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Saturday, November 16, 2019Community Event


Blaine Christian Church, 7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads), invites all the women in our area to come to the church for their Annual Women’s Retreat on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  The retreat begins at 8:45 am and will conclude at 1 pm after lunch is provided.  There is a small fee to cover the cost of the retreat.

The theme of the retreat is “BREATHE: Finding The Rest You Need Before The Climb You Are Called To”.  Special speaker, Lee Nienhuis, has been described as passionate, engaging, and sincere.  she firmly believes that God’s Word transforms lives today.

Please call the church, 231/352-9148, by the deadline of Wednesday, November 13th  to RSVP to insure enough food is available for lunch.  When you call, let the church know if you need child care.

You and your family are welcome to get to know our church family on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am (contemporary service), or at 11 am (blended service).  Separate activities, through “Kid’s Kare”, are provided at each service for children 3 - 6 years old.  Sunday School classes for children 2 years old through adults meet at 9:45 am.

If you have any questions, need directions, or cost information, please call the church, 231/352-9148, or email blainechurch@gmail.com, or check the church’s website:  www.blainechristianchurch.org

Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45 AM thru 01:00 PM

 Blaine Christian Church

7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads)

Arcadia, MI  49613 


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Saturday, November 16, 2019Community Event

Deer Widows Vendor & Craft Fair

Deer Widows Vendor & Craft Fair, benefiting the Read-Osborne American Legion 531 Auxiliary.
Nov. 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm. Come and enjoy great company, early Christmas shopping and great food!
Delicious lunch will be available for purchase. Girl Scout Troop 3990 will have scrumptious baked goods for sale.
Thank you for your support! Post located at 18483 Cadillac Hwy., Copemish, MI. Questions, please call 231-357-2775.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

Read-Osborne American Legion Post 531 and Auxiliary
18483 Cadillac Hwy., Copemish, MI. 

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Thursday, November 21, 2019Community Event

Annual Meeting: American Martens & Fishers in Michigan

Join us to learn about what the Benzie Conservation District has been doing this past year, and enjoy a presentation on American Martens & Fishers, and great refreshments! 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30 PM thru 08:00 PM
Mills Community House, Benzonia
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Aime Merizon

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Thursday, November 28, 2019Community Event

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Join us on Thursday November 28th, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Buffet ~ 12 Noon till 6pm
Adults $25, Kids $15….All you can eat!
Bar will be Open, Soft Drinks are Included
Reservations are Recommended



Now taking reservations for our Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet:

Dinner Rolls with Butter
Assorted Salads Bar
Cornbread Puddin’
Vegetable Crudité & Assorted Cheese Platter
Fresh House-Made Cranberry Sauce

Main Courses
Roasted Turkey Breast Carving Station
Sage & Garlic Crusted Pork Loin
Alaska Seafood Bake
White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy
Wild Rice Pilaf
Green Bean Casserole
Grandma’s Broccoli Casserole
Brussel Sprouts w/Bacon & Caramelized Onions
Wilted Kale w/Toasted Pine Nuts
Potato & Root Vegetable Au Gratin
Apple & Sage Stuffing
Sweet Potatoes Mash w/Marshmallow Topping

Assorted Pies 

Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 PM thru 06:00 PM

Hotel Frankfort

231 Main Street

Frankfort, Mi 49635 

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Holly Berry Art & Crafts Fair

Annual Indoor Craft Fair.  

Start or finish your holiday shopping at this fun Craft Fair.  $2 entry fee gets you one free ticket into the Chamber Raffle - for a chnace to win wonderful vendor items.  Kid's 15 and under FREE.  Kid's Craft and Game area and Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10am - 12pm. inside the junior high hallway.  Carriage Rides at Frankfort High School from 10am - 12pm

Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI  49635
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit & Kid's Play Area & Carriage Rides

Santa & Mrs. Claus visit with kids play area at Holly Berry Art & Crafts Fair.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI  49635
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Frankfort Community Tree Lighting

Annual Tree Lighting with complimentary donut holes and Christmas Carols with the Frankfort High School Band

Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:00 PM thru 07:30 PM
Rotary Park - at City Hall

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Saturday, December 07, 2019Community Event

Annual Silver Tea

Silver Tea Service, tea, delectables, bake sale, coziness and the beginning of the holiday season.

Saturday, December 07, 2019 1:00 PM thru 03:00 PM

First Congregational Church of Frankfort

431 Forest Ave.

Frankfort, MI 49635 

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Friday, December 13, 2019Community Event

Benzie County Community Chorus Christmas Concert

"Carols and Lullabyes," a choral concert for the Christmas season. 

Friday, December 13, 2019 7:30 PM

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Rd

Beulah MI 49617

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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

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

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

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

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