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St Marys Cement Executives tour Charlevoix Hospital             
Great Lakes Center for the Arts Subscriptions Now Available
My North Media Article on Apple Fest Pin Program

       

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MY NORTH MEDIA PLUGS APPLE FEST PIN PROGRAMpin
My North Media has written a great article giving a plug to Charlevoix's  
new Apple Fest Pin Program & $1000 Raffle.
 
To read the article Click Here
MEMBERSHIP Anniversaries
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO ARE CELEBRATING  THEIR CHAMBER MEMBER ANNIVERSARY IN SEPTEMBER

 
20 Years - Dry Harbour Marine 
10 Years - Muscle Menders, Inc
 
 
For a complete list of September Chamber Member Anniversaries
 
CITY News
 
 
 
INTERACTIVE & EDUCATIONAL BEACH WALK
Join the City of Charlevoix Recreation 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 processes, erosion, our dunes and bluffs and Corps programs.
 
For questions, or to receive a detailed flyer, call 231.547.3253.  
 
MAIN STREET News
 
 
TOP PROSPECTS BUSINESS RECRUITMENT SURVEY 
Charlevoix Main Street DDA, in association with Michigan Main Street, has conducted extensive research to develop a preliminary list of "top prospects" for expansion and recruitment in Downwtown Charlevoix.  Now we're asking for your help to identify what might be the "best of the best" businessand to fine-tune our business development strategies.  This survey should only take about three minutes to complete.



  

VOTORANTIM CIMENTOS AND ST MARYS cementCEMENT EXECUTIVES TOUR CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOLLOWING GENEROUS DONATION
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital recently welcomed top executives from Votorantim Cimentos and its St Marys Cement plant, thanking them for not only their generous financial gift, but their ongoing support of both the hospital and the community.
 
The executives were given a special tour of the hospital's newest operating room and expanded laboratory, part of the $7 million project they helped to fund.
 
"The generous $250,000 donation made by our neighbor, the St. Marys Cement plant, was used to help finance our three-part expansion and renovation project begun in 2014 and recently completed." said Chelsea Platte, Executive Director of the hospital's Foundation. More  
SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS arts  
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts announces the launch of subscription sales to the public.  Subscriptions of four to 14 events will be available for 2018 Premiere Summer Season programs. Subscribers may also purchase extra tickets for events when they subscribe. "Subscriptions allow patrons to purchase seats for multiple events at one time, ensuring seats and securing discounts," said Jill O'Neill, the Center's Executive Director. "It is a great opportunity to lock in seats to your favorite performances before single tickets go on sale in the Spring of 2018. We expect a number of our events to sell out, because of the caliber of the performers and the intimate nature of the theater itself."

A subscription order form is available Here.
greatlakescfa.org

WELCOME LEADERSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY CLASS OF 2017-2018
Leadership Charlevoix County is excited to announce its newest class for 2017-2018.  The program is entering its sixth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities.  The program creates community awareness, networking opportunities, and focuses on leadership skill development through an educational hands-on curriculum.
 
The 17-member class started with an orientation meeting at Boyne Mountain Resort, where they met each other and potential mentors.  Their first class session is a two-day overnight retreat to Beaver Island on September 10-11, followed by one all-day class every month until graduation in May of 2018.  More
"FOREVER GI BILL" BRINGS BRIGHTER FUTURE TO OUR VETERANS
Today's veterans not only deserve but need the expanded GI education benefits in the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 that the president signed into law August 16.  This new law removes the end date for veterans to use the educational benefits, expands eligibility and boosts aid.  These benefits meet the needs of life in the 21st century and will be life changing for so many.
 
The budget-neutral legislation received unanimous support in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
 
As a veteran, a college graduate, a Baker College dean and father of a soldier, I understand how lives are put on hold when military service calls More
RETAILERS - IT'S TIME TO INCREASE YOUR REACH AND MAKE MORE SALES!
It's time to go Omni-Chanel.  
 
When you're a retailer who also sells online, you allow more shoppers to visit your store when and how they want.
 
Lightspeed is leader in Onmi-Channel Point of Sales Solutions and Dodson Group is your Lightspeed Resource.
 
Call today to set up a Free system demo.  Call 231.577.9599 or visit DodsonPOS.Solutions
FLOORING SALE AT WOODMASTERS IN BELLAIRE 
Woodmasters in Bellaire has ALL Flooring on Sale at a 25% savings - now through September 9th! 

We don't mark up to mark down. 

Stop by and see our Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Engineered Hardwoods, Solid Hardwoods and Laminates made by Metroflor, Paramount and Canoe Bay.

Laminates beginning at $2.69 square foot. 

Installation is discounted too! 

Cash and Carry orders welcomed!

For more information, call 231.350.8376 or 231.357.0170
woodmasters2017.com  
FREE NEEDLE DROP OFF AT MCLAREN CHARLEVOIX FAMILY MEDICINE 
*Saturday, September 16, 9am- 1pm at Charlevoix Family Medicine at 1404 Bridge Street 

The needles are required to be in an approved hard, impermeable plastic container.  This event will only collect needles.

For more information, please call 800.248.6777
mclaren.org/charlevoixfm 

AMERICAN HOUSE CELEBRATES GRANDPARENTS DAY
Join us on Sunday, September 10 from 12-2pm at American House for a joyous Grandparents Day celebration.

Bring your family to our outdoor celebration and enjoy live entertainment and a fabulous picnic lunch.  Guests are invited to eat outside with friends and family celebrating the joy of grandparents.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend.  We look forward to spending time with you and your family.

For more information, contact American House at 231.547.2599.
americanhouse.com
 
CHAR-EM UNITED WAY'S 14TH ANNUAL SEASON OF CARING
You are invited to join Char-Em United Way's 14th Annual Season of Caring!  Come work on a project from September 11 through October 6th and join hundreds of local volunteers, thousands statewide, and millions nationwide who will pay tribute as part of the single-largest charitable service effort in the U.S.   
 
Volunteers will complete projects for non-profits, schools, and government agencies as well as home maintenance for seniors.
 
Projects are listed online at Season of Caring Projects or you may call the office at 231.487.1006 to register.
 
Big thanks to 5 Star Printing and Embroidery for sponsoring this year's Season of Caring t-shirts.  
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS EMMY AWARD-WINNING "WIZARD OF BOULDER PARK" AT CINEMA III 
The Charlevoix Historical Society is presenting a fundraising showing of the Emmy Award-Winning documentary "The Wizard of Boulder Park" on Wednesday, September 13 at Charlevoix Cinema III.

This film was awarded the Best Historical Documentary of 2016 by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Tickets are $15 per person and will go on sale on the day of the show at 4pm at the theater box office. Only 150 tickets are available.

Doors open at 6pm with a meet-n-greet in the lobby with film producer, Anne Belanger, who will have with her the Emmy statuette.

At 7pm a Q & A in the theater with David Miles, Denise Fate & Anne Belanger.
Movie will be at approximately 7:30pm.

For more information, call 231.547.0373
chxhistory.com 
EMMET COUNTY SENIOR EXPO
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Place: Emmet County Community Center
Time:  12noon - 4:00pm

Exhibits, Activities, Fun!

Presented by: Petoskey News-Review

For more information call 231.439.9361
petoskeynews.com 
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".  
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
 
2ND ANNUAL CAMEL CUP TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 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.   
WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA'S 17TH SEASON:
AROUND THE WORLD - TAKING FLIGHT
The season opens with music from Spain - Sol Espanol, featuring the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performing Concierto Andaluz for guitars and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo, and La Tenura by  American composer, Gwyenth Walker, featuring soprano, Amy Joy Cross.  The Walker piece is a wonderful combination of strings and singing based on the poetry of Chilean poet, Gabriela Maistal.  Additional music by Joaquin Turina and Juan Arriaga will be performed.  The concert is Saturday, September 23 at 7PM at Hall Auditorium in Bay View, with a pre-concert talk by Music Director Dr. Libor Ondras at 6:15PM

Please join the Guitar Quartet for a free guitar "jam" session at 3PM in Evelyn Hall.  All guitar enthusiasts are invited.

Tickets are available online at glcorchestra.org at area Chambers of Commerce and 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 
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

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
CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT IN TRAVERSE CITYcyber
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.   
 



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