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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - 6:30 pm Al's Restaurant - Annual Membership Meeting

It's time to re-cap, reflect and elect board members for 2015. Our annual Harbor Beach Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Feel free to come early to order dinner.


We've had a busy, exciting year and plan on more of the same for 2015.

Some of our agenda items will be:

Meet and greet and short presentation by Kelly Jo Osentoski, our new Community Promotions Director

Harbor Beach Christmas Parade details- December 6, 2014

Election of new board members

Souper Saturday (February 21, 2015) committee


A few upcoming dates to remember...

Annual Holiday Open House, Monday, November 24th

Small Town Saturday event, Saturday, November 29th

Annual Harbor Beach/Port Hope Chamber Christmas Party, Thursday, December 11th in Port Hope at 7:00 pm

Souper Saturday, February 21, 2015 - tentative date


We value your membership and continued support and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 4th at Al's Restaurant.

Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Monday, November 3, 2014 - Trail Town Meeting

Harbor Beach is one of nine "Discover the Blue" communities to be chosen for a project with the Trail Towns program. There will be an open meeting Monday, November 3rd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Harbor Beach City Hall to learn how we can make our community more welcoming to people that walk and bike in our town.


Local business owners, community service groups, public officials, recreation groups and residents of Harbor Beach are welcome to attend this presentation.  The project, which included evaluating the Bike/Pedestrian Path, was funded by a Grant from Michigan Coastal Zone Management.

Chili Results Are In!

It was cold, windy and rainy - but that didn't stop over 400 brave souls from tasting and judging almost 20 varieties of chili. There was mild chili, hot chili, white chili, turkey chili,  black bean chili and everything inbetween.


Our top 2014 Chili winners are:

American Legion - 1st Place

Flower Boutique and Sweet Shop by Joann - 2nd Place

Huron County View -  3rd Place


The lucky winner of this years' Chili Basket was Ken Churchill from Washingtion, MI.

 Ken is a seasonal camper at Northpark Campground.

 Congratulations Ken!!


We had 13 entries for this years' pie baking contest.

Top 3 winners are:

1st Place:  Antonia Fruytier of Harbor Beach - White Chocolate Strawberry Pie

2nd Place:  Rodney Terwillinger of Bad Axe - Apple/Zucchini Caramel Pecan Pie

3rd Place:  Al's Restaurant of Harbor Beach - Caramel Apple Pie


Thank you for all the entries.  Pie slices were sold after the event and proceeds will be used for future community events.

18th Annual Harvest Festival & Chili Cook-Off - Saturday, September 13th

Feels like Fall is in the air! Perfect for Chili Tasting!!  Grab your jackets (and maybe even an umbrella) and join in the fun on Saturday, September 13th. There will be close to 20 merchants entered in this years' Chili Cook-off.  Purchase your Chili Button beginning at 11:00 am at the Visitor Center for $3.00 (only $2.00 if you wear your 2014 Harbor Beach button), get your voting ballot and stroll through town to taste all the chili entries.  You get to be the judge!  Return your ballot to the Visitor Center by 3:30 pm to be entered to win the Chili Basket.  One lucky ballot will be randomly drawn from returned entries.


After "lunch" be sure to check out dessert at the Visitor Center.  We will have pie slices for sale following the Pie Contest. Pieces will be available by the slice. If you'd like to enter the pie baking contest, bring your entry to the Visitor Center by 10:30 am on Saturday. Judging takes place at 11:00 am.   We will have celebrity judges picking first, second and third place winners.  Winners take home Harbor Beach bucks!


Welcome Fall in downtown Harbor Beach. We'll have veggie vendors lining the streets, an Arts and Craft Fair on the Murphy Museum Lawn, bakesales, shopping deals, and the WLEW car drawing will be held beginning at 1:00 pm on the Murphy Lawn.


There's something for everyone at the 18th Annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 13th.

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