THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
Lake Michigan Earl Young Stone Cottage
Nick Easton, Owner
14915 Boulder Ave
The charming "Be Our Guest" Earl Young stone cottage directly across from Lake Michigan. Panoramic view with awesome sunsets. Enter the stone gate and enjoy beautiful gardens. Relax with your morning coffee while viewing freighters on Lake Michigan or take a stroll to the beach. Newly renovated. Close to town. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. Perfect honeymoon or relaxing getaway cottage. Reserve now for anytime during the year. This cottage is winterized, and available all year long.
RATES: $225 per day; 4 day minimum. Sleeps 4
Morning Dew Cafe
Dan Walter, Owner
*Relaxing coffee shop with WiFi.
*Higher Grounds Coffee
*Fresh donuts made daily
MEET TABATHA SIMPSON, ONE OF OUR NEW AMBASSADORS
Tabatha Simpson is one of our newest Ambassadors. Being a native to Charlevoix and a fellow business owner, Tabatha wanted to be part of helping Charlevoix stay beautiful and be the best Northern Michigan town for residents and visitors alike. She wants to do even a small part, such as being a Chamber Ambassador, to support and give back to the community.
Tabatha is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments, and outside of volunteering her time as a Chamber Ambassador she is also a member of Kiwanis where she helps lead the St. Mary's Builder's Club, she teaches children's ministry at Family of Faith Ministries, volunteers at Third Day Outreach Homeless Shelter and participates in the Matthew 25 Project. Tabatha says that she "loves working with and serving people and the community".
Tabatha says she is very blessed with a large beautiful family. "My husband, who was my high-school sweetheart, is a beef farmer and my children are growing up
and leaving the nest, so I cherish every moment that I get with them! I value family, faith and hard work, so most of my free time involves on of those
I opened a business in Charlevoix over 10 years ago and the very first thing I did was join the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce. Since then, I have had many ups and downs, but during the lows, I received encouragement, support and a gentle shove in the right direction...during the highs...praise, acknowledgement and high-fives. I couldn't and wouldn't be here without the devotion of the crew at the Charlevoix Chamber as they are 100% dedicated to making Charlevoix the best it can be.
Tour Michigan, Inc
Do you have a testimonial regarding the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce that you would like to share? If so, please email to
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BIDS BEING ACCEPTED
The City of Charlevoix is accepting bids for the removal of 100 trees located on the Golf Course property North of Division Street, and West of Mercer Blvd.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00am on March 6, 2018 in the office of the City Clerk, 210 State Street, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720.
Please visit charlevoixmi.gov for the complete bid specifications or you may pick up a bid packet from the City Manager's office.
Questions may be directed to Tom Heid, Director of Golf and Grounds at 231.547.3269.
CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL WELCOMES CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
John J. Singer, IV, MBA, FACHE joined Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital as the chief Operating Officer on February 19, 2018. As a member of the hospital's senior leadership team, Singer will work closely with Munson Healthcare's leadership, the hospital's board of directors, senior leadership team, physicians and departmental leadership.
"John Singer is an accomplished healthcare leader and we are happy to have him join our team. During his career with Lakeland Regional Health System, John excelled and demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. We are confident that his operational focus will enable us to continue to provide exceptional healthcare to our patients and the communities we serve," said Joanne Schroeder, president of Charlevoix Hospital. More
CAPE COUNCIL DONATES SLEEP SACKS
Thank you to the Child Abuse and Prevention and Education Council of Emmet and Charlevoix Counties for the donation of over 500 infant sleep sacks to the Obstetrics Unit at McLaren Northern Michigan.
Each child born at the hospital will receive a sleep sack along with important safe sleeping information and education for parents.
Pictured left to right: Maggie Kromm, Executive Director of CAPE Council, Sarah Shepherd, MSN, Clinical Education Nurse, Laurie Laughbaum, RN, Obstetrics Nurse, Lauren Hill, BSN, Obstetrics Nurse, and Chandra Delorenzo, DO, Pediatric Hospitalist.
DROST LANDSCAPE ANNOUNCES NEWLY ADDED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT POSITION
Brent Ward has accepted the newly created position of Construction Manager at Drost Landscape. In this role, Ward will assume responsibility for the overall direction and oversight of the Construction Division including staff training and management, client services and sales, oversight of all construction activities, and coordination of materials, and equipment. Other aspects of the position include setting and achieving sales, revenue and profitability goals.
Brent has been a member of the Drost organization since 2004, when he interned as a laborer. In 2005, after graduating from Michigan State University, he started his career at Drost as a member of the construction-planting crews where he was soon promoted to Crew Foreman. More
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT TEAM UP
Charlevoix County Veteran Affiars and Charlevoix County Transit are partnering to provide non-emergency medical transportation to VA medical facilities in Northern Michigan.
Any facilities not listed on the schedule below, must be pre-approved by Veterans Affairs. Please note, all medical appointments should be made within the scheduling guidelines. All trips should be scheduled 2 weeks in advance, although additional notice is appreciated, so please contact us as soon as you are aware of your appointment.
Veteran identification will be required when boarding the bus for your trip. Identification can be your Veteran's I.D. card, your local Charlevoix County Veterans card or your appointment card showing the name of the medical facility.
Appointments can be made by calling Charlevoix County Transit at 231.582.6900 ext. 7238 or 231.582.6900
Our schedule for transportation to pre-approved locations is
GRILLWORKS WOOD-FIRED DINNER AT THE LANDING
Come and warm up by the fire at the Landing!
Join us on Saturday, February 24th, from 5:30 - 8:30pm, to experience a fabulous dinner prepared on our custom Grillworks grill. This 6-course dinner features the best quality meat, seafood, and veggies cooked over the amazing flavor and heat of burning natural hardwood.
Seating is limited to 25 guests. Click Here to make your reservation today!!
FROM THAT FRENCH PLACE
Feb 21 | Coq Au Vin
Feb 22 | Beef Bourguignon
Feb 23 | Chicken Kiev
Feb 24 | Mongolian Beef Ramen Bowl
*Call 231.437.6037 by 2pm to order.
*Pick up between 4:30-6pm.
RED MESA GRILL MUSIC LINE UP
22nd - National Margarita Day w/Sweet Tooth
27th - Brett Mitchell
6th - Tribe of Chiefs
13th - The Real Ingredients
20th - Soul Patch's Wink
27th - Blake Elliott
3rd - Project 6
10th - Third Groove
17th - Brett Mitchell
24th - Oni & Noeli
CHARLEVOIX RAYDERS ROBOTICS TEAM TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
The Charlevoix FIRST Robotics team is revealing this year's robot for competition on Saturday, February 24th to the public.
We will be holding an open house at the Robotics Lab located at the Round Lake Educational Center from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Meet the team and see the design and manufacturing process that led to this year's robot for competition.
Entrance to the Lab is on the backside of the building directly across from the field house.
"LIVE FROM CHARLEVOIX" WELCOMES THE CRANE WIVES.
Saturday, February 24,
Live From Charlevoix welcomes
THE CRANE WIVES!
The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. Initially part of the indie fold boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music!
before we sell out again! You don't want to miss this Award Winning Group.
COSTCO OFFERS SPECIAL SHOPPING EVENT TO CHAMBER MEMBERS
Wednesday, February 28th | 10am-8pm
Saturday, March 3rd | 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 4th | 10am-5pm
We are pleased to offer all Chamber of Commerce Members and their employees (families too!) the opportunity to visit the new Costco Warehouse in Traverse City for a free shop day...no membership is required for you to shop however, you must use a debit card (with PIN), cash or a VISA credit card (VISA is the only credit card Costco accepts) to pay for your purchases. Only VISA and debit cards can be used at their Gas Stations.
If you decide to join Costco as a new member, they will be offering cash card incentives up to $20 for joining and other exclusive offers that day.
Be sure to bring a the invitation below with you and show it at the entrance. You'll need it to purchase anything that day.
11th ANNUAL PROJECT CONNECT
Wednesday, February 28th from 11am-5pm at Odawa Casino
Project Connect is a day of service for those in need in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. If you or someone you know is struggling with financial problems, housing issues, employment challenges or health concerns, please join us for a day of FREE services!
This event will connect individuals with a range of FREE health and human services provided by over 65 local non-profit agencies and other businesses. FREE services are available in areas such as: Education & Employment, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Housing & Finance, Kids & Parenting, Veterans Affairs and other Social Services. Guests can receive gifts of household and personal care items.
The Veterans Corner will return for a second year offering local Veterans the opportunity to meet with representatives from Federal, State and County offices. More
SHREK THE MUSICAL IS COMING TO THE CHARLEVOIX MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
Join us for Ogre-Sized Family Fun, as the Charlevoix Middle/High School presents "Shrek the Musical".
Meet Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, and all the Fairy Tale Creatures, as we follow Shrek on his journey to get Lord Farquaad to give him back his swamp.
Show Dates are:
Fri. March 2 at 7pm | Sat. March 3 at 2pm | Sat. March 10 at 7pm | Sun. March 11 at 2pm
Ticket Prices are:
$10/Adults $5/Students/Seniors $20/Family - good for Sat Mar 3 and Sun Mar 11 Matinee shows only.
All performances take place in the Charlevoix Middle/High School Auditorium.
THE DOGMAN CHALLENGE FAT BIKE RACE IS COMING TO MT. MCSAUBA
Revolution Bike in Charlevoix is proud to host the 6th Annual Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race with the support of Bickersteth Brown & Associates, The City of Charlevoix, Charlevoix Convention & Visitors Bureau, and DTE Energy Foundation.
The event is on tap for Saturday, March 10th beginning with a mass start at 12:00 Noon on top of the bunny hill at Mt. McSauba in Charlevoix. Riders will race Fat Bikes on a 1.8 mile loop through the trails of Mt. McSuaba and North Point Nature Preserve. The riders to complete the most laps in two hours are the champions and will be awarded sweet one-of-a-kind Dogman medals and cash prizes. More
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING MONTHLY TRAVEL CLUB
We have a Monthly Travel Club and in March we are doing a ReSale Shopping Trip to Petoskey with lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken
Boyne City | Wednesday, March 21st
Charlevoix | Friday, March 23rd
East Jordan | Tuesday, March 27th
April's trip is a special one so please Save the Date of Tuesday, April 17, as we will be headed to the Crooked Tree Arts Theater for Little Traverse Civic Theaters "August: Onsage County" for an evening play!
Please sign up for these events at the Senior Centers.
NORTHERN LAKES ECONOMIC ALLIANCE 2018 ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Join over 700 guests involved in the economic vitality of our area for an exciting afternoon luncheon on Friday May 11, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, hosted by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA).
Individual tickets are $25, and $250 for a table of 10. Receive special Early Bird Rates if you purchase your tickets now through April 11: $20 for individual tickets and $200 for a table of 10.
This celebration of regional economic development will feature , keynote speaker, live entertainment, prestigious awards and recognition, and plated lunch.
To order tickets for this event Click Here
For more information, please call 231.582.6482
NORTHERN MICHIGAN SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HOSTS FIRST EDUCATIONAL EVENT THIS YEAR.
Understanding How to Build Resilient Leadership
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00am - 12:00pm at North Central Michigan College in the Library Conference Room
Join us as we explore adverse childhood experiences on the workplace and how that unresolved adversity can lead to workplace tension, low morale, low productivity and high absenteeism. By using coaching techniques we can begin to reframe and redirect the employee in making positive changes.
This presentation briefly reviews the impacts of adversity and trauma on the brain and body and how to mitigate those impacts. The goal of this program is to provide information and provide practice in how to build and enhance resilient leadership. We welcome you to join the Northern Michigan Society for Human Resource Management (NMSHRM) for our 1st quarterly education session for 2018 on a topic relevant to businesses of all sizes.
For more information, call (231) 439-3064.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S LARGEST HIRING EVENT EVER!
For more information, call 231.348.6613
MICHIGAN SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: MARCH 30
You are invited to participate as a presenter at the 2018 Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) in Lansing Michigan.
MISCON is designed to promote meaningful engagement with business professionals in discussion surrounding the topic of sustainability. By addressing the triple bottom line - people, plant, and profit - your organization can achieve cost savings and improve your brand image. MISCON will help forward thinking business professionals to develop and strengthen the in-house sustainability tools and communication strategies needed to engage your community and stakeholders. It will provide an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer ideas through thought provoking discussions that will identify essential elements fore success and inspire ongoing efforts to improve sustainability at your organization
* Technical | *Communication | *Environmental Trends and Metrics | *Research and Innovations | *Misc Topics
For Abstract Submission Guidelines Click Here
to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.
Bergmann Center, Inc
City of Charlevoix
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
Bickersteth, Brown & Associates Bingham Insurance Services
McLaren Northern Michigan DTE
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Odawa Casinio
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites
ALP Lighting Components
Central Drug Store
Charlevoix Inn & Suites
Charlevoix Public Schools
North Central Michigan College
Staffords Weathervane Restaurant
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