For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email info@charlevoix.org

Wednesday night! It's BINGO night at the Town House Bar in Charlevoix!

February 21st

The THB very generously donates $150 to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society each BINGO night.

It's FREE to play, 7-9pm, we give away all kinds of prizes, and have fun while supporting a great cause!

Hope to see you there!


Ring of Silence

February 21st

The women of Charlevoix Zonta are constantly working on advocating for women’s and girls’ rights, which includes education of the community and important subjects that no one wants to discuss, or that no one wants to believe can happen in his or her neighborhood.

One of these very important subjects is human trafficking. While most of us equate human trafficking with sex trafficking, it can take many forms of indentured servitude. This is happening everywhere, and the more people that understand and recognize that, the quicker we can try to help those who may be in such a situation, or to eradicate it all together.

We encourage you attend the February 21st showing of Ring of Silence at the Charlevoix Cinema. Come on your own or to bring a young woman with you to watch and listen to discussions following the movie, with local medical, legal and enforcement officials. Those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.



February 21st

Sports fans who support a worthy cause can gain free entry into the North Central Michigan College men’s and women’s basketball games on February 21. The Timberwolves are joining their counterparts in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) by hosting the second annual Hunger Games double-header vs. the visiting Alpena Community College Lumberjacks.

All funds and food items donated on February 21 will support North Central’s Campus Cupboard, a year-round, on-campus food pantry available to any North Central student. In lieu of purchasing tickets, fans will gain entry by bringing an item or making a monetary donation to the Campus Cupboard.

Fans who would like to donate to the Campus Cupboard but are unable to attend the February 21 games can visit www.ncmich.edu/donate

The women tip off against Alpena at 5:30 p.m. in Petoskey Plastics Arena. The men’s game will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Love Boat Sets Sail!

February 21st

We’re hosting an evening of food, fun, and family, and with your help, it will be a huge success!

Inspired by our Let Us Entertain You program, every American House community will host a family night event on the third Wednesday of every month. February's theme: The Love Boat!

We encourage residents and guests to dress up in their best cruise wear and get ready to set sail! The atmosphere will be exciting, with residents, families, and friends feeling like they’re on vacation aboard a luxury ocean liner!

If you love music, refreshing refreshments, and a good nautical theme, this is the event for you! Looking forward to seeing you there!


Jazz, Big Band and Swing Night at Lost Cellars

February 23rd

Music, dancing, glasses of bubbly...these are a few of our favorite things! Dressing up is encouraged. Come get lost with us for an evening of fun!


The Lavender Lions at Odawa Casino

February 23rd

We are so excited for our first show at #odawacasino this Friday!

Come get groovy with us from 9pm to Midnight in the Victories Bar! Doors open at 8pm. #thelavenderlions #odawacasino #petoskey #friday #michiganmusic


Free Community Movie: Happy Feet

February 24th

Happy Feet - Free Community Movie on February 24th at 11am in partnership with Pat O'Brien Real Estate. Thank you!

We'll see you at the movies


Bearcub Outfitters & Camp Daggett Torchlit Snowshoe Hike

February 24th

This highly anticipated event gives our community the opportunity to enjoy Camp Daggett in a peaceful, torchlit winter setting. Enjoy the serene ambiance of trekking across snow-covered trails illuminated by more than 100 torches. Make sure you dress warmly and get ready to have fun!

Don’t own snowshoes? Bearcub Outfitters will have plenty available for community members of all ages to borrow!

Admission is free, but donations in support of Camp Daggett are encouraged.


The Barricade Boys

February 24th

The Barricade Boys West End Party! Get ready to have your socks knocked off and your heart racing with The Barricade Boys! These four dazzling performers are taking the world by storm with their electrifying show that will have you tapping your feet, belting out your favorite tunes, and grinning from ear to ear.

From the heart-wrenching emotion of Les Misérables to the toe-tapping harmonies of the Jersey Boys, The Barricade Boys will take you on a musical journey like no other. Throw in a mix of the greatest pop, rock, swing, and Motown hits of all time, and The Barricade Boys create the ultimate West End party musical mashup! But it's not just about the music - these four superstar performers will also share hilarious and inspiring stories from their time on stage touring the world and also in some of the biggest shows in the West End, including Wicked, Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and more. So get ready for a night you'll never forget, filled with jaw-dropping vocals, sensational dance routines, and more fun than you can shake a stick at. Don't wait - grab your tickets now and get ready for the ultimate ‘West End Party’ with The Barricade Boys!

*Not a performance of, not affiliated with the show Les Miserables


Community Blood Drive Hosted by Charlevoix Elks Club

February 26th

In conjunction with Versiti, The Charlevoix Elks Club encourages you to join them on Monday, February 26th in donating blood.

Your donation will save up to 3 local patients, and is greatly needed!

Appointments or walk-ins welcome.


Winter Blues: Peter Allen Jensen & Jim Bonney at the Charlevoix Library

February 26th

Peter Allen Jensen is a uniquely skilled country blues & roots musician from Petoskey. Over the past couple of years Peter has established himself regionally in the Blues and Roots music scene throughout Northern Michigan. Jim Bonney, of CrossCut Kings, will be performing with Peter! 


First Fridays

March 1st

Eat, shop, and be merry on the first Friday of each month in downtown Charlevoix! Each month features a downtown Cocktail Trail with themed beverages, a prize station, and a magical tiny-door scavenger hunt.

Be sure to stop into The Happy Troll each month and thank them for being a First Friday event sponsor!


Perry Release Party at Folklor

March 2nd

Join us for a release party for our 2023 Perry!

We're excited for a juicy taste of summer in the depths of winter. In '23 some of our trees yielded fruit for the first time in 3 years, adding a couple new pear varieties to the mix and a depth of flavor.

The fruit for this cider comes from 50-year-old trees that have been left to their own devices and un-sprayed for the past decade. 80 cases produced.

Join us at the farm for a Perry Release Party on Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 - 5:00. Chef Michelle O'Daniels of Sense of Place TC will be grilling up a delicious pairing of chicken or veggie satay with a winter veggie slaw. See you there!

March is Cider Month at Folklor! In addition to releasing our new Perry, we'll be offering case discounts on our While Away and 15% off bottles of Golden Hour cider.


FREE Youth Activities at Charlevoix Circle of Arts:

For ages 18 and under: COLORING CONTEST!

Now - Feb. 24th.

Have your students get creative with the attached coloring sheet for a chance to win our prize drawing.

The image is a life-size, hand made costume by Charlevoix high school senior Laina Sladics, titled "Eastern Dragon".

Laina has designed and created this costume to be worn and you can see out through the actual eyes- So awesome!

Laina won a college scholarship to Kendall College of Art & Design as well as CCA's 1st prize.


Presented by the NCMC Corporate and Community Education Department: "Non-Profit and Association Management 101"

Wednesdays from Feb. 7th to Mar. 20th, 9:00-10:30 am

Are you facing challenges as a member of a Board of Directors? Are you a newly elected Board Member or Officer and uncertain about your role? Does your organization need guidance on recruiting for the future? Do you aspire to elevate your Non-Profit Organization or Association to its highest potential? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this class is tailored for you! For more details and registration information, click here.


Beginning Ballet

February 12th-March 18th

For Ages 5 & 6

6 week session

FEB. 12 - MARCH 18, 2024

MONDAYS, 4:15 - 5pm



$79 for non-members

$71 for members

Minimum # of students to hold the class = 4

Maximum # of students per class = 9

With instructor Annie Hindle! 

No experience required.

This class is an introduction to a structured ballet class. It will consist mainly of center work with an intro to barre. Dancers will learn the basics of ballet class etiquette. There is lots of room for fun, energetic movement exploration while balancing it with the discipline of ballet and working together respectfully.

Dress Code for Class:

Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Boys can wear white t-shirt black form fitting pants.

Hair neatly pulled back and no jewelry.


Meditation & Sound Bath

February 4th-June 16th

Class Dates to Register for:

February 4, 18

March 3, 17

April 7, 21

May 5, 19

June 2, 16

Join Lindsay Walter, certified meditation and breath work coach for a community meditation and breath work group class.

Each session includes a discussion and guided meditation blended with breath work and sound bath. 

Participants will leave feeling grounded, balanced, and relaxed. Classes are held at the Charlevoix Circle of arts on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30am.

Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, and water bottle. 

 (Floor surface is hard).

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 1 

Maximum # of Participants = 10


Frostbite Trail

February 10th--April 20th

The Frostbite Trail is back for 2024!

No, that’s not just what we’re calling a walk in the woods without proper boots—the Frostbite Trail is a winter ​​tasting and food experience hosted by 12 businesses in Antrim and Charlevoix counties.

There are four Saturday dates scheduled for 2024: Feb. 10, March 23, and April 20. Visit between 12pm and 6pm to sample a small bite food tasting with a pour of wine, beer, or cider. (Cost is $12 per person at each stop.)

This weekend’s theme is “handhelds,” with menus available on the participating location’s websites: Townline Ciderworks, BOS Wine, Short’s Pull Barn, WaterFire Vineyards, Torch Lake Cellars, Cellar 1914/Shooks Farms, Bier’s Inwood Brewery, Folklor Wine and Cider, Lost Cellars, BluDot Farm and Vineyard, Spare Key Winery, and Ethanology Distilling.



March 5th


Bier's & Books Club: Indian Horse

March 6th


Dine & Donate

March 8th


Castle Farms Community Sale

March 9th


Comedy Night at The Boathouse

March 9th


Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan with Author Barbara Barton

March 12th


16th Annual Rotary Club of Charlevoix St Patricks Party

March 16th


Celebrate with Pepper's Boutique

Pepper's Boutique is celebrating one-year in their New Smyrna Beach, FL location! Pepper's operates in Charlevoix, New Smyrna Beach, and Ormand Beach. The Florida shops see many Michiganders in the off-season! The Charlevoix shop will be opening mid-May, and Pepper and Howard look forward to a great summer in Charlevoix!


Pets of The Week- Snowball & Elf!

This first little cutie is Snowball.

Snowball is considered a special needs dog as she is totally deaf, but she doesn't let a little thing like that get in her way! Snowball is full of charm and sweetness, She has wonderful manners. Snowball was originally adopted from us several years ago but was found running as a stray in another county and was never picked up.

After that Snowball found herself back at CAHS in search of a lasting forever home. Snowball is a bit cautious of other dogs and we think she would be fine with cats. She is also house trained. Open your home to this little lady and we promise she will warm your heart!

This second handsome fellow is Elf.

Elf is a laid back guy who isn't bothered by much. Elf likes to spend his days lounging around the cat room ignoring everything around him. Elf likes attention but isn't a cat that will crawl in your lap and be constantly in your space. Elf doesn't seem to mind other cats or small children.


Funds Needed for New Playground at Mt. McSauba!

Through a Community Needs Assessment process, the City of Charlevoix identified the need for a modern playground facility at the Mt. McSauba Recreational Area and incorporated this need in its community master plan.

Unfortunately, funding for this substantial project has not been available. With the approval of the Charlevoix City Council, the Rotary Club of Charlevoix is partnering with the City of Charlevoix through the Recreation Department to orchestrate the funding and community build of a full playground at the Mt. McSauba Recreational Area.

This playground will be uniquely designed for the wooded environment where it will reside and will be utilized by hundreds of children and families who recreate at Mt. McSauba each year. The desired playground equipment will be from Penchura, a Michigan company. Doug Smith, a sales representative from Penchura as well as a Charlevoix resident, is helping the Rotary Club of Charlevoix choose the right equipment for the area. Designed with a keen focus on promoting physical activity, imaginative play, and inclusivity, the Mt. McSauba Playground boasts a vibrant and engaging environment that seamlessly blends with the scenic surroundings.

The expected cost for the new playground is approximately $250,000. With the help from gifts from foundations, businesses and residents the Rotary Club of Charlevoix is hopeful to make this playground a reality by next summer.

To donate, please visit rotaryclubofcharlevoix.org/donations. Your donation will be tax deductible.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Advocacy Development Specialist

Bigs is looking for an individual who thrives in a growing organization dedicated to positively impacting youth through high-quality mentoring relationships. The Advocacy/Development Specialist will maintain a consistent presence in both Charlevoix and Emmet Counties to develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with individuals and community and business leaders. The optimal candidate will present and advocate for Bigs’ Mission and possess the ability to inspire individuals to financially support this critical mission.


St. Patrick's Day Party tickets NOW AVAILABLE

Please join us for the 16th Annual Rotary Club of Charlevoix St Patricks Party on Saturday March 16th in the East Garden room at Castle Farms. Ticket are $75 each (reserved tables for 10 people are also available) and include a open bar, dinner by Grey Gables, and music and dancing from Starfarm (80s tribute band out of East Lansing). Tickets are available from any Charlevoix Rotarian and are for sale at Lakeshore Chiropractic (1302 Bridge Street - 231-237-0665).

SINGO at The Back Lot Charlevoix

Join A+ Entertains and Us at The Back Lot Charlevoix on April 20th for Singo Music Bingo a Fundraiser for The Charlevoix Class of 2024 Senior All Night Party! $25 per Bingo Board! Prizes and dress in your favorite Era 70's, 80's, and 90's.


NCMC Lifelong Learning Club is unveiling a new style of learning event!

The NCMC Lifelong Learning Club is experimenting with a newly designed enrichment class combining a lecture, an assigned bestselling book and a live performance.

All of the elements of this event surround the true story of "The Radium Girls". In the early 1900's radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity and luminous watches are the latest rage—until the young women who paint the watches begin to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Most of the young women become seriously ill or worse. Very unusual for their time, these women rightfully stand up for themselves in court, suing their employers for occupational hazards and endangering their workers.  

This class is scheduled for April 4th and April 13th. For more on this new class click here.

Exhibit at Charlevoix Circle of Arts:


EXHIBIT RUNS: January 26 - February 24, 2024

Our annual regional high school student art exhibit! Come and see unique works from 11th & 12th grade budding artists from Charlevoix County and the surrounding area! With scholarship awards from Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, and CCA prize awards.


Brunch, anyone? Make plans to dine out this weekend, because BRUNCH is BACK at PALETTE BISTRO!

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 3pm. In addition to the full lunch menu, enjoy breakfast-style specialties like Sweet Potato Hash (egg, smoked pork), Frittata (spinach, kalamata olive, tomato, feta, giardiniera), Benedicts (Classic with canadian bacon and havarti. Salmon with house cured salmon and spinach. Served with home fries), French Toast (caramelized apple, fruit, maple syrup) and Rotating Quiche. Check out PALETTEBISTRO.com or call 231.348.3321.

Happy Starts Here! Karaoke Night

Join us for a fun night of drink specials, singing, and smiles! No cover charge. Ages 21+. 8pm-11pm.

Saturday February 24 - Country Theme Night!

Saturday March 9- Disco Theme Night!


Keep Measles Out of Northwest Michigan

Vaccine has proven to keep outbreaks at bay

Measles is on the rise, and it’s making the news. But unlike some diseases, measles is preventable.

The increase in cases being discovered in the United States is attributed to 1) an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., and 2) further spread of measles in U.S. communities in pockets of unvaccinated people.

As of January 25, there have been nine measles cases reported in four states this year: Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 2023, there were 58 total cases reported in 19 states and Washington, D.C.

“Measles only becomes a problem in communities which are not highly vaccinated against the disease,” says Dr. Joshua Meyerson, Health Department of Northwest Michigan Medical Director. “We are reminding residents to take advantage of this safe and effective vaccine. Getting two doses provides 97% protection against measles for life.”

The measles vaccine, often called MMR because it also protects against rubella and mumps, provides significant protection again all strains of measles and greatly reduces the risk of complications. Since widespread use of the vaccine in the U.S., the number of people with measles has decreased by more than 99%. The MMR Vaccine is routinely recommended for all children starting after age one with a second dose given when they’re 4-6 years old.

Facts About Measles


  • Causes a red, blotchy rash, fever, dry cough, inflamed eyes, and more.
  • Is primarily a childhood disease caused by a virus but can infect adults too.
  • Spreads easily when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • Can almost always be prevented with a vaccine.
  • Can be serious and even fatal for small children.
  • Kills more than 200,000 a year, mostly children.

Vaccine hesitancy is responsible for measles outbreaks in countries where measles had previously been eliminated and is one of the 10 threats to global public health identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the National Library of Medicine.

“Vaccine hesitancy increased during COVID-19, but regardless of how people feel about the COVID-19 vaccine, we cannot afford to discount the benefits of long-proven vaccines like MMR,” says Dr. Meyerson. “Let’s keep ourselves and our neighbors safe from preventable disease.”

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Charlevoix Urgent Care Transitions to Walk-in Clinic

Providing more affordable, convenient options for Charlevoix and surrounding communities

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital announced the transition of the Charlevoix Urgent Care to a new Walk-In Clinic as part of the Regional Care Transformation Plan to provide more patient-centric care.

On March 1, the Charlevoix Urgent Care will discontinue services in the Charlevoix Emergency Department and will begin the transition to the new Walk-in Clinic that will open on April 1, 2024. The Walk-in Clinic will be conveniently located at 14705 W. Upright St., Building D in Charlevoix. The Charlevoix Emergency Department will continue to offer 24/7 care every day of the year.

The new Charlevoix Walk-in Clinic will prioritize walk-in availability and same-day call-ahead appointments, ensuring timely access to care for patients. Additionally, the Walk-in Clinic will offer more affordable options for the community, with a patient’s insurance billed as a specialist visit to support cost-effective healthcare delivery.

“We are excited to offer this standalone walk-in clinic separate from the emergency department. In the existing Urgent Care framework, the level of patient care can unexpectedly shift from urgent to emergency services based on clinical criteria. This has resulted in increased expenses for our valued patients," stated Joanne Schroeder, President of MHC Charlevoix Hospital. "Acknowledging this concern, we are pleased to announce that our new Walk-in Clinic model will effectively tackle this issue."

Patients can expect the same level of care provided by the current urgent care, including point-of-care lab testing and necessary imaging services, which will be conveniently accessible at Charlevoix Hospital, located just across the street.

During the transition period from March 1 to March 31, community members are encouraged to utilize existing alternative healthcare resources, including:

·       Charlevoix Emergency Department for emergencies.

·       Munson Healthcare’s Ask-A-Nurse Line, 231-935-0951. This is a free service connecting the community to a registered nurse to talk about any symptoms or concerns. It is available 24/7.

·       Munson Virtual Urgent Care | Daily; 7 am – 7 pm | MunsonHealthcare.org/VirtualUrgentCare

·       Primary Care Provider | Don’t have one? MHC Charlevoix Primary Care is accepting new patients, call 231-547-6554, or visit MunsonHealthcare.org/Find-A-Doctor


North Central Michigan College’s Fall 2023 Scholars List includes 426 students who have achieved top academic honors

Forty-four students notched highest academic honors and were named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 credit hours (full-time status). An additional 122 full-time students earned a GPA of 3.5—3.999 and were named to the Dean’s List, and 260 students earned a place on the Scholar’s List with a 3.5 or higher GPA for 6—11 credit hours (part-time status).

The complete list of students who earned academic honors is available at ncmich.edu/academics/scholars.html

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey with additional offerings in Cheboygan, Gaylord, and online. North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community. An Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, North Central is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Learn more at www.ncmich.edu.  

JanTec Incorporated Launches Region’s First Welding Registered Apprenticeship

A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help a Traverse City manufacturing company train its employees. JanTec Incorporated, in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!, has launched a new U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for welders. JanTec Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of conveyance systems and products.


Registered under the Northwest Michigan Works! U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Standards of Apprenticeship, JanTec Incorporated is providing apprentices with approximately 36 months of on-the-job learning along with over 400 hours of related educational instruction. The related coursework is provided through Northwestern Michigan College. The curriculum complements the hands-on training while providing a robust experience to expand the career pathways for the apprentices. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will earn credentials including the U.S. Department of Labor National Journeyworker Certification. 


"At JanTec, Inc., the core of our corporate DNA is defined by our commitment to improving lives, personal & professional workforce development and engaging with the communities we serve, said Troy Curran, President, JanTec, Inc. “With our new USDOL registered apprenticeship program, we continue to build on this mission. As JanTec continues to grow and expand, we look to add apprentices later this year to learn from and be mentored by the talented production team we have today. This program would not be possible without the guidance and support of the team at Northwest Michigan Works! They have made the process straightforward and effortless. They have done most of the heavy lifting to ensure we met the requirements of the USDOL and we look forward to their continued partnership as we kick-off the program.”


Registered apprenticeships are developed through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and are a proven training method for employers to build a talent pipeline of highly skilled, educated employees. Registered apprenticeships are offered in over 1300 occupations and can be designed for any size or type of business. Northwest Michigan Works! provides technical assistance and administrative support for registered apprenticeships, including development and implementation guidance.


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.

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The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click here or read below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.

Absolute Enterprises

Construction Work

Charlevoix Area Community Pool

Certified Lifeguards

Swim Team Coach

Charlevoix Auto

Automotive Technician

Detailer/ Porter

Sales Specialist

Service Advisor

Charlevoix Area Humane Society

Veterinary Technician

Kennel Attendant

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Administrative Assistant

Charlevoix State Bank

Management Trainee

City of Charlevoix

Dock Attendants

Camp Counselors

Assistant Camp Director



Harbor Industries


CNC Operator

Horizon Bank

Customer Service Representative

JAX Northside

Restaurant Manager

Manthei Construction

Business Intelligence Analyst 

Crusher/ Loader Operator

Diesel Mechanic

Field Construction Laborer

Forklift Operator 

Gravel Train Truck Driver

Heavy Construction Foreman

Heavy Equipment Operator

Mold Design Innovator

Production Laborer - Demolding

Production Laborer - Pouring

Ward Marina

Administrative Assistant

Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

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