FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST
 
Friday, March 3, 2017 
7:30-8:30am
$5/Members  $7/Non-Members 
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Cafeteria

Co-Sponsored by  
  

 
 Be sure to join us for our first First Friday Business Breakfast of 2017 !  

BUSINESS EXPO IS SOLD OUT 
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THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS



Krist Food Mart
06870 US 31 South
&
12969 US 31 North
kristoil.com



 
07354 Horton Bay Road
Boyne City
lavenderhillfarm.com 
    

MEMBER Anniversaries

Congratulations to the following business who are celebrating their
Chamber Membership Anniversary



February 2017 
52 Years  Belvedere Golf Club 
10 Years  Celeste Murdick's Fudge & Candy Kitchen

To view all February Member Anniversaries 



March 2017 
30 Years  Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford 
20 Years  Lakeview Dentistry of Charlevoix

To view all March Member Anniversaries 
 

PAT O'BRIEN & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE OPENS NEW CHARLEVOIX BRANCH.
Pat O'Brien agents, Karlee Philp, Steve Goode and managing broker Mark Snyder will join former RE/MAX brokers Steve Andreae, Greg Bryan and Joe Vogelheim; agents Danielle Boyd and Jerry Pease; and support staff Gil Mottarelli, Melissa Wygendowski and Amy Lalewicz, in the familiar location at 701 Bridge Street in Charlevoix.

The new team of Pat O'Brien & Associates brings to Charlevoix a high level of service and professionalism, as well as enthusiasm, optimism and longstanding knowledge of the Charlevoix area real estate market, driven by the extensive combined experience and community involvement of its agents.

Pat O'Brien & Associates Charlevoix office can be reached at 231.547.7701
patobrien.com

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY 2007-2017  
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity ReStore is proud to announce our 10th Anniversary.  Since 2007, in addition to traditional development dollars raised by Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore has generated more than 3.5 million dollars to further the mission: Building Homes, Communities and Hope.

About the Habitat ReStore:
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  With generous donations, not only do we provide funds towards our mission but we also provide service to the community.  More
northwestmihabitat.org 
BAKER COLLEGE OPENS 2017 SPRING ENROLLMENT 
Enrollment for 2017 spring quarter is now open for new and returning students at Baker College's Cadillac campus, 9600 E. 13th St., Cadillac.  On-ground classes begin Monday, April 3; two sessions of online classes begin Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, May 11.

"Spring has always been associated with new growth, so spring quarter is an excellent time to enroll in classes that can lead to career growth," said Kelly Smith, Baker College of Cadillac president.  "Baker College is committed to academic excellence in all of its degree programs, delivering on its mission to provide quality higher education and training that enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers."   More
baker.edu 
NEWS FROM NETWORKS NORTHWEST
To view the February 2017 Newsletter from Networks Northwest
Click Here
networksnorthwest.org 
NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS CNC INFORMATION SESSIONS 
North Central Michigan College is offering several CNC (Computer Numerical Controls) information sessions starting in March.  These sessions will be in the Technology Building Room 230 on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise noted.

Industry jobs offer exciting, fast-paced careers with room for advancement.  Today, careers in manufacturing require creativity, precision, logistics and problem-solving.  North Central and its industry partners have developed the courses you need in CNC programming.  CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software and CAD (Computer Aided Design).  With these skills as your foundation, you can learn to make anything and go anywhere.  For more information and a schedule of sessions Click Here.
ncmich.edu 
LOCAL RESTAURANTS PAIR WITH CHARLEVOIX LEADERSHIP TO HOST "WIPE YOUR FEET!" FUNDRAISERS 
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) class is seeking financial support for their community service project, "Wipe Your Feet!".  The project takes aim at invasive species and the threat they pose to native plants and ecosystems.  The class has partnered with local restaurants to host the following fundraising events where community members can learn more about the issue and contribute to the project:

*Thursday, March 2, 7-9pm at the Boyne City Tap Room and Pine Lake Lodge:  trivia night offering discounted pizzas and $1 off every 16oz beer goes to the project.

*Thursday, March 9, 7-9pm at the Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company:  offering a $10 all you can eat buffet with a percentage of the sales going directly to the project. More   
CALLING ALL CHARLEVOIX BUSINESS OWNERS!
Are you looking for a unique and affordable way to advertise your business this summer?  Look no further than the Beaver Island Boat Company!  With our season running April - December, your business has the chance to reach our 35,000 average of passengers that travel with us. Giving our travelers an idea of where they should stay, play, dine and shop while in Charlevoix.  If you have not yet received an ad rate/contract please contact Becky Byers at BIBCO for more information:  bbyers@bibco.com or call 231.547.2311.
THE BASICS OF LIFE INSURANCE  
There are two basic types of life insurance: term life insurance and permanent life insurance.  The type of life insurance policy that best suits you will depend on your unique needs.  To find the right amount of coverage, it's important to weigh our dependents' current lifestyle and spending needs against their future sources of income and assets.  We can help you figure our how much your family will need to replace this lost income over this length of time should something happen to you.  Call us today at 231.582.6512 to learn more.
korthaseflinn.com 
UNITED WAY "CHECK-OFF" AIDS LOCAL COMMUNITIES
When you fill our your 2016 Michigan tax return forms, don't forget to "check-off" for the United Way Fund.  This is a quick way for Michigan residents to use their tax returns to easily donate to the United Way Fund, which was created to help low to moderate income Michigan families with basic needs like food, clothing and shelter.

"The United Way Fund is a check-off option for Michigan tax-payers again this year," explains Lorraine Manary, CEO of Char-Em United Way.  "The United Way Fund is an easy way to impact a wide range of community needs with one donation.  More
charemuniteday.org
STROUDS RV LOOKING FOR LONG TERM RENTERS 
Strouds RV Park is looking for long-term renters for our RV lot!  WATER, SEWER & ELECTRIC included!

12552 Taylor Road, Charlevoix
$900 per month
For more information call 231.675.7721 or visit our website at stroudsrvcharlevoix.com 
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE
This is the final week of our Winter Clearance Sale with additional reductions on clothing, artwork, and jewelry at Elements Gallery
facebook.com/elementsgallerycharlevoix

MACGREGOR CARES - MONTHLY COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM
Congratulations to January's MacGregor Cares Winner, Jessica Petrowski!

February's MacGregor Cares participants are:
*Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Michigan - Petoskey branch
*Boyne Area Free Clinic
*Friendship Centers of Emmet County

One of these fine groups will win $500 from MacGregor Plumbing & Heating.  Click Here to vote.  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
macgregorplumbing.com 


WINE & Dine

TRIVIA AT LAKE CHARLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY
Join us Wednesday for Trivia!  Games begin at 7pm.  Bring out your best and see if you can take home a win!  Come early and have dinner at the Taproom where we'll be featuring our House Lasagna with Toasted Baguette and a Side Salad for only $12.
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com 

FRIDAY AT THE BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM 
Join us this Friday, March 3rd for a true beer and food lovers event!  We will have four variations of New Holland Brewing's Dragon's Milk Stout on Tap along side a Braised Lamb Shank.  Don't miss your chance to try not only Dragon's Milk Original, but also Brewers Reserve, Reserve Coffee & Chocolate, and the most rare Reserve Triple Mash! 
This Friday only, don't miss out!
bridgestreettaproom.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:
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

PAINT N PARTY  
Join Edith Pair at Elements Gallery this Saturday, March 4th, from 3-5pm for a Paint N Party, just in time for some Easter and Spring designed glassware! 
Call 231.547.5820 to reserve your space.
 
MAKE AN IMPACT FUNDRAISER
What:  Mini Carnival with Movie to follow
Date:   Saturday, March 11, 2017
Place:  Family of Faith Ministries, 203 E. Upright
Time:   3:00 - 5:00pm
Fee:    Donation Only!

Fundraising for the needy in Charlevoix with a portion of the funds going to the Third Day Women's Shelter and to the Community Reformed Men's Shelter.

Games, Food, Prizes and Fun for all ages
For more information, please call 231.547.4221.
"INTO THE WOODS" DEBUTS AT CHARLEVOIX MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
"Into The Woods", a Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical will be brought to life by the Charlevoix Middle/High School Performing Arts on Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4, Saturday, March 11 at 6:30pm and Sunday March 12 at 2:00pm

"Into The Woods" is a musical fantasy intertwining the plots of several fairy tale characters.  A Wicked Witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring several magical items from classic fairy tales in order to reverse the curse put on their family tree

Tickets are $5/Students, $8/Adults.  There is a $20 Family Matinee price, good only for the Sunday, March 12 show.  All performances are in the Charlevoix Middle/High School Auditorium.

For more information email Director Jodi Thompson at jthompso@rayder.net or Assistant Director, Emily Chapdelaine at emchap26@hotmail.com
SCOVIE'S GOURMET FUNDRAISING EVENT
Date: Saturday, March 18 
Place:  Scovie's Gourmet
 
Time:  6:00pm
Silent Auction:  11:00am - 9:00pm

Join us for Dinner and a Movie ( The Doctor, starring William Hurt ) for just $25 per person.  Proceeds go to Hospice of Northwest Michigan.

Seating is limited, please RSVP, 231.237.7827
scovies.com
hospicenwm.org 
A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION...IT'S ALL IN THE PLANNING
Please join Hospice of Northwest Michigan and Golden Intentions about choices we can make to safeguard our wishes and dignity as we age or face serious illness.  This event is being held at the Center Point Assembly of God Church 5291 M 66 N, Charlevoix on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:30am - 12:00pm.  This is an Open to the Community, free event sponsored by Hospice of Northwest Michigan & Golden Intentions.

Golden Intentions and Hospice of Northwest Michigan want to start the conversation about Advanced Planning and the choices at End of Life.  Whether you are 32 or 92, it's never too soon to have a golden conversation with your family.  More
hospicenwm.org 

CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS, JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will be hosting a Juried Fine Arts Exhibition opening on March 31 and running through April 28th.  The exhibition is open to Michigan artists age 18 and older.  It was felt by the exhibition committee that a show representing all media (including photography) would give the greatest opportunity for artists to benefit from the experience of being in an exhibition that was not thematic, rather, all inclusive.

The juror for this year's show is Andrea Gerring.  Andrea is an adjunct art history instructor at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, and Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.   More
charlevixcircle.org 
YOGA RETREAT AT BEAVER ISLAND LODGE
All Inclusive Yoga Retreat at the Beaver Island Lodge, May 19-21, with special guest Tiffany Lenau of Yoga Roots in Petoskey,

This Transformational Self Love Yoga Retreat All Inclusive Package Includes:

$530 paid to Beaver Island Lodge for:  Air, Room with Queen Bed, All Meals and Snacks. $30 discount for double occupancy (6 rooms have a pull out sofa)

$129 paid to Yoga Roots

Register for this Retreat at beaverislandlodge.com.  Click on the BOOK NOW link and TYPE IN the Access Code YOGA2017
 

STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP  
Date:  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time:  9:00am - 11:30am
Place:  North Central Michigan College
Student and Community Resource Center - Room 536
Fee:  There is no charge to attend but Pre-Registration is required, 231.922.3780

Delivered in workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.  The workshop also incorporates the SBDC's fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and features instruction by a SBDC Small Business Consultant, held in partnership with NCMC, and is a prerequisite to meeting an SBDC consultant one-on-one.
sbdcmichigan.org
ncmich.edu 
ATTRACTING TALENT
Date:  Thursday, March 9, 2017 
Time:  11:30am - 1:00pm (Lunch will be served)
Place:  North Central College Library Conference Rooms 1 & 2

This symposium will focus on how to attract entry level employees, as well as other positions, in a very tight candidate market.  We want to help you find qualified talent for your company.  At this symposium, Terry Vandercook, Director of Operations at Northwest Michigan Works! will provide information on how apprenticeships can be used to attract preferred candidates.  He will be followed by Gretchen Carroll, Associate Dean of Business and Technology, NCMC, on what businesses should be considering to attract talent, and understanding the new job seeker.

To attend this lunch/symposium call 231.348.6613 to reserve your place or email ccefaq@ncmich.edu
 
Sponsored by:
North Central Michigan College
ncmich.edu
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium
discovernortheastmichigan.org
Northwest Michigan Works
michiganworks.org
Michigan Career Educator and Employers Alliance
mceea.org 
 




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

Beaver Island Boat Company 
Castle Farms
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix

Comfort Keepers
Dairy Grille
Dry Harbour Marine
Harbor View Cafe 
Irish Boat Shop
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
Porter Creek Fish House
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity
Round Lake Group, LLC
Sears Hometown Store
Two Men And A Truck 
  

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