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


MAKE IT A DAY  AND GOLF BEFORE THE REGIONAL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Bring a friend, colleague or your staff and "swing into summer" at Antrim Dells Golf Club on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, p romotion starts at 8AM.
 
$20 - 9 holes includes cart
$29 - 18 holes includes cart

For more information please call 231.599.2679 or visit a-ga-ming.com

To Register for the May 22nd Workshop Click Here
To Register for the June 7th Workshop Click Here




PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WHILE SUPPORTING THE FESTIVALS
Chamber Members, don't miss this great opportunity to advertise your business in East Park during one or more of the art shows taking place in downtown Charlevoix.  Banner sponsorship is an easy and affordable way to put your business name in front of thousands of people including residents, visitors and seasonal folks.  For just $200, your business can become an Art Show Banner Sponsor.  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.

Choose to display your banner during one or more of the following events:
Summer Art Show: June 23 & 24 (coincides with the Charlevoix Marathon)
Charlevoix Art & Craft Show:  July 14 & 15 (coincides with Boyne Thunder)
Apple Fest:  October 12-14

The cost is $200 per show, or $500 for all three shows.
Please contact the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce to reserve your banner space today!  231.547.2101 or ferguson@charlevoix.org 
 

SPOTLIGHT ON KEEP CHARLEVOIX BEAUTIFUL
The Annual Charlevoix tradition of planting petunias is celebrating 36 years of Keeping Charlevoix Beautiful!  This year we have a few new projects that we are excited to announce.

The first is that we will be extending the downtown petunia baskets all the way to Carpenter Street on the south side of town.  This is exciting as it will both beautify the city and allow petunias to remain throughout the entire season in areas where they are not surviving.  These baskets will be the same size and quality of the existing downtown baskets but at a lower height, allowing them to be viewed more easily and providing a continuum for people entering or leaving our beautiful city.

The second new initiative this year is our first annual Petunia Brew.  We have partnered with Lake Charlevoix Brewing to provide a special release brew, a different one will be created each year and released to the community on planting day.  This year's new brew will be the "Main Squeeze", a tangerine N.E. IPA.  One dollar from every pint sold will support the Keep Charlevoix Beautiful operations.  We are so excited for this campaign, so go out and be the first to try the Petunia Brew, May 24, at Lake Charlevoix Brewing.

Please visit our Facebook page for details regarding this year's planting, the Petunia Brew and more.  If you would like the opportunity to support and/or become more involved in Operation Petunia, please visit our website at keepcharlevoixbeautiful.org 
RIBBON C uttings  
 
CENTRAL DRUG STORE GRAND RE-OPENING &
RIBBON CUTTING  
Join us and celebrate our Grand Re-Opening on
Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18!   
The official Ribbon Cutting will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 11:45am 
 
Enjoy a meet-n-greet, delicious treats (including Jeanne's famous cheese ball), freebies and raffles throughout both days.

Grand Prize is a 55" 4UHD Flat Screen TV!

Come on down and join us for the fun!
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RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULED FOR
MORNING DEW CAFE &
NORTH COAST PROPERTIES
Join Morning Dew Cafe and North Coast Properties on Wednesday, May 23 at 4:45pm, for their Ribbon Cutting. 

Both businesses are located at 113 Antrim Street.

Dan Walter of Morning Dew Cafe will be offering mini-donuts. The donuts are made fresh everyday.  The cafe also carries Certified Organic free trade Higher Grounds  Coffee and Rishi teas.

Come meet Kim Harvey and Karey Scholten of North Coast Properties. Information will be available on the properties they have for sale as well as their vacation rentals.
morningdewcafe.com
facebookcom/northcoastproperties


 
City NEWS

CHARLEVOIX BRIDGE LIGHTING PROJECT UPDATE
The opportunities for our City as we rebuild from the fires and focus on revitalizing our community look promising!  Our Charlevoix Bridge Lighting Project has added to that promise for a brighter tomorrow.  Our Project is days away from finishing the last details with MDOT and we need your help getting the word out.

To learn more and for more information on ways to donate to this community initiative, please visit our website at charlevoixbridge.org.  Follow our progress on our public Facebook page.
To support our project with an 8.5x11 display poster email charlevoixbridge@hotmail.com
Main Street NEWS
 
 
OPENING DAY IS HERE!!
THURSDAY, MAY 17

Charlevoix Farmers Market Opening Day is finally here!!  Join us in East Park between 8am-1pm.
 
Market patrons get FREE 20 minute parking along the east side of Bridge Street and East Park to make your shopping experience easy as pie.

Stop at the Market Manager's Booth and enter to win one of two gift baskets donated by our opening day sponsor, Charlevoix Ace Hardware.  Meet Amy Wieland, the new director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging.  The Health Department will be there handing out dental supplies and answering questions, and of course, kids can sign up for the Jr. Marketeer Program. 

For more information on the Farmer's Market, call 231.547.3257
charlevoixmainstreet.org/farmers-market 



2018 MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE

June 12-13, 2018
at the Lansing Center.

*Keep up to date with environmental regulations!

*Get one-on-one assistance from experts!
*Network with colleagues, exhibitors and DEQ staff!

The MECC has been designed to help businesses, municipalities, and environmental professionals all across Michigan comply with their environmental requirements.  Do you need an air permit?  What should you expect during a DEQ inspection?  How do you store and label your hazardous waste?  The DEQ is holding our premier compliance assistance event to help get your questions answered.  Learn about a vairety of environmental regulations in one place from the program staff responsible for administering them.

Find Information and Registration Here

Visit michigan.gov/deqevents to view Conference Highlights, Continued Education credits, and more!

WINE & Dine

MOREL DINNERS AT THE ROWE 
The Rowe Inn continues her annual tradition with 2018 Morel Mushroom Dinners from Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20.

Five delectable courses feature Dilled Morel Empanada, Morel & Chanterelle Tortellini Soup, Morel and Fiddlehead Fern Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Morels and Strawberry-Rhubarb Tartlets.

7pm Dinner Nightly, $75 per person, Reservations Required, 231.588.7351 or wes@roweinn.com
See the full menu Here
roweinn.com

$3 CASA TUESDAYS AT RED MESA GRILL
*$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm
MAY 6:00 - 9:00pm
*May 22 | Jakey Thomas
*May 29 | Blake Elliott

JUNE 7:00 - 10:00pm
*June 5 | Project 6
*June 12 | Kellerville
*June 19 | Jakey Thomas
*June 21 | Missy Memorial Party w/ Dave Cisco
*June 26 | Brett Mitchell
magnumhospitality.com/redmesa 

51 MILLION U.S. HOUSEHOLDS CAN'T AFFORD BASICS 
Downloadable state-by-state, and county-by-county data on the scope of household financial instability in 2016 across the U .S. is available with the password LiveUnited at UnitedWayALICE.org/press-center.  In addition, a recording of the press briefing is available Here

There are 50.8 million U.S. households that can't afford a basic monthly budget including housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a new data released by the United Way Alice Project.

This calculation includes the 16.1 million households in poverty as well as another 34.7 million families called ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  These households earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but less than what it takes to survive in the modern economy.  Combined, these households make up 43 percent of America's 119 million households. More
charemunitedway.org 
CHARLEVOIX DAIRY GRILLE FEATURED ON 9&10 NEWS SIGHTS AND SOUND  
9&10's Sights and Sound photojournalist,Matthew Meyers visited our own Charlevoix Dairy Grill last week. The segment aired on Wednesday, May 9th.  If you missed it, click below to watch.

Click Here  for video
facehbook.com/charlevoixdairygrille 
THE SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES GRANT TO HELP BRING "THE ILLUSIONIST" TOM COVERLY TO LOCAL SCHOOLS
The Salvation Army received a $6,000 grant through the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Youth Endowment Grants Fund, Maggie and Bob Charlton Family Fund, Birchwood Outreach Fund, and Dan and Linda CasaSanta Family Fund to help bring The Illusionist, Tom Coverly to local high schools.  Tom Coverly is a professional comedian, illusionist and motivational speaker.  He has performed for millions around the world, has been seen on TV (NBC, CBS, ABC,FOX) and has shared his story on numerous radio stations around the country.  Tom amazes the students with illusions, then captures hearts with powerful messages against bullying, suicide and the many issues that often accompany those struggles such as self-cutting or substance abuse, while reinforcing the importance of self-esteem and having respect for others.  More

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sheriff Chuck Vondra is pleased to announce the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office is looking for more volunteers to join their Victim Services Unit (VSU).  The Unit consists of trained volunteers, called advocates, from the community who would be on-call to respond in pairs to situations such as natural deaths, suicides, and severe traffic accidents.  The main role of the advocate is to be a temporary support system until a support system is in place for people during a tragedy.  For more information on the VSU, please call Sheriff Vondra or Coordinator Sarah Kaminski at 231.547.4461
 
CALLING ALL PADDLERS FOR "KAYAK FOR A CAUSE" ON WALLOON LAKE
Camp Daggett is seeking kayakers to participate in the 10th annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake fundraisers on July 14, 2018, from 8:30am-4pm and July 15 from 9:30am-1:30pm.  Participants can choose the one-day option to paddle on Saturday or Sunday, or accept the challenge of the entire 30-mile tour of the shoreline of Walloon Lake.  Food and snacks will be provided as well as a team T-shirt on both days and all paddlers are invited to attend the "I did It Celebration" Sunday afternoon.

For more information, to register, support a kayaker, purchase a dock flag, and more Click Here
campdaggett.org 

ZONTA CLUB OF CHARLEVOIX AREA HOSTS ANNUAL LITERARY DELIGHTS   
The Charlevoix Area Zonta Club will host its annual Literary Delights - a Women Authors' benefit luncheon - from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 19 at Grey Gables Restaurant.  The event includes buffet luncheon, cash bar, silent auction and gift basket raffle drawings.

Featured speakers are Jennifer Harsha Carrol and Patricia Majher.  Proceeds support Zonta's "Sights on Success" program for middle school girls and other projects which advance the status of women and girls.

Reservations required; $40 per ticket.  For more information and/or to purchase tickets, contact Linda DeGrow at 231.547.4109, or any Zonta member.
 
CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS SPRING CONCERT OF THE DOROTHY GERBER STRINGS PROGRAM
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will present a year-end concert of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program students on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Charlevoix High School.  There will be a prelude performance of five soloists beginning at 5:40pm and the formal concert will begin at 6pm.  The concert will include the beginner and intermediate classes, the Suzuki program, private lesson students, the Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra and The Cummings Quartet.


After seven months of study including a Winter Practice Olympics, the students will have ample opportunity to demonstrate their progress.  For the calendar year of 2017-2018 the DGSP was represented in Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Petoskey and on Beaver Island.  More

SUPPORT CAMP DAGGETT - SHOP GRANDPA SHORTER'S ON MAY 19  
Camp Daggett invites the public to Grandpa Shorter's Gifts, 301 E. Lake Street in Petoskey, on Saturday, May 19 from 9am-6pm for a shopping day to benefit Camp Daggett.  Twenty percent of all purchases will go to the C. G. and Ruth  Shorter Memorial Scholarship  Fund at Camp Daggett.

Each year, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts designate two Saturdays to raise money for area youth for camp scholarships.  In 2017, they donated $2,650.31 to Camp.  "Jennifer Shorter has been nothing short of terrific to work with," states Camp Daggett's Executive Directer, Brent Marlatt.  "She has a big heart and truly understands what summer camp means to local families and their children."  The fall Grandpa Shorter's Day will be on Saturday, October 6.

For more information about Camp Daggett, call 231.347.9742 or visit campdaggett.com.  
YOUTH DAY AT THE CHARLEVOIX ROD AND GUN CLUB The Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club will be hosting their 8th annual Youth Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm - RAIN or SHINE......hopefully we will have the shine.

Join us for:
*Archery   |  Ages 5-16
*Shotgun  |  Ages 10-16
*.22 Rifle  |  Ages 10-16
*Fishing Pond |  Ages 5-16 | Some equipment is provided or you can bring your own.
Fish provided by the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery.

Educational Opportunities include Furs and Feathers provided by the Michigan DNR.

A light lunch will be provided.

Youth are to be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the event.

For more information, call the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club at 231.547.2785, or Paul Haver at 231.582.7739.
The Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club is located at 11330 US 31 Highway North.
charlevoixrodandgun.com

2ND ANNUAL JOPPA 5K  
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Joppa 5K on Saturday, May 19th at 8:00am at Michigan Beach Park.  Runners and walkers are welcome.

There will be a free One Mile Fun Run on the beach at 9:00am, making this a great family event.

Timing provided by Endurance Evolution.  Register online Here.
Proceeds benefit Joppa House Ministries, a 501c3.
 joppahouseministries.org

BACH'S FAMILY FESTIVAL 
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's Concert: Bach's Family Festival, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs.  $25 General Admission.

Don't miss Bach's Family Festival performed by Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.  Performances include J.S. Bach - Suite No 2 BWV 1068, Bonnieta Benn, flute soloist; J.C. Bach - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; and C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in C, H.649, Libor Ondras, viola soloist. 

Tickets available at area chambers of commerce or online at glorchestra.org or at the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010. 
NEW CHARLEVOIX 5K ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CHARLEVOIX FITNESS CENTER AND STAFFORD'S TOP OF MICHIGAN MARATHON 
Date:  Saturday, May 26, 2018
Place:  Downtown Charlevoix, starting at Michigan Ave near West Dixon Ave
Time:  8:00AM

The 5K out and back course follows the Marathon route, and turns around at Whippoorwill Lane.  Recipients receive a t-shirt.  Medals awarded to the top three men and women finishers.  Race proceeds go toward the Charlevoix Track Team and Charlevoix bike/walking trails.

Registration and bib pickup at the Friday night Spaghetti Dinner in downtown Bridge Park from 5-9pm.  Free live entertainment by the Jelly Roll Blues Band.  Drinks available by the Tap Room.  $12 dinner includes salad, bread and spaghetti.  Join in on the fun Friday, open to the public!  Then, kick off your summer with a 5K run or walk.

Online registration Here
trailscouncil.org
charlevoixfitness.com 
ROCK OUT, DOCK OUT
Join Hotel Walloon for the 3rd annual Rock Out, Dock Out event in the Village Green Park on Saturday, May 26th!  Help us celebrate the start of the Summer season with live music and kids activities in the Village Green Park, great deals at Tommy's, delicious specials at Barrel Back and more!  You won't want to miss this family friendly event.
hotelwalloon.com 
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC AT AMERICAN HOUSE CHARLEVOIX
Monday, May 28, 2018 | 12:00-1:30pm

It matters to us that our veterans feel appreciated for their service and sacrifice and that's why we're hosting a very special Memorial Day picnic. 

Join your friends at American House as we gather to remember our nation's heroes.  We will be serving a delicious BBQ meal, so invite your loved ones to come along and enjoy the afternoon with us. 

Don't forget to wear your favorite red, white and blue.  We hope to see you there! 

Please RSVP by May 22.
231.547.2599
americanhouse.com 
 
FREE HEART SCREENING FOR TEENS
A FREE Heart Screen for teenagers, grades 9-12 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 3:00-6:00pm at CrossFit Petoskey located at 345 N. Division Road.

The free heart screenings are provided by a team of health care professionals from CrossFit Petoskey, Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center & Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists from McLaren Northern Michigan.

Even teens who seem perfectly healthy may have hidden heart problems.  Though the percentage is small, kids with undetected heart defects are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.  A simple screening can detect conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes.

Led by cardiologist Dr. Ricci and his team from Michigan Heart and Vascular Specialists, this 10-15 minute screening is designed for student athletes and otherwise active youth.  Heart Screenings will be completed by a Cardiologist and will include:  Medical History, Blood Pressure Check, EKG, Physician Consultation, Echocardiogram (if required).  A physician  will go over the results with you and your teen at the screening, and you'll have time to ask questions.

Pre-Registration is required.  Please call 1.800.248.6777 to register.
This screening does not take the place of the sports physical typically required for young athletes.
Parents, please attend with your child if they are a minor.
northernmichigansportsmed.com
michiganhvs.com
mclaren.org/northern 

WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN US? 
May's Travel Club Trip is a special one taking place on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  We will be touring the Brave Heart Estate in Pellston and the State Fish Hatchery in Oden.  We will leave at 12:30pm and the cost for the trip is $2.00.  We will be back in time for the Wednesday Night Dinners at the Centers.  Please sign up at your Senior Centers by Friday, May 25th. 
charlevoixcounty.org/commission)on_aging
FRANK BOLES, MICHIGAN NOTABLE AUTHOR, TO APPEAR AT NORTH CENTRAL LIBRARY
The North Central Michigan College Library announced today that Frank Boles, author of Sailing into History; Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them, will pay a special visit to the Library on Wednesday, June 6 at noon for an hour of first-rate storytelling, a book signing, question-and-answer time with guests and light refreshments.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to library@ncmich.edu or call 231.439.6315 for information.


Bole is visiting the North Central Library as part of the Library of Michigan's 2018 "Michigan Notable Authors Tour."  More   
ncmich.edu 
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY SPRING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS
Friday, June 8, 2018  |  5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018  |  9:00am - 1:00pm

For Reservations and Location information, call 231.547.7221. 
Reservations will be taken from May 29th - June 7, 2018

Common Hazardous Items:  Florescent Bulbs, Motor Oil, Batteries, Pesticides, Cleaners & Polishes, Aerosols, Automotive Fluids, Oil Paints, Finishes & Thinners, Solvents, Mercury & items containing Mercury, PILL POD: Medicines

Electronics: Computers, TV's Cameras, Telephones, Microwave Ovens, Game Systems, Printers, VCR's Radios.

Appliances: Refrigerators, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners, Freezers, Stoves, Dishwashers, Lawnmowers, anything steel.

Tires: Charlevoix County will be taking tires with this HHW event.  Tires must be off the rim and dry with no water or debris in them.  When calling to schedule, please state the number of tires being dropped off.

For more information go to charlevoixcounty.org 
GREAT LAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS GRAND ROMANCE
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 7:00pm, at the John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View.  Pre-Concert talk with Libor Ondras begins at 6pm.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $50 for Reserved Seating.  Selections include Robert Schumann - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra op.54, Christopher Harding, soloist; Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony no.6 "Pastoral"; and Johannes Brahms - "Naenie" for Chorus and Orchestra.

Tickets will be available at area chambers of commerce, online Here or contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at 231.487.0010
glcorchestra.org 
VINES TO WINES EVENT
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 6-8pm | Iron Horse Cafe at North Central Michigan College.

Vines to Wines is a FREE networking opportunity of the Viticulture Series 2018 and hosted by North Central Michigan College and the Straits Area Grape Growers Association (SAGGA).

Meet and talk with winemakers and grape growers from northern Michigan.  Learn the techniques of establishing a vineyard and growing cold hardy grapes.  Discuss the best practices of transforming the grapes into award winning wines.  Then do a tasting evaluation of some of the wines produced here in our region.

This event is FREE, but you must register as space is limited.  For more information and/or to register, call Corporate and Community Education at 231.348.6613 or click Here

19TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SUMMER BOOK SALE 
Mark you calendars for the Friends of the Library 19th Annual Summer Book Sale.
Saturday, June 23rd, 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 24, 1pm-5pm

More information coming soon. 
charlevoixlibrary.org 
 
 
 
Please Click Here to view jobs available with the following Chamber Members.  
 
Beaver Island Boat Company
Belvedere Golf Club  
Castle Farms
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging
Charlevoix Public Library
Charlevoix State Bank
Cherry Republic   
City of Charlevoix
Friske Orchards Farm Market
Panache Hair Studio
Pigs Eatin' Ribs

 
 
    Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.jobs

 
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 
Premier INVESTORS 
 
VIP MEMBERS
                                  
 
 
   
PLATINUM MEMBERS
                        


To view Investor, Silver, & Gold Members Click Here 

 Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org for more information