REMINDER:
THE OVERNIGHT BRIDGE CLOSURE (11PM - 5AM) WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 27 AND WILL RUN FOR 12 CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS
The official detour of through traffic via M-66, M-32, and US-131 through East Jordan, Boyne Falls, and Petoskey.

   
FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST 
Friday, April 7, 2017  7:30-8:30AM $5/Members  $7/Non-Members
at the Bergmann Center, 08855 Martin Road

Catered by: Bridge Street Tap Room

Co-Sponsored by:

                                     
ENHANCED BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT
 EAST PARK TAVERN
"Kick off to Summer"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  5-7pm  |  East Park Tavern
$5/Members  $10/Non-Members

Yes, it might be a little early for bbq's and flip-flops but not at East Park Tavern as the Chamber kick's off summer with its first Enhanced Business After Hours of the year. 
 
Enjoy: 
*Summer BBQ foods                    
*Cash bar with a special "island drink"
*Contests
*Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt
*Multiple Door Prizes
*Live music from DAVE CISCO

                                                              Sponsored by:
                                   

We still have room for 2 more sponsors. 
Contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 for details
CHARLEVOIX EASTER EGG HUNT - APRIL 15
SPONSORED BY CHARLEVOIX STATE BANK 
Hop into Charlevoix for a day of great shopping, dining and fun during the Easter Eggstravaganza taking place downtown on Saturday, April 15th! 

Start your day at the Easter Bunny Luncheon taking place from 11am to 1:30pm at Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant.  Enjoy a delicious meal with your family, then get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, compliments of Picture This.  Please call 231.547.4311 for reservations.

Charlevoix State Bank and the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce team up to host the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt downtown in East Park at 2pm sharp.  Bring your Easter Basket to hold your share of the 3500 prize filled eggs!  More
charlevoix.org/easteregghunt   


ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS EXPO & TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX IS IN THE BOOKS
Approximately 600 people were at the Castle for the Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix on Wendesday, March 15th.  Due to the support of our sponsors, chamber members and the community, this event gets better and better each year.

First of all Thank You to our Event Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Castle Farms, and Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford.  Our Media Sponsors: Blarney Stone Broadcasting, 9&10 News/Fox 32 News, and the Petoskey News-Review and Charlevoix Courier.

Thank you to Sarah Hagan and her team at Castle Farms for their expertise and hospitality.

Thank you to the many, many volunteers who help ensure that all ran smoothly.

A special thank you to our Chamber Member Vendors for again, putting on a spectacular Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix.  Each year they exceed our expectations.

And, finally thank you to all who attended.  We hope you enjoyed the event and we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Business & Taste of Charlevoix. 
 
To view photos from this event, visit our Facebook page. 
HARWOOD GOLD NAMED BEST IN TASTE AT THIS
YEARS EXPO & TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX

Congratulations to Phil & Amber Mundy of Harwood Gold whose Aussie Meat Pies took home "Best Taste"

Thank you to all the food vendors who participated with amazing tastes for all to enjoy:  American Spoon, Bridge Street Tap Room, Cre8tive Cupcake, East Park Tavern, Harwood Gold, Pigs Eatin' Ribs, Smoke on the Water, Staffords Weathervane, and The Cantina.  
 
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NEW BUSINESS CARD DISPLAY IN CHAMBER LOBBY
Check out our new Business Card display rack.  Wall hung at eye level and easily visaible when you walk in the door, makes it easier for residents and visitors to find what they need.


We have 18 spots still available for your business cards.  First-come, First-serve.  A great way to promote  your business and available only only for Chamber members.




THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER


 

Drost Landscape, Inc

2010 Cedar Valley Road, Petoskey
231.348.2624
     
 
MAIN STREET News
CHARLEVOIX FARMER'S MARKET COOPERATIVE ADVERTISING
This year the Downtown Business Owners group is launching a campaign to cross-promote our downtown businesses & the Farmer's Market.

How it works:  Each week Farmer's Market vendors will get cards that are date stamped.  As people make their purchases they will receive that card which will have a list of participating businesses on it.  That customer can then use said care at ONE business the same day as the Farmer's Market for some sort of in-store special.

That special can be WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE!  Free piece of candy with purchase?  10% off one item?  Free hugs?  Whatever works.  You can change your special each week to suit your needs, or keep it the same.

You collect the card from the customer so that we can track whether or not the program is successful.  Each participating store will receive a counter top ad to promote the program as well so that we can encourage people to come back into town on Thursdays to shop at the market and take advantage of deals.

There are no up-front costs for you to participate.  Interested?  Click Here.
For more information call Emily Freund at That French Place at 231.437.6037

ENTER BY FRIDAY 3/25/17 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $250 VISA GIVE CARD!
The Petoskey News-Review, Charlevoix Courier, and the Gaylord Harold Times are conducting a readership survey and we want you to voice your opinion on the print and digital versions of our publications.

Our goal is to gain valuable insight from our businesses and chamber members that allows us to craft our content to meet your needs.

We will draw a winner from all of our responses.  Sorry, only one entry per person.

To take the survey Click Here
petoskeynews.com
DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2017 GO GRANTS FOR GIRLS MARCH 31
Connecting Women in Business, a group of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Summer 2017 GO Grants for Girls program.  GO Grants reach out to young girls in our area who have an idea and passion to try something new.  Grants will range from $100 to $500, and can be used as resources in any field of endeavor.

An application and background information is available at the Petoskey Chamber office or petoskeychamber.com.  Girls applying must be in the Char-Em IDS service area.  For more information and complete details, contact Lisa Hoyt at 231.347.4150 or lisa@petoskeychamber.com. 

Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the chamber office by March 31, 2017 
BEACON DENTAL CENTER - TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
TERESA SEESE 
Teresa has been an essential part of the Beacon Dental Center team since December 2014.  Teresa keeps the office organized and efficient and serves as the Administrative Team Leader on the Leadership Team.  Also a professional photographer, she holds her degree in Graphic Design and is a volunteer firefighter with the Charlevoix Township Fire Department.  Teresa and her husband Greg have 6 children and 3 granddaughters and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
 
 
We are accepting New Patients!
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 February's MacGregor Cares winner, Friendship Centers of Emmet County!

March's MacGregor Cares participants are:

-Rising Hope Riding Center

-Peggy Fettig's 3rd and 4th Grade Concord Academy Class
-Junior Achievement of Northern Michigan

One of these fine groups will win $500 from MacGregor Plumbing & Heating.  Click the link below to vote!  Do you know a group, organization or fundraiser that needs help in the community?  We're here to help them reach their goals.  Nominate by clicking the following link.

Photo:  The $500 check was presented by MacGregor owner, Julie Wieman and accepted on behalf of the Friendship Center by Char Delis and Lynn Genter.  
macgregorplumbing.com  
PANACHE HAIR STUDIO IS HIRING AND MAKES A CHANGE IN PRODUCT LINE 
We are transitioning from Paul Mitchell to Kevin Murphy products and color!  It has more organic ingredients, paraben free, sulfate free, and cruelty free. All products are packaged with recycled material.  GREAT product and company!!
 
Employment opportunities can be found below and please visit our website to learn more about our products and services. 
panachecvx.com  
WINE & Dine

SPRING WINE TASTING AT THE ROWE INN RESTAURANT
Join us Sunday, March 26, Noon until 2 pm for our Spring Wine Tasting.  We'll offer deep discounts on all wines at the tasting and 10% off all retail wines (sorry, no additional case discounts).  We'll also serve a fabulous shrimp cocktail buffet featuring house-made sauce, vegetarian quiche, apple & sauerkraut slaw, cheese & fruit tray, and chocolate mousse.  $18 per person.  Reservations required.
231.588.7351
LAKE CHARLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY NEWS
Have you tried any of our new brews?  It is highly recommended for those of age to swing by for a taste! 

We have weekly Trivia contests on Wednesday night at 7pm with great prizes.  Have you mastered the random facts of science, geography, history, sports, entertainment, and so much more?  Only time will tell! 

Click on the Jobs Posting link at the bottom of the Blast to see what we are looking for.
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com
NEXT BEER DINNER APRIL 20
Have you been to one of our famous Beer Dinners yet?  We are teaming up with ROAK Brewing on April 20th to offer an incredible dinning experience.  We are pairing five delicious craft beers from ROAK Brewing with five excellent courses created by our culinary craftsmen. 

Check out the Job Postings at the bottom of the page.  We just may be looking for you.
bridgestreettaproom.com
APRIL ENTERTAINMENT AT CAFE SANTE  
Monday's   6-9     Nathan Bates

Thursday's   6-9
April 6                   Randy Reszka
April 13                 Michelle Chenard
April 20                 Nelson Olstrom
April 27                 Ben Stalets

Friday's       8-11
April 7                  Nathan Towne
April 14                Pete Kehoe
April 21                Sean Bielby
April 28                Mike Bass

Saturday's   8-11
April 1                  Chris Calleja
April 8                  Under the Moon
April 15                Ben Overbeek
April 22                Brett Mitchell
April 29                Chris Koury 
 
Enjoy European Beers, Wine & Classic Food.  For more information call 231.582.8800
magnumhospitality.com/cafesante 
HAPPY HOUR AT PETOSKEY FARMS
Join us for Happy Hour at Petoskey Farms every Thursday and Friday during the month of March!

From 4-6pm, we will have $6 glasses of wine, bottle discounts, and small plates available for sipping and snacking!
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:
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

LIVE FROM CHARLEVOIX, JERRY YOUNCE & RYAN YOUNCE
Live From Charlevoix invites you to join us on Saturday, March 25th for guitarists Jerry Younce & Ryan Younce. Their musical energies fuse to create a unique instrumental guitar duo with dynamic sound. This father and son collaboration creates music that moves and exhilarates.

Tickets available at: livefromcharlevoix.com
GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, LIBOR ONDRAS - LETS TANGO!  
Sunday Series: Libor Ondras - Let's Tango! March 26, 2017 4:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents a special treat with Music Director, Libor Ondras performing on the Viola with friends. Enjoy Let's Tango! with performances from Brian Morris, guitar; Robert Pattengale, harpsichord; and Maxwell Ondras, cello. Music ensembles include Piazzolla, Schubert, Albinoni, Haydn and more. A free will donation will be taken at the door. This program is made possible due to generous support provided by Carolyn Klender. For more information, please contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at (231) 487-0010, or click here to view the poster.
glcorchestra.org
NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS SPRING GARDENING WORKSHOPS
North Central Michigan College's Corporate and Community Education department is offering spring farming and gardening workshops in Petoskey.  All workshops are held in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Beekeepers and others who are interested are invited to join the Beekeepers' Guild on the third Thursday of each month from 6pm - 7pm.  This is a great opportunity to meet with other beekeepers and learn about hive maintenance, bee products and much more.  There will be workshops following the guild meetings from 7pm - 8:30pm.  These meetings are free but pre-registration is required.  More
ncmich.edu 
"ART DOG AT THE MOVIES" AT THE CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts is hosting "Art Dog at the Movies" on Wednesday, March 29 beginning at 5:30pm with gourmet hot dogs and more.  Guests will be able to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and mingle with friends and neighbors as well as members of the Circle's board of directors, executive director and volunteers.

At 7pm, guests may walk to the Charlevoix Cinema III for a movie of their choice which is included in the $20 ticket price of the event.  The Circle of Arts would like to thank Luther and Mary Kurtz for their generosity in opening the cinema to us to help support our mission of cultivating a more inspried and educated community through the arts.

For more information, go to charlevoixcircle.com or call 231.547.3554
OLD FASHION GRANGE HALL COUNTRY SQUARE DANCE
Date:  Saturday, April 8, 2017 
Place:  Barnard Grange Hall (corner of Barnard & Klooster Rd)
Time:  4:00 - 8:00pm

Bring a dish to pass.
For more information call 231.675.0004 or 231.547.9153 
ZONTA TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
Place:  Charlevoix Public Library Community Room
Time:  5:00 - 7:00PM

Zonta Club of Charlevoix is looking for people to help us make a difference in the world.  Come see what we're about. Everyone is welcome.
zontacharlevoix.org 
REGISTER IS NOW OPEN FOR THE CAMP DAGGETT MOTHER DAUGHTER WEEKEND
Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the 6th annual Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett, Friday May 5, 6pm through Sunday, May 7, 10am.  There will be wonderful activities including s'mores and singing around the campfire, high ropes activities, wonderful workshops, book reviews by McLean  & Eakin, a magic show and great food.  Cost is $175 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional family member; two adults and two children $300.  Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Fee includes lodging, food, and all activities, unless otherwise noted. 

For additional information, contact Kathy Bardins at 231.439.6399 or kbardins@ncmich.edu..
To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett at 231.347.9742
campdaggett.org 
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON: SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join other businesses, community and government leaders involved in the economic vitality of our area.  Don't miss the exciting guests, live entertainment, prestigious awards, ballpark lunch, and special recognitions.The NLEA is excited to present this year's Annual Lunch in the new Petoskey Northmen Stadium. This state of the art facility will play host to our tailgate style gathering of over 700 of our closest friends and colleagues from across the state and region for the celebration and recognition of economic development projects and people in Northwest Michigan.

Check out the Youtube promo video
 
Reserve your tickets today by Clicking Here 
northernlakes.net 
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
 



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

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

Comfort Keepers
Dairy Grille
Harbor View Cafe
Panache Hair Studio
Porter Creek Fish House
Round Lake Group, LLC
Sears Hometown Store
Two Men And A Truck 
  

  Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

 

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