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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
: 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.
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
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.
DON'T MISS TONIGHT'S COMMUNITY
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
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!!
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
*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.
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.
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
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.
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.
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
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
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