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Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00AM - 9:30AM
Chamber of Commerce Office

As a Thank You to all our Chamber Members, the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Member Appreciation Open House Breakfast.

Chamber members are welcome to stop in for a casual meet & greet, complete with light breakfast, catered by Scovie's Gourmet.

This is our way of saying thank you for being a member and supporting the Chamber and its programs.  It's also a great opportunity to share thoughts and feedback with your Chamber board, staff, and ambassadors

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Friday, October 13, 10am-6pm
Saturday, October 14, 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 15, 10am-4pm

Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at the 39th Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival.  Join the festivities and show your support for our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating the season in scenic downtown Charlevoix this October.  The Harvest is in!
 
Enjoy: Art & Craft show, Farm Market, Twister Joe Balloon Artist, Kids Activities, Interactive Trains, Orchards, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Food Booths and our all NEW Apple Fest Pin & Raffle
 
 Thank you to our Event Sponsor 
 

Purchase your commemorative 2017 Apple Fest Pin for $5 and enter for a chance to win $1000 in cash. Pins are available for purchase now at the following locations:
 
  • Castle Farms
  • Central Drug Store
  • Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlevoix State Bank
  • That French Place
  • The Lake House 
Full Raffle details can be found Here

Thank you to our Prize Sponsors:
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AMBASSADOR Spotlight
   
MEET CHAMBER AMBASSADOR ASHLEY SONNEVIL
Ashley joined our Ambassador Committee in January of 2017 on the recommendation of one of our previous Ambassadors.  They felt that Ashley would be a perfect fit for our committee.,,,,and they were right.   
 
After graduating from  the Leadership Charlevoix Country program, Ashley was eager and excited to get involved and give back to Charlevoix.  As an Ambassador "it is important that we act as a resource for the Chamber and all of its members.  We are here to support them in anyway, which strengthens and extends the service that the Chamber provides." 
 
Being an Ambassador, Ashley enjoys learning about the community and having the opportunity to really become an active member of it.  "Being a transplant of Northern Michigan, I love meeting all of the people and am  
continuously amazed at what an inspiring and supportive community   
Charlevoix is.  Everyday, I am so excited to be in Charlevoix and to be able to help in anyway that I can.  Volunteering is extremely important as it allows me to make a real impact on the things that I am most passionate about.  Being able to lend a hand or spread the word for something I believe in is very satisfying. 
 
Ashley is employed by Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital as their Human Resources Generalist.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, being on their boat, snowboarding and "most importantly spending time with my three amazing Siamese cats.  


CITY News
   
CITY HYDRANT FLUSHING flush
As summer draws to an end, the City of Charlevoix Public Works Department plans to begin flushinng all of the water mains throughout the City's distribution system.  This flushing will start the week of September 25, and should be completed within one week.

It is necessary to flush the system to help remove the sedimentation that can accumulate in the water mains throughout the year.  Over the course of the week, hydrants across town will systematically be opened to help scour and flush the lines and help remove any accumulated build up.

During this time, you may experience rusty or discolored water.  This is normal during the flushing due to loosening up any sediment that may be in the main lines.  If you experience rust colored water, run water through an indoor or outdoor tap for a few minutes, or until the water runs clear.  Avoid doing laundry during this time, as the clothes may become stained


Please call the Department of Public Works at 231.547.3276 if you have any questions.
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INTERACTIVE & EDUCATIONAL BEACH WALK 
Join the City of Charlevoix Recrecation Department and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Michigan Beach Park on Thursday, September 14 2017, from 7-9pm (rain or shine) for an Interactive and Educational Beach Walk.

Learn about the coastal process, erosion, our dunes and bluffs and Corps programs.

For more information, or to receive a detailed flyer, call 231.547.3253
cityofcharlevoixrecdesk.com 
Main Street NEWS
"HARDWORKING HEROES" AT heroCHARLEVOIX FARMERS MARKET SEPTEMBER 14.
*Market open 8am-1pm
*Color Guard march and Pledge of Allegiance at 10am followed by the National Anthem played by the Charlevoix Rayder Band
 
Its time to honor our living heroes, hardworking servicemen and women, by showing their service vehicles on the lawn at East Park, downtown Charlevoix and give opportunity to shake their hands.
 
Free coffee for all veterans and a special moment for them with a pinning by Hospice of Northwest Michigan just after the National Anthem.
 
Among the high tech vehicles, is a HMMWV from Camp Grayling and a Coast Guard rescue vessel, firefighters and many more, making it a "Touch the Truck"  event.
 
Sponsored by Fox Motors.   
 
**Looking Forward to Next Thursday (9/21/17)**
We are in search of a few more tractors to bring to East Park druing the Farmers Market "Touch the Tractor" event.  Please call 231.330.0968 if you have any age tractor that could be downtown from 8:30am to Noon on September 21.

CIRCLE OF ARTS TAKING PATRONS TO ART PRIZE
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts is taking a group of patrons to Grand Rapids on Tuesday, October 3rd to explore the wonder of ArtPrize.   
 
From the Experience Grand Rapids website, it is described as, "Art Prize began nearly nine years ago as an experiment - a totally new event, unlike anything the world has ever seen.  For 19 days each fall, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters.  Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it's all free and open to the public."  More 
 
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Prime Downtown office spaces available with access to a break room and a shared conference room.
 
For more information, contact Mitts Lee at 231.675.1977
SEPTEMBER COFFEE HOURS HOSTED BY  
SENATOR WAYNE SCHMIDT
 
Friday, September 15  10:45 - 11:45am at East Jordan City Hall.
Friday, September 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm at North Perk Coffee in Petoskey
CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGEapp
Businesses from Michigan's 1st Congressional District are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.
 
Officially launched in 2015, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.  This competition allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app", for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
 
To make this opportunity available to students, we need mentors and judges.  A mentor businessman or woman would help students start brainstorming apps and point them towards good resources as they seek to make their ideas a reality. More

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INIVTED 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network cordially invite you to celebrate with East Jordan Health Centers recipient of a medication adherence grant to enhance care:
 
Date: Friday, September 15  
Time: 12:00pm
Place: Bellaire Family Health Center, 4955 South M-88 Hwy, Bellaire, MI
 
Light Refreshments will be served.
Please confirm your attendance to Sylvia Norton at 231.941.6075 or snorton@bcbsm.com
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL NORTHRN LIGHTS CELEBRATION -  AUCTION WITH A TWIST
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Place: Castle Farms
Time: 5:30-10:30PM
Tickets: $50 per person and can be purchased online Here or at the school office

Enjoy a Strolling Dinner, Cash Bar, Twist Tables, Live Auction with famed auctioneer, Jason Lamereaux & More!

Proceeds benefit St. Mary School & Parish, St Matthew Youth Group, and Kari's Closet.
For more information, call 231.547.6652
stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com
HOSPICE RAFFLE OF THE RIVALS    
We invite the community to participate in our Raffle of the Rivals supporting Hospice of Northwest Michigan.

Raffle is for (2) tickets to the U of M vs. MSU Game on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Big House in Ann Arbor and includes a $500 Gift Card.  Seats are Sideline 3, Row 2, Seats 17 & 18.

Each chance to win is $25 and there are limited tickets being sold.  HEY, split the ticket price.  One person gets the Gift Card, the other the Tickets.

Drawing is Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department. 

For raffle tickets, call 231.547.7659.
hospicenwm.org
 
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT!
Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Days.
Friday, Sept.15th, 5-8pm
Saturday, Sept.16th, 9am-1pm

Reservations and Location Info at 231.237.0156.hazard
Reservations will be taken September 6-14.

For more information go to charlevoixcounty.org, click on "Departments, Courts and other Services", scroll down to "Single Stream Recycling Program" and click on "Hazardous Waste".  
2ND ANNUAL CAMEL CUP TO TAKE PLACE camelSEPTEMBER 16
Join us September 16th, at the Charlevoix Elks Club for the 2nd annual Camel Cup Race.
 
This year, 24 camels will be competing in 9 races to determine the 2017 Camel Cup champion.
 
Beginning at 3pm, join us for happy hour before the race begins at 6pm.  Enjoy an evening of fun, laughter, and entertainment while betting on your favorite camel.
 
Proceeds from this event will help fund the New Year's Eve Bridge Drop.
 
Camel Sponsorships are still available: for only $150 you get your Camel, handcrafted for you by Carlson's Home Improvement.   
 
For more information on the Camel Cup and/or to Sponsor a Camel, contact Rick Randall at 810.845.8289 or by email at rickrarandall@gmail.com
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT RED MESA 
Red Mesa will be celebrating their  20-Year Anniversary on September 16, 2017.  
 
It will be a "Tropical Sunsplash" themed party with live music all day including the main act - Universal Xpression, an excellent reggae band from Detroit.  
 
They are thanking all of their loyal guests by offering 20% off their regularly priced bill all day.   
 
For more information contact: Red Mesa Grill, 231.582.0049.   
SOL ESPANOL CONCERT
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's Sol Espanol Concert will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View.
 
6:15pm Pre-Concert Talk with Libor Ondras
7:00pm Performance begins.
 
$25 General Admission and $50 Reserved.
 
Music by: Gwyneth Walker - with soprano soloist Amy Cross, Joaquin Turina; Joaquin Rodrigo, featuring the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet; and Juan Amiaga.


Tickets are available online at glcorchestra.org, at area Chambers of Commerce, at the orchestra office at 438 East Lake Street in Petoskey, and at the door of each performance.

For more information, call 231.487.0010 
CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY'S FIFTH ANNUAL DINING 4 PAWS, SEPTEMBER 22
Don't miss the best event of fall 2017!
 
On Friday, September 22, folks all over Northern Michigan will host dinner parties, inviting their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.   
 
The parties can be themed, fancy or just a potluck.  A number of area restaurants will also be hosting parties with special dinner rates with a portion of the bill to benefit the CAHS.  Guests should be informed ahead of time that the dinner is a fundraising event for the CAHS, and at some point during the dinner party, the host will solicit a donation from each guest.  More 
IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNIZATIONS AND SCREENINGS
Join Holly Swearingen, PA-C at McLaren Northern Michigan - Charlevoix Family Medicine, for a free presentation on the importance of immunizations and screenings.

Presentation is at the Charlevoix Senior Center on Thursday, September 28 starting at 12:15pm.  Free lunch provided by the  Charlevoix Senior Center
NORTH CENTRAL ANNOUNCES FALL 2017 LUNCHEON LECTURES 
North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the fall semester will begin on Friday, September 29.  A wide variety of topics will be featured including cooking secrets, the conscious business movement, unmanned aerial systems, the history of Castle Farms, concussions and sports and the stories behind the music.  All programs in the fall series will be held on Fridays in the College's Library conference room.  Lunch begins at 11:30am and the program begins at noon.

September 29 - My Dirty Little Secrets.  Jamee Fry, North Central's energetic and inspirational food service director, will share her professional trade secrets with those of us who want to cook like the pros. More
ncmich.edu 
34TH CHARLEVOIX COUNTY CROP WALK TO BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9:00AM  
Come rain or shine, area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am.  This year's walk will be a 5k and will begin at three Charlevoix County locations, including Elm Pointe to the Tourist Park in East Jordan, United Methodist Church in Boyne City and St. Mary's Church in Charlevoix.  All church's and individuals are welcome to join the walk.

Organized locally, the Charlevoix County CROP Walk has set a goal of recruiting 100 walkers to raise $25,000 which will work to combat hunger here in our community as well as around the world. More
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FROM CAMP DAGGETT ADVENTURE CENTER
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2017 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm 
Place: Petoskey District Library, lower level  
 
Are you looking for ways to foster leadership collaboration and creativity among your team?  Do you wish to encourage a strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses that help shape your group members and team effort?
 
Pathfinder: An Exploration in Leadership may be the opportunity for you and your team!
 
People have a natural desire for exploration - to see what they might find down a road or path.  It is our goal to harness that curiosity and present a thoughtful, interactive and engaging experience of self-discovery and reflection that provides each participant and/or group with a "road-map" to their exploration of leadership.  More 
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WORKSHOP TO HELP FARMS AND OTHERS BUSINESSES FIND AND KEEP EMPLOYEES
Small business owners and farmers can learn how to find, hire, and keep the best employees in an ever tightening job market at a workshop on Tuesday, September 26 in Petoskey.  "Business of Farming: What's Hot in Hiring" will run from 8:30am to 10:30am at the North Central Michigan College Student & Community Resource Center, Room 536.
 
The workshop is intended for small business owners, farmers, and hiring managers and will address the trends in hiring, where to find skilled staff, which digital tools you should be using to communicate your employment brand, and strategies and resources for finding and retaining the right employees.  More   
 
 
CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT IN TRAVERSE CITY
Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time:  8:30am-12:30pm
Place: Northwestern Michigan College University Center, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City
Fee:  No charge but registration is required Here
  
Certain types of cyber attacks are evolving at a pace that out strips the development of many defensive measures, and business owners need to be aware of how to protect their business and employees from becoming easy cyber targets.  The Networks Northwest Cyber Security Summit will address areas of concern and action for business owners.  
 
Presenters and topics will include:
* ADVANCE Resources and Consulting: "Who is interested in Your Company's Technology and How Do They Steal It?"
* Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center: "Cyber Security - Meeting DOD Expectations for Supply Chain"
*Small Business Development Center: "Cyber Workshop" - Cyber security best practices, protecting company information, what to do if your company is breached and more.
 
The Summit will also include an Industrial Risk Mitigation Panel made up of cyber security experts including the state police, an attorney, a risk mitigation and cyber security consultant, and an IT specialist.
 
The Cyber Security Summit is for key decision makers at businesses of all sizes in all industries and is not just for the IT staff.   
   
BRIGHTEN YOUR BUSINESS'S FUTURE WITH ENERGY SAVINGSenergy
Are you looking for ways to save money at your facilities and put more dollars back into your business and the community?  The Boyne Area Chamber and Consumers Energy are sponsoring a free Small Business Seminar.  The seminar will be held from 8:30am to 12noon on Wednesday, September 20, in the City Commission Chambers of Boyne City City Hall, 319 Lake Street.
 
The seminar will explain Energy Efficiency programs that could help you achieve your cost-saving goals for this year.  Topics to be covered are:
* 2017 incentives 
* Energy Efficiency programs relevant to you
* Application process
* Energy Efficiency success stories
* Website tutorial
* Much more.

Come at 8:30 for networking, coffee and a light continental breakfast. 
This seminar is open to all Chambers in the region.
There is no cost to Chamber Members to attend this seminar but pre-registration is required
 
For more information, contact the Boyne Area Chamber at 231.582.6222



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Charlevoix Area Community Pool 
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
City of Charlevoix
 
Glik's
Points North Inn
 
 
 
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