For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Nominations Open for 2020 Board of Directors

As we begin planning for 2020, our Board of Directors is beginning the nominating process for electing incoming Directors. If you are interested in serving on our Board or know someone that you feel would be a guiding force for our organization, please send and email to hagen@charlevoix.org with the nominee name and why the nominee is interested in serving as a director. Our Board of Directors nominating committee is being selected this month and will then review all received nominations to narrow down to the official ballot. Nominations must be received by September 30th.
2020 Annual Meeting & Awards
Have you attended the Chamber's Annual Meeting & Community Awards event in the past??
If yes, would you prefer the event to remain in the morning or move to an evening reception?
If no, would you attend if the event were an evening event?
Business After Hours
Charlevoix Elks Lodge
September 18, 2019
Legislative Update
Charlevoix Public Library
September 23, 2019
Member Appreciation
Beach Bash
Ferry Beach
September 26, 2019
Still Life with Soup Exhibit Opening
September 13

Exhibit Opening Reception this Friday, Sept. 13th from 5-7pm! Our annual juried exhibition for 2019 is called "Still Life with Soup" juror is internationally renowned artist Todd Warner. Local fare by John Cross & Cherry Republic. Plus: Sign up for workshops, dance, yoga and strings lessons today!

Northern Lights Auction with a Twist
September 13

St. Mary School is having a fundraising auction on Friday, September 13 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix from 5-9 pm. There will be a strolling dinner while you visit different informational tables of ministries in our community, and then transition into the Live auction where there will be packages you won't want to miss! You can register by going to www.stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com and click on Northern Lights Auction with a Twist.

Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
September 13 & 14
5-8pm | 9-1pm

Charlevoix County is having a Household Hazardous Waste Collection coming this September 13th and 14th. You are able to make a reservation for pick up by calling 231-547-7221 between September 5th - September 12th from 8am-4pm. For more information on what you are able to have collected please click this link HERE!!

2019 NHC Home Tours!
September 14

It's time for the 2019 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours! Join us on Saturday, September 14th for an inside look at 6 of the most stunning homes "Up North!" All ticket proceeds go to The Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan.

Aging Gracefully Symposium
September 21
Registration 8:30 am | Event 9am

For many of us, aging with grace is important. Becoming more aware of maintaining
an active lifestyle, ensuring we keep healthy relationships, managing financial and other
affairs, and more are all natural — and key to healthy aging. Independence Village of Petoskey is hosting an expert panel on advice and resources for successfully navigating the aging process.

RSVP by Monday, September 16 at 231-348-8498. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Independence Village of Petoskey Executive Chef Andrew Colvin. To see a list of event experts and topics click HERE!

The Violet Viola
September 21

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is honored to welcome distinguished composer, David Lockington to the podium conducting the world premiere The Violet Viola Concerto at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Inspired by the birth of his granddaughter, Violet, featuring GLCO Music Director Libor Ondras, viola soloist. This commission was made possible by Dr. Robert and Alice Pattengale. "Overture from Il Signor Bruschino" by Rossini and "Variaciones Concertantes" complete the program.
Pre-concert talk with Ondras and Lockington at 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under Free; special pricing for Veterans. Tickets and more information at glcorchestra.org or 231.487.0010.

NCMC Ribbon-Cutting for Solar Panel Installation
September 24

The North Central Michigan College Foundation and the Leadership Little Traverse (LLT) Class of 2019 will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the installation of a solar panel array on North Central’s campus. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 4 p.m. on September 24, 2019, adjacent to the college library. A reception will follow in the library lobby.

Protect Your Business from Embezzlement and Cybercrime
September 25

Three speakers will help educate businesses on how to minimize your exposure. Matt Lierstein of Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, started his career as a Road Patrol Deputy where part of duties would include investigation of Embezzlement Cyber Crime. He is now the Detective Sergeant and will discuss cases he has invested involving embezzlement and cyber-crime.                 

This is being hosted by the Petoskey Chamber and Top of the Mitt SCORE. The seminar takes place at the Genesis Center 1124 Northmen Dr, Petoskey. All area businesses are invited to attend. The cost is $20.00. Pre-registration is required by September 20th. To register, call the Chamber at (231) 347-4150.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

September 16 | Dave Cisco
September 17 | Sean Bielby
September 24 | Blake Elliott
October 1 | 3rd Groove
October 8 | Chris Michels
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

September 13 | Pistil Whips
September 14 | Peter and Leslee
September 20 | Willy Jam
September 21 | Peter and Leslee
September 27 | Willy Jam
September 28 | Pistil Whips
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

September 13 | Under The Moon
September 20 | The Botala Project
September 27 | Crosscut Kings
Supplier Immersion Day Summit
Goei Center, Grand Rapids
September 27, 2019
Camp Daggett Fall Festival
Camp Daggett
October 6, 2019
Manufacturing Day
Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan Counties
October 8-10, 2019
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Welcomes New Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is delighted to welcome its newest medical staff member, Rachel C. Mason, MD, to its Women’s Health team.

Dr. Mason is a graduate of Xavier College and Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where her primary focus was minimally invasive surgery with extensive training in laparoscopic surgery.

A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Dr. Mason vacationed in the Charlevoix area as a child, and fell in love with the area and people. As a medical student, she was excited to learn that she would be doing clinical rotations at Charlevoix Hospital, an experience that ultimately drew her back to the hospital to begin her career in medicine. Dr. Mason is thrilled to be joining the community, having already purchased a home in Charlevoix and is beginning to experience all that beautiful northern Michigan has to offer. She is excited about putting her skills to work to improve the health of the area’s women, and is currently accepting new patients at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Women’s Health, located at 14651 W. Upright Street in Charlevoix. Appointments can be made by calling (231) 547-4477.

Save the Date(s) for Fall Fun at Friske Farm Market
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's three biggest events of the year.
Saturday, September 28 - HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 5 - FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 12 - APPLE FEST
You will enjoy Food, Fun, Family and Forever Memories when you visit us during one of our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to…
•Pancake Breakfast •Special Lunch Menu featuring our Fresh Applewood Smoked Meats including BBQ Ribs and Pulled Pork •Apple Cider Donuts •Pumpkin Donuts •Fresh Pressed Cider •Caramel Apples •U-Pick Apples •Live Music •Tractor-Drawn Wagon Tours of our Orchard•Face Painting •Giant Apple Slingshot •Big Apple Balloon •Kiddie Corn Maze •Pumpkins for Sale and more!
For more information visit our website at FRISKE.COM and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don’t forget our Cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm!

Generations Exhibit
Local individuals, historical organizations and chambers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet & Otsego counties are sharing the fascinating stories of their towns & villages, both past and present.  Generations is a chance to highlight the importance of northern Michigan’s history through a collection of photos and text from twenty local communities to be shared with Raven Hill visitors. Exhibit hours are Sep 1, 2019 to Oct 12, 2019, Saturdays, Noon – 4pm and Sundays, 2pm – 4pm. Generations is also open at other times by appointment.

Join the Charlevoix Stingray Swim Team
The Official 2019/2020 Season is Oct. 11th - Feb. 28th and we can work around other sports. Try Outs / Placements: October 7th, 8th, and 10th (M, T and Th) from 5:00-6:00 pm. (Attend one day only. FREE.) Official Kick-off Welcome Party and Parent Meeting: Friday, October 11th. Pool Party for Stingray Swimmers: 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Parent's Meeting: 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Cost: $10 Drop-in or use your Official Season Pass / Punch Pass. Visit our website for pricing, schedule, financial scholarship application and forms. Contact Head Coach Thea Murray at 231.547.0982 or thea@charlevoixpool.org with questions .

Charlevoix Community Skate Park
We are asking for your input as we plan the future direction of the Charlevoix Community Skate Park. Please take just a couple minutes to complete this survey and tell us your thoughts! https://www.surveymoz.com/s/YGH64/ Thank you!

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Infectious Diseases Physician
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome Quentin Doperalski, DO, to the Infectious Diseases service. 
Dr. Doperalski received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California San Francisco – Fresno. After his three year residency in Grand Blanc, Dr. Doperalski knew he wanted to practice medicine in Michigan.

With a special interest in treating and caring for patients with endemic mycoses, HIV, Hepatitis C, as well as travel medicine, Dr. Doperalski will be a great addition to the expert care that is already provided. For more information on infectious diseases services, or to make an appointment with Dr. Doperalski, please call 231-487-3590.

Wellness Workshop Announcements
HERE you’ll find September’s Wellness Workshop calendar. We are busy planning our Fall/Winter ‘Make and Take’ classes - so stayed tuned. Please note that September 13 th ‘Make and Take’ was changed to the 20 th . For those signed up, you’ll be receiving a call regarding this change. Also, there won’t be morning yoga on September 20 th .  We apologize for any inconveniences these changes may cause. 

MiCareer Quest: Char-Em ISD - Seeking Employers to Participate
MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD, taking place October 19 th , 2019 at North Central Michigan University, will be a hands-on career and college readiness event giving ninth-grade students the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations. Students will have the chance to:

-Talk one-on-one with experts from the regions high-demand industries
-Touch, feel and work with the tools and technology of the trades
-Walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces
If your company is interested in promoting your careers, garnering interest from local students, and interacting with potential future workforce, we want you to participate! Learn more and register at CharemISD.org .
MiCareer Quest Char-Em ISD is in partnership with Networks Northwest and in collaboration with Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local Chambers of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Industrial Association and North Central Michigan College.

Win a Trip of a Life Time!
Charlevoix Area Humane Society Big Ticket Raffle. Call 231-582-6774 to pick your lucky number today! Only 1000 tickets sold at $50 each. Win a 7 night Maui Adventure (includes Airfare!). Suggested Retail Value: $13,760

This Experience Includes:
• 7-night stay in a garden- or mountain-view one-room Suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
• Daily breakfast for 2
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous United States to Maui, HI
• Winspire booking & concierge service
Or $10,000.00 CASH! 

Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Drawing December 13, 2019 4:00pm at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society (need not be present to win).

Lions Club Partners with Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital for Mt. McSauba Campers
Campers at this year’s Mt. McSauba day camp became familiar with a new program rolled out as a result of a partnership with the local Lions Club and Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital. Called “Try-it-Tuesday,” the program’s goal was to introduce new healthy snack foods to the campers, aged 5-13.

The hospital, through its Wellness Workshop, provided a dietitian and registered nurse to work with the campers each Tuesday morning, making healthy snacks. In many cases, the young campers were trying certain fruits, veggies and other nutritious snacks for the very first time. Smoothies, fruit kabobs, parfaits and fruit “bugs” all took their turns showing up in pre-packaged kits for groups of campers to work together to assemble. The hospital’s certified diabetes educator, Amanda Evans, and Kristie Fichtner, RN, joined the campers each Tuesday to not only provide the ingredients and recipes, but to provide health tips and education that would help promote healthy eating.

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Sept Notices
The COA Office and all of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers are CLOSED on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.
We are beginning special Veteran centric presentation during out Veteran Appreciation Socials and Lunches at our Senior Centers. September Ed May will have a slide show on the Brave Heart Estates.
The COA is excited to collaborate with Great Lakes Ear Nose & Throat Specialists! Great Lakes will be offering FREE Audiology Services for adults 60 years old and older including Hearing Screenings, Hearing Aid Cleanings and Ear Wax Checks at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 9a - 2p. Appointments are REQUIRED so please call (231) 582-6682 if interested.
The COA will be participating in the 25 th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8a-12:30pm We will have an information booth at the Resource Fair and Amy Wieland the Director will be available to answer questions that day.

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