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Please note for this month only, the day for BAH will be TUESDAY
TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2017
Place: Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM
Join us in kicking off our
Business After Hours for 2017
with great food, drink, door-prizes and more
OVER HALF THE SEATS ARE ALREADY SOLD FOR THE
2017 CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BREAKFAST
RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Place: Castle Farms
Time: 7:00-9:00am (Doors open at 6:45am)
Cost: $30/pp or $240/Table of 8 with Sponsorship
: Grey Gables
Lyn Jenks, CEO, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
Awards will be presented to:
Tim Fore -
Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by: Bickersteth, Brown & Associates Wealth Advisors
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center -
Business of the Year
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Wellness Workshop -
New Business of the Year
Sponsored by 4Front Credit Union
Luther Kurtz -
Young Professional of the Year
Cheryl Carey -
Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford
Dennis Kusina -
Chamber Ambassador Award
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
New this year we will be acknowledging and honoring those business
who have been Chamber Members for 50 years or more.
To reserve your spot for this signature event,
or call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101.
A variety of SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available for this event.
DO YOU NEED MORE CHARLEVOIX VISITOR GUIDES?
Is your business or organization in need of more Visitor Guides?
Stop by the Chamber office and pick up a box or two today.
Watch your email for information on the 2017 Visitors Guide and how to promote your business through this publication.
BUSINESS EXPO & TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX CONTRACTS TO BE EMAILED SOON
Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix contracts will be emailed on Monday, January 16, 2017 to last year's vendors.
This allows you to have first choice of booth space for this year's Expo.
On Monday, January 23, 2017 Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix contracts will be emailed to the remainder of the membership.
Booth spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with signed and paid contract.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available
Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 4-7pm at Castle Farms.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101
US-31 BRIDGE REPAIR - AN UPDATE FROM MDOT
What is being done?
On Dec. 12, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) began a $1.9 million repair project on the US-31 bascule bridge over the Pine River channel in Charlevoix. This project will include substructure and steel repairs, as well as electrical and mechanical upgrades. The project also includes replacing the traffic warning gates and the electrical switches needed to ensure the bridge operates smoothly and properly, reconstructing the bridge roadway approaches, and painting the steel superstructure
How will traffic be affected?
For most of the work, the bridge will remain in the closed/down position, with two-way vehicle traffic maintained through traffic shifts. Some of the work will require the bridge to be locked in the up/open position for six-hour periods (11 p.m. to 5 a.m.) on 12 consecutive nights, tentatively scheduled to begin March 20, 2017. During those overnight closures, traffic will require a 67-mile detour on M-66, M-32, US-131, and US-31.
AUTO AND DRIVER RISK MANAGEMENT TIPS
FROM KORTHASE FLINN iNSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Did you know? For better or worse, your automobile insurance premium is a direct result of your driving record. The amount is determined by the insurance company to cover the costs of insuring you and your family as drivers on the road. Want to lower your premium? Keep your driving record clean!
A MESSAGE FROM ELEMENTS GALLERY
Happy New Year to all of you and your families! Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the devastating fires in our beautiful community, Elements Gallery was very fortunate not to be affected and only needed a little airing out.
We are open for business and are featuring Inventory Reduction Sales.
All purses and clothing are 30-40% off.
Other items from 20-60% off
DR MICHAEL SULLIVAN, DDS - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY MEMBER
*Crowns in One Visit
*IV & Oral Sedation
*Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry
*Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers
*Implants (All Phases)
*White / Clear Braces
For more information on any of the above or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100.
SCHOLARSHIP WILL SEND NORTH CENTRAL STUDENT TO IRELAND
North Central Michigan College and the Robert Emmet Society are seeking entries for a scholarship contest that will send a North Central student to Ireland this fall for a semester of study. This is the only scholarship awarded by the College that sends a student abroad. The competition is based on an essay contest, academic achievement, student activities and an interview with college and society representatives.
Applicants must be enrolled in at least seven credits each semester in an academic program at North Central for the 2016-2017 school year and be committed to studying at GMIT from mid-September through mid-December 2017. More
For more news articles from North Central Michigan College Click Here
MACGREGOR CARES - MONTHLY COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM
Congratulations to December's MacGregor Cares Winner - Northwest Michgian Habitat for Humanity!
January's MacGregor Cares participants are:
*Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry
One of these fine groups will win $500 from MacGregor Plumbing & Heating. To vote Click Here
Do you know of a group, organization or fundraiser that needs help in the community? We're here to help them reach their goals. Nominate by clicking Here.
WINTER WINE DINNER TO BE HELD AT PETOSKEY FARMS VINEYARD & WINERY
Catered by Blue Smoke, Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery presents a Winter Wine Dinner on Friday January 20, 2017.
Enjoy a Carolina Style Crab Cake Charred Corn Salad, Cajun Remoulade Appetizer with a Roasted Beet Salad Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Goat Cheese, Candies Pecans, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Entree of Stout Braised Short Ribs, Jimmy Red Grits, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and finish the evening with Banana Cream Pie, Chantilly Cream!
Dinner served at 6:30pm. Wine served with each course.
Limited seating available. $59/ per person.
Call today to reserve your seat! 231.290.9463.
Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery is located at 3720 Atkins Road in Petoskey.
ITS A SHORTS BREWING TAKE-OVER!
Saturday, January 14, 2017, Shorts Brewing Company will take over the taps at The Landing Restaurant!
The event will take place from 6:30-10:00pm. Cost is $25 and includes 8 beer samples, awesome appetizers and a great time.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR VALENTINES DAY DINNER AT THE ROWE INN
Treat that someone special to a romantic dinner with your choice of lamb shank, sea bass, or chicken rolls with raspberry sauce.
To view the full menu Click Here
Sunday, February 12, 2017
12 Noon - 8:00pm
Reservations are required, 231.588.7351
INTRODUCTION TO RAW FOODS CLASS
Join us for a fun, hands-on introduction to the benefits of a "high-raw" diet. Prepare and eat a variety of healthy, flavorful raw food dishes. Learn about the benefits of eating foods in their natural, most useful form. Leave with recipes and resources to continue your path to a healthier you!
Presented by Rachel Sytsma Reed. Rachel will share her passion for eating foods in their natural and most useful forms as well as sharing her personal journey to healthier eating. Classes are held at the Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop, 411 Bridge Street on January 13, February 10, March 3, April 28, and May 19. All classes will be held from 5-7pm. Take one or more classes - cost is $35/person per class. Call to reserve your spot for one or more class. Space is limited. 231.437.3482.
LUNCHEON LECTURE SERIES OPENS WITH THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
North Central Michigan College's Winter 2017 Luncheon Lecture Series opens on Friday January 13 with a presentation on the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. Lunch begins at 11:30am and the program begins at noon.
When the curtain goes up in 2018, the $25 million center now under construction on donated land in the Village at Bay Harbor will be a national destination known for unique cultural performances across all genres of theater, dance and music, as well as a leading regional arts and arts education provider, and an internationally recognized center for important intellectual dialogue. Jill O'Neill, Executive Director, gives us a preview.
Reservations are required. Call 231.348.6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPIN & SIP AT POINTE HEALTH CLUB
Looking for a fun and interactive night out? Come in from the cold and warm up at our first Spin & Sip on Saturday, January 14th, 4-6pm. Enjoy a 60 minute Spinning class followed by light apps and adult beverages. $20 includes your first drink.
RSVP required - 231.459-4442.
MOVIE FUNDRAISER FOR CHARLEVOIX SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Date: Sunday, January 15
Place: Charlevoix Cinema III
The Charlevoix School Foundations presents, Movie Time, a Movie Fundraiser.
All movie and concession proceeds from the 2pm movie will be donated to the foundation.
LIVE FROM CHARLEVOIX PRESENTS JOSHUA DAVIS
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8PM at Charlevoix Cinema III
Over the past fifteen years, Michigan-based David has honed an impressive range of skills - songwriter, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist among them - and he brings all of that to Live From Charlevoix!
Tickets are available in Very Limited Quantities at
GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SUNDAY SERIES PRESENTS: WOODWINDS AND BRASS
Join us on Sunday, January 29, 2017 for Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's Woodwinds & Brass ensemble with performances by Vern Campbell, trumpet; Pat Jarve, trumpet; Bev Isenbarger, horn,;Ed Bahr, trombone; and Carl Hawkins tuba.
A free will donation will be taken at the door. This program is made possible due to generous support provided by Carolyn Klender. For more information, please contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP JANUARY 25
Do you use social media to market your business or products? Do you want to learn how social media can boost your business? With so many different social media platforms, many people are left wondering which are the best tools to meet their business needs. Whether you are currently using Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, or want to learn how to incorporate these platforms into your business, we are here to help!
The Charlevoix Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a FREE Social Media Workshop on January 25 from 4-5:30pm at the Charlevoix Library in their computer lab to help you to learn more about the latest trends. Space is limited to 10 people, so please RSVP as soon as possible to email@example.com. Once we have confirmed your reservation, we will send you a survey to better help us tailor the workshop specifically to meet your needs.
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 Thursday, January 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 9am - 11:30am in Room 536 of the North Central Student and Community Resource Center.
The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant, Kathleen Bagley. 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
HEALTH & WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
With the new year comes a fresh new perspective on goal setting at home. Now you can bring those same ideas to the workplace! Join us on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 8:30am - 12noon at North Central Michigan College as we learn from some of our area's leading experts in the field of health and wellness.
For more information and to register Click Here
to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.
Beaver Island Boat Company
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix
Edward Jones Investments
Irish Boat Shop
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.
To learn more about becoming a Premier Member call the Chamber at 231.547.2101