SPONSOR THE BIZ BLAST
IS YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION IN NEED OF SOME GREAT EXPOSURE? 
RESERVE YOUR SPOT AS A BIZ BLAST SPONSOR FOR ONLY $50/per wk. 
THE COST IS AFFORDABLE AND THE EXPOSURE IS HIGH.

For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email sbergmann@charlevoix.org
The Member2Member promotional program showcases Chamber member businesses in our community’s different industries, emphasizing the vast array of products and services available locally. Utilize these listings to build your partnerships and support your Charlevoix area businesses!
The Back Lot Charlevoix
231 Ferry Ave
Charlevoix, MI
Charlevoix Yacht Club Events
231-675-0607
220 Ferry Ave
Charlevoix, MI
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Odawa Casino
May 7 | 10-4pm
May 8 | 9-3:30pm

We will now be offering the option of Pfizer or J&J for vaccination at the clinics Friday and Saturday. If you have anyone who has already scheduled an appointment that wants to switch to J&J ahead of the clinic, please advise them to:
  • Cancel their appointment by using their confirmation email or calling 800-432-4121 if no internet/needing assistance
  • Re-schedule an appointment with the alternative link. Links to schedule vaccinations are as follows:
  • Click HERE to schedule Pfizer vaccination
  • Click HERE to schedule Johnson & Johnson vaccination

Downtown Charlevoix First Friday's
May 7
3-7pm

Every First Friday in downtown Charlevoix, Charlevoix Main Street will host shopping nights and fun activities for families to enjoy in the heart of the city. First Friday invites locals and tourists alike to “treat themselves” to shopping, random giveaways, great food from local restaurants, and kid-friendly activities in Hoop Skirt and Van Pelt Alleys. Click HERE for more information!

Charlevoix Conservation District Beachgrass Nursery Workdays
May 6-7
9-12 noon

Join District Staff, Chris and Alison, as they work to re-move overgrowth and brush from the nursery area. Over the years, trees and shrubs have started succeeding into the nursery area where we harvest the beachgrass for shoreline preservation projects. Due to COVID restrictions limiting field trips for students (our harvesting volunteers), we are using this time to give the nursery a break from harvesting and do some much-needed maintenance to our natural area. Let us know if you can help! 231-582-6193.

Wine Auction & Gift Sale
May 6-7
6-6pm

Wine Auction & Gift Sale May 6 & 7 -- The Charlevoix Area Community Pool, on US 31 in Charlevoix, is having a Wine Auction (Wine Pull) on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7 from 6 am to 6 pm each day. Stop in the pool to select a mystery-wrapped bottle of wine for a donation of $20 per bottle. There will also be a table of gift items and gift certificates for purchase. Pay by credit card or cash. Thanks for supporting our community pool!

National Entertainer Myrna Hunt in Concert
May 12
7-8pm

Myrna Blackwood Hunt will be live on stage at the Charlevoix Cinema on May 12 from 7-8 pm. Hunt has toured nationally and performed with Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Leann Rimes, Tom Jones, and the Gatlin Brothers. Her program includes country, gospel, Broadway hits, and popular tunes. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit Joppa House. Purchase tickets online at www.charlevoixcinema.com or buy at the box office. Seating is limited. For additional info contact organizer Janet Chambers at 814-308-3168.

Sunday Series
May 16
4pm

The Hummel Trio featuring LIBOR ONDRAS, violin, Andrew Laven, cello and Emily Grabinski, piano. Click HERE to get tickets or call the office to reserve your seat 231-487-0010.
2021 Workshop Series- Tulips
May 17
5pm

Join us in May to create a stunning seasonal flower arrangement featuring our May favorites grown in our own cutting garden; TULIPS. Click HERE to register and see other upcoming classes.

Tip of The Mitt Score & Boyne Chamber Offering Free Webinar on Beginning Facebook
May 18
11:30-1pm

Looking to get a social media presence going on Facebook, but don’t know where to start? Tip of the Mitt SCORE and the Boyne Area Chamber are partnering to bring a free webinar to the business community on Beginning Facebook. Register in advance for this meeting by going clicking HERE.

In this free webinar, Social Guru 4 You will be taking an in-depth look at Instagram & Canva, and how to utilize these platforms to grow your business and create strategic content that speaks directly to your consumers. Click HERE to see topics covered in this free event.

Native Garden Workday
June 4
9am-noon
Boyne City
Leah Mayotte Returns to BASES as a Full-time Counselor
Leah Mayotte, previously Leah Kelly, returned to BASES as a full-time counselor on May 1st. Leah will serve as the Clinical Supervisor and join Celia and Scott as primary therapists. Leah specializes in mental health and substance abuse counseling with specialties in trauma therapy and EMDR therapy. She can accept the majority of private insurances and can work with adolescents and adults. All sessions will be via Telehealth and she is accepting new clients at this time. For more information, please call 231-547-1144.

Partner with Odawa Casino
Odawa Casino will be upgrading our website this upcoming summer. We wish to feature our community partners.
 
Become a partner with Odawa Casino. Consider extending preferred pricing to members of Odawa Casino’s Pure Rewards program. To further discuss, reach out to Marty Van De Car, Odawa Casino’s Community Development Coordinator at either mvandecar@odawacasino.com or 231-439-6100 ext. 8177.

May Deal of the Month at Performance Plus Quick Oil Change
During the month of May take 50% off a power steering fluid service! Expires 5/31/21. Coupon Code: DEAL OF THE MONTH

Charlevoix Performance Plus Quick Oil Change is located at 06525 N M-66

Pet of the Week- Gronk
Gronk is my new name, but not my disposition. I am a bit leery of people at first, but sweet and loyal with a bit of time. I recently lost part of my tail because I never stop wagging it and beat the end of it to a pulp. I may have suffered some frostbite as well, so be aware that I much prefer to be inside when it's nasty. Give me a chance to get to know you, I am a good guy. Gronk appears to avoid conflict with other dogs but is certainly interested in the playful interactions. Gronk is a big boy so probably not the best fit for a family with very young children.

Household Hazardous Waste Event!
HHW Event is taking place Friday, June 18th from 5-8pm and Saturday, June 19th from 9-1pm. Make a reservation by using one of the below options:
  • register with your email by clicking HERE
  • call 231-547-7221 after June 7th between 8-4pm
  • location will be given out when reservation is scheduled

To see the full flyer with information about what is household hazardous waste or not click HERE. To see more information visit our website HERE.

LAST CHANCE TO SPOIL MOM!
Order online, call, or stop in to order flowers for Mom! We are now open for the season Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Most Sundays 11-4. Stop in to see what's in store!

Building project at Pellston schools by Career Tech students for Career Tech students!
Char-Em ISD-Northwest Michigan Works partnership will provide students with $14 per hour to build a facility for fellow students
A unique opportunity in Pellston will have students and young adults from around the region building a facility to house a new career and technical education class at Pellston High School. And the student-builders will be paid for their efforts - $14 per hour for the 8-week project.

Northwest Michigan Works! has partnered with the Char-Em Intermediate School District to provide this new opportunity for students and young adults interested in exploring the construction trades career pathway. The summer work program begins June 21, 2021, Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Up to 12 students between the ages of 16 and 20, from any Char-Em ISD district, will spend the 8 weeks learning and applying foundational constructional skills through a pre-apprenticeship program while they construct a new 1,740-square-foot building that will house the PowerSports Technology class launching in fall 2021. Click HERE to see more information!

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging May Updates
Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home bound clients by $3 donation.
  • We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This need to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
  • We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed! 😊
  • We are having a Special Cinco De Mayo Lunch on 5/5/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.and a Special Curbside Mother’s Day Lunch on 5/7/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.
 
May Activities. Please note these are all activities that are handed out curbside or by appointment to do at home. Please call your Site Coordinator for more information. Click HERE to see the activities.

2021 Charlevoix Lions Club 26th Annual Golf Tournament
Join the Charlevoix Lions Club for a tour player team scramble! All proceeds go to the Lions Club Beneficiary Fund. Help the Lions Club continue to help the numerous state and local community and youth programs.

The event takes place Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at the Belvedere Golf Club. $100 per player for a fantastic day of golf! 12:30pm check-in, 2pm shotgun start, 6:30pm banquet dinner. 18 holes with cart, barbeque lunch, all hole events, cash awards, door prizes, awards banquet, dinner featuring the Lions Club famous barbeque chicken! Also, incredible hole-in-one prizes courtesy of Charlevoix Auto, $5,000 putting contest, and much more! Get your team registered today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jeff Rizzo for more info 231-350-2764.

Charlevoix Cinema III Upcoming Movies!
Coming THIS Friday 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙞𝙧𝙡 𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙄𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙨, 𝙒𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙊𝙛 𝙈𝙖𝙣 and 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙆𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙩! Pop on over or message us for a Private Showing ☆ We'll see you at the movies! The viewing schedule is from May 7-13.

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles (PG): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4pm & 7pm, Monday & Thursday 7pm

Wrath of Man (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:15pm & 7:15pm, Monday & Thursday 7:15pm

Mortal Kombat (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday & Thursday 7:30pm

North Central Formally Adopts The Timberwolf as New Mascot
For the first time in 63 years, North Central Michigan College has an official mascot. 

During an April 27 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the mascot that students said best represents the college: The North Central Timberwolf.

President David Roland Finley said the Timberwolf captures the spirit of the college and its students. 

“Wolves embody many of the characteristics of North Central students, including intelligence, resilience, drive, focus and teamwork,” Finley said. “They are known for working together so that the whole pack succeeds. You’ll find the same attitude among our entire campus community.” 

Carol Laenen, vice president of Marketing, said the adoption of the Timberwolf mascot follows a months-long, data-driven process that included two rounds of surveys, extensive sentiment analysis and tests of concept art. Visit their website HERE for more info!

Gallery Talks at Charlevoix Circle of Arts!
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ current exhibit showcases author & artist Kim Richelle’s body of work titled, Dream to Reality, Exploring What We Believe and Why from April 23 to May 29, 2021. You can also take-in Gallery Talks each Thursday at noon during the exhibit. Richelle and invited guest speakers will explore variations of reality, dreams and beliefs, from tarot mythology and symbolism to local Indigenous history and teachings, to star lore, constellations and planets. Limited capacity, Pre-register to reserve your seat by calling 231-547-3554 or online at CharlevoixCircle.org!

Forbes Names Consumers Energy as No. 1 Utility Company for Workplace Diversity in U.S.

Second Overall in Michigan; Also Top Workplace for Women in 2020

Forbes has named Consumers Energy as the top utility company in the country and second overall in Michigan in its latest ranking of America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” recognizing Consumers Energy’s major effort to be a leading company for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Consumers Energy was ranked No. 22 in the nation overall in the ranking, based on a survey of 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

“We boldly and unapologetically stand for a diverse, inclusive workplace where everyone’s ideas and contributions are heard and valued, and where everyone feels they belong,” said Angela Thompkins, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief diversity officer.

Consumers Energy has embedded DE&I into all aspects of its workplace culture, encouraging discussions and efforts to build understanding among its 8,500 employees. Consumers Energy was also named the No. 1 workplace for women in the energy sector last year.

McLaren Northern Michigan Named One of Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Fortune/ IBM Watson Health

McLaren Northern Michigan has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2021. This is the second year in a row McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the nation. The annual list was published April 27, 2021 by Fortune.
 
IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,675 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the country. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. This year’s ranking of top hospitals also introduces a measure of hospitals’ contributions to community health with a focus on equity developed by a team of experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. IBM Watson Health established this list to help identify best practices that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
 
“Being named a top 100 hospital in the nation is an extraordinary honor and a true testament to McLaren’s commitment to consistently delivering exceptional care,” expressed Todd C. Burch, President and CEO at McLaren Northern Michigan. “This Top Hospital list reflects the expertise and quality care delivered at McLaren Northern Michigan. We are setting the bar for all hospitals in cost, quality and patient outcomes. This is an incredible achievement and we are proud to provide Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula the best care in the nation, right here in their community.”

For more information on the 100 Top Hospitals achievement, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/. To learn more about the services offered through McLaren Northern Michigan, visit www.mclaren.org/northern.
Have a business or member success story? We want to hear it! Hitting a growth landmark, meeting a personal or financial business goal, being awarded industry certifications or recognition's… we want to share that accomplishment. Member Success is a new section in our Biz Blast where we will highlight stories of member businesses and employees. Submit your information for the newsletter on our website submission form. 
Membership in the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals. It is a policy of the Charlevoix Chamber that membership does not constitute political or issue endorsement.
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Job Openings- New Hire Bonus

Front Desk Agents
Housekeeping Staff
Part-time Maintenance
Release Night Audit

Motivated Workers

Bartenders/ Servers

Executive Director
Summer Employment

Seasonal Sales Associates

Electrical Assembly
Grinder
Inventory Control
Parts/Assembly
PLC Programmer (experienced)
Shipping Clerk
Welders (experienced)

Employment Training Specialist (job coach)

1918 Cellars Wine Room Associate
Gift Shop Associate
Venue Coordinator
Assistant Venue Coordinator
Event Set-Up Supervisor
Operations Staff

Marine Mechanic
Office Manager
Boatyard
Marine Dock Crew

Ticket Sales & Customer Service
Seasonal & Full-time Dock Operations Staff
Luggage Handlers

Store Management
Sales Associate

Administrative Assistant
Caregiver

Server & Cook

All Positions Available

Bakery
Fruit Stand
Front of House Customer Service
Team Leaders
Support Staff for all departments

Tig Welder/ Fabricator
Assembly & Metal Finishing - Hourly positions available

Hiring Seasonal Positions

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook
Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Hiring for 2021 Season

Host/Hostess
Bussers
Wait Staff
Dishwashers
Line/Prep Cooks

Housekeepers
Guest Service Associates
Food & Beverage Staff
Maintenance

Loan Processor Full Time Charlevoix

Fertilizer Manager
Landscape Equipment Operator
Hardscape Installer/ Stone Mason
Operations Manager Installation
Operations Manager Client Maintenance
Client Sales Representative
Landscape Design Sales Representative
Crew Foreman Installation
Crew Members Installation
Crew Members Maintenance

Host/Hostess
Busser

Bookkeeper

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Part-time & full-time, seasonal, and year-round positions available

Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Exhibit Coordinator

Beautification Crew
Police Officer
Dock Attendants
Finance Clerk
Code Enforcement Officer

Marine Mechanic

Hiring Staff

Servers

Swim School Coordinator
Certified Lifeguards

Full-Time Architect

Maintenance Technician

For more information on these openings view our Jobs page by clicking the link below! Is your business hiring? Send us the position information and we will post it!
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

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