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  chamber@charlevoix.org
Thursday, June 14
4 - 8pm
Charlevoix merchants are celebrating the arrival of the summer season with the 7th Annual Summer Open House taking place downtown Charlevoix on Thursday, June 14th  from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
 
Participating shops and restaurants will extend a warm welcome to all by offering sales, giveaways, specials, snacks, activities, refreshments and more!

For details contact the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-547-2101 or visit charlevoix.org  for a list of participating stores and restaurants.
Mobile, Printed, and Electronic Guide Available Now!
Art Show Banner Sponsorships still available.
For just $200, your business can become an Art Show Banner Sponsor, or $500 to be a sponsor of all three events. You provide your business banner, and we will display it prominently in East Park during one of our events. The opportunity is only available to Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce members. 

Please contact the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce to reserve your banner space today! 231.547.2101 or  ferguson@charlevoix.org
 
Saturday , June 23 
10am- 5pm
 & Sunday, June 24
10am - 3pm
 The Charlevoix Summer Art Show, features a mix of fine art and fine crafts displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake in downtown Charlevoix. Participating artists are carefully selected to ensure a well rounded show with many fun and unique items on display.

Banner Sponsors:
Ace Hardware
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Pat O'Brien & Associates Real Estate
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

For details contact the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-547-2101 or visit charlevoix.org .
Bloom's 10th Anniversary
Thursday, June 14
4pm - 8pm

Celebrate the summer open house with BLOOM! Stop in the flower shop for complimentary cocktails and seasonal snacks this Thursday evening and enter our drawing to win a summer flower bouquet subscription. Details in the shop. Hope to see you there!
Now open seven days a week in the Van Pelt Alley or online at bloomfloraldesign.com/shop
McLaren Northern Michigan's Needle Drop-Off
Saturday, June 16
9am - 1pm

McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting free needle drop-offs in June in Cheboygan, Gaylord,
and Petoskey. Drop off at McLaren Northern Michigan Charlevoix Family Medicine (next to Holiday Gas), 1404 Bridge Street, Charlevoix. Other communities have different drop off dates. For more information, please call (800) 248-6777.
Friends Summer Book Sale
June 23
10am - 5pm
June 24
1 - 5pm
Charlevoix Public Library

The summer book sale is a great place to stock up on summer reading for adults, teens, and children. You will find fiction and nonfiction in hard and soft covers. There are CD’s and DVD’s along with rare and collectible books. You will find books by local authors and books about the region. There will be over fifty genres to choose from, all organized for ease of browsing. Sales benefit the youth department of the library.

For more information charlevoixlibrary.org.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
*$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
*June 19 | Jakey Thomas
*June 21 | Missy Memorial Party w/ Dave Cisco
*June 26 | Brett Mitchell
Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
6:30pm
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients
June 14 | Northern Michigan Cuisine
June 21 | Mediterranean Cuisine
June 28 | All-American Backyard BBQ
$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
CHARLEVOIX AREA COMMUITY POOL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: NOMI STYLE
June 28, 2018
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
$100 admit one
Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Lange Center
CHARLEVOIX MASONIC LODGE COLLEGE FUND BENEFIT
GOLF OUTING
July 8, 2018
1pm
$65 per golfer | $260 per team
Antrim Dells Public Golf Course
CHARLEVOIX AREA GARDEN CLUB GARDEN WALK AND FLOWER SHOW
July 11, 2018
10 am - 4pm
$10 in advance | $15 walk-day
Show at the Charlevoix Public Library
CHARLEVOIX
VENETIAN FESTIVAL
July 21 - 28, 2018
Cherry Republic Reopens: Rising from the Ashes
We're proud to relay that after years of renovation following a devastating fire on Christmas Eve 2016 , our Charlevoix store opened for business yesterday morning! Ambassadors from around the Republic have put in time and energy to sweep floors, build tables and bars, set up phones, and stock every shelf we could find with wonderful cherry treats -- transforming this space once filled of dirt and ash into a mecca for cherries and the Up North lifestyle.

Ambassador Dana reveals the open sign for the first time!

We're so grateful to be back in the wonderful town of Charlevoix. If you're in the area, stop in to see the new digs and grab some of your favorite Up North cherry favorites.
Venetian Business Tee Shirt Program
The Charlevoix Venetian Festival Volunteers would like to extend an invitation to any business member to become a Venetian sponsor and take part in our Venetian business tee shirt program. If you are already a Venetian sponsor, we thank you and invite you to take part in this business tee shirt program as well. The business tees can be purchased at a reduced rate, including your one color business logo on the back of shirt and your donor burgee level image on the back neck. For more information please contact Anne Golski at 231-675-2164 or argolski@chartermi.netTee shirt order deadline is June 20, 2018. 
Become a Volunteer or Sponsor:
We are an all volunteer board, we organize the festival, stage every event, and fundraise all the money needed to pay for all of the events. We apologize for not contacting you personally, we just don't have the manpower! We do, however, need your support. Please help us in this endeavor by becoming a sponsor today, for Sponsorship information click HERE. To sign up to Volunteer please click HERE.

For a full schedule of events and activities please visit venetianfestival.com.
This Just In! H-2B Visas Expanded
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance received word from Congressman Jack Bergman’s office last week that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018. Secretary Nielsen said she determined there are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform the labor needs of American businesses. This allocation is in addition to the 66,000 visas already issued this year. Starting immediately, eligible petitioners for H-2B visas can file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Eligible petitioners must submit a supplemental attestation on Form ETA 9142-B-CAA-2 with their petition. Charlevoix Chamber President 
Alison Hubbard said this was good news for northern Michigan businesses. “The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has been advocating for an expansion of H-2B visas to help meet workforce shortage needs,” she said. “This temporary fix will help for now and we’ll continue to advocate for a more permanent solution,” she added. Hubbard thanks Government Relations Staff Member Kent Wood, and Congressman Jack Bergman and his staff for their efforts for this expansion.
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