ONLY 20 TICKETS LEFT FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS BREAKFAST
       
 

To Register On-line Click Here or call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101.
    
 
  
DOORS OPEN:  6:45am
BREAKFAST SERVED: 7:00am
PRESENTATION STARTS: 7:15am 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VIP SPONSORS 
 




 

PLATINUM SPONSORS 






 
GOLD SPONSORS 
Bickersteth Brown & Associates 
McLaren Northern Michigan
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital  
 
AWARD SPONSORS
 
Business of the Year |   Michigan Scientific Corporation
Sponsored by: Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
 
New Business of the Year | Harwood Gold Cafe'
Sponsored by: 4Front Credit Union
     
Outstanding Citizen | Mark Greyerbiehl
Sponsored by: Char-Em United Way
 
Young Professional of the Year | Jamie McLane
Sponsored by: Mike's Glass 
 
Customer Service Award | Jim Sylvain
Sponsored by: Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford
 
Ambassador of the Year | Leanne Ackert
Sponsored by: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 
 

2018 CHARLEVOIX BUSINESS EXPO & TASTE OF CHARLEVOIX                 
Business Expo contracts have been emailed to all members.  
If you did not receive a contract and would like to participate in this years Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix, plase call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email chamber@charlevoix.org  
 
This year's Expo takes place on Wednesday, March 21st, from 4-7pm at Castle Farms. 
 
The Booth price has remained the same as last year at $200.   
 
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to participate in our largest networking event of the year with an average of over 500 attendees.

Thank you to our Expo Sponsors:

VIP Sponsors:
 
    
 
Platinum Sponsor:
 

 
Gold Sponsors:
 
Bickersteth, Brown & Associates  
McLaren Northern Michigan
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital

 
Bar Sponosr:
 



THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER

North Coast Properties
Kimberly Harvey - Owner
113 Antrim Street
Charlevoix
Phone:  231.299.0531
 
For all your property needs from sales to renting your property we provide unique individual care. Experienced agents with 15 years of vacation rental, sales and management, we can customize a program to fit any need.

THE AMBASSADORS WELCOME AMY WIELAND
This year the Ambassador Committee welcomed 3 new members, one of them being Amy Wieland.  Amy decided to accept the invitation to become a Charlevoix Area Chamber of  Commerce Ambassador because "volunteering has always been a part of how I live my life and my new position as Executive Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging has opened up my personal time to do more of that.  I believe in the benefits of Chamber membership and I love our community so it's a perfect fit.  I get to boast about our little town, support the work of the Chamber and do some volunteering in an area that interests me.  The Ambassadors are important to the chamber as we are chamber members who have experienced what the chamber does and how it supports our business community and we can give testimony to our experience.  In addition, we each have our own networks to share information, events, and changes happening in our community.
 
When asked what she like most about Charlevoix, Amy's response was, "It's funny, when people ask me what I love most about Charlevoix, the answer is exactly what I hated about Charlevoix when I was a teen.  I love that we are a close-knit community.  Everyone knows each other or the family you come from or even an extensiosn of that family.  More 
Wine & DINE
THAT FRENCH PLACE
Dinners-To-Go
Every Wednesday through Saturday, $15 each. Order by 2pm, pick up between 4:30 - 6pm.
*Jan 24 - Coq Au Riesling
*Jan 25 - Beef Bourguignon
*Jan 26 - Chicken Cassoulet
*Jan 27 - Mongolian Beef Ramen Bowls
 
TFP's France Adventure - FREE EVENT
It's time for a party!  Join Brian & Emily on Friday, January 26, at 6pm for an evening of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, trip slideshow presentation, discussions about travel & future culinary tours of France let by Brian and Emily.
 
Cooking Classes
Shrimp Etouffee w/ Jonathan Hayden | Saturday, January 27 | 6-9pm | $50/pp.
Guest Chef Jonathan Hayden will take you to Bourbon Street via Charlevoix!  Come with an appetite because you'll be eating and learning a lot!
 
Homemade Pasta and Roman Sauces | Monday, January 29 | 10am-1pm | $50/pp.
This is a class you're not going to want to miss!  If you've ever wanted to learn how to make some classic Italian dishes, this is the date and time!
 
For more information, call 231.437.6037 

CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
* $3 Casa Margaritas | $3 Premium Drafts | $3 Food Features
* Live Music every Tuesday night from 6:00 - 9:00PM
 
January
30th - Blake Elliott
 
February
6th - EP  
13th - Carnivale Party w/ Dave Cisco 6-10pm
20th - The Marsupials
22nd - National Margarita Day w/Sweet Tooth 
HAPPY HOUR AT THE FRENCH QUARTER NEW ORLEANS BISTRO
Join us, Monday through Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the French Quarter New Orleans Bistro for Happy Hour.
* $1 off well drinks
* $1 off glass pour wine
* $5 off bottled wine
* .50 off bottled beer
 
Enjoy a special Happy Hour Food Menu.
Come in out of the cold and enjoy some great Cajun / Creole cuisine 

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO TRAIN CRAFT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES
Funding is available to help train employees in the craft beverage industry in Northwest Lower Michigan.  The U.S. Department of Labor Expansion Grants, available through Northwest Michigan Works!, provide funding to support apprenticeships for employees in the craft beverage industry, related agricultural, and other businesses.  The grants are available to employers in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee,and Wexford Counties.
 
"Apprenticeship programs provide an excellent opportunity for employers to pass along the history and skills of professional trades to a new generation of workers", said Evelyn Szpliet, Apprenticeship Success Coordinator for Northwest Michigan Works!   More  
AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS WELCOME GRANT PROPOSALS
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation announce the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities.  The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Thursday, March 1, 2108.

Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services recreation and youth are available by calling your respective community foundation office.  Applicants must call to discuss their proposal to begin the application process.  Eligible nonprofit organizations serve residents of Charlevoix or Emmet County and work to enrich or improve life for local residents. More
  c3f,org
BEAVER ISLAND BOAT COMPANY NOW ACCEPTING VEHICLE RESERVATIONS
The Beaver Island Boat Company is now accepting vehicle reservations for their 2018 season!   
 
Head to bibco.com to check out the new 2018 Ferry Schedule and give them a call at 888.446.4095 to reserve your spot.  Ride the Boat.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is desperate for Meals on Wheels drivers in East Jordan and Boyne City.  As a volunteer you would be paid mileage and could work as little as 1 day a week from 10:45am-1pm, or 5 days a week from 10:45am-1pm.
 
If our working community members volunteered for us on their lunch hour, there is a good chance your employer may allow and pay you for the time you are representing them in the community making a huge impact.  Check with them and see.
 
Please contact Sheri Shepard at 231.237.0103 if you are able to help. 

SNOWMAN STORY TIME AT CASTLE FARMS
Join us on Saturday, January 27 from 10am-12pm for Snowman Story Time.   
 
Kids love playing in the snow at the castle!  Enjoy interacting with snowman activities, and sipping on some delicious hot cocoa while listening to fun winter stories read by Miss Michigan Junior Sweetheart' Desiree Herrst.   
 
Story Time includes a hot chocolate bar, snowman making (weather/snow permitting), snowman crafts, treats and interactive trains!   
 
Stories will be read  at 10:30am.  
 
Admission is just $5 per person, ages 3 and up.  Tickets are available Here.  
PETOSKEY TO HOLD "SHOW ME THE MONEY" DAY
Northern Homes CDC and Char-Em United Way are pleased to announce that the First Annual Show Me the Money Day Emmet County will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 1-4pm at Petoskey Middle School.  This event will connect participants with numerous resources to help them achieve financial stability through savings, education, entrepreneurship and home ownership opportunties. 
 
The Manna Food Project will be in attendance providing information and handing out fruit to attendees.  We will also provide information and laptop access to My Free Taxes, a free tax filing website through H&R Block.  If you plan to take advantage of this service make sure to come prepared.  Go to unitedway.org/myfreetaxes and find the checklist under "Get Organized" to see what you need.  There will also be free food provided and prizes given out throughout the event. More
CAMP DAGGETT OFFERS WINTER ACTIVITIES
On January 27 and February 24 from 5-9pm, it's the ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Outing!  Experience the ambiance of snow-covered trails illuminated by more than 100 torches on your trek.  Afterward, come inside for a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and to warm-up by the crackling fire in the camp's beautiful main lodge.  Buy raffle tickets for great Bearcub Outfitters products with all proceeds going to Camp Daggett.  Admission is free, donations are encouraged, and snowshoes are available for all ages.

If you're looking for a way to beat the winter blues, or want to schedule a birthday party or family retreat at the Camp Daggett Adventure Center, call Camp Daggett at 231.347.9742 details.

For information on other upcoming activities such as the Father/Son weekend and Summer Camp Click here.
YOU ARE INVITED...
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR LINDA WELLER
Date:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 4:00pm
Location:  City Council Chambers
 
Please join us for cake and punch as we wish Linda farewell after 39 years of service to the City of Charlevoix.
GET OUTTA TOWN!
In February and March, when the world is muddy, sloshy, and you're feeling just a bit closed in, come travel the world "culinarily" through the Wellness Workshop's "Make and Take" classes!
 
February 2India - Vegan Curry & Raita
February 16, Greece - Greek Salad & Hummus
March 2Syria - Mujadara & Fattoush
March 9Mexico - Taco Salad with a Twist, Mango Salsa & Fresh Guac
March 16, Thailand - Rice Paper Rolls & Mango-Sticky Rice Dessert
 
For just $10 per class you can walk away with creative, satisfying, nutrient-boosting meals and full recipes to go with the flavors of each country.   All classes run from 12:00 - 1:00pm. 
 
As always, our Make and Take classes will show you how to prepare the tastes of the world healthfully and plant based.   
 
For more information, call 231.437.3482
TOAST TO LITERACY  A FUN EVENING AND A GREAT CAUSE
 Char-Em United Way's fifth Toast to Literacy Mardi Gras Party, will be held from 7:00-10:00pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Castle Farms.

Back this year is the popular Mardi Gras theme with decorations, music, and strolling entertainers.  As always, the Toast to Literacy will include beer/wine/cider/mead tastings, food, and a silent auction.

Local caterers, Pigs Eatin' Ribs, Grey Gables Restaurant, Wineguys Catering, and Boyne City Tap Room donate selections for the best Soup, Savory and Sweet competition

Beverage tastings from Cheboygan Brewing, Petoskey Farms, Right Brain Brewery, Beards Brewery, Spare Key Winery, and Bee Well Meadery are the highlight of the evening.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. More
MARDI GRAS SOIREE FEBRUARY 15
The Charlevoix Area Community Pool invites you to attend a Mardi Gras Soiree, fundraiser for the Pool Renewal Project on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00pm at the French Quarter New Orleans Bistro.   
 
Cost is $50 per person for a buffet dinner, + cash drinks, and live music by saxophone player Marty Ward.  $30 of each dinner ticket sale goes toward Pool Renovations.
 
Pay at the door or purchase online Here or stop by the Pool.
 
For more information, call 231.547.0982.
The Charlevoix Area Community Pool is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
 
 
 
Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.  
 
Castle Farms
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging 
Charlevoix County Community Foundation  
City of Charlevoix 
 
 
   Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
Premier INVESTORS 
 
 
VIP MEMBERS
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
PLATINUM MEMBERS
                         
 
 
           
      GOLD MEMBERS                                                             SILVER MEMBERS 
Bickersteth, Brown & Associates                                                   Bingham Insurance Services 
McLaren Northern Michigan                                                           DTE 
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital                                       Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites  
 
I NVESTOR MEMBERS
Central Drug Store
Comfort Keepers
MDC Contracting 
North Central Michigan College
Staffords Weathervane Restaurant 
 
 
 
Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org for more information