Chamber Chat: Not completely normal, but better

The weather is warming up, besides the occasional April snowstorm, and things are getting closer to returning to normal. How many events in Marquette County do you think were cancelled over the last year? I don’t know that exact answer but I can tell you it was a lot. There became a point where it was hard to even plan events because deep down you knew they would likely be cancelled.

As the snow melts, and the leaves turn to green, events are slowly coming back. I don’t know that they will completely return to normal this year, but it is nice to have something to look forward to on the weekends. We were able to make the Lake Bancroft Craft Fair and the Muddy Trail Scavenger Hunt happen, and we are looking forward to making more events happen throughout the summer.

A few events we are currently working on are the Children’s Carnival or a similar event, Townwide Rummage Sale, and Ishpeming Gus Macker. Registration for the Townwide Rummage Sale is currently open and costs $10.

To register, please fill out the Google Form on our Facebook page by searching GINCC Townwide Rummage Sale. The deadline for registration is June 8. All sales registered will be included in a directory released prior to the event day. As usual, social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines will be implemented during all of our events.

The Fourth of July is approaching and event details are still being figured out for Ishpeming and Negaunee. The GINCC is also looking to hold an in-person Annual Dinner this year and details on that will be forthcoming as we know more.

Let’s just collectively wish for no more snow and look forward to enjoying the beautiful Upper Peninsula summers that make these brutal winters worth it. If things don’t completely return to normal this year, at least they will be better!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/GINCC) or Instagram (@discoverthewestend) to stay up-to-date with the GINCC, and check out our Takeout List including all restaurants open in Ishpeming and Negaunee!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Corinna Peterson is the Communications & Marketing Assistant at the GINCC. She currently resides in Marquette with her Mini Australian Shepherd, Lola. She enjoys reading, hiking, snowboarding, working out, and trying out new vegetarian restaurants and recipes for her blog.


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