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!
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
Indoor Sidewalk Sales
February 12-15
Downtown Charlevoix
Save the date
2021 Charlevoix Chamber Events
*Event dates & format may change based on COVID-19 restrictions*
Up North Events
231.675.6262
jenna@upnorthevents.biz
Bentley Hill Bakehouse
113 Antrim St
Charlevoix, MI
231-437-3040

Charlevoix Warehousing

Contact the Chamber for more information
Our New Exhibit is now open- Feb. 27, 2021!
February 1-27

re|ART: Michigan artists comment visually to the many shifts taking place in our current experience. Change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine, etc.  Juried by Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio.  Open to the Public February 1 - 27, 2021.

PLUS:  re|ART FREE Take & Make art projects for kids while supplies last! Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more info!

ZOOM Caregiver Support Group
February 11
1-2:30pm

The C will offer a ZOOM Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 1p-2:30p. Please contact Sheri Shepard for more information or if you are interested in participating at 231-237-0103.

Grand Bay Marine Boat Show
February 18-28

Unfortunately, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is postponed. However, we are doing an in-store boat show at our Traverse City location, February 18th-28th. We will have over 30 boats on display in our safe & heated showroom. Text us today to schedule your appointment 231-943-0333. Facebook event HERE.

Community Blood Drive Hosted by Charlevoix Elks Club #2856
February 22
11-6:30pm

The Charlevoix Elks Club is having a blood drive in the Community Room. Appointments are preferred and can be made at versiti.org/miblood or by calling 866-642-5663. The Elks Club is located at 12735 US 31.

Charlevoix Pool Launches Winter Exercise-a-thon
Stay fit over the winter while raising money for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool, a non-profit organization. Anyone can enter our S.W.I.S.S. Exercise-a-thon during February. Participants get sponsors for each hour of exercise, or sponsors can donate a flat amount such as $25. Any type of exercise counts -- Our theme S.W.I.S.S. stands for Swim, Walk, Ice Skate, Ski/Snowboard, and Snowshoe. Our Aqua Fit Instructors have formed a team for general sponsors to support with a flat donation. Sign up and details at www.charlevoixpool.org

Think Spring - Beautify Your Business
The Charlevoix Area Garden Club will once again sponsor a beautification contest for Charlevoix. The club hopes to inspire businesses to continue planting window boxes, containers or landscape plantings; they have shown originality and creativity in the past years and the club encourages a continuation of their effort. Certificates will be awarded to several categories of business. Judging will occur on July 16th by members of the garden club. Stay tuned for more information. 

Take a Class at Charlevoix Circle of Arts!
Dabble in the Arts Series with Sharon Smithem:
Feb. 18 - Stained Glass 

Wool Trunk Series with Mary Duggan:
Feb. 27 Felted Gnome Making
Mar. 13 Felted Bunny Making
April 10 Yarn Making

CCA offers a safe environment for all ages with masks required, sanitizing, and social distancing. Register at CharlevoixCircle.org or call 231-547-3554.

Fish Fry Fridays!
St. Mary School will hold 3 Fish Fry Fridays this Lent: 2/19, 3/5, 3/19 from 5-7PM. Dinner will be take out style and include baked or fried fish from Cross Fisheries, baked potato or french fries, cole slaw, roll and dessert.

Catholic Schools Week Success!
St. Mary School had a successful week celebrating Catholic Schools Week last week! Thank you to all who participated and helped. We appreciate you!

North Central Opens New Scholarship Cycle
North Central has issued a call for Cycle 1 scholarship applications for funds to be awarded during the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. Cycle 1 applications will be accepted through April 15. The scholarship application is available at ncmich.edu/scholarships

More than $42,000 was awarded in Cycle 3 scholarship dollars for the current Winter 2021 semester. All 56 students who applied during Cycle 3 were awarded funds, and the largest scholarship granted was $5,000. 

“Such a robust scholarship program is only possible thanks to our generous donors, who recognize that investing in a student’s potential is truly life-changing — for both the student and the donor,” said Chelsea Platte, executive director of the NCMC Foundation.  

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Silver by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

MyNorth Media Donates $21,670 to Child and Family Services from Home Tours
The MyNorth Media team along with CEO and Founder Deb Fellows recently announced a donation of $21,670 to Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. The funds were as a result of the 2020 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Home Tours that launched in October and ended on January 31st, 2021.

100% of the ticket proceeds from this annual event went directly to the Northern Michigan nonprofit. In a virtual video ceremony recorded in December, Fellows presented the donation amount to CFS Executive Director Gina Aranki. Watch the donation ceremony below:

More than 900 people purchased tickets to the virtual tour which launched on October 30, 2020. The annual tour was almost scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the MyNorth Media team was able to put together a virtual tour, which includes eight stunning homes in Northern Michigan. Filmed by the official 2020 tour videographer, Greg MacMaster with Eagle Eye Video Production, the 10-minute long tour videos feature an inside look at each home. The 2020 tour was the most successful tour the team has hosted to date!

The Salvation Army of Petoskey Launches Pathway of Hope Program To Help Local Families Overcome Intergenerational Poverty
The Salvation Army of Petoskey has been seeking candidates for Pathway of Hope (POH); a nationwide Salvation Army initiative providing enhanced services to families with children desiring to take action to break the cycle of crisis and intergenerational poverty. POH is a collaborative approach utilizing existing Salvation Army and community resources to provide strengths-based case management services. For more information click HERE.

Tree Sale Time!
It's time to think Spring, the 2021Tree Catalog is here! If you haven't received yours in the mail already - we've provided them in PDF format below. You may also contact us to be added to our mailing list and have one mailed directly to you. Copies are also available at our office, and our 24-hour drop box located by our front door. We're looking forward to a new Tree Sale season with you!

Please note a couple of changes have been made with our tree sale this year:

Deadline for Tree Orders - April 5
Registration for Curb-Side Pick Up - April 12-16
(Register for a date and time for pick-up)
Order Pick-Up Weekend - April 23 & 24
(Curb side only - registration required)
Extra Tree Availability - April 26
(9am-4pm - Details available on Facebook, Website or by Phone)

The Charlevoix Conservation District office is located at 303 North Street in Boyne City.
Phone: 231-582-6193 Email: alison.adams@macd.org. Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm. More details are provided in the 2021 Tree Sale Catalog HERE & Order Form HERE.

Charlevoix Elks Honored by Versiti with Certificates of Appreciation
Charlevoix Elks Lodge 2856 was recently honored by Susan Street and the Versiti team with 2 certificates of appreciation. We were recognized as being one of the top five 2020 blood drive hosts in Northern Michigan. We were also recognized for collecting 279 units of blood, saving over 830 patient lives and being a committed community partner through the pandemic. The team at the Charlevoix Elks, the volunteers and donors; your hard work and generosity is extraordinary.

Our awesome coordinator, Brother Elk Sean McDonough and his team of volunteers coordinate the hosting of these blood drives with Versiti where members and the community generously donate 50 plus pints of life per event. Elks Care, Elks Share.

Performance Plus Quick Oil Change February Special!
Fall in Love with Savings! $7 off purchase of a cabin air filter. Expires 2/28/2021. Coupon code: DEAL OF THE MONTH. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. At participating locations.

Dirty or excessively clogged cabin air filters can produce a dusty, musty stench, especially when the HVAC system is turned on. Changing your cabin air filter at regular intervals will ensure that your passengers don't have to put down their windows in the dead of winter to get some fresh air. Stop by your Charlevoix Performance Plus Quick Oil Change to get your cabin filter checked. Click HERE to see the special.

Tip of The Mitt Score Offering Free Webinar On Making The Most of Your Website In 2021
Tip of the Mitt SCORE is proud to bring a free webinar to the business community on making the most of your website in 2021. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking HERE. A confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend at this time, participants are still encouraged to register. Registrants will receive a link to view the webinar at a more convenient time.

An estimated 40% of small businesses still don't have their own website. The majority of these business owners think they can't afford a website or they assume they don't need one. However, as the current pandemic continues to make in-person business more difficult, the idea of needing a website is changing quickly. With website traffic up an amazing 70%, we need to capitalize on those new visits! 

Join Marcie Wolf of Abuzz Creative to learn why your small business needs to have a modern, up-to-date website for generating new leads, offering online sales, taking online food orders, making pre-paid appointments, and accepting online payments. If you're a small business owner who is still on the fence about having a website, or you need to learn how to use what you have, join us - this seminar is for you!

Kanopy: Charlevoix Public Library Adds Free Streaming Video Service for Library Card Holders!
Charlevoix Public Library card holders will have instant access to over 30,000 critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. Additionally, Kanopy Kids provides parents and caregivers with a curated selection of videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media as well as parental controls to create an engaging and thoughtful viewing experience that fits your needs.
 
Kanopy, according to Director Ryan Deery “will give us the opportunity to further provide access to materials of unique social and cultural value; materials that are often difficult to find elsewhere, as well as resources that feature diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.” Additionally, Kanopy also gives the library public performance rights so we can show these films for discussion and engagement at the library!
 
On February 1st, CPL card holders may start streaming Kanopy on any favorite devices including mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android, on Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Get Started” button. Then, enter your library card credentials, create an account, and then pop some popcorn! Questions? Call the library at 231-237-7340 or email us HERE.

Registration Now OPEN for Participation in Virtual MiCareetQuest 2021!
Businesses interested in participating in the MiCareerQuest event can register now through March 26th. This is a virtual event for area 9th and 10th grade students to explore careers in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, agriculture, hospitality, and more. For more information and to register, please visit: www.nwm.org/micqnw. Help show students the exciting career opportunities available in our area and start recruiting your future workforce! Click HERE to see the flyer.

NCMC Corporate & Community Education and S.C.O.R.E
NCMC Corporate & Community Education and S.C.O.R.E. have partnered with Abuzz Creative on an informative digital marketing series. Boost Your SEO in Four Easy Sessions will be offered on Thursdays, February 25th – March 18th from noon – 1:30. When your SEO is centered around the right audience, your targeted website traffic will increase, resulting in more conversions. Learn SEO basics to get results in the form of potential leads and possible customers,. Register here for one class $30 or all four $100. Marcie Wolf is the owner Abuzz Creative and provides Digital Marketing for any size business.  

Charlevoix Commission on Aging February Updates
Meals Update – Meal Calendar HERE.
  • We are providing Hot Home Delivered Meals to our homebound clients by $3 donation.
  • We are providing weekly Disaster Meals delivered by reservation to any Charlevoix County resident 60 years old or older so that our most vulnerable do not need to leave their homes as often. This is a once a week delivery of a Hot Meal and 6 frozen meals. This needs to be ordered through the COA office 231-237-0103 on the Thursday before the week you want it and is a $3 donation per meal. 
  • We are continuing to provide Hot Curbside Pick-up meals at each of our Senior Centers five days a week by $3 donation – NO Reservations needed! 😊
 
Activities Update -Upcoming Zoom Activities…
  • Thursday, February 11 @ 1PM Caregiver Support Group
  • Wednesday, February 10 @ 9:30AM “Let’s Talk About…Valentines Past” with Brenda & Loretta
  • Wednesday, February 24 @ 9:30AM   “Let’s Talk About…New Craft Ideas” with Brenda & Loretta
**Join us by calling your Center for details and an email invite**
February Activities…Please note these are all activities that are handed out curbside or by appointment to do at home. Please call your Site Coordinator for more information.
  • Beaver Island-Coloring Activity, Valentine BINGO, Not So Newlywed Gameshow Activity…..Call Lonnie for more info at 231-448-2124
  • Boyne-Book & Puzzle Exchange, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Loretta for more info at 231-582-6682
  • Charlevoix-Jigsaw Puzzles, Adult Coloring Packets, Wordsearch Packets…..Call Heather for more info at 231-547-5361
  • East Jordan-Jigsaw Puzzles, Wordsearch Puzzle Handout…..Call Brenda for more info at 231-536-7831

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.

Dave Kring Chevrolet, Cadillac Wins Better Business Bureau 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics Western Michigan

For 45 years Dave Kring has been selling cars in Petoskey.

"There's still something exciting about giving a set of keys to someone," says Kring from the showroom of his dealership.

For Kring, it's a people business. He started at the dealership out of college, and eventually bought the company. He takes pride in helping others move up in the company like he did.

"All of our managers but one has been promoted from within the business, and that one manager has been with me 40 years, " he says. "It's the biggest joy I have."

When it comes to this award, Kring gives all the credit to his team. " I didn't win. It's the people that work here that put our business on the map."

Along with celebrating his win, 2021 marks 20 years of BBB Accreditation for the dealership.

"My mantra is you do it the right way or you don't do it," says Kring. "That's what we kind of build our reputation on over the years. And everybody that works here has bought into that. Customers know that we have a huge repeat business and it's because people know when they come here they're going to get taken care of and they're going to be treated right."

Check out their highlight video HERE! Visit davekring.com to see what they have to offer!

The Torch Awards for Ethics celebrate and recognize local businesses and nonprofits that demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics in all that they do. For the first time, the BBB Serving Western Michigan expanded its Torch Awards for Ethics to include an event specifically for the Northern Michigan area. The competition was open to businesses and nonprofits in 17 Northern Michigan counties and was judged by a panel of nonprofit and business leaders in the region. Judges selected three winners and four finalists. The winners were presented their awards in early January and a virtual celebration was held on January 14th.
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.
Event Director

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 East Jordan
Two Part Time Tellers Charlevoix

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
Wedding Assistant

Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Team Members

Part-time Licensed Massage Therapist

Communications Specialist

Airport Attendant

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
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