FIRST FRIDAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Friday, May 5 | 7:30-8:30am  
American House Senior Living
$5/Members     $7/Non-Members

This is our last First Friday Breakfast until our Chamber Member Appreciation Breakfast in October.

 
Come out and enjoy hot coffee and homemade breakfast with your fellow Chamber
members and some of the lovely residents of American House.  
 
   
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

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. 


THE CHARLEVOIX CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


Benefits North LLC
Jacqueline Letts, RHU, CBC, LIC - President 
Phone: 231.590.0417
Email: jletts@benefitsnorth.com

I have been helping customers make health insurance decisions for their businesses and families for over 20 years.  Products I offer include health, life, disability, dental, vision insurance and medicare supplements - both group and personal plans.  My territory covers all of northern lower Michigan.  After many years of working for some wonderful insurance agencies, I now have the opportunity to open my own agency, Benefits North LLC. I'll continue to offer the same great customer service to my clients that I always have, and look forward to meeting and helping new people along the way.



Sommerset Pointe Lake Charlevoix Weddings 
00970 Marina Drive
Boyne City, MI
231.582.9900
Email: events@sommersetpointe.com
Website: lakecharlevoixweddings.com  

Sommerset Pointe on beautiful Lake Charlevoix is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, company party or family reunion. Sommerset Pointe, in the heart of Northern Michigan, has a large lakeside dining room, two full service bars and two outdoor decks overlooking Lake Charlevoix.  We also have large lakeside tent for your wedding reception, party or company event.  
 
 
 
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 Anniversaries 

Congratulations to the following business who are celebrating their
Chamber Membership Anniversaries in May

 
 
    
25 Years - Boulder Park Terrace 
20 Years - BC Pizza 
10 Years - ABC Antinossi Building Company 
10 Years - American Waste 
10 Years - Ga Ga for kids 
10 Years - Health Department of Northwest Michigan

To view all May Chamber Member Anniversaries
   
 

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
   
 
4FRONT CREDIT UNION RECEIVES WORKPLACE HONOR 
4Front Credit Union was recently named on of "West Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"  which celebrates employers that are making better business, creating richer lives and building stronger communities.  The national program recognized only 38 medium-sized businesses (101-300 employees) in Michigan.

An independent research firm evaluates companies based on key measures in various categories, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment and Engagement; Employee Development and Recognition; Communication; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performances.
4frontcu.com 
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY
Every Wednesday, from 8-11am, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital will be hosting their "Wellness Wednesday" health screening program at the hospital's Wellness Workshop on Bridge Street.

Health Screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, TC/HDL Ratio, Glucose Level, Body Mass Index, Muscle and Fat Percentages, and Blood Pressure Reading.  No fasting required.  Cost for the service: $15. 
Hemoglobin A1C levels can also be done for a known or borderline diabetic for an additional $10.

Participants will receive test results at the screening and a log to track progress.  A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultation and educational materials to individual results. 

Walk-ins only, no appointment required.

For further information, contact the office of Community Health and Education at the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop at 231.437.3482. 
munsonhealthcare.org 
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
 
CHARLEVOIX POINTE TO BREAK GROUND SEPTEMBER 5, 2017  
Once in a blue moon there is a Charlevoix.
*Be one of the lucky seven
*A beautiful enclave of 7 town homes in downtown Charlevoix, perched above the boating channel on the North side.
*A new definition of luxury
*3 bedroom, 3 baths with private elevators, high ceilings, luxury finishes, and a 2 1/2 car garage

For a reservation or more information, please contact Nancy Carey, Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker-Schmidt Realtors at 231.645.1234 or visit our website at charlevoixpointe.com.
cbgreatlakes.com 

CONSTRUCTION IS STARTING AT THE CHARLEVOIX POOL
We are excited to announce the Charlevoix Area Community Pool is starting renovations and will be closed starting Sunday, May 7th for approximately eight weeks!

Work will begin to improve areas surrounding the Pool itself including repairs to exterior walls and the Pool deck. 

Ongoing fundraising is supporting this work and our final phase of construction which will include renovations for new accessible locker rooms, an improved work area and incorporating a multipurpose room.

We anticipate being open for most, if not all, of the final phase.

Updates can be found at charlevoixpool.org
Thank you for your support  
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
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS NEEDS YOUR HELP
It's Big Brothers Big Sisters (BIGS) Biggest Annual Fundraiser, "Bowl for Kids' Sake" AND they Need Your Help!

This event is Bigs most important fundraiser, providing nearly 30% of the agency's funding.

If you care about kids and can "spare" a little time, PLEASE help.  It's REALLY simple.

All proceeds are used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.

Teams of 4 can register at bigsupnorth.com OR you can simply register as a VIRTUAL BOWLER and help raise money on your own.  All it takes is a few minutes and some emails to your colleagues, friends and family.  Every $5 and $10 donation REALLY makes a difference. More
HABITEC SECURITY ACQUIRES CENTRAL SECURITY & ELECTRONICS
Habitec Security, one of the largest privately-held security companies in the Midwest, headquartered in Toledo with a branch office in Charlevoix, acquired Central Security & Electronics of Traverse City.

"Central Security & Electronics has an excellent reputation in the community, which makes it a perfect fit for Habitec.  Our team will be transferring and welcoming Central Security & Electronics customers to Habitec Security over the next few months and intend on making this a seamless transition.  With a proven track record for 45 years, Central Security customers can be confident that Habitec will continue to provide exceptional security services," said John Smythe, President & CEO, Habitec Security.
habitecsecurity.com

BAKER COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL REACCREDITATION
Local business pros key to program evaluation.

The automotive services technology program offered at Baker College's Center for Transportation Technology (CTT) has received reaccreditation valid through 2021 by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  The program continues to meet the requirements for NATEF Master Automotive Service Technology Accreditation - the organization's highest level of certification.

The accreditation includes Baker College's new semester format, which will be adapted fall 2017.  The college currently offers courses on a quarter basis.

NATEF is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide at secondary, post-secondary, public and proprietary schools.  Its rigorous accreditation process takes about six months and evaluates the program against standards established by the industry. More
baker.edu 
SUMMER HOURS FOR NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE 
North Central Michigan College announces summer hours for the business and administrative offices, library, fitness center, gym and book store, starting Monday, May 8.

North Central administrative and business offices, including student services and Learning Support Services are open Monday through Thursday, 8am - 5pm, Friday 8:30am - 12noon.  These hours are effective until Monday, August 21 when regular business hours resume.

The library at NCMC will close for renovations on May 5 and reopen on Tuesday, September 5.  A temporary library will be available in June and July to students and the community in the Student and Community Resource Center, Room 535.  The hours for the temporary library are Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm, and Friday 8:30am - 12noon.  More 
ncmich.edu 
NETWORKS NORTHWEST APRIL NEWS LETTER
Click Here
to read the April Newsletter from Networks Northwest. 
MACGREGOR CARES MONTHLY WINNER
Congratulations to MacGregor Care Monthly Winner, Rising Hope Riding Center .

May nominees are:  Terry Ranney (A Kidney for Terry), Mothers Keepers, and Boyne City Little League.  To place your vote Click Here.  You can vote once a day, every day, for the month of May

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: SEDATION DENTISTRY  
Dr. Sullivan uses sedation dentistry, also known as relaxation dentistry, to provide a calming and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment.  It enables individuals who are too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehensions known as dental phobia.  CALL US TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY!

We are accepting New Patients.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 231.237.5100.
beacondentalcenter.com

WINE & Dine

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
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
$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 5 - Cinco de Mayo Party w/ Dave Cisco  6-10pm
May 7 - First Sunday's Live Jazz
May 9 - Bruce Lee & Me Jazz Trio
May 16-Duffy King
May 23-Tribe of Chiefs
May 30-Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair
redmesa.com

FREE SCREENING OF "BEING MORTAL" A FILM THAT EXPLORES END-OF-LIFE CARE 
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is holding a free community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal" on May 4, 2017 beginning at 6pm at the Charlevoix American House located at 615 Petoskey Avenue, Charlevoix.  After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. More
hospicenwm.org
americanhouse.com  
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES COMMENCEMENT WEEK 
North Central Michigan College celebrates the successful end of the 2016-2017 academic year with graduation ceremonies.

The Nurse Pinning Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 7pm in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium.  This year marks the 50th nursing graduating class and the College will be graduating 33 nursing students.  The guest speaker will be Spencer Cross, a 2013 NCMC nursing graduate.  Spencer currently works at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital in their Medical/Surgical/ICU as well as in the Emergency Department.

Commencement will be held on Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm in the gymnasium.  This year's speaker will be Kelly Suter, lead nurse for Bay Street Orthopaedics and a 2008 NCMC nursing graduate.  More
ncmich.edu 
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 
NLEA ANNUAL LUNCHEON TAILGATE PARTY 
Moran Iron Works, Short's Brewing Comapny, One Water Street, Straits Area Federal Credit Union, and NCMC's "Fab Lab".....What do all these have in common?  They are past winners of the the NLEA "Project 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.  Don'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

Reserve your tickets today! 
Click below to download the reservation form 
Ticket Reservation Form

For the latest information, photos, and videos Click Here.  
northernlakes.net
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 

YOGA RETREAT AT BEAVER ISLAND LODGE
Date:  May 19-21 
All Inclusive Yoga Retreat at the Beaver Island Lodge, May 19-21, with special guest Tiffany Lenau of Yoga Roots in Petoskey.

For more information, including pricing, call (231) 448-2396

Register for this Retreat at beaverislandlodge.com.  Click on the BOOK NOW link and TYPE IN the Access Code YOGA2017
 
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. 

TRAVERSE CITY CHAMBER OFFERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR ON EMPLOYEE COACHING 
Employee coaching is among the hottest topics in business training and is the subject of an upcoming professional development seminar offered through the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.

The event is entitles "Coaching Tools that Rule" and is coming up on Wednesday, May 10 from 8:15 - 11:15am at the Traverse City Chamber.  It features Todd Sanders, principal at Build Leaders Now and Senior Manager of Leadership Development at Hagerty.  The seminar will help you learn how to get the most out of your team through impactful coaching techniques and strategies for business.  The session is designed for individual contributors, supervisors and managers alike, and everyone will find skills that are applicable. More

To register Click Here
tcchamber.org

Carole Pence, President Pence Consulting
Carole Pence, President-Pence Consulting
WORKSHOP TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS DEVELOP ANNUAL FUNDING STRATEGIES
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation are partnering to present a workshop, "Developing Annual Fundraising Strategies," to assist area nonprofit organizations in developing annual fundraising strategies.  Organizations serving Charlevoix and Emmet Counties are invited to attend the workshop on Thursday, May 11, from 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Charlevoix Public Library.

The Annual Campaign is the building block for all current and future fundraising to sustain your organization's mission.  Designed for board members, staff and volunteers involved in fundraising, this session will help you develop an annual fundraising strategy.  Participants will learn key fundraising principles, what you need to know about your donors, how to develop an annual campaign, and techniques for soliciting donations. More
c3f.org 



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
 
Fresh Air Aviation
Irish Boat Shop
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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