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!
Annual Meeting

Join us via Zoom for the Chamber's Annual Meeting presentation! Open to all Chamber membership. March 4th, 11:00am.

This presentation is the Chamber's report out to membership on organization activities and progress from the past year, 2020.

Chamber President Sarah Hagen will host the presentation, which will last approximately 30 minutes with time for members to give their comments and questions. Register HERE.
EXP Realty Realtor
Caitlin Anderson

109 Mill St, East Jordan
608-387-3952
caitlin.anderson@exprealty.com
Fish Fry Friday!
March 5
5-7pm

St. Mary School is having a Fish Fry Take Out Dinner on March 5th from 5-7PM. The dinner includes baked or fried fish, baked potato or french fries, coleslaw, roll and dessert. The cost is $13 per person. All are welcome! No need to call ahead - come between 5-7pm.

Luncheon Lectures: Talking Trash
March 5
12-1pm

Do you ever wonder what happens to the stuff you put out to the curb every week? Chris Gee knows. He got his start in the trash business at age 9. Today he runs the landfill in Onaway owned by Toronto-based GFL Environmental Inc., which takes all of the trash collected in Emmet County. He can also tell you some surprising things about eagles, and how he’s looking at ways to turn some of your waste into electricity.

NMSMC Health & Wellness Series- Tips to Keep a Healthy Posture
March 8
12-1:30pm

Tips to keep a healthy posture with Tanya Ruddy, MPT, MTC. What is good posture? How does it affect the body? We will answer all these questions and more. You will learn the do's and don'ts plus some good tips to remind you of good posture throughout your day. Register HERE.

Scuba Class Offered in Charlevoix Starting March 9
March 9 - April 6
5-9pm

Scuba North is offering a learn to scuba dive class at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool starting March 9 and running every Tuesday from 5-9 pm until April 6. The class is $399 plus tax and includes instruction books and all equipment. To sign up, contact Scuba North at 231-947-2520. Space is limited so sign up early. 

Clinic Appointments Available for Seniors 65+
There are COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for seniors 65+ at clinics in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. We want to fill these clinics THIS WEEK with seniors from across our region.

For ease of scheduling, we are making appointments available to them by calling 1-800-432-4121 to schedule!

Reminder: Please have your insurance card ready!

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.

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging March Updates
Click HERE to see all of the updates including meal updates, March activities, and other announcements! Click HERE to see the March menu calendar!

Social Distancing Fundraiser Yields BIG Results Thanks to Real Estate One
Take a group of determined people, add a swirl of icing, a sprinkling of sparkles and you’ve got a recipe for success!
 
The team at Real Estate One, working collaboratively with Big Brothers Big Sisters held their 7th Annual Bake Sale providing online ordering and social-distancing curbside pick-up to raise funds to provide mentors to children through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
 
Event Chair, Ted Schweitzer, along with his team and community bakers, produced a variety of homemade pies, breads, cookies and more for curbside pickup just before the Thanksgiving holiday. And the icing on the cake? Raising the extraordinary sum of $8,156.00 which was then matched 100% by the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation creating a grand total of $16,312.00 marking the most successful year yet.

To see complete details click HERE to see the press release! To make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit bigsupnorth.com!

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.

Charlevoix Main Street DDA Wins Award
Hoop Skirt Alley Project gets statewide recognition

The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) recently unveiled the recipients of their 4th Annual Downtown Awards. The Downtown Charlevoix Hoop Skirt Alley Project received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ based upon votes the project received on the MDA’s social media feeds. Over 950 people liked or shared Charlevoix’s project in the fall of 2020.

“We saw a tremendously positive response for the Hoop Skirt Alley Project,” Dana Walker, director of the MDA, said. “I think creating a beautiful and useable space really resonated with their community members and we are thrilled to award the Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority (DDA) the honor of People’s Choice,” she continued.

Each year, the MDA recognizes 7 communities across the state for outstanding marketing and promotional strategies, economic development projects, and placemaking initiatives. The organization is committed to drawing attention to the work downtown organizations do every day to increase property values, promote community, and encourage small business growth. The Annual Awards are one way the organization fulfills its mission to strengthen downtowns through education, advocacy, and promotions. To see the full press release and more about the award click HERE! charlevoixmi.gov/312/Main-Street
4Front Credit Union Wins MemberXP 2021 Best of the Best Award

MemberXP, a member experience solution from CU Solutions Group, has named 4Front Credit Union one of their 2021 Best of the Best award winners.
 
The coveted Best of the Best awarded is given each year to credit unions that have consistently provided exceptional member service, as reported by their own members. Only the highest-performing credit unions utilizing the MemberXP platform are given this honor. The Best of the Best award is independently granted by MemberXP based on specific and rigorous criteria. Taking into consideration the extreme challenges of delivering extraordinary member service during a nation-wide pandemic and economic crisis, this year’s award winners reflect some of the most agile and responsive credit unions.
 
MemberXP is a platform that allows credit union members to provide immediate feedback on the service they receive. Serving credit unions in the United States and Canada, MemberXP uses mystery shoppers and member surveys to gauge the overall member experience across multiple delivery channels, then deliver that data on an intuitive dashboard. The platform tracks specific experiences, such as applying for a loan, conducting a transaction — mobile, online or in branch — or opening a new account, and turns qualitative data into quantifiable and actionable information for the credit union.
 
To see the full press release and more about the award click HERE! 4frontcu.com
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.
Culinary Director

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

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 Charleovix- Year Round
Full-Time Loan Processing Support

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
Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Accountant

Gallery & Office Assistant

Harbormaster
Camp Counselor
Airport Attendant

Wedding Assistant

Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Communications Specialist

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
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