For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email fratrick@charlevoix.org
Matt LaFontaine Ford
06725 US 31 Hwy S.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Ribbon Cutting Today- 1pm
COVID-19 Testing

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is doing COVID-19 Testing on:

August 12 | 10am-12
August 17 & 19 | 10am-12
August 24 & 26 | 10am-12

at the old Charlevoix Elementary School: 13513 Division Ave, Charlevoix, MI by appointment. To make an appointment for these dates at this location or inquire about other testing locations please contact: 1-800-432-4121.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts: POP-UP SHOP & LIVE DEMO with 2 Charlevoix Artist!
August 13

Shop local as we feature Christine Leader, metal smith and jewelry artist with her entire collection! Located right on the front lawn of the Charlevoix Circle of the Arts in downtown Charlevoix. Join Christine with local artist & painter Larissa Flynn! Larissa will be doing a live demo painting. Shop safe, local, and handmade! Masks will be required and hand sanitizer provided prior to handling any jewelry for your safety. 

54 Day Rosary Novena for Peace
August 15

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption and we will begin the 54 day Rosary Novena for Peace. The Novena will begin on August 15 and we will pray a daily Rosary through October 7 - the Feast of our Lady of Most Holy Rosary. Please consider joining us in prayer.

Vet Stock
August 15

Charlevoix Elks #2856 proudly presents Vet Stock! Music festival, bike show, and celebration of service. Live music by Jelly Roll Blues Band from 3:30 to dusk. Motorcycle show and content 1-5pm- fabulous prizes awarded! 50/50's throughout the day! Food, Fun and Fantastic Frivorlity! Wheelbarrow of cheery raffle tickets available. Proceeds to local Veterans. Open to the public! Family friendly! Only $10 at the door. Event located at 12735 US 31 N. Any questions call 231-237-0200.

Charlevoix Elks Lodge Community Blood Drive
August 24
Bier's Inwood Brewery
Live Music Friday's Are Back!

August 14 | Zeke Clemons
August 15 | Jon Archambault Band
August 21 | Blair Miller
August 28 | The Real Ingredients
September 4 | DJ Franck 80's Party

2020 Soak up the Sounds Concert Series
Every Friday & Saturday in July!
Doors open 8pm | Show at 9pm

For ticket info click HERE

August 22 | The Box Tops
September 18 | The Greatest Piano Men
October 23 | The Bellamy Brothers

Jazz at the Library 2020
Charlevoix Public Library Children's Garden
BYO Lawn Chair
Begins at 7pm

August 12 | Nancy Stegniita
August 19 | Family & Friends

Sponsored by: Janet Susan Van Alsten, Bobbie & Bob Williams, Lynne & Mason Rosenthal, and the Polakowski Family Fund
The Series
Lavender Hill Farm | 7:30pm
Purchase tickets HERE

August 28 | Jill Jack
August 29 | Jill Jack
September 4 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
September 5 | Horton Creek Bluegrass

Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Live Music- click HERE for tickets

August 15 | Brian Strokes Mitchell
5pm & 8:30pm
August 22 | An Evening with Chris Thile
5pm & 8:30pm
August 27 | Michigan Colleges Alliance Presents: Mitch Albom & Friends | 8pm

Welcome to Matt LaFontaine Ford- Now Open in Charlevoix!
Featuring the latest new Ford models and a compelling pre-owned inventory, along with a professional service center, you owe yourself a visit to the new Matt LaFontaine Ford in Charlevoix. The perfect Ford service with the Matt LaFontaine Ford team is ready to serve the Charlevoix, Petoskey, East Jordan, Boyne City, Kewadin, and surrounding communities. Located at 06725 US 31 Hwy S, Charlevoix MI 49720, showroom hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm.

Panache Hair Studio For Sale
Panache’s owner, Beckah, is getting married and moving to Tennessee! This means the 12+ year successful salon in downtown Charlevoix is FOR SALE! Please email or call with any serious inquiries.
cvxpanache@gmail.com or 231-437-3330.

New Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine Team, Increasing Access to Care in Northern Michigan
Increased availability to orthopaedic care throughout northern Michigan has become a growing need for residents. Recognizing this need, Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine is proud to welcome Orthopaedic Surgeon Logan Hanson, DO, to their team of specialists.
Together with his wife and two young children, Dr. Hanson moved to northern Michigan, settling in Gaylord in 2018 where he will make the new Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine outreach office his main practice location. In addition to Gaylord, Dr. Hanson is accepting patient appointments at the Charlevoix, Petoskey and Cheboygan locations as well.
A board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Hanson graduated from Oakland University, Cum Laude, in 2009 with a major of Science and minor of Health Sciences. He completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (KCUMB) graduating in 2013, followed by surgical residency at Beaumont Farmington Hills Hospital.
Dr. Hanson’s practice focuses on hip and knee osteoarthritis with specialized training in total knee arthroplasty and anterior total hip arthroplasty. He also treats a variety of general orthopaedic conditions including fracture care and sports injuries. Asked about his passion for orthopaedic care, Dr. Hanson explains, “I enjoy making a direct, immediate impact on patients, dramatically improving quality of life.”
To view the full press release click HERE! To schedule an appointment, call 231.347.5155. For more information about Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine, visit BAYSTREETORTHO.com.

North Central Michigan College New Jobs Training Program
If you are planning to add new positions to your staff (not replacements), and the hourly rate is at least $16.89 per hour, you may be eligible to have your training costs paid for via the Michigan New Jobs Training Program sponsored by North Central Michigan College. For more details, please watch this 4-minute video that explains how the program works. https://youtu.be/du9Tl4C_DZQ 

Harbor Springs Knights of Columbus Fund Six Scholarships for Local Catholic Education, K-12
Harbor Springs Knights of Columbus Council 15021 recently gifted St. Francis Xavier School and St. Michael Academy six full-tuition scholarships for the coming school year - three for qualifying elementary and three for qualifying high school students. Carrying out a component of the KofC mission, Council 15021 raised more than $30,000 in the preceding year to promote and support Catholic education in Emmet County's only Catholic schools. 

Both schools have experienced recent increases in new-family tours and are welcoming new students when they open for classroom instruction on August 31. To read the full press release click HERE! To schedule a tour for K-8 students, call St. Francis Xavier at 231-347-3651; for high school students, call St. Michael Academy at 231-881-9025x10. No student is denied enrollment for financial reasons. More information is available at petoskeysfxschool.org and stmichaelupnorth.org

Registration is OPEN for Fall!
St. Mary School is OPEN for registration for Fall for grades Pre K- 8th! Please call the office with any questions or to schedule a time to come see what we have to offer! 231-547-9441

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes Neurologist Eileen Vallin Pinkard, MD
Neurologist Eileen Vallin Pinkard (Dr. Pinkard), has joined the practice of Robert Levy, MD, at McLaren Northern Michigan Neurosciences, located at 560 Mitchell Street, Suite 160 in Petoskey.
For over 15 years, Dr. Pinkard has worked in health care, starting as a medical assistant at a walk-in clinic. “I grew up in a medical family and always wanted to continue that tradition by providing quality health care for the betterment of the community,” expressed Dr. Pinkard.
A Michigan native, Dr. Pinkard grew up in Marquette, Michigan before attending Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital.
Dr. Pinkard has a special interest in epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases. “As a physician, I like to listen and learn from each patient and their background and experiences. Helping people understand the reason behind otherwise mysterious symptoms is fulfilling,” said Dr. Pinkard. “I look forward to caring for and treating patients in Northern Michigan.”
In her free time, she enjoys outdoor exercise, cooking, and spending time with her husband Jarrett and son Piet by one of Northern Michigan’s spectacular lakes.
Dr. Pinkard is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call McLaren Northern Michigan Neurosciences at 231.487.3182.

2020 Native Plant Sale Order Form
Saturday, September 12th 2020 - Pick Up & Browse-n-Buy! Attached is our Fall 2020 Native Plant Order Form & details on our event including dates, locations, deadlines for order forms and more. Click on the link provided below to download the Order Form PDF.

Please note - plant availability is subject to change even after orders have been submitted. We will do our best to ensure you get the plants you choose! As always thank you for your support! Click HERE for more details and to see the order form.

Students Receive $205,288 in Scholarships from Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Nearly 100 graduating seniors from Charlevoix County high schools will receive a total of $205,288 in scholarship funds to help them launch into college and post-secondary education and training programs. While 2020 is a strange year for graduating and moving on to college, these students were grateful for the assistance through the Community Foundation. Scholarship funds were established by local citizens or groups to honor family members, community leaders, educators, and others who value continuing education.

Students shared their excitement and gratitude with receiving funding, stating that this support will allow them to focus on their education and earning a degree instead of their financial burden. Some students said that feeling the community’s support and recognition through their scholarship award meant a lot to them.

Each year the Community Foundation awards merit scholarships to outstanding local students entering the skilled trades, community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities. These students have demonstrated their eagerness to succeed beyond high school and have shown promise in their work ethic and in their academic achievement.

To view the full press release and a listing of students who received the scholarship awards click HERE!

Michiganders Can Give Energy Input at Virtual Open Houses
You’re invited to a series of virtual public open houses Consumers Energy is hosting to gather suggestions for its Clean Energy Plan, which will eliminate coal and help achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
At the open houses, Consumers Energy experts will share information and take questions and comments. Consumers Energy wants to hear what you think.   

The first session is Tue. Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. and will focus on the Clean Energy Plan. Visit www.MICleanEnergy.com for links to join the event. The open house is scheduled to last about 45 minutes.
Additional open houses are slated for:  
  • 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15: Road to Renewable Energy
  • 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13: Protecting Our Planet
  • 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10: A Smarter Energy Future

The public input will help inform Consumers Energy’s suggested Clean Energy Plan updates to the Michigan Public Service Commission in June 2021.

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts Presents Live Events Throughout August and September
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is thrilled to be open and presenting limited capacity, socially distanced, live events every weekend throughout August and September. Attend with confidence and your mask! The Center has worked hard to create a responsible space for staff, volunteers, artists, and patrons. For detailed information on updated policies that meet or exceed state and federal regulations, visit greatlakescfa.org/covid-19/.
The latest executive orders from the Governor reaffirm the Center’s ability to continue to operate at 25% capacity, with 6’ socially distanced seating, and mask requirements. In order to safely accommodate as many patrons as possible while still operating within a limited capacity, artists will perform one-hour shows at 5:00pm and 8:30pm on their event date. Each show will be socially distanced and limited to 132 patrons. To view the full press release click HERE!

Sail Charlevoix
Don’t let summer or the sailing season get away without getting your Sail Charlevoix gear or without having a chance to win a Sea Bag! Purchase your shirts or hats online before August 14 to qualify. To purchase gear click HERE!

New and Gently Used Children's Books Needed After Damaging Storm
St. Michael Academy is helping our friends and neighbors at Bishop Baraga School in Cheboygan, re-stock its library after it was heavily damaged in the July storm. 
Holy Childhood of Jesus Church in Harbor Springs and St. Michael Academy in Petoskey, will serve as drop-off points to collect children's books, for ages 3-13. *** No adult books please. All books for ages 3-13 are accepted.
In addition, these specific titles are needed for required reading: The Hunger Games, Tom Sawyer, Dragonwings, Little Women, Where the Red Fern Grows, Divergent, The Diary of a Young Girl, Walk Two Moons, Among the Hidden, Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, The Breadwinner and Pictures of Hollis Woods. 
The book drive will run until August 25th. (Please use the marked bins in the foyers at both St. Michael Academy and Holy Childhood Church) 
If you'd like to make a monetary donation to help Bishop Baraga re-build, please make checks payable to Bishop Baraga School. If you'd like to make a donation specifically for books, please make checks to Scholastic. Both checks can be mailed to Straits Area Federal Credit Union at PO Box 367 Cheboygan, MI 49721 Attn. Stacey

Petoskey Salvation Army Raised over $6,000
Petoskey Salvation Army’s Christmas in July Campaign raised over $6,000 to help those experiencing financial set-backs due to the COVID-19 crisis thanks to many community partners, volunteers and caring neighbors who donated. Envoy, Greg Irwin said “Since March 16, 2020, The Salvation Army has delivered 8000 hot meals to Elders, Homeless and Mobility Impaired individuals, and delivered 1000 boxes of fresh produce, groceries, and frozen meat to low-income rental communities. We are now supplying community lunches two days a week and continue to provide emergency financial and other types of assistance via phone appointments”. 

Click HERE to see pictures and all of the information!

Pure Michigan Announces Statewide Safety Pledge for Businesses, Tourism and Local Communities
Building on the “Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan” message of strength and unity across the state during COVID-19, Pure Michigan is encouraging businesses, visitors and local communities across the state to take the Pure Michigan Pledge, a promise to uphold local safety protocols and CDC travel guidelines to travel safely this summer season and beyond.

Most travel surveys and trends show that people are eager to get out and explore, but safety is a top priority. Travelers will be going on more road trips, especially shorter, regionally-based trips, and staying in properties with direct outdoor access, including campsites and RV rentals, and choosing destinations based on the ability to enjoy nature and maintain appropriate social distance. That’s where the Pure Michigan Pledge comes in. 
The Pure Michigan Pledge outlines seven steps businesses in the travel industry will take to ensure a safe environment for travelers. These steps include: following all CDC guidelines, wearing face coverings in all required and otherwise appropriate areas, keeping high-touch surfaces clean, practicing social distancing, use of credit and debit cards as much as possible, providing adequate supplies of soap and sanitizer to employees and visitors alike, and finally staying home if there are any signs of illness.

A downloadable toolkit is also available to businesses and travelers alike to help further educate what safety measures and precautions are being implemented to ensure they’re a safe destination to visit once again. That toolkit can be accessed at michigan.org/puremichiganpledge. To view the full press release click HERE. Click HERE for a snapshot of the pledge.

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. 
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
American Spoon
Seasonal Retail Associate

Community Engagement Coordinator- AmeriCorps Vista

Library Circulation Assistant & Community Room Assistant

Principle Architect

Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales
Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Swim School Coordinator

Front Desk Agents
Housekeeping Staff
Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Hiring All Positions

Production: Full-Time, Year-Round
OTR Truck Drivers
Product Engineer 1

Resident Care Staff, all shifts
Activities Staff
Culinary Staff

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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