The Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA) is the culmination of nearly two decades of experience in serving business leaders just like you — people who have dedicated their lives to pursuing their passions. Formed by small-business owners, the Alliance has firsthand experience in navigating the challenges and obstacles that business owners encounter today. It is from this collective experience that SBGA was formed.
We provide our members with essential products, services and educational resources that allow you to successfully address your most essential business needs — from internet marketing, search engine optimization and electronic payments to payroll and accounting services, we aim to bring you the very best in total back office management solutions. Simply put, we’ve done the legwork to identify reliable, trustworthy partners that we feel confident can help you grow your business, at costs typically reserved for large corporations. We have the expertise, resources and partnerships that allow business owners to make the best growth decisions possible. By taking advantage of all-encompassing solutions from our partners, we can help you grow your customer base, increase profitability, reduce costs and mitigate risk — freeing you up to focus on overall business growth and innovation. We invite you to become a member – secure access to incredible services – and gain a business partner that’s focused on the needs of your business.
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Providing affordable housing for households who are elderly, disabled or families with children. The East Jordan Housing Commission (EJHC) operates off a waiting list – those interested in housing with the EJHC can obtain an application at our offices located at 451 Water Street, East Jordan, Michigan or by calling and requesting an application.
The Village of Ellsworth was founded in 1881 by Erwin A. Dean and his nephew, August Davis. Lewis A. DeLine became its first postmaster on February 1, 1884. The new village and post office included the small settlements of Needmore and Ox Bow. Named by Mr. DeLine who had served under Colonel Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. Incoporated as a village in 1938.
Information excerpts from Michigan Place Names by Walter Romig. LDH
City Marina 231-536-2166, http://www.eastjordancity.org/harbor.html
Tourist Park 231-536-2561
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Ribbon Cutting – June 16th – 11:00 AM meet in Memorial Park
East Jordan Music in the Park – Summer 2021
All Shows 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Memorial Park
Chamber Chat Zoom Update with Mary H. Faculak – Contact the Chamber for Zoom Code
June 23, 2021 – Noon – 12:30 PM Guest: Charles Hayes of Bergmann Center
County Wide Business After Hours – September 29, 2021 – 5:30 PM at The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2021
June 16 – Jordan Art Walk Ribbon Cutting – 11:00 AM
June 18 & 19 – Ellsworth Pig Roast Parade Registration
June 19 – Freedom Festival Pre-Arm Band Sale – Community Park, 10 AM – Noon (or until gone)
June 23 – 27 – East Jordan Freedom Festival – All registration forms at http://eastjordanfreedomfestival.org
July 10 – South Arm Classic Car & Boat Show
July 10 – Sweaty Yeti 5K and Fun Run
July 24 – East Jordan Garden Club Flower Show
August 7 & 8 – Portside Arts Fair
August 21 – Kiersten’s Ride
September 11 – Depot Teen Center Golf Tournament
September 17 & 18 – Paddle Antrim
September 25 – Fall Fest
September 25 – Jordan River Fall Raft Excursion
September 25, Oct. 2 & 9 – Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
September 25 – Charlevoix County Crop Walk
October 20 – Fall Pumpkin Festival
October 29 & 30 – Depot Teen Center Pumpkin Walk
November 13 – Jordan River Arts Council Holiday Art Fair
November 27 – Small Business Saturday
December 2 – Jan 2 – Lions Christmas Village
December 8 – Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival