Tuesday, April 25 | 8:00 - 9:30am

Charlevoix Public Library

This is a FREE Seminar!

There is still time to register!

Call the Charlevoix Public Library at 231.237.7340.

Light refreshments will be provided.



A COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT

                           
 
FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Friday, May 5 | 7:30-8:30am |  
American House Senior Living  
$5/Members     $7/Non-Members


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. 
 
 
                                            



APRIL'S CHAMBER MONTHLY AD AS IT APPEARED IN THE
 FRIDAY, APRIL 14 ISSUE OF THE CHARLEVOIX COURIER
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ATTENTION DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS 
Mark your calendars and save the date for the SUMMER DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE. 
Thursday, June 15, 2017   4:00 -  8:00pm.
 
More information to follow.
charlevoix.org 



 
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce?  
  
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER APPLICATION

For more information on Chamber Membership, call 231.547.2101 or email info@charlevoix.org   


   
CITY News
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 betha@cityofcharlevoix.org 

SPECIAL SPRING RATE AT THE CHARLEVOIX GOLF CLUB
 
 
 
 

COME ON CHARLEVOIX, LET'S DO THIS!!

MAKE CHARLEVIOX THE BEST MIDWESTERN SMALL TOWN

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!

CHARLEVOIX IS STILL IN 2ND PLACE 
 
WE NEED YOU TO VOTE, DAILY FROM EACH OF YOUR MOBILE DEVICES!
 
YOU CAN VOTE ONCE EVERY 14 HOURS!
 
VOTE
Here. 
 
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 
PLEASE TAKE A QUICK 5 MINUTE SURVEY ABOUT RECRUITING AND RETAINING A SKILLED WORKFORCE IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
A significant hurdle organizations often face in our region is recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce.  To assist in improving these conditions, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians' SEEDS project are conducting a short survey to assist in identifying variables which may promote the recruitment and retention of skilled community members.  Therefore, we are kindly asking the regions' workforce to take a few moments and complete the following anonymous survey.

Take the survey Here  
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION HONORS PIER AND RENEE BORRA AT LUNCHEON
The North Central Michigan College Foundation will honor Pier and Renee Borra at the Founders Society Award luncheon at 11:30am on Wednesday, May 10 in the Iron Horse Cafe on North Central's Petoskey campus.  The Borras will receive a Founders Society Award honoring their dedication to the College and Foundation, and for their significant positive impact on the growth and development of the College.

Pier and Renee Borra have provided generous support to the College and its nursing and allied health students since 2009.  In that time, more than 190 nursing and allied health students have received Borra scholarships.  Most recently, Pier and Renee established the Borra Nursing Pathway Scholarships to encourage the most capable students with the greatest financial need to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree.  More
ncmich.edu  
CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 
To register your child for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten school year, please call 231.547.3215

SCHOOL OF CHOICE INFORMATION
The Charlevoix Public School District is currently accepting applications for nonresident students under 105 and/or 105c of the State School Aid Act (Schools of Choice).  Applications are available Here.

1. To apply and be eligible for the lottery, fully completed applications area due back to the superintendent of the Charlevoix Public School District before July 1 (Also-December 15).
2. Notification of eligibility for enrollment will be made to parent/guardian by July 15 (Also-January 1).
3. Applications for enrollment will be accepted on a space available, first-come, first-serve basis after the lottery dates have passed, however enrollment of students by parent/guardian must be completed before September 15 (Also - first Wednesday in February).
4.  Applications or enrollments will not be accepted after this date, until the next open enrollment period the following semester.

For questions regarding Schools of Choice, please contact the District Office at 231.547.8100
rayder.net 
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
charlevoixcircle.com   
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 mushroomhousetours.com
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. 
*Simple Application
*No Collateral
*Prompt Approval
*Speedy Funding
*Convenient Repayment Plan.

Contact Dodson Group Payment Solutions to learn more.
Call 231.577.9599 or visit
DodsonPOS.Solutions 
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
hospicenwm.org
americanhouse.com  
APRIL $159 NEW PATIENT SPECIAL Thank you for being the most important part of Beacon Dental Center.  
Cleanings, X-Rays & Exam
Expires 05/15/2017
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! 
WINE & Dine

BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM & ROAK BREWING TEAM UP
FOR APRIL 20 BEER DINNER
The Bridge Street Tap Room would like to invite you to join us for an evening of delicious food and craft beer pairings in our intimate Round Lake Room.  Enjoy exploring the creative side of the craft beer industry as we let our culinary craftsmen concoct a delicious one-time menu just for you! 

This month we will be teaming up with Roak Brewing from Royal Oak, Mi and cannot wait to share the evening with you!  The show begins promptly at 6pm, Thursday, April 20th!
RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER HOLDS FUNDRAISER AT CAFE SANTE 
Saturday, April 22, 3-11pm at Cafe Sante.

Dine with us and help support Raven Hill's FREE 2nd Saturdays.  (Free stands for Families Reaching for Educational Excellence.)

*10% of all food sales between 3-11pm on Saturday April 22 will be donated to Raven Hill.

*Representatives from Raven Hill will be on hand with demonstrations, science gadgets, and even a few reptiles!

*$5 Pepperoni Pizza for kids age 10 and under.

*Music by Brett Mitchell from 8-11pm

Cafe Sante has Happy Time Zone everyday from 3-6pm with $2 off all beer, wine & cocktails, $3 & $4 off food features and $10 beer & wine flights.
miravenhill.org
magnumhospitality.com/cafesante 
LAKE CHARLEVOIX  BREWING COMPANY TO HOLD RELEASE PARTY FOR "SUNDEW STOUT" 
We have been busy in the brewery coming up with what will be our very first Nitro beer on tap, the Sundew Stout!  What does that mean, you ask?  This beer will have a smooth and creamy mouth feel as opposed to your standard beer carbonated with CO2.  In addition, it will have a lower perceived bitterness level.

We are throwing a release party for this exciting new beer on Friday, April 28, starting at 5:00pm.  As part of this event, we will also be hosting a Cornhole (beanbag tossing game) tournament! 
APRIL ENTERTAINMENT AT CAFE SANTE  
Monday's   6-9pm     Nathan Bates

Thursday's   6-9pm
April 20                   Nelson Olstrom
April 27                   Ben Stalets

Friday's       8-11pm
April 7                    Nathan Towne
April 14                  Pete Kehoe
April 21                  Sean Bielby
April 28                  Mike Bass

Saturday's   8-11pm
April 1                    Chris Calleja
April 8                    Under the Moon
April 15                  Ben Overbeek
April 22                  Brett Mitchell
April 29                  Chris Koury 
 
Enjoy European Beers, Wine & Classic Food.  For more information call 231.582.8800
magnumhospitality.com/cafesante 
PORTER CREEK FISH HOUSE OPENS MAY 3 
Porter Creek Fish House opens for the season Wednesday, May 3!

For the month of May, we'll be open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5-9pm.  Chef Scott will be serving up our famous nightly specials, all of your PCFH favorites, and a few new additions. 

Be sure to greet our new Restaurant Manager, Rhiannon Wendt when you're in.

Take the scenic route by car via the Ironton Ferry and up the Advance Peninsula, or head over by boat.  Plenty of parking either way.

For Reservations, call 231.582.7080.  Hope to see you soon!
sommersetpointeyachtclub.com 
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Performers:
Apr 25 - Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair

May *6 - 9pm*
May 2 - Third Groove
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Party w/ Dave Cisco  6-10pm
May 7 - First Sunday's Live Jazz
May 9 - Bruce Lee & Me Jazz Trio
May 16-Duffy King
May 23-Tribe of Chiefs
May 30-Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

BENEFIT DINNER TO BE HELD AT AMERICAN HOUSE
American House Charlevoix is hosting a benefit dinner on Friday, April 21, starting at 5:00pm, for Advisa Care lead caregiver, BillieJo and her husband Matt, who works in the American House kitchen.  BillieJo, Matt, and their three children lost everything in a house fire. 

Come enjoy a spaghetti dinner, with proceeds benefiting the family

For more in formation,contact American House at 231.237.5572.
americanhouse.com
advisacare.com 
LIVE FROM CHARLEVOIX PRESENTS
SAM CERNIGLIA
Saturday, April 22, 2017 
8:00pm at the Charlevoix Cinema III

Sam Cerniglia  is a young voice with an old soul.  He was introduced early on to the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and a menagerie of the soulful 70's.  These classics influenced Sam's style of music.

Join this hip cat for an evening of swing and song!

Go to livefromcharlevoix.com for tickets TODAY! 
EARTH DAY CELEBRATED AT THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity ReStore will hold an Earth Day Project on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30am - 2:30pm at the ReStore, 8440 M110, Harbor Springs.
 

The purpose of the Earth Day Project is to recycle, reuse, repurpose and rebuild with items from the ReStore.  Create something useful and take your completed project home.

This project is for all ages and skill levels.  Come one or bring the entire family.
Cost: Donation.

For more information visit our website at
northwestmihabitat.org 
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).
*Montessori-Inspired 7-12
*Family Atmosphere
*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
cma.edu 
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
munsonhealthcare.org/charlevoixhospital
cityofcharlevoix.org 
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
ncmich.edu  
CHAR-EM UNITED WAY INSTANT WINE CELLAR - APRIL 28
The Char-Em United Way Instant Wine Cellar is April 28, 7-10 pm at Stafford's Perry Hotel.  A bottle of Wine ($15) value, 6 pack of craft beer, or $20 is your entry to the best party in town.  Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win an INSTANT WINE  (& beer) CELLAR, bid on silent auction items, live music and fun games.  A great event supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!  Currently, 1400 registered kids age 0-5 in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties receive books and since it has put 60,000 books in the hands of kids.

NEW THIS YEAR!  PRE-REGISTER for the event.  Just drop off your wine/beer/$20 at one of these locations and skip the line!  Harbor Brenn Insurance, Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, Osborne Klein Financial Services or at the Char-Em United Way office 480 W. Mitchell St Petoskey

Get full details Here.
                                                                                         charemunitedway.org 
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, BAKER COLLEGE TO HELP STUDENTS EXPLORE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAREERS APRIL 28 
High school students interested in careers in law enforcement/criminal justice can still register for the statewide Baker College Policing Day, Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30am - 1:00pm, at Baker College's Owosso campus.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 26.

"Baker College Policing Day offers the opportunity for high school students to explore diverse careers in law enforcement, meet representatives from policing agencies, and learn about the desired training and education that will set them on the path to success," said Mark Heaton, Baker College system assistant director of admissions and Policing Day coordinator. 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 director@charlevoixhumane.org
charlevoixhumane.org 
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - FORMER WASHINGTON REDSKINS LINEMAN LOCAL  
ENTREPRENEUR - JON JANSEN 
 
 
Join other business, community and government leaders involved in the economic vitality of our area.  Don't miss the exciting guests, live entertainment, prestigious awards, ballpark lunch, and special recognitions.

Friday, May 19, 2017 
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Petoskey Northmen Stadium

Reserve your tickets today!  Click below to download the reservation form 
Ticket Reservation Form

For the latest information, photos, and videos Click Here.  
northernlakes.net 
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.
zontacharlevoix.org 

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
 

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SUSTAINABILITY SERIES
The Business Rationale of the Circular Economy - Webinar
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep projects, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.  This new economic model seeks to ultimately decouple global economic development from finite resource consumption.  The circular economy could create tremendous opportunities for industrial renewal, regeneration, and innovation.  In this session we'll deep dive on the business rationale of the circular economy; what are the drivers for change, concrete business opportunities and what does circular economy look like when applied in the real world.  The format of the webinar will be interactive with room for questions and discussions.

To register for this Webinar Click Here

For a listing of upcoming MDEQ events, webinars, trainings and workshops Click Here
Carole Pence, President Pence Consulting
Carole Pence, President-Pence Consulting
WORKSHOP TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS DEVELOP ANNUAL FUNDING STRATEGIES
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation are partnering to present a workshop, "Developing Annual Fundraising Strategies," to assist area nonprofit organizations in developing annual fundraising strategies.  Organizations serving Charlevoix and Emmet Counties are invited to attend the workshop on Thursday, May 11, from 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Charlevoix Public Library.

The Annual Campaign is the building block for all current and future fundraising to sustain your organization's mission.  Designed for board members, staff and volunteers involved in fundraising, this session will help you develop an annual fundraising strategy.  Participants will learn key fundraising principles, what you need to know about your donors, how to develop an annual campaign, and techniques for soliciting donations. More
c3f.org 
STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 26
12:00 - 2:30pm
North Central Michigan College
Student & Comunity Resource Center - Room 536

Who Should Attend:
Intended for individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment.

About The Workshop:  Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to led and manage a company as well as evaluate market and sales potential for the products/services.  It also incorporates the SBDC's fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch

Fees and Registration: There is no charge to attend the workshop.
Pre-Registration is required at SBDCNorthwest.org or call 231.922.3780
sbdcmichigan.org
ncmich.edu 



Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.

Bay Area Substance Education Services, Inc (BASES)
Beaver Island Boat Company 
Cafe Sante
Castle Farms
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix
 
Fresh Air Aviation
Harbor View Cafe
Irish Boat Shop
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.

 

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