CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP REMINDER
A reminder to area Seniors applying for the $1000 Chamber Scholarship .
Scholarship applications are due at the Chamber office by 5pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.

For Scholarship Information Click Here
For Scholarship Application Click Here

This Scholarship has been generously funded by Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford and the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information or questions, please contact the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 



THE CHARLEVOIX AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER


JAX 
Jack & Patty Strand, Owners
757 Petoskey Avenue, Charlevoix
Phone: 231.437.6400
Email: jaxcharlevoix@gmail.com
Website: (in progress)  jaxchx.com   
 
Jax Northside Food & Spirits Opening Spring 2018
*Food   *Alcoholic Beverages   *Salad Bar



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ON ABC ANTINOSSI BUILDING COMPANY 
Nik Antinossi has been in the carpentry business in Charlevoix for 30 years.  His mission is to provide the customers of Northern Michigan with superior quality home construction, remodeling and home improvements through attention-to-detail, commitment, integrity, and within budget.

Nik started his career as a builder but felt drawn to the remodeling aspect of the work.   His services include Remodels, Renovations, Trim work, Tile flooring, Siding and more

To contact Nik, call or text 231.588.2221.
Be sure to visit his website at abcbuildingco.com 

ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
Find out at SCORE workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

SCORE is offering an Entrepreneur Index Assessment Workshop for $15 from 6:00-8:30pm at North Central Michigan College, Building 6, Room 536
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The workshop includes an online entrepreneurial traits assessment with a personal report provided after completing the questionnaire to bring to the workshop.

To register, call the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce at 231.347.4150.  You can mail the check to SCORE, 401 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49770, or charge the $15 to a credit card.  An email address is needed to send the assessment link.
tipofthemitt.score.org 
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR A FREE CREATING CONFIDENT CAREGIVERS┬« WORKSHOP IN CHARLEVOIX. 
Creating Confident Caregivers┬« (CCC) is a free 6-session program for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  This university developed program is led by trained facilitators who provide participants with information and skill-building activities to increase their effectiveness as caregivers.  To date, over 4,000 caregivers nationwide have benefited from the class.

Creating Confident Caregivers┬« provides caregivers with tools and techniques to reduce their stress and improve the care they provide to their family member.  This program is provided by The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM) and the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging at no charge.More
charlevoixcounty.org/commission_on_aging 

MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN FOUNDATION
Grant Supports Patient Assistance Needs for Northern Michigan Residents 
A $3,000 grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F) is assisting McLaren Northern Michigan patients with resources to improve their access to necessary medical care.  Donations in support of the patient assistance program help patients, and their families, overcome financial barriers to accessing important medical services.

During the past year, the grant from the C3F has assisted 50 Charlevoix County residents with medical supplies, prescriptions, gas cards, lodging, and food expenses related to travel for medical care.  This funding ensures that northern Michigan patients don't have to choose between medicine and groceries, or skip life-saving treatment because they don't have money to put gas in their car. More
mclaren.org/northern 
 
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED FOR GRADUATING HOME SCHOOL SENIOR 
North Central Michigan College provides a Presidential Scholarship to one graduating senior from a home school within our service area.  Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester) and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only).  Field study fees are not included.  Scholarship recipients must register for the fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation.  This is a competitive scholarship.

To be considered, a student shall:
* Complete an online Application for Admission to North Central by April 1 of their graduation year.
* Have a minimum 3.5 overall high school grade point average (include a high school transcript complete through the nominee's seventh semester). More
ncmich.edu  
NOTICE: SCHOOL BOARD VACANCIES   
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts (CMAA) is looking for applications to fill three vacancies on the school board.  Term of service will begin with the July 2018 meeting and serve for a three year term. Candidates must be citizens in good standing. 

CMAA, formerly Northwest Academy, has been educating students from grades K-12 since 1996.  We have more than 120 graduates who can attest to our success with small class size and our hands on approach to learning in a Public Charter School Academy.

For more information, please call our School Leader, Mrs. Amanda Minaker at 231.547.9000 or School Board President, Mr. Joe Seidel at 231.675.4444.
cma.edu

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS IS HONORED WITH NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
We are proud to announce that the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council recognized our local Bigs office with the National Quality Award.  This award is bestowed to individual agencies nationwide for meeting or exceeding goals related to program quality, number of children served and financial stability.

"I am so proud of our Board and staff for making quality programming a priority for our community's youth," said Cecilia Chesney, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.  "Receiving this Quality Award for the third year in a row is a great testament to the commitment and passion of our entire team." More
bigsupnorth.com
HAVE YOU MET LAURA FOWLER? 
Originally from Texas, she has an amazing story of how she got to Charlevoix, found love and marriage and  has an amazing little 2 year old boy. 

Laura has been with Panache for 3 years and is branching out to new services.  She has just added Dip Nails to her repertoire.  SNS Nail products are a healthier way for you to have a 2 week manicure without chipping or peeling.  It's close to acrylic hardness with the ease of shellac in removal.  There is no polishing needed or light to cure but is still dry by the time you're ready to go.

Drop in or call 231.437-3330 to see Laura TODAY
panachecvx.com 
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CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING
Check out everything that we have going on by viewing/printing our March 2018 calendars.
Charlevoix,
Boyne Area
East Jordan.

Also, don't forget to "like" our Facebook page and look at all the other goings on right on our website Here .
charlevoixcounty.org/commissioni_on_aging   
NOW ACCEPTING CAMEL SPONSORS 
The popular Charlevoix Camel Cup is back for the third year and will take place on May 5, 2018 from noon-6:00pm.  The Camel Cup is a giant gameboard 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 to those betting on that camel.  There are 6 races before 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.  Have fun while raising funds!

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! 

Give back to the community while betting on your camel and potentially winning some cold hard cash! 

To sponsor a camel or to get more details email amanda@visitcharlevoix.com
Visit the Camel Cup's Facebook page Here 

Wine & DINE

EASTER DINNER AT THE ROWE 
Join us Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Rowe from 11:00am - 4:00pm for a superb meal including your choice of champagne chicken breast, roast ham, or walleye almandine. 

Cost is $35 per person and Reservations are required by calling 231.588.7351.

To view the full menu Click Here
roweinn.com 
THAT FRENCH PLACE - DINNERS TO GO
Mar 22 | Beef Bourguignon
Mar 23 | Coq Au Vin
Mar 24 | Kung Pao Noodles

Dinners-To-Go every Wednesday-Saturday.
Order by 2:00pm and pick up between 4:30-6:00pm
Call 231.437.6037 to place your order
thatfrenchplace.com 
WEDNESDAY SPECIAL AT THE TOWN HOUSE 
Pizza Specials will be offered at the Town House Bar on Wednesdays.
Pizza's are from the Charlevoix Pizza Co.
$5 pint & a small pizza
$15 pitcher & a medium pizza.

Offer runs March 6 through May 30, 2018
For more information, call 231.547.6690 
RED MESA GRILL MUSIC LINE UP
March
27th - Blake Elliott
 
April
3rd -  Project 6
10th - Third Groove
17th - Brett Mitchell
24th - Oni & Noeli 
SAVE the DATE

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.  Please call 231.622.1057 for more information.

Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army
ALDO LEOPOLD FESTIVAL 
May 31 - June 3, 2018
The Aldo Leopold Festival is a weekend of natural discovery throughout Michigan's Les Cheneaux Islands.  Hiking, paddling, wildflower walks, birding, triathlon and more.

Here is a sample of the 2018 Aldo Leopold Festival tours and presentations:
*Exploring the Alvar EcoSystem on Drummond Island
*Birding the Boreal Forest around Whitefish Point
*Photographing Wild Birds
*Exploring for Wildflowers
*Dragonflies: From the Permian to Today

For more information, visit aldoleopoldfestival.com
landtrust.org 

NORTH CENTRAL'S LUNCHEON LECTURE LOOKS AT EAST JORDAN IRON WORKS 
North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture on Friday, March 23, will take a look at East Jordan Iron Works.  The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus.  Lunch begins at 11:30am and the program begins at noon.

The East Jordan Iron Works was founded in 1883 on the shores of Lake Charlevoix to make castings for machines, ships, farms and railroads.  Today, the fifth-generation family business is a global enterprise spanning five continents and is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide.  More 
GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL AQUA EGG HUNT AT THE CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUNITY POOL 
Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018
Place: Charlevoix Area Community Pool

Register now for one of two waves: 3:30-4:30pm
or 5:00-6:00pm.  Limited to 50 swimmers per wave.

Swim and dive for eggs, then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome goody bag! 

Cost is $5 per swimmer and Popcorn and Refreshments are included. .
Note:  Children 3 and under are free.  Children 5 and under must have an adult swimmer in the water with them.

Reservations required for all swimmers.
Call 231.547.0982 or register online Here
charlevoixpool.org  
IT'S ALMOST HERE - OPENING DAY FOR CHARLEVOIX DAIRY GRILLE  
Mark you calendar for Friday, March 30th!
Charlevoix Dairy Grille will open that day at 11:00am, just in time for your first Dairy Grille lunch of the season!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you after this long winter.
Dennis & Crew
facebook.com/CharlevoixDiaryGrille 
UPCOMING EVENTS AT AMERICAN HOUSE CHARLEVOIX
Discover Earl Young's "Mushroom Homes"
Join your friends at American House on Saturday, March 24 at 2:30pm and discover one of the area's best kept secrets - Earl  Young Mushroom Houses.  Edith Pair will take us on a journey, showing us the architect's beautiful home designs, and a glimpse at the life of this self-taught builder.  Please RSVP by calling Brenda at 231.237.5572

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31 
Children age 8 and under are invited to join us at 10am on Saturday, March 31 for a fun and festive Easter Egg Hunt.  The community will be filled with lots of laughter and excitement, so grab the grandkids and hop on over for some fun.  Two lucky little ones will leave with a brand new bike, donated by our friends from AdvisaCare. When the search is done, stay and enjoy hot cocoa and refreshments.  We can't wait to welcome you. Please RSVP by calling Brenda at 231.237.5572
americanhouse.com
advisacare.com

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS "BRAGGING RIGHTS" PROGRAM, OR "WHAT MAKES CHARLEVOIX SO UNIQUE?"
The Charlevoix Historical Society will present a program titled "Bragging Rights," tracing how Charlevoix has achieved a reputation that stretches around the world.  This program, presented by Harsha House museum curator David L. Miles, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Depot, Depot Beach.


Explored will be the mysterious origin of the slogan "Charlevoix the Beautiful," how the town contributed to the success of the Apollo Space Program and the World War II victory in Europe, its former renown as the most desirable vacation destination in Michigan, the scores of notable people who have walked its streets, the national and international records that have been set here including entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, and much more.

Call 231.547.0373 for more information.
 
chxhistory.com
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
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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
LIBATIONS FOR LIVE SCHEDLE 
April 7 - Townhouse Bar
Guest Bartenders: Barron & Murray
Dan & John have some big Surprises!

April 14 - The Cantina
Guest Bartenders: Heydlauff & Jess
Mark & Don will be salting your rims!

April 28 - Weathervane 
Guest Bartenders: Lee & Dipert
Darsi & Jacq that is !!!  The better halves!
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 

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING TRAVEL CLUB FOR APRIL
The Charlevoix Commission on Aging's April Travel Club trip in in collaboration with the Little Traverse Civic Theatre of Petoskey!

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 for the 8pm performance of "August: Onsage County".  It will be a 2 hour performance with intermission.  This will be a FREE evening of entertainment for Charlevoix County residents 60 years and older.

Please sign up at your Senior Center so that we can have a count of tickets needed.  Transit will be available if a ride is needed, so please note that on your sign in sheet.  You MUST sign up by Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Senior Centers.  Times for transit will be posted Monday before the performance

For more information on the play Click Here.
charlevoixcounty.org/commission_on_aging 
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 
 
 
 
Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.  
 
Beaver Island Boat Company
Belvedere Club
Bergmann Center, Inc 
Castle Farms
Charlevoix Public Library 
City of Charlevoix
Drost Landscape
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance 
 
 
   Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
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 Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
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