The Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey Chambers of Commerce have held their Chamber Expos in the Spring. Northern Community Mediation (NCM) has always participated in these three events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, these events were cancelled in both 2020 and 2021.
Additionally, the Boyne City Chamber has held its Expo in the fall. In the past, NCM participated in this event as well. Again, due to COVID-19, this event was cancelled in 2020. Hopefully, it will take place in the fall of 2021.
What is an expo? A lot of fun. The various companies, organizations and associations within the service area of the specific chamber each have a booth where they display what they have to offer. Additionally, restaurants have booths so that everyone can get a “taste of the north.”
Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce Expo
Case Manager Caroline Smith with Charlevoix Circle of the Arts mascot
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Expo from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Castle Farms in Charlevoix.
Northern Community Mediation was one of 61 organizations that had a booth at the event. Of those 61 vendors, 10 provided delicious food: The Cantina, Harbor View Cafe, The Blue Pelican, Bridge Street Tap Room, Graze Catering, American Spoon, Friskes Faarm Market, East Park Tavern, Harwood Gold cafe, and French Quarter New Orleans Bistro.
In 2019, over 500 people attended the event in addition to all of the people who represented their companies and organizations. It was definitely a worthwhile event.
Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Expo
Mediator Amy Stikovich holds bowl for drawing of door prize by Case Manager Caroline Smith
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Expo from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey. Over 75 vendors participated. And, there was delicious food from numerous restaurants in the area.
As always, Northern Community Mediation had a booth at the Expo. This gave the staff an opportunity to promote NCM, socialize with community members, and in general, have a very pleasant evening. NCM gave away a floral arrangement as a door prize.
Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce Expo
Although the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce did not hold an Expo in 2019, they had one scheduled for May 12, 2020. Due to COVID-19, that event was canceled.
Boyne City Chamber of Commerce Expo
The Boyne City Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Chamber Expo from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, October 18. Since their event is in the fall, hopefully they will be able to schedule a Chamber Expo for 2021.