Saturday , June 23 
10 am- 5 pm
 & Sunday, June 24
10 am - 3 pm
Banner Sponsors:
Ace Hardware
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Pat O'Brien & Associates Real Estate
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
Irish Boat Shop

For details contact the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-547-2101 or visit .
Mobile, Printed, and Electronic Guide Available Now!
Saturday , July 14
10 am- 6 pm
 & Sunday, July 15
10am - 4pm
Island Airways

In the early 1980s, McPhillips Flying Service, Inc. and Welke Aviation merged to form Island Airways, which is responsible for talking around 30,000 passengers between Charlevoix and Beaver Island. Also, Island Airways hauls about 1.6 million pounds of freight, including UPS, perishable freight, prescriptions and even takeout food from various Charlevoix restaurants.
Island Airways is the only island-based air ambulance operator in the continental United States. Annually, transporting 40-50 patients from Beaver Island to hospitals in Charlevoix, Petoskey or Traverse City.
In addition, Island Airways offers a unique way to see the sights around Northern Michigan by offering air tours. It’s a fun way to get to see the sights-light houses, ship wrecks and even the Mighty Mac.
Owner Paul Welke has over 30,000 hours of flight time and has been honored with multiple awards including the prestigious Wright Brothers Award from the FAA.
Island Airways is here to accommodate all of your aviation needs, for more information please visit: .
Cherry Republic Community Open House
June 22
11 am - 3:00 pm
Cherry Republic will celebrate the recent reopening of its store at 221
Bridge Street in Charlevoix with a community open house on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will include complimentary baked goods, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and wine tasting.
The newly renovated space has been totally transformed following a fire that destroyed much of the historic building on Christmas Eve 2016. Rick Burbee, Cherry Republic’s director of retail store design, has spent the past year working with local contractors to get the store back up and running.

Charlevoix Library Summer Book Sale
Saturday, June 23
10 am - 5 pm
& Sunday, June 24
1 pm - 5pm

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
Cultural Corridor Block Party!
Monday, June 25
5 pm - 8 pm
Join us on Clinton Street for the 2nd Annual CUCO Block Party! The Circle of Arts, Chx Historical Society and the Chx Library will host this fun event. Music, art projects, games, demonstrations, exhibits and more - the evening will end with a Summer Folk Concert at the Library. Hope to see you there!

More information: 231-547-3554 or
Charlevoix Area Community Pool Annual Funraiser: NOMI Style
June 28
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
 Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Lange Center

You are invited to attend the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Annual Fundraiser, NOMI STYLE: Featuring Northern Michigan Lifestyle Experiences! Get ready for live music by the Pine River Jazz Band, vendors, runway, shopping, farm-to-table lunch, and both silent and live auctions. The Clothing Company, Clothes Post, Ga Ga for Kids, J. Phillips, Propellers and V2V are all on board as vendors! When: Thursday, June 28, 2018. Where: Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Lange Center. Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm. Price: $100 admit one (includes complimentary wine service). Visit for more information. Call the Pool or register online to reserve: 231-547-0982.
elements: Color the North Exhibit
June 29
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

"Color The North" painting exhibit featuring the originals works of four local area artists, Robert Scudder, Mike Coltman, Joan Gerigk and Ron Theisen. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 with appetizers and refreshments featuring wines from Charlevoix Moon. The exhibit will continue through July 21st.
Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients
June 21 | Mediterranean Cuisine
June 28 | All-American Backyard BBQ
$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
*June 21 | Missy Memorial Party w/ Dave Cisco
*June 26 | Brett Mitchell
Live Entertainment at The Landing

June 27th, 6-9pm Pistil Whips
June 28th, 1-3pm Nelson Olstrom
July 5th, 1-3pm Nelson Olstrom

July 8, 2018
$65 per golfer | $260 per team
Antrim Dells Public Golf Course
July 11, 2018
10 am - 4pm
$10 in advance | $15 walk-day
Show at the Charlevoix Public Library
July 21 - 28, 2018
Meet Rachel Thompson , Guest Services for the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
"I grew up in Charlevoix Michigan. I attend Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where I’m studying art therapy with a major in art, and minor in psychology. I hope to start a private practice for art therapy and gain the skills to accomplish that future goal. Fond memories from growing up in Charlevoix sparked my interest in working for the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce. I always enjoyed riding the ponies at Kid's Day or going to the beach with family—no matter the weather. I’m excited to continue learning more about Charlevoix, and helping more people understand why they should vacation or relocate here."

To reach Rachel directly please email
Meet Caitlin Cole , Membership Coordinator for the Charlevoix Area of Chamber of Commerce
"I was raised in Charlevoix and really enjoyed growing up in this community. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Central Michigan University. After college I moved downstate but ultimately decided home is where the heart is and moved back up north. There is so much to love about Charlevoix- the lakes, the beaches, the people. I can’t wait to share what I love about Charlevoix through my position at the Chamber."

To reach Caitlin directly please email
The Salvation Army Receives Grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund to Repair Retaining Wall
The Salvation Army, Petoskey Corps has received a $1,850.00 grant from The Great Lakes Energy People Fund to do minor repairs to the crumbling retaining wall around the perimeter of the front parking lot and Community Center. The Community Center houses many programs and services such as Emergency Financial Assistance, After School, Teen Center, Community Meals, Pantry, Chapel and more. “Our Community Center is the place people come for help and hope” says Development Director, Amy Evans. “It is vital that we keep the structure maintained so we can keep the doors open for those in need in our community”.

Announcing Summer Kids Programs at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool
July/August Saturday Group Lessons
  • 6-Week Session: July 7,14,21,28, August 4,11
  • Infant Toddler through Level IV available.
  • Cost: $45 Resident or $50 Non-District
  • Register online or call the Pool.

Private Lessons: $30 for ½ hour lesson, each added person is $15. Pay for 4 lessons up front and get a 5th lesson for free. Email Donna,, to schedule day/time.

Off Season Swim Team Training: Contact Coach Thea for more information and to sign up, .

Open Swim: Thursdays 2:30-4pm and Saturdays 1-3pm. $1/$1.50 Night, Open Swim: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm.

More information and to register:
Parade Applications Now Being Accepted!
Get your parade applications in now to be a part of the 88th annual Venetian Festival Street Parade & Boat Parade! Applications, rules and regulations can be found on our website. This years theme is " Venetian Carnivale", so get those masks ready and lets have some fun!

For more information: Call 231.547.3872, email, or visit

For a full schedule of events and activities please visit
To Become a Sponsor:
Childcare Subject of Char-Em United Way’s Inaugural Jeffersonian Dinner
As Char-Em United Way prepares to celebrate 75 years of support in Charlevoix & Emmet counties, it draws on a much older technique for discussing the modern challenge of accessible, affordable childcare. The technique is the Jeffersonian Dinner, inspired by Revolutionary era thinker and leader, Thomas Jefferson himself.  

Jefferson was noted for bringing people of wide-ranging opinions together to discuss thorny issues. In the comfort of his home at Monticello, dinner guests would find themselves at ease. State politicians could focus more on what they had in common than how they differed, and often in that environment, new ideas to strengthen the emerging nation would bubble to the surface.

In a modern-day twist, Char-Em United Way intends to sponsor a Jeffersonian Dinner to bring a small group of thinkers together for the purpose of exploring the issue of childcare. The dinner, generously hosted by local residents and Char-Em United Way supporters, Jim and Jo Ellen Rudolph, will take place in mid-July. Guests will include professionals in the field, business owners, policy-makers, and childcare business owners.
Charlevoix County Transit
Friday and Saturday Evening Service Announced
Adults-$2.00/per trip
Youth/Seniors/Disabled-$1.00/per trip

Ride reservations are suggested however, same evening calls accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis and scheduled by driver if space/time permits. Travel between cities must be pre-scheduled by calling the Dispatch Office during normal business hours.

To schedule rides: Monday-Friday 6am-7pm or Saturday 9am-4pm. Friday-Saturday during Evening Service Hours call 231.582.6900 & choose Evening Bus Option to speak with driver.
Support the Modernization of the Soo Locks
First completed in 1855, the Soo Locks have been providing vessels safe passage for well over a century. The Locks are an integral part of the Michigan and US economy with over $500 billion worth of iron ore shipped through the Locks each year. There are currently four parallel chambers that make up the Soo Locks today. The largest of which, the Poe Lock, stands at 1,200 feet long and handles 85 percent of the cargo shipped through the region. The Poe Lock is the only lock that can handle the largest iron ore freighters, and if it was shut down – even for repairs – it would send the country into a recession and result in the loss of 11 million jobs.

We will be compiling a list of businesses and individuals throughout the region to show Congress strong support from northern Michigan for modernizing the Soo Locks.

To learn more and show your support by adding your name to our list of supporters by visiting this website:
SBA's Disaster Loan Application Deadline is July 23
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Michigan as a result of excessive rain from May 4 through Aug. 4, 2017, which includes Charlevoix County.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.  
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
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