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            MEDC COVID-19 RESPONSE            

 Indoor Dining Reopens February 1

Following last week’s announcement about the plan to reopen indoor dining, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its next epidemic order today, which goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 1. The order will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households. The new order will last three weeks, until Sunday, Feb. 21.

The voluntary MI COVID-19 Safer Dining program, also announced, allows food service establishments to become certified by having their ventilation system inspected and submitting their inspection report to the state indicating they are optimizing airflow. Once certified, businesses will be featured on Michigan.gov/covidsaferdining and receive a copy of their certification to post at their establishment to alert diners of their participation.

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 Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Michigan Stages Survival Grant program is now accepting applications to provide relief to live music and entertainment venues that have experienced a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period for the grant will run through Noon EST on Thursday, Jan. 28 with grants of up to $40,000 awarded to eligible venues.

Details on program guidelines, eligibility requirements and resources to help businesses prepare for the application process ahead of time are available at www.michiganbusiness.org/stages.

 SBA Webinar: Small Business Recovery and Resilience

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on January 28 at 10 a.m. for a webinar hosted by the SBA Michigan District Office with the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan. Topics include updates on PPP and loan forgiveness, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and new services from SBA’s funded resource partners to help small businesses survive and recover from the pandemic.

   Click Here to Participate   

Additional Resources Available Online


Access additional COVID-19 resources for businesses and communities by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19. Read more about programs supporting economic recovery for Michigan businesses by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19response.

Visit michigan.gov/coronavirus to find other valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities.

Founded in 1891 as a rail and timber town, the City of Harrison is close to the junction of US-127 and M-61 in Michigan.
Said to have been named after U.S. President William Henry Harrison, the city boasts a population of 2,114 (2010 census). Harrison is home to many beautiful sights, and is bordered along its eastern side by all-sports Budd Lake. In fact, Harrison is within 20 minutes of 20 different lakes! This makes it a destination that is great for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. 



Click to see which lakes allow public access

​The Harrison Area Chamber of Commerce's mission is to provide members an environment where businesses, organizations, and communities can be successful and enhance the quality of life in Clare County. We are committed to this mission by: 


» Promoting the businesses and communities it serves through advertising and by organizing events that will draw individuals to Clare County

» Partnering with the Harrison Area Economic Development Corporation to strengthen the economic viability of Clare County

» Providing a referral source to prospective citizens/businesses on data pertinent to Clare    County.   


Our Mission will be realized through an ongoing partnership with our members, board of directors, Harrison Area Economic Development Corporation, local/state government, volunteers and the public we serve. 

Kristine Stevens, President     

  Mid Michigan College

Justin Cavanaugh, Vice President

TCF Bank


Tracey Connelly, Secretary   
  City of Harrison

Bryan Fliegel, Treasurer

MICottage LLC

Kristi Teall, Director
Success Virtual Learning Centers of Michigan​   

Phil Sharp, Director

Nitro Computers

Corinne Williamson, Director

Black Diamond Broadcasting

Jeff DuPuis, Director

Budd Lake Association

Kathrine Klimas, Alternate Director

Jax Glass Jewels

Vickie Buckley, Associate Director/Member

Click to access to the Clare County Lake Maps via the DNR website

Click to find out more about beautiful Clare County

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