Petoskey State of Community Luncheon Slated for February 19, 2021

Organizers with the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce are excited for the opportunity to move forward with their annual State of the Community Program virtually on Fri. Feb. 19th at 11:30 a.m.

State of the Community is a fast-paced, interview-style program that addresses multiple issues with multiple presenters. The program will continue in this style on a virtual platform. “We continue to hold virtual events in place of in-person events to keep our community safe,” said Events and Program Coordinator, Emily Stuchell. “We know the value of the State of the Community program and are glad we have a virtual platform that allows us to hold events that benefit our businesses,” Stuchell said.

“Over the last few years, the response to this program has been overwhelmingly positive,” said event chairman Dan Ledingham, of Edward Jones Investments.  “We are thrilled to be able to hold the event virtually and continue to provide the most value possible for the event,” he added.

Ledingham will serve as one of the co-emcees along with chamber President Nikki Devitt and Lisa Hoyt, Membership Director.  They will call up experts onto the virtual stage to give updates on such topics as education, health care, housing, high water, and more.  The comments will be supplemented with audio/visual elements to increase the learning and overall impact of the program.

“If you want a good understanding of our community, then this event is for you,” Ledingham said.  “You will walk away informed, educated, and aware.”

Tickets are now on sale for the 16th Annual Event.  They are $10 per person or tables of eight are available for $80.  To purchase tickets, go to, email or call 347-4150.  The public is welcome.

The Virtual event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and by Consumers Energy and presented by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.