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 fellow Chamber
members and some of the lovely residents of American House.  
 
   

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE AND NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO OFFER INNOVATIVE BACHELOR'S DEGREE OPTIONS  
North Central Michigan College and Northwood University have partnered to offer expanded bachelor of business administration degree options to students through articulation agreements in Accounting, Computer Information Management, Marketing and Management.  These innovative and affordable 3 + 1 degree options give students the unique opportunity to complete three years of study on the North Central Campus, at the North Central tuition rate, and the final year online or on the Northwood campus.

Effective April 24, 2017, the articulation agreement allows North Central students to move seamlessly into the corresponding bachelor's degrees at Northwood.  The partnership focuses on student success and defines guided pathways that ensure a seamless transfer process and a maximization of student resources.  More
ncmich.edu 
INSTANT WINE CELLAR SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Would you like to get in on all of the fun of the Instant Wine Cellar but not pay admission?  Volunteer to help us for part of the evening and do just that!

We have a variety of volunteer needs from 6:30-8:30pm or 8:30-10:30pm.  Sell raffle tickets, help with the silent auction, do guest admissions or several other activities to help make the night a success.

This event takes place on Friday, April 28 at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey.
For more information or to volunteer email Brooke Granowicz at
vista@charemunited way.org
charemunitedway.org
SERVICE FOCUS: SEDATION DENTISTRY  
Dr. Sullivan uses sedation dentistry, also known as relaxation dentistry, to provide a calming and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment.  It enables individuals who are too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehensions known as dental phobia.  CALL US TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY!

We are accepting New Patients.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100.
beacondentalcenter.com

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  
WINE & Dine

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 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

May Performers - 6:00 - 9:00pm
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

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 
baker.edu 
BOYNE CITY THEATER AUCTION TO BENEFIT CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
Boyne Theater Auction to benefit The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will take place on Saturday, April 29, at the Boyne Theater, 218 South Lake Street, preview at 9am, starting at 10am.  There will be a $5 bidder registration fee. 

1984 Yamaha Virago Motor Cycle, household items, antiques, collectables, stuffed Steiff, Hermann, Merryhought bear collection, kitchen appliances, box lights, fishing gear, Detroit Tigers Autographs, Waterford Crystal, Toy car collection, winter sports equipment, "like new" outdoor patio furniture set, industrial kitchen supplies, garden tools and LOTS more! 

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 
WINCHESTER FUNERAL HOMES HAS NEW OWNERS
Ron & Holly Mortensen have purchased the Winchester Funeral Home from Ron & Jayne Winchester.  Mortensen Funeral Homes Winchester Chapel invites you to an Open House on Sunday, April 30th from 1:00 - 3:00pm.
CHARLEVOIX HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS FIRST EVENT FOR "DEPOT 125"" MICHIGAN RAILROADS PROGRAM
The Charlevoix Historical Society is presenting the first of six events for 2017 that will mark the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad and construction of the Depot in 1982, when Charlevoix was changed immediately and forever. 

New Society Curator Trevor Dotson will narrate a fully illustrated program called "Laying Tracks: Michigan Railroads in the 19th Century," an overview of the railroad's vital importance to Michigan's development as a state. 

The program will take place at the Depot, Depot Beach on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm.  For more information call 231.547.0373
chxhistory.com 
 
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. More
hospicenwm.org
americanhouse.com  
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY VIDEO ANNOUNCES
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 recognition.

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
 

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 




 
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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
Irish Boat Shop
Panache Hair Studio
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
Porter Creek Fish House
The Clothing Company
The Landing Restaurant
Two Men And A Truck 
  

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