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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ART SHOW
Charlevoix's Summer Art Show takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25 in beautiful East Park in downtown Charlevoix.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly.

If you are interested, click the "Sign Up" link below.  You will see what tasks we need help with and what time slots are available. 

There isn't a more beautiful place to volunteer your time than in East Park, so Sign Up today!
SignUp.com

Thank you in advance for your time.

For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101.  

Abbigail Babbitt
CHARLEVOIX CHAMBER AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP 
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Abbigail Babbitt as the recipient of the 2017 Chamber College Scholarship in the amount of $2000.

Abbigail will graduate from Boyne City HIgh School with plans to attend Ferris State University to pursue a bachelors degree in Welding Technology.

Abbigail is the daughter of Michael & Jeannie Babbitt, owner of Chamber business Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Besides maintaining her 3.8 GPA, Babbitt has made the Academic Honor Roll all four years of high school, was a 2 year member of the National Honor Society, involved in both Marching and Concert band, and Co-Captain of this year's Cheerleading team.  She has volunteered for Blood Drives, the Community Christmas Project, Mountain Mayhem Bike Race, the Mushroom Festival as well as teaching Sunday School.  On top of all that, Abbigail works for Chamber member business, Bella Vita.

Babbitt, in her essay submission stated that she is "not intimidated by the gender disparity often found in the field of Welding Technology.  I have chosen this as my most important dream because I can stand my ground and recognize that I am in this field to add to my knowledge, my future, and to serve as a mentor to other young women seeking to apply themselves in this field."

The Chamber Scholarship is sponsored by Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford, Freshwater Charch, the Round Lake Group, and the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce.  
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THE CHARLEVOIX CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME NEW MEMBER


SALON BEAUTIFUL YOU 
Danielle Scheller, Owner
100 Van Pelt Place
231.675.0026
Email: Salonbeautifulyou@icloud.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Salonbeautifulyou 
 
 
 
BRIAN'S ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE
Serving Home Made Ice Cream & Macaroons 
Brian & Emily Freund, Owners
217 Bridge Street, Unit C
Email: emily@thatfrenchplace.com
Website: briansicecreamexperience.com (site will be up soon)  
   




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   


   


MEET CHAMBER AMBASSDOR EDITH PAIR 
Edith joined our Ambassador program in January of 2016.  "I was honored to be asked to be on the Ambassador committee and couldn't be more proud to be a part of representing Charlevoix."

"What I love most about being an Ambassador is the interaction with the local business owners and employees.  Being an Ambassador fulfills the need to give back by volunteering my time for such a great organization.  The Ambassadors are able to support the Chamber's need to make all the great events they sponsor run smoothly.  We are also able to help with networking events & make the businesses in Charlevoix feel like we are on the same team and have each other's back."

"I grew up in Charlevoix, but have lived elsewhere, and able to travel around the world at one point.  Each time I left, I felt like a piece of me was missing so..being able to support this small but mighty town gives me a great sense of pride.  Charlevoix will always be the most beautiful town I have ever been in and I am honored and blessed to live here and be a part of making visitors and locals happy and comfortable. 

Main Street NEWS   


CHARLEVOIX MAIN STREET OFFERS
HOSPITALITY TRAINING
Date:  Thursday, May 25, 2017 
Time:  9:30 - 10:30am
Place: Charlevoix City Hall, 2nd Floor Council Chambers

Presenter, Marvin J. Morris III (MJ), General Manager for Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant will present various topics including what makes an excellent employee in the hospitality industry and why people matter.

The training is FREE but registration is required - 231.547.3257

For more information email lindseyd@cityofcharlevoix.org
charlevoixmainstreet.org 


CHARLEVOIX COUNTRY CLUB UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Charlevoix Country Club, now under A-Ga-Ming Golf Club management, is thrilled to announce the reopening of Heatherwoods Golf Course, Memorial Weekend and Charlevoix Fitness Center soon thereafter.

Please check out our wesite chxcountryclub.com or our Facebook page for details as they become available.
CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY 
The Charlevoix Public School District will host the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Charlevoix Middle/High School auditorium.

The program was developed to honor graduates who have achieved significant success in their careers and to motivate students to set high goals for their own future.

This year, Charlevoix Public Schools will be inducting the following graduates:
*Vane Smith
*Charles Fairbanks
*Earl Young
*Dr. Katherine Harper-Campbell
*Valerie Snyder, Esq.
*Larry Smith
*Robert C. Miles
*Marilee Brooks-Gillies
*Dr. Dylan Steward 

To be inducted into the CPS Alumni Hall of Fame, graduates must have achieved one or more of the following: an advanced degree, a significant life achievement, honor or award; or a significant contribution toward improving the lives of others.
rayder.net
HEALTHY ME WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM OFFERED BY WELLNESS WORKSHOP  

Join us for a 12 week program that includes instruction and support assisting you with working towards your weight loss goals.  You will be accountable for getting daily physical activity and maintaining a food record, while instructor, Registered Dietician Amanda Evans, works with the group to assist with learning the keys to weight loss success. 

The class begins Monday, June 5 and runs weekly until August 21 from 9-10am at the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Wellness Workshop.

Please call 231.437.3482 to register.  Program cost is $50.
munsonhealthcarecharelvoixhospital/wellness-workshop 
PUT YOUR PAYMENT SYSTEM TO THE TEST
A FREE ANALYSIS COULD SAVE YOU MONEY! 
Your Payment System should be helping your bottom line, not draining it. 

Let Dodson Group Payment Solutions provide your with a FREE Analysis of the system you are currently using and evaluate it against your needs and our costs.  You may be surprised to find out how much extra your system is costing your business.

Contact Dodson Group Payment Solutions to learn more.
Call 231.577.9599 or visit  
SERVICE FOCUS: DENTURES 
If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, dentures can be used to replace your missing teeth - improving your health as well as your appearance.

Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which makes a person with no teeth look much older. 

Dentures also enable you to eat and speak normally - little things often taken for granted until natural teeth are lost.

CALL US TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DENTURES.

We are accepting new patients
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100
beacondentalcenter.com 
THE NEXT GENERATION OF VOLUNTEERING
Char-Em United Way continues to match volunteers with local nonprofits through the use of Volunteer Connections .

The site was redesigned on May 10, 2017 so volunteers and agencies alike can post and find needs in the community.  Currently, there are 611 people registered as volunteers and 90 active agencies on the site.  We would love to see the number of users on the site grow.  Find it by visiting charemunitedway.org/volunteer or text "VC" to 51555 for mobile access

Volunteer Connections is a free resource that benefits the entire community.  First introduced in late 2009, Volunteer Connections, a virtual volunteer center, is a tool for Char-Em United Way users to match available volunteers with needs that meet their skills and interests in our region.  More
charemunitedway.org 
NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS FAB LAB ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-11      North Central Michigan College is pleased to offer a career-focused three-day career academy, Tuesday - Thursday, August 15-17, from 8 am - 12pm each day.  The academy gives students an opportunity to explore manufacturing technologies as a career pathway, participate in tours of local  manufacturers, plan a project and produce personalized products in NCMC's stationary lab and state-of-the-art mobile digital fabrication lab, the Fab Lab.

The academy is for students who will be in grades 8-11 this fall.  This program is a partnership with the Char-Em ISD, Central Industrial Manufacturing and the Demmer Corporation.  The cost is $60 which includes a T-shirt and take home project.  Space is limited to the first 12 registrations received.

For more information, contact Angie Ross at 231.439.6265 or aross@ncmich.edu
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 .
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
WINE & Dine

FINAL BEER DINNER OF THE SEASON
We still have some spaces available for our FINAL Beer Dinner of the season!  The event takes place this Thursday, May 18, starting at 6pm in the Round Lake Room.

We'll be parring five unique brews from our good friends at Stormcloud Brewing Company with five delicious creations from our culinary craftsmen! 

Save your spot today by calling 231.437.3466.  Cheers!
bridgestreettaproom.com 
LAKE CHRLEVOIX BREWING COMPANY NEWS
We have a brand new menu!

Offering Lunch and Dinner service for all of your hungry needs!  What better to wash those new sandwiches down with then some of our very own craft beer made with the pristine waters of Lake Michigan? 

Swing on by during our hours of operation which have now changed to Mon - Fri 4-8pm, Sat & Sun, 12Noon-8pm. 

We are also hosting the Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival After Party on June 3.  Save the Date!
Cheers!

To view our new menu Click Here.
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 23-Tribe of Chiefs
May 30-Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

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
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 6:30-7:25am 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

A SWEATER A HISTORY
On May 24, beginning at 11am, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts will host a book signing for the recent release of A Sweater A History, co-authored by Gail DeMeyere, Executive Director of the Circle, and fellow author Jane Merrill.

The event encourages sweater enthusiasts to wear a sweater that has a story to tell, be it a good yarn or a significant memory.

This event is free and open to the public.  There will be delightful tidbits to eat and beverages to toast all of the fun and memorable stories that are sure to fill the gallery.

For more information, contact the Circle of Arts at 231.547.3554 or online at charlevoixcircle.com 
CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS
The Dog Days of Spring takes place on Thursday, May 25 at the Farmers Market in East Park.
Wiener dogs and dinky dogs will race at 10am. Please enter your pooch so the children on field trips can enjoy watching the silly races.

Scott MacKenzie of the Charlevoix County Humane Society will be the emcee for this event. 

LOTS OF PRIZES for the races and fun for all.

Other activities include a Kissing Booth, Picture with a Pooch, Games and more.

Sponsored by Best Friends Pet Spa & Walgreen's of Charlevoix.
Benefit the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.

Shop Local. Eat Fresh. Enjoy the Market! 

For more information on the Charlevoix Farmers Market Click Here or call Market Manager, Chris Leese at 231.330.0968.  
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 
GOLFERS SCRAMBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT NCMC FOUNDATION GOLF EVENT 
Golfers are invited to participate in the North Central Michigan College Foundation's 21st annual Scramble for Scholarships golf outing, Thursday, June 8, at the Little Traverse Bay Golf Club.  Fifth Third Bank is the event sponsor for this year's outing, and all proceeds from the event to to the Foundation Scholarship Fund to benefit students.

Registered teams of four players will enjoy a day of golf, lunch, and dinner.  There are various competitions with prizes and awards, including an all new hole-in-one contest and two chances to win $2,500 or two sets of Callaway irons.

There are openings for teams as well as hole sponsorships and prize donations.  For a Brochure Click Here
ncmich.edu 
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  



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
 
Ga Ga for kids 
Panache Hair Studio
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
St. Mary School
The Clothing Company
The Landing Restaurant 
  

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