FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Friday, April 7 | 7:30-8:30am | 
$5/Members     $7/Non-Members
at the Bergmann Center | 08855 Martin Road 

Catered by: Bridge Street Tap Room

Co-Sponsored by:

                                         

ENHANCED BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT
 EAST PARK TAVERN
"Kick off to Summer"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  5-7pm  |  East Park Tavern
$5/Members  $10/Non-Members

Yes, it might be a little early for bbq's and flip-flops but not at East Park Tavern as the Chamber kick's off summer with its first Enhanced Business After Hours of the year. 
 
Enjoy: 
*Summer BBQ foods                    
*Cash bar with a special "island drink"
*Contests
*Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt
*Multiple Door Prizes
*Live music from DAVE CISCO

                                                              Sponsored by:
                                                 

We still have room for 2 more sponsors. 
Contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 for details


LABOR DAY SCHOOL START IN JEOPARDY
State lawmakers are quietly considering changes to Michigan's post-Labor Day school opening.  The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance supports the post-Labor Day opening because of its significant impact on the regions economy.

  Learn more about what's happening in Lansing on this issue from Government Relations Director Kent Wood, and how to make your voice heard.

Click Here to contact your State Senator and ask them to oppose SB 271.
MEMBER Anniversaries
April 2017 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES WHO ARE CELEBRATING THEIR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES IN APRIL 


* 20 Years - Sunshine Charters 
 
For a complete list of April Member Anniversaries Click Here
  

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 
18 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 4/5/17 Charlevoix is currently in FIRST PLACE, but you need to keep voting!
 
You can vote once every 14 hours, so please vote, and vote often!

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 
SHANAHAN'S BARN ADDS INDOOR RESTROOMS
Shanahan's Barn at Charlevoix Country Club is excited to announce the addition of permanent indoor restrooms to its event venue.  Begun just last week, construction is progressing swiftly.  The restrooms, whose interior designer will be in keeping with the historic barn, are planned to be completed by Memorial Day weekend in time for the start of a busy Wedding season .

Shanahan's Barn, which opened as an event venue in the summer of 2014, has quickly become one of the largest, most unique and in demand Wedding and Event venues in Northern Michigan.

For more information on Shanahan Barn call 231.547.9796 or visit shanahansbarn.com  
NORTHERN MICHIGAN TRAIL PROMOTION PROJECT WINS GOVERNOR'S AWARD 
A project designed to promote trails in northern Michigan has received the Governor's Award for Innovation Tourism Collaboration.  The Up North Trails Collaborative won in the category of Non-Traditional Partnerships for its upnorthtrails.org website and trail promotion efforts connected to the website.  The Up North Trails Collaborative is a coalition of 53 organizations in northern Michigan with the goal of promoting all trail systems together for all trail users.  The coalition is led by Networks Northwest and the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments. More 
networksnorthwest.org
NEWS FROM THE NORTHERN LAKES ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
To read articles posted by the NLEA Click Here   

2016 NORTHERN LAKES ECONOMIC ALLIANCE ANNUAL
ACTIVITIES REPORT
BEACON DENTAL CENTER - TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
CELESTE MILLARI 
Celeste Mallari is our fun and friendly front Desk Team Leader!  Celeste moved to the US in 2012 and joined the Beacon Dental Center team in 2014 bringing with her many years of customer service experience.  She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management in the Philippines and uses her energetic, cheerful and vibrant personality to provide exceptional customer service to our patients on a daily basis.  "Nothing is impossible with hard work and determination...true success happens when you claim a job as a career and know you love what you do.." 
 
 
We are accepting New Patients!
For more information on any of the above or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100.
KORTHASE FLINN INSURANCE
Obtaining coverage specific to your mobile home is essential.  A standard homeowners insurance policy will not cover your liabilities in the same way this specific policy will.  CONTACT US TODAY at 231.582.6512
WINE & Dine

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.
roweinn.com 
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. 
 
bridgestreettaproom.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

 
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com
APRIL ENTERTAINMENT AT CAFE SANTE  
Monday's   6-9pm     Nathan Bates

Thursday's   6-9pm
April 6                     Randy Reszka
April 13                   Michelle Chenard
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 
$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 11 - The Urban Surgeons
Apr 18 - Blues by Keith Scott
Apr 25 - Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

OLD FASHION GRANGE HALL COUNTRY SQUARE DANCE
Date:  Saturday, April 8, 2017 
Place:  Barnard Grange Hall (corner of Barnard & Klooster Rd)
Time:  4:00 - 8:00pm

Bring a dish to pass.
For more information call 231.675.0004 or 231.547.9153 
GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS "BRITAIN"
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents "Britain" as it continues its around the world tour on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs following a 3:15pm Pre-Concert Talk with Libor Ondras. 

Enjoy Great Britain selections including Purcell, Britten, Elgar and Williams. 

For more information, contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010 or email kathie@glcorchestra.org

$25 General Admission
glcorchestra.org 

SEARS FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENT
For two days only, join us for Family and Friends savings at your local Sears Hometown Store on M66 in Charlevoix.

Sunday and Monday only, April 9th and 10th, take an extra 10% off almost everything!  You'll find super savings throughout the store! 

Save up to 30% off on appliances.

Use your Sears card for an extra 5% off all appliances OR 12 months special financing on all appliances over $499 OR free delivery on appliances over $499.

Save up to 20% on power lawn and garden equipment...and take up to 50% off tools for all your springtime home repair needs.

Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Exclusions apply - see store for details 
searshometownstores.com
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.
charlevoixpool.org 
ZONTA TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
Place:  Charlevoix Public Library Community Room
Time:  5:00 - 7:00PM

Zonta Club of Charlevoix is looking for people to help us make a difference in the world.  Come see what we're about. Everyone is welcome.
zontacharlevoix.org 
CAREER FAIR TO BE HELD AT NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
Thursday, April 13, 2017
10am - 3pm
Gym Court SCRC
North Central Michigan College

Our Career Fair is designed to help college students interested in internships and summer employment to learn about our area companies, wonderful outdoor life, and resources.  Businesses will also be promoting their full-time available positions.  The Career Fair is open to the public.

Businesses interested in registering should call 231.348.6613 to get more information and to reserve your booth.

                                  
NORTH CENTRAL CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK
North Central Michigan College will celebrate Earth Week April 17-23 with a variety of free and open to the public events.  Earth Day EveryDay serves to honor the many people and organizations in Northern Michigan who, every day, instill the principles of Earth Day into the life of our community.  Its goal is to demonstrate the educational and career opportunities that are present right here in our own community and to inspire us to take personal actions to care for the Earth every day.

All events are on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise noted.


On Monday, April 17, the film Seed: The Untold Story will be shown from 6:30-9pm in the Library Conference Center. More
ncmich.edu 

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
*Hands-On Learning
*K-8 Scholarships
*Small Class Sizes
*Family Atmosphere

Come and see what St. Mary School has to offer your family!
For more information call 231.547.9441
stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com

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 
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 kbardins@ncmich.edu..
To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett at 231.347.9742
campdaggett.org 
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY AT
PETOSKEY NORTHMEN STADIUM 
Date:  Friday, May 19, 2017
Place: Petoskey Northmen Stadium
Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm

Join other businesses, 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.

The NLEA is excited to present this year's Annual Lunch in the new Petoskey Northmen Stadium.

Ticket Reservation Form

For the latest information, photos, and videos Clcik Here 
northernlakes.net 
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
 

UPCOMING TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS .
For a list of upcoming training and workshops, Click Here
northernlakes.net
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESS  
All businesses looking to improve their social media presence are invited to attend "Social Media for Small Business" on Tuesday, April 25 from 8am 9:30am in the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room.  The program is designed for business owners and employees that use social media to promote their business and would like to learn new tips and techniques.  "Social Media should be a consideration for every business' marketing mix.  With the average person spending almost an hour a day on Facebook, it is likely you can best find and relate to your customer on social media." explained Amanda Wilkin, Executive Director of the Charlevoix Convention & Visitors Bureau.


The workshop will guide participants through social media best practices and strategic application.  Presenter Jonathan Campbell has been helping businesses become successful in digital marketing.  As the Principal of Lake Effect, Jonathan is committed to building and delivering quality products and services for his clients. More

A COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT

                           
 
STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP APRIL 26 IN PETOSKEY
Individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment, will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop on Wednesday, April 26 in Petoskey.

The workshop is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with North Central Michigan College, and is being held from 12pm to 3:30pm in Room 536 of the NCMC Student and Community Resource Center.

The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant, Kathleen Bagles.  She will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for their products or services.  More
ncmich.edu
sbdcmichigan.org 




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
 
Dairy Grille
Harbor View Cafe
Panache Hair Studio
Porter Creek Fish House
Round Lake Group, LLC
Sears Hometown Store
The Clothing Company
Two Men And A Truck 
  

  Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

 

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