Please join us in congratulating Northern Lawn & Homecare for being selected as the Grayling Regional Chamber Ambassador’s Club Spotlight-A-Member for January 2015. Find out more!


BIG Fireworks

Closed for the season, but will re-open for New Year's from Dec. 26-31 from 10am-8pm. Call 989-344-2264 or visit

Ponder Consulting & Web Design

Call 989-344-8224 or visit us online at to find out how we can help you with your marketing needs: graphic design, web design, internet marketing, social media & more!!

Voice of the AuSable

Serving Crawford, Otsego and Roscommon counties, as well as all areas east to Lake Huron, Voice of the AuSable is the source for community news in the region. Combined with its sister publications, the Roscommon County Voice and Gladwin County Voice, we focus exclusively on the positive milestones of life: families, schools, sports, babies, civic organizations, and volunteers, as well as the promotion of local events and activities. For information on Voice of the AuSable, call 989-980-9781 or visit

Environmental Pest Control, Inc.

Over 40 Years Experience Serving Northern Michigan - Quality In Service - All services guaranteed, state licensed & certified, fully insured. Residential*Commercial*Industrial ~Carpenter, Ants, Spiders, Bats, Mice, Bees, Termites, Bed Bugs, Much, much more! 989-348-4500 or toll free at 800-434-8092. Visit us at

Fick & Sons, Inc.

We are a locally-owned and operated oil and propane company that has been heating the homes of Northern Michigan since 1958. Fick & Sons offers the following services: -Propane for residential and commercial use; -Fuel Oil for home heating, Diesel fuel and Gasoline for commercial use; -Transport Gasoline and Diesel for wholesale and commercial use; Pacific Pride Commercial fueling location; -Truck & Trailer repair facility; -Charlie's Country Corner Travel Center. Contact us at 989-348-7647 or

VIP Marketing & Publishing

Mr. Scott Marshall, Owner - Contact us today to find out more about our promotional products and list of services! 989-632-1117

98.5 WUPS and 92.1 The Twister

98.5 WUPS - Our 100,000 watts of power delivers the hits to all of central and northern Michigan and rocks with classic hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond! Tune in for more music & fun in the mornings with Michael J, mid-days with Tammy Thompson, afternoons with Dawson & let Carmi rock your Friday nights! Joe Charlevoix delivers the weather & our giveaways rock just as hard as our music! 92.1 The Twister - Your home for today’s hits and your all-time country favorites, nobody plays more country than 92.1 The Twister! Home of the swap shop, the only place where you can buy, sell & trade your items for free. Contact Sindy Fuller at 989-366-5364 & head to or

Grow your business 1 transaction at a time

Vantiv and the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide you with the most effective payment options for your business. For over 40 years, Vantiv has been helping merchants large and small improve businesses and bottom lines. And now we’re pleased to offer you a wide range of innovative and secure processing services to help meet your growing business needs. As a partner, you have access to our industry leading merchant services program. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your card payment costs and risks, process transactions more efficiently or expand your payment options, then this is the program for you. Find out more!

AuSable River Festival Events Schedule

2015 AuSable River Festival
July 18 – 26, 2015
Grayling, MI

Saturday, July 18th
Sprints for C-2 Race in Grayling City Park, 9am
– Grayling Plein Air Garden and Art Walk, 10am-4pm
– Kid’s Mentor Race in Grayling City Park, 2pm
– Start of C-1 Race at Joe Wakeley’s House, 6pm

Sunday, July 19th
Spike’s Challenge Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop9am

Tuesday, July 21st
Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park, 10am–2pm
– Da$h for Ca$h Sprints in Oscoda,  5pm

Wednesday, July 22nd
- Beer Tent at the American Legion from 2-10pm
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
– H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) Race in Grayling City Park, 5:30pm

Thursday, July 23rd
- Marathon Coffee Break at FirstMerit Bank, 9–11am
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
– Business Relay Races (Penrod’s to Old AuSable Fly Shop), 4:30–7pm
– AuSable River C-1 Express Race at Penrod’s (goes to Burton’s Landing), 7:15pm

Friday, July 24th
- Borcher’s Annual Kids Race, the Casey Challenge at Borcher’s Canoe Livery, 10am
– Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park, 10am–8pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 11am–Close
– Beer Tent at the Grayling American Legion, 2–10pm
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 2–6pm
– Special Olympics’ Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Steak Out at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 4–8pm
5th Annual Cruise Night – starts at Northstar Auto Wash, 6:30pm
– Paddler’s Dinner at Ramada Inn of Grayling (OPEN TO PUBLIC), 6:30pm

Saturday, July 25th
Classic Car Show on Michigan Ave, 8am–3pm (Registration 8–11am)
– GRA’s 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run – starts at Middle School, 9am (Registration 7:30–8:30)
– Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park, 9am–6pm
– Food Court on Michigan Avenue, 9am–6pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Horseshoe Tournament (10am), $1k Raffle (7pm), $2 Burgers & $1.50 Dogs, and Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 10am–Close.
– AuSable River Music Bash on Michigan Avenue, 11am–6pm
– Grayling Rotary’s Annual Chicken BBQ at Grayling American Legion, 12–6pm
– Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church’s Ice Cream Social, 12–4pm
– Paddler’s Pre-Race briefing at Middle School (playground on Spruce St.), 12 Noon
– Beer Tent & Food at Grayling American Legion, 12 Noon–10pm
– Parade in downtown Grayling on Michigan Ave, 3pm
– 3rd Annual Arctic Glacier Mini-Marathon Youth Canoe Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 4pm
– Paddler’s Mass at St. Mary’s Parish, 4:30pm
– Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 6pm
– Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 8pm
– Start of the 68th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon at the Old AuSable Fly Shop, 9pm (paddling from Grayling to the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda).

Sunday, July 26th
- End of 68th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon (ends on the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda)
– Black Bear Bicycle Tour begins at 8am on Michigan Ave in Grayling and ends in Oscoda