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This week's featured speaker is Joanne Schroeder

JOANNE L. SCHROEDER, PRESIDENT - MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL 
Joanne L. Schroeder, FACHE, officially began her role with Munson Healthcare in June of this year as president of Charlevoix Hospital.  She previously served as chief operating officer and vice president of Bronson South Haven Hospital in South Haven, Michigan.  Prior to that hospital's merger with Bronson Healthcare earlier this year she had served as the president and CEO of the hospital since 2006.  Previously, Joanne served in roles as vice president of patient care services for Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and vice president of patient care services in South Haven. 

Schroeder holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in health care administration from Ohio University.  She is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the Rural Health Clinic Association and Small & Rural Health Clinic Council.  Both Joanne and her husband have a real love for northern Michigan and the Charlevoix area.  
 
 
 

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NORTH CENTRAL'S 3RD ANNUAL CNC COMPLETION CAMP IS A SUCCESS 
North Central Michigan College's third annual CNC Completion Camp (C3) ran from June 26 to July 21.  Eight students completed the unique summer program.  Each student earned 8-14 credits to receive their Certificate of Completion during an intensive, four-week training.  Students came from East Jordan, Pellston and Wolverine High Schools as well as from North Central's college program.

Full financial assistance was provided to all students thanks to WOCTEP (Waganakising Odawa Career & Technical Education Program) and SEEDS (Sustainable Employment & Economic Development Strategies), with additional transportation funding from Triune Trailers and the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

A graduation celebration was held on Monday, August 14 at the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Government Center in Harbor Springs.

For more information, contact Angie Ross at 231.439.6265
ncmich.edu 
2017 JOHN NEWTON AWARD RECIPIENT - LISA BLANCHARD 
Each June, Char-Em United Way awards caring individuals in our community with a very special award.  John Newton was an active member of our community.  Not only was he a Char-Em United Way board member and president but he also volunteered his time and talents for many other local organizations.

Unfortunately, his term with Char-Em United Way ended when he suffered massive injuries in a car accident in September 2000.  A model for tenacity and perseverance, he fought his way back from his injuries.  He had to relearn how to perform all those daily tasks that most of us take for granted.  Eventually he was able to return to work for Bank One.  However, he was unexpectedly taken from us in the Fall of 2001 by complications of the accident.  More
charemunitedway.org 

FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 
Registration is now open for the 2017 Flag Football program.

All children in grades 1-4 are eligible to play.  The cost is $25 per player.

Go to charlevoixrecdesk to register or for more information. 
You may also call 231.547.3263 with questions. 
Main Street NEWS 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS band
 
charlevoixmainstreet.org


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


THE SEASONS OF SUE BOLT EXHIBITION
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will be featuring the work of longtime Charlevoix resident Susan Bolt in an upcoming exhibition "The Seasons of Sue Bolt" opening on August 25th from 5-7pm.  Susan Bolt is a 1955 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a double major in painting and sculpture.  She has been creating her signature style of art for over 50 years.  Early in her career, she also studied at the Center for Creative Studies and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan.  After graduating from art school, she moved to Detroit with her husband Russell where she worked freelance for Hallmark cards and the J.L. Hudson's display department.  More
charlevoixcircle.com 
BIGS' SECOND ANNUAL GOLF EVENT 
Big Brothers Big Sisters is set to host its 2nd Annual Golf Event at LochenHeath Golf Club over the course of two days, August 30th and 31st.

This unique event has been split into two days.  The first event on Wednesday, August 30th, offers competitive golf in the Invitational for those with a USGA handicap of 14 or below where the prize is an all-expense paid one-day trip to Whistling Straits.  The Invitational is followed by an amazing dinner, auction and fabulous awards. 

The traditional Scramble will be the following day, Thursday, August 31st, followed by a BBQ luncheon and awards ceremony.  ALL proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Community members are invited to join this event, but don't wait, there are only a few spots remaining.

 For additional questions, or to register go to bigsupnorth.com and click on Events 
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 
LOOK OUT FOR THE COOKOUT
The public is invited to North Central Michigan College's 20th annual cookout on Sunday, September 10 from noon to 3:00pm on the Petoskey campus.  The cookout is a fundraising event for the North Central Michigan College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Attendees will enjoy a picnic-style lunch of pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw and cookie bars. 

The Kidz Zone in the gym will have inflatable, carnival games, ping pong, tumbling mats for toddlers and other activities.  There will also be a big screen with the football game for parents.  Outside, enjoy a live radio remote with Fish from KHQ, with games and prizes.   More
 

For more information call 231.439.6225
ncmich.edu 
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE EMMET COUNTY SENIOR EXPO
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Place: Emmet County Community Center
Time:  12noon - 4:00pm

Exhibits, Activities, Fun!

Presented by: Petoskey News-Review

For more information call 231.439.9361
petoskeynews.com 
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT!
Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Days.
Friday, Sept.15th, 5-8pm
Saturday, Sept.16th, 9am-1pm

Reservations and Location Info at 231.237.0156.hazard
Reservations will be taken September 6-14.

For more information go to charlevoixcounty.org, click on "Departments, Courts and other Services", scroll down to "Single Stream Recycling Program" and click on "Hazardous Waste".  
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL NORTHRN LIGHTS CELEBRATION -  AUCTION WITH A TWIST
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Place: Castle Farms
Time: 5:30-10:30PM
Tickets: $50 per person and can be purchased online Here or at the school office

Enjoy a Strolling Dinner, Cash Bar, Twist Tables, Live Auction with famed auctioneer, Jason Lamereaux & More!

Proceeds benefit St. Mary School & Parish, St Matthew Youth Group, and Kari's Closet.
For more information, call 231.547.6652
stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com
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
 
WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA'S 17TH SEASON:
AROUND THE WORLD - TAKING FLIGHT

The season opens with music from Spain - Sol Espanol, featuring the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performing Concierto Andaluz for guitars and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo, and La Tenura by  American composer, Gwyenth Walker, featuring soprano, Amy Joy Cross.  The Walker piece is a wonderful combination of strings and singing based on the poetry of Chilean poet, Gabriela Maistal.  Additional music by Joaquin Turina and Juan Arriaga will be performed.  The concert is Saturday, September 23 at 7PM at Hall Auditorium in Bay View, with a pre-concert talk by Music Director Dr. Libor Ondras at 6:15PM

Please join the Guitar Quartet for a free guitar "jam" session at 3PM in Evelyn Hall.  All guitar enthusiasts are invited.

Tickets are available online at glcorchestra.org at area Chambers of Commerce and the orchestra office at 438 East Lake Street in Petoskey, and at the door of each performance.

For more information, call 231.487.0010 
34TH CHARLEVOIX COUNTY CROP WALK TO BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9:00AM  
Come rain or shine, area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am.  This years walk will be a 5k and will begin at three Charlevoix County locations, including Elm Pointe to the Tourist Park in East Jordan, United Methodist Church in Boyne City and St. Mary's Church in Charlevoix.  All church's and individuals are welcome to join the walk.

Organized locally, the Charlevoix County CROP Walk has set a goal of recruiting 100 walkers to raise $25,000 which will work to combat hunger here in our community as well as around the world. More

SKILLED TRADES TRAINING FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS FALL!
Michigan's Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funds to companies to increase the skills of existing workers and to prepare new hires to enter the workforce.

Since 2013 North Central's Corporate and Community Education (CCE) has worked with dozens of area businesses, training nearly 1,000 workers in manufacturing, health care, agriculture, hospitality and other occupations..

In August, the college will host presentations by Networks Northwest and the Northern Michigan Consortium to explain the 2017/2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund Grant Program for the State of Michigan.  Please join us and learn how your business can benefit from this great opportunity.

Sessions being held are:

Thursday, August 24, 1:30-3:00pm
North Central Michigan College Administration Building, Room 122
1515 Howard Street, Petoskey 

Monday, August 28, 10 - 11:30am
Straits Area Education Center
504 Division St, Cheboygan

Tuesday, August 29, 1:30-4:00pm
University Center
80 Livingston Blvd, Gaylord

RSVP to 231.348.6613 or email ccefaq@ncmich.edu
STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP   
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, September 6, 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 8:30am - 11:00am in Room 536 of the North Central Student and Community Resource Center, 1515 Howard Street.

The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant, Tom Erhart.  He will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for their products and services.  More.
ncmich.edu
netowrksnorthwest.org
sbdcmichigan.org 
POLICIES & HANDBOOKS: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL education
Date:  Friday, September 8, 2017
Place: Boyne District Library
Time: 8am - 12pm

Join the Northern Michigan Society for Human Resource Management (NSHRM) for their 3rd quarterly session for 2017 on a topic relevant to businesses of all sizes.  Attendees will learn what a handbook is NOT, common mistakes to avoid, federal and state compliance requirements and other items to include surrounding employee benefits, personnel files, hours and scheduling, and much, much more!

Click Here for more information and to Register
 nomi.shrm.org 



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