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G N I T E K R A CRISIS M Adapt your marketing strategies to the three stages of the COVID-19 crisis

1 SHUTDOWN APRIL - MAY

Adjust your message to meet changing consumer needs - informing customers of changes to your business mode!

2 RECOVERY MAY - JULY

Reinforce your commitment to the community and reassure consumers of the measures in place to protect them

3 SURGE AUGUST +

The impact of pent up demand and an altered marketplace offers climatic opportunity. It is time to amplify your message

Patrick Brooks | Digital Marketing Strategist patrick.brooks@hearst.com 231-592-8383

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4-6pm EVERY DAY

Historic Downtown Thompsonville

231-378-2554

WE ARE OPEN FOR DINING SERVICE.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR SEATING AVAILABILITY. TAKE OUT • FULL MENU AVAILABLE NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Monday Night - 3 Item 12” Pizza for $9 Tuesday - 2 Conies for $4, Gyro for $6.95, Breaded Pork Chop Dinner for $9.95 Wednesday - 3 Tacos for $5.95, Beef Burrito $9.95

www.luckydogbarandgrille.com Downtown Beulah, MI (231) 383-4499

Thursday - Lucilles St. Louis Style Ribs half slab 15.95, full slab 22.95, homemade mac n cheese, baked beans or cole slaw Friday - Fish Fry all you can eat Cod 11.99, 8 oz Perch dinner for 11.99, 8 oz Bluegill dinner for 11.99, Walleye dinner $12.99

Electronic Gift Certificates available on our Facebook Page

ice cream bowl

THINK ICE CREAM!

Open Memorial Weekend!

Big Jobs Little Jobs Odd Jobs Handyman-Freshly Retired! Jack of all trades, Master of None. Looking to keep busy General Maintenance on Cottages Small Engine/Lawnmower Repairs Buys/Sells - Cars/Motorcycles

Call Woody Free Estimates Call or text anytime!

231-383-2380

Saturday - 8 oz sizzlers steak choice of potato with salad, 9.95 Sunday - 4 piece broasted dinner with fries and slaw 9.50, 10 wings for 8 dollars


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Open Monday-Saturday at 11:00 aM Noon on Sundays

Daily SpecialS: Monday - 3 Piece Roasted Chicken with fries, Slaw, and dinner roll $9.95

Celebrating our 16th Summer!

Tuesday - TACO TUESDAY ($2.00 each) Wednesday - $7.99 Bone-in Chicken wings (6 flavors to choose from!) $7.99 Medium (12 inch), 2 item pizza

Fourth of July

Thursday - Any burger from our menu with fries and any beer of your choice for $9.95 Friday - FISH FRY Cod dinner $9.95 or our fisherman’s platter $12.95 TRY ALL YOU CAN EAT ON EITHER FOR $2.00 MORE Saturday - Bartenders choice!

Picnic Basket for Two $30

10”sub, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, three bean salad, cookies and beverage Preorder by Thursday, July 2nd Open Daily 9 am - 4 pm Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Sunday - Happy Hour all day!

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Join us and enjoy some music and dancing with our DJ every Friday night from 9pm until 2am. Come and enjoy the wonderful Kyle White singing the night of Saturday July 11th and Saturday September 5th.

Call ahead for pickup/curbside delivery (231) 352-8150 www.conundrumcafe.com

Follow us on Facebook @CornerPubBeulah for more future events and specials. Online ordering now available through hungrytummycornerpub.com or call (231)-882-7038 for take out.

Bike Repairs & Bike/Kayak Rentals Call for an Appointment/Reservation

NATE COLBY LANDSCAPING, LLC WELCOME

BACK TO ADVENTURE.

We are excited to invite you back to Crystal Mountain. With our continued commitment to safety, we have developed additional protocols and processes to allow you to enjoy your visits comfortably. Lodging is currently open, as well as the following resort attractions and activities: DINING | GOLF | SHOPPING | SPA AND FITNESS Some activities are not available yet, please visit crystalmountain.com/update for the most up to date information.

For reservations or questions, please call 800.968.7686 or visit CrystalMountain.com.

43556 BCRP Open.indd 1

6/18/20 2:18 PM

• Mowing • Docks • Tree Removel • Mulch 231-383-1617


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Power your fun or cover an emergency. From America’s #1 home standby generator to the most powerful portable generator on the market, Generac brings more choices in affordable power solutions. Call today for more information on our products and services. Sales & Service: 231.325.2340 2191 Valley Road, Honor, MI 49640 Email: Glenlk@localnet.com

GLEN LAKE ELECTRIC, INC Model XG 8000E

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL • GENERATORS 2191 Valley Road, Honor, MI 49640

231.325.2340 or 231.334.7488 GlenLK@LocalNet.Com GlenLakeElectric.com

SERVING BENZIE, LEELANAU & MANISTEE COUNTIES FOR OVER 48 YEARS

Kelly’s Korner Retail/Resale boutique

Featuring New & Gently Used Clothing

* FUN CRAZY STORE • FUN MUSIC • ZULTAR • BLUE Q SOCKS! • CLOTHING FOR MEN & WOMEN Can print on t-shirts Adult/Teen Bathing Suits Open 7 days a week 10-9pm or we stop having fun Dogs & ice cream are welcome

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• Ralph laRin • EthEl pants • JoE’s JEans • onE WoRld • ann KlEin • Cabi Clothing golf sKiRts & shiRts

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180 Clark street, beluah • next to CriCket salon

231-882-4147 Thurs-saT 10-5pm

(Not taking consignments right now)


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t r A p A S S e n i uS B r u o Y g n i t t Se Y r o t S r u o Y g BY tellnign ing/Story Studio s ti r e v d A e v ti a N / Content Marketi

In a world where things are ever-changing due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to let our potential customers and clients know how we are doing business safely. As we continue our movement towards a “new normal”, we need our business message to be one that meets the needs of our potential clients and customer and that breaks through all the other “digital noise” online. Wouldn’t you agree? What we are learning, especially during this time of re-opening, is that people are doing their own research online before they ever pick up the phone to call your business. They want to know exactly what you do, how you are different from your competitor, and how your business is offering a “safe service” during this time. Meeting our customers in a way that goes along with this behavior is proving to be not only a nice option, but an essential one. The obvious question we are all asking is, how can my business meet this need? This brings us to a different marketing approach than we might be familiar with in traditional advertising (t.v., radio, magazines, billboards) We hear it called by different names like “content marketing”, or “native advertising”. Basically, it is the idea of taking a less in-your-face approach like you might see in a social media or online banner ad. Instead, you can tell your story in an interactive editorial piece with a targeted marketing approach that reaches your specific desired audience online. The good news is, you have an option that can fulfill all parts of this type of marketing campaign all in one place, close to home. Hearst Media Midwest offers a history of over 100 years of telling stories through our newspapers, magazines and online content. We are now using our powerful story telling experience to the advantage of your local business. Writing and telling the story is only half the battle. We need local people to not only be aware of your story, we need them to engage into it and read it. It is uncommon to get any guarantees in the advertising/marketing world, but Hearst’s Story Studio – Native Advertising campaigns come with a guaranteed number of engagements, so your story is not just being glanced at. We deliver your story out to those people interested in what you do until we reach our desired level of engagement. We measure this by only counting an “engagement” when a reader has stayed on the page long enough and has scrolled deep enough to have actually read the content. The magic of Story Studio – Native Advertising, is that we are telling a more complete story about who you are as a business or organization, what you do and how you are doing it safely for your customers trying to get back to normal life. It is time to change our approach in how we reach our desired audience and future customers and clients through our marketing efforts. Let Hearst Media help you tell your story online in a way that will reach those potential customers and clients on their terms. Tell your story. Set yourself apart. Story Studio.

I would love to help tell your story. Give me a call or email me today!

Josh Wilson | Digital Marketing Strategist joshua.wilson@hearst.com - 231-679-5879

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Dog Friendly! Kids Craft Table!

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187 North Michigan Avenue, Beulah

231-882-5041

OPEN YEAR ROUND FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING SMART AND LOCAL! OPEN yEar rOuNd, 7 dayS a WEEK!

GET READY FOR THE 4TH!

• TOYS • OLD FASHIONED CANDY • PUZZLES • GAMES • SOUVENIRS • CAT & DOG ITEMS • KIDS BATHING SUITS TAHINI - THE STORE DOG 9am - When Tahini wants to go home

CHECK OUT OUR NEW FREEZER SECTION!

Fresh, Local Produce Arriving Daily! Check out our WIDE SELECTION in the Bulk Food & Spices As always we are constantly cleaning & sanitizing the Market Basket to protect our customers & staff. Don’t forget your mask! Delicious smells wafting out of the Bakery! Pies, Pull-Aparts, Specialty Breads, Cookies & Much More!

WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-7 • Sunday 10-6 427 Main Street • Frankfort, MI 49635 Store 231.352.8101

Cell 989.321.0320

AS ALWAYS WE HAVE YOUR FAVORITES! Sweet Local Honey, Higher Grounds Coffee, Maple Syrup, Dried Cherries, Specialty Dressings & More!

602 DENTON AVE | FRANKFORT

2,920 SQ. FT. | 3 BED/2.5 BATH | $349,500 | MLS 1874023 New Construction now complete! Conveniently located near downtown Frankfort, Michigan & Crystal Lakes.

10792 GLOVERS LAKE ROAD | BEAR LAKE 3,666 SQ. FT. | 3 BED/3 BATH ON 11 ACRES | $274,900 | MLS: 1874582 Beautiful brand new kitchen and flooring on main floor close to Glovers Lake Public Access.

284 S. BENZIE BOULEVARD | BEULAH

2,600 SQ. FT. | $359,000 | MLS: 1875905 Prime Retail Location on 5 Corners of Downtown Beulah w/ 1,000 Sq. Ft. 2 Bed/1 Bath Apartment with westerly views of Crystal Lake.

7953 CHIPPEWA DRIVE | THOMPSONVILLE 3,422 SQ. FT. 5 BED/5 BATH | $525,000 | MLS: 1873537 Crystal Mountain home located in highly sought after “Club” development could be converted into 2 rental spaces, plus large detached 2+ car garage.

000 CRYSTAL DRIVE, BEULAH

110 FT. OF PRIVATE CRYSTAL LAKE FRONTAGE | $399,900 | MLS: 1874600 Generously sized lot and a rare find along the north shore, close to Frankfort, Beulah, iconic M-22 and all other area attractions.

1205 E SOUTH SHORE DRIVE FRANKFORT 1,800 SQ. FT. 3 BED/1.5 BATH W/ GARAGE | $685,000 | MLS: 1875451 Home on the S. Shore of Crystal Lake w/ 85 ft. of private waterfront. Mid-Century modern cottage w/ 2 bunk rooms and loft. Plenty of space.

2549 E SOUTH SHORE DRIVE FRANKFORT

Award Winning Jewelry •Pearl Stringing •Ring Sizing •Chain Repair •Gem Replacement •Polished Petoskys •Custom Work

164 Benzue Blvd. Downtown Beulah 231-882-2390

4 BD/5 BA W/ 60 FT. OF CRYSTAL LAKE FRONTAGE | $1,295,000 | MLS: 1873540 Stunning home on S. Shore of Crystal Lake with 60 ft. of private waterfront. 2013 build including chef’s kitchen, and screened porch overlooking the lake.

KARI KING 231.651.0923

KariKing@C21Northland.com Each office is independently owned and operated

www.C21Northland.com


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d r a o B l l i B g n i k l Be a Wa Many local businesses don’t have

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big advertising budgets, and now

If you see a business owner doing something exceptional,

isn’t exactly the time they have

tell the world. So much of the news is gloomy that it’s easy to

extra money to start. You can help support them here in two big ways, however. Keep reading to find out more. Buy Branded Merch

get depressed. Try looking for the helpers and sending some love their way on social media or by letting a local newspaper or television station know what they’re doing. Some examples to look for might be a restaurant providing free meals to medical staff or a brewery handing out hand sanitizer to first responders. Small businesses are community businesses, and chances are, they’re out there helping.

You’ve walked past the T-shirts at your favorite coffee shop hundreds of times to pick up your daily latte. Now is the time to buy one and wear it. Not only do shop owners make some money on branded merchandise, but you’re also doing some advertising for them. You can let people know they’re still doing business by posting their picture on social media or standing in line (6 feet away from everyone else) at the grocery store. Pro-tip: Merchandise like coffee cups, keychains and shirts also make really neat gifts that show off your civic pride. Buy some now to set aside for Christmas, New Year’s, Teacher Appreciation Year 2021 or next Tuesday. Your pick.

Post on social While people are homeschooling their kids and searching for craft kits to keep them busy, they might be missing that really cool craft store just down the road. Post pictures of your projects and tag them in it, using #shoplocal or other hashtags trending in your area. It gives the owner a morale boost and bumps up their bottom line. Note: It really doesn’t have to be a craft store. Any store would work here.

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JULY 1, 2020 747 Shorewood, Frankfort, MI

Benzie County’s most complete hardware

$854,000 • MLS #1876040

NUGENT

Location, location, location says it all. Nestled on a quiet drive on Crystal Lake’s amazing south shore, this beautiful home has plenty of space for the whole family. Boat hoist and dock included. Turn-key, has rental history. Sun-room, shared well and driveway with property to the East.

HARDWARE

MON-SAT 7:30 AM TO 8 PM • SUN 9 AM TO 5 PM

CRYSTAL PLAZA • BENZONIA • 882-4322

15255 Holly Drive, Thompsonville, MI

$229,000 • MLS #1876191

Welcome to your new home on the Betsie River. No bluff. Move-in ready. This two bedroom, two bath cabin has a new roof, updated kitchen, new flooring through-out. A She-shed, two story garage. A large 4 seasons room with river views 3.66 acres across the road.

W Fewins Road, Honor, MI

$101,500 • MLS #1849862

Your Local Ace Remains

OPEN

Always Essential, Forever Helpful. Pick-Up In-store, Curbside Pick-Up or We Deliver to your Front Door.

Endless possibilities. Estimated 50 acres, great views, mostly open with mix of trees, 5 acres of hardwoods on south part of property. Close to all Northern Michigan has to offer, lakes, rivers, golf, wineries, snowmobile and horse trails.

9453 W Sleepy Valley Drive, Empire, MI

$89,900 • MLS #1854183

Wonderful panoramic views on Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Lakeshore countryside. Empire Hills is a short walk to village and within a mile of Lake Michigan, Empire Beach and South Bar Lake. Lot is rolling and offers potential for walkout.

Doug Taylor

ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR 231.218.8849 | doug.taylor@cbgreatlakes.com 6919 Frankfort Highway | Suite 100 | Benzonia, MI 49616

We are open and here to help.

www.dougsellsbenzie.com

Marquette Trails Golf Club 6409 W 76th St, Baldwin, MI 49304 231.898.2450 | www.marquettetrailsgc.com Serving the beSt breakfaSt in town, our reStaurant iS open 7 dayS a week! try our eat fit menu! 7am-2pm monday - friday 7am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

*Special rateS* new for 2020 SeaSon mondays all day (excluding holidays) Seniors, veterans, military, law enforcement & front line workers $25 - 18 holes w/cart green feeS

monday – friday

9 holes- walking $16, w/cart $25 18 holes- walking $26, w/cart $44

Saturdays, Sundays, holidays 9 holes- walking $19, w/cart $28 18 holes- walking $30, w/cart $48

Senior rates (55 & older)

Monday all day, Tues. - Thurs. until Noon 9 holes w/cart $19, 18 holes w/cart $30 BALDWIN

Junior rates Juniors ride free with paying adult. 9 holes $11, 18 holes $20

“Take a Virtual Tour” by using this Qr code!

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ready to Buy or Sell? contact your local real Estate Specialists

randy 231-920-6208 carol 231-392-4005


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e e r F r u o y Claim ! g n i t s i l business As we begin to navigate the return to normalcy, there are many questions that have been left unanswered for consumers. Is your business fully operational again? What safety precautions is your business taking? Are there any coupons or deals being offered right now? The Manistee News Advocate and The Benzie County Record Patriot are supporting local businesses by creating Open for Business, a free directory, to assist entrepreneurs like you across our community to answer all of these questions, and more!

Claim your Free listing in our open For business direCtory in just 3 easy steps: 1. Head to https://bit.ly/ofbmanistee 2. Fill out the form 3. Verify the listing information It is that simple! Let us help you get back on track! please feel free to spread the word to your friends and fellow entrepreneurs; after all, helping our neighbors — it is what we do best!


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What if i am currently uninsured?

Michigan No Fault Reform Quick Facts If you find yourself without auto insurance because you didn’t maintain it, the law has changed in that regard. Previously, auto insurance companies could charge a penalty to people who had gone without auto insurance for a period of time. Under the new law, insurers cannot limit coverage, charge a reinstatement fee, or increase the premium for an eligible driver solely due to a lapse in coverage if the driver applies for insurance during an 18-month period starting July 1, 2020. If you find yourself in this situation, call the Webber Insurance Agency and we will be glad to help you. We can help you navigate this extreme disruption with grace and kindness.

1450 US-31 • Benzonia

231-882-9655

HOURS:

Mon. - Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. 11am-4pm Clothing With A Sense of Humor Stop in and See Us! On the Corner of Fifth and Main Frankfort Order Anytime

1-800-373-1451

NOW OPEN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING


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Surviving the pandemic economy is going to take some creative tricks, and that’s where a lot of smaller, local businesses have a leg up on the large corporations. They’re more agile and usually more community-oriented, so look for them to come through big in the COVID-19 clutch. restaurants They aren’t just doing curbside service of their normal menus. They’re selling an entire family meal meant to feed everyone. Or they’re selling off things that would normally be used for their sit-down dining — such as paper goods and

Breweries and distiLLeries Both beer and hand sanitizer have one thing in common: alcohol. And though they are different types — please don’t try to drink hand sanitizer — it can be made with roughly the same equipment. Some breweries are converting one or more of their production lines to turning out the coronavirus holy grail and offering it for purchase or giving it away with a purchase of their beer. States, counties and cities are also easing regulations regarding curbside and drive-up purchase of alcohol and cocktails, giving breweries, distilleries and bars a fighting chance at survival.

onLine saLes Business communities are banding together to promote

the ever-elusive toilet paper — along with their regular

online sales or other activities to responsibly boost business

menus.

during the pandemic. Tallahassee, Florida, businesses and city

Some restaurants are also using their wholesale grocer

officials put on a one-day #rallyfortally, and the city’s

ties to turn themselves into mini-grocery stores, providing

Geographic Information System department turned out an

food where there otherwise wouldn’t be any. Or they’re

interactive map of restaurants serving curbside food. In

devoting whole days to turning out products that are tough

Laramie County, Wyoming, Visit Cheyenne hosted a social dis-

to find, such as loaves of bread.

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Benzie Area Historical Society 6941 Traverse Ave Benzonia, MI

(231) 882-5539 info@benziemuseum.org

Despite the recent state guidelines that allow Museums to reopen, the Benzie Area Historical Society Board of Directors believe that the risks of being open outweigh the benefits at this time. We are offering some outdoor programs and hope to have the Benzie Area Historical Museum open later this summer.

Check out our Facebook Page and website for updates: benziemuseum.org www.facebook.com/BenzieAreaHistoricalSociety

NEW RELEASE! Landmarks of Betsie Bay by Benzie Area Historical Society Have you ever wondered why Frankfort has a cannon? What are the ruins in Elberta? Propellers in Elberta? Read this book and you’ll find out this and more including information about the Coast Guard Station and the Frankfort Pier lights.

$9.40 + tax and shipping Aux Becs Scies: Frankfort Harbor 1860-1910 by Andrew Bolander The story of the early Frankfort Harbor is about lumber and the improvements made to facilitate the sale of harvested timber from the Betsie River Watershed. The stillness of today’s Betsie Bay contrasts with its noisy history - the din of sawmills, the yells of generations of working men and the whistles of car ferries. The harbor was a catalyst for the development of Benzie County was a whole.

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Most importantly, Peace of Mind

* Call for a complete list of our services

$9.40 + tax and shipping The Royal Frontenac Hotel, Frankfort, Michigan by Andrew Bolander A brief, pictorial history of the iconic Frankfort summer hotel which opened January 1, 1902 and burned January 12, 1912.

$9.40 + tax and shipping

Jowett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services Honoring Life

Designing Your Funeral

Funeral Services

Permanent Memorialization

Veteran Services

You're Not Alone

With our online grief support you’re assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time. It doesn’t matter what time of day, or what day of the week you need support, we're here for you. You can access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime: 24/7. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment - you're never alone.

7223 South St.• Benzonia, MI 49616 • (231) 352-4121 Fax: (231) 882-5803 • gaylordjowett@gmail.com


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y r e v i l e d d n a T u O Take

Many states and cities have shut down the sit-down portions of restaurants and bars, but that doesn’t mean they’re totally shut down. Some are switching to completely curbside pickup or delivery to keep the lights on and staff employed. Using takeout and delivery services is a safe way to continue supporting local business even during the pandemic. is iT safe? According to the FDA, there’s no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID19. It might be possible, the agency says, that you can get the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or maybe eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. If you’re still concerned, just wash your hands well after unpacking your food or other items and disposing of the

and game stores, and other businesses are now offering free delivery in their local area, sometimes with a minimum order. If you need a product, look for a local business that will deliver it. And with pandemic-driven delays in shipping, local delivery may even beat the big online retailers. Look to social media posts, business listings, stories in the newspaper or on the television news, and guidance from local officials to find out what’s open and delivering. There may even be a hashtag you can follow like #wereopen or #openin(your city) to get some ideas of businesses to support.

Waived fees Bear in mind that some delivery services, like Uber Eats, DoorDash, Bite Squad and others, charge restaurants a fee to deliver their food. Try to order directly from the business itself, when possible, or use a service that’s waived those fees for the pandemic. Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash are just a few companies that have waived fees in specific localities. You can always ask the business you’re calling if they

packaging.

Think BeyOnd fOOd Lots of places besides restaurants are taking a page from their playbook. Book stores, pharmacies, nurseries, toy

have to pay a fee for the service. If they do, maybe opt for a curbside option instead, so that the business owner gets to keep more of the money.

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5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI 49616

1 Mile West of US31/M115 (Benzonia) 5 Miles East of M22/M115 (Frankfort)

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589 US Highway 31 | Beulah, MI 49617 (Across from A. Papano’s Pizza)

FOR OUR BIGGEST MEMBERSHIP DRIVE EVER- ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED THE LAST 12 YEARS & UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANT WORK AHEAD

These are wild times, and here at Grow Benzie we are continuing our community based work. Not only with our campus and dozens of partner organizations that utilize our facilities and services, but through our work connecting and amplifying existing resources within our community.Your donation is more important than ever, and helps offset operations not covered by rental fees and other revenues. Can you afford $2? $20? $200? Would you be willing to help us continue our mission of fostering positive activity that increases access to HEALTHFUL FOODS, JOBS, LIFE SKILLS, and EACH OTHER and providing a SPACE that nurtures this activity?

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1. Share our social media posts for #TheBigShare starting June 17th. Whatever way you share, you are helping. It’s simple: Click the share button on our post, and then however many friends share your post is the dollar amount you make your donation to Grow Benzie for. No social media? See #2 & #3!

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blues & zydeco concert will be streamed from the cloud- details at GrowBenzie.org and on social media.

Questions? Contact Josh: 231.882.9510 or josh@GrowBenzie.org


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Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts and FaceTime chats have been around for a while, but with most face-to-face meetings out of the question for a while and many people working from home, they’re now coming into their own. virTuAl MeeTings Look at your pre-pandemic calendar. If you had meetings with a financial planner or real estate agent, that meeting may still be on. Many professionals, particularly in service-related industries, are turning to video chats and other tech services to continue doing business in the time of social distancing. Realtors, for example, are using tech to offer virtual tours and open houses using a variety of videos, touring via FaceTime, live streaming a house tour and more. Spring is typically a hot time for buying and selling houses, and with interest rates at rock bottom, the industry just can’t afford to miss out. Vacant properties can also still be shown, provided agents and potential buyers adhere to proper social distancing protocols. Other professionals that may be offering virtual meetings during this time include financial advisors, bankers, fitness trainers and more.

TeleMedicine Medical and mental health appointments may still be on, too. Insurance providers, Medicare and Medicaid have rapidly expanded their available covered telehealth services so that people can continue to get treatment so long as providers are available during the pandemic. Your provider may ask you to do certain things like verbally acknowledge you accept telehealth treatment and showing that you’re in a private place, but otherwise, the visit should go much like it would in an office. Fluffy may also qualify for a telemedicine visit, the FDA says. The agency recently suspended many requirements of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship. “The FDA recognizes the vital role veterinarians play in protecting public health. This pandemic has had impacts on many of our everyday lives and professions, and during this time, we need to provide veterinarians with the latitude to expand the use of telemedicine in the care of animals,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn. “The FDA is providing flexibility that will help veterinarians maintain the health of animals during the pandemic, while allowing for the social distancing that is so important in limiting the further spread of coronavirus disease across the country and world.”

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Even with advances in technology, there are some businesses that just can’t open. Beauty salons of all kinds are shuttered, as are a lot of gyms, cleaning services, movie theaters and anywhere else people tend to congregate. Even with the doors closed, though, there are ways you can help. How does Buying a gift Card Help? Buying a gift card is a great way to put money in a business owner’s hands now that they can use for payroll or

them anyway. Many of these providers are independent contractors with little or no safety net during this time.

How do i Buy My gift Card? It’s a rare business these days that doesn’t have social media or a website. Contact the business by email or social media message (no one may be around to answer the phone) and ask to purchase a gift card or gift certificate. If you’re worried about keeping your information safe, you can ask to use a trusted app or payment service, such as Venmo or PayPal. Bonus: Many businesses are offering a little something extra when you buy a card now, like a discount or extra service when you redeem.

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anyway, particularly if it’s a business you regularly used

industry, and it’s a great way to say thank you to those

before COVID-19.

going the extra mile, like health care workers, journalists

If you already had an appointment with your stylist, your

and first responders. Or just to get some Christmas shop-

lawncare provider, your massage therapist, your personal

ping done early (first check to make sure how long it will be

trainer or any other service provider that you can no lon-

valid). You can get gift cards to coffee shops, restaurants,

ger meet with, try to give them the tip you would’ve given

movie theaters, clothings stores, all kinds of places.


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YOUR MONEY STAYS IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY! We source most of our Lumber and Building Materials from other sources. Lumber and Building Materials and their prices on the website do not accurately reflect what we stock in our yard. Please call us for more info.

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