Celebrate Charlevoix Photo Contest

The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and  4Front Credit Union  want to see our city, and what makes it so beautiful, through your eyes (and cell phone). Show us what you love about the Charlevoix area and you could win some summer spending bucks. Here’s how:
Shoot – Take a picture of your favorite building, park, sign…whatever you think makes Charlevoix beautiful and unique.

Share – Email your photo to info@chamber.org by May 31st
Vote – All photos will be posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Vote for your favorite. The pictures with the most likes win. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place winners and Staff Choice will receive Chamber Checks, good to use at Chamber Member businesses and restaurants. Winners will be announced in mid-June.
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 fratrick @charlevoix.org
COVID-19
Take Our Community Survey!
Community leaders and small businesses are doing all that we can to ensure the safety and health of our residents and visitors. This survey will help identify measures that will ensure the comfort of all who use our downtown once stay at home orders are lifted and the economy begins to re-open. We appreciate you taking the time to help inform decisions made to keep Charlevoix healthy & beautiful.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan hosting MasterClass Web Series
BCBS of Michigan is hosting an educational series of webinars, called MasterClass, to help you navigate the complexities of healthcare. Upcoming classes include Destigmatizing Mental Health in Your Workforce, Financial Wellness Strategies for Employees in Wake of COVID-19, and more.

Dave Kring Chevrolet- Cadillac
1861 US 31 North
Petoskey, MI 49770
231-347-2585
Charlevoix businesses are OPEN, in a different way!

Shops are moving online and can help you shop virtually, outdoor activities are abundant, and service businesses continue to handle your needs by phone and email.
Friske Cafe is OPEN!
Our CAFE is OPEN, serving breakfast from 8-11am and lunch from 11am-3pm, Monday-Saturday! Be sure to check out our NEW MENU at  friske.com. We are also offering more fresh, handmade options in our Grab ’n Go cooler such as fruit wood-smoked ribs & pork, a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides and MORE!

Our back porch is open and available for fresh air seating with gorgeous views of the orchard!
And don’t forget it’s CHERRY DONUT season. Get yours today! Market Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-6pm. Fri-Sat 8am-7pm.

WE ARE OPEN!
BLOOM is open! Shop with us Wednesday-Saturday 11-5. Fresh cut flowers, Jewelry, Gifts, Home Decor, Fragrance, Bath and Body. More than just a flower shop!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Now, more than ever, remember to BE KIND TO YOUR MIND.

Make sure to stay in contact with your Primary Care Provider if you are having new mental health concerns. They are there to help you with your mental and physical health. If you don't have a primary care provider but have non-emergent mental or physical health concerns, call us today to be connected with one of our many McLaren Primary Care Providers. 800-248-6777.

CLICK HERE  for more Mental Health Resources.

Feeding Northern Michigan
The number of families in Northern Michigan who are food insecure is growing t an alarming rate. At MacDonald Garber Broadcasting, we are using the power of our radio stations to help our local food banks with Feeding Northern Michigan...a virtual online food drive.

Just visit the station's website, click Feeding Northern Michigan banner ad..and click to DONATE. Complete your secure entry and your contribution will be distributed to The Manna Food Project, Father Fred, and Feeding American West Michigan. Listen ALL week to Lite 96.3 and 106 KHQ...May 18-24 . Donors will be announced on the radio. Challenge another business or family member. Give a portion of your sales on a certain item. or just make a donation. Every contribution is valuable and appreciated! See document HERE .

Mitchell Graphics is Here to Help With Back to Business Communications
Mitchell Graphics is committed to helping our neighbors and customers resume business operations as we re-open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

We offer floor graphics, hygiene window clings, directional signage, support signs, and informational print pieces – like brochures, menus, and direct mail postcards – to help you re-open with the communications tools you need for safety and growth. https://mitchellgraphics.com/backtobusiness/

Smart Thermostat Giveaway
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic Consumers Energy remains committed to achieving our clean energy goals! One pillar of our Clean Energy Plan is to help our customers use energy more efficiently. To keep those goals on track, we are working with Google to give away 100,000 Nest Thermostat Es to Consumers Energy residential customers from now through the end of July.

We know that people who use the Nest E reduce their energy usage by up to 15 percent on average. Which is why we’re eager to get the word out about this exciting new program. Use Google Chrome to access the attached link for more details about how to take advantage of this limited time offer or visit: ConsumersEnergy.com/freethermostat . This is only for residential customers of Consumers Energy and the customer must have air conditioning and WiFi to be eligible. Have your Consumers Energy Account Number ready. Once eligibility is verified, a cost of $0.00 will appear in the shopping cart. The customer will be responsible for shipping costs. A complimentary Customer Care Kit will be provided to those customers who are not eligible.

North Central Michigan College Expanding Opportunities for Learning in Our Community
We are asking for your input regarding topics you are interested in, platforms for learning, and how to best reach you with this information. We will use the data we collect from these surveys to structure our Lifelong Learning program. Thank you for sharing your interests with us. We look forward to offering you excellent programming for 2020-2021. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSCF8BW

Raven Hill Updates
You may or may not know that Raven Hill Discovery Center has made the difficult decision to “hibernate” for 12 months due to the COVID-19 crisis. Hopefully, the Center can safely open a year from now with a plan for whatever the future brings. Opening for this 2020 spring and summer season would be difficult in this time of social distancing. Fall and winter are slow times, so opening in the spring of 2021 in time for spring field trips, discovery camps and summer visitors, seems to be the best option for the Center at this point in time, if that is feasible. Work will go on behind the scenes and your continued support is appreciated. Check us out daily on Facebook and the website ( www.MiRavenHill.org ) for informal learning activities, photo memories, history pages, updates and more. We may also be reached via email ( info@miravenhill.org ) or phone: 231.675.6025. 
 
Click HERE to see Raven Hill’s update for this past week. We are certainly keeping busy and staying safe.

American House Recipes
During this difficult time we understand how challenging it can be to prepare meals for our loved ones. We have worked with our culinary department across our portfolio to help with meal options during these difficult times. This weeks recipe is a classic chicken and dumplings recipe. We hope you enjoy these recipes. If you prepare any of the recipes we send we would love to hear what you and your family thought of the recipe and any changes you may have made to the recipe. We would like to prepare this dish for our residents with your changes. Click HERE for the classic chicken and dumplings recipe.

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.
Principle Architect



Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Economic & Community Development Communication Internship

Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales
Auto Painter

Stylist

Customer Service- Project Coordinator
Designer

Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Experienced Servers

Production: Full-Time, Year-Round

Resident Services Associate, Caregivers, Housekeepers, Servers & Nurses

2nd Shift Caregiver
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
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call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information