The city of Cheboygan has been selected for a downtown development program.
The Main Street Program helps communities build and revitalize their downtown area.
Traverse City, Saginaw and Alpena are among the 72 communities that are already part of the program as well.
Laura Krizov is with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She is the manager of the Main Street program.
“It’ll be looking at the types of businesses that fit downtown, it could be bringing volunteers in for programming for promotions and things they are doing, it could be looking at their design elements downtown “
Krisov said the program has been running since 2003.
“I think the biggest thing is, is the leadership locally all getting together, and banding around the focus of their downtown. And they have the understanding that in order to have a strong community, you have to have a strong downtown.”
Cheboygan Area Schools will soon offer more than just an education. It will also offer students a designated health center.
Thunder Bay Community Health Center is opening up a new location inside Cheboygan’s Intermediate school.
The center will offer things like immunizations, dental care, and behavioral health counseling. Services will be available to any Cheboygan area school district students.
Cheboygan Area Schools Superintendent, Mark Dombroski, says no family will be turned away.
“I just believe that our student population, were pushing, were above 60 percent of free and reduced that the financial need is there in this area. No family will be refused service, if they do not have any means of pay, they will get it taken care of” says Dombroksi.
Dombrowski says Thunder Bay already had previously opened a health center in Onaway schools. They plan to use that as a model.
This is the 103rd school based health care center to open in Michigan. The center is expected to open within the next few weeks.