REMINDER:
THE OVERNIGHT BRIDGE CLOSURE (11PM - 5AM) WILL CONTINUE THROUGH APRIL 7
The official detour of through traffic via M-66, M-32, and US-131 through East Jordan, Boyne Falls, and Petoskey. 

For more informatin go to mich.gov/mdot 

   
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


LABOR DAY SCHOOL START IN JEOPARDY
State lawmakers are quietly considering changes to Michigan's post-Labor Day school opening.  The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance supports the post-Labor Day opening because of its significant impact on the regions economy.

  Learn more about what's happening in Lansing on this issue from Government Relations Director Kent Wood, and how to make your voice heard.

Click Here to contact your State Senator and ask them to oppose SB 271.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR $2000 CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP IS MONDAY APRIL 3, 2017
Thanks to generous funding from Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford, Freshwater Charch and Round Lake Group, LLC, the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is able to award one lucky High School Senior a Scholarship in the amount of $2000.


Applicant must be either an employee of a business which is a member of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce or the child of an employee of a Chamber business.

For complete eligibility requirements Click Here
For scholarship application Click Here

 Deadline for applications if Monday, April 3, 2017 by 5pm.  

....AND ONE WITH THEIR OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE FOR
"BEST IN TASTE" AT THE BUSINESS EXPO AND TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX.

Congratulations to Harwood Gold for taking home "Best in Taste" for the 2nd time. 
Pictured are Amber & Phil Munday and their son Harrison 

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

VOTE FOR CHARLEVOIX !!
Charlevoix has been nominated in the latest USA TODAY 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest!  They expert panel selected Charlevoix as a contender for Best Midwestern Small Town, which just launched.

Voters have 4 weeks to vote  Here.

You can vote once every 14 hours, so please vote and and vote often!

Voting ends Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 11:59am EDT
and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm EDT, then later on USA TODAY 
HOW DO WE KNOW ITS SPRING IN CHARLEVOIX?
DAIRY GRILLE IS OPEN!
Yes, it's that time of year!!
Dairy Grille will open for the season on Thursday, March 30 at 11:00AM!
Open 7 days a week, 11am - 9pm.
Once school is out the hours of business will be 11am - 11pm.

Rain, shine, or even snow.  Dairy Grille is the place to be on March 30!
facebook.com/dairygrille 
MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SERVICES
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital has announced the addition of Speech Language Pathology services in the East Jordan area.  Patients are now able to be seen at
Munson Healthcare Jordan Valley Rehab Center for speech-related issues including swallowing, voice disorders and cognitive impairments following head trauma or stroke.

Offering speech services to the East Jordan community is just one more way Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is working hard to offer the highest quality of care available-convenient and close to home.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call Munson Healthcare Jordan Valley Rehab Center at 231.536.1451.  The Center is located in the Main Street Center at 100 Main St #9 in downtown East Jordan.
munsonhealthcare.org 
KORTHASE FLINN INSURANCE
Obtaining coverage specific to your mobile home is essential.  A standard homeowners insurance policy will not cover your liabilities in the same way this specific policy will.  CONTACT US TODAY at 231.582.6512
NO FOOLIN'
Big Sale SATURDAY, April 1st only.
Stop at Elements Gallery and see all the terrific deals.

Remember it's ONE DAY ONLY!
facebook.com/elementsgallerycharlevoix 
SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE 
North Central administrative and business offices, including student services and Learning Support Services, are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.  Classes resume on Monday, April 3.

The fitness center and gym in the Student and Community Resource Center will be open Monday-Friday 6am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm.  Regular hours resume on Monday April 3.  All gym courts will be closed Thursday, April 20 - Monday, April 24, with limited openings Tuesday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 26, and Monday, May 1 - Friday May 5.

The Iron Horse Cafe and the Library will close on Friday, March 24 and reopen on Monday, April 3.
ncmich.edu  
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.
WINE & Dine

BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM UPDATES
Looking for live entertainment?  The Bridge Street Tap Room has some of the areas best musicians playing LIVE:
Sundays  6-9pm
Tuesdays 7-10pm
Friday/Saturday  8-11pm


We also have just you you need to get your weekend started with a delicious Brunch menu.  Swing by for one of our famous Croque sandwiches this weekend! 
bridgestreettaproom.com
PUT YOUR DESIGN ON LCBC's UPCOMING BOTTLE RELEASE
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company is looking for local Michigan artists to submit an original concept to be used on our upcoming bottle release! 

This delicious bourbon barrel aged Double Cookie Stout will have spent 9 months aging in Traverse City barrels and was made with copious amounts of Oreo cookies.

We will be accepting entries until 4/21/17 and we would love to see what you've got. 
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com
APRIL ENTERTAINMENT AT CAFE SANTE  
Monday's   6-9pm     Nathan Bates

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

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

Saturday's   8-11pm
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 
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Performers:
Apr 4 - Ben Overbeek
Apr 11 - The Urban Surgeons
Apr 18 - Blues by Keith Scott
Apr 25 - Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

HARBOR SPRINGS CHIEF TALKS ABOUT VERBAL JUDO
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture program on Friday, April 7, will feature Harbor Springs Police Chief, Dan Branson.  The program will be held in the Library Conference Center of the Petoskey campus.  Lunch begins at 11:30am and the program begins at noon.

Law enforcement officers have a range of tools to do their jobs, some shown quite prominently in  YouTube videos and on TV police dramas.  Dan Branson, chief of the Harbor Springs Police Deprartment, will demonstrate another, less-visible tool that is the best and safest way to achieve voluntary compliance most of the time - when used correctly.

Reservations are required.  Call 231.348.6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table.  Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
ncmich.edu
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 
CAREER FAIR TO BE HELD AT NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
Thursday, April 13, 2017
10am - 3pm
Gym Court SCRC
North Central Michigan College

Our Career Fair is designed to help college students interested in internships and summer employment to learn about our area companies, wonderful outdoor life, and resources.  Businesses will also be promoting their full-time available positions.  The Career Fair is open to the public.

Businesses interested in registering should call 231.348.6613 to get more information and to reserve your booth.

                                  
AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION! 
Time for Spring Cleaning?  Do you have items to donate or consign?  Need more stuff?

Boyne Theater Acution to benefit The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will take place on Saturday, April 29, at the Boyne Theatre, 218 South Lake Street, starting at 10am.  There will be a $5 bidder registration fee.  Food and beverages will be provided by Boyne City Taproom

For more information or to consign or donate items, call the Humane Society at 231.582.6774 or email director@charlevoixhumane.org 
REGISTRATION 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.

Check this week's Youtube promo video  
Reserve your tickets today by Clicking Here
For the latest information, photos, and videos Clcik 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
 

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESS  
All businesses looking to improve their social media presence are invited to attend "Social Media for Small Business" on Tuesday, April 25 from 8am 9:30am in the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room.  The program is designed for business owners and employees that use social media to promote their business and would like to learn new tips and techniques.  "Social Media should be a consideration for every business' marketing mix.  With the average person spending almost an hour a day on Facebook, it is likely you can best find and relate to your customer on social media." explained Amanda Wilkin, Executive Director of the Charlevoix Convention & Visitors Bureau.


The workshop will guide participants through social media best practices and strategic application.  Presenter Jonathan Campbell has been helping businesses become successful in digital marketing.  As the Principal of Lake Effect, Jonathan is committed to building and delivering quality products and services for his clients. More

A COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT

                         
 



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
The Clothing Company
Two Men And A Truck 
  

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