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Join us on Tuesday, September 12, from 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Castle Farms for the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 State of the Community.

This event will provide attendees an opportunity to learn from community leaders about their successes and upcoming initiatives, as well as specific topics that are timely and insightful to businesses and the Charlevoix community.

Lunch will be served:  $30 / Person or $240 for a table of 8 ( includes table sponsorship ).
Reserve your seat today by calling 231.547.2101 or Click Here to Register on-line now!


Speakers

         

Lindsey Dotson, Executive Director - Charlevoix Main Street DDA
Andy Hayes, President - Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
Joanne Schroeder, President - Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations - Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance 
 


Premier Sponsors
            
             


Gold Sponsors 
              
 

Supporting Sponsor


 
Reserve your seat today! Call 231.547.2101 or Click Here to Register on-line 
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMERICAN WASTE  
ON 10 YEARS OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP


Pictured left to right:  Carly Thompson (Chamber staff), Larry Levengood (Chamber Ambassador),
Kim Taylor, American Waste staff, Didi Sharrow, American Waste Staff, Jill Harris, American Waste staff,

Dennis Kusina (Chamber Ambassador), Alison Hubbard (Chamber President)

MEMBERSHIP Anniversaries

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO ARE CELEBRATING THEIR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARY IN AUGUST

10 Years - Northern Community Mediation


For a complete list of August Chamber Member Anniversaries 


THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER

Center Point Assembly 
Mike Way, Pastor
05291 M66 North 
Charlevoix
Phone:  231.547.6430
Email:  mikeway3@gmail.com
Website: centerpointassembly.com

Center Point Assembly is an integrated Body of Spirit Filled Believers with a wide variety of backgrounds. We welcome all people to visit and become a vibrant member of the Kingdom of God. We are all about relationship with Jesus and with people in the Community. 
 
 

LEADERSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT IDEAS
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project for local nonprofit organizations.

The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants.  Each year, the class decides upon a Community Service Project which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County.  The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills.  For information on previous Community Service Projects Click Here.

The deadline to submit Community Service Project ideas from local nonprofit organizations is September 1, 2017.  The LCC Class of 2017-18 will review the proposals at their kickoff retreat on Beaver Island in September.  After selection and board approval, it is expected that the class will make their decision by mid-November.

For more information and a full description of the proposal guidelines, please visit the Leadership Charlevoix County website, LeadershipCharlevoixCounty.com and click on Submit a Need. 
DO YOU "ENJOY THE VOIX"? 
Live from Charlevoix has just received the first shipment of their new line of long-sleeved t-shirts and hats. 

When you buy one of these super cool items from the collection you will be helping to support "Live From Charlevoix"

Pick up your hat and t-shirt today at Charlevoix Harbor Wear. 

Also watch for changing slogans and new colors!
livefromcharlevoix.com 
YOUR BUSINESS CAN REALLY TAKE OFF WITH A MOBILE PAYMENT SOLUTION FROM CLOVER!
Summer is the time to get out and go - to wherever your customers are. 

We can provide you with an exceptional wireless and EMV capable system that can travel from table to table or town to town. 

Call 231.577.9599 today to set up a Free system demo or visit DodsonPOS.Solutions 
COMMUNITY GROWTH GRANTS AVAILABLE IN NORTHWEST MICHIGAN
Networks Northwest is accepting applications for 2017-2018 Community Growth Grants.  This year's grants will focus on Community Dialogue Initiatives.  Technical assistance grants of up to $5000 will be made available on a competitive basis to city village, township, and county governments from the ten-county region.


The grant program is intended to strengthen our region's capacity to develop and implement economic strategies by building connections between governments and other stakeholders; raising awareness of community needs and preferences; and providing opportunities for community input.  To that end, technical assistance grants will be used to facilitate community-wide discussions on high-priority issues and to build relationships between governments, across sectors, and members of the public. More


NETWORKS NORTHWEST NEWSLETTER

Read the July 2017 edition of the Networks Northwest newsletter Here.

NOTICE FROM CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT
Charlevoix County Transit will be closed on Friday, August 11th from 6:00am - 6:00pm for a staff in-service training.  We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Service will resume at 6:00pm with the Boyne City Evening Service and at 9am for regular Saturday service.
 For more information call 231.582.6900 
NORTH CENTRAL ART STUDENTS COMPETITION WINNER AT SHOW
North Central art students, Susan Metzger and Patricia Baker, recently received awards at the Great Lakes Regional Community College Exhibition at Wayne State University.  Susan received a $4000 First Place WSU Scholarship Award for her kiln-formed glass micro-mosaic "Among the Birches" and Patricia a $2000 Honorable Mention WSU Scholarship Award for her kiln-formed glass "Rain in the Garden."

The annual exhibit is presented by the James Person Duffy Department of Art & Art History at Wayne State, and will run through August 18.  The exhibition features artworks created by students and instructors at Glen Oaks Community College, Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College and Schoolcraft College. 

For more information on North Central's art programs, Click Here.
ncmich.edu

MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN HOSTS NEEDLE DROP-OFF IN PETOSKEY, CHEBOYGAN AND GAYLORD

Petoskey Needle Drop-Off
Saturday, August 12, 9am-1pm at McLaren Northern Michigan Circle Drive, 416 Connable Drive, Petoskey

Cheboygan Needle Drop-Off
Saturday, August 12, 9am-1pm at McLaren Northern Michigan Cheboygan Campus Circle Drive, 748 South Main Street, Cheboygan

Gaylord Needle Drop-Off
Friday, August 11, 9am-1pm at Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Northern Michigan, 918 North Center Avenue, Gaylord

For all locations, the needles are required to be in an approved hard impermeable plastic container.  This event will only collect needles.

Due to high need of needle collection, this event will be held in Petoskey and Cheboygan the second Saturday of every other month with 2017 future dates of October 14 and December 9.  Gaylord needle drop-off events will be held the second Friday of every other month with the 2017 future dates of October 13 and December 8.  The next Charlevoix drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, September 16.
mclaren.org

CHAR-EM UNITED WAY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS 
Stuff the Bus is our annual school supplies drive and will take place August 14-September 1.  Our goal is to make sure children in our community have the school supplies they need to start the new year. 

Volunteers are needed to help collect school supplies and also to assist in organizing the supplies after they are received.  Volunteer hours vary, please contact Char-Em United Way for more details.

Volunteers are also needed for the 14th annual Season of Caring, (September 11-October 6), community service event in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance of 9/11.  Volunteers will be matched with projects in Charlevoix and Emmet counties.  These projects are with non-profit agencies, schools and local senior citizens.  We need both individuals and groups to help volunteer for this event.

Please contact 231.487.1106 or email vista@charemunitedway.org 
Main Street NEWS
A "LOCALS LOVE IT" WEEK AT THE CHARLEVOIX FARMERS MARKET
Produce peaks & curbside parking resumes
The Charlevoix Farmers Market is thriving - and we have our parking spaces back again!  Park and shop from the east side of Bridge Street till 11:30am.

8am-1pm Every Thursday until Applefest:  East Park thrives with Artisan Baked goods, gourmet coffee, award winning chocolates and fresh veggies that make every meal a delicious memory.  Shop Local. East fresh!

Enjoy 8 more weeks of Summer Markets!
*Crafts on-hand for the Children
*Thanks to Barron Title Co. we have some nice little crafts for the kids to assemble.
*Stop by the City booth and make a memory.
*Enjoy the hammer dulcimer tunes by our friend Paul Gelderblom while you shop.

For more information on the Farmers Market, contact Market Manager, Chris Leese at 231.330.0968.
charlevoixmainstreet.org/farmers-market
THE NEW "LIFE IN CHARLEVOIX" APP IS HERE! 
The new "Life in Charlevoix" mobile app is available to download in Google Play & the Apple Store. 

The app is FREE and features a complete list of downtown businesses, current specials, an event calendar, and more. 

This app will be updated continuously to that you always know what is happening here in Charlevoix. 
 
For more information contact Lindsey Dotson, Executive Director-Charlevoix Main Street DDA at 231.547.3257 or email lindseyd@charlevoixmi.gov.

Visit the Charlevoix Main Street website Here

 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS

 
jettyrae.com
themoxiestrings.conm
charlevoixlibrary.org
charlevioxmainstreet


All Concerts are 7-9pm in East Park in the Performance Pavilion.

Come early and enjoy the Street Musicians, performing on the sidewalks of Bridge St. from 5-7pm.

The Charlevoix Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Charlevoix Main Street and our major sponsors:
Northern Michigan ReviewBickersteth Brown & Associates Wealth Advisors, and Fox Charlevoix 


NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS LEAN MANUFACTURING CHAMPION CERTIFICATION
North Central Michigan College's Corporate and Community Education department is offering Lean Manufacturing Champion Certifications to area businesses. This six month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

The trainings will be on Thursdays from 8am-4:30pm, September 14-21, October 12-19, November 9-16, December 14-21, January 11-18, and February 8-15.  Trainings will be held in various manufacturing facilities in the area..

For more information on the Lean Learning Consortium or this certification series, contact Jim Tisdel, director of Corporate and Community Education at 231.348.6822 or email ccefaq@ncmich.edu.
ncmich.edu 

WINE & Dine

WE HAVE A VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! 
At the Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company we are bottling up our Double Cookie Stout after it has spent nearly 10 months aging in Traverse City Whiskey barrels! 

These bottles are 22 ounces each and will be available for sale in the brewery soon.

Our hours are:  12Noon - 10:00pm 7 days/week
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Swing on in for some awesome craft beer and delicious food.
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com 
BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM MAKES BREAKFAST LOOK GOOD! 
Our Croque is just one of many examples of the way we like to start the day!

We are also revamping our breakfast burrito so stay tuned!

Our hours remain: 11:00am - 11:00pm 7 days/week.  Cheers!
bridgestreettaproom.com 

LIVE MUSIC ON THE DECK AT THE LANDING
Aug 02-Pistol Whips - 6-9pm
Aug 03-Nelson Olstrom - 1-3pm
Aug 10-Nelson Olstrom - 1-3pm
Aug 11-Chuck Short - 6-9pm
Aug 13-Dave Cisco - 2-5pm
Aug 14-Chris Sterr - 6-9pm
Aug 16-Pistil Whips -  6-9pm
Aug 17-Nelson Olstrom - 1-3pm
Aug 19-Kellerville - 6-9pm
Aug 24-Nelson Olstrom - 1-3pm
Sep 01-Dave Cisco - 6-9pm
thelandingcharlevoix.com

SPORTS PHYSICALS OFFERED AT MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN - CHARLEVOIX FAMILY MEDICINE 
McLaren Northern Michigan - Charlevoix Family Medicine will offer a Sports Physical clinic on Monday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 9 from 8am - 5pm.  Cost of the physical is $26 and you do not need to be a patient of Charlevoix Family Medicine.

McLaren Northern Michigan - Charlevoix Family Medicine is located at 1404 Bridge Street in Charlevoix, and is accepting new patients.  To schedule a sports physical or for more information on becoming a patient, please call 231.237.9537.
northernhealth.org  
HAPPENING AT ST MARY PARISH/SCHOOL
The sixth program in the High Risk Behavior Series will feature a panel discussion with a variety of individuals who have in depth experience with High Risk Behaviors.

The program will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6-7pm in St. Mary's Parish Center.

Everyone is welcome and childcare is available.

All are welcome to our Parish Festival on Sunday August 13 from 12-5pm.  Join us for fellowship, a live performance by Jetty Rae, Lions Club Chicken Dinner, petting zoo, pony rides, games, and so much more. Kids games are free.  Tickets for food are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Call 231.547.6652 today to get your tickets.

stmaryschoolcharlevox.com 
LET'S MAKE A DEAL SALES EVENT!! 
Come visit the ReStore and name your price!
Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th, 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday, August 12th, 9:30am-3:30pm

Every item in the store is up for negotiation, so get ready to haggle and let's make a deal!

All items must be picked up the same day, so please arrange for transportation.

Five-dollar Fill Up Bags are also available.  Purchase a paper bag and fill it up with store merchandise.

All ReStore proceeds support the Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity mission of providing safe, decent and affordable homes for local individuals and families
northwestmihabitat.org 
2ND ANNUAL LCA POKER RUN 2017 
It's time to register!  This year's Lake Charlevoix Association Poker Run will be held on Friday, August 11.  Card pick up will occur from 11:00am until 4:00pm, with a reception in the waterfront tent of Sommerset Pointe from 4:00-7:00pm.  We have upgraded the food this year with a "back yard barbecue".

Please note:  there will be 8 card pick locations around the lake, but you must choose one of these four locations as your first card stop.  Your registration packet will be waiting for you there.
*East Jordan City
*Landing Restaurant
*Charlevoix City
*Sommerset.

Details will be emailed to everyone who registers online, which can be done Here.

Not a member of the Lake Charlevoix Association?  You can join Here
lakecharlevoix.org 
FANTASTIC FOOD, FABULOUS CARS, FINE WINE & BREW TO RAISE FUND FOR NORTH CENTRAL STUDENTS  
Fantastic food, fabulous cars, fine wine and beer will be served up at the Garden Party to be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2pm - 5pm in the Harris Gardens at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.  The event will provide scholarships for students enrolled in North Central's CNC (Computer Numerical Controls) Machining program.

This 300-guest wine and food gala will feature exceptional regional cuisine prepared by the area's finest restaurants, paired with extraordinary wine and beer featured and distributed by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.  Guests are encouraged to wear their best garden party chic (including hats for the ladies).  In addition there will be a display of classic cars.  More
ncmich.edu 
CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS / DUO VIF MASTERCLASS AND CONCERT WITH MARK GALLAGHER & BRENT WEBER.    
Duo Vif is a clarient-saxophone duo based in Western Maryland and has performed both nationally and internationally.  M ark Gallagher (a native of Charlevoix) and  Brent Weber began playing together in Spring of 2013 and both are faculty members in the music department at Frostburg State University in Maryland  Their varied repertoire consists of music from several stylistic periods including works by Georg Philip Telemann, Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Francis Poulenc to the more contemporary literature of Roshanne Etezady, Gregory Wanamaker, Nikola Resanovic, and Violet Archer.

Clarinetist Mark Gallagher, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree in clarinet performance and studied with Lawrence McDonald. More
  charlevoixcircle.org  
WINE AND CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER
The Professional Women in Building is hosting its 3rd Annual Wine and Chocolate  Fundraiser supporting local building trades programs scholarships. 

Join us on Wednesday, August 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery for delicious wines and chocolate. 

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Winery or the Home Builders Association office.
For more information, call 231.348.9770.
HBAnorthernmichigan.org
petoskeyfarms.com

PADDLE 4 THE POOL 
Charlevoix Area Community Pool's Paddle 4 The Pool will take place on Saturday, August 19th.  Start: 9am, Check-in 7:30-9am.

Paddle 4 The Pool is a 4-mile predicted time contest (kayak, SUP and canoe) on Lake Charlevoix.  Estimate your elapsed time and if you're the closest to your prediction, you are the winner!  No time pieces allowed on board.  Everyone can enjoy this great fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool.  Beach activities for the entire family during the event at Ferry Beach.  Stick around for prizes and awards after. 
Pre-register at 
paddle4thepool.com.
charlevoixpool.org  
JOPPA 5K SAND SPRINT
Joppa House Ministries is hosting a 5K, 5K Relay and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  The event takes place at Michigan Beach Park.

Proceeds benefit Joppa House Ministries Women's Transitional Home 501(c)3 organization.

For more information and registration go to JoppaSandSprint.5k.run.
Please join us for our inaugural event, there is a distance for every fitness level.
facebook.com/JoppaHouse

HOSPICE RAFFLE OF THE RIVALS    
We invite the community to participate in our Raffle of the Rivals supporting Hospice of Northwest Michigan.

Raffle is for (2) tickets to the U of M vs. MSU Game on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Big House in Ann Arbor and includes a $500 Gift Card.  Seats are Sideline 3, Row 2, Seats 17 & 18.

Each chance to win is $25 and there are limited tickets being sold.  HEY, split the ticket price.  One person gets the Gift Card, the other the Tickets.

Drawing is Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department. 

For raffle tickets, call 231.547.7659.
hospicenwm.org
 



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

Beaver Island Boat Company
Cafe Sante

Charlevoix Area Community Pool
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix

Ga Ga for kids
MDC Contracting, LLC
Randall Chiropractic

 
 
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