See below for Services, Parade and Community Events

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE & PARADE

9:00 am - Service at Brookside Cemetery 
Wreath Laying, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Gettysburg Address, Firing Party with the playing of Taps.

10:00am - Memorial Day Parade  
Parade begins at the corner of East Garfield and Bridge St., Wreath Laying in Veteran's Park, Parade continues to Clinton Street and into East Park where a ceremony will be held near the Odmark Pavilion.  
 
 
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOURS
FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Friday, May 26 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 27 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 28 - Closed
Monday, May 29 - 9:00am - 1:00pm 
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND  IN CHARLEVOIX
  
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



CHARLEVOIX COMMUNITY MARATHON   
Saturday, May 27   
Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs
Team Marathon
Half Marathon
10k Race/Walk and Half Marathon 
Click Here for more information




PLANT SALE SPONSORED BY CHARLEVOIX AREA GARDEN CLUB

The Charlevoix Area Garden Club will be holding a Plant Sale on
Saturday May 27, from 8:30am until 12 noon at the Ferry Beach Pavilion.  Plants are locally grown and personally dug from the gardens of club members and the wider Charlevoix community.  The plant sale helps magnify the beauty and gardening pleasures in the interest of UpNorth garden beauty.  Fair prices for local plants (with a few regional imports) and quality garaden tools support the club's many efforts sincluding eleven community gardens, and ongoing efforts for education, beautification and conservation. 
 

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAY AT CASTLE FARMS  
Local Appreciation Day at Castle Farms is on Monday, May 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm.  Residents of Charlevoix,  Antrim, Emmet, Cheboygan, and Otsego counties can tour the Castle for FREE!  All other visitors are just $5!

Castle Farms is home to Michigan's largest outdoor model railroad (and a dragon)!

Visit the Castle in your own backyard.
castlefarms.com 
 

   
TONIGHT
May 24, 5:30 - 7:30
Blue Smoke in East Jordan
$10 Cost to benefit Leadership Charlevoix County 

20th ANNUAL CHARLEVOIX COUNTY-WIDE
REGIONAL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS



STILL NEED A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE 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.

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.  

WELCOME BACK CARLY!
This week we welcome Carly Thompson back to the Chamber.
Carly will be at the front desk greeting our members and visitors working under the title of Guest Services.  She is as excited to be back as we are to have her. 

Carly has just graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and we hope to put that talent to good use writing a blog, and possibly some articles for the Biz Blast and/or Charlevoix Courier.

Stop in, say hi, and welcome Carly back to Charlevoix and the Chamber!
CHARLEVOIX 2017 VISITORS GUIDE FREE MOBILE APP
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Visitors Guide & Business Directory is also available as a free iOS app. 

The app includes all the same content as the print and digital editions with the added convenience of internet-free use.

Download it once and view it from anywhere.


 




THE CHARLEVOIX CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America  
200 North Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Contact:  Laura Hall
Phone: 866.206.5851
Email:  laura.hall@accidentfund.com 
Website: accidentfund.com

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is one of the nation's leading workers' compensation insurance organizations, managing risk and minimizing loss for our policyholders, creating a safer environment for their workers and building businesses with our agent partners.




Woodmasters, LLC 
717 E Cayuga Street
Bellaire, MI 49615
Contact:  Lyle Loveless
Phone:  703.350.8376
Email:  woodmasters2017@gmail.com 
Website:  woodmasters2017.com

With over 30 years of experience in the carpentry trade, we provide quality workmanship for the domestic and commercial markets.  Our products are made from quality materials and components.  Choose  from Special Woods and Finishes to make your piece perfect for you.  
 


iWOK, LLC 
1411 Bridge Street
Charlevoix
Contact:  Julie Thao
Phone:  231.437.3866
Email:  jbthao1@gmail.com 
Website: coming soon

IWOK is an Chinese, Thai, and Asian Cuisine Restaurant, opening on Wednesday, May 31. They are located in what was the Chee Peng building. 



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   


   
MEMBER Anniversary

Congratulations to BOULDER PARK TERRACE
on their 25th Anniversary as Chamber Members

 
HOT DEAL FROM WOODMASTERS
Solid Wood, Engineered Wood, Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Sale.

ALL FLOORING MATERIAL OFFERED AT 15% DISCOUNT
         (20% DISCOUNT ON CASH & CARRY MATERIAL)

                     Paramount Engineered Hardwoods
                              Paramount Solid Woods
                            Metroflor Luxury Vinyl Tile
                                Canoe Bay Laminates
                             Remainder of May & June
                                  Installation Available!
                                    WOODMASTERS

For more information, call (703) 350-8376, email woodmasters2017@gmail.com or visit our website at  woodmasters2017.com

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 


19 GRADUATE AS LEADERSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY  
COMPLETES ITS 6TH YEAR 
Leadership Charlevoix County completed its sixth year May 17th with a graduation ceremony for 19 class members at Boyne Mountain Resort, which sponsored the event.

"It has been a memorable 10 months working with this leadership class," said Leadership board president, Mary Faculak of the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce.  "We have 19 engaged individuals who are already making a positive difference in our county."

Faculak and Alison Hubbard of the Charlevoix Area Chamber are co-coordinators of the program. "Charlevoix County is lucky to have the knowledge and drive that these leaders possess," Hubbard said.  "With the success of their Community Service Project and recent graduation, the potential for this class of leaders is endless."

The graduates were addressed by keynote speaker Dr. Gretchen Carroll, Associate Dean of Business, Manufacturing & Technology at North Central Michigan College, who said "leadership is a disposition and it's not for the faint of heart.  Leadership is a relationship - and requires a strong connection between leaders and their constituents."

The class chose two of its members to speak for them at their graduation.  Emily Selph expressed her thanks "for providing an amazing program, which has given us an opportunity to embark on this journey and to accomplish something that will truly make a difference."

Savanah Cool urged her classmates to "continue to learn, grow and lead. To set professional goals and identify opportunities to make a positive impact in our community." 
leadershipcharlevoixcounty.com 
NLEA LUNCHEON-WHAT AN EVENT! Over 750 people gathered on May 19 at the Petoskey Northmen Stadium to celebrate the economic development partnerships that thrive throughout the NLEA region.  Local and state government officials community and business leaders, area entrepreneurs, chamber members, educational leaders and everyone involved in the economic vitality of our region were present for networking and celebration.  Performances from the award winning Petoskey Marching Northmen and Madrigal Singers kicked off the event in true spirit of collaboration.  Our keynote speaker, Jon Jansen, former NFL player and local entrepreneur kept the crowd engaged with his career experiences and humorous stories.  Exciting awards and special recognition were presented to deserving community members and business leaders.  Thank you to everyone for your continued support and as Andy would say "When we all work together we all win together!"  
To see more photos from the event Click Here
northernlakes.net 
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 you 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 
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
WINE & Dine

JELLY ROLL BLUES BAND AT LCBC 
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company welcomes the Jelly Roll Blues Band to our patio on Friday, May 26, from 6-9pm for our pre-marathon party at the Brewery!

Enjoy some awesome tunes from this awesome local band!

We are still accepting applications for all positions Click Here and let's get the conversation started!  Cheers! 
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com

DOG DAYS OF SPRING @ THE MARKET 
Your pooch is welcome to attend as you shop for fresh, local asparagus, and lots of produce in East Park this Thursday, May 25, along with artisan baked goods, fish, meats, fresh sauces & plenty of delicacies.  Don't forget pet treats!

Also this week in East Part are doggie games and wiener dog races at 10am from the Charlevoix Humane Society.  Please bring your tiny dogs to run in a short fenced track for the children to watch.
Every Runner Wins A Prize donated by Best Friends Pet Spa, Holly Johnson.  

For more information on the Charlevoix Farmers Market Click Here or call Market Manager, Chris Leese at 231.330.0968.  
CHARLEVOIX RAYDER MARCHING BAND FUNDRAISER  
The Charlevoix Rayder Marching Band is raising funds to cover the cost of our fall program and need your help!  Between Memorial Day, Venetian Festival, and fall football games, the marching band reaches thousands of individuals. 

*Join us at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company on Friday, June 2nd from 5-8pm

*Donate an item or place the winning bid on our facebook and in-person silent auctions.

*Become a sponsor of the Band starting at $50 donation - tax deductible!

Please contact any of the Band Boosters, we'd love to hear from you! - Tonya Mann, Amy Hanchin, amyhanchin@yahoo.com, Carol Ochs, Kelli Kwapisz or Michelle Taylor
 raydermarchingbands/facebook
lakecharlevoixbrewing.com 
2017 CHARLEVOIX CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL JUNE 3
Have you made plans to attend the 2017 Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival?

This major event takes place in Bridge Park on Saturday, June 3, starting at 12noon and features the excellent craft beers from 20 or more breweries from our great state of Michigan!

This is one event you will not want to miss!

For more information check our the 2017 Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival's Facebook page Here.
bridgestreettaproom.com
dclinc.com  
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 Charlevoix 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 
CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ART PAINT OUT! 
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will hold their annual Paint Out on Saturday, June 10 beginning at 8am when artists register to have their blank canvases stamped for a day of painting.

As artists return to the Circle with their work, a "Wet Paint Sale" will be installed and paintings will be immediately for sale. 

During the Wet Paint Sale last year, local favorite musician Chris Martin was on hand to entertain the crowds.  As Chris played, the front yard of the Circle was transformed into a celebratory happening with artists and patrons dancing the afternoon away.  Back by popular demand, Chris has agreed to again perform.  Local artist Paul Andrzejewski of Pizza Girl will have pizza pies available.

Beginning at 6pm, awards will be presented to the artists.

For more information, please contact the Circle of Arts at 231.547.3554 or visit our website at charlevoixcircle.com 
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
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, Bearcub 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 your spot, call the Pool at 231.547.0982
Visit charlevoixpool.org for more information  
"DIVE IN" AT RAVEN HILL
The 2017 Luke Buck Watercolor workshop will concentrate on "diving in and divulging, and you'll discover the many facets and advantages of the medium.  It instantly becomes easy."  For the eighth consecutive year, a special Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop is scheduled at Raven Hill Discovery Center for Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, from 10am to 3pm.  Luke Buck, a native "Hoosier," grew up and studied art in Indiana.  His nostalgic paintings of Americana landscapes and American wildlife show a love for life, art, and nature.  Many "locals" here in northern Michigan appreciate his talents and enjoy collecting his paintings.

"I'm looking forward to returning to the Raven Hill Discovery Center for another workshop session in watercolor painting.  More 
ravenhill.org
HOSPICE-TALITY CHEFS AUCTION  & COCKTAIL PARTY
Hospice of Northwest Michigan & Bay Harbor Foundation request the honor of your patronage for a most delicious act of charity!  Celebrating Life Hospice-Tality Chefs Auction & Cocktail Party, Raffle & Culinary Themed "Goodie" Basket Silent Auction, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 4:00pm at the Lange Center at Bay Harbor Yacht Club.

The Event will kick off with a Champagne toast to life and appetizers will be prepared by our 7 featured local chefs.

Contact Bay Harbor Yacht Club at 231.439.2100 for individual tickets - $50 & for Gourmet, Chef, Sommelier and Foodie Levels of support for special sponsor perks & support acknowledgement.
hospicenwm.org 



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

Beaver Island Boat Company 
Cafe Sante
Castle Farms
Charlevoix County
City of Charlevoix
 
Ga Ga for kids
Michigan Officeways 
Panache Hair Studio
Pigs Eatin' Ribs
The Clothing Company
The Landing Restaurant 
  

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