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
Charlevoix Elks Blood Drive
December 23
1-7pm

Season of Giving! The Charlevoix Elks Club is having another community blood drive. It takes place at the lodge located at 12735 US 31 N in their Community Room. We welcome walk-ins and honor appointments. For more information call or visit: 1-866-642-5663 or versiti.org.michigan.

Christmas Sweater/ New Year's Eve Party
December 27
9pm

Join us at The Side Door at The Blue Pelican on Friday, December 27th starting at 9pm, for our Ugly Christmas Sweater/ New Year's Eve Party! Grab some friends, get ugly and party on!

New Year's Eve at The Rowe
December 31
5pm

Join us on New Year's Eve for a Three Course Dinner with choices. Cost is $75 per dinner. Reservations are required. Call 231-588-7351 or email wes@rowinn.com. Click HERE to see the special menu!

Charlevoix Bridge Drop
December 31
12pm- midnight

Festivities begin at noon with fireworks at 9pm and midnight! The Bridge Drops at midnight! Yes- THE Bridge. Family Activities: 1-4:30pm- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (begin on the corner of Mason & Bridge), 1-4pm- S'mores and Hot Cocoa in East Park, 1-4pm- Snow Sculpture in East Park, 4:30pm- Free family movie Lego Movie 2 at Charlevoix Cinema III. Get lunch/ dinner/ coffee/ snacks at local food establishments. See event page for more fun activities taking place!!!

Free transportation! Be safe this NYE! Charlevoix County Transit will be offering free rides on NYE and early NYE morning. To request a ride during the event, call 231-582-6900. Rides will be offered between 6pm to 2am.

Home Builders Assoc of Northern Michigan Membership Meeting
January 7
5-6:30pm

Home Builders Assoc of Northern Michigan, Membership Meeting, Tues, Jan 7 from 5-6:30 pm at Beards Brewery, Petoskey. Enjoy networking, food and drinks. Sponsored by DTE and James Hardie Building Products. From 4-5 pm enjoy a great presentation by attorney Jody McLeod on "Drug Testing in the World of Legal Marijuana." Event is free and open to attendees from local businesses and HBANM members. Please RSVP to info@hbanm.com .

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

December 31 | Tic Tac Go
January 7 | Acoustic Marsupials
January 14 | Chuck & Jamie
January 21 | Buddha Sweet
January 28 | Lou Thumser
Boyne City Taproom Live Music
8-11pm

December 27 | BioMassive
December 28 | Jelly Rolls
December 31 | Sleeping Gypsies
Cafe Sante Live Music
8-11pm - Friday & Saturday

December 27 | Pete Kehoe
December 28 | A Brighter Bloom
January 3 | Blake Elliot
January 4 | Sean Bielby
January 10 | Nelson Olstrom
January 11 | SYDNI, 88th
January 17 | Under the Moon
January 24 | Chris Koury
January 25 | Pete Kehoe
January 31 | Brett Michell
Dinner Specials!

Wednesdays : Italian Night with Lasagna on select dates. House wines $5/glass
Thursdays : Chinese Night
Sundays : Select 2 entrees for $24.05! Choose two: Chicken Wellington, Crab Stuffed Whitefish, Stuffed Pork Chops, Beef Tips, Creamy Garlic Shrimp, or Squash Ravioli! 10% off bottles of wine.
Luncheon Lecture: The Chemistry of Cannabis
North Central Michigan College
January 17, 2020
Live From Charlevoix:
Three Men & a Tenor
Charlevoix Cinema III
January 18, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey at Victories Square now OPEN!
Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard's latest contemporary room design, the new Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey at Victories Square provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 1866 Bear Place, the 139-room hotel is only minutes away from popular area attractions.

The five-story hotel features views of Little Traverse Bay, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, patio with a fireplace, business center, a large fitness center, 24/7 Starbucks, a Kid Zone and Arcade, guest laundry, complimentary parking, and breakfast, dinner, and drinks at the Bistro. Other hotel amenities include 1,620 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 90 people

The Blue Pelican Holiday Hours and Gifts
Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Open December 26th though December 31st. Thurs, Sun, Mon & Tues 5-8pm. Fri & Sat 5-9pm.

From now until Christmas: Purchase a $50 gift card, get extra $10. Purchase a $100 gift card, get an extra $20. Also, available on our website. You can purchase, print & send to your recipient from the comfort of your home.

St. Mary Advent Events Updated
St. Mary's Advent Event calendar has been updated and includes the Christmas Mass schedule. See the updated events sheet HERE !

Bella Vita Open for the Holidays
Come out to Bella Vita over the Holiday Season! We will be open from December 26th through January 4th!

NCMC Culinary Apprenticeship Program
North Central Michigan College is launching a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program that will give culinary professionals the opportunity to build their skills and advance their careers. The program is the result of North Central’s partnership with Boyne Highlands Resort, Boyne Mountain Resort, the Inn at Bay Harbor, Northwest Michigan Works! and the American Culinary Federation.

The comprehensive apprenticeship program is open to Boyne employees and includes paid, on-the-job training that will culminate in a North Central Certificate of Development in Hospitality, a U.S. Department of Labor credential, and Certified Sous Chef® designation from the American Culinary Federation, which is widely regarded as the gold standard in culinary accreditation. Boyne is offering the two-year, 4,000-hour apprenticeship at no cost to its employees. The apprenticeship program is the latest example of an innovative North Central partnership. Boyne employees may apply for the apprenticeship program via Boyne’s website through December 20, 2019.

Stay Fit Over The Holidays While Enjoying the Charlevoix Pool!
The Charlevoix Area Community Pool is open in December except for Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1. There are many open swim times on Sat, Sun, Wed and Thursday which is when kids and families can play in the pool. Enjoy special open swim rates on Wednesday from 6-8pm ($1 or $1.50 rate pp). Drop in pool lap swim or open swim fees range from $5 to $2.50, depending on age and home address. Aqua Fit classes are also available on a drop in basis. Sign up now for the Dec 30 BEACH BASH from 6-8 pm for $6 pp which includes pool fun and pizza. Details at www.CharlevoixPool.org .  

Give and You Will Receive
Now through 12/23, buy $50 in Friske Gift Cards and get a $10 Gift Card absolutely FREE! Treat yourself this holiday season or give as a gift. These Gift Cards are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, secret Santa, stocking stuffers or just to have on hand for unexpected guests because, well, who doesn’t like Friske products !?…… speaking of Friske products, don’t forget to shop our General Store Gift Shop for all your last minutes gift-giving needs.
 
Holiday Hours:
12/23 10am-4pm | 12/24-12/26 Closed | 12/27-12/28 10am-4pm

Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop Now Offering Evening Yoga
Every Monday evening, the Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop offers an evening yoga class from 5:15pm-6:15pm, walk-ins welcome! Cost is $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card for $75 for those 59 years and under and $50 for those 60 years and over. The card is good for all Yoga and Body Fit classes and as always, your first class is free! For more information, contact the office of Community Health Education at the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482 or by email at chx-wellness@mhc.net.

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.
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

VIP Members
Platinum Members
 Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information