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!
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
Monteith's Carpet Cleaning

110 E Hurlbut St, Charlevoix
231-675-1322
cmonteith9682@charter.net
EXP Realty Realtor
Caitlin Anderson

109 Mill St, East Jordan
608-387-3952
caitlin.anderson@exprealty.com
Spotlight on Innovation Student Art Show Begins
March 12 - April 10

SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION student art show begins this Friday, March 12th!
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!
 
PLUS:  FREE Youth Art Lab classes for ages 10 and older during the month of March! Register at CharlevoixCircle.org/classes-workshops or call 231-547-3554.
Friday, March 12 2-4pm:  WATERCOLOR with Lynn Carson & Mary Koaches.
Saturday, March 20 1-3pm:  PRINTMAKING with Sharon Smithem.
Friday, March 26 2-4pm:  AIR-DRY CLAY with Joey Phelps.

NMSMC Health & Wellness Series- Maintaining Muscle Mass as We Age
March 15
11-12pm

In the past several years, numerous studies have found that people with higher muscle strength are less likely to lose their independence than their weaker peers. According to the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, “Muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60”. We will discuss the correlation between maintaining your independence and performance as you age. Register HERE.

Pre-St. Patty's Day
March 16
4-8pm

You're welcome to join us for Pre-St. Patty's Day! Click HERE to see the full flyer.

Gusiness Cheese soup | Aged cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, rye croutons $8 cup/ $11 crock

Lamb Stew | Slow cooked, celery, carrot, onion, mushroom, parmesan, Irish side bread $25

Corned Beef Brisket | 8 oz. slow-roasted corned beef brisket, dijon cream sauce, roasted redskin potato, buttered green cabbage $25

Green Velvet Cupcake | housemade $6

St. Patrick's Day Special
March 17
11-9pm

Come to the Villager Pub for their St. Patrick's Day Dinner Special! Wednesday, March 17th, 11-9pm.

Corned beef, cabbage redskin potatoes, and carrots - $12.50.

Luncheon Lectures: Beethoven: Myth or Fact
March 19
12-1pm

Did Ludwig van Beethoven really saw the legs off his piano so he could hear the vibrations on the floor? (No.) Is it true that someone had to turn him around because he couldn't hear the audience applauding his 9th Symphony? (Yes.)

Amanda Sewell, Ph.D., music director at Interlochen Public Radio, will examine and debunk some of the most common myths about Beethoven, asking why these myths about the great composer are so powerful more than two centuries later. Register HERE.

Northern Michigan's Economy
April 9, 2021
12-1pm
Vendors Can Now Sign Up for The Virtual Home & Outdoor Living Show
The 45th Annual Northern Michigan Home and Outdoor Living Show by the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan has gone virtual! The dynamic platform will capitalize on the 18% increase in website traffic to help vendors generate leads until March 2022. Registration forms need to be in by March 26. The website, which will be promoted from April 16 to May 8, will be heavily advertised using social media and traditional media. See details HERE.

HBA of Northern Michigan Announces Classes
A full line up of webinars and some in-person classes have been scheduled by the HBA of Northern Michigan. These include residential building code, project management, builders license, CAPS and more. Find more info HERE.

Wojan Window & Door Welcomes New CFO
Wojan Window & Door, a long-time Northern Michigan manufacturer of commercial windows and doors, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Ockert as its new Chief Financial Officer.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, Ockert built up over 16 years of experience in accounting, finance, and operations, most recently as Controller for Brick Packaging, a Saxco Company. He has also held financial leadership roles for companies across other business sectors including Boyne USA, Alcoa Inc., and Lippert Components.

"We are excited to have someone with Brian’s talent and experience joining our team,” states Michael Wojan, Wojan’s VP of Business Operations. “Our belief is that Brian will be able to further strengthen our position in the market and add to the growth the company has been able to enjoy over the last number of years."

A native of Traverse City, MI, Ockert appreciates the Northern Michigan life with his wife and two children, enjoying outdoor activities like boating, hiking, hunting, and fishing. Ockert also serves as Treasurer for the non-profit ski resort Mt. Holiday in Traverse City.

In his new position and as a member of the executive team, Ockert will be responsible for overseeing all financial activity of the company in conjunction with evaluating how to further improve day-to-day operations.
 
Zonta 2021 Rose Day Award
In celebration of International Women’s Day March 8th, Zonta Club of Charlevoix presents its annual Rose Award to a local woman who has provided significant service to area women. This year, however, instead of presenting the award to one deserving female, Zonta Charlevoix presented our 2021 Rose Award to all female essential workers in the Charlevoix community. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, these essential workers in our community chose to put their lives on the line, putting themselves at great personal risk as they provided medical, professional, mental, educational, spiritual, and social assistance to the Charlevoix community. These female essential workers exemplify the core values and mission of Zonta, which works to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta Club of Charlevoix gratefully acknowledges these women, and we thank them for their service.
 
Four Resources for Bill Payment Assistant
Help is here. Consumers Energy wants you to know that help is available for our customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Whatever you’ve faced this year—job loss, extreme weather, or other challenging circumstances—help is just a phone call away. Here are four options to help if you are struggling to pay your energy bill:

  1. Call 2-1-1 or go to mi211.org
  2. Contact your energy provider for flexible payment options. For Consumers Energy customers, that number is 1-800-477-5050
  3. Apply for State Emergency Relief directly for bill payment assistance at Michigan.gov/mibridges
  4. Apply for a Home Heating Credit. Visit Michigan.gov/treasury to see if you qualify.
 
NCMC is Offering Many Lifelong Learning Classes for Spring
The Corporate and Community Education Department at NCMC is offering many Lifelong Learning classes for spring including: Birding 101, Michigan Warblers, Spring Gardening Series, Luncheon Lectures, Odawa History and Great Lakes Shipwrecks. Also, 35 new Osher Learning classes have been added in partnership with the University of Utah. Registration for these Osher classes ends March 17th. All classes are offered online where they can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home. For a complete list of classes, click here. To be added to our email list to receive updates about upcoming classes, click here.
 
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan Recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; however, there are a variety of screening tests available to detect colorectal cancer early.

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors
Early colorectal cancer has no symptoms, so regular screening is vital to early detection. Symptoms that may occur as the cancer progresses can include a change in bowel habits such as diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, cramping or pain in the lower abdominal (stomach) area and constant tiredness or lack of energy.
 
Any man or woman can get colorectal cancer, although there are certain factors that increase your risk. Common risk factors include: having a family history of colorectal cancer, personal history of colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel disease or type 2 diabetes. Click HERE to learn more about Colorectal Cancer Screening and facts and figures.
 
Sign Up for SCORE Tip of the Mitt Monthly E-Newsletter
SCORE Tip of the Mitt invites everyone to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter! Get up to date information from experts in our market, opportunities for financing, ideas for marketing, great webinars, and more, on the first of every month. SCORE Tip of the Mitt provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your business and your personal objectives. SCORE Tip of the Mitt also offers workshops, free or for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Just go to https://tipofthemitt.score.org/ , scroll to the bottom of the page and give us your email address. SCORE does not sell or share your information.

Performance Plus Quick Lube March Deal of the Month
Catch the Luck of the Irish with $15 off Full-Service Synthetic Oil Change or $5 off of Full-Service Oil Change!

At both low and high temperatures, synthetic oils enjoy better viscosity and stability than conventional oil synthetic blends. Full synthetic oils are designated to flow quickly in winter temperatures and resist extreme heat, allowing your engine to run smoothly year-round. Click HERE to see the coupon.

Expires 3/31/2021 Coupon code: DEAL OF THE MONTH. Excludes the Basic $29.99 oil change. Not valid with other offers. No cash value.

Charlevoix Public Schools Kindergarten Registration
If your child turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2021, call to register to attend one of our 2021 sessions:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 3:30pm or 5pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:30pm or 5pm

Masks will be required. 108 E Garfield Ave, Charlevoix. (231) 547-3215. Experience Charlevoix Elementary. We welcome you to visit and see all that we offer! Click HERE to see the full flyer.

Charlevoix Community Foundation Seeks Applications for an Accountant
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation seeks applications from qualified candidates for the following position: Accountant
 
A detailed job description for the position is available at www.c3f.org in the “About Us” tab under Career Opportunities.
 
The position offers a competitive wage and a flexible, collaborative, work environment. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Chip Hansen, President, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, PO Box 718, East Jordan MI 49727, or email to chansen@c3f.org. The deadline for application is at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Home Town Realtor for Northern Michigan
Buying or selling a home? Call a real estate specialist you can trust! Raised in Charlevoix Michigan, let me help you find your piece of paradise. Click HERE to learn more!

Odawa Casino Presents Nearly $8,000 Total to Local Non-Profits
Odawa Casino raised $7,992.97 in donations to share equally between three local nonprofits, and presented checks to the organizations including Manna Food Project, Brother Dan’s Food Pantry, and the Charlevoix Community Food Pantry, for $2,664.32 each.

Odawa Casino launched the Spare Change Donation program in August 2020 in response to the national coin shortage which simultaneously supports local nonprofits within the community. The program includes boxes around the casino floor where guests are able to donate the change from their gaming vouchers instead of cashing them in at the casino cashier.

“We are pleased to see that the community has had such a positive response to the program. This is another way for all of us to continue to give back and we plan to continue with it moving forward in order to help as many organizations as possible” said Ron Olson, Odawa Casino General Manager.

If an organization would like to be considered as one of the recipients in future months, they are encouraged to contact Community Development Coordinator, Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com. To see the full story click HERE!

Celebrating Women's History Month this March at The Charlevoix Public Library
You are invited to join the Charlevoix Public Library and Friends of the Library’s Michigan Room Committee in celebrating Women’s History Month by learning about the amazing accomplishments of eight iconic Charlevoix women, currently exhibited in the library’s Michigan Room Display Cases.

The eight “Memorable Women of Charlevoix” featured are: 
 
  • Susan Fisher Greensky, 1834-1923 
  • Rosa Saunders Nettleton, 1868-1959 
  • Irene Harsha Young, 1889-1978 
  • Frances Bacon Hooper, 1915-1998 
  • Ethel W. Coeling, 1918-2002 
  • Lillian Dean Bergmann, 1919-1999 
  • Mary C. Feindt, 1919-2020 
  • Isabelle Dohm Seidel,1919-2020 
 
Please feel free to contact the Library at 231-237-7340 or email us at reference@charlevioxlibrary.org for further information. Click HERE to see the full press release which features the names of those that worked on this project.

North Central Offers Full-Tuition Scholarship for Graduating Home School Senior
North Central Michigan College will again provide a full-tuition scholarship to one graduating senior from a home school within its service area. Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester) and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only). Field study fees are not included. Scholarship recipients must register for the fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation.

Click HERE to see the criteria to qualify for the scholarship.

Documentation must be received by April 9, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the selection decision by May 1. For more information, visit www.ncmich.edu/presidential, or contact Renee DeYoung, vice president of Student Affairs, at rdeyoung@ncmich.edu or 231-348-6618.

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.

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.
Server & Cook

All Positions Available

Culinary Director

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

Hiring Seasonal Positions

Maintenance Technician

Full-Time Teller Charleovix- Year Round
Full-Time Loan Processing Support

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook

Full-Time Architect

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Accountant

Gallery & Office Assistant

Harbormaster
Camp Counselor
Airport Attendant

Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Hiring Staff

Servers

Certified Lifeguards
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