Lots of changes in store and exciting energy this year. Please join us to learn more about what’s going on in Glen Arbor and with your Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and how you can participate or support and how we can help you!
The meeting in open to current or interested Members and the greater community. Bring a friend or colleague!
The Wiesen’s will be hosting the meeting Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm at M-22 Glen Arbor. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Co-Hosts include: Connie Kroll from Northland Vacation Rentals & Sue Boucher from The Cottage Book Shop.
Glen Lake Chamber: ARTirondack Chair Campaign 2018
Purchase an Adirondack chair that we will supply.
Find an artist to paint or decorate the chair ~ We can help with connecting you to an artist ~ let your imagination run wild!
Display the chair at your place of business all summer long & direct potential visitors to our online auction site to participate in bidding.
Purpose: The chairs will be auctioned off at the end of the season to raise money for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, a 501c non-profit organization, to further market our beautiful town through beautiful works of art.
How it Works:
• Commit to the Glen Lake ARTirondack Chair Campaign by emailing or calling Katy Wiesen: [email protected] (231)360.4431
• At that time, please let Katy know if you are going to find an artist or need us to “supply” one for you.
• Deadline for commitments is May 21 st
• Send a check for $125 per chair to the Glen Lake Chamber, PO Box 217, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
• Fee covers: 1 chair, up to $40 worth of supplies for your artist, money towards polyurethane coating that may be completed by a Chamber representative once painted, and marketing of the event.
• Just after Memorial Day Weekend, BLANK chairs will be delivered to participating businesses.
• Completed chairs will be displayed in front of participating businesses from June 16 – Sept 1 with signage explaining the fundraiser and online auction.
• Online E-Bay Bidding will happen August 25-August 31.
• Chairs will be picked up by the winning bidder once the bidding ends.
Later in the season we will add the link to bid on the Chair Auction!
The Glen Lake Chamber celebrates the kick off of the season each year with this Springtime dinner for members and friends. Hosted this year by Graeme at Little Traverse Inn.
Tuesday May 16th
Social time | 6:00 – 6:30
Chamber Business | 6:30 – 6:45
Dinner service | 6:45
All members and friends are welcome to attend. Open to the public community ~ Please RSVP if you can!
$30 + tax, gratuity & beverages
Salad House Salad – Wedge with green onion, sundried tomato and homemade buttermilk ranch
Entrée Selection : Chicken Tikka Masala – Cream onion and tomato based dish made with garlic, ginger and coconut milk, prepared with marinated chicken breast. Beef Wellington – Prime Cut Tenderloin baked in a filo pastry crust served with a mushroom duxelle Chutney Burger – Our jalapeno, cheddar cheese and bacon stuffed 1/2lb patty topped with Canadian Bacon, Swiss cheese and our homemade Apple and Tomato Chutney. Served with our signature French fries Fish & Chips – Flaky Pollack wrapped in our special Yorkshire Beer batter, served with our signature fries and tartar sauce Pan Seared Salmon – Seasoned filet of Scottish Salmon pan seared with garlic butter, served with asparagus and seasoned rice
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 family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!
Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, get some locally sourced holiday gifts and dine at a variety of eateries.
Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.
Comments Off on 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 Portrait Art, and Jeff Gietzen of Northwoods Hardware) for our many brainstorm sessions held at LVR around the conference table over Angela’s cookies. The group collectively dreamt up this concept as a way to promote the places to see and many things to do that uniquely represent our greater Glen Lake area that includes Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Burdickville, The Narrows, and even stretching to Maple City. After the concept was completed, the poster design/layout was done by Raquel of Rockwell Art & Design. The campaign is also being used as a part of print ads and online promotion, in the GL Chamber’s advertising efforts.
Photographic images are still being collected, taken or submitted for future poster designs in the series. Feel free to email us your high resolution images and you may get your photo selected to be a part of this poster series! Each photo will be “stylized” using a graphic design technique, to give the image a “painted” retro feel.
Below is one of the first released in the new poster series, titled “Independence Day” to represent the 4th of July celebrations, highlighting the parade in Glen Arbor. This photo was provided by a local, Don Miller.
The series is designed to capture the many things about the Glen Lake area that make it special for residents and visitors alike. The things that make us literally “Escape” when we take in the natural beauty around Glen Lake. The posters will capture the essence of both “Points of Interest” that you must go to or see when you’re here and also the many “Things to Do” that highlight the variety of recreation. The top priorities on our list include •Hiking/Trails •Fall Colors/Wine Tour/Scenic Drives •Pierce Stocking •Heritage Trail •4th of July •Winter Recreation and •Summer Time. And there’s more on the list too.
The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the first two 18×24″ Art Posters have been printed and are available. They are also available through Jeff Gietzen at Northwoods Hardware for pick up and distribution. The posters can be displayed inside and out – we’ll have exterior building acrylic holders to show off the image on the outside of your shop or home, so you may change out the poster with the next one, year round. They may also be displayed in your own frame/holder on an interior wall or window, as an art piece to proudly represent the area. Rolled up posters in sleeves will also be sold in retail. The retail price will be $15.
Contact Jeff or Raquel if you’d like to display these art pieces on the interior or exterior of your business and/or sell the poster at a location. Extras will be kept at Northwoods Hardware. We will wholesale them to any interested member or party!
Images desired: 1. The ultimate Fall Color/Recreation image either touring colors along M-22 or another Iconic scenic drive 2. The Heritage Trail/Biking in our area. Faces not the focus, but someone or a group/family using the trail. 3. Snowshoeing or Cross Country skiing. Must include something in the image that identify’s it as our area, and doesn’t look like it could be just anywhere.
To submit: 1. Your images must be a high resolution (300 dpi) jpg, and be in Portrait (Vertical) Orientation 2. Email your images and name to credit to Raquel Jackson: [email protected] If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster.
Comments Off on Toast to the Season + Glen Arbor Walkabout
has been rescheduled for: Tuesday, June 7th. If there’s rain, due to the nature of this event, we may reschedule and delay the walk about to another day. Thanks!
Please join us for a village walkabout around Glen Arbor on June 14th! This is an opportunity to allow members/business owners to show and tell their store/products/services with the intention to educate, having things to share in order to promote each other throughout the season.
4:00pm | Walk About – Kick off at Wildflowers, promptly at 4pm with a “toast to the season,”
Next we’ll head over to Synchronicity Gallery – Celebrating 20th Anniversary of the business
Then, to see what businesses have moved, new, etc. we’ll walk to more stops, that may include : Serbin Real Estate, Momentum, Northwoods Home & Gift and Century 21/Northland Vacation Rentals
Board Meeting | We’ll complete the walkabout with a Chamber Board Meeting around 5:30 or at the completion of the Walk About. Location TBD. Stay posted. Thank you!
Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend!
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 Glen Arbor!
It’s a great weekend and worthy to celebrate and enjoy this “Naturally beautiful” area!
Send a thank you to all the residents, business owners, tree/power/road crews that have come together and worked so hard all week! Maple City, Cedar and Leland got power back the day before.
While there was devastation, inconvenience, and loss this past week from the Storm on Sunday August 2nd – we’re all still counting our blessings to enjoy the beauty, community and solitude that our region brings. We’re staying thankful knowing that this storm is nothing compared to catastrophes that are felt around the globe.
The beautiful waters of Lake Michigan call you to take a hike. These TRAILS have been cleared and are NOW OPEN… Pyramid Point (all sections), Windy Moraine Trail, Bay View Trail, and Shauger Hill Trail. > Follow the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on Facebook for updates.
Planning your Stay :
If your visiting the area and plan to stay at an Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Motel, Lodge, Resort or Vacation Rental, we recommend you call/contact the company, rental, or place you’re staying at before coming into town – if you haven’t been contacted already. They’ll be able to give you more specific and relevant information as it pertains to your rental, room and visit.
Summer’s not over…
…and the Seasons ahead still provide opportunity for year round getaways, northern Michigan beauty and recreation!
Comments Off on 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 please us know. Remember, all volunteers get free admission to the event, Saturday June 20th.
We have a lot of little details we could use help with, so if you first shift folks want to come earlier; we would gladly take the additional hands.
We would like the first shift volunteers to show up around 1:30, second shift is from 3:45-6 and the final shift 5:45-8:30. I am asking that the 6-8pm shift to stay a half hour longer to help with the clean-up.
Thank you all for your willingness to help and I look forward to speaking with you all soon.