FRIDAY IS THE DAY!

We are expecting delivery of the new 2017 Visitor Guides this Friday afternoon, May 12th. 

In the mean time here is a sneak peak of the digital Guide.
Click any where on the Guide to view

Keep an eye out for your printed copy as every Chamber member has been mailed the 2017 edition.

Visitor Guide Delivery: 
Chamber staff will begin local delivery starting Friday.  You are also welcome to stop by our office anytime after Friday to pick up a box.

We will be working with our distributor starting next week for delivery throughout the County.

Please call 231.547.2101 to be added to our distribution list. 

   
20th ANNUAL CHARLEVOIX COUNTY-WIDE  BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Place: Blue Smoke | 101 Main St | East Jordan
Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:  $10 with all proceeds to benefit Leadership Charlevoix County

Join business owners and their team members from across Charlevoix County for an evening of great networking, food, cash bar, and fun at East Jordan's newest hot spot - Blue Smoke

Hosted by: Boyne Area, Charlevoix Area, and East Jordan Chambers of Commerce

Sponsored by:  Blue Smoke
boynechamber.com
charlevoix.org
ejchamber,org
leadershipcharlevoixcounty.com
bluesmokeej.com

From the Desk of the Chamber President, Alison Hubbard

LANSING LOBBY DAYS
I had a wonderful and productive trip to Lansing last week with the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance partners.  We met with 20 staff and/or Representatives where we focused on key Legislation and our 2017 Alliance Priorities.  Transformational Brownfield (MI Thrive Bill), the 2x Funding Formula, Skilled Trades Training Fund, and the capital outlay budget are all issues that were at the top of our agendas for discussion and advocacy.

Partners in the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance understand that communities outside Michigan's major metropolitan areas have their own conditions where "one size does not fit all" in terms of incentives and policies to help grow business in our region.  We continue to focus our efforts on right-sized solutions that take good ideas being used, or create new ideas, and shape them to work in our region.




 
SUPPORT THE FESTIVALS WHILE PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS 
Become a "Friend of the Festival " or a "Banner Sponsor" during one or more of these annual Chamber events. 

These are great opportunities to support the the festivals while getting valuable business exposure.

These opportunities are available to Chamber members only and start at $100. Click here to learn how. 
IS YOUR GOOGLE LISTING UP TO DATE?
Have you checked your Google listing recently?
Is your phone number correct?
Are your hours of business correct or even listed?
Do you have a link to your website.
Do you have directions to your business?
Are you using an updated photo?

If not, Click Here

With our busiest time of the year upon us, you want to make sure that your customers can find you.
Be there when people search for you on Google!




THE CHARLEVOIX CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME NEW MEMBER


NORTHBOUND  
Carla Winteringham, Owner
217 Bridge Street, Suite A
231.335.7180
info@penninsulaco.com
northboundchx.com (will be up soon)

Northbound is a specialty shop located in the heart of Charlevoix featuring high quality active wear and clothing for men and women, unique gifts, paddle boards, accessories, jewelry, cards, home accents and more! 
 
 
 
   
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce?  
   
 
 
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER APPLICATION

For more information on Chamber Membership, call 231.547.2101 or email info@charlevoix.org   


   
Main Street NEWS


CHARLEVOIX MAIN STREET RECAP 
Have you heard about Charlevoix Main Street, but wondered what it is about and who is involved? 

The mission of the Charlevoix Main Street program is to strengthen the year-round economic vitality of our vibrant historic business district through community efforts, events, and public/private partnerships while fostering a sense of community pride and owenership.

The Charlevoix Main Street program is based on a positive force of community volunteers; business/property owners, residents, students, retirees and grass-roots participants, all of whom wish to preserve, enhance, and promote our historic downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy.

To learn more about what is happening with Charlevoix Main Street please visit charlevoixmainstreet.org/news
 

CAMP DAGGETT SEEKING KAYAKERS FOR "KAYAK FOR A CAUSE" ON WALLOON LAKE
Camp Daggett is seeking kayakers to participate in the Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake fundraiser, July 15, 8:30am - 4pm and July 16 from 9:30am - 3pm.  Participants will paddle the thirty-mile shoreline of beautiful Walloon Lake and are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges to support Camp Daggett's Adventure Center program.  Participants can register for the one-or two day event on-line.

The one-day option on Saturday includes a stop at Camp Daggett, breakfast snack, lunch, homemade dinner and team t-shirt.  On Sunday, paddlers will receive a t-shirt and lunch.  All paddlers are invited to attend the "I Did It Celebration" Sunday afternoon.

For more information, contact Karen Marietti at 231.347.9742 ext 117 or Development Director, Grace Ketchum at ext 118.
campdaggett.org  
MACGREGOR CARES APRIL WINNER
Congratulations to the MacGregor Cares April winner, Charlevoix Area Community Pool!

They will be applying our donations to the current renovations at the pool.  The check was presented by MacGregor owner Julie Wieman and was received on behalf of the pool by Kathy Wells and Carissa Mullaney. 
 
A $500 "MacGregor Cares" donation is made each month to a local group, fundraiser or organization.  If you would like to nominate a group, fundraiser or organization to be part of this program and become a possible recipient of the $500 donation, please visit the MacGregor website at macgregorplumbing.com .
SERVICE FOCUS:  SAME DAY CROWN
Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken, or cracked to be easily restored with a filling.  Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth.  Crowns can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate for strength and beauty.  However, with new technology, crowns can be made entirely from high-strength ceramic and porcelain for beautiful cosmetic results.

With proper care, your new crown will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.
CALL US TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAME DAY CROWN!

We are accepting new patients.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100
beacondentalcenter.com 
FOX EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT  
Meet Erin Prevo.  We are very thankful and lucky to have Erin on our team.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Erin (seen here with Sales Manager Adam Silveus) on her best month yet, in the car business.  Erin's clients love her, we love her and couldn't be more proud of her and her accomplishments since joining us 2 years ago.  Thank you Erin and congratulations!
foxcharlevoix.com
   
 
DOES YOUR CURRENT POS SYSTEM GIVE YOU THE VERY BEST ROI?   OUR FREE ANALYSIS WILL TELL YOU!   
A Dodson Group Payment Solutions specialist will provide you with a FREE Analysis of the system you currently have and evaluate it against your needs and our costs.

It's a quick and easy way to see if your system is costing your business too much money.

Contact Dodson Group Payment Solutions at 231.577.9599 to learn more or visit DodsonPOS.Solutions
 
JR TENNIS LESSON AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW
Registration is now open for the 2017 Junior Tennis Lesson program.  Lessons are held on Mondays and Fridays at the Charlevoix City Tennis Courts on Elm Street.

There are two sessions being offered:  Go to charlevoix rec desk
EXPERIENCE A PIECE OF LIVING HISTORY AT THE CHARLEVOIX GOLF CLUB
The Charlevoix Golf Club is located one mile from downtown Charlevoix, offering country-club conditions at affordable municipal pricing.  Gentle, wooded terrain allows golfers to comfortably complete a round of golf in two hours or less.

Originally designed in 1896 by architect Herbert J. Tweedie of Chicago and later redesigned by famed architect William Watson of St. Andrews, Scotland, Charlevoix Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in Michigan.

Purchased by the City from the local Chicago Club for the sum of one dollar in 1937, Charlevoix Golf Club today treats visitors to an inspiring golfing experience, in a setting of uncommon beauty.

Come visit us, and walk with legends!

For more information and SPECIAL SPRING RATES Click Here
 
CHARLEVOIX SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL LOOKING FOR TEAMS
Do you have a men's slow-pitch softball team looking for a Charlevoix League?
We want to hear from you!

Call the Charlevoix Recreation Department at 231.547.3253 or email betha@cityofcharlevoix.org
cityofcharlevoix.org
WINE & Dine

MOTHER'S DAY AT BRIDGE STREET TAP ROOM WILL BENEFIT THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER
Bring your Mom in on Mother's Day and support the local Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan.  We will be donating 10% of sales from both the Bridge Street Tap Room and the Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company on Mother's Day to this cause and need your help! 

Looking for a space for your next private party?  Check out the Round Lake Room, attached to the Bridge Street Tap Room.  Interested? Send an email to catering@BridgeStreetCVX.com
bridgestreettaproom.com
NEW MENU AT LAKE CHARLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY
We've got a brand new menu in the brewery and we can't wait to introduce you to some of our new sandwiches!  In addition, we are now open Monday-Friday 4-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-8pm.

To view the new menu Click Here

We are also accepting job applications for all three of our locations.  Looking to make some great money this summer while working with some awesome people?  Swing by and fill out an app!
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com
$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
Live Music every Tuesday Night 6-9pm
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

May Performers - 6:00 - 9:00pm
May 16-Duffy King
May 23-Tribe of Chiefs
May 30-Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

MOTHER'S DAY TEA AT CASTLE FARMS 
Looking for something special to do for your mom this Mother's Day?  Castle Farms invites you to a delightful afternoon of tea, light hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and pampering to treat your mom like the royalty she is! 

A professional portrait by Darrell Christie Photography will be included.

Shop in our miniature Mother's Day Tea Gift Shoppe, enjoy croquet (weather permitting), enter to win a door prize, learn etiquette rules, and decorate your sun hat.

Event is Sunday, May 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased  Here.
castlefarms.com 
FARMERS MARKET TO KICK OFF MAY 18
Charlevoix Farmer's Market is back! 

Fresh, local asparagus is in good supply and the farmers are bringing produce to East Park along with Artisan baked goods, fresh sauces & plenty of delicacies!  - downtown 8am-1pm, on Thursday, May 18.

Stop by to register for 2 $25 gift baskets filled with goodies from Ace Hallmark & Garden Center.  No purchase necessary.

What fresh veggies are on hand?
Asparagus, rhubarb, micro greens, pea shoots, leafy greens, rosy radishes, turnips, shallots, kohlrabi, potatoes, green onions, English walnuts, gourmet & wild mushrooms, wild leeks, ramps & more

What baked goods can you expect?
Fresh, hot crepes; Artisan breads and dainties including sourdough, multi-grain, baguettes, English muffin bread, focaccia, ciabatta, rye with caraway seed, fresh muffins, scones & jumbo pretzels.  More

For more information on the Charlevoix Farmers Market Click Here or call Market Manager, Chris Leese at 231.330.0968.  
NAVIGATING THE ARTS CONCERT MAY 18
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts proudly presents its sixth bi-annual Navigating the Arts Concert.  This performance will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room at 6:00pm.

Involving all age levels from preschool to high school, the performance will feature dance, music, slide shows, poetry recitations, and a perrformance art piece inspired by South American poetry.

Come one and all to support the arts.
Suggested donation of $5.
For further information call the school at 231.347.9000
cma.edu
LAST CALL!
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY 
Manthei Family, Bill McDonough, Tom & Marilyn Moran, and Jim Gillett....What do all these fine folks have in common?  They are past winners of the the NLEA "Manic of the Year Award.
 
Join us Friday, May 19th at the Petoskey Northmen Stadium to find out who this year's winner will be. 
      
Join other business, community and government leaders involved in the economic vitality of our area. 
lDon't miss the exciting guests, live entertainment, prestigious awards, ballpark lunch, and special recognition.

And don;t miss Key-note speaker
Jon Jansen

 
 

Friday, May 19, 2017 
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Petoskey Northmen Stadium

 
Click below to download the reservation form 
RUN WITH YOUR DOG IN HUMANE SOCIETY 5K ON SATURDAY MAY 20 
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society Benefit will host the "Run For Their Lives 5K run and walk on Saturday, May 20 during the Boyne City Morel Mushroom Festival, raising funds for the shelter and animals cared for there.

Runners of all ages are invited to attend, as well as friendly canines.  The event starts at 8am with registration from 6:60-7:25am behind the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Runners can also register in advance by filling out this form and emailing it to  
pets@charlevoixhumane.org

The form can also be dropped off at  the Humane Society office at 614 Beardsley St in Boyne City.  Registration is also available 6-7pm Friday, May 13 at the Mushroom Festival tent in Veterans Park.

Cost to register is $20 for early registered runners, $25 on race day and $10 for children 12 and under.

For more information, call 231.582.6774
charlevoixhumane.org
SUPPORT CAMP DAGGETT AT GRANDPA SHORTER'S MAY 20
Camp Daggett invites the public to Grandpa Shorter's Gifts
in Petoskey, on Satuday, May 20 from 9am-7pm for a shopping day to benefit Camp Daggett.  Twenty percent of all purchases will go to the C. G. and Ruth Shorter Memorial Scholarship Fund at Camp Daggett.

Each year, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts designates two Saturdays to raise money for area youth for camp scholarships.  In 2016 they donated $1,993.39 to the Camp.  "Jennifer Shorter has been nothing short of terrific to work with," states Camp Daggett's Executive Director, Brent Marlatt.  "She has a big heart and truly understands what summer camp means to local families and their children." 
campdaggett.org
ZONTA CLUB OF CHARLEVOIX PRESENTS LITERARY DELIGHTS
The Zonta Club of Charlevoix hosts is annual Literary Delights - a Women Author's Luncheon - from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 20 at the Charlevoix Public Library .

Tickets include a delicious luncheon, silent auction, and gift basket raffle drawings.

Two notable women authors, Melissa Grunow and Amy S. Hansen, will speak at the event. 

Proceeds from Zonta's Literary Delights supports projects which advance the status of women locally, nationally, and internationally.

Reservations are required; $40 per person.
For more information and/or to purchase a ticket, contact Linda DeGrow at 231.547.4109, or any Zonta Club Member.
zontacharlevoix.org 

GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SUNDAY RECITAL
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents a recital on May 21 at 4pm at First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. 

Selections include duos, trios, and quartets from the Traverse Quartet: Steven K Leonard, violinist; Ann Schoelles, violist; Elizabeth Bert cellist; and Lynn Hansen on oboe and horn.  Composers include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gordon Jacob, Joanne Martin, Franz Krommer and George Gershwin.  A free will donation will be taken at the door.

For more information, please contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010
glcorchestra

2017 ROUND LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28

Join us in East Park in downtown Charlevoix for FREE concerts and Fun!

Enjoy a cold beer in the Beer Tent while listening to the following:

Saturday:
*1PM - Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers
*4PM - Kari Lynch
*7PM - The Journey

Sunday
*1PM - Galactic Sherpas
*4PM - Mid-Life Crisis Band
*7PM - Drew Hale Band

Beer Tent Saturday and Sunday 12noon - 10PM 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2017 CHARLEVOIX CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

The Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 3, from 12 noon -6pm in Bridge Park, is in need of volunteers.

Click Here to help out with the fun and exciting event.

For more information check our the 2017 Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival's Facebook page Here. 
CHARLEVOIX PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB PRESENTS: IMAGES OF YOSEMITE
Date:  Tuesday, June 6
Place:  Charlevoix Public Library-Community Rm
Time:  6:30pm
Presented by:  Mike Schlitt

In late October, the Charlevoix Photography Club coordinated a photo-shoot with Yosemite National Park and hired a local guide to take them to some of the same locations where Ansel Adams recorded his iconic images.  Twelve photographic artists from both the Charlaevoix and Petoskey Photography Clubs attended this event in an attempt to mirror the images of the master Ansel Adams.  The weather was ideal and this group of exceptional photographers recorded many outstanding images of this magical park.  It would be unfortunate not to share these works of art with the public. 
charlevoixphotographyclub.org
charlevoixlibrary.org 
POINTE HEALTH PRESENTS PILATES AND PINOT
A recent study found that a glass of red wine is equivalent to an hour at the gym.  Even if it's not true, after a Pilates class overlooking Lake Charlevoix, followed by light apps and a glass of Pinot, you'll feel both fit and fabulous! 

Join us for Pilates and Pinot led by instructor Lynn Wolf, Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. 

$20 per person includes an hour of instruction followed by light aps and a glass of Pinot in the Captains Den at Sommerset Pointe.

RSV Tricia 231.459.4442
summersetpointe.com/pointe-health-club  
NOMI STYLE FASHION EXPO AT THE CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL 
You are invited to attend the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Annual Fundraiser, NOMI STYLE: Sports Gear & Fashion Expo! 

Date: Thursday, June 15
Place: Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Lange Center
Time: 11:30 - 3:00pm
Cost:  $100 - includes complimentary wine service

We have vendors, runway, shopping, lunch, and silent and live auctions.  Vendors include: The Clothing Company, Boyne Country Sports, Bearcup Outfitters, Revolution Bike, High Gear Sports, Webster's Sports, The Clothes Post, J Phillips, Northwoods Yoga, Elements and Susan Norris!

Proceeds benefit programs and general operations of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool.

To reserve you spot, call the Pool at 231.547.0982
Visit charlevoixpool.org for more information  

STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP JUNE 1 IN PETOSKEY
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 Thursday, June 1, 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, 1515 Howard Street.

The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant, Kathleen Bagley.  She will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage  company and evaluate market and sales potential for their products or services.  More
ncmich.edu
sbdcnorthwest.org 




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

Beaver Island Boat Company 
Cafe Sante
Castle Farms
Charlevoix County
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix
 
Panache Hair Studio
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
Porter Creek Fish House
St. Mary School
The Clothing Company
The Landing Restaurant
Two Men And A Truck 
  

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

 

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