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
APPLE FEST T-SHIRTS

We know were a bit late, we can blame the pandemic, right? Anyway, you can now get your Apple Fest 2020 T-Shirt! Every shirt sold will help stock the Community Food Pantry thanks to 4Front Credit Union!

Check out www.charlevoix.org for more details on how to get your 2020 Apple Fest Keepsake!
Shop the Charlevoix Circle mARkeT
Now through January 2nd

Shop the Charlevoix Circle mARkeT now through January 2nd! Enjoy festive, handmade shopping from 40 local artists and makers. Give the gift of unique, one of kind, and hand crafted this year! ​

You can shop with us Monday-Fridays 11am-4pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm, OR you can make an appointment for private shopping any time!  Sponsored by Charlevoix State Bank. Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more info!

Happy New Year 2021
December 31
4-8pm

Stafford's Weathervane Socially Distanced NYE on the Deck! Come join us on the deck for Chef Hunters chili, white chili, spiced wine & hot cocoa with a ball drop @ 8pm. Our togo menu will be offered as well. Limited seating and social distancing must be maintained. Click HERE to see flyer!

Fresh Start Series- Mediation for Inner Peace
January 4 | 6 sessions | online

Build a meditation practice intended to bring peace and connectedness into your daily life. Cultivate the skills to calmly be in the present moment. Now more than ever we must turn inward to find the peace we so deeply crave. Meditation and the art of slowing down is the ancient wisdom needed to heal our modern lives.

Learn yogic philosophy, discover the support of a spiritual community, better yourself, reduce stress and anxiety. Discover your self-worth! Students are empowered through lecture, guided meditation, breathing techniques, home practice and open discussion. Appropriate for beginners and anyone looking to deepen their meditation practice. Click HERE to register.

Luncheon Lectures:
Election 2020- What Happened?
January 15, 2020
12-1pm | Online
Terry's and The Villager Pub NYE Specials
Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner from Terry's or The Villager Pub!

Terry's Specials | 5-8pm | 231-547-2799
Veal Morel $35
Crab Encrusted Whitefish $35
Lamb Shanks with Garlic Mashed Potatoes $30
Entrees come with green beans, choice of potato and salad

The Villager Pub | 11-8pm | 231-547-6325
Prime Rib $25 with Green Beans, Choice of Potato & a Tossed Salad

The Argonne House NYE Specials!
Ring in the New Year with a dinner from The Argonne House! Available for pick up or delivery from 4 to 9pm. Call ahead with your order at 231--547-9331. Click HERE to see the specials!

Happy New Year!

Camp Daggett Announces Summer Camp Registration Dates
Camp Daggett is happy to announce plans for summer camp 2021, and also thanks to all of the camper families who pre-registered for summer 2021 by rolling over their deposits from 2020.
 
Applications for new campers will be available on the Camp Daggett website only, www.campdaggett.org, beginning February 1. Applications will not be available at area schools or chambers of commerce. These applications will need to be printed and mailed back to camp along with a deposit. Please know that availability is limited and can be checked on our website.
 
To contact the registrar, families may call the office at 231-347-9742 and dial extension 101, or email julie.guirey@campdaggett.org. The office is open and able to respond Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
“The Camp Daggett Staff and Board of Trustees thank all of our families for continuing to place your trust in us to provide a fun, meaningful, and safe camping experience for your children,” states Rick Gross, Acting Executive Director. “While we are confident we will be able to hold a camping season in 2021, alterations may need to be made to ensure the safety of your camper and our communities.”
 
“There may be some slight programming changes, changes to the schedule, or changes to our drop off and pick-up procedures, but campers will still experience what it means to put ‘The Other Fellow First,’” states Nathan Fleshman, Summer Camp Director. “But our staff remains committed to making Camp Daggett the magical place it usually is.”

Dinners To-Go from Smoke On The Water
Dinners To-Go

Every Friday and Saturday we will be offering hot dinners to go to be picked up between 4 pm and 6 pm. They must be pre-ordered at least one day before. We may have extra dinners the day of, so feel free to call and check. Each dinner serves one person.

Friday, January 1st
Chicken in a Tarragon Cream Sauce – Bone-in, skin on chicken thighs cooked in a delicate tarragon cream sauce with parmesan and roasted red peppers served over orzo pasta. Served with our Goat Cheese Walnut salad. $15.

Saturday, January 2nd
Indian Lamb with Spinach – hearty lamb shoulder stew with Indian spices, spinach, and yoghurt. Served with basmati rice and naan bread. $18.

Charlevoix Area Community Pool Schedule
Here is our schedule from Jan 2 to Jan 17. Currently, all Aqua Exercise classes are cancelled due to state health department mandates until Jan 15. Families with kids: please come during OPEN SWIM times and bring your own swim toys. Limit of 15 people in the pool at one time. Please wear a mask when entering the building but not in the pool. Two family bathrooms are available. Click HERE to see the schedule. Pricing at www.charlevoixpool.org.

CALL TO ALL ARTISTS!
Open call for entry to all Michigan visual artists working in all mediums including 2-D, 3-D, functional art, fine craft, photography, and installation. We invite artists to comment visually to the many shifts taking place in our current experience. Change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine... etc... etc... 

  • Deadline for entry is January 10th, 2021 at 12pm. 
  • Exhibit runs February 1-27, 2021
  • Entry fee reduced in half (to $15) in response to current economic conditions. 
  • Artists 18 and older can submit up to 3 works per entry. 
  • Cash awards will be given.
  • Juror for this exhibition is Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio. 

For Submissions and more info please visit: CharlevoixCircle.org/juried-exhibit or call 231-547-3554!

Charlevoix Community Foundation Empowers Local Children
The Charlevoix Community Foundation has awarded $2,100 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) for its one-to-one mentoring program for Charlevoix County middle school students. This funding will allow recruitment of 10 new student mentees in grades 7-8 at the Charlevoix Middle/High School and Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts.
 
“The primary goal of Bigs is to contribute to positive youth development by providing volunteer mentors who will help them identify and encourage their talents therefore igniting their potential for academic success and career exploration beyond high school,” said Executive Director, Cecilia Chesney. “The Charlevoix Community Foundation funds will directly impact the lives of 10 students making a lasting impact on their lives and on the community.”
 
The Charlevoix Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Charlevoix County, now and for generations to come and are dedicated to improving and enriching life for all who live in the area. For more information about the Charlevoix Community Foundation, please visit c3f.org.

Letter Drive Organized by Young Professionals Group Surpasses 1,000 Holiday Cards for Seniors
A Northern Michigan young professionals group has collected over 1,000 cards and letters for isolated seniors this holiday season.
 
Thrive 45 Young Professionals organized a “Heartfelt Holidays” Letter Drive for Seniors from mid-October through mid-December as a way to both engage community members of all ages and to support area elders in senior living centers or nursing homes. The group set a goal of 1,000 letters and encouraged everyone in the Greater Petoskey Area to participate, spreading the word to schools, clubs, nonprofits, and businesses across the region.

“We actually extended the letter drive into December as more and more people reached out to us,” says Jessyca Stoepker (The Manna Food Project), a member of Thrive 45’s Executive Team. “Some organizations used it as part of their holiday giving projects, while we also received lots of colorful drawings from young families.”

The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce served as a “collection point” for the cards until the drive ended on December 11. After counting them and screening them for appropriateness, and bundling them into several boxes and large envelopes, Thrive 45 board members then dropped the letters off at the Petoskey Friendship Center last Wednesday morning.

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.
Full-Time Architect


Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Senior Center Cook

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Part-time Licensed Massage Therapist

Airport Attendant

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards
Swim School Coordinator

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!
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