newsletter of the frankfort-elberta chamber of commerce
Volume 6 issue 1 january 2011
Profile of tHe montH
Board of Directors since she started working with the chamber of commerce in 2007, donna
Phillips has contributed countless hours both as an employee and as a volunteer.
Working part time in the summer and on a volunteer basis during the winter, she
State Savings Bank has helped with everything the chamber has been involved with for the past three
Vice President “i do whatever is necessary, from greeting visitors to helping with major events,”
steve christian she said. “i’ve helped with the tree lighting in rotary Park, i’ve been a gypsy fortune
Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar
teller for the fall fest and i’ve stood out in the cold and helped with shiver by the
secretary river.” one of donna’s personal events is the 4th of july sand castle competition
luann elwell on frankfort beach. “i love seeing people having fun in frankfort during the summer,”
Bay Port Lodging
she said. “everybody is having a good time, especially the kids. there is something
treasurer about seeing happy kids that makes me happy too.” donna said she also enjoys
Karen dennis meeting new people, which is another reason she loves her work at the chamber.
Day Bookkeeping a retired school teacher, donna also volunteers with other organizations in
Board memBers Benzie, including the Paul oliver auxiliary, Benzie area christian neighbors and
larry Hale the first congregational church of
Hale Special Interest Auto frankfort. she is also secretary for
dennis Haugen the crystal lake yacht club and
Dennis Haugen Architect
works as a substitute teacher for
several school districts in the county.
Frankfort Insurance Agency
mike jones she is involved with other clubs and
Wayfarer Lodgings groups as well.
jared macdonald “it seems like a lot, but i just love
MacDonald Marine working with people,” she said. “i’ll
linda manville always find time to volunteer.”
A Shear Class Experience
Bob mcneal donna said she and her husband,
Bayview Party Store ron (who also volunteers), decided
Bob mcnabb to retired to Benzie county after
BaySide Printing, Inc. vacationing with her family at crystal
lee mix lake for 44 years.the couple is joined
Lee Mix Salon
in retirement by their dog, sally.
executiVe director “moving here was the best move
joanne Bartley we made in retirement,” she said.
“We feel like we’ve joined a real
donna Phillips community. it’s great knowing people
john Patterson you pass on the way to the library or
President’s letter Business after Hours
i hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe holiday. sponsors are still needed to fill this year’s Business
the chamber celebrated one of best attended after Hours gatherings. in order to be a sponsor,
christmas tree lightings in december. many thanks go simply find a place to host the gathering, either a
to WBnZ for their help in providing christmas music local business or your own, and provide refreshments.
and the power to light the tree. the chamber of commerce does the rest. multiple
the chamber is quite busy this time of year.the art people can sponsor BaH on the same date and
fair jury sessions begin. each artist is asked to supply share the responsibilities of furnishing appetizers and
a sample of what they wish to sell for the committee beverages.
to review and approve. considering we have over the dates available for sponsorship are: january
200 applications each year, you can imagine this takes 6, march 3, april 7, may 5, june 2, july 7, august 4,
quite a bit of time organize to let the committee september 1, october 6 and november 3. for more
properly review each artist. also, shiver by the river information on sponsoring, contact joanne Bartley at
preparations begin and this takes a tremendous 231-352-7251.
amount of volunteer time to prepare for the snow
cross event. We hope the weather will cooperate so
we can build a much larger base for this year’s event.
shiver has become a great boost to the local economy
and even better, it showcases what this community can
do together when an opportunity presents itself. Hats
off to the many volunteers that make all our events
the Board joins me in wishing you a happy new
year and the best for 2011.
jim martin, President
iris jones has been writing the newsletter for past
few months and we would like to thank her for her
hard work! We have enlisted collin merry to write
this newsletter and the future newsletters!
Board of directors Ballots
it is election time for the Board of directors, so
please remember to turn in your ballots prior to
office hours for the chamber in january are
tuesday through friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.the office
will be closed saturday, sunday and monday. if you want
to leave a message after hours, send an e-mail to the
office or call to leave a phone message. .
sHiVer By tHe riVer
the 3rd annual shiver by the river is coming! next
month, the two-day winter festival will bring thousands
of visitors to frankfort to watch snocross snowmobile
racing and take part in a variety of activities sponsored
by the chamber. races will start in the morning on
saturday, february 19th, followed by events such as
a winter parade, an ice rescue demo by the united
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states coast Guard, an antique snowmobile display,
horse-drawn carriage rides, ice shanty decorating, snow
sculpting and a host of children’s games. other events
will also take place at locations throughout frankfort
serving as warming stations, such as the chamber
office, city Hall. activities will also be held in elberta’s
Waterfront Park saturday evening during shiver, and
snocross races will resume sunday morning, february
sponsorship packages for shiver by the river
will be sent out very soon, and the shiver fundraiser Ice
will be held february 3 at the Betsie Bay inn from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m., and will feature good food and a fun and
auction. items to be auctioned off at the fundraiser are Ed Moody
still needed. for more information, including the full
schedule of events, contact the chamber.
invitations for the chamber’s annual dinner are out, so don’t forget to rsVP for a night of fun. the dinner will be
held at dinghy’s on january 22nd, but please register before january 17th. social hour and appetizers will begin at
5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m. Please pay on or prior to january 22nd, cost is $25.00 per person.
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calendar of eVents January
Happy New Year!
22 frankfort elberta chamber of commerce annual dinner at dinghy’s - reservations required by january 17.
3 fundraiser for 3rd annual shiver by the river - at Betsie Bay inn - food fun and silent auction items! 5 - 9pm
19-20 3rd annual shiver by the river - Winter festival including snow activities and 2 two-day snowmobile snox races
26-27 mBa’s crystal edition tournament - Basketball tournament held at frankfort H.s., middle school, and elementary.
msHaa patched officials. ages 9-13 boys and girls. for more information please contact Bob taylor (989) 513-0117
or email email@example.com or ryan longoria (989) 832-7937 x2261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information visit www.frankfort-elberta.com/calendar.html
517 Main Street • P.O. Box 566
frankfort, michigan 49635