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    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor 2017

    Fun in Glen Arbor Trick or Treating (Annually, the Sunday before Halloween) Thank you to all the wonderful businesses who participate in costume, decor and plenty of goodies to give, - opening...

    Glen Arbor: Your Leelanau fall color destination

    Explore the Natural Beauty of the area - year round! Discover the variety of  Things to Do | Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate. Play and Stay in Glen Arbor, then set out for your...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor, MI

    Join us on Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from...

    Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor ~ Labor Day Weekend

    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won't want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor, held annually Labor Day...

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone who attended this year enjoyed Spring-like weather with temperatures in the 50's, sunshine and blue...

    Best beaches in the world

    In the press... Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation for years now, although we still want to protect and keep this secluded gem in the Leelanau...

    Calling all local Service Providers!

    Did you know that as a Chamber, we also represent a growing number of local service providers? From Marketing to Insurance, non-profit organizations to charter fishing, house painting and...

    Empire, MI Pharmacy now open

    Great news for our area, Empire Pharmacy now open, located next to Empire Family Practice.  This new pharmacy is conveniently located next to Empire Family Practice. Friendly experts are here to...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole...

    Photo Contest

    We're looking ahead to the next design to create and are asking for your photo submissions! The selected photo will be featured in the next art poster in our series titled "Escape to Glen Lake." If...

    Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th, 2016 Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor Get the best deals of the season, Eat great food + Enjoy recreation around the Glen...

    Escape to Glen Lake | Art poster Series

    We're running a series of posters, developed by our 2016 Chamber Marketing Committee. Thank you (Angela Brown of LVR, Brook of La Becasse, Jamie Jewell of the Homestead, Bob Ashmun of Ashmun...

    4th of July around Glen Lake

    Celebrate Independence Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the 4th with some free, local live music, followed by things to do for everyone. On the "Old School House"...

    Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

    The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up with the initiation of the Leelanau Agricultural Alliance & MSU Extension with the goal of improving the marketing of local...

    Noteworthy things to CELEBRATE in 2016 around Glen Arbor

    Glen Arbor, it's residents and business owners all look forward to Memorial Day weekend, where most of all the seasonal shops are open for the season by this weekend. It's usually nice weather and is...

    Escape to Glen Lake: In the Spring

    Plan a Spring trip! Escape to Glen Lake for a #springtour in #leelanau. Experience #puremichigan #cherryblossoms. Browse our Business Directory for B&B's, Resorts, Vacation...

    What do you do up north all winter?

    We thought it'd be fun to answer this common questions as a community and post the results here, and in social media, to create some real conversation with locals and visitors alike. Hike around...

    About the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Article by Terry Richard | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Dec. 29th 2015 "Lake Michigan and its bays are renowned for being the most scenic of the Great Lakes, with turquoise-colored waters...

    Old Settlers Park for your up north wedding!

    There's more and more reasons why our area is an amazing place to host your Up North Michigan wedding. Leelanau Peninsula and our greater Glen Lake area offers tons of variety in settings for...

    Glen Lake Chamber 2016 Member Meeting Dates

    Member Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Open for the community to attend, we'd love to have you! Start time will be 5:30 for Socializing Meetings will begin at 6:15pm Members,...

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    Will be held at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise); Board Meetings typically take place the 1st Tuesday of the month. These meetings are for Chamber board members only....

    Trick or Treating on Halloween in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all...

    PJ Party, Tree Lighting & Holiday Markets

    There's plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area. Start by shopping early during the PJ Party in Glen Arbor on Friday morning for special sales at participating merchants....

    Holiday Market 2015 – Info + Application Form

    Held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall Friday, Nov. 27th - Set-Up | 2-7pm  Friday, Nov. 27th - Preview Party | Open to the Public for early shopping | 7-8pm Saturday, November 28 - Glen Arbor's...

    Post Storm Workshop – Glen Lake Association

    Post Storm Workshop Highlights August 29, 2015 Sponsored by the Glen Lake Association | Highlights Compiled By Rob Karner, Watershed Biologist Watch video of workshop on YouTube 1. Take your...

    Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

    Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales | 2015 • August 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th Get the best deals of the season, Eat great food + Enjoy recreation around the Glen Lake area! Most of the Sales usually...

    loving summer, post-storm update + resources

    Loving summer around Glen Arbor "We're here to stay and we're all loving summer around Glen Arbor - more than ever"... is the feeling you get around the Glen Lake and surrounding areas in Leelanau...

    The lights are back on!

    The hard work and sense of community around here shined enough light to get us all through the week following the storm of August 2nd. As of 8.7.15 evening - The power was restored in and around...

    The August storm of Northwest Michigan

    Posted Sunday August 2nd, 2015, last updated August 15th | by Raquel Jackson, Marketing Director Note: Scroll down below this article for NEW reports and updates being posted! I think...

    July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

    The craft beer culture continues to brew in Michigan at a record pace – and in celebration of this long-standing beverage industry, the Michigan Brewers Guild is once again proud to announce July...

    A place for Classic Cars…

    A visitor recently asked about friendly places downtown Glen Arbor for their classic cars. While the parking gets filled fast downtown in the height of the summer season, we'll leave it up to you...

    NEW in Glen Arbor! From new owners, to new locations…

    From new owners, to renovations and new locations, there's a few things you'll want take notice of, while visiting Glen Arbor this year. • The Sylvan Inn: Welcoming David and Theresa Gersenson to...

    Farmer’s Markets in Leelanau

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers market. Buy Fresh, Buy Local! The 2015 Season is here... All markets are OPEN from 9am -...

    “Toast to the Summer Season” for Chamber Members

    Please join us Monday, June 15th  from 5:00 - 6:30 pm to celebrate the upcoming summer season. We will enjoy some wine and a 22% discount store wide to all Chamber Members in attendance (this night...

    BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration

    Glen Arbor, Michigan: It’s that time of year again, the annual salute to the beginning of summer, with delicious local fare and the best of Northern Michigan micro-brews! This family-friendly Glen...

    NEW section of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail open for use!

    The newest segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) from Fisher Road to Port Oneida Road opened on Friday May 22, 2015. This segment adds about 3.5 miles to the 9.5 miles of previously...

    Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, Ticket Seller’s…

    The BBQ & Brew Summer Celebration will run from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. We have about 80 shifts to fill, so invite friends to join us for some of the fun! If anyone is willing to help with set up...

    Kids Summer Classes at the GAAA

    Summer will soon be upon us. Why not celebrate by planning now for a summer full of enriching art experiences for the young people in your life? The Glen Arbor Art Association has a full line-up...

    Glen Lake Restaurant Week | May 1st-9th 2015

    Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options "From French Fries to French Cuisine." Don’t miss this annual event happening the week before Mothers Day. | Friday May 1st – Saturday...

    SBHT Trail Conditions | Snowshoe + Ski

    Trail Grooming and Information provided by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Trail Conditions | Wednesday, 2/25/201 The SBHT was groomed Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 from Glen Arbor to...

    Results: Winter Fest 2015 | Chili Cook-Off + Fishing Contest

    A lot of people came out Glen Lake Chamber's Annual Winter Fest event. There was very nice community support, especially with the extreme winter weather conditions...below zero wind chills, white out...

    2015 Small Business Celebration – Off and Running

    2015 Small Business Celebration - Off and Running The flag is dropped on Chamber 100 - the 2015 Small Business Celebration for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce!  This Grand Prix of Small...

    Trail Conditions | Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Trail Conditions | Thursday, 2/05/2015 The SBHT was groomed Wednesday, 2/04/2015. About 3 inches of new snow fell over the last couple of days and the groomer crew was...

    Feb 10th | PPT Tax Exemption Deadline…

    Affects Businesses in Leelanau County / Glen Arbor Township as well: It is time once again to remind local businesses of upcoming deadlines to file for Personal Property Tax exemptions approved by...

    FREE Ice Skating all Winter | Glen Arbor

    Thanks to the efforts of a group of local businesses and committed individuals, we are excited to offer another winter with our outdoor ice-rink, located in Glen Arbor Township Park! Ice skating...

    BEST SKI CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON!

    Groomed by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes + Trail info provided by. The SBHT was groomed today 1/30/2015. About 6-8 inches of new snow fell over the last couple of days and the groomer crew was out...

    Explore the National Lakeshore…by snowshoes!

    Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes this winter! Join park rangers for a guided snowshoe hike this holiday season and every Saturday throughout the winter. The first hike...

    Holiday Marketplaces (you DON’T want to miss!)

    These annual community event features a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. This is a great opportunity to support...

    Toys for Tots | Leelanau County Campaign

    Leelanau County Toys for Tots falls under the purview of NW Michigan Toys for Tots based in Traverse City which in turn falls under the purview of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. NW Michigan...

    Shop Small Business Saturday

    Shop Small Saturday is November 29th, 2014 #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday.  Get your #smallbiz ready for #SmallBizSat, Nov 29 Every purchase counts! Shop your greater Glen Lake area...