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 ONLY 5 SEATS REMAIN
for the Friday, February 3, 2017 event at Castle Farms

Call 231.547.2101 or Click Here to register TODAY



Thank You to our Sponsors

             

 

                                          
   

       
BOOTH SPACES ARE GOING FAST
Expo contracts were emailed on Monday.  If you did not receive a contract and would like to be part of this great networking event please email info@charlevoix.org

Booth spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with signed and paid ($200) 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. 


NORTHERN MICHIGAN CHAMBER ALLIANCE ATTENDS  
STATE OF THE STATE IN LANSING 
This week I was in Lansing representing Charlevoix as part of our Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance during the State of the State address.  It is always an honor to spend time in Lansing with our Representatives and Senators from the northern Michigan region.  We had a busy 24 hours in Lansing hosting lunch for the Governor and Lt. Governor Staffs, one on one meetings, receptions at the Capitol and a Legislative breakfast.

For more information on the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance's trip to Lansing Click Here to read Kent Wood, Government Relations Director's latest Northern Michigan Business Blog.

Alison 


The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members

Primerica 
Gary Stutzman & Jim Berlage, District Leaders
231.675.4800


McLaren Northern Michigan-Charlevoix Family Medicine 
1404 Bridge Street
231.237.9537
mclaren.org/charlevoixfm 


FOX EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Meet Jeff Beauchamp.  Jeff grew up in Hartland and moved to Traverse City in 1991 after his service in the US Navy, where he was a rescue swimmer.  He lives with his wife, Diane, and their three kids.  Jeff has worked for Fox Motors in sales for over 20 years and brings his years of experience to every sale at  Fox Charlevoix.  To thank him for his dedication and excellent hard work, we presented Jeff with a specialty 30 caliber bolt action copper bullet pen. - Thank you Jeff

MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL NAMED TOP 100 CRITICAL CARE ACCESS HOSPITAL 
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital in Charlevoix, Michigan was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics' Top Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.  Critical Access Hospitals assure that essential healthcare services are available in rural areas, such as northern Michigan.

"We are so proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation," said Lyn Jenks, President and CEO of the hospital.  "For nearly a century, this hospital has lived up to the promise of our mission to provide superior quality care and promote community health. More
munsonhealthcare.org/charlevoixhospital 
JONATHAN HAYDEN NAMED SERVICE MANAGER AT DRY HARBOUR MARINE
Hi everyone, I am Jonathan Hayden the new Service Manager at Dry Harbour Marine in Charlevoix. I am super excited to be a part of this team in "Charlevoix the Beautiful"!  I truly feel that I live and work in paradise.

Dry Harbour Marine will have some great changes this year and in the coming years as well.

If I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you yet, I look forward to that opportunity.

Please join me in making Charlevoix great every day!  We will see you on the water!
dryharbourmarine.com
WELLNESS WORKSHOP HAPPENINGS  Every Wednesday from 8am-11am, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital will be hosting their "Wellness Wednesday" health screening program at the hospital's Wellness Workshop at 411 Bridge Street in Charlevoix.  To see what screenings are included Click Here. Cost for the service is $15.  Hemoglobin A1C Levels can also be done for known or borderline diabetics for an additional $10.  Participants will receive all test results at the time of the screening.  A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultations and educational materials to individuals results.
Walk-ins only. For more information call 231.437.3482.
 
10TH ANNUAL PROJECT CONNECT
Project Connect, scheduled this year for March 15, from 1-7pm at the Odawa Casino, is a day of service for those in need right here in Charlevoix and Emmett Counties.  If you or someone you know is struggling with financial problems, housing issues, employment challenges or health concerns please join us for a day of FREE services.

To download a brochure with more information Click Here

Volunteers are also needed to help with Project Connect, go to charemunitedway.org and click on the Volunteer link.
projectconnect231.com 
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY NEWS - NEW ONLINE JOB POSTNG SITE 
It seems like many businesses have a help wanted sign in their window.  Lots of businesses in our area need to find good people that fit well with their organization, but they are hard to find.

Good News....We can help

Better News...It is free

We have just gone live with a new web site www.MIHelpWanted.com just for local businesses to post help-wanted ads. It's easy, just create a user name and password and begin posting Help Wanted ads on this brand new website.  Our free offer is good for the first 1,000 ads.
For more information, click on the above link or call 989.732.8160.
charlevixcountynews.com 
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. 
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT IS LOOKING FOR 2 VOLUNTEERS 
Become a Volunteer: Junior Achievement programs teach students in kindergarten through high school important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneur-ship

What Junior Achievement Programs Do:  Junior Achievement programs give students opportunities to learn and apply critical soft skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

What is Expected of a Junior Achievement Volunteer:  The time commitment is as little as one hour a week over five weeks.  You can coordinate your classroom visits directly with the school's teacher to make sure the schedule works for both.

To Volunteer for the Junior Achievement program at the Charlevoix Elementary School contact, Matt Berger, Director Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan at 231.582.4660 or email janso@ja.org.
MAINSTREET News
To Hear Charlevoix's new Radio ad Click Here.
WINE & Dine

$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 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 

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 


HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS SILENT FLICK & PIZZA EVENING!
To kick off the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad in Charlevoix, the Charlevoix Historical Society is hosting a Silent Flick and Pizza evening at the Depot, Depot Beach, on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00pm. 

The film, staring Buster Keaton, is "The General" referring to a locomotive that takes him into many misadventures during the Civil War.  Middle School student and vintage film buff Evan Beane will present a short program.

Limited seating - reservations required.
Call 231.547.0373 by
Monday, February 6. 
Cost is $5 per person for movie, lecture, pizza, and popcorn!
chxhistory.com
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 
MARDI GRAS PARTY 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:00 - 10:00pm at Castle Farms

Support childhood literacy at the event of the year!
Join Char-Em United Way for an evening of live music, strolling entertainment, silent auction, a fun food competition by local caterers, plus tastings with local breweries and vineyards.

Wear your best Mardi Gras outfit and get ready to party!

Proceeds benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, providing a FREE book each month to over 1300 registered children ages 0-5 in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.  

Advance Registration is $30 or $35 at the door.
Registration includes entry, food tastings, entertainment, plus a commemorative glass OR 1 beverage tasting ticket!
charemuniteday.org 
CHILI COOKOFF BENEFIT FOR CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL
Mark your calendars for a Chili Cookoff, a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Renovation Project. 

Date:  Sunday, February 12th,
Time:  4:00 - 6:00pm
Place:  Charlevoix Yacht Club, 209 Ferry Ave. 
Cost:   $10 per per at the door (cash or check only). 

Enjoy a casual afternoon with friends and vote on your favorite chili.  Pool Board Members are excited to compete for the best chili award.  Fun giveaways!   

charlevoixpool.org
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

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
Dry Harbour Marine

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