Messages From Main Street
Much has been accomplished and more exciting things are coming with Charlevoix Main Street!
Upcoming Events
Charlevoix Bridge Drop
December 31, 2019
Celebrate your New Year in Charlevoix!

All-day events , including horse-drawn wagon rides, s'mores & hot cocoa, free kids movie, restaurant food and drink specials, fireworks, and, of course, the dropping of the bridge to signify the start of the new year. Come out and enjoy a one-of-a-kind event only in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Festivities begin at 1pm with fireworks at 9pm and midnight. The Bridge Drops at midnight! 
Friday Night Candlelight Hikes
January 3, 2020
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Set your own pace on a self-guided trail hike (or snowshoe or cross-country ski) and follow the candle lit path to a camp fire and hot cocoa. 

Charlevoix Recreation is currently seeking volunteers to help with a number of responsibilities surrounding the hikes. Volunteer positions include Set-Up, Tear Down, Putting out Candles, Trail Head Greeters and Fire Pit Greeters. “If you have an interest in getting some exercise, meeting up with old friends or making new ones this winter, consider volunteering at one or more of our hikes. Those that worked and volunteered last year had a really good time. It really is nice to see so many people in our community out on the trails, especially in the winter!”, said Kent Knorr, Recreation Director

For more about the Candlelight Hikes, call the Recreation Department at 231-547-3253.
Live From Charlevoix Presents:
Three Men And A Tenor
At Charlevoix Cinema III
January 18, 2020 @ 8PM

Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor and overall likability make THREE MEN and a TENOR a unique show experience for audiences that cannot be matched. The group has a national touring schedule and has opened shows for national legends like Jay Leno and The Beach Boys; performed the national anthem to start the NASCAR FireKeepers 400 on FS1, and had its own national PBS-TV special ("Three Men and a Tenor- In Concert") that was shown across the country from Los Angeles to Nashville. 3MT was voted "Michigan's Best Entertainment" 4-times in 2017, 2016, 2011, and 2006, and twice toured Germany to perform at the US Military Bases for our troops and their families. THREE MEN and a TENOR has regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theaters, and festivals and fairs for over 25 years with a powerful blend of vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages
Remote Worker's Collaborative

Do you work remotely?

January 8, 2020
8:00 AM
201 State Street
Lower Level

Bringing together people who work remotely or independently. Our goal is to share ideas, resources, and reduce isolation of those who work from home.
25% Off Dedicated Desks w/ 24/7 Access
Offer Expires Wednesday

No more hunting for a work space! You’ll have a desk that is always yours and only yours. This membership gives you unlimited access to the co-working space 24/7, crazy-fast internet, conference room credits, unlimited free coffee, and a community to support and help you succeed. Sign up before 2020 and save through the entire winter! Use promo code WINTER while signing up.
Sponsor Feature
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix is comprised of more that 40 Community
Leaders who are strong advocates for community initiatives, a central
source for youth support & growth, and support international initiatives to
improve living conditions and fellowship

The Rotary Club’s motto, “Service Above Self,” is exemplified in the many
actions they embark on such as the recently completed multi-year
renovation of Rotary Park on Carpenter Avenue. The $37,000 total project
was made possible through collaboration with the City of Charlevoix and
generous funding from The Charlevoix County Community Foundation,
Rotary District 6290, and the Charlevoix Rotary Club. Club members,
Swanson K&D, and Charlevoix Ace Hardware were also instrumental in the
final installation. Rotary is also a sponsor of Main Street’s “Live on the
Lake” concert series!

Interested in becoming a member? Rotarians meet on Thursdays at 7:30
am Scovie’s Gourmet Restaurant. Click here to contact Membership
Chair Ben Muladore

Thanks The Rotary Club of Charlevoix for all you do!
Business Spotlight
Harborview Cafe:
Start Your Day Off on the Right Foot
The Harbor View Café is located in the heart of downtown Charlevoix in northern Michigan, within the Oleson Shopping Plaza at 100 Antrim Street. Walk, bike or drive to visit us!

The breakfast menu is a crowd pleaser with a variety of options for everyone from eggs benedict, waffles, oatmeal, fresh fruit, egg scrambles, our famous skillets, a breakfast burrito and more!

Breakfast is served all open hours with the Lunch Menu available 11 am - 2 pm.

Sit, have a cup of coffee, and start your day off on the right foot at the Harbor View Café!

We (Charlevoix Main Street - CMS) sat down with Chuck Schilling, owner, to talk about the town's go-to breakfast spot.

Click the link below to read this month's blog feature!
Service Highlight
You may recognize Caitlin Cole as a familiar face around town and at our Chamber of Commerce. She was born in Grand Rapids and moved to Charlevoix with her family when she was three years old. She attended Charlevoix Public Schools, where in High School she was an involved student. She served on the Student Council and played on the Lady Rayders Basketball team, where they went to state finals in 2004 (her junior year).

After graduation she went on to attend Central Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. During her education she worked at Villager Pub and on her summer breaks from college. After CMU she worked for a marketing company in Royal Oak.

Her heart was still in Charlevoix so she decided to make the move back home. Not only did Caitlin move back but she decided to get involved in the community and started volunteering for Main Street. Shortly thereafter she joined Charlevoix County Leadership Training. Her team from Leadership is in the process of getting a Universal Access Kayak Launch installed at Ferry Beach. They still need a little more funding to complete the project and are working with the engineers to see it come to fruition. 
Caitlin currently fulfills the role of Events Coordinator with the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce where she has been for the last year and a half. You may still see her occasionally at Villager Pub an evening or two a week.

When asked what she does in her free time, she laughed and said she has no free time! But when she does, she loves to read, play Bunco and if you know her at all, she's the social events coordinator with her friends and family. When asked why she volunteers, she said she likes to make things happen in Charlevoix.

Thank you, Caitlin for loving this community and for all you do!

Get Involved
Volunteers Wanted!

On Saturday, February 1st Charlevoix Groundhog Shadowfest will celebrate all that is wonderful about winter. Helpers are needed for various tasks for short shifts throughout the day. Sign up to volunteer by visiting their website:

You're Invited:
See what's happening by joining us at any of our upcoming meetings 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 Highlights
The Vault Co-Working Space Receives $5,000 Grant from Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Charlevoix Main Street DDA received word that a grant applied for to support The Vault Co-Working Space was fully awarded by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. A total of $5,000 was applied for to acquire several exciting new items to help our members be healthier and happier while working.

  • Ball chairs,
  • several standing desk converters,
  • natural light filters for the fluorescent lights
  • air purifier

Plus, there is $2,000 left to develop outreach and educational programs to better serve those in need.
Downtown Charlevoix is Open!
Did you know that 70% of downtown Charlevoix businesses are open year round?

While some do close for the winter, the others are here and ready to serve you! It's a great time of year to shop with fewer crowds and plentiful winter specials.

Click the link below to view an updated business directory for the season and remember to check hours as some may be reduced.
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
  • News Alerts
  • Shopping & dining specials

Available for free in the App Store & Google Play

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 three years. Note that the private investment statistics are simply numbers we track, not numbers we claim responsibility for!
Charlevoix Main Street DDA | 231-547-3257 | |