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DOWNTOWN CHARLEVOIX IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS open
The detour, due to construction work being done on Antrim and Hurlbut, does not prohibit you from driving to your favorite downtown Charlevoix establishment.
 
Mason Street, Clinton Avenue and Park Avenue are all open with access to downtown.  Parking downtown is available as usual.
 
You can also get down Antrim Street to the Oleson's Plaza, Cinema III and Terry's Place.
   
 
So, don't forget our Downtown Businesses during this 2 week road construction period.

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*Yes, State Street will be congested with traffic for awhile , so please be patient with other drivers and be extra careful watching for pedestrians trying to cross State St.  The City is doing all they can to complete this work on the infrastructure in a timely matter and we thank them for their hard work.*

UPCOMING
Chamber EVENTS upcoming 

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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.

Register for a Member Dedicated E-Blast worth $100!

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:

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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 
   
 
Thank you to our Apple Fest Pin Sponsors
 
 
 

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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MANY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP SELL APPLE appleFEST PINS
Many hands make light work....and we need many hands to help us sell the Apple Fest commemorative pins.  The pins are just $5 with a change to win $1000.
 
There are 2 hours shifts available in both East Park and Bridge Park on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.  Click Here to find a date and time that works for you.
 
Thank you in advance for volunteering your time for Charlevoix's Apple Fest.
 
For more information, call the Chamber at 231.547.2101

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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CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR aging
Charlevoix County resident Amy Wieland has been named the new executive director for the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging.
 
Wieland replaces Shirley Gillespie, who retired in June.
 
In her new role, Wieland will be responsible for developing and overseeing the programs and services for the seniror centers in Charlevoix, East Jordon,  Boyne City and Beaver Island.
 
Joel Evans, the Chairman of the Charlevoix County Commissioners, said Wieland's wide-ranging professional and volunteer experience make her a perfect fit for the job.
 
"Amy's creativity and strong communication skills will allow her to build upon the many services available at and in the future for the COA," said Evans.  More
NEW BUS ALLOWS THE PETOSKEY busSALVATION ARMY TO BETTER SERVE MOBILITY CHALLENGED RESIDENTS
The Salvation Army, Petoskey Corps purchased a new handicap accessible bus that features a lift in order to better serve people residing in Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim Countries.  The bus will allow The Salvation Army to transport disabled residents of senior apartment communities, shelters, and other low-income housing establishments.  This will provide access to Friday night Community Dinners and many other community events and services that fall outside the regular business hours offered by other local transportation systems.
 
"Part of our mission is to provide services to our most vulnerable folks.  Mobility challenged seniors desperately need the socialization and fellowship our Friday Night Live Community Dinners provide.  More 
GET YOUR DAIRY GRILLE FIX NOW!dairy
Charlevoix Dairy Grille is closing for the season this Sunday, September 24 at 9:00PM.   
 
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all our loyal friends and customers for another great season!
Terry, Dennis & Renee
COSTCO IS SIGNING UP NEW MEMBERS IN CHARLEVOIX
Costco will be opening in Traverse City on Thursday, October 26 at 8:am.
 
In the mean time, you can sign up for your Costco Card now!    
 
Costco has a booth/tent set up next to Boss Landscape on US 31 South.  They will be at this location 10am-5pm 7 days a week until October 24.
 
Costco will have a second location where you can sign up for your Costco Card starting approximately the first week in October.  This location will be in the lot across from Dairy Grille.  They will have the same schedule as the US 31 location.
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
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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.
JAMEE FRY WILL KICK OFF LUNCHEON LECTURE SERIES
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series premiers on Friday, September 29 with a presentation by North Central's energetic and inspirational food services director, Jamee Fry. The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus.  Lunch begins at 11:30am and the program begins at noon.
 
Jamee will share her professional trade secrets with those of us who want to cook like the pros at home. She will talk about her favorite techniques, recipes and products that have spiced up the Luncheon Lecture series for several years and earned rave reviews from our guests.
 
Reservations are required.  Call 231.348.6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your table.  Cost is $12 and includes lunch.
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 churches 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
CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL ANNUAL MEETING
The Charlevoix Area Community Pool will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2017, starting at 5pm at the First Congregational Church, 101 State Street.   
 
We will be providing an update on our Pool Renewal.   
 
All community members are welcome, so please join us for this meeting. Light refreshments will be provided . We hope to see you there.
ARE YOUR KNEES READY TO SKI?
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is hosting a "Wellness Seminar" free to the community on "Are Your Knees Ready to Ski!" on Thursday, October 5th at 5:30pm with light refreshments.   
 
The presentation will be held at the Harbor Springs Clinic located in the Harbor Plaza, next to the Harbor Springs Airport.  Our professional staff will be available for one-on-one consultations after the presentation.  
 
Please call 231.348.7002 for registration.
 
Knee injuries are currently the most common injury, with the dreaded ACL and MCL tear often being the victim. The seminar will focus on preventing knee injuries and the importance of pre-season sports specific conditioning.
CAMP DAGGETT FALL FESTIVAL IS COMING!
The Fall Festival is back at beautiful Camp Daggett on Walloon Lake, Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5:00pm.  Fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Daggett.  The fall colors surrounding Walloon Lake are beautiful, and families can enjoy outdoor activities then return to the main lodge to warm up by the fireplace.  Open to the public, this event offers new visitors a chance to see the Camp in its fall glory, and former campers a chance to share their stories.

Enjoy activities like: *Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting*  *Face Painting*  *Caramel Apples*  *Kids Crafts*  *Hay Rides*  *History Tours of the Camp*  *Life Music at the fire circle*  *Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake*  *Cider and Doughnuts*  *Hotdogs available for $1.

There is a $5 per carload entrance fee.  Please no pets.  For more information, call 231.347.9742
SWINGSHIFT AND THE STARS COMPETITION VIDEO FROM THE CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society's competition video for SwingShift and the Starts, Sunday, October 22.  Join us at the City Opera House with cocktails and dancing and help us win the competition with your votes.  Each $10 donation counts as a vote, so vote early and vote often.

For more information and to Vote Click Here

SwingShift and the Stars participant - Charlevoix Area Humane Society charity video for the 2017 Million Dollar Challenge Season
SwingShift and the Stars participant - Charlevoix Area Humane Society charity video for the 2017 Million Dollar Challenge Season

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LEAN OVERVIEW WORKSHOPS BEGINNING IN OCTOBER
A skilled workforce means more productivity and profit.  What types of training do your employees need?  If it's Manufacturing, Office Simulation, Value Stream Mapping or 5S in the workplace then this training may be for you!
 
Don's miss the opportunity to register now!
 
The Lean Overview Workshops are booked for the second Tuesday of the month for the following dates:
*October 10 - Lean Manufacturing Overview
*November 14 - Lean Office Overview
*December 12 - Lean Value Stream Mapping Overview
*January 9 - Lean 5S Workplace Organization Overview
 
All sessions: 8:30am-12:30pm at North Central Michigan College in the Student & Community Resource Center, Room 536.
 
The cost is $95 per person/per session
To register, call 231.348.6613 or email ccefaq@ncmich.edu
 
   
DEFENSE INDUSTRY OUTREACH EVENT OCTOBER 12 IN ACME
Simplifying and streamlining the process of doing business with the Department of Defense will be the focus on an industry outreach event Thursday, October 12 in Acme.  The US Army's Tank Automotive  Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) External Business Office (EBO) Industry Outreach Event will bring together industry, government and academic partners.  This event offers Northern Michigan companies the rare opportunity to network and engage with representatives from the Department of Defense and other business leaders.
 
Along with representatives from TARDEC, the Industry Outreaach Event will also include representatives from the US Army's Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) , the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Michigan Defense Center. Information sessions at the event will cover topics including  More   
   
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN HOUSING SUMMIT OCTOBER 16 IN TRAVERSE CITY
The 2017 Northwest Michigan Housing Summit will bring community leaders, businesses, housing agencies, and funders together to take action on the region's housing needs.  The third annual Summit will be held on Monday, October 16, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Hagerty Center, 715 East Front Street, Traverse City.
 
The Housing Summit will feature a keynote presentation by Laurie Volk, from the nationally-renowned market research firm Zimmerman Volk Associates, focusing on the region's population dynamics and their impact on housing and retail markets.  Summit attendees will also hear from the builders' perspective, with Bob Filka, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, sharing highlights from a new HBA of Michigan report detailing challenges builders face in meeting Michigan's housing needs, and potential solutions. More
 
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   



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