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 sbergmann@charlevoix.org
Sponsorships Open for 2021 Chamber Scholarship!

Help fuel the next generation of our Charlevoix professionals by sponsoring the 2021 Chamber Scholarship program!

Each year, the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce funds a scholarship program, accepting applications from area students and granting scholarship dollars to go towards their furthered education, whether that be a college, vocational school, or university. Scholarship award amounts vary based on sponsorships and the number of qualified applications received.

Sponsor any amount, $100-$1000. All funding plus Chamber contributions go towards award amounts with recognition to contributors. Contact Sarah Hagen to discuss your sponsorship opportunity! charlevoix.org
The Member2Member promotional program showcases Chamber member businesses in our community’s different industries, emphasizing the vast array of products and services available locally. Utilize these listings to build your partnerships and support your Charlevoix area businesses!
Pita Cruiser Food Truck

231-645-7655
Van Pelt Alley, Downtown Charlevoix
Great Lakes Asphalt Services
(Formerly Forest Shores Asphalt Services)

231-675-1962
Matt@GreatLakesAsphalt.com
2730 Forest Shores Dr, Charlevoix
Sunday Series Concert
March 28
4pm

It's been over a year since we've been Live! Come see the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series concert this Sunday, March 28th at 4PM at St. Mary Parish in Charlevoix. It's a free concert but seating is limited so reserve your seat today! Call the GLCO office at 231-487-0010.

Performing will be the Drumheads with special guest Tony Manfredonia. Click HERE for more information about the music being performed and the musicians.

Dinner and a Movie!
March 29

Every Monday in March! 6pm Dinner - 7-7:30 Showtime all for only $15. Just stop into The Villager Pub Monday nights and let them know you are there for a Dinner & A Movie Deal!

Movies Playing: Raya & The Last Dragon 7pm, Tom & Jerry 7:15pm, Nobody 7:30pm

Meal Choices: spaghetti, burger & chips, 3 piece chicken strips with french fries, taco salad, and 2 piece cod with french fries.

Check out Charlevoix Cinema III Facebook page or charlevoixmovies.com for movies and showtimes.

Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ
March 30
6:30pm

All are welcome for a free showing of Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM at Charlevoix Cinema III.

Come Visit SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION!
March 12- April 10

Our regional high school student art exhibit showcases 11th & 12th grade student artwork. Scholarships awarded by Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, and Charlevoix Circle of Arts awards sponsored by Blick Art Materials. Our juror this year is Nancy Carey, local artist and Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC) Board Member.  Open to the Public March 12 - April 10, 2021. Pick up FREE Take & Make art projects for kids while supplies last!

First Fridays in Downtown Charlevoix
April 2nd Kickoff
3-6pm

Charlevoix Main Street DDA’s Promotions Committee is kicking off a brand new promotional event on Friday, April 2, 2021. The First Fridays in Downtown Charlevoix promotion will take place from 3-6pm and feature fun for the whole family.

Every First Friday in downtown Charlevoix, Charlevoix Main Street will host shopping nights and fun activities for families to enjoy in the heart of the city. First Friday invites locals and tourists alike to “treat themselves” to shopping, random giveaways, great food from local restaurants, and kid-friendly activities in Hoop Skirt and Van Pelt Alleys.

For complete event info, visit downtowncharlevoix.com or download the Life in Charlevoix mobile app. Covid-19 precautions will be observed and encouraged throughout downtown Charlevoix.

Luncheon Lectures: Northern Michigan's Economy
April 9
12-1pm

How has northern Michigan fared during the pandemic? Matt McCauley, CEO of Networks Northwest, leads an organization that tracks the local economy and works in many ways to facilitate employment for many job seekers in our area. He will give us the latest unemployment numbers and explain what is being done to help businesses and government keep our economy strong.

Charlevoix Elks Lodge
Blood Drive
April 26, 2021
11-6:15pm
Northwest Michigan Virtual Business Summit 2021
April 28, 2021
8:30-12:30pm
MiCareer Quest Registration closes FRIDAY, March 26th
Seeking employers and volunteers to ensure this event is a success! Showcase your business and industry to area students, helping to recruit the future workforce. Over 3,000 students are currently registered! MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD is a career and college readiness event giving 9th and 10th graders the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations. Employers, schools, and volunteers may register using this link: www.nwm.org/micqnw and clicking on the corresponding registration link. Registration will be open until the end of the day on March 26th.

Manna Resumes Food Rescue Program, Accepts Food Donations After Year-Long Hiatus
Manna Food Project has announced that it will resume its Food Rescue program as well as accept food donations from the public starting April 1, 2021. After a year-long suspension, this decision comes after diligently tracking community transmission of the virus. 
 
The purpose of Manna’s Food Rescue program is to collect donated and surplus food each week from local grocery stores and businesses. These items range from soon-to-expire canned goods, discontinued and overstocked items, day-old breads and baked goods, prepared food from restaurants, and produce naturally being rotated off the shelves, all of which would otherwise go to waste. By diverting this food from the landfill, Manna not only fills hungry bellies but also reduces food waste in the community—about half a million pounds each year, accounting for approximately 25 percent of the food they distribute. To see the full press release click HERE.

For more information on Manna’s Food Rescue program or preferred food donations, visit HERE, or call their office at 231.347.8852.

The Series 2021 Lineup Announced!
Mark your calendars. The Series at Lavender Hill Farm is back with amazing bands ready for a fresh new season to begin! Ticket release date information coming soon!

Visit our website for more information about this season's performers.

6/26 | The Rough & Tumble
7/10 | Cousin Curtiss
7/17 | Morgan Myles
7/31 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
8/7 | Gaines & Wagoner
8/14 | Stella!
9/4 | Horton Creek Bluegrass

Not receiving our emails and want to hear about tickets first? Sign up HERE.

Seasonal Employment Opportunities at Bridge Street Taproom
Hiring all seasonal positions - fun work environment and opportunities for full-time for top performers! 

-Servers
-Bartenders
-Hosts
-Retail associates
-Kitchen Staff

Mid-May through Labor Day positions. Contact aaron@bridgestreetcvx.com.

Charlevoix Farmers Market Begins May 20th!
We will be opening our Market season on Thursday, May 20! Check back to our Facebook page frequently as we will be posting and updating our vendors, and other market information. If you would like to be included in the weekly email newsletter, or volunteer at our market, please email me at betha@charlevoixmi.gov. Can't wait to see you all!

Take a CLASS!
Register at CharlevoixCircle.org/classes-workshops or call 231-547-3554.

Yarn Making with Mary Duggan: Saturday, April 10, 10am-Noon.

Mosaic 2-Day with Sharon Smithem:  Friday & Saturday, April 16 & 17.

Gallery Talks coming in May!

Advertising Opportunity in Discovery Maps
Our distinctively colorful, artist-drawn maps are a favorite of locals and travelers for navigating local dining, shopping, attractions, lodging, and services. Featuring a two-sided, aerial perspective of Charlevoix and Little Traverse Bay Area. Reaching an audience of 80,000 distributed maps for 2020 with features on the map to engage visitors to post their fun to social media. Discovery Map is not only a uniquely distinctive map but also an interactive online map linking your website and social media.

Don't miss your chance to be on the 2021 map, contact Jon Jensen at LittleTraverseBay@DiscoveryMap.com or (231) 252-6458.

Charlevoix Cinema III Upcoming Movies!
Spring break is almost here! Starting THIS Friday 𝑹𝒂𝒚𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒐𝒏, 𝑻𝒐𝒎 & 𝑱𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒚 and 𝑵𝒐𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚! We've added a couple of matinee shows and we will be open Wednesday, March 31st for the opening of 𝑮𝒐𝒅𝒛𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂 𝑽𝑺 𝑲𝒐𝒏𝒈 in 3D. Pop on by or message us for a private showing. We'll see you at the movies!

Movie listing are for March 26th - April 1st

Raya & The Last Dragon (PG): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4pm & 7pm, Monday & Wednesday 4pm & 7pm, Thursday 7pm

Tom & Jerry (PG): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:15pm & 7:15pm. Monday 4:15pm & 7:15pm

Nobody (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Thursday 7:30pm

Godzilla Vs Kong 3D (PG13): Wednesday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Thursday 7:15pm

It's Official! HomeAgain Resale Store to Open Soon!
Important notice to Animal Lovers and friends of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is opening a unique “Upscale” resale retail store titled “HomeAgain” in Charlevoix County, 118 Water Street in downtown Boyne City. This store will be distinctively characteristic in its clientele and donor market, as we are not interested in competing with the current and very worthy cause resale stores in the area.

The Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s resale store HomeAgain, will be unique in that the inventory will be higher-end home accessories, art, collectible items, new and distinctive items not found in other resale stores. HomeAgain, our Shelter Store will not be a “bargain store” concept, but rather a good deal on great quality items, for a great cause.

We have been considering and working on this concept for a good number of years now, and feel this is the right time~ We are asking you to keep the idea in your thoughts, as you consider tax-deductible goods (and services) you can contribute to the cause. Our objective is to create a consistent and reliable revenue generator to support the mission of the CAHS in saving lives and finding loving homes for animals in need.

To see more info and the full press release click HERE! Any comments or questions please contact Scott MacKenzie at director@charlevoixhumane.org

Assembly & Metal Finishing Positions with DTS Enterprises, Inc.
Hourly positions available for individuals in assembly and metal finishing of various foodservice and marine products. This involves assembly of various products, brushed stainless steel metal finishing and cleaning prior to shipment as well as packing assemblies for final shipment.

Must be able to work a minimum 40 hour week, four 10 hour shifts Monday through Thursday, and overtime as necessary. Starting wage is $11.50 per hour, with no prior experience, higher pay levels based on work experience. Compensation includes a health allowance after 60 days, paid holidays, vacation time, and annual profit sharing.

DTS is a small diverse manufacturing company located near beautiful Charlevoix, MI. We fabricate high-end, low-volume stainless steel assemblies. We are located in Ellsworth, MI with excellent schools and abundant recreational activities. Job Type: Full-time. Pay: $11.50 per hour. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to see information about their opening for a Tig Welder/ Fabricator.

Easter Sunday A La Carte Brunch
Spring after spring, decade after decade, we honor and celebrate this holiday of growth and renewal. We would be honored if you joined us this Easter.

How to Become a Mediator
If you are looking for meaningful work, being a mediator is the answer. Whether you are a volunteer mediator for Northern Community Mediation (NCM) or choose to be a private mediator, helping disputants themselves resolve their conflicts rather than going through the litigation process is rewarding.
 
In order to be a mediator in the state of Michigan, participation in the 40-hour, general civil mediation training is required by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). NCM will be offering this educational opportunity on May 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Of the 40 hours, five will be done asynchronously and independently, while the remaining 35 hours will be via Zoom. The training is open to both attorneys and non-attorneys.
 
Although the skills learned in the forty-hour training are targeted for becoming a mediator, these same proficiencies apply in everyday life. The training focuses on the ability to listen, communicate, paraphrase, identify and prioritize issues, recognize nonverbal communication, collaboratively problem-solve, and much more.
 
Further information is available on the NCM website at HERE or by calling Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771.

Raven Hill Weekly Updates
Click HERE to view Raven Hill's weekly updated. It is filled with information about what they have been working on while being closed to the public.

Mike Epping Achieves Prestigious Court of the
Table MDRT Qualification

Mike Epping of local State Farm Insurance in Charlevoix, MI has qualified for Court of the Table, a coveted milestone achievement for their membership in the MDRT organization. Mike Epping’s membership equips them with tools and resources to better serve their local community.

Court of the Table is an internationally recognized mark of excellence reserved for the most successful in the financial services industry. This places Epping among the top professionals in the intensely competitive global life insurance and financial services industries.

“Qualifying for Court of the Table is a rare and impressive achievement,” said MDRT President Ross Vanderwolf, CFP. “MDRT hopes to continue to foster a culture of excellence and encourage members to grow both personally and professionally.”

Have a business or member success story? We want to hear it! Hitting a growth landmark, meeting a personal or financial business goal, being awarded industry certifications or recognition's… we want to share that accomplishment. Member Success is a new section in our Biz Blast where we will highlight stories of member businesses and employees. Submit your information for the newsletter on our website submission form. 
Membership in the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals. It is a policy of the Charlevoix Chamber that membership does not constitute political or issue endorsement.
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Marine Mechanic
Office Manager
Boatyard
Marine Dock Crew

Ticket Sales & Customer Service
Seasonal & Full-time Dock Operations Staff
Luggage Handlers

Store Management
Sales Associate

Server & Cook

Servers

All Positions Available

Culinary Director

Tig Welder/ Fabricator
Assembly & Metal Finishing - Hourly positions available

Hiring Seasonal Positions

Maintenance Technician

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook

Full-Time Architect

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Floral Designer

Part-time & full-time, seasonal and year round positions available

Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Accountant

Gallery & Office Assistant
Exhibit Coordinator

Harbormaster
Camp Counselor
Airport Attendant

Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Hiring Staff

Servers

Certified Lifeguards
For more information on these openings view our Jobs page by clicking the link below! Is your business hiring? Send us the position information and we will post it!
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

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