Autumn | 2018
Charlevoix Main Street News & Updates
Much has been accomplished and more exciting things are coming with Charlevoix Main Street. Read below for just a few highlights of recent Charlevoix Main Street successes and more information on upcoming opportunities
Do you work remotely?

Remote Worker's Collaborative

First Wednesday of the month, 4 -5 pm,
Trustees Conference Room
Charlevoix Public Library
November 7, 2018 - April 3, 2019

Bringing together people who work remotely or independently. Our goal is to share ideas, resources, and explore a possible remote worker/co-working space at the library. If you'd like to help us design a space and meet with other independent workers, please come to the meetings.

A collaboration of the Charlevoix Public Library, Chamber of Commerce and DDA Main Street.
Life in Charlevoix Mobile App
Have everything you need to know about life in Charlevoix in the palm of your hand! The app, designed by Junior Main Street, features:

  • Event Calendar
  • Business Directory and Specials
  • Interactive Tour (coming soon!)
  • News Alerts
  • Shopping & dining specials

Available for free in the App Store & Google Play

Farmers Market
But Wait It's Not Over
The farmers market has moved indoors and will be at the Charlevoix Public Library from 3pm to 6pm on Thursdays thru November 15th.

To wrap up the season join us for a special Holiday Market on Tuesday, November 20th where vendors will feature special products and gift options as well as last minute fixin's for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Hope to see you there!

Facade Grants
Keep your eyes open for facade improvements coming to the Simonsen's Bakery building located at 115 Bridge Street. A grant was recently approved to clean, repair and repaint the brick and facade walls in order to restore the building to its historic look as much as possible.

The Facade Incentive Program, which helped to improve multiple downtown buildings by providing funding last year, is developed by the Design Committee of Charlevoix Main Street.

The grant program was created to encourage private investment in historic facades by providing financial incentives. Historically sensitive rehabilitation and dramatic improvement of facades in downtown Charlevoix will encourage good design that will serve as quality examples to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Charlevoix. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the Program helps to improve the economic vitality of the downtown.

Click here for more information on projects completed in 2017 or to apply for your building.
Charlevoix Live on the Lake
Summer Concert Series
Thursday nights downtown Charlevoix were filled with live music this summer thanks to Live on the Lake. Buskers preformed at various locations from 5-7PM followed by the main act from 7-9PM in the East Park Performance Pavilion. We hope you enjoyed the music.

Click here to stay tuned for next year
Much More
The accomplishments mentioned earlier are only a few of the exciting things Main Street has been working on.

Click here or on the infographic to the right for program highlights and accomplishments over the past two years. Note that the private investment statistics are simply numbers we track, not numbers we claim responsibility for!
New Business Spotlight:
Welcome to Town
Many businesses have recently joined our Downtown including:

Thank you to all our new and existing businesses!
Charlevoix Restaurant Week
Nov 4th - 10th
Don't miss your opportunity to visit your favorite local restaurants and try new dishes at special prices. Each Restaurant will have a unique menu for the week, as well as their regular menu.

Hotel specials are also available so you can stay to enjoy the full week.

Click here or on the infographic to the right to view menus, hotel deals, and start planning your culinary journey through Charlevoix
Live Life Local
Holiday Shopping
Nov 24th - Dec 24th
Shop at your favorite Charlevoix Main Street businesses for your chance to win up to $500 in Downtown Dollars.

Click here now to learn how you can qualify
This Nov 24, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It's a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn't be a celebration without customers like you joining us. 

So mark your calendar for Nov 24th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by DOWNTOWN CHARLEVOIX on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and we'll see you Saturday, Nov 24th!
Live From Charlevoix
Live bands, performers & comedians of all genres bringing arts + live entertainment year-round to Charlevoix.

Don't miss Chuck King, comedy magician, coming up on November 10th.

Click Here for more information and to view the full 2018-2019 season line-up
Bridge Drop
December 31, 2018
Get your creative juices flowing during the Snowman Making Contest! Horse-drawn carriage rides, s'mores and hot cocoa, arts and crafts at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, and a free kid's movie at Charlevoix Cinema III. 

The greatest New Years Eve Firework Shows will take place at 9pm and midnight!!

Many area restaurants will feature Bridge Drop specials and live music!

Click here for all the details and start planning for the fun!
Service Spotlight
Carissa Mullaney is a native of Charlevoix who gained design experience in Denver Colorado, and was thrilled to return to the community with her two kids several years ago. In addition to serving as the Coordinator of Marketing and Development for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool and coaching gymnastics in Charlevoix for 60+ kids each week, Carissa also owns and operates her own graphic and web design company, StudioMI, whose work is included in many of the info graphics contained in this newsletter.

Carissa has been with Charlevoix Main Street since the beginning when she volunteered to serve on the steering committee. She is now not only an active member of the Charlevoix Main Street/DDA board of directors but also enthusiastically participates on the Charlevoix Main Street promotional and organizational committee.

Carissa has volunteered countless hours with Charlevoix Main Street as well has many other community organizations. We are lucky to have Carissa!

If you would like to share your expertise and get involved with the exciting things happening in Charlevoix Main Street please click here to let us know.
You're Invited
Please feel free to join us at any of our upcoming meeting to learn more about Charlevoix Main Street and what we are working on. Click here to view the upcoming meeting schedule and find which one you'd like to attend. We hope to see you soon!
Charlevoix Main Street DDA | 231-547-3257 | [email protected] |