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Nov. 20th, 2012-Vol 2012 No. 10.3
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The Delta County Chamber of Commerce encourages our members to buy local. There are plenty of opportunities to do so.

Tonight, It's Black Friday on Tuesday in Escanaba Downtown! Get to downtown and enjoy limo rides and specials in stores and restaurants from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. You will have the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire compliments of Delta County Credit Union. While there, enjoy the tree lighting at 7 p.m. along with carriage rides, hot chocolate and cookies. For more information read more on our "Escanaba's Black Tuesday" article presented by UPCARS.COM.

Saturday is national buy local day so head to your small businesses and buy buy buy. Downtown Escanaba has published their business hours for the holidays.

Beginning this weekend stores will be open until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m.-4 p.m on Sundays.

For the Christmas Parade on December 7th stores will be open until 8 p.m.

December 17th-21st stores will be open until 7 p.m.

And don't forget, our Chamber of Commerce Shopping Excursion December 7th and 8th will allow you to visit shops without worrying about the driving.

Member's please let us know your hours and specials as we look forward to sharing this information to our community.

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The Chamber of Commerce continues to find resourceful ways to use electronic communication channels to better serve our Members and enhance their presence in our community. As our "Email Blasts" have become a popular way to communicate events, sales, and more to our community, it is evident that during certain times of the year, they can overwhelm an email inbox. The Chamber's goal is to provide efficient communication about our members while maintaining quality customer service.

Therefore, along with our "Fast Facts" emails that are sent out Monday, you will also find the Email Blast Magazine. This magazine is a weekly compilation of all the Email blasts pertaining to that week that include offers, discounts, community event information and much more. If you have an email blast planned, please schedule accordingly as we will begin this process next week. Deadline for submission is Monday at 12:00 PM.

Our Shorelines electronic newsletter will continue to be sent out on Tuesdays. This is a member benefit, and we encourage you to add your staff to our emailing list. We want to spread the good news about our community.

Please let us know what you think about these new changes. Send your thoughts to or give us a call (906) 786 2192.
Let someone else do the cooking. Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at one of our Chamber member restaurants.

Donut Connection
2315 1st Ave. North
(906) 786-1050
Opem untill 2 pm

Terrace Bay Inn
US 2, 41 M35
(906) 786-7554
Open from 3 pm-6 pm

Pantry Restaurant & Truck Stop
10455 US2 & 41 W
(906) 474-6779

Nahma Inn
13747 Main Street
(906) 644-2486

Island Resort & Casino
W-399 U S 2-41
(800) 682-6040

The Four Season's Club Miscauno Island
N16800 Shoreline Drive
(715) 324-5244
Water's Edge Chiropractic invites you the Gladstone Turkey Trot 5K Run or Walk Thursday, November 22, 2012. Canned good and donations will be accepted as the entry fee. The run is organized by Dan Paul and all proceeds go to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul. The annual run has attracted beginner and seasoned runners to come out during a day when everyone is trying to make room for a great meal. Each runner contributes nonperishable food items and enjoys a nice 5 K run or walk.

"We want people to participate and know their run is for a good cause. More important, their contributions stay here in Delta County," explained Dan Paul, event organizer . "This is something that benefits the community for both the participant and those in need, every year, year after year. Let's support our community." He concluded.

The race will begin at 9: 00 a.m with registration starting at 8:00 a.m at the Gladstone Senior Center. The annual event will provide commemorative ribbons to all participants and T-shirts will be available for $15 whiles supplies last.

Dr. Patrick Johnson from Water's Edge Chiropractic has been running the Turkey Trot for a few years now. "This is a great event to get your body moving before all those calories hit it from the Thanksgiving Feast," explains Dr. Johnson, "and hopefully this event gets people moving through the holidays and into a New Year's resolution," he added.

For more information contact Dan Paul at 906 428 4457 or email: Registration forms are available at Water's Edge Chiropractic: 922 Delta Avenue, Gladstone, MI.(906) 428-9076
Not sure what to do for the office Christmas Party this year? Show your employees that they are a gift and consider having your staff enjoy a first rate Christmas Party thrown by a fellow Chamber Member. Both offer a great opportunity for groups of various sizes to celebrate the holidays in style.

November 30th ~ Danforth Place Community Christmas Party
Social Hour 5pm, Dinner 6pm, Dancing 8pm. Social Hour w/Cash Bar or Tab, Buffet Dinner, and Dancing to Tailored Entertainment. Tables are set for your specific count, so you are all seated at the same table.

Menu includes: Carved Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Breaded Pork Chops, Baked Chicken, Baked Cod, Spaghetti with meat sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans Almondine, Deluxe Salad Bar, Dessert Bars, and of course, Coffee, Rolls, etc.

Call 786-9522 to make your reservation today. $17 per person.

December 14th ~ Island Resort and Casino Holiday Party
Social Hour 5pm, Dinner 6pm, Entertainment by The White Ties 7pm-Midnight.

Menu includes: Baked Salmon, Prime Rib Au Jus, Rice Pilaf, Parsley New Potato, Broccoli Salad, Fruit Salad, Green Bean Almandine, Steamed Baby Carrots, Relish Tray, Vegetable Tray, Rolls with Whipped Butter, Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings, Mint Chocolate Pie & Apple Blossoms.

$40 per person. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office or by calling 1-877-ISL-SHOW

Do you have a venue or offer Christmas specials? Let the Chamber of Commerce know and we will sure pass the good news along.
Dave Rudolf Family Christmas Show Returns to Bay College

Brace yourself for a truly fun, interactive Family Christmas show as Dave Rudolf returns to Bay College! Want to see your kids on stage? Dave loves to get the audience involved. Whether on stage being the rhythm section for "Twas the Night before Christmas," hula dancing to "Christmas Island," batting the snowball beach balls in the audience, or listening to Christmas parodies such as "Frosty the Slowman," "Oh Come, Oh Come I Read the Manual," both you and your kids will have a blast.

Don't worry parents; this is no snooze inducing kid show for you either. Dave throws in stuff geared for you as well, such as performing "Old McDonald on the Farm" as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Jewel might sing it. Come catch the 15 time nominated National Association of Campus Activities Award winner, Disney writer, Gold Record, Grammy nominated Goof, singing tunes that have been featured on such diverse Radio programs as Kids Radio, Dr. Demento, NPR, WXRT, and more. You'll hear some interactive tunes, some crazy tunes, some very funny tunes, and some holiday tunes all mixed in with sound effects and props--- What could be more fun? And festive? Whatever it is it will be great fun! So get in the Christmas mood with your kids, and by the way, bring a camera!

Sponsored by the Bay College Campus Activities Board, Dave Rudolf's Christmas Kids Show is Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 PM in the Heirman University Center. Admission is free, although the donation of a new toy to charity is encouraged.
The Northern Lights YMCA is making it easy to stay in shape during the holidays. Join the YMCA from Friday November 23rd through Sunday November 25th and the YMCA will waive your new member fee, saving you up to $95! They will also bonus you with 2 free sessions of personal training with their certified staff. And finally, there is no monthly payment until January 2013.

Along with the savings, the YMCA wants to give you a taste of 4 different workouts this Thursday, November 22nd from 9-10 a.m. Anyone can try the 1 hour class in which the participant will enjoy 4 different types of workouts. The participation is free but participants are encouraged to bring two non-perishable food items to be given to a local food bank. This is a great event to check out the different classes provided by the YMCA, and get moving before the big Thanksgiving dinner.

For more information please call the YMCA at 906 789 0005 or email
Gladstone Old Fashion Christmas
Friday, November 23, 2012

5:00 to 7:30-Face Painting Gladstone City Hall Jenny Menard

5:00 to 8:00-Children's Carnival American Legion

5:30-Santa arrives from the North Pole by Fire truck

6:00 to 8:00-Downtown Caroling

5:00 to 8:00-Cookies and Cider City Hall

5:00 to 8:00-Letters to Santa North Pole Express-City Hall

5:00-Caroling and City Tree Lighting Gladstone High School Band

5:45-Live Nativity Trinity Episcopal Church

6:30 to 8:00-Santa arrives for photos and gifts Gladstone Electric Garage

7:00 to 7:30-Grinch Who Stole Christmas reading Old Gladstone Fire Hall-City Hall
Black Friday on Tuesday
Date: 11/20/2012
Time: 3pm - 9pm
Place: Downtown Escanaba
Sponsor: UPCARS.COM, WYKX, WDBC, Delta County Credit Union Contact: UPCARS.COM 789-1666 Just get your boarding pass from one of our downtown sponsors (see list below) and you can ride in style for the evening! 100% FREE!

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: 11/20/2012
Time: 7 pm
Place: Downtown Escanaba
Sponsor: Downtown Development Authority
Contact: Judy Schroeder 906-789-8696, Join us for wagon rides with Strahl's (4-7) and light the Downtown Christmas Tree at 7pm. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Date: 11/22/2012
Time: 12 PM
Place: Escanaba Senior High School Cafeteria
Sponsor: Community Action
Contact: Community Action 906-786-7080
Alone for the Holiday? Individuals and families are invited to join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. Menu Includes Roast Turkey, Dressing, Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Coffee & Milk, Pie. A warm welcome is extended to individuals and families who will be alond for the holiday. Meal reservations, rides or home delivered meals can be arranged by calling Community Action

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Delta
Drop Inn Date: 11/22/2012
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Delta Drop Inn, 1500 North 19th Street
Sponsor: Delta Drop Inn
Thanksgiving dinner for people in recovery & family.

Black Friday Oasis
Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 11am - 2 pm
Price: Free
Place: Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson
Sponsor: Bald Eagle H-D
Contact: 906-228-5330
Come and take a rest from all your shopping, Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson is having a free brunch from 11 am - 2 pm on the 23rd, for all you wery shoppers, and 20% discount on all officially licensed product as a bonus.

Calico Christmas Craft Show
Date: 11/23/2012
Time: Friday 10 AM - 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Price: $1.50 admission; 12 & under free
Place: UP State Fairgrounds
Contact: Donna Ritchie 786-8537
Door prizes every hour!

Gladstone's Old Fashioned Christmas
Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 5 PM-8 PM
Place: Downtown Gladstone
Contact: Gladstone Recreation 428-9222
Face painting, Children's Carnival, Visit from Santa Downtown Caroling and Tree Lighting

Studebaker John & The Hawks
Date: 11/24/2012
Time: 8 PM
Price: $15
Place: Terrace Bay Inn & Suites
Sponsor: Blues for a Cause
Contact: Wendy Pepin 906-786-6420,
Paws for the Blues returns to the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone on Saturday, November 24, with Studebaker John & The Hawks taking the stage at 8 p.m. EST. Advance tickets are available at the Record Rack, and include a free Jim Lewis CD while supplies last. All profit will assist the public with low-cost pet spay/neuter.
This year's Delta Chamber Shopping Excursion will be touring on December 7th and 8th 2012. This full day of holiday shopping fun is just $25 per person and that includes a gourmet lunch at the Kipling House!

Food, fun and get your holiday shopping done! Jump aboard the 9th Annual Delta County Chamber Christmas Shopping Excursion and tour some of Delta County's finest shops. From the unique downtown districts of Escanaba & Gladstone to the pleasant experiences that await you "Off the Beaten Path", the Delta County Chamber of Commerce is proud to share Delta County's treasures with you this holiday season.

Stops Include:

Ashley Furniture HomeStore
The Beaten Path
Country Roads Furniture and Gifts
East Ludington Gallery
Flinn's Flowers & Garden Center
Lakestate Industries-Rustic Room
Lisa Ann
Northern Screen Printing and Embroidery
Sayklly's Confectionary & Gifts
Ten Mile Creek
The Frame Farm
The Morrison Shop
Wickert Floral Company
Pink Sugar
Positively! The Center for Success

To RSVP please contact (906) 786 2192 or email
December 5th 2012

Elmer's County Market, Flinn's Flowers, Richardson Jewelers, & Upper Peninsula State Bank
Networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce
The Danforth Place
5:00PM to 7:00PM
Delta County Commerce Center (906) 786-2192;
November 20th Downtown Escanaba 3pm to 9pm Free Limousine Service for Everyone Shopping and Dining in Downtown Escanaba!

Just get your boarding pass from one of the downtown sponsors (click on Black Tuesday Picture for list of sponsors) and you can ride in style for the evening! 100% FREE!

*There are a lot of great places to shop, dine, downtown Escanaba. All you have to do to get free Limousines rides to participating businesses is walk out on Ludington St and hold up your Free Boarding Pass. One of our two 40' limousines will pick you up and drop you off at your shopping or dining destination, and pick you up when you're ready to hit the next hotspot. Grab your friends and family and have a time to remember!

*HOME PICKUP - If you live within 8 blocks, north or south of Ludington St. you can call 906-420-2277 or 906-789-1666 and we will come get you. (All pick up and drop offs must be within 8 blocks of Ludington St)

*Customers will only be dropped off and picked up at the Businesses listed or back home. (If you live within 8 blocks of Ludington St) Shoppers can shop the entire downtown, but only sponsored businesses will have door prizes, and free Limousine rides are to participating businesses only.

* Special pick up & drop off location: Whites Grocery Exxon on the half hour starting at 3pm and ending at 9pm.

When you shop downtown Escanaba, everybody wins!

We are here to promote your business and our community.


Vickie Micheau
Delta County Chamber of Commerce

phone: (906) 786-2192