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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!
Brady's Carpet Cleaning
231-547-9801
11791 US 31
Charlevoix, MI
The Back Lot Charlevoix
231 Ferry Ave
Charlevoix, MI
National Entertainer Myrna Hunt in Concert
May 12
7-8pm

Myrna Blackwood Hunt will be live on stage at the Charlevoix Cinema on May 12 from 7-8 pm. Hunt has toured nationally and performed with Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Leann Rimes, Tom Jones, and the Gatlin Brothers. Her program includes country, gospel, Broadway hits, and popular tunes. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit Joppa House. Purchase tickets online at www.charlevoixcinema.com or buy at the box office. Seating is limited. For additional info contact organizer Janet Chambers at 814-308-3168.

Upcoming COVID-19 Clinics

May 13
  • Charlevoix Co. Shirley Roloff Northside Center (Old Elem. School), 13513 Division St, Charlevoix, 9:30-3:30pm. Vaccine: Pfizer. Walk-in or to schedule an appointment click HERE.
  • Emmet County Fairgrounds, 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, 9:30-4pm. Vaccine: Pfizer. Walk-in or to schedule an appointment click HERE.
  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan Gaylord Office, 95 Livingston Blvd, Gaylord, 1-4:20pm. Vaccine: Pfizer. Walk-in or to schedule an appointment click HERE.
May 14
  • Emmet County Fairgrounds, 1129 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey, 9:30-3:30pm. Vaccine: Pfizer. Walk-in or to schedule an appointment click HERE.
May 15
  • Elk Rapids High School, 308 Meguzee Pt., Elk Rapids, 9:30-3:30pm. Vaccine: J&J Walk-in or to schedule an appointment click HERE.

Pfizer vaccine open to 16 or older, parent/guardian must accompany the minor. J&J must be 18 and older. Click the calendar on the website HERE to see a list of clinics currently scheduled through May.

Wheels and Reels
May 14 & 15

Charlevoix Junior Mainstreet Presents "Wheels On Reels" THIS Friday and Saturday Night! Come enjoy this fun event benefiting Charlevoix Cinema III. Thank you Junior Mainstreet, we are beyond humbled by all your hard work and generosity! Bring your friends and family via car or lawn chair to watch the movies! Movies will be taking place at Charlevoix Elementary parking lot! In the event of rain: May 21st and 22nd. Pricing: $5 per person, concessions will also be for sale!

Jaws: Friday, May 14th at 9pm | Finding Nemo: May 15th, 8:30pm

SCARKAZM at Charlevoix Elks Lodge
May 15
8-11pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!
Live music at the Charlevoix Elks Lodge #2856 May 15 @ 8:00.

Sunday Series
May 16
4pm

The Hummel Trio featuring LIBOR ONDRAS, violin, Andrew Laven, cello and Emily Grabinski, piano. Click HERE to get tickets or call the office to reserve your seat 231-487-0010.
2021 Workshop Series- Tulips
May 17
5pm

Join us in May to create a stunning seasonal flower arrangement featuring our May favorites grown in our own cutting garden; TULIPS. Click HERE to register and see other upcoming classes.

Tip of The Mitt Score & Boyne Chamber Offering Free Webinar on Beginning Facebook
May 18
11:30-1pm

Looking to get a social media presence going on Facebook, but don’t know where to start? Tip of the Mitt SCORE and the Boyne Area Chamber are partnering to bring a free webinar to the business community on Beginning Facebook. Register in advance for this meeting by going clicking HERE.

In this free webinar, Social Guru 4 You will be taking an in-depth look at Instagram & Canva, and how to utilize these platforms to grow your business and create strategic content that speaks directly to your consumers. Click HERE to see topics covered in this free event.

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Virtual Hiring Event
May 25
10:30-12:30pm | Session 1
12:30-2:30pm | Session 2

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at a Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event Tuesday, May 25. The online event will include two sessions and more than 50 employers from around Northwest Michigan. Job seekers will have the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers.

Registration, information, and a list of participating employers are available HERE.

Charlevoix Area Garden Club
Spring Plant Sale
May 29
8:30am - 12noon
Ferry Beach
Blood Drive at Odawa Casino
June 2
1-7pm
Native Garden Workday
June 4
9am-noon
Boyne City
Charlevoix Public Library Seeking Part-time Summer Library Assistant in the Youth Department
The Charlevoix Public Library is seeking a part time Summer Library Assistant in the Youth Department to work an average of 15 hours per week assisting the Youth Services Supervisor in assuring the efficient function of the department by providing energetic, efficient, and positive customer service. Email resume and brief cover letter to rdeery@charlevoixlibrary.org. Position open until filled. Click HERE to see full job description.

Michigan Municipal League Foundation Opens Applications for Grants to Bring People Together
$20,000 DTE Energy Foundation Commitment Expands Bridge Builders Microgrant Program. The Michigan Municipal League Foundation today is launching its second round of the Bridge Builders Microgrant Program. Applications for the expanded program open today, April 30, 2021 and close May 31, 2021. This year’s program has grown considerably and includes two funding categories: Neighborhood Microgrants and Main Street Microgrants. Neighborhood microgrants are $500 grants awarded to individuals, loose collectives, and community organizations statewide. This grant category asks everyday residents and emerging community leaders to identify ways to strengthen the social fabric of their communities through creative, intentional acts of connection. Main Street Microgrants are $5,000 grants funded by the DTE Foundation awarded to collaborations between local small businesses and artists aiming to bring residents back to local businesses to celebrate culture and diversity.
For more information, visit http://mmlfoundation.org/grants/.

Odawa Casino Collects For Purses With A Purpose
Odawa Casino, with the help of the community, presented donations to the Michigan State Police for their Purses with a Purpose program last week.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Michigan State Police launched the Purses With a Purpose program to help collect important items for victims of sexual assault. When a survivor is leaving an abusive situation, they often must do so quickly and are not able to take necessities with them. The goal of the program was to collect donations of purses that are filled with comfort items and necessities to provide them to these survivors.

‘Purses with a Purpose’ was started in 2019 by a trooper at the Cadillac, MI post who saw what a great need for support there was for victims of sexual assault. Since then, the program has grown and become successful at other MSP posts throughout the state of Michigan. Odawa Casino became a drop-off location for items this April and plans to continue to participate in years to come. Click HERE to see the full press release.

Restricting Outreach
Michigan’s first-ever Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is hosting a series of public hearings across the state in May and June to solicit input from the public about their communities, representation, and electoral district lines. Click HERE to see the public meeting schedule. Click HERE for more information and to submit a public comment.

May is Mental Health Month
North Country CMH (NCCMH) brought the PhotoVoice project to our communities a number of years ago to help our clients express their feelings, and break the stigma around mental health. Since then we have held a number of classes and the results are incredibly moving. With funding from Consumers Energy Foundation we were able to hold a virtual class and asked clients for messages of hope and coping during this unprecedented modern pandemic.
 
Click HERE to see their most recent project. Members of New Horizons Clubhouse and Petoskey Club recently came together in a ‘PhotoVoice’ discussion group about life during the coronavirus. They took photos and wrote reflections about their experiences in order to benefit others who are now struggling. We hope you enjoy their creations in this VIDEO.

Charlevoix Cinema III Upcoming Movies!
We have a little time shift for this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have 3pm and 6pm showtimes. Check out the schedule for 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐖𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐎𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐧 and 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐌𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝. Jr Mainstreet event Wheels On Reels is happening this Friday and Saturday too! More info in comments. We'll see you at the movie! The viewing schedule is from May 14-20.

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles (PG): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3pm & 6pm, Monday & Thursday 7pm

Wrath of Man (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3:15pm & 6:15pm, Monday & Thursday 7:15pm

Mortal Kombat (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm & 6:30pm, Monday & Thursday 7:30pm

Leah Mayotte Returns to BASES as a Full-time Counselor
Leah Mayotte, previously Leah Kelly, returned to BASES as a full-time counselor on May 1st. Leah will serve as the Clinical Supervisor and join Celia and Scott as primary therapists. Leah specializes in mental health and substance abuse counseling with specialties in trauma therapy and EMDR therapy. She can accept the majority of private insurances and can work with adolescents and adults. All sessions will be via Telehealth and she is accepting new clients at this time. For more information, please call 231-547-1144.

May Deal of the Month at Performance Plus Quick Oil Change
During the month of May take 50% off a power steering fluid service! Expires 5/31/21. Coupon Code: DEAL OF THE MONTH

Charlevoix Performance Plus Quick Oil Change is located at 06525 N M-66

Pet of the Week- Gronk
Gronk is my new name, but not my disposition. I am a bit leery of people at first, but sweet and loyal with a bit of time. I recently lost part of my tail because I never stop wagging it and beat the end of it to a pulp. I may have suffered some frostbite as well, so be aware that I much prefer to be inside when it's nasty. Give me a chance to get to know you, I am a good guy. Gronk appears to avoid conflict with other dogs but is certainly interested in the playful interactions. Gronk is a big boy so probably not the best fit for a family with very young children.

Household Hazardous Waste Event!
HHW Event is taking place Friday, June 18th from 5-8pm and Saturday, June 19th from 9-1pm. Make a reservation by using one of the below options:
  • register with your email by clicking HERE
  • call 231-547-7221 after June 7th between 8-4pm
  • location will be given out when reservation is scheduled

To see the full flyer with information about what is household hazardous waste or not click HERE. To see more information visit our website HERE.

Building project at Pellston schools by Career Tech students for Career Tech students!
Char-Em ISD-Northwest Michigan Works partnership will provide students with $14 per hour to build a facility for fellow students
A unique opportunity in Pellston will have students and young adults from around the region building a facility to house a new career and technical education class at Pellston High School. And the student-builders will be paid for their efforts - $14 per hour for the 8-week project.

Northwest Michigan Works! has partnered with the Char-Em Intermediate School District to provide this new opportunity for students and young adults interested in exploring the construction trades career pathway. The summer work program begins June 21, 2021, Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Up to 12 students between the ages of 16 and 20, from any Char-Em ISD district, will spend the 8 weeks learning and applying foundational constructional skills through a pre-apprenticeship program while they construct a new 1,740-square-foot building that will house the PowerSports Technology class launching in fall 2021. Click HERE to see more information!

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging May Updates
Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our home-bound 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! 😊
  • We are having a Special Cinco De Mayo Lunch on 5/5/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.and a Special Curbside Mother’s Day Lunch on 5/7/21 from 11:30am – 12:30p.
 
May 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. Click HERE to see the activities.

2021 Charlevoix Lions Club 26th Annual Golf Tournament
Join the Charlevoix Lions Club for a tour player team scramble! All proceeds go to the Lions Club Beneficiary Fund. Help the Lions Club continue to help the numerous state and local community and youth programs.

The event takes place Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at the Belvedere Golf Club. $100 per player for a fantastic day of golf! 12:30pm check-in, 2pm shotgun start, 6:30pm banquet dinner. 18 holes with cart, barbeque lunch, all hole events, cash awards, door prizes, awards banquet, dinner featuring the Lions Club famous barbeque chicken! Also, incredible hole-in-one prizes courtesy of Charlevoix Auto, $5,000 putting contest, and much more! Get your team registered today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jeff Rizzo for more info 231-350-2764.

North Central Formally Adopts The Timberwolf as New Mascot
For the first time in 63 years, North Central Michigan College has an official mascot. 

During an April 27 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the mascot that students said best represents the college: The North Central Timberwolf.

President David Roland Finley said the Timberwolf captures the spirit of the college and its students. 

“Wolves embody many of the characteristics of North Central students, including intelligence, resilience, drive, focus and teamwork,” Finley said. “They are known for working together so that the whole pack succeeds. You’ll find the same attitude among our entire campus community.” 

Carol Laenen, vice president of Marketing, said the adoption of the Timberwolf mascot follows a months-long, data-driven process that included two rounds of surveys, extensive sentiment analysis and tests of concept art. Visit their website HERE for more info!

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.
Job Openings- New Hire Bonus

Front Desk Agents
Housekeeping Staff
Part-time Maintenance
Release Night Audit

Motivated Workers

Bartenders/ Servers

Executive Director
Summer Employment

Seasonal Sales Associates

Electrical Assembly
Grinder
Inventory Control
Parts/Assembly
PLC Programmer (experienced)
Shipping Clerk
Welders (experienced)

Employment Training Specialist (job coach)

1918 Cellars Wine Room Associate
Gift Shop Associate
Venue Coordinator
Assistant Venue Coordinator
Event Set-Up Supervisor
Operations Staff

Marine Mechanic
Office Manager
Boatyard
Marine Dock Crew

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

Store Management
Sales Associate

Administrative Assistant
Caregiver

Server & Cook

All Positions Available

Bakery
Fruit Stand
Front of House Customer Service
Team Leaders
Support Staff for all departments

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

Hiring Seasonal Positions

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook
Concrete Workers

Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Hiring for 2021 Season

Host/Hostess
Bussers
Wait Staff
Dishwashers
Line/Prep Cooks

Housekeepers
Guest Service Associates
Food & Beverage Staff
Maintenance

Loan Processor Full Time Charlevoix

Fertilizer Manager
Landscape Equipment Operator
Hardscape Installer/ Stone Mason
Operations Manager Installation
Operations Manager Client Maintenance
Client Sales Representative
Landscape Design Sales Representative
Crew Foreman Installation
Crew Members Installation
Crew Members Maintenance

Host/Hostess
Busser

Summer Library Assistant in the Youth Department

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

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

Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Exhibit Coordinator

Beautification Crew
Police Officer
Dock Attendants
Finance Clerk
Code Enforcement Officer

Marine Mechanic

Hiring Staff

Servers

Swim School Coordinator
Certified Lifeguards

Full-Time Architect

Maintenance Technician

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
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call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information