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Please note for this month only, the day for BAH will be TUESDAY

 Date:  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

                                                      N/C/Members   $10/Non-Members
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
2017 CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BREAKFAST

Date:  Friday, February 3, 2017
Place: Castle Farms
Time:  7:00 - 9:00am (doors open at 6:45am)
Catered by: Grey Gables
Cost:  $30/pp   $240/Table of 8 with Sponsorship

Join us in celebrating Charlevoix, its Chamber businesses, organizations, clubs, and individuals at the Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, on Friday, February 3 at Castle Farms.

This feature Chamber event will review the 2016 Chamber year and acknowledge and honor our Business/Member of the Year, New Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Customer Service of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Outstanding Citizen of the Year. 
We will be announcing the winners in next week's Biz Blast!

This year's featured speaker is Lyn Jenks, CEO of Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital

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


HAVE YOU BEEN A CHAMBER MEMBER FOR 50 YEARS OR MORE?
At this year's Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast we will be acknowledging and honoring those members who have been  with us for 50 years or more.  Not sure how long your business has been a member, contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 and we can verify that for you.

BUSINESS EXPO & TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX COMING SOON
Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:  4:00 - 7:00pm
Place:  Castle Farms. 

Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix is one of the largest networking events in Northern Michigan and offers Chamber businesses and organizations to build awareness in the community by promoting their products and services to fellow businesses, residents, and visitors.

Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix contracts are scheduled to be emailed to last year's vendors on January 16.  This allows you to register and retain your same booth space as last year if you choose.  On January 23, contracts will be emailed to the rest of the membership.  Booth spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with signed and paid contract.

More information as well as Sponsorship opportunities to follow.
 

For more information, contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 
MEMBER Anniversaries
January 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES WHO ARE CELEBRATING THEIR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES IN JANUARY 


53 Years  Oleson's Food Store 
52 Years  Beaver Island Boat Company 
52 Years  Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering
52 Years  Winchester Funeral Home 
51 Years  ALP Lighting Components, Inc

For a complete list of January Member Anniversaries   Click Here 
                                                                                                                                                                               
Main Street NEWS 



HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BEACON DENTAL CENTER!
Beacon Dental Center is accepting new patients

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 


2017 AT POINTE HEALTH CLUB
Open House  
Thinking about joining a gym but nervous to get started?  Now is the perfect time to check us out at the Pointe Health Open House, January 7th, 11am-3pm.  Look around our facility, test drive our cardio and strength machines, meet our instructors and enjoy a free 30 minute class demonstration including Yoga at 12:00, Strength & Conditioning as 12:45 and Spinning at 2:00.  We are offering 15% off an annual Membership through January. 

Spin & Sip  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.
sommersetpointe.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 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.
munsonhealthcare.org/charlevoixhospital 
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 luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu
ncmich.edu
greatlakescfa.org 
 
MOVIE FUNDRAISER FOR CHARLEVOIX SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Date:  Sunday, January 15
Place:  Charlevoix Cinema III
Time:  2pm

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.
charlevoixmovies.com 
 

LET US HELP YOU MEET YOUR 2017 SALES GOALS
Do you have lofty sales goals for 2017?  Let us help you blow those away.  The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar event at North Central Michigan College on January 11 titled, "Referral Magic: How to Supercharge Your Sales and Profits in 2017."  The presenter is nationally acclaimed speaker and author Tony Rubleski who has more than 20 years of experience in helping individuals exceed their goals.  The seminar will run from 9-11am in the college's Library Conference Center.  The cost to attend is just $75/person.
You will learn:
*Effective ways to connect and engage at a deep level with current clients
*Lessons from the top sales people in the world and what they do differently
*The three big things you must know about the customer of today
*Proven ways to generate more referrals and repeat business
Pre-registration is required as sell-out is anticipated.  To register, contact the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce at 231.347.4150 or register On-Line 
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.  




Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.

Beaver Island Boat Company 
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
 
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