet. 

Their brand of up north humor has allowed them to "worm" their way into audience's hearts across the USA and Canada. "The Choir" of barbershop singers is made up of Kurtis Busman, Tracy Ulrich, Mark Wilson and Beulah's own Neil Nugent.  

Proceeds will support the St. Andrews Mission Project (STAMP) that renovates and repairs homes to make them safe, warm and dry. 120 homes have been improved in past years and 20 more are slated for this year.  Free will offering. Plenty of parking. 


When:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:00 PM
Where:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah, MI 49617 

For More Info:
Pat Sheafor
231-352-4879
psheafor@gmail.com

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bihlman Fishing Tournamnent


When:
Sunday, June 16, 2019 6:30 AM thru 03:00 PM

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Friday, June 21, 2019Community Event

Unplug & Unwind to the Year 1900

The Benzie Area Historical Society is partnering with Northwestern Michigan College's College for Kids to host "Unplug and Rewind to 1900", a one-day program at the Drake School, a real one-room schoolhouse that operated from 1891-1943 in northern Benzie County

 

Children in grades 1-5 will experience learning and play in 1900, before computers, smartphones, and all of the technology and devices of the modern day. Students will walk on stilts, play fun games, make crafts, and more!

 

The program is on Friday June 21st, and runs from 9-4. Drake School is located at the corner of Valley and Fowler Roads. The program costs $89. An authentic pail lunch and snacks are included. 

 

Three scholarships are available to Benzie County students, and are funded by the Benzie County Community Chest. Applications for the scholarships are through the NMC registration process. https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/college-for-kids/all-classes.html

 

For more Information please contact the Benzie Area Historical Society and Museum at 231.882.5539 or email us at info@benziemuseum.org


When:
Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

Drake School, at the Junction of Fowler and Valley Road in Platte Township. 


 

For More Info:
Dylan Colby
231.882.5539
internbenziemuseum@gmail.com

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Friday, June 21, 2019Community Event

Take a Kid Fishing and Nitecrawler Hunt

The 16th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing will be held June 21-22 at Mineral Springs Park in Downtown Frankfort.  The fun begins with a Nite-crawler Hunt on June 21.  The Kids gather at Mineral Springs Park at dusk with their flashlights, rain gear (just in case) and buckets to gather their WORMS!  Gotta have worms to go Fishin'.

Then, June 22, bright and early, starting at 8 a.m., bring the whole family to enjoy a day of FISHING!   The kids will receive free t-shirts, free pizza (compliments of Frankfort A. Papano's Pizza), drinks & sweet treats compliments of Family Fare and Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce.  Kids!  Bring your fishing rod.  If you don't have one, we will provide one to you!

There will be no entry fees and no licenses required for kids!  No kid is turned away but should be ask that every kid is accompanied by a parent or adult.  Last year we had more than 100 kids show up for these fun events.

If you're interested in helping in any way or need more information, please call the Chamber at 231-352-7251 or email fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com. If you have any used fishing equipment appropriate for kids you'd like to donate, you...  More >>

When:
from Friday, June 21, 2019 10:00 PM
thru Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 PM

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Saturday, June 22, 2019Community Event

Take-A-Kid Fishing

Take-A-Kid Fishing is a Family Friendly Event

(Must be accompanied by an adult.)

Come early with your Fishing Rod or Get a rod that is ready to use.  Worms are available or bring your nite-crawlers from the event the nite before.

Early fishermen receive a free t-shirt.  

Free Pizza Lunch begins at 11:30. 

 Prize Drawing at Noon. 


When:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Mineral Springs Park Pavillion

Frankfort Mi 

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Sunday, June 23, 2019Community Event

Dvorak in the Woods

Salute to Richard Rogers     Arr. by Ted Ricketts


Victory At Sea     Richard Rodgers


INTERMISSION


Silent Woods, Waldesruhe,         Antonin Dvorak

KLID for Cello and Orchestra Op.68, No.5 “Adagio”

Soloist: Carrie Brannen

Conductor: Malcolm Brannen


Symphony No. 8 Op.88                 Antonin Dvorak

1st Movement (Allegro con brio)

4th Movement (Allegro ma non troppo)


When:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Benzie Central High School Auditorium

9300 Homestead Road

Benzonia, MI 49616

 

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on June 23rd, 2019 

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Sunday, June 23, 2019Community Event

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra Concert


When:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

 Benzie Central High School Auditorium

9300 Homestead Road

Benzonia, MI 49616 

For More Info:
Theresa Kelley, Operations Manager
231.889.7182
benzieareasymphonyorchestra@outlook.com
www.benziesymphony.com

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Thursday, June 27, 2019Community Event

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join us for a special Good Night Storytime where children can sign their stuffed animals up for a fun filled overnight adventure in  the library.  Stuffed animals may be picked up the following day after 10 a.m. 

When:
Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:

 Benzie Shores District Library

630 Main St.

Frankfort, MI 49635 

For More Info:
Benzie Shores District Library
231-352-4671
www.benzieshoreslibrary.org

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Friday, June 28, 2019Community Event

Fun Friday Story Time

 Join Miss Vickie of “Get up and Dance” for a fun filled Friday morning  of moving and shaking! This program is designed for preschool age children and a caregiver. Meets outside the library near the shuffle  board courts.

When:
Friday, June 28, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:

 Benzie Shores District Library

630 Main St.   Frankfort, MI  49635 

For More Info:
Benzie Shores District Library
231-352-4671
www.benzieshoreslibrary.org

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Sunday, June 30, 2019Community Event

Benzie County Community Chorus Summer Concert

 A little this and a little that....

The Benzie County Community Chorus presents 

Our 2019 Summer Series:

An EGOT Awards Show & A Little Je Ne Sais Quoi 

Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Tonys & A Little Something Else

Tickets are available at the door, at our box office phone ?(231) 228-2266?, or online at www.benziechorus.org. General admission: $18, Students 16 and under: $10. BC3 is a non-profit 501c3 group. Proceeds assist in upcoming performances.


When:
Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

Benzie Central High School Auditorium
222 Homestead Rd
Benzonia MI 49616

 

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Monday, July 01, 2019

Medallion Hunt

Frankfort's Annual July 4th celebration will begin on July 1st at 9:00 am with the posting of the first clue for the Annual Medallion Hunt.  A new clue will be posted each morning until the Medallion is found.  On the 4th, if the medallion has not been found - the clue will be posted AFTER the parade ends in front of the Chamber office!  The clues can be obtained at the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce.  The winner will receive a check for $150.

When:
from Monday, July 01, 2019 9:00 AM
thru Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:00 AM

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Monday, July 01, 2019Community Event

Benzie County Community Chorus Summer Concert

 A little this and a little that....

The Benzie County Community Chorus presents

Our 2019 Summer Series:

An EGOT Awards Show & A Little Je Ne Sais Quoi 

Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Tonys & A Little Something Else

Tickets are available at the door, at our box office phone (231) 228-2266, or online at www.benziechorus.org. General admission: $18, Students 16 and under: $10. BC3 is a non-profit 501c3 group. Proceeds assist in upcoming performances.



When:
Monday, July 01, 2019 7:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Benzie Central High School Auditorium
222 Homestead Rd
Benzonia MI 49616
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019Community Event

Family Carnival and Fireworks

Bring the entire family and join us as we convert Crystal Mountain into “Main Street USA” and celebrate our country’s independence in good old fashioned red, white and blue style! 

Inflatables & Human Hamster Balls | 4 - 10pm
Race your friends and family with these fun inflatables!  

Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment | 5-9pm
Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Family Carnival | 5-9pm
Bring the family and join in the fun at Crystal's annual old fashioned carnival! Carnival highlights include games, petting zoo, bounce house, food, live entertainment and more. Carnival is held outdoors on the slope side lawn of the Lodge.

Fireworks over Crystal Mountain | At Dusk
Enjoy Crystal Mountain's spectacular fireworks show over the mountain. Free to everyone! Bring your blankets and chairs, relax on the slope side lawn and watch the fireworks shoot over the mountain beginning at dusk.


When:
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 5:00 PM thru 11:00 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Frankfort 4th of July Carnival

Annual old-fashioned carnival with games, rides and food.  Location:  right on Betsie Bay

When:
from Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:00 AM
thru Sunday, July 07, 2019 5:00 PM

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Thursday, July 04, 2019Community Event

Frankfort's 4th of July Celebration

Parade (10am), Art in the Park (10-5), Carnival (10-10), Sand Sculpture Contest (noon - 3pm), Decorated Bike Contest (9:30am), FIREWORKS at dusk- Approxiamtely 10:30pm

When:
Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:30 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.

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Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
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