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CHARLEVOIX SUMMER SIDEWALK SALES AUGUST 17-19
Charlevoix area merchants are pleased to once again offer hot summer deals at their annual end of summer sidewalk sales taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 17, 18 & 19, 9:00am-6:00pm

Take advantage of substantial reductions on a variety of seasonal inventory that must go.  Merchants will be out in force with great sales to reduce inventories before the fall season.  sales

Buy Nearby Guy
The Buy Nearby Guy, the mascot for the Michigan Retailers Association Buy Nearby campaign, will be walking around downtown between 12Noon and 2:00pm on Thursday, August 17th. 

The Buy Nearby Campaign is a year-round, feel-good campaign created by Michigan Retailers Association, designed to inspire people to shop nearby, support their neighbors, and keep money in the mitten state.  Half of every dollar you spend in a Michigan store goes back into the Michigan economy.  Feel free to snap a selfie with The Buy Nearby Guy if you see him on the street.  sidewalk
charlevoix.org 
 

Lunch will be served
$30/Person or $240 for a Table of 8 (includes table sponsorship)
                    To reserve your seat/table call 231.547.2101 or
  Click Here



For the next four weeks we will be featuring one of our State of the Community speakers.
This week we feature Lindsey Dotson

Lindsey Dotson
In November of 2016 Lindsey Dotson moved to Charlevoix from Ypsilanti, Michigan to take the job as Executive Director of Charlevoix Main Street & Downtown Development Authority.  Before coming to Charlevoix she served as the Executive Director of the Wayne Main Street program and prior to that worked with the City of Howell's DDA/Main Street program as Outreach Coordinator.  While in graduate school Lindsey also gained experience working for the City of Detroit's Planning and Development Department.  Dotson earned her Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley University and her Master's degree in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University.  In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys being outdoors with her husband Trevor.  Kayaking, hiking, & jogging are favorite pastimes which is why Charlevoix is the perfect place to settle down.  Lindsey has a passion for historic preservation and Great Lakes Maritime history.  She volunteers with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, founded the Michigan chapter of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists called MYPreservation, volunteers with HistoriCorps/The National Forest Service restoring historic structures, helps with the non-profit organization SOS Vermilion to save a US Life Saving Station on Lake Superior, and is a Rotarian.  Lindsey and her husband Trevor are expecting their first child in September 2017 and look forward to spending their lives in Charlevoix. state




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THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER


Costco Wholesale Marketing 
125 E South Airport
Traverse City
phone: 231.929.3972
email: w01194mK08@costco.com
website: costco.com

We are a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.

 

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT FALLS ON ABBIE HART 
Abbie Hart, Branch Manager for 4Front Credit Union, is in her 2nd year as a Chamber Ambassador and we are very fortunate to have her.  Abbie says that "being a young professional, I wanted to get involved and get other young people and families to love Charelvoix and to make this their home."  Being a Chamber Ambassador is helping her do just that.  As a Chamber Ambassador I am "out in the community", "knowing what's going on" and "helping others with questions."  Ambassadors help by putting multiple faces to the Chamber and shows that there are all types of people and professions within this great town.

When asked what she liked most about living, working and volunteering in Charlevoix, Abbie said, "one of my favorite lines is "it takes a village".  Charlevoix is a village that comes together at the hardest of times but yet still challenges each other at other times.  I love supporting this town and the people in it that are leading it....I also love the water...

I asked Abbie what was something that most people may not know about her.  She said, "after growing up on Beaver Island, one of my bucket list items to get to all 50 states."  I wonder how many she has left to visit?? 

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ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME FOR 2 YOUNG MEN
Camp Quality Michigan would like to extend a huge thank you to SkyDive Harbor Springs, Luther Kurtz and his staff, and the downtown Charlevoix community for the amazing experience they extended to children battling cancer. 

Two young men had the extreme adventure of a lifetime on July 28 as they boarded a small airplane and then jumped from 10,000 feet.  Tethered to Luther, they parachuted gently to the ground as they enjoyed a bird's eye view of Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. 

The event took an amazing amount of work behind the scenes by  SkyDive Harbor Springs to obtain the required permissions needed to allow minors to make the jump.  Many Charlevoix community members joined the event at the airport to show their support and cheer on Dylan and Garrett.

The jump was followed by lunch at The Villager Pub, dessert from Kilwins, and souvenirs from  Charlevoix Harbor Wear all compliments of the business owners.

SkyDive Harbor Springs will keep their invitation open for future jumps with Camp Quality campers.  THANK YOU!!  Camp  Quality Michigan serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences and companionship, at not cost and operates solely on private donations

LATEST NEWS ARTICLE FROM THE NLEA
To read the latest news articles from the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Click Here
 

For a calendar of upcoming NLEA events Click Here.
northernlakes.net  
CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW PEDIATRICIAN Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is pleased to welcome new medical staff member, Megan H. Coggon, MD to its pediatric practice .

Dr. Coggon is a graduate of St. Mary's College and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency at Saint Louis Children's Hospital and is excited about joining Munson Healthcare where she is looking forward to serving the community with long-time pediatrician Dr. Roderic Tinney.

Together with her husband, Garrett, she has made the move to Charlevoix and is glad to be back in northern Michigan.  "We are delighted to be making our home in this beautiful area and look forward to all the outdoor activities it offers."  More
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. 
DR PETER OLSON WINS GRAND PRIZE FOR WRITING
Dr. Peter Olson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success at North Central Michigan College, recently won the Grand Prize for Writing from the Mackinac Arts Council at a special event, Thoreau at Mackinac, commemorating Henry David Thoreau's 200th birthday and his 1861 visit to Mackinac Island.

The essay, entitled "Walking among the Stars with Henry Thoreau on Mackinac Island," will be included in the forthcoming book Thoreau at Mackinac: an Anthology of Writings by Henry David Thoreau with poetry and prose from Mackinac Island.
ncmich.edu 

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 
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 231.487.1006 or email vista@charemunitedway.org 
Main Street NEWS
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 series

 
moorsandmccumber.com
munsonhealthcare.org/wellness-workshop
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 concert

WINE & Dine

DOUBLE COOKIE STOUT COMING TO LAKE CHARLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY
After aging 10 month in Traverse City Whiskey barrels, "Double Cookie Stout" is ready to make its debut.

Release Party for "Double Cookie Stout"
Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 4:00PM
Place: LCBC Beer Garden

Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company is open 7 days a week from 12noon-10pm.

Remember, The Cabana Boys will be performing every Thursday at 6PM through Labor Day! 
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 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
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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 
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.

Not a member of the Lake Charlevoix Association?  You can join Here
lakecharlevoix.org 
PARISH FESTIVAL AT ST MARY'S
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 
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 
FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENT AT CHARLEVOIX SEARS HOMETOWN STORE
For three days only, join us for Family and Friends savings at your local Sears Hometown Store with American's Appliance Experts on M66 in Charlevoix!

Sunday, August 13 through Tuesday,  August 15, take an extra 15% off all Kenmore appliances and floor care and an  extra 10% off almost everything else! 

You'll even find super savings throughout the store!  Save up to 20% on Kenmore appliances, plus, use your Sears card to save even more! 

Sunday through Tuesday only at your local Sears Hometown Store with America's Appliance Experts.

Exclusions apply - see store for details.
searshometownstores.com/home/mi/charlevoix

PLANS WELL UNDERWAY FOR 38TH ANNUAL CHARLEVOIX COUNTY SENIOR PICNIC AND HEALTH EXPO 
Plans for the Charlevoix County 38th Senior Picnic and Health Expo are well underway for local seniors. The event is sponsored by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging and features a delicious lunch, music, prizes and opportunities to visit more than 18 local health care vendors - all in one site.

Held on Tuesday, August 15 at the Harvest Barn Church on Lake Street in East Jordon, this special event is the highlight of the summer for many seniors. Tickets are only $5 for seniors aged 60 and  older, or $8 for those under 60.  They are available at East Jordon, Boyne City and Charlevoix Senior Centers, and at the Commission on Aging main office and at the door. The event is being held from 9:00am to 1:00pm with music by O.J. Adkins starting at 10:00am.

For more information, contact the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging by calling 231.237.0103
munsonhelathcare.org/charleavoixhospital
charlevoixcounty.org/commission_on_aging 
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

CRUISE ON IN TO THE ANNUAL AMERICAN HOUSE CAR SHOW
Join American House on Saturday, August 19, from 11am-2pm for our annual Car Show
, Hotrods and Hotdogs.

We'll have grilled hotdogs, beverages and live entertainment provided by Nightblend.

Attendees will vote on Best in Show cars, and we'll award prizes to the winners.

There will also be a bake sale.
Please join us.....and bring your friends.  RSVP by August 17.
For more information, call 231.237.5572
americanhouse.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  
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 
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

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.
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".  
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
 



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City of Charlevoix
 
MDC Contracting, LLC
Randall Chiropractic

 
 
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