TONIGHT
BEAVER ISLAND THEMED

Wednesday, April 18,
5:00 - 7:00pm
East Park Tavern
$5/Members  |  $10/Non-Members


VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK - CHAMBER ACKNOWLEDGES AMBASSADORS
As we are currently in the middle of Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15-21), the Chamber would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge our Chamber Ambassadors. 

This amazing group puts in countless hours (over 350 in 2017).  Beside their monthly Ambassador meetings, these Ambassadors volunteer their time at EVERY Chamber event.  Volunteering for business networking events, to Annual Meetings, to Summer Art Shows and even
volunteering time in the Chamber office when staff needs to be offsite....and these are just some of the duties that these folks take on, and always with a smile.

If you see them around, be sure to Thank them for their time dedication to the Chamber.
 
Pictured left to right: Front row:
Edith Pair (Mushroom House Tours by Tour Michigan), Cheryl Carey (Central Drug Store) 
Middle row:
Tabatha Simpson
(Edward Jones Investments), Dennis Kusina (w.p.k. & d.w.k), Kris Schaperkotter (Thomas Schaperkotter OD), Peggy Kusina (Castle Farms), Nona Szczepanski (Mike's Glass)
Back row:
Colin Texter
(Irish Boat Shop), Larry Levengood (Lake Charlevoix Association), Amy Wieland ( Charlevoix County Commission on Aging) Leanne Ackert (Friend of Charlevvoix), Christie Ward-Strahan (Big Brothers Big Sisters), Ashley Sonnevil (Munson Healthcare Charevoix Hospital), Abbie Hart (4Front Credit Union)  
Missing from photo: :
Emily Freund (That French Place), Kathy Wells (Charlevoix Area Community Pool), Jackie Wilson
( 4Front Credit Union) 
  
 

  
THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Torch Lake Cafe 
4990 US 31 North
Central Lake
Phone: 231.599.1111
Email: mmerrifield@torchlakecafe.com
Website:  torchlakecafe.com

Open for Meals:
Monday-Thursday | 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am-9:00pm

Bar is open daily from 11:30am-12M (or till slow)


Desiderata - Vacation Rental
Mary Frame, Owner
12325 Meanderline Rd
Charlevoix
Phone: 231.547.6622
Email: mefmsunshine@gmail.com

''Up North'' experience, beautiful sunsets and starry nights on a private Lake Michigan shore. A studio apartment for two includes a queen size bed, gas fireplace, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and Wi-fi in a wooded, peaceful setting. Three miles from center of Charlevoix near bike path.


Geyerbiehl Car Wash 
Mark & Vicky Greyerbiehl, Owners
6800 M-66 North
Charlevoix,
Phone: 231.547.6232
Email: fivestar@chxacehardware.com

 

SPOTLIGHT ON CHARLEVOIX MONTESSORI ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS 
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts (formerly Northwest Academy) received its charter in 1996 from Saginaw Valley State University.  We educate grades preschool through 12th grade.  CMAA is the only free Montessori Academy in Northern Michigan that serves all grades with an Arts focus.

For more information on Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts, please call 231.547.9000, email aminaker@cma.edu or visit the website at cma.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. 

CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS AT MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN 
Dedicated, Caring, Outstanding.  All words to describe the 287 volunteers that donated 18,129 hours in 2017 to the patients and families of McLaren Northern Michigan and McLaren Home Care & Hospice.

For Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15-21), McLaren Northern Michigan and McLaren Home Care & Hospice colleagues want to give praise to each volunteer's dedication to the patients.

"Our volunteers are incredible kind, compassionate, enthusiastic, and caring," stated Tanya Janes, Volunteer and Community Health Manager at McLaren Northern Michigan.  "It is a great feeling to be able to work with the individuals who make a profound impact at our hospital.  We love our volunteers!"  More
mclaren.org/northern 
INSTANT WINE CELLAR IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
We still need a few more volunteers!  The Char-Em United Way fundraiser to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the Instant Wine Cellar at the Zoo Bar in Boyne Highlands on May 4th, just over two weeks away!  Would  you like to get in on all the fun of the Instant Wine Cellar but not pay admission?  Volunteer to help us for part of the evening and do just that!  We have a variety of volunteer needs from 6:00-8:15pm or 8:15-10:30pm.  Sell raffle tickets, beverage tokens and commemorative wine glasses, help with the auction, guest admissions or several other activities to help us make the night a success.  Give the office a call at 231.487.1006 or email Missy Wright at vista@charemunitedway.org.  For more information Click Here.
charemunitedway.org
 
WINE & Dine

$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
*$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm
MAY 6:00 - 9:00pm
*May 1 | Charles Madison
*May 5 | Cinco de Mayo Party w/ Dave Cisco | 6-10pm
*May 8 | A Brighter Bloom
*May 15 | Jason Dean
*May 22 | Jakey Thomas
*May 29 | Blake Elliott
magnumhospitality.com/redmesa 
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 19 | Beef Bourguignon
April 20 | Garlic Roasted Chicken
April 21 | Homemade Pasta Bolognese

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

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

EVENTS AT THE CIRCLE OF ARTS  
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  
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
rayder.net

AUCTION: 3 BUSINESS LIQUIDATION SALE 
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Place:116 S. Lake Street, Boyne City
Time: Preview-9:00am, Auction-10:00am

Inventory liquidation of the Sportsman's Bar, Little Lena's Restaurant along with inventory from Cindi/Francos Cool Stuff.  Loaded with kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, sports bar memorabilia, home accessories, home decor, arcade games, and lots more.

Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.
For more information, contact Scott MacKenzie at 231.420.0903
charlevoixhumane.org  
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

ACTIVISMO: ART & DISSIDENCE IN CUBA
North Central Michigan College will present an international lecture on Monday, April 23 (rescheduled from Monday, April 16) at 6:30 p.m. in Room 122, Main Classroom Building, entitled, "Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba." This lecture is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Philip Sugden & Carole Elchert's documentary - Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba - which explores the power of art to transform societies and improve human conditions.  Carole Elchert will discuss the social, cultural, environmental, political context of contemporary Cuba featuring prominent Cuban activist dissident artists and explains how they use conceptual,controversial artwork or performance,not only to inspire people and governments
to action, but also to advance the function and purpose of art.
More
ncmich.edu
COMMUNITY SEMINAR AT ST MARY FAMILY CENTER
Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and OK2SAY presentation from the Attorney General's office will be held at 5pm on Monday, April 23 in the St Mary Family Center.  They will provide an overview of the student seminars held during the day and will review practical tools including how to:
1. Access the Michigan Sex Offender Registration Registry
2. Understand the impact of digital footprints
3. Realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information
4. Identify the possible privacy risks of different apps
5. Recognize the potential dangers and legal ramifications of sexting.
6. Identify cyber-bullying warning signs and develop a plan of action.

ALL ARE WELCOME!  Please plan to attend.
For more information, call 231.547.9441 or Click Here
stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE 
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Place: Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
Time:  Morning 9:00am-12:00pm  | Afternoon 4:00 - 6:00pm

Come find out how our tuition-free Montessori approach will help develop your student as a lifelong learner!

Call 231.547.9000 to secure your child's interview.
cma.edu 
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
HOTEL WALLOON PRESENTS: THE LAST GOOD COUNTRY: WALLOON LAKE; AN ERNEST HEMINGWAY OCCASION
Are you intrigued by the life and legacy of Ernest Hemingway?  Join us on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 5:30pm, at The Talcott Event Center, directly across the street from Hotel Walloon, for an exclusive meet-n-greet with Valerie Hemingway, followed by a cocktail hour. 

Valerie, Ernest Hemingway's daughter-in-law, will share tales of Ernest Hemingway from her time as his personal assistant.

This event is open to the public.  Tickets are $85/pp and include Valerie Hemingway's talk, two drink tickets and appetizers from Barrel Back.

Hotel Walloon weekend package:
2 night stay, dinner at Walloon Lake Inn, breakfast at Barrel Back, fly fishing demonstration, 2 meet-n-greets with Valerie Hemingway, a tour of Horton Bay and a walking tour of Petoskey with Chris Strubie.
Call 231.535.5000 for package price.

For more information Click Here. For tickets, please call 231.535.5000

LIBATIONS FOR LIVE SCHEDULE 
April 28 - Weathervane 
Guest Bartenders: Jacq Dipert / Darsi Lee
Happy Hour just got Happier!
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS "BEAUTIFUL CHARLEVOIX - THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF IRENE HARSHA YOUNG"  
The Charlevoix Historical Society will be presenting an illustrated program on Irene Harsha Young, wife of builder in stone, Earl  Young, at the Depot, Depot Beach on  Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm. 

Irene, an artist, was an unsung helpmate who helped bring many of Earl's design to completion.  She produced much work herself, including three regional maps (Little Traverse, Grand Traverse, Mackinac Island) that grace hundreds of homes across the country. 

Presenters of the program are Irene's grandniece and guest curator Jennifer Harsha Carroll and Society curator Trevor Dotson. 
Call 231.547.0373 for more information.
   
chxhistory.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  
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
 joppahouseministries.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
Friske Orchards Farm Market
Island Airways
Porter Creek Fish House 
The Clothing Company 
 
 
   Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
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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