• Ideas to finish your gift shopping close to home - It’s the final stretch of holiday shopping! Skip the long lines and stress of shipping delays by shopping locally. You can find the perfect gifts for your loved ones in Kalkaska, and support community businesses at the same time. Holiday Decorations Kalkaska Floral and Klump’s Flower & Garden can produce a stunning centerpiece for the […]
  • CHRISTMAS IN KALKASKA 2021 - The Christmas season is warmly welcomed every year in Kalkaska with lights, bonfires, parades, cocoa, crafts, shopping,cookies and of course, Santa himself.
  • Kalkaska Selected to Host Community Development Fellow - in All Things CEDAM, community development fellowship, Press Releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021 Contact: Madeleine March-MeenaghInterim Program Manager, CEDAMmadeleine@cedamichigan.org517.485.3588 ext. 1943 Fellows will expand organizational capacity, increase local collaboration, and remove barriers to development.  Lansing, MI— The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is excited to announce the ten communities chosen to host a community development […]
  • Featured Business: Cherry Street Market - Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, plants for your garden, freshly baked pies or baked goods, Cherry Street Market in Kalkaska has been the go-to spot for almost 30 years. We spoke with Cherry Street’s manager, Evann, and here is what they had to say about being a family-owned staple in the community for so […]
  • MEDC Small Business Relief Grant - The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will be utilizing federal CARES Act funding to provide $10 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small business disproportionately impacted by COVID-10. Applications will open on December 10, 2020 at 9 am EST. For more information visit
  • Regional Resiliency Program Grants - May 2021 Businesses in Kalkaska County, with up to 9 employees, that are still feeling negative effects from the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be able to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding.Venture North has partnered with the Kalkaska County Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to offer Regional Resiliency Program […]
  • Kalkaska Economic Development Corporation Offers Scholarships to Local High Schools - The Kalkaska Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) supports and encourages economic development in our business community. Part of their mission is to encourage young people to pursue their educational and technical training goals beyond high school graduation prompting the KEDC to sponsor tuition awards to graduating seniors. Since 2018, KEDC has offering financial assistance through these […]
  • Featured Business: Moose & Stella’s & Trout Town Tavern & Eatery - April 2021 Moose and Stella’s parents, Dan Bloomquist and Eva Marie are the owners and operators of five restaurants in the Northern Michigan Area.  Their love of animals led them to create Kalkaska’s newest restaurant Moose & Stella’s– a dog themed cafe.  While it is debatable who is the top dog in the home, the […]
  • Local news station 9&10 NEWS recently covered the progression of Kalkaska’s Railroad Square - Local news station 9&10 NEWS recently covered the progression of Kalkaska’s Railroad Square, which nears completion after four years in the making. Find out more at Kalkaska Downtown Project Finishes Community Kitchen, Expect to Open Late Spring, Early Summer – 9 & 10 News ( .
  • Railroad Square Nears Completion - Kalkaska’s Railroad Square sits on a former contaminated brownfield site at the heart of the village’s downtown. Once an abandoned lumberyard, this community hub will include a permanent home for the farmer’s market, a food truck court with a fire pit, a four-season pavilion with restrooms and an incubator kitchen, facade improvements for the historical museum, […]

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Kalkaska, MI 49646

(231) 384-6629



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