Boyne Business Expo

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Beth Gohs

Staff Writer

The seventh annual Boyne City Business Expo will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 23 at the former Carter’s Building, 1355 Boyne Ave.

The event is sold-out with 95 businesses expected to participate, and tickets are $5 for taste-testing and networking opportunities.

“It’s a lot of fun, because it seems like the whole town comes out to the expo, so it’s very festive like a big party,” said Jim Baumann, Executive Director of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.

Twelve booths are part of the Taste of Boyne, according to Baumann, and they sold out five weeks prior to the event.

“Showing the community a large group of the businesses in the community and giving those businesses the opportunity to make a lot of contacts with area residents and other businesses,” said Baumann, is the main point of the expo. “We get 1,300 people attending, and most of our local businesses don’t get the opportunity to meet that many people in one day.”

The Boyne City Gazette once again produced a guide to Boyne Expo which includes a map of booth locations and information about marketing your business.

“This is our third guide to the Boyne Business Expo,” said Chris Faulknor, Boyne Gazette Publisher. “I get more excited to publish it every year, because it becomes more and more of a regular fixture at the event. And I couldn’t be more proud to see people looking through it, taking advantage of the tips inside, and using the map in the center.”

Some of the many businesses participating in the Taste of Boyne include Alpine Chocolat Haus, BC Pizza, BCHS team Hospitality, Boyne Mountain Restaurants, the Jordan Inn and more.

“People will get a sneak preview of the new Northern Table restaurant, which will take over the former Thirsty Goat location.” said Baumann. “There are a few other new businesses that will be there, including BC Lanes, BC Propane, Dogs World North, GIC Thermodynamics and Primerica/Jerry Essex.”

The Boyne City Gazette will have a booth located on the left as you walk in, occupying the former Carter’s courtesy counter.

“If you stop by The Boyne City Gazette’s booth, you’ll find plenty to do,” said Faulknor. “Not only will there be guides and newspapers there, but special deals on subscriptions that allow people to get the newspaper at their home.”
He added, “In addition, we will have free copies of the locally produced non-fiction work ‘I’m So Great & Other Delusions’ which is a humor book written by Boyne City Gazette News Editor and co-owner Benjamin Gohs.”

Look for your copy of the guide at stores and other locations throughout Charlevoix County.

For more information on the expo, call the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222 or go to