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THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

CEDAR REST RESORT 
Robert Draves, Owner  
459 Peninsula Road
East Jordan
Phone: 231.536.7189
Email: 231cedarrest@gmail.com
Website: cedarrestresort.com

We have 2 and 3 bedroom housekeeping cottages on 1400ft of lake frontage, on 53 acres. Ideal for the sporting family and families requiring individual cottages for family reunions. Quiet and peaceful surroundings. Watch beautiful sunsets over Lake Charlevoix

 
 
JONATHAN LEE ARCHITECTS
Jonathan Lee, President 
6 Pennsylvania Plaza
Petoskey
Phone: 231.487.0089
Email: jlee@jleearch.com
Website: jleearch.com

Architectural firm providing custom design services as well as move-in ready architecturally designed homes.
 

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ON THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is officially opening for its 2018 Premiere Summer Season with their Grand Opening Gala "Raise the Curtain," a fundraising event on Saturday, July 7. The following day, Sunday, July 8 will be a Community Open House "Open the Doors," where they invite the Northern Michigan community and all those who have shared in the excitement of the Center to come and celebrate.

The Community Open House afternoon features special performances by The Charlevoix Circle of Arts - The Cummings Quartet and the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program, Crooked Tree Art Center's Up North Vocal Institute, The Petoskey Steel Drum Band and Voices without Borders' Little Traverse Youth Choir.


Single event tickets are available on their website at greatlakescfa.org where you can select your seats online or call the box office at 231.439.2610 if you wish to fulfill your order by phone.
To view the full summer lineup and read about each event in detail Click Here.

Great Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor, MI 231.439.2600
greatlakescfa.org
    

FREE WEBINAR: 
PRACTICAL USES FOR EMAIL AUTOMATION
Your email contacts shouldn't feel like they need to play "catch-up".  Autoresponder let's you create a series of personalized, automated emails that are sent to a contact after they are added to a list.  Now you can build relationships on autopilot.


 
Join us for a FREE Webinar:  "Practical Uses for Email Automation" on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00pm ET.  Save time and build stronger relationships by sending timely, relevant emails to your subscribers.  We'll provide a simple formula and use case examples to help you create automated emails that get results.  You'll find out :
*How to engage New Customers
*How to turn customers into Loyal, Repeat Buyers
*How to keep your Audience Engaged

To Register for this FREE Webinar from Constant Contact, Click Here

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NORTHWEST MICHIGAN TECH BUSINESS SUMMIT APRIL 25 IN TRAVERSE CITY
Networks Northwest and Michigan's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are co-hosting the Northwest Michigan Business Summit Wednesday, April 25 in Traverse  City.  The Summit will help new and existing Northern Michigan businesses make the most of emerging technologies and innovation opportunities.

Business owners, tech entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts will find great value in this educational and networking event and gain understanding of how technological advancements are affecting small businesses.  Industry leaders from both the public and private sector will share their knowledge and experience to provide participants with insight on current trends in technology and what businesses need to know to make their tech business a success.  More
sbdcmichigan.org
networksnorthwest.org 
NORTH CENTRAL OFFERING LOCAL CORRECTIONS OFFICER ACADEMY
North Central Michigan College is offering a great program opportunity this spring for individuals interested in a career in corrections.

To help answer the need for corrections deputies with the Michigan Sheriff's department, North Central will offer a Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) Local Corrections Officer Academy from May 21- June 15, 2018.  North Central Michigan College is an official site for the academy.  This academy is open to newly hired deputies, as well as open to the public who have interest in becoming pre-service recruits.  The academy is $750 tuition (optional four-week housing at North Central and optional meals at extra cost.)  The outlook for northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula for jobs in corrections is very favorable. More 
ncmich.edu
FOR Rent

AVAILABLE FOR RENT 
Downtown office space for rent at 800 Bridge Street.
800 sq ft open space includes separate kitchenette and private restroom.
Ability to have use of furnished, shared conference room and basement storage.
$900/month
Perfect set up for professional office space.
For more information, contact Debbie Bartlett at 231.547.5220 ext 101. 

WATCH 9&10 NEWS ON APRIL 18 FOR A LIVE OPIOID EPIDEMIC FORUM 
9&10 News and Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan have teamed up to shed some light on the opioid issue in Northern Michigan.  Join 9&10 News' own, Michelle Dunaway and David Lyden as they discuss the important truths and statistics with a panel of local specialists and law enforcement personal from throughout the viewing area

"Opioid use in Northern Michigan is climbing at an alarming rate and as an organization that values being a reliable source of information, we feel compelled to discuss all the facts and bring it to our viewers.   
More
9and10news.com
MEDICATION DROP-OFF    
Cheboygan - The Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department is hosting a Medication Drive Thru Drop-off at McLaren Northern Michigan Cheboygan Campus on Thursday, April 19 from 9am-1pm at the circle drive entrance next to the Emergency Department.

Petoskey - The City of Petoskey's Department of Public Safety is hosting a Medication Drive Thru Drop-off at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital on Tuesday, April 24 from 7am-4pm at the McLaren Northern Michigan administration entrance off of Mitchell Street, across from Johan's Bakery. 
 
Items that will be collected include medications, needles, cell phones, shoes, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.  Medications will be properly disposed of through an approved hazardous waste vendor and controlled substances will be handled by the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department and the City of Petoskey's Department of Public Safety.

For questions regarding the Medication Drop-off or to find out more about where you can drop off medications anytime, contact 800.248.6777.
mclaren.org/northern 
WINE & Dine

STAFFORD'S WEATHERVANE RESTAURANT HOSTS "BEER VS WINE DINNER"
Short's Brewery & Bowers Harbor Vineyard
Saturday, April 14 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

First Course:
Shrimp Avocado Salad with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
Beer: Short's Soft Shandy
Wine: Bowers' Pino Secco

Second Course:
Lobster & Crab Dip served with Crostinis
Beer: Short's Local's Light
Wine: Bowers' Unwooded  Chardonnay

Third Course:
Chicken & Bacon Brochette with Chili Zimev Buerre Blanc
Beer: Short's Cat's Pajamas
Wine: Bowers' Riesling

Fourth Course:
Pork Tenderloin Pomadora with Sun Dried Tomato Buerre Blanc
Beer: Short's Huma Lupa Licious
Wine: Bowers' Claret Wind Whistle

$55 per guest.  Space is limited and we fill quickly.
Reservations are recommended, 231.547.4311
staffords.com
SPRING WINE TASTING AT THE ROWE INN 
Join us on Sunday, April 22, from 12noon until 2:00pm for a tasting of 10 wines, light appetizers and plenty of fun.

We will also offer 20% discounts of the featured wines and 10% from retail case purchases.

$20 per person and Reservations are Required 231.588.7351 or email wes@roweinn.com
For more information Click Here
roweinn.com 
DINNER-TO-GO FROM THAT FRENCH PLACE
April 12 |
Beef Bourguignon
April 13 |
Chicken Kiev
April 14 |
Kung Pao Chicken & Noodles

Call 231.437.6037 by 2pm to order.
Pick up between 4:30 and 6:00pm
$15 each
thatfrenchplace.com 
 

CHARLEVOIX HIGH SCHOOL BAND SPONSORS THE EAST SHORE WIND SYMPHONY  
Come see The East Shore Wind Symphony, one of Michigan's premiere ensembles, perform a FREE concert at the Charlevoix Middle/High School Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 7:00pm.
rayder.net 
EVENTS AT THE CIRCLE OF ARTS  
Margie Guyot, A Not So Still Life
This exhibit
will open at the Charlevoix Circle of  Arts on Friday, April 13th from 5-7pm.  Margie has been a colorful and well-recognized regional artist since her move to Eastport in 2006.   More 

Inner Circle Gallery Talk
Thursday, April 19 beginning at 10am with northern Michigan poet Terry Wooten.  Wooten has been called, "An everyday Homer writing as a modern bard for ordinary heroes."  More

Dorothy Gerber Strings Program Summer School of Music
As the weather grows warmer and days grow longer, thoughts of summer vacation start to dance in the heads of students, from kindergarten to high school.  Meanwhile, parents start to ponder the schedule complexities that will ensue. More 
charlevoixcircle.com  
LIBATIONS FOR LIVE SCHEDULE 
April 14 - The Cantina
Guest Bartenders: Mark Heydlauff / Don Jess These two will be managing the bar and insuring that your have a good time. (Clever, right?)

April 28 - Weathervane 
Guest Bartenders: Jacq Dipert / Darsi Lee
Happy Hour just got Happier!
RUMMAGE SALE AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Date: Friday, April 13 & Saturday April 14 
Place: C hrist Episcopal Church, 200 State Street
Time:  Friday-8am-3pm | Saturay-8am-12noon

Proceeds to benefit Third Day Fellowship and the Episcopal Church Women
christepiscopalchurch.net 

NEW WINE EVENT WEEKEND IN TC FOR WINE LOVERS & WANNA BE'S
A fabulous weekend-long wine event, featuring Movies, Seminars, Tastings, a Live and Silent Auction and Music and Dancing to the Sounds of Sinatra, is being organized by two local business owners to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The event will take place Friday, April 13 - Sunday April 15 at the City Opera House and includes presentations by New York Times Selling Author Tilar Mazzeo and Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, just to name a few
.

Doug Kosch, the Boathouse Restaurant and his close friend Spencer Stegenga, Bowers Harbor Vineyard, who have worked closely on many projects over the years, are co-chairing this event, and say it was inevitable, and something they have talked about for year. More
BUILD YOUR OWN 3D PRINTER
Want to get started in 3D printing?  Don't know where to begin?  Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am at Raven Hill Discovery Center for an introductory session and demonstration of 3D printing.  Instructor, Josh Clements will take you through a discussion of what a 3D printer is, what it can do, the hardware and software needed, and a few tips to look for when choosing your first printer.  Suggested donation for the intro session is $5 per person.

For those interested in building their own 3D printer, kits must be ordered and paid for by Monday, April 16th.  Kits will be ordered and checked over before the actual build.  John will lead the 3D printer build class over the weekend of Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th.  More
miravenhill.org

BACH'S FAMILY FESTIVAL 
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's Concert: Bach's Family Festival Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:00pm Petoskey United Methodist Church.  $25 General Admission.

Don't miss Bach's Family Festival performed by Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.  Performances include J.S. Bach - Suite No 2 BWV 1068, Bonnietta Benn, flute soloist; J.C. Bach - Concerto Viola and Orchestra; and C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in C, H.649, Libor Ondras, viola soloist.  Tickets available at area chambers of commerce or online at glcorchestra.org - Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010. 
FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENT AT SEARS IN CHARLEVOIX
For 2 days only, join us for our Family and Friends savings event at your local Charlevoix Sears Hometown Store with America's Appliance Experts on M66 in Charlevoix.

Sunday, April 15 and Monday  April 16, take an extra 10% off almost everything in the store!  Get ready for summer yard work with super savings on our Craftsman and Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mowers...We still have 5 models left from last year at exclusive Chamber Member Savings with the extra 10% off.  We also have one-of-a-kind items in appliances, tools, and Lawn and Garden in stock at terrific savings. 

Don't miss the Family and Friends event.
Exclusions apply - see store for details.
Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.
For more information, call 231.547.9945
searshometownstores.com 

ST. MARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION 
Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Place: St. Mary School
Time:  6:00-7:00 pm

Registration Available for K-8th Grades

Come and be part of our St. Mary School family.
*Christ Centered Education    |    All Faiths Welcome    |    Small Class Sizes
*Caring, Certified Teachers    |    Safe Welcoming Environment    |    Family Atmosphere
*Hands-On Learning    |    Individualized Instruction    |    3-5 Year Old Pre-K
*One Tuition Rate K-8    |    K-8 Scholarships    |    After School Programs

For more information, call 231.547.9441
stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com
 
LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS AN EVENING OF MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT 
North Central Michigan College's Lecture Series presents an evening of magical entertainment with local magician, Jania Taylor, Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm in the gymnasium in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6pm.

Jania Taylor is an award-winning magician who has been classically trained in the art of prestidigitation.  A graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic, a college of manual dexterity and prestidigitation in Colon, Michigan, she is the third female in the history of the school to complete the course.  She was the first female magician to do a solo tour for the Armed Forces Entertainment taking magic and comedy relief to our troops and families in Alaska.  More
ncmich.edu 
VILLAGER PUB HOSTS FUNDRAISER FOR LUCAS ALEXANDER WARNER. Terry and Patti Left of the Villager Pub, are hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, April 18 from 5pm-9pm to help with medical expenses for Lucas Alexander Warner, precious son of Keith and Melinda Warner.  The Villager's bookkeeper, Lori Fels Silva, who has worked at the Villager for 38 years, is the proud grandma. 

Lucas Alexander Warner was born on March 24.  Lucas was born at only 28 weeks & weighed only 3lbs., 4oz.  He will need to be in the NICU for at least 2.5 months.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 and help offset the family's medical costs.
There is also a fund set up at Charlevoix State Bank - "Keith Warner-the Lucas Fund".
*Paypal option Here
thevillagerpub.com

CAREER EXPO APRIL 19 AT CHARLEVOIX MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL 
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Place: Charlevoix Middle/High School
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Students will have an opportunity to meet with a variety of people in different occupations including community members and college admissions representatives.  This will provide a chance to ask questions and understand more about specific careers.  In addition, prizes will be awarded for participation.  Come see how you can build a rewarding career and life here in northern Michigan!

Would you like to be a vendor for the Career Expo?  Click Here for the Vendor Request Form.

For more information contact Kelly Johnson at 231.582.8070 or Aaron Sue Meyer at 231.439.5228.

The Career Expo is sponsored by Char-Em ISD and Northwest Michigan Works!
charemisd.org
michiganworks.org
rayder.net  
 
CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:30am | 10:00am | 12:45pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 | 8:30am | 10:00am

If your child turns 5 on or before September 1, 2018, call to register to attend one of our sessions.

We're the school with a small family atmosphere and big potential for your child.  Stop in to see how together we can help your child succeed.

For more information or to register for one of the sessions call 231.547.3215
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MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S 28TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH FAIR 
For 28 years, northern Michigan community agencies have been participating in the McLaren Northern Michigan Children's Health Fair.  Taking place in April, the "Month of the Young Child," this free education focuses on events and activities for newborns to 12  year olds.
 

Providing a fun family atmosphere, the Children's Health Fair is an educational environment where parents can learn best practices to keep children  healthy and safe.  The event will be held from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, April 21 at the Petoskey Middle School, located at 801 Northmen Drive, off of Mitchell Street in Petoskey.

The event will have many activities for parents and children. More
mclaren.org/northern
LIVE FROM CHARLEVOIX PRESENTS ILLUSIONIST - BEN WHITING 
We are so lucky to have Ben back this season!
Saturday, April 21, 8pm at Charlevoix Cinema III.

Did you see the August 19, 2017 edition of the Northern Express with Ben on the cover?  He was selected as one of 20 Fascinating People in Northern Michigan and we sure know why!  As a speaker and entertainer, Ben performs at numerous conferences, award banquets, and private events across the country for clients such as American Express, GE, and Oprah's HARPO Studios.  He is also currently one of Crystal Cruise Lines' premier entertainers, which has enabled him to perform and speak in over 40 countries around the globe. 

To purchase tickets Click Here

If you are purchasing Student Passes, please bring proper School ID to the show.
livefromcharlevoix.com

BLOOM HOSTS WORKSHOP
Join us at Bloom on Wednesday, April 25 for an evening of flowers and friends! 

Create a spring centerpiece to take home and shop our freshly stocked boutique before we reopen for the season. 

Bubbly will be poured and goodies from That French Place will be served. 

Contact Jennifer for additional information and to register info@bloomfloraldesign.com or 231.675.9017. 
Space is limited.  Hope to see you there!

**Our Flower Shop will reopen for the season
May 1....just in time for Mother's Day.

bloomfloraldesign.com
"INSTANT WINE CELLAR" FUNDRAISER GETS NEW LOCATION 
The 8th annual Instant Wine Cellar is scheduled for 6:30pm, Friday May 4th.

Join us at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands for music, dancing, fun, and food.  There will be plenty of wine and beer available for the raffle through attendees - all to raise money to bring FREE books to children in Emmet and Charlevoix counties!  Entry to the event is $5 and either a ($20 value) bottle of wine or a six-pack of craft beer, or just $25 per person, and this year pre-registration is available online.  This is the second year the Instant Wine Cellar is supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and the first at the ZOO BAR.  More 
charemunitedway.org 

CHARLEVOIX CAMEL CUP TAKES PLACE MAY 5TH
The popular Charlevoix Camel Cup is back for the third year and will take place on Saturday, May 5, from noon - 6:00pm.

The Camel Cup is a giant game-board race where the dice are rolled and the corresponding camel moves forward on the board.  The camel that makes it to the end first wins and money is paid out to those betting on that camel.  There are six races leading up to the final race where the six largest earning camels compete for the coveted Camel Cup.

All proceeds raised fund the Bridge Drop New Year's Eve celebration.

This year Charlevoix businesses, clubs or service groups can sponsor a camel for $200 and get $50 in "camel bucks" to use on the day of the event.  This is a great team building opportunity for coworkers.

To sponsor a camel or to get more information email amanda@visitcharlevoix.com.
Be sure to visit the Camel Cup Facebook page Here
MOTHER - DAUGHTER TEA
Surprise Mom with a Mother-Daughter Tea at Stafford's Perry Hotel the day before Mother's Day, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1pm.  

The High Tea will be held in the Reycraft Room overlooking Little Traverse Bay. 

Tickets are $25 each or $45 for 2 and can be purchased at any of the following locations between now and April 30th:  Grandpa Shorter's, Salvation Army Thrift Store, and Salvation Army Community Center. 

Advance purchase is required.  To purchase tickets online Click Here
Please call 231.622.1057 for more information.

Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army
2ND ANNUAL JOPPA 5K  
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Joppa 5K on Saturday, May 19th at 8:00am at Michigan Beach Park.  Runners and walkers are welcome.

There will be a free One Mile Fun Run on the beach at 9:00am, making this a great family event.

Timing provided by Endurance Evolution.  Register online Here.
Proceeds benefit Joppa House Ministries, a 501c3
3dfellowship.org

 
 
 
Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.  
 
Beaver Island Boat Company
Belvedere Club 
Castle Farms
Char-Em United Way
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
Charlevoix Public Library
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Venetian Festival 
City of Charlevoix
Island Airways 
The Clothing Company 
 
 
   Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
Premier INVESTORS 
 
VIP MEMBERS
                                  
 
 
   
PLATINUM MEMBERS
                        


To view Investor, Silver, & Gold Members  Click Here 

 Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org for more information