"Kick off to Summer"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm @ East Park Tavern
Being prepared especially for this event:
*Maple Sriracha Jumbo Chicken Wings | *Spinach Artichoke Dip - Greek Spiced Pita Chips
*Smoked Whitefish Pate - Assorted Crackers | Belgian Waffle Bread Pudding
*Cash bar with a special "Island Drink"
*Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt
*Live Music and Games with DAVE CISCO
*Multiple Door Prizes
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FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Friday, May 5 | 7:30-8:30am |
American House Senior Living
This is our last First Friday Breakfast until our Chamber Member Appreciation Breakfast in October.
Come out and enjoy hot coffee and homemade breakfast with your
chamber members and some of the lovely residents of American House.
FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT
Alliance Prepares To Engage in 2x Funding Push For Education
One of the hallmark advocacy policies for the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has been to narrow the funding equity gap in per pupil funding of school districts around the state.
Historically, the Alliance has advocated for the 2x formula - where school districts receiving the minimum per pupil allowance would receive two times the amount of increase as school districts receiving the maximum allowance. The policy behind it is to close the gap between the minimum and maximum districts. Currently, the minimum districts receive $7,511 per pupil, while the maximum districts receive $8,229 per pupil - a gap of $718.
* In his FY 2017-18 budget recommendation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called for an allowance increase using the 2x formula - $50 increase for maximum, $100 increase for minimum. (Gap $668)
*The Senate K-12 appropriations subcommittee also agreed to use the 2x formula in doling out an allowance increase - $88 to $176 per pupil. (Gap $630)
*The House K-12 appropriations subcommittee, however, passed budget that did not include use of the 2x formula. Instead, they voted for a $100 across the board increase per pupil. (Gap $718)
With a growing workforce shortage in northern Michigan, educating our students to meet northern Michigan's growing employment needs is critical. This continued equity gap represents dollars that are not going to our students, for no other reason than that's how it's always been.
Contact Your Legislators
Full article can be read Here
TIME TO RESTOCK THE CHAMBER LOBBY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
The summer season is fast approaching and we are getting our lobby ready for our visitors and guests.
If you don't have your business/organization brochures, rack cards, and/or business cards on display in the Chamber lobby, be sure to drop them off today!
Many visitors decisions are based on the information they find displayed in the Chamber lobby, so don't miss out.
THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
MAXWELL MEDALS & AWARDS
Steve Scott, VP
1296 Business Park Drive
Traverse City, MI
Maxwell Medals & Awards is dedicated to providing the best value in the awards industry by offering
*Extraordinary Customer Service
It is our dedication to these founding principles that makes the Maxwell Difference
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce?
MEET CHAMBER AMBASSADOR KRIS SCHAPERKOTTER
Kris said she was thrilled when she was invited to become a Chamber Ambassador two years ago. "When I was growing up in Charlevoix both of my parents were active in the Chamber and I gained an appreciation of the importance of supporting our community through them". "I think one of the most important things the Chamber does is to foster a feeling of community for both residents and visitors.
As a Chamber Ambassador, representing her husband's practice, Dr. Thomas Schaperkotter, Optometrist, Kris enjoys helping with Chamber events when she can and is always interested in the information that is shared and discussed at the Ambassador meetings.
Kris is a retired educator, having taught English and Psychology for 30 years; most of them at the Charlevoix High School. In her free time she love to garden, read and spend as much time as possible enjoying summers at the lake. "Charlevoix is a wonderful place to live! We are surrounded with natural beauty, good people, and the perfect combination of sun and snow. What could be better!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Registration is now open for Camp McSauba!
Camp McSauba is a fun-filled summer day camp for children between the ages of 5 - 13.
Camp begins June 14 and runs through August 11.
Register online at charlevoix.recdesk.com or by calling 231.547.3253.
If you have any questions, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL SPRING RATE AT THE CHARLEVOIX GOLF CLUB
12 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!
MAKE CHARLEVOIX THE BEST MIDWESTERN SMALL TOWN
Charlevoix has been nominated in the latest USA TODAY 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest!
As of today 4/12/17 Charlevoix has dropped 2nd PLACE, so PLEASE VOTE!
You can vote once every 14 hours, so please vote, and vote often!
Voting ends Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 11:59am EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm EDT, then later on USA TODAY
MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD
Healthgrades, a company that provides comprehensive information about over 3 million U.S. physicians, hospitals and health care providers, has named Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital as a recipient of its national Patient Safety Excellence Award.
The prestigious award highlights not only the hospital's emphasis on patient safely, but the dedicated staff that deliver safe, quality care day in and day out. Healthgrades has awarded only 13 hospitals in the entire state of Michigan with this important award, representing the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. More
MAP ART / POINTS OF INTEREST
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will be opening a new exhibition on May 5th from 5-7pm called: Points of Interest. The theme of this exhibition is based on the concept of creating artwork using maps. Maps can embody many forms from guides to places, inner thoughts or favorite memories. Throughout the month of April, interested artists are encouraged to enter their work online until April 30th.
Points of Interest is an intriguing exploration into the concept of mapping one's world whether it be incorporating shards of maps, map overlays, routes to favorite coffee shops, painted maps, sculptural maps, hot spots, textile maps, mosaics, maps of a journey through a great piece of work!
For more information, contact the Charlevoix Circle of Arts at 231.547.3554 or visit our website at
TOUR MICHIGAN IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 2017 GEM CAR TOURS!
GEM car tours are being offered by appointment from now through Memorial Day. After Memorial Day tours will be scheduled every hour from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
See all 28 houses!
$15 per seat.
We are also very excited to be offering a complimentary walking tour of the Park Avenue section of homes at 12noon daily.
Chamber members receive a buy one/get one GEM car tour seat...bring a friend for free through June!
Tours start and end at Elements Gallery, 211 Bridge Street
For more information or to book a tour, call Edith at 231.445.0770 or visit
IS YOUR BUSINESS IN NEED OF SOME CASH FLOW?
A Merchant Cash Advance is a great alternative for small businesses that are unable to secure financing from traditional lending sources. Simply sell a portion of future credit and debit card sales at a discounted price to receive funds right away.
*Convenient Repayment Plan.
Contact Dodson Group Payment Solutions to learn more.
Call 231.577.9599 or visit
FREE SCREENING OF "BEING MORTAL" A FILM THAT EXPLORES END-OF-LIFE CARE
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is holding a free community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal" on May 4, 2017 beginning at 6pm at the Charlevoix American House located at 615 Petoskey Avenue, Charlevoix. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
"Being Mortal" delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande's own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient's true wishes can be known and honored at the end. More
NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG IN ISRAEL
North Central Michigan College is offering individuals the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig in Israel this summer. This field school dig will run July 9 through August 8 with a two, three or four week option. Join North Central instructor, Owen Chestnut, in valuable archaeological excavations at Ashdod-Yam. Mr. Chesnut is the head archaeologist at the site of Ashdod-Yam, a port city for the Iron Age (700 BC) and one of the five major Philistine cities. Excavations focus on finding evidence for Assyrian occupancy at the site. Tours around Israel to Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea will also be offered on the weekends. More
APRIL $159 NEW PATIENT SPECIAL Thank you for being the most important part of Beacon Dental Center.
Cleanings, X-Rays & Exam
Cannot be combined with Insurance
We are accepting New Patients
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100.
Call us in the morning, we'll see you today! GUARANTEED!
EASTER SUNDAY AT THE ROWE
Join us this Easter Sunday, April 16, for a three-course meal including your choice of Housemade Potato Gnocci, Asiago Bechamel, Mushroom & Broccoli Medley, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Dried Cherry Gastrique, Buttered Snap Peas, Broiled Red Snapper or Dill Hollandaise. See full menu Here
$35/person. Serving from 12noon - 8:00 pm
Reservations are required by calling 231.588.7351.
BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM SCHEDULES FINAL TWO BEER
DINNERS FOR THE SEASON
Join us Thursday, April 20th for another great Beer Dinner featuring Roak Brewing out of Royal Oak.
Tickets can be purchased at the Bridge Street Tap Room for $60, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Next up is our final for the season, Hop Lot of Suttons Bay on Thursday, May 18th.
PORTER CREEK FISH HOUSE PRESENTS A WINE VS. BEER DINNER SMACK DOWN
Beer vs. Wine. Atwater Brewery vs. Materra Vineyards
Who will win?
You will, when you join us for this evening of wining and dining on Tuesday, May 9 at 6:00pm featuring four beer tastings and four wine tastings paired with four tasty courses created by Chef Scott Lyons. If during the evening you find a new favorite beer or wine, discounted prices make it easy to take some home.
$60 per person.
Grab a friend or two and RSVP, ASAP as space is limited.
Contact Wendy at 231.582.9900 or email email@example.com
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Have you heard about our label contest?
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company is gearing up to start bottling our bourbon barrel aged double cookie (Oreo's) stout in 22oz bombers and we want YOU to design the label.
If your artwork is selected, we will include a section explaining a little bit about you and your artistic pursuits on EVERY bottle.
Call 231.437.3220 during hours of operation for more details
APRIL ENTERTAINMENT AT CAFE SANTE
Monday's 6-9pm Nathan Bates
April 13 Michelle Chenard
April 20 Nelson Olstrom
April 27 Ben Stalets
April 7 Nathan Towne
April 14 Pete Kehoe
April 21 Sean Bielby
April 28 Mike Bass
April 1 Chris Calleja
April 8 Under the Moon
April 15 Ben Overbeek
April 22 Brett Mitchell
April 29 Chris Koury
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Apr 18 - Blues by Keith Scott
Apr 25 - Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair
AQUA EGG HUNT 2017
Get ready for for the annual AQUA EGG HUNT at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool on Wednesday, April 12! Register for one of two waves: 6-7 pm or 7-8pm. Swim and dive for eggs, then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome goody bag!
Popcorn and refreshments included.
Limited to 50 swimmers per wave.
Cost is $5 per swimmer. Adults may enter the pool free of charge for children requiring assistance. Reservations required, call 231.547.0982.
Please note: There will be no dollar night the evening of this event.
EASTER EGG HUNT AT AMERICAN HOUSE
Saturday, April 15
You're cordially invited to join American House Charlevoix for our Easter celebration and egg hunt. Bring the little-ones and don't forget your camera to capture pictures with the Easter Bunny. Have fun with family and friends searching for Easter eggs filled with goodies and enjoy delicious snacks and more.
Please RSVP to 231.237.5572
While you're here, we'd love to show you around our vibrant community. So hop on by!
ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRE-K - 8TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE
Join us on Tuesday, April 18, from 6-7pm in the Parish Center for a presentation about our NEW Middle School Program!
Registration will be available.
St Mary School offers:
*Faith Based Education
*Caring, Certified Teachers
*Small Class Sizes
Come and see what St. Mary School has to offer your family!
For more information call 231.547.9441
CHARLEVOIX MONTESSORI ACADEMY KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP AND ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Please join us for our Middle & High School Open House on Thursday, April 20 from 4-7pm.
On Saturday, April 22 join us from 10am-1pm for our Kindergarten Round-Up and Elementary Open House. Meet the Guides and tour our Montessori Classrooms
Open Enrollment from April 9 - April 22.
*Montessori Education ages 3-12 (Pre-K through 6th grade).
*Full Arts Curriculum - Drama - Musical Theater - Visual Arts
Charlevoix Montessori Academy is located at 115 W Hurlbut.
For more information, call 231.547.9000 or visit our website at
MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL AND THE CITY OF CHARLEVOIX PLAN FORUM FOR AREA SENIORS
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and the City of Charlevoix are joining forces to co-sponsor a special event for area seniors. Focused on gathering broad input regarding elements of an "age-friendly city", the event will provide a comfortable, fun format for seniors to share their thoughts and ideas.
The Charlevoix Library (Rooms A&B) will be the site of the event to be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00pm. An opportunity to vote on what components are the most critical needs for our city will be part of the afternoon's program and results of the forum will be shared widely. This will act as the basis for a planning process involving the Health Department, City, Hospital and many others throughout the community. More
LECTURE SERIES PROGRAM FEATURES TED TALK ALL-STAR, DR. HELEN FISHER
North Central Michigan College's Lecture Series will feature internationally-renowned neuroscientist and biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher, on Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm in the gymnasium in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm and Dr. Fisher's topic will be "Is Technology Changing Love?"
Dr. Helen Fisher is a pioneer in the biology of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. Named a TED Talk all-star and one of "the 15 most amazing women in science today" by Business Insider, Dr. Fisher has given the world a new way to look at relationships. More
AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION!
Time for Spring Cleaning? Do you have items to donate or consign? Need more stuff?
Boyne Theater Acution to benefit The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will take place on Saturday, April 29, at the Boyne Theatre, 218 South Lake Street, starting at 10am. There will be a $5 bidder registration fee. Food and beverages will be provided by Boyne City Taproom
For more information or to consign or donate items, call the Humane Society at 231.582.6774 or email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE CAMP DAGGETT MOTHER DAUGHTER WEEKEND
Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the 6th annual Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett, Friday May 5, 6pm through Sunday, May 7, 10am. There will be wonderful activities including s'mores and singing around the campfire, high ropes activities, wonderful workshops, book reviews by McLean & Eakin, a magic show and great food. Cost is $175 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional family member; two adults and two children $300. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fee includes lodging, food, and all activities, unless otherwise noted.
For additional information, contact Kathy Bardins at 231.439.6399 or email@example.com..
To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett at 231.347.9742
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY AT
PETOSKEY NORTHMEN STADIUM
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 Ticket Reservation Form
Place: Petoskey Northmen Stadium
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Join other businesses, community and government leaders involved in the economic vitality of our area.
View the latest promotional video from the NLEA for their Annual Luncheon on May 19, 2017
For the latest information, photos, and videos Clcik Here
ZONTA CLUB OF CHARLEVOIX PRESENTS LITERARY DELIGHTS
The Zonta Club of Charlevoix hosts is annual Literary Delights - a Women Author's Luncheon - from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 20 at the Charlevoix Public Library
Tickets include a delicious luncheon, silent auction, and gift basket raffle drawings.
Two notable women authors, Melissa Grunow and Amy S. Hansen, will speak at the event.
Proceeds from Zonta's Literary Delights supports projects which advance the status of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
Reservations are required; $40 per person.
For more information and/or to purchase a ticket, contact Linda DeGrow at 231.547.4109, or any Zonta Club Member.
YOGA RETREAT AT BEAVER ISLAND LODGE
Date: May 19-21
All Inclusive Yoga Retreat at the Beaver Island Lodge, May 19-21, with special guest Tiffany Lenau of Yoga Roots in Petoskey,
For more information, including pricing, call (231) 448-2396
Register for this Retreat at beaverislandlodge.com. Click on the BOOK NOW link and TYPE IN the Access Code YOGA2017
to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.
Bay Area Substance Education Services, Inc (BASES)
Beaver Island Boat Company
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix
Fresh Air Aviation
Harbor View Cafe
Panache Hair Studio
Porter Creek Fish House
Round Lake Group, LLC
The Clothing Company
The Landing Restaurant
Two Men And A Truck
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.
To learn more about becoming a Premier Member call the Chamber at 231.547.2101