Some Entrepreneurs Think;
             How Can I Make A Lot of Money?
                 
              But The Better Way Is To Think;
        How Can I Make Peoples' Lives Better?
         
                                                               If You Get That Right, The Money Will Come.
                                                                                 

   


LESS THAN 50 SEATS REMAIN 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
Catered by
:  Grey Gables
 

Featured Speaker:  
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
Sponsorship Available

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Wellness Workshop - New Business of the Year
Sponsored by 4Front Credit Union
 
Luther Kurtz - Young Professional of the Year
Sponsorship Available
 
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, Click Here 
or call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101.


A variety of SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available for this event.
For more information on Sponsoring Click Here



Event Sponsors

           
         


BE PART OF ONE OF THE LARGEST NETWORKING EVENTS IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
On Monday, January 23, 2017 Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix contracts will be emailed to Chamber Members.

Booth spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with signed and paid contract.  

Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix will take place, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Castle Farms

For more information, contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101

 
Sponsored by: 
 

More Sponsorship Opportunities are Available.  Call the Chamber Office at 547.2101 for information. 

2017 CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AMBASSADORS 
Pictured left to right: Emily Freund, Colin Texter, Cheryl Carey, Nona Szczepanski, Christie Ward-Strahan, Peggy Kusina, Larry Levengood, Kris Schaperkotter, Leanne Ackert, Ashley Sonnevil, Edith Pair, Dennis Kusins.

Missing from picture: Cody Crain, Abbie Hart, Chris Leese, Carissa Mullaney, Alfred Soriano


Ambassador SPOTLIGHT  
 
 
MEET CHAMBER AMBASSADOR COLIN TEXTER
In this month's Ambassador Spotlight, we get to know a little bit about Colin Texter.  Colin is employed by Irish Boat Shop.  He has been with them for almost three years as the Marketing and Sales Coordinator, but will be moving into a new role as a Service Writer in Charlevoix this month.  Colin says that working for Irish Boat Shop is like "being in the business of fun".  We get to form close relationships with our customers.  It is a friendly and fun work environment".

Colin has just finished his first year as a Chamber Ambassador and said that he joined the committee to become more involved in the Charlevoix community and to help promote Charlevoix.  He also said that he likes "being the youngest member on the committee and learning from the experience of the other Ambassadors".

When Colin is not working or volunteering his time with the Chamber Ambassadors he loves to sail, ski, run, hike, camp, explore, cook, make music, laugh, and enjoy a good beer.
MAIN STREET News

DON'T MISS TONIGHT'S COMMUNITY
BRANDING MEETING
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM
Charleveoix Public Library Community Rooms A&B

JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
 
 
CHECK OUT CHARLEVOIX MAIN STREET'S NEW CAMPAIGN

  Click the logo for a look at what is happening downtown Charlevoix...Charlevoix is Open For Business

LIGHTS OF LOVE EVENTS FOR HOSPICE OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAY 
The lights of the holiday season shone a little brighter this year after the Charlevoix and Boyne City Lights of Love tree lighting ceremonies remembering and honoring loved ones who had passed and those who could not be together for the holidays.

Charlevoix's 1st Annual Lights of Love benefit was held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in East Park, Charlevoix.  Hospice of Northwest Michigan raised $4,400.  Eta Nu's 29th Annual Lights of Love benefit was held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Boyne City.  The Boyne Eta Nu Charities raised $3,900 for Hospice of Northwest Michigan.  Amy Wieland, Executive Director of Hospice of Northwest Michigan, thanked the Boyne City crowd for their support for the past 29 years of giving totaling over $114,000.More
hospicenwm.org 
SUPPORT THE DOGMAN CHALLENGE
FAT BIKE RACE 
Revolution Bike in Charlevoix will host the 5th Annual Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race on Saturday, February 25th from 12 - 2:00PM at Mt. McSauba.  Prize donations for the riders and sponsorship opportunities are available.  Businesses can also provide coupons or gift certificates for the registration bags.  Visit dogmanchallenge.net for details or call 231.237.0900.

A big thank you to our major event sponsors; Bickersteth Brown & Associates, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company, and Charlevoix Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Venue sponsored by Mt. McSauba Recreation Area. 
BIG STOCK REDUCTION AT ELELMENTS
Wow!  January is half over, the days are getting longer and Elements Gallery is getting ready to go shopping.  That means we are having a Big Stock Reduction Sale on our clothing!  30 to 40%, some jewelry at 20-30% off, purses by Jenna Kator at 30% off and Tables and Lamps at 40-70% off. 

All this begins Thursday, January 19th.
Open daily (except for Tuesday) 10:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm through January.

Be sure to come in for some wonderful specials!!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS GAEYLE BOSS OF BOYNE CITY
Winner of our Ultimate Winter Giveaway.
A 4 Day, 3 Night vacation in Orlando, Florida!

Dr. Michael Sullivan, DDS - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Member 
Services Offered   
*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.
beacondentalcenter.com 
MACGREGOR CARES - MONTHLY COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM 
Congratulations to December's MacGregor Cares Winner - Northwest Michgian Habitat for Humanity!

January's MacGregor Cares participants are:
*Jessica Petrowski
*Nehemiah Project
*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.
WINE & Dine

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.
petoskeyfarms.com 
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Performers:
Jan 24 - The Shifties
Jan 31 - Blake Elliot & The Robinson Affair

Feb 7 - The Marsupials
Feb 14 - Kellerville
Feb 21 - Charles Madison
Feb 22 - National Margarita Day w/ BOTALA -Latin DJ w/live Afro-Cuban Drumming 6-9pm
Feb 28 - Fat Tuesday Party w/ Dave Cisco and his Magical Streel Drum 6-10pm

Mar 7 - Bruce Lee and Me Jazz Trio
Mar 14 - Third Groove
Mar 21 - Buddha Sweet
Mar 28 - Soul Patch

Apr 4 - Ben Overbeek
Apr 11 - The Urban Surgeons
Apr 18 - Blues by Keith Scott
Apr 25 - Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair
redmesa.com
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
$35/per person
Reservations are required, 231.588.7351
roweinn.com 

DOG GONE FUN DOG SHOW
FUNDRAISER FOR CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
Date:  Saturday, January 21 
Place:  East Jordan Civic Center
Time:  1:00 - 3:00pm

Games, Prizes, Lots More Fun
Award Categories may include: Smallest | Largest | Shortest | Wiggliest | Scruffiest | Best Trick | Most Unusual Pair | Most Unusual Trio | Best 6 Legs | Best Golden Oldie (8+)
Dogs must be leashed at all times
Presented by the East Jordan Lions Club 
NAVIGATING THE ARTS
Charlevoix Montessori Academy presents the 5th bi-annual performance of Navigating The Arts.  A night of dance, theater, and art.

Wednesday, January 25th, at 6:00pm at the Charlevoix Public Library in their Conference Room.  Performances by Preschool | Kindergarten | Elementary | Middle School | High School.  Experience Native American Storytelling | Native American Hoop Dance | Reader's Theater | Drum Circle | Variety of Dances.
Suggested donation $5
For more information call 231.547.9000.
cma.edu 
LUNCHEON LECTURE LOOKS AT MICHIGAN'S CHANGING CLIMATE 
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture program on Friday, January 27 will look at Michigan's changing climate.  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.

Average Great Lakes water temperatures are up, ice coverage and snow depths are down, and invasive species are spreading.  Matt Claucherty of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council reviews the long-term data showing changes in the local climate and explains the steps to avoid or reduce the disruption and damage that could lie ahead.

Reservations are required.  Call 231.348.6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your spot.  Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
ncmich.edu 


CAMP DAGGETT OFFERS WINTER ACTIVITIES
Camp Daggett offers great activities for families this winter.  On January 28 and February 25 from 5pm until 9pm, it's the ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Demo!  Experience the ambiance of snow-covered trails illuminated by more than 100 torches on your trek.  Afterward, come inside for a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and to warm-up by the crackling fire in the camp's beautiful main lodge.  Buy raffle tickets for great Bearcub Outfitter products with all proceeds going to Camp Daggett.  Admission is free, donations are encouraged and snowshoes are available for all ages. 
campdggett.org 
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 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.
munsonhealthcare.org/charlevoixhospital 
GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONDUCTS A DAY FOR MUSIC
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is hosting, and extends an invitation for all to attend, a "Day for Music" on Saturday, February 18th at Petoskey Middle School located at 801 Northmen Drive in Petoskey .

The Orchestra's intrinsic worth goes far beyond the music they perform; they are a valuable educational resource for our community, as evidenced by this event.  This day includes a series of workshops for string musicians and brass players of all ages and abilities and will conclude with a side-by-side performance with members from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and all participants at 3:00pm. More
glcorchestra.org
MAGIC FOR HUMANS
Join Live From Charlevix on Saturday, February 18, from 8-10pm as Ben Whiting brings his "Magic For Humans" act to the stage at the Charlevoix Cinema III

For this show ONLY we are offering Student Tickets for Middle and High School students.  Bring a date, bring a friend, bring someone who will be there for you when Ben BLOWS YOUR MIND !

School ID must be presented with ticket at admission.
Season Ticket holders - This Pop-Up Event is separate from your packet.

For more information and to purchase tickets Click Here 
livefromcharlevoix.com

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 katherine@visitcharlevoix.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
sbdcmichigan.org
ncmich.edu

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
nomi.shrm.org  



Please 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

Comfort Keepers
Dairy Grille

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