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
Annual Scholarship is OPEN!

AREA STUDENTS: Applications are available online, and are due April 23rd by 4pm!! Click HERE to access the application and to see the criteria and requirements.

CHAMBER MEMBERS: Get involved! Help fuel the next generation of our Charlevoix professionals by sponsoring the scholarship! Sponsor any amount, $100-$1000. All funding plus Chamber contributions go towards award amounts with recognition to contributors. Contact Sarah Hagen to discuss your sponsorship opportunity! 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!
Luncheon Lectures: Northern Michigan's Economy
April 9
12-1pm

How has northern Michigan fared during the pandemic? Matt McCauley, CEO of Networks Northwest, leads an organization that tracks the local economy and works in many ways to facilitate employment for many job seekers in our area. He will give us the latest unemployment numbers and explain what is being done to help businesses and government keep our economy strong.

Last few days of SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION!
last day April 10

Come and see Spotlight on Innovation regional high school student art show before it's gone!  This exhibit ends Saturday, April 10th.  Scholarships awarded by Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, and Charlevoix Circle of Arts awards sponsored by Blick Art Materials. Our juror this year is Nancy Carey, local artist and Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC) Board Member.  Open to the Public March 12 - April 10, 2021. Pick up FREE Take & Make art projects for kids while supplies last!

All School Open House
April 20
5-6:30pm

St. Mary is having a Preschool-8th grade Open House on Tuesday, April 20th from 5-6:30. All are welcome to see what St. Mary School has to offer!

For more information, please email principal@stmaryschoolchx.com

Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event
April 21
11-2pm

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event. The online event will include nearly 30 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Virtual Hiring Event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and participants can register in advance to learn about each employer’s job openings. There is no charge to participate in the hiring event and registration provides access to all the employer’s online booths.

Registration and a list of participating employers are available at, nwm.org/VirtualHiring

Let the Good Times Pour at Bigs' Annual Wine Event
April 24 & 25

Uncork an exceptional time for a great cause at Big Brothers Big Sisters (Bigs) Annual Wine Event, April 24 & 25.
 
Saturday's main event, which normally takes place in a venue with a lively auction, has been reimagined for 2021. This year, a select group of ten champions across the area will host a private party in their home to celebrate and advocate the work of Bigs. These intimate gatherings will feature culinary delights from The Boathouse Restaurant and Sorellina, providing entertainment, specialty wines and so much more.
 
On Sunday, we invite the community to join us for Bigs’ Bubbles & Brunch. Stroll the beautiful dining room of Sorellina, visit each of the epicurean stations featuring classic and specialty brunch cuisine prepared by Sorellina's Executive Chef Josh Vinocur and enjoy more than 25 champagnes and sparkling wines. All funds raised through the sale of tickets to the Brunch will be matched 50% by the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation. Buy your ticket today at Bigsupnorth.com/wine. View full press release HERE.

Charlevoix Elks Lodge
Blood Drive
April 26, 2021
11-6:15pm
Northwest Michigan Virtual Business Summit 2021
April 28, 2021
8:30-12:30pm
Charlevoix Conservation District Beachgrass Nursery Workdays
May 6 | 9am-noon
May 7 | 9am-noon
Take a CLASS!
Register at HERE or call 231-547-3554.

Yarn Making with Mary Duggan: Saturday, April 10, 10am-Noon.

Mosaic 2-Day with Sharon Smithem:  Friday & Saturday, April 16 & 17.

Gallery Talks coming in May!

Grants for Environment, Land Use, and Recreation Awarded
The Community Foundation, through its first grant cycle of 2021, is responding to many requests from nonprofit partners in the areas of environment, land use, and recreation. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded to nonprofits who will work on clean energy initiatives, shoreline stabilization and invasive species management, addressing stormwater runoff, planting trees, and more. 

Click HERE to see a list of the grants awarded and the projects they are going towards. In total, $86,136 in grants have been awarded through the 2021 Environment & Land Use grant cycle.

The next grant cycle is called Community Priorities. Applications are now being accepted. This cycle will focus on requests from eligible nonprofit partners for county-wide projects, arts and culture, veterans, health and wellness, and substance abuse projects or programs, and the organizations that make this work possible. In 2021, requests for general support are being accepted in all grant cycles. Applications are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Community Foundation welcomes inquiries about applying for grants anytime at acousens@c3f.org.

'Interlochen Grandma' Partners with Northern Michigan Businesses to Make Sure Interlochen Arts Academy Students Have Sweet Easter Treats
Easter is typically a time to gather around with family, but we know that is so much harder these days. For the students at Interlochen Arts Academy, they aren't even able to see their families for the holiday.

That’s why a Northern Michigan woman wanted to make sure every student still feels some love!

Mary Bickey is affectionately known as the ‘Interlochen Grandma.’ She works for PMP Personnel Services and is a Traverse Connect Chamber Ambassador. Using her connections, she worked with businesses across Northern Michigan to secure donations.

“I do believe any little thing you do for anyone has a big impact,” Bickley said. “The smallest of actions can create a ripple effect and it is a philosophy I live by.”


Pet of the Week- Molly
This week we are highlighting our six-year-old German Shephard Molly!

Molly was a recent surrender, the previous owner said she was a bit too much for him. Molly does show some aggression toward other dogs while in her kennel but has done very well out in the yard through the fence. Molly will need a strong, self-assured owner that can handle and understand her breed. Molly is a very sweet girl with her humans. Very smart!

Click HERE for more pictures!

9 & 10 News Partners with Detroit City Football Club
The reigning National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) FAll and Independent Cup Champions, Detroit City Football Club, is partnering with 9&10 News to air live matches for the 2021 season. At least 6 games will be airing on The CW Northern Michigan.

There will be one game aired a month, with the first game being scheduled for May 1 at 7:30 pm. See the full press release HERE for more information about the Detroit City Football Club, as well as what will be broadcast.

Backroads to Bier's Music Series Announced & Sponsorships!
We're calling our summer music lineup "Backroads to Bier's" referencing the road construction planned for US 31 during our busy season. We are excited to keep the music playing and the beer pouring and hope to see everyone enjoying the Lake Michigan views, tunes and brews. Keep the music playin' in Inwood!

Click HERE to see the lineup and more information!

Help us to bring live music to Inwood every week and support our local musicians. Become a sponsor and have your name/ business logo advertised inside our taproom as well as outdoors all summer long. Sign up to be a sponsor for the 2021 music season through May. Suggested donation is $100. Sign up with one of our awesome bartenders. 231.675.7632.

Charlevoix Cinema III Upcoming Movies!
This Friday 𝑹𝒂𝒚𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒐𝒏, 𝑮𝒐𝒅𝒛𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂 𝑽𝑺 𝑲𝒐𝒏𝒈 in 3D and 𝑵𝒐𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚! Pop on by or message us for a private party! We'll see you at the movies!

Movie listings are for April 9-15

Raya & The Last Dragon (PG): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4pm & 7pm, Monday & Thursday 7pm

Godzilla Vs Kong 3D (PG13): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:15pm & 7:15pm, Monday & Thursday 7:15pm

Nobody (R): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday & Thursday 7:30pm

April Deal of the Month
April Showers bring wiper blade sales at Performance Plus Quick Oil Change! $10 off any pair of wiper blades.

Expires 4/30/21 Coupon Code: DEAL OF THE MONTH. Must purchase two blades. Not valid with any other offers. No cash value.

Internist Certified In Lifestyle Medicine Joins McLaren
Julia Mueller, MD, a board certified internist, joined McLaren Northern Michigan Internal Medicine in Petoskey
Dr. Mueller was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Tucson, Arizona. During her undergraduate, she worked as a scribe in an emergency department before pursuing her medical degree at the University of Arizona. She completed her three-year internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where she went on to be chief resident. After practicing for five years in Napa, California, Dr. Mueller moved to Petoskey to be closer to family. “I am excited to be working with a long-standing practice,” she said.
Certified in Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Mueller is passionate about promoting healthy living and choices. “Lifestyle medicine is the treatment of chronic disease through dietary changes, exercise, reducing stress and improving sleep,” she explained. “I promote changes in these areas, with medication used as an adjunct, if needed. Patients have benefited greatly through improved lifestyle.”
Dr. Mueller is welcoming new patients at McLaren Northern Michigan Internal Medicine, located in the McLaren Medical Office Building, 560 W. Mitchell St., Suite 300, in Petoskey. To learn more visit McLaren.org/NorthernCare or call 231-487-5400. See the full press release HERE.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes Whitney Amann to Board of Directors
Whitney Amann, TV personality, reporter and anchor with 9&10 News recently joined the Bigs’ Board of Directors for a three-year term.
 
“I’ve benefited from the mentorship of many who I respect and admire and whose sound advice altered the course of my career,” said Whitney. “I believe in Bigs’ mission and its ability to change the lives of children in our community. I am grateful to be able to support the organization in this new role.”
 
With the addition of Whitney, Bigs has a roster of 11 members on its Board, all who play an intricate role in ensuring the agency’s success and vision now and in the future, with a goal to serve an additional 50 children in 2021.
 
Originally from the Detroit area, Whitney Amann graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a degree in journalism and screen studies. While in college, she interned with Detroit Public TV, WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit and WLNS Channel 6 in Lansing. Whitney joined the 9&10 News team as a reporter in the Traverse City Bureau in early 2017 and shortly after was matched with Little Sister Nyilee (age 12) in the Bigs’ mentoring program. Whitney quickly fell in love with the organization and has been instrumental in providing awareness and advocating for the organization. To view the full press release click HERE.

Employment Opportunity at the Charlevoix Public Library
The Charlevoix Public Library is searching for a part-time Library Circulation Department Assistant & Community Room Staff Assistant. 
 
The right candidate must be strongly customer service focused, technologically literate, and have good communication skills. Must have minimum three years’ experience in public service with previous library service a plus. Includes early morning, evening, weekend hours, and on call duties. Email resume and brief cover letter to circ@charlevoixlibrary.org. Position open until filled, but first consideration will be given to those that apply by April 8th before 5pm. Click HERE to see full job description.

Raven Hill Weekly Updates
Click HERE to view Raven Hill's weekly updated. Don’t forget—only two weeks until we re-open, IF state pandemic guidelines allow! Visitors will be asked to mask and socially distance inside and out. Visitor numbers and time spent indoors will both be limited, with other visitors being a given return time for indoor exploration. Check the website for the latest updates. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 231.675.6025.

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.
Executive Director
Summer Employment

Seasonal Sales Associates

Electrical Assembly
Grinder
Inventory Control
Parts/Assembly
PLC Programmer (experienced)
Shipping Clerk
Welders (experienced)

Employment Training Specialist (job coach)

1918 Cellars Wine Room Associate
Gift Shop Associate
Venue Coordinator
Assistant Venue Coordinator
Event Set-Up Supervisor
Operations Staff

Marine Mechanic
Office Manager
Boatyard
Marine Dock Crew

Ticket Sales & Customer Service
Seasonal & Full-time Dock Operations Staff
Luggage Handlers

Store Management
Sales Associate

Administrative Assistant
Caregiver

Server & Cook

All Positions Available

Bakery
Fruit Stand
Front of House Customer Service
Team Leaders
Support Staff for all departments

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

Hiring Seasonal Positions

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook
Housekeepers
Guest Service Associates
Food & Beverage Staff
Maintenance

Loan Processor Full Time Charlevoix

Fertilizer Manager
Landscape Equipment Operator
Hardscape Installer/ Stone Mason
Operations Manager Installation
Operations Manager Client Maintenance
Client Sales Representative
Landscape Design Sales Representative
Crew Foreman Installation
Crew Members Installation
Crew Members Maintenance

Host/Hostess
Busser

Library Circulation Department Assistant & Community Room Staff Assistant

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Floral Designer

Part-time & full-time, seasonal, and year-round positions available

Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Exhibit Coordinator

Harbormaster
Beautification Crew
Police Officer
Dock Attendants
Finance Clerk

Marine Mechanic

Hiring Staff

Servers

Certified Lifeguards

Full-Time Architect

Maintenance Technician

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.

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