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Friday, October 6, 2017breakfast
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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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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WE NEED YOUR HELP!! volunteer
We are still in need of MANY volunteers to help us sell the Apple Fest commemorative pins.  The pins are just $5 with a chance to win $1000 cash. 
 
There are 2 hour 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
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LOOKING FOR A FEW NEW AMBASSADORSambassador
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to add a few new Ambassadors to our already energetic, fun and successful Ambassador program 
 
The Ambassadors are an extension of the Chamber staff and help spread  the word of the Chamber's events, programs and membership in the organization.
 
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please email the chamber office at  info@charlevoix.org by Wednesday, October 4th with your contact information and why you would like to be an Ambassador for the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce.  


THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERtabatha
 
 
Edward Jones
Tabatha Simpson,  Financial Advisor
251 Bridge Park Drive
Suite 109
Charlevoix
Phone: 231.547.3852
Website: edwardjones.com
 
  I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people work toward achieving their long term financial goals.  Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key.  Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients to build strong relationships and we do so by offering excellent client service through our convenient branch locations in the communities where our clients live and work.
 

MAIN STREET News 
 
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.*

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ST MARY ADOPTS FAMILIES OF HURRICANE HARVEY
St. Mary Parish and School has adopted 7 families from St. Joseph Regional School in Baytown Texas, who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. From September 23- October 1, 9:00am-6:00pm, we will be accepting donations of specific items to be placed on a semi-truck, located on the corner of St. Mary's Drive and State Street.  The semi-truck has been donated by Northern Logistics. 

These families need everything: couches, tables, dressers, beds, kitchen supplies, and more.  Stop by to check the list or call 231.547.6652 ext 20 for more information.

For daily updates go to our website at  stmaryscharlevoix.com and for  a list of items needed Click Here.
COSTCO IS SIGNING UP NEW MEMBERS IN CHARLEVOIX
Costco will be opening in Traverse City on Thursday, October 26 at 8:00am.
 
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.
BRIDAL EXPO PRESENTED BY NORTHERN MICHIGAN REVIEW
Plan now to be part of the BRIDAL EXPO at the Mackinaw Receptions and Conference Center, Sunday, October 8, from 12noon - 3:00pm.  Presented by NorthernMIWeddings.com/Northern Michigan Review.

You can join other vendors with displays, demonstrations and discounts including DJ's, musicians, spas, beauty salons, bakeries, caterers, photographers, videographers, florists, favors, invitations, specialty items, and tour the Mackinaw Reception and Conference Center and Saint Anthony Church, that is available for rent as well.

For more information, or to register, please contact Catherine Wing, cwing@petoskeynews.com or 231.330.6833
NEWSLETTER FROM NETWORKS NORTHWEST
The September 2017 issue of the Networks Northwest newsletter is available.
 
To read it Click Here
 
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CHARLES CULVER EXHIBITION AT THE CIRCLE OF ARTS
Working with the Charles Culver curator, Andrea Gerring, the Charlvevoix Circle of Arts presents A Charles Culver Retrospective opening on September 29 from 5-7pm and running through November 4th.  Bellaire artist Charles Beech Culver was born in 1908 and his life ended in 1967.  He loved jazz music, and for a short time in the late 20's and early 30's went on the road as a musician to earn extra money, playing tenor sax and clarinet.  In addition to music, Culver had worked as a cartoonist for the Royal Oak Tribune in the 1920's.  Culver's love of music, his work on children's books and cartoons were only hobbies, and to make money he worked several years at the Chevrolet Studios in General Motors Building in Detroit as a commercial artist. More
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
NORTH CENTRAL PRESENTS FREE LECTURE ON SUSTAINABILITY IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON
North Central Michigan College's International  committee will present an illuminating lecture about a great sustainability program in the Peruvian Amazon on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm in Room 311 of the Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  No reservations are necessary.
 
VASI, translated Amazonian Vision for an Integrated Sustainability, works with nine communities in the Peruvian Amazon to combat the growing pressures from industries, violence and illegal activities threatening biodiversity of the region and the livelihoods of its residents.  More
HARVEST MOON DANCE CONCERT
Join us on Thursday, October 5, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Shanahan's Barn for a Harvest Moon Dance Concert to benefit Joppa House Women's Transitional Home.   
 
The Dance Concert will feature the Motown Magic of "Intrigue", a Rhythms of Venetian Headline Act.

Cost is $75 per person and includes Farm to Table Hors D'oeuvres and a Full Cash Bar.
Resort Casual Attire.

We would like to thank our event sponsors:  Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix Golf & Fitness, Kiteley's Farm Market, Grey Gables Restaurant, Social  Economic Enterprises, Mary & Fred Taylor, Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites.

For more information, call 231.547.8040 or email info@joppahouseministries.org
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
BABY BOOMER COMEDY SHOW
Date:  Saturday, October 14
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Place: Petoskey Middle School Auditorium
Fee:   $20.00 in advance & $25 at the door.  
To purchase tickets now Click Here.   
 
You are invited to the upcoming Baby Boomer Comedy Show, staring Jan McInnis and Kent Rarer.
 
The Baby Boomer Comedy Show is 90 minutes of hilarious clean stand-up comedy focusing on work, family, do-it-yourself projects, and many other topics that audiences can relate to!
 
Kent and Jan are both baby boomers who have spent the past 20 years performing.  They have a reputation for clean and funny humor.  
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit the local programs in Charlevoix and Emmett Counties that your United Way Funds each year.
BIGS' FASHIONABLE FUNDRAISER AT TALBOTS
Big Brothers Big Sisters and Talbots of Traverse City invite the community to join them on Thursday, October 19th for a day of shopping - all for a great cause!

Stop in to shop at Tablots any time between 10am and 8pm on October 19, mention Bigs during checkout and 10% of your pre-tax will be donated directly to Big Brothers Big sisters to support mentoring relationships between local at-risk children and caring, adult mentors.

Bigs Executive  Director, Cecilia Chesney, and Office Manager, Kris Hoxie, will be in attendance from 5:00-8:00pm if you would like to visit, learn more about the local Bigs program and enjoy light refreshments.
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

charlevoixhumane.org
CENTER POINT ASSEMBLY HOSTS FALL EVENT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AND ADULTS
Date:  Friday, October 27,  2017
Time:   6:30 - 9:00pm 
Place:  Center Point Assembly.
 
Center Point Assembly (just south of Castle Farms) will host a FREE Dancing and Game Night on Friday, October 27 for all special need students and adults.  Participants are encouraged to come in costume.  Snack food and refreshments provided  
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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
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Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.


Charlevoix Area Community Pool  
Charlevoix Housing Commissioni  
City of Charlevoix 
Points North Inn
 
 
 
  Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
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