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
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!
Indoor Sidewalk Sales
February 12-15
Downtown Charlevoix
Save the date
2021 Charlevoix Chamber Events
*Event dates & format may change based on COVID-19 restrictions*
Up North Events
231.675.6262
jenna@upnorthevents.biz
Bentley Hill Bakehouse
113 Antrim St
Charlevoix, MI
231-437-3040

Charlevoix Warehousing

Contact the Chamber for more information
Our New Exhibit is now open- Feb. 27, 2021!
February 1-27

re|ART: Michigan artists comment visually to the many shifts taking place in our current experience. Change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine, etc.  Juried by Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio.  Open to the Public February 1 - 27, 2021.

PLUS:  re|ART FREE Take & Make art projects for kids while supplies last! Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more info!

Free Financial Series
February 2-23

North Central Michigan College Department of Corporate and Community Education is offering a series of free financial classes led by Bill Hansen from Edward Jones. The series will be presented via Zoom on Tuesdays, February 2nd-23rd and will feature these topics: Rules of the Road, Retirement by Design, Time Matters: A Woman’s Retirement Outlook, and What Happens When the Paychecks Stop. A new class in the History Series has also been added. Odawa and the Civil War will be presented online by Eric Hemenway on February 3rd. For a full list of Lifelong Learning classes, click here. 

Blood Drive Coming Soon to Odawa Hotel!
February 3
1-7pm

Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, February 3th, 2021 from 1 pm to 7pm. Please note the change in time. The location is the Michigan Huron Room, located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey). Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting HERE or email Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com. Let’s save some lives!

All who donate or attempt to donate will receive $5.00 free slot play at Odawa Casino!

Luncheon Lectures: Veteran's Court
February 5
12-1pm

90th District Court Judge Angela Lasher, elected to office by the voters of Emmet and Charlevoix counties in November, is developing a special court to address the unique needs of veterans with legal problems. She is building on the proven success of a sobriety court for defendants facing second convictions for drunk driving. Judge Lasher will explain how these programs offer productive alternatives to incarceration.

Winter's Cross Quarter and The Season of Candlemas
February 6
7-8:30pm

Halfway through each season, we come to its “cross-quarter,” an emotional moment when we turn away from the promise of new beginnings towards fulfillment. In winter, the cross-quarter happens at the beginning of February as Orion marches through the sky with his dogs. Variously known as Groundhog’s Day, Candlemas, and St. Brigid’s Day, the Winter’s Cross Quarter festivals celebrate sustaining the inner light as the days are growing longer through the remaining weeks of the season.

Mary Adams will share insights into the celestial picture behind this month’s festival season and how it can inform the year’s mood. As always, the program will include information about finding your way through the sky this season. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants by the morning of the program. Registration is required at www.landtrust.org/events. Thanks to member support, there is no charge for this event!

DANCE Sessions Begins Tuesday, February 9
February 9

Toddler Tap, Tap 1, Adult & Senior Tap... plus Toddler Ballet & Ballet 1! CCA offers a safe environment for all ages with masks required, sanitizing, and social distancing. Register at CharlevoixCircle.org/dance or call 231-547-3554.

ZOOM Caregiver Support Group
February 11
1-2:30pm

The C will offer a ZOOM Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 1p-2:30p. Please contact Sheri Shepard for more information or if you are interested in participating at 231-237-0103.

Grand Bay Marine Boat Show
February 18-28th
Traverse City
Community Blood Drive Hosted by Charlevoix Elks Club #2856
February 22
11-6:30pm
12735 US 31, Charlevoix
The Salvation Army of Petoskey Launches Pathway of Hope Program To Help Local Families Overcome Intergenerational Poverty
The Salvation Army of Petoskey has been seeking candidates for Pathway of Hope (POH); a nationwide Salvation Army initiative providing enhanced services to families with children desiring to take action to break the cycle of crisis and intergenerational poverty. POH is a collaborative approach utilizing existing Salvation Army and community resources to provide strengths-based case management services. For more information click HERE.

Tree Sale Time!
It's time to think Spring, the 2021Tree Catalog is here! If you haven't received yours in the mail already - we've provided them in PDF format below. You may also contact us to be added to our mailing list and have one mailed directly to you. Copies are also available at our office, and our 24-hour drop box located by our front door. We're looking forward to a new Tree Sale season with you!

Please note a couple of changes have been made with our tree sale this year:

Deadline for Tree Orders - April 5
Registration for Curb-Side Pick Up - April 12-16
(Register for a date and time for pick-up)
Order Pick-Up Weekend - April 23 & 24
(Curb side only - registration required)
Extra Tree Availability - April 26
(9am-4pm - Details available on Facebook, Website or by Phone)

The Charlevoix Conservation District office is located at 303 North Street in Boyne City.
Phone: 231-582-6193 Email: alison.adams@macd.org. Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm. More details are provided in the 2021 Tree Sale Catalog HERE & Order Form HERE.

Charlevoix Elks Honored by Versiti with Certificates of Appreciation
Charlevoix Elks Lodge 2856 was recently honored by Susan Street and the Versiti team with 2 certificates of appreciation. We were recognized as being one of the top five 2020 blood drive hosts in Northern Michigan. We were also recognized for collecting 279 units of blood, saving over 830 patient lives and being a committed community partner through the pandemic. The team at the Charlevoix Elks, the volunteers and donors; your hard work and generosity is extraordinary.

Our awesome coordinator, Brother Elk Sean McDonough and his team of volunteers coordinate the hosting of these blood drives with Versiti where members and the community generously donate 50 plus pints of life per event. Elks Care, Elks Share.

Performance Plus Quick Oil Change February Special!
Fall in Love with Savings! $7 off purchase of a cabin air filter. Expires 2/28/2021. Coupon code: DEAL OF THE MONTH. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. At participating locations.

Dirty or excessively clogged cabin air filters can produce a dusty, musty stench, especially when the HVAC system is turned on. Changing your cabin air filter at regular intervals will ensure that your passengers don't have to put down their windows in the dead of winter to get some fresh air. Stop by your Charlevoix Performance Plus Quick Oil Change to get your cabin filter checked. Click HERE to see the special.

Tip of The Mitt Score Offering Free Webinar On Making The Most of Your Website In 2021
Tip of the Mitt SCORE is proud to bring a free webinar to the business community on making the most of your website in 2021. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking HERE. A confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend at this time, participants are still encouraged to register. Registrants will receive a link to view the webinar at a more convenient time.

An estimated 40% of small businesses still don't have their own website. The majority of these business owners think they can't afford a website or they assume they don't need one. However, as the current pandemic continues to make in-person business more difficult, the idea of needing a website is changing quickly. With website traffic up an amazing 70%, we need to capitalize on those new visits! 

Join Marcie Wolf of Abuzz Creative to learn why your small business needs to have a modern, up-to-date website for generating new leads, offering online sales, taking online food orders, making pre-paid appointments, and accepting online payments. If you're a small business owner who is still on the fence about having a website, or you need to learn how to use what you have, join us - this seminar is for you!

Kanopy: Charlevoix Public Library Adds Free Streaming Video Service for Library Card Holders!
Charlevoix Public Library card holders will have instant access to over 30,000 critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. Additionally, Kanopy Kids provides parents and caregivers with a curated selection of videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media as well as parental controls to create an engaging and thoughtful viewing experience that fits your needs.
 
Kanopy, according to Director Ryan Deery “will give us the opportunity to further provide access to materials of unique social and cultural value; materials that are often difficult to find elsewhere, as well as resources that feature diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.” Additionally, Kanopy also gives the library public performance rights so we can show these films for discussion and engagement at the library!
 
On February 1st, CPL card holders may start streaming Kanopy on any favorite devices including mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android, on Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Get Started” button. Then, enter your library card credentials, create an account, and then pop some popcorn! Questions? Call the library at 231-237-7340 or email us HERE.

Registration Now OPEN for Participation in Virtual MiCareetQuest 2021!
Businesses interested in participating in the MiCareerQuest event can register now through March 26th. This is a virtual event for area 9th and 10th grade students to explore careers in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, agriculture, hospitality, and more. For more information and to register, please visit: www.nwm.org/micqnw. Help show students the exciting career opportunities available in our area and start recruiting your future workforce! Click HERE to see the flyer.

NCMC Corporate & Community Education and S.C.O.R.E
NCMC Corporate & Community Education and S.C.O.R.E. have partnered with Abuzz Creative on an informative digital marketing series. Boost Your SEO in Four Easy Sessions will be offered on Thursdays, February 25th – March 18th from noon – 1:30. When your SEO is centered around the right audience, your targeted website traffic will increase, resulting in more conversions. Learn SEO basics to get results in the form of potential leads and possible customers,. Register here for one class $30 or all four $100. Marcie Wolf is the owner Abuzz Creative and provides Digital Marketing for any size business.  

Charlevoix Commission on Aging February Updates
Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our homebound clients by $3 donation.
  • We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This needs to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
  • We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed! 😊
 
Activities Update -Upcoming Zoom Activities…
  • Thursday, February 11 @ 1PM Caregiver Support Group
  • Wednesday, February 10 @ 9:30AM “Let’s Talk About…Valentines Past” with Brenda & Loretta
  • Wednesday, February 24 @ 9:30AM   “Let’s Talk About…New Craft Ideas” with Brenda & Loretta
**Join us by calling your Center for details and an email invite**
February Activities…Please note these are all activities that are handed out curbside or by appointment to do at home. Please call your Site Coordinator for more information.
  • Beaver Island-Coloring Activity, Valentine BINGO, Not So Newlywed Gameshow Activity…..Call Lonnie for more info at 231-448-2124
  • Boyne-Book & Puzzle Exchange, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Loretta for more info at 231-582-6682
  • Charlevoix-Jigsaw Puzzles, Adult Coloring Packets, Wordsearch Packets…..Call Heather for more info at 231-547-5361
  • East Jordan-Jigsaw Puzzles, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Brenda for more info at 231-536-7831

Catholic School Week is Coming!
St. Mary School is looking forward to celebrating Catholic Schools week beginning Sunday, January 31st, where we celebrate Faith, Excellence and Service. To learn more about Catholic School Week click HERE. To see St. Mary's daily themes click HERE.

Charlevoix County News
Don't be left out of this year's girl's and boy's high school basketball GAMEDAY programs!

This year the GAMEDAY programs will be distributed locally with our papers plus be handed out at all home Mancelona, East Jordan, Charlevoix, Grayling, or Gaylord High School games. Support the High School winter sports teams by advertising in the GAMEDAY program. Local school athletic departments receive a minimum of 10% of the proceeds from these books. This is a great partnership to support local high school athletics.

Contact Dave Baragrey | office@charlevoixcountynews.com | office: 989-732-8160
cell: 989-350-9235.

One of Northern Michigan's Few Locally Owned and Operated Newspapers.

Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Total Joints Joined McLaren
Angus Goetz, DO, FAOAO, a board certified total joint and general orthopedic surgeon, joined McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedics Services, located in the McLaren Medical Office Building on Mitchell Street in Petoskey.
 
A Michigan native, Dr. Goetz attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, where he also worked as an assistant in the Department of Human Genetics. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at Botsford General Hospital, and his fellowship at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Goetz has a specializes in joint replacement for shoulders, hips, knees and ankles and has training in minimally invasive reconstruction procedures.
 
A life-long athlete, Dr. Goetz enjoying biking, skiing, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Marti, four children, Maarissa, a nursing student in Minnesota; Zak, a Wolverine, MI resident and electrician; Gunner, a sixth grader; Gannet a three-year old preschooler, along with the family’s four horses and three dogs.
 
Dr. Goetz is welcoming new patients. To learn more about McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services, visit McLaren.org/NorthernOrtho or call 231-487-5400. To see the full bio and press release click HERE.

Camp Daggett Welcomes New Board Members
Camp Daggett is happy to report that there are three new members of the Board of Trustees. They are Ross McLane, Josephine Roberts and Jeremy Wills. Welcome to all three! We are fortunate to have such qualified individuals step up to serve and help insure the future of Camp Daggett.

Click HERE to see the bios and photos of the new members. A picture and bio of Dr. Jeremy Wills will be included in the February 2021 e-newsletter.

McLaren Health Care and Walgreens Open Health Clinic in Petoskey
Petoskey residents now have a new convenient and affordable care option. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens, an all-in-one, on-demand health care service delivered in one convenient location is now welcoming patients inside the Walgreens on Spring St.

McLaren CareNow clinics provide fast, high-quality, and cost-effective care for minor illnesses, injuries, wellness physicals, health screenings, vaccinations, and a wide variety of lab tests—many with in-visit results—including a rapid PCR COVID/Flu test. The clinics offer care for cough, colds, sore throats, ear infections, pink eye, sinus infections, sprains, and more. Patients also have the added benefit of prioritized prescriptions at Walgreens.

While located inside the Walgreens store, the health care providers at the McLaren CareNow clinic are solely employed by McLaren Health Management Group.

The Petoskey clinic is the second of 11 McLaren CareNow locations across Michigan slated to open by the end of 2021. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens is located at 710 Spring St., Petoskey, MI 49770. Patients can walk-in or schedule an appointment in advance at www.mclaren.org/carenow.

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.

Harwood Gold's Farm Style Sriracha Wins 2021 Good Food Award

Our Farm Style Sriracha won the 2021 Good Food Awards WHAT AN HONOR!! Thank you to the Good Food Foundation for such recognition and all our customers and Sriracha fans. We are so grateful!!

For a long time, certifications for responsible practices and awards for superior taste have remained distinct – one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates craftsmanship and flavor. The Good Food Awards recognizes that truly good food – the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities – contains all of these ingredients.

Each January, the Good Food Foundation organizes an epic three-day Good Food Awards Weekend for the public and the trade to meet, celebrate, taste and buy from the nearly 200 Winners: the exceptional food crafters who top the charts in a Blind Tasting and meet the environmental and social responsibility standards of the Good Food Awards. Over 2,000 entries from all 50 states are submitted each year. While this year presents some unique challenges to our traditional format for tasting entrants and publicly honoring the winners, we remain as committed as ever to celebrating American makers in a virtual format.

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.
Event Director

Hiring Seasonal Positions
Tasting Room, Market, Bakery, Kitchen, Farm
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Landscape Yard Manager
Aster Brands- Machine Operator/ Laborer

Maintenance Technician

Full-Time Teller East Jordan
Two Part Time Tellers Charlevoix

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook

Full-Time Architect

Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Team Members

Part-time Licensed Massage Therapist

Communications Specialist

Airport Attendant

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
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
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call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information